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Netgear NeoTV 550 HD Network Media Player Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 12:03P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When we first saw Netgear NeoTV 550, we really didn’t think too much of it. The specs said Netgear designed and built the media player around a 2-year old chip – the 667 Mhz Sigma 8642. We were worried that when we got the player in the LR Bunker that it would simply fail to perform like the competition. Boy, were we wrong..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

600T mid-tower
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When the Corsair 600T was first released it was only available in gun-metal gray and as we all know black has been in style for years, but is starting to get boring. Corsair recognized this and has 'refreshed' the 600T in order to bring out a Special Edition White case that looks pretty stunning with a mixture of white and black bezels. The Special Edition white also comes with a hole in the side panel that you can insert either an acrylic window or mesh panel into depending on how you want to configure the case. Both panels are included, which is a nice touch as you can change it when your needs change down the road..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Performance on the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD was excellent and on the compressible data benchmarks, the drive exceeded the rated specifications of 550MB/s read and 500MB/s writes. Incompressible data slowed things down noticeably on the sequential writes and that is where the Vertex 3 120GB lost ground to the larger Vertex 3 240 GB drive as it has half the number of die channels. Still, the random performance was exemplary and that's where Windows spends much of its time in terms of data access..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One of the areas that many of us (myself included) want to know about when purchasing a shiny new motherboard, is the overclocking potential. Well I'm here to tell you, the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 has plenty! I was able to bring the Intel Core i5 2500K to a new high with the P67A-UD7-B3. Enabling the Internal PLL Voltage and Level 10 Load-Line calibration to reduce the V-Droop we were able to bring our Intel Core i5 2500K to 5141MHz. That is nearly 100MHz better than we have been able to achieve previously..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

How To Reset Your iPad To Its Factory Settings
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 9:03A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Obviously with all tablet’s and smartphones after a long period of usage, your device will become cluttered with applications and various collections of media that you no longer use or listen to. One in particular is the iPad; and even though Apple provide a 64gb version, it just isn’t enough for some users so at some point you’ll need or want to start over because the mass amount of pages and folders will become too much to handle!
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Zalman ZM-VE200 External HDD Case Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ZM-VE200 HDD enclosure comes to help the people that use frequently CDs or DVDs at work or at home, for performing different tasks like installing OSes on many computers, programs and why not, even games. The only thing that needs to be done is to convert the disks into ISO images, transfer them on the 2.5' HDD and mount any of them in a matter of seconds, by using the lateral jog switch.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Antec Six Hundred 600 Gaming Mid-Tower Computer Case Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Antec's Six Hundred gaming chassis has proven to be a bit of a mixed bag. I like the look and the few features that it has are quite good, but Antec touts it as, "The Ultimate Gaming Case." I'll take exception with them on this point."
  FULL STORY @ ANTEC

 
BitFenix Shinobi Window Mid Tower Chassis Review
     Sun, Jun 19 2011 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Bringing affordable chassis designs to the masses is what BitFenix has been about since its inception. Not only have they been great at delivering wallet friendly designs, BitFenix has also delivered shapes, lighting, textures and all around good looking chassis' so far. Up to now it seems they are well known for the Colossus in its many flavors. While that design is a very large full tower chassis, sometimes that isn't what's needed for a build, or the larger frame just won't fit in your limited spacing. BitFenix already released one mid tower chassis design with the Survivor and Survivor Core cases. While I thought the chassis was stunning to look at, it was complicated to get inside once fully assembled. So, BitFenix went back to the design team and said, let's deliver another mid tower chassis, but make it look nothing like the Survivor or Colossus cases already out there. This time around they delivered me a more subdued chassis with straight lines and a small stature as to accommodate everything from a full ATX build down to mini-ITX systems. Not only that, but they offer it in a case that fits not only in the spacing that is sometimes limited, but with the more subtle styling that allows this new chassis to fit with almost any décor."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While testing may have been necessary to prove the performance claims regarding the Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB USB 3.0 hard drive, the other key selling point is blatantly obvious with just a casual glance. The GoFlex Slim lives up to its name, as it is ultra-compact in all directions, especially its thickness. At just 9mm thick it is about as thin as some bare 2.5" drives.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Patriot Memory 32GB LX Pro Class 10 SDHC Card
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As more and more professional devices are moving to SDHC, having a high end card like the Patriot Memory LX Pro provides the ability for fast speed and response time when taking photos or recording HD video. The comfort of knowing that your card can react as quickly as you can on the moments that count the most is unprecedented.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I have been aware of the G.Skill brand for quite some time, this was my first chance to review one of their products. I wasn't sure what to expect and was never able to recommend them based on personal experience. The G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit has changed that, as it works exactly as intended with no issues.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

Sentey Black Box Series BX1-4284 Mid Tower Case
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sentey wants to be considered among the premium do-it-yourself brands, and with the Black Box Series BX1-4284 mid tower case they are well on their way. Version 2.1 of their black series case certainly didn't disappoint. We were immediately impressed with the fit-and-finish of the overall build and the implementation of the tool-less functionality.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme edition review
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we tested the GeForce GTX 580 Lightning from MSI roughly a month ago, we stated that the product might become product of the year, it really is that good. But little this I knew about an Xtreme edition that MSI still had in the works. Armed with color changing fans and 3GB of memory MSI raises the bar once again.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC review
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI does what it does best, customizing hardware. They took the R6950 GPU, and threw the rest away. They designed a new PCB loaded with features and overclock potential, slapped some really cool memory on the card and topped off that GPU with the all new Twin Frozr III cooler. We take this card over a full GHz today on the graphics core, and that says a lot about the sturdy design alright
  FULL STORY @ R6950

Tones OC Academy Edition 2011
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 12:01P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year we were asked to give an OC tutoring demonstration at the Tones PC shop of Heist op den Berg. Being a big succes as the participants were very happy and enthousiastic afterwards, maybe it was time for a sequal. This year not Asus, but Gigabyte jumped the gun to provide us with the required hardware so we could introduce 8 lucky winners into the world of overclocking. As the concept of last year was pretty okay, it wasn't required to make any big changes. Centre of the show was Gigabytes brand new X58A-OC board. Designed by overclockers for overclockers, how brilliant is that !
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

HIS Radeon HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB Video Card Review
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We've looked at the HIS HD 6970 Turbo, we've also looked at some IceQ variants of the HD 6800 series; but today the power of the IceQ and Turbo series combine to create the HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo. The IceQ series is a popular one for HIS and has always represented their best cooler in the HIS line-up. Combined with the Turbo label, the card carries with it also a nice out of the box overclock. Today, though, we've decided to ignore the overclock and instead make use of the cooler and overclock the card ourselves. Before we cover that, though, let's first check out the package that's on offer from the HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB; then we'll take a closer look at the card itself before looking at the actual overclock we achieved."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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