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    CABLEMOD LED Strips Review

    Introduction It’s time that we settle the debate once and for all. LED’s make your computer go faster. Don’t argue it. Don’t even question it. It’s just fact! The real mystery is which LED strip will make your computer the fastest. As e...
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    AMD FX-9590 Overclocked Review

    Introduction Back in 2013, AMD released a chip that had many scratching their heads. Between the abnormally high TDP and ridiculous price tag, everyone thought the company had lost their minds. In hind sight, it’s easy to see that AMD hadn’t found their n...
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    CREATIVE Sound BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset Review

    Introduction Headsets are devices I’ve avoided most of me life. Being a PC gamer, it seems odd to say this. On the other hand, when I would try a headset, I would find them, hot, uncomfortable, and lacking the type of sound quality I’ve come to expect fro...
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    SWIFTECH H320 X2 Review

    Introduction Today we have yet ANOTHER CLC…. Haha! I’m just kidding. What SWIFTECH is doing in the cooling market is unprecedented and to say that it’s “just another” AIO unit would be doing the H320 X2 a vast injustice. That being said,...
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G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3600MHz CL15-15-15 16GB(8GBx2) Low-Latency Memory Kit

G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3600MHz CL15-15-15 16GB(8GBx2) Low-Latency Memory Kit Taipei, Taiwan (8 April 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing a new DDR4 memory kit at DDR4 3600MHz CL15-15-15-35 1.35V under its legendary Trident Z flagship series! This memory kit will be made available in 8GBx2 configuration for a total of 16GB, making this Trident Z kit an essential part of any high performance system builds. High Performance, High Efficiency Utilizing specially selected high performance memory components, G.SKILL has continued to improve upon the specifications of DDR4 to maintain a latency of CL15 at 3600MHz, a high frequency that typically could only be achieved with slower latencies. Designed with XMP 2.0 profiles, achieving a highly efficient system is now easier than ever. A stress testing screenshot of the high efficiency memory kit with ASUS Z170-DELUXE motherboard and Intel Core i5 6600K processor can be found below. Worldwide Availability The Trident Z DDR4 3600MHz CL15 16GB (8GBx2) memory kit will be available via authorized G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners at the end of April 2016. About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products, and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality throu...


DEEPCOOL Launches Upgraded Captain EX Series

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Liquid cooling is becoming a monster in the enthusiast realm. The good news is that we’ve seen some incredible innovations in the industry. The bad news is we’ve seen a bunch of copy cats and units that exist for the sake of existing. Thankfully, DEEPCOOL takes the closed-loop unit and makes it look like a gamer’s dream come true. The first Captain series had the perfect pump/block design, but opted for the corrugated tubing which took away from some of the visual flair it had. Now, DEEPCOOL has upgraded the Captain series with the EX suffix bringing some notable changes. The most welcome change is the braided sleeving on the tubes getting rid of that clunky corrugated look. Considering we have a nuclear reactor (some prefer the term “steam punk”) sitting on the CPU, the braided sleeving compliments the unit far better than before. On top of that, DEEPCOOL upgraded the fans to their Gamer Storm Series with the double blade. While the double blade may not add a significant performance benefit, it does add a significant aesthetic benefit. This continues to compliment the design of the rest of the unit and makes the Captain EX series stand out in comparison to any other CLC unit. On the flip side, the aluminum radiator and average looking pump strength are things that keep CLCs from performing on the level of custom loops. While the Captain EX series looks great, it’s bound to perform on a close level to other similar units. Overall, I real...


BIOSTAR Races to the Future with New and Improved Website

BIOSTAR Races to the Future with New and Improved Website New website offers a more interactive, modern and intuitive way to get information about BIOSTAR April 6th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce the launch of its official website which recently went online to serve as the new information portal for customers to get information for BIOSTAR products as well as the company. As part of the BIOSTAR’s 30th Anniversary celebration, this milestone marks a momentous occasion in the company’s storied history and serves to mark the beginning of its reinvigorated presence in the components industry. The live website can be viewed here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/index.php   BIOSTAR’s History at a Glance Backtrack 30 years of achievements and milestones in BIOSTAR’s updated history timeline. Highlighting the key achievements in BIOSTAR’s history, this new presentation allows easier viewing of the company’s activities throughout the years in an easy-to-understand timeline allowing users to backtrack at a glance. View the new timeline here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/about/history.php   Get the Info You Need – All new PRODUCT OVERVIEW Get all the information you need with BIOSTAR’s new product overview page. Scroll through all the features and details of any BIOSTAR product and get detailed information at your fingertips. The new product overview layout details specifications, unique features and includes video and graphs for...


Lian Li Announces First Chassis in New Series: The PC-J60 Conceals Clutter Easily

Lian Li Announces First Chassis in New Series: The PC-J60 Conceals Clutter Easily New PC Case Fits Powerful Water Cooling and Highlights the Best-Looking Components April 6th, 2016, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-J60 chassis. This aluminum mid tower chassis is perfect for PC builders who want to banish loose cables for a clean PC build without all the hassle. Cable Organization Made Easy The PC-J60 makes it easy for builders to have attain the immaculate, organized appearance of popular case builds and mods. A large aluminum cover sheathes the PSU and drive racks along the bottom panel, shrouding them from view in the main compartment so VGA cards and other more glamorous parts can hog the spotlight. Several cable holes with rubber grommets are positioned around the motherboard cut out, along with built-in cable ties, to make organization a breeze. Ample Cooler Choices – Water or Air The PC-J60’s default configuration includes two 120mm intake fans drawing cool air directly to the expansion cards through large vents flanking the entire front panel. Another large 140mm fan sucks some of this air downward into the PSU compartment over the drive racks, and is vented via the power supply in the back. On the top panel, this case can mount an addition three 120mm fans, or water cooling radiators fitting 430mm length, 160mm width, and 60mm thickness. All of the included fans and fan mounts feature removable mesh air filters. Great for Game...


TRENDnet launches new line of 4 MP surveillance camera solutions

TRENDnet launches new line of 4 MP surveillance camera solutions New network camera line features HD video resolution and HTML5 support ISC WEST, LAS VEGAS & TORRANCE, Calif. – Apr. 5, 2016 – TRENDnet® (www.TRENDnet.com), a global leader in reliable SMB and consumer networking solutions, announced today its new line of 4 MP network surveillance cameras with HTML5 support. The new cameras will each feature high definition quality video to enhance your surveillance system with sharp, detailed footage. The new cameras will also support HTML5 eliminating the need for browser plug-ins. It also allows users to view live video from browsers that do not support plug-ins, most smart TVs, and mobile phone browsers. “Video clarity is a vital aspect of a surveillance solution because it assists to identify and quickly react to potential risks and threats,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “The ability to access camera footage is also important, and the upcoming HTML5 support conveniently allows users to access live camera feeds from various devices.” The new 4 MP network camera category launches with the Indoor/Outdoor 4 MP PoE Day/Night Network Camera, model TV-IP314PI, and the Indoor/Outdoor 4 MP PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera, model TV-IP315PI. Later this year, TRENDnet plans to add the TV-IP344PI and the TV-IP345PI which will each feature a varifocal lens that allows the camera to auto-focus when zoom...


NZXT Releases the Shue+

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Sometimes, having an awesome looking computer isn’t enough. For some it may be a car, an outfit, or even some flashy wearables, but nothing is going to top what NZXT has in store for us. I think it’s safe to say that the only way to truly stand out in the club is with their new shoes, the Shue+. While you can certainly use these to make a best first impression, NZXT didn’t forget to keep their usual level of quality and functionality as well. Nothing will allow you to brand yourself with your very own style the way the Shue+ can. With a full RGB color spectrum on the sole, you can easily customize your shoe to give exactly the unique look you desire. NZXT also linked the Shue+ with Cam 3.0 so you can control your LEDs from your own PC. I haven’t heard word on whether they’ve linked them with their mobile app yet, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before you can control your lighting on the move. NZXT didn’t neglect practicality though. They embedded VR screens in the Shue+ as well, so you can VR no matter where you go. It’s just like walking a mile in your video game characters shoes! The Shue+ is retailing for $179.99 on the NZXT site. This is an absolute steal when you consider that most regular sneakers cost four to five times as much. Trust me, I checked amazon for several hours just to be sure. You not only get an extremely great shoe with excellent performance in running, hiking, playing sports and even scub...


CREATIVE Sound BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset Review

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Introduction Headsets are devices I’ve avoided most of me life. Being a PC gamer, it seems odd to say this. On the other hand, when I would try a headset, I would find them, hot, uncomfortable, and lacking the type of sound quality I’ve come to expect from a good pair of book shelf speakers with a quality amplifier. CREATIVE set out to change my opinion (unawares) by sending me the Sound BlasterX H5 gaming headset to review. The timing couldn’t be better since I was about to pull the trigger on something to help hide the noise of my various games and speech clients from my family. I thought I would be sacrificing my comfort, but I found an experience that I wasn’t sure even existed until now. Before we jump into the details, let’s look at a bit of info on CREATIVE, the company behind the Sound BlasterX H5. Also, check out the video review featured above!


 

Leadtek Quadro M6000 24G- To tackle the most challenging visual computing tasks effortlessly

To tackle the most challenging visual computing tasks effortlessly Quadro M6000 24GB is right there   Taipei, Taiwan, March 25, 2016 LEADTEK, the authorized channel partner of NVIDIA® professional graphics card in the Asia-Pacific region, today releases NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 24GB featuring the industry’s largest 24GB on-board graphics memory, multiple 4K displays and ecosystem interfaces to provide the ultimate visual workspace for maximum productivity. It gives you the extreme performance to take on your biggest visualization challenges. The NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB powered by the latest NVIDIA Maxwell™ GPU, the industry’s largest on-board graphics memory, and optimized software drivers for professional applications. Moreover, it supports four displays natively with resolutions of true 4K. Artists, animators, and editors can now work in real-time on their most complex projects with multiple layers and advanced effects. Plus, product designers and engineers don’t have to compromise on model complexity or image quality when working on large assemblies; they can now integrate interactive, physically based rendering and simulation to evaluate product design and functionality in entirely new ways. The NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB lets you work with larger models, scenes, and assemblies and improves interactive manipulation performance during design, visualization, and simulation. Whether you’re developing revolutionary products, telling spectacularly vivid visual sto...


ADATA Releases Durable Micro USB Cable with Reversible Type-A Connector

ADATA Releases Durable Micro USB Cable with Reversible Type-A Connector Greater USB convenience, rapid charging, tough braided cable, and stylish aluminum Taipei, Taiwan – Mar. 29, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today added a Micro USB offering to its range of cable products that features a reversible Type-A connector. The cable is designed to make linking a multitude of devices that use Micro USB (smartphones, power banks, wireless headphones, game controllers and many more) with PCs and other USB Type-A destinations much easier and more intuitive. It supports 2.4A for quick device charging, with high-grade braided sleeves protecting wires inside the cable and extending its lifespan. Aluminum connector housings provide double benefit as they are stylish and durable, while ADATA offers the new cable in seven color schemes to give customers more personalization options.   Reversible USB Type-A for instant plug-in The cable features a Micro USB connector on one side and reversible Type-A on the other. Reversible connectors are much more user-friendly than traditional plugs, as shown by the rise of USB Type-C. ADATA offers similar solutions in addition to Type-C, as embodied by the new cable. With reversible Type-A, users can insert the cable into destination devices without the often bothersome “trial and error” associated with USB. There is no need to check which way the USB Type-A plug is...


Is the New AMD Right Around the Corner?

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Rumors are flying everywhere about Polaris, Pascal, Zen and even Kaby Lake. While I love following the rumors, not much is being leaked that gives a concrete idea of performance, price, etc. What is catching my eye is what AMD is doing right now. Last week gave us the release of the 16.3 drivers. The release schedule on these drivers is certainly improving, but what really caught my eye was some of the fixes. The bug list is getting smaller and that’s the kind of improvement enthusiasts like to see in drivers. We have to wait for Polaris and Zen to know if AMD’s financial future will look brighter in the years to come, but the things I’m seeing now indicates that they are already turning things around for the better. I already touched on the 16.3 Crimson driver, but I will elaborate further on that. The bug fix I’ve been closely watching is one that involved AMD GPUs losing their clock speed settings during use. This is kind of a big deal and I was fairly certain this was affecting those who were overclocking their video cards. March’s driver fixed that issue and it’s off the list of known issues. In fact, the known issues seem pretty minor now, with most issues related to new game releases. There is the issue of the Gaming Evolved app causing games to crash that I’m hoping get’s resolved soon, but that’s mostly because it keeps crashing my WoW. At least it’s easy to close for temporary fix but for those who use...





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