Tech News Roundup for Saturday February 20th 2016


So it’s time for the news and I need to get some reviews written but my hands just don’t want to do it lately, guess I’ll do the old hunt and peck style typing to get them done… Anyway, it’s time for the news but check back later for a couple new reviews…


Storage / Memory Related:

Western Digital Blue 4TB SSHD (WD40E31X) Platter & SSD Ride The Range Together

Verbatim 16GB Store ‘n’ Go Mini Metal USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @

OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review

Patriot Viper Elite DDR4-3200 16GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review

Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 Flash Drive Video Review

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3×4 NVMe SSD RAID 0 Report

Samsung 750 EVO 120 & 250GB SATA III SSDs Review

Samsung 750 EVO SSD Review (120GB/250GB)

QNAP TS-453A 4-bay NAS


OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review: Affordable, Fast Storage


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

ROCCAT RENGA Gaming Headset Review

Epic Gear ThunderouZ Gaming Headset Review

5 TVs That Can Boost Your Netflix Experience

ASUS Chromebit CS10 ChromeOS HDMI Dongle

Vulkan 1.0 Released: What You Need To Know About This Cross-Platform, High-Performance Graphics API @ Phoronix

The sound of the void – Corsair Void headsets @Hardware.Info

NVIDIA Shield 4K Android TV Review – The BFF for your 4K TV

Amkov AMK7000S 4K Action Camera Review @

Monster 24K Bluetooth Superstar Backfloat Review @

Acer Predator Z35 35? 2560×1080 VA 200Hz G-SYNC Monitor Review

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti SOC GPU Review

ViewSonic 27-inch 4K LED Monitor (VP2780-4K) Review

Sapphire R9 380 ITX Compact 4GB @ LanOC Reviews

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Matrix 6 GB


Mobile Related:

Razer Nabu Smart Band

ZTE Axon Smartphone Evaluation

Ventev Chargesync Alloy Cable Review at

Huawei Mate 8 Review: Examining ARM’s Cortex A72 And HiSilicon’s Kirin 950


PC Cooling:

Thermalright Le Grand Macho Passive CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech

EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooling Unit Review

CRYORIG A80 Hybrid Liquid Cooling System Review @ NikKTech


PC Cases:

Raidmax Hyperion Case Review: Different but Familiar

Corsair Carbide 600C

Phanteks Eclipse P400S Chassis Review

Deepcool Dukase Midi Tower Review @ NikKTech

Fractal Design Node 202 Case Video Review

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Computer Case Review @ APH Networks


Power Supplies/ Related:

Ventev Powercell 3015C Review at

SilverStone Strider Platinum ST75F-PT 750W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks



Gigabyte GA-B150-D3H-GSM Review

GIGABYTE Presents AM3+ Ready 970-Gaming and 990FX-Gaming Motherboards

GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6 (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Review @ Vortez

Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming AM3+ Motherboard Review


Assorted / Articles / Misc:

MINIX NGC-1 Intel Braswell-Based Silent, SFF Mini PC Review

Synology RT1900ac 802.11ac Wireless Router Review

Guide to HEVC/H.265 Encoding and Playback


Gaming / Gaming Related:

Gamdias GKC1001 Mechanical Gaming Combo Keyboard/Mouse Set Review @ APH Networks

Cougar Attack X3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Razer Black Widow Tournament Edition Chroma Review

Zalman ZM-K700M Review @ Vortez

MSI Gaming 24 6QE AIO System Review

Gamdias Mechanical Gaming Combo Review

SteelSeries Apex M800 Customizable Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ NikKTech

Razer Wildcat Review @ Vortez

Vertagear S-Line SL4000 Gaming Chair Review

Thrustmaster Y-280CPX Gaming Headset Review

Review: MSI GS40 6QE Phantom 14? Gaming Laptop @ Custom PC Review

£150 Gaming CPU: AMD FX 8370 (w/ Wraith) vs Intel Core i5-6400