News for Friday August 2nd 2013


So my wife volunteered me to look at her friends computer, it’s running slow she said….hmmm… Well I’ve been working on it now for two days and I’m up to 30 trojans and viruses and assorted malware things, could be why it’s running slow I think ?!  When I first turned it on it was horribly slow, checked CPU usage and it’s running at 100% with just all sorts of processes running. I clicked start and it was like 2 minutes before it even opened. Just ridiculous really that people can let their computers get this bad. Of course she had like six different toolbars installed and assorted plugins and extensions and just all sorts of junk. I don’t understand the need for one-fourth of your browser to be toolbars? It makes no sense to me at all, it just slows things down and you don’t get to see everything, what’s the need for all of those? I also don’t understand why people just download all sorts of things without thinking about it and I don’t get why people do keep things updated either?! Oh well.. fun-fun, I have to get back to it and try and get the computer to be usable once again but you can read the news from our friends..


Storage / Memory Related:

Seagate 600 SSD 240GB (ST240HM000) @ NikKTech

Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD Review on Technic3D

QNAP TS-421 4-bay Consumer NAS Appliance Review

Western Digital’s 1TB Velociraptor (WD1000DHTZ) and 2TB Caviar Black (WD2002FAEX) Hard Drives Reviewed

Mushkin Ventura USB 3.0 64GB @ PureOverclock

Patriot Tab 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD Review


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Frame Pacing CrossFire Driver

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC Review

XFX Radeon HD 7950 FX-795A-TDFC Video Card Review

Bayan Audio StreamPort Universal Audio Streamer Review

GIGABYTE Fly and H11 Review @ Vortez

Alienvibes EP02WT Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Drivers Enable Frame Pacing Control, Available Now

AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Analysis – Frame Pacing Fix?

Asus ProArt PA249Q 24? AH-IPS LCD Monitor Review

ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 4K 31.5-inch Monitor Review

Sapphire HD7730 2GB GDDR3 & 1GB GDDR5 Review

PowerColor HD 7870 Devil 2048 MB

ASUS PB278Q 27-inch WQHD PLS LED-backlit Monitor Unboxing

TTesports Cronos Headphones

Colorful GeForce GTX 760 iGAME 2GB OC Video Card Review

Diamond Multimedia GC1000 1080 HD USB Game Capture Device

Cooler Master Storm Pulse-R Gaming Headset @ Modders-Inc

ASUS U7 USB Sound Card

Turtle Beach Ear Force XP SEVEN Review

Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce @ PureOverclock

Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 7790 (7790PE51G) Graphics Card Review


Mobile Related:

SoundWave II Bluetooth Speaker Phone Review

Gigabyte GSmart Maya M1 v2 Quad Mobile Phone Review

Antec a.m.p. SP1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Bracketron NanoTek Stand Video Review

Google Nexus 7 Second Generation 2013 Tablet Review

ASUS ROG G750 Budget Gaming Laptop @

Kobo Aura HD E-Book Reader


PC Cooling:

The Truth About Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Fans

Phobya MaxGuide 6 Dualbay Fan Controller Review

XSPC Photon 270 Glass Tube Reservoir @ PureOverclock

Prolimatech Magnetic Pin review

Raijintek EreBoss Review @ Vortez

Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler Review

Phobya Touch 6 Fan Controller Review

SilverStone Tundra TD02 Liquid CPU Cooler Video Review

Raijintek Aidos & Themis CPU Coolers @ NikKTech


PC Cases:

IN WIN D Frame Computer Case/Chassis Review

Corsair Carbide Air 540 Cube Case Review

Cougar’s Spike Micro-ATX case

NZXT H630 Case Review


Power Supplies/ Related:

Sentey SDP850-SS Power Supply Review

Cooler Master V1000 1000W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks



Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Motherboard Review

ASRock Z87 Extreme6/ac (Intel LGA 1150)

Supermicro C7Z87-OCE (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Overclocking Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews



Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard Review

Brix Mini PC Review: Gigabyte’s Take On Small Form Factor Computing

ROCCAT Isku FX keyboard

Cooler Master Storm Quickfire XT @ LanOC Reviews

CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ Legit Reviews

ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router Review

FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8 @ Phoronix

CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard Review @ Techgage

Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 9.9

Gigabyte Aivia Neon Touch-Charge Air Presenter Mouse Review

KG interviews a hacker on the dangers of public profiles

Funky Kit Interview with ASRock

Logitech G700s @ LanOC Reviews

Corsair K95 Mechanical Keyboard Review

KitGuru visit the Overclockers UK Store

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Review @

TechSpot PC Buying Guide: Mid-2013 Update



MEGATech Reviews: Rise of the Triad for PC

How Rayman Legends Is Made – Ubisoft Studio Tour Video with Kaeyi Dream @

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Theron Infrared Gaming Mouse Review

Cooler Master (CM Storm) Havoc Gaming Laser Mouse

NVIDIA SHIELD Tegra 4 Gaming Device Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Review; Android and More @ Hardware Canucks

Roccat Kone Pure Gaming Mouse Video Review with DaveChaos @

Corsair K70 Gaming-Keyboard Review on Technic3D