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MSI N680GTX Lightning review: best GTX 680 overclocking card
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI did it again. With the N680GTX Lightning they have created the best GeForce GTX 680 graphics card for overclockers, but more than ever it's best suited for seasoned overclockers. Thanks to Nvidia's strange decision, the standard BIOS limits this card to performance you can achieve with standard and cheaper GTX 680s. Only when you download the older BIOS from the internet are you free to explore the overclocking potential of the MSI Lightning.

Sharkoon DarkGlider Gaming Mouse and Mousepad @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 3:57P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sharkoon has been selling cases and accessories for a while in Asia, but they`re now looking to sell their products in the west. Today we`ll be taking a look at a couple of their top end products, the DarkGlider mouse and mousepad."

Thortech Thunderbolt 1200 Watt PSU Preview @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 3:39P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like most of the Memory companies, GeIL is also making Power Supplies under the brand name Thortech. The Thunderbolt 1200 is a high end powerfull 80+ gold, semi modular"

REVIEW: CoolerMaster Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 2:43P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we are looking at a new arrival from Cooler Master?s gaming peripherals brand. This is their latest high-end stereo gaming headset, The CoolerMaster CM Storm Sonuz. The CM Storm Sonuz, unlike the Sirus, is an analog stereo headset made specifically for gamers and music lovers as well. The CM Sonuz uses an input from two gold-plated conventional 3.5 mm jacks. Along with that, Cooler Master has made some exciting changes and advancements to the CM Storm Sonuz. Let?s get it on a test system, and see how the new Cooler Master CM Storm Sonuz measures up.?"

Weekly Tech Update Episode #171 - Android Puts the Hurt on iOS
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 1:55P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Episode #172 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace. This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world. Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace. In this episode we will be discussing Android putting the hurt on iOS, Foxconn drops bigs bucks on Sharp and OUYA is now available to pre-order. We have those stories and more."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Vapor-X 3GB Overclocked Video Card Review
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 1:24P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire expands the Vapor-X series by bringing the new GHz Edition based HD 7970 into the scene."

How do you organize the cables and networking equipment from your computer? @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 1:09P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was really annoyed with the amount of cables and networking equipment lyingon the floor: a modem for the computer, another modem for the telephone, a router, a Gigabit Ethernet switch, and their power supplies. Finally, I decided to organize things around here. See the end result in the picture below. I installed everything on the inner panel of my desk. At least now I can vacuum the floor. How about you? Do you leave everything on the floor collecting dust, or do you organize it in any way?"

Knocking on Deaths Door: Darksiders II Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 1:07P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* In the original Darksiders, we assumed the role of one of the four horsemen, War, who`s been accused of unleashing the apocalypse on the world. In this second title, we play as his brother, Death, who vows to clear War`s good name. Though the stories are shared, Darksiders II proves to be one of the best aRPGs we`ve ever played."

Diablo 3
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 12:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Diablo III from Blizzard: Three month after launch we check the Blockbuster again. See you this in the following Review from Technic3D."

Ineo I-NA321+ 2.5/3.5 SSD and HDD Dock Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ineo I-NA321U+ USB 3.0 SSD/HDD dock is made out of aluminum alloy making it nice and sturdy. With support for USB 3.0 the Ineo I-NA321U+ is designed to allow for a transfer speed of up to 5 Gbps. The dual bays of the device are set up to accept either 2.5 or 3.5 inch SSDs and hard drives, allowing for data to be transferred easily or even making a clone of a hard drive. With support for SATA I/II drives up to 3TB in size you can access the largest drives on the market. The dock supports Apple and Microsoft operating systems and carries a one year warranty.///"

AMD HD 7950 Boost Clock BIOS Update @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 10:40A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD just released a free BIOS upgrade for the Radeon HD 7950, which provides an extra speed boost by updating the company`s PowerTune algorithm. We will thoroughly test this update and not only look at performance but also power consumption and heat."

MetalGear 160-Lumens 3xAA LED Flashlight Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 10:08A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today another Dorcy model makes its way through my hands in the form of the Dorcy (46-4415) MetalGear 160-Lumens 3xAA LED flashlight. The model is reminiscent of the older large incandescent flashlights that used to need those big D sized batteries to operate. Well this one contains a high-power LED that Dorcy says is a lifetime bulb, never needing to replace, and operates on just 3xAA batteries -- the types that you can purchase anywhere. It has an aluminum alloy metal body as the name suggests, meaning its extremely strong and we`ll see if this throw-back type flashlight is a step beyond previous generations."

FSP Aurum Pro 1000w Gold Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 10:08A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
FSP Aurum Pro 1000w Gold Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com FSP are back with a new enthusiast range of products under the Aurum Pro brand. These Gold Certified units sit at the top end of the market and we have the 1000w model on our test bench today."

High Power Astro PT 700W Power Supply Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 10:08A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powering our test rig today is one of High Powers 80PLUS Platinum units, the Astro PT. The Astro PT is a semi-modular power supply rated at 700W, has an all-digital power delivery mechanism, flat ribbon-style modular cables, and a special LED bar on the rear of the unit that will display the units load and efficiency in real-time, which High Power have dubbed the Eagle Eye. You may recognize this particular model if you follow trade shows, as at this years Computex it took home the Design and Innovation Award."

Corsair AX1200i PSU review
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 10:05A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Corsair Professional Series AX1200i PSU. The 1200W PSU is massive in performance, the one massive 100A 12-volts says it all really. Excellent for multi-GPU solutions and hardcore overclockers. Corsair also embeds their LINK technology into the PSU. That means you can monitor the PSU with the help of software, things like PSU efficiency, power usage or simply to adjust the fan RPM. We`ll show you that in the review though. Read the review here"

Ubuntu 12.10 Is Faster With Intel Hardware
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 9:47A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While benchmarks have already indicated ARM performance improvements in Ubuntu 12.10, early testing of this Quantal Quetzal release has also revealed that Intel hardware is benefiting too from performance optimizations for this Linux operating system update due out in October."

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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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.
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