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Getting Your Head in the Game – TrackIR 5 with TrackClip PRO Review

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Gaming Peripherals

The TrackIR 5 is unique; it provides us the ability to turn our heads and look around our surroundings with no input from our hands. Does this product have the ability to finally change the way we game or are we doomed to keep playing with baby toys for the foreseeable future?

Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler

Cool and Quiet, Like a Ninja: Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler Review

Posted on October 22, 2014 in Water-Cooling

Cooler Master is no newbie in the world of AIO (all-in-one) pre-fab water cooling solutions. Its newest, the Nepton 240M, brings the promise of improved performance over air coolers and other AIO water coolers on a few fronts: Superior thermal dissipation, quieter operation, and easier installation. Does it succeed and deliver on all of these promises? Read on to find out.

Thecus N2560 NAS

Thecus N2560 Dual-bay SOHO NAS Review

Posted on October 20, 2014 in Network-Attached Storage

For either the home or home office, a NAS can be a boon for those looking to have a no-nonsense, feature-rich storage solution. Of course, not everyone has needs for a ton of storage, and in many cases, a simple dual-bay would suffice. And as far as those go, Thecus’ N2560 is definitely worth checking out.

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To The Moon! Borderlands: Pre-Sequel Preview-Review

Posted on October 18, 2014 in Gaming

After the events of Borderlands and before the events of Borderlands 2, we have a gap. No bullets were fired, no corny jokes were told, no heroes were around, and certainly not enough tentacles. A gap so large, it couldn’t be filled with a prequel, a gap too long to be filled by a sequel; Ladies and gentlebeings, I present, CLAPTRAP!! – Wait, I mean, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Chassis

SilverStone Fortress FT05 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Posted on October 15, 2014 in Full-Tower

After having gone 3 years without looking at a SilverStone chassis, we’re back with a look at the company’s latest, the mid-tower Fortress FT05. Can it deliver on the promises of big cooling and big flexibility while retaining as small a footprint as possible? It’s time to man the fort and find out.

Tech News

MAINGEAR Selling TITAN Z-equipped PC For The Price Of A TITAN Z

by Rob Williams on October 29, 2014 10:30 AM EST
MAINGEAR X-CUBE PC

It’s not too often that a deal like this comes around. Our friends over at Bright Side of News* spotted a special version of MAINGEAR’s X-CUBE PC that costs as much as its included graphics card. The card in this particular case (no pun) is NVIDIA’s ultra high-end TITAN Z, and its price tag is $1,499. […]

WD Expands ‘Purple’ Surveillance Hard Drive Lineup, Offers Capacities Up To 6TB

by Rob Williams on October 29, 2014 9:30 AM EST
WD Purple 6TB Hard Drive

Since about the time WD launched its NAS-focused Red series of hard drives, the company has been slowly transitioning the rest of its series over to newer, simpler naming schemes. Caviar Black became ‘WD Black’, for example, and instead of WD RE 5, we got ‘WD Re’. The drives formerly known as ‘A/V’ got renamed […]

GOG.com Gains Lucasfilms Games As Latest Major Publisher To Be Offered On The Service

by Rob Williams on October 28, 2014 4:51 PM EST
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GOG.com has long offered a massive collection of classic computer games, but because there’s just so many that could be on the service, there are still many gaps despite the service having been around for six years. Well, the company has today filled one of the most noticeable voids, and that’s with some classic Lucasfilm […]

ASUS’ Republic of Gamers G20 mini-PC Sports Standout Aesthetics, Lots of Features

by Rob Williams on October 28, 2014 9:45 AM EST
ASUS Republic of Gamers G20 Desktop

One of the greatest benefits of the advancement of technology is that our small devices and components continue to become more powerful and efficient with every new generation. That’s as true for our PC hardware as it is our smartphones and tablets. At this point, we’ve come far enough along where a company like ASUS […]

Futuremark Adds to its Mobile Portfolio with PCMark, Now Available for Android

by Rob Williams on October 27, 2014 12:56 PM EST
PCMark for Android

It’s been about a year-and-a-half since Futuremark released its popular 3DMark benchmark for Android (download here), and in that time, the company has updated it on more than one occasion to keep the results as accurate possible. Now, it’s time to test your Android device for it’s all-around use, and that of course means that […]

3D Realms Relaunches Itself, Releases Anthology Featuring 32 Classic Games

by Rob Williams on October 27, 2014 11:20 AM EST
3D Realms New Logo

Five-and-a-half years ago, it seemed certain that 3D Realms was finished. At the time, the company was duking it out with Take-Two thanks to the constant delays that plagued Duke Nukem Forever, and ultimately, the vast majority of 3D Realms’ staff was let go. In the years that followed, very little happened with 3D Realms, […]

Breaking the Wire: KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Now Available

by Brandon Mietzner on October 23, 2014 4:17 PM EST
KX_Wireless_Meyboard

The mechanical keyboard has been making a strong comeback the last few years thanks to PC gamers, but wireless has still proven to be a very elusive mistress to conquer when it comes to the bewildering demands of those gamers. With many mechanical keyboards on the market and only one or two wireless options available, […]

Lian Li Gets NAS-ty With the PC-Q26 Mini-ITX Chassis

by Ryan Perry on October 23, 2014 2:09 PM EST
Lian Li PC-Q26 Angled

The Techgage staff have had some “spirited” debates about pre-built, stand-alone NAS systems versus ones built ourselves. Thanks to Lian Li, those who would rather build a NAS themselves from hand-picked components are sure to be happy with the announcement of the PC-Q26 mid-tower NAS chassis. The silver or black aluminum PC-Q26 supports mini-ITX motherboards, […]

Cool and Quiet, Like a Ninja: Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler Review

by Techgage Staff on October 22, 2014 7:00 AM EST
Cooler Master Nepton 240M CPU Cooler

Cooler Master is no newbie in the world of AIO (all-in-one) pre-fab water cooling solutions. Its newest, the Nepton 240M, brings the promise of improved performance over air coolers and other AIO water coolers on a few fronts: Superior thermal dissipation, quieter operation, and easier installation. Does it succeed and deliver on all of these […]

Back to the Future is Back in the Present: Hoverboards are Here!

by Brandon Mietzner on October 21, 2014 5:45 PM EST
Hendo Hoverboard

The idea was simple: How to use magnetic fields to make levitation feasible. Today, Greg Henderson has not only developed a technological revolution, but he has done it in one of the most iconic ways imaginable, with a Hoverboard. The idea is currently being spearheaded on Kickstarter under the banner Hendo Hoverboards – World’s first REAL […]