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Roshans Win a trip to Computex 2012 Guest Blog Story
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 5:19A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from India won our trip to Computex Taipei 2012 as a guest blogger and now he tells his story."

G.Skill ARES DDR3-2133 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 4:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have already taken a look at G.Skills RipjawsZ and RipjawsX memory now it is time for their ARES series of memory. The ARES memory is designed to be low-profile so you can use it with larger aftermarket CPU coolers. Today we are taking a look at the 16GB kit of the ARES memory, specifically the F3-2133C11Q-16GAO kit. This kit runs at 2133MHz with timings of 11-11-11-30 at 1.6V. You can get these kits with both blue or orange heatspreaders. Read on as we take this memory through the paces."

REVIEW: Corsair Carbide 500R @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 12:17A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve seen Corsair expand from just memory products into many areas of the component markets, one of which is the chassis, or case, industry. And we`ve also had a chance to see the various cases, and the Carbide series has been very successful for Corsair. Following that trend, today we`re looking at the latest in the series, the Corsair Carbide 500R. The 500R is classed as a mid-tower chassis but the features look to say otherwise. With good airflow and a versatile setup in mind, the 500R has a no-nonsense design that appears to complement the straightforward yet robust features inside and out."

SSD NEWS: MyDigitalSSD Releases BP3 and Smart mSATA SSDs - High Performance Low Price and Both SATA 3
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 11:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in the market for a mSATA SSD, we guarantee this article is going to be one of the best finds for some time. MyDigitalSSD just released two mSATA versions of SSDs, the value oriented Bullet Proof 3 and the Smart Series for those loving that lightning fast `LSI SandForce Drive` performance that we have come to know. As much as these are the best prices yet for this form factor, the `scoop` truly lies in the manufacture of the `SandForce Driven` 256GB Smart SSD family which is great news."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 Flex Edition Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 11:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 Flex Edition is Sapphire`s most powerful Flex card to date. The 7950 Flex Edition negates the need for a Display Port monitor for Eyefinity support. On top of that, Sapphire provides their proven Dual-X cooler and a factory overclock. Core clock speed has been set to 860MHz, while the memory is still 3GB DDR5 and clocked at 1250MHz (5000MHz effective). The 7950 uses the newest AMD GCN 28nm chip with 1792 stream processors and features all of the same AMD technologies. The interface features the newest PCI Express 3.0. The 7900 Series is the first GPU that can simultaneously output multiple and discrete audio streams via HDMI and DisplayPort Output. Sapphire also includes their latest TriXX utility for monitoring and performance tuning.///"

efergy Energy Saving Products Review
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 9:17P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With all the continuous price increases in electricity (especially where i live) many people have asked for my opinion on what their available options are if they want to save money off their electrical bills. Certainly this is something that i have also been working on for quite some time since i also pay far too much for electricity and so because i also happen to use quite a few accurate power meters to record the power consumption of various devices i thought it would be nice if i took a look at some of the latest products introduced in the market promising serious power savings. There are several manufacturers in the market today that offer such products but efergy is right up there amongst the well-respected ones and because of that their products will be the first on our test bench."

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 7:21P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Having the tag of most pre-ordered handset of this year, today we find out whether the Galaxy S3 has what it takes to continue the success of the Galaxy S2; or equally importantly whether it can compete with other handsets such as the One X from HTC."

Video Perspective: Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 7:20P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to be looking at the new Corsair Obsidian 550D, a case that claims to master both noise reduction and sound isolation as well as offering flexibility for some intense cooling capability."

Team Group Xtreem LV 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at Team Group`s Xtreem LV product range - namely the blisteringly fast 2400MHz DDR3 kit. With CAS timings of 9-10-10-28 @ 1.65v we are hoping for good things from our review sample today. The ambitious out there will be keen to know how this kit will compare to the now common 1600MHz kit. Will there be much of a performance increase? Let`s find out!"

The Awesome and Unusual and Crazy From Computex 2012 @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The crazy costumes, awesome mods, and unusual technology straight from the Computex 2012 show floor."

Thermaltake New Products at Computex 2012 @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had the opportunity to speak with Thermaltake. We are all avid gamers and wanted an explanation to us about the different mechanical switches available and what the difference is between them. We also found out why you want a mechanical keyboard for your next gaming machine and how the different types are suited to your individual style."

Topower Black-X 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Black-X are designed to satisfy enthusiasts and gamers. The kit we are to look at today has a stock frequency of 1600MHz, CAS timings of 9-9-9-28 and a voltage of 1.65v. How will this kit fare against stiff competition? There`s only one way to find out. Let`s begin our analysis."

TRs Computex digest part 3: Antec MSI and Rosewill
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 6:49P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For our third Computex digest, we have news about an MSI Windows 8 tablet with a slide-out keyboard, a new version of Antec`s famous P280 enclosure, and upcoming Rosewill mechanical keyboard with configurable backlighting. MSI`s Win8 tablet hides slide-out keyboard"

SSD NEWS: LSI Discovers SandForce 256-Bit Encryption Limited To 128-Bit - Problem Resolved and Fix On The Way
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:48P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
An internal security audit by LSI discovered that the world famous SandForce 256-bit AES encryption of LSI Flash Storage Processors (FSP) has never been, and is not presently enabled in SandForce SSDs, as stated by LSI SandForce representatives today. Fret not, however, as 128-bit encryption is still in place and, unique to SandForce, the SandForce SSDs are the only ones to have two separate encryption engines, a 256-bit engine on the front end and another 128-bit engine on the back end. It is the front end 256-bit engine that currently works at only 128-bit encryption, however."

Overclock, Benchmark, Backup and Diagnostic Software Tools Roundup
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:41P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ocinside.de overclocking software page got an extensive update with dozens of tools to tune, benchmark and test the PC hardware. If you like to overclock, benchmark, backup, or monitor your PC or if you just like to check your components, this is the right place for you. There are useful older Shareware and Freeware tools, as well as the latest tweaking tools to change the CPU multiplier or increase the FSB and to overclock current nVidia or AMD/ATI video cards in Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Linux, Mac OS X and so on. Most of the latest programs like e.g. the SiSoftware Sandra Software, Futuremark 3DMark and PCMark benchmark programs are hosted in the most current version on the ocinside.de Servers. The overview contains direct downloads, links to the developers, a small description and the size of the respective software.

Lenovo ThinkPad X230T Convertible Notebook
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:40P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ThinkPad historians may recall Lenovo's X220 (laptop) and X220T (convertible tablet / notebook) from last year. Both were formidable machines, but Intel's 3rd-gen series of Core processors weren't out yet. Turns out, that kind of horsepower was missing in certain models. Now, however, the company's dual-core Ivy Bridge CPUs are out in full force, bringing a nice boost in computing throughput as well as energy efficiency to a space that's begging for both. The X230T is a netvertible in its truest sense. Open it up, and it's a 12.5-inch ultraportable notebook that seems a bit heftier than the competition. This is a machine that will have additional value proposition down the road, however, when Windows 8 is released. Spin the reversible IPS panel around and fold it down, and you've got yourself an extremely spacious touchscreen tablet (albeit one with Windows 7 instead of the more common Android or iOS tablet operating systems).

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