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Icy Dock Blizzard 3.5 External Actively Cooled HDD Enclosure Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock is doing things the right way again with the new Blizzard 3.5 Extrenal HDD Enclosure. External HDD Enclosures are simple items, but the Icy Dock Blizzard enclosure takes all of the features one step further and couples that with outstanding build quality and engineering. On the performance end, the Blizzard offers USB 3.0/2.0 and eSATA connectivity to go along with 6Gb/s compatibility to get the most speed from your hard drive, but Icy Dock also adds a very interesting feature set. The Icy Dock Blizzard uses an 80mm fan with active cooling to keep your drive running cool. The fan features selectable high and low speeds, as well as an automatic setting which keeps the fan running at the optimal speed to cool the drive while remaining silent.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Win a 128GB Kingston Solid State Drive @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:37A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s summer time... It`s been pretty quiet around here... It`s been a long time since we had a contest. Let`s give away a new 128GB Kingston SSDNow V200 solid state drive desktop upgrade kit (SV200S3D7/128G) factory flashed with the latest firmware to eliminate the slow write speeds that had been experienced with earlier drives in this series!"
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

REVIEW: Gigabyte Z77 G.1 Sniper 3 @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:15A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte introduced their gamer-oriented Sniper branded motherboard series with the X58 chipset and today they continue the Sniper 3 series with the Z77 chipset and we have to say, it`s a real badass looking motherboard. So let`s get it to our lab and on the test bench, and see what Gigabyte has in store."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-120CL-U3 HDD Docking & Clone Station Review
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hard disk drive docking stations are amongst the very few things that have really made things easier for me (and i bet for most of you as well) since it`s a lot more convenient to just insert an disk drive in them and start working on it than opening your PC Case and installing it inside. That being said HDD docking stations are not really ment as a permanent solution since an internal SATA connection is a lot faster than eSATA and USB 2.0/3.0 altogether (and you can`t really damage a drive as easy as when it`s out in the open) but that doesn`t necessarily mean that you can`t use them for a long time if you don`t really care about having the best possible transfer speeds. However that`s not all and so recently we see more and more of those docking stations featuring cloning capabilities allowing pretty much anyone to clone a drive without much effort. The latest RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-120CL-U3 HDD Docking & Clone Station is such a device and we decided to take it for a ride."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:05A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Timeline Ultra M5 is yet another Ultrabook on the scene. This one offers an attractive design, great audio, an optical drive and discrete graphics. It does lack in screen resolution and overall performance, which holds this computer back from the rest of the pack."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Satechi Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The market is flush with Apple-esque Mac accessories designed to mesh well with the aesthetics of Apple products. Seemly every one of them is named iSomething so it`s a little surprising that Satechi sent us over a Mac themed device with a name that simply describes what it is - a Premium 4 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub. While it has no fancy iName, it does do a nice job of mimicking the form of Apple accessories..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Azza Genesis 9000 Super Tower @ Pro-Clockers
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So, what is so cool about the Genesis 9000? It is the first case that we have ever seen where you can install the motherboard in two different configurations. You can have the standard installation where the CPU is placed near the top of the case like 90% of the cases out there. Or you can insert it 180 and have the CPU near the bottom of the case. How about that from a change? "
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

 
I find a quality HTPC case
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that each time I find a quality HTPC case, SilverStone has to come along and shake things up. The release of their GD06 HTPC case provided a great option for those that want a high quality HTPC case without spending a lot of money. Well, what happens when they introduce another case, again affordable, that builds on everything the GD06 was and more? You end up with the Grandia GD08.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Gotta sport a rugged military look
     Thu, Jul 26 2012 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's Vengeance branding is one familiar to gamers, and the C70 marks the product line's first case for the enthusiast market. In Corsair's book, that means it's gotta sport a rugged military look, but the case promises to be plenty beefy inside too, with more features than the average gamer can shake a stick at.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Unique Radeon HD 7870/7850/7700 from MSI, PowerColor
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What started out as a common graphics card review turned into a fierce battle between three graphics accelerators from different segments market and different price ranges.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Intel DZ77RE-75K and Intel DZ77GA-70K LGA 1155
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both these mainboards belong to the “Extreme” series. The major distinguishing feature of the top model is support of the Thunderbolt interface. Besides, both boards have new Intel Visual BIOS. They boast extensive functionality, work stably in nominal mode and even support overclocking. However, they are not completely issue-free, which may cast a shadow over the initial rosy impression from these boards.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Asus Sabertooth Z77: the Most Protected LGA 1155 Mainboard
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The functionality of this mainboard based on Intel Z77 Express chipset has been expanded with additional onboard controllers and is very contemporary. Moreover, this board belongs to the “TUF” series and therefore supports unique "TUF ENGINE!", "TUF Components", "TUF Thermal Armor", "TUF Thermal Radar" and "TUF Dust Defender" technologies.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Advances Linux Benchmarking
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 11:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phoronix Test Suite 4.0-Suldal expands the capabilities of Phoronix Media`s leading open-source, multi-platform testing software to advance the areas of standardized automated benchmarking, per-commit regression testing, and performance efficiency monitoring."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Gaming Like Its 1999: Building A Legacy Windows Gaming PC
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 10:29A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The reward for this modest budget and effort is warm-and-fuzzy nostalgia and the ability to buy and play any older game that you`d like rather than just those available on GOG. Im no longer reliant on digital downloads for my classic gaming experience. I can buy a 90s-era games and enjoy them. There are plenty of these at thrift stores for just a few bucks each. And its not just about fun - its also about preservation. When I buy these games, they are mine, and I will always have them unless the discs are physically destroyed. This sense of ownership is something that I no longer obtain from modern games. "
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Wesena ITX5 Mini-ITX HTPC Chassis Review @MissingRemote
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 9:37A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Boasting clean lines, the right look, and solid construction for Mini-ITX based systems the Wesena ITX5 all-aluminum enclosure offers capabilities very similar to the ITX7; by removing optical drive support in a slightly lower cost ($80) package. Building a name for quality takes time and attention to feedback, so it was fantastic to examine the generational differences between the two small form-factor (SFF) home theater PC (HTPC) chassis from Wesena. As a refinement on the previous iteration we hope to see the niggles around fit-and-finish addressed. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-PL550D 500Mbit/s Powerline Adapter Kit Review
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people i know connect all of their computers with their modem/router wirelessly mainly because they don`t like having many cables around and quite honestly who can blame them. I on the other hand use Wi-Fi on very rare occasions and only when Im neither at my office or at home. The reasons behind is that i don`t like people using my wireless connection without authorization (there are plenty of hacks out there that enable one to use your Wi-Fi even if you have password protected it) and also because i want to enjoy the highest possible transfer speeds. So i have chosen the best possible solution by routing Ethernet CAT5 cables throughout the walls of both my home and office something which may however not be easy for most people. For those who can`t do something like that and don`t really trust or like the speed of their wireless connection current Powerline adapters could be the solution and today we are testing the latest ICY BOX IB-PL550D 500Mbit/s Powerline adapter kit."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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