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Power Distribution in Three PCs (2012)
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 9:00A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Six years ago we conducted an anlysis of power consumption and distribution in several desktop PCs. Today we repeat the analysis with three modern machines to see how things have changed.

NewerTech NuGuard GripStand 2 and GripBase Bundle for iPad 2 Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being a long time PC fan I was pulled into the Apple world through another company, Pioneer Electronics. My Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT car audio/navigation unit uses an iPod Classic as a music storage device, my first Apple purchase. I`m a big Pioneer fan and love their products. In the home we have two Pioneer Elite SC-37 receivers for the main and upstairs floors that pump audio to the living room, back patio, master bedroom, master bathroom and garage. A Pioneer Elite SC-57 resides in the home theater and also pumps audio and video to my office adjacent to the home theater. As you can imagine managing remote controllers can be an issue with so many locations under the control of just three receivers. This is where the iPad comes into play. Pioneer Electronics built a very nice iOS remote control software package that provides control of everything through an IP interface, no matter where we are in the house. If you want to tame the kids in the living room from the kitchen, all you need is the iPad and within three or four seconds the volume can be brought to within reason. Using one device to rule them all means that device is in constant use. Wear and tear is an understatement on regular remotes, but when one device acts as the remote for three receivers, two Blu-Ray players and a TV, our iPad gets a workout every day. This is where the NewerTech NuGuard comes into play for protecting the iPad 2 and it`s also where we`ll start this review."

NewerTech Power2U USB Wall Power Outlet Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NewerTechnology has a great product here that makes the lives of anyone with multiple electronics a little easier by providing a way to charge them without the need of any adapters. It fixes a common problem and is the only UL approved outlet that is on the US and Canadian markets. The one thing holding this product back is the $27.99 price tag, but for many that price will be justifiable..."

OC3D: SATA 3 SSD Roundup Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we bring a new benchmark to the OC3D suite of testing, we = thought we`d give you a quick run through of some popular SSDs."

Preview: Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 @ ocaholic
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. Gigabyte wants to win gamers hearts with their G1.Assassin 2, which has been armed with features especially for gamers as well as cooling blocks which look like guns."

REVIEW: ECS A990FXM-A Black Series @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we have EliteGroup`s new 990 chipset motherboard called the A990FXM-A Black Edition. EliteGroup has quietly emerged as a full line motherboard company in both AMD and Intel platforms. They may be the quiet guy on the block and may not be the best known, so let`s get ready to rumble and see what the ECS A990FXM-A Black Extreme has under the hood."

AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 Full HD Network Media Streamer Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 3:30A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Playon!HD Mini 2 Full HD Network Media Streamer from AC Ryan has a pretty small footprint and is able to stream multimedia content (videos, photos, music) right from our network"

Griffin Woogie 2 @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I got a Woogie! Do you? You should have one if you?ve got small children, they?re just the greatest! Seriously though today for review I?ve got the Woogie 2 from Griffin. What?s a Woogie you might ask, well the best description is that it?s an interactive case for your iPhone or iPod. The Woogie 2 is basically a stuff animal that?s cute and cuddly and has a space in it that can hold your iPod or iPhone. Read on? "

GTX580 vs HD7970 - Head to Head Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve reviewed a few HD7970`s now yet some people are not convinced it is worth the outlay over NVIDIA`s finest - the GTX580. Some even say that there is simply no need for the HD7970 in that there are few games that require the awesome power AMD`s latest graphics card bestows upon us. This may well be the case as the GTX580 is still a very fast graphics card and up until the HD7970`s release, the fastest single core GPU available."

How Far Have AMD & Intel Integrated Graphics Come Since 2006? @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, we found that AMD integrated graphics were superior to Intel from 2007-2011. Both companies are improving their graphics solutions and we saw a nice 6x to 7x performance improvement on average. If you are looking to buy an integrated graphics solution today you have the Intel Sandy Bridge processors with Intel HD 3000 graphics and AMD`s Llano APU with the Radeon HD 6550D. Our testing shows that the AMD Llano GPU is essentially twice as fast..."

Intel Core i7 3930k and 3820
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Core i7-3930k and i7-3820 for Sockel 2011arrived Technic3D. We will check the CPUs from Intel against the Intel Core i7, i5, AMD Bulldozer, Phenom II and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review."

Lian Li PC-Q25 SFF Chassis Review @MissingRemote
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Array R2 chassis instantly recalled for us the decidedly niche, but incredibly functional, cube-style cases popular a few years ago. which were incredibly niche but very functional. The R2 was flexible, silent and sleek in a very limited amount of space. The Lian Li PC-Q25 chassis shares many of the same appealing traits, but goes for a taller design in a similar footprint. This allows it some interesting arrangements inside and allows for even more internal storage options. As a small form factor case there are always trade-offs to be made, and the omission of an optical drive space is just one of them. With some very attractive features in a small form factor cube-like chassis, the Lian Li PC-Q25 has a lot to offer a variety of consumers, which we will examine closer. *"

MWC 2012: NVIDIA Samples Tegra 3+ Tegra 4 to OEM Partners
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though NVIDIA is at rage on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain - all of the industry players are heavily working on next-generation of devices which threatens to turn the current generation obsolete."

[Affiliates News] Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Com puter Case Review @ APH
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 12:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have been paying attention to the articles I have been churning out in the past couple of months, you would have noticed all of the reviews, with the exception of one, have been on computer cases. Even as I write this introduction, I am still scheduled to review yet another case in the coming weeks. So at the moment, even I have to confess that cases are becoming a chore to write about. But before you stop reading my review solely because I seem uninspired, today`s editorial is on one of Thermaltake`s newest addition to their chassis line-up, and I promise this case (As well as this review) will fill your ever growing appetite. In fact, many writers will agree with the statement that Thermaltake cases are always exciting to evaluate; and the previously reviewed flamboyant and loud-and-proud Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 -- also covered by yours truly -- is a perfect example of why. If one were to take a quick look at the two cases, he or she would simply say that both of them are very similar in design, inspiration, and functionality. Let me say, however, that the Overseer RX-I, today`s review unit, has an improved character that is less outgoing, and more functional, so to speak. How so? Well, to say more would rob you of the opportunity in reading the rest of the review. So without further chatter, let`s move on."

AMD Performance Edition 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 12:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the plans now a reality, AMD introduces the Performance Edition DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit. Each facet of the AMD Performance Edition DDR3-1600 Memory has been optimized for ultimate performance on AMD systems, and remains Intel compatible as well. Using Patriot Memory`s manufacturing expertise, AMD Performance Edition Memory uses Locked BOM to ensure the same high quality components go into each and every stick of RAM. AMD Performance Edition DDR3-1600 Memory features tight 8-9-8 timings, and runs on the standard AMD 1.65v. To combat heat issues, an aluminum heat shield is used for dissipation adorned with the AMD red logo and artwork. As with all Patriot manufactured memory, each stick is 100% tested and verified, with all AMD Performance Edition RAM backed by a Lifetime Warranty. /"

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 12:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock has released eight motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, heavily betting that this platform will become more mainstream after Intel releases cheaper LGA2011 processors during this year. This time we will take a look at the X79 Fatal1ty Professional, with four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a special USB port with high polling rate for gaming mice."

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