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    Bitfenix Collosus Mini ITX Review

    Lately it seems I have been covering the smaller side of things in reviews. If you read any of them, you will know that I am not a big fan of the diminutive size of Micro and Mini anything when it comes to computing. The bigger the better has been my motto. Huge case...
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    In Win 901 Aluminum Mini-ITX Case Review

    In Win has been known to release some pretty unique PC chassis; their design team have some pretty creative ideas when it comes to its aesthetics and overall style. Of course, that's not always true. Sometimes we've seen some pretty questionable designs and wonder ...
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    SilverStone PS10 Case Review

    Are you in the market for a budget priced chassis that looks like you spent more? Introducing the PS10 case from SilverStone, a mid tower case that offers a wide variety of hardware configurations and cooling support. SilverStone frequently leans toward a more budget...
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    Kingston 64GB SDXC Class 3 Memory Card & USB 3.0 MobileLite G3 Review

    During our visit with Kingston at CES 2014 this year, we had a chance to sit down with them to talk about the new and up-coming flash memory cards that are designed for HD Media use. With the advancing and growing media recording industry, faster and more reliable f...
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Team CompLexity Won 2014 Call of Duty World Championship

  Team CompLexity Won 2014 Call of Duty World Championship L337 Gaming sponsorship team CompLexity took the first place with $400,000USD grand prize   3rd April 2014, Taipei, Taiwan –Breaking news! ECS proudly announced that the L337 Gaming sponsorship gaming team, CompLexity, won the first place in 2014 Call of Duty Championship with $400,000USD grand prize in Los Angeles on 3/30/2014. Congratulations, Team CompLexity!     CompLexity scored wins over both TCM Gaming and XFinity in 3-0 matches during round one and two, respectively, and FaZe in round three. The team’s 6-0 win over OpTic in round four advanced them to the Championship Final Round against EnVyUs. CompLexity, which includes Patrick “Aches” Price, Tyler “TeePee” Polchow, Damon “Karma” Barlow, and Ian “Crimsix” Porter, showed their excellent skills and superb team work and defeated EnVyUs in overtime of Championship Final Round.   The full list of finalists for the 2014 Call of Duty Championship is as follows:   1st: CompLexity———$400,000 2nd: EnVyUs————-$200,000 3rd: OpTic Gaming——$120,000 4th: Strictly Business—-$100,000 5th: Trident T1dotters—$70,000 6th: FaZe——————-$50,000 7th: Rise Nation———-$35,000 8th: VexX Revenge——$25,000 World-famous professional gaming team CompLexity has been the leading organization in e...


ADATA Moves Quickly on New DDR4 Specification

ADATA Moves Quickly on New DDR4 Specification New RDIMM supports Intel® Xeon™ processor E5-2600 v3 product family   Taipei, Taiwan – April 3, 2014 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has announced the launch of new DDR4 modules.  Working in close cooperation with Intel®, ADATA has successfully developed and launched DDR4 RDIMM (ECC Registered DIMM) that are fully compatible with the newly announced, next generation platform of Intel® Xeon™ processor E5-2600 v3 product family.   Coming in densities of 4, 8 & 16 gigabytes, the new modules run at 1.2 volts, and at a frequency of 2133MHz. The higher clock frequencies, faster data transfer rates, and low voltage operation of DDR4 memory make it especially suited for use in the growing cloud server, storage and networking application fields. Specification Type Capacity Voltage Frequency Part Number DDR4 RDIMM 4GB 1.2V 2133MHz AD4R2133W4G15 DDR4 RDIMM 8GB 1.2V 2133MHz AD4R2133Y8G15 DDR4 RDIMM 16GB 1.2V 2133MHz AD4R2133Y16G15   According to Jacky Yang, Product Manager at ADATA: “We are enthusiastic about the great potential of this new DDR4 specification, and we will move quickly to bring this new technology to our customers. Currently in development are DDR4 versions of ECC SO-DIMM, VLP RDIMM, & LRDIMM, so we look forward to providing the stability and reliability that ADATA is known for in a low voltage and high performan...


Biostar A88W Hi-Fi 3D ATX Motherboard Review

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In the past several months, the push for Home Theater PC's (HTPC's for short) has started to grow wildly. The allure of a fully modular home theater machine that does more than just play your movies or music is simply too strong for many to resist, and rightfully so. Oftentimes the question we may ask is "What platform should I build a HTPC on?" The answers vary wildly based on individual hardware preferences. AMD seems to think that one of the best choices out there for the discerning HTPC enthusiast lies with their newest Kaveri APU. While there are many choices out there of associated hardware, with more on the way, Biostar has one now that appeals directly to the audiophile: the A88W Hi-Fi 3D. Designed with both a high-end isolated audio solution and potential for tuning an unlocked APU, this motherboard looks to be a very sensible choice for those who want a little bit from every buffet of tech; the question is, "does it deliver finely tuned notes for enthusiasts of all kinds, or does it fall flat?" We're here to find out just that.


 

New Solid State Drive from ADATA Technology

New Solid State Drive from ADATA Technology SATA 6Gb/sec Premier Pro SP920 series SSD utilizes Marvell controller Taipei, Taiwan – April 2, 2014 – ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today announced the launch of the Premier Pro series SP920 solid state drive (SSD). Designed to meet the high-performance requirements of multimedia file transfers, the SP920 comes in a 2.5” form factor, and is equipped with the latest generation Marvell controller implementing the SATA III 6Gb/sec specification. SSDs continue to become mainstream storage selections for a cross-section of user types, largely due to the higher demands placed on primary system disks by operating systems, games, and high definition media. The SP920 is designed for high performance across a wide range of demanding applications, but it is especially fast in the transmission of multimedia files (uncompressed data). 4KB random read / write speeds are as high as 98,000/88,000 IOPS, with sequential read and write speeds of up to 560/500 MB/sec. In addition to these impressive numbers, the SP920 maintains consistently high read and write speeds even when the disk is 90% full. This is in contrast to some solid state drives that suffer performance degradation as the drive nears capacity. The range of capacities that the SP920 comes in is likely to excite enthusiasts and power users. The initial launch of 128GB and 256GB capacities will...


NZXT is proud to announce the launch of the Sentry 3

NZXT is proud to announce the launch of its latest case accessory, the Sentry 3. Take your build to new heights with the Sentry 3’s perfect blend of precision and power. The Sentry 3 combines five powerful fan channels with an extraordinarily intuitive UI, giving you complete control over your entire rig’s cooling with the swipe of a finger.While this may seem like a small or insignificant product, the Sentry 3 takes our fan controllers a huge step forward with its power, style, and ease of use that are not common in the fan controller arena. Features Capacitive touchscreen interface with ultra-fast response time 33% Larger screen than any other single bay fan controller Five fan channels to handle a large amount of fans or fan groups Use Link to group channels of your choice and manage the entire Link group simultaneously with the intuitive PowerSlide Bar 15 Watts of raw power to handle even the most power hungry fans LCD is toggleable to make the Sentry 3 blend into your front bezel when not in use Integrated short circuit protection to keep you and your PC safe Automatic Performance and Quiet fan profiles in addition to manual control Full compatibility with all types of fans, including PWM equipped fans, due to hybrid 3/4pin connector Incredibly accurate control for even the most precise adjustments Integrated failure alarm lets you know if a fan becomes blocked, stops spinning, or becomes unplugged Display temperatures in both F and C Tech Spec. Model Number AC-...


be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

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Lately, one brand is making a real name for itself when it comes to superior air cooling performance, and that brand is be quiet!. The company be quiet! has entered the air cooling arena with high performance air coolers. Their Dark Rock series is a great example. The Dark Rock™ CPU coolers are now becoming category leaders, and the newly upgraded Dark Rock Pro 3 is being touted as even more powerful then its predecessors. The double-tower Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler comes with two preinstalled quiet SilentWings fans that bring both high performance and quiet operation to your PC where it really counts. They are designed for both overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms. Read on to see if the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 with 250W TDP will offer the low temperatures and peak performance we are looking for in an air cooler.


 

NVIDIA Delaying Maxwell?

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NVIDIA’s GTX 750 Ti stirred the pot when it released a bit ago. Naturally, everyone became excited about new, high end GPUs releasing with Maxwell architecture because if a low power chip could perform so well, how much better would the high power chips perform? Unfortunately, what seemed to be just around the corner has been delayed until the end of this year, or possibly the beginning of next year. NVIDIA has their reasons, but what if there is something not being told in why Maxwell is being delayed? Syed Muhammad Usman Pirzada writes, ”Basically 20nm has already begun at TSMC, but apparently the process is not yet ready for full fledged GPU core production.” What this sounds like is that production is ready, but isn’t ready and that doesn’t make a lot of sense. It’s true that technicalities can stop full scale production, but nevertheless, this statement needed some further investigation. The problem with power efficiency is in the term itself. High end GPUs need to be powerful, then power efficient. A quick glance at PassMark’s video card chart shows that while Maxwell GPUs (GTX 750 Ti and GeForce 880M) are better than their predecessors (GTX 650 Ti Boost and GeForce 780M), they aren’t necessarily blowing the doors off the previous gen either. Performance gains could be lower than expected, needing more designing before a relase. The fact that NVIDIA has invested in more Kepler technology for their latest Titan Z releas...


TRENDnet® Launches Outdoor Three-Megapixel Network Cameras

TRENDnet® Launches Outdoor Three-Megapixel Network Cameras TRENDnet Ships Two High Performance Outdoor 3MP Power over Ethernet Network Cameras TORRANCE, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the Outdoor 3MP Full HD PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera (model TV-IP311PI) and Outdoor 3MP Full HD PoE Day/Night Network Camera (model TV-IP310PI). “These compact high performance outdoor network cameras are well suited for any number of general surveillance applications,” stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. TV-IP311PI Outdoor 3MP Full HD PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera Adjustable fixed position dome camera 3 Megapixel resolution Compact IP66 weather rated housing Night vision up to 25 meters (82 ft.) Save installation costs with a Power over Ethernet (PoE) installation Program motion detection recording and email alerts Vandal resistant housing Digital Wide Dynamic Range image balancing ONVIF and IPv6 support Free enterprise class management software Sample TV-IP311PI video: http://youtu.be/FxLBaEYUTbg Free pro-grade camera management software: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c35bo7niBzI TV-IP311PI page: http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=210_TV-IP311PI TV-IP311PI images: http://www.trendnet.com/press/media/download_images.asp?ModelNumber=TV-IP311PI TV-IP311PI warranty: 3 year limited TV-IP311PI availability: Currently available f...


Leadtek launches GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC graphics cards

  Taipei, Taiwan, March 31, 2014 Leadtek simultaneously launches GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC, two brand-new GeForce series overclocking graphics cards. They are equipped with the first generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ GPU architecture, and their main appeal is low power consumption. Their capabilities have also been improved, compared to products of the same grade in the previous generation. GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC are equipped with 2GB GDDR5 and 1GB GDDR5, respectively. Their memory bandwidth is 128-bit. GTX 750 Ti OC is embedded with 640 CUDA cores and its base clock is 1072 MHz, allowing it to support Boost 2.0 technology to 1150 MHz, overclocking more than 5%, offering better performance and excellent cooling effects, and giving more choices to professional gamers.   Maxwell GPU architecture can greatly improve the gaming experience, delivering twice the performance at half the power consumption of previous generation cards, all at a great value. Its price is also very user-friendly. Professional gamers can receive the strong display capability they need and cruise through the most popular games at the highest settings, backed-up by exquisite 1080p high resolution.   GTX 750 Ti OC and GTX 750 OC support technology such as CUDA™ parallel computing, GeForce Experience™, PhysX® physics computing, FXAA, and TXAA. They not only fully support Microsoft DirectX® 11.2 and PCI-E3.0 but also allow gamers to experience exquisite graphics in 3D games with high res...


Raidmax Cobra Z Case Review

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Are you in the market for a budget priced chassis that looks like you spent more? Introducing the Cobra Z from Raidmax, a mid tower case that offers a wide variety of hardware configurations and cooling support. Raidmax frequently leans toward a more budget build of case, yet they don't seem to be lacking the interesting character which appeals to many builders. Does the new Cobra Z live up to the expectations builders look for in a budget case? Read on to find out!


 



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