Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/22/2015 08:56 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the Corsair CS850M 850 Watt 80-plus GOLD certified power supply. This is a silent and more affordable mainstream 850 Watt power supply that is 80-plus certified, that means it's 90% efficient at 50% load. Efficiency matters. The PSU itself is partly modular, for most of you with a side panel window in their chassis a must really as you'll want modular cables. The new PSU also improved on the silence factor. Have a peek at the article.
AMD briefed selected press on HBM - High Bandwidth Memory. This new type of graphics memory is going to change the para dime in the graphics industry when we are talking about using less power, smaller form factors but most of all extreme memory bandwidth. In this article we'll cover this very topic.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/14/2015 09:13 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
In this review we check out the ASUS X99 TUF SaberTooth motherboard, armed with the X99 chipset this motherboard is amongst the more high-end X99 motherboards available on the globe. It has luxurious cooling features and tweaking written all over it. The X99 TUF SaberToothEdition is an ATX form factor motherboard for the powerful Haswell-E series of processors.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/12/2015 10:34 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
We review the all new Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 - 850 Watt power supply. The successful series has been upgraded with a few new tweaks, features and hey now, it now is an 80 Plus Platinum certified product series. In the ever-growing demand of power consumption they this is a highly modular, four 12V rail, high energy efficient product that remains very silent.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/07/2015 08:17 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
We test and review the Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile CPU cooler. These small and petit CPU coolers can be used with any form factor motherboard and CPU but focus on Micro ATX and Mini ITX. They are small, deadly silent but do pack enough punch to even cool a Core i7 4790K. And yes, you can even overclock a bit as well. Yup, that would be Noctua for ya.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/05/2015 09:23 AM [ 23 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX Series Liquid cooler. An all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for cases with 240mm radiator mounts. This updated revision CPU cooler is compatible with Corsair's LINK software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with two SP120L PWM fans and a nice 240mm radiator the performance should be really good, and with Corsair's LINK built in, you can monitor temperatures, adjust cooling performance and customize LED lighting directly from your desktop.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/30/2015 09:32 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
A NAS unit armed with a smooth software DNA and priced competitive against the big guns in the industry like Qnap, Synology and Netgear; a year or two ago Asustor entered the market. We review the AS5102T NAS. We went blank into this review as we never had tested this brand before, but with very good hardware and an excellent software suite the AS5102T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications, streaming and HTPC functionality as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/29/2015 08:11 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
The Guru3D rig of the month April 2015 is a self built HTPC, but as you'd expect, not your average HTPC build. Thirty-one year old Cristian from Italy modded and fabbed his own product out of two Lian-Li PC cases, and then he even 3D printed the power and reset buttons domes, the end result is what he calls 'Casper', the friendly ghost ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/28/2015 08:39 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
We test and review the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler. The cooler might not be the strongest performer on the block, but it is low profile and intended for small form factors. These small puppies can be used with any motherboard but focus on Micro ATX and Mini ITX. They are small, deadly silent but do pack enough punch to cool even a Core i7 4790K, albeit it's not an easy job for this one.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/23/2015 09:47 AM [ 29 comment(s) ]
We review the Lian-Li O7S (PC-O7S), a big aluminum chassis with incredible looks. Based on a revolutionary design this PC case will set a new standard in the industry. Got curious already ? Yeah, you most certainly should be.
We review the Design Define S, a silent, stylish mid-tower chassis. This all predominantly black and white chassis comes with plenty of cooling options, great design and it will house up-to ATX motherboards. This product is made with airflow and liquid cooling in mind to serve the more performance oriented PCs. You'll be excited about storage, style, USB 3.0 and low noise levels.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/17/2015 08:57 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the new M.2. and mSATA models of the Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs. Seriously nice storage technology as they are hyper fast, yet made to be very competitive in pricing. Armed with truckloads of performance and that attractive pricing, Samsung will shock and awe you...
In this article we benchmark Grand Theft Auto V (GTA-V) on the PC - many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
We review the new Intel 750 NVMe 1.2 TB PCIe SSD. The product is the fastest storage unit we have had in our lab, and I mean ever! In certain scenarios weclose in at 3 GB/sec speeds whereas 1 GB/sec writes can be considered normal. Priced aggressively Intel seems to have the crown jewels of storage performance in their hands.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/09/2015 09:24 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
In this article slash review we will test out the 579 EURO costing FreeSync compatible LG 34UM67 Freesync (34-inch 2560x1080) screen. AMD tackled stutter and tearing while gaming using a different approach, if you create a setup with the right combination. The LG 34UM67 is a Lovely looking IPS monitor with great image quality, but the FreeSync range is difficult to reach.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/07/2015 08:50 AM [ 21 comment(s) ]
In this review we check out the 4GB version of the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. The GTX 960 is the mainstream product that we figured has too little memory, will this 4GB version resolve our concerns ? We do know that this card is among the most silent we have ever tested, it also has great looks including a proper back-plate. The G1 Gaming comes factory overclocked, has a WindForce X3 based cooler and is a great overclocker as well. Let's check it out, shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/03/2015 09:10 AM [ 19 comment(s) ]
Let's review the budget enthusiast board G1.Sniper B6 from Gigabyte, it is based on the lower cost B85 chipset from Intel. B85 based motherboards typically end up in business desktops and normally are limited from overclocking. Well, that is just different with the Gigabyte G1.Sniper B6! A small price, nice features and tweakability?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/01/2015 11:16 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
We review the all new A8-7650K APU from AMD in combo with a new A68H motherboard from ASUS. The kit is intended for system-integrators who want to offer a nice balance in-between performance and energy consumption. The 7600 series APU is based on AMD's Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU even closer together. Kaveri aims at several segments in the processor business like notebooks, desktops, embedded and even server solutions. Armed with a good 2.41 Billion transistors and based on a 28nm fabrication process, let's have a look at what it can do.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/31/2015 09:03 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
Have a look at the Guru3D rig of the month March 2015, actually let's call it the PC Desk of the Month. A build that comes from Mathieu Heredia. Mathieu made this build all by himself, and all by hand. The craftsmanship and eminence is quite overwhelming really. Every project must have a name, his is called the Watermod Ares III Desk.
In this article we benchmark Battlefield Hardline - over twenty graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
We review the all new OCZ Vector 180 - 480 and 960GB SSDs. Based on an Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller the product comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD series that is very fast, versatile and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and power outage protection and this series might be a little gem.
In this article slash review we will test out the 499 EURO costing FreeSync compatible Acer Freesync (27-inch 2560x1440p - 144Hz) screen. Following NVIDIAs GSync AMD took a different approach, no more tearing and sync stuttering during game-play if you create a setup with the same circumstances.
We review the GeForce GTX Titan X. Now it surely hasn't been a long wait as in-between the introduction announcement and launch there have been two weeks. But yeah, the 12 GB beast has arrived. Initially the Titan series was positioned to be a professional line of products, however these puppies are fetching a lot of interest as gaming graphics cards.