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Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 4:25P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Cooler Master Elite 431 PLUS Mid-Tower chassis brings with it the Cooler Master expertise with some of the high-end features that you don`t usually see in the budget field of cases. The Elite 431 PLUS is a steel and plastic design, that comes with a tough yet clean look, and includes a side door window, 7 expansion slots, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, X Dock Station, and some toolless retention. The Cooler Master Elite 431 PLUS has 1 pre-installed front 120mm blue LED front intake fan, and a total of 5 available fan positions for good air flow. The Elite 431 PLUS is very light weight for a steel chassis, coming in at just eleven pounds, and, with its small foot print of just 7.6 W X 16.8 H X 19.6 D, it takes up very little space, yet able to house the larger air coolers, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLUS at 6.4 inches. The Elite 431 PLUS will also accommodate the longer video cards with 12.4 inches of room. There are a total of three models to choose from in this performance series, starting with the Cooler Master Elite 431 Basic, the Cooler Master Elite 431, and the Cooler Master Elite 431 PLUS.///"

Antec Three Hundred Two Midtower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 1:30P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Three Hundred Two has received several new updates. The interior has been updated to be similar to what Antec did with the Eleven Hundred. Some of the updates include making the hard drive and 5.25 bays to tool-less, upping the expansion slots from 7 to 8, adding wire routing holes to help improve cable management, front USB3 with internal header connection, and adding mounting points for 2.5 drives. Antec also added some changes to the cooling aspect of the Three Hundred Two..."

ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 1:30P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Within the world of personal computing, there is a group of people referred to as enthusiasts. This generalization can be a little confusing, so let`s explore it. An enthusiast is someone who uses their computer for much more than the average user. An enthusiast can usually be further categorized as one of two types of people; a gamer or a performance tuner. For enthusiasts, the middle-of-the road just doesn`t cut it. They want the best that manufacturers can provide. It is with enthusiasts in mind that ASUS created the Republic of Gamers line of products. The ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 motherboard is one of the latest releases in the Republic of Gamers line. Here at Benchmark Reviews, we`ve gotten our hands on an ASUS Rampage IV Fomula Battlefield 3 Edition motherboard and we are taking you piece by piece as we explore this enthusiast inspired piece of hardware."

ASUS Z77 LGA1155 Motherboards Preview @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 1:30P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A little over a week ago, we had the opportunity to check out and even briefly go hands-on with next-generation ASUS motherboards based on a yet-to-be-released Intel 7-series chipset, specifically the enthusiast-grade Z77 Express. In this article we take a sneak peak at a number of boards including the Maximus V and Z77 Sabertooth.  "

BitFenix Raider PC Tower @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 1:30P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will be taking a look at the Raider. We have once again impressed with all that was offered. The look and shape of the Raider doesn`t really fall in the same category of simple square case like some of the units we have looked at lately. A mixture of subtle line with nice curves adds a sense of flair to the case. But looks are not the only thing we look for in case, so read on and see what else there is about the Raider."

Charts: 22 CPUs - updated Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz @ ocaholic
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 1:30P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 22 CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU."

A Futurelooks News Flash - GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ ATX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 9:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Futurelooks looks at a great board for an AMD FX budget build ... * * *GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ ATX Motherboard Review* * * There are a lot things to take into consideration when you are ready to build your own custom PC. I personally find the best strategy is to start with PC features you need and want. Then, starting with your motherboard, build your system around those features. GIGABYTE makes this especially easy as their naming scheme can tell you right off the bat, what you should expect from their motherboard offerings. Today we will look at a motherboard that sits on the line between the high end and regular performance in the AMD platform: The GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3. *"

ADATA S107 Superior USB flash drive review
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 9:53A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s time for another stick drive review here at Guru3D.com, well a USB 3.0 stick that is. The storage unit is all USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatible and it`s called the S107 from ADATA`s `SUPERIOR` series of products. We test an easy to carry around 16GB version of this model. This flash drive will get you read performance of roughly 100MB/sec peaks while writing just under 25 MB/sec. Check out the article right here"

AMD FX-8120 Bulldozer @ Rbmods
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 9:53A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD released the Bulldozer architecture processors late last year. In this review we will take a look at the AMD FX-8120 processor, which is the slowest octacores AMD has, but the differences between it and faster models are only in the operating frequency. Let?s see how well it performs and if it can hold the line against Intel Core I5 processors."

Antec Cleaning Solutions Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 9:53A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new cleaning solutions from Antec come in form of sprays, 60mL or 240+60mL, together with a microfiber cloth, but also in form of wipes (packs of 20 or 100). For touchscreens an"

Antec HCG-620M 620-watt Power Supply Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2012 | 9:53A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Features are pretty much the same as well. The unit still lacks the 50C rating as well as over temperature protection. As this unit has modular cables, Antec does manage to add another green check on the list and it will likely help the series appeal to a wider range of users. Antec has an MSRP of $99 on the HCG-620M unit. We were able to find it cheapest at Provantage at the time of writing this article for $97.64 after shipping. Antec backs the Antec HCG-620M with a three year warranty."

GIGABYTE Battlefield 3 Cup: North America Season 1
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 5:33P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced to open the doors to its first Battlefield 3 online tournament for North America, inviting gamers of all levels to compete not only for rank of Champion, but to compete as a team! Gather your top mates and prepare for battle in Electronic Arts and DICE's competitive shooter, laying waste to your opponents for top rank, and top prizes.

Aside from being able to boast about being champions, the top winning teams will have a chance at both cash prizes and next generation hardware:


- 1st Prize: Eight GV-R797OC-3GD + $1600 USD


2nd Prize: Eight GV-R787OC-2GD + $800 USD



3rd Prize: Eight K8100 high performance keyboards and Eight M8600 high performance gaming mouse + $400 USD
Total prize value: $12,000! Players and their teams will compete on various classic Battlefield 3 maps as well as Back to Karkand maps. But it won't be easy. However, if you think you have the chops for it, sign up to play for FREE at: HTTP://BATTLEFIELD.GIGABYTE.US The competition will be in an 8v8 format, and allows for team rosters up to 16 players. Slots will fill up fast! The competition begins on March 26th.


Comparison List Update: All Ivy Bridge Models @ ocaholic
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 4:25P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over time CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD release numeros processors and it is very likely to lose track of all the models out there. Furthermore it is difficult to find complete comparison tables where you find all CPUs and their features listed. Following you find such a list regarding all Core i7 and Core i5 desktop and mobile CPU."

Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 4:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Haven already taken a look at a few HD 7770 cards and even in Crossfire I had a good idea of what to expect when we got our first HD 7750 in. Little did I know Sapphire would throw us for a curve and send their new HD 7750 Ultimate Edition. A few long time readers may remember that we have covered Ultimate Edition cards in the past and they have always ended up being good performing cards that are dead silent and almost always very cool looking cards also with their specially designed full cover heatsinks. Let?s take a look to see what Sapphire did this time with their mid-range performance card with silent performance."

Sony VAIO VPCSE13FX Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 4:04P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sony VAIO VPC-SE13FX is a laptop that has a full HD resolution 15.5-inch display, a lightweight design and a comfortable keyboard. It also has solid performance as well as excellent battery life that beats out most other 15-inch models. It also has dual AMD graphics, but it doesn`t work all that smoothly."

Synology DiskStation DS112j NAS Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 4:04P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology DiskStation DS112j NAS Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we will be taking a look at the single bay DS112j, which is the latest model in Synology`s NAS range for home use, offering file storage, sharing and data protection. We will also take a look at Synology`s latest operating system, the very recently released DiskStation Manager 4.0."

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