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Front Side   |    November 01, 2014

What's Happening

News, product release information, and stats from the tech industry.

Front Side   |    November 01, 2014

Digital Economy

A current snapshot of the world of technology and the tech jobs market.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Mad For Maxwell

As you can see, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 is a powerful and energy-efficient foundation upon which EVGA, ASUS, and PNY were able to build impressive graphics cards.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

State-Of-The-Art Standards

This month’s topic, PWM (pulse-width modulation), is less a consensus on materials, electric qualities, and performance limitations and more a de facto standard that has become fundamental to electronic engineering.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Deepcool Maelstrom 120

The Maelstrom 120 is a well-designed closed-loop cooler, especially the technology in the pump/heatsink unit.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Topre Type Heaven

Topre may not be the first keyboard manufacturer that comes to mind when you think about enthusiast peripherals, but after spending several days writing with the Type Heaven, we’re completely won over. If you do a lot of typing, then you need this keyboar

Topre Corporation
Phone: +81-3-3271-0711
Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400

We’ve come to expect good performance from Crucial’s memory, and the 16GB Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 kit is no different.

CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY
Phone: (208) 363-5790
Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Thermaltake Core V51

If you like the Core V71 but think maybe you’d like something just a hair smaller (or if you loved the Core V1 but need more elbow room), Thermaltake’s Core V51 is very likely right in your wheelhouse.

Thermaltake Inc.
Phone: (626) 968-9189
Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

ADATA XPG Z1 DDR4-2400

If you’re looking for some DDR4 to sate your overclocking needs, the XPG Z1 lineup should satisfy your cravings.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

ASUS Strix Pro

If you’re trying to narrow down your choices for a new headset, ASUS’ Strix Pro delivers on its promises and deserves a top spot on your short list.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition – Intel 2011

Our test results confirmed the benefits of EK’s design. The average max temperature of our 4960X’s six cores was 31.2 degrees Celsius after idling for 10 minutes (although when the Core Temp reported 0% loads, the cores’ temps regularly hovered around 24

EKWB d.o.o
Phone: 3-865-909-6610
Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Q&A With Andy Che

In Win's Andy Che answers some questions about the company's latest enthusiast PC case, the Mini-ITX D-Frame Mini.

IN WIN
Phone: (909) 348-0588
Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

GIGABYTE GA-X99-GAMING G1 WIFI

The GA-X99-GAMING G1 WIFI is a compelling option for system builders that want a striking motherboard.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

ASUS Strix Claw

In our testing, the Strix Claw lived up to its billing as a remarkably accurate mouse.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

ASUS Strix Tactic Pro

With Cherry MX keyswitches, ample macro keys, and slick software for recording those macros, the Strix Tactic Pro has the genetic makeup of a solid keyboard.

Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Q&A With Mark Tanko

CPU talks to EK Water Blocks CEO Mark Tanko about the company's CoolingConfigurator.com site, which helps customers find EK cooling parts that will fit their motherboards and/or graphics cards.

EKWB d.o.o
Phone: 3-865-909-6610
Heavy Gear   |    November 01, 2014

Intel Extreme Masters

As the Intel Extreme Masters eSports league enters its ninth season, IEM Marketing Manager George Woo took a few minutes to talk about how the league got started, how it has grown, and what’s next for IEM.

Intel Americas Inc.
Phone: (408) 765-8080
Hard Hat Area   |    November 01, 2014

Intel LANFest Summer 2014

Three of LANFest’s regularly scheduled events came around again this summer: LANFest MLP’014 in Hamburg, N.Y.; LANFest Atlanta, and LANFest Colorado.

Hard Hat Area   |    November 01, 2014

Biomechanical

The foundation of Biomechanical is a Cooler Master HAF 912. If you’re having a hard time seeing it, that’s partly because there’s not much left, but also because Owen turned the case 90 degrees . . .

Hard Hat Area   |    November 01, 2014

Judging Juice Makers

PSUs are not like trucker hats, one size does not fit all. Targeting a PSU that can meet your component power demands regardless of how hard you push the system is the best way to keep it cool, quiet, and reliable.

Hard Hat Area   |    November 01, 2014

GX Gaming's Zabius M

GX Gaming’s Zabius M mobile gaming headset adopts the diminutive earbud style without losing the big sound you’re used to with an over-the-ear headset.

KYE International Corp. (Genius)
Phone: (800) 756-4115
Hard Hat Area   |    November 01, 2014

Power User Project

Right now modders are doing some incredible things with their systems’ cables, but the process is time-consuming and requires power users to be relentlessly meticulous. Slackers need not apply.

Digital Living   |    November 01, 2014

VoIP Me Maybe

If you’re looking to move on from traditional phone service, any of these VoIP options should help you reduce costs . . .

Digital Living   |    November 01, 2014

Q&A With Jeremy Mortenson

DDR4 brings advancements that will allow for faster speeds, as well as greater bandwidth and densities at lower voltages.

CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY
Phone: (208) 363-5790
Digital Living   |    November 01, 2014

Look For CPU At These LAN Parties

Each month we compile a list of LAN parties that will take place over the next several months in the United States and Canada, along with date and web info so that you can plan your LAN party schedule!

Digital Living   |    November 01, 2014

Comfort Sounds Pretty Good

We got in touch with some PDXLAN attendees who have experienced Omega Plus upgrades firsthand.

Oregon Aero Inc
Phone: (800) 888-6910
Back Door   |    November 01, 2014

Q&A With Jacob Freeman

We spent a lot of time developing the new ACX 2.0 fans for EVGA’s GTX 980 and 970 products. We believe they bring some significant improvements to graphics card coolers . . .