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'Review: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB'
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nothing gets my cooling fans going like a new hard drive! With that, I have yet to hop on the SSD wagon, until now. I have resisted as long as possible because even though the benchmarks were there, the prices just were not. Crucial thinks they can make me a believer and is trying to butter my biscuit with the M4 SSD...

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of the OCZ models are revisions and improvements of a previous which is the whole reason for the Roman numeral being displayed in the model name. And in the case of the review sample here today we have the Vertex 4. The drive that started it all was a model with had blistering speed (for that time period, 2009) of 280 MB/s and 3K 4K IOPS. Things have really changed as the Vertex 4 brags about speeds of 535 MB/s and 120K 4K IOPS. Advancements and progression is great isn?t it?"

'QNAP vs Thecus'
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all love our NAS. If you don't have one yet, you will love your NAS. Sometimes picking the right one for you may be difficult. Really, it all boils down to what you need. In the last showdown, we matched QNAP vs Drobo, in this NAS Showdown we are going to pit QNAP against Thecus in a cage match to help you determine who deserves your money.

AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first SPCR Quiet Certified PC from AVADirect Custom Computers features a GTX560 Ti graphics card along with an Ivy Bridge i7-3770k CPU in a system that's quiet doing ordinary tasks and ramps up only moderately at full GPU/CPU load.

A Futurelooks News Flash - Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thin and light is the name of the game. You no longer have to lug around a heavy laptop to get the full PC experience, thanks to the recent generation of Intel-powered ultrabooks. Today, we take a look at the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook that slots right into that market. The silver anodized aluminum body immediately speaks to the higher quality of this ultrabook, but does this beauty really hide a beast under the hood? Lets dive in and find out. *"

HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ X Turbo Video Card Review @ Rage3D.com
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
**The HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ X Turbo features a high performance cooler with distinctive looks, low noise, and factory overclock. We examine the performance against a reference 7870 in single and dual GPU configuration on single and triple panel setups, and see how well the HIS iTurbo overclocking software works. *"

Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX 3K series is the enthusiast and gamers choice when it comes to Kingston. The drive is offered in four sizes ranging from 90GB to 480GB. Driven by the SATA III protocol and controlled by the ever popular SandForce SF-2281 read and write times are pretty impressive. But it`s the way Kingston`s technology improves the longevity of the drive and the price got us loving the drive."

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just in time for back to school shopping, the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is an all-around well-designed Ultrabook laptop that is designed for college-aged users. While it does have a very attractive design and all the necessary internals, it faces competition from a crowded market."

LSI Evolves to PCI Express 3.0 - New Products Announced
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LSI discusses several new products that make the leap to PCIe 3.0, unlocking bandwidth on RAID controllers and improving IOPS performance on HBAs."

MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power edition OC review
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power edition /OC with new TwiNFrozr IV cooler. The card comes factory overclocked, is silent and remains cool. We have the 2GB Power Edition in house which comes pre-overclocked at 1020 MHz on the baseclock and 1089 MHz (misprinted in the chart below) on the boost clock. To give the card enough frame buffer to work with the cards are equipped with 2048 GDDR5 on a 256-bits wide bus. Let`s have a peek shall we ? Read the review here"

MSI Z77A-GD80 (Intel Z77) Motherboard with Thunderbolt Review
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We examine the MSI Z77A-GD80 with a focus on the supported Thunderbolt connectivity."

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 720W Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:08P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at the Silent Pro M2 PSU series. Available in 4 different versions - 620W, 720W 850W and 1000W the Silent Pro M2 hopes to continue delivering silence as a fundamental whilst being efficient and reliable as the backbone of the computer system. So let`s begin our analysis of the 720W version."

Thermaltake Ladon Mousepad review @ Rbmods
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:05P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A high quality mouse needs a good mousepad, I would go as far as saying that every user should have a higher quality mousepad since it makes your computer experience so much better. TTesports sent us their Ladon gaming mousepad that we are going to take a look at in todays review, how well does it perform with various mice that we have in stock right now? Lets find out!"

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Vertex 4 uses Intel 25nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash and a dual-ARM controller which utilises the SATA 3 (6GB/s) interface. Boasting up to 550MB/s sequential transfer rates and a whopping 5 year-warranty those who are keen Vertex advocates could be in for a treat. So let`s waste no further time and begin our analysis."

HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.2 and 11.12 WHQL added @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 2:08P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
No new drivers this week coming from AMD. But as readers asked us if we could add some more drivers to the graphs, so we did! We added two drivers to this HD 7970 drivers performance article, the Catalyst 11.12 WHQL and the Catalyst 12.2. Therefore you are now able to find the results of seven different Catalyst drivers in our benchmarking panel."

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Solid State Drive Firmware Testing
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 1:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It became clean in our initial test that the Vertex 4 would have to work for the crown. Kings aren`t made overnight so OCZ plotted a course to the title and are working to pick off the competition one by one."

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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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Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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