Black Friday Tech Deal Finder and more
Posted on: 11/29/2013 11:31 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Black Friday Tech Deal Finder, Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Video Review, Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review, XFX R7 240 and R7 250 vs GT 640 and GT 630 eSPORTS Performance Review, and BitFenix Prodigy M mATX Case Review
Black Friday Tech Deal Finder @ TechReviewSource.com
Looking for the best Black Friday deals from big box and online retailers? Use our Black Friday deal finder to get the best deals this holiday shopping season.
Read more: Black Friday Tech Deal Finder @ TechReviewSource.comCorsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Kaeyi Dream looks at the Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset in today's video review.
Read more: Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.comWestern Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review @ Tech ARP
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives.
Of course, this begs the question - why choose a WD Red when the WD Green (formerly known as the WD Caviar Green) hard disk drive is also a low-powered, slower-spinning hard disk drive? It mainly lies in the WD NASware firmware, its comprehensive compatibility testing with common NAS systems and a dedicated WD Red 24x7 support line.
Read more: Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review @ Tech ARPCM Storm Pulse-R Review @ ocaholic
Pulse-R are the last born in Cooler Master's house, belong to the "Aluminum" series and have an unique design. CMStorm has used high quality materials and has thought of everyone, especially gamers and modders by installing aluminum plates ready to be customized. If you're curious to see how they are, follow us in this new review.
Read more: CM Storm Pulse-R Review @ ocaholicAerocool GT-S Black Edition @ techPowerUp
Aerocool's new XL-ATX capable case is simply called GT-S, and it is available in two color choices: The "Black Edition" with red highlights and the "White Edition" with blue ones. We take the dark one for a spin around our test track to see whether it can keep up.
Read more: Aerocool GT-S Black Edition @ techPowerUpiStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA SATA 6Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage @ NikKTech
One of the things I've noticed over the years is that as time goes by consumer products get closer and closer to enterprise grade products both in terms of performance and reliability in an effort to cater the needs of professionals and enthusiasts alike. Certainly pure enterprise grade products will never have something to fear from high end consumer products since in the end we are talking about two entirely different markets with massively different price ranges but the gap between them is simply not what it was a decade ago. That combined with the continuous price drops on electronics in general are more than enough even for casual users to turn towards solutions that up until recently were primarily aimed towards professionals and enterprise users. Amongst such products are internal hot-swap drive cages and since 2.5" drives gain ground over their larger 3.5" brothers today we will be taking a look at the BPN-2535DE-SA 3.5" to 2x2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage by iStarUSA.
Read more: iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA SATA 6Gb/s Hot-Swap Cage @ NikKTechAntec KUHLER H2O 1250 Review @ Vortez
Antec has been a forerunner in the computing industry since the 1980s and are well-known for their reliable power supplies, interesting computer chassis and performance related cooling products. Just recently Antec’s KUHLER H2O product line has been refreshed with a plethora of interesting new liquid CPU Coolers and today we are to look at the biggest unit within the series, 1250.
Antec’s new KUHLER H2O 1250 is a AIO featuring a 280mm radiator and dual 120mm cooling fans. Antec has turned the tables with 1250 by including two pumps, mounting to the cooling fans in a bid to maximise cooling potential. It doesn’t end there either, the water block has a handy RGB LED on the CPU block which can be adjusted via Antec GRID software.
Read more: Antec KUHLER H2O 1250 Review @ VortezXFX R7 240 and R7 250 vs GT 640 and GT 630 eSPORTS Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today we are going to take a look at how some budget cards based on AMD and NVIDIA technology handle LoL, DOTA 2 and StarCraft 2... if competitive gaming takes your fancy, this is the place to find out what GPU will get you started.
Read more: XFX R7 240 and R7 250 vs GT 640 and GT 630 eSPORTS Performance Review @ HardwareHeaven.comVisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB) - A Very Low Price and High Performance SSD Choice @ The SSD Review
Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn't much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards. The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven't jumped aboard the PCI Express. VisionTek saw this opportunity and have come up with the Data Fusion PCIe SSD, a PCIe card that they believe is the perfect balance of both speed and pricing. A quick look at VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD prices definitely opened our eyes.
Read more: VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB) - A Very Low Price and High Performance SSD Choice @ The SSD ReviewInno3D GeForce GTX 770 / 780 iChill Accelero Hybrid review: liquid-cooled GTX @ Hardware.Info
We've tested a number of Inno3D video cards in recent months, but this is the first time we see the iChill Accelero Hybrid series that has built-in liquid cooling. We tested the GTX 770 and 780 versions.
On paper, the idea of integrating liquid cooling on graphics cards makes a lot of sense. The clock frequency is mainly limited by the temperature, so better cooling implies higher speeds. It can also lower the overall temperature of your chassis since the fans of a liquid-cooled video card blow the air out of the chassis, instead of inside.
Read more: Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 / 780 iChill Accelero Hybrid review: liquid-cooled GTX @ Hardware.InfoAMD Vision A10-6790K APU Review @ KitGuru
In this review we will be focusing on the performance of the AMD A10-6790K compared to the Intel Core i5-4430
Read more: AMD Vision A10-6790K APU Review @ KitGuruBitFenix Prodigy M mATX Case Review @ Benchmark Reviews
After seeing numerous modders do just that (and the customer feedback that was clamoring for such a case), BitFenix has responded with the Prodigy M. Using the frame of the original Prodigy, they reworked the internals to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard and all of the enthusiast configurations that go along with it. Even with its proven performance in ITX trim, can the Prodigy chassis keep up with mATX components? BitFenix sent their Midnight Black Prodigy M, model number BFC-PRM-300-KKXSK-RP to Benchmark Reviews so we could have a look.
Read more: BitFenix Prodigy M mATX Case Review @ Benchmark ReviewsRig of the Month - November 2013 @ Guru3D
The Guru3D Rig of the Month November 2013 has been announced. It was created by Jacques aka Keenan in our forums, he has made a really remarkable PC to look at really. Project Marshlands is a military style PC with everything modded. Personally I can't help staring at his PC as in each corner there is a little intricate detail different.
What a great job on this mod Jacques, well done!
Read more: Rig of the Month - November 2013 @ Guru3DiPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review @ V3
We check if value alone is enough to beat Apple's latest flagship smartphone
Read more: iPhone 5S vs Nexus 5 head-to-head review @ V3Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Review @ Hexus
The world's fastest GPU gets put on steroids.
Read more: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Review @ Hexus