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REVIEW: Cooler Master HAF XM @ PureOverclock
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 1:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A company like Cooler Master really needs no introduction; they are still in business today because they push the envelope of what a computer case should be, every time making a better case. The Cooler Master HAF series has proven to be very popular and successful with enthusiasts, particularly those with water cooling dreams. The new HAF XM is a mid-tower that looks to continue that trend, with a slightly smaller size and a great price of only $130. What improvements and features has Cooler Master has added into the updated design? Is this an improvement in the shape of a mid-tower to improve on the successful HAF lineup? Let`s take a close look at the new HAF XM and find out."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Cubitek HPTX-ICE Case Review
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Founded in spring 2010, Cubitek is a relative newcomer to the chassis industry, but that's not stopping it from challenging the biggest names in the business -- including veteran Lian Li. Last month, the company unveiled its latest ICE series with five premium models spanning everything from Mini-ITX to HPTX. All of the ICE series chassis feature a 2.5mm aluminum construction and Cubitek says this makes them stronger than standard aluminum cases while maintaining a thin and light figure. At $360, the HPTX-ICE is among the priciest cases around, so we're expecting good things -- though the competition is certainly stiff. Lian Li's PC-V2120 is $350, and it left a strong impression when we reviewed in 2010. Let's move on and see what the HPTX-ICE is made of, literally and figuratively.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

MSI R7970 Lightning / R7870 Hawk reviewed
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the arrival of a new high-end GPU, hardware enthusiasts immediately look forward to a MSI Lightning graphics card based on the new chip. That card, the R7970 Lightning, has been on the market for a couple of months now. Last week the manufacturer launched a Hawk version of the Radeon HD 7870. Hardware.Info tested and overclocked both video cards..
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

affordable X79 motherboard
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ECS X79R-AX Deluxe is an affordable X79 motherboard that has a high quality design, at the cost of a slimmed down feature set. Hit our latest ECS motherboard review to see if it perform as well as higher priced boards for the same platform.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Diablo 3 and Game Demos
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ninjalane Podcast - In this episode we talk about the new Diablo 3 demo and the importance of the game demo, What is Kickstarter and some of the projects we are supporting, and finally prepping for MOA and what it takes to compete.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

OCZ Vertex 4 SSD - Progress in the Firmware (testing with v1.4RC)
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ increased the Vertex 4 performance with a number of small improvements that add up to sizable increases."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HTC One X @ ocaholic
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 9:38A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the One X, HTC has its first quadcore smartphone in its portfolio. In this case the manufacturer makes use of NVIDIAs Tegra 3 SoC, which doesn`t only offer four cores. There even is an additional fifth core for improved energy efficiency. Therefore It will be for example interesting to see long the battery lasts, especially if you consider that there is also a big 4.7 inch display."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
Gigabyte Sniper M3 Review @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 9:15A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabytes G1 series is a premier gaming/performance offering and with the Sniper M3 it is a mATX highly featured gaming board."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion Beta @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 8:59A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sins of a Solar Empire is one of those Real Time Strategy games that you won`t be able to tear yourself away from easily. Sins is one of those addictive experiences that you start to gauge other games by. Very few space-based RTS games come close to perfection, and Sins is one of them. After playing Sins, you`ll be daydreaming about it while trying to play other RTS titles. In this article, Benchmark Reviews offers our opinion of the Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion expansion pack."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

[Tech ARP] Our Take On Western Digitals New 1 TB VelociRaptor
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 8:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite predictions that SSDs would soon replace HDDs, the march of the venerable hard disk drive continues! Western Digital today launched their third-generation VelociRaptor hard disk drive, which continues to be the world`s only 10,000 RPM hard disk drive with a SATA interface. The third-generation VelociRaptor improves on its predecessor by using Advanced Format Technology (AFT) and higher-density platters to deliver not only 1 TB of storage capacity but also a sustained throughput of 200 MB/s! Take a look at its key features..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Socket 1155 Charts: 26 Socket 1155 Boards - updated ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe @ ocaholic
     Mon, May 14 2012 | 4:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 26 recent Socket LGA 1155 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

REVIEW: Patriot Viper Xtreme 16GB DDR3-1600 @ PureOverclock
     Sun, May 13 2012 | 4:19P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Competition in the memory sector has recently skyrocketed with every manufacturer looking for market share and the name Patriot is synonymous with value and performance. Today, we have Patriot`s 16GB Viper Xtreme Series 1600MHz Low Latency, Division 4 Edition X79 memory modules ready to roll so with the intro complete, let`s fire them up and see what Patriot has in store."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

REVIEW: BitFenix Raider @ PureOverclock
     Sun, May 13 2012 | 4:19P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From budget brawlers like the Merc that pack an undeniable bang for your buck, to full bodied and full strength towers like the Colossus full tower, and a fan favorite the Shinobi, BitFenix has had quite a successful run of late. But the mid-tower market is a very tough one to crack, and the Raider is the latest from BitFenix that looks to continue their successful trend in this mid-range market. Can the Raider live up to its siblings standard of excellence? Will it survive the Pure OC hardware grinder? We will find out soon enough."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, May 13 2012 | 4:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot hasn`t been all that active in the SSD market lately but their new SandForce-based Pyro SE has taken the market by storm. In its 240GB form, it runs with some of the best drives on the market but costs substantially less than one may expect. * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, May 13 2012 | 4:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CPUs like the i7-3960X sit at the top of Intel`s product stack and if we are looking to build a top of the range system based around that CPU we need a quality board to maximise our features and performance. ASRock aim to deliver this with their X79 Extreme9 and today it is on our test bench as we put it through a selection of real world and synthetic tests. Can it offer as much as the newer Z77 boards, or maybe even more? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Roku HD (2012) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, May 13 2012 | 3:51P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Roku HD is a tiny Wi-Fi streaming media box that connects to your HDTV and provides access to dozens of streaming media services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and more. While only lacking a few important services, you get quite a lot and is a good way to make any TV Internet."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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