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Diablotek SSD to USB 3.0 SATA Adapter @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Diablotek brings to the table a small USB 3.0 device that on one end has a SATA data and power connector, and on the other a small standard sized USB 3.0 connector. This device promises SSD speeds across a single USB 3.0 port."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX HTPC Case @MissingRemote
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our previous looks at Fractal Design (the Define R3 ATX chassis, the Define Mini Micro-ATX Chassis, and just recently the Core 3000) cases they have demonstrated a favor for solid, stylish chassis that consistently deliver without the flashing lights and other bling often found on other enclosures that offer the same space and flexibility. As we have seen, there are many different options offered by Fractal Design. The Fractal Design Core 1000 is the flavor of today?s review. The Core series brings together a combination of design, features, cooling performance, and value. Is this going to be your next HTPC case? The Fractal Design Core 1000 uses the micro ATX chassis very effectively with multiple cooling options. You have a case that give you maximum flow of air but keeps the size small to put beside your TV for a sleek and stylish look. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 is built for those looking to push the envelope with the latest technology. The GIGABYTE X79-UD9 uses Intel`s second generation Core i7 processors in the LGA2011 package. The GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 isn`t priced for those looking to cut corners or save a few bucks, it steps up to the plate with a price tag of $369.99 plus shipping. It`s not the most expensive Intel X79 motherboard out there, nevertheless it isn`t for the faint of heart..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Jabra Drive Bluetooth Speakerphone Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`ve got the Jabra Drive Bluetooth Speakerphone to review. Hands-free kits are becoming increasingly popular and with so many to choose from it`s hard to know which one is best for you. The Jabra Drive retails at around the £50 mark, so it`s very reasonably priced. Let`s see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

MacBook Pro Solid State Drive Upgrade Guide and Performance Testing @ circuitREMIX
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our past Solid State Drive Roundup, we found that the performance offered by SSDs is nothing short of phenominal. Apple, a company that prides itself in its focus of customer experience knows this, and as a result offers the availability of SSDs across it`s Mac computing product line. However when looking at its MacBook Pro line, the cost of configuring an Apple built-to-order SSD powered notebook is steep. Apple offers 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD storage upgrades at the prices of $200, $600 and $1200 respectively (as per the Apple Store in Canada). But the cost of getting an SSD in your MacBook Pro (or any other Mac) doesn`t have to be so high. This article is split up into two sections: the first showing you how easy it is to upgrade your hard drive based Mac to an SSD, and the second helping you pick which SSD to buy. The drives that will be compared are Crucial`s m4, Kingston`s HyperX, OCZ`s Vertex 3 and OWC`s Mercury Electra 6G. They will also be compared to Apple`s 5400rpm and 7200rpm hard drives."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Meet Intels Cherryville: 520 Series 240GB SSD Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 3:17P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SandForce is back in town and it`s here to stay. Intel`s 520 Series is a full replacement for the 510 Series, but utilize the SF-2281 controller and custom Intel firmware to deliver one of the best SSDs we seen to date. If you already want an Intel SSD but don`t know which to get, we can answer that. Oh, and did we mention the 5 year warranty?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 3:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT`s Switch 810 is one of the few cases on the market that can be considered truly unique. While its piano black finish looks great, what makes the 810 stand out from the pack lies behind its facade and for a price of under $175, this may be one of the best bang for buck enclosures around. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

 
GSKILL - Trouble free with super large CPU coolers
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 2:16P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill, the worldwide leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, has announced the brand new Ares series low profile performance DDR3 memory.Featured with low profile heat spreader design (3.2cm in height), G.Skill Ares series DDR3 memory modules are the perfect choices for building high performance PCs with large CPU coolers, small form factor desktop computers or any other systems with more restricted space. Every Ares memory kit is hand-tested with G.Skill rigorous internal validation process to ensure the maximum stability and compatibility with both Intel and AMD platforms. Compliant with the latest Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) function, G.Skill Ares series DDR3 memory provides PC enthusiasts and extreme gamers a trouble free overclocking experience on Intel platforms, while enjoying the enhanced memory bandwidth.
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G.Skill Ares specifications are listed as below. Specifications are subject to change without notice. For further details please check the G.Skill website at www.gskill.com
  FULL STORY @ GSKILL

NZXT Phantom 410 Case @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 1:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following on the heels of its very well received big brother, NZXT`s Phantom 410 promises to offer everything we love about the full size Phantom in a smaller package. But will this reduction in size and price result in an improvement on an already great case, or lead to sacrifices in the 410`s design?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

BIOS Option Of The Week - PSB Parking
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 11:55A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the PSB Parking BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Tt eSPORTS Battle Dragon Bag Review
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 10:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Spacious interior for up to a full 24inch LCD screen, 5 different compartments, 3 different carrying ways and a very good build quality which allows you to carry up to 41kg of things are some of the reasons for which people who attend LAN events or people who just want a large carrying bag for their notebooks should really take a closer look at the latest Battle Dragon Bag by Tt eSports."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

Rasurbo Vort-X U3 Case
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 9:53A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Rasurbo Vort-X U3 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Vort-X supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for four 120mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card Review
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 9:44A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the launch of any new GPU we always try to make an effort to put a reference based video card up for testing as it`s the best model to set a baseline for what we`re dealing with when it comes to a new model. At the same time, though, we be fair and in a first come first serve basis the XFX HD 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation 3GB was the first to arrive at our labs and not only did it carry with itself an aftermarket cooler, but also an out of the box overclock. Today, though, we take a step back and look at a Radeon HD 7950 from HIS that carries with it what should be the reference cooler along with the standard reference clocks. Of course before we get into the performance side of things there are a few other areas we need to look at."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Archos 101 G9 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 9:39A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Archos 101 G9 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Archos are back with an updated Gen 9 version of the 101 Android tablet. Featuring Android 3.2.1 and updated specifications can it offer something worthwhile in an ever more crowded market?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB Retail Solid State Drive Bundle Review
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 9:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out Intel`s latest and greatest SSD series ... * * *Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB Retail Solid State Drive Bundle Review* The number one question for Intel a few months ago was where were their higher end, fast SATA6 SSDs. There were plenty of Sand Force SF-2281 controlled SSDs pushing 6Gb/s speeds on the market yet many were using Intel NAND. Today we get to answer that question with the launch of Intel?s SSD 520 Series Solid State Drives. They begin finding their way to the shelves among the rest of the hot rod SATA6 SSDs this week and everything about them is all ?Intel Inside? straight down to the supporting SSD Tool Kit software. The big question is did engineers bring us a polished weapon against slow system performance or a new blue screen symptom? Let?s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Asus Unveils Padfone Hybrid Android Smartphone
     Wed, Feb 08 2012 | 9:03A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Among the myriad of other products, like the Padfone, Asus has just unveiled and will likely continue to unveil at Computex this week were a pair of exciting ultraportable notebooks and netbooks that are sure to pique the interest of the discerning road-warriors out there. The just announced Asus UX Series ultraportable notebooks prove that thin is most definitely in this year and the upcoming Asus Eee PC X101 reinforces that assertion.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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