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    Gigabyte X99-UD3P Motherboard Review

    Introduction The X99 chipset has now had a little bit of time to mature. During its initial launch Gigabyte sent us the X99-UD4 motherboard for review. The X99-UD4 took home our Great Hardware Award for its simple aesthetics along with a solid performance to value. N...
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    NZXT accounces the agressive Noctis 450 mid tower Chassis

    NZXT’s is announcing our return to aggressive and daring case design with the Noctis 450 mid tower chassis.   Equipped with a unique blend of modern functionality from our award winning 440 chassis and a streamlined yet aggressive exterior design style, Nocti...
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    HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review

    Introduction Solid-State Drives are starting to become the norm when shopping for storage. With drive prices on a decline and capacities getting larger, many are starting to consider SSD’s as there primary source for storage. While prices for the large capaciti...
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    AMD FX 8320E Processor Review

    Introduction The AMD FX Series processors are a few years old now and we haven’t seen any really big changes with AMD’s road map for these aging chips. Going back down memory lane a bit, during AMD’s original launch of the Bulldozer FX 8150, many of...
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G.SKILL Hosts Intel and Samsung Sponsored OC World Cup & 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015

G.SKILL Hosts Intel and Samsung Sponsored OC World Cup & 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015 Featuring 5 Performance Motherboard Brands, 19 Top Overclockers  Taipei, Taiwan (25 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is hosting two major extreme overclocking events at Computex 2015 (June 2~6): the OC World Cup 2015 and the OC World Record Stage 2015! 19 world-class overclockers, 5 motherboard vendors, and 3 hardware sponsors – all at the G.SKILL Computex Booth I0608, located at Nangang Exhibition Hall, 1F! Very special thanks to Intel, Samsung, and Kingpin Cooling for sponsoring the OC World Cup 2015 and the 4th Annual OC World Record Stage extreme overclocking events! “Intel is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s G.SKILL OC World Cup & 4th Annual OC World Record Stage at Computex 2015,” says Gregory Bryant, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corporation. “Intel processors and chipsets enable mind-blowing experiences and we are glad to be a part of this exciting event.” 4th Annual OC World Record Stage 2015 Over the course of five days, G.SKILL will join forces with five major performance motherboard brands, including ASRock, ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI, and will be represented by 14 professional overclockers to break benchmark world records on a live stage using the latest X99 motherboards with Int...


Razer Introduces The Firefly Hard Gaming Mouse Mat with Customizable Lighting Effects

RAZER INTRODUCES THE FIREFLY HARD GAMING MOUSE MAT WITH CUSTOMIZABLE LIGHTING EFFECTS  The Razer Firefly is the world’s first ultra-thin gaming mouse mat featuring Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options   CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer Firefly, the first hard gaming mouse mat with Razer’s Chroma lighting feature. The Chroma feature adds 16.8 million color options and numerous customizable lighting effects to the mouse mat, including reactive, wave and spectrum cycling. Razer Firefly has lighting along its left, right and bottom borders and can sync up with other Chroma enabled Razer devices for virtually limitless color combinations. Engineered with all the trusted Razer gaming-grade performance features, the Razer Firefly has a micro-textured finish for the balance between control and speed. The optimized reflective surface ensures mouse movements translate to precise cursor movements and rapid in-game responsiveness. “The Razer Firefly opens up a new category for the Chroma family,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve designed the Razer Firefly with the best components for a gaming mouse mat, along with the new, fully-customizable Chroma lighting. No one said you can’t win with style.” The Razer Firefly joins other Chroma-enabled Razer devices, including the award-winning Razer DeathAdder Chroma and Razer Naga Epic C...


Scythe releases Slip Stream 120 DB Fans with Dual Ball Bearing and long life span

  Scythe releases Slip Stream 120 DB Fans with Dual Ball Bearing and long life span 20.05.2015, Oststeinbek (Germany) – Japanese cooling expert Scythe expands the 120 mm case fan portfolio with the announcement of the new Slip Stream 120 DB axial-fans. The new line up includes five regular models with fixed fan speed as well as one PWM-enabled model. Special highlight of the series is the Dual Ball Bearing, which has been developed in Japan. Thanks to the new bearing an intense life span increase to 350.000 hours (MTBF) has been accomplished. The successful “small hub & large fan blades” concept was initially introduced with the first Slip Stream series and is handed down to the Slip Stream 120 DB. Increased flow area and airflow could be achieved at the same fan speed, thanks to this concept. Slip Stream 120 DB lineup includes six different models, including a PWM-enabled version, which offers a wide fan speed range starting at 300 RPM and going up to 1.300 RPM. The regular models with fixed fan speed start with the 500-RPM model. This case fan operates at incredibly silent 7,2 dBA and assures steady airflow with 41,62 m³/h (24,50 CFM). A great combination between noise and performance is offered by the 800 RPM model, as it moves 68,24 m³/h (40,17 CFM) at really silent 10,7 dBA. Users requiring more performance or planning to use the Slip Stream 120 DB fans in combination with a fan controller are able to choose between the 1.200, 1.600 and 1.900 RPM model. S...


Super Talent Introduces the USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive

Super Talent Introduces the USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive Portable SSD storage set up in RAID 0 to maximize performance on USB 3.1 San Jose, California — May 19, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive, a high performance storage device that allows you to transfer large files extremely quickly through the USB 3.1 interface. The Super Talent USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive consists of two M.2 SSDs within the enclosure that are set up in RAID 0. This allows increased performance in a small portable form factor that uses the USB 3.1 interface. With speeds up to 750 MB/s read and 700 MB/s write, transferring large files around such as media content only take a matter of seconds. The USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive is available in sizes up to 1 TB which allows for an incredible amount of storage in a pocket sized device. In addition, it is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports so users aren’t restricted to a USB 3.1 port. The USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive will be showcased at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan June 2-6 in the Nangang Convention Center at Booth J1211. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award w...


CRYORIG Announces new line of CUSTOMOD Covers and CRYO-Paste

CRYORIG Announces new line of CUSTOMOD Covers and CRYO-Paste 19.05.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Ahead of Taipei Computex in June, computer cooling innovator CRYORIG is releasing information of two new product lines, the CUSTOMOD line of customization accessories and a new line of CRYO-Paste thermal interfaces. These two new lines are one of the many new items that will be shown at CRYORIG’s booth during the coming Computex beginning June 2nd, 2015. CRYORIG in an act of pushing forward true aftermarket modding and customization possibilities release it’s brand new CUSTOMOD line of colored heatsink covers for it’s critically acclaimed R1 Universal and R1 Ultimate heatsinks. The CUSTOMOD Cover for R1 will initially come in 6 different colors, Red, Blue, Green, Orange and the original Black and White. Each CUSTOMOD Cover pack comes with two covers for you to match your R1 series heatsink with your PC rig. The high quality finish of the CUSTOMOD Covers has a near metallic feel, fitting perfect with high-end boards from each major mainboard brand. The CUSTOMOD line will not end with the Covers for R1. CRYORIG plans on introducing many other colors and different coating finishes for the R1 and also for other heatsink models. The CUSTOMOD line will be a stand-alone accessory line for PC users that want the most options to switch and match their PC setup. Currently there are no plans to release fully colored heatsink products. Working with some of the most well known PC Build/Mod...


Gigabyte X99-UD3P Motherboard Review

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Introduction The X99 chipset has now had a little bit of time to mature. During its initial launch Gigabyte sent us the X99-UD4 motherboard for review. The X99-UD4 took home our Great Hardware Award for its simple aesthetics along with a solid performance to value. Now that we are six months into the release of the X99 chipset, we are seeing more motherboards become available at a much more affordable price. Today, we are going to be looking at one of these motherboards that offer a similar performance to the X99-UD4 in a more simplified package and price. We introduce to you the Gigabyte X99-UD3P. Aesthetically, the Gigabyte X99-UD3P is very similar to the UD4 motherboard with some obvious changes. As we continue here, we are going to take a closer look at the Giagbyte X99-UD3P to see exactly what those differences are. Before we do that, let’s move forward and talk about Gigabyte.   About Gigabyte: GIGABYTE was founded in 1986, establishing our uncontested position in continuous technological innovation. By focusing on key technologies and achieving strict quality standards, GIGABYTE has been regarded as an innovative and trusted motherboard leader in the globe. To keep pace in a rapidly changing world, we have offered a comprehensive product line covering Motherboards, Graphics Cards, PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Slate Devices, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones. We are dedicated to building up a full-range digital life,...


 

Noctua presents two asymmetrical 140mm CPU coolers

Noctua presents two asymmetrical 140mm CPU coolers Vienna, May 18th – Noctua today announced two new additions to its portfolio of premium-quality, quiet CPU coolers with 140mm fans. Whereas the NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15, the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14. Both the NH-D15S and NH-C14S feature an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the top PCIe slot. “140mm coolers have become the default choice for enthusiasts who seek superior cooling performance for overclocking or near-silent operation, but these tend to block the top PCIe slot on many current motherboards” says Mag. Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With the NH-D15S and NH-C14S, we’ve updated our successful 140mm dual tower and top-flow coolers with asymmetrical layouts that ensure the best PCIe compatibility.” Tailored to provide superior RAM and PCIe compatibility, the NH-D15S is an asymmetrical single fan version of Noctua’s award-winning flagship model, the NH-D15. Thanks to its asymmetrical design, the NH-D15S clears the top PCIe slot on most µATX and ATX motherboards. At the same time, the single NF-A15 PWM fan setup and recessed lower fins guarantee 100% RAM compatibility with memory modules of up to 65mm height. Users who have sufficient room can also upgrade the cooler with either a 120mm or round 140mm fan on the front fin stack for further improved performance in dual fan mode...


Define R5 Blackout Edition now available

The popular Define R5 case is back in ALL black! All the great features the Define R5 offers, now available in a sleek and uniform all black finish. The Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction. The Define R5 Blackout Edition case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned all black Dynamic Series fans. The Define R5 Blackout Edition was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand. What makes it the ‘Blackout Edition’? Black PCI slot covers Black HDD trays and HDD tray clips Black SSD brackets White power LED All black Dynamic GP-14 fans Tinted window The case is available in two models: The Define R5 Blackout Edition, with a solid side panel which includes an additional fan mount or ModuVent option. The Define R5 Blackout Edition Window, which features a tinted window side panel to proudly show off your build.   MSRP Define R5 Blackout Edition USD $109.99 EURO €119.99 GBP £89.95 SEK 1099:- MSRP Def...


SP Silicon Power Unveils the Latest M.2 and mSATA Solid State Drives

SP Silicon Power Unveils the Latest M.2 and mSATA Solid State Drives Instant Performance Boost for Ultrabooks Taipei, Taiwan – May 15th, 2015 – Catering to the increasing demands for super speed and cost-effective storage solutions, SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the latest powerful M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. They both allow superior performances and high reliability with ultra-fast transfer interface of SATA III 6Gb/s, and supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) to offer flexible upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space. SP M10 M.2 2280 SSD Addressing the mini size and high performance needs for advanced portable devices, the M10 M.2 2280 can be applied for devices with an M.2 slot including next-gen desktops, Ultrabooks and motherboards with Intel 87/97 series chipsets. Engineered with a high-quality controller and MLC NAND flash chips, the M10 M.2 2280 delivers astonishing transfer rates up to Read/Write 520MB/330MB/sec while offering impressive 4K random Read/Write speeds of up to 40,000 IOPS in the CDM test. For business people, multimedia professionals and heavy gamers who value the importance of efficiency and stability, the M10 M.2 2280 significantly speeds up boot times and reduces loading times in games to deliver an immediately noticeable performance boost. SP M10 mSATA SSD Built in an original controller and premium flash chips, the M10 mSATA S...


TRENDnet® Launches WiFi AC750 Travel Router for the Road Warrior

TRENDnet® Launches WiFi AC750 Travel Router for the Road Warrior TORRANCE, Calif. – May 14, 2015 -TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announces the availability of the AC750 Wireless Travel Router, model TEW-817DTR-built for today’s connected road warrior.   “More and more travelers need to connect mixed WiFi AC and WiFi N device to the internet,” stated Zak Wood, marketing director for TRENDnet. “Our TEW-817DTR keeps all devices connected by broadcasting concurrent WiFi AC and WiFi N networks. As well, three interchangeable North American, UK, and Euro electrical plugs reduce the need for electrical power plug adapters when traveling abroad.” TEW-817DTR AC750 Wireless Travel Router Share a single Internet connection with multiple users Networks WiFi AC and N devices while on the go AC750: 433 Mbps WiFi AC + 300 Mbps WiFi N bands Router Mode turns a single wired internet connection into a shared wireless network WISP Mode shares a single password protected WISP compatible hotel WiFi connection with multiple users Interchangeable power plugs: North America, Euro, and UK Pre-encrypted WiFi for your convenience Secure remote access with IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP VPN passthrough support Energy savings GREENnet technology TEW-817DTR product page: http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=110_TEW-817DTR TEW-817DTR product images: http://www.trendnet.com/support/supportdetail.asp?prod=110_TEW-817...





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