Intel to increase focus on desktop computers and more
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Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh Portable Battery Review be quiet! Power Zone 850 W BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Heatsink Review Cyberpower Infinity Achilles Pro GT System Review Enermax LIQMAX 120S All-In-One CPU Cooler Enermax Liqtech 120mm & 240mm AIO Water Cooler Review Intel Core i7-3930K SLI Gaming Performance Scaling Intel to increase focus on desktop computers OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD Review Office 2013 Crashes on Start Up Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review Samsung LU28D590D review: 4K becomes affordable Screenshot Sharing in a Snap: 7 Free Alternatives to Droplr Speedlink Strike FX-6 Bluetooth PS3 Gamepad Review The real story behind Twin Galaxies Watercooling EK FC-R9-280X vs. Aircooling X-Doria Rapt iPhone 5/5s Case Review
Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh Portable Battery Review
Anker has been making external battery recharging solutions for some time now, and is always striving to come up with innovative products that you and I will appreciate and enjoy. Today, weâre going to look at an intelligent battery, called the 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh portable battery. Whatâs intelligent about it? Read on to find out!Read full article @ Legit Reviewsbe quiet! Power Zone 850 W
be quiet! has gained a good reputation among noise-sensitive users who also treasure reliability and high performance. We will review the Power Zone 850 W: It is the second strongest of its line, offers a fully modular design, and sports Bronze efficiency. This PSU is also equipped with a high quality SilentWings fan.Read full article @ techPowerUpBeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech will be testing BeQuiet's newest low noise CPU cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 3 heatsink. The Dark Rock Pro 3 was announced last month at CES 2014 and best of all, it's rated to 250W TDP! The Dark Rock Pro 3 is dual tower, dual fan, low noise CPU heatsink. In other words, if you want a quiet heatsink that handles like a performance cooler AND you have a motherboard which can accommodate it's boxy footprint, you're reading the right CPU heatsink review!Read full article @ Frostytech.comCyberpower Infinity Achilles Pro GT System Review
Cyberpower offer consumers the option of having a high performance custom built PC system, using the latest components, but built and delivered ready to go by experts. Today we take a look at their Infinity Achilles Pro GT system which features Core i5 CPU and Radeon 290X graphics.Read full article @ HardwareHeaven.comEnermax LIQMAX 120S All-In-One CPU Cooler
ENERMAX is working hard to improve upon their liquid All-In-One CPU cooler series. The closed-loop LIQMAX 120S-HP & LIQMAX 120S-TAA both provide a DIY water cooling kit solution with ease and performance. Maintenance free water cooling, simple installation and performance is the founded on technological advances.Read full article @ Modders-IncEnermax Liqtech 120mm & 240mm AIO Water Cooler Review
It was just over a year ago that Enermax first entered the water cooling market with their ELC 240 and 120 all-in-one water coolers and while we loved their overall performance, Enermax needed to be just that little bit more competitive to take the crown from the slightly better Corsair range at that time. Since then, the water cooling market has become saturated with great products and some impressive budget ranges that make finding the best product harder than ever.Read full article @ eTeknixIntel Core i7-3930K SLI Gaming Performance Scaling
Their new Liqtech range looks set to take the premium end of the all-in-one water cooling market by storm. Everything has been tweaked and improved to offer a high quality, high performance product. The only downside of it being targeted at the upper end of the market is that the new coolers are not cheap. However, paying a little extra is no problem, so long as the actual quality and performance are there to ease the burden of the price tag. The Liqtech 120X will set you back around £79.90, which the Liqtech 240 should be priced around £99.90.
In our SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds (since a lot of guys asked for this). In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference SLI makes, when we run benchmarks with the CPU at stock clocks as well as overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Let's kick off with an Intel 3930K CPU and two ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics cards and find out what the differences are going to be like. Read full article @ ocaholicIntel to increase focus on desktop computers
For years Intel Corp. has been focused to deliver the best possible chips for various mobile devices, including notebooks and tablets, whereas solutions for desktops computers were put on the back-burner. This happened for many reasons because of the lack of competition on the desktop market as well as because Intel needed to address mobile applications. But it looks like the situation is going to change.Read full article @ KitGuruOCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD Review
The Vertex 460 is OCZ’s answer to the likes of Samsung’s EVO, Crucial’s M500 and Kingston’s own HyperX 3K lineup. This means it is being parachuted into an overly crowded segment so positioning will be the only thing to differentiate it from the countless alternatives. With that being said, the 460 isn’t an extreme performance drive by any stretch of the imagination but it does target those who want excellent bandwidth and good capacity without spending a fortune. Basically, this is an “everyone’s” SSD with aspirations of offering more than the competition.Read full article @ Hardware CanucksOffice 2013 Crashes on Start Up
The last few months have been a rollercoaster ride for OCZ. What looked like complete insolvency and the possible death of a storied brand name became a success story as industry heavyweight Toshiba swooped in to right the sinking ship. This has led to a rapid transformation at a corporate level but it has also resurrected everyone’s confidence in OCZ, their drives and, most importantly, their ongoing support for anyone who purchased their drives.
After a couple days reading through posts about disabling Office Add-ins in vain attempts to get Office 2013 applications to NOT immediately crash on start up... PCSTATS has found the solution. We've tested it and it works. If Outlook 2013, Excel 2013, Word 2013 or another program in Office 2013 is crashing the moment you start the program, here's what you need to know to fix things.Read full article @ PCSTATSSamsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Review
Although PCIe and mSATA solid state drives are perhaps the two hottest "things" currently in the internal storage market that's not really enough to make them the most popular choice especially with the price tag free-fall of normal SATA III models. We just need to take a look at how things were just 2 years ago so while back then SSD prices were set at around USD1.5/GB today that has dropped to around USD0.9/GB which means that we've pretty much witnessed roughly a 40% reduction in price inside 2 years. Samsung may not have been amongst the very first manufacturers to jump in the consumer SSD wagon but they were the very first to offer high performance models for less compared to their immediate competition (largely thanks to the fact that Samsung SSDs use their own controllers and NAND Flash) and that's why their SSDs have taken such a large piece of the market. Last July Samsung launched the 840 EVO SSD Series and although it did take a while for us to secure a sample today on our test bench we have the 250GB model.Read full article @ NikKTechSamsung LU28D590D review: 4K becomes affordable
Until now, monitors featuring UHD resolution were rather pricy, but this is about to change. Thanks to an affordable 28-inch panel, which will be utilized by almost all manufacturers, prices for 4K-monitors are going to drop to around € 600 / £ 500 halfway through 2014. Samsung was the first to send us the LU28D590D, a monitor which is going to cost around € 600 / £ 500, but does offer 3840x2160 pixels. It is based on a TN panel, although it is an extremely good one, so keep on reading, because this could be a screen you might be adding to add to the top of your wish list.Read full article @ Hardware.InfoScreenshot Sharing in a Snap: 7 Free Alternatives to Droplr
First, regarding the 4K designation: essentially this is the term reserved for film at a resolution of 4096x2160 pixels. UHD is the designation for monitors and televisions featuring a resolution of 3840x2160, which exactly is four times Full HD resolution. As it is now, we use both, but officially the Samsung LU28D590D is a UHD-display.
Droplr offers a quick and easy way to share not just screenshots, but also text snippets and any type of files. No folders, no syncing. It excels at simplicity. But if, like me, you feel it's not critical enough to your workflow to justify paying a $4.99 monthly subscription, here are some free alternatives you should look at.Read full article @ TechspotSpeedlink Strike FX-6 Bluetooth PS3 Gamepad Review
Speedlink are well-known for making 3rd party peripherals for games consoles and have done so quite successfully for many years now, offering (in most cases) a lower cost solution for consumers than you would find with first party solutions. This is a great thing consumers, especially when you see that official controllers for consoles often cost upwards of £50-60 and PlayStation 3 controllers still cost around £35 at most major retailers even after the introduction of the PlayStation 4. The Speedlink Strike FX-6 that I’ll be taking a look at today costs just £25 and while that doesn’t sound like a huge difference, I know there are a lot of people who would rather have the extra £10 left in their wallet after a trip to the shops.Read full article @ eTeknixThe real story behind Twin Galaxies
There are many reasons for wanting a lower cost controller, the first one is obviously a financial reason, sometimes you just need a spare controller for the kids or a backup one should yours break. Of course cheaper is often associated with lower quality too, and as many of you will know, there is a reason that the official controllers cost more, they’re high quality and guaranteed to be compatible with your system. Today I’ll be looking for nothing less than on par or better performance than the official controller and expecting all features (or more) than you would find on the official controller, despite the lower cost.
Twin Galaxies, the company that not only founded the concept of video game score keeping, but played a starring role in documentaries like King of Kong and Chasing Ghosts, has been in limbo for a while now. It changed hands a couple of times after the founder, Walter Day, sold it on to pursue his career in music, eventually coming to rest with a pair of arcade owners, where it was relaunched with a pay-per-submission system, a new website and a fresh coat of paint.Read full article @ KitGuruWatercooling EK FC-R9-280X vs. Aircooling
As we already mentioned, in this article we're going to have a closer look at the possible differences between a watercooled and an aircooled ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II. For this purpose EK Water Blocks shipped us one of their brand new EK-FC R9-280X-DCII fullcover waterblocks. First of all we're going to have a closer look at both, the water as well as the aircooler and afterwards we will run both cards through our set of recent games with stock clocks as well as overclocked to the coolers specific maximum. Apparently we will also show you some temperatures. Read full article @ ocaholicX-Doria Rapt iPhone 5/5s Case Review
When it comes to iPhone cases there are literally millions of different options. There are all sorts of cases and sometimes it is hard to find something that is unique. Well today we are taking a look at an iPhone case from X-Doria that is a little more unique that other iPhone cases out there and offers great protection. The X-Doria Rapt is made to work with both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s and is available in three different color combinations.Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org