PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters



Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
  More Seagate Reviews... and Hard Drives.
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
 [>>]
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows
 [>>]
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
 [>>]
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
 [>>]
More>>

Search...
General News RSS News Feed - PCSTATS
... 100 news stories awaiting approval  
G.SKILL Phoenix EVO 115GB Solid State Drive Review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone who are used to using fast computers will know this feeling. You sit down at a system that is not yours. You hit the power button. Five minutes later, the CPU is still at 100%, low memory warnings pop up, and just when you seem life cannot get any worse, seek noise from the hard drive continues rhythmic pattern with no end in sight. At this point, you start to go nuts. First, you scream like a little girl. Then you bang your head on the table repeatedly, and scratch it in such frantic manner until your hair starts to resemble Gary Spivey's. Like the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel in the Bible, regardless of what you do, your acts of desperation goes unheard. But wouldn't you rather be Elijah instead? Sure, no fire will come down from heaven anytime soon (At least I sure hope not), but G.SKILL has something that will sure breathe some fire into your system -- and at the same time, it does not command a price like money is going to fall from the sky tomorrow. The Phoenix EVO 115GB SSD is the company's latest product in the highly competitive flash storage market for computer enthusiasts. Using the renowned SandForce SF-1222 controller with new 25nm MLC ICs, you are going to take a small performance hit along with less available storage capacity due to higher provisioning compared to SSDs using 34nm chips -- but what you do have to gain is a lower price of entry for a better cost-per-gigabyte ratio. So are you ready to eliminate your bottleneck, assuming you have a decent processor and adequate amounts of RAM? Let's crack it open to take a look at what's under the hood, and put it through out series of standard benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 Motherboard
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:49P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With GA-E350N-USB3, Gigabyte decided to stand out by offering quality power circuitry and a set of proprietary features normally supported by high-end full-size boards."
  FULL STORY @ MAINBOARD

Norco RPC-4020 Server Chassis
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today I have the latest revision of their popular RPC-4020 chassis here. The RPC-4020 is a 4U server chassis with the support for 20 hot-swap drive bays being the main selling point of this model. The RPC-4020 comes in at just over $320CDN - nearly half the price of most other 20-bay hot-swap chassis' on the market. Let's take a look at this exciting looking chassis to see all that it has to offer in the home and professional market segments!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

FSP Aurum 500 Gold Power Supply
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Only a couple months ago FSP came to market with the Aurum series of 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies. The Arum models start at lower wattages, and lower price tags, than most other 80PLUS Gold power supplies. Here today I have the base 500W model - a great contender for mainstream systems that want to save on their electricity bills without paying an unnecessary price for a power supply that's way more powerful than they really need."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Nyko Kinect Zoom Lens Kit @ TestFreaks
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:01P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kinect is a great addition to the Xbox 360, it adds a more physical aspect to gaming and it?s just a lot of fun really. The one problem with the Kinect is that it needs a lot of room to work, and people with small living rooms or apartments are going to have a problem with it. Nyko has come up with a solution for that and it?s called the Zoom and it does what it sounds like, it zooms the Kinect lenses in so you can play in a smaller area. I?ve got one and I?ve used it for a while and I found that it really does work as advertised. I?ve got a large living room, but it still felt a bit cramped with the couch in the way, with the Nyko Zoom I don?t have to worry about the couch anymore really. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Thermaltake Silver River II 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake released a new HDD enclosure in the Silver River series, aptly called the Silver River II. What is different about this enclosure compared to its predecessor, the Silver River DUO? Well, absolutely nothing -- or at least it seems like it. It appears that what the Silver River II 3.5" offers to users that is different from the older versions would be a giant cosmetic upgrade. Interested? That will have to depend on you. Even though in terms of performance and functionality, the newer Silver River II may at first be 'questionable', it may very well be worth your money and time. You may loathe the new and improved design, but I am here to tell you this enclosure may have more to offer than its sweet and sleek lines. It took four years for Thermaltake to take the Silver River to a new evolution, and as a company notorious for its amazing cooling capabilities, we have already set high standards for this enclosure. This time around, the enclosure boasts of the spectacular and sleek-looking silver lines gracing the riced futuristic designs as well as the most impressive "diamond-cut" finish. Now as 100% of you intelligent people would know, diamonds are a woman's best friend; clearly, Thermaltake wants the enthusiast population to get in on the action (Note that in order to dodge the 'sexist' bullet, I created my own sex: Enthusiast). I mean, the Silver River II allows you to have both "Silver" and "Diamonds" -- kidding. So, is this enclosure good enough to being your HDD's new set of clothes? Or, will it be just another riced up product? Either way, you will have to read on to find out!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

SteelSeries QcK mass Mousing Surface Review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 4:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a gamer, I am very concerned about comfort. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of comfort, is of course, the peripherals. From the mouse to the keyboard, these things are quite important to even the best of us. From those gamers who prefer the old school Microsoft IntelliMouse, to more modern gaming devices such as the Razer Naga or Logitech G500, there is an element of comfort we have grown to appreciate. This is especially true for enthusiasts in this department. However, one thing that is often overlooked by some is the gaming surface. Be it a desk surface, a cloth mousepad, a glass mousepad, or even a metal mousepad, familiar and comfortable surfaces usually lead to better performance -- or at least increased comfort in gaming. Some people might even say it increases productivity in office work. Either way, the mousepad can be a very significant part of any computing experience. From all of this, it is quite easy to guess we will be taking a look at a gaming surface today. The product we will be taking a look at is sent to us from a well known gaming company -- SteelSeries -- who is renowned for their mousepads, headphones, keyboards, and mice. The SteelSeries QcK mass has the "mass" tacked on to the back due to the density of the material used to create this mousepad. Read on to find out how this affects the overall usage of this gaming surface, and how well it stacks up in the real world.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

 
Tt eSPORTS Meka Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 3:40P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the recent explosion of mechanical gaming keyboards on the market from many of the major manufactures, it is no surprise that Tt eSPORTS has one of their own to show off. Read on the see if this compact mechanical gamer is fit for your rig."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As SSDs continue to encroach upon the storage market, hard drive manufacturers have been working overtime to increase the capacity and performance of their products. Seagate has taken things to the next level with the Barracuda XT 3TB; a drive which offers impressive benchmark numbers alongside a massive amount of storage space.
  FULL STORY @ BARRACUDA

Gigabyte Aivia M8600 Hybrid Gaming Mouse
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 12:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to gaming peripherals, Gigabyte's products have always been well priced for the rich feature sets and high end design they offer. The new Aivia M8600 continues this tradition by offering a uniquely designed mouse which has the ability to be used in both wired and wireless modes for under $100. However, Gigabyte has taken some risky decisions here so it will be interesting to see whether they all turn out for the best.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

BIOSTAR TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When deciding on a new motherboard there are always a couple of areas to look at. First is the features that you need in a motherboard; the BIOSTAR TA990FXE has a rather solid feature set. Compared to some though, it`s not as packed with features. BIOSTAR kept the features down, which in turn kept the price down. The BIOSTAR TA990FXE retails for only $129.99 which is one of the lowest priced AMD 990FX AM3+ motherboards on the market today."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3GB graphics card
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After more than a year of rumors, false leads and stiff competition, NVIDIA is finally releasing their near-mythical dual Fermi graphics card. Called the GTX 590, it incorporates two 512-core GPUs and 3GB of GDDR5 memory in an effort to topple AMD's HD 6990 from its preeminent market position. Contrary to what many were led believe, this ultra high end card is neither loud nor hot running and it has several other surprises in store as well.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Look at Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After nearly two years of teasing us with tantalizing bits of information, Intel has finally launched their Light Peak technology which is now called Thunderbolt. In this article, we will go through the story behind this promising new I/O standard and discuss the possibilities it brings to the table for a storage hungry market.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

News - Arctic Sound P321 USB Headset Review at Overclockers Online
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 11:50A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I am once again impressed by a headset from Arctic Cooling, a company most primarily associate with cooling products. Like the P531 I reviewed earlier the P321 delivers a lot of bang for your buck. The P321 is an exceptional value with USB connectivity, retractable mic and lightweight construction all packaged for a low price. The in line control module is one of the better designed, conforming to your hand with every button in easy reach of your thumb."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE.NET

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Mid Tower Case Review
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 11:19A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at the second chassis in the Carbide series. For those who follow what I write about, the 400R wasn`t all that long ago. In my time looking up information on the 400R, I found myself sitting there admiring its bigger brother more than I was actually looking into the 400R. My feelings were even written when I reviewed the first in the Carbide series that while the 400R offers plenty of bang for the buck, I wanted to see this version of a similarly designed chassis to give a more informed answer as to which of the two I would put my money on. Even though there is a black and a white version of today`s sample, Corsair was nice enough to send me the Arctic White version of the 500R from their Carbide series. This is why I brought up the 600T SE in the first place. I already have a handle on what a white chassis from Corsair can look like day to day, but this time I get a different approach in style to basically the same idea."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Sapphire HD 6870 Toxic Edition Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, May 12 2011 | 11:18A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though the Sapphire HD 6870 Toxic is obviously a gaming card, it offers excellent flexibility for a number of other areas. The HD 6870 Toxic sports Eyefinity technology, allowing for connection of up to five monitors simultaneously using Display Port 1.2 at a resolution of 2560x1600. All outputs are capable of Sereoscopic 3D to add to any Home Theater or gaming experience. The HDMI output of the HD 6870 Toxic is capable of 7.1 channel audio to further simplify any HTPC setup, while still delivering top notch video and audio. With AMD`s Stream Technology, you can even tap into the power of your HD 6870 GPU for transcoding tasks, easing the burden on your CPU and directing these to the more capable GPU."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

General News NEWS PAGE: of 1284    

Hardware Sections     04/24/2014 | 5:26PM  
Beginners Guides
PCSTATS RSS Feeds
RSS Newsletter
RSS News
Motherboards
Mouse Pads
Networking
Notebooks
Peripherals
Powersupply
Printers
Servers
Videocards
Editorials
Cases and Access.
CD-ROMs
Computers / SFF PCs
Cooling - Heatsinks
CPU / Processors
Digital Cameras
Hard Drives
Home Theatre
Memory
MP3 Players
Monitors
Technology Content    
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Jan 27 | Beginners Guides  
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Dec 23 | Notebooks
Rating:  
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Nov 25 | Home Theatre
Rating:  
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
Nov 19 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Nov 18 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
Rating:
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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
Rating:
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
MORE » Complete PCSTATS Article and Review Listings...

The best Guides by the best writers on the internet; PCstats Beginners Guides explain computers, software, and all those other wonderful things that cause you frustration.

Learn how to use your computer better, master the internet while protecting yourself, and know what to do when your hard drive kicks the bucket.

  1. 10 Steps to a Secure PC
  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
  4. 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP
  5. 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips
  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
  7. Assembling Your Own PC
  8. Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
  9. Browser Hijacking and How to Stop it
  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
  11. Burning CDs and DVDs
  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
  16. Creating MP3 Music Files
  17. Decrypting Lost Document & Zipped File Passwords
  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
"Get the 'Stats and Stay Informed!"


Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Comparison Charts

Recommended Tech Resources:
Tom's Guide Frostytech.

 
The PCstats Forums
 
PCstats Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCSTATS Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2014 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.