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Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz 8GB Kit Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Dominators boast new heat spreaders and newer ICs that should result in some nice performance. The series consist of kits ranging from 8GB to 64GB with frequencies from 1600MHz to an incredible hand-tested 2666MHz. We got our hot little hands on a 8GB kit of 1866MHz modules, so we are excited to get to the test phase of this review."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Antec One Mid-Tower Case Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some of the finer features of the Antec One mid-tower case include the two 120mm exhaust fans, tool-less drive installation, power supply intake filter, power supply anti-vibration feet, large CPU bracket cut-out, and plenty of options for cable routing. This is all offered without the premium price that enthusiast cases typically have."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Mainboards with Two Thunderbolt Ports: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH and GA-Z77X-UP5 T
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Besides two distinct peculiarities mentioned in the title of this article, both LGA 1155 mainboards on Intel Z77 Express chipset have a lot of other indisputable advantages. For example, a discrete Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card bundled with the top model of the two. However, both of them cause one unique inconvenience: both mainboards turned out very sensitive to the type of the power supply unit.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Corsair Force GS 240 GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This fall Corsair has prepared a large variety of new promising SSDs. We are going to start by reviewing the Force GS series model that offers a new look at the second generation SandForce platform.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Zotac GeForce GTX 660 with GK106 GPU Review
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the Kepler architecture gets more affordable, we want to take a look at Zotac’s GeForce GTX 660 graphics card.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Fractal Design Define R4 Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enter Define R4. You will be forgiven for thinking that R4 has many similar characteristics to R3, infact taking the case from an external viewpoint reveals no changes - its inside where the subtle improvements have been made. The case is wider to allow for bigger CPU coolers, longer graphics cards and better cable management. A fan controller has also been integrated to manage the speed of cooling fans within the chassis - all of these features we will be taking a look at as we explore this new offering from Fractal Design."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Intel Core i5 Processors with Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture
     Sat, Sep 29 2012 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have tested the entire third generation Core i5 processor line-up based on Ivy bridge microarchitecture including Core i5-3570K, Core i5-3570, Core i5-3550 and Core i5-3450 models. How much better are these newcomers than the good old Sandy Bridge CPUs?
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

 
NVIDIA FXAA Anti-Aliasing Performance
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 5:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months back the NVIDIA Linux driver introduced support for FXAA, a new anti-aliasing method. In this article are benchmarks of FXAA plus more information on this post-process shader-based anti-aliasing method."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Documentation
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 5:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA will be releasing 2D (and potentially 3D) documentation concerning their ARM Tegra graphics core. NVIDIA committed to open-source even read one slide during a presentation at the annual X.Org Developers` Conference."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+ 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 5:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II is one of the highest clocked HD 7870 cards available today, in our testing we see it match HD 7950 performance. PowerColor also engineered a special feature that lets you adjust the fan`s distance from the card, promising improved cooling performance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Preview: ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 5:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. ASRock wants to win gamers hearts with their X79 Champion Fatal1ty boards, which has been armed with even more features than the Professional one, a nice design, high quality components and most of all: Fatal1ty`s signature!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 5:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For many gamers, the most important piece of hardware in their repertoire (after their computers of course) is their headset. Whether you use one so you can game while your significant other is asleep, to get better audio quality than your speakers provide, or simply because you prefer them, there`s nothing like a good headset. Razer offers gamers their Carcharias wired gaming headset, model number RZ04-00270100-R3U1. Priced for $79.99, the Carcharias offers good sound, a comfortable fit (even with glasses!), and plug-and-play interfacing. Benchmark Reviews will test the Carcharias headset for range, sensitivity, comfort and general functionality."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Review: ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid 7970 @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 5:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Accelero Hybrid 7970, ARCTIC has a powerful cooler to calm down the Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. The cooler is an air and liquid combined solution for AMD`s 7800/7900 high end graphics cards. This way ARCTIC provides you with a powerful and high quality cooling solution which is able to cool down the entire graphics card silently and more effectively. We are going to confront it with AMD`s stock cooler as weel as XFX`s Double Dissipation cooler."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

[Affiliates News] Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70 K Z77 Motherboard Review @ APH
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 4:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews Intel`s enthusiast motherboard. How does it step up against the classic competition?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SAPPHIRE has a new custom cooled version of the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition known as the Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz Edition. We examine how well SAPPHIRE's Vapor-X cooling technology allows us to overclock this GHz edition video card. We will compare it to a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and a GeForce GTX 680.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Patriot Gantlet Node Review - Portable Wireless & Powered
     Fri, Sep 28 2012 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gauntlet Node from Patriot is designed to provide extra storage to mobile users. The ability for any 2.5" HDD or SSD to operate wirelessly as a hot-spot for up to 8 users and to provide a shared data pool is compelling. It does feature support for Android and iOS devices natively. We test the Gauntlet Node to see if it delivers.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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