Today you see more and more home media servers and HTPC’s being sold on the market, along with the parts to build your own. I use a home media server for my PS3 and my other computers so that I can transfer and watch movies all over my house. This also gives me the ability to stream music to all of the PC’s and other wireless Devices. With all of our home electronics becoming more and more connected it’s convenient to have a media server. It allows me to control the music and movies in any of the rooms with PC’s on them with either my Android phone or my iPad. The possibilities are endless. In this review we will be taking a look at the Zotac IONITX-P-E which is an Mini-ITX motherboard with the processor embedded in to the motherboard. Mini-ITX is a very small form factor about half the size of a mATX setup.
A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 mATX motherboard. Well today we will be taking a look at its big brother the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. This motherboard features the same AMD 880G northbridge and SB850 southbridge as its smaller counterpart. AMD’s 880G chipset is sort of the little sister of the 890GX chipset, but is set to be more affordable, while still offering the same performance. This chipset also offers native SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support. Let’s take a look at the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 and see how well it performs.
It seems like there are a ton of notebook coolers out there, but you never know which one is going to work for you and which ones are just crap. Our friends at DeepCool make quite a few different notebooks coolers, there are over 20 on their website. They sent us over their N8 notebook cooler which is made of aluminum and has dual 140mm fans. Let’s check it out and see if it is the perfect cooler for your laptop.
When it comes to building a PC there are many choices when it comes to your components. One of the biggest decisions is what motherboard to get. Many people always have their mind set on a traditional ATX motherboard, but if you want to build a smaller PC that is easy to take with you a mATX board might suit you better. Many mATX boards offer the same features as ATX boards and cost much less. Today we will be like a look at the M4A88TD-M/USB3 from ASUS. It features support for AMD 6-core processors, has built-in Radeon HD 4250 graphics, SATA 6GB/s ports and USB 3.0 support. Let’s take a look…
Corsair is a company that we all know for memory and rightfully so, their Dominator Series of memory has been the flagship for their DDR3 line for some time now. Today we will be looking at a new enthusiast line of memory called Vengeance. The Vengeance line is aggressively priced and with a lower voltage rating of 1.5V instead of the normal 1.65V you should be able to these modules to the limit. Today we will be taking a look at the 8GB 1600MHz dual channel DDR3 kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9) and putting it through it’s paces. Read on to see how well them perform!
One of the main things when ether building a new high end system or trying to make your current system run cooler is good thermal paste. There are a ton of brands out there with many different ones to choose from, ranging from just basic paste to thermal paste made out of crushed diamonds. Choosing the best thermal paste will allow you to run your computer cooler and for the overclockers to be able to push the CPU further while allowing the processor and the cooler or water cooling to do its job. Today we will be testing out the Arctic Cooling Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste.
The Dawn of Audio as a weapon, is the motto that Psyko Audio use’s as this is the first product they are releasing. Gamers nowadays are always looking for ways to better themselves at playing games. Along with trying to get advantages, while looking for these things in gaming setups gamers always look for the top notch headsets that will suit help their needs. Most people these days are looking for USB headsets since there easy and can be plugged into the front or back and can be used in any machine they have or will use. Today we will taking a look at the Psyko Audio 5.1 Gaming headset. This Headset is made only for gaming, so let’s fire up some games and get some gaming on.
It may be hyperbolically named, but Windows 7’s God Mode is indeed omnipresent. It conveniently puts hundreds of settings from all around the operating system all in one place. It is really easy to setup and use. Read on to see how to turn on God Mode and make your Windows 7 experience even better….
We are here to yet again do a review on another DDR3 dual channel memory kit. With the standards basically being for DDR3 kits to be 1600Mhz. They are widely used on the AMD AM3 platform to Intel 1156 and 1366 setups as well. DDR3 kits range everywhere from 1066Mhz to the 2500Mhz. When DDR3 1600MHz was coming around to be one of the most popular memory kits, the G.Skill Ripjaws where the best value for the offering. Now today a few months later we are here to put them to the test.
Welcome, we are going to take a look at The ASRock P55 Extreme4 today. The ASRock P55 is one of the only few high-end motherboards you can buy on the market today. Many of you probably didn’t know that ASRock is a side project of ASUS which was made to compete with Foxconn and ECS motherboards back in 2002, when in 2007 they busted into the market to make higher-end entry boards. Today we will be testing the ASRock P55 Extreme4, one of ASRock’s new motherboards aimed to compete with the big boys in the P55 market. The ASRock is loaded with a ton of features from SATA 3 to USB 3.0 along with much more. So please read on and enjoy as we take a journey through ASRock’s new motherboard.
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