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Radeon Software Crimson
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 9:03A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After finally getting some hands-on time with AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson, we have come to respect it in a big way. Could this be the one thing that makes people rethink AMD's drivers?

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 9:02A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While leaked slides indicate AMD was planning better gaming on Linux for Crimson, in the end they really didn't deliver. Even for their mentioned games, when testing various Linux OpenGL games on three different systems the performance was largely unchanged."

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have on hand for review Phanteks' Enthoo PRO M Mid Tower Chassis. This is Phanteks’ latest iteration of their popular Enthoo series, which have historically reviewed quite favorably. As others in the Enthoo series, it is constructed of steel, with top and front panels of plastic with a brushed aluminum look. Both side panels are held in place by two thumbscrews per side, and with soft washers under each to reduce potential vibration.

AK RACING Nitro Gaming Chair Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's somewhat strange when you think about it but although people spend all their hard earned money on the best hardware components and gaming peripherals they can afford not many realize that in order to use and enjoy all those things you need to be sited. Sure many look for a good desk chair which can provide them with adequate support and comfort but if i judge even by my standards (have purchased 5 desk chairs in the last 8 years) these chairs are pretty much always designed for office use and never really good enough for long periods of gaming. The problem up until this day however was that no manufactured focused on the needs gamers have and although i know people who have spent large amounts of money to get ergonomic desk chairs (200-400Eur range) the end result didn't change that much. The gaming industry however evolves all the time (now more than ever thanks to the increasing popularity of eSports) and so lately we've seen quite a few manufacturers release gaming chairs based on sports car seats very similar to those bucket seats used in racing cars. AK Racing is perhaps the most popular such manufacturer in the market today and today we're going to find out why since under our scope we have their Nitro Gaming Chair.

Does more RAM make difference in gaming performance?
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 4:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Does installing more RAM in your computer improves gaming performance? We tested some recent games with 4 GiB, 8 GiB, and 16 GiB to find out. Check it out!

Rosewill Photon and Quark Overview: Affordable Power
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While many companies may offer a vast selection of hardware to choose from, Rosewill's product portfolio is able to dwarf the best of them with a range that spans basic hand tools and peripherals to household and kitchen equipment. They are mostly known in the DIY PC market for their enclosures and power supplies however whose relative affordability, reasonable accessibility …

Thermaltake Core X9 Stackable E-ATX Chassis Review
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and heck, even ATX chassis are great, but they’re just too small, at least for some builds. What do you do when you need to fit an absolutely ridiculous amount of hardware into a single build? What if you have the biggest graphics cards money can buy, gigantic water cooling radiators, huge amounts of storage, multiple PSUs and more that you want to fit into your chassis? You get an absolutely freaking huge chassis, that’s what you do!

Sapphire Radeon R9 380X Nitro Video Card Review
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD launched this week what is likely their last desktop graphics card of 2015, the AMD Radeon R9 380X. AMD is hopeful that this card at the $229 price point (£185 inc. VAT for our readers in the UK) will be just what gamers will be looking to purchase this winter now that most of the big name games have come out for the holiday gaming season. All the usual AMD board partners will be releasing cards, but we were sampled the Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro OC 4GB...

Best Laptops of 2015
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. After looking at several of the best devices this year and analyzing dozens of professional reviews, we bring you the best of the best in a handful of popular categories: budget, ultraportables, gaming, workstations and Chromebooks.

EMTEC Power Connect Portable Charger Review
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems we can never have enough of storage space or battery life in our mobile devices nowadays. EMTEC hopes to solve first world problems both with one device.

QNAP TS-563 Network Attached Storage Review
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have the opportunity to work in the Information Technology market and I get to work with some cool technology. Recently, I've been focusing more and more on visualization and network storage. To put it simply, we have the ability to run multiple virtual servers off of a couple of physical servers and some form of network attached storage. One …

Lian Li PC-O8 Review
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC-O8 is a dual-compartment chassis which combines tempered glass and aluminium. The overall objective with this stunning new chassis is to showcase the delights of a new system configuration – have you just bought a new killer rig and want to show it off? Then this case is probably the ideal match!

Case Mod Friday: Luna
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Laine's “Luna” build. Here is what they had to say about it, "At Dreamhack I met Ted at Gigabyte, at their stand. “Hi, can I watercool a Brix” was an ongoing joke with us during the event, just because it’s such a weird thing to put watercooling on that tiny of a form factor.""

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X Review
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week AMD released their mid range R9 380X and today we supplement our launch review by taking a look at the Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X. Right now AMD have no directly competing card at the same price (£200) so partners are able to offer up some competitive solutions to tempt the enthusiast gamer.

Taiwan notebook makers seeking lower chip quotes for 2016
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 9:01A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taiwan-based notebook makers are demanding their chip providers lower quotes for 2016 so that cost structures can be improved amid less-favorable market conditions.

Haswell-E X99 Micro-ATX Motherboards
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of the new Intel socket LGA 2011-3 all large motherboard vendors also updated their micro-ATX models. At the moment there are nine different models available and prices span from 200 up to 290 Euro. This article will allow you to compare all these boards in order to find the one most suitable for your needs.

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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