It’s about to get hot, hot, hot here at PureOverclock.com! Why? Because it’s our PureOC Annual Summer Giveaway, that’s why! That’s right! Our very own Stan “the man”, (aka Doctor_Death) just shared his post on the Summer Giveaway. This super contest will go on for a week and a new prize will be given away every single day of that week. A huge list of our amazing sponsors are generously donating some very cool hardware to make this year’s contest a scorcher! Be sure to check out the full details from Stan’s contest post which you can find here: PureOC’s 2013 Annual Summer Giveaway! Enjoy and good luck!
The new AMD Richland processors were released just over a week ago. AMD first launched its A-series processors just over 2 years ago as the Fusion technology with the "Llano" series. During its first launch and introduction to this APU series chip, no one was really sure how well this platform was going to perform. Over the course of a few years, we have seen AMD improve on its one of a kind platform with its first revision "Trinity" and we now have the next release "Richland." During its first revision, Trinity, we saw a change in socket from FM1 to FM2 along with a revision to its chipset. However, with Richland, we are glad to see that AMD decided to stick to its FM2 based socket. Today, we have the AMD A10-6700 processor at hand to put to the test.
In 2011 when AMD first launched its new fusion technology processors, there were many questions with its performance to value ratio. This new APU series was the first of its kind, and no one was sure how well it would develop in the consumer world. However, over the last few years, we have seen AMD improve this platform with the release of its "Trinity" processing power and the APU series has grown to be a leading performer with this unique platform. The AMD APU series combines the CPU and GPU under one processing unit providing great computing prowess while fitting in consumers' budgets. Today, we are going to be previewing a new advancement level with this technology. AMD has taken the FM2 based socket and its improved "Piledriver" Cores to the next level. With the improved emphasis on performance, we can't wait to dive in and put this new AMD A-Series A10-6800k to the test.
Have you ever been using your tablet or iPad in a coffee shop, wishing you had an easier way to type? While most of today's tablets and phones include manageable keyboard, most find it easier to type lengthy emails or docs on a physical keyboard. With today's growing population of tablets and smart phones it's inevitable that accessories will start to flood the market. Today we are going to be taking a look at a small portable and foldable bluetooth keyboard made by Eagle Tech called the Neptor Foldable Keyboard. We will be looking at model KB300BF-WH. This small compact size keyboard offers the full features of your standard keyboards. As we move forward and explore the Eagle Tech Neptor keyboard, we'll find out how well it performs with today's tablets and phones.
With the large number of keyboards available in today's market, sometimes looking for the one with the right fit and feel can be a challenge. In recent years mechanical keyboards have become popular, but before this, we saw several membrane style keyboards become popular among gamers. Today we have something that could be a little more special, and might give users the right combination of customization that no other keyboard can offer. Today we have the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 in for review. The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 brings a whole new level of gaming experience with its completely modular design. This feature packed keyboard is like nothing we have seen before. As we dive into the experience of the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7, we are going to see how this keyboard stacks up to today's popular mechanical keyboards as well as the membrane style keyboards. Before we continue, let's talk a little about Mad Catz. Mad Catz has been one of the leaders in gaming accessories and peripherals for some time. Most already know the name Mad Catz when they are thinking about buying accessories for PC or console gaming. Mad Catz even has a gaming team that competes in world tournaments. Who could be better to develop and release products from gamers to gamers?
With the popularity of multi-monitor gaming and workstations in recent years, sometimes looking for the right solution to mount your display(s) can become a daunting task. While 3 monitors on your desk can work, it still takes up a lot of real estate; however, the purpose of multi-monitor stands is to eliminate this problem. It's a solution which offers one mount to hold all three displays and free up valuable desktop space for your other accessories. When it comes to shopping for triple LCD mounts their are very few options available and most of them come with high cost. Today we are going to be looking at a Dyconn Condor DE743A-S Triple LCD Monitor Stand that doesn't break the bank, but offers some great versatility. Before we move forward let's take a look at Dyconn.
ECS Elitegroup has been around for more then 2 decades and is known to provide our consumers with some of today's most budget friendly motherboards. While ECS has made some extensive improvements over the last few years with its style and design, we also continue to see ECS provide some "easy on money" type products. Today we have the opportunity to look at the ECS A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard. This motherboard is budget friendly while also providing some aesthetic enhancements. The gold and white mixed with the black PCB really makes this board stand out, but the colors alone aren't the only thing that makes this board stand out... As we move forward we get to show you something new that we haven't see with most of today's motherboards. Let's dive in! First, here's a little about ECS Elitegroup.
_______ECS introduces the first Intel 8-Series Motherboards featuring the new 4th Generation Intel Core processor family for their new family of desktop motherboards Pro, Deluxe and Essentials. The new ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) family of motherboards featuring the new Intel 8-series Chipset family with new designed specifically for the new 4th Generation Intel Core processor family of CPUs, which will be available and shipping worldwide in Q2 2013. The new chipset features support for full SATA III 6 Gb/s internal ports and PCI-Express Gen.3 x16 bus design. They also integrate USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and enable responsiveness technologies like Intel Smart Response, Intel Smart Connect, and Intel Rapid Start. ECS is also introducing a new family of motherboard tiers including: Pro series optimized for power computing, Deluxe series optimized for small office and home, and Essentials series optimized for home and multi-media. The new ECS family of motherboards will feature ECS’s new Durathon durability technology which includes a triple density PCB, extreme temperature resistance, 1.5K point marathon testing, and superior solid capacitors designed to greatly improve motherboard quality, stability and longevity. Additional features includes ECS’s exclusive Hyper Alloy Choke technology, Sound Blaster Cinema Technology, 4-way video output (DVI, HDMI, Display Port and D-Sub VGA), EZ quick charger, Motherboard Intelligent Bios III, 4K video output,...
With the rising number of portable device users, it was only of matter of time that more mobile accessories start to flood the market. When it comes to protecting your portable device there are many options available. Some are made from basic plastic and some are of higher quality. In most cases, when it comes to these accessories the term "You get what you pay for" comes to mind. Today we are going to look at something that is no exception to that rule. If you are an Apple iPad user you obviously already know that the device can be easily damaged if not well protected. Today, we are going to take a look at an iPad case by Digital Treasures called the Props Power Case for the iPad 2/3/4. It not only looks great, but also has features that will come in handy for those who are always on the road. Before we dive in, let's read a little about Digital Treasures.
Taipei, Taiwan-May 7, 2013- Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, adds 256GB model to expanding FXTM USB3.0 flash drives series today. This addition will join existing 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models. With its advanced reliability and spacious capacity, the FX 256GB USB Flash Drive gives user easy and fast way to transfer and back-up large files. MX-FX models are compliant with next-generation USB 3.0 specifications and are optimized for newer PCs with USB 3.0 ports. The extensive compatibility testing ensures complete compatibility with ASUS mainboards and notebooks, offering consumers full USB 3.0 usability. MX-FX 256GB is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for efficient data transfer rates. The MX-FX 256GB flash drive delivers best-in-class read and write speeds clocking in at up to 300MB/s read and 185MB/s write along with its ultra compact size (78 x 27 x 9.3mm). Mach Xtreme FX flash drives come also in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB flavors. 256GB FXTM Series USB 3.0 Flash Drive at A Glance: USB 3.0 Interface Max. Read Performance up to 300MB/s Max. Write Performance up to 185MB/s Power Consumption: Idle 1.0W / Active up to 4.0W Shock and vibrations resistant Compact and easy to carry: 78mm x 27mm x 9.3mm Lightweight: 25g Certification: ROHS, CE, FCC Capacity: 256GB (MXUB3MFX-256G) Warranty: 3-Years
Deepcool, the leading manufacturer of desktop CPU coolers, Notebook coolers, VGA coolers and DC case fans, has announced the third member of the MULTICORE notebook cooler family—MULTICORE X8. Sporting a large, high quality aluminum panel and 4 x10cm fans, this notebook cooler is able to cool down your notebook for better performance and safety. High Cooling Performance The contact area has been specially designed with 4 separate aluminum ‘zones’ allowing the four fans to blow into four different regions under the notebook. This innovative design makes full use of the dissipation area, and also covers the various hot-spots of your notebook. Also included is a fan control knob allowing fan combinations to be turned on or off: all fans on, 2 upper fans on, 2 lower fans on, all fans off, which offers a balance between cooling performance and noise level. Ergonomic Design for Health and Convenience With two foldable supporting feet, the MULTICORE X8 is able to provide the user with 2 viewing angles to help ensure a healthy viewing position whether typing an email or watching a YouTube video. In addition, there are 2 included USB ports for expanding the notebook’s usable connectivity. For more information, please check the website: http://www.deepcoolglobal.com and you can always follow Deepcool on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deepcoolglobal for latest news and win prizes. About Deepcool Deepcool was founded with the mission of providing the best performance &...
The Z77 Chipset has now been on the market for almost a year since its first debut. During its launch we saw several products from various manufactures that jumped into the pond to bring their latest and greatest at the time. Now that we have seen this platform and chipset mature a bit, many manufacturers have hit the drawing board and are trying to revamp new revisions to this already well bloomed platform. With that being said, today we are going to look at a new motherboard from MSI. On the test bench today we have the MSI Z77-GD65 Gaming Edition Motherboard for the Intel 1155 socket platform. We have seen the well matured version of the MSI Z77-GD65 perform above the average standard and actually received our Editors Choice award during its initial release. The new MSI Z77-GD65 Gaming Edition has spruced up its aesthetic appeal but that's not all. MSI has given this board a new set of software and hardware to meet the demands of today's gamers. Let's put it to the test and see if it lives up to its predecessor.
Roughly six months ago, Cooler Master introduced the new Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 to the world. This was a revision of its previous model, the Scout I. The Storm Scout 2 was well received and even earned a PureOC Good Hardware Award from us. Even though the initial release of the Scout 2 went well, Cooler Master still likes to listen to consumers and the PC modding community, just to improve things further. They took feedback from a number of online forums and from reviews like ours just to take the next iteration of the lineup to the next level. Today we have their newest revision - The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advance. The new Scout 2 Advance series chassis now comes with several design enhancements, and even includes a new color called "Ghost White." Let's dive in to take a deeper look at these changes and see how they improved upon the previous chassis.
We have a slightly off-topic story to share with you guys today, but it is a subject that is garnering great interest around the world especially in the technology and financial sectors. That subject is the new internet digital currency called bitcoins and/or litecoins. Interest in this subject has been growing at a rapid pace and it has even been showing up in the main-stream media very often lately. News organizations from Yahoo! and Bloomberg to CNNMoney and the Wall Street Journal have been increasing their coverage of the strange virtual money phenomenon. If you haven’t heard of bitcoins or litecoins, don’t feel too bad, it’s still a fledgling trend despite having been around since 2009. Furthermore, it has mostly been the purview of very computer/tech savvy folks. Let me attempt a brief and crude summation to help you understand the concept. A developer using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto created bitcoins in 2009. The true identity of this developer has still never been conclusively found. The idea he/she started was a digital virtual currency that exists because of its relative value due to its rarity and the faith that backers are willing to put into it. This virtual currency has no central banking nor any controlling central authority. It instead relies on peer-to-peer network sharing. No one knows who actually started it, nor why, but it appears it was an idea to create a truly democratized monetary system. The bitcoin supply comes from ...
The company be quiet! has been a big hit recently, we had the opportunity to review our first be quiet! cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 2, and today we have a chance to take a look at another cooler called the Shadow Rock Topflow. This cooler was designed to be quite different then your typical tower cooler. We wonder if the orientation of the cooler will perform better, or hinder its performance results. Today we are going to put it to the test and find out.