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Archive for April 24th, 2019

A Season’s Thought from Pureoverclock

The holidays have become a very controversial time in the past years. We deal with shrugging off Santa Claus because he isn’t real, we watch schisms being formed because of hotly contested religious themes and complain about how consumerism has ruined Christmas. Amidst the misery that becomes the holidays, many of us can sit around just waiting for it to be over. Maybe we would be better off without the holidays? I’ve heard a lot of negativity this time of year. Everyone seems too busy. Everyone seems to be annoyed about one thing or another being pushed down their throat. Everyone seems to be financially strapped. I look around and I have nothing but pity for those who have so many problems to go through during this time of year. I began thinking about everything I’ve ran across this season and I felt a well of depression. What happened to the days of old, when I was a child, when this time of year was happy and magical? As I thought on it more, I began to realize that the problem was not so much with the world around me, but with the heart inside of me. Since I have small spheres of influence and can only do so much as one person, I felt the least I could do is try and bring some encouragement to my friends at Pureoverclock. Why do we believe in Santa Claus? I don’t expect you to believe in a jolly fat man that lives in the North Pole, but I do believe in the ideal of bringing a better life to those unfortunate souls who can not bring one to th...



Sceptre Unveils 22-inch and 24-inch LED FHD Monitors

Sceptre Unveils 22-inch and 24-inch LED FHD Monitors Feature-rich 22-inch and 24-inch models ideal for dorm rooms, studios, offices and home office City of Industry, CA – December 22, 2014 – Sceptre, superior manufacturers of world class LED and LCD HDTVs and PC monitors, enhances its selection of LED monitors with two compact models, the 22-inch E225W-1920 and the 24-inch E248W-1920. Sceptre’s latest monitors feature FHD 1080P resolution and an incredible 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a measure of image quality and the monitor’s ability to display colors. Monitors with a higher dynamic contrast ratio are capable of producing more shades of the same color and darker blacks, which translates into lifelike images, vibrant scenes and a better viewing experience. Designed to deliver the utmost pleasure when watching videos and playing games, both the 22-inch and 24-inch LED monitors showcase a 5 millisecond response time that guarantees an almost instant image transition during frames. Both monitors are equipped with HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs to easily connect to video game consoles, computers, laptops or other devices. “Our new monitors are the ideal choices for everybody, including students, PC gamers, home office workers and businesses seeking to upgrade their existing units,” said Cathy Chou, vice president of operations of Sceptre. “The resolution and dynamic contrast ratio produce an outstanding image and the super slim, wall-mountable design allows it...



Biostar launches ‘exclusive’ A70M chipset FM2+ board

Biostar has announced a deal with AMD to launch a new FM2+ motherboard featuring an exclusive chipset, the A70M, designed to offer competitive features to the A68H and A58 chipsets at a lower price. Available exclusively on Biostar’s latest A70MGP motherboard, the A70M chipset packs in the most commonly-required features of its more expensive equivalents. Full support for quad- and dual-core FM2+ and FM2 processors, including both the AMD A-series and E2-series accelerated processing units (APUs) is featured as well as the Athlon II X4, along with support for 32GB of DDR3 memory across two DIMM sockets, four SATA 6Gb/s ports and two USB 3.0 ports at the rear. The board itself, meanwhile, uses a compact micro-ATX form factor. Before getting too excited, be aware that the new chipset does come with a few corners cut. The internal headers are USB 2.0 only, while the board features neither a DVI nor an HDMI connector for on-chip graphics; instead, users are forced into using an analogue VGA connection or installing a dedicated graphics card on the board’s PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. Interestingly, this slot is joined by both a PCI-E 2.0 x1 slot and a legacy 32-bit PCI slot – a commitment to older peripherals which is continued with an internal RS232 serial port header and externally-accessible PS/2 port above the rear USB 2.0 ports. Pricing for the new board has yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to launch for less than its rival A68H chipset systems. Full...





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