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Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston HyperX Blu memory kits are essentially the entry level HyperX product. Does that mean they aren`t top of the line? Not at all! For the average user that is looking for great bang for the buck the Kingston HyperX Blu memory modules are a great buy. Our 16Gb kit today was holding it`s own against..."

Kingston HyperX Lovo 2x4GB DDR3-1600MHz CL9 1.35v @ ocaholic
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Instead of an enthusiast motherboard, this time we will look at a workstation motherboard. Meanwhile it is not a entry level motherboard, Gigabyte provided us with their latest high end dual socket motherboard which is the mainstream model of this new series. It features up to 384 GB of DDR3 ECC memory running at 1600 MHz, two 8 core / 16 threads processor, a high end LSI SAS controller and more. This time we will not only review the motherboard but also benchmark this dual Xeon Octocore setup under real world workloads/situations. Feel the power!"

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Finally A Great Ultrabook Keyboard
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I must admit that I personally like the Carbon. After all, I write for a living, so a great keyboard wins me over. But I have a hard time figuring out a reason why I would recommend it over the HP Envy 14 Spectre or Zenbook Prime. Neither is as suitable for travelers, but truth be told, the Carbon is also a poor choice. A serious traveler should buy a T430s or X230 and deal with the added weight. That leaves consumers, who will prefer the Envy 14 Spectres better display and far more attractive exterior. And while the keyboard is not as good, its not bad either."

SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:48A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at the SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W; an 80 Plus Gold efficient PSU which is fully modular and equipped with a single +12v rail capable of 83A. Can this unit withstand multiple graphics cards? How loud is the fan during load? Is it a good value for money offering? These are just some of the questions you might be asking and we are here to answer them."

Powercolor HD 7990 Devil 13 6 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:44A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor`s HD 7990 Devil 13 is the first dual-GPU HD 7990 that reaches our labs. This huge triple slot, triple fan card comes with fully enabled Tahiti XT GPUs, running in an internal CrossFire configuration. As a result the Devil 13 is the fastest AMD-based graphics card we ever tested."

Western Digital MY NET N900 Dual-Band Router @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 10:39A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital is not a name typically associated with networking and routers. They have entered the networking space big though with their My Net series of routers promising dual band 450+450 Wireless N, easy setup, QOS, and a host of other features including onboard storage and expandability via USB 3.0. We take a look at the My Net 900 and compare its performance against another 450 router to see if you are really getting significant performance increase as well as features you can use."

Fractal Design Array R2 mini-ITX NAS Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:53A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With mass storage being available at reasonable prices, the desire to build home servers, NAS boxes and so forth has never been stronger. Some might choose the pre-built NAS route, but for those pro-DIY, Fractal Design has its Array R2. Interested in a mini-ITX chassis that can support up to 6 hard drives and 1 SSD? Read on."

Bitfenix Prodigy Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:32A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Bitfenix Prodigy is a sleek-looking case from Bitfenix, supporting Mini-ITX motherboards and targeted to users who want to build a small yet powerful gaming computer to carry it to LAN parties. Let`s check it out."

LEPA G850-MAS 850 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:30A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will test the strongest PSU of the newly enriched LEPA G Series, which has 850 W capacity and offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency. The G850-MAS also comes with DC-DC converters for the minor rails generation and uses only Japanese-made caps for enhanced reliability."

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet Review
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:28A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing to keep in mind is that the Power2U requires a receptacle box that is 16 cubic inches or larger. This covers the vast majority of modern duplexes. However, in some older homes you may come across a few that are too small or a tight fit. The Newer Technology website has a non-exhaustive list of receptacle boxes that are compatible with the Power2U USB outlet. As an installation note, if you are going to install or replace outlets DIY style, then a neon tester, voltmeter, or a tick-tracer are a good investment. While installing the Power2U I found out that I had a circuit that was not shut off by the main breaker for some reason. Needless to say, thinking a circuit is not live can lead to a dangerous and unpleasant experience."

In Win GRone Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:25A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GRone is the latest full-tower case from In Win, featuring eight expansion slots, support for E-ATX motherboards, and an external docking bay. Let`s see if it is a good choice."

Intel Core i5 3470
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:25A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past month I have been testing out the Intel Core i5 3470 under Linux. Like Intel`s other processors of recent years (well, ignoring the initial Sandy Bridge struggles), and just like the more expensive Ivy Bridge CPUs of this year, this mid-range quad-core processor is working very smoothly out of the box on modern Linux distributions."

Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:25A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s CPUs currently dominate the enthusiast market, and for good reason. But has the company been able to carry the mojo that makes its Ivy Bridge processors so drool-worthy over to its motherboard line-up? With the company`s DZ77GA-70K in-hand, that`s just what we`re here to find out."

iXBT Labs Review: i3DSpeed August 2012
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:25A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we added the Nexuiz and Sleeping Dogs benchmarks and the test results of the reference and overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti."

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB Drive Review
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:25A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To me it`s just a larger-than-average thumb drive that is quite a bit slower for moving larger files. I wouldn`t call this drive a fail, because it does do what it is supposed to do. It locks others out of your data and protects it by all means - even if it must destroy that data. However, the drive is a pain to use. Every time you use the drive you need to put in your password. On top of this annoyance, if you aren`t careful or have a type happy keyboard your data will go to format heaven. I`d rather have an annoying process that takes longer for every wrong password or a different process to get the data back, but I guess that would defeat the purpose. If it`s stolen they don`t get your data, but it also costs a lot more than if they stole a regular thumb drive. It`s really up to you how securely your files need to be kept. It`s definitely not a drive meant for everyday use. Nothing is for everyone, but this drive is far from being universally accepted. It`s definitely designed for the few of you out there who need secure data storage."

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Intel LGA 2011 @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ultra-high-end ASRock X79 Extreme11 is fitted with an onboard PCIe 3.0 LSI RAID controller, and not just one, but TWO PLX PEX8747 PCIE 3.0 switches. The ASRock X79 Extreme11 really does take it to the Extreme, offering functionality and capabilities no other motherboard can claim. But does it perform to the Extreme?"

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