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A Week with NVIDIAs G-SYNC Monitor @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:12A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s G-SYNC is almost ready for prime time and we`ve spend a week up close and personal with a supporting monitor. This is one new technology you don`t want to miss!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Seagate 600 Series 480GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's 600 series 480GB SSD is available in an elegantly designed, super-slim, 5mm configuration. Let's check out RAID 0 performance right now."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Evercool Aiolus NPB-101 Notebook Cooler
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This notebook cooler, Aiolus NPB 101, was inspired by Greek Mythology. The appearance of the external fan implies the image of Aeolus, also the ruler of wind in mythology, holding the airbag. Sounds cool, right? Well let's see how it actually performs."
  FULL STORY @ EVERCOOL

ASUS Z87-Expert Review @ ocaholic
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Z87-Expert, ASUS have a motherboard in its portfolio that features a decent price tag, well below 200 Euro and the board comes with quite a few good features. There is for example onboard WiFi, which supports the latest ac-standard. Other than that there is an adequate power design as well as quite a few other things you might like."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce 3X OC Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Can the Tahiti core still hang with the big boys that cost twice as much? If so the GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce 3X OC could well be the gamers card of choice. We suspect however, that the R9 280X while being a capable range filler that will also strike a balance between cost and performance which in today's market is certainly no bad thing.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the OC 280X in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature, Overclocking and many more against other Graphic Cards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 3.5 Consumer HDD Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DT01ACA100 is part of the first wave of 3.5 hard disk drives to come from Toshiba. Let`s look at how it fairs in the market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Toshiba MQ01ACF050 500GB SATA III HDD
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:37P | Gossip | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the first 2.5 (15mm thick) drives were unveiled to the world roughly 20 years ago the popularity of 3.5 ones thanks to their highest capacities and performance didn`t leave much room for debate regarding which form factor was best. In the end it wasn`t until several years later with the introduction of the next-gen portable personal computers (laptops) that use of 2.5 drives was deemed necessary mostly because of their size. Today things have changed quite a bit however and although 2.5 drives are still the number 1 choice for notebook manufacturers due to their small size (5-9.5mm thick), lower temperature levels and lower electrical demands they are also starting to take the place of their larger 3.5 brothers both in regular personal computers and in data intense application environments (enterprise-class). Because of that the leading manufacturers are dishing out many new models based on the 2.5 form factor for use with regular laptops, ultra-thin ones and of course with portable enclosures. Lately Toshiba introduced their latest MQ01ACF050 500GB 2.5 SATA III hard disk drive aimed towards casual users and as always we got out hands on one to see what it has to offer.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review.
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives. Today, we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Western Digital's family of Red drives - the WD40EFRX with 4 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Corsair RM Series 750W PSU review: affordable perfection
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair recently introduced its new RM series to succeed the TX line of power supplies. The focus is on silence, according to Corsair, but they should also perform well in other areas and carry an appealing price tag. We tested the 750W model to find out whether the new series lives up to those claims.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Nexus 5 Smartphone Preview - the First Week with the New Champion
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:01P | Hardware | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Google refreshes its Nexus smartphone with the Nexus 5, where it is an improvement in nearly all aspects. Here is our preview, ahead of our review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Vector 150 240GB
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall the Vector 150 is an updated version of the Vector, offering the latest MLC NAND flash memory which provides improved endurance along with lasting performance. The series has also been made more secure with 256-bit AES data encryption. Right now the suggested retail pricing for this new series seems to be its only downfall.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

AMD Radeon R7 260 Graphics Card Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 1:32P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In mid-January AMD and their partners will begin retailing the R7 260, a part designed to take on the GTX 650 Ti from NVIDIA. Today they are allowing reviews/previews of the reference model and so in this article we find out how they compare in some of the latest games including Battlefield 4 and Batman: Arkham Origins."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

XFX R7 240 and R7 250 vs GT 640 and GT 630 eSPORTS Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at how some budget cards based on AMD and NVIDIA technology handle LoL, DOTA 2 and StarCraft 2... if competitive gaming takes your fancy, this is the place to find out what GPU will get you started."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 10:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA takes on the chassis market with their first case. Let`s see if the Hadron Air should be the next Mini-ITX chassis for your compact build."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Netgear ProSAFE XS712T L2+ 10GbE Switch Review
     Sun, Dec 22 2013 | 9:12A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris takes a look at Netgear`s ProSAFE XS712T L2+ 10GbE switch. Is it time to get your house or office connected with 10Gb Ethernet?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
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Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
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Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives/SSD
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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