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The TR Podcast 103: Down and dirty with the 7970
     Mon, Jan 09 2012 | 1:44A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the podcast, Scott and special guest David Kanter from Real World Technologies dissect the Radeon HD 7970. Our panel also answers some listener questions, discusses upcoming games, and examines the Eee Pad Transformer Prime from Asus."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

MSI Launches Computer Cases
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 10:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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December 07, 2011 – MSI, the world’s premiere computer hardware and systems manufacturer, today announces a new line of computer cases aimed at PC enthusiasts that will be exclusively distributed by Pro-Com Products in North America.

The Interceptor Series is designed to meet the rigorous demands of overclockers and gamers, yet provides extensive functionality and flexibility for everyday users.

Two models will premiere in the black steel ATX mid tower designs – the Nighthawk and the Raptor.Both models boast seven (7) expansion slots, making them ideal for multi-GPU settings and accommodate high end graphics cards up to 12.2in/310mm in length.  An Included USB 3.0 port and pre-installed 12-in-1 front panel card reader provides quick access to all popular storage formats. 

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“We are proud to continue expanding on the higher standard inspired by MSI’s award-winning Military Class series of products,” said Rajiv Kothari, Director of Product Management at Pro-Com Products. “The brand-new Interceptor series’ combination on functionality, design, and value will surely appeal to all types of passionate PC builders.”

Availability and Pricing
The Interceptor series will be readily available by the end of December in North America at authorized retailers and e-tailers. The Nighthawk has an MSRP of $79.99 and the Raptor has an MSRP of $59.99.

About MSI
Founded in 1986, MSI strives to design and manufacture superior technology and innovative products, while offering outstanding customer service. MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses “award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service.” To learn more about MSI and its product lines, please visit: http://us.msi.com. You may also connect with MSI on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/msiUSA).

  FULL STORY @ FACEBOOK

BIOS Option Of The Week - Interrupt 19 Capture
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:04P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the Interrupt 19 Capture BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Contest @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to our weekly giveaway for our dedicated readers! This week the sponsor for our weekly promotion is Patriot Memory and they have donated a Viper Xtreme 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory kit as this weeks prize! This prize has a retail value of ~$50 plus shipping."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

FSP Aurum CM 650w PSU Review - XSReviews
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Afternoon everybody. Hopefully you had a good Christmas etc. etc. If you have some money burning a hole in your pocket though, maybe you want a new power supply? Which one to choose though? If you`re looking for one with a gold standard of efficiency and some unique styling, the FSP Aurum CM PSU could be what you`re looking for. However before giving it the thumbs up, we need to do a bit of testing."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Video Perspective: Corsair Carbide 500R and 400R Case Review
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 10:31A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Corsair showed us the first versions of the Carbide series in Taiwan during Computex 2011, it was finally addressing the primary complaint that many had about its cases: price. The Carbide 500R can be found today for about $139 and the 400R for under $100."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

IOCELL NETDISK Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Connectivity is king for external storage devices. The more ways a user can connect, the more ways the user can access their data in any situation. The IOCELL NetDisk SOLO NEWFAST is a sleek external hard drive enclosure offering four ways of connecting to the drive: USB, eSATA, direct Ethernet, and via a network connection. ThinkComputers has the review."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

 
Cooler Master Elite 310 Case Review
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’ll say it like it is, The Cooler Master Elite 310 is not the case you’re going to be selecting for your next powerful gaming rig. However, it still a solid case that would be suitable for a budget build or if you’re going for something less flashy. The one we received was the model with the white chassis and the pink front plate. So this model may be a great one to go with if you’re looking for something for the lady in your life, or the guys who enjoy the color pink (you know who you are). Still, it should be noted that the case is also available in black, and has a fairly diverse selection of front plate coloring options. So fear not, pink is not your only choice!"
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

M-Audio Studiophile CX5 Active Studio Reference Monitor Review
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"M-Audio is a renowned and premier player in the digital audio segment catering to musicians and audio professionals through such items, but not limited to, MIDI solutions, recording equipment and professional audio software such as ProTools. Today I will be providing a long-term review on a different beast. Today you will be reading the review of one of M-Audio’s latest offerings on the market within their Studiophile lineup, the CX5 High-Resolution Active Studio Reference Monitor. Read on to see how this 90-watt near-field studio monitor performs and holds up. Will this be your next investment?" Link:
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

Patriot Memory Torqx 2 128GB Solid State Drive (RAID 0) Review
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ModSynergy.com was given the opportunity back in June 2010 to review an SSD from Patriot Memory dubbed the 'Torqx'. At the time, the Torqx was a black brushed aluminum 2.5" solid state drive that was powered by an INDILINX Barefoot SSD controller, offering high performance, came bundled with a 2.5 to 3.5" mounting bracket, and offered an amazingly long 10-year warranty. Needless to say, it was the best SSD we reviewed. Recently Patriot Memory announced the successor to the Torqx, fittingly named as the Torqx 2. Our good friends at Patriot Memory sent us the 128GB version of the Torqx 2 SSD to review today and I'd like to share with you about the results and whether the Torqx 2 is in fact a step forward, a step backward or hasn't really changed all that much compared to the original Torqx SSD. Introducing the Patriot Memory Torqx 2 128GB SSD SATAII review with RAID 0 results."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

OCZ ZT Series 650W Power Supply (OCZ-ZS650W) @ Bjorn3D
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Available in 550W, 650W and 750W, the latest ZT model PSU from OCZ is targeted toward enthusiasts and main-users. We put the 650W unit to the test to see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Sandisk Ultra SATA II 240GB SSD Review – Sandisk Returns to The Consumer
     Sun, Jan 08 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To say that Sandisk is an Innovator in solid state drives would be an understatement as we can all thank them for getting the SSD ball rolling. Sandisk was the first company to release their Sandisk U5000 32GB SSD to the public in 2007 and, on August 18, 2007, I was one of the first to publish a SSD review on the net with my brand new Sandisk SSD. Just under 4 years later, Sandisk once again enters the SSD arena with the Sandisk Ultra SATA 2 SSD thanks to just a little help from SandForce. Our review today concentrates on Sandisks new release of the Sandisk Ultra 240GB SSD and their re-entry is not without innovation as the SSD is the first to contain Sandisks own asynchronous NAND flash memory. Specifications list the SSD as a SATA 2 product capable of 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write transfer speeds, respectively. The Ultra will be available in capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB and initial pricing for the 120 and 240GB versions is expected to be at $209 and $455. The Ultra also comes with Sandisks 3 year limited warranty.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Raidmax Viper PC Case
     Sat, Jan 07 2012 | 9:04P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you`re looking for a computer case, there`s no doubt that your options literally seem endless. There`s a lot of big name and small name computer case manufacturers and each has quite a large lineup of cases to offer. Prices range from the low double digits, up to at least a couple hundred dollars for high end models. What`s your best choice? Is it possible to get a case for under $100 that both looks great and is full of the same functionality you`d expect from a more expensive case? Raidmax might just be here to answer your cries with the Viper. The Viper is a sleek looking case with an edgy, but smooth design, a lot of functionality and a great price tag."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

OC3D: ASUS MARS 2 SLI Madness
     Sat, Jan 07 2012 | 9:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MARS 2 is the most powerful graphics card on the planet. = So of course we`ve had to see what would happen if you ran two in SLI."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Dell S2330MX 23 LED Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Jan 07 2012 | 9:00P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to consumer electronics, thin is in and Dell is leading the way with their new svelte S2330MX monitor. At just 9.9mm thick it will likely be the center of attention but on paper it also boasts some great specifications as well: an efficient LED panel, full HD resolution, a great price and response times of 2ms. It sure sounds like the 2330MX has what it takes to compete with the competition but there`s more to this monitor than what first meets the eye."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Jan 07 2012 | 11:40A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have a been a real-world racing fan for all of my life, growing up in earshot distance from a famous dirt racetrack in Southern California. I?ve always enjoyed NASCAR and more recently have come to love Formula 1 and World Rally Championships so when SteelSeries announced a new peripheral ? their first ever racing wheel ? I was more than a little skeptical. A racing controller without pedals for less than $120?!? What does SteelSeries, a manufacturer who is best known for headsets and professional mice know about racing? At this point I was thinking that a good comparison for the SRW-S1 might be my kid?s Mario Kart Wii wheel..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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