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Silverstone Zeus 1350-Watt 80 PLUS Silver Power Supply Review
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 11:54A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silverstone Zeus brings adjustable voltage and rock solid noise suppression along with a ton of power. Those seeking a power supply for overclocking won`t want to miss this one."

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 10:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk`s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD. It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215. But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market."

Patriot Gauntlet Node Portable Wireless Enclosure Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 10:19A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Memory Gauntlet Node solves the problem of carrying large amounts of data and sharing it among mobile devices. With it you can install a 2.5 hard drive or solid state drive of your choice, and create a truly mobile storage device. Bi-directional file sharing allows the user to back-up those important files on their tablet or smartphone while on the go."

PowerColor PCS HD7870 MYST Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 10:06A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The overclocking performance of the PowerColor PCS HD7870 MYST was on par with other Tahiti based video cards that we have reviewed in the past. The card was able to overclock up to 1235MHz on the core and we were able to get an extra 100MHz out of the Elpida GDDR5 memory. The performance jumped up over 10% thanks to this large overclock and can help justify the higher price of this card if all overclock this good..."

MSI GX60 1AC-021US Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:53A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GX60 1AC is a mid-sized, affordable gaming laptop that has a 1080p display, a Blu-ray optical drive, above average battery life and solid performance. It does lack a backlit keyboard and the touch pad is rather small for our liking."

Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:37A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a while since we have looked at Nanoxia products, but they are back now with the Deep Silence 2 chassis."

Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lexar sent over its JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 flash drive. Find out if it survived testing."

How to Optimize a MySQL Server @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:16A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have a MySQL server, chances are that it is not running at the top of the performance it can deliver. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to optimize a MySQL server, so you can make your application (i.e., your website) run as fast as possible."

KingFast Ultra-Cache K13 & K25 SATA2 SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 9:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The premise behind the new Ultra-Cache series of SSD`s is to bring affordability and performance to those situations where a tight budget is needed to be met. The Cache SSD K-Series is being aimed at getting the best of both worlds. You get to experience the performance of an SSD with maintaining the existing capacity of your current hard drive, all within a strict budget, and without having to reinstall or modify your existing operating system."

TT eSPORTS Level 10 M Giveaway! @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Mar 22 2013 | 7:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yes we have another giveaway for you guys! Up for grabs in the red version of Thermaltakes Level 10 M Gaming Mouse! This is a very unique gaming mouse and according to Thermaltake the red version is very hard to find. Like most of our contest this one is going to be easy to enter as well. We are running this contest on our forums so here is how to enter"

Antec PowerUp 6000 and Go Charger Mobile Accessory Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 4:04P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Two of Antec mobile products include the PowerUp 6000 and go charger. The PowerUp 6000 is a portable charger with a 6000mAh lithium battery and uses quality Japanese cells. Input power is provided from a micro USB connection requiring 5V, and the output is 2A at 5V from a full sized USB port so you can connect any device that uses a USB port to charge. Another product that pairs well with the PowerUp 6000 is the go charger. The go charger is a charger that plugs into a vehicles 12V accessory plug, it features two USB ports for charging two devices simultaneously. One of the ports provides 1A of power, while the other can provide 2A of power for capability with tablet devices. The unique feature of the go charger is the inline fuse that is the same type as a typical car fuse. Both of these products feature industrial standard power protection circuits to protect your devices."

[Tech ARP] How To Update The Firmware Of Your Astro Byond Decoder
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 3:23P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When they installed the dish and decoder, I noticed that the decoder they gave me was manufactured way back in 2010. Astro assured me that it would work just as well, and if anything went wrong, they would replace it FOC. When I started it up though, I noticed that it had a very old firmware - v1.2S. After waiting for over a week, the decoder was still stuck with the firmware from 2010. Maybe the auto-update feature isn`t present in that firmware version. In any case, I eventually learned a very useful trick from Astro - how to update the firmware of the Astro Byond decoder. Check it out!"

SilverStone Strider Plus 600 W (ST60F-PS) Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 12:09P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Strider Plus power supply series from SilverStone has 500 W, 600 W, 750 W, 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1,500 W models, all with a fully modular cabling system. The 500 W model has the 80 Plus Bronze certification. There are two versions for the 600 W model: with the 80 Plus Bronze certification (ST-60F-P) or with the 80 Plus Silver certification (ST60F-PS), which is the model we are going to review. The other models have the 80 Plus Silver certification."

AZiO Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 11:55A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If it isn`t the lack of forward/back buttons that breaks you, then it may just be the style. I do have smaller hands than some of you male gamers, but reaching the macros that are available is awkward at best. To reach the top one, M3, I have to physically pick up my hand to do so a not so optimal action when the boss is about to deliver it`s last blow to your head. The scroll wheel skipping every other physical click made page navigation slow, and the tilt was too easy to bump. The Maxi pad look ends it all with the blood red glow and accent rubbers. I didn`t even want to use it the full week of testing, but I endured it for this review. The AZiO GM-533U just isn`t a mouse for me and loses my complete respect as a gaming mouse."

Silicon Power Armor Series A15 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 11:54A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Armor A15 USB 3.0 Portable HDD from Silicon Power was designed to withstand shocks, vibrations in a better way than the majority of products from the same category. The case"

ROCCAT Kone XTD 8200DPI Wired Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 10:20A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I feel that ROCCAT did a very good job with the Kone XTD gaming mouse. As games get more and more complex, mice like these are needed to give the gamer more power at his/her fingertips, without having to reach for a key. MMOs demand so many macro keys and buttons, it isnt funny. Toss in ROCCATs Easy-Shift[+] technology, and you have twice the buttons at your fingertips! The layout of the mouse is pretty generic, with exception to the button in front of the scroll wheel, but this generic layout is quite comfortable and welcome. The 8200DPI sensor will absolutely provide superior tracking precision, and a lot of gamers will love that! The construction and quality feels exceptional and will be desirable by many..."

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