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Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: July 31, 2014 05:55AM
Author: bp9801

The final day of July is here, and with it comes a nice selection of reviews for you to check out. There is a look at the AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU, a slight update to the series that comes in 45 and 65W TDP varieties, and packs in an R7 GPU. We also have the NZXT H440 mid-tower case for those valuing silent computing. To keep everything powered up for the long run, there's a review on the SeaSonic X-Series XM2-1250 power supply. Logitech's new G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse, dubbed the "world's fastest," gets put to the test to see if that claim is justified. Finishing things up today is a look at the GAMDIAS Hephaestus GHS2000 headset, which features 7.1 surround, built-in cooling, and various other features.

CPUs
AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU @ TechSpot

Cases
NZXT H440 @ ThinkComputers

Power Supplies
SeaSonic X-Series XM2-1250 @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse @ PC Perspective

Speakers/Headphones
GAMDIAS Hephaestus GHS2000 Headset @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

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Posted: July 29, 2014 10:06AM
Author: bp9801

Today we have a little bit of everything concerning gadgets and gear for your computer. First up is a review on the new NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, a more powerful entry in the SHIELD family, and the SHIELD Wireless Controller, so you can control all your games on the tablet with ease. We also have a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible laptop, which has a durable body and a touch panel that is not pure gloss. Moving along there is a review on the Icy Dock MB981U3-1S hard drive dock that connects via USB 3.0 and can support 2.5 or 3.5" drives. The Carbonic mouse pad from XTracGear gets put to the test to see how this affordable option can help improve your mouse's tracking. Wrapping things up is a guide to smartphone camera hardware, covering the key photography terms you should be aware of and how smartphones compare to traditional cameras.

Laptops/Tablets
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Controller @ PC Perspective
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Convertible @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Icy Dock MB981U3-1S Hard Drive Dock @ ThinkComputers

Mouse Pads
XTracGear Carbonic @ Benchmark Reviews

Mobile
A Guide to Smartphone Camera Hardware @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

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Posted: July 28, 2014 05:51AM
Author: bp9801

The final week of July has arrived, and with it comes several items for you to check out on this Monday. We have a look at the Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD, which comes in at a pretty friendly price that most people should be pleased with. There's also the Crucial M550 series of SSDs, with the entire lineup getting tested to see how performance scales across the various capacities. Sticking with storage, but going a little more portable, is a review on the Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB memory card. Wrapping things up today is the Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ Android tablet, featuring a unique design that sets it apart from the crowd.

Storage/Hard Drives
Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD @ Madshrimps
Crucial M550 2.5" SATA SSD Full Capacity Roundup @ PC Perspective
Silicon Power Superior SDXC UHS-1 64GB @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ Android Tablet @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

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Posted: July 25, 2014 05:43AM
Author: bp9801

It is Friday at long last, and we have a couple of items for you to check out today. There is a review on the SilverStone Raven RV05 case, the company's latest entry in the unique Raven series. This cases features absolutely no 5.25" bays, yet still has plenty of room inside for ATX motherboards, long video cards, and even water cooling. Our other item for the day is a new podcast covering the latest news and reviews of the past week.

Cases
SilverStone Raven RV05 @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
Podcast #310 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: July 24, 2014 10:56AM
Author: bp9801

Another weekend is almost here, but before it arrives we have some reviews for you to check out. There is a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 KIller motherboard, which features a Killer E2200 Intelligent Network Platform and three free months of Xsplit to stream your gaming sessions to everyone who wants to watch. We also have the MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Assassin's Creed Edition motherboard that runs on the AMD FM2+ socket and comes with a free copy of Assassin's Creed Liberation HD. There's a review on the Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition CPU and just how well it can overclock. For those needing a new case, perhaps the Thermaltake Urban T81 full tower will be to your liking. If all you need is storage, then the Western Digital Red 6TB and Red Pro 4TB should suit your needs nicely. Lastly there is a look at GPU-accelerated virtual desktops and whether or not they are the future of computing.

CPUs
Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition & Overclocking Build Guide @ TechSpot

Motherboards
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer @ ThinkComputers
MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Assassin's Creed Edition @ PC Perspective

Cases
Thermaltake Urban T81 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Western Digital Red 6TB and Red Pro 4TB @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
GPU-Accelerated Virtual Desktops: The Future of Computing? @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

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Posted: July 22, 2014 07:23AM
Author: ClayMeow

You may be wondering why I'm handling roundup duties today. That would be because Troy (bp9801) is celebrating his birthday! So be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday if you see him lurking around the forums today. In any case, we have quite a few items for you today. You may have seen the news this morning that NVIDIA unveiled a new SHIELD tablet and SHIELD wireless controller – well after reading my preview, be sure to check out the preview at PC Perspective. If you're in the market for a new case, there's the sleek Fractal Design Core 3500 mid-tower you may want to take a look at. If you need a new motherboard or just like orange and black, take a look at the Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE. There's also a review for the Intel Core i7 4790K you can pop in there. You can't run a computer without some power, so check out the BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved PSU. To round things out, there are reviews for the ASUS RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender and iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount.

Laptops/Tablets
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with Tegra K1 and SHIELD Controller Preview @ PC Perspective

Cases
Fractal Design Core 3500 Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE Motherboard @ Madshrimps

CPUs
Intel Core i7 4790K @ Bjorn3D

Power Supplies
BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
ASUS RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender @ Bjorn3D
iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

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Posted: July 21, 2014 08:59AM
Author: bp9801

It is the start of a new week, and we have plenty of items to get to today. If you are in the market for a new video card, then perhaps the HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X2, with its factory overclock and custom cooler, is the one for you. For those needing a way to keep their CPU cool, we have a look at the Enermax Liqtech 120X AiO Liquid CPU Cooler to see if it is up to the task. There is a review on the Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i mechanical keyboard, which is a tenkeyless model with customizable backlighting. The HD668B headphones by Superlux get put to the test to see if this affordable model is one you should consider to get closer to your games and music. There's plenty more for you to check out, too, like a four-bay NAS from Synology and the LG G3, among others.

Video Cards
HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 @ Madshrimps

CPU Cooling
Enermax Liqtech 120X AiO Liquid CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Synology DS414j 4-bay NAS Server @ Madshrimps

Keyboards/Mice
Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid-i Mechanical Keyboard @ Madshrimps

Speakers/Headphones
Superlux HD668B Headphones @ Benchmark Reviews

Mobile
LG G3 @ TechSpot

Laptops/Tablets
Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 Android Tablet @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
10 Incredibly Stupid Quotes by Steve Ballmer @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: July 17, 2014 05:49AM
Author: bp9801

There is a nice little selection of items for today covering whether you need a new place to house your computer or some accessories for it. We have a review on the SilverStone Raven 5 case, which is the newest iteration of the popular (and unique) series that the company says has almost no wasted interior space. There is also a look at the Shuttle Barebone DS81, with support for Intel Haswell processors up to a 65W TDP for the ultimate in portable power. If all you need is a better way to control your computer, then the GAMDIAS HERMES Essential GKB2000 could be the one for you, as it offers Cherry MX switches and onboard memory to keep you going longer. For those with an audio requirement, perhaps the Creative SB Inferno gaming headset will help you get more into your games.

Cases
SilverStone Raven 5 (RV05) @ TechSpot
Shuttle Barebone DS81 @ Madshrimps

Keyboards/Mice
GAMDIAS HERMES Essential GKB2000 Mechanical Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
SB Inferno Gaming Headset @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

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Posted: July 15, 2014 09:25AM
Author: bp9801

July is continuing right along, and so our are reviews as we have a few for you to look over today. If you are in the market for a new motherboard and want no shortage of features or PCIe slots, then the ASUS Z97-WS is the one for you. It's the latest in the company's workstation motherboards, and it is certainly one you won't want to miss if you need all the major features on a motherboard. For anyone just wanting to keep their CPU from bursting into flames, we have another look at the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 to see if it can do the job. Finally, we have the second part of the beginner's guide to the Linux command line.

Motherboards
ASUS Z97-WS @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 @ ThinkComputers

Operating System
The Beginner's Guide to Linux, Part II @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

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Posted: July 14, 2014 05:48AM
Author: bp9801

July keeps rolling right along, and today brings a few items for you to check out to start off the week. There is a look at the AMD Athlon 5350 and Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H motherboard combo, which could be a very solid option for those needing an entry level computer. We also have a review on the OCZ Vector 150 120GB SSD, and while it may be the low man on the Vector totem pole, it's still a Vector SSD. Rounding things out today is the TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ modem router for those desiring their own DSL modem who do not want to skimp on the features.

CPUs/Motherboards
AMD Athlon 5350 and Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ Vector 150 120GB SSD @ LanOC Reviews

Networking
TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

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Posted: July 11, 2014 05:51AM
Author: bp9801

The second week of July is nearly at an end, but we do have some items for you to check out before the weekend hits. There is a look at five different AMD Radeon R9 280X video cards to see which one your hard-earned cash should be buying. We also have a review on the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ motherboard, which looks to be a fairly well appointed motherboard for those wanting to get a new AMD Kaveri APU. If all you want is a new home for your computer, then perhaps the Corsair Graphite Series 760T full tower case is the one for you. Wrapping things up today is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the week.

Video Cards
Round-Up: 5-way Radeon R9 280X Battle @ TechSpot

Motherboards
ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ @ Benchmark Reviews

Cases
Corsair Graphite 760T @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Podcast #308 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: July 10, 2014 05:50AM
Author: bp9801

Another week is nearly in the books, but not before we get to some reviews for you to check out. We have a look at the SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 mid-tower case, which is built with water cooling in mind. There's also the Rosewill Legacy W1 mini-ITX case, a fairly compact case that may be a more budget-friendly alternative to bigger names. If storage is what you need, then perhaps the Western Digital My Cloud Mirror is the product for you, as it's a more consumer-oriented version of its My Cloud EX2 device. Rounding out today's items is a look at various mice that would be perfect for laptop users who are always on the road.

Cases
SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 @ Madshrimps
Rosewill Legacy W1 @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Western Digital My Cloud Mirror @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
Mobile Arsenal: The Mouse @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: July 9, 2014 05:42AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the middle of the week, and there are a couple of items for you to check out today. There is a look at the KingFast Encrypted USB flash drive, which features data encryption to help keep whatever files you have stored secure. It can be a valuable item to have, especially if you need secure files, so click the link to see how it all performs. Our other item for the day is a review on the Rapoo 8900P Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combo, which is a pretty nice looking set for those who need a solid wireless mouse and keyboard.

Storage/Hard Drives
KingFast Encrypted USB Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Mice/Keyboards
Rapoo 8900P Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combo @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

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Posted: July 8, 2014 05:46AM
Author: bp9801

We have a good number of items to get to today, so there should be no shortage of things for you to read. There is a look at the HIS Radeon R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC video card, with a factory overclock and a custom cooler to get you into the best possible looking game right away. There is another take on the Phanteks Enthoo Pro case, a more affordable entry that doesn't skimp on the features. If you need plenty of storage for your home network, then perhaps the Thecus N7510 7 Bay NAS is the product for you. For the watercooling crowd, we have a review on the XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon RX480 V3 Watercooling Kit, which includes everything you need to get started. Lastly there's a look at the HTC Desire 816 smartphone, which is a mid-range phone packing some high-end features.

Video Cards
HIS Radeon R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC @ Benchmark Reviews

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo Pro @ ThinkComputers

CPU Cooling
XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon RX480 V3 Watercooling Kit @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Thecus N7510 7 Bay NAS @ LanOC Reviews

Mobile
HTC Desire 816 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

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Posted: July 7, 2014 05:45AM
Author: bp9801

It is the start of another week, which means new items for you to look over. We have a review on the Cougar MX300 case to see how well this fairly inexpensive model can hold all of your components. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard has plenty of interesting featurs to help set it apart from the crowd, and it gets put to the test to show what it is capable of. We also have a few other items for your viewing pleasure, like the possibility that Intel is interested in AMD's Mantle API, a guide to taking fireworks photos, and a new podcast.

Motherboards
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE @ Madshrimps

Cases
Cougar MX300 @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Intel Shows Interest in Mantle? @ PC Perspective
How to Take Amazing Fireworks Photos @ TechSpot
Podcast #307 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: July 3, 2014 05:54AM
Author: bp9801

If you are in the market for a new video card, you're in luck as today we have a look at two different AMD Radeon R9 280s. The first one comes from MSI, which features a custom cooler and factory overclock to help get your games looking good right away. The other card is from HIS, and it features the company's high-end IceQ X2 cooler along with overclocks to the core and memory. Both should work out quite well, so hit up the reviews to see for sure. We also have a review on the Evercool Venti CPU cooler; a rather slim product that shouldn't take up much space from tall RAM heat sinks. Finally there's a comparison of the Exynos and Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy S5s to see which one is more powerful.

Video Cards
MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB Gaming @ PC Perspective
HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB @ Benchmark Reviews

CPU Cooling
Evercool Venti @ LanOC Reviews

Mobile
Battle of the Galaxy S5s: Exynos vs Snapdragon @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

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Posted: July 2, 2014 05:49AM
Author: bp9801

We have a few items for you to check out on this Wednesday, so hopefully they can help you get through the day. There is a look at the MSI Z97 XPower motherboard, which resembles the Z87 version, just with a slightly different layout and water cooling barbs on the CPU VRM heat sink. We also have a review on the SteelSeries Sensei wireless gaming mouse to see how the company's first wireless mouse stacks up to its wired brethren. Finally there's an article covering Steam In-Home Streaming and what it means for the future of gaming.

Motherboards
MSI Z97 XPower @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse @ Madshrimps

Gaming
Steam In-Home Streaming and Gaming Future @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

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Posted: July 1, 2014 05:46AM
Author: bp9801

July has arrived at long last, which means we're already halfway through the year. We have a good amount of items for you to check out today, especially when it comes to solid state drives. There are several looks at the new Samsung 850 PRO SSD, which uses the company's new 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology to deliver twice the density and write speed of typical 20nm NAND flash. There is also a PCIe SSD in the form of the OCZ RevoDrive 350, so plenty of fast storage options are covered today. For something more audio related, there's a look at the Wicked Audio Heist earbuds that features an in-line connector so you can share your music with another person's headphones/earbuds. Finally there's a handy guide on some computer maintenance everyone should be doing to keep their system running nice and smooth throughout the year.

Storage/Hard Drives
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD @ PC Perspective
Samsung 850 PRO @ TechSpot
Samsung 850 PRO @ Benchmark Reviews
OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD @ PC Perspective 

Speakers/Headphones
Wicked Audio Heist Earbuds @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Summertime PC Maintenance @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

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Posted: June 30, 2014 05:47AM
Author: bp9801

Today is the last day of June, and before it ends there are a couple of items for you to check out. First up is a look at the Corsair Graphite Series 730T case, one of the newest entries in the popular Graphite Series line. It is a full tower case that has plenty of features to help appeal to anyone wanting a new home for their computer. Our other item for the day is the DXRacer TV Lounge Chair, a unique chair that resembles an office chair, yet is designed for some living room gaming.

Cases
Corsair Graphite Series 730T @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
DXRacer TV Lounge Chair @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

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Posted: June 27, 2014 05:51AM
Author: bp9801

It is just about time for another weekend, with several items to help you pass the time until it arrives. We have a look at the SilverStone Nightjar 520W fanless power supply, which could be the ideal unit for those desiring a quiet computing setup. If home networking is what you are after, then perhaps the Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi router is for you. It offers a rather unique appearance and a third wireless radio to hopefully deliver fast connections. For something a little different, we have a look at the 20 worst PC setups seen during the month of June. Wrapping things up is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews of the week.

Power Supplies
SilverStone Nightjar 520W Fanless Power Supply @ PC Perspective

Networking
Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
20 of the Worst PC Setups - June 2014 @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #306 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: June 26, 2014 05:52AM
Author: bp9801

The end of June is nearly upon us, with plenty of items for you to check out before it arrives. We have a look at the HIS Radeon R7 260X iCooler video card, which features a custom cooler and hopefully plenty of overclocking headroom for gamers on a budget. If you want a high-end card without having to drop the money for one, then be sure to check out Diamond Multimedia's contest to win a Radeon R9 295X2. Facebook is required to enter, and it is only open to residents of the US and Canada. Switching gears, Antec's P100 case gets reviewed to see how it can keep your system cool and quiet. If you need more storage, then perhaps the ADATA Premier Pro SP290SS 256GB SSD is the one for you. There's plenty more to check out too, including another take on Watch Dogs, so be sure to hit up all the links below.

Video Cards
HIS R7 260X iCooler 2GB GDDR5 @ Madshrimps

Cases
Antec P100 @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
ADATA Premier Pro SP290SS 256GB SSD @ ThinkComputers

Gaming
Watch Dogs @ Benchmark Reviews

Trade Shows/Conventions
Computex 2014: HyperX Strikes Back @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Enter the 'Diamond AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Giveaway' and Win the World's Fastest Graphics Card
The Budget Gaming PC Shootout: Affordable System Builds Compared @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 24, 2014 09:40AM
Author: bp9801

There is plenty to cover on today's docket, so let's dive right in. We have another look at the Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon chip, the newest revision to the 4th Gen Core CPUs. To run your new i7-4790K, perhaps the EVGA Z97 Classified motherboard, with its high-end looks and premium features, is the one for you. Switching over to the AMD side of things, we have a review on the A10-7850K Kaveri APU to see how far it can take your gaming. If all you want is a new video card, then take a look at the ASUS GTX 760 Striker Platinum to see if it fits your desires and your budget. We have other items for you to check out too, so whether you need a new case, keyboard, or just a mouse pad, be sure to hit them all up below.

CPUs
Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon @ TechSpot
AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri) @ Bjorn3D

Video Cards
ASUS GTX 760 Striker Platinum @ LanOC Reviews

Motherboards
EVGA Z97 Classified @ PC Perspective

Cases
Enermax iVektor @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Corsair Vengenace K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Bjorn3D

Mouse Pad
ROCCAT Siru Gaming Mouse Pad @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 23, 2014 05:44AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the final full week of June, and there are a few items to check out to start this Monday off right. Gigabyte's G1.Sniper M5 motherboard gets put to the test to see how this high-end Intel Z87 board could be the basis for your new system. We have a review on the Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 speaker system, which features a compact design that should still be able to pump out the tunes. Finally the first Android phone from Nokia, the Nokia X, gets reviewed to determine whether or not it is a hit or if you should just consider Nokia's Windows Phone offerings.

Motherboards
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 @ Madshrimps

Speakers/Headphones
Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 Speaker Set @ Madshrimps

Mobile
Nokia X @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 20, 2014 09:20AM
Author: bp9801

It is the end of another week, and before the weekend officially arrives we have a couple of items for you to check out. Both are smaller computer cases, yet each one packs in plenty of features to keep anyone happy. Cooler Master's Elite 110 Mini-ITX case gets put to the test to see how well it can handle a variety of hardware, and despite its small size, it can pack in quite the amount. The other article for today takes a look at the BitFenix Colossus and how the original compares to its spiritual successor, the Colossus M. How much of the big case was retained in the smaller one? You need to read on to find out!

Cases
Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX @ PC Perspective
BitFenix Colossus Revisited @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 19, 2014 05:52AM
Author: bp9801

We have just a couple of items for you to check out today, but each one should make for an interesting read. There is a look at the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB, a massive hybrid drive combining lots of storage with an 8GB cache to hopefully speed things up. To find out how it performs, you just have to read the review to see for yourself. Our other item for the day is a beginner's guide to the Linux command line, which could be highly useful for anyone wanting to get into the world of open-source operating systems.

Storage/Hard Drives
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB @ PC Perspective

Operating Systems
A Beginner's Guide to the Linux Command Line @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

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Posted: June 18, 2014 05:51AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week brings us just a couple of items, but both are rather interesting. Patriot Memory's Viper 3 LP 8GB DDR3 1600MHz kit gets put to the test to see what kind of an improvement it provides your system, and how high it can be overclocked to get that extra bit of juice. Our other item for the day is the Spark Digital microphone from Blue Microphones, which should deliver clear audio for all sorts of content creators, from podcast hosts to game streamers and more.

Memory
Patriot Memory 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Viper 3 LP @ Madshrimps

Microphones
Blue Microphones Spark Digital @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

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Posted: June 17, 2014 09:08AM
Author: bp9801

There are just a few items for your viewing pleasure today, but each one is pretty interesting in its own right. Intels' new Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon processor gets put to the test to see what this refreshed chip can do, and whether or not it should be the heart of your new system. There is also a look at the Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X motherboard, which runs the AMD FM2+ socket for some APU action. Our final item is the Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler; a successor to the NH-D14 that looks to surpass it in every way possible.

CPUs
Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon @ ThinkComputers

Motherboards
Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-D15 @ Neoseeker



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 16, 2014 05:53AM
Author: bp9801

We are halfway through June and have plenty of items to help kick off the week. There is a look at the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 video card, with its custom cooler and PCB to hopefully get you to that next level of overclocking potential. Intel's Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 processor gets reviewed to see just what the company has in store for the special edition chip. We have a review on Antec's ISK600 Mini-ITX case that packs in plenty of features while keeping a fairly low price point. A 240GB SSD from KingFast gets put to the test to see how it holds its own. We wrap up today's items with a look at the WaterField VertiGo and Sleevecase to keep your laptop safe during transport.

CPUs
Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 @ Madshrimps

Video Cards
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
KingFast F8 240GB SSD @ Madshrimps

Cases
Antec ISK600 @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellanous
WaterField VertGo and Sleevecase @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 13, 2014 05:51AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at Friday at long last, and to help kickstart your weekend we have some reviews for you to check out. There is a look at the RAIDMAX Scorpio V case, a budget-friendly mid-tower with a built-in fan controller and room for a watercooling radiator. Plextor's M6M 256GB mSATA SSD gets put to the test to see how its performance and small size stack up to the competition. We have a roundup of various PC game trailers from E3 2014, with Batman: Arkham Knight, Tom Clancy's The Division, Grand Theft Auto V, and Far Cry 4 amongst the highlights. A new smartphone from iOCEAN, the X8 octa-core, gets reviewed to show off everything it can do to potentially be your next phone. Wrapping things up is a podcast looking back at big news and reviews from the week.

Cases
RAIDMAX Scorpio V @ Neoseeker

Storage/Hard Drives
Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD @ PC Perspective

Gaming
E3 2014 PC Game Trailer Roundup @ TechSpot

Mobile
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Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: June 12, 2014 05:53AM
Author: bp9801

It is nearly time for another weekend, but we do have some items for you to check out before that happens. There is a look at the Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force motherboard, designed for overclockers, and it carries a price tag that should be friendly enough for nearly anyone to consider. We also have the GAMDIAS HERMES GKB2010 black mechanical gaming keyboard, which uses Cherry MX Black switches and features plenty of macro keys for any gamer. The Adesso Xtreme S2 portable Bluetooth speaker gets put to the test to see how well it can reproduce your favorite tunes, and even take calls thanks to its built-in microphone. Rounding things out is the newest version of 3DMark Basic Edition (2013), which you can download at the link below.

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
GAMDIAS HERMES GKB2010 Black Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Adesso Xtreme 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker @ ThinkComputers

Software
New Version of 3DMark Basic Edition (2013) @ NGOHQ



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