Pureoverclock: PC Hardware reviews and news for overclockers!


In The Spotlight
  • azio_mgk1k_29

    Azio MGK1-K and RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboards Review

    The Azio MGK1-K and MGK1-RGB mechanical keyboard look to offer solid designs for gamers on modest budgets. Both models are stylish and functional, both come with unique illumination effects, and both come with very attractive price tags. Can these two boards stan...
  • windows-10-logo

    Getting the Most Out of Windows 10 – An Opportunity to Accelerate Gaming

    We wanted to get some quick industry opinion on how Windows 10 may affect gaming experience, so we spoke with Jeremy Mortenson at Crucial. Jeremy is the worldwide memory product marketing manager at Crucial, a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc. Suffice it to say...
  • NZXT Noctis Review (19)

    NZXT Noctis 450 Review

    Introduction Everyone is trying new things today. NZXT brought us a new case and on the surface, everything looks pretty standard, but there are a couple of features that certainly stand out. New doesn’t always mean good though. When it comes to cases, we’...
  • samsung_850evo2tb_8

    Samsung 850 EVO 2TB Review

    Large capacity SSDs are rather rare, but the Samsung 830 EVO 2TB is without equal in the marketplace. It's fast out of the box, but Samsung has something very special under the hood: RAPID Mode. As you'll see, RAPID Mode is unlike anything you've seen before, promis...
Latest News & Reviews

Coming soon: All-new ROCCAT Kova

 Coming soon: All-new ROCCAT Kova Hitting stores November 17th 2015: the all new Kova pure performance gaming mouse. Forged using the legacy of its predecessor – the fan favorite Kova[+] – as its blueprint, the new Kova carries on the tradition of streamlined performance with an ambidextrous build that places its emphasis on raw power above all else. Sleek yet stripped back in its aesthetics, the sports-car like Kova suits left- and right-handers alike in a high-octane design that offers double the power. Double the effective dpi from 3500 to 7000 with its state of the art optical sensor featuring Overdrive mode; double the button functions from 11 to 22 with Easy-Shift[+]™ and intuitive Smart Cast buttons; double the style – available in black and white; and double the illumination, with independently configurable mouse rim and scroll wheel lighting in 16.8 million vivid colors. More info here

How we protect our benchmarks from cheating

How we protect our benchmarks from cheating Have you been following the VW scandal? It’s a timely reminder to be wary of manufacturers’ claims. Our benchmarks help people see their hardware’s true performance, but you might wonder how we ensure that the scores are honest and accurate? Our commitment to providing you with benchmarks you can trust means that: Futuremark has public rules for manufacturers. In short, a platform must treat the benchmark as if it were any other application. You can only get a valid 3DMark score for a Windows PC by using WHQL drivers that Futuremark has checked and approved. Futuremark was the first benchmark developer to delist and remove mobile devices with hidden optimizations from its performance rankings. All Futuremark benchmarks are backed by detailed technical guides that explain exactly what’s being measured and how the scores are calculated. Futuremark’s Hardware Channel and Best Mobile Devices lists only show publicly available models. Futuremark never lists or leaks unverified scores from pre-release hardware. If you’ve been writing about PC hardware for more than a decade, you’ll remember the outcry when various vendors were caught making dubious driver optimizations. And more recently, some smartphone manufacturers have tried, and failed, to cheat their way to higher benchmark scores. So if there is one thing to take away, it’s that the cheaters always get caught. Not only because it ...

QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Official: Empowers Business and Home Life

QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Official: Empowers Business and Home Life with New Features Including Snapshot, Hybrid Virtualization, Cloud Sync and More Taipei, Taiwan, October 08, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the official release of QTS 4.2 – the smart NAS operating system that empowers users to achieve more in their business and home life. With a revamped user interface and many exciting features, QTS 4.2 makes for smarter, smoother and more spectacular cloud experiences with stronger security. “Since the QTS 4.2 Beta release, we have been inundated with positive feedback and suggestions from users and reviewers. These valuable opinions have provided constant inspiration for our development team to refine the usability and functionality of QTS to better fit users’ needs,” said Tony Lu, product manager of QNAP. “We greatly appreciate everyone who has helped us with improving QTS 4.2 and we will continue to integrate more features requested by our users,” added Lu. New apps and features in QTS 4.2 includes, Revamped user interface: Incorporates a flat design, frameless media viewer, and convenient recycle bin for a better browsing experience Refined multimedia experience: Multi-zone multimedia controls allow users to centrally manage media via various streaming protocols/services; The Photo Station with a major UI overhaul gives a new browsing experience. HD Station adds more useful apps with multilingual and multi-tasking support. Optimized storage ...

Tenda TEG3224P: A Managed 24 Port Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 Shared SFP Ports

Tenda TEG3224P: A Managed 24 Port Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 Shared SFP Ports Robust Security, Versatile Port Offerings, and Dynamic Power Over Internet, Make This Ethernet Switch Efficient and Secure Walnut City, Calif. – October 8, 2015 – Tenda Technology Inc.®, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda – an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware – today announces availability for the TEG3224P in America. With comprehensive security features, this stackable, websmart 24 port managed switch is designed to build a safe and smart wired network. Providing 24 10/100/1000 auto-negotiation RJ45 ports and 4 reusable Base-X Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports, it supports both IEEE 802.3af (15.4W) and 802.3at (30 W) standards. Tight Security Measures The TEG3224P supports complete network management via an easy-to-use web interface, including a wealth of security options and features. Beyond its hardware-level security, it offers ARP attack defense, worm attack defense, DoS attack defense, IP/MAC/PORT/VLAN binding, and MAC filtering – strong safety bulwarks for a strong switch. In addition, 802.11x and MAC authentication lend further security, along with port security and isolation, SSH 2.0, and user classification management. 24 Port PoE switch with 4 SFP Ports Give Flexibility Twenty-four Gigabit Ethernet ports, along with four SFP combo ports, offer flexible port combinations for plenty applications. The dynamic PoE power supply monitors port ou...

TRENDnet ships outdoor 1.3 megapixel WiFi network camera

TRENDnet ships outdoor 1.3 megapixel WiFi network camera New ultra-compact camera delivers flexible installation options with WiFi and PoE support TORRANCE, Calif. -Oct. 7, 2015 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announced today that it is shipping its Outdoor 1.3 MP HD WiFi IR Network Camera, model TV-IP322WI. The new compact camera provides installers the flexibility of connecting to a WiFi N or PoE network. “TRENDnet’s new TV-IP322WI features integrated 2.4 GHz Wireless N networking, designed for installations that cannot accommodate PoE surveillance cameras,” said Sonny Su, technology director at TRENDnet. “The camera’s compact size and lack of visible wires make it well-suited for nearly any outdoor home or business environment.” TRENDnet’s new outdoor bullet camera features powerful 960p video resolution with night vision in complete darkness for up to 100 feet. Dynamic IR and Digital Wide Dynamic Range technology help optimize night visibility and video quality respectively. Built for extreme weather conditions, the TV-IP322WI has an operating temperature range of -22°F to 140 °F and an IP66 outdoor weather rating. The camera also features a convenient MicroSD slot for video storage up to 64 GB (sold separately). All TRENDnet cameras come with complimentary professional software to manage up to 32 TRENDnet cameras. The software allows users to create motion ...

AOC presents new IPS displays with asymmetric stand – unique design meets supreme image quality

Unique design meets supreme image quality: AOC presents new IPS displays with asymmetric stand Amsterdam, 6 October 2015 – Display specialist AOC extends the range of its Style line displays with two new models, which are a feast for the eye even when turned off: the nearly borderless design of the AOC I2481FXH (23.8″ / 60.5 cm) and AOC I2781FH (27″ / 68.6 cm) combined with a unique asymmetric metal stand make them stand out from the crowd. But they really come into their own when switched on: their IPS panels ensure highest-grade colour fidelity, sharp contrasts and stunning details for simply brilliant images. High-class design and picture quality: the IPS monitor AOC I2481FXH with asymmetric stand Unique, premium stylish design The 23.8″ (60.5 cm) AOC I2481FXH and the 27″ (68.6 cm) AOC I2781FH make a bold design statement with their asymmetric metal stands, a feature unique to these AOC monitors. To add to their good looks, both feature ultra slim, nearly borderless frames: the bezel of the 23.8″ AOC I2481FXH is a mere 7.5 mm wide, whereas the 27″ I2781FH model’s is just 9.9 mm slim. This way, they are an appealing addition to any style-conscious user’s desktop. Brilliant images, wide viewing angles The two monitors impress even more when turned on: thanks to their IPS panels with the Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, users enjoy not just wide viewing angles of 178° but also brilliant images with highest-grade colour fidelity, impressive contr...

ADATA XPG SX930 240GB and Premier SP550 240GB SSD Review


Introduction Over the course of the last few weeks, a couple of anonymous brown boxes showed up on my doorstep. Festooned with foreign post marks, they set the household atwitter with speculation as to what might be contained within. I’m not sure the rest of the residents appreciated the contents quite as much as I, but for my part, I was ecstatic to open them and find both an XPG SX930 “Gaming SSD” and the more mainstream Premier SP550 from ADATA nestled among the packing material. Before we move on, let’s think about that a bit. Not so very long ago in late 2009, I purchased my first SSD. A 128GB Patriot Torqx SSD that I paid $369 for. Performance was rated at a paltry 260MB/s sequential read and 180MB/s sequential write. TRIM wasn’t implemented on that particular Indilinx Barefoot controller (I’m not sure it was even invented yet), and it ran on a SATA II interface (1.5GBps) of which it was at no risk of saturating. There were no categories in SSD’s. No “Gaming”, “Performance”, “Premium” or any other label. SSD was a self contained category all on its own. (For a bit of historic perspective, you can read Jake’s review of the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD here). Today, our SATA based SSD’s saturate a 6 Gbps SATA III bus, and an ADATA Premier SP550 costs a mere $79 on Newegg for just about twice the capacity and more than double the performance of my now Vintage Torqx. In those days the d...


Club 3D News Week 40 – Special Docking Stations

Club 3D Special Docking Stations

The PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley: A Full ATX Carry-on Case Combo

The PC-TU300 and TC-01 Trolley: A Full ATX Carry-on Case Combo A Rugged Portable Chassis With Optional Detachable Wheels For Full ATX Power On The Go October 1, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-TU300 portable PC chassis. The largest of the TU series, the TU-300 packs a full ATX-size computer into a rugged, portable chassis compact enough to count as carry-on luggage. Alongside the case is its optional wheeled trolly accessory for the traveler. Its thick aluminum construction, locking mechanisms, and reinforced corners keep delicate components safe from bumps and pokes. Convenient Mobility and TransportationITX systems are great for LAN parties, but a full ATX rig with room for multiple GPUs is better. The best feature of the PC-TU300 is its mobility – weighing only 3.8kg and measuring 218mm x 398mm x 440mm, it is compact and lightweight. The handle mounted on top makes it easy to pick up and move around, while the aluminum bumpers on the corners protect it from damage on the go. With its increased size, Lian Li offers an optional trolly to further improve mobility. The TC-01, or Trolly Cart 01, can be securely fastened to the side wall for easy transportation on wheels.The TU line is famous for its luggage-like durability and reliability and the TC-01 takes these qualities a step further. The Trolly Cart has two anchor brackets which are screwed into the side panel of the case. The trolly itself can then be attached to provide smo...

Azio MGK1-K and RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboards Review


The Azio MGK1-K and MGK1-RGB mechanical keyboard look to offer solid designs for gamers on modest budgets. Both models are stylish and functional, both come with unique illumination effects, and both come with very attractive price tags. Can these two boards stand out? Let's find out.


Find us on Google+