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TweakTowns Guide to 3D Printing: Part 2 - 3D Printer Kit Selection
     Mon, Jun 10 2013 | 10:31A | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our last installment, we discussed what made up a 3D printer, and what one should pay attention to when considering purchasing one. Today we are going to take a few more steps down the 3D printing road and discuss how to select a DIY kit."

Seagate 600 Pro SSD Review (400GB) - Better Warranty 28% OP and Power Loss Protection
     Mon, Jun 10 2013 | 8:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following in the footprints of our Seagate 600 SSD Review last week, today we are examining the next in line of the Seagate SSD family, the 600 Pro. We had held back on our review of the 600 Pro as we wanted to see how it was going to place in the marketplace before tackling our angle of approach for this SSD. The number of e-mails we received that spoke to the 600 Pro a mainstream consumer SSD, positioning itself with the likes of the Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, and maybe even the likes of the Crucial M500, seems to be inevitable. After all, the 600 Pro appears to have much in common with some of the best SSDs we have reported on to date."

MSI GT60 2OD-026US Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Jun 10 2013 | 3:52A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GT60 2OD-026US is a gaming laptop with the latest 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a solid-state hard drive. As a result, it has outstanding performance, a bright 15-inch 1080p display and a well-designed keyboard."

Lian Li PC-Q27 Black Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 8:49P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you like cases that are tiny and compact in design, you are going to want to check out the sleek new PC-Q27 Mini-ITX chassis from Lian Li."

Asus P8Z77 WS Mainboard
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 2:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS P8Z77 Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the Workstation Mainboard with Intel Z77 Express chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7 3770k CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit."

MSI Radeon HD 7790 TurboDuo OC review
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 12:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,?The key difference this time around, however, is the selection of MLC NAND. As the name indicates, the Vertex 3.20 uses 20nm MLC NAND compared to the larger 25nm / 34nm variants found on the original Vertex 3. It`s part of a market-wide push for smaller flash across the board. That aside, everything else under the hood remains virtually the same although LSI now owns SandForce.?"

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC 2GB Video Card Review @HiTech Legion
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 11:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte GTX 770 OC video card uses a custom Windforce 3X cooling solution that can effectively dissipate heat off of the supercharged GK104 GTX 770 GPU core. The Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC video card has six copper heatpipes and aluminum fins organized in a triangular shape to effectively minimize the flow of turbulence between the fans that results in a low noise video card performance."

The Haswell Review - Intel Core i7-4770K Performance and Architecture
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 10:31A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From a desktop component perspective, Haswell has impressed me with the Core i7-4770K. I honestly wasn`t expecting as much CPU performance increase with this release but seeing our benchmarks scale from 5-15% (sometimes higher) from the 3770K to the 4770K makes it pretty clear that if you are building a new system today and you aren`t considering the $1000 CPU options, Haswell is the route to go."

Intel Core i7 4770K Review
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 9:22A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After taking an initial look at a press-only event a few weeks back, I was hopeful that there were just some really bad early samples out and that the Core i7 4770K would overclock at least as well as the three Core i7 3770Ks I have. Truth be told it was right on par with my ES 3770K and a little behind the two retail samples at 4.7GHz. All in all not bad, as that is a 1.2GHz bump over the base clock speed. By pushing this far, heat is going to be an issue even with water cooling, so the recommendation was to try and stay under or around 1.25v, and no more than 1.275 as the thermal load contained in the small confines of the die just cannot be shed fast enough to keep from warming up regardless of the cooling used."

Sandberg iConheli Bluetooth Helicopter
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 8:21A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Women like to think that all men regardless of age always remain children deep inside and they just might be on to something since we all enjoy playing our favorite game titles alone, with our friends and perhaps more times with unknown people from around the globe (even if they are not right however who am i to argue especially when something works in my favor?). Remote controlled cars used to be amongst my favorite hobbies around 10 years ago (i still own a Mugen 2hp 1/20 RC car) but due to the fact that there aren`t that many certified tracks where i live (the nearest one is like 60km away) i lost interest. Then i turned to RC helicopters but since the really good ones were quite large and also needed fuel to run i soon realized that once again i needed to operate them in specific places which were quite far as well (the law doesn`t allow people using them on rooftops unfortunately). Such limitations however don`t apply for all the small Bluetooth RC Helicopters that have flooded the market lately and one of those is the iConheli by Sandberg which has been in our hands for a full month of testing both indoors and outdoors."

Computex 2013 Previen: An AMD comeback Windows 8.1 and More Tablets @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 8:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before the official start of Computex, Hardware Canucks` reporters at the show have a discussion regarding what`s expected and which companies are about to make a big splash.  "

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning review
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 3:52A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning Video Card Review - NVIDIA debuts the new GeForce GTX 770 today. The GeForce GTX 770 is poised to provide refreshed performance, for a surprising price. We evaluate a retail MSI GeForce GTX 770 Lightning flagship video card from MSI with specifications that will make any enthusiast smile. The $399 price point just got a kick in the pants."

Lian Li PC-Q12 mini-ITX Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Sat, Jun 08 2013 | 8:49P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
*Building a small yet powerful PC has never been easier, thanks to the increasing popularity of feature-packed mini-ITX motherboards. They`ve never been more attractive, either, as Lian Li`s PC-Q12 mini-ITX proves. So, let`s dig in and see if the chassis` features are as attractive as its aesthetics."

Asus Maximus V Formula @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Jun 08 2013 | 2:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lets be honest, Asus has a whole product line full of good motherboards. So much that it really takes a special motherboard to stand out from the crowd. There has been one specific board that has stuck with me for the past year and a half though, back from when I took a visit to the Asus office and they pulled it out to show me. That motherboard would be the Maximus V Formula. Im sure you are wondering what made it stand out, especially considering all of the motherboards we have in the office, including boards like the Rampage IV. Well I only have a limited amount of space in the opening; you will have to peek inside our review to find out."

MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB OC Overclocked Video Card Review
     Sat, Jun 08 2013 | 12:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out another retail AMD Radeon HD 7790 1GB video card. This time it`s from the folks at MSI and we overclock it."

News: Seagates 600 SSD solid-state drive reviewed
     Sat, Jun 08 2013 | 12:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years, hard drive makers have largely steered clear of consumer SSDs. Seagate is finally ready to get into the market, and we`ve taken a closer look at its affordable 600 SSD."

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