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Razer Designs New Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Razer is all about gaming hype. They proudly boast that their products are “For Gamers, by Gamers.” The problem with hype though, is that it’s usually designed to make people spend more money than they need to. Take phones for example. A new phone every two years can get pricey but cellular companies are trying to diminish that wait so consumers can have a new phone every year! When I heard Razer designed a new keyboard, I smirked a little, and when I saw the video spots, I even laughed. All I can say now is, “I have to have one!’ While the exploding key in the video might have been a little over the top, the features of this keyboard are quite mouth-watering. The actuation point distance of the keys was trimmed, making it faster to press the key, but that’s only the first juicy bit. The really interesting feature is the reset distance. The standard mechanical distance to reset a key is 0.7mm, but the Razer switch is only 0.4mm. Key spam away because this keyboard is going to know the difference between fast clicking and actually holding down the key. The other nice feature is the lifespan, showing around three times the number of keystrokes standard mechanical switches can take before breaking down. To say that I want to own one of these keyboards is an understatement. It’s true that this amount of precision is probably overkill for the standard gamer while e-sport “athletes” will get the most out these features. ...



Diamond DS3900 Ultra Dock review

Are you tired of continuously reconnecting cables to your laptop, but don't want to buy the specific docking station for your laptop? Or, perhaps you have multiple systems that you use daily. Personally, I run multiple systems from home and constantly switch between systems that require more then a remote desktop connection. Diamond Media has a solution for these scenarios. Introducing the DS3900 Docking station! Cconnected via a USB, the DS3900 allows you to keep your primary peripherals connected to the dock and switch over with a single cable swap. Before we get started, here's a little about Diamond.



TRENDnet® Ships Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router

TRENDnet® Ships Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router TORRANCE, Calif. -March 6, 2014– TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the extreme performance AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU – which offers unmatched performance, powered by a 1 GHz processor, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the optimum wireless experience in a busy connected home. Video tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF8M3O8hPHQ TRENDnet’s TEW-818DRU creates two extreme performance wireless networks – an ultimate performance 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC network, to connect all Wireless AC devices over the fastest wireless speeds available today; and an extreme performance 600 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones, and computers. High performance wireless amplifiers maximize wireless home coverage and Beamforming technology directs the highest wireless signal strength to each user’s specific location. On the wired side, the router features all Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also offers one USB 2.0 port and a 5 Gbps USB 3.0 port, to network high performance USB 3.0 storage devices and other peripherals. The wireless networks and management interface are pre-encrypted with unique passwords – there...



AMD Announces AM1 Platform, Still No Word for High End

AMD is very proud of their budget lineups. Their APUs make great affordable entertainment or gaming systems, so why not add more range to the budget end? The new AM1 platform will support quad and dual-core APUs. There was some mentions of “Kabini” and “Jaguar” as well as proclamations of these chipsets supporting all the latest and greatest in the Windows world. If these statements seem like they lack enthusiasm, it’s because they do. While there is most likely room for more budget end components, the real problem is AMD still isn’t giving anyone the slightest bone on what they plan for the high end CPU market. In case you didn’t remember, AMD said that their FX series of chips would not get a steamroller update at the end of last year. This is bad news for anyone who builds higher end systems. The FX-8350 was a great chip, especially if you were in the market for an overclocking system, but didn’t want to spend over $1500. The FX-8350 combined with an Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Motherboard would cost just over $400, but gives you tons of overclocking potential so you could spend your dollars on more high end cooling systems. True, this only applies to those enthusiasts who live for overclocking, but then again, this is an overclocking website and we here at PureOverclock believe in overclocking. Another disappointment is Intel has consistently owned the high end CPU market for some time, which has given them complete cont...



COUGAR’s New Ultimate Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Win iF Design Awards

COUGAR’s New Ultimate Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Win iF Design Awards   March 6th 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, leading PC case, power supply and computer peripherals brand has won design awards for two new gaming peripherals, an ultimate gaming mouse and an ultimate gaming keyboard. It took two years for COUGAR to develop the first aluminum framed gaming mouse, the 700M and keyboard, the 700K, and both have won the iF (International Design Award) of 2014. The iFDesign Awards are considered the design “Oscars” in the IT/PC industry.   Design Concept behind the COUGAR Gaming Mouse 700M is one of a “vertebrate” with metal support for “bones”. This allows for customized ergonomic adjustments and players can transform the feel of it in accordance with customary gestures giving the right height. There is also a unique design idea for the side angle sniper button. At 45 degrees, the lateral force can be slower, so this design provides for a more accurate aim. The “magazine” and “muzzle” shape of the cable connector and its strain relief add to a more game-like feel.   Design Concept behind the COUGAR Gaming Keyboard 700K was inspired by military “stealth warships” technology, the design is created from elements of geometric facets: mechanical key modules are mounted on an exposed, bent aluminum structure with premium anodized surface treatments, enabling more efficient typing bolstered by providing the players wrist support points. Intuitive ke...



Biostar Hi-Fi B85N-3D Motherboard Review

Biostar has been in the motherboard business since the early 80's. While they were not always the preferred brand that enthusiasts turn to, they have definitely improved in this arena in the last few years. We saw a big improvement in their motherboard sector with the Z77 chipset launch. Now that Biostar has had this chance to improve today's newer chipset, we are going to be looking at a budget friendly chipset on the B85N-3D motherboard. This motherboard was developed on the mini-ITX platform, and, while this isn't Biostar's flagship motherboard, we are here today to put this Small Form Factor (SFF) motherboard to the test. The popularity of Small Form Factor motherboards has been on the rise, and Biostar's B85N-3D has been developed for customers looking for an HTPC or Media platform with a focus around 3D audio support. Will this motherboard be able to keep up with some of the high-end mainstream motherboards? Let's dive in and find out.



QNAP Silent NAS Series Wins iF Design Award 2014

QNAP Silent NAS Series Wins iF Design Award 2014 Taipei, Taiwan, March 6, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. announced that the QNAP Silent NAS series has won the honorable iF Product Design Award 2014 for excellence in the computer category. “The recognition from the iF award means outstanding achievements in design, and we are proud that our innovation in the Silent NAS series makes this list alongside other celebrated tech products,” said Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP. QNAP Silent NAS series is fanless, silent NAS for the living room, designed with a stylish and silent set-top design to sit alongside HDTVs, consoles and other elements of a digital lifestyle. With a revolutionary thermal design that intelligently dissipates heat, the Silent NAS series runs smoothly even under heavy load. It is also eco-friendly with power saving features such as hard disk standby and power management scheduling options. The user-friendly QTS operating system also makes system setup, maintenance and day-to-day usability extremely easy. All award-winning entries of iF Design Award 2014 can be found in the iF online exhibition at http://exhibition.ifdesign.de/awards_index_e. Availability The current QNAP Silent NAS series HS-210 is available worldwide. To learn more about QNAP Silent NAS series, please visit http://www.qnap.com. About QNAP Systems, Inc. QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of...



Leadtek launches GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics cards, new in-house twin-fan card available soon

  Leadtek launches GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics cards, new in-house twin-fan card available soon   Taipei, Taiwan, March 05, 2014 Leadtek simultaneously launches GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, two brand-new GeForce series graphics cards. They are equipped with the first generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ GPU architecture, and their main appeal is low power consumption. Their capabilities have also been improved, compared to products of the same grade in the previous generation. GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 are equipped with 2GB GDDR5 and 1GB GDDR5, respectively. Their memory bandwidth is 128-bit. GTX 750 Ti is embedded with 640 CUDA cores and its base clock is 1020 MHz, allowing it to support Boost 2.0 technology to 1085 MHz. Leadtek will soon launch the single-fan overclocking and dual-fan Hurricane overclocking graphics cards made in-house, offering better performance and superb cooling effects, and giving more choices to professional gamers.   Maxwell GPU architecture can greatly improve the gaming experience, and its capability is twice that of graphic cards of the previous generation with only half the power used. Its price is also very user-friendly. Until the the best RTX 2070 graphics cards in 2019 come out, these are your best bet. Serious gamers can receive the strong display capability they need and cruise through the most popular games at the highest settings, backed-up by exquisite 1080p high resolution.    GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 support technology such as CUDA™ ...



SAPPHIRE R9 280 Dual X and R9 280X Vapor-X

  SAPPHIRE STRENGTHENS R9 GRAPHICS SERIES NEW R9 280 Dual-X and R9 280X Vapor-X models Building on the success of its graphics solutions based on the latest GCN (graphics core next) architectures from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models in the successful R9-Series of graphics accelerators for the PC. The SAPPHIRE R9 280 is a new model from SAPPHIRE that features the company’s Dual-X cooler. Dual-X, with its two aerofoil fans, and graduated heatpipes, is an efficient and quiet cooler design which received industry acclaim in the previous generation of products. This new model has 3GB of the latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 1250MHz (5GB/s effective) and a GCN core with 1792 stream processors clocked at 850MHz (up to 940MHz with Boost). With support for DirectX 11.2 this card is built to play the very latest games even at higher resolutions. In fact its Ultra HD graphics processor can feed even the new 4K displays with the HDMI 1.4a interface or DisplayPort v1.2 outputs. The on-board Dual BIOS supports both UEFI and legacy systems. At the same time, SAPPHIRE is introducing a new version of the successful SAPPHIRE R9 280X Vapor-X model, combining SAPPHIRE’s exclusive Vapor-X cooling with its new Tri-X triple fan design. SAPPHIRE was the first company to use vapor-chamber cooling in its graphics cards to deliver highly efficient cooling. With an enhanced GCN core with 2048 stream processors, the R9 280X Vapor-X model is factory overclocked to 1GHz ...



ADATA Technology Releases SSD Firmware Update

ADATA Technology Releases SSD Firmware Update Company releases firmware 5.2.5 for SSDs with LSI SandForce controllers Taipei, Taiwan – March 3, 2014 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update for the company’s solid state drives equipped with LSI SandForce 2200 series controllers. This update is applicable to SSD models SX910/SX900/SP900/SP800/S511/S510/S396. The new firmware optimizes TRIM completion behavior and SATA stability, and improves disk recovery in instances of unsafe or improper shutdown. Purchasers who wish to update their SSD firmware should go to: http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=ss_main&page=ss_content_driver&lan=en, select the corresponding SSD product, and then download the compressed Firmware 5.2.5 file and extract it. Then locate the executable file ADATA_SF_FieldUpdater and run it as administrator. About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative me...






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