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Silverstone Strider Gold S Series 850W
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Silverstone is here to tell you that size doesn’t mean everything, and that you can have your cake and eat it, too. Enter their Strider Gold S series power supplies, which are labeled as not only the world’s smallest ATX power supplies, but are also rated to supply as much as 850W of peak output power. For today’s review, we have their top dog on hand: rated at 80 Plus Gold certification and being fully modular with a silent operating 120mm fan and 850W of total power output, we’ll see if this PSU lives up to Silverstone’s legendary quality. We will also be taking a quick look at their new line of PP07 braided cable extensions for those of you who are simply not satisfied with plain looking cables, but lack the skill/time/patience to do your own custom braiding.”

Sapphire R9 290
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we’re focusing on the Sapphire R9 290, an enthusiast-classed performance card that’s a reference design. We typically see custom cards from Sapphire, and that may yet be in store in the not-too-distant future, but for now the R9 290 is Sapphire’s competition against Nvidia’s GTX 780. Looking to offer excellent performance for higher-resolution gaming, the R9 290 looks to be a powerhouse. Let’s delve a bit deeper into the details with a closer look at the Sapphire R9 290 to find out how it measures up.”

Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 4:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we’re looking at the latest iterations of two Mionix flagship mice, the Naos 7000 and Avior 7000. The major feature here is these two new products utilize optical sensors rather than laser internals. This has several pros and cons, which we’ll discuss in more detail, but the overarching point to realize here is you get nearly the same mice as the flagship Naos and Avior 8200 for less money. We’re certainly fans of getting good value, so let’s take a closer look at the Mionix Naos 7000 and Avior 7000 and find out if they’re worth your money.”

Lepa G Series 850W
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we’re looking at a unit from Lepa, specifically the G Series 850W power supply, which comes with a partly modular design, flat cables, and 80Plus Gold certification. With a solid feature set and the ability to run a couple of high-end graphics cards, the Lepa G Series 850W looks like a promising power supply. Lepa is the sister company to Enermax, a company which is known to make some of the best power supplies on the market, though interestingly they are not the OEM on this particular unit. So, can this non-Enermax Lepa unit measure up? Let’s take a closer look and find out.”

Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Panel Review
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 3:26P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
4K can be had for under $1000; it`s a tough sell for gamers, but for everybody else, you need to consider Seiki Digital`s amazing display. Read on."

PowerColor Radeon R9 270X PCS+ 2GB Video Card Review
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 12:40P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a while since we`ve seen anything from PowerColor, but today we check out the PCS+ based R9 270X. Let`s dive in and check it out now."

Buffalo AirStation WZR1750DHP Dual Band AC1750 Wireless Router Review
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 12:34P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
802.11ac is quickly catching on. Today we have the Buffalo AirStation AC1750 in for review. Read on to see how it did in our testing."

Kingston DataTraveler 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 12:28P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past year many of you have asked us to increase our USB flash drive related reviews and to also include several outdated and small capacity models since they are still being sold at some places. Unfortunately this is not something we can do now when new models get released all the time so i just wanted to mention this so people will know that it`s not that we don`t want to but we just can`t. That being said as you all know roughly two days ago we tested the Spark 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive by Patriot Memory which left us with the best possible impressions not only because of its metal housing and tiny size but also because of its very good performance numbers. However although the price is right for what the Spark has to offer there are other similarly sized solutions out there which combine good performance levels with higher capacities at roughly the same price. The latest DataTraveler Mini 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive by Kingston is one such drive and today we will see how it compares both to the Spark and to every other drive in our charts."

Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39 4K Monitor Unboxing - a taste of Ultra HD
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 10:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seiki Digital`s SE39UY04 is a 39-inch 4K display that sells for under $650... yes, 4K for considerably less than $1000. Here is our initial unboxing."

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:06A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC is R9 290X done right. It is overclocked out of the box, but doesn`t suffer from the throttling issues of AMD`s reference design. The card is also quieter, even in performance mode, and you can activate the second, quiet BIOS for a very low noise experience."

AMD to launch FS1B processors in Februar
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD will launch FS1B series processors consisting of the quad-core A6-5350 (2.05GHz), A4-5150 (1.05GHz), E2-3850 (1.3GHz) and dual-core E1-2650 for sale at US$30-60 in February, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers.

Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 8 Do Windows and Android
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell has something for everyone with its Venue 8 tablets, which come in both Android and Windows 8.1 flavors. The Venue 8 is the Android-based model, while the Venue 8 Pro runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Dell isn't the first to put Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch form factor, but the field is still relatively new and small, so the Venue 8 Pro has been getting a fair share of attention. We checked out both models to see how they compare to each other and their competition...

Dell PowerEdge VRTX review: data centre under your desk
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:01A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's hard not to get impressed when you walk into a server space. Rows of racks, tons of cables and noisy fans, you can almost see the bits and bytes floating around. That it doesn't need to be that big Dell proves with the PowerEdge VRTX, which basically is a data centre in a box. The PowerEdge VRTX is very compact, about the size of a large desktop PC. The design makes it suitable for both traditional server racks and office environments.

NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case Review
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At $119 the NZXT H440 is a near flawless case. It has an innovative design, is loaded with features, runs extremely quiet and the power supply cables virtually disappear thanks to the built-in PSU shroud. Overall it is an excellent buy for anyone in the market for a case just north of $100.

Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design is no stranger to Legit Reviews, we have taken a look at many of their cases. As a Swedish company that specializes in designing computer hardware keeping with the Scandinavian minimalist viewpoint. They currently have four case lines each focusing on a different aspect. The Node line focuses on home entertainment as a HTPC, fileserver, or gaming station. The Node line, is currently made up of two models, the Node 304 and the Node 605. The Node 304 supports Mini-ITX and DTX motherboards and looks like a shrunken case, while the Node 605 supports ATX motherboards and looks like a home theater component. Read on to learn more about the Node 304!"

Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio for iPad Air Review @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Jan 25 2014 | 8:31A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the release of the original Apple tablet I have reviewed numerous iPad cases but never one with a built in keyboard. Today I break that streak by looking at the Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio for the iPad Air. This folio style case has a keyboard on the inside cover that connects wirelessly to the iPad Air via Bluetooth."

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