Friday, November 28th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Graphics Cards
Keyboards
Memory
Motherboards
Mouse
Networking
Notebooks
PSUs
SSD
Storage

ADATA Launches Stylish HV100 External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to announce the arrival of its HV100 External Hard Drive featuring a sandblasted smudge-free finish and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for ultra-fast file transfers. The HV100 arrives feature-packed with G Shock Sensor Protection to help protect your data, and a bright blue/red LED indicator to show data transfer status. Available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB sizes, you can also enjoy free OStoGO and HDDtoGO software, all backed by ADATA's 3 year warranty.

QNAP Introduces High-Performance 2.5" SSD NAS Models

Responding to the booming development of SSDs and the growing demands from users, QNAP Systems, Inc. has announced the TS-451S Turbo NAS, a 4-bay NAS that is optimized for high-density 2.5" SSDs and features an Intel Celeron 2.41GHz processor. Meanwhile, QNAP's powerful SS-x53 Pro series (SMB models that are optimized for high-density SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSDs) have been renamed the TS-453S Pro (4-bay) and TS-853S Pro (8-bay) respectively to assist users in quickly recognizing different options in the same product category.

"Users can enjoy numerous benefits when using SSDs in a Turbo NAS, including a smaller physical size to host at least 4 SSDs, higher-density storage capacity, RAID 5 configuration for data protection, quieter system operations, a home theater multimedia experience with the HD Station, and the exclusive QvPC Technology that allows the Turbo NAS to be used as a PC," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. The TS-x53S Pro series can also work silently and reliably with 2.5" hard drives as well.

ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its latest 70, 51, and 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 5th - 8th. These new models are equipped with Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core, Celeron J1900 2.0GHz quad-core, and Celeron J1800 2.41GHz dual-core processors respectively, providing home and business users with brand new storage solution options.

ASUSTOR's unique NAS lineup was developed based on an App-based concept. Different from traditional NAS operating systems, ASUSTOR's ADM operating system allows users to add functionality to their NAS via add-on Apps, creating a customized device. In addition to providing reliable enterprise storage and backup, ASUSTOR has made great efforts to develop functionality such as integrated multimedia hardware and software, which allows users to easily create a personalized multimedia entertainment hub. ASUSTOR will be presenting its latest achievements in NAS technology at CES 2015 and sincerely welcomes everyone to come visit their exhibit at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.

EK Announces Full-Coverage Water Block for ASUS GTX 980 STRIX

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 ASUS Strix series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards - the EK-FC980 GTX Strix.

EK-FC980 GTX Strix is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, co-developed with ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) engineering team. 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.
Thursday, November 27th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Desktop PC
Keyboards
Monitors
Motherboards
NAS
Notebooks
Processors
Speakers
SSD

Mushkin Announces Reactor 1 TB Solid State Drive

Mushkin Enhanced Mfg., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical digital storage products, unveils the new REACTOR series of solid-state drives that offer cutting-edge 1TB capacity. The REACTOR SSD provides the extreme performance benefits of a solid-state drive, while enabling the big data capacity of mechanical hard drives.

"Solid-state drive technology is growing in leaps and bounds. Mushkin has been a leader in unleashing performance-maximizing products for a wide array of consumers, and we are pleased to be able to - once again - offer an SSD solution that can quench the growing need for large-scale data capacity at incredible speeds," said Nicolas Villalobos, Director of Global Marketing at Mushkin.

EK Announces Fans Specially Designed for Radiators: EK Vardar Series

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to announce company's first fully in-house engineered computer cooling fan, designed and built primarily for highest-performance computer liquid cooling systems - the EK-Vardar. This product is the result of one year worth of development, CFD analysis, careful motor selection and anechoic chamber testing.

Dubbed Vardar, this family of cooling fans carry the name of a type of the cold northwesterly wind blowing from the mountains down to the valleys of Macedonia. It is a type of ravine wind, enhanced by a channelling effect while blowing down through the Moravia-Vardar gap, bringing cold conditions from the north to the Thessaloniki area of Greece. Most frequent during winter, it is blowing in the rear of a depression when atmospheric pressure over eastern Europe is higher than over the Aegean Sea.

ASUS Announces the Strix 7.1 Gaming Headset

ASUS today announced Strix 7.1 True 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset, a top-of-the-line gaming headset that boasts a premium design with 10 discrete drivers for incredibly-immersive surround sound and precise positioning, as well as stunning lighting effects to let gamers express their own unique gaming style. Strix 7.1 comes with a plug-and-play USB audio station that features a headphone amplifier, 90% environmental noise cancellation performance for clear voice capture, and four game-audio spectrum profiles that enable gamers to tailor their audio experience to the type of game being played.

Taken from the ancient Roman and Greek work for owl, Strix is the name for the stunning new ASUS gaming-gear series. Strix means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight, and the ability to feel the environment, enabling the player to detect and react to even the slightest movement. Strix means survival on the very edge of instinct. Strix is in gamers' blood, just as it is in ours.

Samsung Gives Away Far Cry 4 with 840 EVO SSDs

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a new gaming bundle offer through a partnership with Ubisoft. Available starting on Black Friday and while supplies last, the deal will provide purchasers of a Samsung 840 EVO solid state drive (SSD) with a bonus download of Far Cry 4, the newest action-adventure game in the popular Far Cry Series.

With the 840 EVO, players of the action-packed Far Cry 4 will be able to enjoy superior gaming through Samsung's best-in-class drive performance. The drive is significantly faster than a standard hard disk drive (HDD), providing users with a better gaming experience through decreased loading times, enhanced responsiveness and overall improved gameplay.

Eurocom Launches Uno 4 All-in-One Desktop

Eurocom has launched the Uno 4, a 21.5" All in One Multi Touch computer with a built in battery, Trusted Platform Module, high efficiency Intel Core i7 mobile processors, VESA mount and a plethora of connectivity options. The EUROCOM Uno 4 is a highly flexible All in One touchscreen computer that is designed for corporate, government, education and medical/dental professionals.

The EUROCOM Uno 4 is built with heavy duty materials yet maintains a high degree of elegance. By combining a robust exterior chassis with a high degree of customization options, an upgradable design and with high quality current generation components, the Uno 4 can accommodate small and medium businesses. The EUROCOM Uno 4 boasts an integrated battery pack which provides up to 6 hours of backup power in case of electrical failure and allows for easy relocation without shutting down.
Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Graphics Cards
Harddisks
Memory
Motherboards
Mouse
NAS
Networking
Notebooks
PSUs
Sound Cards
Speakers
SSD
Storage

Speedlink Announces Kudos Z-9 Gaming Mouse

Speedlink announces the Kudos Z-9 gaming mouse. Speed is the key: the KUDOS Z-9 responds to your commands with no delay and gives you a considerable competitive speed advantage over your opponents. Customise your KUDOS Z-9 Gaming Mouse with its easy-to-use and extensive programming function to suit the way you game.

All this is rounded off by the KUDOS Z-9 Configurator app, allowing you to easily customise your driver settings - without sacrificing precious gaming time calling up the driver menu. The effects of changing are felt instantly. Among other things, the self-explanatory interface lets you switch profiles, assign keys and adjust the sensor resolution, paving the way to victory.

Shuttle Announces XPC Barebone SH97R6

Based on the Intel H97 chipset, Shuttle today launches the XPC Barebone SH97R6, a solution measuring just 20 cm in height and designed for the rapid creation of customised Mini PCs. Motherboard, cooling system and power supply come pre-installed enabling speedy assembly.

The chassis, case cover and front panel are all made from strong lightweight aluminium. Measuring just 33.2 x 21.6 x 19.8 cm (DWH), this model opens up new options for stationary and mobile applications with multiple high-resolution monitors.

Phanteks Also Announces the TC14S Slim Dual-tower CPU Cooler

Phanteks announces the release of the PHTC14S. A slim dual tower CPU cooler designed from the concept of the award-winning PH-TC14PE. The PH-TC14S incorporates the dual tower and performance from the PH-TC14PE but in a slimmer form. PH-TC14S's slim form elminates any conflicts with high RAM and VRM modules in newer motherboards. The six 6mm nickel plated heatpipes with the slim aluminum fins improves heat distribution and creates better thermal convection resulting in immediate cooling.

Standing only 6.3 inches in height and 2.83 inches in width, the PH-TC14S follows INTEL's Keep-Out-Zone. Thanks to the slim design, compatiblity issues of high RAM and VRM modules are non-exsistent. PH-TC14S uses Phanteks' patented P.A.T.S. technology which has been proven to withstand high temperatures and increases cooling performance by deflecting thermal radiation from other heat sources.

Phanteks Announces the TC12LS Low-Profile CPU Cooler

Phanteks announces the release of the PHTC12LS, a low profile CPU cooler. The PH-TC12LS comes equipped with the latest PHF120MP PWM High Static Pressure fan designed to overcome airflow restriction caused by high fin density.

Designed specifically for HTPC, the PHTC12LS stands at only 47mm tall (74mm with fan) and compatible with 99mm small form factor case. The six 6mm C-type nickel plated heatpipes with the slim aluminium stacked fins delivers thermal conductivity more efficiently. The new design aluminium stacked fins are slimmer, resulting in faster heat distribution on the surface of the fins.
Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Today's Reviews

Cases
Cooling
Graphics Cards
Keyboards
Memory
Motherboards
Mouse
NAS
Speakers
SSD
Storage

Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces line of DDR4 DRAM modules. DDR4 is the successor to DDR3 which is widely used in global enterprise computing solutions. Chip support for DDR4 comes with Intel's next-generation Xeon server processors based on Haswell architecture.

DDR4 provides double the rate of data that DDR3 is able to and allows for increased module densities to provide greater DRAM capacity. In addition, the power usage of these modules is 1.2V compared to DDR3's 1.5V - 20% lower than the previous generation's standard power draw. With lower power usage and higher bandwidth to work with, overhead costs can be reduced while providing increased bandwidth.

Lian Li Announces Windowed Version of PC-Q33

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a windowed version of the PC-Q33 Mini-ITX Chassis - PC-Q33W. The PC-Q33W features the same flip-open design and space-efficient hardware support as the original PC-Q33, while also having windows on both side panels, allowing DIY builders to show off their hardware creations.

The PC-Q33W provides plenty of working space for DIY builders. Builders can swing open the top and front panel of this brushed aluminum chassis providing easy access to the internal components.

Cooler Master Announces Seidon 120V Ver 2 CPU Cooler

Cooler Master announces today the Seidon 120V Ver.2, the latest additions to Cooler Master's all-in-one liquid cooling line. Cooler master already launched its first AIO liquid cooler in March 2004, getting back to the liquid cooling market in 2012. This was when the award winning Cooler Master Seidon series was introduced with the 120M, 120XL and 240M models, based on Cooler Master's own liquid cooling engineering.

2014 sees the culmination of a decade of liquid cooling engineering, fan feedback and more than 20 years of manufacturing cooling solutions to bring this high performance platform in a compact package.

Fractal Design Announces Define R5 Chassis

The wait is over! Fractal Design is proud to announce the next generation of the, worldwide, award winning Define series. Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. 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 R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, updated ModuVent fan vent covers and finely tuned, new Dynamic Series fans. The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand, now with more configuration options with simple modification opportunities.

Synology Unveils DiskStation DS215j NAS

Synology today launched DiskStation DS215j, a 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage data, stream media contents, synchronize files on the cloud, while keeping their digital assets safe and secure. "The DS215j is packed with advanced technologies to deliver feature-rich applications for users to organize and share their data. Its appealing price tag and intuitive user interface make it a perfect fit for users who are looking to upgrade their NAS or to use NAS for the first time," said Michael Wang, Synology's product manager.

The DS215j is powered by a dual-core processor with Floating-Point Unit (FPU) that unlocks its power in multitasking and multimedia processing. The platform upgrade enables the DS215j to deliver average read speeds over 111 MB/sec and average writes over 87 MB/sec, a 19% gain in writing compared with its predecessor, while keeping its power consumption as low as 13.4 watts in full operation and 5.3 watts when hard drives hibernate. The addition of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface further boosts its file transfer speeds.
Loading more posts, please wait... Load more news posts