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Friday May 29, 2015

[H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews

Today is Friday and you know what that means! It is time once again for the [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews! For anyone that might have missed them, we like to take a quick look back on the hardware evaluations and articles we posted earlier in the week. We kicked the week off with our Grand Theft Auto V Image Quality Comparison - Part 5 article, followed by our SilverStone Tundra TD03-E AIO liquid CPU cooler review. Finally, we wrapped things up with our evaluation of the MSI X99A MPower LGA 2011-v3 motherboard.

20 Of The Worst PC Setups

It's time once again for Think Computer's monthly Worst PC Setups feature. If you've ever moved into a new apartment, house or dorm room, you can totally relate to this one. wink

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GIGABYTE Readies FM2+ Series Motherboards For AMD's Godavari APUs

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce that its lineup of FM2+ motherboards is now compatible with the newly launched Godavari APU from AMD. Featuring 12 CPU and GPU compute cores (4+8), the latest AMD A-Series APU brings great support for exciting new technology such as AMD FreeSync™, DirectX™ 12 and also Windows 10 64-bit support. Paired with the connectivity featured on GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards, the combo offers the best platform capable of delivering great processing performance, smooth high framerates in the most popular online game and a path to easy upgrades with many of the latest technologies available for today’s desktop PCs.

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[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cases: Case Mod Friday @ ThinkComputers

ETC.: Shogun Bros. Ballista MK-1 @ pcGameware

Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged @ LanOC

Motherboards: Intel Z97 OC On LN2 @ Hardware.Info

Storage: Asustor AS-7004T @ ocaholic

Crucial MX200 500GB SSD @ APH Networks

MSI X99A MPower LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard

If you are planning a motherboard upgrade in the near future, make sure read our evaluation of the MSI X99A MPower LGA 2011-v3 motherboard.

MSI’s X99A MPower promises to deliver a ton of features at a reasonable price. SATA Express, full speed M.2 support, and USB 3.1 compatibility are all examples of what this motherboard has to offer. The MSI MPower series has never disappointed us before, so we have high hopes for this motherboard.

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Silk Road Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life in Prison

I knew they were going to throw the book at this guy but life in prison? Whoa. eek!

Ross Ulbricht, the hiking, yoga-loving libertarian convicted of masterminding and running the online black market bazaar known as Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. At the hearing on Friday, Judge Katherine Forrest, who has presided over the gnarled case that has revealed many twisted plots and shadowy secrets since it began in January, delivered her verdict in front of a packed courtroom.

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MIT Cheetah Robot Running And Jumping

MIT, home to some of the greatest minds on the planet, has created a running, jumping robot. Next up, a better recording method than "get in this basket, hold the camera and I'll push you down a hill" system. big grin Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

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IRS Believes Massive Data Theft Originated In Russia

Feel free to chime in with your best "In Russia, taxes pay you" jokes.

The Internal Revenue Service believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, Rep. Peter Roskam confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

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3 White Collar Jobs Robots Are Already Mastering

Three more jobs lost to robots. Next step, total annihilation of the human race.

We asked Ford to give us three examples of white collar jobs that are ripe for automation. Pharmacists, attorneys and one close to our hearts — journalists. All three of these professions have already been transformed in profound ways most of us may not even realize.

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Corsair: What Is Bulldog?

Corsair has a teaser video out called "What is Bulldog?" So, are we taking any bets on what this will be?

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AMD Catalyst 15.5 Beta Driver for Windows

All you Radeon owners out there should download the new AMD Catalyst 15.5 beta driver, especially if you are playing The Witcher 3 or Project Cars. Let us know how they work on your system in the comments.

This driver release is recommended for The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt and Project Cars. This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.5 Beta. This particular software suite updates the AMD Catalyst Display Driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been updated, and is designed to provide enhanced performance and reliability.

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Gaming [H]eadlines

Destiny: Xur Location And Inventory @ VG24/7

Halo 5 Coming To The PC? @ Shacknews

Heroes of the Storm Launch Event @ Blue's News

New Xbox One Controller In June @ Eurogamer