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    Phanteks Enthoo LUXE Full Tower Case

    After all these years reviewing computer equipment, especially case reviews, it takes a lot to get me excited. There are not too many manufacturers that will spark my interest or kindle and light that fire inside of me. Today Phanteks has now moved to the top of my l...
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    ThermalTake Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse Review

    There are a lot of different features we look at when purchasing peripherals, especially when it comes to our mouse for gaming. Who wants a heavy, uncomfortable mouse that may jump around while we're trying to make the next kill? Introducing the next ThermalTake mo...
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    BitFenix Fury 650G Power Supply Review

    Innovation is the name of the game; if you want to keep your product line relevant and interesting then you need to mix things up a bit and give people a reason to be genuinely excited about choosing a part from your repertoire. In the world of power supplies, this ...
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    HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 Review

    Today we're looking at the HIS R9 280 IceQ X2, a mid-range performance graphics card that retails for around $260. We've been impressed with cards from HIS in the past, particularly those with the vaunted IceQ cooler, which has proven to be very impressive with low t...
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HighPoint Launches the Industry’s Fastest 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Dock – RocketStor 5422A

HighPoint Launches the Industry’s Fastest 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Dock – RocketStor 5422A June 2014, Milpitas, CA. HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, continuously strives to deliver the fastest performing USB Drive Docks to today’s marketplace, and has announced the release of its 3rd Generation Dual Dedicated 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Storage Dock – the RocketStor 5422A.   The RocketStor 5422A delivers the industry’s fastest USB transfer performance with a premium USB 3.0 feature set. With an MSRP of $59.99, the RocketStor 5422A is the is the easiest, quickest and most affordable way to add dual-bay, high-speed SATA SSD and multi-terabyte hard drive storage to any computer with USB ports! Easily access SATA drives of any generation, size and performance level! The RocketStor 5422A supports any off the shelf SATA SSD and hard drive! It fully compatible with any performance level; from SATA 1 to SATA III, supports 3.5” and 2.5” form factors, and can handle disks of any capacity including the latest 6TB models. The RocketStor 5422A can be used with any PC or Mac system with USB ports, is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.0 connectors, and requires no driver or additional software to setup – just plug and go!   • Industry’s Fastest Dual-Bay USB Drive Dock – Dual Dedicated USB 3.0 Engines • Dual Dedicated 6Gb/s SATA slots deliver ideal performance for 6Gb/s SATA SSD’s • Works with any 2.5”/3.5” SA...


Out now: Kone Pure Military and Sense Military

 The Kone Pure Military Mouse and Sense Military Mousepad Have Arrived  ROCCAT hits the ground running with new entries into their peripheral catalogue with a military edge Hamburg – June 19, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios, German manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals, proudly introduces the latest in our Kone series, the Kone Pure Military gaming mouse. The Kone Pure Military presents a series of themed visual styles for players to select, from Camo Charge and Naval Storm, to the Desert Strike variant, with all of the excellent features gamers would expect in a Kone mouse. It comes standard with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, highly customizable illumination via LED lights with brilliant 16.8 million discrete colors, in a sleek, compact package that’s smaller than the instant classic Kone XTD, but with all of the durability and ergonomic function you’d expect from a Kone. Outside of the striking new visual flare, is the feature highlight of the Kone Pure Military; its 5000 dpi Pro-Optic (R4), one of the most high-powered optical sensor available. State-of-the-art, lag-free, ultra-precise, with an Adjustable Control Unit (ADCU) for manually configurable lift control, the Kone Pure Military lives up to its name, giving gamers military precision, ROCCAT quality, and the very best gaming experience. Also new to the ROCCAT roster is the Sense Military Mousepad. Available in the same color schemes as the Kone Pure Military, the Sense Military is an excellent ...


ADATA Launches Industrial CFast 2.0 Memory Card

ADATA Launches Industrial CFast 2.0 Memory Card  The durable & reliable industrial solution Taipei, Taiwan – June 19, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the industrial CFast card -ISC3E, which combines the form-factor of a CF card with the high-speed SATA interface for both high reliability and secure operation, widening the application of industrial equipment. Extremely Durable ADATA’s ISC3E CFast is compatible with CFast 2.0 and SATA 3.1. The sequential read/write speed is up to 435/120 MB/s (MLC) and 165/170 MB/s (SLC). It is highly shock and vibration resistant, withstand extreme temperatures from -40 ºC to +85 ºC, and the MTBF is up to 2 million hours. With the features above, the ISC3E CFast is quite ideal for those industrial systems which require long-term operation. Additionally, the ISC3E operates at a low 3.3 volts, and supports DVESLP (Device Sleep) to save more power and prolongs the operation time. Ease of Use The ISC3E CFast includes SLC 4GB~64GB and MLC 4GB~128GB in capacity, which is suitable for networking, industrial computers, medical application, POS, Kiosks, gambling and lottery machines. Utilizing an industry-standard SATA interface and connector, the ISC3E CFast Card can be easily integrated into a host system without any special BIOS modifications or additional device drivers. Reliability Meets Security The ISC3E features a full range of...


DEEPCOOL Announces Colorful STEAM CASTLE Micro

DEEPCOOL Announces Colorful STEAM CASTLE Micro ATX Computer Case to the Steam Punk Series — For DIY Build Enthusiasts and Gamers DEEPCOOL, the leading manufacturer of desktop CPU cooler, DC case fan and Notebook cooler, officially released its first Micro ATX computer case with side window version of the Steam Punk Series – STEAM CASTLE. Colorful Mod & Gaming Choice The STEAM CASTLE Micro ATX case is designed as gaming case for hardware enthusiasts with the very impressive appearance, which is compatible to both Micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboards. Also to meet various requests of colorful motherboard themes, DEEPCOOL provides choices with fours colors as Black (the always classic one), White (Popular with APPLE), Red and Yellow. The case offers quite large space besides the Micro body, which is available for CPU cooling(air cooling up to 200mm and liquid cooling up to 240mm), two 2.5″SSDs, long graphic card up to 320mm. In addition, to increase the amazing effect, 4 magic LED flash lights are pre-installed on the top. Features * Unique post-modern steam-punk style appearance, very impressive * Side-window and top 4 turbo-type air out-taking holes, excellent for PC MOD and gaming * Large area of rubber painting (soft touch) * Horizontal structure, perfect for top-performance or big-size air cooler installation, ensures a great cooling performance while keeps no extra vertical pressure to the motherboard (compared with tower-type ATX case) * 4 magic color ...


Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review

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Gigabyte as a motherboard manufacturer has been very successful over the last decade, and the last few years have only served to solidify that. In fact, Gigabyte has taken things a step further with their more recent motherboard releases. Their design team has revamped the styling and improved the lineup with feature-rich variations. Giagbyte's popular UDX series motherboards are frequently one of the first considered motherboards on the market since the Z77 release. With Gigabyte's Haswell refresh, the Z97 chipset, they aim to continue that tradition. Today we are going to be looking at the Z97X-SLI motherboard. By the name, it appears Gigabyte has geared this motherboard towards SLI as its defining feature. However, there is more than meets the eye. At a glance, this board looks a little more simplified when compared to the UDX series board. Will it pack the same punch? We are going to put the Z97X-SLI to the test to see how it stacks up to Gigabyte's reputation.


 

ECS Impresses Everyone at COMPUTEX 2014

 ECS Impresses Everyone at COMPUTEX 2014  Great products and shows with innovation by ECS and $100,000NTD design winner is chosen  2014/06/17 Taipei, Taiwan— During 6/3~6/7, the leading motherboard manufacturer ECS put on a great show with innovative product lines and fascinating stage events and activities at COMPUTEX 2014. Attract more than 50,000 international visitors from over 40 countries, ECS is definitely the biggest shining star among all the exhibitors in this COMPUTEX. ECS launched the high-end gaming brand, L337 GAMING, brand-new Z97-MACHINE with Intel® Z97 Express Chipset, a gaming-oriented motherboard with world-class ESS SABRE audio to rock gamers’ sounding experience. Also two new L337 GAMING family members with ITX form factor, Z97I-DRONE and H97I-DRONE, were exclusively announced in COMPUTEX 2014. Besides gaming motherboards, ECS emphasizes the importance of customer satisfaction and tries to fulfill different aspects of motherboard applications, such as multimedia, business, and industrial PC, ECS provides a total solution for different motherboard needs. The most anticipated and asked product in this COMPUTEX is LIVA Mini PC Kit, which is recently released in Taiwan and Japan and will be introduced to other regions in the near future. With only 190g and 15 watts power consumption, a PC consumes just as a light bulb, LIVA is not only the world’s smallest Windows based mini PC kit but also a milestone of how people change the perception of using...


Lian Li Releases PC-B16 and PC-A61 Brushed Aluminum Mid-Tower Chassis

Lian Li Releases PC-B16 and PC-A61 Brushed Aluminum Mid-Tower Chassis Modular 5.25” Cage and Removable HDD Bays for Maximum Customization June 17, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the release of PC-B16 and PC-A61 – two new brushed aluminum mid-tower chassis featuring a modular 5.25” cage and removable HDD bays, allowing for maximum customization. These two models share the same spacious internal design – with the PC-B16 focusing on silent operation. HDD/SSD Mounting System Adapts to Users’ Needs Both the PC-B16 and PC-A61, 59.7L and 57.5L respectively, boast Lian Li’s tool-less HDD bay system, allowing DIY builders to mount either a 3.5” or 2.5” drive on the six individually removable hard drive bays. To free up space or to enhance airflow from the two front 120mm fans, all six bays can be removed with the twist of a few thumbscrews. The 5.25” cage which houses three 5.25” bays is completely modular, giving builders flexibility to use the space as they see fit. An additional 2.5” can also be mounted behind the motherboard tray. The Monolithic PC-B16 The silence-oriented PC-B16 allows for a high performance system that is audibly invisible. Sound-absorbing foam lines the side panels, top panel and the lockable front door. House Big Hardware CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.7”) in height and power supplies up to 280mm (11”) in length are supported. VGA cards up to 420mm (16.5”) comfortably fit inside the ...


ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

 ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive  Show Your Style by Vivid Colors Taipei, Taiwan – June 17, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive. With a simplistic design, vivid colors, and unique puzzle patterns, the HV611 can present your style effortlessly. Its compact size allows you to carry it easily wherever you go. The HV611 applies the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which greatly improves the efficiency of data transfer compared with USB 2.0. Featuring a unique puzzle design, the interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines present an eye-catching style. With a bright blue LED indicator, users will know the status of data transfers. The HV611 has capacities of 500GB and 1TB and is available in 4 color choices – cool black, starry white, shining blue, and hot pink. Purchasers of the HV611 are eligible for free downloads of ADATA’s proprietary OStoGo and HDDtoGo software, and enjoy the service of a 3-year warranty, ensuring greater reliability, security, and convenience. Availability: The HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. MSRP: 500GB: $64.99 1TB: $89.99 Product Webpage: http://www.adata.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=1&piid=297&lan=en About ADATA ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives,...


AMD FX CPUs Plus a New 990FX Board Equals Exciting Speculation

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AMD continuously makes the future look better. Their GPU architecture is taking a turn towards power efficiency, their APUs keep pulling out impressive performance for modern games, and HSA still looks like it has a ton of potential for the future of computing. The problem is when the future becomes today, the excitement can turn to disappointment. I’m at a point of no return with the expectations I have for AMD. So far, with the release of new FX series mobile APUs and an interesting new 990FX motherboard, I’m hoping for the possible release of a new AM3+ CPU. At this point, if AMD doesn’t deliver some high end by 2016, there is going to be disappointment. On the other hand, I think some good things are going to happen very soon. First, let’s look at the new release of an FX series APU. AMD hasn’t released these for full review yet, but quite few people got their hands on a few hour preview. Considering that these were being compared to mobile i7s, in most cases the results were impressive. These APUs aren’t blowing away any performance numbers, but let’s take in all considerations. First off, the FX-7600P is only a 35w chip, but the single thread performance is almost to the level of the the previous A10-5800k. That may not sound all that impressive, but the A10 is a massive 100w chip, and has a 4.2Ghz turbo compared to the measly 3.6Ghz turbo of the FX chip! Also, the graphics performance is the best yet with this APU being able...


ID-COOLING Booth Review @ COMPUTEX 2014

ID-COOLING Booth Review @ COMPUTEX 2014  Jun. 6, Taipei – ID-COOLING might be unfamiliar to many of you, but in fact they’ve been in cooling business for a decade, mainly developing OEM business for different purposes. During this Computex, ID-COOLING rolls out a full line of computer hardware products, ranging from CPU air cooling to aluminum Micro cases.  They made this astounding demo computer constructed by heatpipe and aluminum fins. Actually the wings you see are used as CPU and VGA cooling.  One fascinating product that intrigues us is the FI-REEX DELUXE CPU air cooler. The heatsink is composed of a vapor chamber, six heatpipes that directly connected with the vapor chamber sharing the same vapor cavity, two more U-shaped 8mm heatpipes and a set of shining nickel plated heatsink fins. Mounted with two 140mm PWM fans, this cooler is set to handle up to 300W. Other than the unique air cooler, ID-COOLING also present a full range of air coolers, including traditional tower heatsinks and low-profile cooler for small PC builders    Moving on, we spot their AIO liquid cooler prototypes: Frostflow 240S and Frostflow 120S. ID-COOLING claims to launch them in the market within two months with quite affordable prices.  Besides cooling, ID-COOLING also developed a Micro case line. The Silencer ITX case has pure aluminum housing. This case has no fan at all but a passive heatsink for the cooling, up to 45W processor. It supports Mini-ITX boards, two 2.5” HDD/SSD and...





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