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Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x4GB DDR3-1866 MHz CL9 @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 3:56P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those who have been around in the Socket 775 era might remember a brand named Crucial. Being in a very close business relationship with Micron, the maker behind the legendary D9GMH and D9GTR chips, has enabled Crucial to launch the Ballistix series, which instantly became an overclocking hit. In the following chip generations, Micron have failed to repeat their success, which meant that Crucial memory division have mostly been flying under the radar. But now, judging by the new outburst of Ballistix on the market, it seems that Micron might have again come up with something interesting."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Motherboard makers see June revenue drop
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 3:00P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looks like MSI is being hit hard in the motherboard arena... it saw a 15% drop in Jun 2012 motherboard revenue!!

"Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and ASRock saw revenues for June falling on month by 1.65-13.59%, according to the companies. Although shipments in June increased slightly, Gigabyte suffered a 1.65% on-month drop in June revenues due to decreased shipment of handsets and notebooks."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

5G Wi-Fi: The 5th generation of Wi-Fi is here
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 2:58P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The first generation Wi-Fi launched 15 years ago brought forth wireless LAN (WLAN) applications, and the newer Wi-Fi standards that ensued have been providing faster transmission to notebooks, smartphones, and tablets. Over the past few years, Wi-Fi has even become available to consumer electronics and peripherals. In terms of the emerging home applications, however, Wi-Fi 802.11g and 802.11n in the existing 2.4GHz band can no longer meet the requirement for HD streaming video transmission. As a result, 5G Wi-Fi - faster than 1 Gbps - is forthcoming."

"From 2007 to 2011, the 4th-generation Wi-Fi 802.11n raised the limit to 600Mbps (4 channels). The current limit is 450Mbps (3 channels). The 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac launched in 2012 enables single-channel transmission at 450Mbps, three times of 150Mbps of 802.11n. At present, 802.11ac supports four MIMO channels (1.8Gbps) and will support up to eight MIMO channels. Therefore, the mainstream design of three transreceiver antennas for MIMO may reach 1.35Gbps. 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac is also compatible with 802.11n (2.4GHz/5Ghz)."

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headset @ Rbmods
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 12:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having a good headset when you game and use your computer these days is essential; Skype, MSN and other VOIP programs require you to have a good quality headset and also headphones that are comfortable and sound good. Corsair think they have a solution to this with their Vengeance 2000 Wireless headset, lets find out if we agree."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

[Affiliates News] OCZ Octane 512GB Solid State Drive @ APH Networks
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the epic large 512GB SSD from OCZ. Is it as awesome as its capacity suggests?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Edimax EW-7438RPn N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 9:52A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It always seems that no matter what improvements are made to wireless access point technology, there is always that one spot in your living or office space that has lackluster Wi-Fi reception. No matter what you do, youre just outside the bubble, and the signal drops constantly or the throughput is so slow that you might as well be back on a 56 kbps modem. Wi-Fi extenders such as this Edimax EW-7438RPn N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender aim to fix that by cheaply augmenting the wireless network, expanding coverage and providing better reception in areas that sorely need it. Read on for the review."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review: A True MacBook Competitor
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 9:37A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I think HP already built the first legitimate competitor to Apple when it started to ship last years HP Envy 15 (though the mentioned display issue put a damper on it). The Spectre is a strong second swing at Cupertino. Its built nearly as well as Apples products, provides a better display than the 13 Air or Pro and offers significantly better sound quality. I also think the Spectre is more attractive."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

 
Corsair Vengeance C70 Review
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 9:16A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall I honestly can`t complain about anything on this chassis. It is roomy, it is quiet, and it cools well. The military-inspired looks may not be for everyone but I definitely like the no compromise styling for function over form. The side panel clamps are a dream to work with (no more sore fingers from thumb screws!) and the handles on the top of the case make moving it a simple matter. The case itself is relatively lightweight despite its all-steel construction, which only adds to its portability."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Linus Torvalds Calls NVIDIA The Worst Company Ever
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 9:10A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, has called out NVIDIA for their poor graphics drivers in a public presentation. In the talk he called NVIDIA the single worst company we have ever dealt with and ended his green comments with NVIDIA: FUCK YOU! "
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Corsair Vengeance C70 Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 9:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has been catering for the hardware enthusiasts and gamers for many years now and have gained a lot of praise for their high quality and high performance hardware. In this review Benchmark Reviews examines and tests out the Corsair Vengeance C70 mid-tower gaming PC case. Many of us believe that consoles killed PC gaming and Intel killed overclocking, but now we have another problem - Case manufactures killing case modding. The Corsair Vengeance C70 computer case has an ammo box theme and comes in military green to boot (also available in white and black). The C70 has some new features unique to this model and comes with two 120mm intake fans and one 120mm exhaust fan and removable mesh intake filters. There is also support for many different watercooling configurations including dual radiators for the deep pocketed enthusiast out there."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jul 12 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to overclocking we found the SAPPHIRE HD 7970 OC to be a blast to overclock. Using the SAPPHIRE TriXX overclocking utility we were able to hit 1310MHz on the core clock speed! This is a 42% clock frequency increase from a stock AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU and the first Tahiti XT graphics card that we have broken the 1300MHz barrier with! How can you complain with a 1.3GHz+ core clock speed that was done without any mods on the GPU cooler that came on the card?"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Seasonic S12II Bronze 430 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Jul 11 2012 | 4:25P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seasonic S12II Bronze power supply series is comprised of 380 W, 430 W, 520 W, and 620 W models, all with the 80 Plus Bronze certification. Let`s see if the 430 W model is a good pick."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

SilverStone Grandia SST-GD07B HTPC Enclosure @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Jul 11 2012 | 1:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Appearance is the strongest suit of the SilverStone Grandia GD07. Nothing fits into a fashionable home theater setup as well as a nicely finished dark aluminum front plate, free of everything that shows up on the face of a typical PC. The GD07 also offers functionality at the extreme end of the HTPC market. Generous drive capacity, ability to handle multiple full-length video cards, and compatibility with eATX motherboards puts it way over the top. Flexible options for system airflow, with both down draft and horizontal CPU coolers as viable choices, expand the range of suitable components. This is not a PC case that Benchmark Reviews would recommend for a folding farm, but for extreme HTPC use it performs far above most alternatives. For those that want to have all their main storage integrated into their HTPC and/or want to do some serious gaming on the big screen in the family room, this is one of the very few cases that can do that in style."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Jul 11 2012 | 12:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is well known for their wide range of high quality and high performance enthusiast and gaming orientated computer hardware. The Vengeance 2000 is their first foray into the wireless gaming headset market and boasts multi-channel 7.1 surround sound gaming audio capabilities too. The Vengeance 2000 headset is very comfortable thanks to a padded headband and microfiber covered memory foam ear pads, and has true freedom of movement thanks to the lack of wires. At the business end we have 50mm drivers with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and a unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser microphone with a frequency response of 10Hz to 10 kHz. The main setback of the Vengeance 2000 (model CA-9011115-NA) is its price, at $144.99 you have to really ask yourself if it is worth an extra $55 over the Vengeance 1500 for wireless freedom. Benchmark Reviews intends to give you all the information you need to know about the Vengeance 2000 wireless 7.1 gaming headset and to answer any questions you might have."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Zotac Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard (Fusion-B-U) @ TechwareLabs
     Wed, Jul 11 2012 | 11:59A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With AMDs recent release of their APUs it was only a matter of time before the technology came to small factor computers. In the past, you needed a Motherboard, CPU, and GPU (either discrete or integrated into the motherboard) to have a working system. However with the E-350 this is all rolled into one miniscule package. Today we will be looking at a slightly different solution called the Zotac Fusion-B-U."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Corsair Vengeance C70 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Jul 11 2012 | 9:52A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be reviewing the new Vengeance C70. The C70 promises to deliver on build quality, cooling and other key areas but there is one distinct difference to anything we have seen from Corsair in the chassis segment so far - being marketed at the gamer the C70 does away with the sleek, elegant and minimalist approach we have seen with offerings from the Obsidian and Carbide series and instead we are greeted with the rugged and lurid styling found on the gamer case. Join us as we explore all areas of the new C70."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

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