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ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 9:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z77 OC Formula is one of the high performance motherboards from ASRock, was built in cooperation with the well-known overclocker Nick Shih and features a 12 + 4 VRM design cover"

XFX PRO 850 W Black Edition Full Modular Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 9:22A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
XFX recently released a new series of power supplies with the 80 Plus Gold certification and a fully modular cabling system, with 750 W, 850 W, 1,050 W, and 1,250 W versions, dubbed the PRO Black Edition Full Modular. Be aware that the name PRO Black Edition has already been used by XFX for an 80 Plus Bronze power supply series, and the new series has the Full Modular words added to its name. (The new models have the letters BEF added at the end of their part numbers.) Wouldn`t it be simpler to just use a different name? Anyway, we`ve already reviewed the 750 W model, which proved to be an outstanding unit. Let`s see if the 850 W version also deserves our recommendation."

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT (Tahiti LE) 2GB with Boost Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 9:14A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at our second Tahiti LE based AMD Radeon HD 7870 video card and overclock it this time as well to see what`s on offer."

AMD Radeon Gallium3D Starting To Out-Run Catalyst In Some Cases
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 9:04A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article are benchmarks of the past two Ubuntu Long-Term Support releases (Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS) compared to the latest Ubuntu 13.04 development state. Being looked at specifically for this round of testing is the AMD Radeon Linux graphics performance with the latest open-source driver compared to an older Catalyst driver. For an AMD Radeon HD 4800 series graphics card, the current state of the open-source graphics driver on Linux is beginning to outperform an old AMD Catalyst driver from 2010 for select Linux OpenGL games."

Infographic: Evolution of the Console from Brown Box to Wii U @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What was the original video game console? The very first console dates back to 1967, when The Brown Box was released, five years before the Magnavox Odyssey launched in the early `70s, according to RIPT Apparel, which compiled a complete history of video game consoles into a tidy timeline."

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review @ Techgage
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 5:16A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The current state of kart racing games for the PC could be considered tolerable if the good ones came around more often; instead, what were usually given is depressing. But heres Sumo Digital to the rescue with Segas latest All-Stars Racing. Its not a PC exclusive, but believe me, its well worth checking out."

RHA SA950i Portable Headphones @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 14 2013 | 1:45A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following on from the RHA CA-200 Noise isolating headphone review last week, Benchmark Reviews is all set to take a look at the higher priced RHA SA950i On-Ear Portable Headphones from Reid Heath Acoustics. The SA950i headphones are designed primarily for Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad users, but will also work just as well on most other modern smartphones. Available in Apple Retail Stores from October 30th 2012 (MSRP $59.95), the RHA website claim the SA950i Headphones feature technologies more commonly found in full-sized studio equipment, and delivers professional-grade audio in a compact supra-aural design. The SA950i Headphones also feature a 1.5m braided cable with a multi function in-line remote, contour forming ear cups, adjustable chrome sliders, 40mm titanium coated mylar drivers and dynamic neodynium magnets. RHA seem pretty confident about the SA950i Headphones, and we aim to see if they can really deliver..."

Hauppage HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review - XSReviews
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 7:55P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On PC, it`s pretty easy to record footage of your games. Whether you`re using streaming software like XSplit or recording directly to your hard drive with Fraps, getting your gameplay out there is fairly well understood. For consoles, it`s much harder -- with a locked down environment devoid of third party applications, you can`t just download a program off the `net and start recording. Instead, you`ll need some physical hardware to do the job. Enter the Hauppage HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition. This small cuboid is designed to make recording and even streaming your gameplay incredibly simple -- just hook up a few wires and, if the back of the box is to be believed, you`ll be away. In this review, we`ll put that to the test as we enter the exciting world of console recording and streaming! A link to the article would be much appreciated."

Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB ToughArmor SATA Backplane Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 5:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB 6 in 1 ToughArmor backplane cage offers solid aluminum construction that not only protects the hard drives but provides passive cooling. The MB996SP-6SB fits six 2.5 SSDs or hard drives into the space of a 5.25 bay in the hot swap capable drive bays. Active cooling is provided by a 40mm fan mounted to the back, the fan speed can be set to off, high, or low speed. Indicator lights are also present on the hard drive bays to show HDD power and activity. Power is provided by two 4-pin Molex connections or two 15-pin SATA power connectors with the included adapters. The 6 in 1 ToughArmor backplane has an individual SATA data connector for each drive bay, allowing the backplane to be used with any hard drive or RAID controller."

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 1:43P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech launched a mouse aimed at MMO gamers, combining a keypad with an ergonomic mouse design into a quite unique product, dubbed The G600"

Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital SE External Multi-Display Adapter Review
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 12:50P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital SE is built like a tank! The thick black metal casing and clever, minimalistic design give this device a certain charm of its own. Short of using some power tools there is no way normal usage could risk to damage the unit. The connectors and ports are well positioned and feel very solid with no flimsiness or wobbling. The rubber feet are a welcome touch to counter any sliding on most desk surfaces."

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 12:26P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Crosshair V Formula-Z, ASUS has expanded their profolio for high-end AMD motherboards by a new flagship model. This board features AMD`s 990FX Chipset and AMD`s SB950 southbridge. Using this board one should not only be able to squeeze the maximum out of an AMD CPU and thanks to the SB950 southbridge, there are no less then six SATA III ports."

Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Review @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 11:28A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Desktop and notebook computers are slowing being dominated by the smartphone, a portable yet capable electronic device that grows more powerful with each new generation. For users who want to stay productive, or merely connected while away from their desk, the smartphone is proving to be a mobile workhorse. Samsung is a master of portable consumer devices, and a pioneer in the smartphone industry. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Samsung Galaxy S III (model GT-I9300), an ultra-powerful smartphone with 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen and Google Android 4.1.2 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system..."

News: Zotacs Z77-ITX WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 11:19A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zotac set the template for the modern Mini-ITX motherboard, and we`ve taken a look at its flagship Ivy Bridge model. Read on to see if the Z77-ITX WiFi can hang with the competition."

Antennas Direct ClearStream Micron-R HDTV High Gain Indoor Antenna Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 11:04A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our good friends at Antennas Direct hooked us up with one of their newest indoor antennas, this being the infused red color version of their ClearStream Micron-R HDTV Indoor Antenna. Read on to see if it is any good, because I haven`t had too many success with other indoor antennas. But the Micron-R from Antennas Direct may be the solution."

Antec Eleven Hundred @ Techreaction.net
     Wed, Feb 13 2013 | 10:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Eleven Hundreds nine expansion slots and space for an XL-ATX motherboard accommodate GPU configurations up to 3-way NVIDIA SLI/ 4-way AMD CrossFireX. An included top 200 mm exhaust fan, rear 120 mm fan and up to seven more optional fans in strategic positions, including behind the motherboard tray, keep all your components comfortably firing on all cylinders. The Eleven Hundred also lets you organize a clean, powerful build with cable management, including 36 mm of space behind the motherboard tray and grommet-lined cable routing holes. Now, lets roll up our sleeves and figure out if this cases is as nice as Antec makes it out to be..."

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