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    ViewSonic XG2703-GS Gsync Monitor Review

    Introduction ViewSonic is a company that is about customer focus and quality. If you’re curious about the three birds; They are Gouldian Finch Rainbow birds. These birds represent eye-catching colors and are a visual beauty. When James Chu founded ViewSonic he...
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    STEELSERIES Siberia 350 Gaming Headset Review

    Introduction We’re bringing STEELSERIES back to the forefront again, but this time we have a headset to review instead of a mouse and keyboard combo. Even though this company is new to PureOC, they impressed us with some excellent quality and exceptional softw...
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    NIXEUS Revel Gaming Mouse Review

    Introduction Alright, everyone! I think I’m getting over the fact that there’s a massive surge of unstoppable gaming mice that are overrunning the planet right now. My anxiety levels are calming down a bit. In that light, I proudly bring to you yet anothe...
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    LOGITECH C920 Pro Webcam Review

    Introduction LOGITECH has been designing peripherals to help others enjoy a better experience since 1981. They started with the mouse and reinvented it several times over the years. They have since expanded into other devices like webcams. I will be looking at the C...
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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...


G.SKILL Demos DDR4-3333MHz CL14 128GB and DDR4-3333MHz CL13 64GB Memory at IDF 2016

G.SKILL Demos DDR4-3333MHz CL14 128GB and DDR4-3333MHz CL13 64GB Memory at IDF 2016 Featuring High Performance Samsung ICs Taipei, Taiwan (18 August 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, displays two super-large capacity DDR4 memory kits at ultra-high speeds with amazingly low CAS latencies at the Intel Developer Forum 2016 this week in San Francisco, including the Trident Z series DDR4-3333MHz CL14 128GB (8x16GB) and DDR4-3333MHz CL13 64GB (8x8GB) memory kits. Both kits are featured with high performance Samsung DDR4 8Gb components and operate on the latest Intel X99 platform with Broadwell-E processors.  Trident Z DDR4-3333MHz CL14-14-14-34 128GB (8x16GB) 1.35V G.SKILL is dedicated to pushing the performance limit of DDR4 kits to new heights with the latest platform generations. With the launch of Broadwell-E in May 2016, G.SKILL is pushing a 128GB (8x16GB) kit of the high end Trident Z series to a blazing DDR4-3333MHz frequency at a very tight timing of CL 14-14-14-34. Featuring the Intel Core i7-6800K processor and ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard, this is one of the highest performance memory kits with such massive capacity. Trident Z DDR4-3333MHz CL13-13-13-33 64GB (8x8GB) 1.35V On a similar platform, featuring the Intel Core i7-6800K processor and ASUS X99-Deluxe II motherboard, G.SKILL also demonstrated an 8-module kit at 64GB (8x8GB) memory capacity a...


BIOSTAR Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry

BIOSTAR Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry  30th Anniversary of BIOSTAR, Racing another 30 years to the future!   August 18th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to celebrate its prestigious 30 years in the industry this year and is excited to celebrate another 30 years more of progress for the company. BIOSTAR sets a goal to keep on improving, becoming better but always find a way to stay within its vision of providing the best value for consumers yet still maintain a high-level of quality and performance from its products.  How BIOSTAR started   BIOSTAR was founded in 1986 where its race to the future began as a humble motherboard brand during its establishment as BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION. In 1999, BIOSTAR was publicly listed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). And soon after the company’s growth started flowing with milestones like in 2005 when BIOSTAR established its Graphics Card Division to supply its customers with better solutions besides integrated ones. This year also marked the debut of BIOSTAR’s T-series motherboards to signify its aggressiveness in creating its own style and design. In 2006, BIOSTAR established its IPC division dedicated to the industrial sector creating solutions for specialized applications. In 2008-2009 marked a momentous year for BIOSTAR highlighting multiple achievements when it released its first TPower extreme overclocking motherboard signifying its strong product development skills to allow it to com...


ADATA Releases the Premier SC660 External SSD and Premier HC660 External HDD

ADATA Releases the Premier SC660 External SSD and Premier HC660 External HDD Ultra-slim 9.6mm form factor with luxurious metallic design and robust reliability Taipei, Taiwan – Aug. 18, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Premier SC660 external solid state drive and Premier HC660 external hard drive. The two share a luxurious, sandblasted metal design that measures just 9.6mm in thickness. The grooved enclosure featured in both models is highly durable, resistant to shocks, scratches, and chipping thanks to an electroplated coating. ADATA continues to offer customers more options for external storage, enabling content mobility with easy sharing, multi-OS compatibility, and enhanced durability. Whether in SSD or hard drive form, the shared design of the SC660 and HC660 makes them highly attractive and practical storage products for users that want a combination of eye-catching style and portability. A slice of speed and style: Premier SC660 external SSD While just 9.6mm in height, the SC660 delivers high speed 440MB/s read and write performance to vastly boost data efficiency – an average full HD movie file at approx. 5GB takes just 26 seconds to transfer. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Android, the SC660 is available in 240GB and 480GB versions, and works in plug n play with everything from desktops and notebooks to smartphones and game consoles. The SC660 weighs just 80g...


Elevate High-end PC Setups with Lian Li’s Next Standing Desks

Elevate High-end PC Setups with Lian Li’s Next Standing Desks Tailored for PC Workstations, the DK-12 and DK-16 Provide Flexible, Attractive Workspaces August 17, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is excited to launch its DK-12 and DK-16 motorized standing desks. Following the success of the DK-04 and earlier computer desk chassis, Lian Li adds a pair of more conventional standing desks to its repertoire. The DK-12 and DK-16 provide health-conscious users a stylish workspace designed with PC workstations in mind. Who better to make a desk for a PC than a case maker? Stand up to Poor Posture, Stand up for Healthy Living It is true that people sit for most of their day, increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. With manifold health benefits discovered by prevailing studies these past few years, standing desks are a vogue choice for employers and office workers seeking to improve their habits and lifestyle. Many vaunt standing desks not only for health benefits, but even boosting productivity. With everything to gain and nothing to lose, why not start standing? A Standing Workspace for Serious Workstations Like the DK-04, the DK-12 and DK-16 are both height-adjustable desks with an automated electric motor. Users can save up to four height settings from 69.5cm to 118.5cm using a small control console on the front of the desks. The robust motor lifts up to 120kg on the DK-12, while the heavier DK-16 is rated to lift up to 80kg. The DK-12 is th...


CRUCIAL MX300 750GB SSD Review

Crucial MX300 750GB (5)

Introduction If you don’t own an SSD by now, you really should. Nothing is quite as satisfying as seeing Windows boot up in mere seconds, versus the half a minute or more it sometimes takes with traditional hard disk drives. Solid State used to be pretty pricey, but it seems like those prices are dropping every day making good drives much easier for any consumer to get their hands on. CRUCIAL is a company that may get overlooked when it comes to some of the other juggernauts in the industry. However, they seem to have a good range of drives that perform decently while being at a reasonable price. Today, we’ll see how the MX300 with 750GB of capacity measures up, but before we do, here’s a quick section from CRUCIAL’s site that tell us a little bit about them. Expertise is Crucial We live and breathe memory and storage, but it’s not just a work thing. We build our own rigs, geek out over new technology, and game as soon as we’re off the clock. We’re constantly learning, and we like jumping on the forums to answer your questions just as much as we enjoy walking you through the install process so you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Compatibility is Crucial With more than 100,000 products on the market, memory and storage used to be notoriously hard to buy. But when you use our System Scanner or Crucial Advisor tool, years of compatibility research are at your fingertips. In just three questions, we’ll learn enough about your system t...


 

Hound Advice: Best Case for Cooling

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Is it really the case, or is it all about the fans? Turns out it’s both. You need good fans, but you also need a case that supports lots of them. The Hardware Hound had a suspicion about what would be the best chassis for a system that generates a lot of heat, but now he has some testing that helps back up what experience was starting to show. Check out the video below so you can find out how to handle the heat, while still showing off all of the awesomeness in your build, as well as finding out what case seems to check both categories perfectly with crazy amounts of fan support. Don’t forget to like and subscribe, but keep checking back at PureOC for the latest news and reviews!


ASRock Z170 Gaming K6+

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Introduction   ASRock specializes in the field of motherboards, and they strive to build a quality product through concept and design. I will be looking at one of their Z170 boards which has carried over into their Fatal1ty gaming line. The Gaming K6+ which is aimed towards affordable gaming motherboards is an excellent choice even for enthusiasts. Let’s see if this board packs all the features you come to expect from a high quality Z170 board, satisfies the Fatal1ty series with its software and parts, and stands out among the several competitor Z170 boards on the market. The product specifications are as follows: General Gaming Armor CPU Power – Hi-Density Power Connector Memory – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots VGA Card – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2) Internet – Killer™ E2400 LAN Cooling – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink – Heat Pipe Design Audio – Purity Sound™ 3 Unique Feature ASRock USB 3.1 – ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel (1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port + 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port ) – ASRock Rear USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) – ASRock Rear USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) ASRock Super Alloy – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink – Premium 60A Power Choke – Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps) – Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors) – I/O Armor – Matte Black PCB – High Density Glass Fabric PCB ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3...


 

Creative Sound Blaster X7

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Introduction Creative has some interesting products lately. They continue to innovate through design and audio quality. The X7 Is a USB DAC that was designed for audiophiles and audio enthusiasts.Lets dive into the world of audio through the X7, and see if stands to be the biggest, baddest , and boldest Sound Blaster yet. The specifications are as follows: Audio TechnologySB-Axx1™ Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)127dB (DAC) Connectivity Options (Main)microUSB Microphone : Built-in Stereo Mic 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Mic In Line / Optical : 1 x RCA Aux/Line In 1 x TOSLINK Optical In 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out Speaker : 2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R) 1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out Headphone : 1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm)Headphone Out 1 x 1/4″ (6.3mm)Headphone Out USB HOST : 1 x Type A USB Host Port – Device Audio Stream & Charging Max Channel Output5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified Audio TechnologiesSBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology MicrophoneMicrophone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended) Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard Microsoft® Windows® 10 32/64-bit, Windows® 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher 1GB RAM >600 MB of free hard disk space Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Sp...


 

Guide to Best Mid-Range Gaming PC for Overclocking

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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...


 



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