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Lian li PC-Q25 ITX Case Review - XSReviews
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 11:23A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian Li was founded in 1983, they are one of the world`s largest and most reputable manufacturers of aluminium PCcases in Taiwan. They also have over twenty years of experience in the computer products field. Today I`m looking at the PC --Q25, it`s a Mini-ITX case and it`s made entirely of Aluminium. Being a Mini-ITX case it`s likely that some hardware won`t fit in the case, we take a look at the options. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

ROCCAT Savu Optical Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 9:43A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All in all this is one of the best mice Ive ever used. I would put it up against any of the famous big-name mice and bet money on it. Of course, a mouse is a very personal item as well so if you dont like it, dont blame me. If you need your mouse to do a few extra things without adding a slew of buttons you cant reach then look no further. Its at home in a game with highly complex and timed macros as much as it lets you gain some convenience in Office or any other desktop app including Windows."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Bitfenix Ghost Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ghost is the latest mid-tower case from Bitfenix, targeted to silent computing. Let`s see if it is a good product."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Rosewill SilentNight 500 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 9:15A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Rosewill SilentNight 500 W is a fanless power supply with the 80 Plus Platinum certification, targeted to users building a quiet computer. It also comes with a modular cabling system. Let`s see how this new release fared on our tests."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Mach Xtreme MX-ES 32 GB USB 3.0 @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 9:07A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MX-ES can be mistaken for a cheap run-of-the-mill USB 2.0 drive, but its generic housing holds an SLC-flash-based heart. Mach Xtreme got us drooling with advertised speeds of 170/185 MB/s read/write. The drive did not quite hit those numbers, but managed to get our nod of approval."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 8:30A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Using a touchscreen is something we are used to with our mobile phones and tablets but it really has not translated to the desktop all that well. Yes there have been all-in-one touchscreen systems, but for the most part they have been clunky and Windows 7 really is not made for a touchscreen. This all changes with Windows 8. The Metro interface in Windows 8 is more or less designed to be used with a touchscreen device. Today we are checking out Lenovos flagship all-in-one and their largest as well with a 27-inch touchscreen display. The IdeaCentre A720 features a very sleek and thin design, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, a TV tuner, HDMI in and out, WiFi, Bluetooth and much more. Read on as we have some fun and check out this system."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Windows 8 SSD Performance Roundup November 2012 @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 8:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 SSD Performance Roundup November 2012 @ HardwareHeaven.com In the last few months the SSD market has started to evolve again. Now we have drives which feature a wide range of controllers from various manufacturers that all look to offer the best balance of price/performance or features. Today we are taking a selection of the best and putting them up against each other in a Windows 8 environment."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
QNAP TS-869 Pro 8-Bay NAS Review
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 6:34A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When QNAP went high-end last year with 10GbE capability, they left an opening for lower cost units designed for true small office environments. The x69 Series fills that gap while still offering high drive count NAS products, but reduces some of the enterprise features only used in large office environments."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Aerocool XPredator X1 Devil Red Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 6:24A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spotlight today is Aerocool`s XPredator X1 Devil Red Edition; a mid-tower gaming chassis equipped with USB 3.0, fan controller and what promises to be a spacious internal layout for those seeking a case to house their system whilst keeping the cost to a minimum."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

ASUS F2A85-V PRO: The A85X Chipset
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 6:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has released their the F2A85V-Pro for the socket FM2. The board retails at around $140, but is packed with features."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Australian Blu-ray Importing: November 2012 Buying Guide
     Fri, Nov 09 2012 | 4:17A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ben takes a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray for November 2012."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

The Basics of Multi-Monitor Gaming @ Techgage
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 1:51P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The world of multi-monitor gaming is a small but ever growing community of dedicated individuals who enjoy a rich and immersive game-play experience. Multi-monitor gaming can be a complicated transition, however, this how-to guide is here to help ensure you have as few problems when you decide to pass through the veil of multi-monitor gaming."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

MSI GeForce GTX 660 HAWK 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 11:46A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s new GeForce GTX 660 HAWK is a fully customized, overclocked GTX 660. It comes with the company`s signature TwinFrozr cooler and includes goodlies like dual BIOS and voltage measurements points."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

LG IPS236V 23 IPS LED LCD Monitor Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 11:23A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today Ive got a monitor from our friends at Geeks.com, but its not just any monitor this is an IPS monitor! if you dont know anything about monitors, then let me tell you that IPS is a very good thing when it comes to LCD displays. The monitor I have for review is the LG IPS236V which is a 23 sized monitor that has HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs on it so youve got connection choices. This monitor provides excellent color reproduction and extreme viewing angles with little to no distortion. Its a great monitor for everything you do, no matter if its gaming, watching HD movies or just browsing the web, things will most certainly look better on the LG IPS236V! "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 9:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ah I am back to reviewing video cards, it has actually been a little while since Ive taken a look at a current generation card, but over the past couple of weeks I have caught back up and today I am taking a look at an awesome card from ASUS. Many of ASUSs non-reference cards feature their DirectCU II cooling system and so does this card, but this card also features a 12-phase VRM that has super alloy caps and chokes, ASUSs VGA hotwire that allows you to easily check voltages on the card and this single card can drive up to six screens! The card we are taking a look at today is the 28nm ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II 3GB! Read on as we take a look at this impressive card!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Onkyo TX-NR818 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver Review @MissingRemote
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 6:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the glue in a well-equipped home theater, the audio video receiver (AVR) is a natural hub where audio and video processing can be consolidated into a single device alongside other functions like over the top (OTT) IP services. Onkyo has embraced this ideal with the 135 watts per channel TX-NR818, which offers decoding support for all of the modern audio codecs, HQV video processing and scaling up to 4K UltraHD. More importantly when it comes to room correction, arguably the most important feature of a modern AVR, the TX-NR818 offers Audysseys flagship MultEQ XT32 an outstanding feat given its $1200 MSRP (~$800 street). With all of the features included, the TX-NR818 seems to be an incredible value, offering unmatched capability per dollar. Moving beyond the spec sheet however, nothing is without compromise lets dig in and discover where Onkyos 2012 mid-range master excels, and where it does not. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

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