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AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core APU Review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The original A-Series APU line-up didn’t feature any enthusiast-targeted products, but AMD quickly reacted to the A-Series’ mostly favorable reception with a new flagship, dubbed the A8-3870K Black Edition, which we’ll be showing you here today. In its default configuration, the A8-3870K is a slight upgrade from the A8-3850, thanks to a small increase in its default CPU frequency. The “K” in its part number, however, means the chip is unlocked, which makes for some interesting overclocking. When paired to the right motherboard, which features an updated BIOS / UEFI that fully supports the A8-3870K, this APU is able to hang with some of AMD’s fastest quad-core desktop processors, while also offering discrete-class GPU performance...

BitFenix Raider is a mid-tower case
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The BitFenix Raider is a mid-tower case that promises high-end features for a mid-range price of under $100 USD. It's entering hotly contested territory, so hit our review to see how it measures against competing cases in a similar price range:

AMD A6 3500 triple core APU review
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at entry level hardware, for a great deal you get some processor power and actually quite some decent GPU power all harbored inside that processor. We'll go even weirder though, as today we'll be testing a triple core APU, yes that is an APU with three physical CPU cores activated, instead of the four you expected. The three CPU cores product was actually announced back in August already but now finally seems to be available in good volume in the stores, at the nice price of only 70 EUR here in the Netherlands.

Fractal Design - Define R3 Computer Case Review @ HCW
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 2:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Define R3 mid-tower ATX case by Fractal Design. If you are looking for a gorgeous case that doesn't sacrifice features, you might want to read this review!

XFX ProSeries 1250 W @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 12:46P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
XFX is well known for their graphic cards but for quite some time they are also into the PSU market with two series called classic and Pro. Today we will test the flagship unit of the Pro series which with 1250W capacity will easily power even the most demanding systems."

[DreamWare Computers] Nexus Prominent R Silent Optimized Case
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 12:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you aren`t familiar with the Nexus name, then let me introduce you. Nexus is based out of the Netherlands and since 2000 they`ve been working hard to perfect the art of silent computing. Nexus has a large variety of silent computing products ranging from fans, power supplies, cases and even specially optimized mice. Today I have one of Nexus` newest cases, the Prominent R, on my test bench."

[Tech ARP] CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 6.5
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 12:46P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This article compiles the best benchmark results we collected of various CPU models using x264 HD Benchmark 4.0, a free CPU benchmark developed by graysky, Dashken and Adrian Wong. This CPU performance comparison guide currently covers 120 different CPU models plus another 283 CPUs in the older comparison but this is just the beginning. We will keep updating the results as new results come in, so please contribute your results. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, head over to the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 page and download a copy. After you obtain your benchmark results, simply post them in the official forum thread of x264 HD Benchmark 4.0. Please post your results even if your processor is already listed in the comparison. This is because we will use your results if they are better than the results currently listed in the comparison. Here is the list of updates : - Added the Intel Core i7-3930X desktop processor (overclocked to 4.25 GHz). - Added the AMD Phenom II X6 960T desktop processor (overclocked to 4.0 GHz). - Added the AMD Athlon II X2 260 desktop processor (overclocked to 3.6 GHz). - Added the AMD Athlon II X2 260 desktop processor. - Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 desktop processor (overclocked to 2.66 GHz). - Added the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e desktop processor (overclocked to 3.2 GHz)."

Sapphire Radeon HD6450 Flex Edition Video Card Review @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In addition to being a low profile silent media PC ready card, the Sapphire Radeon HD6450 Flex Edition video card also boasts triple DVI monitor support right out of the box. This is impressive for a sub $100 card, But what kind of performance can a $70 card really provide? See why this super cheap card packs features and performance that may just surprise you."

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:31A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will not be taking a look at their clothing line-up but one of their newest cases. The RX-I aka Overseer is a full sized chassis that is aimed purely at the gamer in us. From the future-like front facial to the interior opening for large video cards says I want to be a gamer rig. But what Thermaltake has done with the full-sized case is make it pretty inexpensive for the consumer. So, check out the review to see what you will get for about $120."

Antec SoundScience HALO 6 LED Bias Lighting Kit Review @ Tweaknews
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you frequently stare at a monitor for hours on end while working or gaming, eyestrain is likely a common annoyance. Thankfully, you can treat your eyes to a bit of relief with the Soundscience Halo Bias Lighting kit. It installs on any monitor up to 24 and only requires a single USB port for power."

Antec Three Hundred Two Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec Three Hundred Two is a new design with added features that include a wider chassis, great cable management, easy access side doors, USB 3.0, and improved air flow, with 6 spots for fans in strategic positions throughout the chassis. The Three Hundred Two, from Antec, has preinstalled 120mm rear exhaust and 140mm top exhaust, and brings you the option to control fan speeds with the flip of a switch. With high and low setting built into the back of the chassis, it`s easy to control air flow. The front mesh design of the Antec Three Hundred Two, with built in easy to remove washable filters, offers you not only good looks with its Tower design, but also gives you added airflow over your hard drive cage, CPU, and GPU."

Asus DRW-24B3LT SATA DVD-RW Drive Review @ Tweaknews
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:21A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus has shown us another solid product with the DRW-24B3LT. This well-rounded drive can write to a recordable DVD at up to 24x and testing showed that it`s not only fast, it can also produce consistently reliable discs. The inclusion of a white faceplate is a nice touch, and the software bundle is useful for many types of CD/DVD projects."

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:21A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In mid November we saw the launch of the enthusiast-based Sandy Bridge Extreme platform along with the X79 (code name Patsburg) chipsets and since then we have brought you reviews of the i7-3960X CPU and the Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. Today we continue our walk down the LGA2011 road and bring you another highly anticipated board from ASUS: the Sabertooth X79. "

BenQ XL2420T Monitor Review @ Tech-Reviews UK
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 11:21A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re back with another offering from BenQ. This time it`s in the form of the BenQ XL2420T 24-inch LED backlit high-performance gaming monitor. BenQ state that it`s perfect for competitive FPS games and has been co-developed with Counter-Strike legends, so we`re expecting great things from the XL2420T. Let`s take a closer look..."

CES2012: Netgear Showcases Network Products @ Techwarelabs
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 9:53A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at Netgear Pre-CES 2012 Press conference we were given a conclusive? overview of their upcoming line of networking storage, media, and connectivity tools. They announced some pretty cool Hybrid devices as well as upgrades to the common devices. Lets take a look at each individually:"

BitDefender Total Security 2012 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Jan 25 2012 | 9:45A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?BitDefender Total Security 2012 is a full security software suite that offers an antivirus, firewall, online backup, parental control and more. It has a lightweight profile despite being a very complete program, which is really important because it won`t slow down your computer. The protection offered by this program was rated to be above average in our tests and by AVTest.org.?"

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