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Noctua NF-A9 and NF-A8 Fans Review

Introduction Noctua brought us something that might seem a little unexpected to those of us who know their fan reputation. At first glance, 80mm and 92mm fans appear to be somewhat of a waste of effort when larger fans are not only quieter, but provide better airflow as well. That’s until we remember that there are still server chassis’ and home theater PCs that can use exceptional cooling as well but lack the larger form factor cases. We’ll dive into the fans soon but before we do that, let’s take a word from the designer of our products today.  



Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX chassis launch

ENTHOO EVOLV itx Walnut, California, March 2, 2015 – Phanteks introduce their first Mini ITX, a budget oriented chassis that uses metal exterior, to their EVOLV lineup in the Enthoo Series. The case has many useful features, such as a unique Bracket solution for a radiator on top and a multi-functional mid plate bracket for a reservoir, pump, and SSD/HDD. The Enthoo EVOLV ITX retains the minimalist design from the original EVOLV and features a metal exterior. The case measures at 9.1 x 14.8 x 15.6 inchesand is equipped with 1x PH-F200SP fan, front I/O port, 1x SSD Bracket, and 2x 3.5” removable HDD bracket. The EVOLV ITX is capable of high end video card up to 13 inches in length and supports serious water-cooling. The EVOLV offers a unique bracket solution for the radiator to be mounted on top without any conflicts between the radiator and memory. Extra storage is possible with the included Drop-N-Lock SSD bracket and a Multifunctional mid plate Bracket which allows for mounting reservoir, pump, and SSD/HDD. There are many upgrade options for the EVOLV ITX. Accessories like, the 3.5” HDD bracket (PH-HDDKT_01), SSD Brackets (PH-SDBKT_01/PH-SDBKT_02),Pump Bracket (PH-PUMBKT_01), and the PWM hub (PH-PWHUB_01) are all compatible with the EVOLV ITX. Unleash Unlimited Possiblities “Features such as being very versatile, having a spacious and clean interior and of course making it very easy to build water-cooling systems is what the Enthoo Series is all about.” Sai...



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Cougar 700K Mechcanical Gaming Keyboard – Review

Introduction     A few months ago we were invited to review a new gaming mouse from the folks at Cougar: the 700M. The 700m was adjustable, customizable and a pleasure to use. One of the 700m’s advertised features was the ability to interact with other Cougar devices using something called Fusion. This got our attention pretty quickly because what gamer does not want all of his/her peripherals on the same page? It was also somewhat shocking to see Cougar jump headlong into this already saturated market space; however, they have done well by offering competitive products that cover each market segment. The 600M & 600k are a step down from the 700 series products, but they still offer top of the line features; the 500M & 500k offer mid range pricing, and more recently, the 200K and 200M cover the entry level. At the end of the 700M review we mentioned we would be covering the 700k Mechanical keyboard so we could experiment with Fusion. The 700K is the flagship of Cougar’s recently released gaming oriented peripherals. In this review will be focusing on the 700k mechanical keyboard to find out if it is as good as advertised. Brand philosophy Passion X Innovation With utmost passion COUGAR is keen to provide most innovative solutions that 100% meet customer needs. Thinking differently and adopting new trends while constantly focusing on functionality and user-oriented product improvements, that is our foremost corporate culture. COUGAR is always s...



Introducing Bitfenix AEGIS

Introducing Bitfenix AEGIS Intro: AEGIS features a beautiful rounded shield-inspired front with the same ICON logo display featured on Pandora, and a sporty fresh design all around. It comes in black, white and 3 vibrant colors (red, blue, yellow) and supports an impressive amount of fans and radiators: up to 8 120mm fans or 5 140mm fans, dual 280 radiators and even a dual 360 build is possible with slim rads. The 3 tool free storage cages are modular and can be moved around or taken out all together, in which case there is still a hidden 2.5″ slot behind the PSU and a “show off” 2.5″ slot next to the mainboard tray. Besides some nice dust filters on the top, front and bottom, it comes with a built in fan controller, a stylish PSU cover, a rubber padded pump bracket and last but not least a neat Reservoir bracket, that let users attach a reservoir or pump/res combo to a 240 or 360 radiator. Bold Design Bitfenix ICON™ Logo Display AEGIS features an even larger 2.8″ ICON color Display than Pandora Simple Plug n Play USB cable and Drag and Drop app to customize the Case Logo Open Source – ready for custom apps and scripts MATX Performance Up to 8 120mm Fans or 5 140mm fans – there is no air standing still in this case! And thanks to Magnetic and clip-on dust filters all around, dust bunnies are banned for life Watercooling Ready AEGIS supports a 360+240 loop or a dual 280 radiator combo! Pumps and reservoirs can be installed on the ...



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Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 Memory Kit Review

Crucial, a leader in all things memory has already released Jedec DDR4 2133 kits, the lower profile DDR4 Ballistix Sport variants and now look to the top end with the Ballistx Elite DDR4 2666. Ballistix Elite has been looked at as some of the best memory on the market as each chip is hand picked. This binning process allows Crucial to create a product that can withstand pressures of world class overclocking.



BIOSTAR Promotes Family of Gaming Hardware

BIOSTAR Promotes Family of Gaming Hardware with Gaming Motherboard and VGA Combo February 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is promoting the gaming motherboard, the Gaming Z97X along with the VGA cards that are powered by nVidia’s GeForce GTX750Ti chipset as a compelling gaming hardware combo set. The motherboard comes with the new Gaming Commander Box accessory as well as cutting-edge features like USB 3.1 on-board and innovative durability enhancements. This gaming family of hardware from BIOSTAR gives you a gaming combination comprised of the best motherboard and value priced GPU for a superlative gaming experience. BIOSTAR’s GeForce GTX750Ti series of cards brings the visual horsepower needed for high-end gaming. With 2GB GDDR5, on a full size PCB with a unique dual fan cooling design, this card in combination with the Gaming Z97X motherboard is all you need. It has Dual DVI/miniHDMI output support and supports NVIDIA PuroVideo HD Technology as well as DirectX 11. It also supports NVIDIA PhyX and CUDA Technology. You will need a motherboard that has a PCI Express 3.0 x 16 bus interfaces to stick this card in. For that BIOSTAR has the Gaming Z97X. The basis for this super combo is of course, the motherboard. BIOSTAR’s Gaming Z97X mainboard ushers in the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR. This is something new from BIOSTAR, because it’s not just a regular gaming motherboard that satisfies a typical gamers’ needs by just merely o...



Space to think: the new 34-inch Philips QHD display

Space to think: the new 34-inch Philips QHD display • 34-inch UltraWide display delivers panoramic viewing for a big-picture experience • Brilliant CrystalClear QHD makes graphics and images come to life • Multitasking to the max Amsterdam, 24 February 2015: MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces a new addition to the line-up of Philips UltraWide displays. Promising a dazzling viewing experience, the new 34-inch BDM3470UP display offers Quad HD resolution to bring graphics and images to life. The UltraWide panoramic desktop provides plenty of space for managing bright ideas, easily showing several windows side-by-side with detail-rich clarity. Panoramic CrystalClear performance with AH-IPS technology The latest Philips display uses advanced AH-IPS LED panels, which keep colours consistently bright and accurate even at a 178° viewing angle. And at 34 inches, the new BDM3470UP is expansive enough to provide users with space for their brightest ideas. The UltraWide 21:9 panoramic view offers room to arrange multiple windows, for side-by-side comparison or for busy multitasking involving a whole range of applications. The CrystalClear Quad HD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels makes it possible to zoom into fine detail with unrivalled clarity. And for even greater brightness and colour fidelity, the new display also features Philips SmartUniformity mode: with dedicated metrics to assess colour accuracy, the mode is...



Club 3D USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cablesnull

Amsterdam, February 18th 2015 Club 3D today officially launches its USB 3.0 active repeater cables. With lengths of 5, 10 and 15 metres we are convinced that they will be a good addition to the computing experience for those who need to place webcams,storage devices or other peripherals a bit further away from their desktop PC. The active repeater cables are available from today and have recommended enduser prices of USD 39 for CAC-1401, USD 59 for CAC-1402 and USD 89 for CAC-1403. In Euro this would be 36/54/81 for the respective items based on current exchange rate. All prices are ex.VAT. USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable Tethering your devices up to 15 meters The maximum practical length for the USB 3.0 cable is 3 meters but often certain applications require flexibility when it comes to cable lenght. To lift this lenght barrier, the USB 3.0 Active Repeater cable allows you to extend the USB 3.0 cable far beyond its maximum length. All 3 items will be available by Mid of February 2015.             CAC-1401 5 METERS 16 FEET CAC-1402 10 METERS 32 FEET CAC-1403 15 METERS 49 FEET Applications TETHER Tethered shooting is connecting a computer to the camera via the USB port so the pictures you take are downloaded to the computer instead of the memory card. Previewing photos in the field can be quite challenging. The small screen on the back of the camera doesn’t exactly give you a good representation of how well photos are turning out. You can easi...



Aerocool announces the compact GT-RS ATX Cube Chassis

Aerocool announces the compact GT-RS ATX Cube Chassis 16.02.2015, Taipeh, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, announces a brand new cube chassis with ATX form factor support and compact dimensions. The GT-RS comes with a unique interior design where mainboard with the form factors ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ATX are mounted upside-down on the left side of the chassis. The mounting locations of hard drives and optical drives have been moved to a separate chamber, in order to achieve improved airflow. Aerocool successfully combined a futuristic design with a unique interior layout. The GT-RS chassis has similar dimensions as the popular Aerocool DS Cube but uses the space differently, which allows mounting of ATX motherboards. Large VGA cards with a total length of 300 millimeters and CPU coolers with 121 millimeters height are supported as well. Users with water-cooling systems are able to mount single or dual radiators in the GT-RS. Another advantage of the unique interior layout is that it improves the airflow, due to the fact that components such as PSU, ODD and HDD bays have been moved to a separate chamber. One 120 mm case fan is pre-installed in the front to allow sufficient airflow. The supplied case fan spins with 1.200 RPM at 22,5 dBA. Users have the option to slow it down thanks to a built-in fan controller, which is implemented into the top panel of the GT-RS. The switch reduces the voltage to...



An SSD build with reliability and performance in mind for commercial and industrial applications

Super Talent DuraDrive ZT4 Update An SSD build with reliability and performance in mind for commercial and industrial applications San Jose, California — February 16, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its DuraDrive ZT4 solid state drive for commercial and industrial storage solutions. The DuraDrive ZT4 is the successor to the highly popular DuraDrive ZT3 that utilizes a 40-pin Zero Insertion Force connector with an IDE interface. The ZT4 is commonly used in aerospace, enterprise computing, and medical systems to provide reliable and high application performance. The smaller form factor allows the ZT4 to fit into smaller enclosures ensuring that precious device real estate is available for expansion and cooling. DuraDrives are Super Talent’s state-of-the art solid state storage solution where applications require high performance storage while being subjected to a variety of environments. DuraDrive products are available in a variety of configurations with multiple features to choose from based on a project’s needs. Additional information on Super Talent’s DuraDrive ZT4 can be found here. Available At: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cp_4%3ASuper%20Talent&bbn=493964 About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer...



SpotCam HD Pro Packs Water and Dust Resistance for Outdoor Home Security

SpotCam HD Pro Packs Water and Dust Resistance for Outdoor Home Security Affordable High Definition, Motion Sensor-Activated Security Surveillance for the Home February 12, 2015, Taipei Taiwan – Cloud-based video solutions startup SpotCam, today announced its latest addition to the SpotCam product range with the SpotCam HD Pro. Featuring 24 hours of free cloud-hosted HD video playback, the SpotCam Pro HD is a water and dust resistant Wi-Fi camera that offers total peace of mind as an affordable outdoor video security and surveillance system. Professional Surveillance and Security Outside the Home The SpotCam HD Pro features a water and dust proof design that is fully IP65 certified. This means the HD Pro can be installed outside the home or office, making it ideal for any outdoor surveillance and security system. The SpotCam HD Pro offers the ability to check up on your home’s security from anywhere using SpotCam’s free 24 hour cloud streaming service. You can monitor your home’s security using your PC, or via an iOS and Android app on your mobile device. “Where the original SpotCamHD excelled at monitoring activity indoors, today we are delighted to launch a product that addresses security needs outside the home,” said Jacky Lin, CEO, SpotCam Co., Ltd. “The launch of the SpotCam HD Pro means that professional level security surveillance and recording has never been more accessible.” Simple to Setup, Simple to UseWith an incr...



QNAP Announces Support for HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium Enterprise Hard Disk Drives

QNAP Announces Support for HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium Enterprise Hard Disk Drives Taipei, Taiwan, February 10, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its Enterprise and SMB-class Turbo NAS products now support 8″ target=”_blank” style=”color: #0088cc; text-decoration: none; font-weight: normal;”>HGST’s Ultrastar He8 helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs). By incorporating HGST’s HelioSeal™ platform technology, enterprise users benefit from enhanced NAS performance, maximized storage capacity, and optimum energy efficiency for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the HGST Ultrastar He8 advances the TCO value proposition for hyperscale cloud data centers, enterprises, SMBs, and system integrators. Combining industry-leading storage capacity with industry-leading low power consumption, the HGST Ultrastar He8 is an ideal large-capacity 3.5-inch HDD solution for businesses to store, secure and harness the power of data. QNAP has now certified the HGST Ultrastar He8 HDDs for use in their powerful enterprise-class Turbo vNAS TVS-x80+ series, and REXP expansion enclosures. “QNAP constantly strives to provide business users with reliable and scalable NAS solutions for storage, backup, iSCSI, virtualization applications, and many other practical business applications,” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. “With suppor...



Club 3D News Week 7 – 4k Dock available and more

4k Docking Station is shipping now CSV-3103D is ready for Ultra HD resolutions CLUB 3D´s versatile USB 3.0 4K Docking Station is designed for extra connectivity demands. With the docking station, you can extend the connection of a computer to more USB peripherals, Ethernet network, the speaker and the microphone through one single USB cable. With the built-in USB 3.0 ports, the docking station enables you to enjoy the super speed data transmission between USB peripherals. In addition to this, the docking station is equipped with video output supporting the new 4K (3840 x 2160 30Hz resolution) standard on the included HDMI and DP ports. For more information please visit our product page.   Kitguru.net interview with Club 3D´s Gerjan Blonet Kitguru.net, one of the leading enthusiast webpages from the UK has made an extensive interview with Club 3D´s UK Sales Executive Gerjan Blonet on the companies almost 20 year experience in the gaming segment, latest developments and further outlook. Very interesting to read even if you are not located in the UK. You can go for the full interview here. ISE and CeBIT Meetings booked? This week ISE show takes place in Amsterdam to inform about the latest developments in Digital Signage and more. Club 3D will be present there on Wednesday and Thursday. If you have not yet checked on a meeting with Club 3D this is the last call to do so. Send your meeting proposal to press@club-3d.com and we will get back to you immediately. Already m...



BIOSTAR Launches Z97X Gaming Motherboard

BIOSTAR Launches Brand New Series of Gaming Hardware Starting With The Gaming Z97X Motherboard  February 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has launched the latest high-end gaming board, the Gaming Z97X, a board with the new Gaming Commander Box accessory as well as cutting-edge features like USB 3.1 on-board and innovative durability enhancements. The Gaming Z97X ushers in a brand new series of gaming hardware from BIOSTAR, the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR. This is something new from BIOSTAR, because it’s not just a regular gaming motherboard that satisfies a typical gamers’ needs by just merely offering top of the line hardware, rather it is designed from the ground up to be cool looking and high performing. Let’s talk about what makes the BIOSTAR “Gaming Z97X” so special.  The Gaming Z97X is an ATX form factor board that features Intel socket 1150 support and is based on the Intel Z97 chipset, coming with key features such as USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0×16 slots, PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Super Hi-Fi Audio technology and support for DisplayPort. Two on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K resolutions. There is also the introduction of the SATA Express Connector which supports both SATA and PCIe storage solutions giving maximum data transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s. This board also heralds the launch of the BIOSTAR external Gaming Commander box. It fits in a standard 5.5″ (CD-ROM)...



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MSI X99S MPower Board Review

The X99 platform has introduced many great features and new levels of performance for overclockers and professionals. The MPower series of boards are at the top of the enthusiast market. Designed for serious overclocking beyond what standard liquid cooling can handle. Extreme as in LN2 and DICE. Frosty






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