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Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 19, 2014 09:50AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week has arrived, and with it comes plenty of items for you to check out. We have a review on the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard for those on the AM3+ socket, and the GIGABYTE X99 Gaming G1 WIFI motherboard for those on Intel's LGA2011-v3 socket. Lian Li's new PC-O5S case gets put to the test to see how it will handle your gear, as well as show it off thanks to that large side window. There is a look at the MSI AG270 2QE-037US gaming AIO, which packs a Core i7 and GTX 980M into the 27" body. Razer's Taipan ambidextrous gaming mouse gets reviewed for those in need of a new way to control their games. If you need a new media player for your home theater, then perhaps the Pivos XIOS XS is the one for you. Wrapping up the week is a podcast looking back at the latest news and reviews.

Motherboards
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z @ LanOC Reviews
GIGABYTE X99 Gaming G1 WIFI @ PC Perspective

Cases
Lian Li PC-O5S @ TechSpot

Keyboards/Mice
Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Prebuilts
MSI AG270 2QE-037US Gaming AIO @ PC Perspective

Gadgets
Pivos XIOS XS Media Player @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Podcast #330 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: December 18, 2014 10:14AM
Author: bp9801

The end of another week is nearly upon us, with some reviews to help you get through the day. There is a look at the AMD FX-8350 and FX-6300 CPUs, with this review focusing on how each chip performs in real world applications instead of pure benchmarks. We also have an article examining the best all-in-one coolers of the past year, so if you're wanting to make the switch, definitely check this out. If you're looking for a mechanical keyboard you're in luck, as both 104 and tenkeyless models of Code Keyboards get tested to see what they offer. Wrapping things up is the Inateck FE2005 USB 3.0 UASP External 2.5" SATA enclosure, which supports the USB Attached SCSI Protocol.

CPUs
AMD FX-8350 & FX-6300: Real world power to performance testing @ TechSpot

CPU Cooling
Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014 @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Inateck FE2005 USB 3.0 UASP External 2.5" SATA Enclosure @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Code Keyboard 104 key and TKL models @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 17, 2014 08:59AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with several items for you to check out. We have a review on the AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD, which looks to stay competitive with the likes of OCZ and others. There is also a look at the SilverStone SX600-G SFX 600W power supply, which is a small form factor model that comes with an ATX attachment place so it can work in style and size of case. The ROCCAT Tyon gaming mouse gets put to the test to see if its 8200DPI laser sensor, configurable LED lighting, and 12 programmable buttons can find a home on your desk. For those in need of a new laptop, perhaps the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, with its unique hinge and powerful components, is the one for you. Lastly, since it is the holiday season, we have a wish list of products to consider.

Storage/Hard Drives
AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD @ Madshrimps

Power Supplies
SilverStone SX600-G SFX 600W @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
ROCCAT Tyon Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro @ TechSpot

Miscellany
ThinkComputers Holiday 2014 Staff Wish List @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 15, 2014 08:55AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with plenty of items to dive into to start it off right. There is a review on the In Win D-Frame Mini case, which is a Mini-ITX version of the rather unique case. We also have the Cougar 700K mechanical gaming keyboard, with its macro keys and backlighting that is sure to help it find a home. The MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro gaming laptop gets put to the test to see if it should be your new desktop replacement. If you are in need of a new phone, there's a comparison of the Droid Turbo and Moto X 2014. We have a few other items as well, with an article examining the different type of mechanical keyboard switches, another looking back at some of the more memorable overclocking-friendly CPUs, and a podcast.

Cases
In Win D-Frame Mini @ ThinkComputers

Keyboards/Mice
Cougar 700K Mechanical Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Laptops/Tablets
MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro Gaming Notebook @ PC Perspective

Mobile
Droid Turbo vs Moto X 2014 @ LanOC Reviews

Miscellany
Mechanical Keyboard Switches Explained and Compared @ PC Perspective
Most Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs @ TechSpot
Podcast #329 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 12, 2014 08:46AM
Author: bp9801

It is the end of the week, with a few items to help you start the weekend off right. There is a review of the AORUS Thunder M7 MMO gaming mouse, which features sixteen programmable buttons, an 8200DPI laser sensor, and Omron switches for durable performance. We also have a look at the E-CEROS Revolution 2, with its 2048x1536 IPS, 9.7" touchscreen. Wrapping up this week is a case mod that takes an Xbox 360 case and turns it into a full-fledged gaming PC, without any gear sticking out.

Mice/Keyboards
AORUS Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews

Laptops/Tablets
E-CEROS Revolution 2 @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: Ex-Box PC @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

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Posted: December 11, 2014 11:06AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is nearly upon us, but not before there are a couple of items for you to check out. We have a review on the ASUS Crossblade Ranger motherboard, which brings the ROG experience to the AMD AM2+ platform. Our other item for the day is the Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W power supply, with its 80 PLUS Gold certification and ability to plug into the motherboard via USB to monitor various information.

Motherboards
ASUS Crossblade Ranger @ PC Perspective

Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 10, 2014 10:07AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, and we have some items for you to check out. There is a review on the AMD FX-9590 CPU, which is the new flagship model in the company's line. We also have the OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD to see how this cost-effective drive stacks up to the competition. The Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth alarm clock gets tested to see if it can be the new way to wake you up in the morning. Our final item is a guide on how to build the ultimate Plex media server.

CPUs
AMD FX-9590 @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD @ ThinkComputers

Gadgets
Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth @ Madshrimps

Miscellany
Building & Configuring the Ultimate Plex Media Server @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 9, 2014 08:58AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, along with a ton of items for your viewing pleasure. We have a couple different looks at the Samsung 850 EVO SSD, with one looking at the 120GB model and the other the 500GB. There's a look at NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology on the ASUS SWIFT PG278Q to show what it is capable of. We also have a look at AMD's new Catalyst Omega driver and how it seems to be the best driver released by the company of late. If you need a tiny PC, perhaps the ZOTAC ZBOX Pico PI320 is the one for you. Cougar's 700M gaming mouse gets put to the test to see how it can help you out in the latest games. We finish up with a couple looks at cooling, with the Fractal Kelvin T12 AIO Watercooling Kit being put to the test, as well as an article examining how temperature and cooling affect CPU performance.

Video Cards
AMD Catalyst Omega Driver Release - Performance, Features, Stability @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drive
Samsung 850 EVO @ Benchmark Reviews
Samsung 850 EVO 120GB @ Bjorn3D

Monitors
NVIDIA G-SYNC: A New Gaming Experience Seen on the ASUS SWIFT PG278Q Display @ Bjorn3D

CPU Cooling
Fractal Kelvin T12 AIO Watercooling Kit @ Madshrimps
Quantified: How high temperatures, cooling affect CPU performance @ TechSpot

Mice/Keyboards
Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse @ LanOC Reviews

Prebuilts
ZOTAC ZBOX Pico PI320 @ Bjorn3D



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 8, 2014 10:35AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with some new items for you to check out and start the week off with. We have a review on the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 16GB memory kit, which could be right at home in your new Haswell-E build. There is also a look at the Samsung 850 EVO 120GB and 500GB SSDs, with tests covering both RAID and RAPID setups. For cooling needs, there's the Cooler Master Nepton 240M all-in-one liquid CPU cooler, which packs a 240mm radiator that should handle nearly any load. Wrapping things up today is a review on the Nokia Lumia 735, a mid-range Windows Phone that packs in some neat features.

Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 16GB @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Samsung 850 EVO 120GB and 500GB RAID and RAPID @ PC Perspective

CPU Cooling
Cooler Master Nepton 240M @ LanOC Reviews

Mobile
Nokia Lumia 735 @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 5, 2014 10:00AM
Author: bp9801

The first week of December is nearly in the books, but not before we have some reviews for you to check out. There is a look at the NZXT H440 Razer Edition case, which is designed in part with Razer to deliver a unique experience. We also have a look at the new Ubisoft game The Crew and how it performs on various video cards. For something a little different, there's the ROCCAT Apuri Active USB hub, which adds four USB 2.0 ports and even a mouse bungee to your desk. We have a rather unique case mod called the ASUS ROG Table and Rig, and you really have to see it to believe it. Wrapping things up is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Cases
NZXT H440 Designed by Razer @ PC Perspective

Gaming
The Crew Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance @ TechSpot

Gadgets
ROCCAT Apuri Active USB Hub @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
Case Mod Friday: ASUS ROG Table & Rig @ ThinkComputers
Podcast #328 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 4, 2014 10:00AM
Author: bp9801

The week is drawing to a close, but we have no shortage of reviews to help get you through it. We have a review on the ASUS Maximus VII Impact motherboard, which is a feature-rich product in a Mini-ITX format. If you're on a tight budget yet still want a Mini-ITX build, then perhaps the ECS Z97I-DRONE is the one for you. For anyone needing a case, there's the BitFenix Pandora, which is a slim Micro-ATX model that could be right at home in a home theater setting. The Rosewill RGB80 mechanical keyboard gets reviewed to see how it can handle gaming and office work. There's a look at the Tt eSPORTS BAHAMUT external sound card for all your audio needs, especially if that means 5.1 virtual surround. Wrapping things up today is an article examining how to reinvent the digital pen, as well as one looking over the recent ASUS Open Overclocking Cup.

Motherboards
ASUS Maximus VII Impact @ PC Perspective
ECS Z97I-DRONE @ Madshrimps

Cases
BitFenix Pandora @ Benchmark Reviews

Keyboards/Mice
Rosewill RGB80 @ LanOC Reviews

Sound Cards
Tt eSPORTS BAHAMUT External Sound Card @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
It's Time to Reinvent the Digital Pen @ TechSpot
ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014 @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 3, 2014 09:34AM
Author: bp9801

It is the middle of the week, with a couple of items to help get you through the day. We have a review of the Thermaltake Versa H34 mid tower case, which offers an affordable price and plenty of possibility for those interested in modding a case. It can also fit a multitude of fans and radiators, so it should appeal to an assortment of people. Our other item for today is a roundup of some of the best tech deals and discounts for students, since it is the holidays after all.

Cases
Thermaltake Versa H34 @ ThinkComputers

Miscellany
Roundup: 18 Student Tech Deals and Discounts @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 2, 2014 08:48AM
Author: bp9801

It is a new day with a couple of articles for you to check out, including one that examines a potential problem. The first looks at the Tesoro Excalibur G7NL gaming keyboard, which comes with mechanical switches, backlighting, and onboard memory to save any macros you may create. Our other article takes a look at reported screen flickering with G-Sync displays and what exactly is happening if it occurs.

Keyboards/Mice
Tesoro Excalibur G7NL Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Monitors
A Look into Reported G-Sync Display Flickering @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: December 1, 2014 09:44AM
Author: bp9801

The Thanksgiving weekend is over in the US, which means it is time to head back to school and/or work (except retail, who have already been working). There are a lot of items to kick off the week and final month of 2014, so let's dive right in. We have a review on the MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Gaming video card, which offers a custom cooler to keep the card from going up in flames. A couple of cases get tested as well, with both the NZXT H440 Razer Edition and Fractal Design Node 804 up for consideration. The QNAP TS-653 Pro SMB NAS gets reviewed to see if it is the solution to those needing more storage. We also have the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone, which offers all the features of the regular Z3 in a smaller package. Ending things are a look at the 20 Worst PC Setups from the month of November, and an in-depth look at Intel's new 3D NAND and what it offers.

Video Cards
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Gaming @ PC Perspective

Cases
NZXT H440 Razer Edition @ Benchmark Reviews
Fractal Design Node 804 @ LanOC Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
QNAP TS-653 Pro SMB NAS @ Madshrimps

Mobile
Sony Xperia X3 Compact @ TechSpot

Miscellany
20 of the Worst PC Setups - November 2014 @ ThinkComputers
Intel's new 3D NAND will cost less, but may offer effectively similar write speeds @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 26, 2014 10:06AM
Author: bp9801

There are just a couple of items for you to check out today before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., with both offering something unique. The NZXT Kraken X31 liquid CPU cooler gets put to the test to see how it performs and if it can stand up to the demands of a hard-working system. Our other item for the day is the Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 gaming headset, which offers 50mm drivers, a noise-canceling microphone, and that Dolby 7.1 audio for some truly grand gaming experiences.

CPU Cooling
NZXT Kraken X31 Liquid CPU Cooler @ ThinkComputers

Speakers/Headphones
Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 25, 2014 09:41AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with plenty of reviews for you to check out. There is a look at the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard, with its class-setting performance on the Intel X99 platform. We also have the Fractal Design Define R5 case, which offers a sleek exterior and a quiet interior so you don't have to hear your PC running. OCZ's ARC 100 240GB SSD gets put to the test to see how the move to Toshiba NAND holds up to the performance of its competitors. If you need a new laptop or tablet, you're in luck as both the Lenovo Y70 Touch laptop and Lenovo Tab A8 tablet get reviewed. Lastly the Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD gets tested to see if it can be the solution to those needing some extra storage.

Motherboards
ASUS Rampage V Extreme @ Bjorn3D

Cases
Fractal Design Define R5 @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD @ Bjorn3D
Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 2TB Portable HDD @ Madshrimps

Laptops/Tablets
Lenovo Y70 Touch Laptop @ TechSpot
Lenovo Tab A8 Tablet @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 24, 2014 10:30AM
Author: bp9801

We have a lot to cover as we begin the final week of November, so let's dive right into it. There is a review on the ASUS Maximus VII Impact motherboard, which is a Mini-ITX board based on the Intel Z97 chipset. We also have the Biostar A68N-5000, which features a built-in AMD Fusion APU for those on a budget. If you need a case, then you're in luck, as the In Win D-Frame Mini, NZXT H440 Razer Edition, and Fractal Design Define R5 Silent all get put to the test. The Func MS-2 gaming mouse gets reviewed to see how the company's newest mouse performs. LUXA2's Groovy Duo Wireless Speaker is put through the ringer to see how it performs. Lastly we have a performance and graphics test of Dragon Age: Inquisition to check how various setups will handle BioWare's latest RPG.

Motherboards
ASUS Maximus VII Impact @ LanOC Reviews
Biostar A68N-5000 @ LanOC Reviews

Cases
In Win D-Frame Mini @ PC Perspective
NZXT H440 Razer Edition @ ThinkComputers
Fractal Design Define R5 SIlent @ PC Perspective

Gaming
Dragon Age: Inquisition Benchmarked: CPU & Graphics Performance @ TechSpot

Mice/Keyboards
Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse @ Madshrimps

Speakers/Headphones
LUXA2 Groovy Duo Wireless Speaker @ Benchmark Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 21, 2014 09:17AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is finally here, and we have a couple of items for you to consider today. There is a review on the be quiet! Silent Base 800 case, which is the company's first-ever case. It was designed to offer the best possible cooling experience while also providing quiet operation and plenty of interior space for whatever gear you want to include. Our other item is a podcast looking back at the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Cases
be quiet! Silent Base 800 @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Podcast #327 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 20, 2014 10:01AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with plenty of items for you to check out. We have a review on the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition video card, with its factory overclock and custom cooler. There is also the MSI X99S MPOWER motherboard, which is a high end model that can help get your Haswell-E system to the performance levels you desire. The In Win D-Frame Mini chassis gets reviewed, which is a Mini-ITX model that has an extremely unique appearance. Plexor's M6e 256GB SSD gets tested to see how well this PCIe SSD compares to the competition. Finally there's a performance test of Far Cry 4 and how well it runs on various setups.

Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition @ Bjorn3D

Motherboards
MSI X99S MPOWER @ LanOC Reviews

Cases
In Win D-Frame Mini @ Benchmark Reviews

Storage/Hard Drives
Plexor M6e 256GB SSD @ PC Perspective

Gaming
Far Cry 4 Benchmarked: Graphics and CPU Performance @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 19, 2014 09:07AM
Author: bp9801

The middle of the week is here, with a few items for your consideration. We have another take on the MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G video card, which offers a custom cooler and a factory overclock to get your games running their best right away. There is also a look at the Kingston HyperX Savage DDR3-2400 16GB kit, with a pretty stunning red and black theme to fit in well if you're trying to match that particular color scheme. Our final item for the day is a review on the Thermaltake Core V51 mid-tower, which has plenty of watercooling potential, even all the way up to 420mm radiators.

Video Cards
MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G @ Bjorn3D

Cases
Thermaltake Core V51 @ Benchmark Reviews

Memory
Kingston HyperX Savage DDR3-2400 16GB @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 18, 2014 08:56AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, with plenty of items for you to check out, including a review on how NVIDIA's Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) performs on the GeForce GTX 980. MFAA is a new technique developed by the company to make your games look even better, so be sure to check out the article to see how well it works. We also have a look at the Corsair Vengenace LPX 16GB DDR4 memory kit, as well as a primer on everything you need to know about DDR4 memory. Convenient. The Corsair Neutron XT 256GB SSD gets reviewed to see how the Phison PS3110-S10 controller helps out in performance. If you need some new peripherals, then you're in luck, as we have a review on the ASUS ROG Gladius gaming mouse, as well as the Aorus Thunder K7 mechanical keyboard, M7 MMO mouse, and P3X mouse pad.

Video Cards
NVIDIA Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) Tested on GTX 980 @ PC Perspective

Memory
Corsair Vengenace LPX 16GB DDR4 @ Madshrimps
Tech Primer: What you need to know about DDR4 memory @ TechSpot

Storage/Hard Drives
Corsair Neutron XT 256GB SSD @ PC Perspective

Mice/Keyboards
ASUS ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews
Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Keyboard, M7 MMO Mouse, and P3X Mouse Pad @ TechSpot



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 17, 2014 07:33AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is here, which means several new items for you to start the week off on. There is a look at the Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK motherboard, which is part of the company's new "Black Edition" line of motherboards that have received extra testing to insure system security. We also have a review on the High Power Astro GD 1200W fully modular power supply, which features a single +12V rail and an 80 PLUS Gold rating. If you want a new keyboard, perhaps the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Chroma is the one for you, with its mechanical switches and RGB lighting. Wrapping things up today is the Shuttle Barebone XH81 system that can support an Intel Haswell processor for those desiring a powerful HTPC.

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK @ ThinkComputers

Power Supplies
High Power Astro GD 1200W Fully Modular @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Chroma @ LanOC Reviews

Prebuilts
Shuttle Barebone XH81 @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 14, 2014 07:58AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is upon us at last, with several items for you to check out before the weekend hits in earnest. We have a review on the MSI 970 Gaming AM3+ motherboard, which has a nice amount of features for a price that won't break the bank. If some audio bliss is what you desire, then the Corsair H2100 Wireless 7.1 gaming headset, with its Dolby audio, could be the perfect solution. There is also a look at the Sony Xperia Z3, which is an upgrade to the already stellar Xperia Z2 smartphone. Lastly we have a podcast looking back at the latest news and reviews from the past week.

Motherboards
MSI 970 Gaming @ PC Perspective

Speakers/Headphones
Corsair H2100 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews

Mobile
Sony Xperia Z3 @ TechSpot

Miscellany
Podcast #326 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 13, 2014 08:49AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with a couple of case reviews that may be of interest to builders. There is a look at the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV case, which is a micro-ATX case that comes packed full of features, like rear-hinged aluminum panels and large radiator support. We also have the Fractal Design Core 1100 micro-ATX case, with its budget-friendly price and no-frills design. Wrapping things up today is a guide on how to customize your mechanical keyboard, from keycaps in a range of colors and styles to upgrading the case.

Cases
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV @ Benchmark Reviews
Fractal Design Core 1100 @ PC Perspective

Keyboards/Mice
Customizing your new mechanical keyboard @ LanOC Reviews



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 12, 2014 09:11AM
Author: bp9801

We have arrived at the middle of the week, with several reviews for your viewing pleasure in tow. There is a look at the ASUS X99-A motherboard, which is a more budget-friendly option for those wishing to take the leap into an Intel Haswell-E system. We also have a comparison of the best graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD at various price points, so no matter your budget there is something for you. If more precise control in your games is what you need, then the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury mouse is the one for you. Lastly there is a review on the ThL 5000 smartphone, which has an octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.

Motherboards
ASUS X99-A @ Benchmark Reviews

Video Cards
The Best Graphics Cards of 2014: NVIDIA vs. AMD at Every Price Point @ TechSpot

Mice/Keyboards
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse @ ThinkComputers

Mobile
ThL 5000 Smartphone @ Madshrimps



Hardware Roundup: Tuesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 11, 2014 09:15AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is upon us, with a few items to help you pass the time. The G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD gets put to the test to see how well the company's first PCIe SSD stacks up to the competition. We have a look at the Patriot Memory Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 OTG flash drive, which offers fast performance on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Our other item for today is the NZXT GRID+ fan controller, an updated version of the original GRID that refines the size and software to make for an enticing item.

Storage/Hard Drives
G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD @ PC Perspective
Patriot Memory Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive @ Madshrimps

Cooling
NZXT GRID+ Fan Controller @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 10, 2014 08:55AM
Author: bp9801

A new week is upon us, with a few items for your viewing pleasure. We have a look at Intel's new Broadwell-Y line and its Core M 5Y70 flagship processor. The Broadwell-Y line is built on a 14nm process and should really make a difference in the laptop world. There is also a review on the In Win D-Frame Mini, which offers an extremely unique design to house a Mini-ITX system. For a little bit of a bigger system, we have the Enermax Thormax Giant case, with its highly stylized exterior and massive cooling potential.

CPUs
Intel Core M 5Y70 Review and Performance: Testing Broadwell-Y @ PC Perspective

Cases
In Win D-Frame Mini @ LanOC Reviews
Enermax Thormax Giant @ ThinkComputers



Hardware Roundup: Friday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 7, 2014 08:36AM
Author: bp9801

The end of the week is upon us, with some items to hold your interest until the weekend starts. There is a review on a couple more Intel Haswell-E CPUs, with both the i7-5820K and i7-5930K put to the test. These both contain six cores and a lower price point, so they may be a more cost effective way to jump into the Haswell-E platform. We also have a look at the NZXT S340 mid-tower case, which is a budget friendly version of the company's H440 case. Lastly there is a podcast covering the latest news and reviews from the past week.

CPUs
Haswell-E Part 2: Intel i7-5820K & i7-5930K @ Madshrimps

Cases
NZXT S340 @ Benchmark Reviews

Miscellany
Podcast #325 @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 6, 2014 09:06AM
Author: bp9801

A new day is here, and if you are in need of a case then you're in luck. First up is a review on the Fractal Design Core 1100 case, which is an updated version of the Core 1000, complete with a brushed aluminum finish, top mounted front I/O ports, and support for large video cards. There is also a look at the Thermaltake Core V1 case, a Mini-ITX model that can fit four hard drives and even a watercooling setup. Lastly the Ultra Low-Profile Aluminum HTPC case from Perfect Home Theater gets reviewed to see how well it can handle work in the living room.

Cases
Fractal Design Core 1100 @ Benchmark Reviews
Thermaltake Core V1 @ ThinkComputers
Perfect Home Theater Ultra Low-Profile Aluminum HTPC @ PC Perspective



Hardware Roundup: Wednesday Edition

Category: Affiliate News
Posted: November 5, 2014 08:42AM
Author: bp9801

It is the middle of another week, with a few items to check out that should be of interest to you. First up is a review on the Crucial MX100 512GB SSD, which comes with 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write speeds, as well as a fairly affordable price. There is also another look at the Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux fans that feature a new color scheme and some solid performance. Lastly the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone gets put to the test to see how this smaller version of the Galaxy S5 stacks up.

Storage/Hard Drives
Crucial MX100 512GB SSD @ ThinkComputers

Cooling
Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux Fans @ LanOC Reviews

Mobile
Samsung Galaxy Alpha @ TechSpot



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