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NZXT Havik 120 Heatsink Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the heatsink test bench today is NZXT's Havik 120 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 120 is a pretty typical tower heatsink that ships with two 120mm PWM fans (NZXT's special 'FZ' 13-blade fans) capable of each moving 75CFM per the mfgr's spec. One novel aspect of the Havik 120's design are the edges of its aluminum fins. Each fin has a blunt knife edge which helps ease airflow through the aluminium fin stack by decreasing air flow resistance."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Intel HD 4000 Ivy Bridge Graphics On Linux
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 8:40A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now having looked at the processor performance of the brand new Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge CPU, up now is our first look at the Intel HD 4000 Gen7 graphics performance for the Ivy Bridge processors under Linux. Building upon what`s turned into a huge success for Intel with their Sandy Bridge graphics with admirable performance and stable open-source Linux drivers, Ivy Bridge volleys Intel`s Linux graphics capabilities into a whole new realm for those concerned about open-source graphics drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

ZOTAC GTX680 2GB Kepler Review Vortez
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 8:32A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kepler is the successor to the Fermi range of graphics cards. It is touted as the world`s fastest GPU but NVIDIA also suggest it is the world`s most power efficient - a bold claim indeed considering how efficient (and fast) the HD7970 is. Speed and power however are not all that Kepler has in store."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Dell Alienware X51 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 7:32A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dell Alienware X51 delivers serious performance, including enough for gaming, without costing you an arm and a leg. It has an attractive design, USB 3.0, Blu-ray, built-in Wi-Fi and an easy-to-access interior. While nearly an overall home run, it does have a few small design quirks."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

OC3D: LIAN LI PC-90 The Hammer Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 7:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let`s take a look at one of the latest offerings from LIAN LI= The PC-90. AKA The Hammer"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

CoolerMaster HAF XM Mid-Tower Chassis @ Bjorn3D
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 6:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CoolerMaster has released a new chassis in the HAF line: the XM. Not quite a smaller version of the HAF X, this new case incorporates some of features from the X, along with some truly out-of-the-box thinking."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 4:59A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master?s HAF X full tower case was released about 2 years ago and since then it has been their premier full tower case. While full tower cases are great many people do not want a case that large or may not have room for it. For those who love all of the features of the HAF X Cooler Master has just released the HAF XM, which they say is ?the essence of a HAF X distilled into its purest form; a mid-tower enclosure?. This mid tower case features support for up to four 200mm fans, a latched side panel, two external hot swap X-Docks, 3-way SLI or CrossFire support and dust filters on every intake! Let?s jump right in and take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Intel Core i7 3770k Ivy-Bridge
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 3:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Core i7-3770k ? Ivy Bridge arrived Technic3D. We will check the new 22nm CPU from Intel against the Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7, i5, AMD Bulldozer and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 3:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will be taking a look at a new member to Cooler Master`s HAF family. That new member will be the HAF XM. A `budget` minded XM is a short on structure but tall on features and options. Some of these options and features you will not see on the older big brothers of the family. The HAF XM may just be the case you were looking for. Read on to find out why we say this."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 2:16A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master aims to shrink the HAF X, offering a mid-tower sized variant by the name of HAF XM. Still featuring that rugged, wide and military look, we take the chassis apart to see if it still manages to offer the guts of a war machine, just like the original, or if its looks hide nothing but a bland interior."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 2:06A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At Benchmark Reviews, we have established that the main three items to look for in a computer case are price, functionality, and style. All three of these are vitality important for a case that will be taking up space in your home or office for the foreseeable future. None of them should be overlooked. As a gamer, I take a special interest in Full Tower cases because of the functionality they offer. But sometimes Full Tower cases are just too big to fit comfortably where they need to. Mid-Tower cases can provide a lot of the functionality of a Full Tower case but with the style that might be preferred, depending on the circumstance. It`s the balance of providing that functionality that often gets case manufacturers into trouble. Benchmark Reviews has Cooler Master`s new HAF XM case on hand and this article is dedicated to discovering if the famous HAF-X`s little brother holds true to the family tree."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Computer Case Review @ APH Networks
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 12:41A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While a product`s success is ultimately determined by the product itself, it all starts off with one thing: The name. As I have discussed in my Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB review last year, what a product is called already leaves a strong first impression. Being a person in electrical engineering living in the province of Alberta, the word switch can really be quite meaningful at this time of the year. For one thing, we are having an election in a few days, and unless something significant happens between now and April 23rd, the Wildrose Party is expected to unseat the Progressive Conservatives -- effectively eliminating its massive forty-one year reign in this province -- forming a new government. Secondly, with final exams rolling up the semester this week (Yes, I really should be studying right now), it is important to keep in mind that, at least for the digital electronics circuit class, transistors are essentially switches on a conceptual level. So whether we are thinking about switching out the government or using what are basically switches to crunch some ones and zeros, where does the NZXT Switch 810 fall into place? Is the not-so-hidden-message of switch to this chassis to house all your expensive combinations of billions of switches the right thing to do? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Chassis Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 12:11A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The idle temperatures were a bit disappointing. It was a bit warmer than most at idle but it did perform well under load. It is beginning to be more and more difficult to compare case thermal performance as it seems most companies have nailed down what works and what doesn`t. Only the outliers really stand out anymore and if it fits somewhere in between the lowest and highest it generally goes unnoticed. The HAF XM gets its moment in the spot light for the CPU load temperature. Showing up on the low end is rather impressive compared to the other cases listed. I`m happy to see this even if the chipset on the other hand is a little toasty. However, the only cases that aren`t a bit warm on this graph are those with fans included on the side. Perhaps adding a couple of fans would help? Overall, it`s all good."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 12:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM takes the best of the HAF X, and shrinks to mid tower size. The HAF XM comes stocked with all of the high end features an enthusiast needs. Cooling with the HAF XM is no problem. Cooler Master has included a front 200mm intake LED fan, top 200mm fan, and rear 140mm exhaust fan. The front comes loaded with two X-Docks for easy hard drive swaps and access. The top is removable and exposes an area that can house a dual radiator, or various configurations of 200mm, 140mm, and 120mm fans. The top also includes a little tray with a rubber bottom for holding various things. Internally, the drive bays are tool free. The HAF XM has three 5.25 bays and six 3.5 bays. ///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 11:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master HAF series has arguably been one of the most successful case lineups in recent memory and the new HAF XM is hoping to continue that tradition. It is nearly as large as a full tower and packs an impressive list of features but it is priced closer to many mid tower chassis. To us that sounds like a winning combination.* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Intel urged to support DDR4 ahead of schedule
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 8:38P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Electronics reportedly has been trying to persuade Intel to launch its DDR4-supporting server platforms ahead of the planned 2014 schedule due to concerns that making DDR3 chips is now unprofitable due to low prices, according to industry observers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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