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Our Fantastic Fall Gaming PC giveaway has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! If you recall, we teamed up with our friends at CyberPower and put together one heck of an awesome giveaway, featuring a Trinity Xtreme PC packed with high-end hardware! This time around you all had the a chance to win an awesome Haswell-E powered, slick, custom-built, CyberPower Trinity Xtreme gaming PC with 16GB of RAM, an ultra powerful GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, a Samsung SSD, and a whole lot more. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig includes...:Processor   Intel Core i7-5820K (15MB Cache, Six Cores, 3.3GHz)  Memory 16GB... Read more...
Our spring gaming PC giveaway has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! If you recall, we teamed up with our friends at CyberPower’s Syber Gaming division and put together one heck of an awesome gaming system giveaway! This time around you all had the a chance to win an Intel Core i5-4690K-infused, custom-built, console-sized Syber Vapor gaming PC with 16GB of RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 970, a Samsung SSD, and a whole lot more. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig were: CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Memory: 16GB DDR3-1600 Storage: 250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO / 1TB Seagate HDD Chipset: Intel Z97 Chassis: Syber Vapor... Read more...
We are adding a new feature here at HotHardware--the brand new HotHardware Shop--to make it easier for you all to find some great deals on the latest tech gear and related products. The HotHardware Shop will be constantly expanding, but it is already loaded up with deals on everything from gadgets and gear, to software, accessories, and much more. There is even a section full of various free items that currently includes a number of software packages and eLearning specials. We'll be giving some awesome stuff away regularly too--like a new Macbook, for example.The deals posted in the HotHardware Store will typically be available only for a limited time. As older deals expire, we’ll be filtering... Read more...
To usher in the holiday season, we teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA to put together one heck of an exciting giveaway!This time around we gave you all a chance to win a trio of awesome NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets, along with a companion SHIELD Wireless Controller and Cover. And we’re talking 32GB LTE SHIELD Tablets here, locked and loaded with the freshly released Android Lollipop update and access to NVIDIA’s GRID game streaming service! Three Identical Prize Packages Were Up For Grabs!32GB LTE/Wi-Fi SHIELD Tablet + Wireless Controller + Cover Well, we've finally been through all of the entries and have selected the winners! Without further delay, they are... Super Dave Joseph Pianta... Read more...
This time of year is always busy for folks. And of course, never taking the easy route, we decided what the heck, let's make it ever busier for ourselves and launch a new engine with a fresh paint job for the Tech-charged web publication machine, we call HotHardware.com. It's a labor of love here for us you know, like a real family affair. Family and friends like you make this place tick; and for that, we are most thankful. So I guess it's only fitting that we launched our new baby around the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. Take a look around, kick the tires, goose the throttle a bit and test her out, but be gentle. We're still squashing a few bugs and wiping them off the windshield on the... Read more...
To have a little fun in the lead up to Halloween, and give a little something back to the community, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around, two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans had a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard to go along with it... AMD FX-9590 Liquid Cooled Edition and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard! Two (2) prize packages up for grabs! We’ll we’ve scoured through the myriad of users and posts and have picked the VERY lucky winners! KOwen and... Read more...
Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte have teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around we're giving two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard to go along with it. If you're an AMD fan and were thinking of upgrading or building a new system, this is one heck of a great foundation. The breakdown of prize packages is as follows: AMD FX-9590 Liquid Cooled Edition and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard! Two (2) prize packages up for grabs! To be entered, please follow... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we partnered up with our good friends at Corsair to give away a fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you had a chance to win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and accessories available! Here’s a look at the complete parts list and breakdown: Case: Silver Graphite 600T PSU: HX850 Gold PSU Cooler: H80 Cooler RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum Storage: Force GS 180GB SSD Input: Vengeance M90 mouse Input: Vengeance K90 keyboard Audio: Vengeance 2000 headset CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Motherboard: Z77 Express GPU:... Read more...
Just in time for the back-to-school season, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at Corsair and are giving away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, you could win a complete Intel Core i7-2600K based system with a Radeon HD 6970 graphics card, all wrapped up in some of the hottest Corsair parts and accessories available! Here’s a look at the complete parts list and breakdown: Case: Silver Graphite 600T PSU: HX850 Gold PSU Cooler: H80 Cooler RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum Storage: Force GS 180GB SSD Input: Vengeance M90 mouse Input: Vengeance K90 keyboard Audio: Vengeance 2000 headset CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K... Read more...
Ever wondered what a modern, interactive map of the Internet would look like? Here's your chance to find out. The appropriately (if somewhat unimaginatively) named Internet Map site has drawn the top 350,000 websites in relation to each other, with sites grouped according to cross-link strength and topic. Sites are color-coded by region; Russia is the top red segment, China is the yellow section at the bottom-left, Japan is purple, and North America is the giant splotch of blue in the center. Clusters of websites within the map are grouped semantically; the author notes that "a vast porno cluster can be seen between Brazil and Japan as well as a host of minor clusters uniting websites of the... Read more...
Although most of our time is spent hunkered down in the labs running benchmarks, taking and editing pictures, compiling data, working on page layouts, and of course writing, on occasion some of us actually get to go out into the real world and interact with people. I know. It’s crazy. But it does happen. Fortunately for us, our fearless leader Dave spent some time with the folks at Samsung on one of his jaunts outside the lab. And wouldn’t ya know it, they ended up shooting a commercial... Yup, that’s HotHardware’s own Dave Altavilla demoing the Explore 3D feature, available on Samsung’s newer 3D TVs. For a first-timer, I think Dave did a bang-up job. Heck, he even... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geek, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Ouya Android Game Console, the HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone for the Spring network, Dell’s shiny new Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, and Marco’s custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/680 Round Up, which featured cards from EVGA, ZOTAC, MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS. We also drop a few hints about an upcoming giveaway and a redesign in the works for HH. Show Notes: 01:10 - Ouya Android Game Console Hits $4 Million Home Run on Kickstarter and It's Still Going 05:42 - HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone Review 11:21 - Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook Review 16:55 - Custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/680 Round Up: EVGA,... Read more...
The time has come to announce the winners our of latest giveaway! As most of you probably know, this time around, we teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we had a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, a GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI graphics card, and a Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse combo. For the last few weeks, all of our active participants had a shot at winning, but it's time to bring this giveaway to a close. So without further delay, here are the winners... The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI goes to - Aoshi! The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard goes to - OSunday! The Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse goes to - cowboyspace!... Read more...
Now that the holidays and CES craziness are over, we thought it would be a good time to launch our latest giveaway! This time around, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Gigabyte to give away a few of pieces of HOT hardware. Up for grabs, we have a Z68 series, Z68XP-UD3P motherboard, GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI graphics card, and a Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse... The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 N56GOC-IGI! The First Runner Up will receive and a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard! The Second Runner Up will receive the Force K3 keyboard and M6900 mouse! To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If you're... Read more...
It has been another great year for us here at HotHardware.com, thanks in no small part to all of you--our awesome readers! As 2011 draws to a close, we want to take another chance to thank you all yet again for being a part of our extended families and making this a great place to work (and play!). Happy New Year! If you’re going to be out partying tonight, have lots of fun, but most of all be safe! We want to hear all of the stories of your debauchery tomorrow, although Monday would be good too! We understand that some of you may not be "functional" tomorrow after tonight's partying, so we'll give you that extra day to recover. :) The members of team HH are going to be out and about... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Marco and Dave discuss Logitech's Wireless Bluetooth Boombox and the state of wireless connectivity, AMD's new FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer CPU, id Software's Rage game, NVIDIA's 3D Vision 2 and the Asus VG278H 3D LCD, along with hints of our next contest where you could win a high fidelity PC! Show Notes: 1:05 - Logitech's Wireless Bluetooth Boombox 7:45 - NVIDIA's 3D Vision 2 and the Asus VG278H 3D LCD 11:45 - id Software's Rage 16:45 - AMD's new FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer CPU 22:23 - Contest Details!... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss a number of topics from Steve Jobs’ unfortunate passing, to Samsung's upcoming 830 series SSD, the Asus Eee Pad Slider, our 3D Monitor Shootout featuring LCDs from Acer and Viewsonic, the Asus ET2011 All-in-One PC that sells for a mere $500, we congratulate our recent Labor Day contest winner, and drop a few hints about our next contest, which we’ll be announcing very soon... Show Notes: 00:38 - Steve Jobs Passes Away 03:14 - Samsung 830 Series SSD Preview 06:17 - Asus Eee Pad Slider Review 14:04 - 3D Monitor Shoot-Out: Acer HN274H & ViewSonic V3D245 17:18 - Asus 20" ET2011AUKB-B006E All-In-One... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Kingston Wi-Drive that adds wireless storage to iOS devices, Intel investing 300 million bucks in UltraBook development, the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 and other things lurking in Dave's lab. We also answer a few interesting reader questions, offer hints of a cool new contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:55 - Kingston Wi-Drive Review: Add Storage To iOS Devices 04:47 - Intel Capital Creates $300 Million Ultrabook Fund 07:59 - Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Sneak Peek 11:17 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Sneak Peek 11:42 - Reader Questions... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Toshiba Thrive Android tablet, Samsung's gorgeous Galaxy S II smartphone, a new 1TB notebook drive from WD, OCZ's upcoming Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, AMD's Llano-based A6 desktop processor with integrated Radeon graphics, and spotlight a couple of new features on the HotHardware website... Show Notes: 01:45 - The Swiss Army Knife of Tablets: Toshiba's Thrive 06:40 - Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphone Review 10:15 - A Terabyte For Notebooks: WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Drive 15:45 - AMD A6-3650 Llano APU Performance Review... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and our resident ¼ Geek Apprentice Michael (Dave's son) build a custom, high-end Gaming System for the winner of our totally awesome Dads and Grads sweepstakes! Enjoy this bad boy, Lamar! And a BIG thanks for entering the sweepstakes everyone! We’ll be announcing the next one soon! (Be sure to watch all the way to the very end--if you can handle the cuteness!)... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's Llano A8-3850 APU for the desktop, Dell's Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop, Acer's Iconia Tab A500, and our recent SATA III SSD Round-Up with drives from OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, and Crucial, we have a little fun showing off an old Intel add, and we dropped a few hints about an upcoming system giveaway... Show Notes: 01:13 - AMD A8-3850 Llano APU and Lynx Platform Preview 04:06 - Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Review 08:12 - SATA III SSD Round-Up: OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Crucial 11:32 - Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Tablet Review 16:20 - Something Cool For HH Fans... Read more...
A few years back, when Intel launched its enthusiast-class, dual-CPU powered behemoth, codenamed Skulltrail, we were among the small group of tech publications that were given an opportunity to evaluate the platform before it hit the market. At the time, when two of Intel’s fastest quad-cores were installed in the D5400XS motherboard that was the foundation of the platform, Skulltrail proved to be the most powerful configuration available to enthusiasts for CPU-intensive workloads. In our conclusion of that article, we called Skulltrail, “A beast in every sense of the word”, which was true on many levels. But that sentence was also catchy enough to grab the attention of some... Read more...
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