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Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 12 September 2014
Diamond AMD R9 270X Boost

Diamond Multimedia has been making graphics cards since the ISA bus was commonplace. Their line of Stealth, Viper, and Monster3D cards ensured them a place in graphics card history. Today, we will be looking at something far newer, the AMD R9 270X Boost.

Last updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Craig Deeter
on Thursday, 11 September 2014
Thermaltake Core V1

Today we are taking a look at Thermaltake's newest take on the Mini-ITX form factor, the Core V1. The new Core V1 represented by Thermaltake is a small and cute ITX based chassis with a 200mm fan in the front panel. Smart interchangeable side panels allow users to flip it accordingly to showcase either for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow, which allows you to make your own personal setup. You not only grant to have a really powerful mini system, it also has the ability to house various overclocking components to keep it really cool!

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Sapphire Dual-X R9 285

Welcome to the third installment of our series of reviews featuring AMD's new R9 285 GPU. Today we will be bring you one of Sapphire's configurations, the Dual-X R9 285 OC. Of the R9 285s we have received so far, this Sapphire is the longest, coming in about 10mm longer then any of the other cards we have seen so far. Sapphire has fitted their Dual-X dual fan cooling system to the card. The coolers shroud is black with purple accents. Being that this is the OC version, there is an additional 20 MHz added to the core clock.

Last updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by William Lyon
on Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Professional gaming is a pretty interesting thing. A select few have been able to make a decent living at it and occasionally even have gaming products named after them. Such is the case with Tt eSports and their newest gaming team - Team DK. Team DK is Thermaltake's latest gaming group and Thermaltake has gone and made a collaborative set of gaming peripherals with Team DK. These include a special Team DK version of the Knucker Keyboard, Saphira mouse, Cronos headset and Pyrrhus mouse pad. Thermaltake was kind enough to send us the entire Team DK gaming bundle to check out, so sit down, strap in and let's get to it!

Last updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Heath Coop
on Monday, 08 September 2014
AMD FX Series

On August 28th, AMD held a press briefing. While the industry was all a buzz with the anticipated release of the new Radeon R9 285, AMD had a bit more planned. AMD had also decided to release three new FX Series processors. These would include a new lower power version of the FX 8320, dubbed the FX 8320E. There was also the new FX 8370 and FX 8370E. The FX 8370 uses the same 4 GHz base clock as the FX 8350, but features a 100MHz higher turbo boost of 4.3 GHz. The FX 8370E is the low power variant of the FX 8370 with a lower 3.3 GHz base clock to conserve power.

Last updated on Saturday, 13 September 2014 | Read More >>>
Posted by Michael Pabia
on Saturday, 06 September 2014
ECS Z97-Machine

It was just recent when we resumed reviewing motherboards again. This time, we will be taking a look at another Z97 chipset based motherboard coming from ECS, their Z97 Machine gaming motherboard. ECS have been in the market since 1987 producing motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks and other mobile products. They too have created their own gaming line of motherboards which is the L337 Gaming Series motherboards going with the trend other brands are doing as well. Let's find out if the ECS Z97-Machine cuts out to the standards today.

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