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HighPoint RocketStor 5322 Dual eSATA 6Gbps Dock Review - True SSD Speed through an External Dock
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 3:29P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For a storage reviewer, there is no better discovery than something that cuts the time of storage reviews as most can take a week or longer. We first spoke of this in 2010 when we reviewed the Vantec External Dock which didn`t quite meet our needs. This report examines the HighPoint 5322 Dual eSATA 6Gbps External Dock, along with their RocketRAID 2711 6Gbps RAID card and, to promote this gear as being a game changer just may be an understatement."

HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 2:53P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Travelstar 7K1000 from HGST is a speedy and silent HDD that should fit in most laptops (has a height of 9.5mm) and offers 1TB of storage at our disposal. The drive features Advanced Format and also best-in-class shock tolerance."

Frame Rating: GTX 660 vs HD 7870 plus HD 7790 HD 7850 GTX 650 Ti BOOST
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 2:16P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I think the takeaway from the current state of Frame Rating is that while AMD`s single GPU graphics cards offer fantastic performance per dollar, there is a fundamental problem with the CrossFire and CrossFire + Eyefinity technology that needs to be addressed by AMD. Even though there is still much research to be done on the subject of the full effect of the results and the discrepancies we are seeing in our CrossFire results, the fact is that something is fundamentally different between CrossFire and SLI, and in my hands on time with graphics cards over many years and over the last 18 months with this capture capability, NVIDIA is doing multi-GPU better."

Fractal Design Newton R3 1000 Watt 80-PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 1:40P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /In the Newton R3, Fractal Design is introducing a semi-passive cooling system which has fan activity only when loads are above 50%, allowing for the quietest possible operation. This is made possible through incredibly efficient design coupled with excellent passive cooling characteristics. This same efficiency allows the Newton R3 to pack a 1000W PSU into a 165mm long chassis without having need for a larger footprint. While the chassis is small, connection options on the Newton R3 are large, with fixed 20+4-pin, 4+4-pin and four 6+2 PCIe, with modular cables adding 12 SATA, five 4-pin peripheral plus an additional 8-pin CPU connector. All modular cables are flat black ribbon cables for ease of routing, with varying lengths to keep cable clutter to a minimum. Six way protection circuitry keeps your equipment out of harm`s way, while Fractal Design backs the Newton R3 1000W with a 5-Year Warranty.///"

Fractal Design Define R4 Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 1:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design is definitely making a name for themselves not only in the power supply market, but in the case market as well. Their cases have been popular with gamers and enthusiasts alike a we can see why. It has been a while since we have taken a look at a larger case from Fractal Design and today we are taking a look at the Define R4, which of course the successor to the extremely popular Define R3. This case features room for up to 10 hard drives, two included fans with a fan speed controller, USB 3.0 support and more than enough room inside to work with. This case also has many sound dampening features to keep your system nice and quiet. Read on as we take a look..."

Cougar Challenger Midi Tower Review
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 12:27P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right PC Case for both my test rigs or for the systems i sometimes build for close friends is really the very last thing on my mind since naturally i need to have all the hardware components laid out in front of me prior to that (when you have an for example an very long GPU like the GeForce GTX 690 or an XL-ATX mainboard you can`t/shouldn`t squeeze them inside a small/midi tower). Now for good or bad the market is currently filled with all sorts of PC cases ment to cover all tastes and requirements (space and features wise) so the possibility of not finding a suitable one is almost nonexistent something which i can`t say for even just a decade ago. Personally as some of you know i always like to use full tower PC Cases because they offer enough interior space to mount even the largest hardware components without having to spend much time in the process and that`s why i can`t wait until the latest Obsidian 900D by Corsair reaches our doorstep in a couple of weeks. However for people who care not about having a PC case with lots of interior space and are not willing to spend much cash for one the latest Challenger Midi Tower by Cougar might just be the ideal solution."

G600 MMO Gaming Mouse @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 11:54A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Games that utilize a large roster of activatable skills, such as MMORPGs and MOBAs, are extremely popular and require serious time investments. Beyond providing comfort throughout gaming sessions, peripherals that lend themselves to quicker, more efficient casting and management have hit the industry, and weve scored the leading players such as the Razer Naga and the SteelSeries World of Warcraft lineup. We recently received the latest competitor to the scene, Logitechs G600, just in time for a Pandas, Asuras, and a new season of Yordles. Lets get in game!"

Cooler Master Centurion 6 @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 11:50A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the Centurion 5 in 2004, Cooler Master is rebooting the Centurion series with the 6th edition of the chassis. The series has always been known for offering excellent quality and good features for a small price. Will the Centurion 6 make its predecessors proud, or will it just in cash on the name?"

ASUS AiCloud: A Fresh Face for Networking
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 11:14A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has had some recent success in the networking side of the industry and much like they do in the motherboard market they are now expanding the network devices to do so much more. This comes to us today to showcase the newest addition in the AiCloud feature so lets see what it has to offer."

Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 9:33A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The red Cherry MX switch CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid gaming keyboard from Cooler Master does not feature a numeric pad, extra macro keys, LEDs or a software application but it comes in a compact form, is built from high quality materials and can be carried with ease at LAN parties thanks to The removable USB cable."

The TR Podcast 129: PlayStation 4 Titan and more
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 9:19A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Between Sony`s AMD-centered bid for next-gen gaming, Nvidia`s monster GeForce GTX Titan GPU, Mini-ITX motherboards, and listener mail... our latest episode has a lot to offer."

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate gaming keyboard @ Rbmods
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 9:05A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the new mechanical keyboard called Razer Blackwidow Ultimate. This mechanical keyboard has some minor changes compared to the older versions out there. We are going to compare it vs some really cool keyboards that are currently on the market, but the question is how well does it perform compared to the competition? "

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card Review
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What? A reference video card from NVIDIA? And the review going live at NDA time? Yes - we`ve made peace and we`re showing the GTX 650 Ti Boost today."

Enermax NAXN ADV 650-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 8:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enermax`s latest entry level power supply provides a decent power for those just starting out, but may not provide the best value if you`re on a tight budget."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost just released last week, at amazing pricing, we were curious how two of these cards in SLI handle our test suite of 17 games. Scaling worked very well and performance easily matched GTX 680 and HD 7970 GHz Edition, with much better price/performance."

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Apr 07 2013 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s new 335 Series 180GB offers something for everyone. From performance, to efficiency, to longevity this new SSD incorporates features normally seen on high end drives but it is wrapped up into a package which comes in under the $175 mark. For anyone who wants lightning fast boot times on a budget, it doesn`t get any better than this."

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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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