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Misc Pics (15 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-May-2015  14:55:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again! Slightly delayed by me doing the "that thing they cut off my arm turned out to not be skin cancer" dance. But get yourself checked!









Friday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-May-2015  11:00:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard on Tech Report.

Portable & Prebuilt:
2015 Apple MacBook Pro SSD Performance Comparison on TechARP.
Asus ZenFone 2 Sneak Peek With Lollipop And Intel Atom Z3580 Inside on HotHardware.
ASUS Zenfone 2 on LegitReviews.
Gigabyte Brix S mini-PC on HWHeaven.

Input Etc:
Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mousepad on ThinkComputers.
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse on LegionHW.
Zalman ZM-GM4 Knossos Gaming Mouse on BenchmarkReviews.

Storage:
SSD Charts 2015: 56 SSDs - Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB on OCAholic.
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SATA III M.2 SSD on Tweaktown.
Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III HDD on NikKTech.



AMD's High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 21-May-2015  13:13:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have unveiled some details of their High Bandwidth Memory technology. AMD has been teasing about its next-gen Radeon (R9 390X we assume) graphics cards and processors back in early May. It is without doubt that at least some of the upcoming graphics cards will be the first to feature high-bandwidth memory (HBM), let's call is the turbo-charged offspring to GDDR5 memory, used in today’s graphics cards.

Coverage on Guru3D, Tech Report, PC Perspective, Tweaktown and Hot Hardware.

Discussion here in our Video Cards forum.



Thursday Afternoon Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 21-May-2015  13:06:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Cases:
Supermicro SuperChassis S5 Mid-Tower on PCPerspective.
Lian-Li PC-O6s on HWHeaven.

Input Etc:
CM Storm Mizar Gaming Mouse on TechPowerUp.
Sentey Lumenata Pro SP mouse on Bjorn3D.

Motherboard & CPU:
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Motherboard on LegitReviews.
ECS Z97I-Drone LEET Gaming (LGA 1150) Motherboard on eTeknix.

Portable & Prebuilt:
Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation on HotHardware.
Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows phone on TechSpot.

Storage:
Samsung SM951 M.2 NVME SSD Review (256GB) on TheSSDReview.
Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Portable Hard Drive on ThinkComputers.
OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD on MadShrimps.
Silicon Power Armor A60: Rugged, Portable, and Affordable on Bjorn3D.

Memory:
Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 32GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit on Tweaktown.
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000MHz on Bjorn3D.

Software:
The Witcher 3 Graphics Performance on Guru3D.
The Witcher 3: Performance Analysis on TechPowerUp.

Misc:
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply on Tweaktown.
Nvidia Titan X video card on LanOC.
NZXT Kraken X61 watercooler on OCAholic.



Tt CaseMOD Invitational Contest (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 20-May-2015  01:05:57 (GMT +10) - by Agg

STUdog has completed his entry in the Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational, representing Australia in the contest. Check out the build log in the forums.


click for the worklog!


It turns out there are prizes to be won just for voting for your favourite entries. So, check out all the entrants (and then vote for STUdog ;) ) by visiting the contest thread.



Tuesday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 19-May-2015  23:44:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI Cubi mini-PC on OCAholic.
HP Stream 7 tablet on PCReview.
LG G4 smartphone on HotHardware.
ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible on TechReport.

Memory:
G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz Overclocking Ambrosia on Bjorn3D.
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 16GB Quad-Channel Memory Kit on Tweaktown.

Storage:
Silicon Power S80 480GB on Bjorn3D.
Kingston HyperX Savage 240 GB on TechPowerUp.
Intel 750 Series PCIe SSD on Vortez.

Input Etc:
Tesoro Lobera Spectrum keyboard on Modders-Inc.
Ozone Argon Advanced Pro Laser Gaming Mouse on eTeknix.

Cases:
Fractal Design Core 2500 on ThinkComputers.
Zalman Z11 Neo Mid Tower on LegitReviews.
In Win 707 Full-Tower on Techgage.
Thermaltake Versa H15 on OCAholic.
Antec ISK 110 90w Mini-ITX VESA Compatible Chassis on eTeknix.

Power Supply:
Enermax Digifanless 550 W PSU on HWInsights.
Efergy Engage Hub Solo Online Power Monitor on Tweaktown.

Cooling:
CRYORIG H5 Universal CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.
DeepCool Captain 360 Liquid CPU Cooler on TechnologyX.
Fractal Design Kelvin S36 360mm Liquid Cooler on MadShrimps.
Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler on BenchmarkReviews.
REEVEN Ouranos RC-1401 CPU Cooler on NikKTech.
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU Cooler on HWSecrets.
BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Cooling Fan on APHNetworks.

Misc:
TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router on Tweaktown.
Gigabyte X99-UD4P on Bjorn3D.



Panda's Ear (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 18-May-2015  13:07:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

OCAU has been involved in fundraising for Panda's Ear. Alexander (Xander/Panda) was born with Microtia and Atresia affecting his left ear. The aim of Panda’s Ear is to raise money for reconstructive surgery to give Xander the best chance of hearing and having a positive future.

There have been various sales with proceeds going to the cause, and a long-running custom PC project nearing completion. You can find out more info here and find out how to donate here. They're still about $25k short of their goal.



Monday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 18-May-2015  01:49:49 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
MSI X99A Gaming 7 Motherboard on HWAsylum.
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac (Intel SKT 2011-3) on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W on OCAholic.
COUGAR GX-1050 V3 1050W on NikKTech.
Efergy Elite Classic Whole Home Power Monitor on Tweaktown.

Video Cards:
XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation on TechnologyX.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition on Tweaktown.

Cases:
Fractal Design Define S Mid-Tower Enclosure on PCPerspective.
RAIDMAX Viper GX II Case on BenchmarkReviews.

Storage:
Inateck FD1005 Top-Loading HDD Docking Station on eTeknix.
ASUSTOR ADM 2.4 Overview on ComputingOnDemand.
Samsung Portable SSD T1 250GB USB 3.0 Drive on NikKTech.
Toshiba MQ02ABF075 2.5'' Mobile Thin HDD on MadShrimps.
Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on APHNetworks.

Input Etc:
Turtle Beach Impact 700 Mechanical Keyboard on eTeknix.
ROCCAT TYON mouse on Vortez.
i-Rocks Golem Series K50E Scissor-Switch Gaming Keyboard on eTeknix.
Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad on LanOC.

Audio Visual:
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR on HotHardware.
ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset on Tweaktown.
LUXA2 Lavi L Bluetooth Headphones on ThinkComputers.
Tesoro Kuven Pro headset on HWHeaven.
Acer XB270HU 27-in 1440P 144Hz IPS G-Sync Monitor on PCPerspective.

Networking:
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Router on MadShrimps.
TP-LINK Archer C9 wireless router on HWHeaven.

Misc:
Video Perspective: AKracing (AK-6014) Ergonomic Gaming Chair on PCPerspective.
Intel NUC Kit NUC5i7RYH mini PC on LegitReviews.
Be Quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler on NikKTech.



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