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Vantec NexStar HX4 External HDD Enclosure
     Thu, Nov 01 2012 | 9:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I have with me one of Vantecs latest upgrades to one of their more popular external enclosure solutions: the NexStar HX4. The NexStar HX4 is a quad-bay storage solution with USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces. The HX4 lacks some features such as RAID, but makes up for it with a quad-bay classic individual drive mode enclosure. This makes the HX4 afantastic external enclosure for the home or small office. Let`s take a closer look at the Vantec NexStar HX4."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Mionix Ensis 320 Review - XSReviews
     Thu, Nov 01 2012 | 6:34A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re having at the first of a pair of Mionix pads, with a traditional form factor -- the Ensis 320. The Ensis is an aluminium mousepad that looks nice, but how will it perform? Let`s put it to the test. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

AMD Llano A8-3800 CPU and GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H microATX Motherboard Review @MissingRemote
     Thu, Nov 01 2012 | 1:47A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New platforms are particularly interesting to us as home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts because it gives us a chance to clearly see how a generation of progress can be transformed into tangible benefits. Not long ago, integrated graphics processors (IGP) were strictly the choice of budget-minded consumers, but the recent relocation of the graphics processing unit (GPU) from the chipset to the processor made it a ?first-class? citizen and brought new life to the solution while birthing a new concept ? integrated processor graphics (IPG). AMD was not the first to release an IPG, or APU (accelerated processing unit) as they refer to it, but with the introduction of the Brazos/Zacate line earlier this year, a glimpse of Lynx/Llano?s promise became available. As a platform aimed at the ultra-portable market, Zacate demands significant compromise for use as a dedicated HTPC. Llano?s mainstream desktop orientation, combining a full featured GPU and capable CPU, should address those tradeoffs with enough headroom and flexibility to provide solutions along the spectrum of client and server HTPC. As we have with Intel?s Sandy Bridge family of IPGs, we plan to evaluate each step in AMD?s lineup ? starting today with the 65W 2.4 GHz A8-3800,coupled with a GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H microATX motherboard. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

[Affiliates News] SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Com puter Case Review @ APH
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 11:17P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The perfect midtower for those who are looking for an elegant design and a sleek side window? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview with the painful Metro UI disabled + Start Button
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 7:29P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want to know how to bring back the Start button to Windows 8 Consumer Preview and disable the painful 'metro' user interface? PCSTATS tells you what you need in today's Facebook Post. Check it out on the PCSTATS FB Page...
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  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Windows 8: How to Bypass Metro and Boot Directly to the Desktop Interface
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 7:29P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I've been running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a few months and although I'm okay with Metro replacing the Start Menu, I hate seeing the new interface by default every time I reboot. When Windows 7 starts, you hit a login screen (assuming it's enabled) and then you're brought straight to the desktop. When Windows 8 starts, it displays a lock screen that you have to move out of the way before entering your credentials, and then you have to dismiss the Metro interface before accessing the desktop. Like I said, I'm cool with Metro, but I have no desire to see a full-screen Start Menu when I log into my PC.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Testing NVIDIAs Linux Threaded OpenGL Optimizations
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 3:53P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the NVIDIA 310.14 Beta driver introduced at the beginning of this week there are some OpenGL performance improvements in general plus an experimental threaded OpenGL implementation that can be easily enabled. In this article are benchmarks from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 with this new Linux driver release."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
Silverstone TJ08-E m-ATX Tower Case Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 1:51P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silverstone TJ08-E is a small case that makes incredible use of the space given. Where most smaller form factor cases fall short, the Silverstone TJ08-E excels in fitting larger components into a case specifically made for m-ATX, ITX and DTX motherboards and cooling them all very well. Using a very unique inversed layout and single AP181 180mm fan the TJ08-E can easily house GPUs up to 13.25 and CPU Coolers up to 165mm in height, all in a 210mm (W) x 374mm (H) x 385mm (D) chassis. In addition to merely fitting them, the TJ08-E offers supports for the CPU cooler to reduce motherboard strain as well as GPU support for longer cards to prevent flex. The AP181 180mm Air Penetrator Series fan at the front is aligned perfectly with the CPU for incredible cooling potential, while the case`s positive pressure and dust filters at every intake keep the inside of the TJ08-E much less susceptible to unwanted dust. SSD mounting to the bottom of the case frees up the three drive HDD cage and one fixed 3.5 slot for larger drives./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

ASUS M5A99X EVO Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 11:46A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The M5A99X EVO is quite feature packed for its price. It offers the latest USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps connectivity which are native to the chipset. The onboard JMicron controller takes care of additional features such as eSATA and powered eSATA for your external storage requirements. CrossFireX and SLI are available to make the most of whichever multi GPU setup you may have, albeit at x8/x8 rather than x16/x16. There are six SATA 6Gbps ports, all of which can be used to build RAID arrays."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

ICY DOCK MB559U3S-1S Ultra Slim USB 3.0 & eSATA External HDD Enclosure Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 11:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to external hard drive enclosures ICY DOCK is a name you should know. They have been making enclosures for quite some time now. Their enclosures are always quality-made and have sleek designs so you are not ashamed to have them sitting on your desk. The enclosure we are taking a look at today is no different. The MB559U3S-1S is a single-bay enclosure that not only is ultra thin, but also features two of the fastest connections available, USB 3.0 and eSATA. Read on as we take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASUS ZENBOOK PRIME UX31A Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 11:13A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The original ASUS Zenbook UX31E was a good product, but it wasn`t refined and we knew that changes had to be done to make it a great product. The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A has proven to be a great successor thanks to numerous refinements and more importantly a faster CPU and GPU. We love the improved touchpad drivers, IPS display, illuminated keyboard, additional USB 3.0 port and how the charging cable stays plugged in! All of these changes and improvements have made the ASUS Zenbook Prime one amazing Intel Ultrabook..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Borderlands 2 PhysX Performance Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 11:06A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Borderlands 2 utilizes a heavily modified Unreal 3 engine and also employs NVIDIA`s PhysX technology for superior immersive gameplay. NVIDIA`s PhysX technology allows for interactive cloth, smoke, fluid and destruction to Borderlands 2 with every pull of the trigger or explosion from a grenade. Borderlands 2 puts the player in the shoes of four new Vault hunters: Salvador, Maya, Axton and Zer0, as they fight their way across the land to get to Hyperion Corporation leader, Handsome Jack and stop his tyranny once and for all. Much like its predecessor, Borderlands 2 is a co-op centric game that benefits from multiple players helping each other with their unique character skills."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Giada i53 Mini PC Review
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 9:42A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the realm of Mini PCs, Giada shows that just because it is tiny doesn`t mean you have to skimp totally on the horsepower."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Massive Manic Giveaway with Cooler Master!
     Tue, Oct 30 2012 | 11:17P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Massive Manic giveaway with Cooler Master Prize Pool! Includes: 3x HD7750 Ultimate graphics cards, 2x CM Scout Trigger keyboard, 2x CM Storm Scout 2 cases, 2 CM Silent Pro M2 520W PSUs and 1x CM Spawn mice + CS-X Battle pad set. Visit TechwareLabs now to see how to get in on the action."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

TerraLUX TLF-3C2AAEX LightStar220 2xAA Aluminium CREE XRE Q4 LED Flashlight Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Tue, Oct 30 2012 | 3:53P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far I`ve reviewed LED flashlights in multiple configurations that include single AA, triple AAA, and 18650 lithium-ion variants. However, I have yet to review a double AA variant, until today. To give you another EDC (every day carry) category choice, today I review our first 2xAA LED flashlight from TerraLUX. The TLF-3C2AAEX is a 2xAA style LED flashlight that has a CREE LED that theoretically pumps out 220-lumens of light and is dubbed the Extreme Edition because it comes in an aluminum alloy body. Read on to see what TerraLUX and the TLF-3C2AAEX aluminum LED flashlight is all about and whether the light can live up to everyday carry usage for only $32.99USD."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

SteelSeries Diablo 3 Peripherals @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Oct 30 2012 | 1:57P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Its difficult to write about items themed around Diablo III and resist the urge to write about the success (or lack thereof) of the game itself. There are plenty of opinions about the game, but one thing we can agree on is that they stem from high expectations created from such successful franchise. Love it or hate it, you most likely remain a fan of the series. SteelSeries has a line of peripherals inspired by Sanctuary to help scratch your Diablo itch."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

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