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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 4, 2015 09:11AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with plenty of items to help get you over the hump. There is a review of the Noctua NH-U9S Compact heat sink, which promises lower noise and compatibility with all motherboards and RAM. We also have the ASUS STRIX TACTIC PRO gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches to see if it will become your new keyboard of choice. For the gamers there is a look at the Homeworld Remastered Collection and what kind of performance it offers on various setups. There are also a couple of items from GDC 2015, with one looking at AMD's LiquidVR SDK to deliver better VR performance, and another examining Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1.

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-U9S Compact @ Frostytech

Keyboards/Mice
ASUS STRIX TACTIC PRO Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Gaming
Homeworld Remastered Collection: Graphics and CPU Performance @ TechSpot

Miscellany
AMD LiquidVR SDK Aims for Silky Smooth VR on all Headsets @ PC Perspective
GDC 15: What Is Vulkan (glNext), SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1? @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 2, 2015 09:09AM
Author: bp9801

A new week and a new month is here at last, with some items along the way to get your Monday started right. There is a review of the SilverStone Raven RV05 case, which once again features a unique internal configuration and an exterior design that resembles the first Raven. We also have a look at the Corsair Carbide Series 100R case, an inexpensive unit that still comes loaded with plenty of features. If you need a way to keep your CPU cool, then perhaps the Cooler Master Nepton 240M all-in-one liquid cooler is the one for you. For those in the market for a new keyboard, the Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL with its Topre switches provides a unique typing experience. Rounding out today's items is the Dell Venue 8 7000 Intel-powered Android tablet.

Cases
SilverStone Raven RV05 @ PC Perspective
Corsair Carbide Series 100R @ ThinkComputers

CPU Cooling
Cooler Master Nepton 240M All-in-One Liquid Cooler @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Gaming Keyboard @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Dell Venue 8 7000 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 27, 2015 08:49AM
Author: bp9801

It is the end of the week and very nearly the end of the month, and we have a couple of items for you to check out to welcome in the weekend. There is a look at 20 of the worst PC setups seen during the month of February, with some that may leave you scratching your head at how it all somehow doesn't fall down during anything more than checking email. We also have a new podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Miscellany
20 of the Worst PC Setups - February 2015 @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #338 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 26, 2015 10:24AM
Author: bp9801

We are almost to the end of February, but there are some items for you to check out before that happens. There is a review of the Gigabyte GTX 960 video card to see if it should be the one to get for a budget a build. We also have the ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti, which packs a lot of power in a quiet video card. For those wanting a unique computer case for their new build, perhaps the Raijintek Metis Classic is the one for you. Finishing off today's items is the Divoom Voombox Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker, which can survive water and dust while still pumping out your music.

Video Cards
Gigabyte GTX 960 @ LanOC Reviews
ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti @ PC Perspective

Cases
Raijintek Metis Classic @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Divoom Voombox Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 25, 2015 10:14AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, and if you need a new headset, you are most certainly in luck. There is a review of the Kingston HyperX Cloud II gaming headset, with its USB adapter to bring you 7.1 surround sound. It can also plug in via a 3.5mm connection, so regardless of your preferred connection type, Kingston has you covered. We also have a roundup of six different under $100 gaming headsets, with models from Logitech, Kingston, Razer, Polk, Tesoro, and Gigabyte competing to find which is worthy of your cash.

Speakers/Headphones
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset @ ThinkComputers
Roundup: 6-Way, Sub-$100 Gaming Headset Battle @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 24, 2015 09:48AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with some new items for you to check out and explore. We have a review of the Cougar 500K gaming keyboard, which offers similar features to the company's top-of-the-line keyboard, but uses mebrane keys instead of mechanical. There is also a look at the Xiaomi Mi4 64GB smartphone to see how this Snapdragon 801-powered device stacks up to the competition. Finishing off for the day is a review of the Griffin Twenty Digital Audio Amplifier, which provides 20 watts of power per channel and a Bluetooth connection.

Keyboards/Mice
Cougar 500K Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Mobile
Xiaomi Mi4 64GB @ Madshrimps

Gadgets
Griffin Twenty Digital Audio Amplifier @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 23, 2015 08:59AM
Author: bp9801

The final week of February is here, with plenty of items to get it started right. We have a review of the Corsair H110i GT liquid CPU cooler, which is an all-in-one design using a 280mm radiator. There is also a look at the Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 flash drive that says to offer fast performance, even on large file sizes. For something a little different, we have the Intel NUC5i5RYK SFF system, which runs on the 14nm Broadwell processor and comes in a size smaller than past NUCs. Dell's XPS 13 laptop gets put to the test to see how this tiny, yet powerful laptop performs. Wrapping things up is a preview of USB 3.1 performance using the ASUS X99A Gaming 9 ACK motherboard and an add-in card.

CPU Cooling
Corsair H110i GT @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Small Form Factor
Intel NUC5i5RYK @ PC Perspective

Laptops/Tablets
Dell XPS 13 @ TechSpot

Miscellany
ASUS Previews USB 3.1 Performance - Motherboards and Add-in Card Incoming @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 20, 2015 08:50AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a couple of items for you to check out before the weekend hits. We have a review of the SilverStone Sugo SG13 Mini-ITX case, which may look small, but is capable of holding plenty of gear inside its body. Our other item may appeal to those always on the go, as it's the Antec Mobile Products Lifecard Portable Battery Charger. It can not only keep your smartphone charged when you're on the go, but also acts as a card holder and money clip to help eliminate clutter in your pocket or purse.

Cases
SilverStone Sugo SG13 Mini-ITX @ TechSpot

Gadgets
Antec Mobile Products Lifecard Portable Battery Charger @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 19, 2015 09:06AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with plenty of items to help get you through it. There is a review of the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz kit, which brings plenty of speed and capacity to the Intel X99 platform. We also have the ROCCAT RYOS TKL Pro Gaming Keyboard, a tenkeyless model with per-key backlighting, choice of four Cherry MX switches, and three programmable thumbster keys. There is also a look at the CM Storm Mizar mouse, which has a classic shape that is packed full of gaming features. The new Sunless Sea game gets reviewed to see what it is all about. Dell's Venue 8 7000 tablet gets put to the test to see how the blend of Intel and Android works out. Wrapping things up is an article discussing the benefits of geting your data out of the cloud before disaster strikes.

Memory
Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz @ Bjorn3D

Keyboards/Mice
ROCCAT RYOS TKL Pro Gaming Keyboard @ ThinkComputers
CM Storm Mizar Gaming Mouse @ LanOC Reviews

Gaming
Sunless Sea @ Bjorn3D

Laptops/Tablets
Dell Venue 8 7000 @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Getting Data Out of the Cloud Before Disaster @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 18, 2015 10:09AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items to help get you through the day. We have a review of the Corsair CS Series 850W modular power supply, which has an 80 PLUS Gold rating and and flat modular cables for an easier time routing. There is also a look at the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop build and how its performance and battery life will compare to past versions. Finally we have the Patriot FUEL iON Kit, which comes with a magnetic charging case to keep your device secure while charging without wires.

Power Supplies
Corsair CS Series Modular 850W @ PC Perspective

Mobile
Android 5.0 Lollipop Tested: Performance and Battery Life @ TechSpot
Patriot FUEL iON Kit @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 17, 2015 09:30AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with a couple of items for you to check out and consider. There is a review of the EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse, a feature-packed mouse that shouldn't break the bank. EVGA is going beyond just video cards these days, so be sure to see what the TORQ X5 mouse brings to the table. We also have the NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device, which can bring content from your PC to any TV in your home.

Keyboards/Mice
EVGA TORQ X5 USB Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Gadgets
NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 16, 2015 08:54AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items to get it started right. We have a review of the Fractal Design Define R5 case, which has some premium features to go with its silent operation. There is also a review on the both the 250 and 500GB versions of the new Crucial BX100 SSD, with its low cost to performance ratio appealing to many. If you want to stream your PC to any TV in your house, perhaps the NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device is the item for you. For those needing a home server, the Thecus W2000 Windows Storage Server may be for you, as it is a two-bay NAS that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials installed. Wrapping up for today is a review covering both the Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3v smartphones.

Cases
Fractal Design Define R5 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Crucial BX100 250 and 500GB SSD @ PC Perspective
Thecus W2000 Windows Storage Server @ PC Perspective

Gadgets
NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device @ Madshrimps

Mobile
Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3v @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 13, 2015 08:55AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is here, and hopefully this Friday the 13th doesn't have any surprises in store for you. We do have some items to get to, including a look at USB 3.1 on the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK motherboard. USB 3.1 offers read and write speeds up to 690MB/s, which is a marked improvement over the 450MB/s limit of USB 3.0. There is also a look at the new game Evolve and how it performs on various systems, so you should have a good idea of how it will run on whatever setup you may have. The Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 flash drive gets reviewed to see how it will handle transfering data between a PC and mobile device. Wrapping up is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Motherboards
First Look at USB 3.1 - The MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK @ PC Perspective

Gaming
Evolve Benchmarks @ TechSpot

Storage/Hard Drives
Silicon Power Mobile X31 OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Podcast #336 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 12, 2015 08:52AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with a couple of items for you to check out. There is another take on the MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G video card, complete with a Twin Frozr V cooler and factory overclock to get your games looking their best the second the card is installed. Our other item for the day is a preview of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, with performance numbers going up against other tablets and smartphones to see where it falls against the competition.

Video Cards
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G @ LanOC Reviews

Mobile
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Performance Preview @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 11, 2015 08:58AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with some reviews in tow to get you over the hump. There are a couple looks at the MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G card, which features a rather large factory overclock and a custom cooler to keep everything in line. The SilverStone Strider Gold S ST1500-GS power supply gets put to the test to see how this fully modular 1500W unit performs. We also have a review on the EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse, with its 6400DPI optical sensor and ambidextrous design. Finishing off for the day is the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone, which may be ideal for people who don't need the absolute best phone.

Video Cards
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G @ ThinkComputers
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G @ Madshrimps

Power Supplies
SilverStone Strider Gold S ST1500-GS @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse @ ThinkComputers

Mobile
Samsung Galaxy A5 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 10, 2015 09:02AM
Author: bp9801

The week keeps rolling right along, with a couple of items for you to check out. There is a look at the Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD, which is a nicer looking M6e drive to go along with more color schemes. It should still have the same performance as the regular M6e SSD, but you'll need to check on the review to see for sure. We also have the Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU cooler, a revamped and improved version of the H110 with a new pump and improved static pressure 140mm fans.

Storage/Hard Drives
Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Corsair Hydro H110i GT @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 9, 2015 09:03AM
Author: bp9801

It is the start of a new day, and a new week, with plenty of items to help get you going. There is a review of the ASUS GTX 980 Strix, with its custom cooler and factory overclock to get your games looking even better for longer. On the other side, we also have the ASUS R9 290X Matrix Platinum, which is the company's flagship AMD card, complete with a sweet looking cooler and ROG features. The Phanteks PH-TC14S CPU cooler gets tested to see if it is the one for you to keep your processor from burning up. If you're in the market for a new computer and aren't sure what processor to get, we have an article covering the best CPU for your buck. Finishing things off today are the Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases to keep your new tablet safe from harm.

Video Cards
ASUS GTX 980 Strix @ LanOC Reviews
ASUS R9 290X Matrix Platinum @ LanOC Reviews

CPUs
The Best CPU for the Money: AMD FX vs. Intel Budget Shootout @ TechSpot

CPU Cooling
Phanteks PH-TC14S @ ThinkComputers

Laptops/Tablets
Noreve iPad Air 2 Protective Cases @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 6, 2015 09:02AM
Author: bp9801

The first week of February is nearly in the books, and to mark the occasion we have plenty of items for you to look over. There is a review of the Sentey Optimus Plus mid-tower case, which features a large side window, fan controller, and even an SD card reader built right in. We also have the Gigabyte BRIX S BXi7H-5500 Broadwell Ultra Compact PC, which is just barely bigger than the palm of your hand. If you need some cooling for your CPU, perhaps the ID-Cooling SE-214X heat sink is the one for you. Thirteen different NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 cards get put to the test to see how they each handle overclocking. The new Battlefield Hardline beta gets tested to see what kind of performance you can expect on it. We also have a case mod using the Hex Gear R40 to make a unique model with a sweet color scheme. Lastly there is a podcast covering all the news and reviews from the past week.

Cases
Sentey Optimus Plus @ Benchmark Reviews

Video Cards
GeForce GTX 960 Overclocking Report: 13 Cards Tested @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
ID-Cooling SE-214X @ Frostytech

Small Form Factor
Gigabyte BRIX S BXi7H-5500 Broadwell Ultra Compact PC @ PC Perspective

Gaming
Battlefield Hardline Beta Benchmarked, Performance @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Icy Blue Angel II @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #335 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 5, 2015 08:57AM
Author: bp9801

We are fast approaching the end of the week, but not before there are some items for you to look over. There is a review of the Corsair Graphite Series 760T case, which features a simply massive side window to show off your setup. We also have the Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, with its fast speeds and durable design to easily transfer your data regardless of where you are. The Tt eSPORTS DRACONEM Aluminum mouse pad gets tested to see how well it can support your hectic gaming moments. Finishing off for today is a wishlist of 10 features Android Wear should have.

Cases
Corsair Graphite Series 760T @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Mouse Pads
Tt eSPORTS DRACONEM Aluminum Mouse Pad @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Wishlist: 10 features Android Wear should have @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 3, 2015 08:44AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with a couple of items for your viewing pleasure. We have a review of the Raidmax Hyperion micro-ATX case, which sports a dual chamber design with a fairly clean exterior style to fit in nearly any setup. There is also a look at the LUXA2 Lavi-S Bluetooth headset that may seem like any other set of Bluetooth headphones that can do duty as a headset, but there are also external speakers on the outside so you only need one accessory.

Cases
Raidmax Hyperion @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
LUXA2 Lavi-S Bluetooth Headphones @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 2, 2015 10:35AM
Author: bp9801

It is the start of a new week, as well as the start of February, and we have some items for you to check out. There is a look at the be quiet! Silent Base 800 case, which is the first case from the company and incorporates plenty of features to appeal to everyone. We also have the Reeven Hans RC-1205 CPU cooler to see if it will help keep your chip nice and cool. If you're in the market for a tablet/laptop hybrid, then perhaps the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is the one for you. Finishing off today's items is a look at the ErgoDox Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard Kit, a very unique keyboard sporting an ergonomic design and Cherry MX switches.

Cases
be quiet! Silent Base 800 @ ThinkComputers

CPU Cooling
Reeven Hans RC-1205 @ Frostytech

Keyboards/Mice
ErgoDox Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard Kit @ LanOC Reviews

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix (2014) @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 30, 2015 08:46AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is here, and very nearly the end of January, and we have some items for you to check out before either happens. There is a review of the Cougar 600K mechanical keyboard, which uses Cherry MX Blue switches and some unique features to set it apart from others. We also have a look at the new Dying Light game, with it being benchmarked across a multidue of setups to see what performs best. Since it is nearly the end of the month, we have a look back at 20 of the worst PC setups from January. Rounding out today's items is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Keyboards/Mice
Cougar 600K Mechanical Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Gaming
Dying Light Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance @ TechSpot

Miscellany
20 of the Worst PC Setups - January 2015 @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #334 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 29, 2015 09:00AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with plenty of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Primochill Wet Bench test case, which is an open-air model that may be ideal for those doing a lot of motherboard and/or video card testing. We have the Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler that delivers Noctua performance in a fairly small heat sink for those without a lot of extra space. If you want to boost your audio, perhaps the Sound Blaster E5 digital audio converter is for you. To continue with audio, there is the Kingston HyperX Cloud 2 headset, which is a premium gaming headset without that premium price. We have a rather unique PC, as the CyberPowerPC SYBER GAMING VAPOR A bills itself as a gaming console PC ideal for the living room. Apple's new iPad Air 2 gets reviewed to see what all it brings to the tablet world. Finishing off for the day is a look at the Samsung 840 EVO performance restoring firmware and how it has held up over the last several months.

Cases
Primochill Wet Bench Test Bench Case @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-U9S @ ThinkComputers

Sound Cards
Sound Blaster E5 @ LanOC Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Kingston HyperX Cloud 2 Headset @ Bjorn3D

Prebuilts
CyberPowerPC SYBER GAMING VAPOR A @ Bjorn3D

Laptops/Tablets
Apple iPad Air 2 16GB @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Samsung 840 EVO Performance Restoring Firmware Only Partially Effective @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 28, 2015 10:50AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to help you get over the hump. We have a review of the Shuttle Barebone XH97V, which is a new member of the company's Slim-PC series that supports a wealth of gear and Intel Haswell processors thanks to the H97 chipset. We also have a look at the Samsung T1 Portable SSD, a smaller version of the EVO 850 line that plugs in via USB 3.0. For those needing to keep their CPU cool, the Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 gets reviewed to see what it is capable of. Wrapping things up is the Cougar 600M gaming mouse, with its unique shape and ANDS-9800 laser sensor to give more control to your games.

CPU Cooling
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 @ Frostytech

Storage/Hard Drives
Samsung T1 Portable SSD @ TechSpot

Prebuilts
Shuttle Barebone XH97V @ Madshrimps

Keyboard/Mouse
Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 27, 2015 10:44AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with plenty of items to help you out if the weather isn't that great. There is a look at the Thermaltake Core V21 case, with its microATX styling and ability to rearrange the motherboard orientation. We also have the Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler, the new big daddy in the company's product line to keep your system from overheating. If you want an option that is a little smaller, then perhaps the be quiet! Pure Rock CPU cooler is the one for you. The Sugercube Bluetooth speaker from Antec Mobile Products gets reviewed to see how well it will suit your phone. A rather interesting smart home kit from littleBits gets tested to see if it can bring the Internet of Things to your "dumb" gadgets. Lastly an article covering a recent memory issue with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 explains exactly what the deal is.

Cases
Thermaltake Core V21 @ Benchmark Reviews

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-D15 @ Madshrimps
be quiet! Pure Rock @ Frostytech

Speakers/Headphones
Antec Mobile Products Sugarcube Bluetooth Speaker @ ThinkComputers

Gadgets
Internet of Things for DIY folks: littleBits Smart Home Kit @ TechSpot

Miscellany
NVIDIA Discloses Full Memory Structure and Limitations of GTX 970 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 26, 2015 10:08AM
Author: bp9801

The final week of January is upon us, with a couple of items to kick it off. We have a review of the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 16GB memory kit, which offers blazing speeds for anyone using a DDR4-ready platform. It also has an all-black color scheme, from the PCB to the heatspreaders, to fit easily into any system. Our other item for the day is the Thecus N4560 4-Bay NAS, and it may be the perfect start for those wanting a home server.

Memory
Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 16GB Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Thecus N4560 4-Bay NAS @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 23, 2015 10:38AM
Author: bp9801

It is the end of another week, and we have some items for you to check out before the weekend begins. There is another review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 video card, with the ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix getting put to the test. We also have a guide describing how you can install the Windows 10 Technical Preview from a flash drive, which may come in useful considering the full release will be free for the first year. There is also a case mod that is extremely unique, as it is a custom-built rig featuring MSI's Dragon design. Finishing off for the day is a podcast looking back at the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Video Cards
ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix @ Benchmark Reviews

Operating Systems
Install Windows 10 Preview from a Flash Drive @ Bjorn3D

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Red Dragon @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #333 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 22, 2015 10:23AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with just a couple of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Logitech G402 gaming mouse, the Hyperion Fury. This mouse is aimed at the FPS gamer and features several design elements that should make them quite happy, like the ability to track no matter how fast you move it. Our other item for the day is the LUXA2 Aluminum MFi Lighting USB Charge / Sync Cable, which is a heavy duty Lightning to USB cable for Apple devices.

Keyboards/Mice
Logitech G402 @ LanOC Reviews

Gadgets
LUXA2 Aluminum MFi Lighting USB Charge / Sync Cable @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 21, 2015 09:53AM
Author: bp9801

We have come to the middle of the week, with several items along for the ride. There is a review of the Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, which features Cherry MX Red switches and the RGB key for custom backlighting in any number of colors. Staying on the mechanical gaming keyboard front, we have the Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX, a tenkeyless design with backlighting. If you just need a way to better hear your games, then perhaps the Kingston HyperX Cloud II gaming headset with its 7.1 channel virtual surround sound is for you. Finishing off today's items is a rather interesting video highlighting the thermal conductivity difference between solid copper and a heat pipe.

Keyboards/Mice
Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Madshrimps
Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ ThinkComputers

Speakers/Headphones
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
Neat Video of Thermal Conductivity in Action @ Frostytech



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: January 20, 2015 09:02AM
Author: bp9801

A new day has arrived, with several new items in tow for you to check out. We have a review of the Corsair Graphite Series 380T case, with its unique design and bright colors to set your mini-ITX build apart from the rest. There is also the Corsair CS850M power supply, which is a semi-modular 850W unit that is 80PLUS Gold certified. For those needing a lot of storage on the go, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB model may be the one for you. Finishing off for the day is the Alienware 13 + Graphics Amplifier, which is the company's new 13" laptop that comes with an external PSU and video card for desktop-level gaming power.

Cases
Corsair Graphite Series 380T @ LanOC Reviews

Power Supplies
Corsair CS850M 850W @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB @ PC Perspective

Laptops/Tablets
Alienware 13 + Graphics Amplifier @ TechSpot



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