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A Futurelooks News Flash - Reviewing the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Experience Featuring the ASUS VG278H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D Bundle
     Thu, Jun 28 2012 | 8:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Reviewing the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Experience Featuring the ASUS VG278H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D Bundle* * * Even though NVIDIA 3D Vision ushered in a new age visual experience, I only vaguely remember it simply because there were limited games that offered a really great 3D experience. Not to mention, ill fitting 3D Vision glasses and flicker issues didnt win many over. However, 3D technology has come a long way and enthusiasts are revelling in the Fermi and new Kepler architectures that give smooth frame rates and monitor manufacturers have stepped up with better products. With 3D Vision 2 available, there are many advancements that have made the technology totally viable (and fun) for every day gaming and use. Today we check out the combo that launched 3D Vision 2, the ASUS VG278H LED 3D Monitor and NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Bundle! *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Top 5 Heatsink Charts on Frostytech - New Coolers Listed
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:59P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"Frostytech's TOP 5 HEATSINK CHART has just been updated for June! A couple new watercooling and fan-based heatsinks have been added, along with the dead silent, revolutionary Nofan heatsinks...dont go heatsink shopping before giving the Top 5 Heatsink Chart a look-see. Only heatsinks tested in the Frostytech Labs are included in these Top 5 Charts, so the ranking is 100% based on test data."
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  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH.COM

Microlab H21 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker Set Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:56P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Microlab H21 2.1 is one of Microlab’s latest sound products available in its growing arsenal of sound systems. The H21 2.1 is within Microlab’s Bluetooth catalogue range and comes in a variety of colours which are all tanned and enclose the inner-subs.
  FULL STORY @ BLUETOOTH

Crucial Adrenaline Caching SSD Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:56P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State drives are now a common storage option among the population, due to their now affordable prices, which instantly made them go mainstream. However single unit SSD’s are still storage devices they often do not attract a lot of users because they don’t offer a high amount of storage capacity without that price tag jumping to infinity. This is where SSD caching drives really come into their own in that in-between market.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

ASUS Maximus V Gene Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene, based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset is here at TPU, ready to overclock the snot out of your new Ivy Bridge CPU. Built for performance first, the ASUS Maximus V Gene is ready for small-sized high-end gaming, or, if freezing things below zero is what you like, it`s ready for that too."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Live Video Recap: AMD Llano Blindfolded PC Build
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In all, it took me 1 hour and 18 minutes to get to a Windows screen using a pre-installed OS on a Western Digital 1TB hard drive. That was MUCH longer than I had originally thought it would take, so I have been humbled by those DIY PC users that build their own on without sight a regular basis!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

QNAP TS-669 Pro
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:13P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP's TS-669 Pro NAS boasts six drive bays, which lets you create RAID arrays of up to 24 TB. Thanks to its Atom dual-core processor and dual Gigabit Ethernet, the device was responsive throughout all our testing. If you need more than the included 1 GB RAM, the system can be easily upgraded to 3 GB.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
Max Payne 3 Gaming and 3D Vision
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:13P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Max Payne 3 is the latest chapter in the 3rd person shooter title which debuted over 11 years ago for the PC. Max Payne is now living thousands of miles away from the grit and grim of New York and working in private security detail for a power Brazilian family in Sao Paolo. It is not all sunshine, beaches, and babes in bikinis for Max however, as he finds himself in the middle of a sprawling conspiracy involving all manner of Brazilian scum from the crevices of the Favela, the swampland militias as well as the ivory tower of ambitious politicians who would stop at nothing to add a few more zeroes to their paycheck. Max Payne 3 for the PC boasts detailed DirectX11 graphics and resurrects the "bullet time" gameplay everyone enjoyed in the original title that debuted over a decade ago now."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB - faster than greased HDDs?
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“About a year or so ago, OCZ bought Indilinx planning to develop their own proprietary controller, and we've been waiting to see the results. First came the "Indilinx-Infused" Everest 1 controller on the OCZ Octane, and it was impressive but not entirely reality-altering. Maybe we're curmedgeons but we wanted more. And now OCZ has the Vertex 4, featuring the newest Everest 2 controller, promising enthusiast-classed performance to battle the SandForce drives.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

KFA2 GeForce GTX 670 EX OC review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Say hello to our KFA2 GeForce GTX 670 EX OC review, in this article we'll look at a really pleasant offering from KFA2. The product is a factory overclocked, custom cooled, custom designed PCB GeForce GTX 670, yes this is the EX OC edition. You can check out the full review right here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:11P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock gives the Intel Z77 chipset the Fatal1ty treatment. Let's find out if it's worth your money."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2: Fast and affordable
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:11P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A read speed of more than 90 MB/s, a solid metal case, room for two drives and even USB 3.0? It sounds like a fairly expensive NAS, but in the case of the ReadyNAS Duo V2 it's actually not too pricy. First we'd like to commend Netgear for giving this entry-level model such a professional high-end look. The NAS sits in a solid, metal chassis, with a front panel behind which the metal trays for the disks are located. Based on ARM hardware, this Netgear ReadyNAS performs really well.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

In Win Mana 137 Mid Tower Case Review
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:11P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In Win is a company known for its unique style of cases, but today we’ll be looking at a rather non-stylish case by the company. It offers two USB 3.0 ports and even supports up to two SSD’s, in addition to the six 3.5” drive bays. Keeping this case simple helps keep bring down the price of the case, but will this drop in style equal a drop in overall quality? Read on further to find out."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta, Best AMD driver ever
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:10P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We found out that there were 2 different drivers from june 12 that popped out on the web. The first ones we tested were the Catalyst 12.x Unofficial Beta labeled 9.000.0 on now comes the Catalyst 12.7 Beta version 8.981.2. We were a bit disappointed by the 9.000.0 even if there had the best performance ratio a glitch in performance was present under Dragon Age II. Are the 12.7 Beta better ? Will there be the same performance glitch or even more ? Let's see which is da best driver for the Radeon HD 7970!
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE.
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:10P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE is a very fairly priced and professionally built gaming desktop PC. It offers the latest technologies, including the latest microprocessor from Intel—the Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz overclocked at 4.5 GHz—along with AMD’s Radeon HD 7850 Graphics card. With the combination of the latest Z77 chipset and Lucidlogix’s Virtu MVP technology, this system can combine the performance of the CPU and the GPU to create a smoother gaming experience. The Gamer Xtreme comes with many other features which we’ll take a look in this review.
  FULL STORY @ HTTP://WWW.BJORN3D.COM/2012/06/CYBERPOWERPC-GAMER-XTREME-2000-SE/

Dell XPS 14
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:08P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Dell XPS 14 is one of the newest Ultrabooks on the market today. It has a new, Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive jammed into a compact body. It has a nice-looking display and extra long battery life, but the screen's viewing angles could be better."
  FULL STORY @ NOTEBOOK

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