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AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the AMD Radeon R7 series SSD. Based on an Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller the product comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and you will get a very fast performing SSD."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Kingston HyperX FURY 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 8:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although solid state drives have reached a very low price"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Watch Dogs Performance and Image Quality Review
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We published a preview of Watch Dogs performance when it was released back in May this year. We have given this game time to mature. Now that a couple of game patches have been released, along with newer drivers from NVIDIA and AMD, it is time for our full performance and image quality comparison review.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

USH-1 SD Card Roundup | Hardware Heaven
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Many devices support SD cards for storage and as a result there is a massive amount of models on the market. Many of them claim enhanced durability and fast speeds but not all will deliver. Today we take the latest USH-I class cards from 3 major brands for a spin to see how they stack up. Especially useful if you have a recent DSLR which can take advantage of modern cards."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Ubuntu 14.04: Intel's Haswell Linux Driver
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In complementing the recent Intel Iris Graphics 5100: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 and MacBook Air: OS X 10.9 vs. Ubuntu 14.04, here's some new Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks with this time looking at the performance for Intel's "Haswell" Core i7 4770K with HD Graphics 4600 using the latest driver releases on Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Ubisoft gimping Watch Dogs on PC opened
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Watch Dogs controversy has opened up a massive can of worms, but it can't be the future of PC gaming, can it? Developers deliberately gimping games?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

XTracGear Ripper Mousing Surface Review @ APH Networks
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 3:45P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Will the XTracGear Ripper be that sleek, smaller but reliable mousepad, or will it be the bigger and more comfortable alternative? We took in this cloth pad for a test spin."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

 
Supermicro X9SRL-F-O (Intel C602) Server Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 2:57P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today William reviews the Supermicro X9SRL-F-O server motherboard. It has a great set of features, so let`s take a look and see what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: The TR Podcast 160: Synchronicity
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 11:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us for a flurry of tech news and reviews, including bugs in Haswell, G-Sync put to the test, and Windows Threshold."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Elite Screens ezCinema Plus 100 @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 10:47A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As some of you know we use a few projectors at our LAN events. In between events I have been known to setup a projector in the office to watch a movie, watch eSport streams, and even play a few games. The problem I have in the office is our textured walls dont exactly give the best picture. Because of that and because we would like more flexibility for setting up at our events I have been on the lookout for a projector screen for a while now. My requirements were something that is portable, so it can be taken to our events no matter their location, easy/quick to setup, and of course, I would like it to give the best picture possible in different environments. I came across a company called Elite Screens that manufactures a wide selection of screens and found the ezCinema Plus Series that fit our requirements and even didnt break the bank. Today Im going to take a look at the ezCinema Plus in its largest size (100 inches) and see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

AMD Radeon R7 240GB Gaming SSD Review
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD sent the specifications and OCZ applied the expertise. Now AMD has a high-quality gaming SSD to bundle with systems for a vertical approach."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at our second MSI Z97 motherboard today. Let's see how the new Z97 GAMING 9 AC performs under our tests as Shawn puts it under the spotlight."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Kingston HyperX FURY 240 GiB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Aug 29 2014 | 8:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are many components in a PC that can be upgraded to make it faster, but none are as noticeable in the real world as upgrading a hard drive to a solid state drive. They have come down significantly in price over the last few years, so it`s now cheaper than ever to upgrade your PC. While some months ago 120 GiB units offered the best cost/benefit ratio, now the times of the 240 GiB units are coming. Today, we will test a new 240 GiB drive from Kingston, the HyperX FURY, which is focused on the low-cost market."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Twelve desktop sets reviewed: buy cheaply, pay dearly
     Thu, Aug 28 2014 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You can't avoid having to purchase a new keyboard or a new mouse every once in a while. Desktop sets which combine both are relatively inexpensive; that is what people seem to think, at least. We tested twelve sets ranging from approximately 20 to 90 euros, but were ultimately left unimpressed.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

TteSports Poseidon Z Mechanical Kailh Blue Switch Keyboard Review
     Thu, Aug 28 2014 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the office today I have something very special, the TteSports Poseidon Z Mechanical Keyboard. While having a mechanical keyboard in for review often feels like a special occasion anyway, since they’re often regarded as premium quality device, there is something uniquely interesting about this keyboard, its switches. The Posidon Z features Kailh switches, and in a market dominated by switches produced by Cherry there has long been room for a strong competitor to enter the market, or at least a cheaper competitor. The question is, can the Kailh Blue switches keep up with the excellent performance of the Cherry MX Blue? Featuring a different switch is one thing, many keyboards implement different methods of registering a keystroke, the important thing about the Kailh switches is that they’re effectively a copy of the Cherry style mechanical switch, but without the wallet hurting price tag often associated with high-end mechanical keyboards. The Poseidon Z will set you back a very affordable £53 / $89, which is around 40% cheaper than most Cherry switch options that are on the market with a similar specification.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Tt eSPORTS Verto Stereo Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Aug 28 2014 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Tt eSPORTS started as a sub brand of Thermaltake back in 2010, 4 years on they’ve become one of the major players in eSports and gaming peripherals, sponsoring many high class teams and providing peripherals and gaming gear to target the hardcore gaming enthusiasts. Today we look at the Verto, a stereo headset with strong styling and premium comfort."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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