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    Gamdias Hermes Ultimate Keyboard Review

    Gamdias is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Gamdias has only been around for a couple years, designing keyboards (and the company) from the ground up. The Gamdias He...
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    PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014 Week 2

    Welcome to PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014! Week 2 2 12/12-12-19 Drawing on 12-20-14  Please Read Terms and Conditions below before entering. SHIPPING TO US ONLY. INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS WILL HAVE OPTION OF PRIZE BEING SHIPPED TO US ADDRESS. Wee...
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    Bitfenix Pandora Small Form Factor Case Review

    The Bitfenix Pandora will handle all your needs as far as hardware compatabilty, plus Its a classy features will blend in with most any enviroment. Although we love the LED screen, we would like to see Bitfenix upgrade the LCD to show system information which would ...
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    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review

    We've seen some very impressive SSDs from Samsung in the recent past, as they've gone to considerable lengths to indeed push those boundaries, offering consumers something very special that can't be found elsewhere with other SSDs: RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing j...
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GPU Wars Heating Up with New Leaks

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2014 has almost passed and the year 2015 is quickly coming upon us. I used to be more excited about Christmas while dreading the new year in light of the stark reminder that gift anticipation was over and school was about to begin. Now, I’m an adult, Christmas means only one day off, and the upcoming GPU news makes 2015 a much more exciting prospect than that sock-shaped present under the tree. In recent days some performance numbers have leaked for not only the new AMD flagships, but NVIDIA has some mentions of their upcoming monster graphics cards as well which give us some gaming and power performance comparisons. Spoilers and speculation ahead! The first, and probably most, enticing info that was leaked were charts that showed the performance of the new GPUs with not only their older counterparts, but also showed tests that compared both manufacturers together. The first tests involved a compilation of 20 games followed by a single comparison of Battlefield 4. The next tests picked out several singular titles at 4k resolution. Without going into too much detail, the end result looks to have the AMD flagship card (Bermuda XT / R9 390X) taking the lead with the NVIDIA flagship (GM200 Full-fat) not far behind. This is amazing news because the green side has managed to hold on to the single GPU performance lead for some time. Red has countered with some impressive pricing structures, but with this kind of tight competition, we are bound to see some GPU wars that wil...


Lian Li Launches O Series Wall-Mountable Chassis

Lian Li Launches O Series Wall-Mountable Chassis Four Sleek Open-Air Aluminum Chassis With Large Tempered Glass Windows December 18, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today launches the O Series open-air, wall-mountable chassis: PC-O5, PC-O5S, PC-O6S and PC-O7S. Previewed to the worldwide technology community in its prototype stage, the O Series chassis final design reflect the feedback of the DIY community, and feature oversized tempered glass windows, a PCI riser cards, and sleek aluminum construction. Four Open-Air, Wall-Mountable Aluminum Chassis The new O series includes four chassis: the mini-ITX PC-O5, the mini-ITX PC-O5S, the micro-ATX PC-O6S, and the ATX PC-O7S. These aluminum constructed cases all feature a similar design and aesthetic differing in their hardware compatibility. Show Off Your Hardware in Slim Profile Chassis Through the oversized tempered glass window, onlookers can see the entire build unrestricted. Graphics cards are installed parallel to the motherboard, keeping the chassis slim, thanks to the included PCI riser card and extension. A black anodized aluminum shield covers the hard drive cage to keep a super clean look. Customizable Storage Options The O Series chassis give builders several options for storage installation. Hard drives can be mounted in the hard drive cage, hidden by an anodized aluminum shield, directly mounted on the motherboard tray, or installed on a removable bracket behind the motherboard.   Water C...


Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse

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Introduction: When it comes to sports, many of us are competitive. Whether it is Baseball, Ice Hockey, Racing, or whatever sport that you’re truly passionate about, one thing that is important when competing is not only being good at what you do, but also being better than the rest. Having the right equipment plays an important role and is sometimes crucial to help get into that winner’s circle. The right equipment can help take you from being a good competitor to a winner. This is also true when gaming on the PC because without great equipment to assist you, like a good gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard, you may end up as just another player. If you want recognition as a great player, and a winner, like most professional gamers, you are not likely to get there on skills alone. Therefore, this is where you turn to the latest technology and gear, to give yourself that extra edge to frag your opponents.   Today we have the pleasure of bringing you a device that might be just such an edge: The Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse. The 600M is COUGAR’s second attempt at producing another award-winning mouse following their acclaimed award-winning 700M. The Cougar 600M gaming mouse has been specially designed to suit gamers with a claw grip, but palm and fingertip grip users will find it very comfortable too. The COUGAR 600M has been designed with a clear objective to offer gamers a mouse with state of the art technology, plus all the features and software necess...


 

ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014

ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Elite CE700 / Choice PC500 / Elite SE720 Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 16, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious Golden Pin Award 2014 from among an approximate 2000 other entries by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s Elite CE700 wireless charging stand, Choice PC500 power bank and Elite SE720 external solid state drive stand well above competitors’ offerings. Wireless Charging Stand – Elite CE700 The Elite CE700 offers a revolutionary way to charge mobile phones: by eliminating the need for cables and bulky transformers. By simply placing a QI-supported phone on the charging pad, power is wirelessly transferred to the device for charging. Unlike other wireless chargers, the Elite CE700 can be used in both its flat and upright positions. It serves as a phone stand while in upright mode, allowing you to easily view and use the phone while charging. In order to easily adjust to phones and devices of varying sizes, the Elite CE700’s height while upright can be adjusted thanks to an amazingly simple yet ergonomic design. Power Bank – Choice PC500 The Choice PC500 is a glamorous backup power source sporting a compact size and large capacity of 5000mAh. To conserve power, it automatically turns...


AMD Suggest 16nm FinFET chips aren’t coming in 2015

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  Source: DigitalTrends December is traditionally the time of year we grow closer to our families and friends, relax a little after many months of hard work, and feast on the rumors about what’s going to happen in the PC industry next year.   The latest teaser coming from the “Red Team” camp invokes an imminent APU and GPU fabrication process shift, pretty much quashing hopes for seeing 16 nanometer FinFET designs hit the mainstream in 2015. In the suggestive words of AMD’s very own Chief Technology Officer, Mark Papermaster, “we have our FinFET designs well underway, but we won’t be the first user, the bleeding edge of any new technology node.” In other words, the company’s designs are unlikely to start using the newest 16nm FinFET production process until 2016. It’s an understandable statement. AMD products have yet to hit 20nm, never mind 16nm, so they need to cross the former milestone first. The company isn’t far behind the curve in this regard, as GPU competitor Nvidia hasn’t hit 20nm yet, either, and many mobile SoCs are still built on a 28nm production node. But this does put AMD far behind big fish like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm.   Mark Papermaster emphasized 28 and 20-nanometer AMD products are in the works for 2015 releases, but sadly, mentioned nothing specific of rumored Caribbean Islands GPUs or revamped Carrizo APUs. We only heard that Carrizo is “very, very power optimized, with very, very efficient CPU and graphics”...


New Philips Moda 2 Monitor: The Display with Sense Appeal

 New Philips Moda 2 Monitor: The Display with Sense Appeal Integrated 7-watt speakers with surround-sound audio quality Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming Elegant design with narrow border and edge-to-edge glass Amsterdam, 15 December 2014: MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, today introduced a new 27-inch IPS display that combines stunning visuals in the glossy-white Moda design with expansive sound from integrated 7-watt speakers as well as Bluetooth connectivity to stream music. “Looks really matter when people choose a display for their living space,” says Thomas Schade, Vice President EMEA at MMD. “We’re confident that the new display will attract attention for all the right reasons. Not only does it offer great 360-degree looks with the Moda 2 design, people can also look forward to a captivating viewing and listening experience combined in a single device, with surround sound from the integrated speakers and Bluetooth connectivity to reduce cable clutter.” The highlights of the new Philips 275C5QHAW display in brief: 360-degree captivating looks The display has a clean, minimalistic look and wrap-around elegance to complement any living space. The actual screen border takes up minimal space: the outer bezel thickness measures no more than 2.5 mm, and the in-panel black matrix strip is just 3.5 mm wide. This creates an even cleaner look, with minimal distractions and maximum viewing size. Exp...


Gamdias Hermes Ultimate Keyboard Review

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Gamdias is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Gamdias has only been around for a couple years, designing keyboards (and the company) from the ground up. The Gamdias Hermes Ultimate mechanical keyboard is a fully backlit mechanical board that caters to discerning consumers who want something unique,, offering some very innovative features and software, extensive macros, full N-Key rollover, backlit illumination, sound dampeners, and onboard memory. Let's have a closer look.


 

PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014 Week 2

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Welcome to PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014! Week 2 2 12/12-12-19 Drawing on 12-20-14  Please Read Terms and Conditions below before entering. SHIPPING TO US ONLY. INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS WILL HAVE OPTION OF PRIZE BEING SHIPPED TO US ADDRESS. Week 1 was awesome! Congrats to all of the lucky winners that will be taking home prizes from all of the fantastic sponsors. Give a big interwebz hug and thanks to Primochill, Gamdias, Silverstone, DeepCool, Noctua, and In-Win for being great supporters of PureOC. There was so much interest in our Winter Giveaway we gained an additional sponsor, Please welcome Antec to the party! We will be seeing more from them in Week 3! It is hard to out do yourself but we are sure trying in Week 2 with a sponsor list containing our premier partner Primochill again, and all of our friends from Enermax\Lepa, Thermaltake, VisionTek, Bitfenix and Sapphire Technologies! Week 2 will make a total of 21 lucky people winners by the end of the week. All you have to do is use the app below and comment on the Week 2 Giveaway Thread in the forum. Easy as pumpkin pie! mhmmmm Pie! I know we will have a lot of people joining the giveaway and that is fine with us. Everyone needs to remember this is a FORUM Giveaway first and foremost. To say thank you to those that are part of the community. We welcome new faces as as we thank those we know. Happy Holidays and Good Luck to you all! PureOverlcock’s Winter Giveaway! Week 2


Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event!

Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event! Gamers! Register and Play for a Chance to Win Big Prizes! Taipei, Taiwan – December 11, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to be hosting a global online web-based event featuring a modernized classic favorite among gamers – Tetris! Taking place from December 8 – 29, 2014, gamers may register online and play ADATA’s Tetris Challenge™ for a chance to win big prizes including a GoPro HERO3, Sony Action Cams, and various ADATA products like SDHC flash memory and ADATA rechargeable Power Banks. See the game website for details: www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris  Fun & Games! Hey gamers and ultra-performance PC freaks, as online gaming bandwidth speeds up, so can your PC’s performance! Be sure to upgrade your PC with ADATA’s DDR4 super-fast DDR4 PC memory and SSD storage so you can play one of your favorite classical computer games: ADATA’s Tetris Challenge! From December 8 through 29, be sure to go to www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris to register for this global online event. After registering, play all you want on your PC or mobile device! Whenever you finish a game, your overall rank and score is displayed. Get Extra Points and a Secret Weapon!  We all know you can play well, but do you know how to grab some extra points? Aside from playing the game, you can score points by inviting your friends to play, ...


PLEXTOR Announces the M.2 Christmas Contest with GIGABYTE

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Plextor and Gigabyte are having an awesome Christmas Contest for 2014! The Contest runs from the 12th-25th, and there will be quite a few awesome prizes, including motherboards, SSD’s and more. Here is Plextor’s Facebook link to sign up for the Christmas Contest: Plextor and Gigabyte Facebook Contest – Christmas 2014    





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