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    VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 Review

    It has been several months since AMD shook up the GPU market a bit with its R9 series of GPUs. Now that the dust has settled there has been time for AMD partners to design better cooling solutions for the Hawaii based GPUs at the top end of the R9 lineup. When the 29...
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    Enermax T.B. Vegas 120mm and T.B. Apollish 180/200mm Fan Review

    When you look at most of the LED case fans out there, they're largely uninspired. Sure the lighting is solid on many of them, and some of them even offer up good cooling performance to match their look, but the lighting effect is ultimately the same: just a blob of ...
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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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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!


 

GX Gaming Zabius Headset is Now Available in North America

GX Gaming Zabius Headset is Now Available in North America Experience Explosive Gaming Sound on PS3, XBOX 360, PC and Mac March 27, 2014, Chino, California – GX Gaming,the professional gaming peripheral line by Genius, has launched the Zabius universal gaming headset. This comfortable universal headset system thoroughly brings crystal clear audio from each of its 40mm drivers with explosive bass and pulsing tones to the gaming battlefield on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. Compatible with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, PCs, and Mac Connected by a 3 meter (10 foot) long anti-tangle cable, the in-line controller allows gamers to switch between XBOX 360, PS3, and PC/Mac mode and adjust chat and volume settings on the fly. GX Gaming Style The Zabius gaming headset brings that extra touch of style to any gaming system. Accompanied by 40mm neodymium drivers for crisp, clear sounds, the stealthy black exterior framing, aggressive red trimming, and cool metallic finish ushers gaming style in true GX-Gaming fashion. Brilliant red LED illumination flashes along with the bass. Comfortable for Long Gaming Sessions Comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions, the Zabius’s durable, lightweight framing lowers its center of gravity to evenly distribute headset weight. The ear cup and headband cushions are lined with dynamic fibers designed for active heat and sweat dissipation. Users can adjust the Zabius for a comfortable fit with individually positioned swivel ear pieces a...


NVIDIA Unveils First Mobile Supercomputer

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Supercomputers for everyone! That may be a huge overstatement, but NVIDIA is definitely making the possibility closer to a reality with the release of their Jetson TK1. The tiny board sports the same architecture found in the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratories even though it runs at a much slower pace than it’s gargantuan brother. NVIDIA said that the board was designed for advanced robotics (autonomous cars) but also mentioned the idea of the board showing up in quirky projects. At first glance, this seems like a huge thing for the DIY (do it yourself) community, but there is a lot of competition for NVIDIA to find a place for this board. DIY enthusiasts love boards like the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi for their projects. The boards are inexpensive, compact in size and fairly easy to program since they use Linux and simple program languages like Python. While a $192 might sound like a great deal for a supercomputer, that price is a little steep when compared to the $40 cost of a Raspberry Pi. The size of the NVIDIA board is also about double the size of other boards, making it harder to fit in smaller projects. Not to mention, the Jetson TK1 uses the NVIDIA VisionWorks toolkit which could be more complicated than the programming languages used elsewhere. This doesn’t mean the board is incapable, or doesn’t have the ability to do impressive things, but it does mean that unless consumers are very experienced programmers, it’s l...


ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer Board Review

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Far too often we pay attention to the biggest and best boards on the market and overlook the ones that actually make up a large portion of the sales. Entry to mid range components are used by the majority system builders to do a specific function and to keep costs down. Today we will be looking at a board from ASRock that falls right into the Mid-Range market but does so without skimping on features. The Fatal1ty B85 Killer is directed right at system builders that are also hardcore gamers. The Fatal1ty series of products are made to address the desires of all gamers: quality audio, network lag and FPS. The B85 Killer is one of four new boards from ASRock to carry the Fatal1ty name.


 

Next Gen Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebooks Available

Thin and light gaming notebooks now armed with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M/860M Series Graphics City of Industry, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the ultra-slim, yet powerful GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth gaming notebooks. Now available in 17-inch and 15-inch models, the GS Series offers gamers unmatched gaming power in incredibly thin and light gaming notebooks. Thinnest and lightest 17” gaming notebook, the GS70 Stealth, returns with next generation GeForce GTX 870M GPUs  Designed for the serious gamer, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth notebooks deliver next generation graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M/870M Graphics and blazing fast performance with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Killer Gaming Networking. The gaming notebooks also feature a variety of cutting edge components, including SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard, powerful customization options with SteelSeries Engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster.  The new GS60 Ghost, the lightest 15” NVIDIA 800M series gaming laptop  “The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth answers portable gaming prayers by packing smoking speeds and deadly graphics into featherlike notebooks,” said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. “NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M Series graphics gives the GS Series incredible graphics processing ability, translating into an ultra-rea...





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