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Hardware Roundup: Friday, August 28, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 28, 2015 10:05AM
Author: bp9801

The final Friday of August brings with it several items to help get your weekend started. There is a review of the ASUS Z170-A motherboard, a competitively priced model that includes many higher quality features usually found on more expensive motherboards. The U10 smartphone from OUKITEL gets reviewed to see what this 64-bit MTK SoC equipped model with a 5" Full HD screen can do. A new case mod takes the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX case and gives it a Tony Stark flair. Lastly, a new podcast covers the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Motherboards
ASUS Z170-A @ PC Perspective

Mobile
OUKITEL U10 @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: I am Iron Man @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #364 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, August 27, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 27, 2015 10:22AM
Author: bp9801

Both the week and August are drawing to a close, but not before we offer you some reviews to check out. There is a look at what the AMD Radeon R9 Nano offers, but it isn't a review since the cards aren't quite ready to send out just yet. We do have another review on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, with the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G put to the test. A pair of VisionTek GO SSDs are used in a RAID 0 configuration, with some impressive results showing what it can do on an Intel X99 build. For some smaller storage, there is a review of the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive that features hardware encryption to keep your data safe and secure. Lastly, the EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse is tested to see how this eight button, 6400DPI mouse performs in gaming and everyday use.

Video Cards
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Preview @ PC Perspective
MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
VisionTek Go Drive SSD RAID 0 @ Bjorn3D
Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
EVGA TORQ X5 @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 26, 2015 09:23AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived to the middle of another week, with plenty of items to keep you busy. There is a review of the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard to see how this top of the line model with its upgraded audio performs with Intel's new CPUs. We have a couple of AMD cards up for review today, including the ASUS R7 370 Strix 4GB and the ASUS Strix Radeon R9 Fury, so you get two different variants based on your gaming needs. The Nixeus Vue 24" monitor features a 1080p resolution and AMD FreeSync, which gives smooth gameplay thanks to its variable refresh rate design. If you want to do a small build, perhaps the SilverStone SG12 case can make up your centerpiece. There are other reviews to check out, too, including a QNAP NAS unit, a smartphone from SISWOO, and an Origin laptop equipped with NVIDIA G-Sync.

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 @ Bjorn3D

Cases
SilverStone SG12 @ Bjorn3D

Video Cards
ASUS R7 370 Strix 4GB @ LanOC Reviews
ASUS Strix Radeon R9 Fury @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
QNAP TVS-471-4G High Performance NAS @ Bjorn3D

Monitors
Nixeus Vue 24-in 1080P 144Hz TN 30-144Hz FreeSync @ PC Perspective

Laptops/Tablets
Origin EON-17X @ TechSpot

Mobile
SISWOO C55 Longbow @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 25, 2015 08:45AM
Author: bp9801

Another Tuesday is upon us, with just a couple of items to tide you over. There is an article on how to optimize the potential of a horizontal or top-down CPU cooler and get the most out of your investment. We also have an article for the laptop and tablet users making the change to Windows 10, with it showing how best to extend your battery life with Microsoft's newest OS.

Miscellany
Optimized CPU Cooling with Top-Down Heatsinks @ Benchmark Reviews
How To Significantly Improve Battery Life In Windows 10 @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday, August 24, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 24, 2015 10:07AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is here as August starts to wind down, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the BitFenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case, a slightly bigger model of its popular Prodigy case that can pack in a little more hardware than before. We also have the ASUS PB258Q framless 25" IPS monitor, featuring a 2560x1440 IPS panel and a design that virtually eliminates the frame when the monitor is turned on. The Corsair Strafe mechanical keyboard gets reviewed to see how well it stacks up to the competition and what the MOBA and FPS keycaps bring to the party. For those looking for a new Android tablet, perhaps the Dell Venue 10 7000 Series is for you, with its convertible design to turn it into a full-fledged laptop. Finally we have an article looking at the top 10 hidden features of Windows 10.

Cases
BitFenix Prodigy M Micro-ATX @ ThinkComputers

Monitors
ASUS PB258Q Frameless 25-inch WQHD IPS @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Dell Venue 10 7000 Series: Convertible Tablet @ PC Perspective

Operating Systems
Top 10 Hidden Windows Features @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday, August 21, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 21, 2015 09:36AM
Author: bp9801

The last day before the weekend is upon us, with a few items to help get you through your Friday. There is a look at a couple different NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 video cards, as a model from both ASUS and MSI get tested to see how this new card compares to the rest. We also have a review on the BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX motherboard, a small model that's perfect for small builds, especially since it already includes an Intel Celeron N3150 SoC. Lastly a new case mod that should appeal to comic book fans, as there's no mistaken which superhero this one is for.

Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Roundup featuring ASUS and MSI @ Neoseeker

Motherboards
BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Man of Steel @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, August 20, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 20, 2015 10:18AM
Author: bp9801

We're drawing closer to the end of the week, but not before there are several items to keep you occupied. There are a couple looks at the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 video card, including another look at the ASUS GTX 950 Strix featured in ours. On the AMD side of things, we have the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 video card to see how it compares. The ADATA XPG SX930 Gaming SSD, with its 560MB/s read and 460MB/s write speeds, gets reviewed to check what kind of a boost it can offer you. Lastly, there's the Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard featuring Kailh Blue switches and a budget-friendly price.

Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 @ TechSpot
ASUS GTX 950 Strix @ LanOC Reviews
Sapphire Nitro R7 370 @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
ADATA XPG SX930 Gaming SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

Keyboards/Mice
Azio MGK1 Mechanical Keyboard @ Neoseeker



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 19, 2015 09:58AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a couple of items to help get you through the day. There is a review of the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard, the cream of the crop for the company's gaming line. Featuring four-way graphics support, Killer DoubleShot X3 Pro networking, high-end audio, and plenty more, this motherboard could just be the beginnings of your new Intel Skylake build. We also have a look at the Samsung 850 EVO 2TB SSD, a massive storage solution that is blistering fast and reasonably priced, all things considered.

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Samsung SSD 850 Evo 2TB @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 18, 2015 10:08AM
Author: bp9801

Another Tuesday is upon us, with several items to keep you occupied. We have a review of the HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB to see what kind of performance it offers to those on a tight budget. If you're in need of a smaller case, perhaps the SilverStone Sugo SG12 Micro-ATX case is the one for you. We also have a look at how much memory you need, with 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB configurations all tested to see what you can get with each amount. Wrapping things up is a guide on how to safely remove the Windows.old folder after you do an OS upgrade, like to Windows 10.

Video Cards
HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB @ Madshrimps

Cases
SilverStone Sugo SG12 @ Benchmark Reviews

Memory
How Much Memory Should You Get? 4GB vs. 8GB vs. 16GB Performance Tested @ TechSpot

Miscellany
How to Delete the Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday, August 17, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 17, 2015 10:22AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with several items to help get it started right. The Noctua NH-D15S CPU cooler is a slightly tweaked model of the older NH-D15 featuring an offset asymmetrical design and a single center-mount 140mm fan. We also have the Cooler Master QuickFire XTi, a full-size model of its popular mechanical keyboard line that comes with Cherry MX switches and blue/red backlighting. For some more control of your games, the Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse gets put to the test to see how much it's been improved. Rounding things off for today is a look at DirectX 12 CPU and GPU performance in Stardock's Ashes of the Singularity benchmark.

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Cooler Master QuickFire XTi @ LanOC Reviews
Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
DX12 GPU and CPU Performance Tested: Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday, August 14, 2015, Edition

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Posted: August 14, 2015 09:47AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the end of the week, with a couple of items to welcome in the weekend. There is a new case mod focused on an Intel X99 build, but with a completely made from scratch case that has to be seen. Huge resevoirs flank either side of the hardware on the inside, with a white lighting and dye theme to give it a strong appearance. We also have a new podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: L3Pipe @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #362 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, August 13, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 13, 2015 10:03AM
Author: bp9801

Another day has arrived, and with it comes some new items to check out. The AMD A10-7870K APU, a Kaveri refresh for the company's flagship APU line. To keep it cool, perhaps the SilverStone TD03-E liquid CPU cooler should be on your radar. Housing all of this gear could be the Fractal Design Node 202 case, which gets reviewed to see if it's the one for you. If you just want some classic PC games, we have an article looking at 17 of them that have aged well, and should definitely be ones to play if you never have. Finally we have a how-to guide on preparing a system image for your move to Windows 10.

CPUs
AMD A10-7870K @ LanOC Reviews

CPU Cooling
SilverStone TD03-E Liquid CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers

Cases
Fractal Design Node 202 @ Madshrimps

Gaming
Gaming Classics: 17 PC games that have aged well @ TechSpot

Operating Systems
Preparing System Image for Windows 10 @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 12, 2015 10:15AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of another week has arrived, and with it comes some articles to help get you past the day. The Noctua NH-D9L 3U low noise CPU cooler gets tested to see how well it can handle the task. We also have the AZIO EXO1-K gaming mouse, which has an optical sensor, four adjustable DPI levels, and an affordable price. For another gaming mouse option, there's the ROCCAT NYTH, a modular mouse that can easily switch between FPS and MOBA game setups, and even MMOs. Finishing things off today is an article looking at how to unlock a God Mode in the news Windows 10 operating system.

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-D9L 3U Low Profile @ Frostytech

Mice/Keyboards
AZIO EXO1-K Gaming Mouse @ Neoseeker
ROCCAT NYTH Modular Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Operating Systems
How to Unlock Windows 10 God Mode @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 11, 2015 09:47AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, and with it comes a couple different item to keep you occupied. We have a look at the HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB video card, complete with a factory overclock and custom cooler to help keep the temperatures where they should be. There is also the ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SSD, which uses the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller for high read speeds and a low cost solution for your storage needs.

Video Cards
HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB @ Madshrimps

Storage/Hard Drives
ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SSD @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday, August 10, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 10, 2015 09:17AM
Author: bp9801

A new week has arrived, and with it comes several items to help get your week started. The MSI Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard gets tested to see how this new chipset handles Intel's Skylake processors. We also have the Fractal Design Core 1500 case, which has all the features of a larger case, but in a smaller and more affordable solution. An article examines the performance levels of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and the brand new Windows 10 to see what difference there is between the three operating systems. Finally, we have an article looking at what exactly draw call entails with the likes of Mantle, Vulkan, and DirectX 12 APIs, and what it means for gamers.

Motherboards
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 @ LanOC Reviews

Cases
Fractal Design Core 1500 @ ThinkComputers

Operating Systems
Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7 Performance @ TechSpot

Miscellany
What Exactly Is a Draw Call (and What Can It Do)? @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday, August 7, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 7, 2015 09:13AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the first week of August is here, but not before some items arrive to get you through to the weekend. Intel's new Core i7-6700K processor gets reviewed to see what kind of boost Skylake can bring to your system. To run the new processor, you'll need a brand new motherboard, and luckily the MSI Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard is reviewed to see if it should be the one for you. If a new video card is what you're after, perhaps the Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition, with its custom cooler and high factory overclock, is for you. Or if you need something a little more powerful, we have a look at how the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti in SLI handles the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X in Crossfire. A new case mod uses the Corsair Obsidian 750D case for a very green internal build, complete with rigid tubing for the water cooling setup. Wrapping it all up is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

CPUs
Intel Core i7-6700K @ Neoseeker

Motherboards
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 @ ThinkComputers

Video Cards
Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition @ PC Perspective
Dual-GPU Face Off: GeForce GTX 980 Ti SLI vs. Radeon R9 Fury X Crossfire @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Simply Green @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #361 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday, August 6, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 6, 2015 09:49AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, and with it comes a couple of items to get you closer to the weekend. We have a review of the ASUS Z170-A motherboard to use with the new Intel Skylake processors without breaking the bank, while still giving you USB 3.1, SATA Express and M.2, and overclocking potential. For those needing a new video card, there's the Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme, which has a triple fan cooler and a factory overclock to deliver some crazy fast performance.

Motherboards
ASUS Z170-A @ ThinkComputers

Video Cards
Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Intel Core i7 6700K Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 5, 2015 08:29AM
Author: bp9801

Intel's new Core i7 6700K has arrived today, bringing with it the company's 6th Generation Core architecture and the Skylake series. This new chip is built on the 14nm process and features four cores and eight threads, thanks to Intel's Hyper Threading. It also has a stock speed of 4GHz and a Turbo Boost of 4.2GHz, 8MB of shared L3 cache, DDR4 to the masses, and the potential to be a serious overclocker. The Core i7 6700K is just the first of the Skylake products to arrive, as the Core i5 6600K and beyond will be shown off during IDF15 later this month. Be sure to check out our reviews and others to see just how well the Core i7 6700K performs and overclocks to see just what Intel has on offer.

Intel 6th Generation Core i7 6700K @ OCC
Intel Core i7-6700K @ TechSpot
Intel Core i7-6700K @ ThinkComputers
Intel Core i7 6700K @ Bjorn3D
Intel Core i7-6700K @ PC Perspective
Intel i7-6700K @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 5, 2015 08:21AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the middle of the week, with several items to help get you over the hump. The be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU cooler gets put to the test to see how this low profile model can handle a workload. We also have the EK Water Blocks L360 liquid cooling kit that comes with everything you need to get your own custom loop set up and running. For storage needs, there's a review of the MyDigitalSSD's 240GB SATA m.2 SSD that sees how fast this small drive can access your data. If you need a way to control your PC from a distance, perhaps the Azio Vision backlit wireless keyboard is the one for you. Lastly we have the Lenovo LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 laptops, two 13.3" models that feature reduced weight to allow for new levels of portability.

CPU Cooling
be quiet! Shadow Rock LP @ Frostytech
EK Water Blocks L360 @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
MyDigitalSSD 240GB SATA m.2 SSD @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Azio Vision Backlit Wireless Keyboard @ Neoseeker

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 4, 2015 08:22AM
Author: bp9801

The beginning of a new day is here, with a couple of items for your viewing pleasure. We have a review on the Antec Signature S10 full tower case, which boasts a sleek design and plenty of features to go with a rather high price tag. There is also a look at the Shuttle DS57U Barebone kit, a model on the opposite end of the size spectrum that can fit a variety of Intel CPUs based on what you require.

Cases
Antec Signature S10 @ PC Perspective

Small Form Factor
Shuttle DS57U Barebone @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Monday, August 3, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: August 3, 2015 09:49AM
Author: bp9801

A new week and a new month is upon us, with plenty of items to help get you started. There is a review on the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8G D5 video card, as well as the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G card to give you a couple different looks at AMD's new products. The Cyonic AU-450x Fully Modular 450W Power Supply that is produced from a SeaSonic partnership, so it will be interesting to see how it performs. We also have a look at the Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel, which can be used on the PC, PS4, and PS3, and incorporates force feedback to give you a better feel of the in-game action. Toshiba's FlashAir III Wireless SD card gets put to the test to how well it can wirelessly send you the pictures or videos on it. The Samsung Galaxy S6 gets compared to the Motorola Moto E to show what flagship and budget smartphones will get you. Finally a new podcast looks back at the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Video Cards
Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8G D5 @ Bjorn3D
MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G @ ThinkComputers

Power Supplies
Cyonic AU-450x Fully Modular 450W Power Supply @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Card @ Madshrimps

Gadgets
Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel @ PC Perspective

Mobile
Flagship vs. Budget: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Motorola Moto E @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Podcast #360 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday, July 31, 2015, Edition

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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

Category: Affiliate News
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



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