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ECS HDC-I Motherboard Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:11P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we are reviewing the ECS HDC-I Mini-ITX motherboard, which comes with an AMD E-350 CPU soldered, two USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi and more features. Check it out!"

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:10P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“I’ve had a home theater PC for the longest time. My first one was just a normal PC that I connected to my TV. From there it has evolved getting smaller and smaller. With the progression of technology it is very impressive what all we can fit in to a small form factor (SFF) PC. Today we will be checking out the smallest form factor PC that I have ever seen! It is smaller than the Zotac ZBOX HD-AD02, Western Digital Live TV Hub and pretty much every other SFF we have got our hands on. Being super small it is still capable of HD playback, has 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, 4 USB port s and WiFi. So what is this SFF PC we are talking about? It is the Sapphire Edge HD2, let’s take a look…"

ASRock Z68 Professional Fatal1ty Gen.3
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:10P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“ASRock has released their second Sandybridge Fatal1ty motherboard called the Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 aimed at both the enthusiast and hardcore gamers. As of late, ASRock has been jousting with the big boys and is known for producing a wide range of quality motherboards to suit just about any preference, need, or budget, and it will be interesting to see how the Fatal1ty shakes out.”

AMD Llano processors suffering from shortage; to be resolved in September
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:09P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's latest Llano-based processors are currently suffering from shortages due to the weaker-than-expected yield rates of the related 32nm process; however, AMD has already notified its partners that the shortage should be resolved by early September, according to sources from motherboard makers.

Kodak EasyShare Max Z990
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:09P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 offers plenty of goodies including a long 30x zoom lens, manual controls, an electronic viewfinder, and 1080p video capture. But sluggish operation and poor low-light performance make this huge compact camera a tough sell."

ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The second 990FX board we’ve had the pleasure to review is here, and once again, it’s a special one. The ASRock 990FX Professional marks the pinnacle in ASRock’s AMD lineup and is designed squarely for gamers and overclockers. Designed as part of the ‘Fatal1ty’ range of products with Jonathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel, this board aims to provide not only top end performance, but a whole range of useful features.

Palo Alto Audio Design’s Cubik
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:08P | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“When technology is ever evolving, even computer speakers can become outdated. Options such as aesthetically pleasing designs, remote controls and the ability to toggle between inputs on the computer are now starting to become as much of a focus for manufacturers as overall sound quality. Palo Alto Audio Design has chosen to ignore all these user demands and produced a speaker system that prides itself on design rather than performance. Best suited to casual computer users looking for an elegant design for playing back classical or folk music at sensible volume levels, the Cubiks don’t offer the performance or features to justify their high price.”

ASUS Mars II 3 GB Dual GTX 580
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:08P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS MARS II is a monster graphics card consisting of two GeForce GTX 580 GPUs on a single PCB using triple slot cooling. Unlike the NVIDIA GTX 590, the MARS II comes with full GTX 580 clock speeds which give the card an almost 20% performance advantage over the GTX 590, making the card the fastest graphics card in the world, but also the most expensive at $1500.

Sapphire IPC-E350M1 AMD E350 Mini ITX Motherboard Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire IPC-E350M1 Pure Fusion Mini E350 Mini-ITX motherboard with AMD E350 APU and HD6310 GPU offers on smallest space useful features to build a HTPC or NetTop PC. The small motherboard offers an integrated graphics unit, PCI Express x16 slot, Gigabit LAN, USB3.0, 8-channel sound and much more features, which can not be found on all full-grown boards. In the current review of the Sapphire IPC-E350M1 motherboard we examine also again the overclocking, but the main focus of this review is to test the capability for small PCs with low power consumption at high performance.

Sparkle Gold Class (GW-EPS1250DA) 1250 Watt Power Supply Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now that we have taken a look at a power supply on the lower end of the Wattage spectrum with the Kingwin LZP-550, we are going to take a look at something capable of more than doubling that out. The unit that we have sitting on the bench today is from Sparkle Computer Corp. We have taken a look at several of their power supplies in the past with the SCC-750AF and SCC-850AF. Both units scored really well and we are expecting the very same out of what we are testing today." The unit that we are testing today is the GW-EPS1250DA power supply. It is the third model in their Gold Class line of power supplies that we have managed to test to date and is manufactured by Great Wall, just as the others have been. This unit offers enough power for up to three graphics cards and still has plenty of power to spare for additional peripherals. The unit looks quite impressive on paper featuring six 12V rails, 100% continuous output at 50C and more."

Thermaltake co-designed with BMW Group Design Works USA
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most enthusiasts would remember the astonishing “Level 10” case which Thermaltake co-designed with BMW Group Design Works USA and released a couple of years ago. Whoever remembers the (otherwise remarkable) Level 10 case also remember the ludicrous price tag which kept the sales of the product very, very low. Thermaltake claims to have fixed that with their release of the newly released Level 10 GT case, a product sharing a similar design but much more functional and far more sensibly priced and which already won the reddot design award for 2011. Today, VR-Zone is having a thorough look at it.

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before getting the Wildfire, we had seen our fair share of the Sandforce invasion that is currently running amok in the SSD market. Expecting yet another rebrand of the same tried, tested and boring design, we didn't really expect much from Patriot's latest flagship drive. But instead of the same old story, we've found an SSD which dares to be different and exceeds every one of our expectations.

ASUS HD6670 1GB GDDR5 with DisplayPort DirectX11 Video Card Review
     Thu, Aug 18 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS HD6670 video card with DisplayPort is factory overclocked to 810MHz. This ASUS HD6670 is equipped with faster memory for superior performance and is equipped with a DisplayPort for 3-monitor Eyefinity support. Cooling is provided by an 80mm dust-proof fan blowing down on an aluminum heatsink. Since the ASUS Radeon HD6670 only has a TDP of 66W, there is no additional 6-pin power connectors needed. Aside from the DisplayPort connector, there is also a DVI-I port and an HDMI port, fully supporting AMD’s HD3D technology."

Cubitek Magic Cube 3HDD review
     Wed, Aug 17 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cubitek figured, heck .. it's all in our own brand name, let's design a modular chassis series under the name Magic Cube. One main chassis will be housing your motherboard and PSU, and two other smaller 'cubes' will house HDDs and Optical storage units and such. That completely overhauls the design of any regular chassis, as all of the sudden you have three units housing your PC.

Foxconn Netbox nT-A3500 Barebone Review
     Wed, Aug 17 2011 | 4:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The nT-A3500 is a perfect machine for instant messaging or other social networking applications, browsing or for playing older games at smaller resolutions; also, we can use the machine as a media center and it is also shipped with a VESA mount inside the package and necessary screws.

TP-LINK AV200 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit Review
     Wed, Aug 17 2011 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Do you have a TV, game console, Blu-Ray player, or any other device that can connect to a network but it doesn’t have built-in wireless or it is out of your wireless network’s range? Then I have some really good news. TP-LINK has a 200Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter (TL-PA211) that’ll give you connectivity anywhere there’s a power outlet. The TL-PA211 is reliable enough to keep your pings low in online gaming, and even fast enough to stream HD video from one end of your house to the other. It’s also pretty affordable. Check out the full review for all of the specs and a d etailed account of my experience with the TL-PA211."

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