Friday, October 30, 2015

The Idea That PC Gaming Is Dying - Is Dead.... HopesAndFears

"PC gaming has been hounded by an ominous narrative for almost as long as it's existed: it's dying, soon to be replaced by smaller, more convenient, more consumer-oriented gaming devices, or even phones. Recently, this idea has completely gone out the window: $1000 video cards are flying off the shelves, exciting and demanding new technologies like 4k and VR are on the horizon, and gamers are upgrading in accordance."

Simon Chetrit - HopesAndFears.

Gaming gear sure is booming! Just take a quick look at our ranges of mice, keyboards, eyewear, racing wheels, joysticks, head trackers & gamepads. That's aside from the PC hardware... Such as graphics cards, motherboards & cases!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bjorn3D Writes ASUS STRIX GTX950 DC2OC Could Be The New Video Card Of Choice For Budget Gaming

"We were waiting with bated breath for the "mainstream" NVIDIA GTX 950 to see how well it runs, we’ve had it on the test bench for a while and at its price point the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC does one heck of a good job with more than demanding games. The 2GB of GDDR5 might be a problem at resolutions over 1080p but most of the world still games at 1080p and the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC is the current master of 1080p at its price point. Considering you’re getting a true Maxwell CM206 that’s DirectX 12 and Windows 10 ready the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC could very well be the Video Card of choice among budget minded gamers."

Mark Taliaferro - Bjorn3D.

ASUS STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING graphics card review by Bjorn3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Bitfenix Alchemy 2 LED Strip Examined By Modders Inc - Noob Friendly!

"Overall, this is a great addition to Bitfenix easy modding accessories and a solid alternative to those who are adhesive averse, especially since magnetic mounting makes installation and re-use extremely noob friendly."

Ron Perillo - Modders Inc.

Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 LED strips reviewed by Modders Inc - Full review.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Soundblaster Jam Video Review By Joanne Tech Lover

The Creative Soundblaster Jam headset is now in stock, alongside a huge range of Creative headset options.

Techspot Compare 2015 Nvidia & ATI Graphic Card Performances - Some Surprises!

"gamers will be just as happy with either the GTX 750 Ti or R7 360, but we prefer the GTX 750 Ti for its superior efficiency. The $150-$199 comparison is much the same, but we would go with the R7 370 over the GTX 950. The R9 380 is your best bet at $200-$249, and the GTX 970 is a smart pick at $300. If your GPU budget extends to $400-$499 we recommend the R9 390X, and if you're going to drop $500 or more the GTX 980 Ti is your best bet. The three definitive picks we've made are the GTX 980 Ti over the Fury X, the R9 390X over the GTX 980 and the R9 380 over the GTX 960."

Steven Walton - Techspot.

2015 Nvidia and ATI graphics card chipsets compared by TechSpot - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TweakTown Finds ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 Motherboard More Capable....

"Its active cooling can reduce temperatures, it's physically very durable, and it offers cooling control unlike any motherboard. While most motherboards only have about four to six fan headers, this motherboard more than doubles that and extra internal and external temperature sensors for them to work with. The motherboard has fan control more capable than the majority of aftermarket fan controllers."

Steven Bassiri - TweakTown.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 motherboard review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Motherboard On OverclockersClub

"As the mid range standard bearer for ASUS ROG line, the Maximus VIII Hero does not disappoint in the least. It does just about everything well. Starting with the performance delivered out of the box, the board delivers top marks in most of the tests thanks to the back end work that ASUS' R&D team put in getting the auto algorithms and settings right. Booting up with four DDR4 2800MHz DIMMs populating all of the Q-Dimm sockets just worked as if it was nothing. Failed overclocks that lock up the board in the boot cycle at worst require a power cycle of the PSU to bring the board back on line after a failed boot. Something that now is an expectation for all boards due to how well ASUS manages boot failure and recovery."

ccokeman - OverclockersClub.

ASUS Maximus VIII Hero motherboard review by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thermaltake Suppressor F51 Chassis Delivers The Perfect User Experience Reports Neoseeker

"The cavernous interior of the Suppressor F51 case will allow for various configurations, and the sound absorption materials used in the top and sides panels should provide a quieter computing experience. With the included front 200mm fan providing the air flow for the interior components and the rear 140mm fan to draw the heated air out of the case, the computer system should stay cool and operating at peak efficiency even during load.

Devoid of the exterior frills of other gaming cases, the Suppressor F51 lends a demure presence on your desk or floor. Of course with the side window version you have the opportunity to add your own eye candy with a custom LED lighting setup.

For many years Thermaltake has provided computer users and enthusiasts many reliable products. Thermaltake has a stated mission of “Delivering the perfect user experience” and the Suppressor F51 mid-tower case certainly continues that legacy."

Marvin Purdy - Neoseeker.

Thermaltake Suppressor F51 review by Neoseeker - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HotHardware Review The ASUS MG279Q Monitor - And Like!

"We really like the ASUS MG279Q. This display hits a plethora of high notes; it supports Adaptive-Sync / FreeSync, is highly adjustable and tweakable, it has plenty of inputs, a nice IPS panel, and supports up to a 144Hz refresh rate. And on top of all that, its relatively thin bezels and sleek design language just plain look good too. If you haven’t bought a monitor in a few years, the ASUS MG279Q is most likely an upgrade in almost every way for the vast majority of you."

Marco Chiappetta - HotHardware.

ASUS MG279Q IPS Technology monitor review by HotHardware - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone TD02-LITE AIO Liquid Cooler Stands Out @ APH Networks

"One thing that stood out to me was the improved ease of installation for the TD02-LITE, which was a welcomed improvement. Overall, the SilverStone Tundra TD02-LITE is solid. It is well built from the radiator to the water pump, with nothing feeling cheap."

Brian Cheung - APH Networks.

SilverStone TD02-LITE review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Techspot - The Best Chassis Of 2015!

Techspot report on the best chassis from 2015. We distribute most of them.... Nuff said!

Best Mini-ITX - Enthusiast/Gaming case: Silverstone Raven RVZ02.
Best HTPC case: Silverstone Milo ML04.
Best micro ATX Cube: BitFenix Phenom mATX.
Best Case (Well Under) $100: Silverstone Kublai KL05.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Joanne Tech Lover Finds A Hero - The ASUS Maximus VIII Hero!

The ASUS Maximus VIII Hero motherboard is now in stock!

Gunnar Amber Indoor Eyewear In The New York Times

"for those who want to check their email one last time before slumber, the amber tinted eyewear from Gunnar helps reduce eye strain and blocks the blue light from mobile devices."

Gregory Schmidt - New York Times.

Gunnar amber indoor eyewear discussed by the New York Times - Read the full article.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Top Tips: Some Great Ideas To Stay Smart Online! From - You Should Read This....

Read the Australian Governments Top Tips: Some great ideas to stay smart online guidelines.

SilverStone Fortress FTZ01 Chassis On BenchmarkReviews

"I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect with the FTZ01, and I ended up pleasantly surprised. There’s a lot contained within the tiny frame of this Fortress. If you’re looking to build a typical one-GPU ITX gaming system in as small of a case as you can, the Fortress FTZ01 is a very compelling option with a premium touch."

Tom Jaskulka - BenchmarkReviews.

SilverStone FTZ01 SFF chassis examined by BenchmarkReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Water Cooling 101 With Techspot - Get Tips For Great Results!

"Cooling computers has evolved in the last ten years to the point where there are more options to satisfy all kinds of needs. All in One (AIO) water cooling kits in particular have gained popularity among users who want push frequencies higher while keeping their CPUs cooler. They're very easy to get started with as they are mostly plug and play. While things have gotten easier in the water cooling game, there are still many things that need to be taken into consideration before jumping in to ensure you can get the most performance from your own system.

Water cooling systems -- whether they are a custom loop or an AIO -- all follow the same basic principles. You have the reservoir, the pump, the radiator, the fans, some tubing, a block (for either the CPU, GPU, or both), and the water itself. Generally on different versions of AIOs or custom loops you may see some of these features as barely noticeable, for example, many AIOs have very small reservoirs that are not nearly as prominent as with other custom loops, but they are usually all there.

After years of working with water cooling kits, here are some important tips to help you get the most out of your system."

William Seibert - TechSpot.

Water Cooling Do's and Don'ts by TechSpot - Full article.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Neoseeker Both Impressed & Intrigued By Bitfenix Aegis Chassis

"The BitFenix AEGIS micro-tower case has proven to be a really fun enclosure to work with to build a complete computer system. When I saw the vibrant yellow color, large component side window and black front panel, I thought how well a nice setup would look on my desktop. After a couple of weeks, I'm as intruiged as the day I opened the packaging."

Marvin Purdy - Neoseeker.

Bitfenix Aegis chassis review by Neoseeker - Introduction & Conclusion.