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Did D-LINK just Release a Nearly Perfect Gaming Router?

I think I can categorize wireless routers into two categories. Category A is cheap, limited hardware, but with an intuitive user interface. Category B is expensive, great hardware, but more settings than the average user wants to muddle through. While I’m not saying that good middle-of-road options don’t exist, I haven’t seen one that excites me nearly as much as what I just found. I’m not entirely certain when the DIR-869 AC1750 EXO released, but it feels like it just popped up out of nowhere. D-LINK may have offered us the best balance of performance to cost with this one. It turns out that both the DIR-879 and 869 were unveiled at CES earlier this year. While the 879 released in the first quarter, the 869 wasn’t supposed to release until the second one. I’m only bringing it up now because while scouring Newegg for the host of reasons I have to scour Newegg, a banner scrolled this by and I had to find out what was going on. It was the $119.99 price that really caught my eye. Considering this unit has AC wireless, a dual core processor, beam forming and intelligent QoS, the price seems like an excellent deal. The other nice thing about this router is the user interface. I recently purchased a D-LINK DIR-842 in an attempt to not only smooth some online gaming experiences out, but try yet again to get some better wireless coverage in my house. It was the first router that met and even exceeded my expectations. The new user interface is gr...



TRENDnet introduces new Layer 2 managed network switches

TRENDnet introduces new Layer 2 managed network switches TORRANCE, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2016 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced the launch of three new Layer 2 managed switch solutions, offering traffic management, troubleshooting, access control, and monitoring features. TRENDnet introduces two new 48-port Gigabit managed Layer 2 switches, models TL2-G448 and TL2-PG484. TRENDnet’s 48-Port Gigabit PoE+ Managed Layer 2 Switch, model TL2-PG484 features 24 Gigabit PoE+ ports, 24 Gigabit ports, and four shared SFP slots, with a 370 Watts PoE power budget. TRENDnet’s 48-Port Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Switch, model TL2-G448, features 48 Gigabit ports and four shared SFP slots. “Advanced Layer 2 managed switches allow businesses to easily scale their networks to handle the crucial task of meeting the needs of a thriving and growing organization,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “TRENDnet’s new L2 switch solutions improve network administration efficiencies with several advanced management features designed to customize your network for your optimal performance.” Layer 2 managed features become increasingly important as a business’s network grows in both size and complexity. With TRENDnet’s L2 managed features, companies can customize their network design and layout. TRENDnet’s L2 switches feature comman...



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...



QNAP Releases Upgraded Qsirch 2.2, Enabling More Accurate and Effective NAS File Search

QNAP Releases Upgraded Qsirch 2.2, Enabling More Accurate and Effective NAS File Search Taipei, Taiwan, July 20, 2016 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the upgraded Qsirch 2.2 that adds the following features: personalized filters for improved search accuracy, enhanced email search for efficient management of stored emails, and document previewing for a better browsing experience. Qsirch is an exclusive search engine developed by QNAP. It supports over 6,000 file types to assist users in finding specific files stored on QNAP NAS within seconds. “To complement QNAP NAS as a huge data center, ‘searchability’ is one of the key areas for increasing the value of stored data, and Qsirch is the best tool to realize optimized search capabilities for vast data storage and archiving,” said Cherry Chen, Product Manager of QNAP. The personalized filters in Qsirch 2.2 help to locate files with greater accuracy. Users can flexibly choose search criteria for different file types. For example, photos can be filtered by camera model, resolution, or focal length; music by artist or album name; documents by creator, and more. Qsirch 2.2 also provides a powerful email search. Users can customize search criteria (such as date, carbon copy, sender, and receiver) to efficiently search through .eml files and find specific emails stored on the NAS. Using Qsirch with QNAP’s email apps can make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier. In addition to multi...



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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The Hardware Hound: Welcome to “Hound” Advice

Reviews are great! Watching or reading about someone’s hard work to help you make a decision is a good way to ensure overall satisfaction in what can be pretty major investments for PC builders. We all wish we had all the time and money in the world to test everything, but many reviewers only have a limited window to squeeze things in between work and families. What happens when an experienced hardware user has some sound advice, but doesn’t have the time, samples, or official testing equipment to do a review? Welcome to Hound Advice. The Hardware Hound has taken it upon himself to begin sharing his experience with computer hardware in a straight forward and practical way. This isn’t just his experience either. He’s using the internet and the Pure OC community to try and help you answer questions that, quite frankly, can occasionally be very difficult to answer through google. In his first episode, The Hardware Hound tackles what looks like the best wireless routers for PC builders. If you’re having a hard time knowing what to look for, but already have a general idea, then Hound Advice might help you make a final decision. Check out the video, let us know what you want to know, and we hope you find our newest series to be helpful!



ASUSTOR Launches Powerful High Capacity AS6208T and AS6210T

ASUSTOR Launches Powerful High Capacity AS6208T and AS6210T ASUSTOR launches two new high-capacity enterprise-class NAS models supporting 4K UHD multimedia playback, equipped with the latest powerful Intel Celeron quad-core processors, featuring 4GB of built-in dual-channel memory that is expandable up to 8GB, provides ultimate cutting-edge performance and rich variety of I/O interfaces for flexible expansion and deployment. Taipei, Taiwan, April 12th, 2016 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its newest NAS series in the powerful 8-bay AS6208T and 10-bay AS6210T models. These two NAS models both feature powerful core specifications and rich expansion interfaces that enterprise environments demand. They are not only able to integrate existing resources and equipment but also provide 4 high speed Ethernet ports, allowing businesses to flexibly deploy them in high traffic environments. Under RAID 5 configurations and link aggregation these two new models feature read and write speeds of over 398 MB/s and 355 MB/s, providing stable performance and enhancing productivity in high traffic enterprise environments. Featuring impressive hardware specifications like all ASUSTOR NAS devices, the AS6208T and AS6210T both feature HDMI 1.4b ports, S/PDIF fibre optic audio output, infrared receivers, hardware acceleration engines and stunning playback performance of ultra high resolution 4K and 2K videos. Additionall...



Tenda’s F3 300Mbps Router Brings Affordable WiFi to Any Family Home

Tenda’s F3 300Mbps Router Brings Affordable WiFi to Any Family Home Broadcom-powered Router Sets up in 30 Seconds, Brings IP-based Bandwidth Control March 3, 2016, City of Industry, USA – Tenda Technology Inc.® a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, announces the F3, a slim, low-profile 300Mbps router that sets up easily for a perfect, economical home wireless solution. Broadcom Performance for a Bargain The F3 uses a high-end Broadcom networking chip for outstanding, consistent networking performance. This advanced chip makes for a more reliable connection while streaming HD videos, uploading large files, video conferencing, or any of the myriad high-bandwidth demands on today’s routers. Far-reaching, High-gain Antennas Sick of WiFi dead zones? Three external high-gain omnidirectional antennas give the F3 network coverage up to 200 square meters, keeping the many mobile devices, computers, and home media players connected in every corner of the house. Bandwidth Priority Control The F3 employs IP-based control settings allowing users to allot specific bandwidth allowances for different computers and tasks. These settings can prevent non-critical applications from diluting precious bandwidth when under high demand, ensuring the best use of networking resources in a home network. Easy Setup and Configuration Tenda’s user interface is clean, minimal, and intuitive – tech-savvy enthusiasts and first-time router user’s alike will appreciate the F3’s ...



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Everything else we saw at CES 2016

Intro CES was a ton of fun and we already saw a ton of great releases coming up. Now it’s time to sum up the rest of what we could get to. Some parts of the show may not have been as relevant to high end computer components as others, but it didn’t stop the exhibitors from showing us some impressive feats. If you want to jump to a specific page, just click on the exhibitor below to take you straight there, or you can see each one by going through each page. So without further ado, here’s the rest of what we were able to see at CES 2016!   ADATA MSI INTEL NZXT CREATIVE D-LINK MYCHARGE



The Tenda P1002P Gigabit Powerline Adapter Now Available

The Tenda P1002P Gigabit Powerline Adapter Now Available Add The Network Benefits of a Wired Home Without All The Extra Wires January 20, 2016, Walnut City, USA – Tenda Technology Inc.® a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware, announces the P1002P powerline adapter. With two LAN ports, HomePlug AV2 compliance, and Gigabit 1000Mbps speed, the P1002P brings the perks of a stable, fast wired connection anywhere. It’s perfect for areas with poor WiFi coverage and unreliable connections or when stretching out long, messy wires is impossible or too tedious. The P1002P makes setting up a home network as easy as plugging into an outlet. Quick, Simple Installation and Operation The P1002P is designed for ease of operation. It really only needs to be plugged in. There is no need to lay down a web of complicated cables – the P1002P uses your existing power lines, saving time and money. It works over any power line in your home at distances up to 300m. Each device in the pair plugs into a power socket with two 1000Mbps Ethernet ports. One device needs to be located near and connected to the home router. Hitting the ‘Push-and-Secure’ button activates 123-bit AES encryption for added security between the paired devices. It supports QoS and IGMP managed multicast IO transmission to optimize IPTV streaming. Compatibility with HomePlug AV2 For MIMO and Sustained Throughput The P1002P adheres to the HomePl...



QNAP’s HD Station Adds JRiver Media Center Support for a Comprehensive Multimedia Experience

QNAP’s HD Station Adds JRiver Media Center Support for a Comprehensive Multimedia Experience Taipei, Taiwan, December 7, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. has further improved its HybridDesk Station (HD Station) 3.0 app by integrating the renowned JRiver Media Center, providing users with better audio experience and greater choice to complete their home theater environment. With the exclusive QvPC Technology, QNAP NAS can be used as a PC and run multiple applications on the HD Station by simply connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display. “We are happy to work with QNAP to enrich the multimedia applications on their NAS devices. JRiver Media Center provides excellent media management and works perfectly in QNAP’s HD Station to provide users with greater flexibility in their multimedia experience,” said Jim Hillegass, CEO of JRiver, Inc. “QNAP constantly strive to provide complete multimedia solutions for our users,” commented Bobby Chen, product manager of QNAP. “We are proud to add a renowned application like JRiver Media Center to HD Station to provide our users with greater choice and more high-quality applications for storing, managing and playing the multimedia on their NAS.” With JRiver Media Center in the HD Station, users can manage a large library of media files and multiple media servers within the same network. The Media Center features cover art and metadata options to make media management extremely easy. QNAP NAS can be used as a powerful med...



Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday

Tenda is Keeping WiFi Simple This Black Friday Get the Easy-To-Use AC15 WiFi Router for an Unprecedented Low Cost at Tigerdirect.com November 24, 2015 – Walnut City, Calif. – Tenda Technology Inc.® a subsidiary of Shenzhen Tenda, an experienced, global brand of wired and wireless networking hardware, announces an impending Tigerdirect sales promotion this shopping season. We know that after the buzz of Black Friday wears down, there will be many more devices in your home fighting over the WiFi signal. The Tenda AC15 is a simple solution: expanded bandwidth for everyone and improved, hassle-free management of connected devices. The AC15 packages the new 802.11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi standard, Gigabit speed, and useful network utilities in a simple, straightforward router. The AC15 is designed for online entertainment, home networking with IoT devices, and to support the growing number of connected home gadgets – an inevitability for many families this holiday season. For a limited time – from Friday, 11/27 to Monday, 11/30 at Midnight – Tenda is dropping the already low price of its AC15 router for unprecedented value. We can’t even tell you how low here. Quick, Simple Installation and Operation The AC15 is designed for ease of operation; it’s about as easy as plug-and-play installation. Tenda’s easy-setup wizard makes installation fast and simple, offering a suite of iOS and Android apps to help you get started. For power users, the more detailed options...



AccelStor Introduces the NeoSapphire 3505 1U All-Flash Array with 500K Sustained IOPS and InfiniBand Connectivity

AccelStor Introduces the NeoSapphire 3505 1U All-Flash Array with 500K Sustained IOPS and InfiniBand Connectivity 5 Terabytes of High-Performance Flash Storage in Compact 1U Form Factor November 5, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, announces its latest flash appliance, NeoSapphire 3505, a 1U rack-mount storage appliance featuring 500K sustained IOPS performance with 5TB usable storage capacity and high-speed InfiniBand connectivity. Utilizing AccelStor’s FlexiRemap flash-management software technology, the compact, high-value 1U flash appliance saves rack space while providing outstanding I/O performance without costly proprietary hardware. The NeoSapphire 3505’s high-throughput, InfiniBand connectivity allows the full performance of all-flash acceleration to be realized. 500K Sustained IOPS in 1U Rack Space Through the power of FlexiRemap technology, AccelStor NeoSapphire 3505 is able to fit an impressive 500K sustained IOPS for 4KB random writes into a space-saving 1U rack-mount form factor. Few 1U array models in the market can archive this kind of high IOPS performance. Businesses with densely packed data centers can fit more performance into the same rack infrastructure for high-performance computing, cloud optimization, and database acceleration. High-Speed InfiniBand Connectivity The NeoSapphire 3505 features an InfiniBand FDR 56Gb/s QSFP interface to unlock the full performance of all-flash storage, which is a pe...



QNAP Announces Fanless HS-251+ with Quad-core Intel Processor, HDMI, and Transcoding Acceleration for a Thrilling Audiovisual Experience

QNAP Announces Fanless HS-251+ with Quad-core Intel Processor, HDMI, and Transcoding Acceleration for a Thrilling Audiovisual Experience Taipei, Taiwan, October 28, 2015 – QNAP® Systems Inc. today announced the release of the latest addition to its Silent NAS series, the more advanced HS-251+ with a quad-core Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM, and powerful integrated graphics. It is designed as a home NAS for entertainment, and supports a wide range of multimedia applications, HDMI connectivity for local playback, real-time and offline video transcoding, and scalability to accommodate large HD media collections. Housed within a stylish and compact set-top box design with no moving parts and supporting up to two 8TB hard drives, the fanless HS-251+ is the best choice for those looking for a silent NAS, as well as a Home Theater PC/NAS combo. “We are proud of our Silent NAS series and are happy to announce the launch of the upgraded quad-core Silent NAS which provides more power to handle multimedia applications and brings greater entertainment potential with a free remote control,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP, adding “This amazing NAS is coupled with an unrivalled set of apps and features that allow home users to enjoy a perfect home theater experience while providing a secure centralized storage for all of their files, and much more.” Unlike conventional NAS that come in heavy and sometimes unwieldy boxes that are too big and nois...



Giada GT400 All-round MicroServer

Giada’s GT400 MicroServer – Small, Robust and Efficient All-round MicroServer designed for small and medium enterprises   October 15th , 2015, Shenzhen, China –Giada’s GT400 MicroServer is a 4-Bay storage system for Windows and Linux OS, built for low power consumption and 24/7 reliability. The GT400 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, and provides convenient & secure file sharing and networking features for small to medium sized enterprises and new startups while facilitating high efficiency and quick sharing functionality. Use case scenarios include small data centers, file servers, web servers, mail servers and print servers.   MicroServers are an emerging form factor for servers designed for different scales of data centers and storage systems. Even within the MicroServer category, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for system design or processor choice. The GT400 can be run on Linux variant such as Novell SLES 11 SP3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 or Ubuntu server 14.04 or on Windows Server lines such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.­ The GT400 is especially designed as a server to be utilized in SMEs or small groups that are starting a business or other collaborative organizations. Choose a right server is critical for smooth operations in an organization. With secure and convenient file sharing and networking feature, the working efficiency can be greatly improved. Powered by Intel® Celeron® 1037U dual-core pro...






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