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How You Know Your Motherboard is Too Old....
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 3:13P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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It's worse than I thought, your motherboard is a Dinosaur! ;-)

[Circuitboard art work by Peter MacFarlane.]

  FULL STORY @ FACEBOOK

Raidmax Raptor Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 1:51P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have another PC case, this one is from Raidmax, a company known for making gaming and unique looking cases for sure. The case I have for review today is the Raptor which is a mid-tower gaming case that has plenty of features like removable hard drive cage, built-in fan controller and USB 3.0 ready, just to name a few. The case certainly looks unique, the one I got for review has a red and black color scheme, which I happen to like very much, but you can also get it in blue and black if youd prefer. So read on to learn more about the Raptor from Raidmax "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Gigabyte Krypton game mouse review
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 11:24A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this review we test the Krypton game mouse aka Gigabyte Aivia Krypton and it is described as a dual-chassis gaming mouse. The high DPI mouse has a switchable base and the two accessories come with either ceramic mouse feet or Teflon feet. With an adjustable weight system, long braided 2M chord, and an upgrade with lots of of memory it is just a really nice upgrade too."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

News: AMD attempts to shape review content with staged release of info
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 11:06A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve been reviewing tech products for 13 years. During that time, the basic agreement between the reviewer and the company whose product is up for review hasn`t fundamentally changed--until today. AMD is attempting to re-write the rules in a way that grants it a measure of editorial control over reviews. We think that`s unethical, and we explain why, here:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

[DreamWare Computers] FSP Raider 650W Power Supply
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Raider power supplies are priced to compete in the mainstream market (middle of the line). Their aim is to provide a high performing supply, which even shares some features with the Aurum line, but at a price that isn`t too out of reach for most shoppers. The Raider series is 80PLUS Bronze certified, non-modular and features FSP`s unique MIA IC design which helps keep the supply smaller in size than most similar wattage units."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DOS Flat Mode
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | 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 *DOS Flat Mode* setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[Tech ARP] Camera Lens Buying Guide Rev. 4.2
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With *digital SLR cameras* so affordable now, it`s inevitable for techies and budding photographers alike to snap them up like hot cakes. But while the cameras are cheap, the lenses are not. But fret not, because you can actually buy *used lenses* instead. Used lenses are a real bargain but there are some things you should be aware before you buy them. And that`s what this guide is all about. *In this update, we added a new Damaged Lens Motor section, and a new Malfunctioning Image Stabilizer section. We also updated the Damaged Focusing Helicoid section. Many thanks to Falcone!*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

 
[Tech ARP] Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 6.8
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this comprehensive guide to *142 workstation graphics cards*. We hope this comparison will provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 6.8 : *- Added a new Bus Interface specification for all AMD workstation graphics cards. - Added the AMD FirePro W9000 graphics card. - Added the AMD FirePro S9000 graphics card. - Added the AMD FirePro W8000 graphics card. - Added the AMD FirePro W7000 graphics card. - Added the AMD FirePro S7000 graphics card. - Added the AMD FirePro W5000 graphics card. - Added the AMD FirePro W600 graphics card.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - AMDs Virgo Platform and Trinity APU Reviewed
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:36A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD finally moves forward with implementing a completely new module architecture across its processors. This move has been met with a lot of controversy thanks to high expectations from the first all new design in over a decade. While the rest of the Internet has already released their findings, we decided to spent some extra time to get to know the new AMD Virgo Platform and Trinity APU just a little better. Were going to be taking a good look at the new Piledriver architecture and how it builds on Bulldozer, which came with the launch of the AMD FX platform. Can the company finally shed their old ways? Lets find out! *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

CM Storm Scout 2 Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Cooler Master`s original Scout brought a lot to the table when it was released in 2009, and for all it did right, it came highly recommended by us. Will we be left just as impressed with its sequel, the Scout 2? On the surface, this LAN-inspired chassis looks the part and its feature-set proves sufficient, so let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

SSD NEWS: OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Review - Imagine 800GB/s and 150000 IOPS
     Wed, Oct 10 2012 | 3:42A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our report today is going to take a look at the OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis and we guarantee that is is unlike any you will ever see. In fact, we don`t know of many others who could even pull this off! In this report, we will not only cover the Helios as it was shipped to us with a OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD installed, but also, could we pull off a review of the Helios with the Intel 910 Series 800GB PCIe SSD installed in the same chassis?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Chassis Review @MissingRemote
     Tue, Oct 09 2012 | 11:24A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design made a great impression on us last year with the debut of the Define R3 ATX chassis and its smaller sibling, the Define Mini Micro-ATX chassis. It is hard not to love a high-quality, well-built, sleek and unobtrusive chassis and these are all qualities the Define series of chassis exhibited to us. Not content to rest on its laurels, Fractal Design went back to the drawing board to come up with several enhancements to the design of the R3 with the new Define R4 ATX chassis. The main refinements offered by the Define R4 are larger and improved fans, a more flexible hard disk drive (HDD) cage, a wider case body for easier cable routing, additional mounting options for 2.5 SSDs, a new tool-less front fan holder, support for liquid cooling radiators, a new fan controller that is integrated with the front panel, and an additional USB 3.0 front panel port. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Nero 12 Platinum Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Oct 09 2012 | 11:06A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ ///Nero 12 is a multimedia suite comprised of seven applications designed to link together a growing device-network lifestyle. The software package consists of: Nero Express, Burning ROM, Nero Recode, BackItUp, Nero Video, Nero Rescue Agent and Kwik Media. Nero 12`s applications allow users to manage multimedia files in their home computer then share it to UPNP or DLNA capable media players, create physical discs that can be viewed through DVD players or transcode them optimally to portable device file formats. The Platinum edition of Nero 12 adds Blu-Ray functionality and comes with hundreds of templates to work with. The Nero 12 multimedia suite also comes with data backup capabilities through Nero BackItUp so your multimedia library remains safe and will never run the risk of data loss./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

TeleCommunication Systems Proteus Plus Military SSD Preview
     Tue, Oct 09 2012 | 9:48A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TCS provides SSDs designed specifically for Military, Ruggedized and Industrial environments. We look at what it takes to qualify as a Ruggedized SSD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CM Stom Scout 2 @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Oct 09 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master presents the new generation of the Scout line of CM Storm cases, simply called the Scout 2. It comes with a long list of new features and brand new looks. We cautiously scout ahead to see what hides behind the exterior."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Seasonic G Series 550 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Oct 09 2012 | 3:42A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we will utilize our shiny new Chroma loaders and the Seasonic G-550 will have the honor to be the first PSU tested on them. The G-550 offers Gold efficiency, a semi-modular design, long warranty and promises very good performance. The best part is that all above won`t cost you a fortune."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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