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Diamond Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Wireless 802.11n Range Extender Review
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 5:08P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The indicators on the extender itself were really helpful in finding a good location to place it in the house. It was clear when plugged in that it was a bit out of range from the router and couldn`t provide the best signal. It didn`t take long to find a place where it sent out a strong signal and provided a much larger region of access. I used to have trouble connecting from the garage while working on projects; now it`s not an issue. There are a few cheaper dual-band wireless extenders on the market, but quite frankly, I feel there are far fewer simple plug-and-play setups as this. The Diamond Dual-Band Wireless Extender is definitely worth your time if you are trying to get your signal further."

ASUS Maximus VII Formula Preview @ ocaholic
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 3:53P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Maximus VII Formula, ASUS actually surprised us, since we did not expect this board to arrive already now. Like with the predecessor you get an Armor and the same characteristic looks as with the Maximus VI Formula. Furthermore there is an armada of features, which should make this board appealing to overclockers, modders, enthusiasts as well as - obviously - gamers."

Rearth Ringke Fusion Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 3:53P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today up for review is the Ringke Fusion DIY designed by Rearth. This particular case is designed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the color, or lack thereof is clear. This is offered in several different colors on their website and other fine retailers online: black, champagne, deep blue, mint and crystal clear. I feel like I am a little at a loss for words to begin because this is such a simple case that it does not take much to describe it. And simple can be a good thing, and in this case (get it) it is. Its an all-around good solid case for those (me being one) who are looking for a thin, no frills case to protect your Galaxy S5. "

Icy Dock MB981U3-1S Hard Drive Dock Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 3:53P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There always comes a time where a hard drive dock comes in handy. It could be you are building a new system and need to transfer files, want to share files with a friend, or you can even use a hard drive dock for an external hard drive setup. Hard drive docks are extremely convenient and today we are taking a look at the MB981U3-1S from Icy Dock. This USB 3.0 hard drive dock supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has USB 3.0 Boost UASP support. Lets take a look..."

AORUS THUNDER M7 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 11:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month AORUS announced their THUNDER M7 - A gaming mouse specifically designed for MMO titles. THUNDER M7 has up to 16 programmable buttons, an 8200 DPI laser sensor and the ability to configure MMO hot-keys and commands."

Swiftech H220-X Open Loop 240mm CPU Cooler Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 9:32A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those in the loop (pun intended), the H220X has been highly anticipated and with good reason. Many looking to delve into the world of liquid cooling start out with a unit that is ready-to-go right out of the box, simply because the idea of setting up a loop can be a little daunting. /"

Lantronix SLB Remote Branch Office Manager Review
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 8:29A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lantronix SLB provides remote management capabilities, power distribution and control for branch office locations. Let`s see what Paul thinks of it."

Weekly Steam Game Giveaway Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 @ TestFreaks
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 6:07A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ok, so were back with another Steam game giveaway and this week its Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. I love sniping games and not long ago we gave away Sniper Ghost Warrior, so I figured this week wed give away the sequel! The game features both singe player and multi-player modes but I heard the multi-player has some issues, still though you can happily play the single player side."

Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMDs Catalyst Driver
     Fri, Aug 08 2014 | 1:56A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After last week running new Nouveau vs. NVIDIA proprietary Linux graphics benchmarks, here`s the results when putting AMD`s hardware on the test bench and running both their latest open and closed-source drivers. Up today are the results of using the latest Radeon Gallium3D graphics code and Linux kernel against the latest beta of the binary-only Catalyst driver."

Griffin Wired Keyboard with Lightning Connector Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 5:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Griffin Wired Keyboard with Lightning Connector is a standard sized keyboard designed to be used with any iOS devices including iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. Unlike other keyboards this one plugs directly into the Lightning port meaning you dont have to deal with charging it, running out of battery or worrying about the Bluetooth connection flaking out. If you have used the Apple branded Bluetooth Keyboard in the past then you will be quite familiar with this keyboards size, style and layout."

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 3:53P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock has had a partnership with the Fatal1ty brand for a while now. With the introduction of Intels Z97 chipset ASRock has released three Fatal1ty-branded motherboards, today we will be looking at the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer. Of course being Fatal1ty-branded we know that this board is going to cater to gamers. With that said it does offer gaming features like the Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, ASRocks Gaming Armor which has loads of features, Purity Sound 2 audio, ASRock Key Master software and you even get a 3 month premium license of XSplit to stream and broadcast your gaming skills. Is this the next motherboard for you? Read on as we take a look"

Raidmax Scorpio V Review
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 3:53P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Scorpio has a few redeemable features that save it from being completely forgettable. The first two are standard for a decent gaming chassis: having support for graphic cards over 280mm (11) gives the ability to provide a future-proof chassis, while many high graphic cards on the market sit just under 11. There isn`t a set amount of space companies have to follow, so higher is always welcome. Next is support for large aftermarket CPU coolers. Some of the top performers top out at 165mm, and having that extra space allows for better airflow or even larger coolers."

HIS Radeon R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC Video Card Review
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 3:53P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Moving away from the higher-end video cards as of late, we check out the mid-range HIS R9 270X IceQ X2 Turbo Boost 2GB OC. Let`s see what Shawn thinks."

Thecus N2310 2-Bay NAS Server Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 9:32A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thecus N2310 2-bay NAS server is a solid option if you are looking for a 2-bay device that doesn`t waste your time and money with fancy extras and just gets down to serving your files from a RAID 0, 1, or JBOD array. For a small network this could be a good setup for sharing files and streaming media, and testing proved it will allow you to read or write at up to almost 90MB/s."

Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset (KHX-H3CL/WR) Review | HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 8:29A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston have been known for some time now as a manufacturer of high performance memory and with their HyperX brand have added some stylish modules to their range. In more recent times we have seen them branch out into SSDs and now they are taking another leap, this time with the release of a headset. The HyperX Cloud."

Valiant Hearts: The Great War PC Game Review
     Thu, Aug 07 2014 | 6:07A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
World War One is not often explored in video games, but when it is done as well as Valiant Hearts: The Great War, then it is certainly worth the wait."

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