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QNAP TS-259 Pro+ NAS Review
     Tue, Jan 25 2011 | 9:02A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past we have reviewed a number of various NAS boxes from QNAP and have always been pleased with their performance and features. Today we take a closer look at their latest top of the line, the QNAP TS-259 Pro+NAS, and see how it holds up to the competition as well as taking a look at some other models. While its outside appearance is very similar to the previous generation of NAS boxes from QNAP, a closer look at the specs reveals that the system’s internals have been completely overhauled. Remember that when looking at the specs, NAS boxes have a customized OS so they are normally extremely low powered and are optimized purely for network and file I/O.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

Serenity i7 Sandy Bridge PC
     Tue, Jan 25 2011 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time flies in the tech world. Blink, turn your head for a moment, and today's greatest technology is yesterday's news. So it is with the Serenity PC, SPCR Edition. The previous version turned out to be the quietest computer system we have ever reviewed or even laid our hands on, and probably quieter than any PC will ever be, short of one with no moving parts and zero electronic noise. Another 3.5 months later, the latest version of the Puget Serenity with Sandy Bridge, SPCR Edition, is here.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast
     Tue, Jan 25 2011 | 9:00A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of Two and A Half Geeks, we take a look at the new LSI WarpDrive PCI Express SSD, discuss HotHardware’s overclocked AMD Radeon HD 6870/6850 round-up, talk about why the CEO of AMD was just sent out behind the woodshed for a whacking and how the HTC HD2 Windows Mobile 6.x-based smartphone was recently hacked to run Windows Phone 7...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

In-Win Dragon Rider Case
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The In-Win Dragon Rider is the latest case of the Destiny-Extreme series, and is designed after its predecessor: the Dragon Slayer. The meshwork and the dark design of the Dragon Rider nicely contribute to the medieval theme, while blue LEDs on the front logo and fans provide color constrast to the case.The Dragon Rider is equipped with latest ethisiast-class case features, including the eSATA and USB 3.0 front top panel ports, tool-free installation, and supports up to 12x 120mm fans.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition 1536 MB
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition comes at a massive core clock of 815 MHz. During our testing we also noticed that the card could overclock consistently higher than other reference designs, which seems to be thanks to a special binning process in the ZOTAC factory.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Seasonic X-760 760W Power Supply
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seasonic has been around almost longer than anyone else in the PC power supply market. Ask anyone who is known for quiet and efficient power supplies and Seasonic will come up more often than not. Seasonic launched the X-Series power supplies back in 2009 and they were well received amongst enthusiasts for the exceptional quality and efficiency. Unfortunately they were only available in 650W and 750W models at the time. Fast forward to mid 2010 and Seasonic announced a revamp of the X-series. This also came with a much expanded lineup, offering the X-series in various iterations from 400W to 1200W. This new lineup provided power supply solutions for those needing more or less power than previously offered. Today we are taking a look at their X-760 power supply."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" Hybrid Hard Drive
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With SSDs making some minor inroads into the market hard drives used to have sole proprietorship over, manufacturers like Seagate needed something new to spice things up. Enter a new generation of hybrid drives which combine the capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high speed NAND of an SSD. The Momentus XT is one of the first which is available in a small form factor for notebooks, set top boxes and HTPCs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

 
Sandy Bridge, Part 4: Core i5-2400, i5-2500K and i7-2600K CPUs
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 3:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Core i5-2400, i5-2500K, and i7-2600K are the top models in Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPU lineup. We compare them against other current Intel offerings as well as AMD's best quad and hex core chips. Our analysis shows they how compare in performance, cost, and energy efficiency.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Zalman Z9 Plus Mid-Tower Case
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:48P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall the Zalman Z9 Plus case would be a great addition to any gamer’s rig with its aggressive styling and sweet blue fans. It is a case that you will be proud to show off to your friends. The only complaint I have about the Z9 Plus is that the top and front are somewhat of a fingerprint and dust magnet. Keep a good lint-free cloth handy. . .
  FULL STORY @ CONTENT

Lenovo IdeaPad U260
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:33P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 offers a minimal design that's geared towards business users, but it looks really for almost anyone. The 12.5-inch display has a 720p HD resolution and you get an HDMI port for high-definition output. There's decent, but not excellent performance, thanks to a slower hard drive.”
  FULL STORY @ NOTEBOOK

ASUS Sabertooth P67 TUF motherboard review
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:27P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's tested product is by all means creative. A P67 motherboard from ASUS which comes with that new uEFI BIOS which has been discussed so much. It's the TUF Sabertooth P67 from ASUS, designed with a plastic shroud based on aerodynamics. The shield is part of what is called 'Thermal Armor' and it will be the primary trademark for this motherboard from here onwards, as whatever you might think of it, it's the signature of the motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ SABERTOOTH

Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:27P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To sum it up, the Kingston SSDNow V100 may not be the fastest SSD out there, but it's still a very competitive product in this quickly expanding market. If you're looking for a simple upgrade method that will result in a big step up in performance, than look no further."
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB OC Review
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:26P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whew, it has been a long time since we last reviewed a video card. I am not even going to bother linking to our last article on graphics to give you an exact time gap between this review and the last. With the past now behind us, I am very proud to announce we are now back on board with the component essential to all gaming computers -- and we will have many more to come, too. I still remember a few years ago when a midrange video card meant playing most computer games at midrange settings. You might get a shot at maximum settings if you were playing an older game. Own a big monitor? Cough up more cash, or turn down the resolution and detail. But times have changed. Today's midrange performance cards in the $200 range provide surprisingly excellent bang for your buck. AMD's 40nm Northern Islands family of GPUs is the company's second generation DirectX 11 cards, and the 6850 and 6870 -- codenamed 'Barts' -- promise to deliver roughly the same level of performance as the 5850 and 5870, which were the high performance graphics processor units of the previous generation. (Just to clear up the name confusion, the 6800 series replaces the 5700 series; the 6900 series replaces the 5800 series.) With so many variants of 6850s to choose from, manufacturers scramble to differentiate their products from their competitors. The Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB OC is a perfect example. Featuring Gigabyte's Windforce 2X cooler out of the box, as well as a slight factory overclock to give it an edge in the benchmarks, is it enough to set this product aside from the other 6850s? Read on to find out!
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:26P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Just last week we showed the Seagate Constellation.2 1TB SATA drive. The new Constellation.2 proved to be a worthy successor to the popular Constellation Series and it outperforms the first generation drive by a significant margin. Seagate also managed to double the capacity of the series while keeping the price of the new drives in line with the old offerings. With the SATA version already under our belt, it is time to focus on the Constellation.2 SAS model. Since most of these drives are configured in RAID arrays, we were given the opportunity to test the new Constellation.2 1TB SAS (Model Number ST91000640SS) in a couple of three drive RAID configurations."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Corsair SP2500 2.1 audiophile-quality speaker review
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:25P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
( When a memory company starts getting into the computer speaker business... is that a good sign, or a really BAD sign? What's your take? )

"Trying its hand at something new, Corsair launches a premium speaker set. We find out how good it is."

  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
     Mon, Jan 24 2011 | 2:24P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“After the Core i7 2600k review we’ll show you the used board, the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe. In the article you can see the new EFI bios, the overclocking features and the actually bugs. Also 2 videos has been uploaded.”
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
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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.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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