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NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower Chasis Review @ Rbmods
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 5:28P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be evaluating the NXT Switch 810, hybrid full tower chassis. It?s marketed as the ultimate PC Enthusiast case. Let?s see if it measures up."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

NoiseHush NX70 Multimedia Headset Review @ TechReviewSource
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 5:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NoiseHush NX70 is a multimedia headset that features a noise-cancelling microphone, an adjustable headphone and mobile phone calling capabilities. It comes with a converter that lets you quickly switch it from a computer-based headset to a mobile phone headset. It has good playback audio quality, but the microphone could be better."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

News: OCZs RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 5:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. We take a closer look to see if the Revo is as impressive as it sounds."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

News - NZXT Switch 810 Chassis Review at Overclockers Online
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 5:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT has brought an interesting chassis to the market. The Switch 810 brings a plethora of unique features to the table, including adjustable top slats for airflow and noise reduction, room for a liquid cooled system and corresponding multiple radiators, and a first ? LEDs on the backside. Combining all this with an exquisitely simple and modern build and attractive exterior finish, the Switch has great potential to be one of the finest chassis? in its class."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE.NET

MSI A75MA-G55 Motherboard @ Rbmods
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 5:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a socket FM1 motherboard from MSI name A75MA-G55. This board comes with features like long lifespan components, OC Genie, onboard graphics, USB 3 and SATA 3. This looks like a good board for the FM1 socket and perhaps a HTPC setup or even better?Lets find out!"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

ICY Dock MB981U3-1SA & MB981U3-1SA-1 Dock Stations @ Bjorn3D
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 4:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we examine the ICY DOCK MB981U3-1SA & MB981U3-1SA-1 to see what features they offer as well as how well they perform."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Preview: ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 @ ocaholic
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 1:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is also one of the brands that already have Z77 based motherboards in their product portfolio. First of all we take a closer look on of their high-end boards, the Extreme 6. This motherboard waits with a many features and a very nice design."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
Preview: ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional @ ocaholic
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 1:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. ASRock wants to win gamers hearts with their X79 Professional Fatyl1ty boards, which has been armed with features especially for gamers as well as a very nice design, which has been improved over several generations in the meantime."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Plextor M3 Pro 256GB (PX-256M3P) Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 12:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Marvell 88SS9174 isn`t quite sixty years old, but the controller first hit the scene in January 2010, a long time in computer component years. Just like the 911, each minor revision adds to the speed and functionality. Also like the 911, the components that surround the main controller have changed to produce a better product. Plextor has taken a bit of that Porsche magic and brought it into the new M3 Pro solid state drive. The base for the M3 Pro is the same 9174 controller we`ve been reporting on for more than two years. Plextor has paired this ageless controller with the newest NAND flash on the market today, Toshiba 24nm Toggle Mode flash."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Plextor M3 Pro 128GB (PX-128M3P) Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 12:35P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You may not have noticed but there`s been a changing of the guard when it comes to SSDs based on Marvell controllers. The first Marvell SATA 6G drive to enter the market was the Crucial C300. The C300 battled it out with the first generation SandForce controller which at the time were limited to SATA 3G speeds of 285MB/s read. The C300 took advantage of SATA 6G and mustered an impressive 375MB/s read speed in our tests of the 256GB model. At that time Crucial was the only SSD manufacture using a Marvell controller. Last year Crucial released their second product based on a Marvell controller, the Crucial m4. The exclusivity was lost though as more companies started churning out products based on the Marvell design, mainly Intel, Corsair and Plextor. The competition wasn`t favorable for Crucial and the Marvell SSD market was pretty evenly divided amongst the newly formed Team Marvell group. For the most part each of these Marvell products resembled the other and there wasn`t a real standout. Intel jumped ship completely and is now playing for Team SandForce, partly because they couldn`t compete with their IMFT flash and the Marvell controller. Crucial is in that same boat as of now but with 20nm IMFT flash far on the horizon they are a ship without a paddle. Then there is the unbound."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Palit JetStream GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card Review
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 12:13P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We should start to see that all change over the coming months, not only because we have the new GTX 680, but we`ll see NVIDIA fill out the GTX 600 series line over the next few months while we then see their partners offer us fancy new variants of the model. Next up we`ll see the GTX 670 in May of course followed by the GTX 660, 650 and low-end models. Speaking of fancy new variants, though, we didn`t expect to see one this close to launch. Palit has just released their own GTX 680 which falls under the brand new JetStream series. We knew that Palit would come to the party quickly with a fancy new variant, but we can honestly say we didn`t think it would be this quickly with the model only officially launching last week."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

OCZ Synapse 64GB SSD Cache Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 11:50A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cache drives like the new OCZ Synapse are the new darlings of the SSD market since -in principle- they have the capability to drastically improve overall system load times without costing an absolute fortune. Unfortunately, there are some issues that are bound to be encountered along the way but the Synapse and its included software are supposed to succeed where other solutions have failed. * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 11:45A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we have the Galaxy Nexus on our test bench and will take a look at what it offers in today`s smartphone market, focusing of course on aspects such as the OS which is still quite unique in the Android world."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

OC3D: Epic Gear Meduza Mouse and Hybrid Pad Review
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 11:28A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Epic Gear are willing to throw their hat into the gaming mous= e ring with the innovative Meduza mouse."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

AMD Radeon HD 7950 On Linux Redux
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 10:46A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here are some updated benchmarks of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Southern Islands graphics card under Linux with the proprietary Catalyst driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Genius DeathTaker MMO/RTS Gaming Mouse @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Mar 30 2012 | 10:37A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This new product comes from their GX Gaming series, it`s the DeathTaker MMO/RTS gaming mouse. Yes, many of the gaming mice on the market are geared toward a specific genre or gaming, mostly MMO and FPS. The common features of the MMO variation is more buttons and a more sensitive laser resulting in a very high DPI rating. And this is just what the DeathTaker gives us. But it takes more than just that to fork out hard earned bucks for a mouse."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

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