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    Samsung USB 3.0 16GB and FIT 32GB Review

    Samsung is targeting mobile users who want both capacity and durability in a very small form factor. Today we're looking at the Samsung 16GB and FIT 32GB USB 3.0 flash drives. They promise very quick speeds for mainstream consumers and professionals alike, so let's t...
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    Corsair H110i GTX Review

    Introduction Who says reviews have to be 100% serious all the time? With the time of the year being what it is, I decided to have a little fun with the video portion of the review. This could be the first and last time you get to see a star ship captain explore the f...
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    Mionix Castor Gaming Mouse

    Introduction We’ve seen several mice from Swedish company Mionix, and we’ve been impressed. The Naos remains one of the most comfortable mice I’ve ever grasped (admittedly, it’s my go-to daily mouse of choice), and we’ve seen models from...
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    Azio MGK1-K and RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboards Review

    The Azio MGK1-K and MGK1-RGB mechanical keyboard look to offer solid designs for gamers on modest budgets. Both models are stylish and functional, both come with unique illumination effects, and both come with very attractive price tags. Can these two boards stan...
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BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 Available Now

BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 Available Now  Drive your game with the new BIOSTAR H170GT3   January 28th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR proudly introduces the latest addition to its new flagship gaming series with the BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3. Meeting the needs of gamers’ by providing features perfect for an all-around gaming system. Like all BIOSTAR RACING series motherboards, the H170GT3 features improved features dedicated for gaming and entertainment with the RACING H170GT3 focusing on a balance of features and accessibility for light-purpose machines to heavyweight muscle rigs. Balanced and Tuned  The BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 simplifies decision-making for gamers by providing a platform which can scale with the gamer. Supporting the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors, the RACING H170GT3 enables gamers to have the latest technology powering their systems for the best experience when they play. Support for high-speed storage via M.2 and SATA Express enables high-speed access to data so games load faster so you can get to the action quicker. Gamers will also be able to show-off their personal style via VIVID LED DJ and 5050 LED FUN features allowing customizable lighting for gamers who want a color-themed rig.  The BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 supports dual-GPU configuration via AMD Crossfire for upgraders looking to get more FPS in their systems with another AMD Radeon GPU which supports AMD Crossfire technology. The motherboard has optimal spacing in-between the P...


NZXT is taking the Edge off with the Manta

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I keep thinking I’m looking through a fish lens, but it’s actually the new design on a mini-ITX case just revealed from NZXT. The Manta is bringing a new aesthetic design to the computer case, challenging the idea that everything has to be box shaped. It looks very sharp and it seems to give a bit of a modern edge to an already modern industry. The Manta may be bringing a new aesthetic design, but there’s a practical purpose behind it as well. The first thing I latched onto about this case was how the rounded design gives more space for cable management. That’s hugely advantageous for smaller systems, especially since the Manta can house a full sized PSU. What’s also intriguing is the amount of liquid cooling space this case has. It can handle a full 280mm rad on top, as well as one in the front. It’s great to be able to fit a Kraken X61 in there, but custom loop builders will be able to do a great setup for overclocking the CPU, motherboard and the GPU. On top of all of that, there’s matte finishes, some nice color choices, a PSU cover and an included fan hub. NZXT seems to be outdoing themselves on this case which is impressive considering their offerings. Looks are important, but functionality has to be right as well. The Manta seems to have the best of both worlds. Personally, I’d love to see what some good case mods could do with this shape. Sure, I have Star Wars on the brain, but I can’t help wishing for a good K...


ECS announces brand new LIVA mini PC at CES 2016

ECS announces brand new LIVA mini PC at CES 2016 One liter book-size Core i mini PC [Taipei – Taiwan] World’s leading hardware manufacturer – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is proud to introduce its brand new LIVA mini-PC – One at CES 2016. It features a flexible hardware configuration in a book-size, one-liter form factor. In addition, LIVA mini PC with Windows 10 will have a remote control application natively built-in; providing full wireless usage with your own mobile devices. ECS will also display the World’s first HDMI 2.0 motherboard – LEET Gaming Z170-CLAYMORE, which offers doubled FPS (up to 60) UHD 4K screen with an advanced video experience. About ECS ECS, Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in 1987. In recent years, ECS’s main focus has expanded from motherboards to All-in-One PCs, notebook computers, Mini PC and other mobile products. ECS is strongly committed to developing cutting-edge technology in order to create innovative products under environmentally friendly designs. ECS’s comprehensive quality control system ensures all of ECS products can be counted on for stability and reliability. Visit http://www.ecs.com.tw to learn more.


Everything else we saw at CES 2016

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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


CableMod WideBeam LED Strips

CableMod® WideBeam™ LED Strips Premier Purveyor of Premium PC Cables Perfects the LED Strip (January 22, 2015) – With the release of premium CableMod cables just one short year ago, PC enthusiasts can see the difference some innovation and care makes to PC cables. Today, CableMod announces our foray into the world of PC lighting with CableMod WideBeam™ LED Strips – the ultimate PC lighting solution. CableMod WideBeam LED Strips exhibit the very same care and attention to detail that CableMod brings to PC cables. We’ve rethought virtually every component – from the adhesive and power connector, to the LEDs themselves. The result of all of this is a series of LED strips that truly have no equal – a perfect lighting solution for the discerning PC enthusiast. The story begins with the specially-designed LEDs used on these LED strips. Dubbed WideBeam™, these LEDs are not only some of the brightest available, but also feature a beam angle that is up to fifty percent wider than conventional LEDs for a more even lighting effect. With WideBeam LEDs, you can be sure that your prized components are lit evenly and beautifully. Modern PC cases are being made from a wide variety of materials, which means one adhesive doesn’t fit all. To address this, WideBeam LED Strips come in two series – Magnetic and Foam. Designed for cases made out of steel, the WideBeam Magnetic Series have several rare earth magnets underneath the waterproof resin. These magnets are super...


Presenting the BIOSTAR PRO Series AMD Motherboards: AMD A70MD PRO, A70MG PRO and A68MD PRO

Presenting the BIOSTAR PRO Series AMD Motherboards: AMD A70MD PRO, A70MG PRO and A68MD PRO Redefining affordable AMD motherboards January 22nd, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is heavily committed in delivering the absolute best value products for consumers and today marks the introduction of the new BIOSTAR PRO series line of motherboards for AMD processors. BIOSTAR has taken into consideration the demand of system builders for more cost-effective systems based around the AMD platforms and is introducing the AMD PRO series motherboard to offer a better value option for consumers who want to opt for an AMD system Redefining price-to-performance, the BIOSTAR PRO series is simply beyond better. The new BIOSTAR PRO series motherboards feature enhanced power design for increased stability and durability coupled with a reinforced metal CPU retention backplate for secure, long-term usage. Additionally, BIOSTAR has integrated an improved audio solution featuring Nichicon high-end audio capacitors for better sound quality BIOSTAR PRO Series Features    BIOSTAR 6+ Experience The new BIOSTAR PRO Series will carry on the exclusive BIOSTAR 6+ Experience feature set which delivers the best BIOSTAR has to offer: Speed+, Audio+, Video+, Durable+, Protection+ and DIY+. BIOSTAR PRO Series Models AMD APU Series Available soon in BIOSTAR’s eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/usr/biostar_microtech?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BiostarHQ  ABOUT BIOSTAR BI...


ASUSTOR Releases Photo Gallery 2.0 Beta

ASUSTOR Releases Photo Gallery 2.0 Beta The next evolution in ASUSTOR’s Photo Gallery brings support for multi-level folder structures, increased thumbnail processing speeds, more sorting functions, auto rotation to correct orientation of uploaded images, a concealable side navigation bar that shows album folder structures, an intuitive search function and customizable browsing quality based on device and network environment which provides for an optimal browsing experience. All ASUSTOR users are welcome to upgrade to the newest version of Photo Gallery to experience all the new functions firsthand. Taipei, Taiwan, January 21st, 2016 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of its Photo Gallery 2.0 beta version App, which significantly upgrades the foundational database technology of the previous version, provides a more intuitive interface and enhances overall performance. Photo Gallery provides an extremely efficient cloud photo album management platform for users who enjoy engaging in digital photography with their cameras, phones and other mobile devices. The latest version of Photo Gallery offers significant upgrades, using new database technology, adding support for multiple levels of folders, and greatly increasing thumbnail processing speeds for a smoother browsing experience. Furthermore, a variety of intuitive features have been added to the user interface. Users can now choose between “Album...


QNAP Supports Netflix: the QTS-Android Dual-system TAS-168/268 Supports Netflix Video Streaming to TV

QNAP Supports Netflix: the QTS-Android Dual-system TAS-168/268 Supports Netflix Video Streaming to TV Taipei, Taiwan, January 21, 2016 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that the QTS & Android™ dual-system TAS-168/268 NAS now supports Netflix. The TAS-168/268 is the first Android-based NAS that supports Netflix, and users can download the free Netflix app from Google Play™ on Android™. Simply connect a TAS-168/268 to an HDMI display to enjoy the numerous programs and multimedia content on Netflix with a smooth and convenient streaming experience. ”Netflix is one of the most popular Internet video streaming services in the world, and we are pleased to announce that it is compatible with our Android-based TAS-168/268 NAS.” said Hanz Sung, Product Manager of QNAP, “with the addition of Netflix, TAS-168/268 users can further maximize their home entertainment options by streaming their favorite movies and TV shows to a big screen in their living room.” Powered by an ARM® v7 dual-core processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM, the TAS-168/268 is designed as a compact media NAS optimized for home use. Certificated by Google®, users can download Netflix and many other multimedia apps from Google Play on TAS-168/268. Coupled with terabytes of storage capacity and 4K (H.265 & H.264) HDMI output, the TAS-168/268 is the optimal budget-friendly multimedia NAS that provides near-unlimited entertainment possibilities for modern digital lifestyles. Learn more from QNAP o...


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...


GIGABYTE Launches the Z170 Winter OC Challenge

GIGABYTE Launches the Z170 Winter OC Challenge Overclock Like a King on GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboards   City of Industry, California, January 19th, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its next competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z170 Winter OC Challenge, to be hosted this February on HWBOT.org. All overclockers are invited to overclock their 6th Gen. Intel® processors on GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards. A total of 5 GIGABYTE motherboards are up for grabs, so warm up your test benches, Winter OC is coming! Starting January 31st 2016, overclockers can join 4 different rounds for a chance to win the big prize. The participant with the most points amongst all stages of a category wins — it’s as simple as that! But don’t fret if you don’t think you can win it all, you also have a chance to win the lucky draw which is a Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard! Simply submit a score in all stages of a round to be eligible. Here are the rounds and stages details. Round 1: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers – 2 Cores Stage 1: 3DMark11 Physics - CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz Stage 2: HWBOT Prime - CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core - CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHZ   Round 2: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers– 4 Cores Stage 1: XTU - CPU frequency limited to 4500.00 MHz Stage 2: HWBOT Prime - CPU frequency limit...





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