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ADATA Premier SP610 256GB SATA Solid State Drive Review

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ADATA has recently, they launched their latest SSD featuring a new controller. As part of their Premier series, this new controller helps ADATA service customers who need bang for buck performance, positioned just below their Premier Pro line. The Premier series gets a new model dubbed the SP610, which comes in a range of sizes. The SP610 sports a new …

Intel Z97 Motherboard Round Up – GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7, ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MKI, ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

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The computer DIY market is an interesting paradox these days. The Intel 9 Series “Broadwell” chipset motherboards released, while Z87 boards seemingly start hitting their prime with solid BIOS and software updates. In fact, there are still quite a few excellent Z87 boards on the shelves. But it makes sense since the Z97 chipset isn’t really a major leap forward, …

COMPUTEX 2014 – ZOTAC Brings Four Silent ZBOX Mini-PCs

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I hope you didn’t think it was just the standard sized ZBOXes that would be updated at Computex. ZOTAC actually brought even more to the party this year including some silent but deadly mini-PC models to add to the series. The new ZBOX C-Series has a lot of nice goodies beyond all the extras we are going to need.

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GIGABYTE Announces Server Products Both Big and Small

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Many folks are familiar with the hardware lusted after by the PC enthusiast. For these folks, only the top performing video cards, motherboards, and processors will do. Throw in a couple tasteful mods, and you have a system that will be a head turner at your local LAN event. For those that work in Enterprise though, only those things that …

Meet HEXA, the New Compact Performance Computer System from iBUYPOWER

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I always like to see new announcements for compact computer systems. In this day and age, unless you are doing something involving graphics or large amounts of number crunching, a modern compact computer will fill most of your needs. They just keep getting smaller and more powerful too, as is the case with the HEXA. This new compact performance computer …

ASRock FM2 A85X-ITX Motherboard Review

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AMD has finally delivered on the new Richland APUs. And yes, they come with complete backwards compatibility. The question is, are any of the motherboards that were designed for the FM2 socket and Trinity still worth using with their latest chip? Or do you need something more? ASRock, a leader in innovative motherboard design, might have had the answer all …

Kingston Technology E50 Enterprise 240GB SSD Reviewed

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There are two markets utilizing SSDs; regular and enterprise consumers. Desktop users expect SSDs to last at least the same, if not longer, than platter based drives. On the other hand, when it comes to wear leveling, reliability, and performance, enterprise pros expect more including a certain level of security. For these reasons, enterprise solid state drives tend to cost …

Futuremark Introduces Servermark; Needs Benchmarks of the Benchmark

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Never one to shy away from providing users with some way, shape, or form of benchmarking hardware, Futuremark has announced Servermark. This latest benchmarking tool from the company synonymous with benchmarking tools will enable IT professionals in businesses large and small to accurately measure and compare the performance of servers. At least that's what Futuremark is saying; eventually it will.…

iBUYPOWER CoinMine Series is Aimed at Crypto-Currency Craze

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iBUYPOWER announces that it has become the latest company to release pre-built, pre-configured systems for the exclusive function of mining digital currency. The CoinMine series of desktop computers come loaded with up to 3 AMD-based video cards of your choosing, utilizing the power of the R9 series GPU to make money for nothing (and chicks for free?).

“iBUYPOWER prides itself