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Asrock Fatal1ty X79 Champion & Z77 Extreme9
     Thu, Jun 14 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall we have been impressed by Asrock’s high-end offerings, as they really are top notch products. Asrock has continued to step up their game over the last few years and today we would have no problem purchasing one of their products over something from Asus or Gigabyte for example. The Fatal1ty X79 Champion and Z77 Extreme9 are more examples of why Asrock motherboards are worth checking out.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

NZXT HALE82 N 650 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 3:55P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT is releasing today a new power supply series, the HALE82 N, comprised of three models: 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W all with the 80 Plus Bronze certification. The main external difference between the N and the regular HALE82 series is that the N line-up doesn`t have a modular cabling system. Internally, the original HALE82 uses a DC-DC design in its secondary, while the N version uses a regular design with Schottky rectifiers, which result in it costing less than the original HALE82."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Corsair Obsidian 550D review
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Corsair Obsidian 550D mid-tower chassis. The end result is a mid-tower chassis with cool looks, low noise levels and the latest trendy features such as USB 3.0 front panel support, easy to clean dust filters and a solution that is once again pretty much tool free and comes in that scrumptious all black design. Read the article here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

E3 Expo 2012 - Our Annual Booth Babe Special @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of our readers have been giving very positive feedback on our coverage of this years electronic Entertainment Expo and today we conclude it with booth babes! To keep up with the demand of our readers, we would not be giving proper coverage without showing what many would consider the best part, the booth babes! We?ve compiled more than 60 pictures of the hottest booth models to grace the Los Angeles Convention Center this week and they are all in this article!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

G.SKILL ARES 2133MHz 16GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enter the ARES 16GB kit(F3-2133C9Q-16-GAB). With a blistering 2133MHz frequency this is the fastest kit we have tested to date. Couple this with relatively tight timings of 9-11-10-27 and the news just gets better. To run at this speed and latency, the DRAM voltage is increased from 1.5v to 1.65v but it is a small sacrifice to pay for one of the fastest 16GB kits available today."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Game of Thrones (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Game of Thrones (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Coming just on the heels on the second season finale of the HBO TV series, and based on the very popular `A Song of Ice and Fire` series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is a new single player role-playing game served up by Cyanide studios."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE`s overclocked GTX 670 Windforce OC comes with a large and silent triple fan cooler and a full GTX 680 reference design PCB. This helps the card deliver out of the box performance comparable to the GTX 680, at a much lower price. Actually GIGABYTE is charging no price premium for their improvements, the card comes at reference design pricing of $399."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following we present to you our driver performance analysis on AMD`s latest Radeon HD 7970 in dual card CrossFire configuration. This time we tested our benchmarking/gaming setup with four different Catalyst drivers. Featuring the Catalyst 11.12, 11.12 RC11, 12.4 and the latest beta available the Catalyst 12.6 Beta from June 4th. Let`s see how they do perform."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following we present to you our third driver performance analysis on AMD`s latest Radeon HD 7970. This time we tested our benchmarking/gaming setup with four different Catalyst drivers. Featuring the Catalyst 11.12, 11.12 RC11, 12.4 and the latest beta available the Catalyst 12.6 Beta from June 4th. Let`s see how they do perform."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Thermaltake Level 10
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While not quite as visually flashy as the Thermaltake Level 10, the Overseer RX-I still stands apart from more generic cases with its bold styling and imposing presence which happens to includes two massive blue LED fans and blue LED highlighting down the front panel. Find out what this full-tower case has to offer in our review.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Computex 2012 Day 2 - Hotel Walk of Fame Part
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 12:01P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I don't have anything witty to say this time so I'll cut to the chase. Ninjalane Day 2 coverage has been posted and was split across two articles.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

AMD E-Series APU “Brazo 2.0?
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A glance over AMD’s plan shows that 2012 will see a greater push for APUs. From high performance systems all the way down to everyday performance and productivity systems, AMD has APUs designed to meet users’ computing needs. After introducing the second generation mobile A-Series APU (codenamed Trinity) in May, AMD today brings us the low power E-Series edition of the APU, codenamed Brazos 2.0, and designed for very basic computing needs.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550-watt Power Supply Review
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 11:06A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
be quiet! enters the U.S. market with a true enthusiast level power supply that performs exceptionally well and is insanely quiet. Don`t let the low 550 watt rating fool you."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Thermaltake ToughPower XT PLATINUM 1275W Power Supply Unit Review
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:23A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unlike casual users and gamers most enthusiasts, overclockers and hardcore gamers who are well aware about the benefits of owning a high quality and performance power supply unit put much effort into finding the right one to cover their needs. Now although I`ve seen and tested pretty much every 80Plus Gold Certified PSU out there the same does not apply for Platinum ones and since quite a few have asked today we will be taking a closer look at one of the top rated power supply units in the market today which is no other than the latest ToughPower XT 1275W Platinum PSU by Thermaltake."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Hands On With Windows 8 Release Preview @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:10A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is an early look at Windows 8 Release Preview, Build 8400, installed on a slick and slim Samsung Series 9 ultrabook. Our take on the latest publicly available version of the next Microsoft operating system follows, but at the outset you should realize one thing: In appearance, it`s nearly identical to the Consumer Preview released late last February."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

REVIEW: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and Pro @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we have a double whammie review in store with two new ASUS Z77 offerings, named the P8Z77-V Deluxe and the P8Z77-V Pro. ASUS takes things to the next level here and their features have many added nuances most do not recognize, so open a nice cold frosty beverage, kick back while we get both of these handsome boards to the lab and see how they handle Intel`s new Ivy Bridge processors with a look at some extreme cooling and see what they can unleash."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

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