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OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 11:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ brings makes changes to an old favorite and repositions SandForce to the mainstream market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Fractal Design Node 304 review
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 11:55A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Not that long ago we took a look at our first power supply from Fractal Design, the Newton R3 600W. While that unit sits as Fractal Design?s top tier power supply today we are checking out one of their more mainstream units the Telsa R2 650W power supply. While this power supply is not modular it still features an 80PLUS Gold certification, single 12V rail, and a temperature controlled 135mm cooling fan. The Tesla R2 still has the same great looks we saw on the Newton R3, but can it perform? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Steelseries Flux In Ear Pro Headset @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 11:54A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently I did a review on a pair of earbuds from Gigabyte. They were a nice pair of earbuds for only being $10. When Wes told me that the price of earbuds can get quite high I began to wonder what could make a pair of earbuds worth so much money. Steelseries sent us a pair of their Flux In-Ear Pro headphones, and priced at $129.99 they certainly come with a hefty price tag, though still at the price point of most decent earbuds. Join me as I take a close look at them and find out what separates them from their competitors and if they are worth your hard earned money."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

ThinkComputers & WD My Passport Giveaway! @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 10:20A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Did you see our review yesterday of the WD My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive? It really is a great drive that is easy to take with you and makes it extremely simple to backup you data. WD was nice enough to give us one to give away to you, our readers! This contest will run like many of the other contests we have run in the past. To qualify for the My Passport drive all you have to do is like ThinkComputers on Facebook, like WD on Facebook and fill out our entry form. It really is that easy! The contest will run for two weeks starting today and the winner will be selected on March 13th. Good luck everyone!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Samsung Series 5 13.3 Ultrabook (NP540U3C-A01CA) - BCCHardware
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 10:19A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as serviceability goes, the Samsung Series 5 is one of the easier notebooks or Ultrabooks I`ve ever taken apart. Most companies go out of their way to make servicing Ultrabooks tough so that when then break (hopefully many years down the road), you have to take them back to the manufacturer for service. This is not the case for Samsung with this model, chances are good if your local repair shop can get the part, they can easily repair this unit for you. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Top 5 iPhone 5 Alternatives For 2013 @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 10:06A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The dominance of the iPhone is waning. Apples stock prices are gradually dropping and more consumers are switching out their iPhones for more sophisticated and modern choices. As the prestige of owning an iPhone wears off, people are looking for new companies and innovations to help them decide on what smartphone to buy. Following is a list of the top 5 alternatives to the iPhone 5, ranging from phones with more power to phones designed from the ground up for the business person."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD 240GB Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 9:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD 240GB Review @ HardwareHeaven.com There are a large number of consumers out there looking for the best price performance ratio and OCZ feel that one of the best ways to satisfy those needs is to take the an older (but not necessarily outdated) range and tweak the model to minimise costs. Enter the Vertex 3.20..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
Silverstone Strider Gold ST65F-G 650 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 9:16A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to Silverstone, the Strider Gold series represents the perfect balance of performance, efficiency, and quality. We will take a look at the mid-level member of the series, the ST65F-G. It can deliver 650 W of power, utilizes a fully modular cabling design, and has an extra small footprint."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

MSI MPOWER OC Event @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 9:05A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the objectives of the HWBOT Team Cup 2013 is to introduce our hardcore hobby to the masses. When MSI asked Madshrimps to attend an OverClock Academy, to promote their Z77 MPO"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

A Look at Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition @ Techgage
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last game I would have ever expected to see released this month on Steam was Duke Nukem 3D, but lo and behold, its here. Dubbed the Megaton Edition, this one packs in upscaled graphics, three add-on packs and soon, multiplayer. Oh, and achievements. Lets check it out, and compare it to the classic version and the HRP."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Western Digital WD TV Play Media Player Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Mar 26 2013 | 7:05A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has introduced their newest WD TV media player, the WD TV Play. Designed and built for users who want instant entertainment like movies, television and music, the player has a number of different apps in a customizable GUI. Read on to find out just how well this player does!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Case Mod Friday: SnowWhite and The i7 Cores @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Mar 25 2013 | 4:04P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just a Fractal Design XL Black Pearl USB3.0 version modded up. Wanted something very simple but eye-catching. Had planned on not having a window, but once I got startedkept adding this and that. Ripped the window in it because everyone I showed build pics to said it would be a shame to not be able to see the interior. Not 100% finished yet. Still got a few odds and ends to get to."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 Wireless Storage Device Review
     Mon, Mar 25 2013 | 3:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for an all in one solution that fits your fast paced lifestyle? The ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 with its wireless storage might be the choice for you."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SSD News: The SSD Review SSD Database Is Live!
     Mon, Mar 25 2013 | 12:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever looked for specific SSD information but couldn`t find it? Ever wondered who used such and such a controller or such and such memory? Ever sought out SSDs by a specific manufacturer, capacity, or even a specific memory type? By no means are we 100% complete just yet, but we think we might have a great SSD database that can help our readers out. Thanks to the hard work of Rick Mauer, we believe we may just have the most complete SSD Database available on the internet. Our featured picture speaks for itself and The SSD Database allows users to search for any SSD (well almost any) by manufacturer, controller, interface, capacity, memory configurations, size or type. And that`s just a start."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Digital Storm Bolt Desktop Gaming PC Review
     Mon, Mar 25 2013 | 11:55A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Digital Storm`s Bolt PC, a capable gaming system just slightly larger than an Xbox."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

StarTech 2.5-Inch to USB 3.0 Encrypted Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Mar 25 2013 | 11:54A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking for a portable 2.5 SATA enclosure and want 256-bit AES hardware encryption you don`t have too many choices. Luckily, companies like StarTech are developing products to help protect your data and doing so at somewhat reasonable prices. The StarTech USB 3.0 to 2.5 SATA Enclosure with Encryption (Part # S2510BU3PW) runs $79.99 shipped..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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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
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
Samsung 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 13.3-inch Ultrabook Notebook Review
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Samsung's 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is the first touch screen laptop to cross PCSTATS test bench with Windows 8 installed. Our first impressions of this new touch screen interface are positive...
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