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Patriot Pyro SE 120GB & 240GB Review
     Mon, Dec 12 2011 | 1:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The switch to synchronous MLC flash memory has driven the performance up to the point where it is giving the Patriot Wildfire that uses Toshiba 32nm Toggle mode flash a run for its money. Performance wise the Pyro SE (Special Edition) drives are meant to bridge the gap between the performance of the original Pyro and the upper end Wildfire. Fortunately the SE drives deliver Wildfire + performance in many of the tests. The specifications for these drives include 550MB/s Read, 520MB/s write and 4K aligned random write performance of 85,000 IOPs. Both the 120GB and 240GB Pyro SE drives reached or exceeded the specifications during testing. This really is the expectation for drives in this class."

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin Gaming Headset Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Dec 11 2011 | 11:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake has a new addition to the gamer audio market with the Tt eSPORTS Shock Spin gaming headset. The Shock Spin puts a bit of style in the mundane headset market. Amongst the Shock Spin`s looks are some good features as well. Driving the sound are two neodymium magnet speakers for enhanced performance. There is an optional in line volume controller. Instead of an attached mic on the Shock Spin, it is included separately. For comfort there is an auto adjusting rubber head strap and ergonomic shaped velvet ear cushions. The input is a 3.5mm connector which means it can be used with compatible devices as well as the computer. Thermaltake offers 3 colors; Shining White, Diamond Black, an Royal Red."

News: Asus A53T Llano-powered notebook
     Sun, Dec 11 2011 | 7:12A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we have our first example of a genuine honest-to-goodness consumer laptop powered by AMD`s latest and greatest accelerated processing unit. How does it perform?"

Diablo III Blog Part One - What is it? @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Dec 10 2011 | 3:06P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Diablo III Blog Part One - What is it? @ HardwareHeaven.com Following a short teaser campaign that Blizzard ran on their hugely popular World of Warcraft site they announced at the 2008 Worldwide Invitational in Paris that Diablo 3 was under development and much cheering could be heard from the fans of the series across the world."

Philips Fidelio DS7700 Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Sat, Dec 10 2011 | 11:29A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we reviewed the Philips Fidelio DS3020 back in July, we were very impressed with how clear and crisp the sound quality was, as well as the dynamic bass boost and overall design. Today we have Philips Fidelio DS7700, which offers a much larger speaker due to it being compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and now iPad, but will the performance match up with the DS3020? Let`s find out..."

CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper Premium Gaming Case Review
     Sat, Dec 10 2011 | 12:41A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks takes their sweet time with the AMD Bulldozer review and pops out a case review instead ... *CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper Premium Gaming Case Review* Coolermaster has given the DIY world some really popular computer cases over the last few years. Some of them were visual-gasms to behold such as the ground breaking Cosmos 1000, while some were cavernous like the HAF X gaming chassis. Following in those foot steps is the new CM Storm Trooper gaming case which has been many months in the making and it finally looks like it?s ready for the most demanding DIY users and enthusiasts. This is a premium gaming case bringing back many of the polished features we all love. Let?s see how all these features come together for the CM Storm Trooper! * * *"

CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 6.4
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:56P | 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 i7-3960X desktop processor. - Added the AMD FX-8130P workstation processor (overclocked to 4.6 GHz). - Added the AMD FX-8130P workstation processor. - Added the AMD FX-8150 workstation processor. - Added the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T desktop processor (overclocked to 3.37 GHz). - Added the Intel Xeon X3350 workstation processor. - Added the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 desktop processor. - Added the AMD Sempron 3000+ desktop processor."

Zotac A75-ITX WiFi Review
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:54P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While you can get the same performance as the Zotac A75-ITX WiFi for less money, the board`s features help to make up for the extra cost. For instance you`ll be able to utilize a total of six USB 3.0 ports and each of the board`s four SATA connectors are SATA 3 6Gb/s. The board is also equipped with dual 10/100/1000Mbps LAN connectors, as well as integrated IEEE 802.11n WiFi networking. This by itself makes the board an ideal HTPC motherboard because you can easily place it anywhere in your home."

Zotac A75-ITX WiFi @ Bjorn3D
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:52P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you plans to build an ITX system with latest AMD Llano processor, be sure to check out the Zotac A75-ITX Wifi board."

Xigmatek Midgard II @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:50P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Xigmatek Midgard chassis has been one of the most popular cases in its price class. After almost 3 years, Xigmatek now presents the successor simply called Midgard II. It features a timeless design just like the original one, but includes a long list of new and updated features. The Midgard II has some big shoes to fill - let us see if it manages to impress as much as the original."

Win a 60GB Patriot Memory Pyro SSD @ Bigbruin.com
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:48P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for grabs in week fourteen of Bigbruin.com`s Pro Football Pick `Em we have a 60GB Patriot Memory Pyro SSD!"

TechREACTION review: Sapphire HD6670
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:46P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire 6670 bests the NVidia 430 and 440 and is pretty close to the 450. The price performance compared to similarly priced cards and third fastest HWBot score for a 6670. *"

StarTech.com DisplayPort to VGA Converter Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:44P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those of you with an Apple MacBook Pro, it`s always annoying when you want to be able to just hook up one of your spare monitors, but you find that the MacBook Pro doesn`t even have a VGA port! Well, the StarTech.com DisplayPort to VGA Converter is be the ideal companion for your MacBook Pro. Retailing at around £28, it`s cheaper than the alternatives from Apple and works even better."

SSD NEWS: Intel 520 Series SSD Pictured - Possible Not SandForce Driven
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:42P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Could we be wrong? It has been a long standing belief by The SSD Review that the new Intel 520 Series SSD is `SandForce Driven` however new evidence has come to light that brings forth another worthy candidate. Anobit Technologies have recently received a great deal of funding from Intel Capital and, as it just so happens, markets their own controller with remarkably similar specs. Check out the pik of the INtel 520 as well!!!"

Samsung PN59D8000 59 Inch 3D Plasma TV Review @ Tweaknews
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 3:40P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s PN59D8000 Plasma Smart TV is targeted towards the consumer whowho wants to use theirlivingroom display for than watching TV andmovies. With this one purchase, you essentially get a TV and a functional Home Theater PCin one attractive package."

Hard Reset (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Dec 09 2011 | 2:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard Reset (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Last month we previewed Hard Reset for the PC and found it to be a romping, stomping, carnage filled chaotic FPS with enjoyable gameplay and an engrossing environment. It combines all of the best bits of classic shoot `em` ups and sets it in a Blade Runner/Cyber Punk 2020 style universe. This coupled with between level cut scenes reminiscent of a Frank Miller comic made the game stylish and engaging throughout."

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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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