• HYPERX PARTNERS WITH ESL ONE TO PROVIDE GAMING HARDWARE

    HyperX Partners with ESL One to Provide Gaming Hardware
    Official Hardware Supplier for All ESL One Tournaments Throughout 2016
    HyperX to Power All Competition Systems with SSDs and Memory

    Fountain Valley, CA – April 19, 2016 – HyperX™, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is the official SSD and memory partner of ESL One throughout the 2016 tournament year. ESL One Cologne 2016 will be especially exciting as in addition to being the world’s biggest Counter-Strike event, it is also the next Valve Major with a $1M (USD) prize pool.

  • MAINGEAR Drops Mobile Workstation Powerhouse with the Pulse 15 Pro

    MAINGEAR Drops Mobile Workstation Powerhouse with the Pulse 15 Pro

    Top of the line laptop features Intel's Core i7 or Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro M2000 graphics
    to deliver power for video editing or 3-D modeling

    Kenilworth, New Jersey – April 19, 2016 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom solutions, introduces the newest mobile powerhouse with the Pulse 15 Pro, its newest workstation laptop packed with an arsenal of cutting-edge components, including Intel's 6th Generation Core™ i7 or Xeon processors, NVIDIA Quadro M2000 graphics card and blazingly fast Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 SSDs.

  • RAZER TURRET LIVING ROOM GAMING MOUSE AND LAPBOARD HIT STORES, ENABLES HIGH-PERFORMANCE WIRELESS PC GAMING FROM THE COUCH

    Razer Turret Living Room Gaming Mouse and Lapboard Enables High-Performance Wireless PC Gaming from the Couch

    High-precision lapboard and mouse combination offers gamers an “unfair advantage” in casual settings; extreme battery life, magnetic surface, dual-wireless connectivity ensure uninterrupted dominance

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the much-anticipated release of the Razer Turret, a mouse and integrated keyboard and mouse surface that together deliver the power of desktop-grade gaming peripherals into the laps of gamers. The combo was originally unveiled as a prototype in early 2015.

  • ADATA Celebrates its 15th Anniversary with Global Community Campaign

    ADATA Celebrates its 15th Anniversary with Global Community Campaign

    Special promotion rewards ADATA fans with lucrative prizes, including an Apple iPad

    Taipei, Taiwan – April 19, 2016 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, is preparing to celebrate its 15th anniversary, having been founded in May 2001. To mark the occasion, ADATA is launching a global campaign themed “Show your ADATA love and win!” The promotion begins today and runs until July 15, 2016. ADATA will hold monthly lucky draws, with participants standing to win prizes such as Apple iPad Air 2, ADATA military-grade external hard drives, Polaroid Cube cameras, ADATA micro SD cards, and ADATA mobile accessory kits.

  • Cerevo Unveiled a New Revolutionary Video Encoder for Live Streaming, LiveShell X

    Cerevo Unveiled a New Revolutionary Video Encoder for Live Streaming, LiveShell X
    Supporting H.265/H.264 Live Encoding up to 1080/60p, Realtime Recording, and Multicasting up to 3 Simultaneous Streams

    Cerevo, the IoT startup based in Tokyo, has announced “LiveShell X” the latest and highest model in it’s line of award-winning LiveShell series devices that enables you to live stream without the need for a PC. Priced at $699, LiveShell X is scheduled to be shipped in Summer 2016, and will be exhibited at NAB Show in Las Vegas, USA.

  • Intel to Showcase Smart Industrial Solutions at Hannover Messe 2016

     Intel to Showcase Smart Industrial Solutions at Hannover Messe 2016

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a new industrial revolution. Every day, millions of increasingly smart and connected devices, data-rich industrial and manufacturing services, and cloud applications are transforming the factory floor by making better use of computing power and data to increase efficiency across assets, operations and the workforce. At Hannover Messe 2016, Intel and its ecosystem partners will showcase new solutions that will accelerate this transformation and help manufacturers realize the value of IoT for a smart future.

  • ENTER THE VAST AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF VALLEY

    Blue Isle Studios Valley

    Toronto, CANADA – April 18, 2016 – Blue Isle Studios is inviting intrepid explorers everywhere to a whole new experience in its upcoming game - Valley, coming Summer 2016 for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley and uncover secrets long since forgotten. Players will utilize the power of the L.E.A.F. Suit, technology that grants players exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate life and death.

  • Sennheiser springs into action with GoPro Developer Program

    Sennheiser CEO Dr. Andreas Sennheiser

    San Francisco, April 14, 2016Sennheiser will be joining GoPro’s new Developer Program, which provides third-party developers with toolkits to connect their products with GoPro cameras and develop integrated solutions. At a GoPro-hosted press event today, Sennheiser showcased new products from its audio labs that will allow GoPro users to match breath-taking footage captured at the extremes with incredibly high-quality audio. The audio specialist is presenting its forthcoming VR mic and – for the first time – an all-new action microphone.

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    GIGABYTE’s Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Line-up Expands with 4 New BRIX Systems

    GIGABYTE’s Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Line-up Expands with 4 New BRIX Systems

    Small form factor BRIX now offer more power than ever with the 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors and Thunderbolt™ 3

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 14th, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce the launch of four new models joining the company’s extensive list of Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 certified devices: the BRIX GB-BSi5T-6200, GB-BSi5HT-6200, GB-BSi7T-6500 and GB-BSi7HT-6500.

    Featuring the latest Intel® 6th generation Core™ processors, and now official support for the world’s fastest transfer protocol with Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C™ port, these new BRIX enter a new category of their own as a powerfully compact high-end PC.

  • ASUSTOR Launches Powerful High Capacity AS6208T and AS6210T

    ASUSTOR Launches Powerful High Capacity AS6208T and AS6210T

    ASUSTOR launches two new high-capacity enterprise-class NAS models supporting 4K UHD multimedia playback, equipped with the latest powerful Intel Celeron quad-core processors, featuring 4GB of built-in dual-channel memory that is expandable up to 8GB, provides ultimate cutting-edge performance and rich variety of I/O interfaces for flexible expansion and deployment.

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 12th, 2016 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its newest NAS series in the powerful 8-bay AS6208T and 10-bay AS6210T models. These two NAS models both feature powerful core specifications and rich expansion interfaces that enterprise environments demand. They are not only able to integrate existing resources and equipment but also provide 4 high speed Ethernet ports, allowing businesses to flexibly deploy them in high traffic environments. Under RAID 5 configurations and link aggregation these two new models feature read and write speeds of over 398 MB/s and 355 MB/s, providing stable performance and enhancing productivity in high traffic enterprise environments.

  • BIOSTAR Announces Dual BIOS Feature on Racing Series Motherboards

    Maximum system protection and convenience for enthusiasts

    BIOSTAR Announces Dual BIOS Feature on Racing Series Motherboards

    April 15th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to announce that all BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards are designed with utmost protection in mind with the new BIOSTAR DUAL BIOS feature. There’s numerous advantage to having multiple BIOS in a motherboard and BIOSTAR has carefully crafted the DUAL BIOS feature to meet the needs of enthusiasts and power users as well as everyday users.

  • MANO’WAR HEADSET ADDS wireless freedom, uninterrupted play and 360-degree sound to RAZER’S STABLE OF GAMING AUDIO

    All-new design promises extended battery life, zero lag, 7.1 surround sound, custom lighting and extra-large drivers for unfettered gaming domination

    Razer™ ManO'War Headset Adds Wireless Freedom, Uninterrupted Play and 360-Degree Sound

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of its new wireless gaming headset for PC, the Razer ManO’War. This latest addition to Razer’s audio line offers high-fidelity, gaming-grade audio engineered with multiple wireless antennas, frequency channel scanning for locating the clearest channel and an advanced coding algorithm to ensure a high-performance, lag-free, 2.4 GHz wireless experience.

  • Prize-winning design quality: Raiden series triumphs in Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

    Avexir Memory Development Dialog

    Taipei, Taiwan— 14th April, 2016Raiden series by AVEXIR Technologies Corp. was awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality. Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products which set themselves apart considerably through their excellent design receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury.

  • PQI i-Power 12000NB Portable Power Bank, Everlasting Power for Notebooks

      PQI i-Power 12000NB Portable Power Bank, Everlasting Power for Notebooks

    Tuesday, April 14, 2016 -- Foxlink, PQI, the world’s leading brand of peripheral storage accessories for portable devices, has released the i-Power 12000NB Portable Power Bank to keep portable device users from running out of power. The Power Bank's massive 12000mAh capacity is specially designed for notebooks and is equipped with nine different types of power connectors to ensure compatibility with all major brands. Featuring DC19V and USB output ports, the i-Power 12000NB can charge your smartphone and notebook simultaneously, keeping your devices fully charged when you are on the go.

  • Cooler Master Maker Hub has arrived.

  • Everspin Releases Highest Density MRAM Products to Create Fastest And Most Reliable Non-Volatile Storage Class Memory

    Everspin Technologies announced today that it is shipping 256Mb ST-MRAM modules.

    Everspin plans production of 256Mb & 1Gb products, bringing the most advanced memory solutions to the multi-billion dollar market for persistent memory in storage devices and servers.

    Chandler, AZ, April 13, 2016
    Everspin Technologies announced today that it is shipping 256Mb ST-MRAM samples to global customers, enabling new product solutions using a true MRAM-based Storage Class Memory (SCM). This 256Mb ST-MRAM product breaks the record for the highest density commercial MRAM currently available in the market. Everspin, having held the previous record, has consistently led the industry, delivering the highest density MRAM products. The company also plans further density increases and expects to sample a 1Gb product based on its proprietary perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pMTJ) spin torque technology (ST-MRAM) later this year. Everspin’s MRAM has demonstrated interface speeds comparable to DRAM; the new 256Mb and 1Gb ST-MRAM products will continue this performance with DDR3 and DDR4 interfaces, respectively.

  • ASRock Z170M OC Forumla Supports DDR4 4333MHz Memory

    Motherboard That Supports G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 4333MHz Memory Modules

    ASRock Z170M OC Formula Is the Only Motherboard That Supports G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 4333MHz Memory Modules

    ASRock Z170M OC Forumla Supports DDR4 4333MHz Memory.

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 13, 2016 – Not in the wake of Poseidon, but the intense quests of DDR4 memory overclocking, G.SKILL has released its Trident Z DDR4 4333MHz memory modules. Apparently, these overpowered memory sticks named after the destructive weapon of Neptune are meant to operate at a brain melting 4333MHz frequency, however they are not destined to be wielded by just any mortal, currently only ASRock’s overclocking oriented motherboard – Z170M OC Formula has what it takes to support these legendary memory DIMMs.

  • GIGABYTE Gets World’s First Intel® Thunderbolt™3 Certified X99 Motherboard

     GIGABYTE Gets World’s First Intel® Thunderbolt™3 Certified X99 Motherboard

    The power of HEDT meets Thunderbolt to create the ultimate enthusiast’s PC

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 13, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce that its support for Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 has further expanded with the certification of the Ultra Durable™ GA-X99P-SLI motherboard.

  • Accusys® to Launch Powerful 12-bay Thunderbolt Shareable Storage Solution at NAB 2016

     New A12T3-share shareable storage solution comes equipped with four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports (expandable to 8 Thunderbolt 3 ports)

    New A12T3-share shareable storage solution comes equipped with four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports (expandable to 8 Thunderbolt 3 ports) offering a convenient and swift means for editing and transferring high resolution content.

    Accusys Storage Ltd. today announced that it will be launching its latest addition to its innovative Thunderbolt 3 shareable storage product line (T-share), the A12T3-Share at NAB 2016. The 12-bay tower storage unit offers four Thunderbolt 3 ports allowing connection to four clients which are able to simultaneously edit, transfer and share data at unprecedented speeds. Using 10 TB HDD, the A12T3-Share can reach a storage capacity of 120 TB and this can be expanded to 480 TB.

  • XOTIC PC LAUNCHES FREE TWO-DAY DELIVERY SERVICE FOR TOP GAMING LAPTOPS

    XOTIC PC Launches Free Two-Day Delivery Service for Top Gaming Laptops

     

    Lincoln, Nebraska - (April 12, 2016) - XOTIC PC - a multi-award-winning PC-based desktop systems integrator and reseller of highly customized gaming laptops - today launched the XOTIC PC Expressservice, offering free two-day shipping on select pre-configured gaming systems from leading notebook manufacturers. Immediately ready to ship desktops will be added to the XOTIC PC Express program shortly.

  • Major BIOS Updates Allow ASRock X99 Motherboards to Support Intel® Broadwell-E

    Major BIOS Updates Allow ASRock X99 Motherboards to Support Intel® Broadwell-E

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 12, 2016 – Whether you were aware of it before or not, Intel's new line of 14 nanometer die shrink Broadwell-E processors are arriving shortly this year, and ASRock's engineers have already completed uploading new versions of BIOS for their X99 motherboards to support these Intel® Broadwell-E CPUs. Clearly the new chips aren't available in the market yet, but if patience isn't your strong suit, then perhaps you could get a two minute head start by downloading the BIOS and upgrading now.

  • Second Chance to Explore AI, VR, Self-Driving Cars, and More from GTC

  • Samsung Electronics’ Curved Monitor Portfolio Surpasses One Million Sales Mark

    Samsung C27F390 crurved monitor

    Korea April 10, 2016 -- Samsung Electronics announced today that it has sold more than one million curved monitor products worldwide. The global display provider introduced its first curved LED monitor – the 27-inch, 4000R (curvature radius of 4,000 mm) SD590C model – in September 2014, and since has expanded its line-up to include several additional curved monitors. As a result, Samsung currently accounts for more than 85 percent of all global curved monitor sales (Source: International Data Corporation (IDC), 2015 Q4 worldwide sales results for 15”~34” curved monitors).

  • SteelSeries Apex M500, the Mechanical Keyboard For eSports Now Available

    SteelSeries Apex M500

    Battle-ready mechanical keyboard for performance purists now armed with Cherry MX and SteelSeries Engine software

    CHICAGO – April 11, 2016 – SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the SteelSeries Apex M500, a tournament-ready mechanical keyboard outfitted with Cherry MX Red gaming switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. Available for $99.99 / €119.99, the ultra-durable Apex M500 also features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology and blue LED backlighting.

  • ASUS E8 servers and Z10 server boards ready to support new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors

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    • ASUS E8 servers and Z10 server boards now all support the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 family of processors.
    • Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 family offers up to 22 cores and 55MB of cache, with support for DDR4 2400MHz memory
    • Rack-optimized E8 servers and Z10 server boards feature expandable designs, premium components, optimized cooling, and remote management

     

    Fremont, California (April 8th, 2016) -- ASUS today announced that its E8-series servers and Z10-series server boards are ready to support the latest Intel® Xeon™ E5-2600 v4 processor family.

    This new family of Intel Xeon processors is designed for use in twin-socket servers and features up to 22 cores and 55MB of cache, an increase of over 20% compared to the previous Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 generation. Featuring built-in technologies designed to improve performance over a wide range of workloads, the new processors also support faster memory speeds — up to DDR4 2400MHz. This new generation of processors can deliver benchmark performance improvements of up to 44%* compared to the previous one, depending on the type of workload. With a wide range of choices in operating frequencies, power ratings, and the number of cores, the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 family is suitable for almost any desired scenario or workload.

  • Corsair Extends Select PSU Warranties from 7 Years to 10 Years

    Corsair Power Supplies Built for Reliability and Long Life

    Power Supplies Built for Reliability and Long Life

    FREMONT, CA – April 8th 2016Corsair, the world’s most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand1, today announced the immediate increase in warranty from 7 years to 10 years for several series of Corsair computer power supply ranges. From today all current and future Corsair AXi, HXi, RMi and RMx PSUs will benefit from an additional three years of warranty, with no extra registration or action required by customers.

  • 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.

  • Corsair Releases the Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower ATX Case – A New Angle on Cooling.

    Corsair Releases the Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower ATX Case

    Bold, modern design and superior cooling capabilities give gamers the edge.

    FREMONT, CA – April 8th 2016 - Corsair®, a world leader in enthusiast PC hardware and components, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA mid-tower gaming case. With a large side panel window and bold angular styling, the SPEC-ALPHA offers sharp looks in black/grey, red/white or the previously un-announced black/red to complement its efficient cooling. Packed with features to make your next gaming PC build better, the SPEC-ALPHA boasts three 120mm fans for Direct Airflow Path cooling, a three-speed fan control and the ability to house a variety of high-end PC hardware.

  • ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR WORLDWIDE MOD CONTEST - COMMUNITY CAN NOW VOTE!

    ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR WORLDWIDE MOD CONTEST

    Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, announced today the top 24 finalists in its first ARK: Survival Evolved Worldwide Mod Contest, and now it’s up to the community to weigh in! The development team received more than 100 mod entries in three categories (Best Total Conversions, Best Map, Best Mod) then rated each on its originality, creativity, graphical quality, and entertainment value to determine the finalists. A prize pool of more than $60,000 will be awarded to the winners, who will be announced on May 15, 2016.

  • deadmau5 Gives First Look at New Studio and

    Production Tutorial Videos for Razer Music

    deadmau5 Gives First Look at New Studio

    IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, purveyors of the Razer Music Portal and education program, announced that Razer Music endorser deadmau5 will unveil his custom-built studio in-tandem with the release of his first music production tutorial video with Razer Music.

  •  ROCKET LEAGUE DEVELOPER TEAMS UP WITH POPULAR iD TECH SUMMER CAMPS

    Rocket League Partners With iD Tech STEM Programs

    Leading Summer STEM Program to Incorporate Rocket League Competitions at Over 130 Campuses in 30 U.S. States

    SAN DIEGO, CA – April 7, 2016 – Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix, and iD Tech, the leading educational STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer program, unveiled today plans to incorporate the eSports sensation Rocket League into more than 130 summer camps across 30 states in the U.S.

  • ORIGIN PC Invades PAX East 2016

    ORIGIN PC

    This media alert is just to inform you that ORIGIN PC will be making another major splash at PAX East 2016 with over 100 of our latest High-Performance PCs and will be inviting popular twitch streamer, LIRIK, to the Virtual Basement booth #10236 on Friday, April 22nd to give away lots of ORIGIN PC swag and will be offering signed autographs to all of our fans! ORIGIN PC will be powering all of the following partner booths:

  • PEARL Series New ATX PC Power Supplies

    New Addition to Spire Power Supply lineup - PEARL Series

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 07-04-2016. Aimed predominantly at the system integration channel the Spire Pearl series power supplies are well balanced ATX V2.31 cost effective power supplies housed in matt black enclosures and compliant with the latest ECO friendly and EUP energy saving standards.

  • RIOTORO’s Unveils Smallest ATX PC Casewith Support for Full-size Motherboards, PSUs and GPUs

     RIOTORO ultra-compact CR1080 PC tower case.

    Los Angeles, California — April 7, 2016RIOTORO®, a California company dedicated to building innovative PC components, today announced the ultra-compact CR1080 PC tower case. At 9.6 by 14.1 inches, the elegantly styled CR1080 is one of the smallest and PC towers available, yet packs a punch with support for full-size ATX motherboards, power supplies and graphics cards. The CR1080 has a suggested retail price of $79.99 and is immediately available at Amazon.com.

  • Introducing CableMod® Configurator

    Introducing CableMod® Configurator

    Revolutionary online tool makes custom cables point-and-click easy

    (April 7, 2016) – CableMod – a leader in internal PC beautification – gives users the tools to realize their perfect PC vision. We began with offering a wide variety of cable colors, and support for the industry’s leading PSUs. Today, CableMod is proud to announce the latest revolution in custom PC cabling – the CableMod Configurator. With the CableMod Configurator, users will be able to customize their very own PC cables quickly and easily, allowing them to tailor cables allowing them to tailor cables for over 150 PSU models.

  • Introducing the Alchemy 2.0 Sleeving Components & Modular Cables

    Introducing the Alchemy 2.0 Sleeving Components & Modular Cables

    BitFenix Design Lab, April 7th 2016 -  We wanted to make a difference in the modding world with Alchemy cables and Alchemy cable series helped the modding community immensely. We are now ready to offer you the most customizable sleeving product in the market. Alchemy 2.0 individual wires, Alchemy 2.0 connectors and alchemy 2.0 combs offer extreme customisation with ease of use. All you have to do is plug the wires in any pattern you like and your extension is ready to go.

  • Transcend to Showcase Multiple Cinematic Solutions at NAB Show 2016

    Transcend to Showcase Multiple Cinematic Solutions at NAB Show 2016

    April 7, 2016 - Transcend Information, Inc. Transcend®, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, announced it will be attending NAB Show® 2016, which will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA, April 18-21. Throughout the exhibition, Transcend will display three main categories including solid state drives, Apple solutions and memory cards, specifically designed for diverse broadcasting and cinematic applications. Transcend's booth will be located at stand number C8532.

  • 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

    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.

  • 3DMark adds a preview of VRMark and new UI in latest update

    VRMark Preview

    VRMark Preview screenshot

    Exclusive to 3DMark Advanced and Professional Editions, this update adds an interactive preview of VRMark, our upcoming virtual reality benchmark. In this preview, you can freely explore two VRMark test scenes with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But don't worry if you don't have a headset. The preview works with your monitor too.

  • BOXX Introduces FLEXX Ecosystem Product Featuring NVIDIA Tesla and More at GTC

    BOXX Technologies APEXX 5R.

    AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 6, 2016—BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations and rendering systems, today announced that FLEXX G2, the first product in a rack-mounted computing ecosystem ideal for graphics intense 3D content creation and compute, will debut in BOXX booth #631 at the 2016 GPU Technology Conference (GTC), April 4-7, in San Jose, CA. Featuring modular compute nodes for power users, BOXX FLEXX will allow IT departments to centralize hardware resources without sacrificing the performance essential to their organization’s creative professionals.

  • 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

    BIOSTAR Races to the Future with New and Improved Website

    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

  • Enhanced Broadwell-EP Server Products launched by ASRock Rack

    Enhanced Broadwell-EP Server Products launched by ASRock Rack

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 6, 2016 --ASRock Rack has launched its new Broadwell products featured Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 family. The upgrade features are underpinning various applications such as enterprise, SaaS, HPC, and storage. ASRock Rack was founded in 2013 by leading mother vendor ASROCK. We focus on cloud-based datacenter and High Performance Computing (HPC).

  • XOTIC PC EMBRACES VIRTUAL REALITY, OFFERS NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX VR READY GAMING DESKTOPS AND LAPTOPS

    XOTIC PC Embraces Virtual Reality, Offers NVIDIA GeForce GTX VR Ready Gaming Desktops and Laptops.

     

    Lincoln, Nebraska - (April 5, 2016) - XOTIC PC - a multi-award-winning PC-based desktop systems integrator and reseller of highly customized gaming laptops - announces today the addition of multiple NVIDIA GeForce GTX “VR Ready” gaming systems to the XOTIC PC online store. The initial selection includes some of XOTIC PC’s own line of highly-customizable desktops in a variety of form factors and several leading gaming notebooks manufactured by MSI and SAGER.

  • RAZER ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO THE RAZER HAMMERHEAD CNC ALUMINUM CHASSIS IN-EAR HEADSET AND HEADPHONES

    Razer Announces Update to the Razer Hammerhead CNC Aluminum Chassis In-ear Headset and Headphones

    Razer's popular in-ear audio line gets major upgrades of extra-large drivers, in-line controls and passive noise reduction,
    delivering unrivaled versatility, quality and performance for gaming and music enjoyment

    IRVINE, Calif.—Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 headset and Razer Hammerhead V2 in-ear headphones.

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 950 Low Power

    EVGA GeForce GTX 950 Low Power - The Performance Without The Power Requirements

    The Performance Without The Power Requirements

    April 5th , 2016 - The EVGA GeForce GTX 950 features a true gaming GPU designed for every PC gamer. It’s built to the exact specifications of the GeForce GTX family and powered by NVIDIA Maxwell – the most advanced GPU architecture ever created – to deliver 3x the performance of previous-generation cards.* More powerful than any console, this card delivers a truly interactive, cinematic experience in the latest games with advanced effects driven by NVIDIA GameWorks and DirectX 12.

  • Amped Wireless Ships First High Power AC1200 Wi-Fi Extender with USB Charging Port, Extra Power Outlet
    and 11,000 Sq Ft of Wi-Fi Coverage

    Extend Wi-Fi by 11,000 Sq Ft and add USB Charging with Amped Wireless REC22P

    Up to 11,000 square feet of ultra-fast speeds enhanced with a USB Fast Charging Port
    for mobile devices and uninhibited wall outlet access

    April 5th, 2016, CHINO HILLS, CA – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, is now shipping its next-generation REC22P Wi-Fi Range Extender. For the first time, boosting the reach of a Wi-Fi network does not mean giving up access to a wall outlet. The REC22P delivers ultra-fast AC1200 Wi-Fi speeds, in an unobtrusive, wall plug design delivering fast HD streaming and lag-free gaming with unique features.

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    Nanoxia New CoolForce modding products.

    New CoolForce modding products now available
    Under the label "CoolForce - powered by Nanoxia“ we have been presenting selected components for demanding water cooling and modding enthusiasts for more than a year now. Over the last 12 months, we not only added additional fittings and PETG hard tubes, but also made available the Starter Packs and added our high-quality Cable Clips to the product range.

  •  6th Generation Intel Processors have arrived

    6th Generation Intel Processors have arrived
    Capable of 32GB of DDR4 and up to 2TB of SSD storage, these systems pack high performance in a small package. Whether you need to outfit nursing stations or refresh a computer lab, EWC NUCs can fulfill your needs. Contact us today for special or volume pricing.

  • MSI Introduces World's First NVIDIA VR Ready Professional Mobile Workstation

    MSI's flagship WT72 workstation with new NVIDIA Quadro M5500 GPU optimizes on the go VR performance

    VR systems, including the Vortex gaming tower, on display during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference

    MSI WT72 powered by NVIDIA Quadro M5500 GPU.

    SAN JOSE, Calif. GPU Technology Conference April 4, 2016 MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of the WT72, the world's first professional NVIDIA® VR Ready mobile workstation equipped with NVIDIAs newest mobile GPU, the Quadro M5500.

  • ASRock Z170M OC Formula Reaches 7025.66 MHz with Intel Core i7 6700K

    ASRock Z170M OC Formula Reaches 7025.66 MHz with Intel® Core i7 6700K

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 1, 2016 – Unless you are caught in a PC system arms race, most motherboards do not necessarily need over the top specifications, especially when you’re competition is against the one smirking back at you in the mirror. At this point, forget all of the fancy yet impractical features, abandon those superficial so called designs, and look no further than ASRock Z170M OC Formula – the secret formula to excel yourself in overclocking.

  • G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws DDR4-3000MHz CL16 32GB (16GBx2) 1.2V SO-DIMM

    G.SKILL Announces Ripjaws DDR4-3000MHz CL16 32GB (16GBx2) 1.2V SO-DIMM

    Taipei, Taiwan (1 Apr 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces new high-frequency, high-capacity additions to the Ripjaws SO-DIMM family with DDR4-3000MHz CL16 kits at 1.2V, available in 8GB to 32GB (16GBx2) configurations.

  • Find Out What ASRock Rack Can Do Behind Google’s Artificial Intelligence at NVIDIA® GPU Technology Conference 2016

    Find Out What ASRock Rack Can Do Behind Google's Artificial Intelligence at NVIDIA® GPU Technology Conference 2016

    Silicon Valley, April 4th, 2016- For the first time, a computer has beaten human champion at the game of GO, an ancient board game considered to be the most challenge to artificial intelligence. What’s behind the artificial intelligence is the algorithm done by GPU accelerators, and what ASRock Rack can play a crucial role behind the algorithm master? Join us in the upcoming NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2016 (GTC USA)!

  • ASUS DisplayWidget simplifies monitor tweaking

    ASUS DisplayWidget simplifies monitor tweaking

    -- OSD controls come to Windows—with an automated twist --

    Fremont, California (April 1st, 2016) -- ASUS constantly strives to help users fine-tune their hardware. But it’s not enough to just provide access to extensive configuration options—making adjustments needs to be as easy as possible. That’s why we developed DisplayWidget, a new software utility that lets you take command of select Adaptive-Sync monitors from the Windows desktop. You can tweak the display properties with a click or let the software make changes automatically based on application-specific preferences. Seeing the best picture has never been simpler.

  • Giada Launches the Super-Compact i80

    With mainstream Intel mobile CPU, perfect for office, thin client and desktop virtualization

    Giada Launches the Super-Compact i80

    March 29th, 2016, Shenzhen, China – Giada Technology, the industry leader in embedded systems and expert in server technology, today officially announced the release of the i80 high-performance super-compact PC. The i80 embodies the core principles of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) concept, offering great power, connectivity and adaptability, but with a tiny footprint.

  • Intel Makes Move to the Cloud Faster, Easier

    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 CPU front view

     

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family delivers the foundation for modern, software-defined clouds.
    • New Intel® SSDs, including Intel’s first 3D NAND drives optimized for cloud and enterprise workloads, deliver fast, dependable data access.
    • Collaborations with leading cloud software and solution providers, new industry programs help accelerate businesses’ access to enterprise-ready, easy-to-deploy cloud solutions.

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 31, 2016 – Intel Corporation today announced a range of new technologies, investments and industry collaborations aimed at making it easier to deploy agile and scalable clouds so businesses can deliver new services faster and drive revenue growth.

  • "Relationships. Some go the distance. Others are of a more mercurial nature, such as the one between me and my iPhone. As much as I loved my iPhone, I've always found iOS to be somewhat immature and not quite serious (a problem that plagues most Apple-produced software), which probably explains why my eye has wandered towards Android phones from time to time. I resisted the urge to explore Android's potentially greener pastures for years, though, opting to stay in my comfort zone rather than navigating the travails of adopting a new OS and workflows, the exasperation of manufacturer-included "bloatware" (Samsung's TouchWiz, for example, was said to be particularly headache-inducing), and the frustrations inherent in getting a non-Apple device to play nice with my beloved MacBook Pro. That is until just recently, when my fidelity was finally broken with the release of Samsung's Galaxy S6."

    Hot Hardware

  • "In very early April, Intel put a shot across the bow of the storage world with the release of the SSD 750 Series of storage devices. Using the PCI Express bus but taking advantage of the new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol, it drastically upgrades the capabilities of storage within modern PC platforms. In Allyn's review, for example, we saw read data transfer rates cross into the 2.6 GB/s range in sequential workloads and write rates over 1.2 GB/s sequentially. Even more impressive is the random I/O performance where the SSD 750 is literally 2x the speed of previous PCIe SSD options."

    PC Perspective

  • "Bored of the same old computer case? Thermaltake want you to GET STACKED! Yes, their Core V21 can be stacked together (and the bases removed) to increase the size and capacity. It is a very unusual design, but at £48 'per case' it may make for some interesting mods."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "I'm sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from April!"

    Think Computers

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, announces today its partnership with eSports organization compLexity Gaming. "This new relationship represents the first of many great steps for ADATA as it makes inroads into the thrilling world of high-performance gaming and eSports."See More

  • ADATA Teams Up with compLexity Gaming in Exciting eSports Partnership

    ADATA XPG DDR4 memory

    Brea, California – April 30th, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, announces today its partnership with eSports organization compLexity Gaming. This new relationship represents the first of many great steps for ADATA as it makes inroads into the thrilling world of high-performance gaming and eSports. “Both ADATA and compLexity Gaming have long histories of being leaders in their respective industries, so this partnership makes perfect sense,” said Brian Jackson, Manager of Business Development for compLexity Gaming. “When you go looking for the fastest SSDs out there, it comes as no surprise that ADATA’s at the top of the list.”

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, takes the lead to announce the launch of its 256GB JetDriveTM Lite Series of expansion cards aimed at MacBook Pro® with Retina® display and MacBook Air® users. "With different models offered in up to 256GB capacities, Transcend's new JetDrive Lite cards are tailor-made to have a flush profile with each specific model while providing an easy way to increase available storage for media."Optimized for compatibility, the expansion cards can now be used on a wider variety of models. See More

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR announces that they will be exhibiting at Computex 2015 Tuesday June 2nd – Saturday June 6th, 2015 in Taipei, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, 4th Floor, Booth N1103a. ASUSTOR will be showcasing a range of cloud storage devices designed for both enterprise and home use including its 2, 3, 5, and 7 series rackmount and tower model devices which are all powered by the newest generation of Intel® processors, and the soon to be released 61 series and 10 series.See More

  • Transcend Takes the Lead to Announce 256GB JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards to Instantly Expand Storage Capacities of MacBook Laptops

    Transcend its 256GB JetDriveTM Lite Series of expansion cards aimed at MacBook Pro® . 

    April 30, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, takes the lead to announce the launch of its 256GB JetDriveTM Lite Series of expansion cards aimed at MacBook Pro® with Retina® display and MacBook Air® users. With different models offered in up to 256GB capacities, Transcend's new JetDrive Lite cards are tailor-made to have a flush profile with each specific model while providing an easy way to increase available storage for media. With optimized compatibility, the expansion cards can now be used on a wider variety of models.

  • ASUSTOR to Bring New Cutting-Edge NAS Products to Computex 2015

    ASUSTOR to Bring New Cutting-Edge NAS Products to Computex 2015

    Location: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, 4th Floor, Booth N1103a
    Date: Tuesday June 2nd – Saturday June 6th, 2015

    At Computex 2015 in Taipei, ASUSTOR will be exhibiting a range of cloud storage devices designed for personal and enterprise use along with its newest models, the prosumer and enterprise targeted 61 series and eye-catching diamond-plate finished entry-level 1 series devices. ASUSTOR’s ADM functions receive a comprehensive upgrades including the newly added local backup function, newly released upgrades for multiple Apps, optimized multimedia streaming experience, expanded support for up to 40 different camera channels allowing for flawless surveillance, and release of the AiMaster iOS version upgrades. All are sincerely welcome to visit ASUSTOR’s exhibition.

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 30th, 2015 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it will be exhibiting at Computex 2015 in Taipei. ASUSTOR will be showcasing a range of cloud storage devices designed for both enterprise and home use including its 2, 3, 5, and 7 series rackmount and tower model devices which are all powered by the newest generation of Intel® processors, and the soon to be released 61 series and 10 series. Additionally, ASUSTOR will also be exhibiting the newest version of its ADM operating system which features newly enhanced functionality including a more flexible local backup function, a practical virtual machine monitor App, a more powerful multimedia streaming experience, added convenience for remote access from mobile devices, and strengthened cloud surveillance applications. All users and interested parties are sincerely invited to visit ASUSTOR in order to experience the unlimited possibilities of NAS technology and latest innovative concepts firsthand.

  • Vantec

    Vantec Thermal Technologies announces three new products utilizing the latest SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 interface including new additions to our NexStar hard drive enclosures and a PCI-Express Host Controller card. "The Vantec SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 products will be available on the market this early June."See More

  • Vantec Announces a Comprehensive Line of SuperSpeed Plus USB 3.1 Products.

     Vantec NexStar 3.1 - 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s to USB 3.1 Gen II Type-A HDD Enclosure.

    Featuring two USB 3.1 models of Vantec’s NexStar enclosure for 2.5” and 3.5” SSDs and Hard Drives as well as a PCI-Express Host card for the fastest connectivity.

    FREMONT, California, USA – April 29, 2015 – Vantec Thermal Technologies—a worldwide leader specializing in computer accessories, storage and mobile solutions—announces three new products utilizing the latest SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 interface including new additions to our NexStar hard drive enclosures and a PCI-Express Host Controller card.

  • MSI

    MSI unveils the Prestige Series laptops with True Color Technology for mobile executives, creative professionals and multimedia lovers. "Uncompromised in every way, MSI's Prestige Series laptops feature high-performance components, premium boutique design, and MSI's proprietary technology that maximizes display color accuracy." The True Color Technicolor Certified Prestige Series laptops come with Intel's Core i7 processor, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 950M GPU, Killer Gaming Network, Dynaudio sound with Nahimic Audio Enhancer and MSI's Audio Boost, and can support 3 monitors simultaneously at 4K resolution via it's Mini DisplayPort and HDMI.MSI's Prestige Series laptops are now available in 15-inch and 17-inch configurations starting at $1,199.See More

  • MSI Launches Prestige Series Laptops for Elite Productivity in Style

    MSI Launches Prestige Series Laptops

    Premium, high performance notebooks with True Color Technology for accurate and vivid graphics without distortion

    City of Industry, Calif. – April 29, 2015 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the Prestige Series laptops with True Color Technology for mobile executives, creative professionals and multimedia lovers. Uncompromised in every way, MSI's Prestige Series laptops feature high-performance components, premium boutique design, and MSI's proprietary technology that maximizes display color accuracy.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR celebrates its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future. "Before entering this market, COUGAR had already become a well-known brand in the area of quality cases, PSUs and fans." "After consolidating its reputation as a solid, reliable provider of high quality gaming peripherals last year, COUGAR will also expand its presence in the eSports world, sponsorship of events and gaming teams."See More

  • COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    COUGAR celebrates its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future

    29th April, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan - COUGAR, COUGAR, leading brand in the development of PC gaming hardware, celebrates now its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future. Before entering this market, COUGAR had already become a well-known brand in the area of quality cases, PSUs and fans.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Are you in a hurry? Solid state Drive Technology has been serving up data at the fastest rates available to consumers, quickly earning the distinction of instant storage. SSDs built for the SATA interface already make most computers open applications in a snap, but the latest generation of PCI-Express 2.0 based SSDs bring that title closer to the truth. The new Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 SSD is one such example, and boasts 1400 MB/s read speeds with 1000 MB/s compressible data writes. Available in 240/480GB storage capacities, and available as a single M.2 drive or installed to a half-height half-length PCI-Express 2.0 adapter, in this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Kingston Predator against the fastest SSDs on the market."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "For a number of years Turtle Beach have been building an excellent reputation in the gaming industry for console and PC headsets. In that time they have branched out occasionally into other areas but their latest release is the most significant we can remember. Today we review their latest mechanical keyboard along with a brand new performance mouse and its matching pad. Welcome to our Turtle Beach Peripherals Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • NikkTech

    "The release of Grand Theft Auto V was enough for us to drop every review unrelated to gaming (ok not every single one but most) and focus our efforts in testing many of the available gaming peripherals we have here while playing this awesome game. Personally i have to say that i expected just a bit more from Rockstar especially since this is a 60GB game but still this past week flew by extremely fast thanks to it. Anyways i really don't know how many of you out there have limited space on your desks or how many attend LAN events but just like myself once (not too long ago) i imagine that in order to save space one of the first things that comes in mind is getting a more compact keyboard. Now finding a compact keyboard in the market is not that hard but finding a compact gaming keyboard with mechanical switches is not what I’d call easy, not if you're looking for one by one of the leading manufacturers. Tt eSPORTS is one of those companies that need no introductions and today we're taking a look at their Poseidon ZX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "Patriot is no newcomer to memory and their Viper line has been around as long as I can remember. The Viper 4 series sits as the mid-range offering in their DDR4 memory line with the Viper Extreme sitting at the high-end and the Signature Line being more the entry level. We first got a glimpse of the Viper 4 series back in January at CES and now we have a kit of our own to test out. The kit we are taking a look at today is the PV416G300C6QK kit, which is a 16GB kit with timings of 16-16-16-36 at 1.35V. The memory kit is of course a quad-channel kit designed for Intel's X99 chipset and has some pretty nice black and red heatspreaders that not only will keep the memory cool, but will look quite good in your system. Let's see what this memory kit can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Traditional or mechanical hard drives have long been a huge bottleneck in overall PC performance. A mechanical hard drive consists of magnetic rotating platters, read & write heads, electrical motor and a controller. As the platter spins, data is written and/or read from the platter by the heads that float just above. Essentially, the mechanics of the drive can only."

    Modders-Inc

  • "I have said this many times, CyberPowerPC is one of the premier boutique computer builders in the United States and one of the few that is fully operated in the US."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Xiaomi is not a brand that most people in North America know, but that could be changing in the next few years. The Chinese company has really made a name for itself in its home market, becoming one of the top manufacturers of Android smartphones and tablets. The Mi Pad is a great tablet, even if it's a pretty blatant copy of the iPad. And then we've got the remarkably affordable Xiaomi Mi Band, a $20 fitness tracker that's arguably just as good as devices five times its price. Is it really all it's cracked up to be?"

    MegaTechNews

  • "It's been a while since we gave away a full-fledged gaming PC. And since Spring is finally here, we thought what better way to say good-bye to the terrible weather and usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower's Syber Gaming division and have put together one heck of an awesome gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all got a chance to win an Intel Core i5-4690K-infused, custom-built, console-sized Syber Vapor gaming PC with 16GB of RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 970, a Samsung SSD, and a whole lot more."

    Hot Hardware

  • BOXX Technologies

    BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations and rendering systems, today introduced the APEXX 2 3402 and APEXX 4 7402, two overclocked, eight-core, Intel® Core™ i7 processor workstations capable of exceeding 4GHz."Optimized for both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks, the pair are ideal for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and simulation."See More

  • New Overclocked, Eight-Core, BOXX APEXX Workstations Exceed 4GHz

    New Overclocked, Eight-Core, BOXX APEXX Workstations Exceed 4GHz

    AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 29, 2015— BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations and rendering systems, today introduced the APEXX 2 3402 and APEXX 4 7402, two overclocked, eight-core, Intel® Core™ i7 processor workstations capable of exceeding 4GHz. Optimized for both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks, the pair are ideal for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and simulation.

  • NVIDIA Game Grid

    Getting your Game On! from just about anywhere appears to be the norm these days. In case you missed it, ‘Everything is Awesome’ for SHIELD users today, because The LEGO Movie Videogame is now on SHIELD.

  • Zoom North America

    Zoom North America is now shipping its Q8 Handy Video Recorder, a compact video camera/multi-track audio recorder that makes creating high-quality videos easier and better than ever. "The Q8 is the first product to combine a high-definition video camera and a high-resolution four-track audio recorder in a compact fixed-lens format. It’s the perfect companion for video creators, bloggers, podcasters, on-the-go filmmakers, musicians, educators and anyone looking for an easy to use, total video/audio recording solution."See More

  • Trident Case

    "Furthering its commitment to providing mobile device users with stylish yet rugged smartphone protection, Trident Case™, manufacturer of eco-friendly mobile and tablet device cases, today announced the expansion of its popular Aegis and Cyclops series for LG’s all-new G4 and LG G Stylo™." The Aegis Series cases for LG G G4 carry an MSRP of $34.95 and the Cyclops Series for LG G G4 retail for $39.95. The Krios Dual Case for the LG G Stylo™ retails at $19.99 and will be available at www.tridentcase.com.See More

  • Razer Nabu X

    "Customers that purchase one Nabu X smartband at RazerStore get another Nabu X absolutely free in the Razer Band Together program. The Razer Nabu X is a social wearable with features like Facebook and Twitter contact info exchange between two Nabu X wearers who shake hands. Razer wants to help as many people as possible get Nabu X on their wrists and enjoying the wearable’s social features, creating an even more connected world of gamers."See More

  • Phoenix Online Studios

    "Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios, developers of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, today released the final chapter “The Temptation,” the brand new comic book version of the short story written by Jane Jensen, at www.GabrielKnight20th.com." The complete comic book adaptation is available for free at www.GabrielKnight20th.com. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition is available now on the Phoenix Online Store, Steam, GOG.com, and other online retailers for $19.99.See More

  • Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder Is Now Available In Stores:
    High-Quality Video Creation Made Easy

    Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder Is Now Available In Stores

    Q8 is now shipping from Zoom North America

    Ronkonkoma, New York, April 28, 2015 — Zoom North America is now shipping its Q8 Handy Video Recorder, a compact video camera/multi-track audio recorder that makes creating high-quality videos easier and better than ever.

  • Trident Case™ Expands Its Aegis and Cyclops Series for the Unique and Stylish LG G4 and LG G Stylo™

    Trident Case™ Expands Its Aegis and Cyclops Series for the Unique and Stylish LG G4 and LG G Stylo™

    ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, April 28, 2015 –Furthering its commitment to providing mobile device users with stylish yet rugged smartphone protection, Trident Case™, manufacturer of eco-friendly mobile and tablet device cases, today announced the expansion of its popular Aegis and Cyclops series for LG’s all-new G4 and LG G Stylo™.

  • Razer Opens Nabu X Smartband Sales with 2-for-1 “Band Together” Promotion

    Razer Opens Nabu X Smartband Sales with 2-for-1 “Band Together” Promotion

     

  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Free Comic Book Final Chapter Releases Today

     Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Free Comic Book Final Chapter Releases Today

    The Complete Gabriel Knight Comic Is Available Now For Free
    (www.GabrielKnight20th.com)

    Mount Joy, Penn. – April 28th, 2015 – Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios, developers of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, today released the final chapter “The Temptation,” the brand new comic book version of the short story written by Jane Jensen, at www.GabrielKnight20th.com. In this final chapter, the Schattenjäger’s past and future collide as he struggles to rid himself of the unwelcome ghostly visitor while sensing a greater mystery may be afoot. “The Temptation” is the first new story in the Gabriel Knight universe since 1999’s Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, and is also available in short story form.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The new Corsair Hydro series H80i GT challenges this assumption with an extra thick single-width radiator and two fans for out of the box push-pull operation. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the performance of the new Corsair H80i GT all-in-one cooling system and compare it to some of the competition."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Gigabyte's GTX 960 OC retails at an affordable $199, yet offers the same performance out of the box as the bigger G1 Gaming. Even at its low price, Gigabyte didn't compromise on important things: OC potential, noise, temperatures, power consumption are all comparable to more expensive custom-design variants."

    techPowerUp

  • "It's time for our latest roundup of recommendations for monitors, keyboards, mice, and more. We've tied it all together in our April 2015 peripheral staff picks."

    The Tech Report

  • "The IN WIN 707 Gaming Version Full Tower case comes with a long list of features that reads to make it one of the best enthusiast hardware chassis you can buy. Tool-less design, spots for multiple radiators, E-ATX motherboard support, excellent CPU heatsink clearance, and designed for 10 fans. Does it measure up?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Today we take a look at the new 15.6 inch MSI GE62 2QD (Apache) laptop. Featuring a metallic chassis comprised of traditional aluminum and Mg-Li alloy MSI claim it is 44% stiffer and 23% lighter than a traditional design. The GE62 2QD features an Intel Core i7 4720HQ processor, Solid State Drive, Nvidia GTX960M graphics and wide angle panel. Is this a good buy for £1,100?"

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "When you think of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers line you typically think of their motherboards and graphics cards right? Well the Republic of Gamers line is made up of much more than that and today we are going to be checking out their ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse. The Gladius features a 6400 DPI optical sensor, 2000 Hz USB polling rate support, exclusive switch socket design for customizable click resistance, separately designed left and right mouse buttons, grips on each side of the mouse and ROG lighting. The mouse is designed for use in your right hand and is made for all grip types including palm, claw, and fingertip. Is this your next gaming mouse? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "In our recent review of the of the Z97X-UD3H-BK from Gigabyte, we found it to be solidly built, reliable, and a fantastic overclocking ability. So, naturally when Gigabyte approached us to do a review of their X99-UD3P, which is the entry-level member of their newly launched X99 Champion Series of motherboards, we jumped at the opportunity! The Gigabyte X99-UD3P, is not only a member of the X99 Champion Series, but also Gigabyte's longstanding Ultra Durable series, which promises top-notch build quality and reliability. With all that said let's get into the review!"

    TechnologyX

  • "MEIZU MX4 is quite an unique smartphone, which is available in 16GB and 32GB versions at Fastcardtech and incorporates a high-performance 20.7MP sensor from Sony, the MediaTek MT6595 big.LITTLE SoC with eight cores, is paired with 2GB of RAM and runs the latest version of Flyme operating system, based on Android 4.4.2."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "This may not come as a shock to some people (however it does to me sometimes) but not every gamer or professional in the market is willing to spend much on a quality power supply unit even if they happen spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars/euros on a single graphics card. The good thing with this however is that it's not possible sometimes since really strong graphics cards require quite a bit of power and to get that people have no choice but to spend a lot more than they'd like to. On the other hand if you just want to power a low-mid/end system you don't have to worry about that (not as much anyways) and so even a low-output PSU should suffice. Today we're taking a look at one such PSU, the Strictly Power VPF550 550W model by Antec."

    NikkTech

  • Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces the Swift-RX Mousepad series, the new replacement of the successful Speed-RX Series."The Swift-RX mousepad is designed for gamers who desire comfort and speed. Created with finely textured microscopic mesh it ensures excellent precision for any kind of mouse sensor."The 3mm thick Swift-RX mousepad series will be available in three sizes to suit everyone’s needs: Small 250x210mm, Medium 320x270mm and Large 450x360mm. See More

  • CM Storm Swift-RX Mousepad Series

    CM Storm Swift-RX Mousepad Series

    Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals today announced the Swift-RX Mousepad series, the new replacement of the successful Speed-RX Series.

  • NZXT

    "NZXT® is redefining bold chassis design with its new PC case, the Noctis 450. The mid tower case is equipped with a unique blend of modern functionality from an award winning chassis and a streamlined yet aggressive exterior design style. Noctis introduces a new overlay of floating ventilation panels and a generous amount of mesh to bring you an uncompromising combination of design and function. The case comes with ambient underglow lighting in addition to NZXT’s signature I/O LEDs and the lightning switch is updated to allow for multi-step adjusted lighting configurations." The Noctis is available now for pre-order at the NZXT Armory Store in Matte Black and Glossy White for $139.99. See More

  • Bold is Back

    NZXT Noctis 450

    Los Angeles, CA – NZXT® is redefining bold chassis design with its new PC case, the Noctis 450. The mid tower case is equipped with a unique blend of modern functionality from an award winning chassis and a streamlined yet aggressive exterior design style. Noctis introduces a new overlay of floating ventilation panels and a generous amount of mesh to bring you an uncompromising combination of design and function. The case comes with ambient underglow lighting in addition to NZXT’s signature I/O LEDs and the lightning switch is updated to allow for multi-step adjusted lighting configurations.

  • Patriot

    Patriot announces the development of a Type-C USB Flash Drive for the new MacBook, Google Chromebook Pixel™ and other Type-C equipped notebooks and systems available on the market. "With the recent release of the latest MacBook, which has been upgraded with the new Type-C port, consumers will now be able to use the Type-C USB Flash Drive to transfer data from any other form factor using a single robust and small solution."See More

  • Patriot Develops Type-C USB Flash Drive for New MacBook™ Users

    Patriot Develops Type-C USB Flash Drive for New MacBook™ Users

    Type-C USB Flash Drive will enhance data transferring by delivering a powerful and seamless solution

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – April 28, 2015 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of mobile accessories, computer and USB memory, announces the development of a Type-C USB Flash Drive for the new MacBook, Google Chromebook Pixel™ and other Type-C equipped notebooks and systems available on the market. With the recent release of the latest MacBook, which has been upgraded with the new Type-C port, consumers will now be able to use the Type-C USB Flash Drive to transfer data from any other form factor using a single robust and small solution.

  • LIVE: BeeKeeper Adds USB Port To New MacBook

    BeeKeeper Adds USB Port To New MacBook

    Meet BeeKeeper System: 29W USB-C to USB Adapter With  2-Meter USB-C Charge Cable For New Retina MacBook Owners

    • BeeKeeper System comes with a 29W USB-C to USB adapter and a 2 meter USB-C charge cable, both USB 3.1 and PD compatible
    • 2 meter USB-C charge cable has one USB connector and one USB-C connector, supports syncing and data transfer
    • Cable is made with copper core and non-toxic PVC insulation to provide a reliable power supply
    • The aluminum housing is available in silver, gold, and space grey to match the Retina MacBook

     

  • Kingston HyperX

    "HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Savage, its next-generation SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/s) SSD." HyperX Savage is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities. It is sold as a stand-alone SSD or with an upgrade bundle kit that includes a 2.5″ USB 3.0 enclosure, 3.5″ bracket and mounting screws, SATA data cable, hard drive cloning software, multi-bit screwdriver and a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter.See More

  •  Razer Cortex

    "As one the most trafficked online software platforms in the world, Razer Cortex is used to launch and optimize the performance of many of the world’s most popular games. While individual user data is not disclosed or published, the aggregate of total time spent playing particular games after launching them with Razer Cortex Game Launcher presents an interesting barometer of worldwide gaming habits." Data will be broken-down globally and regionally for the Americas, Asia and Europe, and it will be published monthly beginning on April 28, 2015; 8 a.m. PDT.See More

  • HyperX Launches New Savage SATA-based SSD

    • Powered by Quad-core, Eight-channel Phison S10 Controller
    • Incredible Read/Write Speeds and IOPS
    • Diamond-cut HyperX Red Case Design

     

     HyperX Launches New Savage SATA-based SSD  (Photo: Business Wire)

    HyperX ships its new Savage SATA-based SSD with incredible read and write speeds, and high IOPS.

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Savage, its next-generation SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/s) SSD. HyperX Savage is powered by the Phison S10quad-core, eight-channel controller delivering incredible read/write speeds for both compressible and incompressible data, as well as high IOPS. It replaces the highly successful HyperX 3K SSD.

  • MEDIA ALERT:

    TOP 10 TITLES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH ’15 PLAYED ON RAZER CORTEX

    TOP 10 TITLES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH ’15 PLAYED ON RAZER CORTEX (USED BY OVER 8 MILLION GAMERS WORLDWIDE) TO BE PUBLISHED

    WHAT:

    Overall gameplay time polled from 1 million gamers (out of a pool of 8 million users) using Razer Cortex, was totaled for March 2015. The top-10 games played will be published in terms of percentage of users that played this game at least once in order of most to least % of users. Data will be broken-down globally and regionally for the Americas, Asia and Europe, and it will be published monthly.

  • "Crucial is a name most of us know well. From memory to SSDs, Crucial has been a major player in the memory market for many years. Now that DDR4 is on the market, we turn to Crucial to get a look at what DDR4 has to offer."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "HyperX, a division of Kingston, had been making headlines. It began with their Predator PCIe M.2 SSD, which fetched data at more than 1400 MB/s. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the HyperX Savage SSD, designed for performance enthusiasts and replaces the HyperX 3K solid state drive. HyperX Savage utilizes a quad-core eight-channel Phison PS3110-S10 storage controller capable of 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds. The 240GB HyperX Savage SSD Upgrade Bundle Kit received for testing (SHSS3B7A/240G) will be tested against the fastest solid state drives available for the SATA interface."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "SilverStone has a long-standing reputation for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories for PC enthusiasts. With a continued focus on smaller physical size and support for small form-factor enthusiasts, SilverStone recently introduced the new SX500-LG. There are currently five power supplies in the SFX Series, ranging in output capacity from 300W to 600W. The SX500-LG is the first one to feature an extended chassis. The SX500-LG enclosure is 30mm (1.2”) longer than a standard SFX chassis, which allows using a quieter 120mm cooling fan rather than the typical 80mm fan used in most SFX power supplies."

    PC Perspective

  • "Asus' entry-level Z97 board is the Z97-P. Does the P in the model name signify that all it can hope for is a passing grade compared to its straight-As brother, the Z97-A? Read on to find out."

    The Tech Report

  • "Apple's first entrant into the smartwatch world has arrived, and with more fanfare than any of the rivals that have shipped before it. From a technology standpoint, Apple didn't reinvent the wheel, but it certainly has a way with marketing and its legion of fans cannot be ignored. The Apple Watch isn't the smartwatch that no one else could build, but it is the first to operate seamlessly with the iPhone -- a fairly big deal in a market saturated with them. Apple's rivals are watching to see how it'll fare in the world of wearables. And you... well, you're probably here to see if the Apple Watch is worth the investment."

    Hot Hardware

  • OCInside

    "There is again a new X99 motherboard OC review here at OCinside.de - now even in the micro ATX format. It is already amazing to see the features of Z97 mATX or ITX motherboards, but ASRock outdid itself once again with this ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Intel LGA2011-3 X99 micro ATX motherboard. Like the previously tested X99 Extreme4, this X99M killer will be available soon additionally with an USB 3.1 interface card. Let us evaluate the currently available version first."

    OCInside

  • Think Computers

    "Kingston now has a full line of solid state drives to offer to consumers. We have already taken a look at their HyperX Predator PCI-Express solid state drive on the high end and they have their HyperX Fury, which is more entry level. Filling in the mid-range is the HyperX Savage, which effectively replaces the HyperX 3K solid state drive. The drive is powered by the Phison PS3110-S10 quad core, eight-channel controller that is the same controller that we saw on Corsair's Neutron XT drive. The drive is also Kingston's fastest SATA-based solid state drive with sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. Will this be the solid state drive to get in 2015? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "The HyperX Savage fills the mid-range performance spot in their SSD line up. For those looking for a step up from their HyperX Fury, but who don’t want to go as far as to buy their HyperX Predator, the HyperX Savage is the SSD to look at. It is powered by a Phison S10 quad-core, eight channel controller and filled with Toshiba's A19 NAND. These components make for a great combination and place this SSD as Kingston's fastest SATA-based SSD with sequential speeds up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write!"

    The SSD Review

  • "M.2's might get all the ink lately but SATA is still here to stay for a while as a storage staple in modern PC systems. With many budget models now able to reach 500MB sequential read/writes, it might seem like there is little room for improvement but that is hardly the case. For many users, consistency and reliability is just as important, especially if reaching top speed is rare. "

    Modders-Inc

  • "Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) is not a name known to many people. A recent alliance between the two tech giants, TSST have started to expand and produce quality tech accessories. Today we review their 10,000 mAh portable charger and see if it's worth the cash."

    Kitguru

  • "It was just last year that Kingston HyperX decided to rebrand some SteelSeries headsets. Sure, they were pretty good headsets for gamers on a budget. Plus, they had that cool HyperX logo which for some enthusiasts really shows pride. The HyperX team then released the Cloud Gaming Headset, which was truly indicative of enthusiast level gamer quality. Not only do the QPAD drivers sound great, but they're superbly crafted and quite comfortable. In fact, I've been hard pressed to meet someone who has been unsatisfied by the HyperX Cloud."

    Futurelooks

  • "Mechanical hard drives have certainly served consumers well over the years. They sit in our PCs, spinning away day and night without issue. Other tech has come and gone, but still the HDD has remained although in recent years SSDs have taken a chunk of the market for those looking at performance over capacity. The key term there is performance as pretty early on in their lifespan SSDs hit the limit of SATA connectors at around 560MB/s. Since then we’ve seen PCIe used a little, new motherboards have adopted M.2 in its various form factors and then there is the tech that never was, SATA-Express. Recently Intel launched their latest SSD which aims to lead the market down a new path (NVMe) with the bonus of performance well in excess of anything we have seen from M.2 and SATA to date. This is our Intel 750 Series SSD Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Play GTA V on PC Today! Get it here - AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

    Play GTA V on PC Today! Get it here - AMD Gaming Evolved

  • G.SKILL

    G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce the world’s first DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) 2800MHz CL16-16-16 -36 1.35V memory kit based on the newest 16GB capacity DDR4 consumer-class memory modules. "These high capacity memory modules are manufactured with new 8Gb ICs produced on the latest 20nm fabrication process, which takes performance to a whole new level, by Samsung Electronics."See More

  • G.SKILL Announces the World’s Fastest DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Memory Kit at 2800MHz!

    G.SKILL Announces the World’s Fastest DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Memory Kit at 2800MHz!

    Featuring Samsung 8Gb Chips & Validated on ASUS ROG X99 Rampage V Extreme Motherboard

    Taipei, Taiwan (23 April 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce the world’s first DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) 2800MHz CL16-16-16 -36 1.35V memory kit based on the newest 16GB capacity DDR4 consumer-class memory modules. These high capacity memory modules are manufactured with new 8Gb ICs produced on the latest 20nm fabrication process, which takes performance to a whole new level, by Samsung Electronics.

  • Apacer

    Apacer invites you to participate in 2015 Computex, a series of most innovative and divers products and applications related to digital storage,mobile peripherals and smart life will be displayed, along with integrated and intelligent solutions. Visitors are welcome to visit the Apacer Booth Hall 1,J0618 (Data Storage Products Area) in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.See More

  • 2015 Computex invitation from Apacer

  • CRYORIG

    Based on the acclaimed H5 Universal, CRYORIG has extended the successful Hive Fin™ based H series line with the CRYORIG H5 Ultimate. "The H5 Ultimate features the same award winning features as the original H5 Universal, but with a larger XF140 140 mm fan and new jet-black heatsink covers. The larger XF140 increases the H5 Ultimate’s TDP from 160 to 180 Watt, putting the proprietary Hive Fin™ system to work. Together with the acclaimed MultiSeg™ mounting system, the H5 Ultimate will be the strongest single tower solution CRYORIG has up to date."See More

  • CRYORIG Releases the H5 Ultimate

    CRYORIG H5 Ultimate

    27.04.2015 Taipei, Taiwan - Based on the acclaimed H5 Universal, CRYORIG has extended the successful Hive Fin™ based H series line with the CRYORIG H5 Ultimate. The H5 Ultimate features the same award winning features as the original H5 Universal, but with a larger XF140 140 mm fan and new jet-black heatsink covers. The larger XF140 increases the H5 Ultimate’s TDP from 160 to 180 Watt, putting the proprietary Hive Fin™ system to work. Together with the acclaimed MultiSeg™ mounting system, the H5 Ultimate will be the strongest single tower solution CRYORIG has up to date.

  • X2

    From the design heart of Europe X2 is introducing a new addition to its product line: "The iconic ISOLATIC series full-tower pc enclosure is built for people that just love playing with computers. With ample room for up to 5 drives, 7 expansion slots for the installation of long graphics cards ( 370mm length VGA card ) and superior cooling through the 4x 120/140mm fan mount locations throughout this chassis. The ISOLATIC 6020 offers easy upkeep shortcuts like tool-free removal of side panels, hard drives, and graphics cards. A all-speed fan control button and generous options for peripheral connections make the front-panel a complete multimedia gateway."See More

  • Introducing the ISOLATIC Chassis by X2

    X2 ISOLATIC 6020 Full Tower PC chassis

    Maarheeze, The Netherlands, 24 April 2015. From the design heart of Europe X2 is introducing a new addition to its product line: The iconic ISOLATIC series full-tower pc enclosure is built for people that just love playing with computers. With ample room for up to 5 drives, 7 expansion slots for the installation of long graphics cards ( 370mm length VGA card ) and superior cooling through the 4x 120/140mm fan mount locations throughout this chassis. The ISOLATIC 6020 offers easy upkeep shortcuts like tool-free removal of side panels, hard drives, and graphics cards. A all-speed fan control button and generous options for peripheral connections make the front-panel a complete multimedia gateway. Constructed out of 0.5mm SPCC steel with reinforced EMI shielding the ISOLATIC 6020 chassis structure is furnished with great cable management features that facilitates neat cable routing & enhanced system airflow. Show off your hardware and neat interior through the stylish acrylic window this chassis is versatile and a great pick for your next system build, modding project or gamer system. X2 performance PC hardware – All geared up!.

  • "The ECS Z97-PK motherboard is the company's mATX solution for their Intel Z97 Express chipset-based product line. Similar to other boards in their Z97 series, the Z97-PK is simplified to include what you need for a working mATX system without compromising on component or build quality. With an MSRP of $79.99, the Z97-PK is a very approachable solution for any use, including those budget-constrained HTPC builds."

    PC Perspective

  • "As with each successive installment in the GTA franchise, Rockstar Games has increased the scope of GTA V in many ways. Grand Theft Auto V is another open world, action-adventure game that allows players to explore the city of Los Santos and the countryside of Blaine County. Not only are the locations bigger and more engrossing in GTA V, but players will switch between the games three playable leads and experience an interwoven story that, in previous installments, only focused on a single main character. But the fun doesn't stop there."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Akira749's “Xenomorph” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Since I first saw the 1979 Alien movie, I've been amazed by the creature created by H.R. Giger. In may of this year we were celebrating the 35th year of the release of the movie. So in march, I told to myself that I should push myself to do the themed build to celebrate this but I was already in the process of the Hurrikaine build so the pace of this possible build did come to almost a stop. In fact at this time I was only looking at THE case that could host this build. Then on may 12th, H.R. Giger passed away.....That striked me so hard that at this moment I knew I had to do it....not to honor the Alien franchise but to Honor the man behind the creature."

    Think Computers

  • "As you may know, GTA V was released about a year and a half ago for the last generation of consoles and re-released on next generation consoles last year. We as PC gamers have been waiting a LONG time for this game. But is it worth the wait? Does the game perform well? Is this the ultimate version of the game? all burning questions we've been asking. Well its time to answer them."

    TechnologyX

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake introduces the full range of Pacific RL (over 50mm thickness) and R Series (under 50mm thickness) radiators. Designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Series is optimized for maximum heat dispatching. "The radiators are designed without compromise, with high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc, a powerful anti-corrosion agent. An exceptional manufacturing process using high temperature brazing at 1022℉/550℃ sets Pacific Radiators in a class of their own. Integrated G1/4" threads make it easy to install, while rigid connections ensure they are leak-resistant. With an ideal mounting, fitting and flow set-up, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Series is guaranteed to go above and beyond your current cooling standards."See More

  • Thermaltake Debuts Full Range of Radiators
    The Pacific RL and R Series
    Optimized for Maximum Heat Dispatching

    Thermaltake Radiators Pacific RL and R Series.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan-April, 24th, 2015Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces the full range of Pacific RL (over 50mm thickness) and R Series (under 50mm thickness) radiators. Designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Series is optimized for maximum heat dispatching. The radiators are designed without compromise, with high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc, a powerful anti-corrosion agent. An exceptional manufacturing process using high temperature brazing at 1022℉/550℃ sets Pacific Radiators in a class of their own. Integrated G1/4" threads make it easy to install, while rigid connections ensure they are leak-resistant. With an ideal mounting, fitting and flow set-up, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Series is guaranteed to go above and beyond your current cooling standards.

  • NVIDIA GeForce

    As enthusiast's and gamers,it is most likely that whenever there is a new gaming title released, some folks prefer to be assured that their current hardware is capable of delivering the expectations and playability one might expect from a title such as Batman®: Arkham Knight and those specs were revealed today.

  • MSI News - Cubi and World's 1st AMD USB 3.1

    MSI News - Cubi and World's 1st AMD USB 3.1 Mini PC Kit.

  • Razer

    Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, announces the availability for pre-order of Razer Forge TV, the critically-acclaimed Android TV micro-console, and Razer Serval, the accompanying Bluetooth game controller." Razer Forge TV won eight awards in January at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, including two coveted “Best of CES” awards." Razer Forge TV ($99.99) and Razer Serval (bundled with Forge TV, $149.99; $79.99, separately) are available now online at RazerStore and Amazon. Both products will begin shipping within two weeks for North America.See More

  • “BEST OF CES” RAZER FORGE TV NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

    Razer Forge TV and Serval Now Available for Pre-Order

    Razer’s award-winning Android TV micro-console available for pre-order, $99.99; Razer Serval Android controller bundle, $149.99; shipping within two weeks

    April 23, 2015 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the availability for pre-order of Razer Forge TV, the critically-acclaimed Android TV micro-console, and Razer Serval, the accompanying Bluetooth game controller. Razer Forge TV won eight awards in January at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, including two coveted “Best of CES” awards.

  • SHARKOON

    Sharkoon announces the illuminated SHARK ZONE H40 Gaming Stereo Headset that is specifically designed to meet the demands of gamers. "The yellow LED illumination of the SHARK ZONE logos on the outside of both ear cups underlines the trendy design of the series. It persuades with its padded, adjustable headband; lightweight design of only around 350 grams and generous, soft earpieces: The H40 provides excellent comfort during wear, especially during long gaming sessions."See More

  • Professional Headset for Gamers - MSRP 44.90 Euros

    SHARK ZONE H40 Gaming Stereo Headset is specifically designed to meet the demands of gamers.

    SHARK ZONE H40 Gaming Stereo Headset | LED Illumination | 50 mm premium speakers | High wear comfort | MSRP 44.90 Euros

    The illuminated SHARK ZONE H40 Gaming Stereo Headset is specifically designed to meet the demands of gamers. The yellow LED illumination of the SHARK ZONE logos on the outside of both ear cups underlines the trendy design of the series. It persuades with its padded, adjustable headband; lightweight design of only around 350 grams and generous, soft earpieces: The H40 provides excellent comfort during wear, especially during long gaming sessions. Thanks to the metal reinforcing headband it is very sturdy and can withstand high stress.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Fractal Design Core 2500 is in the sub-100 dollar category, which has some really heated competition at the moment. Computer cases are becoming less expensive, while adding more features. I'm going to put the Fractal Design Core 2500 through it's paces in this article for Benchmark Reviews, and see how it stacks up to the competition."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Nox Xtreme lanbx aims to combine portability with the ability to pack potent hardware. The result is a small system you can easily take with you. The lanbx looks bulky and quite menacing, like those nuclear launch-suite cases in modern action movies, and we give it a go to see whether it is more than just a movie prop."

    techPowerUp

  • "A few weeks ago we reviewed an item which completely exceeded our expectations. The Sound Blaster E5 was an external sound card which could be used on PC, Console or smartphone… Bluetooth, NFC, headphone amp, dual outputs it had all that and more… including the ability to charge a smartphone from the internal battery if needed. For those who are a little more tied to the desk, and need something even higher spec Creative offer the X7. Today in our Sound Blaster X7 review we find out if it manages to match or surpass the experience we had with the E5."

    Hardware Heaven

  • NikkTech

    "It's no secret that there are several storage choices out there for use with a desktop PC (or even a laptop) from the all-time classic regular mechanical drives up to the new solid state hybrid drives (HDD+SSD combo) and solid state drives. Things however become quite more complicated when looking for a NAS (Network Attached Storage) oriented model since there are many things one has to pay attention at aside performance and reliability such as power consumption, temperatures and even noise levels. Of course that's also why all the players in the market have launched their very own "solutions" for NAS users but much like everything else in the PC industry not all are created equal. With us today we have what is perhaps the most promising mechanical hard drive in the market today developed primarily for use with NAS servers, the Enterprise NAS HDD 6TB by Seagate."

    NikkTech

  • "If you are looking for a professional looking convertible with the latest available low power consumption Intel Core M processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and comes with a fully-fledged Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, then look no further, your answer is here!"

    Madshrimps

  • "NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture has already torn up the gaming world thanks to cards like the GeForce GTX Titan X and the GeForce GTX 980. NVIDIA recently took time to bring that same Maxwell goodness over the workstation market as well and the result is the new Quadro M6000, NVIDIA's new highest-end workstation platform. Like the Titan X, the M6000 is based on the full-fat version of the Maxwell GPU, the G200. Also, like the GeForce GTX Titan X, the Quadro M6000 has 12GB of GDDR5, 3072 GPU cores, 192 texture units (TMUs), and 96 render outputs (ROPs). Sometimes, however, paper specs don't really tell the whole story. Just as Maxwell delivered substantially better gaming performance than Kepler, NVIDIA has said that the M6000 will beat out the previous generation Quadro K6000 in a significant way in pro workstation applications as well as GPGPU or rendering and encoding applications that can be GPU-accelerated. Will those claims prove true?"

    Hot Hardware

  • "Enermax joins the ranks of the fanless computer power supply builders. These are of course a must-have for those enthusiasts looking for a zero noise profile computer build. Many times these sorts of builds of course suffer from very hot environments, so fanless PSUs are a perfect fit for our testing criteria."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "The OPPO R5 was, until very recently, the slimmest smartphone in the world. Measuring just 4.85mm thick it makes the iPhone 6 look chunky by comparison. That said, does the R5 sacrifice performance and usability for its sleek style? Today we see if the smartphone priced at under £315 is worth a look."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "When you think of a gaming keyboard do the ultra high-end expensive keyboards come to mind? Many people think that gaming keyboards are simply too expensive and not worth it. Well what if I was to tell you we are reviewing a gaming keyboard today that has a MSRP of only $29.99! Tt eSPORTS has sent us over their Challenger Prime gaming keyboard that features a membrane design, full illumination, six dedicated macro keys and much more. Let's get to gaming on the Challenger Prime and see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICKY CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLACK. Chances are this series of clicks and clacks have become nothing more than a zoned out part of your life. No, I do not mean the noises coming from under the hood of your car, which yes, you should get checked. I am referring to the the new standard among PC enthusiasts which is the mechanical keyboard. The new great debate when it comes to the mechanical keyboard is what colored switches do you use: Reds? Browns? Blues? Each one has its purpose and since gaining popularity in the past few years, it seems that the days of the membrane keyboard are a figment of the past. Or are they?"

    Modders-Inc

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, launches its PV120 Power Bank. "Featuring a leather-textured exterior with smooth metallic side-striping, a bright LED power level indicator shows how much power remains for more charging. The ultra-slim PV120 Power Bank comes with metallic-trimmed siding in black, white, or blue and packs a sizable 5100mAh capacity for discerning users who need to charge up to two mobile devices at once." The PV120 Power Bank will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com.with an MSRP: $19.99. See More

  • ADATA Launches PV120 Power Bank with Opulent Leather-Like Exterior

    ADATA Launches PV120 Power Bank with Opulent Leather-Like Exterior
    An Elegant Companion to Charge up Your Mobile Life!

    Taipei, Taiwan – April 23, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches its PV120 Power Bank. Featuring a leather-textured exterior with smooth metallic side-striping, a bright LED power level indicator shows how much power remains for more charging. The ultra-slim PV120 Power Bank comes with metallic-trimmed siding in black, white, or blue and packs a sizable 5100mAh capacity for discerning users who need to charge up to two mobile devices at once.

  •  EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to introduce two new kits of EK-KIT D series performance orientated liquid cooling starter kits. EK Water Blocks has prepared two different models: EK-KIT D240 (In Win D-Frame Mini drop-in) and EK-KIT D360-X2 (CaseLabs Mercury SM8 drop-in). "These new D-series EK-KITs are designed as a perfect drop-in for either CaseLabs Mercury S8 (EK-KIT D360-X2) and In Win D-Frame Mini chassis (EK-KIT D240) as they includes all the necassery components, required to build high-performance liquid cooling system."See More

  • EK introduces D series drop-in liquid cooling kits

    EK introduces D series drop-in liquid cooling kits

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to introduce two new kits of EK-KIT D series performance orientated liquid cooling starter kits. EK Water Blocks has prepared two different models: EK-KIT D240 (In Win D-Frame Mini drop-in) and EK-KIT D360-X2 (CaseLabs Mercury SM8 drop-in).

  • MAINGEAR

    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations, unveils a selection of DIY desktop cases designed to fuel creativity and take personalization to the next level."MAINGEAR's DIY cases give PC enthusiasts the ability to customize color combinations through MAINGEAR's palette or by providing their own automotive color codes, laser-etch and engrave logos or customized designs, and choose from racecar glossy or matte finishes."See More

  • MAINGEAR Pushes Customization Boundaries with New DIY Desktop Cases

    MAINGEAR Pushes Customization Boundaries with New DIY Desktop Cases

    Selection of desktop cases now available with custom automotive finishes, personalized colors combinations, laser-etched logos and more

    Kenilworth, New Jersey – April 22, 2015 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations, unveils a selection of DIY desktop cases designed to fuel creativity and take personalization to the next level.

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for EVGA® GeForce® GTX 980 Classified K|NGP|N Edition graphics cards - the EK-FC980 GTX Classy KPE. "EK-FC980 GTX Classy KPE - with Classy KPE standing as Classified K|NGP|N Edition abbrevation - is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, designed for EVGA® non-reference Classified K|NGP|N Edition GeForce® GTX 980 graphics cards. The cooler actively cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks."See More

  • EK releases EVGA® K|NGP|N Edition GeForce® GTX 980 blocks

    EK releases EVGA® K|NGP|N Edition GeForce® GTX 980 blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for EVGA® GeForce® GTX 980 Classified K|NGP|N Edition graphics cards - the EK-FC980 GTX Classy KPE.

  • "When I first was handed the Intel Compute Stick product at CES back in January, my mind began to race with a lot of questions. The first set were centered around the capabilities of the device itself: where could it be used, how much performance could Intel pack into it and just how many users would be interested in a product like this? Another set of questions was much more philosophical in nature: why was Intel going in this direction, does this mean an end for the emphasis on high performance componentry from Intel and who comes up with these darned part numbers?"

    PC Perspective

  • "We first got an official look at the Intel Compute Stick earlier this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In one of those But wait! There's more! kind of moments common at trade shows, one of the good folks at Intel that was previously showing off a few upcoming NUC systems pulled a tiny device from his shirt pocket and revealed the diminutive Compute Stick. If you're unfamiliar with the Intel Compute Stick, it's essentially a fully-functional, low-power, Atom-based system with memory, storage, and an OS--crammed into a form factor not much bigger than a large flash drive. Though Intel has had their hand in similar devices like the MeeGoPad in the past, the Compute Stick we'll be showing you here is an actual Intel-branded and marketed product that will be sold by the company in the U.S. and many other countries around the globe, similar to its NUC line of small form factor systems."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Despite being the size of a small candy bar, Intel's Compute Stick is an honest-to-goodness PC with a quad-core Bay Trail processor, expandable flash storage, USB connectivity, and built-in networking. The Windows 8.1 version is priced at only $150, and we've tested one to see what's what."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "Today we are reviewing a product from a new company to us here at ThinkComputers and a new company to many of you reading this I'm sure. CRYORIG was only founded in 2013 so they are quite new to the PC Enthusiast market and being so new they do have some very stiff competition when it comes to CPU Coolers. Today we are taking a look at their flagship air CPU Cooler, the R1 Ultimate. CRYORIG is touting this cooler as the most sophisticated dual tower to date and I do have to say it does have some things that I've never seen on a tower cooler before. This cooler is also one of the largest CPU coolers we have taken a look at this year, has dual 140mm fans, seven thick heatpipes, and a very sleek look. Let's see what this cooler can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Have you ever wanted a way to learn the guitar that was easier than traditional methods? Or have you ever wanted a way to input some of your riffs into Garageband? That's where Zivix has come up with a nifty gadget called the Jamstik Guitar controller."

    TechnologyX

  • OCInside

    "Crucial is a subsidiary of Micron Technology and presents one successful SSD after another since the first SSD. According to our reviews of the current MX200 with 500 GB and 1 TB capacity, we are testing now the less expensive BX100 SSD with 500 GB capacity. In this review, the Crucial CT500BX100SSD1 will compete against the predecessors C300, m4, M500, M550 and MX100 and some more current SSDs. The price is excellent, but what is about the SSD durability and performance ?"

    OCInside

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, launches the Core X9 Snow Edition E-ATX cube case, a continuation of Thermaltake’s tradition of innovative design and edgy technology, particularly for liquid-cooling system cases. "Featuring a cube design, the series offers endless stackable ability and expandability for enthusiasts to create massive liquid cooling systems for a single system, file server or even dual systems. Users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation with interchangeable window and I/O panel design."See More

  • Cool Is What We Do

    New Thermaltake Core X9 Snow Edition

    Endless Stackable and Expandable Cooling

    The New Thermaltake Core X9 Snow Edition Endless Stackable and Expandable Cooling

    Taipei, Taiwan-April, 22nd 2015Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, launches the Core X9 Snow Edition E-ATX cube case, a continuation of Thermaltake’s tradition of innovative design and edgy technology, particularly for liquid-cooling system cases. Featuring a cube design, the series offers endless stackable ability and expandability for enthusiasts to create massive liquid cooling systems for a single system, file server or even dual systems. Users can customize the chassis for the best viewing presentation with interchangeable window and I/O panel design. Delivering outstanding cooling performance with compatibility for extensive DIY/AIO LCS and overclocking components, the Core X Series further enhances the reputation Thermaltake enjoyed for its earlier air cooling units.

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is strongly committed towards the development and support of eSports. This is expressed in, among other actions, sponsorships of professional gaming teams, who also participate in COUGAR's product development with direct input and feedback. "INTZ an elite Brazilian team sponsored by COUGAR since earlier this year, has managed to achieve an impressive victory in the CBLoL 2015 championship. The finals were decided at the best of five, but INTZ managed to secure a fast victory over strong rivals Keyd Stars by winning the first three games."See More

  • COUGAR Sponsored Team INTZ Emerges Victorious as LoL Champion in Brazil

    COUGAR Sponsored Team INTZ Emerges Victorious as LoL Champion in Brazil

    22nd April, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan - COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is strongly committed towards the development and support of eSports. This is expressed in, among other actions, sponsorships of professional gaming teams, who also participate in COUGAR's product development with direct input and feedback. This helps COUGAR in the process of creating the best available gaming peripherals on the market.

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce that five of its cutting-edge products were awarded the "2015 Taiwan Excellence Award." The award-winning products include: the DrivePro 200 Car Video Recorder, the JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits, the JetDrive Lite Storage Expansion Cards, the JetFlash 380 USB OTG Flash Drive, and the JetFlash 710 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash Drive.See More

  • Transcend's Car Video Recorder and Apple Solutions Win Taiwan Excellence Award 2015

    Transcend's Car Video Recorder and Apple Solutions Win Taiwan Excellence Award 2015.

    April 22, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce that five of its cutting-edge products were awarded the "2015 Taiwan Excellence Award." The award-winning products include: the DrivePro 200 Car Video Recorder, the JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits, the JetDrive Lite Storage Expansion Cards, the JetFlash 380 USB OTG Flash Drive, and the JetFlash 710 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash Drive.

  • NVIDIA GRID

    Strider, the action/platformer series revival, is now available to play on SHIELD. And GRID is expanding with a new datacenter in California that reduces latency for SHIELD owners in the Southwestern United States.

  • ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN PC has announced their partnership with the immensely popular Twitch Streamer, Towelliee, to live stream his own custom ORIGIN MILLENNIUM Desktop live for the very first time on their Twitch.TV channel starting on April 24th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM eastern. "ORIGIN PC and Towelliee will also be chatting with fans live during the stream for anyone who may have questions regarding the PC build. If you ever wondered how ORIGIN PC builds their award-winning custom high-performance desktops, now’s your chance to experience it live for the very first time!"See More

  • The World’s First Live Stream Build of a Desktop from ORIGIN PC

    ORIGIN MILLENNIUM Desktop

    Follow ORIGIN PC on Twitch.TV and Tune in on April 24th from 12pm - 3pm EST

    Miami, FL – April 21, 2015, 9:00 A.M. EST - ORIGIN PC has announced their partnership with the immensely popular Twitch Streamer, Towelliee, to live stream his own custom ORIGIN MILLENNIUM Desktop live for the very first time on their Twitch.TV channel starting on April 24th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM eastern. ORIGIN PC and Towelliee will also be chatting with fans live during the stream for anyone who may have questions regarding the PC build. If you ever wondered how ORIGIN PC builds their award-winning custom high-performance desktops, now’s your chance to experience it live for the very first time!

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Corsair’s new H100i GTX all-in-one water cooling system is the latest evolution of the H100 series of dual 120 mm cooling systems. This version adds Corsair link capability, improved cold plate and pump performance for better thermal efficiency and throws in a cosmetic update as well. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes the new Corsair H100i GTX out for a test drive and compares its performance against a few other popular all-in-one cooling solutions."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Fractal Design Define S sports the same build quality and look as the Define family of enclosures, which we have come to love, but bears one very big difference: It is geared toward those building a custom liquid-cooling loop. With dedicated mounting possibilities for radiators, pump, and reservoir, the Define S shines where most other mid-tower cases fail by offering more than just a mounting possibility for pre-assembled liquid-cooling solutions."

    techPowerUp

  • "Razer are not afraid to dabble in new areas and have been known to look to the expertise of others when designing a new product. The Razer Mako for example were based on a THX design, not a bad place to start! Now with their latest addition they look to Blue and their Yeti mics. This is our Razer Seiren Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "PCI-Express storage is nothing new, we have seen many different PCI-Express storage options over the past few years. The biggest advantage of using PCI-Express storage is that you overcome the typical 6.0Gb/s theoretical bandwidth limit of SATA-based solid state drives. If you have been following the storage industry you know that solid state drives have been bottlenecked by the SATA interface for years now. Well Kingston is presenting their first ever PCI-Express solid state drive. Part of their high-end HyperX brand the HyperX Predator boasts sequential read and write speeds of 1400 MB/s and 1000 MB/s respectively. That is some serious speed! While many PCI-Express storage devices we have reviewed in the past have featured a custom PCB with the drive on it Kingston has gone the M.2 route. So you can either buy the single M.2 device to use on an M.2 slot or you can buy it pre-installed in a PCI-Express adapter. We received the version with the adapter, let's jump in!"

    Think Computers

  • "We have tried multiple titles (Heroes of the Storm, Dying Light, Dirty Bomb, CounterStrike Global Offensive) with the Sabre Optical RGB and we were pretty impressed with the overall comfort, which was matched by precision thanks to the latest Avago ADNS S3988 6400DPI sensor. The mouse was designed only to be used by right-handers and on the laterals we have an arched design for obtaining a good grip."

    Madshrimps

  • "We have all heard the saying “good things come in small packages”. Sometimes this is true while other times it is not even close. With the move to smaller is better in the world of computers, there are times when you have to give something up to gain the small form factor. It might limit you to the type of hardware you can use, or the style and even overall usability. In Win had a winning design with the D-Frame case; a tubular made case that was so different than anything else out on the market when it was introduced. What would happen if they made it more compact and easy to take to a LAN party? Thus the In Win D-Frame Mini was created."

    Modders-Inc

  • SP / Silicon Power

    SP / Silicon Power announces the “We Love SP Review Campaign” that runs from March to July 31st, 2015, and is open worldwide. During this period, SP/Silicon Power invites you to participate and share your comments or thoughts on any SP product you owned in a written or a video review, whether it is its design, functionality or other distinctive features. "Just share what you like about your SP products; chances are you may be the winner of an iPad Air or other great prizes!"See More

  • We Love SP! Review to Win an iPad Air!

     We Love SP! Review to Win an iPad Air!

    Taipei, Taiwan – April 21st, 2015 – Would you like to tell us how you upgraded your notebook by replacing the hard drive to a SP Slim Series SSD? Or would you like to share your ultimate experience with our extra rugged Armor Series hard drives? Just share what you like about your SP products; chances are you may be the winner of an iPad Air or other great prizes!

  • Patriot

    Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash, SSDs and mobile accessories, announces the launch of its new M.2 Ignite solid-state drive (SSD). Its compact form factor is optimal for use in portable devices such as ultrabooks, notebooks and ultra-compact PC’s providing impeccable start up times, instant access to data and installed programs. " It provides the ultimate upgrade solution for those with mobile computing devices looking to increase storage capacities."See More

  • Patriot Announces Ignite Series M2 SATA Solid-State Drive

    Patriot Announces Ignite Series M2 SATA Solid-State Drive

    Ignite the performance of your Notebook or Ultra Compact PC with the new Patriot M2 Ignite SSD

    FREMONT, CALIF., USA – April 20, 2015 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash, SSDs and mobile accessories, today announced the launch of its new M.2 Ignite solid-state drive (SSD). Its compact form factor is optimal for use in portable devices such as ultrabooks, notebooks and ultra-compact PC’s providing impeccable start up times, instant access to data and installed programs.

  • GIGABYT

    GIGABYTE announces another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE, to be hosted this May on HWBOT.org. "This new challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!"See More

  • GIGABYTE Hosts X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE on HWBOT.org

    GIGABYTE Hosts X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE on HWBOT.org

    Tweak your GIGABYTE X99 Systems for Big Cash Prizes

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 20th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE, to be hosted this May on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!

  • Sharkoon

    Sharkoon expands its range of computer power supply units under the SilentStorm SFX brand and presents two new SFX power supply unit series with "80 PLUS Gold" and "80 PLUS Bronze" certification. "They offer the highest efficiency in a compact design for powerful computers such as multimedia or mini-PCs. With the included ATX mounting frame, the power supplies can be used in standard ATX cases." Both of the new SilentStorm SFX power supplies include a three year warranty and are available with a MSRP starting at 49.99 euros at authorized retailers.See More

  • New: SFX Power Supply Units with Gold and Bronze Certification

    Sharkoon New: SFX Power Supply Units with Gold and Bronze Certification

    Compact SFX power supply units for multimedia and mini-PCs | Available with "80 PLUS Gold" or "80 PLUS Bronze" certification | Effective and quiet cooling | ATX compatible | Three year guarantee | MSRP from 49.99 euros

    Sharkoon expands its range of computer power supply units under the SilentStorm SFX brand and presents two new SFX power supply unit series with "80 PLUS Gold" and "80 PLUS Bronze" certification. They offer the highest efficiency in a compact design for powerful computers such as multimedia or mini-PCs. With the included ATX mounting frame, the power supplies can be used in standard ATX cases.

  • "QNAP has for the first time used an AMD CPU with one of their NAS offerings. The new series is codenamed TVS-x63, and today, we will evaluate the TVS-463, which, as its model number implies, can take up to four HDDs. It is also 10GbE ready through an optional expansion card."

    techPowerUp

  • "The ASUS X205 offers the full Windows 8.1 notebook experience for the cost of a Chromebook, and the design offers a surprising amount of polish for the price. Is this $199 Atom-powered notebook a viable solution as a daily driver? We're about to find out."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "When the Wireless N (802.11n) compatible routers first came out in the market slightly over 5 years ago things were quite simple since the majority of manufacturers didn't focus in the development of many such models (with a maximum speed of 600Mbps that didn't come as a surprise really). Some models using two Wireless-N concurrent signals that topped up to 750Mbps did make their appearance but their number weren't enough to draw much attention. Well all that changed with the appearance of the much faster Wireless AC (802.11ac) standard just over a year ago simply because since then we've witnessed the appearance of not one but several different models with support for different total speeds. So although the very first models supported up to 750Mbps (433+300Mbps) the ones that followed supported (and still do) up to a total of 1200/1300/1600/1750/1900/AC2350/2400/AC3200Mbps via two concurrent signals (chances are we will see even more). Today's review is about one such product so with us today we have one of the latest AC1900 compatible router models to hit the market, the TEW-818DRU by TRENDnet."

    NikkTech

  • "Grand Theft Auto V has finally been released on the PC. In this preview we will look at some video card comparisons in performance, maximize graphics settings at 1440p and 4K. We will briefly test AMD CHS Shadow and NVIDIA PCSS shadow and talk about them. We will even see if SLI and CrossFire work."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "In the simplest terms, an Aegis is a shield of protection to the heart of the warrior that wears this protective armor. This is a very fitting picture of the theme of this case from BitFenix. The BitFenix brand made mini computing a cool and universal way of life for many builder’s taking advantage of the newer smaller and magnificent new M-ITX and Micro ATX computers that have the same relative power of its bigger ATX counterparts with the BitFenix Prodigy Line of machines. In a way they invented the way to put together full custom looped water cooled Monster and stuffed it nicely into a small chassis that not only worked great but looked even better. So many flavors and mods have been commercially developed for that little chassis that could and now the people at BitFenix are at it again with the BitFenix Aegis Micro-ATX computer case."

    Think Computers

  • "Today we are taking a look at the PUC from Zivix, the latest means for wirelessly connecting your MIDI device to pretty much any iOS device!"

    TechnologyX

  • "The BenQ BL3201PT is a 32-inch monitor aimed at artists and graphic designers, with a 3,840 x 2,160 16:9 UHD native resolution, also known as 4K2K. It has a total of five display inputs, with DVI, two HDMI, a full-sized DisplayPort connector and a Mini DisplayPort connector, along with five USB 3 ports. Offering 100% sRGB coverage, 10-bit colour depth, 178 degree viewing angles and 60hz 4K operation via DisplayPort 1.2, on paper it has all the necessary credentials to be a good choice for people demanding strong colour accuracy."

    Kitguru

  • "Full-tower cases are sought after for the extra room they provide for system building but if size is the only thing they offer then things would get boring fast. With the market as competitive as it is, case manufacturers have begun looking into offering more than space and design cases that appeal to a lifestyle rather than be an all-in-one generic solution. In the case of the Thormax GT, Enermax has positioned the chassis as a gaming solution befitting high-end component housing demands."

    Modders-Inc

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake presents the biggest international modding event of the year, the “2015 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational”, taking place in the Tt Community on April 15th and featuring seven of the world’s top case modders from USA, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Thailand, and Australia. "Contestants will use various Thermaltake liquid cooling components to transform the Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis into a brand new creation! From April 26th until May 15th, everyone is welcome to vote for their favorite modders and have the opportunity to win incredible prizes from Thermaltake and our sponsors."See More

  • Battle for the Best
    Seven World Top Casemodders Go Head to Head at the
    “2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational”

    2015 Thermatake Casemod Invitational.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan-April 20th , 2015Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, presents the biggest international modding event of the year, the “2015 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational”, taking place in the Tt Community (http://community.thermaltake.com/) on April 15th and featuring seven of the world’s top case modders from USA, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Thailand, and Australia. Contestants will use various Thermaltake liquid cooling components to transform the Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX Cube Chassis into a brand new creation! From April 26th until May 15th, everyone is welcome to vote for their favorite modders and have the opportunity to win incredible prizes from Thermaltake and our sponsors. Thermaltake is proud to present this exciting casemod invitational event for the first time; more details about the event can be found at: http://casemod2015.thermaltake.com/

  • Fractal Design

    Fractal Design announces the Design Define S that lends the appearance, sound dampening technology, and support for a wide variety of components from the widely popular Define Series, while introducing a new, innovative internal layout. The Define S case is packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction. "The Define S case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, multiple ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans."See More

  • BIOSTAR

    The newest motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready to work hard, play hard and fit in. "The Hi-Fi B85S1 supports Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package and is value designed in a Micro ATX form factor with 2 channel DDR3 slots for 16GB, enough to handle any modern computing requirements and be usable in small or tight spaces."See More

  • Endless possibilities...Introducing the Define S!

    Fractal Design Define S

    A new segment within the Define family is born and it’s all about flexibility, silence, cooling and beyond.

    The Fractal Design Define S lends the appearance, sound dampening technology, and support for a wide variety of components from the widely popular Define Series, while introducing a new, innovative internal layout. The Define S case is packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.

  • BIOSTAR brings out the Small but Powerful
    Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard

     BIOSTAR announces Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard

    April 20th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – The newest motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready to work hard, play hard and fit in. The Hi-Fi B85S1 supports Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package and is value designed in a Micro ATX form factor with 2 channel DDR3 slots for 16GB, enough to handle any modern computing requirements and be usable in small or tight spaces.

  • Mushkin

    "Mushkin announces it's "TAKE CONTROL!" Campaign along side Ubisoft's popular title Ghost Recon Phantoms. Scheduled for a May 1st launch mushkin also plans to announce a new mystery addition to their products line up."See More

  • Mushkin Announces New Upcoming TAKE CONTROL Campaign with UBISOFT's Ghost recon Phantoms

    DON’T LET THE ENEMY TAKE CONTROL!

    Mushkin Announces New Upcoming TAKE CONTROL Campaign with UBISOFT's Ghost recon Phantoms

    Austin, TX -- Apr 16, 2015 -- Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announced it's "TAKE CONTROL!" Campaign along side Ubisoft's popular title Ghost Recon Phantoms. Scheduled for a May 1st launch Mushkin also plans to announce a new mystery addition to their products line up.

  • EVGA

    Spring is in the air, and to celebrate EVGA is throwing in a FREE backplate for the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC (04G-P4-3975-KR) and EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC (04G-P4-2974-KR) graphics cards at participating ETAIL/RETAIL for a limited time! When purchased at participating locations, the backplate will automatically be included with the purchase, all you need to do is a simple installation. (Instructions included). "A backplate acts like a backbone on your card, boosting rigidity by providing extra support to the PCB, protecting critical components, reduces GPU temperatures, and most of all, looks great! Offer ends April 30th."See More

  • Spring forward with a free EVGA Backplate!

    Buy Select EVGA GeForce GTX 970 - Get Free Backplate!

    April 16th, 2015 - Spring is in the air, and to celebrate EVGA is throwing in a FREE backplate for the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC (04G-P4-3975-KR) and EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC (04G-P4-2974-KR) graphics cards at participating ETAIL/RETAIL for a limited time! When purchased at participating locations, the backplate will automatically be included with the purchase, all you need to do is a simple installation. (Instructions included). A backplate acts like a backbone on your card, boosting rigidity by providing extra support to the PCB, protecting critical components, reduces GPU temperatures, and most of all, looks great! Offer ends April 30th.

  • Cooltek

    Cooltek adds the GT-05 PC chassis to their successful "Gaming Tower“ series with a compact mini-tower featuring an exceptional design."Versatile features, such as the incredibly simple hardware installation, an integrated card reader or the ability to customize the color scheme of the case, distinguish the case. The case is divided horizontally into two distinct thermal zones. The upper zone offers space for the motherboard with CPU, cooler and VGA card, as well as the optical drives and a 2.5 inch HDD/SSD. In the lower zone the PSU and two 3.5 inch drives can be mounted."See More

  • Presenting the GT-05 Mini-Tower

    Cooltek Presents the GT-05 Mini-Tower

    With the GT-05we expand our successful "Gaming Tower“ series with a compact mini-tower with an exceptional design. Versatile features, such as the incredibly simple hardware installation, an integrated card reader or the ability to customize the color scheme of the case, distinguish the case. The GT-05 fulfills our requirements to offer exceptional functionality, a stylish design and outstanding quality at an attractive price.

  • "Intel's new 750 Series SSD is a technology marvel. It is built on an 18-channel controller, using a PCI-Express x4 3.0 interface with the NVMe protocol. This provides transfer rates of well over 1 GB/s, which clearly impresses. With a price of $1 per GB the drive is also not prohibitively expensive."

    techPowerUp

  • "There's been a lot of recent talk about the Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD. It was supposed to launch as an NVMe product, but ended up coming out in AHCI form. We can only assume that Samsung chose to hold back on their NVMe-capable iteration because many devices are unable to boot fron an NVMe SSD. Sitting back for a few months was a wise choice in this case, as an NVMe-only version would limit the OEM products that could equip it. That new variant did finally end up launching, and we have rounded it and the other Samsung M.2 PCIe SSDs up for some much awaited testing."

    PC Perspective

  • "Solid State Drives continue to be one of the more sought after (and effective) upgrades for both desktop and mobile systems. But as drives have matured, and newer generations have been released, the bandwidth limitations of the legacy SATA interface have become increasingly more apparent. Even relatively affordable, mainstream solid state drives are bumping into the SATA bandwidth limit right alongside more expensive flagship drives, which makes it difficult to differentiate between them based on performance alone. The answer to eliminating the bandwidth limitations of the SATA interface is PCI Express. The latest high-end solid state drives connect to a system using the PCI Express interface, which can offer up much more bandwidth than SATA in the right configuration GB/s versus MB/s. One of the first true PCI Express solid state drives to arrive is the Kingston HyperX Predator we'll be showing you here today."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "Eluktronics isn't a name brand you think of when you start looking for a new SSD. Up until just recently we didn't even hear about this company, let alone know they offered some very price competitive SSDs. Well, it turns out, this USA based company has been in business since 2011 as an authorized reseller of performance laptops with SSD and RAM upgrades ever since. In Q2 of 2014 they decided to step into the SSD market and produce their own SSDs. Most of their flash comes from Asia, but their products are built and assembled in the USA."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have gabrielbolea's The RecoilMachine build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Having been inspired by a few other wall mounted PCs, I decided to build my own. I used my existing hardware, but separated each component out and mounted them on a Perspex/Plexiglass plate. Each plate is backlit with LED's and mounted on a piece of framed and vinyl-clad hardboard. 2 months, around 20 individual shipments of components from three different continents, and countless hours of hard work later, 'The RecoilMachine' is ready and hanging on my wall.""

    Think Computers

  • TechnologyX

    "After nearly 1.5 years since its original console debut, and several delays, Grand Theft Auto V has finally made it to the most glorious platform of all: the PC. This highly anticipated release has many PC gamers excited to get it running on their systems, some even upgrading or building entirely new machines for the task. In this report, we’ll be testing the game at a variety of graphical settings on our standard test bench in order to determine how well the game is actually optimized to run on PC."

    TechnologyX

  • "SilverStone supplies its Precision PS11B case in two forms. This Q-suffix version is Quiet while the W has a Window. There are other differences as the Q has a solid front panel with vents at the sides and a fair amount of foam material to deaden sound inside while the W has an open mesh front panel, an LED fan and a housing in the top of the case that can accommodate a fan."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "With the "arrival" of Raspberry Pi based systems many people are wondering if it's worth turning towards NAS servers for their needs and although i do have to admit that prices for Raspberry Pi products are extremely appealing my personal opinion is that NAS servers are still way ahead primarily due to their straight out of the box functionality and in many cases nowadays a lot better hardware specifications. Once again it all always comes down to what your needs are and how much you're willing to spend in order to cover them so although obviously the really good NAS models cost quite a bit there are many excellent choices out there priced just right with plenty of features and good performance levels (there's always something available for every need). Well according to our good friends from Thecus their latest N4310 is amongst those models and today we will be taking a very thorough look."

    NikkTech

  • Razer

    Razer announces that the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma keyboard is now available for purchase, replete with 16.8 million customizable color options, a detachable USB cable and all the essential keys, minus the ten keys, in a sleek, compact, form factor. "The Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma offers high-performance gaming features with ultimate portability. Users can define their own key zones, customize lighting effects and add multiple effects layers on each zone for a personalized lighting display using Razer Synapse."See More

  • Philips

    "EPI announces the availability of the 24" Philips Soft Blue display (247E6BDAD) which uses Anti-blue light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. With people spending more time than ever interacting with digital devices, continuous blue light exposure through extended screen time poses a potential risk of long-term damage to eyesight. The Philips SoftBlue monitor is now available on Amazon.com for $170."See More

  • Amped Wireless

    "Most homes have numerous laptops and mobile devices that connect to the in-home Wi-Fi network on a daily basis, often at the same time. Power struggles ensue as one mobile device attempts to stream video, another music, while yet another downloads a game and checks email, all in different rooms." Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, today announced the availability of the first of its kind, high power, ultra-fast AC1200, plug-in Wi-Fi range extender. "See More

  • Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard Now Available for Purchase

    Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard Now Available for Purchase

    WHAT:

    The BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma keyboard is available for purchase, replete with 16.8 million customizable color options, a detachable USB cable and all the essential keys, minus the ten keys, in a sleek, compact, form factor.

     

  • Wellness and Eye Care Take Center Stage with the 24 Philips SoftBlue Monitor

    24 Philips Soft Blue display (247E6BDAD)

    Anti-blue light technology eliminates emissions of harmful blue-light to reduce the impact on eyes without sacrificing color quality

    Fremont, California – April 16, 2015 – Today EPIannounces the availability of the 24" Philips Soft Blue display (247E6BDAD) which uses Anti-blue light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. With people spending more time than ever interacting with digital devices, continuous blue light exposure through extended screen time poses a potential risk of long-term damage to eyesight. The Philips SoftBlue monitor is now available on Amazon.com for $170.

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    Amped Wireless Begins Shipping Plug-In Wi-Fi Extender that Provides Ultra-Fast AC1200 Wi-Fi Speeds and up to 10,000 sq ft of Coverage

    Now shipping the First Ever, High Power AC1200 Plug-In Wi-Fi Range Extender

    Now shipping the First Ever, High Power AC1200 Plug-In Wi-Fi Range Extender

    April, 16th, Chino Hills, CA –Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, today announced the availability of the first of its kind, high power, ultra-fast AC1200, plug-in Wi-Fi range extender. The REC22A is easy to install, simply plug it into any wall outlet, and after a few minutes of set up it will boost Wi-Fi coverage by up to 10,000 sq ft, eliminate dead spots and improve Wi-Fi connections with ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds never before available from a plug-in Wi-Fi range extender.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The recent rash of burglaries concerned me, as my new home shared the same basic deadbolt as everyone else. I check with neighbors, and a popular choice with contractors was the Kwikset SmartCode 916 Z‑Wave Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt, which auto-locks after thirty seconds and can wirelessly communicate with security and home automation systems via encrypted Z-Wave technology. Mine installed in minutes, and is the subject of this article for Benchmark Reviews."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The other day we took a look at the ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB and ICYBento MB559U3S-1S. Today we'll move onto a couple of larger products in their lineup."

    PC Perspective

  • "In this review Frostytech is testing the Phanteks PH-TC12LS heatsink, a top-down low profile heatsink that stands 74mm tall and weighs in at 500grams. Like the Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink Frostytech tested here , the Phanteks PH-TC12LS relies heavily on aesthetics. The aluminum fins have been painted black, which is not an ideal surface treatment because it insulates the aluminum fins from the surrounding air mass to some degree."

    Frostytech

  • Think Computers

    "Personal home security is not something we necessarily always think about, especially if you happen to live in an apartment. For most people setting up a WiFi camera can be complicated and just frustrating. Well Spotcam wants to solve that problem and give you video monitoring to your home that is easy to set up and can be viewed from any device. Spotcam is a a WiFi camera that offers 720p HD video, 24 hours of free recording, motion alerts via their mobile app or e-mail, scheduling, and two-way talking. At only $119 it is a very inexpensive way to add security to your home. Let’s take a look."

    Think Computers

  • "While those interested in technology may well know of Xiaomi, they are not a household name in the western world. Today we managed to get hold of a Xiaomi Redmi 2, one of the latest handsets from the Chinese manufacturer. While Xiaomi are yet to retail outside of Asia, an import can be picked up for as little as £95. We put the Redmi through its paces to see if it's worth the cash."

    Kitguru

  • "This model was mainly built for people with lower budgets, which do not have enough cash to invest in higher-specced models and Blackview has picked one of the mainstream SoCs (MT6582) of 2013 to equip it, which now also has sources for building Android 5.0 distributions."

    Madshrimps

  • "SteelSeries are one of the better known names in peripherals and their Siberia range has been impressing gamers for many years now. A number of months ago they began refreshing the product stack with new, enhanced models and today we take a look at the high end option in our SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Viewsonic See the difference

    ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces its new lin line of Ultra HD monitors. The VP2780-4K is ViewSonic’s flagship Ultra HD monitor designed with a professional grade panel and connectivity; the VG2860mhl-4K is designed for commercial and enterprise applications featuring a flexible ergonomic stand; and the VX2475Smhl-4K brings multimedia to life from video games to action-packed movies. "Building upon its award-winning display heritage, ViewSonic’s new Ultra HD monitors meet the needs of demanding gaming enthusiasts to color-critical design professionals."See More

  • ViewSonic Introduces New Line of Ultra HD Monitors

    Viewsonic VP2780-4K 27’’ Ultra HD LED Monitor with SuperClear® IPS Panel Technology

    Company’s new family of Ultra HD monitors features 60Hz refresh rate and future-proof connectivity for maximum productivity

    BREA, Calif.-- ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces its new line of Ultra HD monitors. The VP2780-4K is ViewSonic’s flagship Ultra HD monitor designed with a professional grade panel and connectivity; the VG2860mhl-4K is designed for commercial and enterprise applications featuring a flexible ergonomic stand; and the VX2475Smhl-4K brings multimedia to life from video games to action-packed movies. Building upon its award-winning display heritage, ViewSonic’s new Ultra HD monitors meet the needs of demanding gaming enthusiasts to color-critical design professionals.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG)

    "ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the ROG GR6 ultra-compact desktop, a console-inspired 2.5-liter PC with supreme gaming performance. GR6 is powered by a 5th-generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics for Full HD gaming. It features 8GB of DDR3L memory (upgradable to 16GB), and hard disk or solid state drives (SSD). GR6 also has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1. GR6 features a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired detailing, and a pulsing ROG logo. It is ideal for gaming in the living room or bedroom, and is portable enough to take to LAN parties."See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces GR6

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces GR6

    KEY POINTS

    • Powered by a 5th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for Full HD 1080p gaming
    • Superior gaming-oriented features like Intel Gigabit Ethernet, SupremeFX audio, and Steam Big Picture Launcher
    • Convenient slide-off covers for easy access to the storage and SO-DIMM bays for future upgrades

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (15th April, 2015) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG GR6 ultra-compact desktop, a console-inspired 2.5-liter PC with supreme gaming performance. GR6 is powered by a 5th-generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics for Full HD gaming. It features 8GB of DDR3L memory (upgradable to 16GB), and hard disk or solid state drives (SSD). GR6 also has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1. GR6 features a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired detailing, and a pulsing ROG logo. It is ideal for gaming in the living room or bedroom, and is portable enough to take to LAN parties.

  • In Win

    In Win announces the availability of its new 503 mid-tower PC chassis."Available either in black and red with red LED fan, or white and black with white LED fan, with internal matt black coloring and an extra-large window, the 503 perfectly matches modern PC component aesthetics and lets PC DIY builders easily view their creations."See More

  • In Win Launches 503 Mid-Tower PC Chassis

     In Win Launches 503 Mid-Tower PC Chassis

    【Taoyuan, Taiwan, April 2015】 In Win Development Inc., a leading innovator in PC design and winner of internationally renowned design awards, has today announced availability of its new 503 mid-tower PC chassis.

  • ASUS

    ASUS announces TUF Trooper B85, a rugged, high-value motherboard designed to withstand all conditions and heavy loading, and tested to exacting military standards for total protection to offer exceptional durability and long-term reliability. "TUF Trooper B85 is certified by TUF engineers as a server-strength motherboard and is covered by a five-year warranty"See More

  • ASUS Announces TUF Trooper B85

    ASUS TUF Trooper B85 Motherboard

    KEY POINTS

    • TUF Trooper B85 provides server-grade reliability with military-certified TUF components tested beyond industry standards
    • New TUF LANGuard and upgraded TUF ESD Guards 2 ensure complete protection against lightning strikes and electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    • TUF Thermal Radar Core for complete and easy management of system cooling, plus gorgeous LED-illuminated TUF Audio trace

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (14th April, 2015) — ASUS today announced TUF Trooper B85, a rugged, high-value motherboard designed to withstand all conditions and heavy loading, and tested to exacting military standards for total protection to offer exceptional durability and long-term reliability. TUF Trooper B85 is certified by TUF engineers as a server-strength motherboard and is covered by a five-year warranty[1].

  • "In this article we put GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960 and R9 285 through Grand Theft Auto V. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440 and 4K, to assess what hardware you need to play the recently released top-title."

    techPowerUp

  • "Casually glancing at the One M9, you'd be forgiven for mistaking the handset for last year's version. The 5-inch display size hasn't changed, nor has HTC's reliance on an all-aluminum and composite finish. The company's design cues are now linked fairly tightly with the brand, much like Samsung has done with its Galaxy design and Apple with its iPhone - which in the One M9's case is a good thing. The real magic with the One M9 happens within the shell, however. This year's model has Qualcomm's latest 64-bit engine, the Snapdragon 810. That's powering Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) and a new 20-megapixel rear camera, combined with 3GB of RAM and HTC's Sense."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Gaming mice have remained more or less the same for quite a while. Well with the mouse we are taking a look at today we have at least two new features that I've never seen on a mouse before. They are a analog thumb paddle and a dorsal fin switch. Will these new features change the way we game? I guess we will have to see. The mouse in question is the ROCCAT Tyon and even without these innovations its pretty impressive featuring 12 programmable buttons, an 8200 DPI Pro Aim (R3) laser sensor, ROCCAT's EasyShift[+] functionality, RGBA illumination and of course ROCCAT's impressive driver software. Let's get to gaming and see what this mouse can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "And the award for Novel ATX PC case 2015 goes to In-Win for the 904 Plus. That might seem premature as we have only reached April but the odds of another radical design that will top the 904 Plus are slender to non-existent. In-Win has updated the 904 very slightly to create the Plus which replaces the original version and sells at the same price. You still get an aluminium chassis with flawless front and top panels that are capped off with tempered glass side panels."

    Kitguru

  • NVIDIA

    With one of the most highly anticipated gaming titles recently released for the PC, Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V for the PC is the definition of a blockbuster. However enthusiasts and gamers may be concerned if their current hardware is capable to deliver the performance and playability from not only Grand Theft Auto V, but also evaluate their future hardware requirements to enjoy future gaming titles at higher frame rates, higher resolutions, with all the textures and effects the designers have incorporated into game.

  • GoGroove

    After the success of both the Blue and Red GOgroove BassPULSE Speakers, it was only a matter of time until they added a Green version to the BassPULSE family. "The Green BassPULSE has all the same features as the previous GOgroove Premium 2.1 Channel Speaker System with full-range satellite speakers & side-firing subwoofer for powerful, clear audio for your desktop, laptops,tablets,smartphonee,MP3 players and Home Theater, but in a bold new color."See More

  • GOgroove BassPULSE 2.1 Stereo Speaker Sound System with Glowing LED Accents & Powered Subwoofer Desktop & Laptop Computers

    GOgroove BassPULSE 2.1 Stereo Speaker Sound System with Glowing LED Accents & Powered Subwoofer

    • Premium 2.1 channel speaker system with full-range satellite speakers & side-firing subwoofer for powerful, clear audio with your Apple , Samsung , Sony , Dell , Gateway , HP and More Desktops , Laptops , Tablets , Smartphones , MP3 Players & Home Theaters
    • Comes with front-loaded volume control and bass equalizer for fine-tuning your audio, as well as a pulse control which allows you to turn the LED accents in the speakers on and off.
    • EASY Setup Works with your PC, Laptop , Macbook , MP3 Players , iPod , Tablets, Home Theater and other devices with standard 3.5mm AUX audio output (headphone jack)
    • Bold, modern design with translucent acrylic molding and electric green LED accents. When the bass equalizer is turned up past 80%, the glowing lights will begin to pulse to the beat of the bass!
    • Guaranteed Quality Includes 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty!

     

  • NVIDIA GRID

    The pirate-themed action/RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters is available to play now on SHIELD. Via GRID. "The GRID Games library now includes 46 games that SHIELD gamers can play for free through June 30, 2015. And NVIDIA will be adding new games every week."

  • GoGroove AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT

    GOgroove by Accessory Power is pleased to introduce the new BlueSYNC WUD Portable Bluetooth Speaker to its full length line of natural wood products. With a rechargeable, compact Bluetooth design, this speaker provides quality sound without the limitations of space and wires. "The GOgroove BlueSYNC WUD Portable Bluetooth Speaker has all the style of a 50’s analog radio with the modern functionality of today’s electronics."See More

  • Accessory Power Turns Back Time with the GOgroove® BlueSYNC® WUD Real Wood Portable Bluetooth Speaker with NFC and Classic Knob Controls

    Accessory Power Turns Back Time with the GOgroove® BlueSYNC® WUD Real Wood Portable Bluetooth Speaker with NFC and Classic Knob Controls

    The new GOgroove BlueSYNC WUD Portable Bluetooth Speaker uses real wood to embrace the crisp, acoustically natural sound of music

    (WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.) – GOgroove by Accessory Power is pleased to introduce the new BlueSYNC WUD Portable Bluetooth Speaker to its full length line of natural wood products. With a rechargeable, compact Bluetooth design, this speaker provides quality sound without the limitations of space and wires.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "What makes this liquid cooling unit unique is the room for expansion. Users can either use this cooling unit as it is, or expand on it with additional radiators and GPU blocks. The 240mm radiator uses a high fin density design, which results in better cooling potential overall. To top it off, three color coolant dyes are included in the packaging for further customization (only available for Triton / Triton Core editions). Benchmark Reviews is excited to receive a sample of the Raijintek Triton for this review. Let’s take a look at what this AIO liquid cooling unit has to offer against the competition."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The tale of the Samsung 840 EVO is a long and winding one, with many hitches along the way. Launched at the Samsung 2013 Global SSD Sumit, the 840 EVO was a unique entry into the SSD market. Using 19nm planar TLC flash, the EVO would have had only mediocre write performance if not for the addition of a TurboWrite cache, which added 3-12GB (depending on drive capacity) of SLC write-back cache. This gave the EVO great all around performance in most consumer usage scenarios. It tested very well, was priced aggressively, and remained our top recommended consumer SSD for quite some time. Other editors here at PCPer purchased them for their own systems. I even put one in the very laptop on which I'm writing this article."

    PC Perspective

  • "It is time to take the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X out for a full evaluation in six games in comparison to the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 980. We will find out who comes out on top, which one provides the best gameplay experience, and of course overclock the GeForce GTX TITAN X to the max."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "We cant remember the last time we reviewed a device which was so flexible, feature packed and still managed to remember awesome performance... the desktop, laptop and smartphone compatible Creative Labs Sound Blaster E5 (USB DAC and Headphone Amp)"

    Hardware Heaven

  • "This week, we look at the new Surface 3 and a few other news items, and then we dive deep into PCIe SSDs. When we come up, we have a quick discussion of one of the first FreeSync displays."

    The Tech Report

  • Think Computers

    "Not that long ago we took a look at Divoom's Voombox Outdoor, which proved to be a great Bluetooth speaker and even better it was weather resistant and could take quite a beating. While this speaker was great, it was a little big for people who may want something they could easily throw in a backpack or travel with. This is where Divoom's Voombox Travel comes in, it has a smaller single-speaker design, but still has the same weather resistant properties and rugged design. Will this be the perfect Bluetooth speaker to take with you when you are on the go? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, we published a new X99 motherboard review here at OCinside.de. This time we tested the ASRock X99 Extreme4 LGA2011-3 motherboard with an Intel Core-i7 5930K CPU and four Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 memory modules and overclocked it up to the limit. The motherboard will be available shortly additionally as ASRock X99 Extreme4/3.1 with USB 3.1 interface card (see CeBIT 2015 report). The ASRock X99 Extreme4 offers like the recently tested ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard eight DDR4 slots, an Ultra M.2 slot with up to 32 GB/s, ten SATA3 connectors, eSATA3, the HDD saver feature, purity sound 2 with analog and digital sound output, five PCIe slots, Gigabit LAN and lots of more powerful features."

    OCInside

  • TechnologyX

    "ADATA is no stranger to the DRAM market, they’ve been making high quality memory kits for both the consumer and enterprise markets for years, as well as consumer flash storage such as flash drives, SSDs and memory cards. Today we’ll be reviewing the latest in their XPG gaming and enthusiast series: the ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400 quad channel memory kit; which promises improved cooling efficiency and, DDR4 performance."

    TechnologyX

  • NikkTech

    "If there's one thing most people i know are out to buy this time of the year in anticipation of their summer vacations that's portable battery packs since they all know how it feels to have your smartphone and/or tablet run out of juice while on the road or the middle of nowhere without any way of charging it. True some people choose car chargers since they are easier to use and quite cheaper but leaving out the fact that power coming from the cigarette adapter is not very clean for your portable devices there's also the matter of what will you do if your car is nowhere near you. So yes portable batteries are a must gadget if you want to be 100% certain that you will never be left without your smartphone and todays reviews is about one such product the 6000mAh Power Bella AEP-6000BT Portable Power Bank by Adam Elements."

    NikkTech

  • Corsair

    Corsair® announces the release of the addition of 960GB and 480GB capacity models to the existing line of Force Series® LS SSD drives. "The new Force Series LS SSD models, like the previously announced 240GB, 120GB, and 60GB models, provide consumers a cost-effective way to upgrade their notebook or desktop PCs to faster, more reliable solid-state storage."The Force Series LS 960GB and 480GB SSDs are estimated to sell at an average price of $379.99 and $189.99 respectively. See More

  • Corsair Adds 960GB and 480GB Capacities to Force Series LS SSD Line

     Corsair Adds 960GB and 480GB Capacities to Force Series LS SSD Line

    – Corsair Brings Cost-Effective Solid-State Storage to Notebook and Desktop PCs –

    FREMONT, California — April 14, 2015 Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-perform­­­­­­ance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the release of the addition of 960GB and 480GB capacity models to the existing line of Force Series® LS SSD drives. The new Force Series LS SSD models, like the previously announced 240GB, 120GB, and 60GB models, provide consumers a cost-effective way to upgrade their notebook or desktop PCs to faster, more reliable solid-state storage.

  • Western Digital

    Western Digital introduces WD Purple NV, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity 4 TB and 6 TB hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems. "Compared with standard WD Purple drives, the new member of the WD’s surveillance video recording family of drives, WD Purple NV, is designed for larger-scale network surveillance systems utilizing higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, which demand increased storage capacity and durability."See More

  • WD Scales Up Surveillance-Class Hard Drive Line

    WD Purple NV 3.5-inch Drives Equipped for NVR Surveillance-system Environments

    New WD Purple NV 3.5-inch Drives Equipped for NVR Surveillance-system Environments

    LAS VEGAS and IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2015  /PRNewswire/ — ISC West (Booth #5109) — WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and storage industry leader, today introduced WD PurpleNV, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity 4 TB and 6 TB hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. announces that its NAS officially supports Kodi (formerly XBMC) Entertainment Center. Users of x51, x53, x70, x71, x79 and x80 series NAS now can install Kodi in HD Station to enjoy an improved entertainment experience. "As of version 14, XBMC has been renamed “Kodi”. If users have XBMC v13 installed, they can install Kodi separately to use its beautiful unified interface to enjoy pictures, videos and music. Both versions can be installed to provide users with greater choice."See More

  • be quiet!

    Keeping those CPU temps quietly in check these days can be very effective as be quiet! extends its cooler range with a new model in a smaller size: the Shadow Rock LP. "The be quiet! Shadow Rock LP is characterised by its compact low-profile design and high cooling capacity, making it ideal for use in space-saving but powerful desktop systems and home theatre PCs (HTPCs)."The be quiet! Shadow Rock LP is available now at a suggested retail price of €48,00.See More

  • Tt eSports

    Tt eSPORTS intrroduces a comfortable twist on the clasically styled gaming mouse, as they reveal a new member of the VENTUS family – the new VENTUS X Gaming Mouse. The VENTUS X offers gamers a new look with enhanced aerodynamic features, providing true comfort and style for gamers during gameplay. The new VENTUS X boasts an upgrade in features and a change in design with a hexagonal patterned rubber grips and matte coating, giving users a secure and comfortable grip, transforming the VENTUS X into a cult design featuring leading-edge technology gaming mouse!" The New Tt eSPORTS VENTUS X Gaming Mouse has a suggested price of USD 49.99 See More

  • QNAP Brings Improved Multimedia Entertainment with Kodi

    QNAP Brings Improved Multimedia Entertainment with Kodi

    Taipei, Taiwan, 14 April, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its NAS officially supports Kodi (formerly XBMC) Entertainment Center. Users of x51, x53, x70, x71, x79 and x80 series NAS now can install Kodi in HD Station to enjoy an improved entertainment experience.

  • be quiet! extends its cooler range with a low-profile model

    be quiet! extends its cooler range with a low-profile model
    Shadow Rock LP combines compact size with strong performance and whisper-silent operation

    Glinde, April 14th 2015 - be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, extends its cooler range with a new model in a smaller size: the Shadow Rock LP is characterised by its compact low-profile design and high cooling capacity, making it ideal for use in space-saving but powerful desktop systems and home theatre PCs (HTPCs).

  • The New Tt eSPORTS VENTUS X Gaming Mouse

    The New Tt eSPORTS VENTUS X Gaming Mouse

    A Twist on the Classic.Combining the Perfect Grip with
    Enhanced Aerodynamic Technology

    Taipei, Taiwan – April, 14, 2015Tt eSPORTS, the energetic and powerful challenger reveals a new member of the VENTUS family – the new VENTUS X Gaming Mouse. The VENTUS X offers gamers a new look with enhanced aerodynamic features, providing true comfort and style for gamers during gameplay. The new VENTUS X boasts an upgrade in features and a change in design with a hexagonal patterned rubber grips and matte coating, giving users a secure and comfortable grip, transforming the VENTUS X into a cult design featuring leading-edge technology gaming mouse!

  • Audience

    Audience announces its Au24 SE USB cable, a premium-quality USB interconnect designed to deliver superior sound quality from digital music files and source components with USB connectivity. "The new Audience Au24 SE USB is engineered for ultimate timing conveyance of digital signal and highly effective shielding against EMI and RFI. It employs a "dual-cable" construction, with separated conductors for the data (signal) path and for the power path, a configuration that ensures the best-possible signal integrity and isolation."The Audience Au24 SE USB cable is currently available at a suggested retail price of $945 for a one-meter dual-end (two USB connectors) cable and $895 for a single-end (one USB connector) cable. See More

  • Slush PLAY

    Slush PLAY is a brand new addition to the events calendar designed to create an unforgettable meetup for enthusiasts of both gaming and virtual reality. The event will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on April 28th-29th and has been organized in conjunction with the Slush executive team, Klak Innovit and the Nordic Gaming Institute. "Alongside two days of talks covering topics from leadership and strategy to funding, marketing and sales, ten of the most prominent startups will partake in a pitching competition."See More

  • NVIDIA GeForce

    Grand Theft Auto Vis the one of the most anticipated PC releases of 2015, and with the new GeForce Game Ready driver you'll have optimal performance when playing its explosive single-player, multiplayer, and co-op modes, and when enhancing your game with supported NVIDIA technologies.

  • Cooler Master

    Cooler Master announces the availability of the GeminII S524 (Ver. 2) CPU and component cooling system in North America. "The Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2 uses a top down cooling method to provide ample airflow to both the CPU and the surrounding motherboard IC chips. The GeminII S524 Ver. 2 also has the added benefit of having enough vertical clearance to support high profile performance memory DIMMs, allowing additional cooling to them as well."See More

  • Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver.2

    Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2
    Accelerated Top-Down Cooling System

    Chino, CA – 04/13/2015 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator, and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals today announces the availability of the GeminII S524 (Ver. 2) CPU and component cooling system in North America.

  • Audience Introduces Its Au24 SE USB Cable for Improved Sound from Digital Audio

    Audience Introduces Its Au24 SE USB Cable for Improved Sound from Digital Audio

    San Marcos, CA, April 13, 2015 - Audience today announced the introduction of its Au24 SE USB cable, a premium-quality USB interconnect designed to deliver superior sound quality from digital music files and source components with USB connectivity.

  • SLUSH PLAY – NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES

    ANNOUNCING 'SLUSH PLAY' IN REYKJAVIK ICELAND: A Brand New Gaming and Virtual Reality Conference

    A new conference discussing rising trends and insights into gaming and virtual reality

    10.04.2015, Reykjavik, Iceland: Slush PLAY is a brand new addition to the events calendar designed to create an unforgettable meetup for enthusiasts of both gaming and virtual reality. The event will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on April 28th-29th and has been organized in conjunction with the Slush executive team, Klak Innovit and the Nordic Gaming Institute. Alongside two days of talks covering topics from leadership and strategy to funding, marketing and sales, ten of the most prominent startups will partake in a pitching competition.

  • "After the release of the 1200 Platinum unit, Andyson has now also put a Titanium unit with four models into their portfolio. We will take a look at the N700 today: It features a semi-modular cabling design to keep its price down and promises to perform incredibly well."

    techPowerUp

  • "The whole premise behind the slim-tower Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink is not overhanging memory slots - if you've built an Intel X99 based computer recently, you're undoubtedly aware that the memory slots straddle either side of the LGA2011-3 CPU socket with a little less than 20mm to spare."

    Frostytech

  • "SilverStone has another contender for a budget ATX build with the Kublai KL05 enclosure, and today we'll take a look at the windowed variant of this mid-tower design."

    PC Perspective

  • "AMD's FreeSync is here, personified in BenQ's XL2730Z monitor. We've gone deep into the display's performance and smoothness, with direct comparisons to G-Sync using 240-fps video. Here's what we found."

    The Tech Report

  • "If you are considering a new Ultra HD 4K monitor then it is likely you will need a new system update to drive those 8,294,400 pixels. Right now the cost of 4k capable graphics cards is prohibitive for all but the wealthiest of gamers. When we reviewed the Titan X last month we noticed performance could still drop under 60 frames per second when dealing with the most demanding engines. We slot another card into our test bed we answer the question, Are two Titan X's enough to drive 60fps+ at 4K?"

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "It seems like there is a trend in the CPU cooler industry where many companies are coming out with coolers that are made to be 100% compatible with larger memory modules and large VRM cooling on motherboards. I think this has a lot to do with the mini-ITX platform being more popular, but in any case it is a good thing. No one likes clearance issues and the smaller the cooler typically the easier it is to install. The only thing you need to worry about is performance and we are going to see if the Phanteks PH-TC12LS can live up to that. This is a C-type cooler that is 100% compatible with high VRM and RAM modules that features a an aluminum heatsink design, six copper heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Let's get this cooler installed and see what it can do!"

    Think Computers

  • NikkTech

    "If you happen to be a designer, 3D animator, video editor or even just an enthusiast then in all likelihood not only do you need lots of space in the form of Terabytes to store all your data but you may also need a more "portable" solution which will allow you to move all that data around without much effort. That pretty much means you can't really use the drive trays of your tower to do that so you will need to either get a docking station or try and find an external enclosure capable of holding all your drives. Now the docking station may not be the most ideal solution since drives are both exposed and not really stable during transport (although you can always pack the drives separately) but its most serious drawback is that there aren't really many in the market with more than 2 drive spots. On the other hand there aren't really that many external HDD enclosures that have more than 4 drive bays and that also may be a problem for many people (although a step up compared to docking stations). Luckily a few manufacturers recognize that issue and have begun to release external HDD enclosure with more than just 4 drive bays and the latest ICY BOX IB-RD3680SU3 External RAID Enclosure by RaidSonic has room for 8."

    NikkTech

  • HGST (a Western Digital company)

    HGST, a Western Digital company, announces it is shipping its NVMe compliant Ultrastar SN100 Series PCIe SSDs – the industry’s highest-performing NVMe compliant SSDs. "Ideally suited for mission-critical data center workloads, including scale-out databases powering today’s largest online and cloud services, the HGST SN100 series enables businesses to achieve a better return on their data center infrastructure investments by realizing gains such as more database transactions per second, lower access latency and easier application scaling."See More

  • HGST ships NVM Express Compliant Solid-State Drives with Industry-Leading Performance for Cloud and Enterprise Applications

    HGST new Ultrastar SN100 Series.

    HGST’s Ultrastar® SN100 Series Enables New Levels of Server Utilization and Application TCO with a Combination of Industry-Leading Performance and Capacity, Choice of SSD Form Factors, and NVMe Standards Compliance

    2015 Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo (Booth #202), Santa Clara, Calif., April 13, 2015 – Helping the world harness the power of data, HGST (@HGSTStorage), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced it is shipping its NVMe compliant Ultrastar SN100 Series PCIe SSDs – the industry’s highest-performing NVMe compliant SSDs. Ideally suited for mission-critical data center workloads, including scale-out databases powering today’s largest online and cloud services, the HGST SN100 series enables businesses to achieve a better return on their data center infrastructure investments by realizing gains such as more database transactions per second, lower access latency and easier application scaling.

  • BIOSTAR

    "BIOSTAR has released their newest micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel H81 chipset, the H81MDC-LSP along with an upgraded sound chip and LAN surge protection. The board supports Intel 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors. It features Intel single chip architecture with HD 4600Graphics, along with a new integrated memory controller that will run at speeds up to 1600MHz."The MSRP for the H81MDC-LSP is $49 USD. See More

  • HighPoint Technologies

    "HighPoint Technologies, an industry leading manufacturer of RAID Storage and I/O Connectivity Solutions for SAS, SATA, Thunderbolt™ and USB interfaces, believes customers with ultra-compact MacBook and Laptop PC’s should not have to sacrifice Connectivity or Performance for Convenience, and has launched a series of 1-Cable Connectivity solutions for USB and Thunderbolt technology."See More

  • BIOSTAR releases the H81MDC-LSP - the latest Micro-ATX Motherboard

    BIOSTAR releases the H81MDC-LSP - the latest Micro-ATX Motherboard

    April 13th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has released their newest micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel H81 chipset, the H81MDC-LSP along with an upgraded sound chip and LAN surge protection. The board supports Intel 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors. It features Intel single chip architecture with HD 4600Graphics, along with a new integrated memory controller that will run at speeds up to 1600MHz. The H81 chipset has two SATA 6Gb/s ports (plus four SATA 3Gb/s ports), and two USB 3.0 headers. The H81MDC-LSP supports two DIMMs for a maximum of 16Gigs of RAM. The H81MDC-LSP is a great option for small form factor systems where you rarely have more than one discrete card and two SATA drives and is a great combination for low-cost but with rich features such as HDMI video output. And being Intel based boards, they also feature Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology.

  • HighPoint unveils One-Cable Connectivity Solutions for USB and Thunderbolt

    1-Cable for All Device Connectivity - RocketStor 5411D:

    April 2015, Milpitas, CA – HighPoint Technologies, an industry leading manufacturer of RAID Storage and I/O Connectivity Solutions for SAS, SATA, Thunderbolt™ and USB interfaces, believes customers with ultra-compact MacBook and Laptop PC’s should not have to sacrifice Connectivity or Performance for Convenience, and has launched a series of 1-Cable Connectivity solutions for USB and Thunderbolt technology.

  • MAINGEAR

    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations, unveils the world's first lineup of high-performance compact mini ITX based gaming systems with Intel's X99 chipset Intel Core i7 extreme edition processors. "Designed to deliver unmatched performance in full-sized desktops, Intel's X99 chipset is now available in Super Stock editions of the compact POTENZA with VRTX cooling, the console-sized and STEAM ready DRIFT, and the fully custom liquid-cooled ultra-compact TORQ. Each desktop is fully customizable, comes standard with liquid cooling, and is available in MAINGEAR's true automotive paint finishes."See More

  • MAINGEAR Ships World's First X99 Small Form Factor Gaming Systems

    MAINGEAR ships world's first X99 small form factor gaming PCs

    Blazing fast, 8 core processor performance now available in compact PCs, including Potenza, DRIFT and TORQ Super Stock editions

    Kenilworth, New Jersey April 10, 2015MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations, unveils the world's first lineup of high-performance compact mini ITX based gaming systems with Intel's X99 chipset Intel Core i7 extreme edition processors.

  • Voltivo 3D

    Voltivo 3D announces a 3D Creation Contest, and they would like to invite global 3D printing enthusiasts to submit their original 3D model designs however simple or complex."Voltivo 3D believes that 3D printing is a great tool to turn a new idea into an everyday product, design a smart part for your Drone, create a piece of printable art or just something for fun. We would like to encourage more users to think about their own, fresh model designs rather than just printing downloaded designs over and over. The future is already here to enable us. Happy Designing!"See More

  • Voltivo 3D Creation Contest

    Voltivo 3D Creation Contest

    Date of contest: April 10th – May 15th 2015

    What is this about:

    In our Voltivo 3D Creation Contest we would like to invite global 3D printing enthusiasts to submit their original 3D model designs however simple or complex.

  • "The X99-SOC Champion is GIGABYTE's Intel X99-based answer for the extreme overclocking crowd, over-engineered to take the abuse that extreme overclockers punish their boards with. The board supports all Intel LGA2011-3 based processors paired with DDR4 memory in up to a quad channel configuration. As a member of their Overclocking series of boards, the X99-SOC Champion board enjoys the series-specific orange and black aesthetics. With an MSRP of $299.99, the board remains an approachable product for most enthusiasts."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have greggus's "Out of Mana v2.0" build. Here is what he had to say about it, "A fully watercooled black & blue themed build housed in a slightly modified 900D. What I want to achieve with this build? A big massive looking build. Something heavy, with a lot of fittings. Industrial heavy machine style!""

    Think Computers

  • "Today we look at the 2015 version of the 17 inch Razer Blade Pro featuring a 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD, backlit keyboard, and SwitchBlade UI touchpad controlled by software. It is a stunning looking laptop, but how does it handle?"

    Kitguru

  • "With PS4 RemotePlay capabilities and other unique features, the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone for Verizon has a lot to offer. On the hardware side, the Xperia Z3v remains competitive with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. But does it measure up to today's standards of flagship Android superphones? Let's take a look."

    Hot Hardware

  • "With the latest TVS-863+ 10GbE-ready Turbo vNAS, QNAP is proposing a centralized solution featuring the latest technologies and integrating new AMD-based hardware with the quad-core embedded SoC which is clocked at 2.4GHz, which is also powered by AMD Radeon Graphics. The system is housed inside a proven mini-tower NAS metallic case, with a LCD screen and buttons in order to perform some actions right from the frontal area."

    Madshrimps

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, impressed computer DIY fans all over the world with the launch of the patented Thermaltake Riing LED Radiator Fan Series last month in February. "In the mission to fulfill all consumer needs and provide a complete product line, Thermaltake is releasing the world’s largest 5.5” touch screen fan controller in the market, the new “Commander FT Touch Screen Fan Controller”, also showcased at the 2015 International CES. The Commander FT allows users to monitor and control the fan speed and system temperature of five fans at the same time!"See More

  • The New Thermaltake Commander FT

    The World’s Largest 5.5” Touch Screen Fan Controller

    The New Thermaltake Commander FT The World’s Largest 5.5” Touch Screen Fan Controller

    Allowing users to monitor and control fans more easily

    Taipei, Taiwan-April, 10th, 2015-Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, impressed computer DIY fans all over the world with the launch of the patented Thermaltake Riing LED Radiator Fan Series last month in February. In the mission to fulfill all consumer needs and provide a complete product line, Thermaltake is releasing the world’s largest 5.5” touch screen fan controller in the market, the new “Commander FT Touch Screen Fan Controller”, also showcased at the 2015 International CES. The Commander FT allows users to monitor and control the fan speed and system temperature of five fans at the same time! The expansive 5.5” touch screen—one of the largest available—makes interaction easy, and the auto, manual, performance and silent operating modes give users comprehensive control over the fan’s cooling performance, making temperature and noise control easy. To install, all you need is an empty 5.25” driver bay. By releasing both the Commander FT Touch Screen Fan Controller and the Riing LED Radiator Fan Series, Thermaltake establishes itself as a leader, by again demonstrating the commitment to provide superior cooling products with practical and user-friendly design.

  • EVGA

    EVGA has amped up the bling with the EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGE V2. These redesigned bridges come with several improvements over the previous generation SLI bridges. "Not only do these new bridges light up and look great on select graphics cards, they also have a high quality aluminum shroud and are optimized for the next generation display resolution and refresh rates, with a high pixel clock frequency design that gives best performance for 120Hz+ and 4K+ gaming!"See More

  • EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGES V2 - Elegant Performance

    EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGES V2 - Elegant Performance

    April 9th 2015 – EVGA has amped up the bling with the EVGA PRO SLI BRIDGE V2. These redesigned bridges come with several improvements over the previous generation SLI bridges. Not only do these new bridges light up and look great on select graphics cards, they also have a high quality aluminum shroud and are optimized for the next generation display resolution and refresh rates, with a high pixel clock frequency design that gives best performance for 120Hz+ and 4K+ gaming!

  • Sennheiser

    "Sennheiser received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 for its new models of the SPORTS and RS ranges as well as for its URBANITE series. The Red Dot seal is awarded annually to products which stand out from the competition due to their high design quality and innovative character. In total, the international jury of designers, design professors and specialised journalists assessed 4,928 products, submitted by nearly 2,000 candidates from across 56 countries."See More

  • Three times a winner: Sennheiser’s RS, URBANITE and SPORTS models win prestigious Red Dot Award

     Sennheiser’s RS, URBANITE and SPORTS models win prestigious Red Dot Award

    Wedemark, Germany, April 9, 2015Sennheiserreceived the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 for its new models of the SPORTS and RS ranges as well as for its URBANITE series. The Red Dot seal is awarded annually to products which stand out from the competition due to their high design quality and innovative character. In total, the international jury of designers, design professors and specialised journalists assessed 4,928 products, submitted by nearly 2,000 candidates from across 56 countries.

  • ZOTAC

    "ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and mini-PCs, today brings greater efficiency in the same small package with the new M-series. Integrating the new Intel Broadwell processors into the latest models, the new ZBOX MI522 nano and ZBOX MI542 nano are leading the way to small, more power efficient mini-PCs."See More

  • ASUS

    ASUS announces the TUF Sabertooth X99, the world’s first consumer desktop motherboard to support all NVM Express™ storage devices, including the latest mini-SAS HD (SFF-8639) 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs), PCI Express® (PCIe®) and M.2 PCI Express® drives. With built-in USB 3.1, the Sabertooth X99 provides cutting-edge connectivity and maximizes consumer choice for ultra-high-speed transfer devices.See More

  • OSVR

    Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality devices, today released the OSVR Hacker Developer Kit (HDK) production file and the OSVR development roadmap. "The OSVR HDK is a hackable head-mounted display offering high-quality optics that work to reduce distortion in virtual environments."See More

  • ASUS Announce TUF Sabertooth X99

    ASUS Announces TUF Sabertooth X99

    -- World’s first consumer motherboard compatible with all NVM Express storage options,
    plus built-in USB 3.1 and all-new TUF Detective technology --

    Fremont, CA (8th April, 2015) - ASUS today announced the TUF Sabertooth X99, the world’s first consumer desktop motherboard to support all NVM Express™ storage devices, including the latest mini-SAS HD (SFF-8639) 2.5-inch solid-state drives (SSDs), PCI Express® (PCIe®) and M.2 PCI Express® drives. With built-in USB 3.1, the Sabertooth X99 provides cutting-edge connectivity and maximizes consumer choice for ultra-high-speed transfer devices.

  • OSVR OPENS DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP AND RELEASES HDK PRODUCTION FILES

    OSVR OPENs DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP AND RELEASES HDK PRODUCTION FILES

    Community to help drive Open Source Virtual Reality software development; additional partners and universities announced

    LAVAL, FRANCE (LAVAL VIRTUAL 2015) – Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality devices, today released the OSVR Hacker Developer Kit (HDK) production file and the OSVR development roadmap.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "I have a long personal history with chairs, going all the way back to my early days as an infant sitting tall in a high-chair. I recall the steel folding chairs heated by the sun during my graduation commencement. There was even a memorable chair that followed me around after college, and played several roles at the dining table and behind the office desk. More recently, there was the expensive Embody Chair that stirred controversy. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I spend hours on my seat to test the new AKRacing Rush gaming chair."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Razers latest audio product is an impressive soundbar and sub combo."

    Hardware Hreaven

  • The SSD Review

    "One of the most notable features of this drive, besides its shear speed, is that it is rated for up to 882TB of writes for the 480GB model. While we have slowly been seeing an increase in endurance for newer SSDs, this simply tops all. On the other hand, it is only warrantied for three years. So there is a tradeoff. Oh, and before we forget, yes, the HyperX Predator is bootable as it has the boot ROM code on the M.2 SSD itself and should work with older non UEFI systems."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "When it comes to X99 motherboards we have taken a look at boards from ASUS, MSI, ASRock and EVGA. The company not on that list is Gigabyte and today we are getting our first look at one of their X99 motherboards. The X99-UD4 is set to be a more affordable motherboard in their X99 stack and is not really aimed towards gamers or overclockers, but offers a great set of features any user will appreciate. The board is part of the companies Ultra Durable line and features an all digital power design, 4-way graphics support, dual M.2 slot, SATA Express support, Intel Gigabit LAN, and the companies AMP-UP audio solution. Did I mention the board lights up too? Let’s get the board on the test bench and see if Gigabyte has a winner on their hands."

    Think Computers

  • TechnologyX

    "In the world of PC cooling few names carry as much weight as Noctua; an Austria based cooling technology company, which specializes in high-end air coolers and fans. You may even consider them the BMW of PC cooling. Their former flagship air cooler: the NH-D14 holds high regard with PC enthusiasts and overclockers everywhere. So naturally when they approached us to do a review of the cooler replacing that highly successful model: the Noctua NH-D15, we jumped at the opportunity!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we are taking a look at the Archer D7 1750AC Router from TP-Link. It retains many of the same features as its bigger brother, the Archer D9 AC1900, but comes in at a lower price. Could this be the best budget option for a router going in to 2015? Let's find out."

    Kitguru

  • "Long are the days of the SUPER TOWER chassis being the king of the gamers den, in the past few years the SFF (Small Form Factor) has taken over the market. This is not only due to the compact size of mATX and ITX but that both form factors are continuing to squeeze performance into every bit of their tiny PCBs. Before there was quite a bit of hesitation with going with the SFF form factor mostly because users wanted SLI/Crossfire, a dedicated NIC and sound card. Now with advances in technology most of these compact boards come with these solutions built in. SLI and Crossfire have become an industry standard for MATX motherboards, which translates into machines roughly the size of a shoebox are now able to bust out the same benchmarking scores as their colossal counterparts. Today we look at the very backbone of one of these tiny terrors with Gigabyte's GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 MATX motherboard."

    Modders-Inc

  • "The P380 full tower is Antec's newest flagship case. We put the P380 through the gauntlet to see whether it can hang with some of the best cases on the market."

    The Tech Report

  • ZOTAC clocks in new mini-PCs with latest CPU technology

     ZOTAC clocks in new mini-PCs with latest CPU technology

    The ZOTAC M-series integrates with Intel Broadwell

    Hong Kong - April 9, 2015 - ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and mini-PCs, today brings greater efficiency in the same small package with the new M-series. Integrating the new Intel Broadwell processors into the latest models, the new ZBOX MI522 nano and ZBOX MI542 nano are leading the way to small, more power efficient mini-PCs.

  • "Surveillance and security systems are of interest to many users nowadays. Netgear recently introduced the Arlo security system with weatherproof and wireless camera(s) and a dedicated base station. The main advantages of this system are its easy installation and out-of-the-box cloud support."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "Just like everything else in the PC industry the technology behind gaming gear never sits still especially now with the increased number of eSports competitions. However although gaming mice and headsets have evolved quite a bit over the past decade the same didn't seem to apply for keyboards (not for consumer oriented models anyways) since it wasn't until just a few years back that we saw the introduction of models featuring Cherry MX mechanical switches. Now mechanical switches may not offer much more compared to regular membrane ones but they do offer many times higher life expectancy and if you happen to be a gamer and about to spend quite a bit on a new keyboard durability is indeed very important. Of course gaming peripheral manufacturers are well aware that durability alone is no longer sufficient in order to attract consumers so they've been adding more features like N-Key rollover, macro keys, on-board memory and of course LED illumination. The Excalibur RGB (G7NFL) is one of the latest Mechanical Gaming Keyboards by Tesoro and today we'll be taking a very thorough look at it."

    NikkTech

  • "Noctua is a well known player in the enthusiast market for highly efficient, low-noise CPU cooling solutions. The latest additions to their lineup, the NH-D9L and NH-U9S, are smaller than the typical coolers we've reviewed here at PC Perspective in recent times. However, Noctua again proves their design prowess with the fact that these coolers held up to the rigorous demands of our testing at both stock and overclocking settings. And we all know that the Haswell and Haswell-E processors put major pressure on the cooling solution as the core speed and voltage is increased. Both coolers come standard with Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting mechanism, ensuring a secure mount between the cooler and CPU."

    PC Perspective

  • "Not long ago, the battle for consumer dollars occurred on a field littered with ultralight notebooks. A few years later, that transitioned to smartphones and tablets. Today, the next major tussle is occurring on one's wrist, in the red-hot "wearables" market in general. Motorola's Moto 360 made waves by being the first major smartwatch to actually look like a watch - a real timepiece, not just a gadget. Most of its primary rivals are more akin to something Dick Tracy would wear, but Moto zigged when everyone else zagged. Instead of selling a computer with a band, the 360 is a timepiece that just so happens to run Android Wear. Despite being on the market for a few months now, the Moto 360 is still more interesting and dynamic than ever. A variety of bands are now available for the fashion conscious, and Android Wear 5.0 has retooled the user interface."

    Hot Hardware

  • "The NH-U9S is a compact, single tower CPU cooler which focuses its attention on compatibility. Noctua has addressed key concerns for system builders and enthusiasts - A condensed size makes it easy to install in tight spaces, memory clearance now receives 100% compatibility and mini-ITX users can now use the top PCI-E slot without any hassles."

    Vortez

  • Think Computers

    "I am sure when most users hear Creative Sound Blaster it is synonymous with computer audio perfection, many of the top gaming motherboards feature Sound Blaster audio. Today I will be looking at the new Sound Blaster E3 USB DAC & headphone amplifier with Bluetooth. In addition to being a USB DAC and amplifier it also features Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to wirelessly connect with your mobile devices. So can the Sound Blaster E3 live up to Creative Sound Blaster’s long legacy of audio excellence? Read on as we test the E3 and find out!"

    Think Computers

  • TechnologyX

    "Toshiba is one of the most well-established names in the electronics industry, and has been in business for over 135 years, with over 40 years experience in the storage industry. Toshiba has achieved many innovations over the years - they produced the world's first mass-market laptop computer, as well as the world's first wireless laptop computer and the world's thinnest widescreen 12.1" laptop. Toshiba spends billions of dollars per year on research and development, and has earned over 27,000 patents in the last 30 years. They have been producing both client and enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs) for quite a number of years now, and continue to produce HDD's of ever-larger capacity."

    TechnologyX

  • HDMI FORUM, INC.

    HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the completion and release of Version 2.0a of the HDMI® Specification. It is available to current HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the HDMI Adopter Extranet. "The specification has been updated to enable transmission of HDR formats, which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image." HDMI Licensing, LLC will be attending NAB in Las Vegas on April 13-16, 2015 in the North Hall, Booth #N3716.See More

  • HDMI FORUM, INC. RELEASES 2.0a SPECIFICATION

     HDMI FORUM, INC. RELEASES 2.0a SPECIFICATION
    Enables Transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Formats

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., - April 8, 2015 – HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the completion and release of Version 2.0a of the HDMI® Specification. It is available to current HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the HDMI Adopter Extranet.

  • Logitech

    "Logitech unveiles the Logitech® Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard for Android™ and Windows® mobile devices. The Logitech Keys-To-Go – which is also available for iOS® – is a slender stand-alone Bluetooth® keyboard that can fit anywhere and go everywhere. "The keyboard’s thin and light form makes it easy to slip into your purse, beach bag or coat pocket without taking up precious space or weighing you down. The Logitech Keys-To-Go is wrapped in a water-repellent FabricSkin that helps protect the keyboard from spills and dirt, so it easily wipes clean and survives drops. It’s durable enough for a variety of situations – indoors or outdoors."See More

  • Logitech Announces the Logitech Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard for Android and Windows Mobile Devices

     Logitech Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard for Android and Windows Mobile Devices

    Thin and Light Keyboard with Stand Provides Comfortable Typing in Go-Anywhere Design

    NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Keys-To-Go Ultra-Portable Keyboard for Android™ and Windows®mobile devices. The Logitech Keys-To-Go – which is also available for iOS® – is a slender stand-alone Bluetooth® keyboard that can fit anywhere and go everywhere.

  • MSI

    MSI debuts the first Intel® Braswell based Mini-ITX ECO motherboards; the MSI N3050I ECO, N3150I ECO and N3700I ECO. With a rich feature set and all new onboard 14nm Dual & Quad Core Intel® Celeron® and Pentium® Processor with next generation Intel® HD graphics up to 2x faster, the new passively cooled MSI Braswell ECO motherboards are the perfect solution for HTPC or industrial devices. "MSI’s revolutionary power-saving design featured on its new ECO series motherboards, together with Intel’s newly designed ultra-low power consuming SoC using only up to 6w, make these motherboards the next step in efficiency."See More

  • MSI launches 3 Braswell based ECO motherboards

    MSI launches 3 Braswell based ECO motherboards

    MSI, world leader in motherboard design, debuts the first Intel® Braswell based Mini-ITX ECO motherboards; the MSI N3050I ECO, N3150I ECO and N3700I ECO. With a rich feature set and all new onboard 14nm Dual & Quad Core Intel® Celeron® and Pentium® Processor with next generation Intel® HD graphics up to 2x faster, the new passively cooled MSI Braswell ECO motherboards are the perfect solution for HTPC or industrial devices. MSI’s revolutionary power-saving design featured on its new ECO series motherboards, together with Intel’s newly designed ultra-low power consuming SoC using only up to 6w, make these motherboards the next step in efficiency. Featuring a fully passive cooling solution, the new Braswell based ECO motherboards run cool, silent & efficient.

  • Gefen

    Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its newest 4K Ultra HD matrix switcher. "The Gefen ToolBox 4K Ultra HD 8x8 Matrix (GTB-HD4k2k-848-BLK) is a compact, lightweight and surface-mountable alternative to rack-mounted matrix switchers. This HDCP-compliant matrix routes eight 4K Ultra HD sources to any eight displays with HDMI inputs. Resolutions up to 4K DCI (4096x2160@24Hz), 4K Ultra HD (3860x2160@60Hz, 4:2:0 color space), 1080p full HD and 1920x1200 WUXGA are all supported."See More

  • Gefen Simplifies 4K Ultra HD System Integration with New 4K Ultra HD 8x8 Matrix

    Gefen Simplifies 4K Ultra HD System Integration with New 4K Ultra HD 8x8 Matrix.

    CHATSWORTH, CA - Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its newest 4K Ultra HD matrix switcher.

  • NVIDIA GRID

    In case you missed it, "just a reminder, Devil May Cry 4 is now available for SHIELD owners to play on NVIDIA GRID. This fourth installment in the series, marks the first appearance of Nero, whom you control in an epic 20-mission campaign for revenge against the series’ anti-hero, Dante, for slaying the leader of The Order of the Sword."

  • ROCCAT

    ROCCAT Studios, adds a member to the Kave family with the ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog, set to hit online stores and retailers this April. "The XTD 5.1 Analog brings true premium 5.1 surround sound headset technology to your gaming experience, with all of the bells, whistles and comfort features gamers have come to know and expect from a ROCCAT offering."See More

  • UltraFlix

    NanoTech Entertainment (OTCPINK: NTEK), a pioneer in bringing the Ultra HD experience to consumers, announced today a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will bring the explosive global hit “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” to UltraFlix™, NanoTech’s all Ultra HD network. "Under the agreement, the film will be available in Ultra HD beginning in April 2015."See More

  • LaCie

    LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announces that its iconic Rugged Thunderbolt storage solution will be available in a 1 TB SSD capacity. With double the storage, the new LaCie Rugged is just as portable with no size or weight increase compared to the 500 GB offering. Plus, it still features the lightning-fast transfer rates of Thunderbolt and is tough in the field with shock, dust and water resistance.See More

  • ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset Coming This Month For $120

     ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset Coming This Month For $120

    The Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Makes its Mark on April

    The original Kave gets its highly anticipated analog successor in 2015

    Hamburg, 7 April 2015 – ROCCAT Studios, Germany’s game peripheral powerhouse adds a member to the Kave family with the ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog, set to hit online stores and retailers this April.

  • LaCie Doubles Capacity of Rugged Thunderbolt SSD

     LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt and Integrated Cable

    CUPERTINO, Calif.– LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), announced today that its iconic Rugged Thunderbolt storage solution will be available in a 1 TB SSD capacity. With double the storage, the new LaCie Rugged is just as portable with no size or weight increase compared to the 500 GB offering. Plus, it still features the lightning-fast transfer rates of Thunderbolt and is tough in the field with shock, dust and water resistance.

  • G.I. Joe Retaliation Comes to UltraFlix OTT 4K Streaming

    UltraFlix OTT 4K Streaming

    NanoTech Signs Licensing Agreement with Paramount Pictures to Offer
    “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” on UltraFlix 4K Streaming Network

    Action-Packed Blockbuster Starring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis to be Available in
    Ultra HD on UltraFlix

    SAN JOSE, CA – April 07, 2015 – NanoTech Entertainment (OTCPINK: NTEK), a pioneer in bringing the Ultra HD experience to consumers, announced today a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will bring the explosive global hit “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” to UltraFlix™, NanoTech’s all Ultra HD network. Under the agreement, the film will be available in Ultra HD beginning in April 2015.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Powered by their own 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology, the Samsung SSD 850 EVO replaces the 840 EVO solid state drive and delivers up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash components. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA drive against the fastest solid state drives available."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "It is one of those moments that you go, "Uh, what?" Deepcool Industries comes to us today with its Steam Castle micro-ATX and mini-ITX computer case for smaller system configurations. While your definition of "steam-punk" may differ from Deepcool's, one thing for sure is this case is unique in its look. How does it perform however?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Last month AMD launched a new technology, FreeSync, which is designed to enhance the visual experience for gamers by solving long standing issues. Today we take a look at one of the first screens to support this technology in our BenQ XL2730Z review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • The SSD Review

    "Back in December, Samsung launched the 850 EVO series of SSDs in the standard 2.5" form factor. Along with the 850 PRO, these were the first SSDs to utilize Samsung's new 32-layer 3D V-NAND technology. When combined with Samsung's TurboWrite technology, the 850 EVO's can attain some amazing data transfer speeds. Samsung is now expanding its lineup of 850 EVO form factors to include M.2 and mSATA versions. We just recently published a review of the M.2 version, and today we have on hand both 120GB and 1TB models of the mSATA 850 EVO to give a testing bench test drive."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "For almost two decades now Asetek has been building cooling products that help increase CPU speed and performance. The Danish company specializes in liquid cooling solutions for everything from data centers to your home gaming rig. You may not realize it, but you might know them very well from the excellent AIO coolers that are sold to other companies to be rebranded. Today we are going to take a look at four of their AIO coolers, the 510LC, 550LC, 570LX, and the 591LX. All four coolers under the Asetek brand are all used in pre-built machines by companies like CyberPowerPC and iBuyPower."

    Think Computers

  • "NZXT has created a stylish mid-tower enclosure with their Source 340 chassis, and made it an especially attractive option with a retail of just $69.99. Can this new case contend in a crowded market? We will find that out here!"

    PC Perspective

  • NZXT CAM

    NZXT is proud to announce the launch of its advanced CAM version 2.0 PC monitoring software. "Now equipped with double the data detection, a customizable interface and a highly functional FPS overlay, CAM 2.0 makes it easier than ever to monitor and maintain your PC."See More

  • Introducing the new CAM version 2.0.

    NZXT anounces CAM version 2.0 PC monitoring software

    Los Angeles, CA – NZXT is proud to announce the launch of its advanced CAM version 2.0 PC monitoring software. Now equipped with double the data detection, a customizable interface and a highly functional FPS overlay, CAM 2.0 makes it easier than ever to monitor and maintain your PC.

  • be quiet!

    be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, once again won this year’s coveted Red Dot Design Award. "The new Silent Base 800 convinced the 40 members of the Red Dot jury. The Silent Base 800 now carries this internationally renowned seal of quality and is immortalised in the Red Dot yearbook. Last year’s awards went to the Power Zone power supply, Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler series and Pure Wings 2 fans."See More

  • Red Dot Award 2015

    Silent Base 800 honoured with the Red Dot Award.

    Silent Base 800 honoured with the Red Dot Award

    Jury of 40 convinced by be quiet!’s debut

    Glinde, April 7th 2015 - be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, once again won this year’s coveted Red Dot Design Award. The new Silent Base 800 convinced the 40 members of the Red Dot jury. The Silent Base 800 now carries this internationally renowned seal of quality and is immortalised in the Red Dot yearbook. Last year’s awards went to the Power Zone power supply, Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler series and Pure Wings 2 fans.

  • Dell

    "Dell announces an enhanced networking portfolio designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including the new X-series family of smart managed switches and an expanded N-series family with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments."See More

  • Dell Introduces Innovative Networking Solutions for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

      Dell introduces new X-Series family of smart-managed 1GbE and 10GbE switches.

    • Dell introduces new X-Series family of smart-managed 1GbE and 10GbE switches with intuitive work flow management, traffic visibility and real-time control to optimize cloud and onsite network applications
    • Dell expands the N-Series family of fully managed 1GbE switches with Layer 2/3 capability designed for smaller networks
    • Dell continues commitment to the W-series wireless portfolio with extended support

     

    April 06, 2015 -- Dell today announced an enhanced networking portfolio designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including the new X-series family of smart managed switches and an expanded N-series family with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments.

  • Super Talent Technology

    Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its mSATA JS2 solid state drive for industrial and embedded applications. "The mSATA SJ2 is Super Talent's updated solid state drive that provides extremely fast speeds of up to 480 MB/sec reads and 160 MB/sec writes for mobile solutions. Equipment with limited space for expansion can take advantage of the mSATA SJ2's extremely small form factor, speed, and increased capacity for important applications that require reliable high speed storage."See More

  • Super Talent's New mSATA SJ2 SSD

    Super Talent's New mSATA SJ2 SSD
    An mSATA SSD built with reliability and performance in mind for industrial and embedded applications

    San Jose, California — April 06, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its mSATA JS2 solid state drive for industrial and embedded applications.

  • NikkTech

    "All in one (AIO) liquid CPU cooling solutions have been around for quite a few years now (made primarily by Asetek and CoolIT) and as we all know are gaining ground against regular CPU air coolers since in most cases these are easier to install, offer zero clearance issues with memory modules and mainboard components and of course perform and look better. However although the high-end 240mm models made their appearance shortly after the mid-end 120/140mm models it wasn't until somewhat recently that we witnessed the release of the very first ultra-high-end 360mm models like the Water 3.0 Ultimate by Thermaltake and the H320 by Swiftech. DeepCool also launched their own 360mm AIO model as part of their brand new CAPTAIN series and it so happens that today we have it on our test bench."

    NikkTech

  • "Raijintek is upping their game by entering the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler market with the Triton. Not content with off-the-shelf, self-contained units, they have instead entered the market swinging with an expandable system. Customizable and to be had for a sweet price, the competition might be in for a world of hurt."

    techPowerUp

  • "Working in concert with GIGABYTE, Corsair developed the Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 16GB kit to pair up perfectly with the X99-SOC Champion motherboard. The DDR4 modules feature orange anodized heat spreaders that exactly match the SOC-Champion's color scheme as well as two Dominator Vengeance Platinum memory coolers with integrated orange LEDs. The memory modules are build with hand-screened ICs to ensure the rigorous quality demands necessary for achieving the rated speeds."

    PC Perspective

  • "Had things gone to plan, Steam Machines would be a shipping product by now. However, Valve threw a wrench into the works when it decided that more time was needed to tweak its custom Linux-based Steam OS and fine tune the platform's accompanying Steam Controller. That decision left several partnering OEMs and boutique system builders in limbo, as they had already put in the necessary R&D to develop living room boxes that would serve as official Steam Machines. Hence a new category was born -- the PC gaming console. Systems like the Syber Vapor are full-fledged PCs stuffed inside console-sized cases that could have and would have served as Steam Machines. Since they lack Steam OS, they're not official Steam Machines, but they are intended for the living room where they'll mate with your large screen HDTV. The Syber Vapor that we're looking at here even boots directly into Steam's Big Picture mode, a 10-foot user interface that was designed specifically for this purpose."

    Hot Hardware

  • "On the review bench today we have Scythe's Ashura heatsink; this is a fairly standard tower cooler equipped with a 140mm fan. The Ashura cooler stands 162mm tall, making it suitable for full tower cases where AIO liquid coolers are often too bulky."

    Frostytech

  • "GIGABYTE has delivered one of the fastest factory overclocked GeForce GTX 960 cards on the market, the GIGABYTE GTX 960 G1 GAMING. This video card holds great value at $209, pricing it against the MSI R9 285 GAMING video card. We will also compare each video cards max overclock, and compare a R9 280X to find the best value."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "The Antec 900 made true case history with the little Mid Tower monster and his big brother the Antec 1200 gaming case. These cases were the first case with a huge 200mm exhaust fan and it revolutionized air cooling computers for a decade to come and with its dual 120mm lighted intake fans in the front and that giant top 200mm exhaust and even a 120mm fan attached to this case, it was a piece of computer aerodynamics history that was proven over and over by temperature tests by owners and reviewers all over the world to be the best they had ever witnessed. There were revisions over the years and a second generation to the 900 case, and it went over okay I guess; but the price and the look of the original real thing was so incredible it was hard to get people to buy the next gen cover model. Even, now I am almost sure that there are a few Antec 900 user’s out there reading this review on the internet right now. It has been Newegg.com’s Most Sold computer case ever in history and has been on the number one spot of the Electronics’ Billboard Charts of production cases since its inception almost a full decade ago. Now 9 years have passed and sure there have been lot of Antec cases since then but nothing to rate or to make history like the Antec 900, but Antec has a new Economy case called the Antec P70. I really don’t think that this case is going to make history like its grandfather but he is quite a case of it’s own."

    Think Computers

  • "Today we are going to take a look at another of the latest all-in-one water cooling units from Corsair, the Hydro H80i GT. This model has been designed to improve on the existing H80i which has found favour amongst a number of enthusiasts."

    Kitguru

  • "Manufacturers have been building factory overclocked components for a little while now. Asus, EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte all have GPUs that boast higher than reference clock speeds.With higher clock speeds, comes more heat. To deal with the extra heat, fans ramp up and more noise is generated. For the most part, more noise isn’t too much of an issue for most gamers as they wear headsets while they are gaming. One of the best ways to deal with both heat and sound is to use water cooling. If you have a MSI GTX 970, then Bitspower has you, covered. Bitpower offers a full cover waterblock that features a clear acrylic top and a nickel plated base."

    Modders-Inc

  • OCInside

    "CeBIT 2015 Hanover computer fair report with new USB 3.1 motherboards, water- and air coolers, cases, power supplies, NAS, SSD and more. The CeBIT 2015 in Hanover showed also in this year a lot of interesting products. The OCinside.de CeBIT 2015 report shows with 222 images an overview of new IT products. Our CeBIT report focus each year at current PC hardware and shows some new desktop and server motherboards, mobile products, chassis, coolers, power supplies, SSD, NAS, memory and wireless storage solutions. It contains products from AMD, Antec, ASRock, ASRock Rack, Asustor, AVerMedia, AVM, BMW, Buffalo, DXRacer, Cooler Master, CM Storm, DeepCool, Enermax, LEPA, LiteOn, nVidia, OCZ, Plextor, Samsung, Seagate, Terratec, Toshiba, TrekStor, Ultron, WD and many more. Have fun browsing through the latest CeBIT hardware and trends."

    OCInside

  • "CM Storm's newest do-it-all headset is put to the test. The Sirus-C is compatible with all major console systems and features its own in-line USB sound card. The design is like previous Sirus headsets on the outside, but it now uses a dual-driver setup on the inside."

    techPowerUp

  • "In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco welcome Austin Evans into the mix and discuss AMD’s FreeSync technology and the LG 34UM67 widescreen display, NVIDIA’s powerful new GeForce GTX Titan X, the just-released Intel SSD 750 NVMe drive, the OCZ Vector 180 SSD, the sleek Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) and a whole lot more."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Not that long ago we took a look at Crucial’s MX200 solid state drive, which is set to be their high-performance drive for 2015. They also sent us over their new BX100 solid state drive. This drive is their cost-effective solution that is aggressively priced and Crucial hopes it will get solid state drives in the hands of more people. How aggressively priced is it? Well the 1TB drive that we are taking a look at today is selling at my favorite online retailer for $374.99, which makes it only $0.37 per GB. The BX100 is powered by the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and features Micron 16nm synchronous MLC NAND. The 1TB version features sequential read and write speeds of 535 MB/s and 450 MB/s respectively. Let's take a closer look."

    Think Computers

  • "Recently XMG refreshed their midrange gaming laptop range with the introduction of the A505. Featuring an ultra fast SSD, i7 CPU and NVIDIAs latest GTX 960M, we test it in our XMG A505 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "AEGIS is a M-ATX computer case which arrives in a selection of exciting colours. This case promises to offer flexibility by accommodating large CPU coolers, big graphics cards and numerous fans/radiators for those wanting to enhance the cooling potential."

    Vortez

  • "Where is Intel Broadwell? Hardware Editors Leo Waldock and Luke Hill discuss Broadwell which is due to be replaced by Skylake in a few months' time. The snag is that Intel hasn't yet released the laptop and desktop versions of Broadwell so the clock is ticking. Or is it tocking?"

    Kitguru

  • "Omega is one of the latest smartphones of Blackview, featuring the established MT6592 SoC at 1.7GHz from Mediatek and is paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage. The selfie camera is 5MP, while the shooter from the back is powered by the Sony IMX135 13MP sensor and it does have a battery of 2100mAh."

    Madshrimps

  • The SSD Review

    "You know how we said in previous reviews that the enthusiast market hasn't had much action and is just starting to take off? Well, right when we thought we were starting to see some fast PCIe SSDs, Intel decides to step in and release a beast. A beast you say? Yes, a fast, high capacity, NVMe, PCIe lane destroying beast! A beast of which those stories about things that go bump in the night could not have prepared you for. Let us introduce you to Intel's latest disruptive monstrosity, the 1.2TB Intel 750 PCIe SSD."

    The SSD Review

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its complete lineup of motherboards build around the Intel® X99 and 9 Series chipsets is compatible with the recently released 750 Series PCIe SSD drive from Intel®. "The new drives will be available in 400GB and 1.2TB capacities and are expected to deliver performance of up to 2.5/1.2 GB/s sequential read/write speeds and up to 440/290k random IOPs, thus making them the highest performing Intel Client SSD. GIGABYTE’s X99 and 9 Series motherboards are able to take full advantage of the fast transfer speeds of this exciting new storage solution from Intel."See More

  • GIGABYTE X99, Z97 and H97 Series Motherboards Ready for New Intel® 750 Series PCIe SSDs

    GIGABYTE X99, Z97 and H97 Series Motherboards Ready for New Intel® 750 Series PCIe SSDs.
    The First Intel PCIe NVMe SSDs Deliver Exceptional Performance for the Gaming Enthusiast and Content Creator

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 3rd, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its complete lineup of motherboards build around the Intel® X99 and 9 Series chipsets is compatible with the recently released 750 Series PCIe SSD drive from Intel®. The new drives will be available in 400GB and 1.2TB capacities and are expected to deliver performance of up to 2.5/1.2 GB/s sequential read/write speeds and up to 440/290k random IOPs, thus making them the highest performing Intel Client SSD. GIGABYTE’s X99 and 9 Series motherboards are able to take full advantage of the fast transfer speeds of this exciting new storage solution from Intel.

  • Sennheiser

    Audio specialist Sennheiser was on hand for a gala press event heralding the relaunch of Roc Nation’s TIDAL high-fidelity streaming service on Monday night at the James Farley Post Office. "The company's MOMENTUM 2.0 was chosen to demonstrate TIDAL’s lossless streaming audio to an attending audience of A-list celebrities, industry luminaries, and members of the press. Sennheiser distributed over 500 of its best in class headphones over the course of the evening."See More

  • Sennheiser Brings MOMENTUM to RocNation Kick-Off Event for TIDAL Streaming Service

    Sennheiser TIDAL Stage.jpg

    New York, 2 April 2015 – Audio specialist Sennheiser was on hand for a gala press event heralding the relaunch of Roc Nation’s TIDAL high-fidelity streaming service on Monday night at the James Farley Post Office. The company's MOMENTUM 2.0 was chosen to demonstrate TIDAL’s lossless streaming audio to an attending audience of A-list celebrities, industry luminaries, and members of the press. Sennheiser distributed over 500 of its best in class headphones over the course of the evening.

  • Intel

    Intel today unveiled the Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD) 750 Series, its highest performing SSD for use in client PC storage devices and workstations. The 750 series delivers greater than four times the performance of SATA-based SSDs by utilizing four lanes of PCIe 3.0 and the NVM Express (NVMe) standard. For added flexibility, it is available as both an add-in card for systems with an accessible PCIe 3.0 slot and as a 2.5 inch small form factor solution. Intel also announced the availability of the Intel® SSD 535 Series which offers the ideal balance of cost and performance for mainstream client PC storage devices. Read more about the SSD 750 Seriesand SSD 535 Series, as well as tests and configurations.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "SilverStone is at it again, but this time they are looking to mix things up by venturing into unprecedented areas. Lately, it seems that the competition has shaken the sub-$100 case market, and SilverStone is not willing to stand down. Mostly known for their premium cases and their innovative ideas, SilverStone has taken a different approach this time from their top notch designs and instead released the SilverStone Kublai KL05B-Q Mid-Tower case, which Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at today."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Intel has a habit of overlapping their enterprise and consumer product lines. Their initial X25-M was marketed to both consumer and enterprise, with heavier workloads reserved for the X25-E. Their SSD 320 Series was also spec'd for both consumer and enterprise usage. Their most recent SSD 730 Series was actually an overclocked version of their SSD DC S3500 units. Clearly this is an established trend for Intel, so when they dominated flash memory performance with the SSD DC P3700 launch last year, pretty much everyone following these sorts of things eagerly waited in anticipation of a consumer release."

    PC Perspective

  • "A lot of PC applications have been trending toward smaller footprints in the last few years. SilverStone is looking to further address this need by packing as much wattage as possible into a confined space. The Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2 is fully modular and is billing it as the "world’s smallest full-modular ATX PSU" at its capacity."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Finally, we have the PCIe SSD cards that fill a large void for pro users willing to spend more for top performance for desktop use. The recently announced Intel SSD 750 Series fills that void, and comes in two flavors: A PCIe 3.0 X4 card for top performance, and a 2.5 inch version. Today we'll looking at the PCIe version that goes up to 1.2TB, and offers high performance without the enterprise cost. Just how high a performance and cost? Let's get some answers!"

    Futurelooks

  • "Intel's latest datacenter drives combine a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface with the new NVMe protocol to deliver incredible performance with sequential and random I/O. Today, that tag team taps in on the desktop with the high-end 750 Series SSD. We've taken a closer look at Intel's new desktop flagship to see how well the next-generation of PCI Express storage translates to enthusiast PCs."

    The Tech Report

  • "Today, Intel is taking the wraps off new NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drives, which are the first products with these high speed interfaces that the company has launched specifically for the enthusiast computing and workstation crowds. Historically, Intel's PCI Express-based offerings, like the SSD DC P3700 Series, have been squarely targeted for datacenter or enterprise applications, with price tags to match. However, today Intel is throwing performance enthusiasts another bone with the launch of the Intel SSD 750 series. Intel's SSD 750 Series brings cutting-edge NVMe technology down to the more mainstream performance/enthusiast market. We've got a beefy 1.2 Terabyte PCIe card on hand to show you what it's made of and how it performs."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Gaming laptops have a huge audience, but not everyone wants to lug around a 17 inch behemoth weighing more than 5KG. Razer have enjoyed success in recent years with their Blade range of laptops...even if the price has been prohibitive for many. Today we take a look at the latest 2015 model which features a powerful combination of Intel Quad Core Core i7 processor with Nvidia GTX970m discrete graphics. It also features a super high resolution IGZO 3K touch screen."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "No matter how many portable hard drives I’ve used to date I’ve yet to find one which i can carry easily inside my rear pocket and without worrying about breaking it. There have been some exceptions to that in the past like a 1.8" drive manufactured by Plextor which i had the chance to review roughly 6 years ago and the brand new T1 portable SSD by Samsung (review coming soon) but unfortunately although i have to admit that both solutions look very nice they simply can't compete with regular 2.5" models, at least not in terms of capacity and enclosure durability. Seagate has been around for almost 4 decades now so I’ve always hoped that they'd step forward to create something unique in this segment of the market and with the recent release of the Seagate Seven (STDZ500400) steel external USB 3.0 drive i think that my quest for the ideal portable hard drive for use on the go is finally over (or almost over)."

    NikkTech

  • "Have you ever had the experience where you thought you purchased a great set of headphones, only to be sorely disappointed when you plugged them into your smartphone for your morning jog? You might think that the headphones are to blame here, but that may not necessarily be the case. They just might need a little boost from a device like the Creative Sound Blaster E3, a Bluetooth-enabled headphone amplifier and USB DAC that unlocks the true audio potential of your chosen headset."

    MegaTechNews

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    "ASUS celebrates 20 years of producing the world’s most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited-edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 graphics card. Featuring the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics-processing unit (GPU)–clocked at 1431 MHz–combined with exclusive ASUS technologies, this meticulously crafted and highly-collectable graphics card continues the pioneering ASUS spirit of developing the world’s fastest, most-innovative graphics cards. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, ASUS also released special white editions of the ASUS Turbo GTX 970."See More

  • ASUS Announces Limited-Edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 to Celebrate 20 Years of Graphics Card Innovation and Reliability

    ASUS Announces Limited-Edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980

    KEY POINTS

    • ASUS is releasing a limited 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 graphics card to celebrate 20 years of graphics card production.
    • Since 1995, ASUS has consistently developed graphics card innovations, many of which have become industry standards.
    • ASUS is the best-selling and most award-winning graphics card brand, and is the most popular brand in 3DMark benchmarking.

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (1st April, 2015) — ASUS today celebrated 20 years of producing the world’s most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited-edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 graphics card. Featuring the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics-processing unit (GPU)–clocked at 1431 MHz–combined with exclusive ASUS technologies, this meticulously crafted and highly-collectable graphics card continues the pioneering ASUS spirit of developing the world’s fastest, most-innovative graphics cards. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, ASUS also released special white editions of the ASUS Turbo GTX 970.

  • Transcend

    Transcend Information, Inc.®, is proud to release the SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) 633x microSD memory cards. "These MLC-based microSD cards reach blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 95MB per second and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 64GB, ideal for action camera video capture." All Transcend memory cards are fully tested for compatibility and reliability. The UHS-I U3 (633X) microSD cards are offered in 32GB ($29) and 64GB ($59) capacities and carry Transcend's Limited Lifetime Warranty.See More

  • Transcend Unveils UHS-I Speed Class 3 microSD Cards to Support Action Cameras

    Transcend SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) 633x microSD memory cards.

    April 2, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc.®, a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to release the SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) 633x microSD memory cards. These MLC-based microSD cards reach blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 95MB per second and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 64GB, ideal for action camera video capture.

  • ICY DOCK

    Introducing the ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB 4-Bay external 2.5" & 3.5" HDD enclosure with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and eSATA interface. "The MB561U3S-4SB is designed for those in need of large data storage with a small footprint and supreme build quality. The USB 3.0 interface allows you to access up to four drives at up to 5Gbps and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The eSATA interface delivers fast SATA III speed, supports eSATA port-multiplier function and is compatible with most of RAID controller card with eSATA port-multiplier interface. The 4 bay capacities give you enough room to optimize your data storage system with efficiency."See More

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK is well known for those one of a kind data storage products and solutions that fill the bill in a variety of situations. The savvy can easily save a few bucks or bills on some of their favorites, like the ICY DOCK Blizzard, ICY Bento, EZ-Dock,ICY Cube, and ICYRAID, docking stations, along with a selection of other fine data storage products, and accessories, as ICY DOCK announces the April 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (04/01/2015 to 04/30/2015). See More

  • Introducing the ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB 4 Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA(PM) Hot Swap 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD/SSD External Enclosure - Black

    Introducing the ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB

    Introducing the ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB4-Bay external 2.5" & 3.5" HDD enclosure with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and eSATA interface. The MB561U3S-4SB is designed for those in need of large data storage with a small footprint and supreme build quality. The USB 3.0 interface allows you to access up to four drives at up to 5Gbps and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The eSATA interface delivers fast SATA III speed, supports eSATA port-multiplier function and is compatible with most of RAID controller card with eSATA port-multiplier interface. The 4 bay capacities give you enough room to optimize your data storage system with efficiency.

  • ORIGIN PC

    "Are you ballin out of control with so much in-game gold you don’t know what to do with it? Introducing ORIGIN PC’s exciting new In-Game Gold Trade Program or IGGTP. Use your in-game gold today to trade it towards the purchase of any custom built ORIGIN PC laptop, desktop, workstation, or server."See More

  • "Today we are reviewing the Vibe Therapy Meridian, which comes with seven different settings and a high quality silicone finish. Priced between 30 and 60 Euros it delivers satisfying performance. Oh, and we overclocked it, too."

    techPowerUp

  • "Battlefield Hardline has been released finally. We gather twelve video card comparisons and find out what you need to enjoy this game in multiplayer and campaign modes. We will look at multi-GPU scaling, D3D vs. Mantle, and VRAM usage to find out where the best money is spent to enjoy this new game."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Tesoro is a new company to us here at ThinkComputers. Founded in 2011 the company primarily focuses on gaming peripherals and devices. I would say they are most known for their gaming keyboards and today we are going to be taking a look at one of their latest, the Excalibur Spectrum. The Excalibur Spectrum has a very simple keyboard design, but it jam-packed with features. First you have mechanical key switches (Kailh), you can choose between browns, reds or blues. The keyboard is also fully backlit with RGB backlighting so you can really mess around with the colors and customize it how you want. Tesoro also has some awesome lighting effects that you can use to show off the keyboard. On top of that the keyboard has full N-key rollover, built-in memory to store up to 200 macros and 2000 keystrokes in 5 gaming profiles, multimedia keys and a very solid design. Let’s jump in and see what this keyboard can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "Today we are going to take a look at one of the latest all-in-one water cooling units from Corsair, the Hydro H100i GTX. This model has been designed to build on the success of the existing Corsair H100i which has proved a massive hit with gamers and enthusiasts worldwide."

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "The discovery of the year! Scotch tape as a storage medium was discovered a few years ago, but today certainly even the Fraunhofer Institute is amazed, because on OCinside.de published a guide, how to use plastic wrap, salt and pencil to build an energy-efficient, highly flexible display with extreme versatility! You should not miss the sodium chloride crystal display guide - short SCD."

    OCInside

  • "With the next installment of the Fast and the Furious movie franchise right around the corner, everybody is feeling the need for speed once again and your computer should not feel left out. Since you cannot feed it Nitrous oxide, you can do the next best thing and that is to strap some SSDs in there and watch it go faster than before. With the amount of options available out there however, the hardest decision will probably come down to finding one that will give you the best bang for your buck. Since NAND prices are volatile, SSD prices fluctuate rapidly but that is a good thing since it means there are always options available if you wait for the right moment to press that trigger."

    Modders Inc

  • Are you ballin out of control with In-Game Gold? Get a real life PC!

    ORIGIN PC Introduces New In-Game Gold Trade Program
    Introducing ORIGIN PC’s In-Game Gold Trade Program

    Miami, FL – April 1st, 2015, 9:00 A.M. EST—Are you ballin out of control with so much in-game gold you don’t know what to do with it? Introducing ORIGIN PC’s exciting new In-Game Gold Trade Program or IGGTP. Use your in-game gold today to trade it towards the purchase of any custom built ORIGIN PC laptop, desktop, workstation, or server.

  • ICY DOCK April 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (04/01/2015 to 04/30/2015)ICY DOCK April 2015 Mail in Rebate Promotion Program (04/01/2015 to 04/30/2015)

  • QNAP

    QNAP®, Inc.proudly announces that the new Plex Media Server app has been published and is available for the TS-x31 Turbo NAS line up via free download in the QTS App Center. "By installing the Plex Media Server app on to your QNAP NAS, you can view your favorite videos, movies, TV shows, music, and photos via popular media streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Chromecast, as well as your smart TV."See More

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro Technology USA Inc., announces that it will be the headline sponsor of the Hearthstone tournament at Insomnia 54, April 3 – 6, and attendees will be able to win PC gear and play the latest games in VR as well as enter for a chance to win a car at its booth. "Several gaming stations featuring the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be set up at the Tesoro booth for visitors to play the latest PC games. Tesoro invites all to feel the difference in the gaming experience when you game with Tesoro."See More

  • The Plex Media Server app now available for the QNAP TS-x31 Series

    The Plex Media Server app now available for the QNAP TS-x31 Series

    March 31, 2015 -- POMONA, Calif.--QNAP®, Inc. today proudly announced that the new Plex Media Server app has been published and is available for the TS-x31 Turbo NAS line up via free download in the QTS App Center. By installing the Plex Media Server app on to your QNAP NAS, you can view your favorite videos, movies, TV shows, music, and photos via popular media streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Chromecast, as well as your smart TV.

  • Tesoro Sponsoring Hearthstone Tournament at UK's Biggest Gaming Festival: Insomnia 54

    Tesoro Technology USA Inc.

    Play the Latest Games in VR and Win Prizes at the Charity Raffle

    April 1, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that it will be the headline sponsor of the Hearthstone tournament at Insomnia 54, April 3 – 6, and attendees will be able to win PC gear and play the latest games in VR as well as enter for a chance to win a car at its booth.

  • Omnetics

    "As higher speed electronics begin to dominate the design world, we see surveillance systems, probes, detectors and new Ethernet systems demanding a combination of power and higher speed differential signal processing in one interconnection unit. Unmanned vehicles often require assembly and disassembly in the field for transfer. Using only one ruggedized Micro-d connector offers quick and easy assembly."See More

  • Mixed Signal Power Micro-Ds Reduce Size, Weight in Miniature Electronics

    Omnetics' Micro-D connectors combine two functions into a one plug-in contact system
    Omnetics' Micro-D connectors combine two functions into a one plug-in contact system.

    MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Designers are finding that connecting both signal and power systems into and out of their equipment is taking a large portion of their size and weight allowance. Smaller cabling and connectors are now being offered that solve that problem. We see a rise in the use of combined power and signal being routed to and from instruments within one cable. Mixed-pin design connectors are able to handle a combination of higher power supply voltages and currents but also include much smaller pins, sockets and wiring for the remaining signals. Cabling is available that can offer combinations of wire sizes, group shielding and drain wires that may be needed. See: http://www.omnetics.com/Micro-D

  • Corsair

    Corsair, announces the availability of the much-anticipated AX1500i Digital ATX power supply, "using advanced digitally-controlled circuitry to deliver ultra-stable power at over 94% efficiency, the AX1500i is the first 1500 watt PSU to meet the ultra-efficient 80 PLUS Titanium standard."The AX1500i includes a 7 year warranty, and will be available from retailers in late May with a MSRP of $449.99.See More

  • Corsair AX1500i, The World’s First 1500 Watt 80 Plus Titanium PSU, Now Available

    Corsair Releases AX1500i, The World’s Most Technologically Advanced and Efficient PSU

    Corsair Releases AX1500i, The World’s Most Technologically Advanced and Efficient PSU

    Fremont, California — April 30, 2014Corsair®, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the availability of the much-anticipated AX1500i Digital ATX power supply from www.corsair.com. Using advanced digitally-controlled circuitry to deliver ultra-stable power at over 94% efficiency, the AX1500i is the first 1500 watt PSU to meet the ultra-efficient 80 PLUS Titanium standard. The AX1500i will also be available from retailers in late May.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Silverstone EB01–E DAC is the companion product in both form and function to the SilverStone EB-03 headphone amplifier. Together, these two components make up the current SilverStone Ensemble Series audiophile grade audio components."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Bitfenix decided to enter the PSU market, and today, we have the chance to look at the flagship of their Fury series. It has a capacity of 750 W, is 80 Plus Gold certified, and features individually sleeved cables of high quality and stunning looks."

    techPowerUp

  • NikkTech

    "We all know that most regular consumers don't pay much attention when choosing the right peripherals for their systems so for their basic needs even a USD20 keyboard/mouse combo will probably do just fine. However if you're a serious or even just a casual gamer then chances are that you spend quite a bit of time online reading reviews before you decide on the right peripherals for the job. Most gaming keyboards in the market use Cherry MX mechanical switches since they are the obvious choice for people that require tactile and audio feedback something which the majority of membrane dome keyboards are not really good at. Tt eSPORTS has been manufacturing mechanical keyboards almost from the day they got established and that has allowed their products to gain a significant advantage over many others both in terms of quality and features. They too have made extended use of Cherry MX switches but today we'll be checking out their latest offering based on Kailh brown mechanical switches the Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard."

    NikkTech

  • Ocaholic

    "Comparisons of two mid-range (roughly) graphics cards with one high-end VGA are almost always good for some really interesting results. Today we're having a look at what two AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics cards can do against one NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti. The two R9 280X cards are quite a bit cheaper and we're really curious to find out which setup is going to be quicker."

    Ocaholic

  • "Microlab are hitting the UK market hard of late, updating the renowned SOLO7C stereo speaker system with various improvements upon the original and coming out with the successor, the SOLO9C. Offering a vastly expanded input/output over the 7C which has just 2x RCA input sources, the 9C also offers optical Toslink, co-axial and a HDMI input/output for lossless audio from your Blu-ray player."

    Vortez

  • "The IN WIN 904 is a case that is not fully glass but both side are. Placed in the IN WIN Style category you should know that this not a gamers case but something special."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Today Corsair are refreshing their AX-I range of PSUs and on our test bench we have the high end model, the 1500w AX1500i."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "Back when we visited CyberPower at CES in January they were showing off a new custom designed case they had called the Zeus Mini. The whole idea behind this case was to give users the ability to create a full-fledged gaming system, completed with a full-sized graphics card and much more. Today we are going to be taking a look at a custom gaming machine that CyberPower has put together using their Zeus Mini case. It is the Zeus Mini-I 780 and it comes with an Intel i7-4770K, GeForce GTX 780, 16GB of DDR3 and much more. Will this make the perfect LAN rig? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "The Corsair Graphite 730T is a budget version of the 760T which means you miss out on the polycarbonate side panel and don't get any fan controllers. Also, like a Model T Ford, the 730T only comes in black, whereas the 760T is available in black or white. On the plus side the 730T costs a reasonable £110, which is a good bit cheaper than the £147 you pay for the 760T."

    Kitguru

  • "Corsair announced their latest flagship power supply, the 1,500 watt AX1500i Digital ATX PSU earlier this year at CES. We recently received a retail unit to review and have spent the past week putting it through our suite of tests. The new AX1500i Digital proved to be a very interesting power supply and brings not one, but several outstanding features to the high-end enthusiast market. Over time, we all grow numb to marketing terms like "most technologically advanced", "state-of-the-art", "ultra-stable", "super-high efficiency", etc., but in the case of the AX1500i Digital PSU, we have seen these claims come to life before our eyes."

    PC Perspective

  • SanDisk

    SanDisk Corporation announces the Lightning® Gen. II family of enterprise-class 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs). "The Lightning Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, together with the newly announced Optimus MAX™ 4TB1 SAS SSD and updated Optimus® SSD product family, help businesses meet the performance, uptime and capacity requirements across the wide range of mixed-use, read- and write-intensive application workloads common in today’s data centers."See More


  • SanDisk Delivers Increased Performance for Mission-Critical Applications with Lightning Gen. II SSD Product Family

    SanDisk Lightning Gen. II SSD Product Family
    New 12Gb/s SAS Product Family Complements Existing Portfolio to Meet the Performance, Durability and
    Capacity Requirements Across a Breadth of Enterprise Application Workloads

    MILPITAS, Calif. April 30, 2014SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the Lightning® Gen. II family of enterprise-class 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs). The Lightning Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, together with the newly announced Optimus MAX™ 4TB1 SAS SSDand updated Optimus® SSD product family, help businesses meet the performance, uptime and capacity requirements across the wide range of mixed-use, read- and write-intensive application workloads common in today’s data centers.

  • LG

    LG Electronics are taking center stage at "Imagine Park," the massive trade show's centerpiece exhibit."With live demonstrations, captivating conversations and influential thinkers taking the stage, Imagine Park is the place to catch an early glimpse of what's next in broadband and television ideation," said Mark Bell, vice president of industry affairs at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), which selected LG Electronics USA as both the "Official Ultra HDTV" and "Official Smart TV" partner for The Cable Show 2014.See More

  • LG ULTRA HDTVs, SMART TVs TAKE CENTER STAGE AT 'IMAGINE PARK' CABLE SHOW INNOVATION PAVILION

    High-Def LG LED Smart TVs, Monitors Enable Imagine Film Challenge

    LOS ANGELES -- April 30, 2014 -- As creativity, technology and pop culture collide here this week at The Cable Show 2014, dozens of Ultra High-Definition TVs, Smart TVs and LED Monitors from LG Electronics are taking center stage at "Imagine Park," the massive trade show's centerpiece exhibit.

  • Acer

    Stay connected at work or play, or anywhere you go, as Acer unveils the 2-in-1 Acer Aspire Switch 10 that’s a notebook and tablet combined in one flexible device with four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing at any time. "The smart device features a magnetic detachable Acer Snap Hinge™ design for easy transition between modes, latch-free keyboard docking, and optional additional storage capabilities."The Acer Aspire Switch 10 will be availability in Pan America and Europe, Middle East and Africa in late May with prices starting at US $379.99/€ 349.- respectively. See More

  • Acer Unveils the 2-in-1 Aspire Switch 10: Notebook and Tablet in One Flexible Device

     Aspire Switch 10

    Editors’ Summary

    • A smart 2-in-1 notebook that easily switches between four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing
    • Four modes (notebook, pad, display, and tent) allow maximum versatility for work and play
    • Acer Snap Hinge™ permits smooth switching between modes and latch-free keyboard docking
    • 10.1-inch display with Zero Air Gap and wide viewing angle provides a stunning visual experience

     

    NEW YORK -- 2014-04-29 -- Acer unveils the  2-in-1 Acer Aspire Switch 10 that’s a notebook and tablet combined in one flexible device with four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing at any time. The smart device features a magnetic detachable Acer Snap Hinge™ design for easy transition between modes, latch-free keyboard docking, and optional additional storage capabilities. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the ideal companion that helps users stay a touch more connected wherever they go.

  • BitFenix

    Some of us would likely agree with the following statement from BitFenix,"For a long time, the power supply is one part of the PC that users prefer to remain unseen. These dull, lifeless boxes were made to perform in the background, away from sight. Challenging the status quo, BitFenix set out to make a power supply that not only delivered on a performance level, but also utilized enough design elements to let it stand out in a system build. To that end, BitFenix announces the Fury Power Supply Series."See More

  • Introducing BitFenix Fury PSU Series

    BitFenix PR - Introducing Fury PSU Series

    Top quality components and impressive design combine for the ultimate PSU

    (BitFenix Design Lab, April 30, 2014) – For a long time, the power supply is one part of the PC that users prefer to remain unseen. These dull, lifeless boxes were made to perform in the background, away from sight. Challenging the status quo, BitFenix set out to make a power supply that not only delivered on a performance level, but also utilized enough design elements to let it stand out in a system build. To that end, BitFenix announces the Fury Power Supply Series. Featuring top quality components like all Japanese capacitors, a killer design aesthetic, and top-notch efficiency, Fury is set to become the new gold standard in semi-modular power supply units.

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    Tune in and check out the latest Special Edition of the AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter, and why they Never Settle and neither should you! Especially when it comes to #AMDGaming fun! Yep! " A whole slew of new games have been added to the Never Settle Forever program, and AMD will continue to add more throughout the year." Game On!See More

  • EVGA GeForce Watch_Dogs Promotion

    Let's face the simple fact, that gaming on the PC is definitely where it's at!  Sometimes, a simple and cost effective upgrade can make all the difference in the world. However..."In a world of smart technology, you need smarter weaponry—GeForce GTX graphics cards. Now for a limited time, you can get Watch_Dogs free with purchase of an EVGA GeForce GTX graphics card (GTX 660 and above)." Game On! See More

  • We Never Settle - AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter

    Never Settle  Forever promo

    We Never Settle
    When we said “Never Settle” we meant it. A whole slew of new games have been added to our Never Settle Forever program, and we’ll continue to add more throughout the year. Our purpose is to give you choice, whether you missed out on a big release from last year (i.e. Tomb Raider), want to experience a unique and critically acclaimed indie game (i.e. Guacamelee!), or want something that’s highly anticipated yet hasn’t hit shelves (i.e. Murdered: Soul Suspect) we have you covered. Come see what else we’ve added!

  • Buy EVGA GeForce GTX - Get Watch_Dogs!

    Buy EVGA GeForce GTX - Get Watch_Dogs!

    April 29th, 2014 - In a world of smart technology, you need smarter weaponry—GeForce GTX graphics cards. Now for a limited time, you can get Watch_Dogs free with purchase of an EVGA GeForce GTX graphics card (GTX 660 and above).

  • "Xigmatek's Nebula is a compact Mini-ITX chassis that utilizes an interesting mixture of materials and comes with the ability to hold a fully sized ATX PSU and dual-slot graphics card. But will it look as elaborate on the inside as it does on the outside, or is this Nebula not hiding any secrets of the universe?"

    techPowerUp

  • "Weighing 1,320 grams with both fans installed, Noctua's NH-D15 heatsink is big. It stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 151x161mm so prospective buyers will want to measure their case clearances first. It's six heat pipes are soldered to the nickel plated copper base plate and aluminum cooling fins; overall the fit and finish is top notch."

    Frostytech

  • "Since they entered the NAS marketplace a few years back Synology have been continually evolving their products. The majority of their products get a yearly refresh for enhanced performance and features and between hardware launches their DiskStation Manager OS has continued to receive significant new revisions. Today we take a look at the latest revision of each, the DS414j (their first j model with dual core CPU + FPU and USB 3.0) with DSM 5.0."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "After the release of AMD's latest flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 295X2 8GB dual-GPU beast, our mind immediately started to wander to what magic could happen (and what might go wrong) if you combined a pair of them in a single system. Sure, two Hawaii GPUs running in tandem produced the "fastest gaming graphics card you can buy" but surely four GPUs would be even better."

    PC Perspective

  • "Got extra PCIe slots and have no idea what in the world you can do with those? Well if you have $3000 burning a hole in your pocket, wiring in your house that is up to code, a good air conditioning system, and a Type C fire extinguisher that you are not using, AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 QuadFire may be just what the fire marshal ordered."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Protecting expensive equipment while traveling is the primary goal of any laptop-focused backpack or briefcase. Aesthetics are subjective; individuals' style ranges widely. Some prefer flamboyant or easily spotted colors, while others want something rustic and classy. Booq's Boa Brief briefcase leans towards the latter. It's subtle and bold, appearing understated but being functionally useful and focused on its primary goal: protect the stuff. ThinkComputers takes a look..."

    Think Computers

  • "It has been three years since we looked at the OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB – at the time it was the fastest SSD that the desktop audience could buy. As it connected via the PCI Express interface it wasn't a victim of the SATA bottleneck, which is still a problem in 2014. Today we look at the latest RevoDrive 350, developed and released by Toshiba owned OCZ to deliver performance levels well in excess of anything possible from the SATA 3 interface."

    Kitguru

  • ROCCAT

    ROCCAT™ today announces a partnership between Team ROCCAT and the premier eSports streaming platform Azubu, including Team ROCCAT’s League of Legends section plus its StarCraft II players.ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte comments: “Azubu is driven by cutting-edge technology and a passion for professional gaming – just like we are. We always like partnerships that go beyond just putting a logo somewhere. With Azubu, we can broadcast the excitement of competitive gaming directly to the fans out there across the globe, and that’s what we love to do.”See More

  • BigBruin

    "In this review we are going to take a quick look at a tiny USB 3.0 flash drive that sports 16GB of storage. The Kingston DataTraveler series has been around for years, and the current "Mini" version is available with capacities of 16, 32, 64, or 128GB. The drive in question features a rectangular metal body with a somewhat artisitic take on the lanyard connection off to one side."

    BigBruin

  • Ocaholic

    "Some of you will remember Nanoxia and today we are going to analyze one of their most interesting cases, which is part of their Deep Silence series. The first model was introduced in 2012 and, in the following year, the company inserted three additional models on the market. Deep Silence 4 is a case for mATX motherboards with very interesting features."

    Ocaholic

  • ROCCAT and Azubu Join Forces

    ROCCAT and Azubu Join Forces

    Hamburg, April 29, 2014 – ROCCAT™ today announces a partnership between Team ROCCAT and the premier eSports streaming platform Azubu, including Team ROCCAT’s League of Legends section plus its StarCraft II players.  In addition to branding and co-marketing activities, both companies have also agreed on a more content-driven collaboration.

  • "Don't get me wrong. I fully appreciate the power and convenience that mobile gaming has brought to the table. Playing casual games on our smartphones and tablets has really changed the video game industry as a whole. That said, while swiping around on a touchscreen is perfectly fine for Angry Birds and 2048, I want a real controller if I'm going to play an FPS, beat 'em up or driving simulation. And one of the newest options to join the fray is the SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller, which takes advantage of the new baked-in controller support in Apple's iOS 7."

    MegaTechNews

  • "A couple of weeks back, we got the chance to get some hands on time with AMD's upcoming mainstream and low-power APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), codenames Beema and Mullins. These APUs are the successors to last year's Temash and Kabini APUs, which powered an array of small form factor and mobile platforms. With this release, however, AMD was laser focused on improving power consumption and efficiency, expanding the platform's capabilities through both hardware and software tweaks, and of course improving performance over the previous generation. Beema and Mullins are based on the same piece of silicon, but will target different market segments. Beema is the mainstream part that will find its way into affordable notebook, small form factor systems, and mobile devices. Mullins, however, is a much lower-power derivative, designed for tablets and convertible systems..."

    Hot Hardware

  • NZXT

    No doubt that the NZXT H440 has quickly become an NZXT fan favorite.Now, NZXT is happy to announce the availability of three new special edition colors: Black/Blue, Black/Green and Black/Orange. Each color is available exclusively through three different channels. The Black/Blue may be found on the NZXT Armory Store for just $119, the Black/Green may be found at Microcenter and is currently available,while the Black/Orange can be purchased from Newegg, and will be available in the coming weeks. See More

  • "A couple weeks ago, AMD flew us down to its Austin, Texas campus for a first look at Mullins and Beema, two low-power APUs aimed at the next wave of Windows tablets and low-cost laptops. Today, we're able to share what we learned from that expedition—as well as benchmarks from the first Mullins tablet."

    The Tech Report

  • Introducing the H440 Special Edition Colors

    NZXT Introduces H440 Special Edition Colors

    Los Angeles, CA – With its modern design and bold engineering, the H440 has quickly become an NZXT fan favorite. Now, NZXT is happy to announce the availability of three new special edition colors: Black/Blue, Black/Green and Black/Orange.

  • NikkTech

    "It's no secret that if you require the best possible internet access both in terms of performance and security then your best option is obviously to use a wired connection. Wireless connections are obviously the only choice when on the road so no one can really deny their usefulness but the current level of technology isn't close to providing the same data transfer speeds and security one can enjoy by using a wired one so until that changes we also prefer to follow that path. Because of that Powerline adapters have become quite popular amongst consumers who want to extend either their home or business network and although still not perfect since they rely much on the quality of the structures electrical grid they do offer a great alternative to using extra cables and WiFi. We've already reviewed quite a few such devices but today it's our very first encounter with one manufactured by Linksys the PLEK500 500Mbps Powerline Homeplug AV2 Kit (contains two PLE500 adapters)."

    NikkTech

  • TechnologyX

    "One of the hardest decisions to make when you're a PC gamer is deciding what kind of mouse you want to use. It's certainly a tough choice to make, and with good cause. The wrong mouse can be the difference in an excellent gaming experience and a horrible one. Today we're going to be taking a look at two of the offerings available to you in the gaming mouse world. We're looking at the Naos 7000 and the Avior 7000. These are two of the latest offerings from the Swedish peripheral maker, Mionix."

    TechnologyX

  • Swiftech

    Following the recent and successful release of the Apogee™ XL with multi-color lighting, Swiftech® today announced the release of their Komodo-NV LE (Luxury Edition) VGA waterblock. "The Komodo-NV LE (Luxury Edition) is a full cover waterblock compatible with Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX Titan, Titan Black, GTX 780, and GTX 780 Ti graphics cards (reference designs)."The Komodo-NV LE has a MSRP: $179.95, and Swiftech expects the AMD® counterpart (Komodo R9 LE) to be released next.See More

  • Press Release - Komodo-NV LE

    Komodo-NV LE (Luxury Edition) VGA waterblock

    Long Beach, April 28, 2014, 10:30 PST -  Following the recent release of the Apogee™ XL with multi-color lighting,  Rouchon Industries Inc., d/b/a/ Swiftech® today announced the release of their Komodo-NV LE (Luxury Edition) VGA waterblock.

  • Asustor

    ASUSTOR simultaneously adds Spanish language support to the ADM interface and official website, offering a more localized user experience. Steve Huang, Product Manager at ASUSTOR had this to add “The addition of Spanish to ADM allows our Spanish speaking users to use ADM from within a familiar language environment, further providing a smoother and more user-friendly experience.”See More

  • Genius

    Feel the blast of the battlefield and more, as , GX Gaming, the professional gaming peripherals line by Genius, today launches the SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system in North America."With a total output power of 45 watts (RMS), GX Gaming's latest 2.1 speaker system includes a 6.5” subwoofer providing 29 watts of heart-thumping bass, two 8 watt wall-mountable satellite speakers and a separate control box for easy adjustment of volume and bass. "See More

  • Thecus

    Thecus proudly announces that the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD is confirmed compatible with the entire Thecus NAS line. "Early hands-on access to these high-capacity HDDs was made possible through Thecus’s continued close relationship with Seagate."See More

  • Apacer

    In order to respond to the worldwide rapid growth of Cloud and Big Data, "Apacer launched SATA 3 large capacity SFD 25H-M SSD. It possesses an ultra-large storage capacity of 1TB, with sequential read/write speed of 510/420MB/sec, marking a significant specification enhancement and an advance to virtualization technology of Big Data storage."See More

  • Silicon Power - Memeory is Personal

    SP/ Silicon Power,  unveils the latest USB 2.0 OTG (On-the-go) dual-interface USB flash drive, the Mobile X20. "Combined with the dual-access of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector in a compact form factor, Mobiles X20 not only frees users from capacity shortage but also offers an easier way to transfer and backup files between PCs, Android™ smartphones and tablets without the needs for cables or Wi-Fi hotspot."See More

  • Asustor

    ASUSTOR Adds Spanish Language Support

    ASUSTOR simultaneously adds Spanish language support to the ADM interface and official website, offering a more localized user experience.

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 29th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc. has announced today that it has added Spanish language support to its ADM (ASUSTOR Data Master) operating system and official website allowing Spanish speaking users to more intuitively use ASUSTOR products and view product information. Localized language support is one of the key elements that contribute to the easy usability and intuitiveness of all ASUSTOR products.

  • GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers Available in North America

    GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Gaming Speakers
    Feel the Bass of the Battlefield


    April 29, 2014, Chino, California – GX Gaming, the professional gaming peripherals line by Genius, today launches the SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system in North America.

  • Thecus® NAS to Support New Seagate® 5TB HDD

    New Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD Compatible with All Thecus NAS Models
    New Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD Compatible with All Thecus NAS Models

    April 29, 2014, Milpitas California – Network attached storage expert Thecus is pleased to announce that the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD is confirmed compatible with the entire Thecus NAS line. Early hands-on access to these high-capacity HDDs was made possible through Thecus’s continued close relationship with Seagate.

  • SP/Silicon Power Unveils the Latest OTG USB Flash Drive—Mobile X20

    SP/Silicon Power Unveils the Latest OTG USB Flash Drive—Mobile X20

    Taipei, Taiwan – April 29th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the latest USB 2.0 OTG (On-the-go) dual-interface USB flash drive—Mobile X20, the valuable new acquisition for SP USB OTG Series. Combined with the dual-access of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector in a compact form factor, Mobiles X20 not only frees users from capacity shortage but also offers an easier way to transfer and backup files between PCs, Android™ smartphones and tablets without the needs for cables or Wi-Fi hotspot. Featuring dual-interfaces, tiny drive body and specialized anti-lost cap design, Mobile X20 realizes your desires for instant sharing, quick transferring and easy carrying.

  • Embrace the Big Data of Cloud Era

    Apacer rolls out the pioneering SATA 3 SSD

    Apacer SFD 25H-M SSD

    Big Data storage has become the basis of all these Cloud applications. In order to respond to the worldwide rapid growth of Cloud and Big Data, Apacer launched SATA 3 large capacity SFD 25H-M SSD. It possesses an ultra-large storage capacity of 1TB, with sequential read/write speed of 510/420MB/sec, marking a significant specification enhancement and an advance to virtualization technology of Big Data storage. Enterprises’ overall data processing performance will be strengthened.

  • Sapphire

    Sapphire proudly announces the R9 290X OC to its highly acclaimed Vapor-X family of graphics cards in the successful R9 series. "The SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X OC features several of the company’s industry-leading technologies and a factory overclock to deliver best in class performance with very low noise."See More

  • SAPPHIRE ADDS R9 290X OC TO New Vapor-X Line-up

    SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X OC

    Successful series Combines Vapor-Chamber Cooler with Tri-X fans and new design features for optimum performance and cool running

    SAPPHIRE technology, the leading manufacturer and global supplier of AMD-based graphics products, has just added another new model to its highly acclaimed Vapor-X family of graphics cards in the successful R9 series. The SAPPHIRE R9 290X Vapor-X OC features several of the company’s industry-leading technologies and a factory overclock to deliver best in class performance with very low noise.

  • NVIDIA

    Looking to accelerate your research and work on the Titan Supercomputer, the world's #1 supercomputer for open science? Through the 2015 INCITE program*, you can harness more than 20 petaflops of parallel processing with GPUs in your discovery of breakthrough science. “This opportunity is open to academia, government labs, and industry from across the globe. “ See More

  • HyperX

    HyperX, announces the release of the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset, that features extremely comfortable ear cushions and larger audio drivers to give gamers ultimate comfort and superior sound during long game play sessions. “HyperX worked with Swedish manufacturer QPAD to create a headset that delivers comfort and superb sound for long game play. This is a winning combination as QPAD is known for high-quality gaming peripherals throughout Europe,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. See More

  • HyperX

    HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Available Now

    HYPERX LAUNCHES ‘CLOUD’ GAMING HEADSET

    HyperX Cloud Provides Maximum Comfort While Gaming

    Superior Audio Performance

    Continues High Standards of HyperX Brand

    HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

    Fountain Valley, CA – April 28, 2014 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud gaming headset. HyperX Cloud features extremely comfortable ear cushions and larger audio drivers to give gamers ultimate comfort and superior sound during long game play sessions.

  • Accelerate Your Results on #1 Supercomputer for Open Science

    Accelerate your work on the Titan Supercomputer, world's #1 supercomputer for open science. Through the 2015 INCITE program*, you can harness more than 20 petaflops of parallel processing with GPUs in your discovery of breakthrough science.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Where ASUS really pulls away from their competition is with digital power control for memory and processor, utilizing up to 16 power phases to ensure absolute precision stability. All hardware points are controlled by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, which consists of DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, Turbo App, and Fan Xpert. ASUS Z97-DELUXE and Z97-PRO models feature dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (a/b/g/n/ac) and BlueTooth 4.0 wireless functionality. In this article Benchmark Reviews showcases the ASUS Z97-DELUXE (NFC and WLC) motherboard, and reveals the many hardware features packed onto this mainstream channel desktop board."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "New products from Intel are on their way, and today, we take our first look at what the next-gen Intel platforms have to offer, starting with MSI's Next-Gen GAMING 5. This 3rd-generation GAMING design by MSI takes all the best of past GAMING products and adds new features to solve some of the problems users ran into with past products, all with a new take on what motherboards have to offer."

    techPowerUp

  • Ocaholic

    "ASUS has decided to equip their Hero motherboard with the new Z97 Express chipset from Intel. Other than that ASUS also decided to reposition the Maximus VII Hero on the market and today the Hero doesn't mark the entry into ASUS' ROG class. The Hero comes with a bunch of interesting features and it could be one of these products that perfectly match a sweet spot in case of price/performance."

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computers

    "A headset of any kind is a very important accessory for your PC. Whether you are gaming or simply listening to music a headset allows you to immerse yourself in what you are doing on your PC. ROCCAT's original Kave 5.1 headset was a huge hit and their mission with the new Kave XTD 5.1 Digital was to rebuild the successful headset from the ground up. One thing that really sets this headset apart from others is the desktop remote, which acts as an audio command center for your PC. Will this be the best headset we have seen all year? Read on as we find out."

    Think Computers

  • "Corsair introduced early this year at the CES fair another case to the strong Obsidian lineup: the Obsidian 450D. Being labeled as the smaller 750D variant it blends in perfectly between the existing range from the humongous full-tower 900D model to the cube shaped Obsidian 250D. The 450D model is here to satisfy the need for a spacious interior combined with an optimized air flow, ready to fit crazy customized water cooling equipment. Nevertheless combining this with the sleek looks and design, typical of the Corsair Obsidian series."

    Madshrimps

  • "Boards designed for extreme overclockers have been constants for all of Intel's most recent platforms. Gigabyte hit success with the Z87X-OC motherboard by driving the overclocking-geared part to an aggressive mid-range price point. Many of the key overclocking-orientated features were still present, but the bank-busting price tag was not. Gigabyte is attempting to repeat its success with its upcoming Z97X-SOC Force motherboard."

    Kitguru

  • "Today Intel officially begin the run-up to the launch of their next generation platform by allowing the chance to look at some of the boards which will support the new shininess. So today we have taken two boards, one from ASUS and another from Gigabyte which are designed to appeal to enthusiasts/modders and gamers."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Today ASUS is launching its Z97 series DELUXE motherboard based on Intel's new Z97 Express chipset. Intel's Z97 chipset is little more than a refresh of the Z87 Express chipset. Despite this, the Z97-Deluxe we are reviewing today builds on ASUS' lengthy tradition of innovation and attempts to set the bar even higher than before."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "The Maximus VI Impact is the first Mini-ITX motherboard to come from Asus' premium Republic of Gamers family. It's loaded with extras, including an M.2 SSD slot, an audio riser card, and loads of little touches that are perfect for small-form-factor builds. Read on for a detailed look at one of the best enthusiast boards around."

    The Tech Report

  • NikkTech

    "Tower CPU Coolers may have been around for roughly a decade now but dual tower CPU coolers (also known as sandwich CPU coolers) are quite new in and only count 5 years in the market (at least consumer models). Of course in these 5 years pretty much every single manufacturer has tried their luck such a solution but Noctua was the very first to do so with their massive NH-D14 back in late 2009 a CPU Cooler which is still considered as one of the best to date. Noctua did make some slight improvements on the NH-D14 in late 2011 and since they also made it compatible with the latest Intel LGA2011 socket they renamed it as the NH-D14 SE2011. Having known Noctua since the beginning however we knew that this wouldn't be their last attempt in the dual tower arena and since they just released the NH-D15 it seems that we were on the spot and what better way to celebrate than checking it out?"

    NikkTech

  • Asus

    ASUS announces the PB287Q True 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) monitor, a 28-inch display designed for prosumers and gamers. "The ASUS PB287Q features a 16:9 aspect 28-inch white light emitting diode (WLED) display that delivers next-generation 4K/UHD visuals, with resolutions up to 3840 x 2160. With a pixel density of 157 pixels per inch (PPI), the PB287Q provides four times the pixel density of standard Full HD displays for astonishingly detailed visuals. "See More

  • ASUS Introduces the PB287Q True 4K/UHD Monitor

    ASUS Introduces the PB287Q True 4K/UHD Monitor

    28-inch display delivers impeccable 3840 x 2160 4K/UHD resolution visuals at 60Hz with a 1ms response time

    Taipei, Taiwan (28 April, 2014) — ASUS today announced the PB287Q True 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition)  monitor, a 28-inch display designed for prosumers and gamers.

  • Samsung

    Samsung announces that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first high-performance, three-bit-NAND-based SSD for servers and data centers. "The new SSD will allow data centers to better manage workloads related to social networking, web browsing and email, and enhance operation efficiency."See More

  • Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry’s First 3-bit NAND Solid State Drive for Data Centers

    Will allow data centers to improve workload management for social networking, web browsing and email experiences for users

    SEOUL, Korea – April 28, 2014 – Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, said today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first high-performance, three-bit-NAND-based SSD for servers and data centers. The new SSD will allow data centers to better manage workloads related to social networking, web browsing and email, and enhance operation efficiency. Installations of the 3-bit MLC (multi-level-cell) NAND SSDs, initially in large-scale data centers, are expected to begin later this quarter.

  • Windows 8.1

    Whether your a fan of the new Windows 8 Metro UI or not, some may find the Windows 8 install a bit too too 'bloaty' for your personal taste, and really do not want or need to keep some of applications that Windows installs by default. Sure, it is nice to have Skype ready to roll, but meanwhile there may be a few that simply have to go. For this, you simply need to get your paws on the Windows 8 App Remover 0.55 to trim back some of those pre-installed apps, permanently.

  • AMD

    AMD announces a new Catalyst™ Driver 14.4 that has been released for selected products, including AMD Radeon HD 500 series graphic cards and higher, along with additional details for the AMD Gaming Evolved Client to keep your drivers up to date, as well as your favorite games optimized. And check out the latest Gaming titles and special offers, via the popular AMD Never Settle Forever program, where you can choose up to three Free Games with the purchase of Select AMD Graphic Cards.See More

  • AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.4 has been released for Windows® & Linux®.

    AMD Catalyst™ Driver 14.4 has been released for Windows® & Linux®.

    Download Now        

    ◢ View the AMD Catalyst™ 14.14 Release Notes: Windows® | Linux®

    AMD Catalyst™ driver 14.4 release is for AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series Graphics products or higher.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "In this article I'm going to be talking about PC gaming with Ubuntu Linux. I will discuss several areas that at the end I hope will give you a better understanding of PC gaming on a Linux based OS and how it compares to traditional Windows PC gaming that you may be considering moving away from or to try something different. While I will give examples and basic instructions within Ubuntu. This article is not meant to a full guide on using Ubuntu, and as such, if there are sections that you have trouble understanding or want more help or information, askubuntu.com is a great place for help with specific problems or questions you may have with the OS. That being said, let's get started!"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Noctua is an established player in the CPU cooler space, offering high quality solutions that cool your processors without killing your eardrums. Their U-series coolers combine unrivaled cooling performance with an innovative design to ensure quiet operation and motherboard compatibility. The flagship product of this line, the NH-U14S, is composed of a single aluminum-finned radiator with six embedded, nickel-plated copper heat pipes running through a copper base plate. For performance testing of the NH-U14S cooler, we put it up against other high-performance liquid and air-based coolers. With a retail MSRP of $75.99, the NH-U14S CPU cooler has a premium price to match its premium size and cooling potential."

    PC Perspective

  • "KitGuru review a range of gaming systems every month, from penny pinching £500 builds to wallet sapping £3,000 beasts. Today we take a look at one of the latest high end systems from etailer OverclockersUK. This £4,000 monster features a watercooled, overclocked Core i7 4770k, an Asus Z87 Extreme motherboard, 16GB of fast DDR3 memory and not one, but two AMD R9 295X2 graphics cards running in Quad Crossfire. If you are in the market for a new Ultra HD 4K monitor is this the gaming system you should be shortlisting?"

    Kitguru

  • TechnologyX

    "The MSI GTX 760 2GB Twin Frozr IV Gaming OC Edition is a respectable card for most PC gamers; we'll get that out of the way right off the bat. It performs well for its price (currently ~ $240), and is more than capable of playing any game on the market at moderate to high settings in a resolution of 1920×1080. It supports up to 3 way SLI, which stands for "Scalable Link Interface" and allows for multiple Nvidia based graphics cards to be used together for increased performance."

    TechnologyX

  • "The new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus features an aluminum uni-body design and incorporates an all new Windows 8 optimized touchscreen which wasn't available with the previous model. Instead of simply adding a touchscreen for Windows 8, Samsung cranked up the resolution by including a QHD+ (3200 X 1800) panel with 350nits SuperBright technology that's reinforced with Gorilla Glass."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Enermax has brought to the market a case called iVektor that they hope will fill all of those needs. The Enermax iVektor is available in three colors and shows a sporty look to it."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Our featured products today are from MSIs Gaming range, the Radeon R9-280X Gaming Series with Twin Frozer Cooler and factory overclock mixed with the mATX A88XM Gaming motherboard which packs plenty of enthusiast features into a mainstream priced product, ideal for pairing with AMDs A10-7850K."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "With their ETS-T40, Enermax have a new tower-cooler in their portfolio, which catches our attention with its matte black color. Other than that this good looking cooler comes with four heatpipes, as well as a fan from Enermax too. Since we've already had the whit version of this cooler for testing, which is bundled with another fan, we're expecting rather similar results, but still we're curious to see what this black beauty can do."

    Ocaholic

  • "...the SteelSeries H Wireless gaming headset. It's wireless, for starters, and it's also designed to work with just about any audio source you want to throw at it, including the PS4 and Xbox One."

    MegaTechNews

  • Transcend

    Transcend® ,a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDrive™ SSD Upgrade Kits aimed at MacBook computers. "The JetDrive Upgrade Kits are ideal for professional photographers, videographers, and graphic artists looking to enhance the performance and capacity of their MacBook system, and even includes an easy-to-use drive enclosure for converting the original SSD or HDD into a new USB 3.0 portable storage device."See More

  • Transcend Releases JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits to Boost MacBook Performance and Capacity

    Transcend Releases JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits to Boost MacBook Performance and Capacity

    April 24, 2014 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®) ,a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its JetDrive™ SSD Upgrade Kits aimed at MacBook computers. The JetDrive Upgrade Kits are ideal for professional photographers, videographers, and graphic artists looking to enhance the performance and capacity of their MacBook system, and even includes an easy-to-use drive enclosure for converting the original SSD or HDD into a new USB 3.0 portable storage device.

  • Luxa2

    LUXA2 is proud to announce that LUXA2 products are now available through Fry’s Electronics. Sale by this major retailer provides the unique opportunity for consumers in the US market to see firsthand the elegance, innovative and affordable products of the LUXA2 brand. "Currently, LUXA2 products will be placed in approximately 35 retail outlets within the US- Manhattan Beach, Houston, San Jose and Las Vegas".See More

  • LUXA2 Now Available at Fry’s Electronics

    LUXA2 Now Available at Fry’s Electronics

    Taipei, Taiwan -April, 25, 2014- LUXA2 is proud to announce that LUXA2 products are now available through Fry’s Electronics. Sale by this major retailer provides the unique opportunity for consumers in the US market to see firsthand the elegance, innovative and affordable products of the LUXA2 brand. Currently, LUXA2 products will be placed in approximately 35 retail outlets within the US- Manhattan Beach, Houston, San Jose and Las Vegas.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Back in 2007 Intel established a Tick-Tock model that predicted that following a micro-architectural process technology die shrink (tick) that a new micro-architecture would be introduced (tock). They've kept to this processor model for seven years, but no such model exists for their board chipset architecture. Instead, every tick update and new tock architecture receives a fresh LGA (land grid array) CPU socket: Nehalem brought LGA 1366 and later LGA 1156, Sandy Bridge introduced LGA 1155 followed by LGA 2011, and Haswell delivered LGA 1150. But what's new in 2014 with Intel Z97?"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Back in March, EVGA announced the pending arrival of two new power supplies in their popular SuperNOVA line, the 750G2 and 850G2. Both new power supplies are 80Plus Gold certified and feature all modular cables, high-quality Japanese brand capacitors, a single high-power +12V rail, and a 140mm dual ball bearing cooling fan (with the ability to operate in silent, fan-less mode at low power levels). The 750G2 and 850G2 are also backed by a 10-year warranty (with registration). And last but not least, many PC PSU enthusiasts will be happy to know the new 750G2 and 850G2 are built on the successful Superflower Leadex Gold platform. Superflower is the same OEM that EVGA uses for several of their popular higher output, premium power supplies!"

    PC Perspective

  • "OCZ's RevoDrive 350 is a PCIe based SSD which features a Virtualized Controller Architecture mixed with multiple LSI/Sandforce controllers and Toshiba NAND with advertised speeds of up to 1800MB/s."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "OCZ had launched the last version of their PCI-Express based RevoDrives back in 2011, three years ago. Back then the SSD maker put up to two SandForce SF-2281 controller on one PCI-Express card, which allowed for transfer speeds of more than 1000 Megabyte per second. Today the company launches the successor of this drive and it can host no less than four controllers, which have been bundled using OCZ's proprietary VCA 2.0 architecture."

    Ocaholic

  • The SSD Review

    "OCZ was the first to introduce a PCIe SSD solution to the consumer with their original RevoDrive PCIe SSD way back in 2010, this updated by the RevoDrive X2 PCIe SSD the following June and the RevoDrive 3x2 a few months later. There was no question that OCZ had struck gold with the RevoDrive 3x2 PCIe SSD as it was capable of performance of 1.5GB/s read and 1.25GB/s write with up to 200,000K IOPS. At a consumer price, the RevoDrive 3x2 PCIe SSD eliminated the SATA bottleneck, while providing RAID performance without the hassle, introduced OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0 technology, and provided workstation design and performance at an affordable price."

    The SSD Review

  • OCZ Storage Solutions

    OCZ Storage Solutions, today announced the RevoDrive 350 Series with workstation-grade design capabilities and maximum performance for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications. "Achieving three times the performance of SATA-based SSD solutions, RevoDrive 350 is based on proven performance architecture and features 19nm Toshiba NAND to complete OCZ’s portfolio transition to in-house flash, offering a high-performance yet cost-efficient SSD solution for bandwidth-intensive client applications."See More

  • TechnologyX

    "Today, Technology X has the opportunity to check out a different style of solid state drive, the OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD. Last week we played with the Samsung XP941, a slightly different form factor from the RevoDrive 350, but much the same concept in terms of performance and function. While the XP941 is designed with the smaller form factor in mind, as well as being a native PCIe SSD for your system, the RevoDrive 350 is geared towards an essential storage device for your workstation computer that requires greater and more consistent performance."

    TechnologyX

  • OCZ Launches the RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD for Professional Workstations and High Performance Gaming Applications

    OCZ Launches the RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD for Professional Workstations and High Performance Gaming Applications

    Newly Enhanced PCIe SSD Product Line Utilizes Premium Toshiba Flash, Offering a High Performance yet Cost Effective Storage Solution

    SAN JOSE, CA – April 24, 2014 - OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the RevoDrive 350 Series with workstation-grade design capabilities and maximum performance for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications. Achieving three times the performance of SATA-based SSD solutions, RevoDrive 350 is based on proven performance architecture and features 19nm Toshiba NAND to complete OCZ’s portfolio transition to in-house flash, offering a high-performance yet cost-efficient SSD solution for bandwidth-intensive client applications.

  • "In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco (Iyaz is on vacation!) talk about the insanely powerful AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet, our GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up featuring cards from MSI, Gigabyte, and EVGA, the slick new Das Keyboard 4 Professional, the Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF PC and we drop some hint about out upcoming giveaway!"

    Hot Hardware

  • "Radeon R9 290X prices are creeping down into normal territory once again. Just in time, we have a look at two custom-cooled cards from XFX and Asus that aim to banish the thermal throttling issues found in cards with AMD's reference cooler."

    The Tech Report

  • SAPPHIRE R9 295X2

    Sapphire announces that it is now shipping the fastest and most powerful graphics cards available to date – the SAPPHIRE R9 295X2 and SAPPHIRE R9 295X2 OC. "Both models combine two AMD Radeon R9 Series GPUs featuring the successful AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture in a single card design to deliver breakthrough performance in graphics benchmarks and in gaming, even at maximum settings and in ultra-high resolutions such as those supported by the latest 4K monitors."See More

  • SAPPHIRE SHIPS R9 295X2 and R9 295X2 OC Limited Edition:

     SAPPHIRE SHIPS R9 295X2 and R9 295X2 OC Limited Edition

    Stunning new products have Gold status in Never Settle Forever campaign

    SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of AMD-based graphics products has just announced that it is now shipping the fastest and most powerful graphics cards available to date – the SAPPHIRE R9 295X2 and SAPPHIRE R9 295X2 OC.

  • EKWB

    Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, EK Water Blocks, is proud to introduce the new EK-DCP 4.0 water pump with power management control. "This new pumps allows pulse width modulation (PWM) control of rotation speed trough motherboard BIOS or dedicated fan controller."See More

  • EK launches PWM variant of EK-DCP 4.0 water pump

    EK launches PWM variant of EK-DCP 4.0 water pump.

    Apr 24, 2014 -- EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the new EK-DCP 4.0 water pump with power management control. This new pumps allows pulse width modulation (PWM) control of rotation speed trough motherboard BIOS or dedicated fan controller.

  • Toshiba

    Toshiba Corporation, announces that it has developed the world’s first 15-nanometer (nm)*1 process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. "Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation 19 nm process technology, Toshiba’s previous flagship process."See More

  • SanDisk

    SanDisk Corporation, announces the availability of its 1Z-nanometer (nm) technology, the most advanced NAND flash process node in the world. The 15nm technology will ramp on both two bits-per-cell (X2) and three bits-per-cell (X3) NAND flash memory architectures with production ramp to begin in the second half of 2014.See More

  • Toshiba Starts Mass Production of World's First 15nm NAND Flash Memories

    image of 15nm NAND Flash Memories

    April 22, 2014 --TOKYO--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has developed the world’s first 15-nanometer (nm)*1 process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation 19 nm process technology, Toshiba’s previous flagship process. The second stage of Fab 5 is currently under construction, and the new technology will also be deployed there.

  • SANDISK ANNOUNCES 15 NANOMETER TECHNOLOGY, WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED NAND FLASH MANUFACTURING NODE


    Volume Production Scheduled for the Second Half of 2014

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 22, 2014SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of its 1Z-nanometer (nm) technology, the most advanced NAND flash process node in the world. The 15nm technology will ramp on both two bits-per-cell (X2) and three bits-per-cell (X3) NAND flash memory architectures with production ramp to begin in the second half of 2014.

  • Sceptre New 32” Color Series LED HDTV

    Sceptre adds a touch of color to any room and décor with their newest 32-inch LED HDTV. "Part of their lifestyle Color Series, the 32-inch LED HDTV is now available in pink, purple, pearl white and black, and is the ideal way to enjoy your favorite TV programming while adding personality to any room."See More

  • Sharkoon

    Sharkoon expands its range of energy-efficient power supplies with their new WPM BRONZE series. The WPM "80 PLUS BRONZE" certified power supplies are available in 400, 500, 600 and 700 Watt models, and "are cooled by a quiet 140 mm fan, which provides a strong airflow at a lower revolution speed, effectively reducing operating noise."See More

  • 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Unit Series

    Sharkoon New 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Unit Series


    Sharkoon WPM BRONZE series with "80 PLUS BRONZE" certification | Modular cable management system | 140 mm fan | Available in 400, 500, 600 and 700 Watt | ATX V2.3 | MSRP from 46.99 euros

    Sharkoon expands its range of energy-efficient power supplies with their new WPM BRONZE series. The new series complies, with an efficiency of over 85 percent by 50 percent load as well as over 82 percent by 20 percent and 100 percent load, with the stringent requirements of the "80 PLUS BRONZE" certification.

  • Sceptre Adds Personality to Any Room with New 32” Color Series LED HDTV

    Vibrant HDTV accentuates any décor with new eye-popping colors

    Sceptre Adds Personality to Any Room with New 32” Color Series LED HDTV
    City of Industry, Calif. - April 23, 2014 –Sceptre adds a touch of color to any room and décor with their newest 32-inch LED HDTV.  Part of their lifestyle Color Series, the 32-inch LED HDTV is now available in pink, purple, pearl white and black, and is the ideal way to enjoy your favorite TV programming while adding personality to any room.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Thermaltake is no stranger to the computer chassis market. With Reddot design awards for their Chaser A71 and Level 10 enclosures, they aren't afraid to try different approaches to chassis design. With their new Core V71 Full Tower chassis, Thermaltake is offering an E-ATX capable enclosure that is both versatile and adaptable. Focusing on performance with either air or liquid cooling, the Core V71 offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and customization."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "SilentiumPC is a fresh Polish company that was established in 2007. Today, we will take a look at their first Platinum PSU, the Supremo M1-700 with high efficiency, semi-passive operation for lower noise output, and a semi-modular cabling design."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Coolermaster Elite 110 is a small chassis with a big heart. It has the ability to be many things, but are they the things that you are wanting from the diminutive Mini-ITX sized case?"

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "USB flash drives have been around for quite a long time and are great for easily storing and transferring files. The mobile devices that we have these days have limited storage and with some you have the ability to add a USB storage, but with most devices this is not possible. Well SanDisk has come up with a great product that not only gives you USB storage but also wireless storage for your mobile devices as well. It is the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, which looks like your ordinary flash drive, but also allows you to stream content wirelessly to up to 3 devices at once! Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today, here at OCinside.de we test the ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer - a brand new Socket FM2+ motherboard with special gaming features, or rather killer features. The Socket FM2+ motherboard is backward compatible with Socket FM2, so we have tested it with an AMD Richland and AMD Trinity in addition to the latest AMD Kaveri processor. Not only the compatibility has been tested, but also the performance and the overclocking options with an AMD A10-7850K, A10-6800K and A10-5800K APU on the ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer motherboard is compared."

    OCInside

  • "This may be difficult for a high-end hardware enthusiast to admit but Mini-ITX motherboards serve a purpose in the enthusiast world and their potential has been largely unrealized due to lack luster case designs."

    Hardware Asylum

  • Ocaholic

    "Some gamers spend a lot of time and money to find their ideal combination of mouse and gaming keyboard, not paying attention to the mousepad they are using. Most of the work is done by the mouse sensor but also the pad plays a crucial role. Today we will analyze the Control-RX from CM Storm."

    Ocaholic

  • "Join us for this episode of the Tech Report Podcast, featuring a special guest, a wicked expensive GPU, the 4K state of the union, and much more."

    The Tech Report

  • "Today Kaeyi takes a look at a couple of audio products from ICY BOX, we have their BigCityVibes headphones (IB-HPH2) and Bluetooth Speaker (IB-SP001-BT)."

    Hardware Heaven

  • AOC

    AOC launches its first two 28″ (71.1 cm) monitors. The m2870Vhe and m2870Vq feature large 16:9 MVA panels with Full HD resolution, wide viewing angles and high luminosity. "Rich colours, high contrast and fast response times make these two displays ideal for both professional needs and entertainment such as video games and movies. Both models come with an extensive array of input options and other features, with the m2870Vq even boasting an additional DisplayPort connector and stereo speakers." The new models are available as of now. The MSRP lies at GBP 179.99 for the m2870Vhe; for the m2870Vq, a price of GBP 189.99 is suggested.See More

  • AOC Launches 28″ MVA monitors

    AOC launches its first two 28″ (71.1 cm) monitors.

    Amsterdam, 23 April 2014 – Display specialist AOC launches its first two 28″ (71.1 cm) monitors. The m2870Vhe and m2870Vq feature large 16:9 MVA panels with Full HD resolution, wide viewing angles and high luminosity. Rich colours, high contrast and fast response times make these two displays ideal for both professional needs and entertainment such as video games and movies. Both models come with an extensive array of input options and other features, with the m2870Vq even boasting an additional DisplayPort connector and stereo speakers.

  • Thecus

    Thecus today announces that its entire product line has been confirmed safe from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. "While Thecus NAS do make use of OpenSSL, the specific branches adopted by Thecus's software development team are in fact entirely unaffected by Heartbleed (as it only affects versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f). So when the news about Heartbleed broke, Thecus developers quickly established that Thecus devices were never vulnerable to malformed heartbeat requests."See More

  • Thecus Unaffected by Heartbleed

    Thecus Unaffected by Heartbleed

    Entire Product Line Confirmed Safe from OpenSSL Bug from Day 1

    April 23, 2014, Milpitas California – Thecus today announces that its entire product line has been confirmed safe from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.

  • ICYDOCK

    Check out the ICYDOCK Tips Special Edition newsletter for all your video surveillance and data storage needs. "With security concerns rising globally, improved video surveillance has become a priority for both public and private sectors, and an essential tool in fighting crime and protecting assets. With the increased use of surveillance digital video recorder (SDVR) systems, video surveillance now provides higher image quality, increased data storage archiving, and advanced intelligent video recognition."See More

  • ICY TIP: Increase the performance of your intelligent surveillance system with ICY DOCK SSD/HDD cage storage solutions

    Intelligent Video Surveillance

    Intelligent Video Surveillance

    With security concerns rising globally, improved video surveillance has become a priority for both public and private sectors, and an essential tool in fighting crime and protecting assets. With the increased use of surveillance digital video recorder (SDVR) systems, video surveillance now provides higher image quality, increased data storage archiving, and advanced intelligent video recognition.

  • EVGA

    Putting those finishing touches on an updated, or new rig, can certainly take a lot of time, especially when it comes to sleeving those power supply cables. EVGA has now made available individually sleeved cable sets that support all EVGA SuperNOVA G2 and P2 Power Supplies. These cable sets are available in Red, Black, White and Blue and are available for $89.99 at the EVGA.com webstore.See More

  • Individually Sleeved Cables Now Available for EVGA G2/P2 Power Supplies

    Individually Sleeved Cables Now Available for EVGA G2/P2 Power Supplies

    April 22nd, 2014 – EVGA has now made available individually sleeved cable sets that support all EVGA SuperNOVA G2 and P2 Power Supplies. These cable sets are available in Red, Black, White and Blue and are available for $89.99 at the EVGA.com webstore.

  • "The $700 MSI R9 290X Lightning is MSI's latest flagship card geared toward overclockers and enthusiasts. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, higher than any other custom R9 290X available today. The board is cooled by a large triple slot, triple fan cooler that yields excellent temperatures."

    techPowerUp

  • "It's important to take a step back once in awhile and remember that not everyone can afford huge multi-GPU rigs and eight core CPUs. If you are in the market for a shiny new APU, you won't want to miss our coverage of the ASUS A88X-Pro. This new FM2+ socket motherboard may not be the answer for you, but it could surely be a solution."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Despite being limited by the capabilities of the SATA interface, many solid state drive manufacturers continue to innovate and introduce new products that improve on their elder siblings. For example, Micron recently released its M550 series of drives, which was an evolution of the previously released M500 series, but built around newer, 20nm NAND flash memory and featuring enhanced/updated firmware. The M550 proved to be an excellent all around performer, outpacing many competing products in a number of tests, but again, operating within the limitations of its SATA interface. Today, Micron is at it again, though the drives we'll be showing you here are targeted at a different audience. The new Micron M500DC series of drives are designed for enterprise/data center type workloads and strike a balance between performance and endurance."

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

    "Gigabyte's recent motherboards, which are based on Intel Z87 chipset are certainly amongst the most interesting products you can buy these days. The Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 is a well equipped motherboard where the manufacturer must have thought a lot about what the feature list should look like. At a first glance it looks like this could be a truly compelling offer especially for gamers."

    Ocaholic

  • The SSD Review

    "About this time last year, we were reviewing the Crucial M500 960GB This was the first drive to really put 1 TB of flash storage at a price where consumers could realistically own one. In the past year, Micron released the enterprise-focused M500 under their brand. They are now back with the M500DC that shares its roots with both of those drives. By using the base architecture of the M500, Micron is able to add enterprise features to a drive that is consistently selling for less than $0.50/GB. Considering the lowest cost enterprise SSDs are close to $1/GB, this gives Micron a lot of room to be price competitive. Micron does not publish pricing for their enterprise SSDs, instead they point you to distributors to get pricing at volume. But, in our conversations, they heavily implied that they would very competitive."

    The SSD Review

  • "Does size really matter? On some human levels it might, though a different trend has been observed in the PC market over the last year. Compact is the key word, featuring mITX sized motherboards and idem ditto enclosures. These compact PCs are playing a more and more important role in every manufacturers' lineup: Mini PCs, NUCs, they are all amongst us now. For most users the bundled power is more than plenty as the size maters the most. Nevertheless combining the raw power of a desktop setup inside a mini sized housing is a step in another direction. Gigabyte is having big success with their BRIX boxes, time to step up one level. Today we are going to test one of these Gigabyte supercharged versions: the BRIX Pro."

    Madshrimps

  • "Today we are going to look at one of the latest, and perhaps most interesting notebooks in Dell's range, the XPS 12. This aluminum convertible Ultrabook offers a 'flip and fold' motion and features a Corning Gorilla glass screen with Full HD Display."

    Kitguru

  • "Today's review will be on the Crucial M550 (512GB) SSD which is more or less the successor to the Crucial M500 SSD (more or less because Crucial has no plans to discontinue the M500 anytime soon). The major difference with the Crucial M550 is that instead of using 128Gb NAND on all capacities, Crucial is reverting lower capacity drives (256GB)."

    Custom PC Review

  • "Our Deck keyboard review features two layouts: The Hassium Pro and Francium Pro. These high end Cherry MX mechanical keyboards have some unique features."

    HCW

  • BCCHardware

    "The ViewSonic VX2452mh is a decent monitor that comes in at a great price point. You can currently find it online for around $150. At that price, it's a very attractive display. When you combine the fact that it supports HDMI, DVI and VGA, it becomes a bit more attractive. It also has a pair of small speakers so that it can double as your console screen – all the while staying connected to your PC."

    BCCHardware

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR Inc., will showcase its innovative series of NAS devices at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to exhibiting the 6/3/2 series tower and rackmount models powered by Intel® Atom™ dual core processors, ASUSTOR will also be introducing its new enterprise class 7 series rackmount devices. Location: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, 4th Floor, Booth N1105a. Tuesday June 3rd – Friday June 6th, 2014, 09:30 – 18:00. Saturday June 7th, 2014, 09:30 – 16:00.See More

  • NZXT

    NZXT introduces the Phantom 240 Mid Tower Chassis, that features the classic Phantom styling in white, and at its lowest price point yet. "A product designed with several years of feedback in mind, the Phantom 240 brings a refreshing new style and full-view window to the table while keeping its signature asymmetrical shape. Included with the chassis are two of NZXT’s recently redesigned standard case fans, the 120mm FN V2, bringing additional cooling and lower noise levels." Coming soon in NZXT’s signature Phantom White, the Phantom 240 will be available for just $69.99.See More

  • Introducing the Phantom 240 Mid Tower Chassis

    Introducing the Phantom 240 Mid Tower Chassis

    Los Angeles, CA – The classic Phantom styling you’ve come to love at its lowest price point yet.

  • ASUSTOR to Showcase Brand New Products at Computex 2014 in Taipei Taiwan

    ASUSTOR will be exhibiting at the 2014 Computex consumer electronics exhibition, one of the largest of its kind. ASUSTOR sincerely invites everyone to visit them at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, 4th Floor, Booth N1105a from June 3rd - June 7th, 2014.

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 22nd, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its innovative series of NAS devices at Computex 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to exhibiting the 6/3/2 series tower and rackmount models powered by Intel® Atom™ dual core processors, ASUSTOR will also be introducing its new enterprise class 7 series rackmount devices (AS7009RD/AS7009RDX/AS7012RD/AS7012RDX), which feature Intel® Haswell  Xeon and Core i3 processors. Also being introduced for the first time, will be an economical rackmount model, the AS-204RS and two other tower model devices powered by Intel® Core i3 processors, the AS7008T and AS7010T. ASUSTOR’s exhibition will feature live demonstrations of its intuitive ADM 2.2 operating system which features upgrades to core functions, the ASUSTOR Portal HDMI platform (integrating multimedia playback, web browsing, the ADM web interface, and surveillance feeds), and the newest in-house developed NAS and mobile apps from ASUSTOR. All users and interested parties are sincerely invited to visit ASUSTOR in order to experience the latest NAS technology and innovative concepts firsthand.

  • SiliconPower

    SP/ Silicon Power, presents the upgrade solution of its revolutionary Thunderbolt™ external solid state drive- Thunder T11 with great capacity of 240GB. In addition, Thunder T11 gets the new color variant—starlight blue to brighten up itself with more elegance and flavor. Featuring advanced Thunderbolt™ technology and exceptional product design, SP Thunder T11 has acquired great attention and support from worldwide professional designers and Apple fans since its debut last year. "Thunder T11 also proved its superiority with the recognition from red dot award: Product Design 2014, which is the most influential and prestigious design award all over the world."See More

  • CRYORIG

    The HTL Newsroom could not agree more with CRYORIG Co-Founder and Chief Manufacturing Engineer Alex Wang, as he mentions, “With the increase of APU’s and enthusiasts level ITX mainboards and components, ITX systems are no longer limited to under powered components like they used to be."As CRYORIG announces the C1 CPU cooler for ITX systems, and micro-atx, or anywhere a compact and low-profile CPU cooler will fit the bill.See More

  • iCURROUND

    iCIRROUND announces the ShowDrive is a Wi-Fi enabled storage device, that supports up to 10 iOS or Android connections. Through eclusive NextDrive App, smartphone or tablet can read or save directly files/ documents in iShowDrive as well as do document edition, such as copy, delete, move or create a new folder. "Photos and videos can be saved after taking as well as be shared with friends immediately, you don’t need to worry about the storage space of mobile or tablet. It’s an useful external storage for your mobile devices."See More

  • CRYORIG C1: Compact High-End CPU Cooler for ITX- and Micro-ATX Systems

    CRYORIG C1: Compact High-End CPU Cooler for ITX- and Micro-ATX Systems

    22.04.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – CRYORIG, newcomer in the professional PC cooling solutions market, announces hereby, that the C1 CPU cooler for ITX systems has completed rigorous testing and is now in production. The C1 is CRYORIG’s first product for the growing ITX PC ecosystem with a total height of only 7,4 centimeters. “With the increase of APU’s and enthusiasts level ITX mainboards and components, ITX systems are no longer limited to under powered components like they used to be.”, mentions CRYORIG Co-Founder and Chief Manufacturing Engineer Alex Wang. “ITX systems now are housing high performance, high TDP CPU’s and GPU’s. Cooling these crucial components is an even greater challenge in these tight spaces. What I think we achieved with the C1 is a solution that has outstanding performance for it’s size, and provides a great user experience thanks to its hassle free easy installation and robust accessories. Everything you need is in the box.”

  • SP/ Silicon Power Launches the Upgrade Solution of External Thunderbolt™ Palm Drive—Thunder T11

     SP/ Silicon Power Launches the Upgrade Solution of External Thunderbolt™ Palm Drive—Thunder T11

    Taipei, Taiwan – April 22nd, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today presents the upgrade solution of its revolutionary Thunderbolt™ external solid state drive- Thunder T11 with great capacity of 240GB. In addition, Thunder T11 gets the new color variant—starlight blue to brighten up itself with more elegance and flavor. Featuring advanced Thunderbolt™ technology and exceptional product design, SP Thunder T11 has acquired great attention and support from worldwide professional designers and Apple fans since its debut last year. Thunder T11 also proved its superiority with the recognition from red dot award: Product Design 2014, which is the most influential and prestigious design award all over the world.

  • iShowDrive Wireless External Storage

    iCIRROUND iShowDrive

    Wireless for storage and sharing
    Expandable capacity for portable device storage

    Taipei, Taiwan—April 2014—iCIRROUND Inc., the professional brand on providing wireless technology and devices; it is also the leading brand of providing solution of “cloud, interactive and multimedia”.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Thermaltake has made some very high quality products in the past and continues to do so even today with their new Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This mechanical gaming keyboard is available in Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches. Unlike many other expensive LED mechanical keyboards, the Poseidon comes in at a very aggressive price and offers a few similar features and specifications that are only included in the more expensive alternatives. In this review, we will be looking specifically at the Thermaltake Poseidon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "BitFenix's first headset is a feature-packed, lightweight construction made for gaming. It features 40mm dynamic drivers, a detachable microphone, and a highly ergonomic design. We put it to the test to see how it fares against headsets from more established brands!"

    techPowerUp

  • "After Josh's initial review of the AMD AM1 Platform and the Athlon 5350, we received a few requests to look at gaming performance with a discrete GPU installed. Even though this platform isn't being aimed at gamers looking to play demanding titles, we started to investigate this setup anyway. While Josh liked the ASUS AM1I-A Mini ITX motherboard he used in his review, with only a x1 PCI-E slot it would be less than ideal for this situation."

    PC Perspective

  • "In MSIs gaming series, the current top of the line Kaveri board is the MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Motherboard. The MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Motherboard sports a decent set of features, a free game and promises good performance."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "Nothing gets me more excited than new tech design! It can be anything from Google's groundbreaking new contact lenses to Oculus Rift's virtual reality headset to 4K monitors. I'm a nerd and I love it all! So needless to say when I saw Thermaltake's newest water cooling solution, the Bigwater 760 Pro I was indeed intrigued and excited to get my hands on it. This kit was shown to us at CES 2014 and finally it's here for review!"

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "If you are looking for a new computer and are a typical PC user, you need to take a look at the Google Chromebook. There are three brands of the Chromebook (Acer, HP and Samsung), it is SSD driven which means lightning fast startups and operation, they get anywhere from 8 to 10 hours battery life, and they are CHEAP! After spending a few days with this new Acer C720 Chromebook and getting to learn the ins and outs, I can honestly say that this is the simplest PC I have ever held. In fact, this will be going to my wonderful mother (72 yrs old) who has never had a PC before this. The person that will have the most difficulty 'refitting themselves' to the Chromebook, are us PC geeks that have gotten used to things just being a certain way."

    The SSD Review

  • NikkTech

    "If you happen to live alone the best and ideal scenario for you to enjoy all the latest movies and game titles is to use a powerful surround sound speaker system since nothing can really beat the positional audio offered by such a setup. Unfortunately the "harsh" reality is that not everyone lives alone thus making it extremely hard not to own such a system but rather to use it at will especially if you like to crank the volume all the way up. Manufacturers are well aware of that issue and so their answer are the well-known 5.1/7.1 virtual and "real" surround sound headsets which not only offer sufficient positioning audio for most people but they also save you from the trouble of using a separate microphone with which you can communicate with your friends when participating in online games. Till today however one could only find 5.1/7.2 virtual surround sound headsets in the market at a bargain price. Well X2 seems dedicated to change that and so today we will be taking a closer look at their brand new SATURN 5.1 HD Gaming Audio Headset."

    NikkTech

  • MSI

    MSI proudly announces the availability of the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card. With two R9 290X GPUs on-board with clock speeds up to 1018 MHz and 8 Gigabyte of GDDR5, "the R9 295X2 delivers the most insane frame rates in todays and future games. The card is cooled with a zeo maintenance liquid cooling system so gamers can expect cool temperatures, quiet operation and consistent performance."See More

  • MSI R9 295X2 Now Available in stores

     MSI R9 295X2 Now Available in stores
    World’s fastest graphics card

    MSI, the gaming force in Graphics Cards is happy to announce the availability of the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card. With two R9 290X GPUs on-board with clock speeds up to 1018 MHz and 8 Gigabyte of GDDR5, the R9 295X2 delivers the most insane frame rates in todays and future games. The card is cooled with a zeo maintenance liquid cooling system so gamers can expect cool temperatures, quiet operation and consistent performance. So whether you’re looking at the best card for Gaming at 4K and higher resolutions or want to be in the driver’s seat for this year’s most stunning PC Games, the R9 295X2 is the right choice.

  • G. SKILL

    G.SKILL is proud to take mobile gaming to a higher level, as they release a higher performance, DDR3L SO-DIMM memory kit at 2133MHz! - with a massive 32GB (4x8GB) capacity! "Operating at a low voltage of 1.35V and at a timing of 11-11-11-31, this new Ripjaws SO-DIMM memory kit will elevate the performance of your extreme performance gaming laptop to new heights. Desktop performance and capacity on a laptop is now a reality!"See More

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR officially launches the latest edition to the CPU On-Board motherboard lineup, the “A68N-5000”. This newest micro-ATX form factor motherboard is a cost effective solution that comes with the CPU and graphics already installed and offers native support for dual-channel DDR3 memory.See More

  • BIOSTAR Releases Fanless, CPU On-board Motherboard With Graphics, the A68N-5000

    BIOSTAR A68N-5000

    April 21st, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems and peripherals, has officially launched the latest edition to the CPU On-Board motherboard lineup, the “A68N-5000”. This newest micro-ATX form factor motherboard is a cost effective solution that comes with the CPU and graphics already installed and offers native support for dual-channel DDR3 memory.

  • G.SKILL Releases Industry’s First  DDR3L SO-DIMM 2133MHz 32GB (4x8GB) 1.35V Memory Kit

    G.SKILL Releases Industry’s First  DDR3L SO-DIMM 2133MHz 32GB (4x8GB) 1.35V Memory Kit

    With validation screen on MSI GT70 2OC gaming laptop

    Taipei, Taiwan – 15 April 2014 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of an even higher performance, higher capacity DDR3L SO-DIMM memory kit at 2133MHz! This time with a massive 32GB (4x8GB) capacity!

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Comrade Mid-Tower case is the latest case out of BitFenix, a manufacturer known for building high quality cases such as the Colossus Full-Tower and Prodigy Mini-ATX and ITX cases. The Comrade is BitFenix's attempt to enter the budget case market, with a reasonably priced case that has many features that are normally expected in more pricey designs, such as removable dust filters. The Comrade accommodates both Mini-ITX / ATX and standard ATX boards, and has numerous features designed to make constructing a system a breeze for first-time builders, including tool-less 3.5″, and 5.25″ drive bays. The Comrade is available in either black or white colors."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Do you know what gets our juices flowing even more than high-end hardware? It's having the opportunity to wrangle and evaluate multiple versions of a top-tier product. In this case, we've gone out and collected NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards from three different enthusiast brands: EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI. Each of the cards in this roundup go above and beyond NVIDIA's reference blueprint -- they're all factory overclocked, custom cooled, and designed to run quiet so you can hear when an enemy tries to sneak up on you..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "We are starting a new series of articles here on ThinkComputers. We define our "Mobile Arsenal" as what we would recommend to you for your mobile setup. Many of us are traveling all the time and we need to be able to be productive on the road. After using quite a lot of different types of mobile products and applications we are going to focus on the best and present them to you here. Today we will be focusing on laptops. This is of course the core of being productive while on the road. For our Mobile Arsenal we are going to recommend laptops that are great for doing work and getting things done. If you are looking for a gaming laptop or something else we are not going to recommend that here. So let's get started."

    Think Computers

  • "There are a lot of terrible drivers out there, just as there are tons of dangerous drivers doing all sorts of dangerous things. You don't have to look any further than YouTube to find literally thousands of dashcam videos capturing all of this mayhem and madness. If you're thinking about getting a dashcam of your own, the PAPAGO! P3 Driving Recorder is one that comes packed full of features that even go above and beyond its already impressive 1080p full HD video recording capabilities."

    MegaTechNews

  • NikkTech

    "AMD just recently launched their flagship R9 295x2 mGPU graphics card which requires no less than a massive (for a single graphics card) 1000W power supply unit to efficiently run in most high end systems. Same goes for the GeForce Titan Ti by NVIDIA which is although less power hungry it still requires a good 750-800W PSU. Because of that the next logical thing would be for us to focus on high wattage PSUs but since we are all well aware that not everyone can afford to spend $1500 or $750 on a graphics card we decided to go the other way around and get our hands on several lower wattage models. A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the latest TruePower Classic 650W 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU by Antec which left us with the best impressions both because of its performance and its price. Today on our test bench we have the 500W variant to see if the same outcome applies for the entire TruePower Classic line (at least for more than just 1 model)."

    NikkTech

  • Intel

    It just may take a few a minutes to consider some devices that you may no longer use, and whether it is worthwhile to keep them. For one reason or another, it may be hard to part ways with a past favorite techno-device. After all, it may have some important photos, videos, music and other memories on it. As it turns out, and according to a recent study by Intel, 47% of Americans, actually have at least one techno-device that they no longer use.

  • Samsung

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and GLOBALFOUNDRIES announce a new strategic collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. "Developed by Samsung and licensed to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the 14nm FinFET process is based on a technology platform that has already gained traction as the leading choice for high-volume, power-efficient system-on-chip (SoC) designs."See More


  • Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Forge Strategic Collaboration to Deliver Multi-Sourced Offering of 14nm FinFET Semiconductor Technology

    Shared technology allows global capacity for 14nm FinFET fabrication in the U.S. and Korea

    Seoul, Korea and Santa Clara, Calif. April 17, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new strategic collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. For the first time, the industry’s most advanced 14nm FinFET technology will be available at both Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, giving customers the assurance of supply that can only come from true design compatibility at multiple sources across the globe. The new collaboration will leverage the companies’ worldwide leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, with volume production at Samsung’s fabs in Hwaseong, Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ fab in Saratoga, New York.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems Inc. today announced firmware updates for Turbo NAS systems with vulnerability to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160). The operating systems vulnerable to Heartbleed are QTS versions 4.0 and 4.1. Versions 3.8 and earlier use a different version of OpenSSL and are not affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. “We strongly urge users of vulnerable Turbo NAS systems to update their firmware,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP.See More

  • QNAP eNewletter

    QNAP Releases System Updates to Fix Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 18, 2014 – QNAP® Systems Inc. today announced firmware updates for Turbo NAS systems with vulnerability to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160). The operating systems vulnerable to Heartbleed are QTS versions 4.0 and 4.1. Versions 3.8 and earlier use a different version of OpenSSL and are not affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.

  • Lepa - Aim For Excellence

    Lepa 'Aims for Excellence' again, as they announce their first notebook cooler with built in audio speakers, the Lepad S17 Notebook Cooler, follows the design of previous LEPA notebook coolers, featuring a wide-area metal mesh in an extremely sleek looking and solid platform. The fan speed can be manually controlled to get the right balance between silence and performance. The Lepad S17 also features a USB extender, so users can have the same number of USB ports available while connecting the Lepad S17 and their laptop, and has a MSRP of $45.99.See More

  • LEPA's 17" Notebook Cooler - Lepad S17 for Premium Audio Output

    LEPA's 17" Notebook Cooler - Lepad S17


    LEPA introduces the latest notebook cooler, the Lepad S17, the first LEPA notebook cooler with speaker function. It is an ideal mate with 17” widescreen NB.

  • Asus

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Striker GTX 760 Platinum, a brand-new gaming graphics card powered by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 760 graphics-processing unit (GPU), a beefy 4GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory and engineered with exclusive cooling and power-stabilizing technologies. "The GTX 760 GPU is greatly desired by many gamers for being the performance sweet-spot, while Striker GTX 760 Platinum’s DirectCU II cooling, CoolTech fan, DIGI+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) and Super Alloy Power components ensure cooler, faster, quieter gaming that also provides great overclocking potential."See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Striker GTX 760 Platinum Gaming Graphics Card

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Striker GTX 760 Platinum Gaming Graphics Card
    Exclusive DirectCU II cooling, CoolTech fan technology, DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power components deliver performance that’s up to 10% faster than reference

    Taipei, Taiwan (17th April, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Striker GTX 760 Platinum, a brand-new gaming graphics card powered by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 760 graphics-processing unit (GPU), a beefy 4GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory and engineered with exclusive cooling and power-stabilizing technologies.

  • "be quiet!'s Dark Rock 3 is a great single-tower cooler as it offers up stylish looks with the performance to back it up. Take into consideration its exceptional build quality and warranty and you have a cooler that might just be best in class."

    techPowerUp

  • Ocaholic

    "Today, ASUS lifted the NDA for their brand new Striker graphics cards. The GTX 760 sits on a custom PCB and there is also a highly capable cooler. Additionally you get a factory-overclock which deserves the attribute impressive. Overall we're curious to see what this card will pumping out in terms of performance."

    Ocaholic

  • "ASUS combines the mini-ITX form factor with Republic of Gamers innovation, style and performance giving rise to the Maximus VI Impact. The tiny motherboards have moved from a tiny computer builder niche to a subset that many true overclocking enthusiasts consider as options now days due to flourishing features sets."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Before this review, I had not heard nor did I have any experience with any of Sentey's products. At 79.99 the Sentey Vibros Gaming Headset can easily out class and out perform more expensive headsets. After listening to the Sentey Vibros Gaming Headset it will make my short list of recommended headsets."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "We all know what a benefit having a USB flash drive is for adding extra storage and transferring files between a desktop PC and a laptop. With the flood of mobile devices out there I'm sure you have a tablet or smartphone, or both. The issue with these is that for the most part they do not have traditional USB ports which would make it easy to add storage or transfer files. Well Kingston hopes to solve this issue with their DataTraveler microDuo USB drive that has a normal USB port on it for PCs and a smaller microUSB port on it to be used on mobile devices. Let's take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "For media professionals, or even that proud parent, often they will find that it will take a few shots before the image becomes 'picture perfect'. Hence, why it is important to keep track of the number of images that are left to be taken on your current storage device (E.g., SD Card). No one wants to miss out on that perfect opportunity. We once heard a horror story where a wedding photographer ran out of room on their storage device during a wedding and did not notice. After a full night of celebrating, the photographer had to deliver the bad news to the recently married couple. The photographer felt so bad that they paid for a 'repeat' evening, and recreated the event one more time for the devastated couple. You can bet that they didn't forget to bring spare SD cards the second time around, that is a mistake that will never happen again."

    The SSD Review

  • TechnologyX

    "Today we are taking a look at Thermaltake's Tt eSPORTS Challenger Illuminated gaming keyboard, which we found right off the bat to be extremely easy to type on. Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS, the gaming division of Thermaltake, has really pulled out all of the stops with the Challenger Illuminated gaming keyboard."

    TechnologyX

  • Tweaknews

    "Kingwin's KF-252-BK has shown to be an effective way to save time and desk space while working with multiple hard drives. This hot-swappable rack installs quickly inside a spare 5 ¼" bay and is compatible with both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives in any capacity. Construction is solid and all necessary cabling and installation hardware is included for a very fair price of $16."

    Tweaknews

  • "Let's see if I can start this story without sounding too much like a broken record when compared to the news post I wrote late last week on the subject of NVIDIA's new 337.50 driver. In March, while attending the Game Developer's Conference to learn about the upcoming DirectX 12 API, I sat down with NVIDIA to talk about changes coming to its graphics driver that would affect current users with shipping DX9, DX10 and DX11 games."

    PC Perspective

  • "Today we will be taking a look at more of their latest products and the first is a step up from the keyboard we looked at last time, the B540. It is a mechanical gaming model and pairs nicely with the TL8A from the Bloody ambidextrous gaming mouse range."

    Hardware Heaven

  • AMD

    AMD announced another major milestone in the development of its enterprise software ecosystem with the first public demonstration of its second-generation AMD Opteron™ X-Series APU, codenamed “Berlin,” running a Linux environment based on the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored, community-driven Linux distribution, providing a familiar, enterprise class operating environment to developers and IT administrators worldwide.See More

  • AMD Showcases Server Innovation and Industry First with a Demo of its Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux

    Open Standards-based AMD Opteron processor ecosystem development enables a seamless experience from x86 CPUs to x86 APUs


    SAN FRANCISCO 4/16/2014 --Red Hat Summit 2014 – AMD(NYSE: AMD) today announced another major milestone in the development of its enterprise software ecosystem with the first public demonstration of its second-generation AMD Opteron™ X-Series APU, codenamed “Berlin,” running a Linux environment based on the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored, community-driven Linux distribution, providing a familiar, enterprise class operating environment to developers and IT administrators worldwide. This is important to companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who are reluctant to introduce new tools and software platforms to their IT environments. This demonstration also represents a significant step forward in expanding the footprint of x86 APU accelerated performance within the data center.

  • Aerocool

    Aerocool announces two new members of the PGS-Q chassis series, the QS-101 and QS-102 Slim PC Cases that support both Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards, and are available in Black, Red and White. Unlike the other PGS-Q models, both the QS-101 and QS-102 are slim desktop PC cases, which can be used for modern office computers or compact home theatre PCs (HTPC). "Depending on the individual taste and environment, both chassis can be placed either horizontal or vertical, thanks to the supplied stand."See More

  • Aerocool Introduces the QS-101 and QS-102 Slim PC Cases

    Aerocool introduce QS-101 and QS-102 Slim PC Cases (black)

    Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world's leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, presents two new members of the PGS-Q chassis series. Unlike the other PGS-Q models, both the QS-101 and QS-102 are slim desktop PC cases, which can be used for modern office computers or compact home theatre PCs (HTPC). Depending on the individual taste and environment, both chassis can be placed either horizontal or vertical, thanks to the supplied stand.

  • Toshiba

    Toshiba introduces the world’s fastest micro SD memory cards, offering the fastest transfer rates, and are the first in the industry to comply with the UHS-II2 interface standard. Available in 32GB3 and 64GB capacities, Toshiba’s new microSD memory cards offer the fastest transfer rates available, are UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, and allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s. "This means that 4K2K video, live broadcast and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras".See More

  • Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory CardsToshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards


    First to Comply with the High-Speed UHS-II Interface Standard

    IRVINE, Calif., April 16, 2014 —Extending its industry leadership in memory card solutions, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.,(TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, has introduced the world’s fastest1 microSD memory cards. The new cards are the first in the industry to comply with the UHS-II2 interface standard, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20. Available in 32GB3 and 64GB capacities, Toshiba’s new microSD memory cards offer the fastest transfer rates available, are UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, and allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s. This means that 4K2K video, live broadcast and content can be recorded on high-performance cameras.

  • VisionTek

    VisionTek announces it has expanded the award-winning CryoVenom™ R9 290 graphics card with a new Limited Edition model. Designed to appeal to hardcore gamers that desire the best gaming experience and the envy of the gaming community for owning an exclusive upgrade, the $650MSRP CryoVenom R9 290LE will be limited in availability to 100 units or less. "As a special incentive for customers to spend their income tax refund on a CryoVenom purchase, VisionTek is offering a 5% discount promotion on the new LE model and the original $600MSRP CryoVenom R9 290 model until May 1, 2014."See More

  • VisionTek Expands Liquid Cooled CryoVenom R9 290 Graphics Card Line With New Limited Edition Model


    Created specifically for hardcore gamers, limited availability bundle with laser etched wooden crate, t-shirt, and Battlefield 4 included with "the quietest, coolest, and fastest" AMD GPU

    VisionTek Expands Liquid Cooled CryoVenom R9 290 Graphics Card Line With New Limited Edition Model

    Special "income tax refund" promotion offers up to $32.50 savings on CryoVenom line.

    April 16, 2014, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple® Macintosh® computers, today announced it has expanded the award-winning CryoVenom™ R9 290 graphics card with a new Limited Edition model. Designed to appeal to hardcore gamers that desire the best gaming experience and the envy of the gaming community for owning an exclusive upgrade, the $650MSRP CryoVenom R9 290LE will be limited in availability to 100 units or less. As a special incentive for customers to spend their income tax refund on a CryoVenom purchase, VisionTek is offering a 5% discount promotion on the new LE model and the original $600MSRP CryoVenom R9 290 model until May 1, 2014.

  • MSI

    MSI announces an "upcoming line of 'GAMING' mainboards, designed primarily for enthusiast gamers seeking to get the very most from their hardware to software. They are coming in three distinct flavors: GAMING 3, GAMING 5 and GAMING 7." The "Next Gen" series of MSI GAMING boards, all feature USB Audio Power, similar to the latest MSI  ITX GAMING model, Audio Boost 2 for improved in game sound, and more that's still under wraps for now. See More

  • MSI's new Next Generation naming scheme - GAMING 3, GAMING 5, and GAMING 7

    MSI GAMING 3, GAMING 5, and GAMING 7 mainboards

    MSI are revealing upcoming line of “GAMING” mainboards, designed primarily for enthusiast gamers seeking to get the very most from their hardware to software. They are coming in three distinct flavors: GAMING 3, GAMING 5 and GAMING 7.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "With the new Kaveri APUs out in full force, the Mantle API being used for high-profile games like Battlefield 4, and HSA finally coming into its own, FM2+ motherboards are all over the place. The A88X chipset paired with an FM2+ APU is a solid platform all by itself, but manufacturers have to spice things up in order to sell motherboards. In this article, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the ASUS A88X-Pro FM2+ Motherboard."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Standing just 69mm tall, the Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler is probably the largest low profile heatsink Frostytech as tested in recent memory. Raijintek's low profile Pallas heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120x140mm array of nickel-plated aluminum fins. A chunky copper base plate helps spread the heat to the six heatpipes."

    Frostytech

  • "The NZXT H440 aims to make the new and revamped H series part of the mid-tower market. Offering no external drive bay is either gutsy or naïve, but let us take a closer look to figure out whether NZXT managed to gun for the glory among silent mid-tower cases this time around."

    techPowerUp

  • "Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values portability and power, but it's the business user who's most likely to say "I need my tablet to be capable of doing everything that my main PC can do." With a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 and a 19200 x 1200 display, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 very nearly can. Intel's Bay Trail Atom CPU powers the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. The Intel Z3770 quad-core Atom chip in the ThinkPad 8 runs at up to 2.39GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost. That's a bit faster than the chip running the Dell Venue 8 Pro (a rival 8-inch, Windows 8.1 tablet) we recently reviewed, but it's not the processor that's going to get the attention of customers comparing the ThinkPad 8 to a Dell tablet: it's the ThinkPad 8's extremely sharp 1920x1200 full HD display, which we'll discuss on the following pages, that will turn heads."

    Hot Hardware

  • "In our Noctua NH-D15 review, we compare it against the D14 along with others from Phanteks, be quiet! and more. Also introducing CoolingMark, a new way to judge cooling performance and noise."

    HCW

  • Think Computers

    "Most people know Cooler Master's gaming brand CM Storm and their long line of cases, keyboards, headphones, mice, and other peripherals. What seems to be missing is a high performancemedium-sized mouse. Well not anymore. Cooler Master sent us their new medium-sized CM Storm Havoc 8200 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse with an Avago 9800 Laser sensor and Omron micro switches. We put it through our test so let's see how it performs."

    Think Computers

  • "Equipped with four input sources that can be selected via the included remote control, the M-1910 allows for various media devices to be connected all at once. To top it off, the use of PCM technology allows the M-1910 to stream uncompressed audio for high quality lossless sound."

    Vortez

  • Ocaholic

    "The gaming mouse is a very subjective device and for a gamer is always difficult find the perfect model. On the market and there are many models with various shapes, sizes and customization possibilities. Cooler Master with Recon offers an optical mouse for left-handed and right-handed, with 11 customizable keys and the Avago ADNS-3090 sensor."

    Ocaholic

  • "AMD has finally delivered on the new Richland APUs. And yes, they come with complete backwards compatibility. The question is, are any of the motherboards that were designed for the FM2 socket and Trinity still worth using with their latest chip? Or do you need something more? ASRock, a leader in innovative motherboard design, might have had the answer all this time, with the ASRock FM2 A85X-ITX. Maybe big things do come in small packages?"

    Futurelooks

  • "We tend to focus on "high end" CPU cooling when we do reviews, but today we have something a bit different. Enermax, known world wide for its overall excellent power supplies, steps foot in the CPU cooling ring with a contender that is very easy on your wallet, weighing in at less than $25. We still have high expectations though!"

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Asustor is hard at work to establish itself as a good name on the NAS scene, and they are on the right track. Today, we will take a look at the AS-204TE, which Asustor says to be the best multimedia and storage-center solution for your home because it comes equipped with all typical NAS functions, an HDMI port, and XBMC support."

    techPowerUp

  • "Corsair has added another double-width liquid cooler to their growing lineup of all-in-one solutions with the H105, joining the existing H100i and larger H110 in this category."

    PC Perspective

  • "There is no doubt that AMD gamers have been spoilt for choice this year when shopping for a new graphics card. Sapphire have been at the forefront of the new GPU revolution, thanks in no small part to their remarkable, class leading Tri-X cooling system."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Summer is almost here and so just like every other summer in the past we've all started to look around for gadgets that will make your life easier during your long awaited vacations by the beach. With the sun being the dominant feature of the summer period our eyes and minds are of course turned towards solar powered gadgets and although there aren't that many reputable manufacturers out there that offer such products still we did manage to find a few to test their products. Up until 2 years ago the popularity of portable battery packs was not really that great but with the continuous advancement of tablets and smartphones today pretty much every person i know of owns at least one. Xtorm may not be a name that many of us have heard in the past but they are a well-established manufacturer of power banks inside the EU and today we will be testing their latest offering called the LAVA CHARGER."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "Quality of wireless connectivity is subject to many factors, a few being congestion, mismatched protocols, and range. Range is the simplest to fix with hardware like Diamond's Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI. Diamond has equipped WR300NSI with a signal strength indicator and fancy firmware. Are these features enough to successfully boost your wireless signal? We dive into this question and more in the full review."

    Think Computers

  • "The purpose of this article was to explore what an EVGA backplate really was and find out if any of the benefits were real."

    Hardware Asylum

  • Ocaholic

    "With the IORI Scior 1000, Scythe has made a low-profile down-draft cooler, that is surprisingly well built, especially if we consider its price of 25 Euro. Other than that it should offer decent cooling capacity, so it's not going to be an issue if you want to overclock your CPU by a few hundred MHz. So far we're rather curious to see what this cooler is capable of. "

    Ocaholic

  • "SilentiumPC send us their latest budget friendly heatsinks. Compatible with all of the major Intel and AMD platforms out there we take for a test run on a hot running setup to see how it stacks up to the reference cooling from Intel."

    Madshrimps

  • BCCHardware

    "When it comes to performance, both the Dimora pad and the Nascita mouse score 10/10. Both performed great. I didn't have any issues with tracking with this pair or any combination of anything else. There was no mouse lag and the buttons are very responsive. DPI adjustment works instantly and I like the fact that you can change the sensitivity on the fly."

    BCCHardware

  • "I've been a fan of the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung since the first Galaxy S many moons ago. Yes, some people may have their gripes about the plasticky feel, the oversaturated display or the TouchWiz UI, but my impressions of these phones has generally been positive. Given this, I fully expected to be equally impressed the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5. Is this fifth-generation device worth your hard-earned money? Or are there better alternatives on the market?"

    MegaTechNews

  • The SSD Review

    "'How Does An SSD Work' is the fourth article in our series entitled 'Learning To Run With Flash'. In this series, we take the time to try to explain the ins and outs of SSDs to you the reader, as well as doing our best to provide an understanding of how this amazing technology will benefit you. If you are new, welcome and please scroll to the bottom of this article where you will find previous articles, all compiled in a simple and progressive manner."

    The SSD Review

  • Asustor

    ASUSTOR, announces that it has added support for USB digital-to-analog audio converters (DAC) giving ASUSTOR users the ability to use a USB DAC to increase the quality of audio output from their NAS devices. "These models include the Xonar Essence III, Xonar Essence One, Xonar Essence STU and Xonar U3."See More

  • ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility for ASUS Xonar Series USB DAC Devices

    ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility for ASUS Xonar Series USB DAC Devices

    ASUSTOR integrates four USB DAC devices from ASUS including the Xonar Essence III, Xonar Essence One, Xonar Essence STU and Xonar U3, providing users with a rich and full hi-fi listening experience.

    Taipei, Taiwan, April 15th 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has added support for USB digital-to-analog audio converters (DAC) giving ASUSTOR users the ability to use a USB DAC to increase the quality of audio output from their NAS devices. A USB DAC can be conveniently used in concert with ASUSTOR's SoundsGood music player App to provide users with a heightened listening experience featuring fuller and deeper sound. Featured in this integration of USB DAC devices are four models from ASUS. These models include the Xonar Essence III, Xonar Essence One, Xonar Essence STU and Xonar U3.

  • Genius

    Comfortably navigate Windows 8 as, Genius announces the Ergo 8800, an ergonomic wireless mouse that allows users to fully utilize Windows® 8 and 8.1 with the ability to easily switch between Windows 8 and traditional mousing modes. The Genius Ergo 8800 is ow available in the US via Amazon and Canada, with a MSRP: USD 49.99 / CAD 59.99. See More

  • Toggle Between Windows 8 and Traditional Mousing Modes with the Genius Ergo 8800 Ergonomic Mouse

    Genius Ergo 8800 Ergonomic Mouse
    Comfortably Navigate Windows® 8


    April 15, 2014, Chino, California – Genius is pleased to launch the Ergo 8800, an ergonomic wireless mouse that allows users to fully utilize Windows® 8 and 8.1 with the ability to easily switch between Windows 8 and traditional mousing modes.

  • NVIDIA

    It's relatively easy to stay in tune, and stay in touch with all the latest updates and developments is this weeks edition of the NVIDIA Newsletter. Check out the new GeForce 337.50 beta drivers, updated GeForce Experience 2.0 and a new SHIELD update give the GeForce Ecosystem a big boost in performance and features.See More

  • nTeresting - April 14, 2014

    In this issue:

    • New drivers, GeForce Experience 2.0 and a new SHIELD update give the GeForce Ecosystem a big boost in performance and features.
    • NVIDIA’s auto tech keeps winning awards.
    • Watch Dogs looks awesome, plays best on GeForce.

     


    A Software Big Bang
    This week was a big week for the software that galvanizes the GeForce gaming ecosystem, as it marked the release of new drivers that build on the DirectX11 industry standard to offer dramatic improvements in gaming performance, a new feature-packed version of GeForce Experience, and an over-the-air software upgrade for SHIELD that expanded the NVIDIA SHIELD’s feature set.

     “GeForce Experience software is getting a significant 2.0 update today; one which solidifies it as the crucial heartbeat of NVIDIA’s ecosystem as opposed to being forgettable bundleware.”
     

  • ROCCAT

    Competitive gamers demand the best in gaming peripherals, ROCCAT Studio has been working in close collaboration with many of today's world class players, and proudly announces Starcraft II pro, Ko “HyuN” Seok Hyun, emerged with the World Championship Series America gold medal yesterday after defeating Kim “Oz” Hak Soo four games to two in a best-of-seven final. "The first major title of the year for Team ROCCAT, “HyuN” routed a number of world class players, including 2013’s most successful player, Yun “TaeJa” Young So."See More

  • Team ROCCAT’s HyuN Cruises to WCS America Victory

    Team ROCCAT’s HyuN Cruises to WCS America Victory

    StarCraft II pro wins gold medal at World Championship Series America

    Hamburg – April 14, 2014 – Starcraft II pro, Ko “HyuN” Seok Hyun, emerged with the World Championship Series America gold medal yesterday after defeating Kim “Oz” Hak Soo four games to two in a best-of-seven final.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Computer Case is a compact, cube style case that can handle some full sized desktop components, while maintaining a relatively small footprint. With the ability to handle a ATX sized power supply, and desktop graphic cards up to 210mm (8.26 inches), the Elite 110 is aimed at more than just the niche market. Sporting the ability to hold 4 SSDs or 3 HDDs, storage options are not a problem."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "EVGA is expanding their high-end SuperNOVA G2 series by releasing two mid-capacity units with 750 W and 850 W maximum output power. Today, we will evaluate the G2-750 with Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and selectable semi-passive operation, which renders it totally inaudible at lower loads."

    techPowerUp

  • "Intel's Haswell 4th generation Core series processors with Iris Pro Graphics (formerly known by the code name Crystal Well) offered the promise of more robust integrated graphics performance, since we first laid eyes on the Gigabyte-built device we're showcasing here today, back at CES 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is a tiny 4.5-inch square "brick" of technology, if you will, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. This CPU actually boasts the fastest, most powerful Intel graphics engine we have tested to date, so this should be an interesting ride to say the least. Let's have a look..."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "As we have previously mentioned in our review of the Plextor M6M solid state drive, it is important to remember that SSD's can come in different shapes and sizes. Not all drives are going to be the 2.5" form factor and fit perfectly into your ultra book or desktop. We spoke briefly about the mSATA form factor and that you will find it most often in a laptop, but as laptops and ultra books become slimmer, the demand for smaller, yet faster, drives increases. Bring in the native PCIe M.2 form factor. The PCIe M.2 SSD eliminates the SATA 3 bottleneck, where with SATA 3 you can expect SSD speeds around 500 MB/s, but with PCIe you can expect speeds nearly double this. Incredible isn't it? Imagine, 1GB/s and you are not even using a RAID 0 configuration; it really is astonishing. The Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 SSD is one of, if not the fastest drive we have ever seen. Let's take a closer look!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we look at the GIGABYTE R9 290X 4GB OC and ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC video cards. Each of these video cards features a custom cooling system, and a factory overclock. We will push the overclock farther and put these two video cards head-to-head for a high-end performance comparison."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "be quiet! introduced their Dark Rock 3 Series of CPU coolers earlier this year at CES and we were very impressed. There are two main coolers in this series, the Dark Rock Pro 3, and the Dark Rock 3. The main difference between these two coolers is that the Pro version features a dual tower design, while the Dark Rock 3 has a single tower design. Today we will be taking a look at the Dark Rock 3. Besides the single tower design the Dark Rock 3 features six 6mm copper heatpipes, unique dynamic wave-contour cooling fins, a 135 mm be quiet! Silent Wings fan and a cooling capacity of 190W TDP. Let's take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • "The DS414 NAS from Synology is based on a dual-core Marvell Armada XP running at 1.33Ghz and is paired with a total of 1GB DDR3, which should be enough for home use and small business. Inside the bays we can use both 2.5'' (HDD/SSD) and 3.5'' drives (screwless installation). The NAS operates paired with the latest DSM 5.0 version which features a consistent visual redesign for an easier use."

    Madshrimps

  • Ocaholic

    "KobraLan Extreme is the new mini-monster from KobraPC, which is based on an ITX formfactor with high-end components. The system is Haswell based with an Intel Core i7-4770K in order to pump out high frame rates there is a MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming graphics card. In addition, the system is pretty clean inside but this build is certainly not cheap. If you're curious to see what KobraPC has been building, have look at the following review."

    Ocaholic

  • "It's hard not to notice the trend towards smaller PC builds. Nowhere was this trend more pronounced than at CES this year. Everyone had a new chassis in the increasingly popular mini-ITX form factor."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "The gaming and enthusiast audiences love their big, quick, expensive powerhouse machines – there's no denying that. But the reality is that many users – about 38% of the market, in fact – in a wide span of geographical regions simply cannot afford or justify the latest-and-greatest in both CPU and GPU hardware. That's where AMD's Kabini APUs come into the picture. Shipping in up to 2.05GHz quad-core flavours and leveraging the GPU power of AMD's Radeon R3 graphics, can the Athlon and Sempron – Kabini – APUs prove that respectable performance is available for a sub-£40 fee?"

    Kitguru

  • OCIA

    "One of the first announced products to come about as a result of Toshiba acquiring OCZ was the Vertex 460, a marriage of OCZ's Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and Toshiba 19nm toggle flash memory. Advertising up to 545MB/s sequential reads and 525MB/s sequential writes and from 90,000 to 95,000 4K random IOPS, it appears as if OCZ is right back at the top of their game in the SSD market. Available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities with a three year warranty, the Vertex 460 joins the Vector 150 in OCZ's new lineup of consumer SSDs utilizing Toshiba's toggle NAND flash memory."

    OCIA

  • NikkTech

    "In a market filled with all kinds of PC Cases by a huge number of manufacturers we all know how hard it is for someone to pick the right one for the job especially if price is of a concern. The reason i mentioned price should be quite obvious so if you're aiming to get one of the most expensive towers in the market then you currently only have a handful of choices to pick from by just a few of the leading manufacturers. On the other hand if you're on a budget things get tougher since most manufacturers out there aim for the masses and not enthusiasts, serious gamers and professionals so the number of available choices skyrockets. Primarily Thermaltake also seeks to win over the masses but from time to time they too release high quality and feature rich PC Cases aimed at serious consumers and the brand new Urban T81 Full Tower which has been with us for roughly a week now certainly wants to get in their ranks."

    NikkTech

  • "Last month Razer launched the 2014 version of their BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard, today Kaeyi takes a look at the Ultimate Stealth edition to compare between the original and what the silent key version "Stealth Edition" offers."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Seagate

    Oragnize Your Digital Life

  • CoolerMaster

    Cooler Master announces its showcase and lineup for PAX East 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Product highlights for the show include the HAF Stacker mod tower and the upcoming QuickFire Rapid-i and NovaTouch keyboards. Attendees will also "have opportunities to win Cooler Master equipment, learn all about gaming and computing hardware, purchase gear with show specials, and play games on PCs built in the HAF Stacker mod tower computer case."See More

  • Cooler Master @ PAX East 2014

    Cooler Master has announced its showcase and lineup for PAX East 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Product highlights for the show include the HAF Stacker mod tower and the upcoming QuickFire Rapid-i and NovaTouch keyboards.

  • "Creative's new SoundBlasterAxx series is rapidly expanding. Today, we take a look at the 200 Axx which packs a lot of unique features and great sound quality to boot. Priced at $149, it should be very competitive."

    techPowerUp

  • "Cooler Master rose to prominence in the PC enthusiast community for having released the first circular heat sink in 1996 and the first all aluminum PC case in 1999. Many of you may not though that the company also offers an extensive lineup of mice and Cherry MX equipped keyboards as well."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Infinite Crisis is a DC comics hero based multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Developed by Turbine Inc., in conjunction with Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. This is sure to get DC comics fans pumped! Currently the game has servers in North America, Europe, and Russia. I'm not sure on future plans for expansion in Asian or South American regions."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • Think Computers

    "It is contest time here again at ThinkComputers! We have teamed up with our friends over at Raidmax to give away two of their products. First we have the Agusta case which just looks awesome. Secondly, is the RX-1000AE power supply which really is a 1000W 80PLUS Gold certified power supply with some great features. So how can you get your hands on these two awesome products?"

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "The G10 is the second desktop PC ASUS Switzerland sent us for review. This time we have a machine here, that features no less than 32 Gigabyte of memory and apart from that there is an Intel Core i7-4770 CPU as well as an OEM GTX 760 graphics card. Overall this sounds like a really decent multimedia PC, which can also be used for some gaming."

    Ocaholic

  • Tweaknews

    "CM Storm has proven once again that a quality gaming mouse doesn't have to carry a hefty price tag. For under $30 the Xornet provides the right amount of buttons, features, and quality parts to appeal to FPS gamers on a budget. If you prefer a claw-grip style of mouse and don't mind it being lightweight, the Xornet is an excellent choice."

    Tweaknews

  • "In our review of the Kingston HyperX Predator 2666MHz kit, we discovered what those knowledgeable about Intel memory scaling already knew: for most applications, and specifically games, there is no significant advantage to increases in memory speed past the current 1600MHz DDR3 standard. But this was only half of the story. What about memory scaling with an AMD processor, and specifically an APU? To find out, we put AMD's top APU, the A10-7850K, to the test!"

    PC Perspective

  • "Valve's Steam controller looks great on paper. It promises not just greater accuracy than conventional console gamepads, but also support for point-and-click titles that traditionally required a mouse and keyboard. There's a downside, though. As TR's Cyril Kowaliski learned first-hand, the Steam controller has a pretty steep learning curve—steep enough, perhaps, to put off some potential converts."

    The Tech Report

  • MSI

    MSI debuts its first AMD® AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. With Kabini being sold separately, the MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for a ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. "With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions."See More

  • MSI releases AM1 socketed Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard

    MSI releases AM1 socketed Kabini Mini-ITX AM1I motherboard

    The excellent small size multimedia combination

    MSI, world leader in motherboards, debuts its first AMD® AM1 Socketed Kabini Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI AM1I. With Kabini being sold separately, the MSI AM1I is fully upgradable and gives the user flexibility when looking for a ultra-low power dual or quad core solution. With MSI AM1I's rich feature set and support for the powerful power efficient Kabini APU, packed with high performance DirectX 11.2-support, it is the ideal motherboard to use in a compact desktop, HTPC or other multimedia solutions.

  • OCZ Storage Solutions

    OCZ Storage Solutions, announces that it has initiated a beta test program for the next release of ZD-XL SQL Accelerator and invites enterprise SSD customers and SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) to participate. "DBAs looking to accelerate SQL Server workloads via SSD flash or flash caching, and have production SQL Server data to run on the new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator platform are especially sought for this beta testing program."See More

  • OCZ Enterprise Press banner

    OCZ Storage Solutions Announces Beta Program for Next ZD-XL SQL Accelerator Release

    Invitation to Participate in the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 Beta Program Supporting New Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Capabilities

    SAN JOSE, CA – April 10, 2014 - OCZ Storage Solutions – a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that it has initiated a beta test program for the next release of ZD-XL SQL Accelerator and invites enterprise SSD customers and SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) to participate. DBAs looking to accelerate SQL Server workloads via SSD flash or flash caching, and have production SQL Server data to run on the new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator platform are especially sought for this beta testing program.

  • Thermaltake

    At PAX East 2014 held in Boston, from April 11-13, Thermaltake announces that they have partnered with premier eTailer Newegg to capture visitors’ attention to bring a spectacular display of Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS’s newest products into the hands of gamers and DIY enthusiasts alike."Including a high end liquid cooled Core V71 showing off the awesome capability of the new Thermaltake chassis. Also for gaming duty you will not be let down with the Poseidon Z making an appearance with the THERON Infrared ready to show its gaming prowess."See More

  • Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS at PAX East 2014:

    PAX East 2014

    Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS at PAX East 2014

    Complete range of key new products and gaming peripherals!

    Boston, USA – April 11, 2014 – The “PAX East 2014” is from 11 to 13 April 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Thermaltake has partnered with premier eTailer Newegg to capture visitors’ attention to bring a spectacular display of Thermaltake and Tt eSPORTS’s newest products into the hands of gamers and DIY enthusiasts alike.

  • Kingston Fury memory

    PAX East 2014 in Boston, Booth #280, Kingston announces HyperX FURY memory as the replacement for the HyperX blu memory line. "The new, next-generation high-performance memory offers automatic overclocking with an asymmetric, aggressive heatspreader design for the ultimate cost-efficient enthusiast computer experience." Kingston, also announced that they will also be adding the HyperX FURY SSDs, that is also designed for entry-level gamers and enthusiasts who want to get into the game quicker.See More

  • HyperX Releases ‘FURY’ Memory Line for Entry-Level Overclocking and Gaming Enthusiasts

    • HyperX FURY Memory Offers Automatic Overclocking
    • New Aggressive, Asymmetrical Heatspreader Design
    • FURY Entry-Level Family to Include SSD

     

    HyperX Releases ‘FURY’ Memory Line for Entry-Level Overclocking and Gaming Enthusiasts

    PAX East, Boston, MA and Fountain Valley, CA − April 9, 2014HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX FURY memory for entry-level gamers and enthusiasts. HyperX FURY replaces the HyperX blu memory line. The new, next-generation high-performance memory offers automatic overclocking with an asymmetric, aggressive heatspreader design for the ultimate cost-efficient enthusiast computer experience.

  • Apacer

    Apacer announces two ultra slim SSDs: JEDEC MO-297-compliant SFD 18S6 and MO-300-compliant mSATA A1. The small size equipped with SATA 3.0 high-speed transmission interface, along with the products’ features of low power consumption, durability and high performance, will become the necessary storage solution for the rise of the new mobility devices.See More

  • Apacer launches SATA 3.0 slim SSDs to meet the need for industrial mobility devices

     Apacer launches SATA 3.0 slim SSDs

    ( Mar 12, 2014 ) With the trend in terminal products toward mobility, the built-in storage devices have turned to compact design in specification and size, and stronger durability are required for the products. Aiming at industrial computers driven by the trend, Apacer launches two ultra slim SSDs: JEDEC MO-297-compliant SFD 18S6 and MO-300-compliant mSATA A1. The small size equipped with SATA 3.0 high-speed transmission interface, along with the products’ features of low power consumption, durability and high performance, will become the necessary storage solution for the rise of the new mobility devices. It can be specially applied to medical tablet PCs, bedside healthcare, mobile on-board unit and data communication system devices.

  • "Many enthusiasts now days are trying their hands at minimizing their PC footprint. Mini-ITX motherboards have progressed a long ways in terms of stability and feature set in the last three years. Cooler Master has a new solution for those looking to minimize while not giving up cooling or features in their Mini-ITX enclosure."

    [H]ardOCP

  • TechnologyX

    "If you happen to pop off the bottom casing of your laptop and find out that your 2.5″ disk drive is nowhere to be found, do not panic. Instead, it's possible that your laptop may be utilizing a different form factor than the 2.5″ drive. When it comes to solid-state drives, there are three main form factors that you should know about. The first, as we have already mentioned is the 2.5″ form factor, which is the standard size for most desktop and laptop systems. The second, and the primary focus of today's review, is a mSATA drive. A mSATA drive is roughly 2″ by 1″ in total size, and ideally used in the slim ultra books. The final size that you should know and is quickly increasing in popularity is the M.2 form factor, which is roughly 3″ by 0.75″. Looking back down at your open laptop, you may just see that mSATA, or even a M.2 drive. Regardless, it is still an easy upgrade just like the 2.5″ form factor drive."

    TechnologyX

  • "Cooler Master is joining the fray of extra large cases, but is making things modular in the process. With that in mind, the HAF Stacker was born. Will it show others how it is done, although late to the game? We take the HAF Stacker and shuffle its parts around a few times to see what it has to offer over offerings by other brands."

    techPowerUp

  • "As a species, we've come a long way from the days of carving notes into stone. While our ancestors used chisel and rock, we now use keyboards to hammer out our thoughts and anything that needs to be documented. Some of us spend hours a day sitting in front of a PC, a large portion of which is dedicated to punching keystrokes at a frenzied pace. There's a good chance that your keyboard is actively used more than any other peripheral or accessory, save for your monitor, yet some people give little thought to their plank, as if to suggest that all keyboards are essentially the same. Professional typists know better. So does Metadot, which started to build a better keyboard nearly a decade ago. You know it as the Das Keyboard and through several generations of refinements, it's evolved into what's now called the Das Keyboard 4 in both Professional (labeled key caps) and Ultimate (blank key caps) variants..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "More than two years ago we got our first glimpse of Project Fiona at CES 2012. Today Kaeyi Dream talks us through the Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "Bitfenix found its niche in the market for PC cases and one of their most successful cases certainly was the Prodigy. Today we're having another one of BitFenix' cases for review, which is called Shadow. It is basically a mid-range chassis and it comes with a few decent features as well as a sleek design."

    Ocaholic

  • "Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts to make SSDs more reliable, and a peek behind the scenes at one of the firm's validation labs."

    The Tech Report

  • "Laptops are rarely given much credit when it comes to gaming ability, but the GE60 2PE Apache Pro from MSI has the potential to turn that idea on its head. Packing the 'hot-off-the-shelf' Nvidia GTX 860M, an Intel i7 4700 HQ CPU with 12GB of DDR3 and a 128GB SSD – the specs, on paper, are impressive. Read on to see how well this new MSI laptop does when we put it through some intensive testing."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "It has been a long time in the making but the new Plextor M6S family is finally rolling out. Based on Marvell SSD controllers and Toshiba NAND flash memory, we got our first glimpse at the M6e M.2 PCIe X2 SSD some months ago in our IO-Switch Raijin Review, followed by our official analysis of the 512GB capacity M6e (and some great RAID testing) a short time ago. To be completely honest, we have been just a bit spoiled by all manufacturers with respect to our M.2 SSD coverage. Things are a bit different today, however, as we introduce the Plextor M6S SSD, the newest of the Plextor M6 family and with a brand new Marvell controller."

    The SSD Review

  • "In this episode Dennis and Darren talk about Frankenstein computer builds the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini and touch on an overclocking livestream from Montreal Canada."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NikkTech

    "Action cameras are just about the only gadget available to Xtreme sports enthusiasts that allow them to keep a record of their achievements with ease thanks to their tiny sizes and quite impressive capabilities (always for their size). It's no wonder many people refer to these portable devices as the future of video recording/streaming and although i don't think we will be around (hope I'm wrong) to witness the "extinction" of full sized camcorders i think that no one can deny that they have evolved quite a bit over the years both in features and specifications. A few weeks ago we received the very first pair of glasses packing a Full HD action camera by Rollei and although in the end we found them lacking in some areas we were quite impressed with the innovative path manufacturers are taking as of late. Well it seems that Oregon Scientific has also something to offer since they are the first manufacturer to release a dual lens action camera called the ATC Chameleon."

    NikkTech

  • MSI

    MSI will be showcasing it's killer line-up of gaming products, including the highly anticipated GS60 Ghost gaming notebook with 3K display, the gaming All-In-One PCs with industry-leading Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light technologies, and the Nightblade Gaming Barebones PCs. "From April 11th to 13th at Booth #392 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, visitors can experience next generation gaming and have the opportunity to win daily prizes, including gaming laptop, motherboards, graphics cards and fully-built gaming desktop systems."See More

  • MSI Showcases Killer Repertoire of Gaming Notebooks, AIOs and Components During PAX East

    Selection of superior gaming products on display at Booth #392 from April 11th to 13th in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

    MSI Showcases Gaming Notebooks, AIOs and Components at PAX East 2014

    City of Industry, Calif. – April 9, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils their deadly lineup of gaming products, including the highly anticipated GS60 Ghost gaming notebook with 3K display, the gaming All-In-One PCs with industry-leading Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light technologies, and the Nightblade Gaming Barebones PC.MSI’s mini-ITX Nightblade Gaming Barebones PC can host an ATX-size graphics card and supports two SSDs, an HDD and even an optical drive bay.

  • "The Leadex Platinum 1200 W will hit our test bench today. It features 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and promises to perform wonderfully while producing hardly any noise by utilizing an excellent platform and a semi-passive operation user can swap to by flipping a switch."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "I love it when a company innovates and brings a product to market that people really want. AVEXIR have done just that with their Blitz 1.1 series DDR3 PC memory range – with designs based on popular gaming motherboard brands. For this review AVEXIR have kindly sent Benchmark Reviews a wide range of samples for our testing pleasure. For performance testing, two of the seven memory modules were paired together to form the equivalent of an 8