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24 July 2014. .

M.2 vs mSATA case study – Crucial M500 240GB & Plextor M6e 256GB

SATA, mSATA, SATA Express, M.2, mPCIE… a bunch of terminology from which the normal customer doesn’t understand much. I must tell you that even I got confused when I found out that you can have a M.2 SSD based on a SATA controller. I knew that M.2 was the next generation high performance port allowing PCI-Express storage, so you can understand why this information was […]

19 June 2014. .

Review: Team Zeus 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 & Team Xtreem 8GB DDR3 2800MHz CL12

Team Zeus 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Last year in September Team Group launched the Zeus memory kits, a series targeted at consumers willing to experiment with memory overclocking but who don’t want (or lack the means) to invest in high-end memory, certified to run at high frequencies by default. Initially, only the 1600MHz CL9 kit was made available, but in the meantime the 2133MHz CL11 […]

19 June 2014. .

Supermicro C7Z87-OCE Review

Supermicro C7Z87-OCE Surprise… surprise… Supermicro, well known server technology provider decided to enter the already crowded consumer market. There is a chance that most of you never heard of Supermicro before, but they have over 20 years experience in providing solutions for HPC, Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Big Data and Embedded Systems. This is not a surprising move as Intel already announced that, […]

12 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Minfort min16 & min16plus speakers

As you can assume there ware a lot of asian manufacturers that we never heard before present at Computex 2014 show. We will not make a report on each of them, but there are some with very interesting products that worth making them popular to the european people. Minfort is a taiwanese company focused on developing high-end PC speakers, handmade in Taiwan with local but […]

12 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – BitFenix shows Atlas, Aegis & Pandora cases

BitFenix produces some of the most beautiful and ergonomically designed cases on the market, past models like Colossus, Survivor and Prodigy support this statement. This year at Computex, BitFenix didn’t let us down and showcased some new and very interesting cases. BitFenix Atlas is designed for the extreme enthusiasts crowd as it can fit any hardware you can think of together with a serious watercooling […]

10 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Lian Li showcase DK-01X & DK-02X desk chassis

This year at Computex, high-end case manufacturer Lian Li finally showcased the final version of long awaited DK-01X and DK-02X desk chassis. For $989 you can get the single-system DK-01X with support for HTPX and smaller motherboard formats with 10 SSD / HDD’s in removable drive bays. For 200$ more you can get the DK-02X with support for another mini-ITX based system inside, with total support for 17 SSD […]

10 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – ASRock shows X99 Extreme4 & X99 Extreme6

ASRock was one of the very few manufacturers showing future Haswell-E motherboards based on Intel X99 chipset. In their booth we saw two models from their future line-up, the X99 Extreme6 and the X99 Extreme4, just enough to give you a glimpse at what you can expect later this year. Replacing Ivy-Bridge-E, Haswell-E will be Intel’s future enthusiast / workstation platform with a core count […]

10 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – ASUS unveils ARES III, Maximus VII Formula, Crossblade Ranger & Sabranco

ASUS started Computex 2014 by announcing a bunch of enthusiast oriented products, most of them from to the Republic of Gamers line. The most impressive product present here is for sure the massive ARES III dual-GPU video card. This is practically a redesigned Radeon R9 295X2, watercooled by a hand made EK waterblock and with slightly higher GPU clocks (1030MHz vs the reference 1018MHz). As […]

08 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Akasa Pascal, waterproof case for Intel NUC

We can all remember the excellent high-end Eclipse and Mirage cases from Akasa, but the times are changing and the taiwanese company changed their focus. Beside cables and accessories, the most important products for Akasa are the compact fanless cases for mITX motherboards or for Intel NUC. Most of them include also a power adapter, being extremely useful for daily-use activities, business and education environments. […]

08 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – High Power showcased 1500W Astro GD and Wi-Fi enabled Astro PT

The new trend in PSU developing seems to be the switch to digital VRM and incorporating a micro-controller for advanced monitoring. Taiwanese manufacturer High Power went a step forward and equipped its Astro PT digital PSU also with Wi-Fi capability. This allows users to use an external device such as a notebook or tablet to monitor the PSU’s parameters, useful feature especially when the main […]

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