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MSI's All-new X79 Series Mainboards with Military Class III Components
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Leading international mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI today announces the official release of its X79A-GD65 (8D), X79A-GD65, X79A-GD45, and X79MA-GD45 mainboards. The new mainboards are based on Intel's latest X79 chipset and uses the LGA 2011 socket supporting the 2nd generation Core i7 processors. The X79A-GD65 (8D) features with 8 memory DIMMs, supports 16GB DDR3 memory modules, bringing maximum capacity up to a staggering 128GB! For superior quality and stability, MSI X79 series mainboards adopts Military Class III components. With DrMOS II - the next generation of DrMOS with improved double thermal protection - the lifetime of components is maximized, even in warmer environments or when the machine is heavily overclocked. MSI X79 series mainboards also feature the latest PCI Express Gen 3 bus and MSI's proprietary Click BIOS II for maximum performance and user convenience. When taking into account all of the other advanced technologies supported such as 3-Way NVIDIA SLI and 4-way AMD CrossFireX multi-GPU processing technology, THX TruStudio PRO sound, Multi-BIOS II, Control Center II, and Super Charger, MSI X79-series mainboards are simply the best choice for enthusiasts!

  FULL STORY @ MSI COMPUTER

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After years of anticipating whether or not Cooler Master would update their legendary Cosmos cases, the wait is finally over. Their new Cosmos II Ultra Tower is a true successor to the original while packing in a boatload of additional features for good measure. This is one hell of a case."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance the COSMOS II looks very similar to the original case as it has the top and bottom rails still, but beyond that it is very different. For one thing it is bigger in all dimensions with the original Cosmos at 10.47(W) x 23.54(H) x 24.72 (D) but the new and improved Cosmos II Ultra Tower stands a whopping 13.5(W) x 27.7(H) x 26.1(D). This is larger than most cases classified as a Full Tower which is why Cooler Master came up with the Ultra Tower category..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Chassis Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master sent me this case about a week or so ago, and said keep this a secret until the beginning of January. Well, it has taken every restraint I can muster not to fill the forums of many sites with images of this beast. As you read in the title, Cooler Master has taken yet another crack and making the ultimate chassis to wear the Cosmos moniker. This time, as I see it, Cooler Master went back to step one and did a complete redesign of the original, just that this time it seems there is a no hold barred approach to delivering solutions to all of the past issues, adding a ton of features while re-engineering others, and delivering a new Cosmos that resembles the original, but definitely makes its own statement when in the room. The Cosmos II from Cooler Master we are going to be looking at is designated as an Ultra-Tower chassis, and rightfully so. You are about to see that this chassis delivers in every sense of the word ultra. Not only is the Cosmos II immense and massive, it is sleek and sexy to look at and it offers everything you want in a chassis and then some. And then you even get every bit of hardware you could want if moving over to water cooling or adding fans. On top of that, everything is super easy to use with all of the tool-free mechanisms and hidden secrets."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If i might take the subjectivity of looks on myself for a moment, this thing is drop dead gorgeous! While it does not sit in the corner and demand your attention...it certainly does command it. Cooler Master has said that the Cosmos II is Supercar inspired I am not sure which one they used for inspiration, but I am going to guess it was the Mercedes SLR. It seems that the word elegant has been hijacked in recent years to mean square aluminum box. The Cosmos II does elegant in a different way. It has a lot of style, but not in a screaming look at me fashion. I noted that the signature Cosmos handles are reminiscent of studio grade rack audio equipment as soon as I got it out of the box. I think the best description for the Cosmos is elegant and professional."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Samsung PM830 SSD 128 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 10:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsungs latest PM830 SSD series has been around for over a month now. Befor the actual launch we reviewed the 256 Gigabyte drive and now we`re going to test the 128 Gigabyte model. Let`s see if this one can keep up with the other 120 Gigabyte drives. Furhtermore we`re also very curious if the package one gets is able to convince."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Danger Den Q20 Black Series Acrylic Chassis Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some time ago, back when extra hardware wasn`t something that was available to me, I had my first go at a Danger Den acrylic chassis build with the Black 21 chassis. If you want to, go ahead and have a look at how limited hardware and installing air cooling into a chassis designed for water can really bring a slick looking chassis down a peg. With that in mind, with this newly developed chassis there will be a full on custom water cooling loop installed into the chassis to showcase it how it deserves to be, and to give the readers more of what is to be expected when reviewing a product that is specifically driven as a chassis to house water cooling out of the gate. If the Black 21 was a full tower, this new chassis is more of a mid tower just going by the chassis sizing, but don`t let that cloud your judgment. Even though the chassis has gotten smaller than the last solution I looked at, this new design has a couple of things the other didn`t, as well as a better handle in the way the water cooling is mounted into the chassis rather than directly to the face as the Black 21 did. The more obvious changes up front are things like the power button moved to the rear in the new chassis, the acrylic motherboard tray has been redesigned and the PSU has been moved from the top to the bottom. There are a couple of others to mention as well, but I`ve got to save some material for the rest of the review, so if you want to see what those things are, stick with me; I`m sure you are about to like what you see over the next few pages."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
Intel to launch Medfield platform in 2Q12, Clover Trail-W platform in 4Q12
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to launch its Medfield platform running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the second quarter of 2012 and then release its Clover Trail-W platform running on Windows 8 in the fourth quarter of the year.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Headset @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arctic Sound P311 headset uses Bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly to various devices and phones. The Arctic Sound P311 is also lightweight so it is perfect for users who want a wireless headset that matches their active lifestyle. With built-in multimedia and volume controls, users can control their music instantly on the Arctic P311 without having to look at their media player or phone while in motion. The Arctic Sound P311 can also hold up to 20 hours of continuous music playback and 400 hours of standby battery life so you don?t have to charge it as often as you plug in your phone."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Cooler Master return to the Cosmos family with the launch of the Cosmos 2. This ultra tower chassis features aspects which remind us of the original Cosmos from 2007 but Cooler Master have brought it right up to date with more advanced features and an evolved design. We have one on our test bench so let`s see what the case has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In computer cases, it`s a constant battle between price, function, and style-- as the saying goes, Pick any two. There are any number of very servicable cases available at $100 or less; if you have $150 in your case budget, you can choose from some excellent full tower cases; and if you have $250 to spend on a case, you can get almost any combination of function and style you could ever want. Beyond that are the super-premium cases, and Cooler Master`s latest entry in this field is so special the company calls it an ultra tower. Benchmark Reviews takes a look to see if the Cooler Master Cosmos II case deserves this designation."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra PC Case @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But like any other product offered to the consumer it was discounted. And if you are a CM fan boy and wanted a large case your choice was the CM Stacker until the HAX series was released. But now it is back and better than ever. Cooler Master has announced the Cosmos II and if you thought the original was big you have to check this one out. The original Cosmos measure 23.5 and this new beauty measures just over 4 taller at 27.7. Size isn`t the only feature that the new Cosmos II has over the original. We be damned if you think we are going to spill all the goodies in the introduction. Read on."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Toshiba Thrive 7 Review, Honeycomb at 7 Inches
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We called the 10-inch Toshiba Thrive the "Swiss Army Knife" of tablets when it first arrived, with its copious amounts of connectivity options and full-sized ports. It's a larger-than-most tablet but the sort of device that differentiates itself in a crowd of too similar designs. The second coming of the Thrive, the Toshiba Thrive 7 that we're going to take a look at today, however, has to squeeze features and functionality into a decidedly smaller form factor. Though Toshiba once again does there level best here, to offer as much openess to connectivity as they can in this smaller version of the Thrive. We'd almost call this version the "Thrive Mini." At the internal component level, the Thrive 7 shares a lot of similarities with the original 10-inch Thrive, it's just packed into a petite frame with a slightly trimmed down price tag of $379.
  FULL STORY @ TOSHIBA

Antec P280 Performance One Case Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With so much instability in the technology world it's hard to believe Antec has been around for over 25 years. The resulting experience can be found throughout their chassis line. The new P280 shows just how well Antec has refined their Performance One Series cases
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

NewerTech NuTouch Gloves Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Arriving a few weeks ago just in time for the cold winter weather in Canada's national capital, Ottawa, I received a package from NewerTech and Other World Computing. I was excited to receive this package, and not because it contained high tech goodies, but because it had a pair of NuTouch gloves. The reason I was looking forward to receiving these gloves is because I use my iPhone a lot when I'm outside, and my old pair of gloves didn't work with touchscreens. This meant having to take off my gloves when operating touchscreen devices, and with outside temperatures frequently dropping into the -20 degree celcius (-4F) range, this resulted in frozen hands. This really negated the effects of having gloves in the first place.
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Intel P67 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 2:36A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review PCSTATS is testing the Intel P67-based Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 motherboard. This is a performance oriented motherboard with a great deal of gamer friendly options, overclocking tools and an extensive connectivity list all rolled up into one hefty matt black package. This board looks fantastic, too.
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

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