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PNY Optima SSD Series Review (240 GB) New Controller and a Wicked Price
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 11:43A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some time ago, Silicon Motion had sent us a new SSD controller they were working on a prototype SSD for review. The SM2246EN controller that we looked at was a four channel SATA 3 controller, capable of 510MB/s read and 410MB/s write with up to 80K IOPS, also capable of 256-Bit AES encryption. Up until this report, that was as close as that controller had gotten to the retail market. Our report today looks at a brand new release in the PNY Optima, the Optima being the first SSD to contain the Silicon Motion SM2246EN SATA 3 controller that we are aware of. Just to give you a bit of a heads up, the Optima is trying to win the race of performance with this entry, but it has a price that is truly hard to beat."

ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT (Intel LGA1150) @ techPowerUp
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 10:12A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We end our look at mITX Z87/Haswell boards with none other than the ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT. After many requests from users all over the world for ASUS to make a tiny ROG board, those requests have finally been answered. Is the MAXIMUS VI IMPACT worth the wait?"

PNY Optima 240GB SSD Review - A Low Cost SSD for the Mainstream at $90
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 9:05A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PNY has the two lowest priced 256GB class SSDs on Newegg. One we`ve seen before and the other is new. Chris tells us about the new SMI controlled Optima."

News: ARM lays the foundation for a data center invasion
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 8:17A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The announcement that AMD is building a high-performance, ARM-compatible CPU core is just one more entry in a swarm of ARM-based hardware preparing to challenge Intel`s supremacy in servers."

Corsair Raptor K50 Gaming Keyboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 8:14A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In August of 2012 Corsair bought out Raptor Gaming which was a pretty successful gaming accessories company over in Europe. With this Corsair was able to help promote their gaming products in Europe and also bring the Raptor Gaming products to the USA. Now that the Raptor products have been brought across the pond, we are able to get some a taste of the popular gaming products that are big in Europe. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Corsair Raptor K50 keyboard which features fully customizable LED backlighting of your keyboard and more. Lets see if we can make the true colors of the Corsair Raptor K50 glow."

NCASE M1 Mini-ITX Crowdfunded Case Review
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 7:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NCASE M1 accomplishes in many ways exactly what the creators envisioned for a perfect mini-ITX case. In building up a couple of systems in the M1 the limitations of mini-ITX are showcased, but this is inevitable given its size. There are always going to be tradeoffs when building with miniaturized components and especially in an enclosure this small, though the M1 is capable of holding a very capable system. The real questions about the M1 wouldn`t be specific to this case, but really the form-factor. I really didn`t find any flaws to the approach NCASE has taken with their design, given the size."

Intel 730 240GB SSD Review @ hardware Canucks
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 5:25A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s newest enthusiast SSD, the 730 series, boasts their X25"

Microlab SOLO9C Review @ Vortez
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 1:47A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microlab are hitting the UK market hard of late, updating the renowned SOLO7C stereo speaker system with various improvements upon the original and coming out with the successor, the SOLO9C. Offering a vastly expanded input/output over the 7C which has just 2x RCA input sources, the 9C also offers optical Tos"

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 Review
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 5:27P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate`s 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 delivers a big boost in capacity and performance. Read on as Paul gives us the full rundown of the new drive."

Tt eSPORTS Illuminated Poseidon Z Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 3:54P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tt eSPORTS delivers a mechanical keyboard that is not Cherry MX based, and the company is the first to offer a five-year warranty in the Poseidon Z."

Phanteks Enthoo Pro Review
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 11:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first thing that comes to mind that always bugs me in chassis is the manual. Phantek created one of the best manuals I`ve used to date; so take note people, this is how you write one. Step one: list everything that can come apart and how to do it. Step two: explain in detail how to do those things. It`s not hard and while the consumer world is turning more toward e-manuals, I`m not against that, but just make sure it`s easy to access and the information you aren`t providing right away isn`t essential to assembling the chassis. I have broke my fair share of chassis door and panels trying to remove things that aren`t supposed to come off simply because I didn`t know any better."

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 10:12A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It?s been awhile since we?ve had an ADATA product on our bench and today we?ll be looking at the ADATA Premiere Pro SP920 512GB SSD that is powered by the Marvell 88SS9189 controller that we?ve seen on a few drives now and know to be very effective. The performance numbers depend heavily on the drive capacity but the 512GB version we received is rated for 560MB/s reads and 500MB/s writes with IOPS numbers reaching 98K/88K for reads/writes. Read on to see how it performs!"

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Preview @ ocaholic
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 9:07A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock`s gaming motherboards are meanwhile well known for coming with a really decent feature mix and apart from that also the price should be on a really reasonable level. At a first glance it looks like ASRock sticks with this receipe offering for instance a SATA Express port as well as an M.2 Slot. Other than that this board looks really nice and we`re rather curious what else ASRock has to offer with this motherboard."

News: A first look at AMDs Mullins mobile APU
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 9:05A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple weeks ago, AMD flew us down to its Austin, Texas campus for a first look at Mullins and Beema, two low-power APUs aimed at the next wave of Windows tablets and low-cost laptops. Today, we`re able to share what we learned from that expeditionas well as benchmarks from the first Mullins tablet."

MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 8:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fresh on the market in just the past few days is Intel`s Z97, and I get to take my first look at MSI`s new Z97 GAMING 5, built from the ground up for gamers looking for great features at a great price. Featuring a new esthetic design as well as a host of new features."

Bitfenix Ronin case review @Bjorn3d.com
     Fri, May 09 2014 | 8:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently tested two smaller cases from Bitfenix, the mini-ITX-case Phenom and the m-ATX/mini-ITX Prodigy M-case, and found them very good. Today though we are looking at a more normal case, the Bitfenix Ronin which is a regular midi-tower with space for up to ATX-motherboards. The expectations we have for a good mid-tower are pretty high in 2014. We want a case that can handle the most high-end components regardless of length or height, we want good cooling, lots of room to hide the cables as well as space for lots of drives. both SSDs and regular 3.5-drives. Can the Bitfenix Ronin live up to those expectations? "

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