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Today I try out the unique PowerLine Networking product from D-Link. Read on to see the ingenious and clever way of using your homes electrical wires to create a wired home network. Read on to see how it works and whether or not you should pick one up!
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D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV 500 Network Kit Long Term Review @ ModSynergy.com
"Today I'll be sharing with you about Powerline networking, which uses the electrical wiring in your house to create a wired network. No longer will you have to run 100-FT (or longer) Ethernet cable down to various parts of your home that don't have Internet, and if your home has a Wi-Fi dead zone, Powerline networking could be a solution for you.
The D-Link DHP-309AV Powerline AV 500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit has everything you need to get up and running. D-Link advertises that all you need to do is simply plug into your electrical sockets, no set up required. We'll walk you through everything and see how good it really is."
ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC Review - Silent But Deadly @ Technology X
"When nVidia announced their 10th generation Maxwell architecture it was hotly anticipated and back in February we got to see the first GPUs based on it: the GM107 based 750 and 750 Ti. While those products offered much in terms of power efficiency, they were but a taste of what was to come. After months of waiting and delays, nVidia has finally released the first of its GTX 900 series based on the GM204 GPU core. – and today we have the pleasure of reviewing the ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC. We’ll start with an overview of the GPU and its cooler as well as the new features introduced with the 900 series and then it’s down to the nitty-gritty with some performance benchmarks and game tests."
GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Review @ PC Perspective
"The Z97X-UD5H is a solid contender for GIGABYTE in the mid-range offering category. It boasts a well thought out design with more than enough room around the integrated components for easy access. Additionally, GIGABYTE integrated their higher end power components, giving the board an edge in terms of overclocking potential and stability. Aesthetically, it would look nice in most windowed cases with its matte black coloring. The dual network controllers was another nice touch that is normally not found in a mid-range solution with both controllers offering top-notch performance. Add in the M.2 slot and SATA-Express capabilities, and you have a well rounded product.."
ASRock X99 Extreme4 Review @ Vortez
"Perhaps the key feature of the Extreme4 though is the price. When all of the above is taken into consideration you may feel deterred. You shouldn’t because the main attraction here is the price. At £170 / $240 it is a decent price point and while much of the fat and glitter has been trimmed away, it is after all a solid performer, proven in our testing so if you can get along with the colour scheme and do not need the extravagances of higher end motherboards then we see no reason not to buy this product."
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4 GB @ techPowerUp
"MSI's latest flagship is the GTX 980 Gaming. It delivers a super quiet gaming experience thanks to a powerful thermal solution and a well-crafted fan profile. In idle and light gaming, the fans will even stop completely. MSI has also overclocked their card out of the box, which yields around 10% extra performance."
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
“Razer is a company that needs little introduction, being one of, if not the most well-known names in gaming hardware. Many cite the effectiveness of Razer’s aggressive marketing, but there is no denying that they were able to put themselves into that position with several key developments in their history. One of those developments was the original DeathAdder mouse released in 2006 and was quickly hailed as one of the best ergonomic mice ever made. Though the DeathAdder has seen many updates since, the ergonomic design and the use of an optical sensor have remained the same. The DeathAdder Chroma we are reviewing is the 2014 revision that updates the lights with RGB LEDs."
Using the Acer XB280HK 28-inch 4K Monitor - 4K G-SYNC is G-LORIOUS @ TweakTown
"Acer unleashes the XB280HK, the world's first 4K2K NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor, which is a very surprising entry into the world of 4K gaming, thanks to G-SYNC."
Tt eSPORTS Team DK Edition Gaming Peripherals Review @ ThinkComputers.org
"Thermaltake has consistently been a leader in delivering well made, high quality PC gamingperipherals with their Tt eSPORTS line of products. So it’s no surprise that they would partner up with one of the most well known DotA 2 teams, Team DK. The Team DK edition of these peripherals, offer the same great features and build quality we’ve come to expect from Tt eSPORTS devices, along with a unique color scheme and Team DK branding. Today we will be looking at the Knucker gaming keyboard, Saphira gaming mouse, Pyrrhus mouse pad, and the Chronos gaming headset. So let’s get started."
COUGAR 700M Aluminum Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
"COUGAR 700M is an interesting futuristic mouse which features the popular ADNS-9800 sensor which allows DPI values up to 8200. Adjustments are available for the palm rest in order to fit with multiple hand shapes and also for allowing both claw and palm grips; value is added via the configuration software which allows full button remapping, adjusting the DPI steps, macros, LED lighting and so on."
Cougar 700M Mouse and Cougar Speed Mat review @ KitGuru
"The Cougar 700M gaming mouse features an aluminum, open frame design that looks more conceptual than a ‘gaming work horse’. Let us see if both can stand up to our rigorous testing. "
Scythe Mugen MAX CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
"October happens to be one of my favorite months of the year since it marks the beginning of winter the season which is very kind to most electrical and electronic devices out there. For me winter means i can perform tests a lot easier not only because low temperatures in the lab are always welcome (especially when testing coolers) but also because we can achieve higher and more stable overclocks compared to the much hotter summer season (at least without having to worry about turning the AC on). Of course the arrival of winter doesn't mean people should feel free to "neglect" getting proper cooling for their systems (house temperatures are never as low as the ones outside after all) so we haven't really stopped searching around to bring all of you reviews of the most intriguing CPU coolers to hit the market and today with us we have the latest offering by our old friends over at Scythe called the Mugen MAX (SCMGD-1000)."
SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
"A completely fanless, 80 PLUS Platinum power supply built by Seasonic for SilverStone? Let's see if this is the real deal."
NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Extender Review at HardwareHeaven
"A compact, easy to configure device. This is our Netgear AC750 WiFi Extender Review."
NVIDIA GTX 980 3-Way and 4-Way SLI Performance @ PC Perspective
"Multi-GPU gaming has always, and will likely always, present more problems to gamers than any single GPU solution will. With a single, fast GPU you will nearly always get 100% of your paid-for performance while going down the road of SLI or CrossFire always means there will be some sacrifice of individual GPU performance for the scalability you get. Our testing today with a set of four GeForce GTX 980 4GB reference cards proves that this is still indeed the case, despite claims from all parties involved that it would be better with this generation. Maybe it still can be, but drivers need to be optimized clearly."
Evercool Venti Heatpipe CPU Cooler @ Bigbruin.com
"Matched up against bigger, beefier, and more expensive heatpipe coolers I felt that the Evercool Venti didn't have a chance to compete. I was wrong, as the test results show that it is able to cool off the CPU about as well as some other coolers on hand from NZXT and Noctua. Apparently bigger isn't always better, and a more modestly sized heatpipe cooler such as this can offer users high performance cooling in smaller spaces."
Elephone G3 Smartphone Review @ Madshrimps
"Elephone has recently launched the G3, a terminal aimed at older users at a surprisingly low sale price. What are we offered for just $50? A smartphone incorporating one 4.5’’ IPS screen and has at its core a dual-core MTK6572 SoC at 1GHz, while the video acceleration is managed by a Mali-400 MP1 at 500MHz. For added value we also get a screen protector and a transparent silicone case."
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