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BIOSTAR Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry

BIOSTAR Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry  30th Anniversary of BIOSTAR, Racing another 30 years to the future!   August 18th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to celebrate its prestigious 30 years in the industry this year and is excited to celebrate another 30 years more of progress for the company. BIOSTAR sets a goal to keep on improving, becoming better but always find a way to stay within its vision of providing the best value for consumers yet still maintain a high-level of quality and performance from its products.  How BIOSTAR started   BIOSTAR was founded in 1986 where its race to the future began as a humble motherboard brand during its establishment as BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION. In 1999, BIOSTAR was publicly listed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). And soon after the company’s growth started flowing with milestones like in 2005 when BIOSTAR established its Graphics Card Division to supply its customers with better solutions besides integrated ones. This year also marked the debut of BIOSTAR’s T-series motherboards to signify its aggressiveness in creating its own style and design. In 2006, BIOSTAR established its IPC division dedicated to the industrial sector creating solutions for specialized applications. In 2008-2009 marked a momentous year for BIOSTAR highlighting multiple achievements when it released its first TPower extreme overclocking motherboard signifying its strong product development skills to allow it to com...



Elevate High-end PC Setups with Lian Li’s Next Standing Desks

Elevate High-end PC Setups with Lian Li’s Next Standing Desks Tailored for PC Workstations, the DK-12 and DK-16 Provide Flexible, Attractive Workspaces August 17, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is excited to launch its DK-12 and DK-16 motorized standing desks. Following the success of the DK-04 and earlier computer desk chassis, Lian Li adds a pair of more conventional standing desks to its repertoire. The DK-12 and DK-16 provide health-conscious users a stylish workspace designed with PC workstations in mind. Who better to make a desk for a PC than a case maker? Stand up to Poor Posture, Stand up for Healthy Living It is true that people sit for most of their day, increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. With manifold health benefits discovered by prevailing studies these past few years, standing desks are a vogue choice for employers and office workers seeking to improve their habits and lifestyle. Many vaunt standing desks not only for health benefits, but even boosting productivity. With everything to gain and nothing to lose, why not start standing? A Standing Workspace for Serious Workstations Like the DK-04, the DK-12 and DK-16 are both height-adjustable desks with an automated electric motor. Users can save up to four height settings from 69.5cm to 118.5cm using a small control console on the front of the desks. The robust motor lifts up to 120kg on the DK-12, while the heavier DK-16 is rated to lift up to 80kg. The DK-12 is th...



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ASRock Z170 Gaming K6+

Introduction   ASRock specializes in the field of motherboards, and they strive to build a quality product through concept and design. I will be looking at one of their Z170 boards which has carried over into their Fatal1ty gaming line. The Gaming K6+ which is aimed towards affordable gaming motherboards is an excellent choice even for enthusiasts. Let’s see if this board packs all the features you come to expect from a high quality Z170 board, satisfies the Fatal1ty series with its software and parts, and stands out among the several competitor Z170 boards on the market. The product specifications are as follows: General Gaming Armor CPU Power – Hi-Density Power Connector Memory – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots VGA Card – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2) Internet – Killer™ E2400 LAN Cooling – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink – Heat Pipe Design Audio – Purity Sound™ 3 Unique Feature ASRock USB 3.1 – ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel (1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port + 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port ) – ASRock Rear USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) – ASRock Rear USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) ASRock Super Alloy – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink – Premium 60A Power Choke – Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps) – Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors) – I/O Armor – Matte Black PCB – High Density Glass Fabric PCB ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3...



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Creative Sound Blaster X7

Introduction Creative has some interesting products lately. They continue to innovate through design and audio quality. The X7 Is a USB DAC that was designed for audiophiles and audio enthusiasts.Lets dive into the world of audio through the X7, and see if stands to be the biggest, baddest , and boldest Sound Blaster yet. The specifications are as follows: Audio TechnologySB-Axx1™ Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)127dB (DAC) Connectivity Options (Main)microUSB Microphone : Built-in Stereo Mic 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Mic In Line / Optical : 1 x RCA Aux/Line In 1 x TOSLINK Optical In 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out Speaker : 2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R) 1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out Headphone : 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm)Headphone Out 1 x 1/4″ (6.3mm)Headphone Out USB HOST : 1 x Type A USB Host Port – Device Audio Stream & Charging Max Channel Output5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified Audio TechnologiesSBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology MicrophoneMicrophone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended) Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard Microsoft® Windows® 10 32/64-bit, Windows® 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher 1GB RAM >600 MB of free hard disk space Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Sp...



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...



Syber Gaming Delivers “M Series” VR-Ready Mid-Tower Gaming PCs Syber Gaming M Series

Syber Gaming Delivers “M Series” VR-Ready Mid-Tower Gaming PCs CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (August 11, 2016) — Syber Gaming, a division of Cyberpower PC, today announced delivery of its M Series – a family of four mid-tower gaming rigs that pump out the horsepower needed to survive in a virtual reality world. Every Syber M Series build has been designed to be VR-ready with the ability to power the leading VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as well as play the latest titles and future game releases at their highest settings. The Syber M Series has models for every budget from the M Series Core at $799 to the M Series Ultimate – an $1899 VR beast that transports users into an amazing new world of games, video and images. The Syber Ultimate model is powered by Intel’s Core i7-6800k CPU and the NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB, the most advanced gaming graphics card on the market. The GTX 1080 graphics card, based on NVIDIA’s new Pascal™ architecture, delivers up to three times the performance of previous-generation graphics cards, taking gaming and next gen virtual reality experiences to an entirely new level. Syber knows that graphics processing is the heart and soul of any VR-ready gaming PC. If the action does not keep pace with your motions, you could end up feeling queasy. Whether customers choose M Series Core or the M Series Ultimate with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 they will be assured their rig can pump out 90 frames per second, which is the standard fo...



ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with Seagate IronWolf 10 TB NAS Hard Disks

ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility with Seagate IronWolf 10 TB NAS Hard Disks ASUSTOR announces that all of its NAS devices are compatible with Seagate’s IronWolf 10 TB hard disks, 6 TB Enterprise NAS hard disks and 10 TB Enterprise Capacity hard disks. Taipei, Taiwan, August 10th, 2016 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced today that, after stringent testing, all of its NAS products are fully compatible with Seagate’s newly launched IronWolf 10 TB NAS hard disks, 6 TB Enterprise NAS hard disks and 10 TB Enterprise Capacity hard disks. These hard disks are recommended for prosumers and enterprise users looking to create high capacity cloud storage solutions with ASUSTOR NAS. “The 24/7 availability of NAS devices needs to be combined with the latest hard disk technology in order to provide optimal performance and data protection for demanding enterprise environments, “ said Quote Lin, Director of Research and Development at ASUSTOR. “We are honored to have partnered with Seagate in this integration, completing compatibility testing for their new high capacity hard disks and providing our users with more options when creating high cloud storage spaces.” The Seagate IronWolf 10 TB NAS hard disks (model: ST10000VN0004) along with other models in the IronWolf series (1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB) are compatible with all ASUSTOR NAS devices. Users with 8 bay models and up such as the AS6208T, AS6210T, AS7009RD or ...



Introducing the Define Nano S to Modding Headquarters

Introducing the Define Nano S to Modding Headquarters Fans from around the world show good things come in small packages With dozens of MODs already shown off. Fractal Design today is proud to announce the expansion of our ever growing Modding Headquarters. Our Define S has been treated with the upmost love by users from all around the world showing just what you can do with the model. With a new dedicated page for the recently released Define Nano S, we show the amazing capabilities of our smallest Define case yet. Define Nano S Modding Page If you’ve got an exquisite build or completely customized your Fractal Design case. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at modding@fractal-design.com About Fractal Design Without a doubt, computers are more than just technology – they have become an integral part of our lives. Computers do more than make living easier, they often define the functionality and design of our homes, our offices and ourselves. The products we choose represent how we want to describe the world around us and how we want others to perceive us. Many of us are drawn to designs from Scandinavia, which are organized, clean and functional while remaining stylish, sleek and elegant. We like these designs because they harmonize with our surroundings and become nearly transparent. Brands like Georg Jensen, Bang Olufsen, Skagen Watches and Ikea are just a few that represent this Scandinavian style and efficiency. In the world of computer components, there is...



AccelStor Debuting NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 at Flash Memory Summit 2016

AccelStor Debuting NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 at Flash Memory Summit 2016 Featuring Uncompromised Performance and High Availability. Also Demonstrating NVMe-Based All-Flash Array. July 20, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, will be demonstrating the new NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 all-flash array at the Flash Memory Summit 2016. The NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 is officially launched today and this high-availability all-flash array model provides sustained 360K IOPS for 4KB random writes, with standard iSCSI over 10GbE connections, and its shared-nothing architecture ensures no single point of failure and avoid downtime. In addition, AccelStor will showcase FlexiRemap technology on a new NVMe array platform at the event. AccelStor’s all-flash array products and technology will be on display at Booth #132, in Hall A of the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, USA, from August 9 to 11, 2016. AccelStor Vice President, Dr. Weafon Tsao, who will be giving a presentation at the Flash Memory Summit, said, “It’s time for our industry to put to finally rest the outdated idea that flash arrays can offer either performance or reliability, but not both. At AccelStor, our arrays are designed from the ground up for flash, and our software-defined approach gives us the flexibility to respond swiftly to changing market demands, and extract the full potential from the best hardware. That’s how we’re able to provide high-availabilit...



Phanteks RGB LED Strip 400MM, RGB LED Combo Set, and Extension Cable Combo Set Launch

RGB LED STRIP COMBO SET & RGB LED STRIP 400MM Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 30th, 2016 – Phanteks announced the immediate releases of the RGB LED Strip Combo Set and RGB LED Strip 400MM. The high performance RGB LED strip features ultra high brightness LEDs and incorporate a number of unique features that ensure long-lasting, bright and even illumination. Phanteks RGB LED Strip Combo Set includes 2x 400mm magnetic RGB LED strips, RGB LED adapter for motherboards with 4pin RGB LED header, 1x Extension cable and 3M adhesive tape. With the RGB LED adapter included in the Combo Set, you can plug in the RGB LED adapter to motherboards’ 4pin RGB header and install it to any case on the market or plug it directly to Phanteks cases that has the LED connectors. If you are looking to add to your existing LED strip in your Phanteks case you can purchase the RGB LED STRIP 400MM, which includes 1x 400mm magnetic LED strip and 3M adhesive tape. The single 400mm LED strip can also connect directly to your Phanteks case that has the LED connectors (please check Phanteks website for compatible cases) . These kits make it easier to install and allow you to purchase only what you need. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Mounting Magnets (Double Sided Tape also included) Connector Input: 4 pin female Output: 4 pin male M/B Adapter: 4 pin (+12V,G,R,B) Input Voltage +12V Current 0.42A / 400mm Wattage 5.04W / 400mm Compatibility Phanteks 4 pin connector / M/B 4 pin RGB Header (+12V,G,R,B) L...



ADATA Releases the AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus

ADATA Releases the AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus iOS, Android, and Windows three-way sharing and backup Taipei, Taiwan – June. 30, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus. Featuring SD and Micro SD slots with support for up to 256GB capacity, the AI910 is a “three-way” device, allowing users to backup, read, and share content across iOS, Android, and Windows. The proprietary ADATA i-Memory app enables easy data management, with support for nearly 40 file formats, Ultra HD 4K video, and files larger than 4GB. It has a Lightning connector (MFi certified) and ships with Micro USB/USB cables to ensure seamless connectivity out of the box. The AI910 is covered by a two-year warranty.   Compatible with more devices than ever The AI910 carries Apple MFi certification, and has been designed to bridge the gap between platforms. Thanks to the inclusion of USB cables and tested compatibility, it works with iOS, Android, and Windows. Data transfer speeds through the Lightning connector to iOS devices are up to 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write. The three-way connectivity of the AI910 offers users a convenient way to read and write data across the most popular operating systems and devices available, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and desktops.   Free ADATA i-Memory app Available from the Apple App Store, i-Memory offers a simple but complete w...



TRENDnet expands NVR product line with new standalone 8-channel PoE+ network video recorder

TRENDnet expands NVR product line with new standalone 8-channel PoE+ network video recorder TORRANCE, Calif. – Jun. 29, 2016 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced today that it has expanded its line of network video recorders (NVRs) with the launch of its new 8-Channel 1080p HD PoE+ NVR, model TV-NVR208. Later this year, TRENDnet will also launch three SMB-class NVR surveillance systems. TRENDnet’s 8-Channel 1080p HD PoE+ NVR provides a comprehensive video display, storage, and camera management solution, ideal for home users or users with a basic surveillance setup. The TV-NVR208 auto-recognizes and powers up to eight TRENDnet PoE cameras. Store up to three weeks of continuous video (with eight 1080p cameras at 30 fps with medium VBR) with support for up to eight terabytes of total storage space. “TRENDnet’s NVRs allow users to easily manage multiple IP cameras within a single interface, creating a command center for your entire surveillance network,” said Sonny Su, technology director at TRENDnet. “This command center serves to store large amounts of video footage from multiple camera sources into a single convenient location; the intuitive interface allows users to quickly navigate live video settings, recording schedules, and advanced playback options.” TV-NVR208 Additional Product Info Standalone 8-channel PoE+ network video recorder Plug and play up...



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Dream Machines DM1 Pro Gaming Mouse

I have to tell you the comfort, dexterity, precision, and balance it provided while working or gaming put it right up there with others at the very top of my list I simply love this mouse and it is now my go to for everything especially gaming.



BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase High-End Gaming Machines

BIOSTAR Shows-off Ultra Gaming Machines BIOSTAR Teams Up with Apacer and Thermaltake to showcase high-end gaming machines June 20th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce its ultra gaming machines in partnership with Apacer and Thermaltake. Built around a BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard, these systems are built for the latest games and feature high-performance components all brought together by BIOSTAR motherboards. BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 Basing on the new Super 5 Design Concept, the RACING Z170GT7 flaunts the best of the entire BIOSTAR RACING series with its latest motherboard design features. This includes the all new RACING IO armor, carbon-fiber design treatment on the heatsink, checkered flag PCB print on a matte black surface treatment and Titanium-color RACING audio shielding. The BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard features BIOSTAR’s VIVID LED DJ which allows users to customize the lighting on the board’s heatsinks and PCB to reflect their personal style. Allowing multiple custom effects, gamers can configure their BIOSTAR RACING motherboard with custom lighting effects such as permanent (static), breathe, shine or shine & music (sound-reactive) to give their gaming machines a unique personality. For convenience, the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 also features GT Touch functionality, onboard buttons that allowing switching between the built-in modes to the motherboard featuring their own lighting profile. Thermaltake Core P5 Built for makers, the...



CableMod Giveaway

The Hardware Hound: CABLEMOD Giveaway

Some of you have been asking where the PureOC giveaways have been. Well, we’re working on bringing them back with the Hardware Hound taking the task upon himself. We know, this isn’t one of our biggest ones, but we’re hoping this helps us get started on bigger and better events down the road. We want to give a huge thanks to CABLEMOD for making this possible for us! What’s being given away you ask? Well check out the video below for the full details on the prizes. After that, follow the entry form instructions to rack up entries from June 13th through June 24th. After that, we’ll contact the winners, make sure the prizes are claimed, and announce who won. We hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck in securing a prize! PureOC and CableMod https://cablemod.com/






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