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Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H (Z87) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we trundle through the stack of Z87 boards we have for review, we find ourselves picking up the Z87X-UD3H and chucking it onto the test bench, but not before taking a look at what Gigabyte offer with it in terms of design, specifications and added accessories that are bundled in. Now we're not expecting too much from the UD3H as it is at the lower-end of the scale but still has some high quality features in terms of SLI/CrossFire support, DualBIOS, USB 3.0 connectivity and even some features aimed at those wishing to dabble in overclocking. Couple the overclocking features with the Ultra Durable technology and sufficient sized heatsinks, and we may be pleasantly surprised by the UD3H and what it has to offer in terms of pushing its connected hardware to the limits. As with all of our reviews, we will start by taking a look at what is on offer with the Z87X-UD3H before moving on to the board itself and taking a detailed look at all of its features before stepping into the BIOS to see if anything is new and shiny. Once we have all of this out of the way, we can start pushing the hardware to its limits and once a 100% stable ground has been found, we can start benchmarking our whole test suite at the overclocked speeds as well as stock to see how things compare. Join us as we have a look at the Z87X-UD3H from Gigabyte, as we have a feeling that this board has a few tricks up its sleeve and may be able to keep up with the big boys, and if my sources are right at the time of writing this, it should be very attractively priced as well, meaning that we could have a great contender for an all around board that ticks all the right boxes, but lets not get ahead of ourselves and get into the aesthetics side of things first.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Thermaltake EVO Blue 2.0 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 8:21A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake takes brings a bit of flair to market with the updated EVO Blue 2.0 850W power supply. We all know that bling means nothing without performance when it comes to computing, so let`s find out if this one has both."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Leetgion ElDruin Mouse Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 7:50A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Known for its coolers and heatsinks, Thermalright branched into the gaming market with the Leetgion brand (elite legion written in a fancy way). They first released an FPS mouse, the Hellion, and now the company enters the MMORPG territory with the El`Druin (the name definitely has an elvish flavor). It features 12 programmable buttons, 5,000 dpi of resolution, and two side disks that act like a second scrollwheel, and an analog stick from a console controller. We`ll first describe this unusual design and then proceed to testing its performance."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Gigabyte U2442F Ultrabook Review - XSReviews
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 3:56A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte is best known for their production of PC components like motherboards and graphics cards, but the company also has a line of laptops. Today we`re going to be looking at one such laptop, which is something of an oddity in the Windows 8 world: it does not employ a touch screen, but it does include a Nvidia 650M discrete graphics card. This should make it a stronger gaming laptop than the Windows 8 notebooks we`ve looked at in the past, which all relied on integrated Intel HD 4000 solutions. Combined with an i7 processor, 128 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM, we`re looking at a very powerful machine indeed. Let`s take a closer look. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Inno3D and MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming reviews
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 3:37A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We have a  review of the MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming edition, we test this particular model with the dual-slot two fan TwiNFrozr IV cooling solution. That boils down to a VERY silent product versus and more than excellent cooling performance. MSI offers the card factory slightly overclocked at some pretty impressive clock frequencies. Join us in this review and let`s see if the 259 USD Gaming edition model will be worth it for you."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Running Ubuntu Linux Is Messy On The 2013 MacBook Air
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 11:13P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month, shortly after Intel announced their latest-generation Haswell processors, Apple rolled out their new 2013 MacBook Air laptops. From a hardware perspective, the new MacBook Airs are incredible. The 13-inch MacBook Air can get a 12-hour battery life with Intel Haswell CPU. The 11-inch model continues being an ultra portable computer and has excellent performance with its Core i5 Haswell processor and HD Graphics 5000. As soon as the Haswell MacBook Airs went on sale, I bought an 11-inch model for Linux testing. Ubuntu can be installed and run on the new Apple MacBook Air, but the experience is less than desirable."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Western Digital My Passport Edge for Mac 500GB External HDD Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has slimmed down its portable My Passport line-up and sent over the latest 500GB model for testing."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
E3 2013 Video Roundup with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:22P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Kaeyi Dream brings you the latest news and revelations from the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

E3 2013: Wrap Up Coverage @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:22P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year?s E3 Expo turned out to be surprisingly good for new hardware announcements and manufacturer partnerships. We conclude our E3 coverage with a look a quick look at what NVIDIA, Razer, Alienware, SteelSeries, Skullcandy, Turtle Beach, Polk Audio and Oblanc had on display! We also have nearly half a dozen videos for you to take a look at!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Eagletech Neptor Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:22P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Eagletech may be one of best kept secrets at our LAN parties, generously providing many of their Zen headsets under the brand name Orion as prizes. As we saw at CES this past January, Eagletech has a wide variety of portable accessories, the majority utilizing Bluetooth, in store for 2013. Weve received the first of many teased during a private showing in Vegas this winter, the Neptor Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard, just in time for an editor hungry to take productivity on the road."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Edifier Exclaim e10 2.0 Stereo Speaker Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Edifier is on a roll at the moment, releasing new and unique speaker systems that cover a wide range of budgets. Under review here is a budget orientated system with both an interesting style and technical appeal. How well does it stack up to the multitude of $100 desktop stereo systems out there?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 660 review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 660 is an excellent graphics card. Due to the high clock frequencies it's one of the fastest GeForce GTX 660s we've tested, and the three-slot cooler keeps temperatures down which leaves overclocking potential. And in addition to cooling better than the competition, it's also very silent.
  FULL STORY @ INNO3D

Prison Architect: One of 2013's Most Interesting PC Games
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Prison Architect is like 'SimPrison', if there ever was one, made by people who seem to be damn near fearless about making video games about uncomfortable topics. The game is from the indie studio Introversion, who have also made the saddest/best game about nuclear war. Here's a brief interview with Introversion's own architects about their newest work. They served up some fascinating answers about the possibilities of a game about building and running a prison.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Intel's Haswell: Optimized For Mobility
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If Haswell's debut on the desktop has left you feeling a bit flat, the company's mobile efforts may be the pick-me-up you've been hoping for. If you step back and think about the entire CPU market, the last two years have been marked by tremendous shifts in consumer buying habits, as tablet sales skyrocketed and desktop/laptop sales have slumped. Intel recognized years ago that Atom, no matter how polished, would never be able to address the entire portable market -- the usage scenarios between a laptop and a smartphone are just too wide. The company therefore decided to take a two-pronged approach to this brave new frontier of computing, with a new Atom architecture anchoring the ultra-low power segments while more traditional x86 cores were prepped for form factors no one at Intel dreamed of ten years ago. Some of the reasons Haswell is less exciting on the desktop, in other words, is because Intel prioritized a mobile architecture that would draw as little power as possible, while still offering excellent performance..
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ADATA Displays New Gen LSI SandForce
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As much as we would like to say that we wouldn’t have believed it if we hadn’t seen it, the truth is that this is one of those finds that has to be seen in operation first hand before anyone will believe it…but it was right there before our eyes. Today at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, ADATA introduced their new line of enterprise SSDs. One SSD in particular, the ADATA SX2000, caught our eye right off. The sticker on the SX2000 depicts a capacity of 1600GB and, unlike just about every other notebook form factor SSD on the planet, the SX2000 has a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface rather than SATA. This SSD is the size of any typical drive you might see in a notebook.
  FULL STORY @ ADATA

SilverStone AR02
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“A few weeks ago we took a look at SilverStone’s AR01 CPU cooler from their new Argon series of coolers. We were thoroughly impressed with its price, sound levels and overall performance. The Argon series is comprised of three coolers – the AR01, AR02 and the AR03. Each looks similar at first glance but is geared towards a different end user. The AR02 is the low man on the totem pole in the lineup (as far as size is concerned) but don’t think that makes it unworthy. We’ve got the AR02 to check out, so let’s get to it!”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

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