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Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Mushkin has quietly held a price lead throughout 2012 on the 480 / 512GB capacity size. The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480GB isn't always the absolute lowest priced SSD in this size, but it's the lowest priced SSD with synchronous / toggle mode flash."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

TTesports Level 10M Gaming Mouse
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:12P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TTesports and BMW design; something that goes together? Can’t it be anything less than a success? Well we are going to answer that question today as we review the Level10M gaming mouse from TTesports. This mouse has a new innovative design but does it really work? Lets find out!
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

[DreamWare Computers] OCZ Agility 4 256gb SSD
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since their 2011 acquisition of SSD controller manufacturer Indilinx, OCZ has come to market with a variety of new drives over the last year that are all based on the latest Indilinx controller. One of the drive lineups that`s seen some new models was the mid-end Agility series, with the release of the Indilinx Infused powered Agility 4. Having an Agility 3 drive that`s still in regular use, I couldn`t wait to see what the latest Agility 4 had to offer."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Data Integrity Mode
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 3:09P | 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. This week, we will be taking a look at the *DRAM Data Integrity Mode* setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

BlueAnt Commute Handsfree Car Kit @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 1:34P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BlueAnt Wireless is well known for their Bluetooth-connected headsets, such as the high-quality BlueAnt Q2 and the durable BlueAnt T1 series. Bluetooth headsets are great solutions for cellular telephone calls, but can become uncomfortable to wear and lack voice-activated control over calls and text messaging. The BlueAnt Commute CMT-USEN voice-activated handsfree car kit delivers complete voice command interaction with your SmartPhone, and includes all the great technology that delivers clear communication in their premium headsets. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the BlueAnt Commute under several conditions, comparing the features and benefits over other handsfree options."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Small Form Factor (SFX) PSU review: power supplies
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
your Mini-ITX system won't contain a dedicated graphics card, then all you need is a 300W power supply. Out of the FSP and Seasonic PSUs, the latter is our favourite because it's more silent. In terms of efficiency they're both about the same. If you intend to use a separate graphics card, you should go for a 450W model. The non-Gold version of Silverstone is more affordable, more silent, and only slightly less efficient, and that's our choice for that category.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

LaCie 5big NAS Pro Preview: User-friendly hybrid
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wuala software that's available for all the main platforms makes it a breeze to access your home entertainment collection or other data stored on your LaCie 5big Pro from any location. It's a strong selling point for this NAS. You can connect multiple of these NAS devices to your account, and it's also easy to add access for other users and manage their privileges.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
Phanteks PH-TC14PE White Heatsink Review
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 12:00P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE (white) itself is a pretty standard dual tower, five-8mm-heatpipe-packing heatsink that retails for about $90 bucks. It stands 168mm tall and has a wide 144x161mm footprint that may have clearance issues on some motherboards where RAM slots and VRM heatsinks are too tall, too near the CPU socket. The cooler weighs upwards of 1250 grams and ships with two 140mm PWM fans arranged in a push-pull configuration. The fans spin at 1200-900RPM and are anywhere from moderately audible to pretty quiet. On the plus side, the dual-fan set up does make this heatsink a good lower noise thermal solution, as you'll shortly see.
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE's five, 8mm diameter copper heatpipes fan out from a thick nickel-plated copper base plate into two 115mm tall anodized aluminum cooling towers. Both fans are held in place with easy to engage/disengage wire fan clips that lock into the sides of the fin stack. The fans rest against clear elastomer strips to isolate the rest of the heatsink from minor vibrations and such.
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Guru3D Christmas Contest 2012
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 11:55A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Wanna win some cool stuff ? It`s Christmas 2012 and that traditionally means we start-up contests here at Guru3D.com, join us in a quest to win one of the many prizes sponsored by Corsair, G.Skill, Enermax, Lepa and Gigabyte. We have some great stuff for you to win ranging from 32GB memory kits to Liquid Cooling, 5.1 kits, Headsets, and Mechanical keyboards towards a GeForce GTX 660 TI OC ! Merry Christmas everybody."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Swiftech H20-320 Elite Custom Liquid Cooling
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 11:48A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Swiftech H20-320 Elite kit is designed with many new improvements that should help functionality and even fitment. Now lets take a closer look and see if Swiftech has taken another step in the custom liquid cooler arena."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

iBUYPOWER Chimera 4SE Desktop Gaming PC Review
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 11:46A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at iBUYPOWER`s spectacular looking and high performance Chimera 4SE gaming desktop PC in our return to desktop reviews."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Cougar PowerX 550W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:48A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With some stand out styling and a low price point the PowerX 550w PSU looks to offer bronze level efficiency for those looking to build a gaming system, possibly with multiple low-mid range GPUs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Sparkle GeForce GTX 650 Ti review
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:47A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review and benchmark the Sparkle GeForce GTX 650 Ti Dragon series and perform an in-depth test with the latest games available. This graphics card is launched to fill the gap inbetween the Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7850. Aimed at a pricetag of roughly 150 EUR this product comes with 768 shader processors. Sparkle applies a custom PCB and their dual-fan cooler. Next to that you receive a factory overclock right out of the box. Let`s check it out shall we ?"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Philips Hue: Fancy and colourful lighting at a hefty price
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:03A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Hue lights from Philips offer a glimpse into the future of the fully automated and centrally controlled hi-tech home. Installation is very simple, the E27 bulbs fit in most common fittings and they are very energy-efficient. And unlike certain other energy-saving and LED lights, the Hue bulbs are able to provide a warm glow.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Apple, IBM, Intel and Microsoft
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the world of power constrained mobile devices, the calculus of semiconductor manufacturing, existing products and innovative technologies is increasingly complex. The titans of the industry such as Apple, IBM, Intel and Microsoft can afford to take risks adopting new technologies to push the envelope. However, this innovation must yield balanced products, hitting the right cost, power consumption and performance.
  FULL STORY @ REALWORLDTECH

Graphics cards in Windows 8 and DirectX 11.1: more efficient
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The most important improvements are primarily in the areas of 2D graphics and energy consumption. If you mainly use your PC for 3D graphics and don't care much about energy usage, you probably wonder whether there is any relevant innovation in that area. And the answer is no, unfortunately. You do get native support for 3D displays in DirectX 11.1, so developers no longer have to rely on parties such as Nvidia 3D Vision and Tridef and instead can realise this directly within DirectX. In theory this will create a unified standard for 3D displays, which should benefit video game developers. Hopefully it will make the 3D implementation more bug- and hassle-free as well, with less tweaking required on the part of gamers.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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