As 2013 comes to a close we have a new contest to help you bring in 2014 with your own private cloud. Synology has given us a DS1513+ (diskless) to give to the person that can gather all of the information we will be asking for. The contest will involve a scavenger hunt on DecrytedTech, our YouTube channel and Synology’s product pages. You can also get additional chances to win by liking our Facebook page, Joining and posting in the contest thread on our Forum. With that, here are the questions and good luck!

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This contest is now closed and we have our winner please check out our facebook page for more information.


Decryptedtech is having a new contest. It is a pretty simple one and involves a scavenger hunt of the site to find clues. In one of the articles we have posted in the last 14-days (starting from 7-24-2012) we have dropped a clue in the form of a mathematical problem. Solving this will get you to your next step where you must again find the clue and solve its meaning. In all cases typing the solution into the search bar will get you further along on your search. We will highlight the final location with instructions on what to do with the answer.  





For prizes we have some nice hardware for you gamers out there. You will get a CM Storm Sentinel Advanced II Gaming Mouse and a CMStorm Quick Fire Rapid!

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We do have some rules and information we need to state;

The winner will be the first person to email us the final answer. In the event of a tie we announce the names of the people that managed to send us the answer at the same time and then randomly pick one.

The winner will be notified via email, facebook, and an announcement on the site, they will have 3 days to claim their prize or it will be awarded to the next person in line.

This contest is open globally unless your country of residence prohibits the import of the products listed as prizes. If you are with-in North America your prizes will ship directly from Cooler Master, if you are outside North America the prizes will be shipped to use for final shipping outside of the North American Region. DecryptedTech is not responsible for any import taxes that may be added by your local customs. We are also not responsible for items lost or damaged during shipping. We will work with you to correct any issues you might have, but due to limitations will not always be able to resolve them.

Gold-Award-introAbout a year ago we re-launched DecryptedTech; prior to that the site was intended to fill in the gaps in other projects that I was working on. However, I soon decided that I wanted to build something new and different from what was already out there. In keeping with this spirit we have decided to hold a modding contest on our Forum. The contest officially opens today and will officially close on April 20th.


The rules are simple;
All work must be your own.
Work logs must be posted or linked on our forum.
You must be able to prove that the work is yours.
You must also be a registered member of our Forum.
DecryptedTech staff and their families are not eligible for this contest.

If you need space to store images for your work logs please contact us and we can set something up for you. At the end of the competition our three “celebrity” judges will pick the winners.

The judges are;

Ramsom Koay - Thermal Take
Chris Morley – CTO MAINGEAR Computers

Trace Hagan – Formerly from The Best Case Scenario
Our prizes are as follows

1st Place
Thermal Take Level 10 GT AND a Gigabyte G1.Guerilla
2nd Place
Gigabyte G1.Assassin (X58) motherboard
3rd Place
Gigabyte X79-UD3

Good luck to everyone, if you have any questions send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or PM one of the staff on the forum.About a year ago we re-launched DecryptedTech; prior to that the site was intended to fill in the gaps in other projects that I was working on. However, I soon decided that I wanted to build something new and different from what was already out there. In keeping with this spirit we have decided to hold a modding contest on our Forum. The contest officially opens today and will officially close on April 20th.

The rules are simple;
All work must be your own.
Work logs must be posted or linked on our forum.
You must be able to prove that the work is yours.
You must also be a registered member of our Forum.

If you need space to store images for your work logs please contact us and we can set something up for you. At the end of the competition our three “celebrity” judges will pick the winners.

The judges are;

Ramsom Koay - Thermal Take
Chris Morley – CTO MAINGEAR Computers

Trace Hagan – Formerly from The Best Case Scenario

Our prizes are as follows

1st Place
Thermal Take Level 10 GT AND a Gigabyte G1.Guerilla
2nd Place
Gigabyte G1.Assassin (X58) motherboard
3rd Place
Gigabyte X79-UD3

Good luck to everyone, if you have any questions send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or PM one of the staff on the forum. Head over to the Modding Competition Thread to get started

WillLyonMaximumSecurityEditor's Note: This article was written by one of our own forum members PM_DMNKLR and was voted on by the community as the best written of the entries for November 2011. The article is reproduced here in the same format as it was originally published in our Readers' Blog Forum. Each month we will host a contest for our Forum members to write an article or a review with the chance of being published on our site (as well as win some cool stuff). So now DecryptedTech is happy to bring you November's Winning article;



Computer modding, a discovery of one of the world's greatest subcultures, part 1: "Cultural Diversity"

The PC modding scene is quite a vast one in present day. At it's humble beginnings, quite a few moons ago, it was merely the idea of painting a case to a more peculiar color, installing a light inside of the case somewhere, adding stickers or other similar-style decals, etc., but rarely was anything so much more. Today, however, we have an industry that thrives on not only customizing our own computer periphery, but also custom creation of many components and accessories as well. Present-day computer modifications range anywhere from your basic, average LED case fan add-on, to full-blown scratch-built cases, made out of wood, plastic, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, resin, you name it and someone's making it. Even cooling has gone to the extremes in today's society, where in times of yesteryear, whilst it maintained a basis of adding an additional cooling fan or two to a much-needed area in the case or on a specific component, ie: adding an additional 1 or 2 fans to the CPU's heatsink for example, today's pc's, or "rigs" as we commonly refer to them now, have upwards of extreme liquid or even a TEC (Thermo-Electric-Cooler), also called a Peltier cooler, which transfers electricity throughout it's internal contacts, to create one side as extremely hot, by means of temperature transfer, enabling the surface of which makes contact with the CPU to remain extremely cold, thus also enabling the user to not only have a very, very low CPU temperature, but also enabling them to commit to serious overclocks, while still maintaining such deeply low temperatures.

site_logoDecryptedTech is happy to officially launch our Reader Drive Blogs. All of the sections are open now and available for posting (if you have over three posts on our Forum). We are not kicking this month off with the theme but are open to any technology related topic. Below are the rules for posting please take a look at them before you head over and sign up. This month's prize is an Asus M4A89TD Pro with an AMD Phenom II x4 965 CPU. If you have any questions comments or concerns please use the contact us link located on our mainpage, or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good luck and happy Blogging!

1.    NO Plagiarism! Do not copy anyone else’s work. Any articles that are found to be copied from another source will earn the guilty party a two week vacation. Please make the Articles and reviews your own.

2.    Please avoid politics, religion, and “adult topics” we would like this to stay in the technology realm.  If you have any questions PM a member of the staff or email the board This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This includes leaving profanity out of all submissions.

3.    Source your work. If you are writing about something that you saw on another site, you MUST source it. The same goes for using anyone else’s images even if they are the manufacturer’s images you must source the main page of the site and credit their work.

4.    To be suitable for submission all articles must be at least three paragraphs long.  Reviews must cover performance and user experience. They should as a minimum cover the company, packaging, setup (if any), use, value, and have a conclusion that sums up the review.

5.    All articles submitted are subject to moderator approval. When you post your article will not be live right away we will read it and check your facts and sources.

6.    Do not write anything that can be considers libelous. This is writing something that is completely false and defamatory to another individual or company. Anyone that submits an article or review that is found to have libelous content will earn a two week vacation from the entire forum. Repeated behavior of this type will earn you a permanent ban.

7.    Each month on the last day of the month voting will begin. The voting will run for four days and the article with the most votes will be published on our main site page under the author’s name. The winner will also receive the prize for that month which will be stated by the 5th day of each month

8.    All submissions are the property of DecryptedTech.com. We grant the original author unlimited rights to re-publish their work as long as it is linked back to the original posting. If an article is published on our main site page the link must point back to that and indicate that it was the winner of our Reader-Blog Monthly contest.

9.    These rules are subject to change without notification. However, we will make every effort to notify our readers of any changes in advance.

10.    NO flaming or derogatory comments will be allowed. If you comment on an article or review please make them constructive. All comments will also be moderated and reviewed before they are allowed.

11.    By submitting an article you are agreeing to abide by these rules

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:37

DecryptedTech Launches Reader Driven Blogs

Logo-01One thing that I am always interested in is input from others. No matter where I have worked (or what sites I have written for) I have taken the input from readers, manufacturers and even PR companies into account. The reason for this is that no matter what is said (even negative comments can be helpful) there is something to learn. Now, don’t get me wrong, I hate it when it turns out I made a mistake or I misunderstood something or even worse… was just dead wrong. However, it happens and I deal with it.

By now I am sure you are wondering what in the world I am going on about… well it was during a conversation with a reader that I began to come up with an idea. Every site has guest writers and guest bloggers. These are usually famous analyst with names that the sites hope will bring readers (both ones that like the analyst and ones that don’t).  But why should they be the only ones that get to voice their opinion, ideas, observations and thought? Truth be told they should not.

DecryptedTech is happy to announce that starting in November we will be opening a user’s blog on our forum. These articles will be written by our readers for our readers. You will have to be a registered member to read these articles. Once you reach 10 posts (real ones not spam…) you gain full access to the blog pages; once you do you will be able to submit your articles and blogs. All articles will be subject to review by a member of DecryptedTech Staff for appropriate content (no political or religious articles please) full rules will be posted inside the blog area. Each month the community will chose the best article (or review) and that will be published on our main site. The winner author will also win a prize to be determined each month.

The Prize for November will be an Asus M4A89TD Pro complete with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 C3 CPU.

We will open the new section shortly and look forward to reading what everyone has to offer.

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