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Hackintosh Performance Hardware Options @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sun, Jun 30 2013 | 3:56A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently I described my latest Hackintosh build, a mini-ITX system based on an Intel Core i3-3220 CPU, an ASUS P8H77-i motherboard, and an ASUS GTX660 video card. I had to work with what our vendors sent us for the project, but that doesn`t mean that you do. In this follow-up article I`ll explore the performance and price of some different CPU and video hardware options."

MSI MPOWER MAX (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jun 30 2013 | 3:37A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out another Z87 motherboard; this time it`s part of the MPOWER series from MSI. It comes loaded with lots of features and at a good price."

SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Keyboard
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 11:13P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SteelSeries APEX [RAW] Keyboard arrived Technic3D. Introducing the SteelSeries Apex [RAW], a sleek, low profile gaming keyboard. Designed for quick reflexes, it features low profile, low action keys, The raised macro keys above the F- keys enable you to simply slide your finger from the macro key down to the F-key for devastatingly fast key combinations.? Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review."

XFX Radeon HD R7790 Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 4:53P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As it turns out, AMD`s graphics plans seem to have taken an unexpected turn. Rather than seeing 8000 series GPUs, we are hearing from AMD that their existing line of 7000 series GPUs are stable through 2013. AMD has ensured consumers that this does not mean they won`t be releasing any new GPUs in 2013 and the first proof we have of that is the release of Radeon HD 7790. Manufacturing partners are now releasing their versions of the Radeon HD 7790 and Benchmark Reviews has received a sample of the XFX Radeon HD R7790 video card for testing. This article is dedicated discovering what XFX has done with the latest Radeon HD 7000 series GPU, the 7790..."

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 SLI Review @ RWLabs
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan has taught us anything it is that there is a market for extreme graphics cards"

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning Video Card Review
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA debuts the "new" GeForce GTX 770 today. The GeForce GTX 770 is poised to provide refreshed performance, for a surprising price. We evaluate a retail MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning flagship video card from MSI with specifications that will make any enthusiast smile. The $399 price point just got a kick in the pants.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was just last week that NVIDIA launched the excellent GeForce GTX 780, which is essentially a scaled-back GeForce GTX Titan, at much more palatable-but still relatively high-price. NVIDIA is not quite done making news, however. As is typically the case when NVIDIA launches a graphics card in a new product family, derivatives that continue to flesh out the product stack are soon to follow. First came the GeForce GTX 780 and today marks the arrival of its little brother, the GeForce GTX 770. The GeForce GTX 770 looks much like the GTX 780 and Titan, but underneath its cooler assembly lies a different sort of animal, though it's an animal many of you will likely be familiar with...

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 review incl. 3-way SLI and frametimes
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 780, the first card in the new GeForce 700 series. Today it's time for the second card, the GeForce GTX 770. In name and positioning it's the replacement of the GeForce 670, but in terms of hardware it's more akin to a GeForce GTX 680 on steroids.

A Futurelooks News Flash - The New Rosewill Throne Full Tower PC Chassis Overview and Give Away (Video)
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 1:15P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During our trip to Los Angeles for the 2013 E3 Expo, we stopped by the Rosewill offices in California to have a look at their brand new Rosewill Throne chassis, fresh off the plane from Taipei. The case has been in development for the last year or so and weve seen it before in various stages of completion. But at COMPUTEX 2013 this year, the Game of Throne finally ended. So amidst the number of new products announced, they also finally brought the Throne to market. "

Kingston HyperX Predator 512GB review: biggest USB stick
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston HyperX Predator 512GB is a deluxe and extremely fast USB stick with an unprecedented capacity of 512 GB. It's a great product without any drawbacks, except for the price.

300-450 watt PSU group test: cheap and good
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you're assembling a basic system with or without an entry-level card you don't need more than 300-450 watts to power it. These PCs also benefit from a good and stable PSU, but there's a lot of junk available in this lower segment. We thought that was a good reason to separate the wheat from the chaff, so we put 39 power supplies through our standard testing process.

Solidata K8 1920E SSD Review - SandForce Driven
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSD technology has seen some massive leaps since it was introduced in the mass consumer market a few years back. Throughout that time we have seen faster speeds, newer interfaces, and smaller designs. One drawback that has remained constant throughout is size, and it still is the major issue today for those looking to make the jump from mechanical to flash storage. Solidata Technology enters the fray with their K8 1920E enterprise/military-grade level 2TB MLC solid-state drive for roughly $5000. In terms of adding four 512GB SSDs together, it is quite steep considering it is just one single drive. That being said it is made for the industrial market in mind, but we will test and see if it is worth consumer recognition.

Plextor M5 Pro PX-256M5P 256GB SSD
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 10:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the first mass production consumer oriented solid state drives (SSDs) made their appearance roughly 5 years ago we were all swept away by the performance gap compared to normal mechanical drives which in some cases was as much as 3 times over. Back then however price was indeed a huge issue and thus it wasn`t until around 2 years ago that prices took a serious dive and allowed more and more people to own one either in their systems or to carry around as a portable solution. However although prices are very low as we speak since the introduction of SSDs we haven`t really seen anything ground breaking that can match the how we felt back then and by that i mean that back then even normal consumers could feel the difference in loading times and system responsiveness whereas now this is not the case. Of course the technology behind SSDs keeps improving and aside the incredibly fast PCIex solutions we`ve just seen the introduction of 12Gbps drives however those are primarily aimed towards demanding enterprise use and because of that their launch prices are as expected off the charts. So since the next best thing for consumers is regular SATA III SSDs today we will be taking a thorough look at the PX-256M5Pro by Plextor."

Acer Aspire R7-571-6858 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 9:25A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Aspire R7-571-6858 has an innovative hinge mechanism, but the overall design is dragged down by the decision to swap the touchpad and keyboard, resulting in a design that is awkward at best."

rapoo 8900P Desktop Bundle
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 9:17A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The rapoo 8900P Desktop Bundle arrived Technic3D. Reliable 5GHz wireless transmission far away from the interference of 2.4 GHz wireless, bluetooth and WIFI device. The backlight will be on when your fingers approach the touch area, and then go off when they leave, you can have all control even in the dark? Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review."

HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps SSD and LSI SAS 9300-8e
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most exciting things about reporting on solid state technology is being on the cutting edge of advance and having the opportunity to introduce introduce next generation products to the world. This morning is a perfect example of just that and we guarantee our review of the first official 12Gbps SAS SSD will be one of one a very select few having their hands on a similar solution. As a comparable, it is like being the first two demonstrate a twelve cylinder engine in a world of eight. 12Gbps SAS is not entirely new though as it has been demonstrated by manufacturers for a few years now, the problem being of course that fine tuning, and lack of hardware to allow its proper implementation and testing, have kept it out of the hands of the world. Our introduction and review of the Ultrastar HGST SSD800MM 400GB 12Gbps SSD changes all of that. The beauty of this report though is enhanced by LSI who have graciously provided their new, and as of yet unannounced and unreleased, LSI SAS 9300-8e HBA.

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