• Silverstone ST850F-GS Strider Gold S Power Supply Review

    Silverstone ST850F-GS Strider Gold S Power Supply Review

    The interesting thing is that for most high-end gaming rigs you don’t need a 1200w monster and may not need a 1000w unit either. So, the question is why buy an oversized PSU when you can get the same power delivery in a much smaller package.

  • Building a X99 Haswell E Machine and Budget Gaming Upgrades

    Building a X99 Haswell E Machine and Budget Gaming Upgrades

    In this episode Dennis gives you the basics for building a Haswell-E system and Darren talks about budget gaming build upgrades.

  • Silverstone Raven RV05 Case Review

    Silverstone Raven RV05 Case Review

    One of the things that makes the Raven RV05 different from other cases is that this case embraces a shift that has been occurred in the computer world.

  • Battlefield 4 CTE Experence and The Xtreme Project

    Battlefield 4 CTE Experence and The Xtreme Project

    Hardware Asylum Podcast – In this episode Darren talks about his Battlefield 4 CTE experiences and Dennis brings you up to speed on a side project he has been working on.

  • EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review

    EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review

    In this review we will be looking at the new EVGA X99 Classified. As with other products in the EVGA lineup the Classified name this is the flagship model designed for the hardware enthusiast.

  • bequiet! Power Zone 850W CM Power Supply Review

    bequiet! Power Zone 850W CM Power Supply Review

    The Power Zone 850w sits right in the enthusiast "sweet spot" of power delivery. It has plenty of power to drive a high-end gaming rig while support two mid-range graphic cards or one monster card like the GTX 780Ti Classified or 290X Lightning.

  • MOA Qualifier Results and the EVGA X99 Classified

    MOA Qualifier Results and the EVGA X99 Classified

    In this episode we bring you our Computex 2014 wrap up and talk about the MSI MOA Americas Qualifier.

  • EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Gaming Mouse Review

    EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon Gaming Mouse Review

    There is no doubt that EVGA built the Torq X10 Carbon gaming mouse with the highest quality materials and given that this is their first mouse that is quite surprising.

  • BitFenix Neos Chassis Review

    BitFenix Neos Chassis Review

    The Neos gives you a wide variety of options, and an affordable price point, coupled with some style and color options to make for a good all-around mainstream enthusiast chassis.

  • bequiet! Shadow Rock Slim Heatsink Review

    bequiet! Shadow Rock Slim Heatsink Review

    The interesting thing about the Shadow Rock Slim is that despite the decision to leave the metal raw and untreated they did spent some time making the cooler look good.

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  • Rapoo Launches KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

    Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 | By: Warren

    For those looking at a budget friendly mechanical keyboard with linear lighted switches.  Razoo's newest offering might be one to look into.

    Press Release -

    LOS ANGELES – Oct. 22, 2014 – Rapoo’s KX Mechanical Keyboard, available now, is a sleek, wireless keyboard with vibration feedback that enhances any user’s computing experience. The mechanical keys provide a comfortable typing experience for up to 60 million operations, and its sturdy stainless-steel casing provides durable and steady placement for a long-lasting appeal.

    The KX Mechanical Keyboard runs on a reliable 5GHz connection for a wireless and interference-free connection, with a range of up to 32 feet. Boasting a low-energy consuming li-ion battery, the keyboard has a standby time of up to 40 hours. However, if running out of juice, the integrated Dual-Mode feature allows users to plug-in a micro-USB cable for a wired connection. This allows users to recharge via USB while in use, which only takes about 4 hours.

    The sleek KX Mechanical Keyboard adds interest to any home or office space. The keyboard features adjustable key illumination to easily type while in dark or dim lighting. With just the press of the FN key, users can toggle between 3 levels of lighting intensity for a customized typing experience. The FN key also activates additional hotkeys for easier and quicker use of multimedia functions.

    The Rapoo KX Mechanical Keyboard is available now in black or white for $79.99 MSRP at Walmart.com and other retailers.

    The keyboard will be available in other rich hues including red, yellow, or blue in 2015.

  • Custom Case Mod Giveaways!! Time to Pick 3

    Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014 | By: Dennis

    It is that time again. What time you say? Time to pull out the modding tools and make something great even greater.

    Attached is a photo of four awesome cases.
    1) Thermaltake Core V51
    2) Cooler Master HAF Stacker 936 (first gen)
    3) Silverstone Raven 5
    4) Silverstone Raven 4

    I am going to custom paint 3 of these cases and I what my followers to help me pick which three will get a custom coat of Hardware Asylum pearl orange.

    You can cast your vote on either the Hardware Asylum Facebook Fan Page Or the Hardware Asylum Google+ Page If you would like to tweet about it use #asylumpick3

  • ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 Motherboard Review @ Tech Report

    Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 | By: Warren

    With all the new fanfare over the E-Haswell's, we can't forget that the Z97's are still fresh, and a great foundation to build a new system on if you don't have a couple grand laying around for the X99.  ASRock just released a new Z97 motherboard with some great features beefing up the onboard M.2 sockets.  

    The market for Haswell motherboards is crowded with contenders, many of which differ only slightly from one another. ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 manages to stand out among the masses, though. Unlike most Z97 offerings, whose M.2 sockets connect via dual PCIe 2.0 lanes in the chipset, the Extreme6 boasts "Ultra M.2" goodness with quad PCIe 3.0 lanes from the CPU.

  • COUGAR 700M Gaming Mouse Review @ NikKTech

    Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 | By: Warren

    The newer adjustable-zone mouse designs are popular for those that want a truly custom mouse fit, and COUGAR, a new player to the peripherals game has just entered the playing field.  Their 700M has a lot of popular features found in a top tier gaming mouse at a price nearly half of its competition.   

    COUGAR became quite the popular name after releasing several high quality PC cases and power supply units which also combined performance and features but it wasn't until just recently that they announced the release of their very first gaming peripherals and today with us we have their flagship gaming mouse model, the 700M.

  • SteelSeries Siberia V3 Review @ Vortez

    Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | By: Warren

    While it's cool seeing new products from fresh faces entering the scene, there is something to be said about gaming pedigree.  Steelseries has followed up ten years of success by releasing a new Siberia headset.

    The design is definitively 'Siberia' and has been crafted with expert precision. They have improved the retractable microphone, upgraded the drivers to the latest generation of SteelSeries speaker drivers that have been refined to give a 'tournament grade' soundscape tailored for gaming. Meaning better situational awareness and separation in sound effects in game.

    Between the base models, and the new Prism lineup, there are tons of color combos to choose from to match nearly any system.

  • Asustek beefs up motherboard marketing

    Published: Saturday, October 18, 2014 | By: Dennis

    You hear about this kinda stuff every year and wonder if it really works.  Considering that Asus has been hanging back and not overpromoting at Computex over the past two years you begin to wonder if they are just trying to save money or just have no confidence in their products.

    Competition in the global own-brand motherboard market between Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology is heating up and Asustek has lowered prices and strengthened marketing efforts, according to industry sources.

    Gigabyte and Asustek declined to comment about their shipments.

    Asustek has already planned several promotions to sell its motherboards bundled with graphics cards, and expects its graphics cards' strong market recognition to help attract consumer demand.

    Gigabyte's motherboard and graphics card businesses are separate units and the two departments hardly cooperate over sales and marketing. Although Gigabyte's motherboard business has been performing strongly recently, Asustek's new strategy is expected to impact Gigabyte's motherboard business group, the sources noted.

    It will be interesting to see what ends up happening.  Based on some of the reviews I have seen the new Haswell-E boards are quite good and the video card lineup is looking rather impressive as well.

  • GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | By: Dennis

    Gigabyte has been trying hard to get a prefect mix of motherboards in the market that not only compliment the price watchers but also deliver outstanding performance throughout the entire range.

    The new X99-UD4 motherboards are in the sweet spot of price and performance but do they have enough features to justify the purchase?

    GIGABYTE’s new Haswell-E X99-UD4 motherboard offers a no-nonsense, no frills approach to the High End DeskTop (HEDT) market segment. While this certainly is an HEDT motherboard, GIGABYTE's approach to the feature set available on this motherboard has kept its price point in the $240 range.

    I've been testing the X99 SOC Force and so far have been impressed with the offering but have also noticed some plague points common with the Z97 release eariler this year.

  • Announcing MOA 2014 Final Livestream @ OCtv

    Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By: Dennis

    Some fun stuff happening over here on the Overclocking TV website. Oh and what is that? Hardware Asylum co-hosting the livestream?!?

    For the occasion, we’ve invited community experts to join Isaie (Trouffman) in the hosting the show:

    Dennis Garcia (Hardware Asylum, USA) will co-host the stream and provides his expertise and insights to the competition. Being and experimented podcaster and reviewer, we are looking forward to have him co-host on the stream.

    Tom Loske (PC Games Hardware, Germany) will be our guest-host from Europe. Editor at one of Europe’s largest tech site & community, Tom is the person that will be in charge of answering technical questions about the gear on the chat. He will also join the live now and then to provide additional insights from the competition battleground.

    Should be a really fun event.  Be sure to check the overclocking TV page for the schedule.

  • Borderlands Pre-Sequel Launch - Could be better, bound to be great!

    Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | By: Dennis

    If you follow the podcast you may get the idea that both Darren and myself like to play a little Borderlands and Borderlands 2.  Well today (last night at midnight) was the official launch and so far I have only gotten one hour in.

    During that time I have tried to walk up stairs and run into invisible walls, had Jack soft lock on me because he ran into a robot, Jack also couldn't stay on an elevator and kept bouncing around as it went up and..  I almost didn't make it to the moon.  Once because of the Jack soft lock (I had to create a new character for that one) and another time because I was in the trigger location before the trigger was set.

    Bottom line.  BUGGY

    Good job 2K Aussie!!

    Of course with that being said, I will be playing more.  That is after I get back from this short trip I need to take halfway around the world.  Too bad I can't play the Pre-Sequel on my Asus Slate. 

    Oh wait.  wink smile

  • GeForce GTX 980 cards from Gigabyte and Zotac reviewed @ TR

    Published: Sunday, October 12, 2014 | By: Dennis

    Zotac has been showing a sample of their new overclocking friendly video cards on Facebook and so far they look really good.  Sadly they have released OC ready video cards before but limited them to the China market only.

    Let's hope that changes.

    The GeForce GTX 980 is the new king of the hill among single-GPU graphics cards, and with nifty features like DSR, it looks like an awfully tempting potential purchase.

    If you're feeling this particular temptation, there's probably one question on your mind: which one should I get?  We've spent some time with a couple of slick offerings from Gigabyte and Zotac in order to find out.

    The Zotac Amp Omega featured in this TechReport review is their overclocking version so having a US based review site do a write-up is a good sign.  On the flip side the Gigabyte Gaming card is typical for them using the triple fan Windforce cooler and basically reference like PCB.

    The back plate is a nice touch though!

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