The portable gaming powerhouse packed with the latest GeForce GTX 1080 desktop grade graphics and 4k resolution
Need a promising water cooling kit for your system? The XSPC RayStorm Pro Ion AX240 is one you might want to consider for.
Great features and modularity at smaller size and lower price.
It's a pain to get just a bluetooth keyboard for each device. Why not go for one that actually works with multiple device altogether?
This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.
October 28, 2013
October 27, 2013
A quick search on the web will tell you that you'd need to sit in a good posture, memorize the keyboard layout, go for classes, play "typing games" and learn to touch-type. Keyword here is simply "Practice". The benefit? more time to do other things (including coffee breaks).
But what about people who just don't spend as much time in front of the PC? Nowadays most of us will only need to type two or three lines to reply emails, update the Facebook status, Tweet etc.... But when it comes to a need to typing a letter or an essay or the annual budget report, I'd like to get it over with A.S.A.P but I don't see myself training to type that much to achieve this. So here are some of my methods that I use to complete my assignments without spending too much time on the keyboard.
October 20, 2013
October 09, 2013
Why a fan controller you might ask? my reason is simple, I would like that my components are cooled efficiently with the least amount of noise emitted from the fans I deployed in my PC chassis. it doesn't matter if your PC is air-cooled or water-cooled, you'd still need fans. Having a non air-conditioned room in a tropical weathered country like Malaysia sure doesn't help so here is where the BitFenix Recon comes to play.
Available in black or white for about RM150 in the local market, it's decently priced for what the Recon offers so lets see what can be expected from this little package.
I present to you the Armaggeddon Alien IV G9X, (no, I'm not referring to a movie from the Aliens series) courtesy of the good people from LeapFrog Distribution Sdn Bhd. At the time of writing this article, this mouse has yet to be released to the shelves in local stores, please check the availability at the official site Armaggeddon.net. MSRP for the Alien IV G9X is RM179.
October 07, 2013
BitFenix is one of the newer brands in Malaysia as opposed to the likes of Cooler Master and Silverstone but already it has churned up quite a storm, among PC enthusiast starting with their well-known Colossus that brought a new ‘facelift’ to the chassis market. Since then, BitFenix now offers a wide range of accessories such as their Alchemy™ sleeved cable extensions, Spectre™ chassis fans, Alchemy™ LED strip chassis lighting, fan controllers, 5.25” bay adaptors and many more that compliments each other for users like you & I to customize our personal builds.
Today, I have a detailed unboxing and review of the White Shinobi XL - Window version, courtesy of BitFenix that I picked up from the good people in A.P.E.S. This is the “big-brother” of the original Shinobi that showed us how a high quality chassis can also be affordable. The Shinobi XL is the second full-tower chassis from BitFenix (the first being the Colossus) that has supports for dual 360mm radiators which will keep our enthusiastic water-cooling brothers and sisters happy looking at HWMonitor. You could also stick to air cooling in this chassis should you prefer and as a bonus, there is no cause to worry about the clearance from the side panel like most mid-tower chassis, believe me, it’s kinda hard to find a cooler that’s’ 181mm in height.
Just a friendly reminder to those who are driving a compact car to not bring passengers in the back seat as the chassis is indeed huge and require a little more than half of my passenger seats of the Proton Wira I'm driving in.
Unlike my previous CM690II Advanced, the Shinobi XL came in a brown box instead of a glossy-pictured surface. The BitFenix logo dominates the front side and from the sticker, already you can see that I have the windowed version here.
October 05, 2013
The Chronicles of Mechanical Keyboards
October 02, 2013
:: TITAN-nic ::
:: Three fans you say? ::
:: Size matters not ::
- Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz
- Mainboard: Intel DZ68DB
- HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
- RAM: Team Elite DDR3 1333MHz RAM (2 X 4GB)
- GPU: Asus GTX TITAN 6GB GDDR5 / Palit GTX 770 Jetstream 2GB GDDR5 / Zotac GTX 760 AMP! Edition
- SSD: Intel 330 Series 120GB
- HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
- PSU: Corsair GS600 600W
- Casing: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
- Monitor: Dell U2312HM 23” Monitor
- Driver: Nvidia 320.18 (GTX Titan & GTX 770), 320.49 (GTX 760)
- Softwares: MSI Afterburner, GPU-Z, FRAPS
- Metro Last Light: DX11, 1920 x 1080, Very High, 2 x SSAA, 16 x AF, Physx On
- Crysis 3: DX11, 1920 x 1080, Very High, 4 x SMAA, 16 x AF
- Tomb Raider: DX11, 1920 x 1080, Ultimate, 4 x SSAA, 16 x AF
- Hitman Absolution: DX11, 1920 x 1080, 4 x MSAA, FXAA, Ultra Quality
- Batman Arkham City: DX11, 1920 x 1080, 8 x MSAA, Extreme, Tessellation High, Physx Off
- Unigine Heaven 4.0: DX11, 1920 x 1080, 8 x AA, Ultra Quality, Tessellation Extreme
- Fastest single GPU card
- Excellent reference cooler, elegant and very silent
- Very expensive
- A much cheaper, factory overclocked GTX 780 can easily match or surpass the TITAN
- Handles today's games in 1080p resolution well
- Overclocked out of the box
- Excellent and effective cooling solution, slightly better performance than Nvidia's elegant reference design
- Doesn't look as good as Nvidia's reference design
- Memory speed is not pre-overclocked
- Takes up nearly 2.5 slots
- Highest overclocked GTX 760 in the market
- Small size suitable for HTPC setup
- Additional 3 years of extended warranty, on top of 2 years local warranty
- May need to reduce anti-aliasing (AA) settings on some games
- Cooling performance not as good as I would have expected