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Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W PSU Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 11:24A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Silent Pro M2 1500W Power Supply Unit is nothing short of a mini powerhouse, with a power output capable of feeding no less than six typical home PCs. Clearly, this is not a product meant for the average Joe user but reserved for those who are planning to build really extreme computers, such as Quad SLI dual CPU systems..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

MDSSD TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition by SuperSSpeed 128GB SLC SSD Review
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 11:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you could build an SSD, what would you make? In this rare opportunity, Chris took on the role of product manager and built what he considers the best SSD on the market today."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Patriot Memory 32GB Supersonic Rage XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we will look upon another high performance USB 3.0 flash drive from Patriot Memory, named Supersonic Rage XT, the 32GB variant. In the performed benchmarks, the produ"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Ballistic Tough Jacket iPad Case @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ballistic Tough Jacket Series for the New iPad and iPad 2 is what we are tossing on the review bench for today. This case is three layers of the strongest protection on the market. A great feature in the Tough Jacket Series is Ballistic Corners, which means all four corners have extra shock absorption where you need it the most! Also included with this case, is a front cover attachment that will help protect the screen during travel. The cover can be removed and placed on the back of your case and used as a kickstand for your new New iPad and iPad 2. Now, enough with the niceties and lets get down to business!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Satechi 10000 mAH Portable
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you want power, Satechi 10000 mAH Portable Energy Station is engineered to the highest standards. The 10000 mAH Portable Energy Station is a mobile, compact and simple to use portable power supply for all your power-hungry USB devices, including all generations of iPad and iPhone. Boasting a powerful 10000 mAh, 2A battery the Portable Energy Station can charge your iPad, iPhone, or any other USB powered Smart Phone or Tablet while you’re on the go. It is lightweight and compact for its capacity, hence you can easily carry it on long flights in your laptop or tablet bag.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

Many gamers that used AMD cards
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For most NVIDIA GPU users, the additional PhysX effects are a fun and simple way to increase the "cool" factor of your gaming experience and you should be able to run at Medium or High pretty easily. That is just one of the advantages you get with the NVIDIA GeForce brand with this title. Mid-range AMD users will want to leave PhysX at low for the best frame rates but if you have a high end system and utilize a higher end Radeon GPU you can probably still get away with the Medium setting."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Not too long ago we had the pleasure of covering ASRock’s mid-range offering, the Z77 Extreme6. Since then, ASRock have continued to release new motherboards to fit each market segment, including the board we have in front of us today, the Z77 OC Formula. Geared towards overclockers and tweakers, the Z77 OC Formula sports both air and watercooled VRMs, 12 CPU power phases, an 8-layer Copper PCB, dual stack MOSFETs, Multi-Filter caps and a whole slew of other features and benefits, this new board promises to be the best performing board from ASRock that we’ve seen to date. As an overclocker, I love to see boards like this. Anything that can help increase stability or achieve clock speeds at lower voltages gets a big grin from me. I usually spend more time getting the last drop of performance out of my components than I actually spend utilizing said performance, so having a product like this to play with is like Christmas come early."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Borderlands 2 Review (PC) @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 11:24A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A sequel to the 2009 Borderlands, Borderlands 2 is a First Person Shooter with RPG elements set on the fictional world of Pandora, the same world as the franchise debut. You play a lone Vault-Hunter, a mix of archaeologist and soldier of fortune, searching for the fabled second technology/weapons/apocalyptic alien robots cache located somewhere on the planet (the first Vault was dealt with in the original). The main antagonist is Handsome Jack, agent of the Hyperion Mega-Corporation and chief evil-doer also in search of the Vault for his own ends; your only `friend` is Claptrap, an obsolete and abrasive bucket of bolts who guides you to the town of Sanctuary and allies capable of taking down Jack."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i & Areca ARC-1882i SATA+SAS 6Gb/s Controller Cards
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 11:06A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Professionals, enthusiasts, overclockers and hardcore gamers all have but one thing in common, the need for speed and by speed i mean the best possible performance parts for their systems. Now as far back as i can remember CPUs, memory modules and graphics cards have always been the three leading hardware parts one would upgrade to get the best bang for the buck but lately with the price drops in SSDs more and more people switch to such RAID configurations with two or more units. So naturally we decided to do our part and show people what the gains are when you pair two of the latest and best selling SATA/SAS 6Gb/s PCI-Express controllers by both LSI and Areca (9265-8i/ ARC-1882) with a total of 8 Kingston HyperX 120GB SSDs."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

News: Strung out on Borderlands 2
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:48A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR`s Geoff Gasior develops an addiction to Borderlands 2."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.5
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:28A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *857 desktop CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications* for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 12.5 : *- Added the Intel Core i5-3350P quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3240 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3240T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3225 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3220 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3220T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-2153 dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330 quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330S quad-core processor. *"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

ASUS P8Z77-V LE Plus LGA1155 Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS P8Z77-V LE Plus is no different in this philosophy. While lower priced than some of their top line pieces, the quality remains the same. The P8Z77-V LE Plus packs together a top quality PCB, a full featured Z77 chipset, PCIe 3.0 with tri-SLI/Crossfire and Quad-GPU support and ASMedia USB 3.0 with UASP support into a board that is pocket and user friendly for the step-up builder. Legacy PCI slots are added for retaining hardware with this interface. The Smart Digi+ with Dual Intelligent Processors 3 controls a 6+2 phase VRM that is more than capable for everyday overclocking, and offers ASUS` vaunted one click TPU and EPU control. Ai Suite II with FanExpert+ and Network iControl gives total control of the board through tweaks within the Windows environment. To take advantage of the Intel LGA1155 CPUs` integrated graphics, Lucid VirtuMVP is supported for hybrid graphics, as is QuickSync for accelerated video transcoding."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Review
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Easier said than done" is the best phrase I can think of to describe Intel's ultrabook initiative. On paper, the plan seemed easy enough, although manufacturing partners and knowledgeable consumers alike would testify that it's been anything but. Aspirations to compete with Apple's ultrathin MacBook Air have been met with a number of compromises as hardware makers struggle to find the perfect blend of features while keeping the overall price somewhere around Intel's $1,000 target. Could a few hundred bucks tacked on the top end make a difference between a vanilla ultrabook and something truly special? That's something Acer is willing to gamble on with its latest flagship ultrabook.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

KingFast F3 Plus 240GB 7mm SSD Review
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
KingFast surprises us with its new F3 Plus 7mm SSD. With Intel 5K flash paired with LSI SandForce's SF-2281 high performance SATA III controller, this drive is not only functional, it is fast too."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

KFA GeForce GTX 650 EX OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The KFA? GTX 650 EX OC uses NVIDIA`s new GK107 graphics processor. Despite its reference design pricing it comes with a small overclock out of the box with gives the card a 5% performance advantage over the normal GeForce GTX 650."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

CM Storm Scout 2 Gaming PC Case
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Benchmark Reviews evaluated the first CM Storm Scout gaming case when it was first released in 2009. Back then, it was a unique combination of form, function, and swagger. The built-in handle made it a natural for LAN parties, but the size and weight meant two things - you could pack in some serious hardware, and you needed serious muscles to carry it around. Perhaps surprisingly, that combination turned out to be very popular, and Cooler Master was encouraged to bring the basic design up to date after a few years. The 2012 version, called Scout 2, is better in almost every way. No major shifts in form or function occurred, and almost everything you liked about the original Scout has been updated and improved. Let's take a look at what the design team did with their second chance...
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

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