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970 Pro Mid Range Guide

Guide to Best Mid-Range Gaming PC for Overclocking

Introduction Our site name implies that we deal with nothing other than overclocking. Obviously it would be impractical to only cover overclocking news and reviews, but it means that overclocking is the driving force behind almost everything we do with computers. Even though I understand that there are some good reasons, I’ve noticed that it doesn’t feel like overclocking has been the mainstay of our site recently. It’s time to change that! I’m not saying we’re going to quit covering gaming mice (You have no idea!), but I want to start steering PureOC back to what we’ve always loved about building computers. I’ve seen a lot of guides online for finding just the right components in a computer build. I’ve never found one that satisfies the overclocker in me! Rather than trying to complain about everyone else’s decisions, I figured it was time we bring our own guides for building a PC with overclocking in mind. We’re going to start by listing the best components you need for a great mid-range computer, but I plan to expand this with a high-end and budget range guide as well in the future. Each category will have one selection, but we might throw in an honorable mention if we feel like it was a particularly close contest. With mid-range, we’re trying to stay under $1000 while trying to deliver a full quality 1080p experience. I think we can do that fairly well right now. How did we come to these decisions? Obv...



COUGAR Announces the 700M eSports Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Announces the Arrival of 700M eSports Gaming Mouse October 1st, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals sector, is proud to announce today the launch of a new addition to the 700M Gaming Mouse series: COUGAR 700M eSports. Based on last year’s revolutionary design that made 700M one of the most desired gaming mice of the market, the 700M eSports version comes to offer a new choice for gamers. This new mouse includes most of 700M´s features and adds a radically different look, with a new coating that sets it apart from the vast majority of the market both in appearance and in tactile feel.   This new product comes in two different colors, White and Red, which stand apart from the mainstream looks of ordinary mice. Adorned with motives inspired by competitive events, this new mouse is a limited edition. With a high end 8200 DPI Laser sensor and 8 buttons, 700M eSports is today one of the best choices a gamer can get his hands on. For those who want something truly different, now is the time to set oneself above the crowd! Learn more about COUGAR at www.cougargaming.com About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany who were tired of the boring looks ...



Enjoying spring – 3 tips for less stress and more productivity at work

Enjoying spring: 3 tips for less stress and more productivity at work Amsterdam, 16 April 2015 – Spring! Finally, the days are getting longer again and the weather is getting warmer. Most people want to go outdoors and try to make the best out of bright evenings. But already a new email is pops up, a colleague is still waiting for a return call and a document also needs to be finished. In these moments, many wish the day had 30 hours. However, having more time is often not the only solution. Frequently, it is the little things that already help to make work less stressful and more effective. MMD, a leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, gives advice on how to make your day more productive and use time efficiently: Tip 1: Make room and organise To regain a better overview on upcoming work and the necessary materials for it, it helps to clean up your desk – this also applies to your PC desktop. Next to moving unused files into a folder or the recycle bin, the right equipment also helps. On a monitor with a large format, multiple windows can be well-organised next to each other. This allows you to see more information at a glance, hence making better sense of complex information from multiple sources and helping complete tasks faster. For example the Philips BDM4065UC offers vast 40 inches – plenty of room to spread out.   Moreover, one large display can replace a dual-monitor configuration which is today commonly used for data-inte...



CRYORIG Animated Install Guides Now On Handhelds

CRYORIG Animated Install Guides Now On Handhelds! 21.01.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, innovator of PC thermal products is always looking for new ways to innovate and improve the user experience. Beginning with the recently announced CRYORIG H7, checking step-by-step installation videos will be as easy as holding your phone up. Most users cannot access the web through their PC when they’re installing a new heatsink. So once you’re stuck on a step while installing, there’s no way to ask for help or check out the manufacturer’s site for tips and tutorials. Now CRYORIG users can just pick up their phone and scan the QR Code on their user manual to be directly linked to a video demonstration. Each step has a separate QR code available that corresponds to the exact video demo of that step. All that’s needed is an Android, iOS or Windows Phone compatible device and working internet connection to view detailed demos on how to install your CRYORIG CPU cooler correctly. CRYORIG Animated Install Guide CRYORIG’s Offizielle Facebookseite About CRYORIG Officially founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and Cooling market with a core team of seasoned veterans. The team’s resumes include experiences with renowned brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. The members are overclockers and PC modding enthusiasts, with a passion to strive for nothing but the best. With the long experience and drive for innovation and improvement, ...



CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online!

CRYORIG Innovative Product Compatibility Tester Goes Online! 27.11.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, PC thermal solutions innovator is releasing a new Compatibility Tester. The CR Origami testing system allows users to print out and put together a origami structure that will reflects the fin size footprint, heatpipe height limitations for a CRYORIG product and platform of choice. This allows users to pre-test their system and see for themselves if CRYORIG fit’s or not. Taking only a four steps to make your very own CR Origami Tester, the Tester is the fastest and easiest way to answer questions like wither the R1 Universal will interfere with your RAM/PCI-E and many more compatibility related questions. The CR Origami tester is far more comprehensive than regular compatibility charts. The tester allows you to simulate how a CRYORIG product would fit in your system, allowing for pre-purchase planning. Besides using the CR Origami Tester, you can also always write to support@cryorig.com for any compatibility or system issues. CRYORIG’s R1 Ultimate Origami Tester CRYORIG’s R1 Universal Origami Tester CRYORIG’s C1 Origami Tester CRYORIG’s H5 Universal Origami Tester CRYORIG’s Offizielle Facebookseite About CRYORIG Officially founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and Cooling market with a core team of seasoned veterans. The team’s resumes include experiences with renowned brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech an...



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Recon Internet Connected Fan Controller

Cooling is an issue that will likely always be a concern, whether we run our computers at stock settings or overclocked it really makes no difference. There is always going to be heat generated from every electrical component in your system. There are many ways to accomplish this, from faster or bigger fans, to exotic water cooling. Both have their pros and cons, but sometimes the easiest, most reliable and most cost effective way to accomplish something comes from getting back to basics. Fans in most cases fit this bill and offer a cost effective solution to improve or adjust cooling throughout your system. But, running fans at full speed all the time can leave us with noise problems and in most cases, cool and quiet cannot coexist together. Or can they? Is it possible to breathe new life into that old computer or custom build with your current fans? What if you could control the speed, airflow, and temperature strategically to different parts of your case? Imagine being able to do this both quickly and effortlessly, and wirelessly as well. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you what may be the world’s first internet connected fan controller, The Bitfenix Recon. It's designed for a new age of mobile devices and built on a platform with software that’s Browser based, meaning it is compatible with virtually any mobile operating system, including iOS, Android, or Windows. The Bitfenix Recon sports a cool looking illuminated easy on the eyes touchscree...



 
 
 
 
 

Buyers Guide: March 2005

Choosing the best PC hardware available for your budget can sometimes be a confu





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