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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Preview (PC) @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 1:14P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Preview (PC) @ HardwareHeaven.com StartCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be launched worldwide on 12th March 2013, and ahead of the game releases we decided to take a little look at what we can expect from this new expansion."

Lian Li PC-7HX Mid-Tower Chassis- BCCHardware
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 12:50P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have a brand new product from Lian Li on our bench - the Lian Li PC-7HX mid-tower case. Lian Li is a well-known manufacturer of PC components that include, PC chassis, power supplies, storage (HDD enclosures) and some laptop accessories. They focus on making high quality products - not just more of the same old steel and plastic that everyone else makes. We are looking at the PC-7HX today and are somewhat impressed. . ."

Confessions of a Retro Gaming Addict (Inc. Games Room Collection Video) @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 11:50A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Confessions of a Retro Gaming Addict (Inc. Games Room Collection Video) @ HardwareHeaven.com At Heaven Media, what do we get up to when not covering hardware? One staff member works his way through 3500+ retro games and 100+ consoles one by one...(Including video walkround of the game collection)"

New 3DMark Tested - 25 GPU CPU and Memory Scaling @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 11:28A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futuremark`s 3DMark has been seeting the standard in testing PC`s on gaming perfromance for more than a decade now. Today the guys from Finnland launched their latest software suite. The new 3DMark is not only capable of testing 3D performance of PC`s as well as Android and iOS devices, it also features CPU/GPU temperature and load monitoring. Overall it sounds like a really interesting package."

A Futurelooks News Flash - Rosewill Tachyon 1000 Watt 80PLUS Platinum ATX Modular Power Supply Review
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 10:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Power supply manufacturers are really focusing on 80Plus efficiency standards versus max wattage. And, it seems that many of them are paying closer attention to what we the consumers want. For example, we recently tested one of Rosewills strategically focused 750 watt Fortress Platinum power supplies and found that the OEM, ATNG, manufactures decently efficient units for them. While the price conscious unit takes care of them, the Tachyon 1000 Platinum modular PSU caters to a more demanding enthusiast. Lets take a look to see if the Tachyon 1Kw plant offers what is needed and whether or not it has the heart to keep up with todays top end systems. *"

ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 External Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:23A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 promises a sleek and light weight method of moving hundreds of gigabytes of data from point A to point B. Imagine showing up at your friends` door with four seasons of their favorite TV show in your pocket. Although USB memory devices currently offer the lightest and smallest way to move data, the cost per gigabyte becomes quite high as capacity increases. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the features and performance for the lightweight, portable and overall good-looking ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive."

Thermaltake Level 10M Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:22A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of years ago, Thermaltake entered into a design collaboration with auto maker BMW, resulting in the impressive and very expensive Level 10 computer case. At $800 retail, it didn`t sell very well, but it did make its mark as one of the most innovative and dramatic computer cases ever produced. The same design aesthetic is evident in Thermaltake`s latest collaboration with BMW, the Level 10M Gaming Mouse. The box boasts that it`s Born to be seen, but of course what really matters is how it performs, and Benchmark Reviews is here to find out just that."

PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB PCS Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the PCS wielding Radeon HD 7950 video card from PowerColor and see what it can do when overclocked."

Samsung Series 7 Gamer (NP700G7C-S01) Gaming Notebook
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is the most expensive notebook Samsung produces today and it definitely has the hardware to back it up. Powering its core is the ever so popular Intel Core i7-3610QM quad core processor running at 2.30GHz, but is capable of turboing up to 3.3GHz for maximum performance. In order to ensure there’s plenty of graphics performance..."

Hawken PhysX Analysis @ Rage3D.com
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We go in-depth with PhysX in Hawken to find out exactly what differences it makes in visuals and performance."

Lenovo Thinkpad Twist review: flexible Thinkpad
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is nice and solid laptop. It has a number of business-oriented features and sports a very reasonable price tag. There is also room for improvement in certain areas, such as a higher resolution screen. We would also have preferred to have an SSD instead of the conventional hard drive. For the price the Twist is a pretty good deal, you get a laptop with twisting screen and a relatively powerful Intel Core i5 processor. If you can live with the couple of weaker points, then this is a very interesting product with good warranty conditions.

Cooler Master HAF XB Review
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the success of 2008's HAF 932 chassis, Cooler Master didn't waste any time adapting its High Air Flow design to various other form factors and price points -- many of which we've covered in depth. Along with its larger options, the company offers three mid-towers: the $50 HAF 912, $100 HAF 922 and $130 HAF XM. While the cost of these cases varies significantly, they're all fairly similar in terms of stature in that their tall, rectangular profile resembles most other mid-towers. Mixing things up, Cooler Master's latest mid-size enclosure, the HAF XB, breaks the conventional mold with boxier dimensions -- in fact, the company describes it as a "LAN box".

Dell XPS 13 (2013) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Feb 07 2013 | 1:45A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell has refreshed their XPS 13 Ultrabook with Windows 8, a 1080p display and a solid-state hard drive to speed up boot times. While it does deliver on performance, it falls short on battery life and lacks a touch screen, which is surprising considering the relatively high price."

AMD Has Open-Source Driver For HD 8000 Series
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 7:55P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While AMD has yet to officially introduce their Radeon HD 8000 series, published today was the initial open-source Linux graphics driver support for handling the Radeon HD 8800 Oland graphics cards."

Force GTX 650 Ti Graphics Cards Roundup
     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 4:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to review five entry level graphics cards that come at a very affordable price, including a reference design from Nvidia, GeForce GTX 650 Ti based proprietary products from ECGA, Gigabyte and Zotac, and Zotac GeForce GT 640. What does this price range have to offer to us these days? Let’s find out!

     Wed, Feb 06 2013 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This mainboard boasts a lot of advantages. Some are typical of all Micro-Star’s mainboards, some are unique for this particular model. However, it is also kind of tricky to work with and may require a good deal of patience on your part.

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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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