LaCie, a company that is well known for high end storage devices has just released the d2 Thunderbolt 2. This new upgrade to their d2 desktop storage line is a great edition to LaCie family. The d2 Thunderbolt 2 is the first single drive solution to feature Thunderbolt 2 connectivity as well as the first to include both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 together. If this wasn't enough for you, LaCie also allows users the to purchase an SSD Upgrade Kit to enhance the d2 thunderbolt 2's performance.
Biostar, a company which has been releasing motherboards for almost three decades, has just released the new Hi-Fi Z97WE. While Biostar has been around for some time, it isn't usually the first company that comes to mind when searching for a new motherboard. Although this may be the case for most for most PC enthusiasts, the fact remains that it will be hard to find a motherboard loaded with the same new features as the Hi-Fi Z97WE for a better price. Biostar is known for having some of the most affordable boards on the market and the Hi-Fi Z97WE is no exception. You can find Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE on Newegg for $114.99, which is an outstanding price for a Haswell board.
When you first set your eyes on the MAXIMUS VII HERO, you notice how good this board actually looks. Like most of the ROG products, this board has a red and black scheme with a matte black PCB and red highlights dotted around the heat sinks and expansion slots. However, there are also some bright red sections on the PCB, as well as some red LEDs on the chipset heat sink, which makes this board really stand out from the competition. Your not just paying for some LEDs though, this bad boy comes loaded with great features.
About a year ago ZOTAC introduced us to the GTX 780 AMP! edition, and this card is still one of the best cards on the market. The original GTX 780 is a beast right out of the box, which offers a ton of overclocking potential and can run about every game you throw at it on it's highest levels. The ZOTAC gtx 780 AMP! edition pushes this card a notch further, offering a card with an incredible core clock (1006 MHz (base) 1059 MHz (boost)) and 2,304 cores for about $40 more than the cheapest stock cards. The gtx 780 AMP! edition not only offers better performance, it also runs notably cooler and quieter which is always a nice improvement for any piece of computer hardware.
A little over a year ago, Intel introduced their new line of CPU's under the Haswell codename. As the successor to the Ivy-Bridge architecture Intel's new chip design looks to optimize power savings and performance benefits, taking advantage of the 22nm node instead of focusing on overall performance. With the release of the i5-4670K and i7-4770K, enthusiasts seemed to be disappointed over the lack of raw power the CPU's had to offer, and the small amount of headroom for overclocking. To much concern, it seems as though this is becoming a trend. Over the last few generations, there seems to be less of an increase in overall power and performance with each new release that comes out. Haswell was no exception to the trend, offering only a 5-8% increase over other parts. With the release of the Devil's Canyon, Intel looks to address all of these concerns. Today we take a look at the 4790K.
Netis has been trying to take the gaming community by storm, creating innovative networking products with fresh designs and features, helping gamers get the most out of their experience without having to worry about their internet connection. Today we are looking at the new WF2631, and it is exactly what you would expect from a company trying to appeal to the gaming community. With the beacon N300, you now have the ability to control the amount of bandwidth divided across your house with the auto-QoS set up. The auto-QoS setting allows you to use up to 80% of the bandwidth in your house for gaming, and does so automatically as soon as you start playing the games you love. Netis did a great job with the design, creating the WF2631 out of a hard plastic which is coated in a black rubber material with a red trim. The Beacon N300 feels very durable and looks great standing up or laying down. Now let's take a closer look at the N300.