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News: TRs July 2014 System Guide
     Mon, Jul 21 2014 | 10:36A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the arrival of the Pentium Anniversary Edition, Devil`s Canyon, and new solid-state drivesnot to mention a round of GPU price cutsthere`s hardly ever been a better time to upgrade. If you haven`t maxed out your credit card on Steam games already, you really ought to get in on this."

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Mon, Jul 21 2014 | 9:12A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tyler tests the new Flash Voyager GTX pen drive from Corsair. It even includes TRIM and SMART support since internally it uses an SSD controller. Read on."

TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Jul 20 2014 | 7:45P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest D7 ADSL2+ Modem Router from TP-LINK sports simultaneous 2.4GHz 450Mbps and 5GHz 1300Mbps dual band, features a LAN/WAN combo port and comes with two USB 2.0 interfaces for connecting printers and/or storage devices. The web GUI is still based on the old design but most of the settings can be saved and modified right away, without the need of a software reboot."

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review @ TestFreaks
     Sun, Jul 20 2014 | 10:41A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingstons MobileLite Wireless devices have unquestionably evolved over the course of the past several years. Originally a wireless hard drive available in a couple of storage capacities it now has limitless storage capacity using either USB or SD media forever growing storage needs. One new feature of the 2014 MobileLite Wireless G2 is the ability to function as a portable router. Like previous versions the capability to stream media including photos and videos is still available along with the ability to charge your smart phone up to two times from a full MobileLite Wireless G2 battery."

News: Rosewills RGB80 keyboard reviewed
     Sun, Jul 20 2014 | 10:36A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill`s RGB80 is one of the first mechanical keyboards with RGB LED backlighting, which can produce a dizzying array of colors. We`ve taken it through its paces."

BenQ XL2720Z 144Hz Full HD 27-inch LED Gaming Monitor Review
     Sun, Jul 20 2014 | 9:12A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out BenQ`s new FPS-oriented 144Hz 27-inch LED gaming monitor. How does it do? Follow on and check out Trace`s review now and find out."

Thermaltake ToughPower Grand TPG-0750M 750W Power Supply Unit Review
     Sat, Jul 19 2014 | 7:45P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whenever my road brings me close to an electronics store i almost always go inside not only because i want to see if there`s something new in the market that I?ve missed but also because i enjoy listening (curiosity i guess) to what consumers ask from the sales people. That of course has led me to realize that not all sales people have the necessary knowledge needed in order to guide consumers to the right choice (not their fault really, not in the times we live in). For example just two weeks ago i overheard a sales person recommend a 600W PSU to someone who had just bought a brand new MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 for his Core i7 system. True an 600W can easily handle that card (since it has a max power consumption of less than 300W) but the total power draw of the system obviously depends on the rest of the components so when the only thing you know is that the consumer owns an Intel Core i7 4790 then you shouldn`t take any chances. In the end it seems that the consumer knew his way a lot better than the sales person so he left with an 750W power supply unit instead a model by Thermaltake which coincidentally i had yet to get my hands on. Today we`ll be taking a look at the new ToughPower Grand TPG-0750M (or ToughPower Grand Gold Fully Modular as some call it) by Thermaltake which finally found its way over."

ROCCAT Siru Gaming Mouse Pad Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Jul 19 2014 | 5:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roccat is based in Germany and started in 2007 and has since become a major player in the eSports world. With their release of multiple gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, accessories, and even notebooks (only available in Germany) they have proven their standing as a major player. Today we bring you their 0.45mm Knife Edge Thin Siru Mousepad, specially developed to provide optimal glide and control in the toughest of situations."

Intel SSD DC P3700 Review (800GB) NVMe for Enterpriseand Enthusiasts?
     Sat, Jul 19 2014 | 10:41A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of the SSD DC P3700, Intel has delivered on the most anticipated piece of storage technology in recent memory. This release is all about NVMe. We have been hearing about NVMe for years, but an end product always seemed just out of reach. We also expected the first devices to be exorbitantly priced enterprise SSDs. While not the first to market, the Intel solution will be available to the masses and it will be priced to move. This is not something you can always count on for an enterprise product."

LUXA2 GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker with Wireless Charging Station Review
     Sat, Jul 19 2014 | 10:36A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When i first heard that scientists had taken the first steps for wireless charging od devices a few back i was very intrigued since i do think that the future holds complete wireless freedom for everything in the electronics industry. Unfortunately to this day the consumer oriented devices that feature wireless charging are far from what i had hoped to see back then so in order to use wireless charging you need to place your smartphone on special Qi pads which only work with Qi compatible devices (since factory-ready Qi devices are quite rare Qi cards exist that add compatibility). Of course i expect full wireless charging in the coming years without such limitations but for now Qi is one of the hottest technologies around although it`s not really as popular as one would think. Still it`s popular enough for many manufacturers to implement it into their latest products to hit the market and one of those is the GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker by LUXA2."

Thecus NAS 5550 Server Review @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 7:45P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Thecus offers products for large business to home use, today we will be taking a look at the N5550, which is targeted for SMB (Small/Medium Business). In the Tower (as opposed to rackmount) SMB product category, Thecus has NAS devices with 2 to 7 drive bay configurations, and these units will also differ in CPU speed and pre-installed memory. Also, since this is targeted for the SMB market, the N5550 has features such as iSCSI Thin-Provisioning, RSync Backup, and User quotas."

PNY SandForce based Optima SSD - The Switch Side Discussed
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 5:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We caused quite a stir with our bait and switch SSD allegation, but we stand behind it 100%. We looked at the bait, now it`s time to see the switch."

Intel Pentium G3258 Dual Core Processor Gaming Performance @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 10:41A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week Nate & I were able to get our hands on the Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Edition Processor to take for a ride. While he was doing this, he focused most of his time on the X86 performance of the 3.2GHz Dual Core processor. He did touch a little bit on the graphics performance of the Intel HD graphics on the G3258 as well as pairing the processor with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 TI for a run through of Metro Last Light. I wanted to take the $72.99 dual core Intel Pentium G3258 processor for a spin and focus on gaming performance with a solid discrete graphics card and see how it would stack up against the same system with an Intel Core i7-4770K processor which retails for considerably more..."

LOGiiX Blue Piston Chamber Bluetooth NFC Speaker Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 10:36A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LOGiiX is one of those newer mobile accessories makers based out of lovely Canada, that is on the hunt for your hard earned money. According to their website, LOGiiX makes well-crafted, carefully designed mobile accessories that are meant to perform, attract and impress. The other day I looked at the super impressive little brother Blue Piston. Today I am given the opportunity to share with you about the bigger brother, the Blue Piston Chamber with NFC."

Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 Gaming Headset Review | Hardware Heaven
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 9:12A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Audio-Technica have been creating products for over 50 years now and in the process created quite a name for themselves in that market. Recently they took their first steps into the gaming marketplace with the AG1 and ADG1. The key difference between the two is open back/closed back and today we have the AG1 closed back gaming headset for review."

Linksys X3500 N750 Dual-Band Wireless Modem/Router Review
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 8:59A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last 6 years or so although I?ve had a good number of routers arrive at my doorstep i can`t say the same for ADSL2+ modem/routers since for some reason manufacturers no longer feel that it`s necessary to cover that segment of the market. Personally I?ve always liked using modem/routers not only because it really saves space (along with an extra power socket) but also because i believe these work better compared to a standalone router plugged into a modem. Unfortunately as we speak most available modem/routers feature the previous generation 802.11n (750Mbps total) standard which is obviously not nearly as fast as the brand new 802.11ac one (1900Mbps total) so if you happen to want the best possible wireless signal then you could be better off choosing the solution above. For people however who are not ultra-demanding in that area Linksys has released the X3500 dual band wireless-n modem/router which we have been using for a couple of weeks now."

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