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Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:16P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Killed a hard drive without backing up? Deleted your babies first photo and already emptied the recycling bin? Not to worry, you can probably recover your data with the help of this guide from PCSTATS.

"The loss of factory hard drive capacity seems to be an increasingly common occurrence with very large capacity (ie. 1TB) hard drives, but it's not specific to any one hard drive manufacturer. It can happen to brand new drives or existing hard drives full of data. In either case the data portion of the drive isn't generally affected. If a new or existing hard drive in your computer suddenly pops up with a capacity of 32MB, or another value equally small compared to the true drive size, don't freak out, the data should still be there."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS BEGINNERS GUIDES

Beginners Guides: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:15P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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AMD made several noteworthy accomplishments with its socket FM1 'Llano' processor, the most important being the integration of a graphics core directly onto a CPU die which substantially reduced motherboard complexity. Major architectural changes were also brought forth by AMD's Fusion family of processors, yet like the socket AM2/AM2+/AM3 processors that preceded it AMD kept the socket and heatsink mounting system totally compatible. Installing a socket FM1 AMD A8-series processor into a motherboard is not too difficult, unless you've never done anything like this before and in that case a little guidance is called for.
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Logitech UE Mobile Boombox review: temple of boom?
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: For its small size the Mobile Boombox sounds very good, even with the volume maxed out the sound doesn't distort. The volume doesn't go very high, however, and the sound is very directional. Like most Bluetooth speakers, the Boombox sounds better when you hook it up with the 3.5 mm jack instead of Bluetooth.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Ultrabook Review
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:22P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultrabook is designed to give users flexibility in a way other ultrabooks don't: This ultrabook features a unique, dual-articulating hinge that lets the Yoga 13's touchscreen fold 360 degrees, converting the machine from notebook mode to tablet mode. Thanks to its special hinge design, the Yoga 13 can also be used in "stand" or "tent" modes as well. The IdeaPad Yoga 13 runs Windows 8. And when used in notebook mode, the Yoga 13 gives you the full desktop experience of Windows 8 with the added benefit of a touchscreen. In tablet, tent, or stand modes though, you'll appreciate all of the touch-friendly controls and features found within Windows 8...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel SSD 335 240GB review: 20nm entry-level SSD
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If Intel manages to make the SSD 335 significantly more affordable than the Samsung 830 256GB and the Crucial m4 256GB, then it becomes a potentially interesting entry-level SSD option. With current prices the 335 is a dime-a-dozen SSD, nothing more.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

How-to: installing Windows 8 without product key
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:21P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Installing Windows 8 is a bit different than installing the previous version of Windows. Windows 7 you could install without entering a product key, but when you install Windows 8 you are required to fill in a key right-away. For a normal installation that doesn't matter much. But if you only want to experiment with Windows 8 for testing purposes, or for any other reason only will have it installed on your computer for a brief period, then it's a different question.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets & Smartphones
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:21P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Portable devices are becoming ever more powerful, and users are increasingly using them to keep up with news and friends, get work done, and remain entertained. Smartphones and tablets have never been so powerful, and if you're in market for either, it's going to be a fun holiday season. Whether it's for yourself or someone else, consider this your go-to guide for picking out the perfect tablet or smartphone. We're all about spreading the holiday cheer around here, and if it means sifting through dozens or even hundreds of devices to find the best ones, then so be it...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
HH Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks & Desktops
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2012 has been a banner year for both notebooks and desktops, in terms of design and innovation. It's not every holiday season that you get to swoon over a new Windows operating system and freshly designed hardware to go with it, but those in the market this winter will be treated with Windows 8 and some slick new machines should they choose to go that route. Whether it's for yourself or someone else, consider this your go-to guide for picking out the perfect notebook or desktop PC this holiday season. We're all about spreading the holiday cheer, and if it means sifting through dozens or even hundreds of machines to find the best ones, then so be it...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS PB278Q 27 PLS Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 4:07P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PLS panel technology hasn`t been around for all that long but it has already made a lasting mark upon the display market. ASUS` new PB278Q puts this technology to good use in a 27 2560 x 1440 WQHD monitor that is targeted towards gamers and professionals alike."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Seasonic X-1250 1250W Power Supply Review
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seasonic makes some of the best enthusiast computer power supplies in the world. It has long produced some of the cleanest power producing PSUs along with being some of the quietest on the market. The new fully modular X-1250 sports many enthusiast features and touts gold level efficiency. Is this new X-1250 worthy?
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that Treyarch, the developers, have tried to focus on a more developed backstory and character storyline than actual gameplay. That may not sit well with gamers who want a full blown world war experience.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Intel’s Haswell CPU
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s Haswell CPU is the first core optimized for 22nm and includes a huge number of innovations for developers and users. New instructions for transactional memory, bit-manipulation, full 256-bit integer SIMD and floating point multiply-accumulate are combined in a microarchitecture that essentially doubles computational throughput and cache bandwidth. Most importantly, the microarchitecture was designed for efficiency and extends Intel’s offerings down to 10W tablets, while maintaining leadership for notebooks, desktops, servers and workstations.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

Roundup: Power Supply Units with 600-700 W Capacity
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We would like to talk about nine power supply units from the most popular 600-700 W wattage range, which represent six different series of devices from four manufacturers: Chieftec, Cooler Master, Corsair and Zalman. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/chieftec-coolermaster-corsair-zalman.html
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

What Linux Users Need To Know When Holiday Shopping For PC Hardware
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 1:33P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you plan to upgrade your Linux desktop hardware in the near future or will be shopping for new PC hardware this holiday season, here`s a few words of advice on recommended components and manufacturers to go with for the best Linux hardware experience."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Inter-Tech Nitrox Nobility 900W PSU
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 11:40A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Inter-Tech Nitrox Nobility 900 Watt PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with four +12V rails (25,0A), a 135mm Fan, 6x SATA hard disk connectors and 4x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Overview: LEPA G850-MAS Power Supply @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 11:23A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LEPA was founded in 2011 and has been coming strong on the scene with some very solid PSUs. They wont be an unknown for long in the PSU market with products like this 850W 80 plus Gold certified rating. The modular design is always nice in todays world, where a lot more people are customizing their computers and wire management is becoming a more prevalent issue in building. The LEPA 850W PSU also features Japanese-made capacitors for increased lifespan and reliability, a two-ball bearing thermal-controlled fan, and a single +12V rail. This LEPA G series unit is made with Channel Well Technology (CWT) and is, based on CWTs PUQ-G platform. Now, lets get down to the nitty gritty and figure out how well this PSU does in our overview read on."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

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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.
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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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