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MSI Z68A-GD65G3 Motherboard
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have a motherboard review for you, we finally got back on track and are focusing on hardware and MSI is a big step towards our goal. We are looking at the Z68A-GD65G3 that has some nice features such as; UEFI, Military class components, and even THX audio. Lets find out if also performs as well as expected.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

10% Motherboard Price Hike due to Value of Cu + Chinese Minimum Wage Raise
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 3:08P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Motherboard vendors ASUS and Gigabyte are expected to hike their motherboard prices by about 10% as early as the end of the first quarter of 2012, in response to increases in the price of copper and labor costs in China.

Further, Digitimes reports; " Motherboard prices were hiked by 5-10% in early 2011 to reflect increased material costs and the impact of labor shortages, and by 3-8% in April 2011 due to increased costs of some components arising from the earthquake hitting northeastern Japan in March.

Copper pricing has risen from US$8,000 per metric ton (MT) before the 2012 to US$8,600/MT currently, causing hikes in the cost of copper-clad laminates, and in turn production cost of motherboards.

As for labor costs in China, minimum monthly wage in Beijing was hiked from CNY1,160 to CNY1,260 ($184 - $200USD) on January 1, 2012. Shanghai will raise wages from $178 to $203 on April 1, and Shenzhen raised wages from $209 to $238USD on February 1.

ASUS and Gigabyte expect their motherboard shipments in the first quarter of 2012 to increase 10% and 20%, respectively, on quarter."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

AC Ryan Veolo @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 1:26P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AC Ryan Veolo is not just another media player. At its heart beats an Android OS, enabling true connectivity and expendability on a media player like never before. We whip out the pop corn, grab the unique remote and fire up our favorite clip along with some Angry Birds fun, to see if the OS manages to impress on the big screen as much as on the smartphone."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Kingston HyperX Limited Edition DDR3-1600 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 12:06P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our friends over at Kingston have just sent us a 4GB kit of their Limited Edition HyperX DDR3-1600 low latency memory (KHX1600C7D3X1K2/4GX). These modules are primarily being sold overseas (Russia/Eastern Europe). They run at 1600MHz and have a CAS latency of 7 with timings of 7-8-7-20 at 1.65V. Being that this kit only runs at 1600MHz and has low timings this should leave a lot of headroom for overclocking. Read on and see how far we can push these modules."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Thermaltake Tt eSports Shock Spin Gaming Headset @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 11:55A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake is one of those companies that has ventured in the eSport business and did it in a major way. Tt eSports has more products in its ranks than most company`s entire catalog. We recently received a box contains three products from Tt eSports and we will be reviewing each in detail starting with the Shock Spin gaming headset."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

ASUS P9X79 WS @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 11:45A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the P9X79 WS, ASUS has a very well equipped X79 motherboard in its portfolio regarding Intels latest chipset. Therefore this motherboard comes with a long feature list. You can for example find six PCI Express x16 slots as well as eight DIMM slots."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Antec Three Hundred Two Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 11:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Three Hundred Two is an updated version of the Antec Three Hundred, with several new features added, such as eight expansion slots, holes for external liquid cooling solutions, USB 3.0 ports, and an optional fan to cool the underside of the CPU. Let`s see if its new incarnation is a good buy as well."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

 
Thermaltake Dr. Power II ATX Power Supply Tester Review @ Tweaknews
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 11:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake`s Dr. Power II works as advertised, is relatively accurate and has an easily used and intuitive interface. Two testing modes allow the user to make a quick pass or zero in on a suspect connector or rail. It`s compact, lightweight and the large LCD screen is easy to read."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB Upgrade Kit Review
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Offering very good data transfer speeds, one of the most complete bundles I`ve ever seen and an exceptional price/capacity ratio the brand new V+200 120GB is a worthy addition to the SSDNow business line of solid state drives by Kingston."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

Sharkoon T9 Value Edition (Red) Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 10:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sharkoon T9 Value Edition (Red) Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Sharkoon offer a range of PC cases and today we have one of their most recent models on our test bench. The midi sized T9 Value Edition aims to offer a mix of style and functionality for gamers on a budget and today we find out if that is possible for around £50."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

OC3D: 2012 Competition MADNESS
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 9:53A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seeing as the world is going to end this year we thought we h= ad better push the boat out and hold our biggest & maddest competition yet!="
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Thumb Drive Review
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 9:50A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our testing we found that the new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is almost as fast as the HyperX MAX 3.0 we tested last year, a USB 3.0 solid state drive. A few weeks ago we published a review of the RunCore Moon and found it reads data at right around 160MB/s. The HyperX branded DataTraveler reached 240MB/s while reading data in our tests, a full 80MB/s faster than the Moon! Kingston may have just knocked it out of the park with the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Kingston is already selling three capacity sizes of the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Those are 64GB, 128GB and a massive 256GB size that can hold over 51,000 10MP pictures. Today we`re looking at the 64GB drive that is on sale now at Newegg for just under $130."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Cooler Master Silencio 450 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 9:44A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silencio 450 from Cooler Master has the features most of us are looking for, silence being one of them, and ease of use being the other. The Cooler Master Silencio 450 has incorporated into its chassis a sound deadening material that`s thinner and denser than previous models. They`ve also added some silent fans to go with it. Cooler Master has looked at making access to peripherals easy, as well. The Cooler Master Silencio now has an easy access front door that leaves the I/O panel exposed. This means you don`t have to open the door to plug in any components, it`s right there at your fingertips.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - Rosewill Thor V2 Full Tower Computer Case Review
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 9:39A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out a gaming case from Rosewill. Yes. Rosewill. * * *Rosewill Thor V2 Full Tower Computer Case Review* The one thing that is always true for every market is that there is always room for variety and products that create value. There are some companies dedicated to those two things alone and do little more than provide alternative products to more mainstream items. There are some rare occasions where this simple, ?Mine is just as good, but cheaper? approach does yield some products to be admired. This is such a case (pun intended) with the Rosewill Thor V2 Full Tower case which we?ll be having a look at today."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

SSD NEWS: OCZ Nocti 128GB SATA 2 mSATA SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 9:22A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Nocti SATA 2 120GB mSATA SSD is on our bench today and, Welcome to the Year of the mSATA SSD! Three years ago, one wouldn`t have imagined that we could get such power from an SSD that is 1/3 the size of a business card and the height of a 25 cent piece. This year already, mSATA SSDs have become standard in ultrabooks with talk now of cached SSDs present in the not far too distant future. This is a performance and capacity guarantee win-win for the consumer."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Cooler Master Choiix Power Fort 5600 @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 9:07A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Extended batteries. When I mention those two words, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Does anything even come to mind for you? Well, to most people that I talk to about getting an extended battery for their phone or other mobile device they just respond with ?I will just make sure that I plug it in every day.? But what if you use your device all-day, every day, and you find yourself on a long flight across the Pacific? What if you are just too lazy to plug your phone in every night? Well, the Power Fort is a device that claims to be the savior of those moments. But how does it hold up in testing? Let?s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

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