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Speedlink Jugger 2.1 Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 1:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When at home gaming, there is nothing that quite captures the immersion of being surrounded by the sounds of your favourite game. There are many tools available to gamers, be it a gaming headset or surround speakers. 2.1 systems are popular for those who have no real noise constraints to deliver suitable stereo sound that packs that cinematic bassy punch. Jumping into that foray, Speed"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Review @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 1:06P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Z87M Extreme4 ASRock have an mATX motherboard in their portfolio, which comes with a very reasonable price tag and other than that there is even a decent feature mix. On paper this sounds like quite a bargain then, but what will the results look like when we run the board through our benchmarking parcours?"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Corsair Vengeance LP Low Voltage 8GB 1600 MHz Memory
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The one color you will find that is missing from most manufacturer’s memory product lineup is white; not so with Corsair, who bucks the trend and offers up something not only in a classy white, but is also marketed towards overclocking and even comes stock ready for low power consumption. Enter the Corsair Vengeance LP Low Voltage White memory modules. Once you get past that mouthful of a name and the 78 dollar price at time of purchase, the sheer brilliance of the white coat on the heat spreaders against the black of the circuit board makes this one classy affair. Let’s put this memory on the AM3+ platform and see just what you get for your money!”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

NVIDIA Reveals Powerful Game Development
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA is holding a tech event currently in Montreal to showcase a number of the tools and technologies that the company has developed to push the state of the art in game development. The event is taking place over the next two days and we're told there will be a number of newsworthy items revealed. One rather impressive demo of NVIDIA's Flame Works film-quality volumetric effects really caught our eye...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

LG G2 Smartphone Review: Snapdragon 800 Powered
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The LG G2 is the follow-up to the Optimus G Pro -- which was an excellent phone in its own right. The G2 is part brawn and part brain, and it's actually a nice balance of the two. Qualcomm's 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 is the star of the show, offering more raw horsepower than most other Android phones on the market right now. On paper, it's clear that LG cut virtually no corners in getting the absolute best components within the G2. But they didn't stop there. LG also thought outside of the proverbial box a bit, rethinking where the commonplace volume rocker and power button should be located, considering the ergonomics in a different way than any other phone maker...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Quark will not be enough for Intel to succeed in wearable or IoT markets
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel unveiled two processors, the Atom E3800 and the Quark SoC X1000 earlier in October, targeting the Internet of things (IoT) and wearable device markets
  FULL STORY @ INTEL

News: Internal AMD benchmarks show R9 290X beating GTX 780
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 11:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Journalists (including TR`s Scott Wasson) are gathered in Montreal this week for an Nvidia event. It so happens that AMD is right next door to the Nvidia venue, armed with one of its upcoming Radeon R9 290X graphics cardsand it`s taken the opportunity to release some internal benchmarks comparing that card to Nvidia`s GeForce GTX 780."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
GPU Charts Q4 2013: 24 DX11 Graphics Cards @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 11:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As usual we have used an up to date system with three synthetic benchmarks and ten more or less recent games, benched at 1920x1080 with highest graphics settings. Only reference cards from both nVidia and AMD/ATI will be listed (aka no AIB cards). The idea behind is to show a performance overview of current gaming graphics cards when everything is up to date."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Corsair Graphite 230T @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 9:29A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Graphite 230T aims to be a cool-looking chassis with functional features--all at a price segement that is simply the most sought after. Clocking in at 70 euros, has Corsair managed to deliver more than just cool looks in three different colors or is the Graphite 230T nothing but an empty shell?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone brings forth the latest evolution of the Raven chassis line up. With a whole new take on the design, the unique Raven 4 hits the market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Gigabyte R9 280X OC 3 GB
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte's R9 280X OC comes at no price premium, yet features an overclock out of the box and uses the company's famous triple-fan WindForce 3X cooling solution. With a 100 MHz GPU overclock, it manages to beat the much more expensive GTX 770 in real-life performance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

NZXT HALE82 v2 700 Watt Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Summary: Finding the right power supply and be either and easy task or a hard one. If you don not care about the color or options then you can go down the easy road, but NZXT knows that if you want a nice looking power supply, has the options you need you have a hard task ahead of you. That is why NXZT has the done it's homework and presents the HALE82 V2 Modular Power Supply to us.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Cougar CMX v.3 850W Power Supply Review
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nowadays, it seems that most manufacturers have a subsidiary company, which brings them direct access to the retail market. Today we will be having a look at the new v.3 revision of the CMX 850W power supply by Cougar, the sister company of HEC/Compucase, one of the oldest manufacturers of power supply units. This is our second encounter with their products, after our review of the basic PowerX 550W several months ago which, although it did not set any performance records, its value-to-performance ratio was very good.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Cooler Master Cosmos SE Review @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 8:56A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at another version of the Cooler Master Cosmos, which is the new Cosmos SE. First presented this year at Computex and announced at Gamescon, the Cosmos SE is a fulltower created for people who want high-end or simply enthusiasts. This case is a beast, even if it`s a scaled down version of the standard Cosmos. For example, you can install no less than 18 SSD`s, which is, even to our standards, quite ridiculous!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Mionix Avior 8200 Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
     Thu, Oct 31 2013 | 8:04A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at a new gaming mouse from Mionix, they sent us a sample of the Avior 8200. Will it follow the high quality trend that Mionix has had in the past; that is the quesiton. It seems to have some cool features and be a decent size; so lets not waste anymore time and get on with the review!"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Assassins Creed 6-Years Later Review
     Wed, Oct 30 2013 | 4:35P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Should we look to the past and learn from this six year old game? I certainly think so. Replaying Assassin`s Creed for this review reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it when I first played it. Sure it has some rough patches and somewhat dated graphics, but this game is still excellent and deserves a place in our libraries. I would easily recommend this game to anyone who has been caught up in the marketing for the upcoming Assassin`s Creed IV: Black Flag as well as to anyone looking for a good, story-driven action game. It is a straightforward experience that you can play your own way and on your own schedule. Go ahead and take a trip to the past."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

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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.
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