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    AORUS Thunder M7 Mouse and P3 Mouse Pad Review

    Today we’re going to test drive the AORUS Thunder M7, a mouse that's specifically geared to MMO/RTS gamers. Coming with a huge assortment of buttons and some unique features as well, the M7 looks rather exciting. It's got well-established Gigabyte backing it throug...
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    Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm LCS Review

    Introduction In the last few years, the CLC (Closed Loop Cooler) market has taken a big jump in market share… but we have only seen a few unique designs due to a patent set by Asetek on its pump/block design. This has limited a number of manufacturers from prod...
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    Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Review

    Today marks the launch of Nvidia's newest generation of graphics cards, and th Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming is the specific model we're looking at today. It's latest in the company's popular model series, coming with an updated version of its namesake cooler. We've be...
  • Thecus Announces World’s First Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS

    Thecus® Thecus® NAS W2000, W4000, and W5000 Thecus® Announces World’s First Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS Thecus releases small business storage solutions designed with cloud computing in mind September 16, 2014, Milpitas, California – Thecus T...
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Crucial Expands DDR4 Server Memory Portfolio

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, has expanded its DDR4 memory portfolio with LRDIMM and VLP RDIMM modules. Designed to enable next-generation enterprise environments with increased speed, bandwidth, and energy efficiency, Crucial DDR4 load reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) and very low profile registered DIMMS (VLP RDIMMs) are available for immediate purchase through select global channel partners and at www.crucial.com. Crucial DDR4 LRDIMMs By utilizing a memory buffer chip that helps reduce the electrical load presented to the memory bus, Crucial DDR4 LRDIMMs allow for more DIMMs per channel and are up to 50 percent more energy efficient and deliver up to 50 percent more memory bandwidth than DDR3 LRDIMMs. Furthermore, by using less voltage and standby current, Crucial DDR4 LRDIMMs transmit power in a more efficient manner to the CPU, allowing for additional power savings and lower total cost of ownership. Crucial DDR4 VLP RDIMMs Designed for space-constrained form factors like blade servers, Crucial DDR4 VLP RDIMMs measure just 18.7mm in height and are 40 percent shorter than standard-size modules for improved airflow, enabling more effective cooling. Additionally, Crucial DDR4 VLP RDIMMs offer up to twice the speed and the bandwidth, and are up to 40 percent more energy efficient than DDR3 VLP RDIMMs at introduction. “The addition of DDR4 LRDIMM and VLP RIDMM modules expands our overall DDR4 server memory offering as Crucial continues its commitm...


Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 and DDR4 Desktop Memory Now Available

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the availability of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 memory and Crucial DDR4 desktop memory. Designed to enhance high-performance gaming and computing environments, the new Ballistix Sport DDR4 modules deliver introductory speeds of 2400 MT/s, while Crucial DDR4 desktop memory speeds start at 2133 MT/s and are expected to increase as DDR4 technology matures. Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 Optimized for the latest Intel X99 platforms, the new modules have increased bandwidth over mainstream DDR3 memory and are up to 40 percent more energy efficient. In addition, select Ballistix Sport DDR4 modules are plug and play, featuring XMP 2.0 profiles for easy configuration as well as an integrated heat spreader and black PCB. Crucial DDR4 Desktop Memory Crucial DDR4 desktop memory fuels next-generation processors to deliver faster speeds, increased bandwidth, and improved energy efficiency compared to DDR3 technology. Crucial DDR4 memory is more than 30 percent faster than previous generation technology and offers up to twice the bandwidth (17 GB/s). “The wait for the next generation in computing is over,” said Jeremy Mortenson, product marketing manager, Crucial. “Combined with Crucial DDR4 memory, platforms based on Intel’s latest X99 chipset promise to deliver entirely new levels of computing power and immersive gaming experiences.” Available for purchase from Crucial.com and through select globa...


BIOSTAR’s J1800NH2 – Feature-Filled Intel SOC Solution

BIOSTAR’s J1800NH2 – Feature-Filled Intel SOC Solution September 9th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has announced the J1800NH2, a mini ITX mainboard with CPU on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). These boards are small and efficient using a small form factor with a fan-less embedded CPU, and have low power consumption. It’s a small, quiet solution for all manner of industrial applications. The BIOSTAR J1800NH2 is the latest in all-in-one board that takes advantage of the optimized performance of Intel’s Bay Trail chipset by delivering a new generation of technology with value-added features and easy integration. The J1800NH2 board, being in the mini-ITX form factor, is backwards compatible with ATX and micro-ATX form factors. The ITX form factor allows you to build small and energy efficient solutions. The J1800NH2 is a simple, affordable and internet centric computer design in a compact 17x17cm size. It is the ideal solution for an ultra small form factor system and easily used with various chassis makes. For the Smart Office situation, the J1800NH2 ITX board will give you a budget saving dual core computing based on the Intel J1800 chips. This is a silent, fan-less design featuring low power consumption. It is perfect for office space saving and creating a neat and tidy office area, and ultra speed data transfers are no problem with the USB 3.0 interface. It also features USB Poly-switch which is BIOSTAR’s on board dedicated power fuse to help preven...


ADATA DDR4 Memory Modules Ready for Intel Haswell-EP

ADATA DDR4 Memory Modules Ready for Intel Haswell-EP On Show at Intel Developer Forum 2014 Taipei, Taiwan – September 8, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is pleased to announce its full line of DDR4 extreme performance memory modules already support Intel® Haswell-EP series processors. All ADATA DDR4 memory modules will be on display in Booth #379 at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2014). ADATA’s DDR4 memory supports server, consumer workstation and gaming PC applications. ADATA’s lightning-fast DDR4 products deliver superior scalability, power-saving capability, and ultimate reliability for consumer, enterprise and industrial applications across the globe. Intel® Haswell-EP Compatible: Power for Big Data and Cloud All of ADATA’s DDR4 DRAM memory solutions are Intel® Haswell-EP compatible to leverage the best in performance, scalability, power efficiency, and reliability. Further benefits such as accessibility and serviceability offer top-to-bottom transparency that factors significantly with the Internet of Things (IoT). ADATA’s DDR4 DRAM memory solutions range from 4–16GB to meet the high-volume demands of Big Data and Cloud applications. Low-Power Consumption, Faster Performance, Eco-Friendly With speeds of up to 2133MHz and transfer bandwidths reaching 17GB/s, ADATA’s new DDR4 memory modules provide lightning-fast data transfer without compromise to reliability. By ...


ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Ares III

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Ares III The world’s fastest water-cooled dual R9 290X gaming graphics card performing 15% faster than GTX Titan Z in 4K/UHD ultra-high resolution   Taipei, Taiwan (5th September, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest water-cooled gaming graphics card with a slim, single-slot form factor. Powered by dual AMD Radeon™ Hawaii XT R9 290X GPUs factory-overclocked at 1030MHz, and boasting 8GB of GDDR5 memory with a clock speed of 5000MHz, ROG Ares III delivers blazingly-fast performance. In 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme testing, this monster card performs 15% faster and runs Battlefield 4™ at frame rates 33% greater than GTX™ Titan Z in 4K Ultra High Definition (3840×2160) resolution. Featuring a hand-carved EK water block, ROG Ares III has a premium, water-cooled design that provides 25% cooler temperatures than the reference Radeon R9 295X2. ROG Ares III is made with exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power components for enhanced durability and cooling, and comes with GPU Tweak for overclocking and online streaming that is as simple as it is flexible. Engineering craftsmanship in a limited-edition card Meticulously-engineered and carefully-crafted with close attention to detail, ROG Ares III includes premium design elements such as its sleek form factor and EK water block that is hand-carved for a precision fit with the card. This ultimate water-cooled graphics card runs 25%...


Genius MX Gaming Gila Mouse

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Today we’re going to test drive the Genius GX Gaming Gila, a mouse that's specifically geared to MMO/RTS gamers. Coming with a huge assortment of buttons and some unique features as well, the Gila looks rather exciting. With a very attractive price tag of only $66, can the GX Gaming Gila stack up well in a competitive market? Let's take a closer look and find out.


 

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Motherboard Review

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Introduction A few months back we took a look at the ASUS Maximus VII Hero Motherboard (HERE) . The Maximus VII Hero, which is part of ASUS’ mid range Republic of Gamer’s line, took home the Editors Choice award for its great performance and outstanding aesthetics. However, that was only the tip of the iceberg for the ROG line up. Today… we have the chance to take a look at ASUS’ flagship motherboard the ASUS Maximus VII Formula. We are really excited to start putting this motherboard to the test. Its aesthetics alone really stand out, especially its Armor Shield. If you are an water cooling enthusiast, the hybrid CrossChill Cooling VRM block is also a great feature. Can the ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula live up to its little brother the Hero and earn another Editor’s Choice Award? Let’s dive in and take a look.   But before we do, let’s here a word from ASUS. Origin of the Name “Asus” ASUS comes from the last four letters of Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that represents the inspiration of art and learning. ASUS embodies the strength, creative spirit and purity symbolized by this regal and agile mythical creature, soaring to new heights of quality and innovation with each product it introduces to the market.


 

Tesoro Releases Virtus.Pro Gaming Mouse Pad

Tesoro Releases Virtus.Pro Gaming Mouse Pad Special Edition Gaming Mouse Pad Designed with Virtus.Pro Profesional Gaming Organization September 4, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today releases the Virtus.Pro gaming mouse pad. A collaboration with the professional e-sport organization Virtus.Pro, this high-performance mouse pad was truly designed by gamers to provide the best possible gaming experience. Smooth Gaming Experience After receiving feedback from the professional gaming organization, Virtus.Pro, Tesoro implemented these ideas with the latest 3D fabric techniques. The Virtus.Pro gaming mouse pad features a high-texture density and an ultra smooth surface. Whether using an optical or laser mouse, gamers will feel like their mouse is gliding across the mousepad – without hindrance. The soft touch of the Virtus.Pro provides excellent wrist support and comfortable mousing. Anti-Slip Design The Tesoro Virtus.Pro features a rubber base which prevents the mouse pad from slipping or moving in the heat of battle. The large dimensions (14.2”L x 11.8” W) of the mouse pad allows comfortable and unrestricted movement. Tesoro and Virtus.Pro Style Featuring the Virtus.Pro artwork and Tesoro logo, the Virtus.Pro mouse pad’s aggressive styling complements any gaming mode. Price and Availability The Tesoro Virtus.Pro will be available in the US at end-September via Tesoro Gaming USA, Newegg, Amazon, NC...


G.SKILL Releases World’s Fastest DDR4 3333MHz Memory, Available Now!

G.SKILL Releases World’s Fastest DDR4 3333MHz Memory, Available Now! The Bleeding Edge of Speed Has Arrived!  Taipei, Taiwan – 4 September 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is releasing the world’s fastest DDR4 memory kit at a breath-taking and neck-breaking 3333MHz!!! With a total capacity of 16GB (4GBx4), the system can take full advantage of quad channel mode and crank up the bandwidth speed to new heights. Not to mention the CAS timings are maintained at a nice CL16-16-16-36, and fully validated on the newest ASUS Rampage V Extreme X99 motherboard!   In addition to the extremely high end DDR4 3333MHz memory kit, Ripjaws 4 series memory kits are also now available in 3300MHz 16GB (4GBx4) and 3200MHz 16GB (4GBx4). These high end models are available in sleek black and slated to be available September 5th, on Newegg.com. For all other countries and regions, these high end Ripjaws 4 will be available very soon! Newegg Links: 3200MHz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231803&Tpk=20-231-803 3300MHz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231804&Tpk=20-231-804 3333MHz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231805&Tpk=20-231-805  About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technic...


NZXT S340 Chassis Teaser

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A few days ago, NZXT teased us with their latest release of the NZXT S340 Chassis. Our first impressions with its latest addition is WOW! Talk about “value” with a retail price of right around $69.99 USD. With most Press Release we only get a glimpse of what to expect, but this time around, it is bit different. To make a long story short, I had been looking for a replacement panel for my NZXT Phantom P630 that I had managed to damage. So I took to NZXT’s website to purchase the replacement panel. After short chat with customer service rep Lauren Kim regarding my matter, she was able to help me by warrantying my existing panel and offered a replacement for FREE, talk about outstanding customer service! Since I was local to the NZXT headquarters, I had offered to come pick up the panel to save on shipping cost. During my visit, I managed to catch Eric Henry, a NZXT Community Rep at the office since it was still during business hours. Eric was nice enough to give me a short tour and I was able to meet with the Mitch from PR and the NZXT Staff. Great people by the way! While I was here, we were able to get first hand look at the NZXT S340 Chassis up close and personal. While the one they had on display was still a prototype, it was nice to see first hand what to expect before we receive our review sample. Here are some pictures of the NZXT S340 during our visit (sorry about the quality, I only had my cell phone with me at the time since the visit really was u...





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