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Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 27, 2015 08:45AM
Author: bp9801

The end of another week has arrived, and very nearly the end of March, and we have some items for you to check out before the weekend hits. There is a review of the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX case, which is an even smaller variant of the EVOLV. We also have LUXA2 Lavi D Bluetooth headphones, which features 40mm drivers and are designed to give you a pure music experience. There is a look at how cutting the cable cord has panned out, with TV needs being satisfied with online and sports with Sling TV. Finishing off the week is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews.

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
LUXA2 Lavi D Bluetooth Headphones @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Life without cable: My experience with cutting the cord @ TechSpot
Podcast #342 @ PC Perspective



Win an ECS LIVA X Mini PC from Neoseeker!

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 26, 2015 11:34AM
Author: bp9801

Everyone loves to win prizes, regardless of the type of item up for grabs. Today we have an extremely nice item to win, as our sister site Neoseeker is giving away an ECS LIVA X Mini PC! The LIVA X Mini PC (read the OCC review here)  is a snazzy little device that packs an Intel Bay Trail-M SoC, either 2GB or 4GB of DDR3L RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI out, VGA out, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, Realtek HD Audio, and is small enough to mount behind a monitor or TV thanks to the VESA mounts. All of this is in something around the size of modern smartphones, which is quite impressive. The LIVA X can run Windows 7, 8.1, and even Linux, so all your OS needs should be met.

The contest runs from now until April 11 and does require Facebook, and is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. All you have to do is navigate over to the Neoseeker Facebook post, leave a comment explaining why you should win the LIVA X, and tag both Neoseeker and ECS USA in the comment. It is as simple as that!

Source: Neoseeker



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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

There are just a couple of items to get to on this Thursday, but both should be of interest. We have a review on the OCZ Vector 180 SSD, with all three capacities getting put to the test. Whether you are thinking of getting the 240, 480, or 960GB model, all three are included in the review to see what kind of performance difference, if any, is there. The other item for the day is a preview of the new DirectX 12 test featured in the new 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test. This feature test is merely a preview of the next version of 3DMark that will likely debut alongside Windows 10, and allows for testing of DirectX 11, 12, and Mantle.

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ Vector 180 SATA SSD Full Capacity Roundup @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
3DMark API Overhead Feature Test - Early DX12 Performance @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 25, 2015 08:47AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the middle of the week, with some items along for the ride. There is a review of the ASUS X99-A motherboard, the company's entry-level offering for the Intel X99 line. We also have the Mushkin Chronos 480GB SSD, which is not the highest of the high-end and may offer good value for the speed and capacity. Moving on towards some power, there is a look at the EVGA SuperNOVA 550GS And 650GS power supplies, both of which are 80 Plus Gold and built by SeaSonic. Finishing off for the day is the new Dell XPS 13 laptop, featuring an Intel Broadwell-U processor and maybe the best combination of features in an Ultrabook.

Motherboards
ASUS X99-A @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Mushkin Chronos 480GB SSD @ LanOC Reviews

Power Supplies
EVGA SuperNOVA 550GS and 650GS Gold PSU @ PC Perspective

Laptops/Tablets
Dell XPS 13 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 24, 2015 08:42AM
Author: bp9801

The start of a new day is here, with new items for you to check out. A trio of SilverStone products is on the docket for today, starting with the Precision Series PS11 case. It is a mid-tower case for the entry-level enthusiast, so be sure to see if it delivers. We also have the SilverStone Kublai KL05B case, another mid-tower case, but one that may offer more options for the system builder, especially since it can accommodate a video card p to 16" in length. The final SilverStone model for today is the Tundra TD03-E all-in-one liquid cooler, which has two PWM fans paired with its radiator to help keep your CPU from overheating. Finishing off for the day is a look at the new Battlefield Hardline game to see what kind of a system you'll need to enjoy it at its fullest.

Cases
SilverStone Precision Series PS11 @ ThinkComputers
SilverStone Kublai KL05B @ Benchmark Reviews

CPU Cooling
SilverStone Tundra TD03-E LCS @ Bjorn3D

Gaming
Battlefield Hardline @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 23, 2015 08:55AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is here, which means plenty of items for you to look over. There is a review of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 AMP Omega Edition video card, with its custom cooler and factory overclock. A pair of Intel X99 motherboards get tested, with the Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion and ASUS X99 Deluxe both on the review bench. The SilverStone Fortress FT05 case combines the Raven and Fortress lines into one stylish model, but the review will tell if it's a winner. Plenty more gets reviewed and tested for today, with SSDs from Mushkin and Patriot, and even a 4TB hard drive from Toshiba. There's also a Kingston flash drive and a new smartphone from HTC, so be sure to hit up these and more below.

Video Cards
Zotac GeForce GTX 980 AMP Omega Edition @ Bjorn3D

Motherboards
ASUS X99 Deluxe Redux @ Bjorn3D
Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion @ Bjorn3D

Cases
SilverStone Fortress FT05 @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD @ LanOC Reviews
Toshiba MG04ACA400A 4TB Enterprise HDD @ Madshrimps
Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD @ ThinkComputers
Kingston Technologies Data Traveler microDuo 3 @ Bjorn3D

Laptops/Tablets
Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station @ Bjorn3D

Mobile
HTC One M9 @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Podcast #341 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 20, 2015 08:48AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is here at last and we have a couple items for you to help welcome the weekend. There is a look at AMD FreeSync and how the different monitors for it can give you a smooth gaming experience, as well as how it compares to NVIDIA G-SYNC. We also have a case mod that uses custom made acrylic and aluminum panels for a unique style, plus rigid carbon fiber tubing for the watercooling setup.

Monitors
AMD FreeSync First Impressions and Technical Discussion @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: ASUS STRIX @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 19, 2015 09:18AM
Author: bp9801

The week is moving towards its end, but not before we have some reviews for you to inspect. There is a look at the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX: Watercooling Edition, which takes that EVOLV case and packs in a full custom loop watercooling setup. We also have the SilverStone PS11B-Q mid-tower case that features sound dampening foam for silent operationg. There is a look at AMD's FreeSync technology that works on a similar basis to NVIDIA's G-SYNC. Finally the Grifiti Fat Wrist Pads come in a variety of sizes for the ideal wrist support while using any size keyboard.

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX: Watercooling Edition @ ThinkComputers
SilverStone PS11B-Q @ Benchmark Reviews

Monitors
AMD FreeSync @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Grifiti Fat Wrist Pads @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 18, 2015 10:08AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here and we have a few items for your viewing pleasure. There are a couple other looks at the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X video card, the latest and greatest monster from the green team. It really is a monster of a card, with its 12GB of VRAM and GM200 Maxwell GPU powering the show. Our other item for the day is the Cougar 600K gaming keyboard, which is a fairly no-frills approach to the company's line of mechanical keyboards.

Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB GM200 @ PC Perspective
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X @ TechSpot

Keyboards/Mice
Cougar 600K Gaming Keyboard @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 17, 2015 08:44AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with new items for you to check out and view. There is a look at the Lian Li PC-Q33 Mini-ITX case that offers a hinged front to allow for easier access to the inside. We also have the Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD for those needing some fast storage. If you need a lot of storage, perhaps the ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-Bay NAS is the one for you. Capping off the items for today is the Ozone Neon laser mouse, which has a 6400DPI laser sensor and eight programmable buttons.

Cases
Lian Li PC-Q33 Mini-ITX @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD @ ThinkComputers
ASUSTOR AS5104T 4-Bay NAS @ Madshrimps

Keyboards/Mice
Ozone Neon Laser Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 16, 2015 10:27AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is here with plenty of items to check out, so let's dive right in. There is a review of the EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC with its custom cooler and factory overclock to get you gaming for longer, and without breaking the bank. We also have the SilverStone Kublai Series KL05 case, which is a big case that should be able to hold however much hardware you can pack inside. If you need some power, we have the VisionTek 800W 80 Plus Bronze model and the SilverStone Silver Strider 750W to run your system with ease. For those in need of storage, perhaps the Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD will be the one for you. We have a look at the SteelSeries Apex M800 mechanical keyboard, which features RGB lighting and custom-made switches. Wrapping up today's items is the Kingston Mobile Lite G4 Media Reader, which can read SD and microSD cards over USB 3.0.

Video Cards
EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC @ Bjorn3D

Cases
SilverStone Kublai Series KL05 @ ThinkComputers

Power Supplies
VisionTek 800W 80 Plus Bronze @ Bjorn3D
SilverStone Silver Strider 750W @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD @ Bjorn3D

Keyboards/Mice
SteelSeries Apex M800 @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Kingston Mobile Lite G4 Media Reader @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 13, 2015 08:48AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is here and we have a couple of items for you to check out to help welcome in the weekend. There is a new case mod based on the In Win D-Frame Mini, but it has been painted and altered in such a way as to make it stand out even more than the case does on its own. It is designed to be a LAN Box, but this stylish case is going to be turning more heads than just its gaming performance. We also have a podcast covering all the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: LUMO @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #340 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 12, 2015 11:20AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is fast approaching, but before it does we have some items you should check out. There is a look at the Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Omega card, which features a massive cooler and an onboard USB connector to dial in the overclocking settings. We also have a review of the ASUS X99-A motherboard, with a competitive price for those wanting to save a little cash when upgrading to the Haswell-E line. A couple different cases get tested, with both being on the smaller side. The BitFenix Aegis Core is a microATX case that has some unique features, including some stunning colors and the ability to have a 2.8" 240x320 icon display on the front. The other small case is the Raidmax Atomic ITX-107WB, which is a mini-ITX case for those wanting as small a build as possible. For your storage needs, we have a review of the Mushkin ECO2 240GB SSD, which uses a SandForce SF-2241 controller and Micron MLC NAND.

Video Cards
Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Omega @ LanOC Reviews

Motherboards
ASUS X99-A @ PC Perspective

Cases
BitFenix Aegis Core @ TechSpot
Raidmax Atomic ITX-107WB @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Mushkin ECO2 240GB SSD @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 11, 2015 09:00AM
Author: bp9801

It is the middle of the week and we have just a couple of items for you to check out. There is a review of the Kingston HyperX FURY 32GB DDR4-2400 kit, which brings fast speeds and plenty of capacity to the Intel X99 platform. The FURY series may be fairly new in the HyperX line, but should perform without any issue for those on the latest Intel platform. We also have a look at RAID 5 and whether or not it is a storage setup that should be trusted or banned from ever being used.

Memory
Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-2400 32GB @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Using RAID 5 Means the Sky is Falling @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 10, 2015 10:31AM
Author: bp9801

It is a new day, with plenty of new items for your viewing pleasure. We have a review of the SilverStone PS11B-W case, which offers plenty of features, like a lot of internal space and hardware options, at an entry-level price. There is also a look at the Razer BlackWidow Chroma mechanical gaming keyboard, with its RGB LED lighting to give you whatever color options you want for the keys. Crucial's new MX200 SSD gets tested in both the 500GB and 1TB versions to see just what kind of speed increases come with those larger sizes. For something a little smaller and more portable, there's the SanDisk UltraFit 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive. If you need to have better control for your mouse, the Kingston HyperX Fury Pro Mouse Pad gets reviewed to show if it should find a new home at your desk. The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation is tested to see how this business-minded laptop can handle some gaming. Finishing off for the day are a couple of smartphone reviews, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and KingSing T8 both getting inspected and put through the ringer.

Cases
SilverStone PS11B-W @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Crucial MX200 500GB & 1TB Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers
SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 Flash Drive (16GB) @ Bjorn3D

Keyboards/Mice
Razer BlackWidow Chroma @ Bjorn3D

Mouse Pads
Kingston HyperX Fury Pro 360x300mm @ Bjorn3D

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation @ PC Perspective

Mobile
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 @ PC Perspective
KingSing T8 @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 9, 2015 08:57AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with some new items for you to check out to get it started right. There is a review of the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV case, a smaller case that still manages to pack in plenty of features for any build. We also have the SilverStone Strider Gold S Series 750W power supply, which is a fairly compact PSU with fully modular cables and an 80 PLUS Gold rating. If you just need to hear your games better, then maybe the Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset, with its 7.1 Dolby Pro Logic IIx surround, is for you. Finishing off for the day is a review of the Alienware 15 gaming laptop, which has plenty of customization options to get you the exact laptop you need.

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV @ ThinkComputers

Power Supplies
SilverStone Strider Gold S Series 750W @ PC Perspective

Speakers/Headphones
Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby Gaming Headset @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Alienware 15 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 6, 2015 10:08AM
Author: bp9801

The first week of March is drawing to a close, but before it does we have some items for you to explore. There is a review of the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 16GB 2800MHz kit (OCC reviewed the 3000MHz kit) to bring a large amount of speed and performance to those in need of DDR4 RAM. We also have a few under $70 cases from SilverStone, Corsair, and In Win tested to see which one should win your money and house your new system. For those looking to get into the home server market, we have a look at the Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server for all your storage needs. Finishing off the week is a unique case mod built with the CaseLabs SMA8.

Cases
3-Way Budget Mid-Tower Shootout @ TechSpot

Memory
Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 16GB 2800MHz @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
Thecus N4310 Soho/Home Linux NAS Server @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Snef's Bloody Angel @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 5, 2015 10:11AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with plenty of items for you to check out. We have a review of the Sentey Eagle Plus case, which is a mid-tower case that offers plenty of room inside and enough features to keep anyone happy. There is also a look at the Noctua NH-D9L CPU cooler that packs a dual-tower design into a fairly small package. Kingston's HyperX Savage 16GB DDR3-2133 gets tested to see if it should have a new home in your system. If you want plenty of storage on the go, then maybe the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB is the one for you. We also have the Sentey Revolution Pro SP gaming mouse, which has nine programmable buttons and an 8200DPI to appeal to nearly everyone. Finishing off today's items is the Griffin iTrip Aux & iTrip Bluetooth that should help pretty much every car connect to whatever smartphone you have.

Cases
Sentey Eagle Plus @ Bjorn3D

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-D9L @ ThinkComputers

Memory
Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB @ Bjorn3D

Storage/Hard Drives
VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB @ Bjorn3D

Keyboards/Mice
Sentey Revolution Pro SP @ Bjorn3D

Gadgets
Griffin iTrip Aux & iTrip Bluetooth @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 4, 2015 10:11AM
Author: bp9801

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

CPU Cooling
Noctua NH-U9S Compact @ Frostytech

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

Gaming
Homeworld Remastered Collection: Graphics and CPU Performance @ TechSpot

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



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: March 2, 2015 10:09AM
Author: bp9801

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

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

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

Keyboards/Mice
Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL Gaming Keyboard @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Dell Venue 8 7000 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 27, 2015 09:49AM
Author: bp9801

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

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



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 26, 2015 11:24AM
Author: bp9801

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

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

Cases
Raijintek Metis Classic @ Benchmark Reviews

Speakers/Headphones
Divoom Voombox Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 25, 2015 11:14AM
Author: bp9801

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

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



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 24, 2015 10:48AM
Author: bp9801

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

Keyboards/Mice
Cougar 500K Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Mobile
Xiaomi Mi4 64GB @ Madshrimps

Gadgets
Griffin Twenty Digital Audio Amplifier @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 23, 2015 09:59AM
Author: bp9801

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

CPU Cooling
Corsair H110i GT @ ThinkComputers

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

Small Form Factor
Intel NUC5i5RYK @ PC Perspective

Laptops/Tablets
Dell XPS 13 @ TechSpot

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



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 20, 2015 09:50AM
Author: bp9801

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

Cases
SilverStone Sugo SG13 Mini-ITX @ TechSpot

Gadgets
Antec Mobile Products Lifecard Portable Battery Charger @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 19, 2015 10:06AM
Author: bp9801

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

Memory
Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz @ Bjorn3D

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

Gaming
Sunless Sea @ Bjorn3D

Laptops/Tablets
Dell Venue 8 7000 @ PC Perspective

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



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 18, 2015 11:09AM
Author: bp9801

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

Power Supplies
Corsair CS Series Modular 850W @ PC Perspective

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



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 17, 2015 10:30AM
Author: bp9801

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

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

Gadgets
NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: February 16, 2015 09:54AM
Author: bp9801

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

Cases
Fractal Design Define R5 @ ThinkComputers

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

Gadgets
NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device @ Madshrimps

Mobile
Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3v @ LanOC Reviews



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