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Hardware Roundup: Friday, July 31, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 31, 2015 08:29AM
Author: bp9801

Both the end of July and the end of the month are here at last, and to help kick off the weekend, we have a few items for your consideration. The XFX R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition video card gets reviewed to see how the custom cooler and factory overclock can handle various games and benchmarks. We also have a look back at the last ten years of Intel CPUs to show just how things were and how they are today. Finally a new case mod is showcased, where the ASUS Strix Owl gets brought to life Transformers-style in a custom case. It really is something that needs to be checked out.

Video Cards
XFX R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition @ LanOC Reviews

Miscellany
Then and Now: Almost 10 Years of Intel CPUs Compared @ TechSpot
Case Mod Friday: Strix Soar Sky @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, July 30, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 30, 2015 09:59AM
Author: bp9801

The week and month of July are drawing to a close, but not before there are some items for you to check out. We have a look at the Noctua NH-L9x65 low-profile CPU cooler, a smaller model that is designed to fit in narrow cases while keeping your processor nice and cool. Switching to something large, there is a review on the Wasabi Mango UHD420 42" 4K TV, which uses an LG AH-IPS panel to deliver FreeSync and HDMI 2.0 support without breaking the bank. Finally we have a look back at 20 of the worst PC setups seen during the month of July.

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile @ Neoseeker

Monitors/TVs
Wasabi Mango UHD420 42-in 4K @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
20 of the Worst PC Setups - July 2015 @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 29, 2015 09:19AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, and while many are awaiting Windows 10, we do have a couple of reivews for you to check out in the mean time. There is a look at the QNAP TS-453mini NAS, a more vertical styled NAS that is quite stylish looking, while still running a quad-core processor and up to 8GB of RAM. We also have a review on the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, a revamped model packing an Intel Broadwell processor, a 1080p IPS display, and 8GB of RAM, but can always be upgraded to feature more storage, a faster processor, and/or more RAM.

Storage/Hard Drives
QNAP TS-453mini NAS @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 28, 2015 10:02AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with several items to tide you over. We have a review of the SilverStone TD02-E liquid CPU cooler, which features a 240mm radiator and two 120mm fans to help keep your overclocks from going up in flames. There is a look at the Thermaltake Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard that uses a Bluetooth 4.0 connection to track and send data to a connected smartphone on how you use the keyboard. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G gaming laptop gets reviewed to see what this 17", NVIDIA G-SYNC laptop is capable of doing. Lastly, we have a look at DirectX 12 and its Multiadapter, and what exactly it entails.

CPU Cooling
SilverStone TD02-E @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Thermaltake Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Laptops/Tablets
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
The DirectX 12 Multiadapter Concept Isn't Really New... @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday, July 27, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 27, 2015 09:21AM
Author: bp9801

The final week of July kicks off today, and if you're in need of a new vide card, you're in luck. We have a review of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! video card, which offers a factory overclock and a stellar looking cooler that should keep things from getting out of control. On the AMD side of things, we have the HIS Radeon R9 390 IceQ X2 OC 8GB, the Sapphire Nitro R9 390, and the PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB video cards. All offer factory overclocks and custom coolers, with some ramping up the overclocks as high as it can go. Our final item for the day is a review of Windows 10, the latest OS from Microsoft that arrives on Wednesday.

Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! @ ThinkComputers
HIS Radeon R9 390 IceQ X2 OC 8GB @ Madshrimps
Sapphire Nitro R9 390 @ LanOC Reviews
PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB @ Bjorn3D

Operating Systems
Windows 10 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday, July 24, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 24, 2015 10:06AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week has arrived, with July's end nearly in sight, too. Before that arrives, we have some items for you to check out, starting with the Keycool Hero 84. This is a mechanical keyboard in a smaller format, similar to a 60% keyboard, but one that still keeps the arrow keys for those who need them. A new case mod apparently still in the planning stages is showcased, using a CM Storm Trooper case, rigid water tubing, and a red and black scheme. Lastly a new podcast covers the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Keyboards/Mice
Keycool Hero 84 @ LanOC Reviews

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Project Imagination @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #359 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, July 23, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 23, 2015 10:09AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to its end, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review on the GIGABYTE X99 SLI motherboard, which packs in plenty of features without  breaking the bank. We also have the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M case, a mid-tower model that still offers most of what you get with the larger models, just in something more compact. Crucial's 16GB Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM kit, running at 2666MHz, gets put to the test. For those needing some more storage for their home network, we have looks at the QNAP TS-453mini and TVS-463-8GB NAS, as well as the Synology DS414slim NAS. The Deepcool Captain 240 liquid CPU cooler gets retested to see if a new model not damaged during shipping performs how it should. Lastly the ZOTAC ZBOX Nano CI540 Plus mini-PC gets reviewed to see how it stacks up to the competition.

Motherboards
GIGABYTE X99 SLI @ Bjorn3D

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo Pro M @ Benchmark Reviews

CPU Cooling
Retested: Deepcool Captain 240 Liquid CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers

Memory
Crucial 16GB Ballistix Elite 2666MHz @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
Synology DS414slim and QNAP TS-453mini NAS @ TechSpot
QNAP TVS-463-8GB NAS @ Bjorn3D

Prebuilts
ZOTAC ZBOX Nano CI540 Plus @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 22, 2015 10:07AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a few items to interest you this day. We have a review of the Deepcool Assassin II CPU cooler, a dual tower packing two fans, eight heat pipes, and its own four-port fan hub. There is also a look at the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition gaming laptop, which offers solid performance without costing you an arm and a leg. Wrapping things up for today is the VKWorld VK6735 smartphone, a budget-friendly model offering a 1GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android 5.1.

CPU Cooling
Deepcool Assassin II @ ThinkComputers

Laptops/Tablets
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition @ PC Perspective

Mobile
VKWorld VK6735 @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 21, 2015 10:01AM
Author: bp9801

Another Tuesday has arrived, and with it comes a couple of items for your viewing pleasure. We have a review of the Tesoro Excalibur Spetrum keyboard, a mechanical model with RGB illumination on the keys and Kailh switches. There is also a look at the LUXA2 Smart Clip and Tab Clip, with the Smart Clip able to hold smartphones  between 3.5" and 6", and the Tab Clip for tablets between 6" and 10".

Keyboards/Mice
Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
LUXA2 Smart Clip & Tab Clip @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday, July 20, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 20, 2015 08:35AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is here, and with it comes plenty of reviews to get you through your Monday. There is a look at the Intel Core i7-5775C processor, part of the new Broadwell CPUs that utilize the same motherboards as Haswell. We also have the Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X and ASUS STRIX R9 390X Gaming OC 8G videos cards to see what AMD's tweaked Hawaii cores can do. Dropping down just a little bit is the XFX R9 380 4G DD, which uses a Double Dissipation cooler that should allow for some high overclocks. For those looking for some storage, the OCZ Vector 180 240GB SSD may be the one for you. Lastly, we have the LG G4 smartphone, the latest and greatest from LG that takes aim at the other top-end phones.

CPUs
Intel Core i7-5775C @ LanOC Reviews

Video Cards
Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X @ ThinkComputers
ASUS STRIX R9 390X Gaming OC 8G  @ Bjorn3D
XFX R9 380 4G DD @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ Vector 180 240GB SSD @ Madshrimps

Mobile
LG G4 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday, July 17, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 17, 2015 10:00AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is upon us, and before the weekend hits in earnest, we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 OC 8GB video card, which packs a custom cooler and factory overclock to give your gaming a boost right from the get-go. We also have the be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU cooler, a compact cooler designed for smaller cases. A new case mod uses a CaseLabs model for a unique chessboard-inspired design. Lastly a new podcast looks back at the news and reviews from the past week.

Video Cards
HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 OC 8GB @ Madshrimps

CPU Cooling
be quiet! Dark Rock TF @ Neoseeker

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Chessboard @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #358 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, July 16, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 16, 2015 10:01AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with a few items to check out to get through the day. We have a review of the NZXT NOCTIS 450 mid tower case, a unique blend of the company's Phantom and H440 cases into something quite stunning. Also on the NZXT front is the Kraken X61 CPU cooler, which is an all-in-one liquid cooling solution packing a 280mm radiator with a denser fin array than past models and a longer warranty. Lastly we have the Epicgear Dezimator X mechanical keyboard, a new company using its own switches that appear to be based off Kailh switches.

Cases
NZXT NOCTIS 450 @ ThinkComputers

CPU Cooling
NZXT Kraken X61 @ Benchmark Reviews

Keyboards/Mice
Epicgear Dezimator X @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 15, 2015 09:47AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with several items to help you power through the day. We have a review of the Intel Core i7-5775C processor, the flagship Broadwell part that could be a nice upgrade for those on an older system and cannot wait for Skylake to arrive. We also have a look at the ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 video card, which uses the company's DirectCU II cooler and a factory overclock to help set it apart from the pack. For those needing a new way to power a system, there is the Corsair RM850i power supply, a fully modular system that can deliver 850 watts of power to your computer. To house all of these components, perhaps the Thermaltake Suppressor F51 case, with its sound dampening qualities, is the one for you.

CPUs
Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell @ TechSpot

Video Cards
ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 @ ThinkComputers

Cases
Thermaltake Suppressor F51 @ Benchmark Reviews

Power Supplies
Corsair RM850i Fully Modular 850W @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday, July 13, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 13, 2015 09:37AM
Author: bp9801

The start of a new week is here, with a few items to help get things rolling. We have a look at the BIOSTAR GAMING Z97X motherboard, which features USB 3.1 support, a redesigned UEFI interface, and the potential for some high overclocks. Switching over to a much smaller motherboard, we have the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac that may be little, but packs in plenty of features, like USB 3.1 and 802.11ac+ WiFi, to go along with Intel's Haswell-E line of processors. Finally there's a look at the best wireless gaming headset between Corsair, Logitech, SteelSeries, Astro, and Turtle Beach.

Motherboards
BIOSTAR GAMING Z97X @ Madshrimps
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac @ ThinkComputers

Speakers/Headphones
The Best Wireless Gaming Headset @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday, July 10, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 10, 2015 10:04AM
Author: bp9801

The end of another week is upon us, with July approaching its midway point. We have several items for you to consider today, including a review of AMD's new R9 Fury video card courtesy of Sapphire. This is the air cooled version of its Fiji chip, so be sure to see what that does for temperature and noise. Plus it has some CrossFire results, too. There is also a comparison between the AMD R9 Fury X and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti in 2-Way and 3-Way video card tests to see which multi-card setup produces the best results. For storage needs, we have the OCZ Trion 100 SSD, with 240, 480, and 960GB models tested. Ending things off for today is a case mod that uses a modifed test bench to deliver a unique setup, complete with water cooling reservoirs, blocks, tubing, and more.

Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB with CrossFire Results @ PC Perspective
AMD Fury X vs. NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti: 2- and 3-Way Multi-GPU Performance @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ Trion 100 240GB 480GB 960GB SATA SSD @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Mid-Lif Cry-Sys @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, July 9, 2015, Edition

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Posted: July 9, 2015 09:52AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to its close, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the ASUS Sabertooth X99 motherboard, the newest entrry in ASUS' TUF line of products. We also have the Razer Seiren Pro microphone, a desktop model designed for podcasters, streamers, and anyone who needs their voice recorded cleanly. If you're on the road a bunch and would like to record the actions of those around you, perhaps the PAPAGO! GoSafe 520 Dashcam is the perfect item for you. For those wanting to better track and control their power usage, the D-Link WiFi Smart Plug can help you get the job done.

Motherboards
ASUS Sabertooth X99 @ Bjorn3D

Microphones
Razer Seiren Pro @ LanOC Reviews

Gadgets
PAPAGO! GoSafe 520 Dashcam @ Bjorn3D
D-Link WiFi Smart Plug @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: July 8, 2015 09:41AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with several items to help get you through the day. We have a review of the Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell processor, the company's tick in its tick-tock release pattern, with Broadwell being a die shrink instead of a new microarchitecture. There is a look at the Lian Li PC-T80 Test Bench, an open air model that can support XL-ATX motherboards and 360mm radiators. For storage needs, we have the ASUSTOR AS-5102T 2-Bay NAS that can be connected to a PC or used remotely over HDMI. If you want a new way to control your PC, maybe the Azio MGK1 mechanical keyboard is for you. The Logitech G230 and G35 headsets get put through a battery of tests to see if they should be your new way to get audio. Lastly the ASRock Beebox N3000 gets tested to see how the low-budget mini PC can perform daily tasks.

CPUs
Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell @ ThinkComputers

Cases
Lian Li PC-T80 Test Bench @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
ASUSTOR AS-5102T 2-Bay NAS @ Madshrimps

Keyboards/Mice
Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Logitech G230 and G35 Headsets @ PC Perspective

Prebuilts
ASRock Beebox N3000 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Monday, July 6, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: July 6, 2015 10:36AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with plenty of items on the docket for the day. We have a review on the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked, as well as the XFX R9 380 4G DD and XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation to cover both video card camps. The SilverStone Fortress FT05 case gets put to the test to see if it can house your rig. On the storage side, the Samsung 850 EVO and Pro 2TB SSDs, Crucial BX100 256GB SSD, OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD, and VisionTek 240GB Go Drive all get tested to see which one(s) you should use. An article examines the kind of horsepower in various quad-core CPUs and which one you really need for gaming. For those needing CPU cooling, the DeepCool Captain 240 Liquid CPU cooler has a unique style and perhaps the cooling performance you need. Lastly the review of the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet shows off everything it can do.

Video Cards
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked @ Bjorn3D
XFX R9 380 4G DD @ Bjorn3D
XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation @ Bjorn3D

CPUs
Quad-Core Gaming Roundup: How Much CPU Do You Really Need? @ PC Perspective

Cases
SilverStone Fortress FT05 @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
Samsung 850 EVO and Pro 2TB SSD @ PC Perspective
Crucial BX100 256GB SSD @ Bjorn3D
OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD @ Bjorn3D
VisionTek 240GB Go Drive @ Bjorn3D

CPU Cooling
DeepCool Captain 240 Liquid CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers

Laptops/Tablets
Microsoft Surface 3 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday, July 3, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: July 3, 2015 09:40AM
Author: bp9801

The last day of the week is here, and before the weekend festivities for those in the US begin, why not kick it off with some reviews and articles. There is a look at the Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD, which uses a Phison S10 controller and offers plenty of space for those needing an upgrade or a new primary drive in their computer. If you have a new video card and want a way to keep it running cooler for longer, perhaps the Corsair HG10 A1 bracket and H80i GT liquid cooler is the one for you. We also have a custom made leather wrist rest for TKL keyboards from Noko, as its Leatherworks TKL Wrist Rest gets inspected to see if it should be in front of your keyboard. Lastly we have a new case mod using a Bitfenix Prodigy to turn it into something any Fallout fan would be proud to have as their own.

Storage/Hard Drives
Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD @ Neoseeker

VGA Cooling
Corsair HG10 A1 Bracket + H80i GT Cooler @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Noko Leatherworks TKL Wrist Rest @ LanOC Reviews
Case Mod Friday: Vault Boy @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, July 2, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: July 2, 2015 09:36AM
Author: bp9801

The second day of July is here, and with it comes a few items to help you get through the day. We have an examination of the water pump noise from AMD's initial run of Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. Keeping with the liquid cooler, but switching to the CPU side, there is a review of the NZXT Kraken X41 CPU cooler, which features a a thicker radiator and longer tubing than its X40 predecessor. Finally we have the Corsair HX1200i power supply, a 1200W model with 80 PLUS Platinum certification and a Zero RPM fan that doesn't spin until a certain threshold is reached.

Video Cards
Retail AMD Fury X Sound Testing - Pump Whine Investigation @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
NZXT Kraken X41 @ Benchmark Reviews

Power Supplies
Corsair HX1200i @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: July 1, 2015 09:09AM
Author: bp9801

The first day of July is upon us, with 2015 already halfway over. We have a couple of items for you to get the month started, including a review of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video card. The company's latest and greatest has plenty of potential, so be sure to see if that ends up being the case or not. Our other item for the day is a look back at 20 of the worst PC setups seen during the month of June, with some sure to make you laugh or just simply shake your head.

Video Cards
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X @ TechSpot

Miscellany
20 of the Worst PC Setups – June 2015 @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Edition

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

We have arrived at the final day of June, with a few items to help send it off right. There is a review on the PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 video card, a 4GB model with a custom cooler that should be a nice boost to gaming performance. If you need a new display, perhaps for one of the new AMD cards, then maybe the ASUS MG279Q 27" 1440p IPS monitor is for you, as its the first 1440p IPS display that supports AMD FreeSync, with a variable refresh rate between 35 and 90Hz. Finishing things off today is the Tt eSPORTS Commander Gaming Gear Combo, a budget-friendly mouse and keyboard combo that will help you control your games while putting more money towards other gear.

Video Cards
PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 @ LanOC Reviews

Monitors
ASUS MG279Q 27-in 1440P 144Hz IPS 35-90Hz FreeSync @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
Tt eSPORTS Commander Gaming Gear Combo @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday, June 29, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 29, 2015 10:11AM
Author: bp9801

The last couple days of June are here, with some reviews to get your week started off right. We have a look at the SilverStone Fortress FT04 case, a large and unique model that is sure to hold whatever amount of hardware and water cooling gear you can get your hands on. The Synology DiskStation DS1515 NAS is deal for home use and small businesses, as it can hold five 3.5" drives, or be expanded further to support fifteen. A couple of smartphones get tested, with the Mlais M7 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge being put through a suite of benchmarks. Finishing it off is an overview of the IP licensing model and everything it entails.

Cases
SilverStone Fortress FT04 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Synology DiskStation DS1515 @ TechSpot

Mobile
Mlais M7 @ Madshrimps
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge @ LanOC Reviews

Miscellany
The IP licensing business model. A love story. @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday, June 26, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 26, 2015 10:13AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is upon us, with some items to help you welcome the weekend. There is a performance review of Batman: Arkham Knight to give you an idea of just how badly this PC port was botched. The in-game benchmark and actual gameplay with FRAPS were both tested, and the disparity between the two can give you an idea of how it is versus how it could be. We also have the Seasonic Snow Silent 750W power supply, which features 80 Plus Platinum certification and fanless operation up to ~50% load. A new case mod is highlighted that turns a Cooler Master CM 690 II case into something fitting of Warhammer 40,000. Lastly a new podcast covers the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Gaming
Batman: Arkham Knight Benchmarked, Performance @ TechSpot

Power Supplies
Seasonic Snow Silent 750W @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Black Templars @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #355 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, June 25, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 25, 2015 09:39AM
Author: bp9801

The week is coming to its close, but not before there are some items to help keep you occupied on this Thursday. We have another review of the MSI R9 380 Gaming 2G video card, one of AMD's latest cards that should offer a nice boost to those on older, less powerful technology. There is also the Cooler Master GeminII S524 VER.2 CPU cooler, which should be an ideal cooling solution to those in small cases. Ending things today is the ZOTAC ZBOX CI321 nano Mini-PC, an Intel NUC PC that looks ready to handle desktop duties or even serve as an HTPC.

Video Cards
MSI R9 380 Gaming 2G @ LanOC Reviews

CPU Cooling
Cooler Master GeminII S524 VER.2 @ Benchmark Reviews

Small Form Factor
ZOTAC ZBOX CI321 nano Mini-PC @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 24, 2015 09:51AM
Author: bp9801

We are at the middle of another week, with June nearing its end, but not before there are some reviews and articles for you to check out. There is a look at AMD's new Radeon R9 Fury X, the company's top dog using a Fiji core, so be sure to hit up the review to see what it is capable of doing. We also have a way of keeping your CPU nice and cool, wth the Scythe Tatsumi, and it won't break the bank, either. If you're curious about Qualcomm, there is a look back at its history and GPU revolution, or is that evolution? The Matias Tactile Pro 4 keyboard gets tested to check on whether or not it should be your new means of entry. Lastly there's an article examining the common default router IP addresses to help with troubleshooting.

Video Cards
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Scythe Tatsumi @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard @ Madshrimps

Networking
TechSpot: A list of common default router IP addresses @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Qualcomm History and its GPU (R)evolution @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday, June 22, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 22, 2015 08:44AM
Author: bp9801

We are at the start of another week, with several items to help get things rolling. There is a look at the best $70 CPU for gaming, pitting the AMD Athlon X4 860K against the Intel Pentium G3258 to see which budget processor is worthy of your time. We also have a review of the Logitech G910 Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard, which uses Romer G switches for a unique experience. For audio needs, we have the Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset, with its 40mm drivers and enhanced virtual surround sound, to get you closer to your games and music. The Eyefi Mobi 8GB card gets tested to see how this WiFi SD card gets the job done. Finishing things off is a new podcast looking at the latest news and reviews from last week.

CPUs
Best $70 CPU for Gaming: Athlon X4 860K vs. Pentium G3258 @ TechSpot

Keyboards/Mice
Logitech G910 Orion Spark @ LanOC Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Eyefi Mobi 8GB @ LanOC Reviews

Miscellany
Podcast #354 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday, June 19, 2015 Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 19, 2015 09:00AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the end of another week, one filled with E3 and new video cards from AMD. There are a couple looks at those video cards, with the MSI R9 390 Gaming 8G and Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 390 8GB both put to the test to see what they can bring to the table. If you have a small case and need some cooling, the Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU cooler, with its small profile, could be the one for you. We have a review of the Blackview Zeta smartphone, which features an octa-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. Ending the week is a case mod featuring a CaseLabs Mercury S5 case and a sweet white and blue color scheme.

Video Cards
MSI R9 390 Gaming 8G @ Bjorn3D
Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 390 8GB @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-L9x65 @ Benchmark Reviews

Mobile
Blackview Zeta @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: White Metropolis @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, June 18, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 18, 2015 09:48AM
Author: bp9801

We're moving towards the end of the week, but there are plenty of items for you to check out today. There is a review of the Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P motherboard, a revised and improved upgrade from its past Gaming 5 motherboard. We also have the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0+ video card, a high-powered option for the green team featuring a custom cooler and factory overclock. On the AMD side, we have a review covering the Radeon R9 390X, R9 390, and R9 380 video cards, the brand new cards that all feature tweaked cores from past models. There's also a look at AMD's new Fiji video cards and what HBM can help bring to the video card world. Rounding things out is a review of the Cherry MX Board 6.0, a backlit mechanical keyboard featuring a new technology called RealKey.

Motherboards
Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P @ ThinkComputers

Video Cards
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0+ @ Bjorn3D
Radeon R9 390X, R9 390, & R9 380 @ TechSpot
AMD Exposes Fiji to the World: HBM for the Enthusiast @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Cherry MX Board 6.0 @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 17, 2015 09:36AM
Author: bp9801

We have come to the middle of the week, with a couple of items to help get you through the day. There is a review of the Massdrop Infinity mechanical keyboard, a 60% model that can be custom tailored with whatever switches you want, and then you can either solder the whole thing together or get that already done for you. It's a great DIY kit for those with the know-how, or want to learn the know-how. We also have the Ozone Rage ST Gaming Headset, which features extra large ear cups, inline controls, and a comfortable design that you could wear for hours.

Keyboards/Mice
Massdrop Infinity Keyboard @ LanOC Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Ozone Rage ST Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews



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