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ASUS’ Poseidon GTX 980 Merges Air & Liquid Cooling To Achieve 27ºC Drop Over Reference Design

Posted on December 17, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 - Packaging

When you’re looking to eke as much performance out of a piece of hardware as possible, especially while trying to keep temperatures modest, nothing beats liquid cooling. But as attractive as liquid cooling is, it often introduces a number of harsh caveats. One example is with the fact that most GPU waterblocks are not effective […]

Surprise, Surprise – Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Posted on December 17, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Thermaltake Core V51 Mid-Tower Chassis

Surprises, for the most part, are a good thing. I’ve never owned a Thermaltake chassis before, so I didn’t know what to expect from the Core V51. So, one way or the other, I was sure to be surprised with it. And, it did surprise me in many ways. Read on to see whether or […]

NVIDIA Adds 8 Great Titles To GRID In First Month Of Service’s Launch

Posted on December 16, 2014 3:00 PM by Rob Williams

In mid-November, NVIDIA made a number of cool announcements, with arguably the biggest being that its GRID cloud service was becoming official. As the service had been in beta for quite some time prior to that, it was a bit of a relief to finally see the company pulling the trigger – it meant that some tasty […]

Total Charity Donations Through Humble Bundle Top $50,000,000

Posted on December 16, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
Humble Bundle Charity

Believe it or not, Humble Bundle will be turning five this coming May – and what a five years it’s been. When the first bundle released way back in 2010, Humble Bundle as a whole became an instant hit. The ability to buy great games at your own price had serious appeal, and while some […]

The Crew Review: Life In The Not so Fast Lane

Posted on December 15, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Ubisoft's The Crew

The Crew is Ubisoft’s newest franchise, and it’s been touting it hard as being the ultimate racer. As it puts gamers squarely in the driver’s seat with a license to go fast either solo or with friends, we have some questions: Does it have what it takes to overtake the competition? Or does it use […]

Here’s Something Entirely New: A Wireless CHERRY Keyboard, by CHERRY

Posted on December 11, 2014 12:43 PM by J.D. Kane
CHERRY JD-0700 Wireless Keyboard

Now, everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows that the German company CHERRY is the world’s biggest and most popular supplier of mechanical keyboard switches. With the ongoing proliferation of mechanical keyboards, the CHERRY name keeps getting spread ever farther, ever wider. Most of the big hitters of the PC peripheral market space […]

Samsung Debuts Impressive 850 EVO Line of SSDs

Posted on December 10, 2014 5:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Samsung 850 EVO SSD - Angled

Samsung has unveiled its latest creation, the 850 EVO solid-state drive family. The 850 EVO is slated to be the successor to the incredibly popular 840 EVO line of SSDs. While the 850 Pro retains the flagship performance and endurance spotlight, the EVO slots in as the more budget-friendly alternative. The 840 EVO was the […]

Contest: NVIDIA and Techgage Team Up To Give You Far Cry 4

Posted on December 8, 2014 9:00 AM by Techgage Staff

It might be a little hard to believe, but the Far Cry series is well into its tenth year, and as its name suggests, Far Cry 4 is its fourth major release. While sometimes a long-running series runs the chance of growing stale, Ubisoft defied that from being the case here: Simply put, Far Cry […]

ASUSTOR AS-204TE 4-bay NAS Review

Posted on December 8, 2014 7:00 AM by Techgage Staff

We have taken a look at many NAS solutions over the years, but it’s not often that we get to check out a model from a vendor we’ve never had the chance to look at before. So, it’s with great intrigue that we check out ASUSTOR’s AS-204TE, a four-bay NAS solution designed for home use. […]

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s Season Pass Delivers More Frustration Than Content

Posted on December 5, 2014 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Borderlands Pre-Sequel Logo

When Gearbox released Borderlands in 2009, I’m not sure many people would have accurately predicted what the series would become. It wouldn’t even surprise me if Gearbox had no intentions of a sequel at that point. But, the company did want to make a massive impression with its new IP, and helped that by releasing four high-quality […]

Far Cry 4 Review: Can You Take Me Higher?

Posted on December 4, 2014 2:00 PM by Techgage Staff

Things have changed in the Far Cry series. We are no longer on a sunny tropical island. Instead, we’re now being taken to new heights in a fictional country called Kyrat, which resides in the Himalayan region. Let’s find out if this change of scenery breathes new life into the series, or if it suffocates […]

Dragon Age Inquisition Review: Roaring Back To Life

Posted on December 1, 2014 6:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Dragon Age Inquisition Logo

Dragon Age Origins took many RPG fans by immense surprise, with its lengthy story, fascinating characters, brilliant control scheme and et cetera. Unfortunately, its second installment was the exact opposite. But now, we have Dragon Age Inquisition: Did BioWare learn from its mistakes or did it just roll another critical number one? Before we begin […]

Fractal Design – The Define R5: Where Clean Styling Meets Quiet Acoustics

Posted on November 28, 2014 8:05 AM by Tom Roeder
Fractal Design R5 2

Fractal Design is no stranger to the computer case market, and it has always had some really top shelf offerings in the past – today is no different, enter the Fractal Design Define R5 – The Definition of Silence. The Define series of cases already have a well-earned place in the case market, and this […]

Ubisoft Apologizes To Fans For Problematic Assassin’s Creed Unity Launch, Offers A Free Game Or DLC To Compensate

Posted on November 27, 2014 6:00 PM by Rob Williams
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the situation Ubisoft was dealing with after its launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity. Simply put, many fans were not happy. The game had lots of bugs, and the platform you played it on didn’t change anything. For PC gamers, it was made worse by the fact that […]

Phanteks Intros Two New CPU Coolers

Posted on November 26, 2014 3:30 PM by J.D. Kane
Phanteks TC12LS CPU Cooler

Phanteks has announced two new CPU heat sinks to join its product line-up: The low-profile PH-TC12LS and the dual-tower PH-TC14S. The PH-TC12LS is designed primarily for HTPCs. Standing at only 47mm tall (74mm with the F12oMP PWM High Static Pressure fan that it ships with), it is a great option for systems housed in chassis […]

Good as Gold: Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Quick Look

Posted on November 24, 2014 7:00 PM by Techgage Staff
Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Power Supply

Bigger is better, right? That’s what people always say. On that basis, Thermaltake’s monstrous Toughpower 1500W Gold is the biggest, baddest PSU the company sells. Although Techgage can’t really test it (we don’t have the equipment to do so), we can show you this monster and tell you what makes it tick. Read on for […]

Assassin’s Creed Unity: The Not So Finished Review

Posted on November 21, 2014 8:30 AM by Brandon Mietzner
Assassin’s Creed Symbol

Assassin’s Creed Unity takes us back to Paris, France during the late 1700s revolutionary war, where we’re thrust into the shoes of Arno Dorian and his story during this difficult and historically significant time. Unfortunately, his story cannot yet be told, and our review has been cut short due to the tremendous number of technical issues […]

Thermaltake Intros Stackable Modular Core V21 Chassis

Posted on November 20, 2014 12:00 PM by J.D. Kane
Thermaltake Core V21 Micro Chassis

Thermaltake has just introduced an interesting new addition to its Core line of PC chassis, the Core V21. The new Core V21 is ideal for systems based on either mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards. But that’s not what makes this new chassis so interesting. You see, the Core V21 is a stackable chassis. Thermaltake says its […]

be quiet! Launches Silent Base 800 Chassis

Posted on November 20, 2014 10:00 AM by J.D. Kane
be quiet! Silent Base 800 Chassis

be quiet! may not be making a ton of noise as far as headlines and market share here in the North American market, but it does have a firm foothold in certain sectors. The German manufacturer is known best as a power supply unit and aftermarket CPU cooling solutions provider, with a smaller presence in […]

BlackBerry Goes Back To Its Roots With ‘Classic’ Smartphone, Priced At $449

Posted on November 14, 2014 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry wants its piece of the enterprise mobile pie back, and it hopes to make some headway by going back to its roots. With its ‘Classic’ smartphone, that’s just what the company has done. Touted as the ‘ultimate communications tool’, the Classic sports an iconic BlackBerry design, complete with optical track pad, and makes use […]

US Department Of Energy To Deploy Two Flagship Supercomputers In 2017

Posted on November 14, 2014 2:45 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Tesla K40

The US Department of Energy has today announced its plans to deploy two supercomputers in 2017 that will deliver at least three-times the performance of today’s most powerful competitor. Like Oak Ridge’s TITAN, which was put into use a couple of years ago, these new supercomputers will make use of NVIDIA’s Tesla accelerators, but unlike […]

Android’s Sweet Lollipop Upgrade Beginning To Hit Google’s Nexus Line, Manual Firmware Updates Available For Those Who Don’t Want To Wait

Posted on November 13, 2014 3:09 PM by Rob Williams
Android Lollipop Green

We posted yesterday that the second-generation unlocked Moto G had begun receiving the Lollipop 5.0 upgrade, and we couldn’t help but wonder when the roll-out would affect other devices – namely Google’s own Nexus line. Well, it didn’t take too long to get an answer: Now. Yup – that’s right. If you’re the owner of […]

When Will Game Developers Learn? Ubisoft Faces Ire After Assassin’s Creed Unity Release, Suffers Immediate Stock Hit

Posted on November 13, 2014 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
Assassin's Creed Unity Box Art

It has been quite the year for Ubisoft, but as far as many gamers are concerned, it’s not been for good reason. This is especially true when it comes to the PC. Given some of the stunts we’ve seen pulled this past year, we’ve truly had to ask ourselves why Ubisoft seems to hate the […]

NVIDIA Announces Launch Date For Lollipop 5.0 On SHIELD Tablet & ‘Green Box’ Bundle, Makes GRID Cloud Gaming Service Official

Posted on November 13, 2014 11:45 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet With Stand

Geez – where to begin? NVIDIA has absolutely inundated us with news today, so let’s start from the top. SHIELD Tablet owners will be pleased to know that Android 5.0, aka: Lollipop, will be hitting their devices this coming Tuesday (the 18th). The OS update in itself is major, because it brings a lot of […]

Kingston Launches Class 10 128GB microSD and 256GB SD Cards

Posted on November 12, 2014 2:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Kingston 256GB Class 10 SDXC and 128GB Class 10 microSD

Need a tonne of storage in the smallest form factor possible? Kingston has you covered with its new line-up of insanely high capacity SD and microSD cards. With capacities up to 128GB with a microSDXC card, and 256GB with an SDXC card, that’s some seriously big… and small, storage. To make things even better, they’re […]

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