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NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phantom 410 is a Mid-tower version of the popular full-tower NZXT Phantom case. The NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower case brings new features and improves upon the original full-tower design. An acrylic viewing window adorns the Phantom 410`s left side panel, giving enthusiasts a chance to show off their hardware. The NZXT Phantom 410`s top 140mm exhaust fan is outfitted with LED lights to accentuate the interior components further. Despite having a smaller size, the NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower case makes intelligent use of component mounting options, providing plenty of room for large graphics cards, multiple HDDs and even a 240 or 280mm water-cooling radiator on top. Like the original NZXT Phantom full-tower case, the NZXT Phantom 410 is available in multiple color options, including an upcoming black version with an orange or white trim.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`m a bit surprised no one has asked why Intel sampled most media outlets with two and in some cases three identical 520 Series 240GB drives for review. As a consumer I`d rather have seen performance numbers from both 240GB (our single drive review is here) and 120GB drives since these are the capacity sizes that make the most sense for computer users today. As you can imagine, no one is going to complain about getting dual 240GB drives especially media folks who are generally power users with PCs on steroids. A few months back we looked at the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and learned that OCZ figured out how to get TRIM working on the drive`s RAID controller. The hardware is ready, but Windows is now the roadblock we were told. Months later we started finding hints that Intel was getting ready to release software that allows TRIM to work in RAID as well."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:47P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 performs a neat trick: It connects to your laptop or desktop not with a cable, a wireless dongle, or Bluetooth, but with Wi-Fi. It throws in an extra treat for social networking fanatics?a dedicated post to Facebook button?but it leaves plenty of other people out in the cold.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we have the HIS Radeon HD 7750 on our test bench and will be putting it up against the GeForce GTX 550Ti in a selection of the latest games as well as media and GPU computing tasks. Is it the ideal solution for 1680x1080 gamers... or maybe even 1920x1080 users? Time to find out..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

ASUS Radeon HD7770-DC-1GD5 @ ocaholic
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today is the official launch date of AMDs latest mid-range graphics cards of their HD 7770 series. Therefore we received an HD7770 DirectCU Top from ASUS which comes with quite a significant factory overclocking."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

GIGABYTE - Spring Extreme Contest - Win with SuperPi!
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:16P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's Spring Extreme Contest starts today with an overclocking competition hosted on HWBOT.org.

GIGABYTE invites anyone in possession of an AMD processor and a GIGABYTE motherboard to tackle four uncompromising stages that will decide once and for all who rules the AMD roost... the winner walks away with a top-of-the-range GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7!

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Spring Extreme Contest Stages
Stage 1 - Super PI 1M
Stage 2 - Super PI 32M
Stage 3 - PiFast
Stage 4 - PC Mark 05

Gigabyte's ‘Spring Extreme Contest’ will run from February 15th to March 15th 2012. The winner will take home a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 motherboard, with second and third places taking a 990FXA-UD5, and 990FXA-UD3 respectively. This contest is open to all HWBOT members. In the event of a tied score, the highest PC Mark 05 score will determine the contest winner.

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on HWBOT.org: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_spring_extreme

About the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7

The 990FXA-UD7 motherboard is designed to offer a blisteringly fast and efficient, high-speed platform for the latest AMD FX Series processors. With a unique hardware design that includes lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery, the 990FXA-UD7 is the ultimate platform for AMD ‘Bulldozer’ performance processors. To learn more, visit: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3880#ov

  FULL STORY @ HWBOT.ORG CONTEST PAGE

AMD Radeon HD 7750 & HD 7770 Launch Review @ Rage3D.com
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon HD 7700 series is here to fill your hearts with joy and shoot arrows in your general direction. Does AMD`s Cape Verde take one to the knee, or is it a clean shot to your wallet?*"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

 
AMD HD7750 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a claimed average FPS of greater than 30 in today`s most popular game titles which utilise DirectX 11 and a host of features including Eyefinity Support and HD3D the HD 7750 is vying to be the peoples champion, affordable, efficient yet powerful enough to satisfy the occasional gamer."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Along with a long list of features in the middle of their mission statement, they end with something along the lines of delivering a chassis with top notch performance and quality with unstoppable value. So, it seems we are in for a very feature rich mid-tower with a smoking hot price; at least that is my guess right now. Today we are going to be looking at sleek and simple styling with a SofTouch front and top in the new Raider mid-tower chassis. Well, to be honest, not exactly new to those over the pond, but it is new to the US market. The sub-$100 solution, in both my eyes as well as those of BitFenix, does offer plenty of up to date must haves. On top of that, they have made one of the most ingenious fixes. If I were to give you two native USB 3.0 ports, most users would be in trouble at this point. Instead of adapters, they wired a USB 2.0 connector right into the back of the 3.0 connector just to make life that much simpler! There is plenty more to see in the BitFenix Raider, so tag along as I rattle off the specifications and lay down the price, so we can get to the sleek looking chassis images."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AMD HD 7770 Cape Verde Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 2:55P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enter the AMD Radeon HD7770. Based on Cape Verde core complete with AMD`s GCN (Graphics Core Next) technology, it has 640 Stream Processors, 1GB of GDDR5 and a core clockspeed of 1GHz as standard - a world`s first for a reference card."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Headset Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 1:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Roccat Kave 5.1 surround headphones have all the features that anyone should need. The Kave 5.1 surround gaming headset, from Roccat, has a removable microphone that rotates 360°, three speakers in each cup, for true 3D surround sound, as well as an adjustable base speaker that vibrates for some extra added immersive gaming. Roccat`s Kave 5.1 speakers operate on a frequency from 20~20,000Hz and are 40mms in size. The vibrating driver units operate from 20~100Hz and are only 30mm in size. Roccat`s removable Mic has sound canceling features, runs from 20~18000Hz and is Omni-directional.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz with Windows Patches @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 11:09A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After settling on the market, with all the quirks and bugs supposedly fixed, all the hype and disappointment blown away, we put AMD`s FX-8150 under the scope. Benchmarks are done with and without the Windows 7 hotfix and in depth overclocking should resolve any doubts you have about AMD`s flagship processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

AMD Radeon HD 6870 Roundup @ Rage3D.com
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 11:09A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
**Rage3D takes five custom Radeon HD 6870 design and puts them through their paces, looking for the value and performance benefits to be found in custom AIB cards. HIS, Sapphire, ASUS and PowerColor represent and battle it out to be your choice of Performance Gamer card.*"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB CrossFire Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 11:09A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB video card costs $449.99 shipped, which is $100 less than the AMD Radeon HD 7970. When you factor that into a CrossFire setup there is a $200 difference and that is a nice chunk of change. With a setup like this costing $900, you are going to want great performance and we saw some good performance numbers here today during our testing of the cards..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Antec VP450 Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 11:09A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Basiq power supply series from Antec is targeted to users with serious budget restrictions. The new VP350 and VP450 models are the most entry-level power supplies offered by Antec, as they don`t have a PFC circuit or 80 Plus certification. Let`s see whether the 450 W model, which is sold for only USD 40, is worth considering."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ARCTIC P531 5.1 Headset @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 11:09A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Headphones are great for gaming and watching movies when you need to be quiet. I?ve got small children and I like to watch movies and play games at night time, late at night, and my kids need to sleep. What I have for review today very much helps me accomplish that and more of course. I?ve got the ARCTIC P531 5.1 Headset for gamers for review today, these feature a USB connection and not actual audio connections which I think makes life easier and. Having the USB connection allows you to just plug it into a front port, but if you don?t have a motherboard equipped with surround sound it doesn?t mater as the P531 headset has a built-in digital sound processor. This headset is for gamers so as you might expect it has a microphone and a lot of padding for comfort so they can be worn for long periods of time. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

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