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X99 Gaming PC Build Recommendations

Today is the launch of a brand new ultra high end enthusiast platform. Specifically the X99 chipset and latest generation Haswell-E based CPUs. For users looking for the most cores, cache, PCIe lanes, DDR4 and overclocking look no further. This platform is tailor made for users looking for the most complete list of features, functionality…

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Tested – ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II

It has been a busy time here in the PCDIY labs with a number of products coming in. Like most enthusiasts though I get especially excited about new GPU’s especially when they offer new architecture which enables cooler & quieter operation as well as improved performance. A few days ago we got our hands on the…

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Antec Announces New EDGE Line of Power Supplies

Here in the PCDIY labs we have long been users of Antec products an industry leader and veteran. They have had a reputation of quality designs and solid performance and long history to help feel confident with the support and reliability of their products. PSUs are absolutely one of the most critical components in any…

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In Win releases amazing Mini-ITX chassis – D-Frame mini

Some of you may not be familiar with In Win they are a vendor who have actually been around for a long time putting out quality designs directly for end users as well as being a ODM for many companies producing solid products ranging from chassis to power supplies. Over the last couple of years…

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 VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard – Monitor Enthusiasts Rejoice

Great news for you monitor enthusiasts! For users who are interested in high irresolution, faster refresh rates as well as superior color depth and much more the new DisplayPort standard has your covered. The VESA today formally announced the new 1.3 standard which brings a huge amount of specification improvement. Just about every aspects as has…

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Hot Off The Press – New UEFI – BIOS Updates – Firmware – Sept 2014

As any enthusiast knows hardware only takes you so far. When considering what affects your experience with component products whether it be a motherboard, graphics card or a router, firmware makes a big difference. Firmware affects almost all aspects of a product whether it be performance, compatibility / interoprability, reliability as well as general functionality and…

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Kingston release new HyperX DDR3 Savage memory

Our friends over at Kingston have been busy. With the recent launches of both Z97 and X99 chipset and corresponding motherboards there has been a lot of design and development on new memory modules. Kingston is now announcing a new line DDR3 memory which look to match up perfectly with our range of DDR3 enabled motherboards….

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Futuremark release update for X99 Platform & new GPUs

For those of you out there who test with Futuremark applications if you have been wanting to run it on your new X99 system you may have noticed you ran into an issue. Futuremark has just released an update to resolve issue the system info portion of its benchmark. Get the latest update and let the…

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NZXT Introduces its New Source 340 Case

NZXT today announced an update to its source line of chassis. For those of you not familiar with the Source lineup it is a fantastic price to performance to feature set series of chassis. This new addition looks to really be a fantastic option for enthusiasts on a lower budget as well as even higher…