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New High-End PSU For Gamers – The COUGAR GX V3 Series

New High-End PSU For Gamers The COUGAR GX V3 Series February21st 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply brand has let loose the latest power supply unit, an update to the GX series, titled the GX V3. These new high-end series of power supplies specifically target demanding gamers and the rugged black coating in combination with the gold vent grill add to the overall robust and aggressive appearance of a computer and at a size of 160mm down from 180mm in length the GX V3 will significantly reduce the space taken up in the system. In fact, for almost all 1000 plus watt models on the market, the GX V3 will be the smallest of compact 1050W products, a major technological breakthrough. The COUGAR GX V3 PSUs are fully compliant with the 80-PLUS® Gold efficiency requirement, featuring a peak efficiency of up to 93%. These high-end PSUs are designed for enthusiast gamers who desire extremely efficient and powerful gaming products. The GX series is equipped with and ultra quiet fan that provides optimum cooling efficiency. The advanced modular cable management system is further improved with new flat cables that simplify installation and maximize airflow. Many people and organizations have the computers running 24/7 whether it is for remote access or cloud-computing requirements. COUGAR has continued to address the growing need for super-efficient power supplies with the ECO-friendly power supply designs with 3 variations of the GX V3 at 600, 800 and 1050 wa...



Feenix Unveils the Aria, a Studio Grade Headphone & Mic for Gamers

Introduction On February 20, 2014 In LOS ANGELES,  Feenix, the peripheral firm for luxury gaming instruments, debuted the Aria. The Aria is a headset that introduces gamers to audiophile level sound quality. Gamers can now experience their favorite titles the way sound engineers intended .The headset’s acoustic chamber is constructed entirely of Japanese pine (wood) for a warm, rich sound, and the 100% memory foam and protein leather ear cushions completely surround the ear for comfort and breathability during prolonged use. The Aria headset is currently available for pre-order at FeenixCollection.com for $349. Features Headphone & Mic: Studio quality 50mm Neodymium magnet drivers Feenix Engineering and Workmanship, hand checks and assembly Japanese Pine for excellent acoustic environment 100% Memory foam and protein leather earcushions Independent clip microphone with excellent uni-directional recording Specifications Driver unit: 50mm Impedance: 64 ohm Sensitivity: 101dB Frequency Response: 10Hz~26KHz Weight: 370g About Feenix Feenix s an independently owned company that creates the finest gaming peripherals available today. Feenix’s team of designers enjoys complete creative freedom when engineering the highest quality gaming instruments. With build quality being a top priority, each product is meticulously assembled and hand checked before being shipped to its owner. Feenix’s passion for gaming fuels its pursuit for product perfection. Please visit www....



Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition Review

Today we're looking at a premium gaming card from Gigabyte in the form of the GTX 780 GHz Edition. As you can probably guess, its approach comes in the form of aggressive overclocking, by juicing up the core past 1GHz, one of the fastest on the market. Gigabyte doesn't normally just overclock their products, and indeed this model sports a stunning cooler that we've seen before: the Windforce. We've been impressed in the past with Gigabyte Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It's constructed in metal rather than cheap plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package. Factor in a very aggressive overclock on this card, and we are eager to see just how fast this thing can go. Let's take a closer look.



Smaller Technology Killing the Overclock…or is it?

Let’s face it. Smaller technology sometimes scares us overclockers! I see my behemoth tower that’s as tall as my desk from the floor, and I wonder if the day will come if that tower is much smaller. The truth is, that is a very real possibility, especially with much of this mobile and small form factor technology today. The plug to overclocking is being pulled so that the consumers are stuck with exactly what they got. But have no fear, Overclockers! G.Skill has come to our rescue by showing us that smaller tech doesn’t mean smaller tweaks. Today, G.Skill just announced that its Ripjaws SO-DIMM 2133 MHz DDR3 memory was overclocked to an astounding 2600 MHz! Even if those DIMMs where full size DDR3, that would be an impressive overclock, but this is laptop memory! If that wasn’t enough, this overclock was achieved in ASRock’s barebones system, the “M8.” We’re not talking about a wind tunnel here. We’re talking about a tiny flat box that’s barely thicker than a tablet! While I might be exaggerating the size a bit, the point is well made that even if form factors permanently get smaller, overclocking isn’t going anywhere. I don’t see my giant tower going anywhere either in all reality, but as long as manufacturers are willing to give us the option, we’ll be more than willing to find the best ways to get the most out of any hardware we get our hands on. If you still don’t believe me, just do a search for a liquid cooled raspberry pi! Written by Josh...



Intel Improves Performance by 80%!!! There’s a Catch Though

In a world where every regime is trying to topple the current controlling empire, even small performance gains can become big news. Typically, a 10-15% performance gain on a new generation of CPUs is expected, but if that performance is increased by 20-25%, then excitement goes through the roof! Intel isn’t bragging about a mere 25% though. In their newest line up of Xeon processors, they are claiming up to an 80% increase in performance! At first glance, this is nothing short of astronomical, but upon further investigation, the implications of this move may not be the best thing for the PC gamer. Intel’s new family is the Xeon E7 V2. Depending on whether businesses want power or cores, they have a 6 core chip at 3.4 GHz and a 15 core chip at 2.8 GHz, as well as plenty of chips to fill in everywhere else. They also sport up to a 37.5 MB cache. Another point of interest in these specs is the die size. While the 6 core chips run a fairly standard 257mm2 die size, the 15 core chips are a massive 541mm2! To put this in perspective, an AMD FX-8350 has a die size of 315mm2. Unfortunately, this carries some of the same vibes that Haswell had when it released. While Haswell did increase performance, it felt very much like a factory overclocked Ivybridge chip. To initially sum up these new server chips, it feels like Intel simply decided that bigger is better. But what about that 80% performance increase? Here’s where In-Memory Analytics comes into play. For giant businesses ...



How Crucial Ballistix is Made

 Introduction Good performance memory is designed to give gamers an edge in competition. At Crucial, the competitive edge is being directly integrated into the manufacturer, Micron Technology, from the start. With that said, Crucial presents a new video that provides an insider’s look at and the rigorous testing process that Crucial DRAM undergoes from design to delivery. This intricate and thorough process is one of the many things that help differentiate Crucial memory from the competition.  



BitFenix Flo Headset review

There’s a new audio product on the market. Bitfenix has released their new Flo headset. The Flo is supposedly optimized for stellar sound. The claim that its recision-tuned acoustic chambers (equipped with 40mm Neodymium drivers) ensure great dynamic balance. The 40mm drivers are complimented by a detachable microphone and the headset is compatible with PCs, mobile devices and gaming consoles. Continue reading to find out if this headset delivers the audio quality and decibels gamers are waiting to hear.



Supercomputing Alive and Well with Nvidia Titan Black

With all the hype surrounding mobile computing and power efficiency, it’s easy for pc gamers to worry about the future of their monster rigs. NVIDIA, however, decided to remind us that supercomputing is far from over by announcing the successor to the GTX Titan, the GTX Titan Black. While the Titan Black looks to redefine high end, does this GPU change the landscape of the video card market? When NVIDIA released the 780 Ti, the original Titan had trouble keeping up in gaming performance, albeit it was still the king of compute cards. What the Titan Black does is allow the compute-at-home market to have both high end computing, as well as top of the line gaming. This card fully utilizes the GK110 implementation, giving gamers performance on par with the 780ti, while still having top compute performance. The 6GB of GDDR5 memory runs at a full 7GHz data rate just like the 780 TI and the core and boost clocks are slightly elevated as well, giving what should be somewhere around a 13.8% to 19.9% increase in compute performance. But, is the Titan Black as impressive as it sounds? Ultimately, it seems that NVIDIA is just giving a valid reason for customers to spend almost a thousand bucks again on a GPU, without feeling like they had to make any sacrifices. This is because the Titan Black improves on the performance of the 780 Ti and original Titan, the architecture here is nothing revolutionary, and quite honestly, is hardly even evolutionary. This definitely isn’t the new M...



Your feedback matters, Func MS-3 Revision 2 is here!

Introduction On February 17th, 2014 Func, announced a new version of the already popular Func MS-3. In response to the feedback from fans and followers, Func took a step up to meet customer needs and introduced Revision 2 of the Func MS-3. The MS-3 has undergone an update to both firmware and product construction. The left and right buttons now rest upon even better mechanical switches, the cord attachment has been reinforced and the scroll wheel has been improved. A firmware upgrade tool is now integrated within the Settings Software, which will make it even easier for us to continually improve the functionality of the Func MS-3. In addition to performance and reliability updates, the MSRP has been moved to $59.95 from $79.95, so now you get an improved product at an even better price. About Func Func was founded 1999 by a group of gamers and is one of the oldest gaming brands on the market. When Func released the first products, it hit the market in a spectacular way. The double-sided Func Surface 1030 won awards from nearly every major site and magazine in the industry.



NZXT H-440 Silent Mid-Tower Case

I was recently was given the opportunity to look at another offering from NZXT. If you follow my reviews, you will know that I am a fan of NZXT, and their H series in particular has become one that has sparked my interest. Over the past several years, NZXT has become one of the premier manufacturers of cases and peripheral. They seem to always think outside the box, and their innovative designs and features tend to be ahead of the pack. They are adept at targeting both the gaming and enthusiast arenas. Today will be looking at a new Mid-Tower chassis from NZXT. This one is the H-440 which is part of the coveted NZXT H Silent series of cases. For those familiar with the continuing legacy of the NZXT H Series line of cases, the new NZXT H-440 purports to bring all of the same sound-proofing/quiet operation capabilities as its three predecessors. This time, however, it also focused on a new arena. The new NZXT H-440 is not just centered on quiet performance but also on water cooling performance as well. The NZXT H-440 comes in two color choices, black with red trim, and white with black trim. Both the top and front fascia of the NZXT H-440 is a completely solid design with no door and no ODD 5.25 bays whatsoever. The NZXT H-440 has a smooth and simplistic design, meant to offer a clean, industrial aesthetic. Read on as we venture inside to see if it offers all the essentials you would want, including water cooling needs, and the hassle-free computing experience we have com...



PureOverclock Needs You! Recruiting More Volunteer Staff: News Hounds & Backup Editor

PureOverclock Needs You! PureOverclock.com is looking to recruit some additional staff! The site is growing and expanding quickly thanks to the steady leadership of Sandy and the amazing teamwork of all of our staff writers and reviewers. Because of that, we have a few roles on the site that need to be filled. We want to fill these roles with our favorite people, and that means you! Only PureOverclock.com members will do for our needs. All kinds of resume templates available online could motivate jobseekers intending to write their resumes by themselves regardless of the career stage they are at. Nonetheless, one does not have to write a resume from scratch each time hence the importance of resume templates. First, we need a couple more News Hounds. Ryan has been doing a bang up job keeping up with the press releases, but we need some folks willing to do some custom content. Basically we need one or two folks with solid writing skills and the desire to share interesting news from across the web with us a few times throughout the week. It’s actually really easy if you have decent writing skills. Whenever a News Hound finds an interesting piece of news that they want to share with the rest of us, they just need to post an article with a picture and source link. We will even train them on how to use WordPress, which is also very easy. We only need 3-4 articles per week from both of them, so it should be a piece of cake! Second, we are looking for a Backup/Secondary Edit...



Super Talent Launches its Next Generation of PCIe SSDs, The RAIDDrive II Plus

Introduction In San Jose, California on February 17 , 2014 Super Talent Technology, announced its RAIDDrive II Plus PCIe SSD! The RAIDDrive II Plus is the next generation of PCIe SSDs developed by Super Talent. It delivers top of the line read/write speeds of up to 2600/3200 MB/s with the PCIe Gen.2 x8 lane host interface and utilizes a 1GB onboard DDR2 SDRAM cache with ECC protection. The RAIDDrive II Plus houses eight discrete SATA SSDs and comes in a custom form factor measuring 231.5 x 94.0 x 20.6 mm.   Capacity Part Number RAID 0 Part Number RAID 5 480 GB FP8480L4R0 FP8420L4R5 1 TB FP81T0L4R0 FP8840L4R5 2 TB (1.6TB RAID 5) FP82T0L4R0 FP81T6L4R5   The architecture of theRAIDDrive II Plus also provides a redundant flash image for adapter availability as well as NVRAM for RAID configurations and a transaction log. There is a system status indicator through a global HDD activity/fault connector, an alarm buzzer, SMTP support for email notifications, and SNMP support for remote management. Specifications Interface PCIe x8 Controller: Form Factor: PCIe (Gen2) Capacities: 480GB – 2TB NAND Flash: MLC Performance: (Access Time) 0.1ms Burst Speed: Read/Write (MB/sec) 2600/3200 RAID Function: 0/5 RAID Cache Size: 1GB Number of Port: 8 port Battery Backup: No (Optional) MTBF: >1,500,000 hrs Dimension: (mm) 231.5 x 94.0 x 20.6 Part Number: FP8xxxxxxx Data Sheet: RAIDDrive II Plus More information about the RAIDDrive II Plus can be found here. About Super Talent...



MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming Review

Today marks the launch of Maxwell, Nvidia's latest product architecture, set to take the budget-oriented market with better power efficiency and strong gaming performance at the lower end of the spectrum. We're specifically looking at the MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming, a card that comes with an aggressive factory overclock out of the box, and looking to trounce AMD's R7 260X. This card looks very promising on paper. And MSI looks to have put quite a bit of tech into the budget-oriented card, so let's take a closer look and get it on the bench to see if real world tests can fulfill Nvidia's aspirations.



QNAP Launches Free Digital Signage App for Turbo NAS, Benefiting Small Businesses and Personal Profile Promotion

Introduction In Taipei, Taiwan on February 13, 2014 QNAP® Systems, Inc. announced the new Signage Station app for its Turbo NAS series. This App provides a seamless solution for the designing, publishing, and sharing multimedia contents with access controls. End users are able to download the iArtist Lite software to help design the digital signage content and upload it to the Turbo NAS, as well as share the contents using the web-based Signage Station. Visitors can now view the content on smart phones, tablets and laptops, and share by emails or social networking sites. The Signage Station allows end users to quickly design animated contents and share them online. Content administrators can even set up access permissions to the original and editable digital signage content for designers to edit & easily share via the Turbo NAS. The Signage Station also provides beginners with 52 templates to help complete the animated content design. A rich set of widgets, including audio, RSS, and clock, are also available to further enhance the content.   The Signage Station app is available to download from the QTS 4.0 App Center. For more information, please visit http://www.qnap.com/i/station/en/signage.php.   About QNAP Systems, Inc. QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with eas...



Futuremark Announces Servermark™ Benchmark

Introduction In HELSINKI, FINLAND on February 13, 2013 Futuremark® announced it is creating a new benchmark for measuring and comparing the performance of servers. This product is designed for industry, enterprise and press users. Servermark™ will be a comprehensive benchmarking tool for x86-based servers running Linux and will be especially suitable for testing virtual machines. This product will feature a variety of benchmark tests for web servers, file servers, database servers, media servers and other common server use cases. For details on this product please visit http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/servermark As with all Futuremark benchmarks, The Servermark will be developed in partnership with leading hardware companies. The Servermark Benchmark Development Program™ members will have the opportunity to provide input at all stages of development in addition to receiving regular development builds and complimentary site licenses for the new benchmark. Any technology companies interested in joining the Servermark Benchmark Development Program should call Oliver Baltuch on +1-408-614-2025 (PST) or email bdp@futuremark.com.  Find out more about Servermark and the Benchmark Development Program on the Futuremark website, or follow Futuremark on LinkedIn for the latest company news. About Futuremark® Futuremark® creates the world’s most popular benchmark tests. Futuremark’s 3DMark®, PCMark®, Powermark® and Peacekeeper™ tests have helped million...






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