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ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 review
     Mon, Nov 05 2012 | 2:46A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720, the new portable storage unit allows you to connect it towards USB 3.0 making it a very fast storage unit. Our sample has been equipped with a 500 GB HDD and if you are on the move, this great looking device might just be what the doctor ordered. Oh and it has to be the slimmest unit you have ever seen. Very nice."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 11:55P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum power supply comes in a 550W or a 1000W version. Utilizing a hybrid modular design, the CM Silent Pro Platinum is certified 80 Plus platinum with peak efficiency of 94%. The Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum has a single +12V rail, which in the 1000W model can reach 984W of output at 82A. To keep the components cool, a single 135mm hydraulic bearing fan ramps up, albeit silently, only reaching ~32dB at 100% load. The CM Silent Pro Platinum uses high-quality Japanese capacitors, LP9 transformer, double-layer EMI filter, soft-start circuitry and a host of features to ensure a long life during operation. Like with other Cooler Master high-end power supplies, the CM Silent Pro Platinum comes with a 5-year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Sapphire Pure Black 990FX Review
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 10:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire Pure Black 990FX is a beautifully crafted motherboard with a great layout and is made for the high end enthusiast who wants to stack up two or three big GPUs and and clock their CPU to maximum frequency. It is full of top notch solid capacitors, ferrite `Diamond` chokes and a long row of transducers with 8+2+2 phase power delivery. With Bluetooth and dual LAN in the back, and heat sinks that look like they could cap off Chernobyl on the front, this really great board is missing one crucial feature to truly fulfill its intended purpose of being an overclock powerhouse. It needs Load Line Calibration or Control. While I was able to obtain a respectable overclock on the FX-8150 of 4.6GHz, the silicon will be stable at 5.0GHz on a board with LLC. It is a feature that I cannot explain the absence of on high end enthusiast boards today."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

First Look - Ceton Echo Windows Media Extender @MissingRemote
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 7:40P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The XBOX 360 has ruled the Windows Media Center (WMC) extender market since it killed off third-party completion with the release of Windows Vista, but for many the brutish gaming consoles size, appetite for electricity, and unpleasant noise levels made it unwelcome in the A/V stack. With a lithe chassis, miserly power consumption, and a modern system-on-a-chip (SOC) offering the potential for proper HD file support the Ceton Echo could be just the thing to breathe fresh life into Microsofts aging platform. Our sample just arrived so it has not been run through the wringer yet, but since the hardware is set and pre-orders starting it is worth taking a look to getting a basic understanding of what the Echo has to offer. Check back later for our full review when the software is finalized. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

[DreamWare Computers] Vantec NexStar MX External HDD Enclosure
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 5:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly five years ago we first reviewed the Vantec NexStar MX hard drive enclosure. The NexStar MX was a stylish looking, dual drive RAID enclosure which featured USB 2.0 connectivity. Since that time, the NexStar MX has remained on the market as a good priced, good quality dual drive USB 2.0 enclosure. However, over the last five years a lot has changed with external storage. New interfaces like eSATA and USB 3.0 have quickly made the slow speed USB 2.0 almost extinct. To meet the demands of this ever evolving market, Vantec has taken the popular NexStar MX and revised it to now feature USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity. Without any further adieu, let`s see what the new and improved NexStar MX is all about!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Synology DiskStation DS213air NAS Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 1:59P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new DS213air NAS from Synology is quite an interesting product, offering a WiFi interface that can be used as a wireless hotspot, a wireless router or to join a wireless network"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue USB Headset Review
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 1:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Audio may not progress as fast and as much as graphics do and it`s certainly not as important to most people (lets face it the first thing most of us choose is the TV/Monitor and then the speaker system) but owning a good headset for use with your personal computer is never a bad idea, especially if you`re not living alone. However choosing the right headset for you is certainly not the easiest thing nowadays due to the extremely large number of manufacturers and all the different designs and types available (stereo, virtual surround, surround) but in the end you can never go wrong if you choose to trust one of the well-known manufacturers. SteelSeries may not be a name you`d pick when going out to buy an general purpose headset but when it comes to PC peripherals (headsets included) they are without doubt one of the best manufacturers currently in the market and today with us we have their latest USB headset the Siberia V2 Frost Blue."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

 
NEXUS Prominent 5 Midi Tower Review
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 1:14P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whenever i think about PC Cases i always end up comparing them with cars since they happen to share quite a few similarities with them. So except the exterior design which i think matters the most lot with both our choice is also largely based on several other things such as the type (coupe/roadster/4 door/2 door/midi tower/full tower/mini tower), interior space, build quality, available features and of course the price tag. Fortunately PC Cases cost a lot less than cars so most people (casual users) don`t really pay much attention to anything else other than the design something which i happen to understand since not everyone can be aware of what they should look for in a PC Case but that doesn`t mean that i actually agree with it. Today on our test bench is the latest and quite promising (based on its specifications sheet) updated Prominent 5 midi tower by NEXUS."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler 1GB Low Profile Review
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 11:46A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nowadays most people use standalone hardware media players to watch movies and/or surf the web from the comfort of their living rooms but there are always those who prefer the countless applications a complete HTPC system can be used for, gaming included. However if you decide to build a very small HTPC system you need to take into account the special sized hardware parts you will require for such a project. True most components are not really hard to find (drives, CPU coolers, memory modules) and will fit in pretty much any PC case especially since most of the small HTPC cases feature their own power supplies however perhaps the most crucial and hard to find component can of course be the graphics card and compared to normal full sized ones there aren`t really that many low-profile ones in the market suitable for such use. Well HIS digital just might have the solution to that with their latest AMD Radeon HD 7750 iCooler 1GB Low Profile graphics card which has been on our test bench for the past weeks."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Kingston HyperX Predator 2666MHz 8GB DDR3 Memory Kit Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 11:23A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston Predator DDR3 memory kit represents the current fastest speeds available for HyperX memory modules. The Kingston Predator DDR3 memory kits are Intel XMP certified with rated speeds up to 2666MHz, easily loaded through the BIOS memory profile selection to simplify memory platform performance tuning. Kingston`s HyperX Predator memory kits are also compatible with a wide range of systems including the latest Intel Ivy Bridge Z77 platform as well as AMD`s FM2 and AM3+ mainboards."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

BitFenix Prodigy @ Bjorn3D
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 11:13A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Due to space constraints, mini ITX cases often do not leave much space for expansion. Lately, we have seen manufacturers are coming out with a slightly larger than average mini-ITX cases that aimed for enthusiasts who wish to have a small PC without sacrificing performance. The BitFenix Prodigy is the latest mini-ITX case from the company that offers a perfect marriage of portability and expansion."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

AMD A8-3850 CPU @ Rbmods.se
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 9:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I dag tar vi en titt på en A8-3850 processor från AMD, den här CPU:n körs på FM1-sockeln och verkar vara väl lämpad för att surfa på datorn, spela lättare spel, eller t om ett HTPC-system. Låt oss ta reda på vilken typ av prestanda vi kan få ut av den här processorn i förhållande till den dyrare CPU:n A8-3870 som vi recenserade tidigare."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.SE

AMD Vishera FX-6300 & FX-4300 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 9:21A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the FX-8350 may have hogged the lion`s share of AMD`s Vishera launch coverage, a number of more affordable processors were introduced alongside it. The six core FX-6300 and quad core FX-4300 are both priced under $140 and should provide some real competition for Intel`s i3 series Ivy Bridge CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - FPU OPCODE Compatible Mode
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 8:44A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *FPU OPCODE Compatible Mode* setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

MSI Z77 MPOWER (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
     Sun, Nov 04 2012 | 6:34A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the Z77 MPOWER from MSI and see if it can stand out in the highly competitive Z77 market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Gear4 Angry Birds Black Bird Mini Speaker Review @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 5:32P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So what I have for review today doesnt need much introduction I think, at least I think you all should know what Angry Birds are by now! What I have for review is what could be called a mobile phone speaker, but its much more than that as it can be used with any device that has a standard audio port on it. The product is the Gear4 Angry Birds Mini Speaker, and its the Black Bird version. There are other versions of the speakers available including the new Angry Birds Space themed ones. If you like Angry Birds and you need an external speaker, then you certainly need to read this review"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

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