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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Sep 06 2013 | 6:25A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Canon`s high-performing EOS Rebel SL1 is the tiniest digital SLR you can put your hands on, but it may be too small for some hands."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500 GB HDD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Sep 06 2013 | 6:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500 GB hard disk drive is part of the third generation of 2.5 hybrid drives that combine a hard disk drive and flash memory to act as a non-volatile cache to store the user`s most frequently accessed data. Let`s test it!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Patriot Viper 3 Series Black Mamba PC3-19200 16GB Review
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 10:22P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking on Intel Haswell processors is quite a bit different from what we are used to in the last few generations, where the CPU clock speeds did not influence the clock speed the memory controller could handle. Entry to Haswell memory overclocking 101 shows that while the CPU may handle a nice overclock of up 4.7GHz to 5.0GHz on really impressive examples, the memory may not scale up past 1866MHz or 2133MHz at those CPU clock speeds, even though the memory modules are rated much higher. What I found on both of my CPUs was that anything greater than around 4250MHz on the CPU would not run the memory at 2600MHz or higher. The G.Skill Trident comparison modules would run just over 2600MHz at 4.4GHz, but the Black Mamba Viper 3 modules would cause a lockup at that speed. After plenty of trial and error, I was able to push the modules up to 2800MHz by relaxing the timings to 13-15-14-35 and letting the motherboard assign the rest of the parameters."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Logitech G602 First Look with DaveChaos (Video) @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 6:46P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dave Chaos meets Alex Machado, Senior Content Manager at Logitech Gaming for an exclusive look at their new G602 Gaming mouse... and a few extras too."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual Review @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 6:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z87-Deluxe Dual is ASUS` flagship model regarding the standard desktop models which support Intels latest Haswell CPUs. Therefore it`s able to score with a long featurelist as well as high quality components. Furthermore ASUS was brave enough to ditch their lovely black/blue color scheme for black/gold/yellow."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

MSI Z87I Mini-ITX motherboard review
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 5:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,For this article we test and review the MSI Z87I series motherboard. You better grab a magnifying glass, as this is the smallest fully fetched Z87 motherboard you will ever see. Yep, the Z87I is made on a Mini-ITX form factor, that means you can seat a processor as powerful as the Core i7 4770K onto a motherboard that is 17x17 CM. Amazing really, especially when you will learn it still has a fully fetched PCIe x16 slot, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI, USB 3.0 and heck even four SATA 6 Gbps ports."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

PC Cases and Power Supply Units
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people know Thermaltake and their PC Cases and Power Supply Units. In this review we look at the new Thermaltake ToughPower ST 650W. It is Power Supply Unit with enough power for most systems. And on top it got a 80 Plus Gold Certification.
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTKE

 
BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI IDE Busmaster.
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 12:02P | 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.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel Ivy Bridge-E Core i7-4960X IPC and OCing Review
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We debut Intel's next $1000 Extreme Desktop processor, the Core i7-4960X, this time with Ivy Bridge architecture and a couple of extra cores thrown in for good measure. It is a beast of a CPU for those that can actually harness its power and bandwidth, but how much better is it than Sandy Bridge-E and Haswell at the same clocks?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini 2 GB Review @ RWLabs
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS GTX 670 is a powerhouse in a small package. At just 6.7 inches it can easily it into the majority of small form factor cases, yet it has the power to run the most demanding games on the market such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 10:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not everyone needs a board built to push the limits of what is possible with up-to-date silicon, but I and many other enthusiasts most definitely do. Achieving records requires a special board, and ASUS`s MAXIMUS VI EXTREME is that board. Is it EXTREME?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NZXT Phantom 530 Case
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The NZXT Phantom 530 Case is a full tower so it has lots of space, looks great, plenty of drive bays, cable management, fits long video cards/PSUs, 30W fan controller, I/O LEDs, USB3 and more. They've done a fantastic job of improving on the original Phantom Case." ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Reader
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the sheer amount of media we consume on a daily basis, the mobile market is constantly evolving with newer and newer ways for us to store and transfer all this data. A while back I reviewed Carry Technology’s Wi-Reader Pro and was impressed by the functionality and usefulness of a portable, wireless cloud device and today I am back again with another similar device. Join me as I take a look at Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Reader and put it to the test to see if it can bring anything new to this budding market.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm QuickFire XT is everything you could expect from a full layout mechanical keyboard and at $89.99 it comes in at a respectable value for those looking to jump into a high end mechanical keyboard.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

ZENBOOK U500VZ Laptop
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is more than Motherboards and Graphic Cards. In this review we look at their AASUS ZENBOOK U500VZ Laptop. A laptop packed with features, Bang & Olufsen sound and a lot of Power.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

Intel Core i5-4430 CPU LGA1150 Haswell Processor Review
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Intel sends out press samples of their new CPUs, they generally provide the top-end desktop products like the Core i7-4470K. And it?s fun to have the latest new super-fast processor to play with. But most people don?t need this level of power, and indeed in many cases even enthusiasts won?t make full use of the capabilities of a high-end part. Given that, might a less expensive, mid-range CPU be a better choice? Benchmark Reviews tests the mid-range Intel Core i5-4430 CPU, desktop processor model BX80646I54430, to find out."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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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
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.
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