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Video Review #1574: SilverStone NB03 & NB04 Notebook Coolers

The SilverStone NB03 Notebook Cooler comes with a 160mm fan, mesh top and plastic bottom, rubber feet and can be tilted. The NB04 Notebook Cooler has a 200mm fan, but is all aluminum and comes in silver and black. Both are great affordable notebook coolers.


Video Review #1573: Thecus N2310 NAS

The Thecus N2310 NAS comes with an 800Mhz processor, 512MB DDR3 memory, holds up to two 2.5" or 3.5" drives, has a gigabit LAN connection, USB 2 and 3 ports, and impressive software, including Plex media center. This is a cost effective, easy to setup Network Attached Storage device for the home or office.


Video Review #1572: Genius DVR-FHD650 Vehicle Recorder

The Genius DVR-FHD650 Vehicle Recorder comes with a 2MP CMOS sensor, has an excellent lens, it's capable of 1080p at 30FPS, packs a 2.4" TFT LCD & supports micro SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. It also has a 3-axis G-Sensor that will tune the camera on in the case of an accident. If you spend a lot of time on the road, this is a must have.


Video Review #1571: Cooler Master Elite 110 Case

The Cooler Master Elite 110 Case fits mini-ITX form factor motherboards, standard ATX PSUs, up to three 3.5" & four 2.5" drives can be installed. They include one 120mm fan, but alternatively a radiator can be installed or a 140mm fan. As well, it accepts video cards up to 210mm in length, 70mm high CPU coolers and PSUs up to 180mm long. It's a smart, affordable SFF case that has lots of potential.


Mantle renderer now available in Battlefield 4

"The new game update for Battlefield 4 brings the Mantle renderer that DICE has developed in conjunction with AMD. With this first release of Mantle, you can expect performance increases in the game if you have the hardware to support it. In this blog post, the Technical Director for Frostbite details this exciting new step for the Battlefield series..." How to enable Mantle In order to use Mantle you will need the following: -AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers.
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Video Review #1570: NZXT H440 Case

The NZXT H440 Case is stylish, the build quality is solid, has plenty of quality fans, lots of drive bays and ample space inside for hardware. Also, this is a water cooling wet dream as there are so many radiator placement options. NZXT nailed it with this case!

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Video Review #1569: Func HS-260 Gaming Headset

The Func HS-260 Gaming Headset come with 50mm drivers that are tuned and paired for outstanding sound, especially for gaming. The acoustic construction is closed to keep the sound in and the frequency response is 20 to 20 000 Hz, which means excellent lows and highs. As well, the 3m braided cable and the amazing mic are detachable. The design, styling and overall build quality is excellent, plus they are comfy to wear.

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Video Review #1568: SilverStone CP06 Flexible multi-SATA Cables

The SilverStone CP06 Cables comes in two different models, the CP06-E2 and the CP06-E4. Both are almost identical with flexible cables, 15pin SATA connectors and two 2200μF capacitors for stabilizing voltages, but the E2 has two SATA connectors and is intended for 2.5" drives, while the E4 has four SATA connectors and can be used on 2.5" or 3.5" drives. These cables reduce the clutter behind the drives as well as making it easier and safer to connect drives.


Video Review #1567: SilverStone CP11 World's Thinnest SATA Cable

The SilverStone CP11 is in fact the world's thinnest SATA Cable. This cable is 300mm long, comes with blue wires, 2 black SATA connectors, capable of 6Gb/s speeds and has lateral 90° angled SATA connectors. It would be the perfect space and airflow solution for a super tiny computer build!

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Old people have brains like an overstuffed computer

"New research suggests that older people people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information stored their brains. Doctor Michael Ramscar said that his research suggests that much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information. Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline."

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Video Review #1566: SilverStone EC04-E PCI-E to USB3 Card

The SilverStone EC04-E PCI-E to USB3 Card has USB 3 connections, two are external and one is an internal 19pin connector. It comes installed with the regular size black expansion slot bracket, but a low profile bracket is included. This is a perfect option for adding extra USB3 ports to any system with a free PCI-E 2 slot.


Video Review #1565: GMC V1000 Phantom Case

The GMC V1000 Phantom Case has lots of features, is stylish and affordable. There are plenty of drive bays, includes a USB 3 port, fan controller, hot-swap drive a the top, ample fans included, accepts long video cards and much more. This case has a lot going for it, but the plastic is rather cheap and the steel is thin. Despite that though this is a great case.