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    The Hardware Hound: CABLEMOD Giveaway

    Some of you have been asking where the PureOC giveaways have been. Well, we’re working on bringing them back with the Hardware Hound taking the task upon himself. We know, this isn’t one of our biggest ones, but we’re hoping this helps us get starte...
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    FNATIC Rush, Flick & Focus Review

    Introduction It seems everything in the world is advertised as “Gamer” in order to attract customers. Seriously! I just read about a gamer toothbrush!!! ESports are on the rise but how much gaming hardware do we really need? Wait! You said it was designed...
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    CABLEMOD LED Strips Review

    Introduction It’s time that we settle the debate once and for all. LED’s make your computer go faster. Don’t argue it. Don’t even question it. It’s just fact! The real mystery is which LED strip will make your computer the fastest. As e...
  • FX-9590

    AMD FX-9590 Overclocked Review

    Introduction Back in 2013, AMD released a chip that had many scratching their heads. Between the abnormally high TDP and ridiculous price tag, everyone thought the company had lost their minds. In hind sight, it’s easy to see that AMD hadn’t found their n...
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FSP Introduces 700W PS2 Redundant Power Supply with 80 Plus Gold Efficiency

FSP Introduces 700W PS2 Redundant Power Supply with 80 Plus Gold Efficiency Achieves Highest Power Density of Any PS2 Redundant Power Supply June 23, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – FSP, the performance power specialist, is pleased to announce its new FSP700-70RGHBE1 PS2 redundant Power Supply. The FSP700-70RGHBE1 joins the FSP500-70RGHBB1 as the latest server-grade power supply from FSP. This time, two highly reliable 700W power supplies are offered, achieving 22.4W/in3 (watt per cubic inch,) the highest power density currently available in a standard PS2 redundant form factor. The two fully redundant, modular power supplies operate at 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and no specialized bracket is needed for installation. It is the first PS2 redundant which fits 80% of ATX chassis on the market without needing a special bracket. It’s compliant with both desktop ATX 12V and server EPS12V standards, suitable for many industrial PCs, and also compatible with rackmount server chassis 3U and above. It offers reliable, 24-hr performance at temperatures up to 50°C. 80 Plus Gold Efficiency in a Server-class Power Supply The FSP700-70RGHBE1 is a 80 Plus Gold certified switching mode power supply which uses active power factor correction and DC to DC convertors to provide stable, efficient power with low ripple and noise. It offers peak efficiency of 90% even when running at 50% load, saving significant operating costs. As a more efficient power supply, it lowers both electricity and cooling c...


3DMark Time Spy – DirectX 12 trailer and screenshots

3DMark Time Spy – DirectX 12 trailer and screenshots Since 1998 gamers have turned to 3DMark benchmarks to see the latest advances in real-time graphics made possible with each new version of DirectX. That’s why today I am excited to share the first official trailer and screenshots from 3DMark Time Spy, our new DirectX 12 benchmark test. Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test, coming soon to all Windows editions of 3DMark. With its pure DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up to support new features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal benchmark for testing the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards. Developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, Time Spy shows the exciting potential of low-level, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12. In the trailer, you’ll get a glimpse of gaming’s future while revisiting classic 3DMark scenes from the past. For a bit of fun, see how many can you spot.   http://www.futuremark.com/hwc/tmp/3dmark-time-spy-screenshot-1.jpg http://www.futuremark.com/hwc/tmp/3dmark-time-spy-screenshot-2.jpg http://www.futuremark.com/hwc/tmp/3dmark-time-spy-screenshot-3.jpg http://www.futuremark.com/hwc/tmp/3dmark-time-spy-screenshot-4.jpg The Steam Summer Sale has just started. Grab 3DMark for just $4.99 and save $20 off the usual price. Everyone who buys 3DMark now will be able to...


BIOSTAR Racing to the Future with Dealer Conference in Vietnam

BIOSTAR Racing to the Future with Dealer Conference in Vietnam BIOSTAR Reaffirms Commitment to Vietnamese Market Expansion June 23rd, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its successful dealer conference recently held together with their Vietnam distributor, Anh Ngoc Trading Technic Informatic Company Limited, (ANC, http://www.anhngoc.com.vn ) Công ty TNHH Thương mại Kỹ thuật Tin học Anh Ngọc, who together with key dealers in the country served as guests in an evening of enjoyment and entertainment as BIOSTAR highlighted its undying commitment to the Vietnamese market, its clear direction for the country’s local landscape with its RACING and PRO series products. Attendants were treated to a gala night worthy of royalty as BIOSTAR showcases its new products including motherboards from the RACING and PRO line of products together with BIOSTAR graphics cards, including GTX1080, the VR ready graphics cards. “We’re thrilled to have organized another successful event in Vietnam this year” said Kevin Cheng, Global Marketing Manager at BIOSTAR. “BIOSTAR are committed to the Vietnamese market and look forward to many more events to come in the near future.” BIOSTAR distributor ANC also took to stage to welcome all their customers and elaborated on BIOSTAR being part of their core business and throughout their 15 years in the industry, Biostar has met their vision for a win-win situation for both clients and consumers. BIOSTAR and ANC expect...


BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase High-End Gaming Machines

BIOSTAR Shows-off Ultra Gaming Machines BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase high-end gaming machines June 20th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its ultra gaming machines in partnership with Apacer and Thermaltake. Built around a BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard, these systems are built for the latest games and feature high-performance components all brought together by BIOSTAR motherboards. BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 Basing on the new Super 5 Design Concept, the RACING Z170GT7 flaunts the best of the entire BIOSTAR RACING series with its latest motherboard design features. This includes the all new RACING IO armor, carbon-fiber design treatment on the heatsink, checkered flag PCB print on a matte black surface treatment and Titanium-color RACING audio shielding. The BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard features BIOSTAR’s VIVID LED DJ which allows users to customize the lighting on the board’s heatsinks and PCB to reflect their personal style. Allowing multiple custom effects, gamers can configure their BIOSTAR RACING motherboard with custom lighting effects such as permanent (static), breathe, shine or shine & music (sound-reactive) to give their gaming machines a unique personality. For convenience, the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 also features GT Touch functionality, onboard buttons that allowing switching between the built-in modes to the motherboard featuring their own lighting profile. Thermaltake Core P5 Built for makers, the...


XIGMATEK puts a Pump in the Middle of a Radiator!?!

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Ah, Twitter! Sometimes news is hiding in the depths of media that is hard to find, but my feed gives me a glimpse that leads to an interesting discovery. In this case, XIGMATEK showed off some prototypes for some CLCs at Computex that went mostly under the radar. Sadly, I feel like these units should’ve made more of a splash than they did, but I suppose we can start trying to rectify this problem. Let’s see what a radiator looks like with a pump in the middle of it! There’s is very little about these units so far. I basically saw a tweet from XIGMATEK, that led me to a Tek Syndicate Facebook post, that further led me to an article Google translate put into English for me. Some people are likely to blame patents for this design and it could be the case in this instance. However, XIGMATEK could seriously be onto something with their design. First, fans inherently move air away from their centers due to the laws of physics. This leaves a bit of a dead zone as far as airflow is concerned. Having the pump located at the center point of the rad is a great way to utilize space that isn’t as efficient to begin with. While the amount of heat generated from pumps is unlikely to be a concern, personal experience has taught me that when the pump isn’t on the block, the block is much easier to install. Outside of the possible performance ramifications, the design can work well for appearance also. The lack of a pump on the block allows for some easier aes...


SWIFTECH Unveils New Komodo Blocks for GTX 1080 & 1070

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As expected, it didn’t take long to start seeing waterblocks on the market for NVIDIA’s new pascal GPUs. SWIFTECH is already killing it with their new Drive X2 series of AIO coolers, and the new Komodo waterblocks look like they’re no exception either. Since Pascal seems to have kept the overclocking potential of the previous generation, putting a 1080 or 1070 under liquid is bound to unlock a ton of potential. On top of all of that, SWIFTECH is using the ALED technology to add a nice flare to their design. Check out the full press release below for more info and pictures! Swiftech Unveils New Komodo Waterblocks for NVIDIA Geforce GTX1080 and GTX1070 Flagship Graphics Cards Long Beach, CA, June 12, 2016 – Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech® (OTC Pink Current: RCHN), today announced the release of their next generation Komodo waterblocks for NVIDIA Geforce GTX1080 and GTX1070 flagship graphics cards. “The Komodo product line is divided into two versions,” says Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech’s Chairman of the Board. “The competitive ECO line featuring an all acrylic housing and chrome base plate, and the Luxury Edition featuring an acrylic core, dressed with silky black aluminum top and back plates, chrome base plate, and lit with new generation multicolor ALED technology – that is compatible with the brand’s AIO light color controllers.” The addition of ALED technology to the Komodo waterblocks will allow enthusiasts to light up their e...


ADATA Releases the A10050 Power Bank

ADATA Releases the A10050 Power Bank Mobile power, speed, and style from a new angle  Taipei, Taiwan – June 15, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the A10050 Power Bank. As the model name suggests, the device is rated for 10050mAh, capable of carrying 3.7 full iPhone battery charges. The A10050 features dual USB ports and synchronous charge/discharge for efficient battery top-up of two devices at once. Its stylish design employs the finest components and smart circuitry to provide multiple protective measures, made of highly durable materials to increase fire and impact resistance. A bespoke hairline-brushed aluminum texture and choice of four colors elevate the A10050 from merely practical to premium power on the go for smartphones, tablets, and other devices.   Quick and Efficient Charging The A10050 includes two USB ports, providing a total of 3.1A output (2.1A + 1A). The dual ports allow users to charge two devices simultaneously, saving precious time. The 1A port is ideal for smaller devices such as smartphones, while the 2.1A port has been included with tablets in mind. Additionally, the A10050 uses synchronous charge and discharge, meaning it can recharge devices while connected to a power source itself to ensure continuous, safe, and fast operation.   Built Durable Inside Out ADATA makes safety the leading priority with all products, and more so with power banks. ...


The Hardware Hound: CABLEMOD Giveaway

CableMod Giveaway
Some of you have been asking where the PureOC giveaways have been. Well, we’re working on bringing them back with the Hardware Hound taking the task upon himself. We know, this isn’t one of our biggest ones, but we’re hoping this helps us get started on bigger and better events down the road. We want to give a huge thanks to CABLEMOD for making this possible for us! What’s being given away you ask? Well check out the video below for the full details on the prizes. After that, follow the entry form instructions to rack up entries from June 13th through June 24th. After that, we’ll contact the winners, make sure the prizes are claimed, and announce who won. We hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck in securing a prize! PureOC and CableMod https://cablemod.com/


VIEWSONIC has FreeSync Monitors that are Super Affordable

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Those of you who bought 4k monitors last year, this article might not be for you. Those of you who think you MAYBE can spend $200 tops for a good monitor, listen up. AMD has helped many of us budget gamers play modern titles at reasonable settings and frame rates. However, many of us are probably squeezing by with a cheap panel that has a basic 60 Hz refresh rate with the hope that the colors look decent. FreeSync is the dream, but is there anything affordable? VIEWSONIC seems to be answering the call for gamers who don’t mind 1080p and the latest prices on Newegg are pretty fantastic. For $180 and two dollar shipping if you’re not in a hurry, you can get a FreeSync 27″ monitor. The thing is, while the panel is fairly new, the initial reviews are stellar. Out of the 7 total reviews across the three sizes, every one of them is 5 eggs. There is some minor complaints about the stand and speakers, but the quality meets the expectation for the amazing deal these panels are. The important part is that the panels seem to look great for gaming. If you haven’t had a chance to dive into FreeSync, it might be a good time to look into it. If size isn’t a major factor for you, then the 21.5″ is a shocking $110! These are exceptional deals for budget gamers but there’s no way to tell if these prices are going to be around for very long. Check out the links below and find out if this is the final piece to your ultimate gaming experience. 27″...


GIGABYTE Launches New X99 and 100 Series Designare Motherboards

GIGABYTE Launches New X99 and 100 Series Designare Motherboards Engineered with the latest technology to enable the designer in you City of Industry, California, June 3rd 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce today its new X99-Designare EX and Z170X-Designare motherboards based on the Intel® X99 and Z170 chipsets with support for Intel’s 5th and, current, 6th Gen. Core™ processor, respectively. Intended to help the designers bring their projects to reality, the Designare motherboards offer a blend of the latest technologies that will ensure creativity is never placed on hold. Today’s content creators require finely tuned computers that can produce results fast and efficiently, and with the release of the Designare Motherboards, GIGABYTE provides motherboards that meet the needs of these content creators with the right mix of features. With support for DDR4, better compatibility with Intel’s 750 series NVMe SSDs, as well as support for USB 3.1 over USB Type-C™, the new Designare motherboards are an ideal choice for high performance PCs that will meet the needs of today’s digital artists and engineers. “We understand that the 3D modelers, engineers, and content creators of this world require the most advanced technology they can get their hands on to help create a better world,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “With the X99-Designa...





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