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 [LATEST]  Xtorm LAVA CHARGER Universal Solar
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Summer is almost here and so just like every other summer in the past we've all started to look around for gadgets that will make your life easier during your long awaited vacations by the beach. With the sun being the dominant feature of the summer period our eyes and minds are of course turned towards solar powered gadgets and although there aren't that many reputable manufacturers out there that offer such products still we did manage to find a few to test their products. Up until 2 years ago the popularity of portable battery packs was not really that great but with the continuous advancement of tablets and smartphones today pretty much every person i know of owns at least one. Xtorm may not be a name that many of us have heard in the past but they are a well-established manufacturer of power banks inside the EU and today we will be testing their latest offering called the LAVA CHARGER.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 [LATEST]  XFX Type 01 Bravo Case
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To conclude, XFX has done a decent job with its first chassis and the box even has a check box for an "Alpha" next to the "Bravo", which I can only assume is a white version of the same chassis since XFX website doesn't even mention it. Mysteries aside, I think the flaws in this chassis makes a dent, in what could be, a great chassis. I would advise to get this only if you know what you are getting into and really like the look. In short, to get the full amount of value, you will have to invest a bit of money into buying extra fans if you want the best temperatures.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 [LATEST]  What Is an SSD? - Learning To Run With Flash
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever wondered how a smart phone, IPOD or even an IPAD can work at such speed and instant access, yet your computer takes over a minute to start? That question just might be the reason that you have joined us in our series ‘Learning To Run With Flash’ and, if so, congratulations! You are about to enter a world that will change the way you look at PCs forever. Together, we are going to cover as many bases as we can in an effort to, not only educate you on our world of solid state drives but also, we are fairly confident that you will want to buy a SSD on conclusion of our reports. When that occurs, we will be right here to help you along with purchase, installation and any wrinkles you may encounter along the way.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 [LATEST]  what amount of PCI-Express lanes is optimal for SLI?
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Why would you choose a Socket 2011 system over a much cheaper Socket 1150 configuration? A much heard argument is that Socket 2011 offers better support for SLI, but, in practice, is that really the case? Hardware.Info performed tests to find out. We’ve compared SLI, 3-way SLI and 4-way SLI on Socket 1150 (Z87 chipset), Socket 1150 (Z87 chipset + PLX PCIe switch) and Socket 2011 (X79) platforms.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 2:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Computer Case is a compact, cube style case that can handle some full sized desktop components, while maintaining a relatively small footprint. With the ability to handle a ATX sized power supply, and desktop graphic cards up to 210mm (8.26 inches), the Elite 110 is aimed at more than just the niche market. Sporting the ability to hold 4 SSDs or 3 HDDs, storage options are not a problem."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance of a wide range of hard drives? With 48 hard disk drives for comparison, the guide is fleshing out real nicely. In this performance comparison guide, we will test and compare the performance of all the hard drives we can get our hands on. This is similar to what we are doing in the Intel Core 2 Processor Performance Comparison Guide. Here are the latest updates in Revision 5.2 : - Added the 1 TB Western Digital Black² (WD1001X06XDTL) mobile hard disk drive.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

NZXT H440 Silent Mid-tower Case Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT is taking the idea of cable management even further with their new H440 case by hiding critical cable choke-points while providing plenty of cable routes as well as offering remarkable cooling and radiator support on a mid-tower frame.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

 
AMD XFX Radeon R7 240 Core Edition Passive 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R7 240 may not be the most exciting graphics card to review but I think this review will still be interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, the R7 240 is incredibly affordable at just $69.99. Believe it or not graphics cards in the sub $100 price bracket are actually the most popular even if they are not the most glamorous – so it will be very interesting to see what $70 actually gets you. Secondly, this is the first of our reviews on our new graphics card test system. As we detail further on the test system and procedures page this is a purpose built test system for low end to mid range graphics cards, we will continue to use our high end test system from upper mid range and enthusiast grade graphics cards. With a new test system comes a revised set of games, as chosen by your votes, and some new compute and mining tests to give you a wider perspective on what additional performance graphics cards can offer outside of gaming. However, let’s get back to the product in hand for today’s review which is the XFX R7 240 Core Edition (R7-240A-CLH4) graphics card which features a fully passive cooling solution and 2GB of DDR3 VRAM. From the low profile, passive and compact design of this graphics card it should be quite clear that this is aimed at the HTPC market but also the light usage home PC or the budget gaming PC. This isn’t going to be powering a fully fledged gaming desktop PC, however, it will still play games at lower resolutions and detail settings despite what anyone may tell you.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Premier Pro SP920 SSD Family Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded performance and competitive pricing. Well, today, another major player—ADATA—is releasing its own family of drives featuring similar technology at its core. The brand new ADATA SP920 Premiere Pro family of drives we’ll be showing you here use the same controller and NAND as the M550 series, though ADATA takes a few steps to help differentiate their drives from the competition...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Floating under the radar, AMD released the Radeon R9 280 (non-X) 3GB to the world. Let`s see what Sapphire is offering and if it`s worth buying or not."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB USB 3.0 External HDD Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate takes 2.5-inch external storage to the limit with the 4TB Backup Plus Fast. Follow on as Tyler puts it through its paces to see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:55A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wireless technology never stands still so although it wasn`t until roughly just over a year ago when manufacturers released their very first AC1750 compatible routers now we already see AC1900 compatible ones offering even higher combined speeds. Of course not every single manufacturer out there has joined in on the fun as of yet but the market leaders like Linksys and Netgear can`t afford to not be on the forefront of technology so naturally their AC1900 routers are the first to see the light of day. Our routers review section is somewhat under populated compared to out other sections because we don`t do router reviews of models that we think have nothing new and innovative to offer (both in features and specifications) but the brand new EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router by Linksys seems to have everything going for it from appearance and up to features and specifications so we just had to take a look."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

OWC ThunderBay IV 8TB Thunderbolt External Storage Drive Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler takes a look at the latest Thunderbolt solution from OWC, the ThunderBay IV, which provides a stunning 8TB of fast external storage."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower Case Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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The Obsidian 760T is essentially a 750D with a lot more "oh" and "ah". Flashier on the outside, it sports a more elaborate look, a choice of two colors, a huge window, and a bit more lighting. It even comes with a fan controller right out of the box.

  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

EVGA Backplate Install for the GTX 780 Ti Classified
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The purpose of this article was to explore what an EVGA backplate really was and find out if any of the benefits were real.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Powercolor AMD Radeon R7 250X 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Nvidia’s GTX Titan Z and AMD’s R9 295 X2 graphics cards may be stealing all the headlines, the real battle between Nvidia and AMD is occurring at those lower end price points where the bulk of graphics cards are sold. A quick look at the Steam Hardware Survey reveals just how popular the sub $200 price point is. For those looking for an even more affordable entry into gaming, the $100 price point is vital. What’s currently on offer at the $100 price point from AMD? Well their latest addition is the R7 250X, a rebranded HD 7770 GHz Edition looking to steal the title of “best $100 gaming graphics card”. Nvidia is yet to refresh their entry level range so at the $100 price point they still offer the GT 640 for $90 or the GTX 650 for $110. Yet, as we will see throughout this review, the AMD R7 250X finds itself in an incredibly competitive position because of Nvidia’s unwillingness to reduce prices on their entry level product stack. Today we are taking a look at a Powercolor R7 250X, but it is as close to a reference R7 250X as you will find. This card packs a basic cooling solution, stock R7 250X speeds and is about as “cheap and cheerful” as you’ll find. How do Nvidia’s offerings stack up against AMD’s newest budget friendly offering? Well let’s proceed through this review and find out!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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