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OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD drive
     Sun, Feb 12 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As the first drive to be based on the new SandForce SF-2281 controller the OCZ Vertex 3 claims to offer read speeds of 550MB/sec and write speeds of 500MB/sec. The question is, will it hold up under closer scrutiny in our other benchmarks that put its other performance credentials to the test?"

Scan 3XS FT03 ROG SLI System Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 4:13P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at a high-end gaming system designed and built by the notorious 3XS team over at Scan Computers. The 3XS FT03 ROG SLI edition features some of the best components currently on the market from brands like Intel, ASUS, Corsair, BeQuiet and many more. Our system under the spotlight today is based on Intel`s 2nd generation Core i5 processor - codenamed Sandy Bridge. Just a mere glance at the system specifications hints at an extremely powerful computer system so let`s waste no further time and begin our analysis of 3XS FT03 ROG SLI."

OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 1:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The term ?caching drive? is something that many people are becoming accustomed to as are we. We really started seeing these caching drives when Intel came out with their Z68 chipset that allowed you to add a smaller solid state drive to your existing drive, which would increase overall performance. This is great for people who have an Intel Z68 motherboard, but what about everyone else? This is where OCZ?s Synapse Cache drive comes in. It is a SATA 6GB/s solid state drive, but comes with software that allows you to make it a caching drive on any PC system. Read on as we check it out!"

[Tech ARP] The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 5.0
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 10:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have no idea what?s different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Xeon processor, then this is the guide for you. Currently covering 564 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every CPU. Here?s what we updated in this new release : - Added the AMD Opteron 6282 SE (Interlagos) 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6276 (Interlagos) 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6274 (Interlagos) 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6272 (Interlagos) 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6262 HE (Interlagos) 16-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6238 (Interlagos) 12-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6234 (Interlagos) 12-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6220 (Interlagos) 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6212 (Interlagos) 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 6204 (Interlagos) 4-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4284 (Valencia) 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4280 (Valencia) 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4274 HE (Valencia) 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4256 EE (Valencia) 8-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4238 (Valencia) 6-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4234 (Valencia) 6-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4228 HE (Valencia) 6-core processor. - Added the AMD Opteron 4226 (Valencia) 6-core processor."

Sapphire PURE Black X79N (Intel X79) Motherboard Review
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The company`s entry into the motherboard market hasn`t been a smooth one, even though, it started off well with the PURE Black X58. Following the X58 we saw the PURE Platinum P67 Hydra miss the mark. The release of the new AMD A75 chipset and the Sapphire PURE Platinum A75 saw the company again shine in the motherboard market. The shine was quickly taken off as the delayed Intel Z68 offering of the Sapphire PURE Platinum Z68 again lagged behind its competitors. From a pure statistics standpoint with the on again off again relationship we`ve had with Sapphire motherboards, the new PURE Black X79N based on the new Intel X79 chipset which we are looking at today should be on the mark. Before we find out just how performance on the board goes, though, we need to first take the time to check out the package that Sapphire are offering us here. From there we`ll take the time to have a closer look at the motherboard itself to see how the design of it all is. After that it`s time to get into the BIOS, an area that Sapphire has been a bit weak in since launch. With the move over to UEFI for the X79, we hope that Sapphire has been able to do something here that moves its BIOS in a positive direction. Once we`ve done all that, though, it`s time to really get down and dirty with the BIOS to see what kind of overclocking potential the new board has before we of course check out the performance of it."

Microlab M700 2.1 speakers Review - XSReviews
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:44A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sound is one of the most overlooked areas of PC enthusiast-dom. It`s not as exciting as overclocking your GPU and it`s difficult to measure the quality. That said, getting yourself a good set of speakers/headphones can make a big difference to your media viewing and game playing, but the price can be a difficult barrier. Today I`m looking at a 2.1 speaker set from Microlab known as the M700. It`s supposed to have big bass, big sound without the big price tag. Let`s see if those claims ring true."

ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:39A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those that have the need for highly reliable, high speed LAN connections, as well as high speed WAN connections, the ASUS RT-N56U is your kind of router. The wired LAN connections are all capable of Gigabit speed transfers, while the wireless capabilities are equally impressive, featuring dual-band 5GHz and 2.4GHz speeds that can allow for up to 300Mbps concurrently."

Buying advice: Budget-Gamer PC @ ocaholic
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:21A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The following purchase advice is targeted at gamer who are looking for a system that offers a lot of performance for as little money as possible. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves."

Silverstone GD06 HTPC chassis review
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the SilverStone GD06 HTPC chassis, aimed at the home theater DIY audience that has a need for stylish looks, good functionality versus a competitive price. We simply grab a A75 motherboard from MSI, pop on a A8-3800 APU from AMD, and start building a fully functional HTPC. With properly selected components you are looking at a 300 maybe 400 EUR budget, still quite a bit of money I know. But you'll notice you can build a relatively small HTPC that looks and performs amazingly cool.

Samsung ML-3310ND
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Simple to use and maintain over a network, the Samsung ML-3310ND is a solid workhorse for an office printing up to 50,000 black-and-white pages per month. If you’re a small business looking for a no-nonsense monochrome printer that allows you to save money on ink—as well as paper with the duplex option—this is an excellent choice. And as it prints at 1200 x 1200 dpi—twice the resolution of most other mono lasers but at the same speed—the ML-3310ND is equally an excellent option if quality is what you’re looking for.”

Sparkle Calibre X560DF Video Card Review
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Calibre X560DF video card from Sparkle is equipped with a new cooling system, a backplate for anti-bending purposes or to avoid scratches and features a noticeable increase in performance compared to the stock models, thanks to its overclock from the factory.

Patriot 32GB Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Sat, Feb 11 2012 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest high performance Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive from Patriot Memory features Quad Channel Technology and has exceeded our expectations in terms of write speeds, managing to beat all other previously tested USB 3.0 similar products.

REVIEW: NZXT Tempest 210 @ PureOverclock
     Fri, Feb 10 2012 | 4:13P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In keeping with their budget-oriented heritage, NZXT has the Tempest 210 mid-tower chassis, a more lightweight version of what we saw in the Tempest 410 Elite. Looking to maintain some similar aesthetics and functionality, the Tempest 210 is a more affordable alternative. In truth, the Tempest 210 is looking to grab the budget-minded gaming audience. It looks full of potential on paper with plenty of useful features, but how does it work on the bench? Let`s find out."

A Futurelooks News Flash - Silverstone Raven 3 (RV03) Full Tower Computer Chassis & Strider Gold 850 Watt Power Supply Combo Review
     Fri, Feb 10 2012 | 3:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Futurelooks has a 2 for 1 review deal featuring products from Silverstone ... * * *Silverstone Raven 3 (RV03) Full Tower Computer Chassis & Strider Gold 850 Watt Power Supply Combo Review* * * What separates a true Silverstone premium case from any other? It?s mainly the creative orientation and placement of system components to yield the best thermal performance. Instead of the common mounting methods, Silverstone engineers use something called a 90-degree method for their high end cases. This means the PCI slots (or back) of the system face out the top. The science behind it is valid since heat naturally rises. This allows them to use quieter low-rpm fans. In our review we found the Fortress 2 (FT02) to be a very quiet case. Today, we?re having a look at another premium case from Silverstone called the Raven 3 (RV03) and we?ve got one of their Strider 850W 80Plus Gold power supplies riding shotgun. *"

OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 10 2012 | 1:21P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their 64 Gigabyte Synapse, OCZ has a neat little cahing SSD in their portfolio. The thought behind these drives is that one can very easily upgrad a computer, where the operating system is installed on a standard hard drive. Therefore one only needs to attacht the drive to board and then install a software. The caching itself works in the background. On the following pages you`ll see if it really is that simple."

[Affiliates News] PC Power & Cooling Silencer M k III 600W Review @ APH
     Fri, Feb 10 2012 | 10:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Stealth and sneak is the way to be, as a sniper sits behind a nearby tree. Oh the many things he may yet to see, but only one target is the key. Seasons come and seasons go, but the time came when the ground is covered with snow. PC Power & Cooling drops by to say `hello`, only to say that the target is blended in with the snow below. A white power supply is what we see, but a Silencer Mk III 600W is its true identity. Before you slowly move towards the little `X` at the corner of your browser, let me inform you that this power supply we have here at our APH labs is truly unique. Nowadays, more and more people are leaning towards such products, and I am no exception. Sometimes, such unique products come with a high price tag, as some people possess the idea of unique means special, and if I want it, I am willing to pay more. I don`t know about you, but when it comes down to such products I want, there is always a tight budget; especially money is usually not in your favor. Being the computer enthusiast that I am, having only a couple computers in the house for my personal use doesn`t seem to cut it. This eventually leads to spending more and more money on secondary computers in different locations of the house for the sole purpose of conveniently accessing the internet or files on my network. Whether you have a mindset like me, or if you simply have a limited budget for a decent enough computer, PC Power & Cooling`s Silencer Mk III is a good place to start for mid-range power supplies. With most power supplies possessing the usual dark colors, the Silencer Mk III comes in a unique white body. But does its outer look live up to market niche expectations? Read on to find out!"

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