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MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Video Card Review
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 3:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning comes loaded with high end components, a proven custom cooling system, and the promise of extreme overclocking ability. We will push the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning to its limit and compare it to an AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and an overclocked AMD Radeon HD 7970 to find its value.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Gigabyte Sniper M3 Motherboard Review
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 3:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte Sniper.M3 is the m-ATX motherboard up for review today. The Sniper.M3 is obviously part of Gigabytes G1-Killer series and is their first micro ATX to it as well. The Sniper.M3 is a small and powerful board, housing top exclusive Gigabyte features such as the new 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI), Gigabyte 3D Power and many more...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

News - OCZ Agility 3 2.5 120GB SATA III Review at Overclockers Online
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Agility series, OCZ has offered excellent performance at a value and the Agility 3 120GB continues this trend. With its SandForce controller the Agility 3 hits read speeds over 500MB/s and write speeds north of 450MB/s making it a speedy drive."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE.NET

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 10:29A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past 2 years Corsair has really molded themselves into an all around company. If you dont remember not that long ago Corsair was mainly known for enthusiast memory. Now we consider them to be a top choice when it comes to cases, solid state drives, power supplies and gaming accessories. Their Vengeance line of gaming peripherals includes keyboards, mice and headsets. We have already taken a look at their Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset and now we are back with the wireless version the Vengeance 2000. The Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Gaming Headset features 7.1 surround sound audio, large 50mm drivers, and a wireless range of up to 40 feet. Read on and see if this is the next gaming headset for you!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Cinema Review
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:37A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lips red as blood, hair black as night, bring me your heart, my dear, dear Snow White."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition Gunmetal Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:15A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You may have noticed that we already did a review on the NZXT Switch 810. Wellhere we are again, and this time, we have the new Switch 810 Special Edition! NZXT sent us the gunmetal chassis, and it is most definitely a looker. Taking cues from the more classy looking chassis on the market, The Switch 810 SE has an understated aesthetic, whilst still being very easy on the eye. The NZXT Switch 810 chassis is designed with enthusiasts in mind. Support for XL-ATX motherboards, huge radiators, tons of fans and some very unique features, the Switch 810 SE is one that may be on your list of considerations. But sometimes being a jack of all trades also makes you a master of none; so did NZXT manage to pull off a feat of design greatness in their Switch 810 SE? Were going to find out for you, strap in."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OC3D: Staff Project: NZXSPC
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:10A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G-Dubs gets his hands on the NZXT Phantom 410 and some XSPC c= ooling kits and sets his sights on creating the perfect pairing."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

 
[Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.4
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *355 mobile GPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to *22 different specifications* for each and every GPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates: *- Added the NVIDIA Quadro K5000M GPU. - Added the NVIDIA Quadro K4000M GPU. - Added the NVIDIA Quadro K3000M GPU. - Added the NVIDIA Quadro K2000M GPU. - Added the NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU. - Added the NVIDIA Quadro K500M GPU. - Replaced the Power Management specification for all NVIDIA GPUs with a new Key Features specification.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

In Win GreenMe 650 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new GreenMe power supply series from In Win has 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W versions, all with the 80 Plus Bronze certification. In a very different move, In Win committed to donate USD 1.00 to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) for every GreenMe unit sold. We`ve already reviewed the 750 W version; let`s now see if the 650 W model is a good buy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Synology DiskStation DS112+, DS112, DS112j
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Starting with the entry-level Synology DiskStation DS112j which can be had for as little as $150 in diskless form, we were impressed with the performance of this device. Despite being equipped with just a single drive we saw strong performance in our download tests, delivering similar performance to the more expensive DS112 and QNAP TS-119P II.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

TechSpot Laptop Avoidance and Buying Guide
     Mon, Jul 23 2012 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’re finally starting to see some action in the laptop market after a few stagnant months as manufacturers awaited the latest hardware to become available. Intel officially launched its Ivy Bridge architecture back in April, but it wasn’t until around May and June that the first laptops equipped with the new Core i chips started rolling out, bringing improved performance and battery life. When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. This guide will help you navigate through the countless options out there. As usual, we've narrowed down our favorite notebooks and grouped them into five different categories: ultraportables, business and workstations, desktop replacements, gaming, and budget-oriented machines.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

OC3D: EVGA SRX Motherboard First Look
     Sun, Jul 22 2012 | 1:30P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just to wet your appetite before the main event we give you a look round the bohemouth that is the EVGA SR-X"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Corsair Carbide 300R Case Now Windowed
     Sun, Jul 22 2012 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First released in January, the Carbide 300R PC case has won accolades for its compact, streamlined, builder-friendly design. The new Carbide Series 300R windowed version of the case of features a side window that gives PC builders the ability to demonstrate their modding skills while also showcasing internal PC components, such as Corsair's PC performance tuned Vengeance® DDR3 memory, GS Series™ power supplies, Hydro Series™ CPU coolers, and Air Series™ cooling fans.

Great gaming systems begin with a great case, and the Carbide Series 300R provides a remarkable number of in-demand features in an attractive, compact chassis. Builder-friendly features include three tool-free optical drive bays and four tool-free hard drive bays with integrated 2.5" SSD compatibility. There's room for high-end GPUs of up to 450mm in length, and the matte black interior incorporates Corsair's innovative cable routing system that helps keep wires and cables out of sight for a clean look and improved airflow. The 300R comes with intake and exhaust fans, with room for five additional fans including dual side-mounted fans for direct GPU cooling."

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  FULL STORY @ CORSAIR

SHUTTLE XS36V REVIEW
     Sun, Jul 22 2012 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
www.pcstats.comShuttle's XS36V is a tightly integrated and fanless mini barebone. Just add some memory and storage for a complete system.

"The D2700 is Intel's most powerful Atom to date. It has a clock frequency of 2.13GHz, supports HyperThreading, and is manufactured on 32nm process. Also on-board is a 640 MHz PowerVR SGX545 GPU. It's actually a valid desktop replacement in most offices, small businesses, schools, and silence aficionados. With a power consumption of only 16W in idle mode, the XS36V is also very energy efficient."

  FULL STORY @ FANLESSTECH

Gigabyte G1.Sniper3 Z77 Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jul 22 2012 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months, we have looked at plenty of Z77 based motherboards here at HH, covering a wide range of price points. But today we dive deep into one of the higher-end models available, the Gigabyte G1.Sniper3. The Gigabyte G1.Sniper3 supports Sandy and Ivy Bridge LGA 1155 processors and features support for up to 32GB of DDR3-2066 (OC) system memory. As a gaming motherboard, Gigabyte saw fit to include support for up to 4-way SLI and CrossFireX (up to PCI-E x8 with four cards and PCI-E x16 with two), Creative Labs audio, and a Killer NIC too...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MyDigitalSSD SMART 256GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Jul 22 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MyDigitalSSD aims for the mSATA performance market with the new SMART series based on SATA III SandForce power."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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