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Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 is one of the most expensive Z87 mainboards available. Read more about this gaming motherboard with killer network, creative sound chip and all the luxuries imaginable!
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKPC

Mad Catz Tritton Kunai Headset for iOS
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Mad Catz makes multiple versions of the Tritton Kunai headset for different devices. Today we have the opportunity to review the version compatible with various iOS devices. Officially certified to meet Apple’s standards, these are said to deliver a comfortable, high-quality audio experience for mobile gaming, phones, and tablets. The Tritton Kunai features 40mm drivers and swiveling ear pads with provided memory foam padding. The in-line controls are supposed to make on the fly volume adjustments, answering calls and controlling music from the attached media device easy. Available in Blue, Green, Orange and Black, will this Apple compliant headset gain the attention of computer enthusiasts? Read on to find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

500-550W power supplies group test
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been a while since we did a group test of PC power supplies, so today we'll take a closer look at 19 PSUs in the 500-550 watt segment. In this round-up we cover 19 power supplies from the following brands: Antec, Be Quiet!, Cooler Master, Corsair, EVGA, Enermax, FSP, Fractal Design, Nexus, OCZ, Seasonic, SilverStone, XFX and Zalman.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

MSI MPower Max Z87 LGA1150 Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s MPower Max is designed to go head to head against the likes"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

WD Black² Dual Drive
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That said, when compared to any 2.5” HDD the SSD performance of the Black² is so much faster there is no comparing the two, so in a sense job done. If only the Black² came with a more potent controller than the pokey JMicron 667H we would have been really blown away by this product.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ASUS ROG MARS 760 4GB Dual GPU Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 1:32P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In comparison to the GTX 780 Ti, the MARS 760 is a great option for single panel gaming at 2560x1440. It performs better in our testing and costs less. The other two cards present a more difficult decision though as they fall on the other side of the price scale. For $130 less you can get the GTX 780, a card that no doubt performs lower than MARS 760 but does so as a single GPU, leaving room for great SLI scaling in the future. The 3GB frame buffer will help with 4K gaming in the future as well if you think you`ll go that route."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Tesoro Kuven Devil 7.1 Virtual Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 11:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tesoro Kuven Devil 7.1 Virtual Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today DaveChaos reviews the Kuven Devil 7.1 virtual gaming headset from Tesoro."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
Corsair CS650M Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 10:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair CS650M Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we take a look at our first CS-M series PSU from Corsair. This is the 650w model and is designed to offer gold efficiency with competitive pricing for builders on a tight budget."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 9:12A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer C720 was recently released as the latest Google Chromebook selling for just $199 USD. I have been running the Acer C720 Chromebook recently but not with Chrome OS and instead Ubuntu 13.10 Linux. This Chromebook with a Haswell-based dual-core Celeron CPU runs Ubuntu Linux rather nicely. Here are the first thorough benchmarks from this low-cost laptop."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Corsair Vengeance 2100 wireless headset review
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we peek and listen towards the new Corsair Vengeance 2100 wireless headset. The Vengeance 2100 is an updated model from the 2000 series and works through a USB transmitter powered surround-sound ogre headset and comes with nice big 50mm drivers and revised USB drivers that include surround sound, capable of offering 16-bit/48 KHz playback. All new is a Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification and a new color theme, it's back.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Phanteks Enthoo Primo review: excellent first effort
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While it's not perfect, Phanteks' first attempt at a desktop enclosure is an exceptional one. The design is unique and modern, the internal lay-out is both clever and flexible and Phanteks implemented a few interesting innovations. It basically contains about every single improvement we've seen in desktop chassis of the last few years. It's great that you get no less than five 14 cm case fans, as this is an area where many manufacturers like to cut corners. That means the Enthoo Primo is ready to use straight out of the box.
  FULL STORY @ ENTHOO

: Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D Motherboard Review
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D motherboard comes in the mini-ITX form factor at only 17 x 17 cm, targeting the budget audience. The small form factor of the Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D is ideally suited for low power solutions, such as an HTPC or kiosk system. The Hi-Fi board contains the Intel B85 Chipset, which supports Socket LGA1150 i3, i5, and i7 processors, Intel Rapid Start, Intel Smart Connect, and Intel SBA 2.0. There is support for two DDR3 DIMM modules at 1333 or 1600 MHz, with a maximum memory capacity of 16GB. A combination mSATA/Mini PCI-E slot is on the board for the addition of a SSD or Mini PCI-E card."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Netgear ReadyNAS 104 Four Bay Consumer NAS Review
     Thu, Dec 19 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the market for a low-cost networked storage solution? You may want to take a look at the Netgear ReadyNAS 104."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

BitFenix Shadow @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Dec 18 2013 | 4:37P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The BitFenix Shadow looks pretty sweet with its dual LED lighting element in the front, which can be toggled off, red, or blue. Is the chassis able to shine or will it have to stay in the shadows due to shortcomings?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

MSI Z87M Gaming review: Micro ATX gaming motherboard
     Wed, Dec 18 2013 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gamers are increasingly realising that you don't need a Full ATX motherboard to build a powerful gaming PC. The Z87M Gaming has all the features a gamer could want and you can even use two graphics cards in SLI or Crossfire. The MSI Z87M Gaming costs around £120 / €161 and competes against boards such as the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 and ASUS Maximus VI Gene.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Cooler Master Storm Ceres 300
     Wed, Dec 18 2013 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Cooler Master has released the Ceres 300 headset, an upgraded edition of the previously released Ceres 400. The 300 model features 40mm drivers, thick padded ear cushions and an adjustable headband. The 40mm drivers are complimented by a detachable flexible microphone and the headset is compatible with PC’s, mobile devices and gaming consoles. It’s very much a budget-oriented headset, priced at only $30, so let’s see if it’s a good value product or not for gamers who need audio that’s affordable.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

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