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EVGA SuperNova NEX 1500W Classified review: a beast of a PSU
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 3:13P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EVGA SuperNova NEX1500W Classified is a beast. It's clearly aimed at overclockers that need as much power as possible for their high-end components. That is why EVGA focused on power and stability, and sacrificed a little in the area of noise production. Strong qualities of this PSU are its voltages, ripple, efficiency, extra software and its looks. Drawbacks consist of the noise and also the usage without load.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Rosewill RHTS-8206 Review
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 2:58P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Third outing with Rosewill lands us with a curious, affordable USB 5.1 surround sound headset. Surround sound gaming headsets have become abundant over the past few years and the divide between those who swear by stereo headphones and those who enjoy the 5.1 and 7.1 headsets has separated like South America and Africa and forum discussions often end up walking down the stereo vs surround path. Disputes aside, the call for surround sound headsets is there and Rosewill responded. Coming in with a minimalistic design, a total of 6 speakers and 2 subwoofers, a vibration function all powered by the CM6206-LX chipset which also gives support for a virtual 7.1 mode, one could say that there is a lot being offered for the price.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-RD2121StS 2x2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 2:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When solid state drives finally made it to the consumer market roughly 5 years ago no one could deny that they offered superior data transfer speeds compared to regular mechanical drives without at the same time producing noise and heat. However no one also could deny that such solutions had but two large drawbacks and that were their prices (for most people) and limited storage space. So the solution was quite simple for some and so back then Seagate immediately started working on a hybrid drive by marrying a standard 2.5" mechanical drive with a rather large storage capacity and a rather small 2.5" SSD. The idea was to use the HDD section to store everything you threw at the drive and the SSD section to cache the things you used mostly on your daily activities and thus provide you with increased speeds. The result was the Momentus (and later on the updated Momentus XT) hybrid drive which actually did quite well in the end and did produce better results than regular mechanical drives. Other manufacturers also decided to marry a regular HDD with an SSD but they followed a whole different path and so some did so with dual 2.5" internal enclosures (for example RAIDON), others by introducing cache SSDs and Hybrid PCIex models (OCZ) and a few by following the old RAID 0 solution which basically divides all your data evenly on two or more disks for increased performance. RaidSonic just recently jumped on that last wagon with their ICY BOX IB-RD2121StS 2x2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD RAID Converter and naturally we just had to check it out.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston SSDNow V300 is yet another value-oriented SSD in Kingston's wildly successful line of mainstream solid state drives. With the pressures of TLC SSDs squeezing the value market we take a look and see if a standard MLC SSD with 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND and an SF-2281 processor can keep up with the changing times.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Intel DC S3700 SSD
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:39P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's new DC S3700 SSD series is absolutely perfect for a datacenter environment but it relatively low cost virtually guarantees that home users will take these drive seriously as well. But how do they actually perform against some of today's most popular enthusiast level SSDs?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

How to Restore Old Computers to Their Original Color
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:38P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Plastic parts of older computers become yellow or brown over time, so you end up with a computer that looks yellow or brown instead of white or gray. In this tutorial, we will show you how to restore old plastic parts to their original color by using a homemade peroxide-based solution called Retr0bright."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Asustek, Gigabyte look to flat growth in 2013
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer is expected to ship 21.5-22 million motherboards in 2013 compared to 22-22.2 million units shipped in 2012, while fellow company Gigabyte Technology aims to ramp its motherboard shipments to 20 million units, from 19 million units during the same period, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
motherboard makers to enjoy 4 million motherboard shipments from Intel
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:36P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As Intel has released information that it will gradually phase out from the branded motherboard market, sources from motherboard players expect Intel's four million units of motherboard shipments to be enjoyed by Taiwan-based vendors including Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS).
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case Video Review with Lauren from TastyPC @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 12:24P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lauren from TastyPC.tv takes a look at the Fractal Design Define XL R2 for HardwareHeaven, building a complete water-cooled system inside."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Review: NZXT H2 Classic Black @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 1:17A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although NZXT`s H2 has been available for quite some time now, this doesn`t change anything, when it comes to the fact, that it`s still an interesting case to have a closer look at. NZXT wants to offer an enclosure that is suitable for building a silent PC and furthermore it should come a reasonable price. This is reason enough for us to review this case."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Why Is Your Power Supply Important? @ TechwareLabs.com
     Wed, Jan 30 2013 | 3:31P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TechwareLabs brings you the reason why your power supply is critical to your machine. We had the opportunity to sit down with some of the expertsbehind the NZXT line of power supplies and discuss the impact that a bad power supply can have. Protect your investment and watch this short video BEFORE you buy."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Fractal Design Define R4 Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Jan 30 2013 | 12:24P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Where desktops are concerned, some may consider bigger to be better, but sometimes, theres nothing quite as satisfying as a simple, classy-looking PC that you can barely hear. Helping to make that scenario a reality is Fractal Design, with its sound-dampened mid-tower Define R4. Lets check it out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

WD RE 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Jan 30 2013 | 5:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Theres a relative lack of 4TB hard drive options on the market at the moment, but those looking for enthusiast or enterprise models are well taken care of. Weve already taken a look at WDs enthusiast part, the Black 4TB, so now its time to shift our attention to the feature-packed and enterprise-focused RE."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard @ Rbmods
     Wed, Jan 30 2013 | 1:17A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mechanical keyboards are high demand these days as more and more people have realized how nice they are to game on with their quick response time and keys. Today we are going to review the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard, it will be tested in various situations and also see if it is better than the competition that we have tested in the past."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

VTX3D HD 7870 Black Edition 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jan 29 2013 | 3:31P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The VTX3D HD 7870 Black is based on AMD`s recent Tahiti LE GPU. It comes with 1536 shaders and very decent clock speeds. As a result the card is 8% faster than HD 7870, almost as fast as HD 7950, which costs significantly more."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Enermax Triathlor 550W PSU
     Tue, Jan 29 2013 | 12:24P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Enermax Triathlor 550 Watt PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with two +12V rails (25,0A), a 120mm Fan, 6x SATA hard disk connectors and 2x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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