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Archive for October, 2017

Why the Quadraclicks RBT is the Best Competitive Gaming Mouse

I’ve already done a full review on PureOC about the RBT, but the recent design update made me want to post a quick write up about it. On top of that, I’ve had months to analyze every detail of my previous experience, which has allowed me to give a detailed explanation of exactly what is happening with my hand when I’m using Quadraclick’s design. I know some people will still have a hard time believing it, but I have to call the Quadraclick RBT the best competitive gaming mouse design in existence right now. My video above will give a full detailed explanation, but I want to quickly sum up what is happening. Using the tips of the fingers to make mouse clicks happen can actually cause tension in the hand that pulls your cursor out of place. When accuracy is paramount though, say in editing or competitive gaming, you have to hold an inordinate amount of tension in your hand to counter act those movements. It would explain why certain users suffer from carpal tunnel and why competitive gamers seem to wear down their reaction time so quickly in the eSports scene. Granted, these are just theories on my part since I don’t have the ability to test large focus groups, but I hope it helps in understanding where I’m coming from. When you use the base of the finger to actuate the mouse buttons, it seems to fit more naturally with the ergonomic movement of the hand and also prevents mouse movement during clicks, which is why the RBT feels so great i...



CAM upgrades to 3.5

CAM has a pretty nifty update that showed up on my PC, as well as in a press release. The interface looks great and it seems to run a bit smoother than before. Check out the full details below! CAM upgrades to 3.5 Better readability, lower system load … and more Los Angeles, CA – October 3rd, 2017 – NZXT introduces a new update to CAM, the free PC monitoring software, combining better information readability and new features to optimize your daily PC experience. “We always think of CAM as work in progress, looking for new ways to improve your ability to control and optimize your PC. Thanks to the usage metrics provided by CAM, as well as the feedback directly provided by our users, we are improving CAM to make it even easier to use and understand”, says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder, and CEO. Continuously working to optimize CPU and RAM load, the latest version of CAM now uses less than 1% and 120 MB respectively in most scenarios, so you can get the best gaming experience. With CAM 3.5, the entirety of the UI has been redesigned based on user feedback to increase information clarity and streamline the CAM user experience. Main features of CAM 3.5 available at launch: New UI design makes CAM even easier to use New dashboard highlighting the essential information Updated navigation, each tab is organized by functionality New, easier to read graphs CPU graphs can now show up to 8 cores at a time vs. 4 before, adapting to newer CPUs Smaller footprint interf...



BIOSTAR Teases Upcoming 3rd-Gen RACING Series with Z370 Chipset Motherboards

BIOSTAR Teases Upcoming 3rd-Gen RACING Series with Z370 Chipset Motherboards Maximize Your Full Gaming Potential of the 8th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors September 29, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR RACING series continues to be at the forefront of gaming motherboards and is set to offer the 3rd generation of BIOSTAR RACING series motherboards with Z370 chipset. These motherboards will feature a new gold theme design, strong and powerful hardware design, elevated HiFi sound quality, easy-to-control software control and new advanced VIVID LED DJ for more RGB lighting customization fun. This will be available October 5th for enthusiasts such as gamers, content creators and overclockers who plan to upgrade to the recently announced 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors: Intel Core i7, 6-core Intel Core i5 and 4-core Intel Core i3. Performance and Flexibility Fans will be pleased with BIOSTAR’s 3rd generation motherboards performance and flexibility, thanks to Intel’s performance options with unlocked “K” processors. The brand new BIOS and driver UI design will make this more intuitive and fun. There is also BIOSTAR’s brand new A.I. FAN to fully customize fan modes or auto-detect along with an easy-to-use software interface to monitor the temperature situations. More RGB LED Lighting Control BIOSTAR has a new advanced VIVID LED DJ for more customization of multiple RGB LED lighting zones. This time around, they have included dual RGB LED headers for add...



ENERMAX Intros EQUILENCE, High-end Silent Case ft. Tempered Glass Window

ENERMAX Intros EQUILENCE, High-end Silent Case ft. Tempered Glass Window   Chino, California – ENERMAX, the designer and manufacturer of high-end PC hardware, announces the launch of EQUILENCE, the premium silent computer chassis featuring high density insulation foam for unparalleled silent performance in a sturdy 0.8mm steel chassis. In addition to outstanding silent capability, EQUILENCE comes with 9 fan mounting locations and multi-radiator liquid cooling potential. What’s more, EQUILENCE is equipped with a 4mm full-view tempered glass window for users to show off their precious rigs. Impeccable Silent Performance with Exceptional Style This stealth ATX mid-tower silent chassis from ENERMAX features a premium glossy front panel, creating a minimalistic yet refreshing look. High density sound insulation foam is used on the front, top, and right side of the case, delivering impeccable silent performance. Moreover, the silent chassis comes with a 4mm tinted tempered glass panel with sound-block cushion foam to help keep the noise to a minimum when users showcase their precious, distinctive builds. Extensive Liquid Cooling Potential: 4 Designated Places for Radiators EQUILENCE has a great amount of liquid cooling potential, with a total of 4 radiator mounting locations at the front, rear, top and side of the case; the incredible cooling capabilities give users great flexibility in building custom liquid cooling systems. The open interior layout and up to 9 fan mount ...



GIGABYTE Introduces Z370 AORUS Motherboards

Supercharge your gaming experience with these powerful motherboards City of Industry, California, September 25th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled the new Z370 AORUS motherboards based on the Intel® Z370 chipset. These supercharged motherboards are equipped with a server-grade digital power design which fully support 8th generation Intel Core™ processors. Performance tuned, the Z370 AORUS Motherboards are compatible with memory modules rated for 4400MHz. With unique features like an ESS Sabre DAC, Smart Fan 5 and RGB Fusion, there’s no doubt why gamers turn to AORUS for the ultimate gaming motherboard. “Following Intel‘s release of the Z370 chipset platform, GIGABYTE has designed a new, groundbreaking motherboard,” said Vincent Liu, Senior Associate Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS motherboards are designed for gamers who value powerful, yet highly durable motherboards. With our new digital power design, not only will Z370 AORUS motherboards unleash the power of the 8th generation Intel Core processors’ they will easily fulfill gamers’ demands.” Designed with 14nm technology, the 8th gen Intel Core processors range from 4-Cores and 4 threads to 6-Cores and 12 threads each performing better than its predecessor. Z370 AORUS Motherboards deliver the highest video quality, 4K UHD, and uninterrupted streaming to users through the use ...



HyperX Now Shipping Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

With Gaming Industry’s First Dual Chamber Technology Cloud Alpha DNA Features HyperX Signature Comfort, Enhanced Audio Design and Unique Look Fountain Valley, CA – Sept. 25, 2017– HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., is now shipping its next generation gaming headset – the HyperXTM Cloud Alpha – to casual gamers and pro teams around the world. Building on the comfort and sound DNA of previous award-winning headsets, Cloud Alpha offers a range of new and enhanced features, including HyperX Dual Chamber technology for better sound and less distortion. With 50mm drivers, the dual chamber design allows HyperX to tune the bass frequencies separate from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes gaming, music and movies more realistic and immersive. “Cloud Alpha is the first gaming headset to integrate HyperX dual chamber technology to deliver an unrivaled sound experience,” said Tyler Needles, global audio business manager, HyperX. “Designed and tested in the HyperX labs, Cloud Alpha delivers the best possible audio performance, comfort and build quality for the ultimate competitive advantage for top eSports pros and casual gamers around the world.” Cloud Alpha is designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay with premium HyperX signature memory foam, pliable leatherette and an expanded headband to fit a wider range of gamers. Its durable, lightweight aluminum frame features a unique accen...




Tunai Drum Earbuds (Quick) Review

Most of the time, we reviewers here at Pure Overclock take our time doing a nice long review. On the other hand, we don’t always get an engineering sample of a piece of audio equipment either. Tunai recently launched a Kickstarter for their Drum Earbuds which already eclipsed their goal of $15,000. I was optimistic about the chances that their audio set would work well, but now that I’ve had the chance to officially test them, I can fully recommend what Tunai is doing. For starters, the claim to higher levels of bass and the comparison to other products seems to be as accurate as any promotional graph I’ve ever seen. While I haven’t specifically listened to some of the other products mentioned, I could easily tell the Drum had superior bass for earbuds, with the higher frequency ranges not being quite as strong as other devices I’ve used in the past. That said, high range tones like clicking or clacking in gaming came through pretty well, where some bass heavy audio devices can make it very hard to hear those kind of sounds at all. A minor adjustment from software equalizers will likely make up the difference for most listening scenarios. The other aspect I really liked about the Drum was how comfortable they were, which is a HUGE plus for me. Unless I use the smallest of small ear tips on these kind of devices, they inevitably cause pain after wearing them for several minutes. The engineering sample didn’t give me the option of smaller ...



Deepcool launches Captain RGB CPU Liquid Cooler White Version

Captain 240 EX RGB WHITE August 2017 – Deepcool Deepcool is a company that was built with the vision of providing the finest PC DIY solution for worldwide customers by constantly seeking innovative breakthroughs. Building on the successful achievements in its previous Aio liquid coolers, today Deepcool launches a new white version in the Captain EX RGB lineup, featuring synchronized RGB lighting system – Captain 240 EX RGB WHITE Overview Captain 240 EX RGB WHITE retains all the key features of the Captain EX RGB Series, which integrates the latest RGB variable lighting system which incorporates waterblock and LED strip for a more excellent visual experience. Moreover, elegant white version offering an awesome sensation not only to your CPU cooling but also your aesthetic demands. Fabulous Synchronized RGB Lighting System With the RGB waterblock and an attached RGB LED strip, the aesthetics of your whole rig can be easily enhanced in a flash. All you need to do is customize the LED lighting to match your system with the included wired controller. Software Control If you have motherboard supporting RGB lighting, then software control is accessible for you by simply plugging the RGB connector included into the RGB Header on your motherboard. Effects After Being Installed Available in September, 2017 MSRP: Captain 240EX RGB WHITE– 129.99 USD Follow us @DEEPCOOL on Facebook.



CORSAIR Launches VENGEANCE RGB White DDR4

White Hot Looks, White Hot Performance – CORSAIR Launches VENGEANCE RGB White DDR4 FREMONT, CA September 26th, 2017 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC components, high-performance gaming hardware and enthusiast memory, today announced a new addition to its line-up of performance RGB-lit DDR4 memory, VENGEANCE RGB White. Clad in a sleek new white heat spreader, VENGEANCE RGB White’s RGB LED-lit lightbar appears brighter than ever, bringing a vivid burst of customizable color and a distinctive new look. Available in a wide range of speeds and capacities to suit any system and compatible with all current Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboard platforms, VENGEANCE RGB White brings an instant performance and visual upgrade to any PC. With a legacy of memory performance stretching back more than 20 years, CORSAIR continues to give PC enthusiasts the room to push their systems to the limit, and VENGEANCE RGB White is no exception. The new white headspreader works to actively cool each memory module, maintaining performance and stability even at the highest frequencies. A custom performance PCB and specially designed lighting circuitry ensure there’s zero performance impact when comparing VENGEANCE RGB White to similarly clocked DDR4 kits, while XMP 2.0 support on every kit makes sure running your memory at its rated speed is just a single setting away. Connecting to your PC via standard DDR4 DIMM slots, VENGEANCE RGB doesn’t require any additional cables or connectors to provid...



Raijintek Paean Bench Chassis Review

Introduction Should I be ashamed of myself as a reviewer? In a general sense, I get pretty excited about most of the new computer component releases I see. In comparison to my levels of excitement though, I tend to get more excited about the companies with smaller brand recognition than I do about the really big names. Sure, I should probably live for nothing else than to get my hands on Volta or Vega, but right now I can’t help being really excited about what I’m seeing from Raijintek. They have multiple cooling and chassis components being released that are looking absolutely phenomenal! Today however, we will need to take a look at just one of their newer designs in the Paean Bench Chassis. The name is actually a word that defines a song of triumph or praise, but the pronunciation may seem a bit….different, for American vernacular. (I’ll let you look it up.) Raijintek is offering something rather unique here, since the design has all the earmarks of a good bench case, but all of the class of a quality open frame case. Whether it stands out as a successful design is yet to be seen, but we can take a quick look at who Raijintek is and what motivates their designs.



Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse

Patriot is an extremely common name to most of us. While some think of national pride and others think of Tom Brady, no doubt most of you think about memory. While the mainstay of Patriot’s products have been RAM and storage, they’ve recently taken some dives in gaming peripherals. A couple of days ago, they announced the Viper V570 Gaming mouse. The design has MMO and FPS gaming in mind with a button scheme that can add quite a bit of customization to gameplay. It looks like a fun unit that has some pretty great options for personalized use as well. Check out the full press release below! Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse Xtreme precision laser sensor. Up to 12,000 DPI Multi-zone customizable RGB LED management Advance MMO+FPS all-in-one ergonomics Fremont, California – October 3rd, 2017: Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper V570 gaming mouse line, Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse. The V570 RGB Blackout Edition’s innovative MMO+FPS hybrid design and its rich feature set offer high performance, versatility, and customization for the most serious gamers. “We are excited to announce the launch of the new addition to our innovative and bestselling Viper V570 RGB laser gaming mouse series. “said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot’s Vice President of Product Development. “The unique FPS and MMO hybrid ...





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