Category: peripherals

HIGH POINT SSD7210

high point ssd7210

The High Point SSD7210 is a 4-port PCI Express 3.0 U.2 controller card. Ultra-High Performance, Flexible NVMe U.2 RAID Controller PCI Express 3.0 x16 NVMe Supports Single Drives & RAID 0, 1, 5, 1/0 4x U.2 Ports with Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth for each NVMe SSD Flexible 2.5″ U.2 Form Factor 6.3 x 0.8 …

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MOTHERBOARDS FEATURING 10GBASE-T

ASUS XG-C100C

We use several computers here at Hardcore Games. The desire for faster networking is a universal one. 10GBASE-T has been pervasive in the corporate world for a long time, consumers have been stuck with 1000BASE-T for many years. The problem with 1000BASE-T is that copying backups over the LAN is slow at 100 MB/s. The …

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WINDOWS MIXED REALITY

Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Windows Mixed Reality headsets are a new capability added to Windows 10 version 1709. Microsoft’s range of headsets are similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and many manufacturers are selling bundles that include touch controllers. The primary difference between the HTC Vive / Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality is that the headsets …

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ROOM SCALE VIRTUAL REALITY

oculus rift logo

Ocullus Rift posted some comments recently regarding their hardware. They reported that using 3 sensors in a larger area can become too taxing for most USB 3.0 ports. Intel’s Z370 motherboards largely have only have USB 3.0 on the rear panel. This is largely due to full backwards compatibility. There are still some USB 2.0 …

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BLUETOOTH 5

Bluetooth 5 has now been published. It’s backwards compatible with previous standards. The new standard is a 2800 page manual for device developers. Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2402 and 2480 MHz. Guard bands 2 MHz wide at the bottom end and 3.5 MHz wide at the top extend the range. Speeds are now 2x faster. …

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JIDETECH GTN-HQ1045MW SECURITY CAMERA

The JideTech IT Wu-Fi security camera is a low cost unit designed for indoor or outdoor use. AVOID THIS CAMERA, IT’S NOT SECURE Model : GTN-HQ1045MW Video Compression:H.264 Synchronization:Internal Lens:3.6/F1.2 Fixed lens Motion Detection:Support Remote:DDNS, Software, P2P Day/Night: Auto/Color/B/W Mobile:Support iPhone, Android Effective Pixels: 1280(H)x720(V) Min.Illumination:0.01 LUX(IR ON) Video Frame Rate : 720P (1280*720) 30fps …

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FL1100 USB 3.0 EXPRESSCARD

usb 3.0 expresscard

The Fresco Logic FL1100LX is a single chip USB 3.0 controller that provides a complete system for easy integration into low cost products. The chip is designed for PCI Express 2.0 or above for maximum performance. The FL1100LX supports the standard Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) so it supports the full 5.0 gigabit speeds. The FL100LX …

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INTEL 7260.HMWWB.R 802.11AC WI-FI ADAPTER

Intel 7260.HMWWB.R

The Intel 7260.HMWWB.R is an 802.11ac mini PCI Express Wi-Fi card for laptop and other mobile applications. Intel 7260.HMWWB.R is targeted primarily for corporate use with its sophisticated features. PCIe Half Mini Card 802.11a 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac Bluetooth 4.0 LE Intel Wireless Display Intel Smart Connect Technology Intel WiFi HotSpot Assistant Business Class Wireless Suite Before you …

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COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo was selected to replace the AMD Phenom II 965 BE OEM cooler. AMD coolers are notorious for being noisy when loaded hard. Even with better quality thermal interface material the OEM fan remained generally noisy. The stock CPU fan for both AMD and Intel are fine for stock speeds. …

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WACOM BAMBOO CAPTURE

The Wacom Bamboo Capture CTH470M  is a USB stylus and pad that can be used in place of a mouse. The Capture retails for $99 which is excellent value. Wacom also offers many more sophisticated models aimed at professional users. The Capture however is still very powerful and it can revolutionize the experience of digital …

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MICROSOFT WIRELESS DESKTOP 2000

The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 is one the newer generation packages from Microsoft. Microsoft also has discrete keyboards and mice in addition to the bundles. USB DONGLE The Wireless Desktop 2000 uses a standard USB dongle as the receiver. The dongle can support both keyboard and mouse so there is no need for a second …

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USB FIREWIRE CABLES

usb-ilink-cable

The onslaught of USB has seen even cables with integrated logic in the connectors for several different port types. For those with a miniDV camera with Firewire on it, you can use an available port but not many machines have an available IEEE 1394 port. USB cables with the mini 4-pin Firewire connector are inexpensive. …

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EPSON ARTISAN 835 PRINTER

epson artisan 835

The Epson Artisan 835 is a dual role multi-function scan/copy/print with fax capability. Epson Artisan 835 sells for $299 direct. Epson Advanced Micro Piezo with DX5 technology Print from memory card, print from USB flash drive, save to USB flash drive, scan to network DPOF, PictBridge Windows Image Color Management (ICM) Multicard reader 25W operating, 5W …

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INTEL WI-FI LINK 5100 AGN

intel wi-fi link 5100 AGN

The Intel Wi-Fi 5100 AGN is an OEM mini PCI Express card seen in laptop machines like our Lenovo T500, PCI Express based 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n (incompatible) The reason we deem the 5100 to be incompatible with 802.11n is that the card was released based on the first draft of the standard rather than the …

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HP PHOTOSMART D7160 PRINTER

The HP Photosmart D7160 printer is a cut sheet and photo paper printer. When this printer was new in 2006 it was selling for about $149. WARNING: The solder used in this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please wash hands after …

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