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    ASUS X99 Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Review

    Introduction   When it comes to the gods of ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) motherboards, we can only think of one right of the top of our heads. The Rampage Series takes the lead in many categories in terms of performance and stability, and with the newest X99 ch...
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    VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB- Review

    One may come to the conclusion that we do not need faster or larger pocket drives considering the average file transfer is done being copied in a few seconds. VisionTek does not think we have reached a suitable transfer speed yet and has created a drive to challenge ...
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    MX-Technology Secure Encryption USB 3.0 128GB Review

    With the need for data to be portable and secure, today we're looking at the MX-Technology SEC 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive that features AES 256-bit encryption in a small and sleek package. Do you worry about data protection? Do you need portability? If so, then read ...
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    Enermax Thormax Giant Full Tower ATX Case

    The multiple choices in the different areas for mounting HDD’s or SSD drives is a welcome addition and makes it so much easier to configure your build for not just looks but performance and water cooling options as well. This makes it a no brainer for anyone and ev...
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Crucial 2133Mhz DDR4 32GB Server Kit-Review

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Crucial is well known in the industry for offering some of the best memory around. From entry level, servers, workstation, to gaming and overclocking enthusiast memory, Crucial is heralded for quality products. Today we will be looking at a set of DDR4 marked for servers and workstations in the X99 desktop platform. Crucial has this kit listed as CT4K8G4DFD8213 4x8GB 32GB 2133 memory. Before we get started, I would like to thank Crucial for giving us this chance to review their products.


 

ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App

ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App ASUSTOR releases the free AiSecure mobile surveillance app for both iOS and Android. Used in concert with ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center, AiSecure lets users take snapshots, record video, control PTZ functions on cameras and receive push notifications, allowing users to stay in sync with all the latest developments on their surveillance feeds. Taipei, Taiwan, November 4th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has launched a new surveillance monitoring mobile app AiSecure. After installing ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center on their NAS, ASUSTOR users will be able to install AiSecure free of charge on their mobile devices in order to remotely monitor their surveillance feeds. AiSecure’s push notifications help users to stay up to date on all the latest developments, allowing users to take immediate action if required and reducing any possible damage to assets in the home or workplace. Additionally, AiSecure features and easy-to-use and intuitive interface that provides timely functionality for the feature in use, giving users the ability to take snapshots, record, control PTZ functions on cameras, check on the system status and replay previously recorded video.     “With the expansion of convenient Internet access and the exponential growth in smartphones and tablets, having information on demand is now a part of everyday life,” said James ...


NZXT S340 Case Review

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Introduction Weather you are an extreme PC builder or just the average budget-minded consumer, NZXT has develop quite a few well rounded PC Chassis. Just a few years ago the NZXT Switch 810 caught the attention of many water cooling builders. Today, we are going to be looking at another chassis with NZXT’s famous attention to detail; we have the NZXT S340 Chassis on our test bench today. The NZXT S340 chassis has been classified as a mid-range tower, but it offers several features and benefits of a full tower. The S340 includes a full steel frame along with its steel panel construction. Let’s move forward and give you the full review of the NZXT S340 Chassis, but before we do, let’s talk a little bit about NZXT for those who haven’t yet heard of them.     Our People React, adapt and be fearless – we’re a group of young people who aspire to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are driven by the yearning to explore, create, change, and push boundaries. Our culture revolves around having a passion to walk off the well-beaten path, and turn away from the status quo. Our Company Avant-garde and unconventional – NZXT as created because we aspire to make a positive difference for people. We believe that there are companies that ship product, and then there are companies that ship innovation. We routinely re-invest in ourselves, and hope that we can drive a positive influence in the industry. Our Products Think like a beginner &...


 

Futuremark joins UL to accelerate development of new benchmarks

UL Signals Strategic Expansion into Performance Benchmarking Services with Futuremark Acquisition UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. NORTHBROOK, Ill. – November 3, 2014– UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. The acquisition marks UL’s entry into the software development industry, a strategic imperative for the company to help meet the growing demand for performance data. “Embedded software is now an important part of product design. With an increased focus on mobility, we see more and more products being connected, making the Internet of Things a reality. Consequently, software quality is a significant driver of product safety and performance; and we believe that benchmarking is an important way to help our customers to improve the performance of their products,” said Stephen Kirk, VP and GM of UL Consumer Technology Division. “This acquisition provides us with an opportunity to build a new business line in testing...


LEPA LV12BK CPU Air Cooler

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For the money spent and your someone that is not a heavy over clocker this is the perfect addition and solution to replace that hot running stock air cooler. We highly recommend the LEPA LV12 for your next purchase with an MSRP of just $44.00 USD, should be on everyone’s short list.


 

G.SKILL Sponsors “HWBOT Country Cup 2014” Overclocking Competition with Extreme DDR4 Memory Prizes

G.SKILL Sponsors “HWBOT Country Cup 2014” Overclocking Competition with Extreme DDR4 Memory Prizes Partners with GIGABYTE, KINGPINcooling , ENERMAX, and GELID for Extreme Prizes Taipei, Taiwan – 31 October 2014 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is extremely excited to sponsor the HWBOT Country Cup 2014 overclocking competition, open to all overclockers worldwide. Country Cup is one of the most popular and longest running annual online OC competition organized by HWBOT.org, with hundreds of extreme overclockers from around the world, to compete country versus country across 5 different stages! Awesome Overclocking Memory Prizes up to DDR4 3200MHz To contribute to the international overclocking community, G.SKILL is providing its latest DDR4 memory kits at up to DDR4-3200MHz 16GB extreme kits to the winning team, as well as a series of high performance DDR3 memory designed for extreme overclocking. Ultimate Prizes Powered by Performance Brands “This year’s HWBOT Country Cup is shaping up to be the most exciting yet, but who will lead their country to OC glory,” commented Colin Brix, Marketing Director of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “With prize loot from GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, ENERMAX, GELID, and KINGPINCooling, the pressure is on, and reputations are on the line to prove who is the real OC Country Cup Champion.” For more detailed information about Country Cup c...


Lian Li Unleashes Hell on the PC Market with the PC-D666

Lian Li Unleashes Hell on the PC Market with the PC-D666 One Chassis, Two Systems 31 October 2014, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today unleashes a hellish beast onto the enthusiast PC market with the dual system PC-D666 double wide brushed aluminum chassis. With a red and black aesthetic to match the number of the beast name, the PC-D666 supports a full EATX/ATX “workhorse” system on one side of the chassis, and a Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX “gaming” system in the other. Two Systems / One Chassis Separating the two systems into two compartments, the PC-D666 allows DIY enthusiasts to show off high end and intricate setups through oversized windows on both sides of the chassis. The latest high-end hardware is supported in the PC-D666 as well as extensive watercooling setups. Extensive Water Cooling Support With tons of room to work with, installing elaborate water cooling setups is simplified in the PC-D666. Thick 480mm and 360mm radiators can be easily installed on the “workhorse” side of the chassis, while another 360mm radiator can be installed in the “gaming” system compartment. 100mm of space above the motherboard tray allows the CPU cooler, cables, or radiator to be effortlessly moved between the compartments. Hot-Swappable Storage The six 3.5” bays in the two removable HDD cages feature hot-swap backplanes for convenient storage installation. Four 2.5” drives can also be mounted in the two hard drive cages. In the “workhorse” compa...


Tesoro Excalibur Mechanical Keyboard Review

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We're looking at an interesting mechanical keyboard from Tesoro, the Excalibur G7NL. Well designed, sporting a uncomplicated design, and catering to gamers who want something simple and solid, the Tesoro Excalibur G7NL has some unique features including full N-Key rollover, extensive lighting effects, and perhaps most notable, a very attractive price of only $90. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the Excalibur G7NL can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.


 

ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star

ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star Ryos TKL Pro mechanical gaming keyboard arrives in stores, in style Hamburg, October 30, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals in the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard, with an eye cast toward design and function suited for the eSports-centric gamer. The most complete tenkeyless mechanical keyboard on the market, the Ryos TKL Pro hits retailers and online shops worldwide today, arriving with tons of hands-on research and testing already on the books via our own gaming living legend HyuN, the number one StarCraft II player in the world, as well as our engineers and other professional gamers. “I’m in it to win it, so you’ll never see us put gear in our eSports team’s hands that don’t give them an edge,” says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. Team ROCCAT uses the Ryos TKL in competition because it optimizes their play. They have to demonstrate the talent, we have to provide the quality tested gear to help them show that talent. From HyuN to our League of Legends Jungler Jankos and the rest of our amazing team, the Ryos TKL gives them that tool, and now our fans can have it too.” With best-in-industry Cherry MX Key Switches, our patented ROCCAT Talk which allows your ROCCAT devices to communicate with one another, 470 programmable macros, and two 32-Bit ARM Cortex processors plus 2 MB of flash memory, the Ryos TKL Pro is a monster win for not only eSports gamers, bu...


MSI Unveils World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

MSI Unveils World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard 18-inch trailblazer outfitted with SteelSeries gaming keyboard featuring Cherry Brown MX Switches City of Industry, Calif. – October 30, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GT80 Titan, the world’s first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard. First of its kind, MSI’s GT80 Titan ushers the future of gaming by integrating a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches into the 18-inch gaming beast. Mechanical keyboards provide superior tactile feedback, increases durability, and enhances overall gaming experience by eliminating key jamming even during the most heated battle sessions. “Performance is key for gamers and the GT80 Titan will forever change the mobile gaming experience,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “We are proud to be at the forefront of the gaming evolution and will continue to provide solutions that deliver the most outstanding gaming experience in the world.” MSI’s newest gaming laptop uses standard Cherry switches and a standard keycap with 27mm of thickness, nearly 5 times of traditional laptop keyboards. It is also the world’s slimmest and lightest 18-inch gaming laptop, measuring 17% thinner and 22% lighter than its closest competitor. To fully optimize the keyboard, the GT80 Titan features an enhanced SteelSeries Engine with CloudSync, allowing users to save and synchr...





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