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ADATA DashDrive HV610 External Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 11:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA`s DashDrive HV610 external hard drive provides secure low cost option for anyone needing external storage. Let`s take a look."

Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W Power Supply Unit Review
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 11:54A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month we witnessed the introduction of the worlds fastest single GPU graphics card the GeForce GTX Titan by NVIDIA which is basically a cut down version of the K20 Tesla compute accelerator for supercomputers. Owning such a graphics card however is only the beginning since you also need to pair it with a very high quality power supply unit capable of feeding it with lots of clean and stable power. The 80Plus Platinum certification has been out for almost 2 years now and always accompanies the highest quality and performance power supply units the market has to offer, at least until 80Plus Titanium Certified units finally get released. The latest Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W PSU is amongst the best out there and although it`s been around for quite a while we decided to check it out as we will many other 80Plus Platinum PSUs in the near future."

Raidmax Cobra PC Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 9:37A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Raidmax has been around for quite a while, since 1988 in fact. I fell in love with their early designs and they were some of the first cases we reviewed when ThinkComputers started. Since then they have been going strong creating some very unique PC cases. Today we have one of their more budget-minded cases, the Cobra. Coming it at just over $70 this mid tower case offers a pretty cool design, support for 2.5-inch hard drives, two included 120mm cooling fans, USB 3.0 support and a nifty side panel window. Is this the next case for your build? Read on as we take a look"

BioShock Infinite Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 9:33A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you like teasing your way through a story, making predictions as you go that delight you when they come up short, Play This Game. If you enjoy games from an artistic perspective, crafted by designers with a panache for unique aesthetics, Play This Game. If you enjoy gameplay which rewards tactical nous in its gun-based combat, Play This Game. And if you want to reward the creators of a game which will be held up as a standard for years, Play This Game."

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 9:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to PCs and MACs most people believe that the heart of the system is the CPU with the exception of gamers who naturally put the GPU (graphics card) above everything else. I too had the same opinion almost a decade ago but slowly and after countless of storage related reviews i begun to realize that the true heart of a system is neither the CPU nor the GPU but rather the storage device regardless of whether we are talking about mechanical HDDs or SSDs. You see no matter of what kind of CPU or GPU a system has you can always perform certain functions, perhaps not the highest demanding ones but you can nevertheless. However without a storage device or with one that has but a limited available capacity there`s really that many things one can do especially nowadays when most people have several TBs of data. Now last month we tested the latest Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SATA III enterprise class hard disk drives (former Constellation ES.3) by Seagate which pretty much dominated the competition. Well today we will be taking a look at the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) variants which as you will see later on had no issue surpassing their SATA brothers to become the fastest HDDs to ever pass from our test bench."

PIVOS XIOS DS Media Play Review
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 9:05A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The XIOS DS Media Play looks sleek and has a very small footprint but packs some interesting features. The Android OS will bring new life to your TV and the thousands available apps in the Google Play Store translate into an impressive potential of fun, productivity, and entertainment. The box provides a great experience as is but PIVOS went the extra mile and collaborated with the XBMC Media Center development team to bring the software with hardware decoding to the Android OS. Add the connectivity capabilities of the unit and we have a serious threat to those fancy HTPC systems at a mere asking price of $115. Built around the ARM CORTEX-A9 CPU and a MALI-400 MP GPU, the XIOS DS Media Play has what it takes to satisfy the needs of the majority of media lovers."

PowerColor PCS+ HD7850 Review
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon HD 7850 has been on the market for over a year now, but regardless of the long shelf life, the 7850 is still one of the best values in today’s graphics market.

AZIO GM-2000 Gaming Mouse Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Apr 04 2013 | 8:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a lack of software and a mostly standard design AZIO`s new $40 GM-2000 gaming mouse takes a basic, no-frills approach which is somewhat refreshing in a market cluttered with overly complicated competitors. However, will its simple plug and play functionality ultimately turn gamers off due to a lack of customization options?"

HIS Radeon HD 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 4GB Video Card in CrossFire
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 4:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We throw another 4GB HD 7850 into the mix and see how CrossFire performance is with these new bad boys from HIS."

Genius Gila GX Series Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 4:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After hours and hours of gaming with the Gila, I am honestly impressed. I wasnt believing of those chiseled edges, the silly car lights, and the laundry list of mundane features on the box. I still dont care for every wordy marketing statement Genius has attached to the Gila, but Ive shed whatever skepticism I had towards the usability of this mouse for gaming..."

GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out another Thunderbolt supported board in the form of the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH."

HGST Touro Mobile Pro 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to the continuous price drops of storage media devices in the market lately whenever i log onto various forums to participate in various conversations and also see what`s happening around the world i can`t keep up with the number of threads from people who are looking to get new portable USB hard drives and USB flash drives. Unfortunately most consumers seem to first focus on capacity, then performance and leave quality for last but i can`t really blame them with the current state of the economy. However Ive seen quite a few people who always seem to place performance first and for good or bad that`s pretty much the why we do storage related reviews since consumers need to know what performance levels they are getting with their hard earned money. A few months ago we reviewed the very fast TOURO MOBILD PRO 2.5 500GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive by HGST and today we will be testing the latest and even faster 1TB variant."

ICY DOCK ICYRaid Dual-Bay USB 3 Enclosure MB662U3-2S Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ICY DOCK ICYRaid Dual-Bay USB 3 Enclosure MB662U3-2S Review @ HardwareHeaven.com We have the ICYRaid MB662U3-2S on our desk today and will be looking at its design, features and performance to see what ICY DOCK can do with a high end enclosure."

In Win GT1 Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 4:01P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win`s GT1 chassis clearly draws influence from automotive design in terms of looks. Aimed at the gaming market, the In Win GT1 sports a unique, aggressive appearance that is also practically functional. The In Win GT1 comes bundled with two 120mm fans and is equipped with a built-in two-speed fan controller that runs in silent or enthusiast mode As with most of In Win`s chassis offerings, the GT1 is feature rich compared to typical cases within its price range. The In Win GT1 is offered in a black or white version and is also available with either a windowed or a mesh side panel."

What is Windows Blue? @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 3:54P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve been following the tech press at all, you`ve no doubt heard the term Windows Blue, referring to the internal code name for the next version of Microsoft`s desktop-and-or-tablet operating system. Microsoft is keeping mum about the next version of its Windows desktop operating system, but the usual leaks and rumor have started trickling out."

ASUS HD 7790 Direct CU II OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 3:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today AMD released their new Radeon HD 7790 to provide a competitively priced option to gamers. The ASUS HD 7790 DC II comes overclocked out of the box for an even smoother experience. In our testing we see amazing noise levels, too."

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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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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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