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Daily Roundup: 2014-01-13

Today, we got Zotac Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus review, Asus Rampage IV Black Edition review, Tweaktown has HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation review, PureOverclock has BitFenix Prodigy M review, LanOC Reviews has OCZ Vertex 450 review, HardwareHeaven has Netgear ReadyNAS RN104 review, and more. Related posts: Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on... Read More »

In First Day With Bitcoin, Overstock Does $126,000 in Sales

I am really thinking I might need to start mining. Less than 30 minutes after online retailer Overstock.com started accepting payments in bitcoin, Jason Steele used the digital currency to buy a new case for his smartphone. Steele — a 32-year-old computer programmer from Atlanta who has been using bitcoin since March of last year — wanted to see if Overstock’s new system actually worked, but he was also interested in, well, fighting the good fight. Overstock is the first major online retailer to accept the digital currency, and Steele was doing his part to help push this new-age technology even further into the mainstream, so that it becomes a viable alternative to fiat currencies like the dollar and the euro and the yen. “It’s a concept that could take off, and should take off, for a lot of reasons,” he says. “I want wider adoption. I want more businesses ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-12

Everyone is still recovering from the CES madness so not much news today. If you need to check out some reviews, Nikktech has Cougar CMX V.3 850W PSU, Kitguru reports Intel may shift introduction of Broadwell to Q3.  No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-11

Today, Ocholic has AUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC review, Frostytech has their top 5 liquid cooling CPU heatsink, Tweaktown has Gran Turismo 6 PS3 review and SuperSSpeed S301 64GB RAID report, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-10

Today, Tweaktown has PowerColor Radeon R9 270X OCS+ review, LanOC Reviews has Cooler Master GXII 650W review, Benchmark Review has ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 review, Kitguru has Bitfenix Flo Gaming headset review, Legit Reviews has VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD review, and mroe. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-09

Today, Hexus reviews Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X WindForce OC, Ocholic reviews PowerColor Radeon R9 280X Turbo OC, Kitguru reviews Asus R9 290X Direct CU II, Techspot reviews Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X OC, Neoseeker reviews Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S, and more. Related posts: Noctua Heatsink Roundup The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see... Read More »

Dell Delivers 4K for less than $1K! Dell’s 28-inch Ultra HD Monitor priced at $699

Now Showing at CES: Dell’s 28-inch Ultra HD Monitor priced at $699 At CES this week, some of the next-generation technologies that will likely generate a ton of buzz are Ultra HD “4K” resolution monitors, televisions and cameras. Delivering four times the resolution of Full HD, many tech enthusiasts and industry experts expect 4K to become the next standard in high definition content, and are eager to see more affordable displays enter the market. At Dell we are excited to be a leader in Ultra HD monitor products and performance, and at CES we are previewing the Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor (P2815Q), the industry’s most affordable 4K Monitor offered at just $699.  When it goes on sale later this month, consumers worldwide will be able to enjoy incredible Ultra HD clarity when viewing videos, editing photos, playing games or any other task requiring the best-possible screen resolution. With Dell’s ... Read More »

Gigabyte Brings BRIX Pro with Intel Iris Pro Graphics

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GIGABYTE shows off their latest addition to the BRIX family–the GIGABYTE BRIX Pro. If you recall, the BRIX is GIGABYTE’s ultra compact DIY PC Kit. The latest addition is equipped with the latest forth generation (Haswell) Intel Core i7 4770R processor that features Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200. The new models will come in two colors: black or red. Users would have the option to chooose either the Intel Core i7 4770R or Intel Core i5 4570R. The Core i7 4770R clocked at 3.2GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) and comes with 6MB of cache while the Core i5 is clocked at 2.7GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) with 4MB of cache. Both CPUs are quad core model and support Intel Iris Pro 5200 but the Core i7 GPU has maximum dynamic frequency up to 1.3GHz as oppose to 1.15GHz on the Core i5.  In addition to the clock difference and the amount of the cache, ... Read More »

Mushkin Announces Ventura Ultra 480GB USB 3.0 Drive

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Mushkin brings 480GB of storage space to its Ventura Ultra Series. The Ventura Ultra is Mushkin’s USB 3.0 SSD that uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. The latest entry to the Ventura family delivers up to 455 MB/s reads and 445 MB/s write and up to 39K of 4K random IOPS. Packed in a tiny light-weight aluminum housing, the Ventura Ultra is also capable of operating in UASP mode to allow SSD performnace in USB 3.0 form factor.  The 480GB model is an addition to the existing 60GB, 120GB, 240GB model that was debuted a year ago at CES 2013. While no pricing is provided for the 480GB, we do not expect it to be cheap since the 240GB model retails at around $200. Still if you need the absolute best performance with large storage space, it certainly will deliver. Related posts: Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB (ST400FP0021) One thing you ... Read More »

AMD Kaveri Delivers 20% Performance Improvement

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During the CES 2014, AMD has officially released the next generation APU, the A10-7000 Series APU codenamed “Kaveri”. We have already know quite a lot about the Kaveri and cannot wait to get our hand at one so we can test it out.  The Streamroller CPU core is an improved version of the Piledriver CPU core found in the Richland. Architecturally, there is not much difference between the two cores except that the Streamroller has a better performance and lower power consumption. The GPU, on the other hand, has a much bigger improvement as it features AMD Graphic Core Next (GCN) architecture that is the same as those found in the current generation of the AMD R7 series Radeon GPU. The GPU shares many of the same technology as the desktop GPU, including TrueAudio, DirectX 11.2, Mantle, PCI Express 3.0 support, and others. Two key innovations with the latest generation ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-08

Today, Vortez has Cyberpower Ultra Fusion review, HCW has EVGA Z87 FTW review, HardwareHeaven has Alienware 18 Laptop, Ocaholic has Asus GeForc eGTX 780 Poseidon Platinum review, Nikktech has Thermaltake Urban S41 review, Tweaktown has Thermaltake Armor A30i review, Hexus has Thecus N2310 review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Asus presents ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor with G-Sync support

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While there have been a lot of talk about 4K-monitors it is easy to forget that those monitors still won’t be a good choice for gamers as basically no video card still can drive them at this time. That is why this new monitor from ASUS is much more interesting too me.  It is a WQHD monitor which means a resolution of 2560×1440. With a 1 ms response time, 120 MHz refresh rate as well as support for G-Sync this is really a monitor that deserves the ROG-brand. SPECIFICATIONSROG SWIFT PG278Q Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 (16:9) Narrow 6 mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups Pixel Pitch: 0.233 mm Brightness: 350 cd/m² Display Colors: 16.7M Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz Response Time: 1 ms (GTG) Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-07

Today, Ocholic has Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC review, Kigturu has Gigabyte R9 290X OC WindForce review, Tweaktown has Sapphire R9 290 4GB CrossFire review, techPowerUp has MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming review, Frostytech has Noctua NH-U12S review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

SAMSUNG Announces 840 EVO SSD with Enhanced Security Solution for Enterprise Applications

If you are using consumer class EVO drives you can now have some Enterprise class security. RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – January 6, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a new advanced security solution for the 840 EVO SSD, Samsung’s SSD Self-Encrypting Drive (SED), compatible with professional security software.  The new data security enhancements are now shipping on the recently announced Samsung 840 EVO mSATA drive and can be enabled through a firmware update for the 840 EVO SSD SATA drive, launched last August. The new features are designed to meet security requirements for enterprise applications and are compliant with TCG Opal and IEEE 1667 standards.  The Samsung SSD SED solution is enabled via the newly released Samsung Magician 4.3 software, providing the enhanced security features required in enterprise user environments, such as government offices, finance institutions and other businesses. Samsung’s 840 EVO line now offers three security types: ... Read More »

ASUS Announces Transformer Book Duet TD300

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Asus is a company that is not afraid to try new stuff and release weird laptops and phone/tablet hybrids. The new Transformer Book Duet TD300 fits right in with the other weird devices as it is “the world’s first quad-mode dual-operating system laptop and tablet convertible“. Phew.   Basically it allows you to switch between Android and Windows, both in tablet and laptop mode with the push on a button. It comes with a powerful CoreI7 on board giving it tons of power (probably at the expense of some battery time).    Las Vegas, NV (January 6th, 2014) - ASUS today announced Transformer Book Duet (TD300), the world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that allows users to switch between Windows and Android in either laptop or tablet modes with just a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet. With a powerful Intel® ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-06

Today, Techspot reviews Asrock Z87 Extreme11/ac, Tweaktown previews Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer, Technic3D has EVGA 600B PSU review, Kitguru has Cooler Master Hyper 104 review, techPowerUp has CM Storm Havoc gaming mouse, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Nvidia presents the Tegra K1 with 192 cores and Kepler architecture

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Last year at CES Nvidia presented both the Tegra 4 SoC as well as the Nvidia Shield handheld console. This year Nvidia again presented a new iteration of their Tegra-SoC (System on a Chip): the Tegra K1. The big news in the Tegras K1 is not that it is faster than the Tegra 4, it would have been odd if it wasn’t. It is the fact that it uses the Kepler architecture for the GPU-part meaning that Nvidia is slowly merging the architecture of both its mobile and desktop products making it easier for people to develop for it.  So, what can we expect here? The GPU-part now comes with 192 cores and has support for OpenGL 4.4 and even the Unreal 4 engine. In comparison with the Tegra 4 the new Tegra K1 offers new features like real-time computing, global illumination, higher dynamic range and greater detail like reflective surfaces, ... Read More »

Innovega to demo augmented-reality contact lenses at CES

This is some pretty cool tech.   It’s like Google Glass for your eyeball. Inventive startup Innovega plans to show off a high-tech contact lens next week that will float virtual screens filled with information in front of the wearer’s eyes. Called the iOptik system, the two-part system depends on special contact lenses that work as a filter to let the human eye focus simultaneously on things very near and far, using rings that route light in different ways into the retina. Part two is a pair of special glasses fitted with tiny projectors that transmit data forward onto the eyeglass lenses. Read More Here:  Fox News   No related posts. Read More »

Sony CES press conference will be Live streamed January 6th, 5 PST

It is again time for CES and even though we are not on site this year we will of course try to bring you as much news as possible. The conference actually will not start until the 7th but that does not stop Sony and others to start early. Sony will have its press conference on the 6th of January at 5 pm PST. The whole press conference will be live streamed so that you can see all news right away. At this time there is not much news on what will be presented but we can guess new phones, maybe a new tablet, updated cameras and of course new TV’s.  No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-05

Today, Vortez reviews Intel Core i7-4960X, Legit Reviews has ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II and Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X, Nikktech has Mionix NAOS 8200 gaming mouse, TestFreaks has iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA SATA Hot-swap drive cage, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Surface Pro 2 get minor update to processor

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Some times it helps not being an early adopter. It seems that Microsoft has quietly given the CPU in the new Surface Pro 2 tablet a nice little speed boost It is The Verge that reports that not 2 months after its release the new Surface Pro 2 tablets that are shipping now comes with a slightly faster CPU that is  clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that originally shipped with the tablet. Sometimes it pays not being an early adopter. Source: TheVerge   Related posts: Ivy Bridge-E is here! Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review Intel’s New Ivy Bridge-E Has Landed! Normally when Intel launches a new CPU it is... Read More »

Lian Li unveils the Lian Li DK01, a marriage between a desk and a chassi

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Lian Li is a company that isn’t afraid to test new things when it comes to computer cases.  Some of you might remember the “Spider”-chassi or the “Train”-chassi. The DK01 prototype that was unveiled earlier this week is basically a desk with an acrylic table top and a drawer for the components.  The table measures 800 mm x 795 mm x 600 mm (WxHxD) and has room for a lot of nice toys. It can handle huge HPTX motherboards and thus can handled basically any other motherboard size you can think of. There is room for up to 14 3.5″ drives (yes, fourteen) and these sit in detachable bays. Removing some of the bays allows us to put in larger motherboards and longer add-on cards. As for PSU’s you can put in PUS’s up to 280mm length. Since the computer sits in a drawer there are som limitations to how high the CPU-cooler ... Read More »

Yikes, “NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption.”

This sounds like we are never going to have any privacy. In room-size metal boxes ­secure against electromagnetic leaks, the National Security Agency is racing to build a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world. According to documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the effort to build “a cryptologically useful quantum computer” — a machine exponentially faster than classical computers — is part of a $79.7 million research program titled “Penetrating Hard Targets.” Much of the work is hosted under classified contracts at a laboratory in College Park, Md. Source:  Washington Post   No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA Announces Upcoming Event for Financial Community

SANTA CLARA, CA — (Marketwired) — 01/03/14 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) will present at the following upcoming conference for the financial community: 12th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum Tuesday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET) Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas Interested parties can listen to a live audio webcast of NVIDIA’s presentation at this event, available on the NVIDIA website at www.nvidia.com/investor. A replay of each webcast will be available for seven days afterward. Related posts: Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti – Nvidia takes GK110 to the Next Level Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Nvidia launched the 700 series and really took the market... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-04

Today, LanOC has PowerColor PCS+ R9 270X review, Tweaktown has Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Toxic review, PowerUp has Scythe Ashura review, The SSD Review has Kingspec SATA M.2 NGFF SSD review, and more. Related posts: Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor is one of the AMD partners that you see from... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-03

Today, Hexus has a review on Intel NUC D54250WYK, Futurelooks has Gigabyte G1-Killer Sniper 5 Z87 board review, Techreport takes a look at NVIDIA G-Sync, Tweaktown has Corsair Hydro H75 cooler, Nikktech has Kingston SSDNow KC300 review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-02

Today, Ocaholic has Gigabyte Z87-UD3H review, Tweaktown reviews Asus Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP, Benchmark Review has Noctua NH-U12S review, TechnologyX has VisionTek Go Drive review, The SSD Review has Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive review and more. Related posts: Noctua Heatsink Roundup The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2014-01-01

Happy New Year!! We wish you have a great 2014. To start the year off, check out a few reviews around the net with Asus Sabertooth Z87 from ocholic, HIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock at Madshrimps, Func KB-460 at APH Networks, TDK A33 Wireless Waterproof speaker at Nikktech, Samsung 840 EVO at Tweaktown.   CPUs, RAMs, Mobos ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Review at ocaholic Video Cards HIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR3 Video Card Review at Madshrimps Peripherals Func KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard Review at APH Networks TDK A33 Wireless Weatherpro​of Speaker at Nikktech Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD Review at Tweaktown No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-31

On the last day of the 2013, Hothardware has EVGA Tegra Note review, Legit Reviews has Gigabyte Brix Projector review, Vortez has HIS R9 280X IceQ X2 Turbo review, Tweaktown takes a look at the R9 290X at 4K, Madshrimps has BitFenix Ronin and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Noctua Heatsink Roundup The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-30

Today, HCW has Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H review, OCC has ASUS M599FX Pro R2.0 review, Eteknix reviews ASUS A88X-Pro, Benchmark Review has Cooler Master Elite 130 review, The SSD Review has Samsung 840 EVO mSATA review, and morew. Related posts: Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (GK-OSMIUM BRN) Gamers love their mechanical keyboards and have their own preferred switch. The distinctive clicky feel... 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-29

News are winding down as everyone is spending time during the holiday break with their love ones and preparing for the big CES 2014. So, no big reviews today but if you need to check out some news, check Phoronix benchmark of SteamOZ vs Ubunto 13.10, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-28

Today, Tweaktown tests Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Tri-X at 4K, Vortez has Cooler Master JetFlo review, TestFreaks reviews a-Jays One+ Earphone, Custom PC Reviews has Creative Sound Blaster AXX 200, and morew. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-27

Today, Techspot reviews Samsung Galaxy note 3, Tweaktown reviews MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Gaming OC, Benchmark Reviews has Noctua NH-U14S review, Hexus reviews QNAP HS-210, Legit Review takes a look at WD Black 2 Dual-Drive, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Noctua Heatsink Roundup The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-26

Hope you all had a great Christmas. Today, Kitguru reviews Gigabyte R9 270X Windforce OC, Madshrimps has Silicon Power Armor A30 review, Thinkcomputers has ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 review, Tweaktown has Strontium Nitro 64GB microSDXC review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Merry Christmas to all!!

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We would like to wish you all to have a Merry Christmas. Hope you all have a great day spending time with your loved ones. We wish you get whatever gifts you have wished for.Happy holidays! No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-25

Not much news today but LanOC has a review on Cougar MX500, Nikktech has XTPower MP-23000A review, Tweaktown has Kingston DataTraveler 6000 FIPS flash drive and iWalk Extreme 10,000 Duo Mobile battery review. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-24

Today, Ocaholic reviews LG Nexus 5, Hexus reviews Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream, pureOverclock has Lepa G Series 850W review, Futurelooks has NZXT H630 chassis review, Hardwareheaven has SteelSeries Rival mouse, Tweaktown has iWalk Sound Angle Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, and more. Related posts: Arctic S113BT Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC Remember old times, when you had to plug a cable in the 3.5” mm headphone... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-23

Today, OCInside reviews ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+, Hothardware reviews Nokia Lumia 925, PureOverclock reviews Sapphire R9 290, Ocaholic has Corsiar GS800 review, Rbmods has Antec P100 review, ThinkComputers has Noctua NH-U14S review, Custom PC Review has Samsung 840 EVO review, and more. Related posts: Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... I’ve seen the future and it is game streaming For a week I have had a imported Nvidia Shield at home. I’ve been busy... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-22

Today, Kitguru reviews Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC and ASUS GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC. TestFreaks has FC-1300 Cool Style Laser Gaming Mouse, Nikktech has Patriot FUEL+ 7800mAh Rechargeable battery review, Technic3D has The Walking Dead: Season 2 review, and more. Related posts: Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Gigabyte Aivia Neon 1200Dpi Laser Presenter Mouse Introduction – Gigabyte Aivia Neon 1200Dpi Presenter Mouse Gigabyte has been best known for their... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-12-21

Today, Vortez has a review on Zotac ZBOX Nano AQ01 Plus, Hexus reviews Sapphire RAdeon R9 290 Tri-X, Tweaktown has an early look of ASUS SATA Express performance, TechwareLabs has Western Digital 4TB Drive, and more. No related posts. Read More »

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