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Cooler Master V Series 850W and 1000W

Today we're looking at a couple of units from Cooler Master, specifically the V Series power supplies, which come with a fully modular design, 80Plus Gold certification, and attractive price tags at $189 for 850W and $210 for the 1000W model. Toss in a single +12V rail and a 5 year warranty, and we've got something very enticing here. The real question, however, remains: how do they perform? Let's find out.

Breaking Limitations! CPU OC on ECS H87, B85, and H81 Motherboards

ECS is the world’s first motherboard manufacturer to announce all 8 Series chipsets with overclocking availability   2013/7/5 Taipei, Taiwan – Now you don’t necessarily need K-Series CPU along with Z-Series chipset to experience the joy of overclocking. ECS recently announced that ECS motherboards with all Intel® 8 Series chipset, including H87, B85, and H81, have the CPU overclocking ability, giving non Z-Series motherboard users an additional benefit of CPU overclocking performance.   ECS has achieved the Non-Z Series CPU overclocking with H87, B85, and H81 motherboards by simply adjusting the CPU Ratio in BIOS setting, offering an extremely easy way of performing CPU overclocking. More importantly, H87, B85, and H81 CPU overclocking ability provides an affordable solution for all different levels of overclockers. About ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) ECS, Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987, and is approaching its 26th year of business. More than two decades, ECS has overcome a great deal of obstacles facing new businesses and has experienced the joy of significant growth and development. Her main focus has expanded to not only motherboards, but also All-in-One PC and notebook computers, graphics cards and other mobile products. ECS is strongly committed to develop cutting-edge technology in order to generate innovative products under environmental friendly designs. ECS comprehensive system of quality control provides our clients with...


Corsair 900D Super Tower

Cases have come so far in so little time that it's almost impossible to see every single one. They've transformed from being plain beige boxes to offering just about any shape and/or color your heart desires. They also come in a variety of sizes - from cases designed for Mini-ITX boards to those designed for E-ATX or even bigger. The case we'll be looking at today fits firmly into the "E-ATX or bigger" category. You're all familiar with the name Corsair - they've been around making high-end cases, peripherals, SSDs, RAM, and more for quite some time. Corsair just released their latest top-of-the-line case - the 900D - and we've got our hands on one to check out for you guys. Grab a drink and a snack and settle in - this case is loaded to the gills with goodies.


Diamond Multimedia PlugnView Home Monitoring Security Camera kit

In this day and age security has become more of a need then a want because we are in an age where everything is being monitored. There are security cameras on streets, in stores, and just about every were you look. We give up some privacy, but in turn we get some piece of mind, knowing that if something should go wrong it will get captured on video. It’s also a hard fact that in most households both parents work out of necessity. Because of this, people are gone from their household for a minimum of eight to ten hours a day. Folks also have kids and pets at home, and in some cases care for the elderly. I know some who have very expensive security systems installed in their homes, and pay a monthly fee to security companies that monitor their dwelling while they are away. This, in turn, gives them some piece of mind. However many of us cannot afford that expense. How would you like to have a system in place that is inexpensive to purchase, and comes with no monthly fee? One that would allow you to look in on your children, see what Fido is up to, or just checkup on that grandparent or loved one who needs special care... Today we will be reviewing a plug and play surveillance system from Diamond Multimedia. The Diamond PlugnView is a remote home monitoring Internet night vision security camera kit. It is advertised as an inexpensive way to monitor and view things by camera, whether the inside or outside of your dwelling. It also does it wirelessly from devi...


Cooler Master NotePal U2 Plus Laptop Cooler

Laptops are more common today than ever before due to their good performance yet compact size, and the fact that more people work and play "on the go" these days. Laptop performance is better than it has ever been thanks to shrinking chips and graphics processing units. With this increased performance comes increased heat which can reduce the lifespan of your laptop and also cause discomfort if you actually use it on your lap. Laptop cooling solutions are all around us and come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and forms. Today we'll be looking at one of the latest coolers from Cooler Master - the NotePal U2 Plus. The NotePal U2 Plus comes in your choice of black, titanium or silver - (which we'll be looking at today).

ASUS Announces PQ321Q Pre-Order: The World’s First Consumer 4K Monitor

31.5-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor features four-times the resolution of a Full HD display for incredibly detailed and lifelike images Fremont, California (July 1, 2013) — ASUS, a worldwide leader in high performance large screen displays, today announced the exclusive pre-order for the highly-anticipated PQ321Q True 4K UHD monitor. Starting July 1st, US consumers will be able to pre-order the world’s first consumer 4K monitor through Newegg, Amazon, or TigerDirect at an introductory MSRP of $3,499 USD. The PQ321Q True 4K UHD Monitor, a desktop display with a stunning Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, delivers a screen resolution equivalent to four Full HD displays combined. It has a 31.5-inch LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display (140 pixels-per-inch) with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports 10-bit RGB ‘deep color’ for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues. Introducing Cutting-edge IGZO Panel Technology The ASUS PQ321Q True 4K UHD Monitor uses cutting-edge Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) rather than traditional amorphous silicon for the active layer of its LCD panel. IGZO panels support much smaller transistors than amorphous silicon, enabling much smaller pixels. This allows the PQ321Q to have four times the amount of pixels compared to a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display. Despite the increase in pixels, the PQ321Q offers peace of mind by coming with a 30-day Zero Bright Dot warranty. To ensure the ultimate visual experience, 176-degree wide viewing angles on bo...

CM Storm QuickFire XT

Full-Sized & Super-Thin Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Chino, California – July 2nd, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals, today announced the long awaited QuickFire XT, the full 104 key sibling to the top-rated QuickFire Rapid. Exhibiting the same extremely solid construction that won the hearts of QuickFire Rapid owners, QuickFire XT is sure to impress gamers once again. Sleek, Comfortable, & Durable Featuring a smooth and clean aesthetic, QuickFire XT includes laser-marked keycaps and a non-glossy matte finish. This is complemented by a set of extra keycaps (includes a key puller) that give the keyboard, and its user, a bit of individuality that provides a striking outlook. A response time of 1ms, in USB mode, offers gamers a necessary consistency to navigate the ever changing landscapes of their video game libraries. With the Windows Key being disabled in GAME mode, users will no longer worry about possibly losing a match from accidentally minimizing the game. Multimedia shortcuts are available to ensure that media can be controlled with ease. With N Key Rollover (NKRO), users deploying the QuickFire XT in PS/2 mode can activate many keys on the keyboard simultaneously. High-grade Cherry MX Switches Offering the best available mechanical hardware, QuickFire XT integrates Cherry MX switches. These provide the QuickFire XT with the ability to respond to, and recov...

Mad Catz at GamesCom

  If you attended Mad Catz Unveiled event at last year’s GamesCom, you’ll remember what a show they put on! The good news is that they are doing it again, even bigger and better than last time!

LSI SandForce Based 530 and 1500/2500 Pro M.2 SSDs On The Way

  We aren’t quite sure how they do it but VR-Zone has discovered and published the Intel SSD Roadmap once again, revealing that we should be seeing a 530 release, along with new M.2 NGFF form factors released in the very near future. Believing to remain with LSI SandForce, the 5Q Roadmap identifies the 530 as being available in both SATA 3 and M.2 capacities, based on 20nm memory and reaching a top capacity of 360GB, with higher capacities to appear down the road. Full Review: http://thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/vr-zone-reveals-intel-ssd-roadmap-once-again-lsi-sandforce-based-530-and-m-2-ngff-1500-pro-on-the-way/

Upgrade Your MacBook Air’s Storage Capacity with Apotop AP-U6

Slim-Profile USB 3.0 External Storage Drive Now Available in North America July 2 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – Apotop, a provider of memory, storage, and personal cloud devices, is pleased to announce the AP-U6 USB 3.0 external storage drive is now available in North America. Thanks to its ultra-compact size and slim profile, the AP-U6 is a cost-efficient way to expand the storage capacities of MacBook Air notebooks. Due to MacBook Air notebooks having limited storage capacities, Apotop designed the AP-U6 to act as an integrated external storage device that goes unnoticed. The AP-U6’s aluminum body and silver color compliment MacBook Air notebooks perfectly, and its shape resembles the MacBook power connector, allowing the AP-U6 to blend in seamlessly. And since it’s just 17.6mm long and weighs only 2g, the AP-U6 won’t snag and never needs to be removed. Available in 32GB and 64GB models, the AP-U6 provides a significant boost to the storage capacities of MacBook Air notebooks. Plus, with its USB 3.0 speeds data can be quickly transferred between the AP-U6 and the internal drive. Price and Availability The Apotop AP-U6 will be available on Newegg and Amazon for the suggested retail price of $49.99. Learn more about the Apotop AP-U6: http://www.carry.com.tw/en/goods.php?act=view&no=61 Video tour of the Apotop AP-U6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNLCA7lAMXY About Apotop Founded in 2011 as a brand of the experienced technology manufacturer, Carry Co. Ltd.,...


Antec True Quiet 120 and True Quiet Pro 120

Antec is a name that anyone in the PC industry is familiar with. Their offerings include PC cases, fans, CPU coolers, laptop coolers, power supplies and the list goes on. Antec has recently added a whole new line of fans to their already impressive arsenal and it's called the True Quiet series. Antec was kind enough to send us a new True Quiet 120 LED and a True Quiet Pro to check out so let' get to it!


Thermaltake Meka G1 Illuminated Keyboard

A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that sports a minimalist design and caters to discerning gamers who want something unique, the Thermaltake Meka G1 Illuminated Illuminated sports the famous Cherry Black switches for gaming enthusiasts.

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