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HIS R7 260X and R7 250X Review

Today we're focusing on two cards from HIS, a company we're very familiar with, having seen many of their products in the past couple of generations in AMD cards. HIS typically produces cards with custom coolers and aggressive factory overclocks, but these two are a bit different. The R7 260X and R7 250X are budget-oriented cards for those with modest budgets and looking for some affordable gaming, and perhaps even something suitable for an HTPC setup.



VERTO headset – Stay sharp through fierce competition!

 VERTO headset – Stay sharp through fierce competition! Taipei, Taiwan – July 14th, 2014 – Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is releasing the new VERTO, a headset offering strong styling paired with comfort. The head band design is auto adjusting to get the right sizing for anyone who wears it, and protein leather ear pads maintain comfort even over long hours of use. The bold geometric design is strong enough for gaming yet sophisticated enough for in-office use. The stainless steel outer-headband frame was carefully tuned over time, to provide the most optimal angle and width for the best ergonomics. The inner handband, with leatherette padding for comfort, slides to conform to the weare’s head. The VERTO was designed to offer a secure grip on the head, without clamping down hard, for comfort over both short and long term wear. The earpads feature the use of protein leather, which feels soft and supple upon the skin while maximizing breathability The VERTO is a stereo headset with an overall balanced sound, and a tinge of bass emphasis. Maintaining an overall balanced sound makes the VERTO great for competitive gaming, and the slight bass emphasis maintains a great atmosphere for both movies and casual gaming. The bendable and pivotable omni-directional microphone gets in and out of the way conveniently as needed, while providing crystal clear voice communications. The VERTO features a removable cable design, and is both ...



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HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 Review

Today we're looking at the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2, a mid-range performance graphics card that retails for around $260. We've been impressed with cards from HIS in the past, particularly those with the vaunted IceQ cooler, which has proven to be very impressive with low temperatures and noise levels. Can this card continue the trend? Lt's take a closer look at the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 to find out.



ROCCAT Moves Forward on the Sova, Brings Fans Into the Mix

ROCCAT Moves Forward on the Sova, Brings Fans Into the Mix  The wireless modular gaming board goes full-speed into development   Hamburg – July 7, 2014 – It’s been a summer of major announcements for ROCCAT Studios, with a few more yet to come, the most recent being the E3 reveal of the in-development ROCCAT Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board. The positive fan and media response to the Sova at E3 was massive, with fantastic articles and word of mouth. Building on the wave of enthusiasm for a wireless keyboard/mousepad combo custom made for a living room gaming experience, ROCCAT is immediately moving into its next phase of development for the Sova, and inviting our fans to join the ride. “We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received for the Sova,” Says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT. “We realize that now is not the time to sit back and wait, but to give fans what they want as quickly as possible. We’re ready to go full speed into our refinement process, and want our fans to see the hard work that goes into moving a ROCCAT product from its development phase, into what you see at retail. The Sova is coming, it is going to be an amazing piece of gaming hardware, and you’ll get to follow every step on that journey in our newly launched Sova Development Blog.” Starting today and going forward, ROCCAT’s Sova Blog will take fans into the world of our designers and developers, where they will drop in to discuss featur...



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SilverStone Raven RVZ 01 Small Form Factor Case Review

Since the original RAVEN RV01 debuted in 2008, the RAVEN team at SilverStone has demonstrated many times how it can truly define or defy computer enthusiasts’ expectations of what a performance PC is capable of in both form and function. For 2014, the Silverstone team had a new target, which was to exceed and reshape the small form factor landscape with yet another breakthrough case design. The result of this effort is a new line of case products from SilverStone called RAVEN Z. As the first model, this Raven RVZ01 is unlike any SilverStone small form factor cases before it. Utilizing a PCI-E riser and custom designed fans, this slim, 14-liter case is capable of housing some of the biggest consumer graphics cards on the market with superb air cooling performance and the ability to also support liquid cooling. Read on and let’s see if the Silverstone Raven RVZ01 is what we have all been waiting for.



Roccat Expands Gaming Arsenal with Sova the Future of Couch Gaming

 Roccat Expands Gaming Arsenal with Sova the Future of Couch Gaming Modular, latency-free wireless keyboard and mousepad combo takes living room gaming to the next level Prototype of ROCCAT’s Sova on display during E3 at South Hall, Alienware Booth 1047 Los Angeles – June 10, 2014 – ROCCAT™ unveils the Sova, the first fully realized modular wireless keyboard and mousepad combo that shatters couch gaming limitations and delivers the outstanding desktop gaming experience in the comfort of your living room. The Sova eliminates uncomfortable couch gaming by consolidating peripherals into a centralized battle station, allowing gamers to fully immerse in the game. “Sova is the option for gamers wishing to expand their arena without sacrificing gaming experience,” says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. “Platforms like Steam are fantastic, but the experience can be devalued by the lack of adequate gaming equipment. Gamers who wish to stream PC games to a living room television will no longer need to put up with latency issues and can now experience couch gaming at its fullest.” ROCCAT’s Sova utilizes a highly modular design with flexible and adjustable parts that adapts to individual gaming preferences. It sports multiple USB ports and can be used with any mouse, including the newly unveiled Tyon with 16 different programmable buttons. “Gaming is a not a one size fits all concept and everybody has a particular set of tools, such as their favorite mouse,” ...



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SenTey GS 4840 HARMONIQ PRO 5.1 Gaming Headset Review

To sum things up the SenTey 4840 HARMONIQ Pro headset in my opinion though designed for the gaming audience also provides you with a great balance between movies, and music performance as well.



CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Suitcase-size FANG Battlebox to Level Your LAN Party Competition

 CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Suitcase-size FANG Battlebox to Level Your LAN Party Competition CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (June 9, 2014) – CyberPower Inc. a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, has a secret weapon that you can easily tote to your next LAN party. The company debuts its FANG Battlebox today, a high- performance gaming rig stuffed inside a suitcase-like shell that you can carry anywhere. The FANG Battlebox is small and portable, but has the headroom to accommodate high-end hardware like quad-core CPUs, dual-loop liquid cooling, and full-length graphics cards such as the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX TITAN Z GPU. The use of all standard components means the configuration possibilities for this small machine are endless. With the FANG Battlebox you can arrive at your next LAN party ready to dominate. CYBERPOWERPC took all that gaming hardware and crammed it into a suitcase form factor. The FANG Battlebox’s unique carrying handle and ideal weight distribution allows for easy transportation to LAN parties. It can even fit in airline overhead compartments after it’s done attracting attention at the check-in line. The portability of the FANG Battlebox allows it to function flawlessly in many environments because CYBERPOWERPC compartmentalized cooling in the chassis to help isolate and remove heat from various components efficiently and without obstruction. The FANG Battlebox also supports liquid co...



ROCCAT Unveils Tyon,The Next Step in Gaming Mouse Evolution

ROCCAT Unveils Tyon,The Next Step in Gaming Mouse Evolution Revolutionary gaming mouse provides multi-dimensional gaming control with 16 assignable buttons and 31 distinct functions Hamburg, June 3, 2014 – ROCCAT™, industry leader and high-water mark for computer game accessory development and design, has once again raised the bar for gaming control and precision with the Tyon, the next step in gaming mice evolution.ROCCAT Tyon offers 16 assignable buttons, 31 distinct possible functions, and a near limitless levels of customization thanks to ROCCAT’s dedicated Easy-Shift[+] Button. A true game changer, it answer the needs of an increasingly nonlinear gaming experience with the most extensive set of streamlined, tested and expertly designed features available in the market. “Today’s gaming experience demands that players adapt to the many dimensions of gameplay, whether on land, at sea, in air or space,” says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. “Our designers and developers worked in close collaboration with gaming experts to craft, test, fine-tune, and ensure that the Tyon’s abilities meet these challenges.” The Tyon is an efficient, combat-ready weapon and an aesthetically fascinating masterpiece in one. It provides the simplest access to the most features in a gaming mouse, reduces the need to make hand adjustments on the keyboard with the ROCCAT X-Celerator and Dorsal Fin, and is exceptionally comfortable with exhaustively tested button placement sch...



ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and Award Winning Products at COMPUTEX 2014

ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and Award Winning Products at COMPUTEX 2014 Experience the Radiance of Technology at Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth J0606 Taipei, Taiwan – May 27, 2014 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., will be displaying total SSD solutions, DDR4 memory and the award-winning wireless charger CE700, as well as a series of macaroon-colored consumer products at COMPUTEX 2014. ADATA invites all attendees to “Experience the Radiance of Technology” in Nangang Exhibition Hall Booth Number J0606. Complete SSD Solutions Provider and Leader 1.PCIe SSD: 2.5” and M.2  With transfer speeds up to three times faster than SATA 6Gb/s, support for the latest LDPC (Low-Density Parity-Check) technology, and maximum storage capacity of 2TB per platter, ADATA’s new PCIe SSDs in the 2.5” and M.2 specifications are ideal for a wide array of enterprise and business server applications. 2.Small Form Factor SSD: μSSD and M.2 Ideal for ultrabook and tablet storage applications, ADATA’s SATA 6Gb/s μSSD (microSSD) and small form factor M.2 specification are 16×20 and 22×30 mm, respectively – which is less than 1/10th of the size of a 2.5” drive. These small form factors are available in capacities up to 128GB, have transmission speeds up to 500MB/s, and support DevSLP power save function greatly enhancing the stand-by time, which is the best storage solution for mobile devices.   3.Customizable Industrial SSD Solutions ADATA will also be showi...



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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower

Phanteks has been on the forefront in manufacturing thermal solutions. They are known for their high performance fans and air coolers. Phanteks this year took the industry by surprise when the company ventured into computer case manufacturing. They introduced the award winning Phanteks Enthoo Primo full tower chassis, specifically targeting the computer enthusiast, and water cooling aficionado. Today will be looking at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower. This is a scaled down. budget version of the coveted Enthoo Primo. The Enthoo Pro is somewhat similar looking, sporting many of the distinct features and design cues of its predecessor. It includes multiple radiator support, modular HD cages, a power supply shroud, and a brushed aluminum look. The Phanteks Enthoo Pro is available in both a windowed and non-windowed version; read on as we take an up close and personal look into this budget friendly chassis and see how it stacks up against its bigger brother.



Team ROCCAT Announce New Sponsorship with AMD

Team ROCCAT announce new Sponsorship with AMD Through this collaboration AMD reenters the eSports arena Hamburg, May 19, 2014 – ROCCAT™ and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new global sponsorship, making AMD co-sponsor of Team ROCCAT, ROCCAT’s professional eSports arm which features both League of Legends and StarCraft II teams. Branding of streams and player outfits are included as part of the collaboration. The deal will also see ROCCAT and AMD co-operate during exhibitions and events in the future.   Mark Reed, Director of Marketing EMEA at AMD comments: “We were looking for a professional organization with the potential to win tournaments – and that’s what we found with Team ROCCAT. Our goal is to provide the best eSports action, which is just what every fan out there wants – and deserves.” ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte on the partnership: “We are delighted that AMD shares our enthusiasm for competitive gaming. We are looking forward to the growth of the team’s success together with our new sponsor.” Team ROCCAT’s StarCraft II pro HyuN recently won WCS America Season 1 while the League of Legends Team is about to enter the second split of Riot’s LCS Europe Summer Season. Links: Team ROCCAT Homepage Team ROCCAT on Facebook ROCCAT Homepage About ROCCAT Studios Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, ROCCAT Studios produces innovative, high-quality products for today’s ambitious computer gamer. Always operating in close collaboration wi...



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Diamond R7 250 Boost Review

In this ever-blossoming technology industry there are smaller companies that are often overshadowed by their behemoth competitors. There are many reasons why this occurs but one of the most common assumptions is that the smaller company is lower quality. The thinking has been that the smaller guy can’t make a product as well as the bigger guy. Diamond has been striving to prove that assumption to be false. They believe they can be a smaller company yet still offer quality and value. Diamond sent us an AMD based GPU: their R7 250 with Boost. Let's see how well their promise holds up.



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TESORO Lobera Supreme Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

If you're a gamer you are most likely always looking for a gaming experience that not only gives you the highest quality picture, but also outstanding performance to go with it. At the top of your list is a high end video card and an audio experience that comes with a good set of cans as well. What is often over-looked but is of paramount importance is the mouse and keyboard. These input devices play a huge and important part of your gaming experience, as their performance will often determine whether you win or lose the game, or even find it fun at all. I remember my gaming experiences from years gone by, and what it was like with just a run of the mill keyboard. Technology advances of today are now capable of so much more. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the Tesoro Lobera Supreme mechanical gaming keyboard. The Tesoro Lobera comes in two versions, the Lobera Supreme, featuring Kailh mechanical gaming grade switches available in Blue, Black, Brown, and Red. Following in its footsteps is the Lobera mechanical-like membrane version. It uses special technology developed by Tesoro that improves the quality of a membrane keyboard, increasing its life-span and incorporating the touch feeling of the mechanical switch. As a quick history lesson, The Lobera was the famous sword of Saint Ferdinand III, aka “The Wolf Slayer. " He was known as an exemplary knight from the 13th Century. Through vigorous efforts he united the Kingdom of Castile and Leon. The Lobera was hi...



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Nvidia Charity Auction Announcement

NVIDIA and Falcon Northwest have partnered together to build a one-of-a-kind gaming PC. Nvidia is now auctioning this amazing system to raise funds for the Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation, honoring an NVIDIA brother who was tragically killed earlier this year when he heroically removed an individual from train tracks and was hit. The Foundation bearing Phil’s name provides scholarships to needs-based youth and promotes outdoor physical activities involving his favorite pastime, baseball. This amazing PC uses all the latest technology to deliver absolutely raging performance in a cool, quiet platform. It starts with the award-winning GeForce GTX Titan Black – the world’s fastest single GPU. And it includes Intel’s latest Core i7 CPU, the 4770K, running on an ASUS z87 Maximus motherboard loaded with 16GB of GSKILL DDR3 memory. The storage system is based on two 1TB M50 SSDs from Crucial. And it’s all wrapped up in the most impressive chassis available today – the Tiki — custom designed in NVIDIA green, with a laser cutout window so everyone can see the beast that lives within. This entire system is fully warranted by Falcon Northwest. To learn more about Phil and the way he changed those around him, see this story from San Jose Mercury News. The direct auction link is here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151292393844 A video has also been posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ug3QFKKyV0






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