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Mount your own USB 3.0 SSD

Mount your own USB 3.0 SSD

Everyone has an USB disk laying around their house, normally mechanic, in a compact format to transfer large amounts of data. A good way to speed up our processes is incorporating a SSD in that same concept.

USB 3.0 SSD

The cheaper option are the 2.5” cases with a USB3.0 interface. It will always be cheaper. We can find 240 GB SDD units with a SATA interface for around 85 EUROS and a USB 3.0 case goes for around 10-15 EUROS. In other words, for less than 100 EUROS we can have our own mass storage solution which we could use not just for data storage, but to run complete Operating Systems.

June 21, 20150 commentsRead More
NOX presents their new Hummer series CPU coolers

NOX presents their new Hummer series CPU coolers

The manufacturer of cases, power supplies and cooling accessories NOX incorporates a new range of products to its extensive catalog, their new CPU coolers. New sinks become have been added to their Hummer series, which came up with the premise of quality and the idea of always offering the best performance. The new Hummer will be available in 3 models, H100, H200 and H300.

They offer the best performance, noise levels and support for the most demanding users. This new range of Hummer products can meet all your needs. The entire series is compatible with the latest market sockets, both Intel and AMD.

February 25, 20140 commentsRead More
Get the new PS4 or Xbox One and throw your older consoles away

Get the new PS4 or Xbox One and throw your older consoles away

Sony and Microsoft have given us many reasons to get the new consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One, from games to entertainment features, but… what about the potential the Xbox 360 and PS3 still have left?

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I can wait no longer. The PS4 and Xbox One are already out, and I have almost convinced my wife that our daughter needs a PS4 for school.

It’s not easy making her believe the school gives playing PS4 games as homework, but I’m willing to do everything to get on the next console gen bandwagon. Like I’ve said, I’d love to have both. But one should have to go first than the other, my wife has a limit.

December 17, 20130 commentsRead More
Ozone Strike Pro: The ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard.

Ozone Strike Pro: The ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard.

Ozone has just announced the launch of its new mechanical keyboard, the Ozone Strike Mechanical Pro, which they assure is the ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard. For the first time ever, Ozone offers Cherry MX Red, Black, Brown and Blue (you can choose) in one of their keyboards. This new keyboard combines sensitivity, precision, control and speed in order to give you the best experience.

Quoting the guys at Ozone themselves: “It sounds different. It is different. Mechanical keyboards have a special, different sound. It’s the sound of fast keystrokes, it is the sound of the keyboard’s response to the expectations of the most demanding gamers, it is the sound of the new Strike Pro. E-Sports pros know this.”

December 8, 20130 commentsRead More
Review: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 OC

Review: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 OC

AMD offers with this new chip an interesting leap that many users can find interesting if they want to have an updated system with moderate consumption and capable of enjoying the latest games.

Introduction

Many of us settle with graphics cards with the ability of running every game–or almost every game- at 1080p resolutions and 60FPS. AMD has now presented the Radeon R9 270, a mid-level card that offers a significant improvement in performance over the previous generation, although in reality this model differs little from the previous generation it replaces.

PowerColor Radeon R9 270 OC

Technical performance

The Radeon R9 270 was born to replace the Radeon 7850 and compete thus with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760. In this kind of market, even small differences can decide if a product is successful or not. The new Radeon R9 270 shares the GCN architecture of the previous generation but has been given a major boost in performance, surpassing even the Radeon 7870, but with a much more reasonable price, which makes it a formidable opponent of every other mid-level card on the market.

December 1, 20130 commentsRead More
ASRock M8 Mini ITX Gaming PC Barebone Review

ASRock M8 Mini ITX Gaming PC Barebone Review

Asrock is known for their compact barebones oriented for multimedia and office, always using the latest generation of processors. Now is time for a gaming barebone.

Introduction

Players are looking for increasingly smaller systems and manufacturers of graphics cards, processors, motherboards and cases know this. Asrock has received support from the design team of BMW Group Designworks USA, a team with lots of experience working with Taiwanese manufacturers like Thermaltake, for example, and took part in the development of the Level 10M mice or the spectacular Level 10 case.

This system not only offers everything you need, but also lets you decide the processor, memory, graphics cards and/or hard drives you want. Let’s take a closer look.

ASRock M8

Barebone

A barebone computer is a partially-assembled platform where only a few components are missing (typically the processor and/or memory). These are the perfect balance between building your own computer from scratch and getting a pre-built unit.

November 28, 20130 commentsRead More
ASUS officially announces the ROG MARS 760 with dual GPU

ASUS officially announces the ROG MARS 760 with dual GPU

Just a day after the leaks, the company has officially announced the graphics card Republic of Gamers Mars 760 with two Geforce GTX 760.

Yesterday, we showed you the first images of ASUS’ new components, a graphics card with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 with 2304 CUDA cores each. And just one day later, we have the official presentation of the new ASUS ROG MARS 760, a model with two mid-range GPU instead of two high-end ones, like some previous models.

ASUS ROG MARS 760

In total we have 4 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 6600 MHz with a 256 x 2-bit interface and a speed of 1008 MHz for each GPU (1072 MHz in boost mode).

November 26, 20130 commentsRead More
GIGABYTE presents their new G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard

GIGABYTE presents their new G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard

GIGABYTE has released the new G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard during the Blizzcon 2013 in the US, as Gigabyte is one of the official sponsors.

The G1.Sniper Z87 is a high-performance motherboard designed for the most demanding games. It has support for 4th-generation of Intel Core processors and up to 32 GB of RAM. It also has 6 SATA connectors and supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10. It even features 7 USB 2.0 and 6 USB 3.0 ports.

November 23, 20130 commentsRead More
Guide: Building a gaming PC for 300 Dollars 2014

Guide: Building a gaming PC for 300 Dollars 2014

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It never hurts to set new challenges and today we wanted to go a step further to complete our “Building a gaming PC series”, opting this time for a very small budget.

Is it possible to build a gaming PC for 300 Dollars? At first glance it might seem impossible, but the truth is that yes, you can, and in fact we can build one capable of running most games, keeping the resolution and quality levels within limits, of course, so that the rate of frames per second is acceptable.

We will not lie, in this day and age saving is very important and you have to watch very carefully what you buy. So without further ado, let’s begin.

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1 – PROCESSOR AND GPU : AMD A10- 5800K; 109 dollars.

With such a tight budget, AMD’s APUs become the best choice, no doubt.

November 21, 20132 commentsRead More
Most manufacturers already have their customized version of the R9 Radeon 270X

Most manufacturers already have their customized version of the R9 Radeon 270X

Not counting exceptions where AMD or NVIDIA don’t allow the release of customized models during the first months, as was the case with the R9 290x or GTX TITAN , it is usual that after the announcement of a new GPU we see an avalanche of new models, some slower, some faster or with unique cooling systems; this has been the case with the new AMD Radeon R9 270.

First we have the ASUS and R9 270 Direct CU II OC, a graphics card with speeds of up to 975 MHz (the base model has 950 MHz), it keeps the 2GB RAM at 5600 MHz and has a dissipation system known as DirectCU II , known by its copper heat pipes that are always in direct contact with the GPU for a better temperature control. Also, two fans keep the entire card cool.

November 19, 20130 commentsRead More