In the wide world of PC gaming monitors there are certain rules that we all accept and live with. Sort of like gravity, you can think about how nice it would be if they didn’t exist but the reality is that it’s not something that is likely to change. One of these rules has always been that you must choose between a fast monitor or a beautiful picture.
One reality of the computer tech world is the fact that changes and revisions must often be made. Most of the time the consumer is more than happy to receive the latest revision of product such as a motherboard.
If you remember back to 2013, shortly after Cooler Master launched their Seidon series of All In One CPU coolers they were hit with a lawsuit by Asetek. Asetek, one of the biggest developers of AIO cooler pump designs, brought suit claiming that CMI USA infringed on US Patent 8240362, as well as updated Patent 8245764.
Obviously this is corporate level security, but what is going to be more interesting to you is the live attack tracker that can be viewed anytime on their website. This page presents a visual representation of the the electronic war being waged around the world 24/7.
With typical AMD fashion, the worlds first FreeSync enabled monitor is hitting shelves and is a massive $170 cheaper than it’s nearly identical Nvidia G-Sync counterpart. If you’re not familiar, last year Nvidia debuted the concept of G-Sync which involves matching the refresh rate of your monitor to the frame rate being produced by the GPU.
As if the holiday season hasn’t been hard enough on gamers and online users alike, it seems that hackers claiming affiliation with the infamous Anonymous hacking collective have been busy playing Santa. On Friday the group dumped a document that specified approximately 13,000 Username/Password combinations. The document found posted on Ghostbin appears to detail both usernames/passwords as well as credit card information. This comes at a time when hackers seem to be stepping up their game with LizardSquad taking down both the PlayStation network, and XBOX live over Christmas.
Certainly one of the most interesting aspects of this time of year is the inevitable posting of lists! All the listing and ordering of events, items, and achievements must bring the writer a sense of closure and completeness, but really who cares we just love reading these lists! Not wanting to leave you feeling short handed, ThinkComputers is excited to bring you our own twist on the yearly list. It was just a few years ago that the all in one liquid cooling solution really hit the market, but in that short time the AIO has now become a must have for the serious computer enthusiast. This past year ThinkComputers has reviewed many of them for you, some good, some not so great. Bringing the year to a close, we would like to present to you 2014’s best AIO coolers as reviewed by ThinkComputers. As it turns out there are exactly 3 AIO’s that earned a 10/10 score in 2014. While all three are exceptional coolers, there can only be one champion.
Often times we receive several items at the same time that a manufacturer would like us to review. Typically this occurs when a new line of products has been released or a major update has been done and today is exactly that. With the introduction of their CAM software, NZXT has released an updated version of most of their products featuring this new connectivity. Today we’ll be taking a close look at NZXT’s newest 120mm AIO, the Kraken X31. NZXT has some notoriously well loved and great performing coolers in their armory, let’s find out if their newest, smallest offering lives up to those same standards.
So what, and why the history lesson you ask? You’re here to read about computers and hardware of course. Well interestingly enough hardware powerhouse NZXT has reinvented their simple but popular Grid fan hub. Intriguingly this new version of the hub is has been titled the Grid+. Being such a simple object we are thoroughly curious what NZXT has done to “add” to the original Grid. Indeed is the new Grid+ worthy of this new moniker?
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