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Sentey Extreme Division GS-6000 II Optimus @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 3:39P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are familiar with Sentey, you`ll recognize a certain pattern they have when releasing their computer cases. They generally release a style of case and then release a few more with the same style and some minor changes. There will be an R version of the case that has red highlights, a B version with blue, W for white, and so on. In some case series they will also release a V version with a different side panel (usually windowed). In the case of the Optimus series, as well as a couple of other series, Sentey has now released a II version of the case. At Benchmark Reviews, we have a Sentey GS-6000 II Optimus case on hand and ready break down to explore what they`ve changed on this one."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 2:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 4 SSD with 256GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 535 MB/s sequential read and 380 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, Intel, Western Digital, ADATA and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

ASUS Nexus 7 review: the first tablet with Jelly Bean
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 12:03P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS and Google have created a tablet that is outstanding in terms of bang for the buck. The tablet is made of high-quality components, even if they're not top-of-the-line, and the number of connectors will probably disappoint some potential buyers. The main selling point is the new operating system, and we were duly impressed by the implementation of Jelly Bean.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Windows 8 GUI Annoyances
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 12:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have had the “pleasure” of checking out the consumer release of Windows 8, or the final preview release now that 8 has been shipped to manufacturers before distribution in October, you have experienced the glory of the Metro UI. Not that it's being called that now. Now Windows is calling it Windows 8 Style UI. I wish I were kidding, but that's their temporary name while they come up with something better than Metro. But while they wobble around in Limbo, we'll still call it Metro for this article.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Ten 60/64 GB SSD round-up: small affordable SSDs
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs have gone down in price a lot in recent months. It's now possible to find 64 GB SSDs for less than £50. That means that the cheapest SSDs are now on the same level as the most affordable hard drives, in theory taking away any arguments for not including an SSD in your (new) PC. Hardware.Info took a closer look at 10 small SSDs to find out which is the one to get.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

be quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we will be looking at the be quiet Dark Power Pro 10. This is a 550W power supply unit that is designed to be virtually silent and highly configurable for a variety of applications. The PSU features a 80Plus Gold rating, modular cables and an overclocking feature that allows you to change the 12v+ rail configuration.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 11:50A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Razer`s mouse range gets another new family member with the launch of the Taipan. Designed to be ultra flexible and cutting edge it has been co-designed with some of the world`s leading gamers. Today we have a Taipan connected to our test system and will find out if it has the potential to meet everyones needs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC. The factory overclocked product has a whopping three slot design and comes packed with five fans blowing air through a huge aluminum fin area that is covered with a metal cover to optimize the overall airflow. An Anti-turbulence cooler features nine 6mm copper heatpipes leading to a massive vapor chamber cooler. Tied to the cooler are industrial quality fans, five of them creating airflow that I know and have seen in servers"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Gigabyte B75M-D3H Intel LGA 1155 @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 10:38A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte sent me one of their entry-level products to check out, called the B75M-D3H. Yet make no mistake, just because this product is value-oriented, does not mean it by any means cheap! What makes Gigabyte`s B75M-D3H so great? We`ll find out in our review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Akitio NT2U3 USB 3.0 Dual Bay RAID Enclosure Review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 10:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re a professional who uses computer systems for work or if you`re just an enthusiast then chances are that you will have at least a couple of hard disk drives laying around which once used to inhabit the inside of your PC case but as expected are long replaced with higher capacity models. This is something Ive seen a lot lately and it seems that most people actually keep these drives stored someplace rather than using them for backup purposes. Still there are always those who are continuously seeking ways to make use of those drives and what better way solution than to mount them on an external USB 3.0 enclosure? Now what`s really nice is that although roughly 4-5 years ago there were only single bay external HDD enclosures in the market (excluding server products) nowadays you can find external enclosures with up to 8 available drive bays. Todays review is about one such product and so on our test bench is the latest dual-bay 3.5 HDD RAID enclosure by Akitio, the NT2U3 (NT2 USB 3.0)."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC Version 2048MB (2GB) GDDR5 Video Card Review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:18A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Did you know that some GTX 670 video cards are nearly as fast as GTX 680 video cards? Thats because some of them come factory overclocked meaning the GPU and/or memory frequencies have been increased to run at higher, faster default frequencies. And, theyre completely warrantied as they use higher quality components which can do more than just run stock. The GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC Version video card is one of the few coveted factory OCd cards to offer speed, improved cooling and performance at the same price as stock cards. Impossible? Have a look for yourself. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

DIAMOND Radeon HD 7970 3GB Double Black Diamond Video Card Review @ circuitREMIX
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hot on the heels of the Radeon HD 7970 GHZ Edition launch, AMD announced price cuts to the Radeon HD 7000 series. These price cuts were implemented to help make the standard 7970 competitive from a value standpoint against video cards using nVidia`s GeForce GTX 670 and 680 GPUs. However, price isn`t the only major factor at hand. Extra performance always helps with sales numbers, and before the 7970GE was released, many manufacturers took it into their own hands to provide a speed boost to the vanilla 7970 in the form of factory overclocking. Today we`re looking at such a video card from Diamond, who has traditionally offered graphics products with an emphasis on low price. That video card in our test lab is Diamond`s Radeon HD 3GB 7970 Double Black Diamond. With core and memory clocks of 1025MHz and 1450MHz (5900MHz effective) respectively, we`ll see how the Double Black Diamond stacks up to the competition."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Sapphire Radeon FleX HD 7870 GHz Edition 2 GB Graphics
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to talk about one pretty interesting graphics card, which can accommodate up to three inexpensive monitors with DVI outs simultaneously. How cool is that? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

MSI AfterBurner 2.2.3 & GTX 680 Lightning Voltage Control Content
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this quick article I wanted to give a quick update on the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning versus Software Voltage control overclocking. For a while now lots of people have been eagerly awaiting an update of MSI AfterBurner in which software voltage control is unlocked. With this article I wanted to digg a little deeper and talk you though the challenges and difficulties of opening up this function. "
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Do Graphics Cards Need 4 GB of Memory?
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let’s take a closer look at an EVGA graphics card with twice as much video memory onboard and figure out how we might benefit from it in different operational modes and games.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

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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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