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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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



Hardware Roundup: Monday, June 15, 2015, Edition

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Posted: June 15, 2015 09:07AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, as is a wealth of items, so let's dive right in. If you've ever wondered how to watercool a video card, look no further as we have a guide on how to do exactly that to a GTX 970. There is a review of the Gigabyte Brix GB-BXA8-5557 PC, a tiny AMD-based computer that may be a solid option for those needing something with a small footprint. We also have the Mushkin Reactor 512GB SSD, which uses 16nm MLC NAND and a Silicon Motion controller to deliver read speeds up to 560MB/s and write speeds of 460MB/s. If you need a little more portable storage, perhaps the Lexar JumpDrive M20 USB 3.0 Flash Drive is for you. The Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone gets put to the test to see how much better it can help you sound compared to the competition. We also have the ASUS Zenfone 2 up for review, plus a look at why owning a real camera is important and also a new case mod.

Video Cards
Modding the EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 Graphics Card @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Mushkin Reactor 512GB SSD @ ThinkComputers
Lexar JumpDrive M20 USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Small Form Factor
Gigabyte Brix GB-BXA8-5557 @ LanOC Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Razer Seiren Elite USB Digital Microphone @ Madshrimps

Mobile
ASUS Zenfone 2 @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Mind your life memories: Why owning a real camera matters @ TechSpot
Case Mod Friday: Project Prodigious @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, June 11, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 11, 2015 09:49AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to its close, but we still have some items for you to check out before it does. There is a review of the Tesoro Lobera Spectrum mechanical keyboard, an RGB model with per-key RGB illumination and a built-in USB hub. We also have the QNAP TVS-863+ vNAS Server that uses an AMD SoC for a low-power option that doesn't seem to be a slouch in performance. If you're in the market for a new gaming laptop, perhaps the ASUS G751JT-CH71, with its Intel Core i7-4710HQ and GTX 970M, is for you. For some music on-the-go, we have the LUXA2 GroovyA Bluetooth Speaker, which can provide up to 15 hours of playtime. Finishing up for today is a new podcast covering the lastest news and reviews from the past week.

Keyboards/Mice
Tesoro Lobera Spectrum @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
QNAP TVS-863+ vNAS Server @ Benchmark Reviews

Laptops/Tablets
ASUS G751JT-CH71 @ PC Perspective

Speakers/Headphones
LUXA2 GroovyA Bluetooth Speaker @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Podcast #353 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 10, 2015 09:44AM
Author: bp9801

We have reached the middle of the week, with some items to help you get through this Wednesday. There is a review of the Intel Celeron N3050 and the Pentium N3700, both of which are Braswell SoCs aimed at the entry-level desktop market. We also have the ADATA Premier SP600 128GB SSD, which uses one of the newest JMicron controllers to help provide it some speed. Another SSD gets tested, this time from the new company EMTEC, as its Power Plus 120GB SSD gets put to the test.

CPUs
Intel Celeron N3050 & Pentium N3700 @ TechSpot

Storage/Hard Drives
ADATA Premier SP600 128GB SSD @ Madshrimps
EMTEC SSD Power Plus 120GB @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 9, 2015 09:47AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with some new items for you to check out and consider. There is a look at the ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer motherboard, which is aimed at the gaming crowd and carries with it plenty of features sure to apease them. Plus the price is pretty easy to stomach, too. We also have the ASUS STRIX Tactio Pro Gaming Keyboard, a mechanical keyboard offering Cherry MX Red, Blue, Brown, and Black switches. It also has 21 macro keys, full illumination, N-key rollover, and more, so it certainly sounds like an option to consider.

Motherboards
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
ASUS STRIX Tactio Pro Gaming Keyboard @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday, June 8, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 8, 2015 08:31AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, and we have some items for you to consider on this Monday. There is a review of the In Win 707 full tower case, a more traditional looking case that can pack in a ton of hardware. We also have the OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD, which uses a Barefoot 3 controller for some quick performance without breaking the bank. A wish list for Windows 10 looks at the mobile side of Microsoft's upcoming OS and what it hopefully accomplishes in order to compete against Android and iOS. Lastly there's a new case mod inspired by Mad Max, with the post-apocalyptic looks to boot.

Cases
In Win 707 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD @ LanOC Reviews

Mobile
Windows 10 Mobile Wish List @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Project CLUNK @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Friday, June 5, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 5, 2015 09:00AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the first week of June is here, and we have a couple of items to help you welcome the weekend. There is a look at the ADATA Premier SP610 SSD, which has a 256GB capacity and read speeds up to 560MB/s, it will be interesting to see how it compares to other drives in that size. The write speeds are not the best, but you'll just have to see how that affects the overall performance, if any. Our other item is a new podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Storage/Hard Drives
ADATA Premier SP610 SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
Podcast #352 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, June 4, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 4, 2015 09:07AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but not before there are a couple of items to help you out. There is a look at five of the new Intel 750 SSDs all paired up and running together for some insane performance numbers. One of them is fast, but five together is something else entirely. We also have the SISWOO C50 Longbow smartphone, which has a 5" HD screen, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, plus a 64-bit CPU from MTK.

Storage/Hard Drives
Five Intel SSD 750s Tested - Two Million IOPS and 10 GB/sec - Achievement Unlocked! @ PC Perspective

Mobile
SISWOO C50 Longbow @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 3, 2015 06:43AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the middle of the week, with a couple of items to help hold you over. There is a look at the Origin EON15-X laptop, a user-customizable 15-inch laptop that can be loaded up with an Intel Devil's Canyon CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU for some extreme performance. We also have an examination of Intel's Thunderbolt 3 interface type, which has transfer speeds of 40Gbps, has a native USB 3.1 host controller on the chip, and uses a USB Type-C port for the connector instead of mini DisplayPort.

Laptops/Tablets
Origin EON15-X Laptop @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Thunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbps Thunderbolt, USB 3.1, DP 1.2 all on USB-C @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 2, 2015 08:28AM
Author: bp9801

Computex keeps rolling right along with product announcements and reveals, but we do have some reviews to help you pass the time, too. There is a look at the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX case, a mid-tower model that incorporates many different features and designs to make one truly unique case. We have a couple different CPU coolers for you to consider based on whatever type of cooling you need. The Corsair H80i GT liquid CPU cooler allows for minimal noise and high performance, so it could be perfect for anyone wanting to step into the world of watercooling. On the other side is the Scythe Ashura CPU cooler, a compact, 120mm air cooling model that may prove how looks can be deceiving.

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid-Tower @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Corsair H80i GT @ ThinkComputers
Scythe Ashura @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 1, 2015 08:31AM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA's latest and greatest video card, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, has arrived, and with it comes TITAN X-level performance to something that starts at only $649.99. Sure, you get 6GB of GDDR5 instead of 12GB and 2816 CUDA cores instead of 3072, but the performance most definitely is not hurt by that. The 980 Ti manages to stay right around the TITAN X in nearly every game and benchmark, with some matching or even exceeding it. And all of that for $350 less than the top dog. We have a collection of reviews on the 980 Ti for you to check out and see just how grand this card truly is.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti @ OCC
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB - Matching TITAN X at $650 @ PC Perspective
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti @ TechSpot
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti @ LanOC Reviews
The New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Features and Tech Overview @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Monday, June 1, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 1, 2015 08:25AM
Author: bp9801

Today is the first day of June, and also the first day of Computex, so be prepared for plenty of news coming your way. We also have some reviews, too, like a look at the Thermaltake Supressor F51 case, a model that takes various elements of the Core Series and puts them in a larger model. There is also the Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged mechanical keyboard, which uses Tt certified mechanical switches. Lastly there's the Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD, a 2TB drive that can survive whatever punishment you can dish out, even if it's an accidental fall.

Cases
Thermaltake Supressor F51 @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Portable HDD @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Friday, May 29, 2015, Edition

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Posted: May 29, 2015 09:35AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is here, and just about the end of May, so what better way to begin the weekend than with some reviews. We have a look at the Corsair Graphite Series 780T full tower case, a new addition to the company's lineup that comes with a host of features and a white color scheme. There is also the NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV and what exactly it can bring to your living room setup. Five different system builds to fit various budgets get tested so you know just what kind of performance you can expect at the different price points. A look back at 20 of the worst PC setups seen during the month of May should give you some laughs or potentially some cringes. Lastly there's a new case mod using the Corsair Carbide Air 240 case and giving it an even sweeter style.

Cases
Corsair Graphite Series 780T White @ PC Perspective

Gadgets
The NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV Review: Early Impressions @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Benchmarking TechSpot's PC Buying Guide Systems @ TechSpot
20 of the Worst PC Setups - May 2015 @ ThinkComputers
Case Mod Friday: Re(de)fine Air 240 @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, May 28, 2015, Edition

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Posted: May 28, 2015 08:35AM
Author: bp9801

May is nearing its end, but not before we have some items for you to peruse. There is a look at how an SLI setup of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 performs in several games, including Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, to see how the two cards compare to a single TITAN X. On the red side, we have the Sapphire R9 285 ITX OC, a nice and compact video card to give small systems a boost to gaming potential. If you need some new audio gear, perhaps the ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog headset is for you. Lastly there's the Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drive, a drive that comes with built-in encryption software to keep it secure if lost.

Video Cards
GTX 980 SLI Testing @ LanOC Reviews
Sapphire R9 285 ITX OC @ PC Perspective

Speakers/Headphones
ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 27, 2015 08:34AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, and we have a couple of items to help you get through the day. There is a look at the be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU cooler, a slightly different dual-tower design with six 6mm heat pipes and two 135mm PWM fans to keep everything cool. We also have the Calyx PaT Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier up for review, which is a tiny device that is powered purely by a micro USB connector that can still output plenty of juice to power in-ear monitors and the like.

CPU Cooling
be quiet! Dark Rock TF @ Frostytech

Speakers/Headphones
Calyx PaT Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 26, 2015 08:42AM
Author: bp9801

May is wrapping up, with under a week to go, but there are still plenty of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z FORGED mechanical gaming keyboard, which is the first entry in the series to feature five dedicated macro keys. We also have the Cougar 500K gaming keyboard, a model that's similar appearance to its big brother 700K, but without the mechanical switches. For those in need of a new laptop, perhaps the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible is the one for you. If you're looking for something a little different, there's a review of the Neurio home intelligence system, a Kickstarter success that can turn your home into a smart home.

Keyboards/Mice
Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z FORGED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews
Cougar 500K Gaming Keyboard @ ThinkComputers

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible @ Madshrimps

Gadgets
Neutrio Home Intelligence @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday, May 22, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 22, 2015 08:58AM
Author: bp9801

We are here at the end of the week with some reviews to help you welcome the weekend. There is a look at the GIGABYTE Champion Series X99-Gaming 5P motherboard, which has enhanced overclocking features and is also part of the company's G1 Gaming line to appeal to gamers. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrived earlier this week, so if you're wondering how it performs on various hardware, we have an article for you. We have something a little different, as the 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ gets checked out to see what kind of technology it offers and how it drives. A new case mod based on the Corsair 900D gets shown off, with a sweet looking reservoir and solid tubing. Ending for the day is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Motherboards
GIGABYTE Champion Series X99-Gaming 5P @ PC Perspective

Gaming
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Benchmarked, Performance @ TechSpot

Miscellany
2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ AWD @ LanOC Reviews
Case Mod Friday: Refl3ctoR 900D @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #350 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, May 21, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 21, 2015 09:30AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but before it does, we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X, the massive and current top of the line offering from the green team. We have a look at the Supermicro SuperChasis S5 mid-tower case, which offers a good look, but may not hold up for the pricetag. Zalman's ZM-GM4 Knossos gaming mouse gets put to the test to see how it competes. If you need something to put that new mouse on or any others, perhaps the Kingston HyperX FURY Pro gaming mouse pad is the one for you.

Video Cards
NVIDIA Titan X @ LanOC Reviews

Cases
Supermicro SuperChasis S5 @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
Zalman ZM-GM4 Knossos Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Mouse Pads
Kingston HyperX FURY Pro @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 20, 2015 09:33AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items along the way to help get you through the day. We have a review of the OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD, which uses the Barefoot 3 M10 controller and Toshiba's 19nm MLC NAND flash to offer a fast and affordable storage solution. The Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Portable Hard Drive is another storage solution, but one that offers military-grade dust, water, and shock protection, as well as an NFC chip for easy unlocking. Wrapping things up is a look at the Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone, a budget Windows 8.1 phone that can upgrade to Windows 10 for free later on.

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD @ Madshrimps
Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Portable Hard Drive @ ThinkComputers

Mobile
Microsoft Lumia 640 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 19, 2015 09:13AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here loaded with items for you to check over, so let's get right to it. We have a look at the Gigabyte X99-UD4P motherboard, which offers plenty of features for the Intel Haswell-E processors without breaking the bank for one of those builds. A couple different G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 kits get tested, with one being a 16GB 2666MHz kit and the other a 16GB 3000MHz kit. For cooling needs, we certainly have you covered today, as air coolers from CRYORIG get put to the test, as does a liquid cooler from Fractal Design. There are also some storage options, too, with the Silicon Power S80 480GB SSD and the Silicon Power Armor A60 portable hard drive up for review. The Sentey Lumenata Pro SP gaming mouse is reviewed to see what all it offers. We also have a look at AMD's HBM plans for its next generation of GPUs, plus a PC buying guide to help you put together a new rig.

Motherboards
Gigabyte X99-UD4P @ Bjorn3D

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz @ Bjorn3D
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000MHz @ Bjorn3D

CPU Cooling
CRYORIG R1 Ultimate @ Benchmark Reviews
Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid Cooler @ Madshrimps
CRYORIG H5 Universal @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Silicon Power S80 480GB SSD @ Bjorn3D
Silicon Power Armor A60 @ Bjorn3D

Mice/Keyboards
Sentey Lumenata Pro SP @ Bjorn3D

Miscellany
TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Mid-2015 Update @ TechSpot
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Architecture - AMD Plans for the Future of GPUs @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday, May 18, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 18, 2015 09:15AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, and to start it off we have a couple of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Fractal Design Core 2500 case, an affordable case that still packs in plenty of features, like support for large video cards, plenty of fans, and up to 280mm water cooling radiator support. Our other item for the day is the Toshiba MQ02ABF075 750GB 2.5" hard drive, which is only 7mm high to fit in Ultrabooks and other models where space is at a premium.

Cases
Fractal Design Core 2500 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5" Mobile Thin HDD @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Friday, May 15, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 15, 2015 08:49AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is upon us, with some items to help welcome in the weekend. There is a review of the Acer XB270HU IPS monitor, which has a 27" screen, a 144HZ refresh rate, and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC for some truly smooth gameplay performance. It is also the first screen to support G-SYNC and feature an IPS panel, so it isn't one to miss. We also have a look at the Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad, a 4mm thick mouse pad that comes in four different sizes, including an extra large 420mm x 900mm. The LUXA2 Lavi L Bluetooth headphones are designed for those on the go who don't want to skimp out on the audio fidelity. A new case mod, dubbed Parvum Warfare, is showcased that is an Advanced Warfare-themed build in partnership with Parvum Systems. Ending the day is a podcast featuring the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Monitors
Acer XB270HU 27-in 1440P 144Hz IPS G-Sync Monitor @ PC Perspective

Mouse Pads
Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad @ LanOC Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
LUXA2 Lavi L Bluetooth Headphones @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Parvum Warfare @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #349 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, May 14, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: May 14, 2015 09:13AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the Fractal Design Define S mid-tower case, which resembles the popular R5 case, but with some revised features and a lower cost. We also have the RAIDMAX Viper GX II case, with its unique look, top vents, and even a hot-swappable hard drive bay. For storage needs, the Patriot Ignite M2 480GB SSD gets put to the test to see what it brings to the table. Finishing off the day is a video review of the AKRACING Ergonomic Gaming Chair, a different model than the one we reviewed, but still quite stylish.

Cases
Fractal Design Define S @ PC Perspective
RAIDMAX Viper GX II @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Patriot Ignite M2 480GB SSD @ LanOC Reviews

Miscellany
Video Perspective: AKracing (AK-6014) Ergonomic Gaming Chair @ PC Perspective



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