Thursday, June 30, 2016

Guru3D Report On The AMD Radeon R9 RX 480 Graphics Card

"If you are in need of an upgrade right now, for roughly 200 bucks you get a product that competes with Radeon R9 390 and Geforce GTX 970/980 performance levels while being DX12 compatible and offering all the new, hip display connector features as well. The Polaris 10 architecture seems very sound and proves it can deliver big-time whilst remaining in line power consumption wise"

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

AMD Radeon R9 RX 480 review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

TechGage On The GTX 1070.... The Down Low? Its Downright Incredible!

"I believe that the GTX 1070 is one of the best cards to have come out in recent years. For its price-point, its capabilities are enormous, and when compared to the previous generation cards, it offers a number of efficiency perks, to boot. As discovered above, the GTX 1070 beats out TITAN X while shaving over 120W off of the load wattage. Thats downright incredible for a single generational transition."

Rob Williams - TechGage.

Nvidia GTX 1070 review by TechGage - Introduction & Conclusion.

Jeff & Rob From Tech Report Talkin Bout Nvidia GTX 1080.... Popular Subject ATM!

"No matter what flavor of GTX 1080 buyers end up with, Nvidia deserves high praise for pushing the envelope of graphics performance to new heights with the GTX 1080, the GP104 GPU, and the move to next-generation process tech. Even better, the company is offering that performance in a relatively affordable package for a high-end graphics card."

Jeff Kampman & Robert Wild - Tech Report.

Nvidia GTX 1080 review by Tech Report - Introduction & Conclusion.

You Have To Grab Yourself A Thermaltake P5 Chassis Says Modders Inc

"If you are looking to try something different and want to show off all the hard work you have put into making your hardware look great then you have to grab yourself a Thermaltake CORE p5."

Dewayne Carel - Modders Inc.

Thermaltake Core P5 chassis review by Modders Inc - Introduction & Conclusion.

SteelSeries Rival 700 Mouse Review By FunkyKit

"The Rival 700 has set the bar high and have taken a leap where no one else has journeyed. The design is pretty tame, but the features are above and beyond. I look forward to seeing what SteelSeries has up there sleeves for the OLED. Top notch company, with quality products!"

Chris McCart - Funky Kit.

SteelSeries Rival 700 mouse review by Funky Kit - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, June 27, 2016

APH Networks Review SteelSeries Apex M500 Keyboard

"What really stood out to me, however, was it was much quieter than other keyboards equipped with Cherry MX Red switches. Its actuation profile is still the same, but I think this can be attributed by its solid steel backplate design. As a SteelSeries product, you can configure it using the Engine 3 software, which, in my opinion, is one of the best, if not the best, in the industry. The interface is not only smooth and visually appealing, but it is also powerful and easy to use."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

Steelseries Apex M500 keyboard review by APH Networks - Full article.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TweakTown Writes ASUS STRIX X99 GAMING Motherboard... Worth Selling Your Soul For!

"We have seen many new "X99 Refresh" motherboards make their way to the market in the past month, and it's obvious that the two prevailing trends are RGB LEDs and new features such as 32Gb/s U.2/M.2. The STRIX X99 GAMING does an excellent job of meeting the aesthetic needs of almost all users. I am reminded of my early years (over ten years ago) when I would have given anything for one of DFI's LanParty motherboards with the colorful slots, and if RGBs were included, I would have sold my soul to procure the motherboard."

Steven Bassiri - TweakTown.

ASUS STRIX X99 GAMING review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Deepcool Captain 240 EX Does Not Disappoint Reports Guru3D

"The Captain series AIO coolers from DeepCool look all too familiar, hey we tested one in the Genome review recently. The updated Captain EX as tested today certainly does not disappoint. These kits are easy to install, offer good perf for money and the ability to tweak your processor. Next to that the looks matter as well, and this is an aesthetically pleasing product. Weirdly enough, the icing on top of the cake are the new blade fans. They offer quite a bit of airflow and remain really silent"

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

Deepcool Captain 240 EX review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Headset On MadShrimps

"Despite the fact that we are dealing with a steel reinforced headband, brushed aluminum and large cups which do hold 50mm drivers that should add some weight, the Sound BlasterX H7 headset remains quite light, having about 364g. By including a 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Creative is basically offering us a 2-in-1 product, but can be only used when the headset is connected via USB. If the product is plugged in via analog connection, the DAC is bypassed and the audio quality will highly depend on the sound card/CODEC we are working with."

Stefan - MadShrimps.

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 headset review by MadShrimps - Introduction & Conclusion.

TweakTown Loving Thermaltakes Core X31 Chassis

"The Core X31 is yet another chassis that came from a great pedigree and proves it is superior to many cases on the market in its class. If you decide to use the chassis as it is shipped, if you gut it by removing the components, even when loaded with all of your gear, the X31 is solid as a rock, spacious in all areas. It is a design that is just waiting for you to add your individual flavor to it."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

Thermaltake Core X31 chassis review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

SilverStone RL05 Chassis Offers More For Less Reports HardwareAsylum

"These days there are quite a few cases that come with a PSU cover and when you are trying to reduce manufacture costs optional pieces, like this, are the first to go. The RL05 has not only retained the PSU cover but also included some stylish embossing, SSD mounting points and some louvers to help move heat away from the hard drives located underneath."

Dennis Garcia - HardwareAsylum.

SilverStone Redline RL05 chassis review by HardwareAsylum - Introduction & Conclusion.

TechPowerUp Review ASUS STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING Graphics Card

"Out of the box, the card comes overclocked to a base clock of 1785 MHz versus the 1607 MHz on the reference design. This translates into an average clock of 1998 MHz versus the 1783 MHz on NVIDIA's reference design after Boost 3.0 is applied, and it looks as though ASUS's card is, thus, the highest clocked card out of the first round of custom-board designs, achieving 8% additional performance when averaged over our benchmark suite. This makes the card 33% faster than the GTX 1070 reference and 47% faster than GTX 970 SLI! AMD's fastest, the Fury X, is out of the game, almost 50% slower."

W1zzard - TechPowerUp.

ASUS STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

Mmmmm cheese! ASUS STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING On Guru3D

"The ROG Strix GTX 1080 is the Royale with cheese - and I do like my Pulp Fiction quotes! The Strix ticks all the right boxes from factory tweak to looks, to the nice RGB LED system up-to the cooling levels. Noise wise, you will be able to slightly hear the fans under full load temperatures but it's still in what I call a silent product."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

ASUS STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 Silent & Deadly - TechnologyX

"The GTX 970 and more specifically the ASUS Strix GTX 970 is easily the best bang for your buck graphics card on the market right now that does not cut any corners. It delivers awesome build quality, superior cooling performance and amazing gaming performance for your money. Anyone in the market for a high-end graphics card should definitely seriously consider this card."

Donny Stanley - TechnologyX.

ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 review by TechnologyX - Introduction & Conclusion.

TweakTown: ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 & The Ability To Game Silently... Rejoice!

"we're fans of it, as it offers some great value for money. Although, the STRIX version is really a step ahead when it comes to silent gaming. ASUS is really one of the only companies, if not the only company, that offers the ability to game silently on the new GTX 900 series."

Shawn Baker - TweakTown

ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Hexus Examine ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 - Amazing Value For Money!

"We believe the better bet is the GeForce GTX 970. Sharing a lot of the qualities that make its bigger brother a sought-after GPU, the sibling card offers 80-90 per cent of the performance for just 60 per cent of the outlay. 255 buys you a GPU that is excellent in almost every regard. Nvidias add-in card partners would do well to focus their efforts on the GTX 970, for its destined to be become a hot seller."

Tarinder Sandhu - Hexus.

ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 review by Hexus - Introduction & Conclusion.

Guru3D Want To Clue You Up On ASUS MATRIX-GTX980TI-P-6GD5-GAMING

"We can't be any clearer about it, all ranges from 1080P to Ultra HD are very playable for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Up-to WQHD (2560x1440) this card seems to be at a true sweet-spot, however it is really capable of rendering games in that whopper of a resolution Ultra HD as well. You'll be in the 40 FPS on average domain with decent settings and the latest titles mostly, and that's ok. This much game rendering horse-power versus the nice 6GB graphics memory helps you in Ultra HD, hefty complex anti-aliasing modes, DSR and of course the latest gaming titles."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

ASUS MATRIX-GTX980TI-P-6GD5-GAMING review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

SteelSeries Apex M500 Keyboard Very Solid Reports Anandtech

"As a keyboard, the Apex M500 has a very specific market and design focus. It is minimalistic, without extra buttons, USB ports, or even custom keycaps. In terms of durability however, the Apex M500 is very solid and the high quality of Cherrys MX switches is widely known. Even though its external body is plastic, the Apex M500 does not feel cheap at all"

E. Fylladitakis - Anandtech.

SteelSeries Apex M500 keyboard review by Anandtech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TweakTown - ASUS STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5 Provides Solid FPS... Silently

"The DirectCU II cooler with its 0dB technology is something that's going to be appreciated by users wanting a quieter system. While the fans refraining from spinning at idle isn't anything new. What makes the STRIX card stand out is the fact that the fans also continue to not spin under low load environments. This means that if you're playing something a bit older, or just not all that intensive, the card continues to be silent. Combined with the right cooler and case, you could be gaming with solid FPS while your PC is nearly silent."

Shawn Baker - TweakTown.

ASUS STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5 graphics card review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti On Overclockers

"NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti graphics cards in general are top notch performers, power efficient, and bring a gaming experience never before seen. With the ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti, you get the added bonus of a stout factory applied overclock, the DirectCU III cooler, a pre-installed backplate, and a good supporting software package. Now days, aesthetics play a big role when choosing a PC component, and the STRIX GTX 980 Ti does a nice job with that as well. From the pulsating STRIX emblem to the backplate and red GPU support bracket, it has just the right amount of bling without being over done."

LVCOYOTE - Overclockers.

ASUS STRIX-GTX980TI-DC3OC-6GD5-GAMING graphics card review by Overclockers - Full review.


"It comes with a base clock of 1190 MHz, which is already good, but ASUS has also increased the Boost clock range of their card, which makes it the fastest GTX 980 Ti we have tested so far. Compared to the GTX 980 Ti reference, we see an impressive 16% performance improvement at 4K, which makes it 12% faster than the Titan X and 16% faster than AMD's Radeon Fury X."

W1zzard - TechPowerUp.

ASUS STRIX-GTX980TI-DC3OC-6GD5-GAMING review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

TechGage Impressed With SteelSeries Apex M500 Keyboard

"SteelSeries refined their design and made one of the best MX Red boards I’ve come across so far. In fact, this board will now be my main reference for what an MX Red should feel like. Couple this with the intuitive software, and SteelSeries is deserving of our Editor’s Choice award"

Jamie Fletcher - TechGage.

SteelSeries Apex M500 keyboard review by TechGage - Full review.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Computex 2016 - FunkyIT Do An ASUS Booth Tour

"An exclusive event coverage of Asus at Computex 2016, direct from the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei. We take a look at the Asus Zenbook 3, Zenphone 3, and ROG gaming motherboards and laptops. Lets see what theyve got in store for us in 2016!"

ASUS Zenbook 3, Zenphone 3, ROG Motherboards and Gaming Laptops Computex 16 report on FunkyIT - Full report.

Computex 2016 - FunkyIT Do A G.Skill Booth Tour

"An exclusive event coverage of G.Skill Memory at Computex 2016, direct from the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei. We take a look at the G.Skill Memory booth and their OC World Record Stage at this years Computex. Lets see what theyve got in store for us in 2016!"

G.Skill 4500MHz DDR4 and OC World Record Stage Computex 16 report on FunkyIT - Full report.

Computex 2016 - FunkyIT Do A Thermaltake Booth Tour

"An exclusive event coverage of Thermaltake showcasing their Core P3 & P5, Liquid Cooling, Tt Sports accessories and Modded PCs at Computex 2016, direct from the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei. We take a look at the Thermaltake booth at this years Computex. Lets see what theyve got in store for us in 2016!"

Thermaltake Core P3 & P5, Liquid Cooling, Tt Sports accessories and Modded PCs Computex 16 report on FunkyIT - Full report.

Computex 2016 - FunkyIT Do A DeepCool Booth Tour

"An exclusive event coverage of Deepcool, Genome Chassis, AIO Watercooling and GamerStorm at Computex 2016, direct from the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei. We take a look at the Deepcool booth at this years Computex. Lets see what theyve got in store for us in 2016!"

Deepcool Genome Chassis, AIO Watercooling and GamerStorm Computex 16 report on FunkyIT - Full report.

Monday, June 6, 2016

10% Saving On Selected DeepCool Products!

While stocks last, take advantage of a 10% saving on the below listed DeepCool products:

* Gamer Storm Captain 120 Enclosed Liquid Cooling System (DP-GS-H12L-CT120).
* Gamer Storm Captain 240 Enclosed Liquid Cooling System (DP-GS-H12L-CT240).
* U Hub Notebook Cooler (DP-N04U3-UHUB).
* Neptwin V2 Multi Socket PWM CPU Cooler (DP-MCH6-NT).
* Rock Master V3.0 Multi I/O & Fan Controller (DP-FC4F2USD-RMTV3).
* Rockman PWM 4 Channel Fan Controller (DP-FC3FSABL-RMP).

10% discount will be applied by your account manager when processing your order.

Noctua NH-C14S Cooler Review On TechPowerUp

"Noctua's NH-C14S is definitely impressive since it offers performance almost on par with the NH-D15S, but with better memory clearance. It also has the added bonus of cooling surrounding motherboard components. Like all Noctua coolers, it's very quiet, coming in at just 43 dBA with the fan at maximum RPM. Did I mention that it offers exceptional clearance? Not just for memory since its offset design means it does not interfere with the motherboard's first expansion slot. This makes the NH-C14S a suitable candidate for many mini-ITX and micro-ATX systems, especially with its maximum height of 115 mm in low-profile mode. As expected, build quality is top notch, and installing the NH-C14S is a breeze with Noctua's tried and tested SecuFirm 2 mounting system. Add in the solid packaging, a good accessories bundle, and an awesome warranty, and you end up with a very attractive product."

crazyeyesreaper - TechPowerUp.

Noctua NH-C14S cooler review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, June 3, 2016

GAME ON & SAVE! ASUS Gaming Motherboard + Mouse Special - Valid Till 30th June.

Until June 30th, purchase any of the below listed motherboards with either of the below mice and receive $10- off your total price:

* 970 PRO GAMING/AURA motherboard.
* CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z motherboard.
* B150 PRO GAMING/AURA motherboard.
* B150 PRO GAMING motherboard.
* B150M PRO GAMING motherboard.
* E3 PRO GAMING V5 motherboard.
* H170 PRO GAMING motherboard.
* RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 motherboard.
* Z170I PRO GAMING motherboard.
* Z170 PRO GAMING motherboard.
* MAXIMUS VIII RANGER motherboard.
* MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT motherboard.
* MAXIMUS VIII HERO motherboard.
* MAXIMUS VIII GENE motherboard.

* ROG Sica 5000 DPI ambidextrous gaming mouse.
* STRIX CLAW 5000 DPI gaming mouse.

GAME ON with ASUS & Mittoni!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Modders Inc - Silverstone Tundra TD02-E Looks Quite Beautiful

"The Silverstone Tundra TD02-E stands out in a sea of similar 240mm AIO solutions dominated mostly by a single OEM by providing a respectable alternative at an affordable price. Currently available on Amazon for only $89.99, it is a price that you would not have guessed just by looking at the TD02-Es build quality. While most AIOs use mostly plastic mounting parts, the Silverstone TD02-E uses mostly metal parts, withstanding multiple re-installs easily and provides peace of mind. The only plastic parts are not load bearing and are plastic to insulate the metal parts from the motherboard PCB. The solid aluminum pump block looks quite beautiful as well, aided with an acrylic top that lights up and even the contact base is free of any screws. Such attention to detail should not go unnoticed."

Ron Perillo - Modders Inc.

SilverStone Tundra TD02-E review by Modders Inc - Introduction & Conclusion.

G.Skill F4-3200C16D-32GVK - High Speed DDR4 Memory A Clear Benefit Writes TechPowerUp

"Im personally what would be classified as a 'power user'. I do make use of 20-24 GB of memory on a daily basis with AutoCAD and rendering work on my PCs, which makes these sticks great for my own personal usage scenarios. Taking a look at such new CPU-focused tests as Cinebench, SuperPi, and wPrime, there is a clear benefit to high-speed, high-density RAM as compared to 'reference' JEDEC 2133 MHz sticks or, say, the Crucial sticks I reviewed a short while ago. I am super happy that G.Skill has taken the time to test and release such RAM as these F4-3200C16D-32GVK sticks. Rendering 4K content is noticeably faster with these sticks in my system, at even 'stock' CPU speeds. Theres no need for me to mention my personal preference for G.Skill."

Cadaveca - TechPowerUp.

G.Skill F4-3200C16D-32GVK memory kit review by TechPowerUp - Introduction & Conclusion.