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    A New Build Log from our Review Staff is Starting! Silence Will Fall!

    Greetings Pure Overclock fans! Just wanted to stop by and let you all know that we have a new build log up being written by Mike in the forums! It’s being sponsored by none other than: www.swiftech.com As a leading provider of enthusiast-grade water cooling com...
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    Streacom FC8 EVO Fanless Chassis Review

    Introduction With the growing industry of digital media and streaming devices, the world of compact designed media players and HTPCs have grown quite a bit over the last few years. While some can suffice with a simple media device like the Roku, Western Digital Media...
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    HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

    HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same...
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    Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Review

    Samsung is bringing a few new features to the mainstream market here with the 850 PRO SSD, but what's utterly special that we hope pushes those boundaries further ahead, is something called RAPID Mode. Sounds like marketing jingo, we agree, but you'd be wrong to dism...
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ADATA Launches ISMS312 Industrial SATA III 6Gbps 7pin Disk On Module SSD

ADATA Launches ISMS312 Industrial SATA III 6Gbps 7pin Disk On Module SSD Wide Application Meets Customization Taipei, Taiwan – August 21, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the ISMS312, a high-performance industrial SATA III 6Gbps 7-pin Disk-On-Module (DOM), which is suitable for embedded storage systems, industrial computers, medical and network infrastructure devices by providing the best balance between performance and cost. It also features the industrial grade S.M.A.R.T. and capability of customization for industrial application. A+ SLC Solution for Various Upgrade Demands The ADATA ISMS312 SATA III 6Gbps 7pin DOM is a high-speed MLC NAND flash, providing excellent performance and reliability with a sequential read/write speed up to 250/40MB per second and MTBF of up to 1 million hours. In addition, the ISMS312’s low 1.15W power consumption can save power and significantly extend the lifespan of the devices it supports. And thanks to the industrial grade operable temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, the ISMS312 can work in harsh environments for long-term operation. The ISMS312 is available in both horizontal and vertical pin orientations to accommodate a wide variety of system form factors. To fulfill performance and cost-saving demands for various industrial applications, ADATA has developed the A+ SLC solution to effectively improve the SSD’s perfor...


BitFenix Releases New Prodigy M Colors

New colors and window side panel options take customization to the next level (BitFenix Design Lab, August 21, 2014) – The BitFenix Design Lab has always been listening intently to the feedback from the community, and nowhere has this been more evident than the release of the Prodigy M chassis. The micro ATX variant of the Prodigy, Prodigy M is the result of direct feedback from users who wanted the same styling and sophistication of Prodigy, but desired the capability of installing micro ATX motherboards. Today, BitFenix is announcing not one, but two releases inspired by community feedback: Prodigy M Color and Prodigy M Window Side Panels. Prodigy M Color Offered in both Midnight Black and Arctic White variants, Prodigy M made a big splash when it was introduced last August. Featuring an all-new layout, it maintained the styling and size of the original Prodigy, but added micro ATX motherboard support. Since its release, users have been wondering if it would be getting the same color options as the original Prodigy, and starting today, Prodigy M fans will finally be able to get their hands on four new vibrant colors: • Fire Red • Atomic Orange • Vivid Green • Cobalt Blue Bold yet minimalistic, the new color versions of Prodigy M are perfect for those who want the same award-winning case, but with a dash of color to light up any decor. What’s more, Prodigy M will also have window side panel models. With the new Prodigy M color options, users now have more ...


LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337 – ECS Brings Together Media Partners and Customers in Silicon Valley

LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337 ECS Brings Together Media Partners and Customers in Silicon Valley   20 August 2014, Fremont, USA – ECS has gathered its top North American media partners and local customers in California at the Aloft Hotel Silicon Valley to showcase it new product offering. In its press event named LIVE, LIVA, LEAD, L337, it plans to officially launch its new LIVA Mini PC Kit 64GB, its new line of Z97 motherboards and also communicate the kick off of its LIVA Design Contest for the North American market. This congregation of media and partners comes as a clear sign of the company’s intent to unveil a new ECS (a new team, new products and a new focus) and its plans to reestablish itself in the North American market.   ECS proudly introduces LIVA Mini PC Kit 64GB White Edition and Black Edition which will be available in August 2014. LIVA is derived from “Living” and “Viva (Life)”, and it is all about living a better life. As the world’s smallest Windows-Based Mini PC Kit, the new LIVA adopts a storage upgrade, eMMC 64GB, to fulfill the high storage requirement and to enjoy the quick Read/Write Speed advantage from eMMC, and still, LIVA remains to be the palm-size Mini PC. LIVA Mini PC Kit has been applied to many different territories with different applications, such as HTPC, office PC, secondary PC usage, industrial PC…etc., and with the arrival of LIVA 64GB, LIVA will bring more convenience and change the whole landscape of PC industry. ECS ...


A New Build Log from our Review Staff is Starting! Silence Will Fall!

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Greetings Pure Overclock fans! Just wanted to stop by and let you all know that we have a new build log up being written by Mike in the forums! It’s being sponsored by none other than: www.swiftech.com As a leading provider of enthusiast-grade water cooling components, their newest product line seemed the best possible fit for what we have in mind for the build (as well as some old favorites). The theme of the build is “Silence Falls,” a silence-optimized HTPC with more than just movie streaming intentions in mind, but with a bit of a twist that most of our readers wouldn’t really expect from a build of this nature. Be sure to stop by the forums to check out the build log as it progresses, and while you’re all at it be sure to check out some of the other awesome build logs we’ve got on-hand, including Project reDEFINEd by forum member humanityBG and Squircle, a scratch build by forum member glent. Both of them are turning out beautifully so far, so we have plenty of eye candy for you guys to ogle over. Here’s some links to the build logs mentioned: Silence Falls: A Thought Experiment Project “reDEFINEd” – Fractal Design DEFINE R2 XL Squircle [Scratch Build] Hope you all enjoy these builds, and stay tuned in for more projects to come!


 

Streacom FC8 EVO Fanless Chassis Review

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Introduction With the growing industry of digital media and streaming devices, the world of compact designed media players and HTPCs have grown quite a bit over the last few years. While some can suffice with a simple media device like the Roku, Western Digital Media Box and even the Chrome TV, these devices can sometimes only satisfy the basic general consumers’ needs. What about those in need of a little more power and flexibility? This is where the growing SFF (small form factor) HTPC market comes into play. Some will say you can build an HTPC with some basic PC components and drop them into a computer case and call it a day, but who wants a junky or bulky PC tower sitting in their entertainment center looking out of place. For users like us, we like our media center to be the center of attention… so you probably want something a little more aesthetically pleasing. Today, we have chance to look at a uniquely designed SFF PC chassis that can operate in complete silence. We have on our test table today the Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Chassis. Also, when we refer to it being silent, we really mean it, because the Streacom FC8 Evo case features a completely fanless design. Perhaps its sleek aesthetics will prove to be a talking point of your entertainment center. Let’s review it and find out…   Before we move forward with the exciting features, let’s first talk about who Streacom is: History Streacom was founded in 2010 by a small but experi...


 

Employee Mass BYOD Deployment On The Rise, For Enterprise and Government Sectors

Employee Mass BYOD Deployment On The Rise, For Enterprise and Government Sectors Windows To Go, a feature of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Super Talent’s RC4 bond to create a new and improved solution for today’s portable work styles San Jose, California — August 18, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, presents its enterprise and education Windows To Go drives. Super Talent’s Windows To Go drives are widely used for bring your own device (BYOD) services. Currently the USB 3.0 Express RC4 is a very popular enterprise choice among companies who choose to implement the route of BYOD mass deployment. A USB 3.0 device, the size of car keys, is able to boot a sandboxed version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise on any computer that allows booting from a USB device. This allows for our government, education and all enterprise sector clients to significantly reduce operational TCO, while still keeping their human resources mobile. These drives are rigorously tested to pass and exceed Microsoft’s standards in order to be certified to be used with Windows To Go. With read and write speeds of up to 320/120 MB/s, these drives are quick to boot and built with high quality parts for users looking for a personalized USB workspace drive. Additional information on Super Talent’s Microsoft certified Windows To Go drives can be found here. Capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB*...


HIS Multi View Display Adapters Review

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HIS have provided three different hardware adapters for those users who lack the ability to add additional displays to their system setup: the Multi View II, the Multi View X2, and the Multi View+Sound. Each of these offer different features, but all work on the same premise: a USB or DVI adapter expands your ability to add more displays to your setup in a simple manner. Let's take a look.


 

Scythe Kodati: Most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler for ITX systems

Scythe Kodati: Most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler for ITX systems 14.08.2014, Oststeinbek (Germany) – The evolving PC market moves towards yet smaller and faster Computer systems. Scythe reacts to the trend and offers its most compact Top-Flow CPU Cooler, which is focusing on small PCs and Mini-ITX based chassis. Kodati supports the latest platforms of both AMD® and Intel®. Scythe introduces the simplistic E.I.S mounting system with the Kodati, which allows fast mounting without the need for a backplate. The CPU cooler is amazingly compact with the dimensions of 82,5 x 95 x 34 mm (3.25 x 3.74 x 1.34 inch) and low weight of mere 180 grams (6.35 oz). Thanks to its height of only 34 millimeters and the fan being mounted between the heatsink and the baseplate, it is possible to use the Kodati even in really slim chassis where other heatsinks won’t fit. CPU-Heat is being passed from the copper-baseplate to the aluminum fin-structure using two 6 mm copper-heatpipes. Both the heatpipes and the baseplate have been nickel-plated. Scythe supplies the Kodati CPU cooler with a preinstalled Slip Stream Slim 80 PWM fan. The 80-millimeter fan can be controlled by the motherboard, thanks to the PWM-function, in the range from 800 and 3.300 RPM. Hence allows the fan to move between 6,0 and 24,82 cubic feet per minute (10,2 ~ 42,2m³/h) at a low noise level from 8,2 to 32,5 dBA. Compatibility to a big variety of sockets has always been a strong point of Scythe CPU Coolers. The new Kodat...


Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset – Kυνέη.pro

Tesoro Releases True 5.1 Gaming Headset – Kυνέη.pro Customizable Audio Control To Gain The Advantage in Battle   August 14, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today releases the Kυνέη.pro true 5.1 surround sound gaming headset. With a total of 8 drivers (4 in each ear cup) and fully customizable control of every channel, the Kυνέη.pro immerses the player into the battlefield by providing realistic, directional audio. Gain the Tactical Advantage Named after the helmet of the Greek god of the underworld, Hades, the Kυνέη allowed its wearer to turn invisible to gain the tactical advantage in battle. Much like the mythological Kυνέη, the Kυνέη.pro allows its wearers to gain the advantage over their enemies by letting gamers pinpoint enemy movements, such as footsteps, before the enemy sees them. Customizable Audio Control Each ear cup of the Kυνέη.pro contains 1 subwoofer, 1 center speaker, 1 front speaker, and one rear speaker, to truly provide directional sound. Each channel (Voice / Front / Rear/ Cen. / Sub.) can be customized via the removable in-line control. The controller also allows gamers to instantly turn off the microphone or speaker. Additionally, for those looking for even more, the Kυνέη.pro can be switched to virtual 7.1 surround sound audio mode. The unidirectional noise canceling microphone blocks out distracting noise for crystal clear chatting. Comfortable...


LEADTEK Quadro- the most powerful graphics card is now available

Quadro, the most powerful graphics card is now available. Experience the power of Quadro with Adobe Creative Cloud Complete plan at a promotional discount of up to 15% Taipei, Taiwan, August 13, 2014  LEADTEK, the authorized channel partner of NVIDIA® professional graphics card in the Asia-Pacific region, launches the most powerful line-up of professional graphics solution products to date, including Quadro K5200, Quadro K4200, Quadro K2200, Quadro K620 and Quadro K420. These 5 new groundbreaking products, not only encompass the entire low-to high-end segments of the professional graphics card market, but also passed several daunting ISV actual testing, dramatically increasing the overall efficiency benchmark. In line with the new product launch, LEADTEK teamed up with creative solutions software giant, Adobe, for an unbeatable promotion. From September 2014 onwards, you can enjoy up to 15% discount off the original price of Adobe Creative Cloud Complete plan with any purchase of the new Quadro graphics card. The 2014 release of Creative Cloud includes all-new versions of 14 favorite desktop applications with hundreds of new features, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe IllustratorCC. You can make use of the latest creative technologies and modern standards to greatly increase the productivity of any aspect of graphic design, web design, photo editing and compositing, and video editing. Coupled with the latest mobile applications, you can create stunning designs and t...





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