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PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:30P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "Today we are pleased to introduce Silencer Mk III PSU from a world leading PSU vendor; PC Power & Cooling. PC Power & Cooling was founded in 1985 and it is specializing in power supply but it was bought over by OCZ in year 2007 to bring both of the PSUs (OCZ & PC Power & Cooling) to another level of achievement where OCZ focuses in gaming while enthusiast and enterprise class solutions for PC Power & Cooling."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

ASUS launches new ROG Maximus V GENE Motherboard
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:29P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now in its fifth generation, ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has launched its Maximus V Series motherboards with the Maximus V GENE. This micro-ATX powerhouse is built using the latest Intel® Z77 chipset, which supports Intel’s latest LGA1155 processors. Featuring full PCI-Express Gen-3 capabilities with Intel’s® 3rd Generation processor the Republic of Gamers team equips the Maximus V GENE with exclusive features such as the Extreme Engine DIGI+ II™ power control design, SupremeFX III™ gaming audio, Intel® Ethernet with ROG GameFirst software and the newly added mPCIe Combo™ card. ROG Exclusive mPCIe Combo™ Card offer users the best expansion options The mPCIe Combo card is a new innovation by the ROG team, combining the twin functions of mPCIe with mSATA into a single, extensible add-in card that still allows full use of the PCI-Express slots for multi-GPU graphics. Use an mSATA SSD with Intel’s® Smart Response Technology to greatly improve hard-drive performance or as an ultra-fast OS drive to free up standard SATA ports for other uses. The combination of a standard mPCIe socket on the other side allows unique upgrades such as WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G, GPS and other connectivity options.

The Maximus V GENE is true to the Republic of Gamers core, as a motherboard built for overclocking. Do not accept imitations or compromise with first generation digital designs. The upgraded Extreme Engine DIGI+ II™ includes a 8+4+2 (CPU, iGPU, DRAM) phase design offers the best in precise digital power control from two DIGI+ controllers. Combined with class leading ROG UEFI BIOS functions, such as the new pre-configured memory IC profiles, specially sourced electrical components and industry first trace designs the Maximus V Gene yields an unmatched overclocking experience for enthusiasts.

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SupremeFX III™ Sound – Premium Gaming Audio Designed to bring gamers the best possible integrated audio, the SupremeFX III™ sound is a wholly separate audio PCB, identified by its ‘redline’ adjoining the main GENE V motherboard. SupremeFX Shielding technology maximizes the audio quality by further isolating the audio processing from EMI, encasing the chipset under a custom aluminum cap. Combined with a large 1500uF buffer capacitor to provide sufficient energy for even the loudest sounds, SupremeFX III™ attains a lossless audio of up to 110dB SNR. The addition of X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative Alchemy and THX TruStudio PRO complete the lineup of audio technologies that offer an incredibly immersive gaming experience. Intel Ethernet, ROG GameFirst and LucidLogix Virtu MVP Intel® Ethernet and ROG GameFirst software combines up to 35% saving in CPU usage with network traffic prioritizing, while LucidLogix Virtu MVP support enables a new hybrid graphics mode that boosts overall GPU performance by up to 60%. For more detailed information, please visit http://rog.asus.com. Product specifications and features may change without prior notice.
  FULL STORY @ ASUS

Samsung 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes in SATA 6GB/s solid state drives or solid state drives in general there are a few names that come to mind, OCZ, Kingston and Patriot are just a few but Samsung is not really one of the them. For the consumer market Samsung gave us the 470 series drive and now they have entered the SATA 6GB/s segment with the 830 series. What is interesting about this drive is that it uses Samsung?s own controller, NAND and DRAM. Something we have not seen on any solid state drive that we have reviewed. The 830 series has rated speeds of 520MB/s read and 320MB/s write. Let?s see how this drive stacks up against other SATA 6GB/s drives that we have tested."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Jaybird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 10:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have a unique set of Bluetooth headphones, the Jaybird JF3 Freedom. These are made for active people and they?re actually the official headphones of the USA Triathlon Team, so that right there should tell you something about them. The JF3 Freedom headphones are meant to be used while running or working out, they?re specifically designed with an active lifestyle in mind. These headphones are sealed to keep moisture out and even come with a lifetime warranty against sweat. In my time with them I?ve come to like them as a very good sounding set of headphones for listening to audio with. They do have a built-in microphone for making and receiving calls but I think that?s a secondary function as that?s not a feature you?ll want to use often?. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

ECS Z77H2-AX Golden motherboard preview
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 9:59A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ECS of course will offer a good variety of Z77 products as well, today we preview the Z77H2-AX, a board that is going to surprise you. Dr. Evil`s `GOOOOOOOOOLD` will continuously pop into you mind whilst browsing through this review. The Z77H2-AX is gold plated everywhere. The motherboard of course is intended for Intel`s 22nm processors that will be coming out later this year based on Socket LGA1155 however the motherboard also supports Sandy bridge processors like the Core i7 2600K. With this preview we are able to give you a closer look at the motherboard itself -- and really the pictures alone are worth it. Read the article here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 8:10A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Tempest 210 mid-tower case is an entry-level case for gamers on a budget. The NZXT Tempest 210 features a high-airflow design that can house up to eight fans, enough to cool the current crop of high-performance enthusiast class components. The three top 5.25 drive bays as well as the eight HDD bays inside the NZXT Tempest 210 use tool-less locks for convenient installation. Tall aftermarket heatsinks up to 160mm as well as long video cards up to 320mm can be installed inside the Tempest 210 without a problem. Unruly power supply cables inside the Tempest 210 can be tamed with a smart cable management routing system. For $54.99, the NZXT Tempest 210 provides a delicate balance between value and convenience that consumers are looking for.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Audio Codec Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 4:43P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Audio codec is a small chip measuring0.25 sq. in. (7 mm2) located on the motherboard in charge of the analog audio functions. Knowing the specs of a codec willpermit you to compare the audio quality of different motherboards, allowing you to choose the right product for your needs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

 
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2-Way SLI Surround Gaming Benchmarks @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 4:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of the day we saw an overall performance increase of 63% when going from a single GeForce GTX 680 Surround to a 2-way SLI Surround multi-monitor setup from the seven game titles we tested. This is a nice performance gain and it did make for an overall better gaming experience at a resolution of 5760x1080..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of Intel`s latest Z77 Express platform, Biostar steps up to the plate with a new game in mind, ready to hit a homerun. Featuring a new aesthetic design, and a new highly efficient VRM, the Biostar TZ77XE4 is ready to knock one clear out of the park."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

CM Storm Trigger - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ ocaholic
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 3:22P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has been in the gaming sector with the gaming brand CM Storm for quite a few years now. Therefore the CM Storm Trigger isn`t their first keyobard anymore, but it is their first one which makes use of CherryMX key. As a result it`s very likely that this thing will be an absolute high-end gaming keyobard."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Silverstone Fortress FT02 Revisited
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 3:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest version of the SilverStone Fortress FT02 only adds USB 3.0 support and improved 18cm fans, but its innovative cooling design still gives it an edge against today's best quiet, high performance cases. A complete revisit of this big, beautiful case.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless Mini PC
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 3:06P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This new PC from specialist Logic Systems is based around the recently released Intel DN2800MT "Marshalltown" mini-ITX Atom board, a long-awaited follow-up to the original "Thin ITX" board, the Intel D945GSEJT. Super low energy consumption, 1080P video capability and a tiny 1.2 liter form factor should be compelling for Mini PC enthusiasts.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Icy Dock 2.5"/3.5" Drive Accessories
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 3:05P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Three storage accessories from Icy Dock distinguish themselves from the cheap generic devices flooding the market.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Corsair Force Series GT 180GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 2:42P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of weeks we`ve seen some pretty amazing SSDs. You know when you are doing one thing, but really want to work on something else? That is what I`ve been going through these last couple of weeks. The reason why is because Corsair has taken another approach in order to achieve modest performance improvements. We`ve seen the SandForce SF-2282 controller used on a retail consumer drive one other time, but it`s implementation was identical to the SF-2281 configuration. The SF-2282 is identical to the 2281 in every way except one, the number of byte lanes, moving from 8 to 16. We`ve speculated for some time that the SF-2282 was used on most if not all 480GB models, but we`ve yet to see one to confirm. Ironically we`ll have our first 480GB drive in the lab tomorrow."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Vengeance K90 & M90 MMO/RTS Keyboard and Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 2:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We really liked the looks of the K90 keyboard and the floating keys made clean out dust, dirt, and the random Doritos crumb a breeze. The backlighting is great with three levels of brightness and the ability to turn it off. Eighteen `G` keys to record on the fly or software driven macros with three memories for a total of 54 is what we would call overkill but nice if you are a macro fan. The Cherry MX Red keys on the K90 are top of the line with light activation and subtle audio click. Putting a 20KRO PCB in the K90 takes advantage of the maximum simultaneous key press USB can handle and should guarantee no key presses are missed in the heat of battle..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Asrock Z77 Extreme6 Socket 1155 Motherboard Cooler @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 1:27P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asrock wants to remain in the mouths of buyers after the successful release of the X79 Extreme9. And in order to do you they would have to put out another great board. And we do believe they have done so with the upcoming Z77 Extreme6. Looking at it for the first time all I could think about was the X79. A awesome looking motherboard with features galore. But with all the new motherboards being released is this a keeper? We will see."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

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