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SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Gaming Mouse Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 9:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not happy with your current gaming mouse? Well, the SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic is a limited edition Gaming Mouse from SteelSeries. It sports its own 32-bit ARM processor and has been branded The world`s most customizable mouse, but at £80 is it worth it? Let`s take a closer look..."
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

NZXT Switch 810 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now I don`t mean to leave out the buyer who just wants to run air cooling, that is where this chassis gets its Hybrid Full Tower status. For those who want to go with water cooling there are two places inside the chassis for radiators and there is always the option to add externally. For those who want to air cool, the chassis is shipped with three 120mm fans and offers ten total locations for 120mm fans to be installed into this chassis, so you have all the opportunities you need if you are an air cooling sort of person. Then there is the third phase of this concept. You can use the chassis as it is shipped to your house and have the comfort of silence; I mean this case even has louvers that shut on the top to kill even more of the noise that can emanate from the chassis` interior. In case you missed the title of this review, we are looking at the newest full tower from NZXT, the Switch 810. NZXT had a plan and that plan was to offer everything they could pack neatly into this chassis design and deliver it a very respectable price point. For those of you who are, or were fans of the Phantom or the Phantom 410 chassis concepts, you are going to love the exterior styling of this new chassis as well. I don`t want to give too much away too early, but plan for a lot of dark, shiny, black exterior components with just as many tricks to be found on or around the outside of the chassis as there is on the inside."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Hybrid Full Tower Chassis @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I?ve got a big review of a big case for you; It?s the latest case from NZXT called the Switch 810 and it?s just full of features that anyone is sure to appreciate. Personally I like this case a lot, it is big but that just means there?s more room for installation and upgrades. The version I got is white in color which is, I think, a nice change from the common black that we see all of the time. The Switch 810 is a full tower case made for those that need the room for things like watercooling or large high-end video cards, but that?s not to say the average user won?t appreciate the other features like the built-in card reader, hot-swap bay, lighted rear ports, plenty of wire management options and just many other features too numerous to list here in the intro. So let?s just get into it? "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

OC3D: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White Review
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not just a review but also a watercooling guide for the newly revamped Cooler Master 690 II Advanced."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

OCZ Octane SATA 6GB/s Indilinx Everest SSD @ Benchmark Reviews
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nearly one year since acquiring well-know flash controller manufacturer Indilinx, OCZ has debuted their first storage productbased on the Indilinx infused Everest platform with NDurance technology: welcome OCZ`s Octane SSD. Offered in 1-terabyte capacities, the OCT1-25SAT3 series is designed to deliver optimized performance for mainstream users wanting to capitalize on near-instant solid state response times. OCZ Octane SSDs are good for up to 480MB/s read speeds over the latest SATA 6GB/s interface, and yield up to 35,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests these specifications, and compares the OCZ Octane solid state drive to the leading competition."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Plextor M3 / M3S 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Marvell based drives from 2011 were very good products, they just had a very big umbrella over their head. Pricing always plays a large role in the retail purchasing decision, especially in a slow moving economy. The Marvell controlled products are at a disadvantage when it comes to price out of the gate. The architecture calls for a DRAM cache buffer, an added expense, when compared to the SandForce design that runs an internal buffer in the controller. When you add the additional cost with the lower performance compared to many of the SF-2281 controlled drives, there just wasn`t enough incentive for consumers to come home with a solid state drive using a Marvell controller. The 2012 SSD season is now in full swing and unlike last year, SandForce doesn`t have a new controller ready to follow their successes of the last two years. Furthermore, the Team SandForce partners are tip toeing into 2012, we`ve yet to see an established Team SandForce member show a drive with the latest generation flash coming from Samsung and Toshiba. SandForce is leaving a door open and in this competitive market others are rushing to get their foot in the door."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

REVIEW: Gigabyte 7950 Windforce @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re looking at the Gigabyte HD 7950 today, it`s a ramped-up version of the AMD design, coming with a customized air cooler called the Windforce. As we`ve seen in the past from Gigabyte, excellent cooling is characteristic of this Windforce design, so we hope that trend continues with this new card. We know the 7970 is a perfomance monster, but what about this 7950? Is it strong enough to fend off the GTX 580? Framerates tell some of the story, but what about temperatures? Power consumption? Gaming value? Let`s take a closer look at the Gigabyte 7950 and answer those questions for you."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

 
ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Gaming Headset @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 8:58A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROCCAT Kave 5.1 is the name of a new surround sound headset. The headset features a few new features and a USB powered amplifier that allows for easy control of the surround capabilities. We take the headset for a spin to see if ROCCAT managed to avoide the pitfalls commonly associated with 5.1 headset designs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

CPU Idling Problem In The Apple iPhone 4S? (This Stupid App Doesn?t Work!) Rev. 2.1
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 5:34P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Apple iPhone 4S might be a small upgrade if you were using the iPhone 4, but it is a huge upgrade if you are upgrading from the iPhone 3GS, as I was. Not only was the screen much sharper (albeit still the same size!), the iPhone 4S was much faster. Unfortunately, I also immediately noticed a big problem with the iPhone 4S - its terrible battery life. Recently, my brother pointed me to a very nice app called System Monitor with Battery Max. It`s a 99 cent app that allows you to monitor the hardware and software of your iDevice. What`s really nifty about it was it was able to give me a live read of the iPhone 4S` CPU load. What we found shocked us - the Apple iPhone 4S had a constantly high CPU load even when it idles! DO NOT BUY THE APP. Please check out this critical update : - Added results for the Apple iPad 2. - Added more details about this app`s failure to account for the extra processing core in the Apple A5 processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[DreamWare Computers] OCZ 750W ZT Power Supply
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 2:48P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During 2011 I reviewed both OCZ`s entry level power supply line, the ZS, and their high end line, the ZX. Although they did have a line in the middle, it was mostly composed of older, outdated models until recently. Looking to update their middle-end line, OCZ has now released the ZT. The ZT takes many of the great performance features seen on the lower end ZS and adds things like a modular cable design and improved cooling system. I have a 750W ZT on the bench here today to see just how it fares up!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Huntkey Jumper 600B Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Two years ago, we reviewed the Huntkey Jumper 550, which exceeded our expectations. Now it is time to review the Jumper 600B, which comes with the 80 Plus Bronze certification. (Hence the letter B after the product wattage; it is important to understand that the 500 W and 550 W models from this family have the standard 80 Plus certification.) Let`s see how the Jumper 600B fared on our tests."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although flagship parts generate lots of hype, it is the mainstream parts that people actually buy. The aggressively-priced Core i7-3820 is Intel`s attempt at drawing enthusiasts towards its slightly languishing high-end LGA2011 platform, but if faces stiff competition from the Core i7-2600K and 2700K models. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Intel DX79SI @ ocaholic
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next to numerous motherboard manufacturers Intel has their own motherbards. In this regard the DX79SI is their flagship model which should offer interesting and practical features as well as good overall performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has always been the memory that comes to mind when I think of enthusiast memory. Their HyperX line of memory has been their top of the line enthusiast memory and some of the first ever enthusiast memory to be released. Today we are going to be checking out their HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX). This kit features Kingston?s newer heatspreaders and runs at 1600MHz with timings of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V. This kit is the perfect starting kit for someone who is looking into dual channel memory. Read on as we take a look?"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

News - AZZA Fusion 3000 Full Tower Case Review at Overclockers Online
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AZZA designs their cases with gamers in mind and the Fusion 3000 is a full tower that certainly fits this bill. With enough water cooling holes to satisfy even the most crazed water cooler and space for up to a 360mm radiator the level of cooling you choose is open. Support for the largest of motherboards (XL-ATX), 10 PCI expansion slots and room for the longest of video cards there is virtually no limit to your hardware choices. Ten Easy Swap trays, four of which are for SSDs, will mean you might have a harder time finding drives to fill the Fusion 3000 than installing them."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE.NET

News: TRs March 2012 system guide
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental changes and tweaks. We`ve also included a one-of-a-kind build specced out by our Editor-in-Chief."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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