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ZAGG Invisible Shield Screen Protector Review
     Sat, Aug 25 2012 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you need to protect your phone but can’t a good case? Are you using an extended battery and can’t use a case but still need protection? Then you at least need a good screen protector.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

The TR Podcast 117: Clicky keys sultry sound and sweet-spot graphics
     Sat, Aug 25 2012 | 11:59A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the latest episode of the TR Podcast, we discuss Nvidia`s new GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card, its boost-enabled Radeon HD 7950 competition, a couple of budget PCI Express Xonar sound cards from Asus, and a stack of Rosewill keyboards with all kinds of Cherry MX mechanical switches."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Internet Explorer 10 RTM Benchmarked
     Sat, Aug 25 2012 | 10:39A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the last ten years, Internet Explorer (IE) has completely lost its reputation - mostly thanks to its poor performance, stability issues, security vulnerabilities and a lack of functionality. IE became a joke among PC users. But luckily for its fans, Microsoft hasn`t given up hope. In fact, it improved things drastically in the last three versions. However, IE9`s performance is still remarkably poor compared to the other web browsers. This brings us to Internet Explorer 10. Now if you may or may not know, Microsoft has completed its development and is included with Windows 8 RTM (coming soon to Windows 7 PCs). Since Windows 8 RTM is now available on MSDN and TechNet, we were able to benchmark IE10. Has IE gotten any faster? Read on to find out."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

FSP AURUM Pro 1200W Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Aug 25 2012 | 9:20A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with dual transformers, high-grade components and a single +12v rail the AURUM Pro 1200W is designed specifically for gamers, overclockers and hardware enthusiasts. As the name AURUM suggests, this PSU offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency and promises to satisfy the needs of those with multiple graphics cards."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review
     Sat, Aug 25 2012 | 9:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in the market for a new mid-tower enclosure for your next system build and excellent case cooling is a main point of interest, the Cooler Master HAF XM deserves a close look. The HAF XM provides very good case cooling with the three bundled fans and offers lots of options for additional air cooling or liquid cooling. The overall build quality is very good and the classic black look is always in style."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Win a Patriot Viper 3 Memory Kit @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 2:43P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /HiTech Legion and Patriot Memory have teamed up once again to bring another memory kit giveaway, this time it is the blazing fast 2133MHz Patriot Viper 3 8GB Memory Kit.// How to Enter (Required): Read our recently launched Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit Review ! Hint! While reading the review count how many times Viper 3 is mentioned in the review. (Excluding the Title) When you are done click on this link HiTech Legion and Patriot Memory Giveaway fill out the form and answer the question. How does this work? As long as you like both HiTech Legion and Patriot Memory on Facebook you qualify. /"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 Performance
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 12:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back when Vista first arrived I remember comparing how it performed to XP and being extremely disappointed with the results. Vista was generally rough around the edges and that included drivers, so gaming and productivity applications were more often than not slower in the new OS. Microsoft's PR machine has been hard at work over the past few months, trying to explain the numerous improvements Windows 8 has received on the backend. The good news is that it shows. For comparing Windows 7 and Windows 8 we will measure and test the performance of various aspects of the operating system including: boot up and shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and some synthetic benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
om Intuos5 touch Medium Tablet Review
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wacom has long been considered by many to be the go-to brand for PC tablets, and it's been for good reason. With its recently-launched Intuos5 touch, the company proved us wrong - our favorite tablet could in fact get better. With this latest release, the company cashes in on the touch craze, and after our testing, we're glad it did.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 12:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC Review have a new article on the Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, featuring Cherry Black keys and some tweaks for high end gamers: "Thermaltake is a well-known brand in the world of cases, power supplies and cooling, but less so when it comes to gaming peripherals. Step in Tt eSPORTS, Thermaltake’s specialist gaming division. In the past few years Tt eSPORTS have established a solid range of keyboards, mice and headsets which are specifically designed with gamers’ needs in mind."
  FULL STORY @ PCREVIEW

Thermaltake Toughpower 650W / 750W review
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake Toughpower 650W and 750W make a very good impression, even if they don't stand out in a single area. Thermaltake does prove it can make quality 80 Plus Gold power supplies at an affordable price, so if you don't mind that they aren't modular then these are excellent products.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Sharkoon DarkGlider Laser Gaming Mouse Review
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 11:59A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve seen some cases, but the DarkGlider programmable laser gaming mouse is the first Sharkoon peripheral to come our way."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intels TRIM Support for RAID Coming to X79 Very Soon @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 10:39A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 11.2 driver update was rolled out to the public but the initial positive response was somewhat tempered when enthusiasts realized their X79 systems weren?t supported.  Only P67, Z68, Z77, H67, H77, Q67 and Q77 chipsets are currently listed as certified, which tends to leave some Intel?s highest paying clients (enthusiasts and power users) out in the cold so to speak.    Amidst the outrage from understandably miffed enthusiasts, we reached out to Intel and asked about their plans for X79 users.  Their response should put some customers at ease."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

OCZ Technology Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 10:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At less than $1 per GB right out of the gate, this OCZ SSD is already a making waves, but can it still float after Chris gets finished with it?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CoreRise Comay Venus 3S 120GB SATA3 MLC Synchronous SSD Review @ ModSynergy.com [Updated Re-Release]
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 9:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Always looking to review the products from companies that most have never heard and also looking for the unique products that customers might want to own, I jumped at the chance in reviewing one of CoreRise`s newest Consumer Grade SATA 3 offering, the Comay Venus 3S 120GB 2.5 SATA III MLC Synchronous NAND Flash SSD. Sporting 120GB of Micron MLC Synchronous NAND flash memory, and utilizing the SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor, read on to know more about the CoreRise brand, what you can expect from their SSD`s, and if SSD manufacturers should take notice with the CoreRise Comay movement. Updated with new Anvil Storage Utilities benchmarks with compressible and incompressible tests...Can you say 90,000+ IOPS?"
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

CMStorm QuickFire Rapid Review: Everything You Need
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 9:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Then again, this is a uniquely inexpensive keyboard. You can buy one off Amazon right now for about $65. Thats less than many high-end rubber-dome keyboards and only five dollars more than a Logitech G110, a keyboard that does have backlighting and macro keys but also has a vastly inferior typing feel. In my opinion the QuickFire Rapid is an exceptional value."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

VMware Virtualization With OpenGL Still Smacks Oracle VirtualBox
     Thu, Aug 23 2012 | 2:43P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year I said VMware`s virtual GPU driver was running fast for Linux -- in comparison to Oracle`s VM VirtualBox 3D guest acceleration support. This continues to be the case with VMware`s OpenGL stack leading the way with superior support and performance. Recently I ran some desktop virtualization tests under VMware Fusion 4.1.3 and Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.18 from the Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion host. Even with the OS X host, VMware`s 3D support exposed to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtualized guest was much faster."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

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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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