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    HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory Review (HX430C15PBK4/16)

    Introduction The HyperX name has been part of Kingston Technologies for the last decade, but recently HyperX migrated into its own branding although still part of Kingston’s sub division. While the name or branding may be different, the company’s philosop...
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    PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014 Week 3

    Welcome to PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014! Week 3  12/21-12-26 Drawing on 12-27-14  Please Read Terms and Conditions below before entering. SHIPPING TO US ONLY. INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS WILL HAVE OPTION OF PRIZE BEING SHIPPED TO US ADDRESS.. Th...
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    SanDisk 64GB Ultra PLUS and Extreme SD Review

    Today we're looking at the SanDisk Extreme 64GB and Ultra PLUS 64GB SD cards. In a hint of what's to come during testing, the speed results were a very pleasant surprise, despite what the labels might seem to indicate in terms of speed expectations. We'll discuss th...
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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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HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory Review (HX430C15PBK4/16)

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Introduction The HyperX name has been part of Kingston Technologies for the last decade, but recently HyperX migrated into its own branding although still part of Kingston’s sub division. While the name or branding may be different, the company’s philosophy and product image hasn’t changed much. Today we have the chance to take a look at the HyperX Predator series DDR4 memory line. DDR4 memory launched with Intel’s recent X99 Chipset featuring lower voltage with higher native frequencies. It features a native speed of 2133MHz, which is really nothing to WOW about as we have seen these speeds with DDR3. However, with its newer JEDEC Culmination and Density, DDR4 memory components now provide better speeds and faster response while being more power efficient at the same time. The HyperX Predator memory we are going to be looking at today not only offers fast speeds of 3000MHz out of the box, but also offers the efficiency of lower voltage; we can see some great potential with additional performance once overclocked. We will be comparing results from Kingston’s (HyperX) previous line up from its DDR3 series to see if these claims line up.   Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about Kingston:   “Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and ...


 

PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014 Week 3

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Welcome to PureOverclock’s Annual Winter Giveaway for 2014! Week 3  12/21-12-26 Drawing on 12-27-14  Please Read Terms and Conditions below before entering. SHIPPING TO US ONLY. INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS WILL HAVE OPTION OF PRIZE BEING SHIPPED TO US ADDRESS.. Those that participated in Week 2 were showered with 21 prizes from our great sponsors Primochill, Enermax\Lepa, ThermalTake, VisionTek, Bitfenix an Sapphire Technologies. We all thank you for supporting PureOC and the community! Now on to Week 3. Should we go even bigger? DUH!! Of course we should! We want as many members as possible to take something home to rub in their friends faces for not being a part of PureOC. You tried to tell them, but they wouldn’t listen. This week we are bringing back more goodies from DeepCool, Primochill, and Gamdias. We also will have some spectacular prizes from NZXT, XSPC, Antec and Phanteks. We will be crowning 28, yes we said 28 winners in week 3! A couple of important announcements before you enter. Hope you’re reading this! 1. Be sure to actually read the rules. Many of you are missing the posting on the thread section. Don’t follow, Don’t win. Simple. 2. There will be an mega size announcement coming later this week in our first PureOverclock Newsletter. We are super excited to finally get this off the ground so what better way to let all of our followers in on what we have in store for you. Trust me you will want to read it. So make sure you registe...


Introducing CableMod

Introducing CableMod Premium Cables Turn PC Systems Into Works of Art (December 19, 2014) – For years, outfitting a PC with custom cables has been a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. Modders have had to either do it themselves, spending hours upon hours sleeving their power supply cables individually, or spend hundreds of dollars on expensive cable sleeving services. Alternatively, they could choose sleeved cable extensions, but would have to put up with increased cable clutter due to physically longer cables. What if there was a better way? Introducing CableMod® – the first brand dedicated to designing and producing the very best internal PC cables on the market. Developed with input from top modders from around the world, CableMod cables bring premium quality and aesthetics to the next level. CableMod cables begin with ModFlex™, a premium cable sleeving that brings with it a slew of advantages over traditional sleeving. This sleeve is constructed with ultra-fine fibers that are many times softer than nylon sleeving, making it much easier to route behind motherboard trays and around components. The super dense weave means that wires underneath are completely invisible, making sure that ugly bare wires are hidden from sight. Best of all, this sleeve is developed to be thinner than competing cloth braiding, which makes it possible for CableMod cables to forgo the use of unsightly heatshrink all together. In fact, CableMod cables are 100% heatshrink-free,...


SanDisk 64GB Ultra PLUS and Extreme SD Review

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Today we're looking at the SanDisk Extreme 64GB and Ultra PLUS 64GB SD cards. In a hint of what's to come during testing, the speed results were a very pleasant surprise, despite what the labels might seem to indicate in terms of speed expectations. We'll discuss those differences as we take a closer look at what SanDisk has to offer with the latest high performance SD cards.


 

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...





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