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Kingston SSDNow V300 128GB Solid State Drive Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 9:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The V200+ was the latest of the series that we have had on the bench. Performance best not the best but it offers better than mechanical drive numbers (way better), great security as well as Kingston`s repetition of quality. This drives has been a mainstay in our test benches for some time and still going strong. The newest of the series will be the V300 which is now offered in 60GB, 120GB and the largest 240GB sizes. The heart of the drive is a LSI SandForce controller and new 19mm NAND modules all optimized for Kingston. But is it enough to top one of our favorites? We will soon see."

Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 9:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been quite a while since we have taken a look at a motherboard from Gigabyte. The last board we looked at was the Z77X-UD3H back when the Z77 chipset first launched. It has been quite a while since the Z77 launch and we are seeing a second round of Z77 motherboards appear. The Z77X-UD4H is part of of this new round of motherboards and builds upon the UD3H by adding some new features to the board. The Z77X-UD4H is a great motherboard for people looking to get into the Z77 chipset without having to drop a whole lot of money. Right now the Z77X-UD4H is selling for $164.99, which makes it one of the more inexpensive Z77 motherboards available. Dont let the price tag fool you though, this board is filled with great features! Lets dive in"

TRIM Check Overview of an essential SSD TRIM functionality tester
     Thu, Mar 21 2013 | 7:05A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever wondered whether TRIM actually works on your SSD or not, look no further. There is a little freeware utility now available that simplifies TRIM functionality testing."

Anidees AI-06W Midi Tower Review
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 4:04P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the many things we should all love about the entire computer industry is that regardless of the already very large number of companies/manufacturers present in the market there`s always room for the introduction of new ones (lets not forget that competition is always good for consumers and usually results to better quality products at lower prices). Of course we mostly see new storage and cooling related manufacturers but from time to time there are some who dare enter the PC case market as their sole focus. One such company is Anidees a brand new PC Case manufacturer based in the Netherlands and although I did have the chance to test their quite impressive and high quality AI-06B (Black) midi tower in the past today on our photo bench we have their latest AI-06W (White) midi tower."

[Affiliates News] Gigabyte GP-H11 Earphones Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 3:23P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
$10 earphones? We took one in to see if they were good or not."

ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 11:55A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS RT-N66U Dual-band Gigabit Wireless-N router is an N900 router meaning that it offers connection speeds up to 450Mbps on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band simultaneously for a total of 900Mbps. Integrated into the ASUS RT-N66U is a 4 port Gigabit switch as well as a Gigabit WAN port. ASUS designed the RT-N66U with three removable external antennas so that the best range can be provided and antennas can be changed. There are two USB ports that support 3G/4G modems, printer sharing, and storage devices. The storage devices can be used in connection with the ASUS AiDisk, AiCloud, FTP server, and media server capability. The router is also capable of hosting up to 8 different wireless networks, including 3 guest networks on each wireless band. ASUS has 256MB of RAM installed into the system to prevent bottlenecks, and the latest security features. Including a built in firewall and security encryption up to WPA2-Enterprise."

REVIEW: Mionix Naos 8200 Gaming Mouse @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 10:20A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Mionix Naos 8200 sits right in the midst of a highly competitive mouse market dominated by several very popular products, backed by industry stalwarts that have ruled the roost for quite some time. That may change, however, as the Naos 8200 looks to battle the competition with bold claims of better features and advanced ergonomics. At a price of $90, the Naos 8200 is positioned as the new flagship mouse from Mionix, and sits in the upper echelons of gaming mice. It?s not cheap, but it looks absolutely captivating. Is it worth the premium? Can the Naos 8200 improve upon its predecessor without losing its original appeal? Let?s find out.?"

NVIDIA GTX TITAN vs. SLI & Crossfire @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 10:19A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GTX TITAN is the highest priced graphics cards on the market so parallels will naturally be drawn between it an dual card setups. In this article, we look at now it lines up against SLI and Crossfire setups of the GTX 680, GTX 670, HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost, all of which happen to be less expensive."

NZXT HALE90 V2 850 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 10:06A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HALE90 V2 power supply series from NZXT has 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1,200 W models, all with the 80 Plus Gold certification and a fully modular cabling system. Let`s take an in-depth look at the 850 W version."

Monster Digital Daytona 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 9:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We finally received TRIM enabled firmware for the Daytona, a SSD we`ve had for several months. The late firmware was just the start of issues that surround the Daytona and the sum of all of these problems lead us to question anyone buying a SSD from Monster Digital."

Logitech T651 Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 9:37A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Using the Logitech T651 Rechargeable Trackpad is not unlike that of the Apple Magic Trackpad or any trackpad on an Apple laptop. It supports gestures, taps, and clicks. Unlike Apple`s trackpad which uses batteries, the T651 is rechargeable, so giving it a full charge is the first step upon opening and it takes two to three hours to get a full charge. The glass surface is slick yet tactile and feels very much like the Magic Trackpad and trackpads found on the varying MacBooks. So, those that are used to using them shouldn`t really feel a difference..."

Guru3D Rig of the Month February 2013
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 9:19A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,It was a year ago to date that a Mathieu Heredia AKA Sassanou won the rig of the Month 2012, with an awesome build. This year he is back in the running with something completely new, dark, carbon. A Japanese Kenji show once again that Mathieu is a true case modder with a taste for seriously nice hardware, veni vidi vici and have a look at his new project, which he calls the Beasts ..."

Gigabyte GA-H77N-WiFi Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 9:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte H77N-WiFi motherboard measures 170x170mm and conforms to the mini-ITX form factor standard. The Gigabyte H77N has dual-stream WiFi features provided by an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 card, capable of Intel Wireless Display and Bluetooth 4.0 functionality. For HTPC users, Gigabyte provides a DVI-I as well as dual HDMI video outputs with 8-channel audio and HDCP compatibility. Unlike other mini-ITX mainboards, the Gigabyte H77N-WiFi motherboard is equipped with dual Realtek 8111F Gigabit LAN ports for additional network connectivity. Should users decide to build a mini-ITX gaming platform, a PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot is available for discrete GPU installation."

Thermaltake Smart M 850W Power Supply @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Mar 20 2013 | 7:05A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake SP-850M power supply uses a high-efficiency circuit design rated 80 Plus bronze. The Thermaltake Smart M series 850W power supply has a powerful 70A on a single +12V rail and has four 6+2-pin PCIE connectors for multi-GPU Crossfire or SLI setups. Inside the SP-850M are high-quality Japanese and solid-state components which are kept cool with a 140mm fan while in operation. The Smart M 850W power supply`s modular cables utilize an easily-manageable slim design so chassis airflow is not obstructed. Aside from the 5-year warranty, a suite of industrial-grade protection including over-current, over-voltage, under-current, over-power and short-circuit protection offer comfort that the SP-850M will perform up to user expectations."

Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 460 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Mar 19 2013 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seasonic upgraded their smaller fanless units with the new KM3 platform. Not only does it offer better performance than the KM2 platform, but it also offers the highly sought after Platinum efficiency certification. Today, we will take a look at the fresh fanless unit with 460 W capacity and Platinum efficiency."

Transcend RDF8 USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Mar 19 2013 | 3:23P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By plugging in the Transcend RDF8 USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader into one of the available USB 3.0 ports on the ASUS UX31A we found performance increased nicely. The sequential read and write speeds jumped up to 81MB/s and 45MB/s, respectively. Speed aside it also supports other memory card formats that we previously couldn`t do, so you get more than just a speed boost!"

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