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Bioshock Infinite Review

Bioshock Infinite Review

I feel no hesitation in giving this game a 5 star rating all across the board. I could easily play it again and again. The casting is spot-on. The gameplay is nothing short of flawless.

Physically separate networks to finally fix server issues

Physically separate networks to finally fix server issues

Ever since I moved the site over to Linux, I’ve had weird, unexplained issues, most often the network would stop responding with no warning.

How to Connect XBMC Linux to Synology Diskstation NAS

How to Connect XBMC Linux to Synology Diskstation NAS

One problem you may face with an XBMC Linux installation (or appliance running XBMC) is connecting to and scraping your media that resides on a NAS. You have to do a little tweak to your Diskstation to get XBMC (and some other appliances) to work.

XBMC and XIOS articles on the way

XBMC and XIOS articles on the way

While researching, I found a lot of mixed reviews about this device, but I’ve pretty much resolved all of the issues that these people were complaining about.

Lian Li PC-A7110 Server Case Gallery

Lian Li PC-A7110 Server Case Gallery

The Lian Li PC-A7110 is one of my favorite aluminum cases. It doesn’t have a lot of eye candy in terms of acrylic windows, but is made completely of aluminum and is truly built to be a server.

NZXT Panzerbox Case Gallery

NZXT Panzerbox Case Gallery

We could review the NZXT Panzerbox, but it is now a 3-year-old case and is no longer available for sale.
We went ahead and took a bunch of great photos of this case, so we’re presenting them here for you!

Replacing an APC UPS Battery

Replacing an APC UPS Battery

If you have a Uninterruptable Power Supply for your PC or server, then you already know that the batteries eventually die. Here are some things to consider when replacing the battery in your APC UPS.

Evercool Silent Shark CPU Heatsink Review

Evercool Silent Shark CPU Heatsink Review

While being outperformed in the standard load test, she was still a meaner creature when it came to snacking on heat on an overclocked CPU. So while the Shark isn’t the absolute best, it’s certainly near the top of its food chain.

Pre-Spring Tech News March 2, 2013

Pre-Spring Tech News March 2, 2013

In Seattle, that doesn’t happen so much… spring gradually sneaks up on you like a Mother Nature Ninja and hits its peak around June.

Kontrol Freek CQC and Havoc Thumb Grips Review

Kontrol Freek CQC and Havoc Thumb Grips Review

I saw a definitive improvement in my accuracy when aiming, and it certainly felt like I had more control over my movements. Having the extra height, though it seems minimal, adds a mountain of control to the gaming experience.

Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink Review

I am very satisfied with what the NH-D14 has to offer by way of cooling. It performed well under all conditions I threw at it and kept coming back for more.

Dead Space 3 Review

Dead Space 3 Review

I’ve counted the days, my friends. Easily my favorite video game franchise of all time, the third installment in the Dead Space series is finally here.

Fellowes PowerShred 73Ci Review

Fellowes PowerShred 73Ci Review

Shredders have come a long way. This Fellowes 73Ci not only claims to be completely jam-proof (one of the biggest complaints people have about shredders) but also features LED lighting and touch-capacitive buttons, all in a keen shiny plastic look that any gadget lover would be proud of.

Wrong type of Cougar News January 26, 2013

Wrong type of Cougar News January 26, 2013

I’m seeing a lot of new hardware reviews from Cougar, which brings up a whole new set of erotic images in my head… it brings new meaning to the term Hardare Pr0n.

Crysis 3 Multiplay Beta on January 29

Crysis 3 Multiplay Beta on January 29

Electronic Arts Inc.and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH  today announced an open multiplayer beta* for the premiere sandbox shooter experience, Crysis®3, will be available starting January 29th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Including two team-based modes and two maps, the extensive beta will give players an opportunity to master the […]

Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel

Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel

BioWare expands their Star Wars saga with brand new story-based missions pitting both Republic and Imperial forces against the nefarious Hutt Cartel on the new planet of Makeb.

Crytek Buys Homefront From THQ

Crytek Buys Homefront From THQ

Crytek GmbH today announced the acquisition of the intellectual property rights for the Homefront franchise following an auction of assets by THQ Inc. Crytek’s association with the Homefront IP began in autumn 2011, when the developer announced it would be creating the second game in the series in partnership with THQ Inc. Following THQ’s recent […]

Penta Monitor News January 25, 2013

Penta Monitor News January 25, 2013

If you factor in the netbook I use for IM updates and the kick-ass Android phone, then I have five displays feeding me information… which is translated into the news for the loyal OCmodshop reader!

660 vs 660ti Tech News January 24, 2013

660 vs 660ti Tech News January 24, 2013

For some reason the email that I sent out for our Minecraft Xbox 360 guide didn’t go out until yesterday when I sent out our review on the new Noctua 150mm heatsinks. It’s all good in the ‘hood, I guess.  We have a bunch of case reviews today, including some new Fractal Design cases.  We […]

Noctua NF-A15 and NF-A14 Cooling Fan Review

Noctua NF-A15 and NF-A14 Cooling Fan Review

A few years ago, 120mm fans were used to get the lowest noise with the highest airflow, and thus better-performing PCs. Now many cases are coming with 140mm mounts as the only way to improve on this is to go bigger.