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ASUS GTX 670 DirectCu II TOP Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:22A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS` new GTX 670 DirectCu II Top is one of the highest clocked GTX 670 cards on the market but there`s much more than just GTX 680-like performance. It uses an excellent dual slot cooler and boasts upgraded components but with some fierce competition to contend with, is its $30 premium over the reference design really worth it?* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Antec ISK110 VESA Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec ISK110 VESA is a tiny case for Mini-ITX motherboards, targeted to users who want a small computer that won`t take up any space on their desktop. In fact, the ISK110 VESA can be attached to the back of your video monitor, so it won`t take up any space on your workspace and it will also be hidden from view. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ASUS Maximus V Formula review
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the ASUS Maximus V Formula.The Formula series equals style, features and highly tweakable motherboards -- all made with the ROG (Replublic of Gamers) backing it up. What defines the Formula the best however is that the heat sinks are in fact waterblocks, the Maximus V Formula can be used on both air and water as the Maximus V Formula eliminates heat with a unique aluminum-finned heatsink that combines an all-copper water channel and heatpipe in one. Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

XBMCs Thoughts On XvBA: AMD Catalyst Has Problems
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:10A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s not only NVIDIA with Linux problems that cause upstream developers to publicly bash companies (i.e. Linus Torvalds calling NVIDIA the worst company ever), but AMD has come under scrutiny too. The developers of the popular cross-platform XBMC multimedia project shared a little story about enthusiasm, hope, and disappointment. In this guest posting by Peter Frhberger on Phoronix, XvBA is what is principally talked about, which is AMD`s lead choice for video acceleration when using their proprietary Catalyst driver. Unfortunately the XBMC developers aren`t too happy about the state of video acceleration using AMD`s Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics hardware, hence why they have reached out to Phoronix with this rather lengthy public message. Whether AMD even cares about Linux users and when XvBA will support missing functionality are among their open questions for AMD."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Inside the Card-That-Unlocks-All-Cable-Channels Scam @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:10A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever heard of a smart card that unlocks all channels of your cable TV? This is obviously a scam, as no such device exists. Channels are locked and unlocked at the cable TV`s side, not at the customer`s side. This week a shady individual showed up at our office offering such a card. Our lab assistant winked and said, This will give an excellent article. Let`s take a look at it."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

'Review: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB'
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nothing gets my cooling fans going like a new hard drive! With that, I have yet to hop on the SSD wagon, until now. I have resisted as long as possible because even though the benchmarks were there, the prices just were not. Crucial thinks they can make me a believer and is trying to butter my biscuit with the M4 SSD...
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of the OCZ models are revisions and improvements of a previous which is the whole reason for the Roman numeral being displayed in the model name. And in the case of the review sample here today we have the Vertex 4. The drive that started it all was a model with had blistering speed (for that time period, 2009) of 280 MB/s and 3K 4K IOPS. Things have really changed as the Vertex 4 brags about speeds of 535 MB/s and 120K 4K IOPS. Advancements and progression is great isn?t it?"
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

 
'QNAP vs Thecus'
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We all love our NAS. If you don't have one yet, you will love your NAS. Sometimes picking the right one for you may be difficult. Really, it all boils down to what you need. In the last showdown, we matched QNAP vs Drobo, in this NAS Showdown we are going to pit QNAP against Thecus in a cage match to help you determine who deserves your money.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first SPCR Quiet Certified PC from AVADirect Custom Computers features a GTX560 Ti graphics card along with an Ivy Bridge i7-3770k CPU in a system that's quiet doing ordinary tasks and ramps up only moderately at full GPU/CPU load.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

A Futurelooks News Flash - Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thin and light is the name of the game. You no longer have to lug around a heavy laptop to get the full PC experience, thanks to the recent generation of Intel-powered ultrabooks. Today, we take a look at the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook that slots right into that market. The silver anodized aluminum body immediately speaks to the higher quality of this ultrabook, but does this beauty really hide a beast under the hood? Lets dive in and find out. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ X Turbo Video Card Review @ Rage3D.com
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
**The HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ X Turbo features a high performance cooler with distinctive looks, low noise, and factory overclock. We examine the performance against a reference 7870 in single and dual GPU configuration on single and triple panel setups, and see how well the HIS iTurbo overclocking software works. *"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX 3K series is the enthusiast and gamers choice when it comes to Kingston. The drive is offered in four sizes ranging from 90GB to 480GB. Driven by the SATA III protocol and controlled by the ever popular SandForce SF-2281 read and write times are pretty impressive. But it`s the way Kingston`s technology improves the longevity of the drive and the price got us loving the drive."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just in time for back to school shopping, the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is an all-around well-designed Ultrabook laptop that is designed for college-aged users. While it does have a very attractive design and all the necessary internals, it faces competition from a crowded market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

LSI Evolves to PCI Express 3.0 - New Products Announced
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LSI discusses several new products that make the leap to PCIe 3.0, unlocking bandwidth on RAID controllers and improving IOPS performance on HBAs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power edition OC review
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power edition /OC with new TwiNFrozr IV cooler. The card comes factory overclocked, is silent and remains cool. We have the 2GB Power Edition in house which comes pre-overclocked at 1020 MHz on the baseclock and 1089 MHz (misprinted in the chart below) on the boost clock. To give the card enough frame buffer to work with the cards are equipped with 2048 GDDR5 on a 256-bits wide bus. Let`s have a peek shall we ? Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

MSI Z77A-GD80 (Intel Z77) Motherboard with Thunderbolt Review
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 4:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We examine the MSI Z77A-GD80 with a focus on the supported Thunderbolt connectivity."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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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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