Best Budget HTPC build 2015 under 800 dollars (April)

This HTPC configuration (Home Theater PC) is mainly dedicated to Home Cinema and should be the perfect addition to any living room. This configuration allows you to watch and record television, play DVD and Blu-rays, listen to music (CD, MP3…), but can of course also be used as a classic PC: word processing, photos or video games (although a video card is required for recent 3D games.)

This HTPC is encased in a high-end desktop case, fit for powerful components (including a video card) while performing very silently (a must for a living-room setup). Some of the high-end elements presented here are optional; one can perfectly build an HTPC setup for about 800 dollars..

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Best Gaming CPU under 300 dollars 2015

Today we finish with the third installment of our special item reviews in which we chose the best cpu for gaming within different price ranges.

We have talked earlier about the best processors to play games if you have a budget of up to 100 dollars, which would be the basic range, and the midrange, with a budget of no more than 200 dollars.

In this new special article we raise the bar to 300 dollars, a figure that I consider as “the end of the road” as going beyond that means entering a huge gap between quality/price.

By this we mean something very simple, as the difference between a 250 dollars processor and one that costs 400 dollars, for example, is almost nonexistent when playing a game, and this means that for every dollars invested beyond a particular limit you don’t necessarily receive a performance boost that is really worth it.

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Best Gaming CPU under 200 dollars 2015

We continue with our series of articles dedicated to one of the most important components of any computer, the processor, and this time we will focus on choosing the best CPUs to play games for 140-200 dollars.

In our previous special and we already made a short summary of the main advantages of AMD and Intel processors, but now we jump to the midrange and we must introduce some important changes, because though most of the previously mentioned points remain applicable, there are some updates to keep in mind.

Before making our last point, you need to keep in mind that with a maximum budget of 200 dollars you can’t access the Core i7 or the Core i5 with an unlocked multiplier.

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Best Gaming CPU under 100 dollars 2015

The processor is an important component for a lot of tasks, and its election makes many users doubt whether which one could be the best, and that’s why we have launched a series of guides in which we will choose the best CPUs to play with different price ranges.

In this first article we set a limit of 100 dollars, though we will leave a margin of five dollars to not limit our range of options so much, as this is a budget that is usually very common for users who want to mount hardware for very little money or who simply want to renew their PCs.

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Upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 from the Windows Update

If you would like to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 to the newest Windows 10 but the previous installation option seemed too complicated, this is for you. This is the easiest and safest way to install Windows. Right from the Windows O.S, using the Windows Update option.

1: Before installing Windows 10

Normally, if you wanted to try any of the Windows versions prior to their official release, you needed to download the ISO file from Microsoft’s website and then create an installation disk in order to install the new Windows onto your PC.

This is now a thing of the past for Microsoft.

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AMD Radeon R9 390X vs GeForce TITAN X vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

We have new leaks around the AMD Radeon R9 390X, which faced against nothing less than the most powerful Nvidia graphics card, the GeForce GTX TITAN X and the still unannounced Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which uses the same GPU that the TITAN X, the GM200, but in a cropped version.

On the other hand, we can see the one that may be the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Ti at the bottom of the graphics.

To draw a clear conclusion of performance, all graphics were tested under 19 different games reaching 4K resolutions, graphs that were accompanied by an Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.20 GHz with 16 GB of DDR3 memory to avoid any bottlenecks that influence the charts negatively.

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NVIDIA GTX 960M, GTX 950M and GT940M Specifications Comparison

MSI has updated its notebook for gamers line without making too much noise, but thanks to that we have seen the specifications of the GTX 960M, GTX 950M and GT 940M, based on NVIDIA Maxwell.

Thanks to this we were able to confirm the specifications that these “new” graphics cards for laptops have. We make emphasis on “new” because in reality we are facing relaunched solutions.

As shown in the attached table, the GTX 960M and GTX 950M would be renamed versions of the GTX 860M and GTX 850M, but with a slight increase in their operating frequencies. (Read More: 960M vs 860M)

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Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

Logitech has launched a new range of mice in which the brand goes back to its origins of improved optical sensors, and thus we find the Daedalus Prime, G302, as an input model. This model, focused on MOBA games, has 6 programmable buttons, internal memory to save the profiles there and a completely renovated software control. A simple but very well done model with excellent results for its game field.

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 37 mm x 115 mm x 65 mm
  • Weight: 87 grams (mouse only)
  • 6 programmable buttons
  • USB connection
  • Resolution: 240 ~ 4000 DPI. optical Sensor
  • Response time: 1 ms (1000 Hz)
  • Maximum acceleration: 20 G
  • Extras · Software Configuration
  • Instant Change DPI

Presentation and detailed view

The Logitech Daedalus Prime G302 is the MOBA model that the manufacturer has launched in which the speed in clicks and instantaneous DPI change are its main features.

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Intel Xeon D, Broadwell arrives to the servers

The Intel Broadwell architecture keeps extending within the catalogue of Intel products. After the Core M and Core U, the company keeps integrating this architecture in low consumption chips and now it’s the turn of its application to the servers.

The new Xeon D are fabricated with 14 nanometers and, at least initially, they’ll arrive under two models of 4 and 8 cores in integrated SoC format, that means, they’ll be directly welded onto server plates, so those of you who were waiting for the first Broadwell processor with a CPU socket will have to wait.

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