12 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Wireless Bill and more
Posted on: 09/10/2013 10:42 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including 12 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Wireless Bill, SilverStone SST-TD03 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler Review, Intel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review (LN2 inside), Dell UltraSharp U3014 30” Monitor Review, and Phanteks Enthoo Primo review
12 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Wireless Bill @ Techspot
Wireless providers thrive on peddling a myriad of extra features and services on top of your basic service plan. Early nights and weekends, roadside assistance, mobile TV, hotspots and GPS are all fair game and can add anywhere between a couple of bucks to $10 or more to your wireless bill each month, per service.
What’s even more concerning is that many people don’t even look at their monthly bill. Checking your bill and eliminating some of these unnecessary perks can go a long way to putting some extra dough back in your pocket each month.
Read more: 12 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Wireless Bill @ TechspotSilverStone SST-TD03 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ Benchmark Reviews
Well heres something a little different. SilverStone Technology has released their first line of all-in-one liquid coolers, part of the Tundra series. Sporting a patented fin design with claims of 40% higher cooling efficiency, new 120mm fans in a push/pull arrangement on a 45mm thick radiator and a custom water block, the SilverStone SST-TD03 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler that Benchmark Reviews has received for testing is a refreshingly unique addition to the growing and popular all-in-one water-cooling segment.
Read more: SilverStone SST-TD03 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ Benchmark ReviewsRaidmax Vampire Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
We have the new Raidmax Vampire full tower case in for review today. Weighing in at just under 30 pounds, the Vampires bold but sleek design makes it stand out. The materials, design and build quality are excellent and apparent that a lot of thought went into the design and features that enthusiasts demand. The case is packed with all the features you would expect in its class like cooling with the 200mm front intake fan, water cooling support both internal and external setups, a top mounted SATA hot-swap bay, USB 3.0, five 5.25â€ external bays and a large side panel window. Will this sleek designed case enriched in features meet your requirements? Read on to find out more.
Read more: Raidmax Vampire Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.orgF1 2013 (PC) Preview @ HardwareHeaven.com
F1 games are like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come along at the same time Ive been waiting years to use that line in a game review! Anyway Today we are going to take a look at the upcoming F1 2013, an annual refresh of Codemasters Racings F1 franchise. This time though, there are two editions of the game, not in the same way that other developers may publish with a deluxe fancy edition with random extras. No, this is all about content and how much the end user loves classic F1.
Read more: F1 2013 (PC) Preview @ HardwareHeaven.comSamsung UN55F6400AF Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Samsung F6400 series of edge-lit HDTVs deliver a sharp picture with dark blacks and vibrant colors. Features are abundant, but the screen doesn't get very bright and the Smart Touch remote can be tricky to master.
Read more: Samsung UN55F6400AF Review @ TechReviewSource.comIntel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review (LN2 inside) @ Madshrimps
After upgrading the performance of the mainstream platform by the Haswell family, the Intel engineers also devoted time to perform an overhaul on their high end platform, LGA 2011. The Sandy Bridge-E was a worthy successor of the old and aged LGA1366. Intel waited close to two years for manufacturing the new high end flagship CPU model available to the masses, this in contradiction with the launch schedule on some previously leaked roadmaps. As with the transition from Sandy to Ivy Bridge on the LGA1155 socket, we spot many similarities with the new Ivy Bridge-E. A die shrink to the 22nm process and alike architectural improvements should boost the performance and efficiency. Time to unravel the brand new Intel flagship LGA2011 CPU: the i7-4960X CPU.
Read more: Intel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review (LN2 inside) @ MadshrimpsEVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane
Ninjalane has posted their review of the new X79 Dark from EVGA. Might be the best 12 layer X79 motherboard money can buy.
Read more: EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Review @ NinjalaneDell UltraSharp U3014 30” Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
Over the past year Dell has released numerous upgrades to their UltraSharp line and for the most part these new models have been excellent refreshes. However, it seems Dell have left the best for last as the all new Dell UltraSharp U3014 represents the epitome of what a mega-sized, professional business class monitor should be. No matter if you are a Graphics Artist, an SQL Database administrator, Professional PC gamer or anything in-between, the more screen real-estate you have the more effective and efficient you can be at your job. Simply put, for a wide variety of business professionals and PC enthusiast’s alike size does matter; however it is not just sheer inches that matter but the performance backstopping it.
Sometimes though even large the largest 27-inch 2560x1440 AH-IPS monitors is not big enough and only the largest, highest resolution, highest color gamut monitor available will be ‘good enough’. While ‘4K’ monitors are indeed slowly working their way on to the market very few home users or business professionals can justify their budget busting asking price. In a perfect world, a utopia free of mundane worries like ‘budgets’, nobody would worry about such petty things like making a profit or even eating. Back here in the real world, increased efficiency has to be balanced off by the increased cost. While yes 4K resolution could increase work flow, their asking price give accountants panic attacks at the mere mention of their name. This large gap between –relatively- reasonably priced 27” models and ‘never happening’ 4K vanity monitors is where Dell’s UltraSharp 30” model is meant to reside.
Read more: Dell UltraSharp U3014 30” Monitor Review @ Hardware CanucksCorsair Carbide 330R Silent Mid-Tower Case Review @ HiTech Legion
Adiós, Arrivederci and Au Revoir to noise, as ever increasing component efficiency means that fanless and completely quiet systems will be the inevitable future of computing. For now, loud systems are tolerated but, eventually, even enthusiast-class rigs will run without noise. Since that reality is probably still a few years away, those of us who prefer minimized-noise systems rely on other solutions and meticulously pick components to suit our auditory requirements. Most of the solutions out there involve some sort of low-power components but for those who prefer more powerful systems, the solution usually boils down to the fan and case selection.
Noise dampening is important when it comes to quiet case designs. While some manufacturers opt for simple foam pads and lower-voltage fans, there are those who are more mindful of the craft and match high-build quality with designs and features that contribute to minimizing the noise. These are the kind of expectations users have from a company like Corsair who has successfully expanded over the last few years to providing high-quality case designs with their Obsidian and Carbide case series. While the higher-end Obsidian series has the 550D silent case, users were wondering if there was going to be an affordable Carbide equivalent. Corsair answered and it is the 330R case.
Read more: Corsair Carbide 330R Silent Mid-Tower Case Review @ HiTech LegionLogitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech
Although I've used and tested over 60 different mice models from most manufacturers around so far i can't say that there have been many wireless ones that i would ever consider playing games with. As a matter of fact aside the very good R.A.T.9 by Mad Catz and the Ouroboros by Razer (which shares quite a few characteristics with the R.A.T.9) i don't think there's a chance I'd ever use another wireless gaming mouse with one of my desktop systems since yes i do like to play games whenever i find the time. Logitech has also launched a few wireless "gaming" mice in the market with very good performance levels but so far none felt exactly at home when playing fast passed FPS and MMOs something which is naturally considered as an issue especially for gamers. Well it seems that Logitech is not giving up on gamers and so just recently they announced their latest G602 Wireless Gaming mouse which has been on our test bench for just over a week now.
Read more: Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse @ NikKTechAsustor AS-302T @ techPowerUp
Asustor is working hard to establish itself, and the recently released 3 Series follows through on those endeavors by targeting home and SOHO users. We will take a look at the AS-302T: It can take up to two HDDs, is equipped with a dual-core Atom processor, and includes many multimedia features.
Read more: Asustor AS-302T @ techPowerUpPhanteks Enthoo Primo review @ Guru3D
In this article review the Phanteks Enthoo Primo, the chassis with probably the most difficult to remember name. This full Tower chassis however is impressive in style, quality and originality. You are going to see stuff you have never seen before. Unique implementations seems the fascinate me all the way. Not only is the Phanteks Enthoo Primo good looking but it is oozing with nice features. A great design chassis, tool free, lots of space, nice airflow and prepped for liquid cooling. Have a peek at we'll review today, the Phanteks Enthoo Primo.
Just looking at the chassis the first time will bring a smile on your face, an aluminum front awaits you with a carefully implemented LED lighting system. That is just the outside though, as the inside is a labyrinth in design. The chassis is made with a stealthy interior that hides the power supply, HDD, cables and even has a modular cable cover.
Being a Full tower chassis, the liquid cooling afficionado's aren't left alone as radiator brackets are present as well as a rear reservoir mounting location, heck there even is a universal pump bracket with vibration dampening function.
Read more: Phanteks Enthoo Primo review @ Guru3D