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GIGABYTE G1 Killer Assassin 2 LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E ATX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | 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 kicks out one last review before we take off to CES 2012! Hope to see all our press/media friends at the party on Jan 9th! *GIGABYTE G1 Killer Assassin 2 LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E ATX Motherboard Review * It?s been called the best looking gamer motherboard series since modding a PC became an in thing. GIGABYTE G1.Killer series has a tight hold on this market segment and doesn?t show any signs of loosening up on the rope. There are plenty of gamers thoroughly enamoured by the fine gaming features of the series such as Super Sight, Super Hearing and Super Speed. Today, we take another look at their latest Assassin 2 with its Super Shield theme featuring the new Intel X79 chipset. It?s similar to the original Assassin but with a few more updated bells and whistles. It?s time to take out those elite MSI video cards and Kingston HyperX quad channel DDR3 memory for some testing! * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Quad CrossfireX: The Stock Air Cooling Champion
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Armed with only our fists we slayed the murderous fire breathing dragon and rescued the princess (actually the last HD 7970 to complete our 4-way quadfire feature). This time, we have also included 5760x1080 Eyefinity tests in Battlefield 3 and DiRT3, complete with videos!"
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Boxee Box By D-Link Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Boxee Box By D-Link Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Boxee is marketed as a new way to think about TV and is essentially an interface that combines with hardware to create a fully functional, standalone media player/streamer. Today we will be reviewing the Boxee Box (DSM-380) by D-Link which is a set-top box developed in co-operation with D-Link."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Charts: CPU - updated Intel Core i7-3960X @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous 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."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Charts: SSDs - update Samsung PM 830 128 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous SSDs. 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 SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Headset Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Vengeance 1500 headset has proved to be one of the better gaming headsets I`ve tested to date. Out of the box the headset definitely gave the simultaneous impression of an enthusiast gaming peripheral and professional headphones. The headset is very well built and feels very solid in your hands and on your head. Over the course of testing I found the comfort of the headset to be a mixed bag; the headband does a great job of keeping the weight of the headset off your ears and the padded ear cups are extremely soft to the touch but the headset clamps pretty hard to your head, which detracts from the overall comfort over time."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win is a very interesting dual-GPU creation that performed really well in the benchmarks. We enjoy looking at custom cards like this and seeing what you can do when you think outside of the box. The card placed third in our performance benchmarks just behind the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 and the AMD Radeon HD 6990 OC. All this performance does come at a cost though and this time around it will set you back..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
RunCore Pro IV USB 3.0 MoonDrive Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 11:40A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The whole shapes and sizes thing, while it might not seem like an issue, it is actually a big problem when you try to use them. Patriot was one of the biggest offenders, their Magnum products managed to achieve up to 128GB of capacity which sounds great, but you can`t plug them into an Xbox 360 or many other products that limit the width around the connector. Patriot isn`t the only offender, around half of the USB 3.0 drives we`ve tested are oversized and either blocks other USB ports or just can`t fit into some of the devices we want to plug into. RunCore saw this as a problem too so when they set out to design their Pro IV MoonDrive they wanted to keep things simple and streamlined. The Pro IV MoonDrive`s profile isn`t that much different than the low cost flash drives you see at the grocery store hanging on a rack next to the batteries for children`s toys. The build quality though is much more advanced, both inside and out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Thermaltake Dr. Power II Power Supply Tester Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 10:31A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we get to check out a product that we don?t get to see very often, a power supply tester. We?ll be checking out Thermaltake?s latest PSU tester, the Dr. Power II. The Dr. Power II overtakes its predecessor, the Dr. Power, with a large LCD screen, up-to-date connections, and two testing modes. Read on further to see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

HP Pavilion G6-1C77NR Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:20A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Pavilion G6-1C77NR is a solid 15-inch laptop that offers good performance, a budget price and decent specifications. It also has a very comfortable, well-designed keyboard. While the display does have rather narrow viewing angles, most users should find everything else about this HP laptop to be satisfactory.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Analyzing the SandForce Acquisition, An Interview with LSI
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday’s announcement that LSI had entered into an agreement to acquire SandForce was interesting to say the least. The two companies have obvious synergy and should be able to leverage each other's resources to produce some powerful and innovative storage products. However, due to LSI’s strong position in the enterprise space and SandForce’s more consumer oriented position, along with the announcement’s minimal discussion of mainstream or desktop-targeted products, some questions lingered as to how LSI planned to market SandForce products moving forward. After all, dozens of manufacturers that specifically target enthusiasts and desktop users offer products built around SandForce’s solid state storage processors. How would the acquisition affect those businesses? We just got off the line with Gary Smerdon, VP & GM of the Accelerated Solutions Division at LSI and he answered all of the lingering questions and more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months, we have taken a look at a couple of OCZ-built products that leverage the company’s SuperScale Storage Accelerator with VCA (Virtualized Controller Architecture) 2.0. The first product to arrive was the RevoDrive 3 X2, which is a high-end, PCI Express SSD targeted at ultra-enthusiasts and workstation customers. Then came the extreme OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, which caters to the enterprise. The latest OCZ product to hit the lab, the RevoDrive Hybrid also shares these traits, but its flash memory is paired to a 1TB traditional hard drive. With the RevoDrive Hybrid, the device’s flash memory is meant to be used as cache for the most frequently accessed data on the hard drive, speeding up access times and transfer speeds dramatically, while the hard drive is there for bulk storage...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Asus Eee Pad Slider Honeycomb Tablet Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seemed, just a couple of years back, that almost every week was topped off by the introduction of a new netbook. Remember those things? We haven't seen much in the way of new netbook technology lately, but we have seen plenty of tablets. The iPad started a modern-day revitalization of the slate PC market, and while Apple has dominated the market, rival companies have been pushing out tablet after tablet in an effort to grab their piece of the pie. One thing we've noticed is the great variety in form factors. Whereas the iPad basically just comes in two flavors, those content with Android can have their pick when it comes to design. There's the standard, flat slate (like the Galaxy Tab 10.1), slates with docking stations, and now, a slate with a built-in, slide-out keyboard. That's right, a keyboard that's built right in, no Bluetooth or accessory cases necessary. Asus' Eee Pad Slider was actually introduced as a concept product back at CES, nearly three seasons ago. That's an eternity in computing years, but it takes time to get a radical design like this just right...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

News: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an updated Tegra 3 processor and a sleek new design, the Transformer Prime may be the hottest tablet around. We take a closer look to see if Asus has created another compelling iPad alternative."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD Performance Preview
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same SuperScale Storage Accelerator, and now an octet of SandForce SF-2200 controllers, has landed on our testbeds for a few cycles of the benchmark gauntlet. And oh yeah, it's packing a full 1.6TB (that's Terabytes) of usable capacity on board. As the old saying goes, let the games begin!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Zalman ZM-VE200 HDD Enclosure/Virtual Drive Review @ Tweaknews
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 9:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman has taken 2.5? HDD enclosures to the next level with the ZM-VE200. Not only can you use it for storage, you can also load ISO`s directly from the drive with the built in virtual ODD feature. The backlit LCD screen is easy to read and simple to navigate, although some basic instructions would have been helpful to include in the package."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

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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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