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[DreamWare Computers] Samsung UN55ES8000 LED Smart TV
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 4:07P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I have Samsung`s latest UN55ES8000 Smart TV on the test bench and will be taking you through everything this model has to offer. With a lot of the built-in features and included extras in the box, the UN55ES8000 can actually eliminate the need for many additional home theatre components and can give you a nice and integrated home theatre solution."

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - ISA Enable Bit
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 4:07P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *ISA Enable Bit* setting."

[Tech ARP] Thomson / Technicolor TG784n Port Forwarding Guide Rev. 2.0
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 4:07P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Port forwarding is important if you have applications or games that require an unobstructed connection from a computer on your local network to a remote service or server. What it basically does is open a port in your firewall and direct all traffic that is sent to that port to a specific computer on your network. Think of it as opening a secret entrance in your city wall and then routing all traffic that goes through it to a specific house. If you do not set up port forwarding for your application, it may not be able to connect to the service or you may have to live with reduced performance. This port forwarding guide is for those who are using the *older Thomson TG784n* router, or the *newer Technicolor TG784n v3* router. Although the example uses the latest Technicolor TG784n v3 router, the steps are the same for the older Thomson TG784n router. Let`s get right down to it! *In this update, we made various improvements and corrections to the guide. We also added some information on the default MAC address selection.*"

AMD A8-5600K Trinity APU Review @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 4:07P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join TechwareLabs as we take a look at the AMD A8-5600k, the unlocked third tier chip of the new Trinity series. With four cores, an unlocked multiplier, and a 7xxx series Radeon on-chip, this little APU offers a lot of punch in a small package. Read on to find out if it will be able to deliver."

Antec HCP-1000 Platinum PSU
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 4:07P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec High Current Pro HCP-1000 Platinum PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with four +12V rails (40,0A), a 135mm Fan, 9x SATA hard disk connectors and 6x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."

ZOTAC GTX650 Ti AMP! Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 1:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA claim that enthusiasts change their graphics card solutions every three years and with this in mind, the GTX650 Ti is aimed at users who own the 9600 GT, which is now over four years old. Claims of a 5x performance boost are heralded by NVIDIA who also claim the GTX650 Ti out performs last year`s GTX550 Ti by 1.5x, not a bad performance boost at all considering the GTX650 utilises DirectX 11 enhancements something the 9600 GT is incapable of. Today though we will be concentrating on today`s most recent graphics cards available and will be comparing the GTX650Ti to these, specifically the AMD HD7770, it`s direct competitor to see which is best for you, allowing you to make the most informed decision when purchasing."

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review - Tinfoil Hats Recommended @ Techgage
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 11:46A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* It`s been a long time coming. Developed by the fine folks at Firaxis, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a reimagining of the classic strategy game, but without the genre-bending tactics of other ill-fated titles. Will veterans of the original rejoice? Does it remain fresh for a new audience? Have I really been mind controlled? Read on to find out!"

News: A look at Lucids Virtu MVP Mobile
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Origin`s Eon laptops are the first to offer Lucid`s Virtu MVP Mobile virtualization scheme. We`ve taken the 11.6 representative of that lineup for a spin to gauge the technology`s benefits in a mobile context."

Lifes Good with HSA and the AMD Opteron ARMy @ Rage3D.com
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 9:21A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
*Another huge OEM joins the HSA, alongside Samsung now sits LG poised to leverage HSA designs in their pervasive product lines, plus AMD is now officially double 64-bit: ARMv8 in 2014 Opterons."

XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Nov 18 2012 | 1:51P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to gaming performance the XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core Edition did better than expected with a screen resolution of 1920x1080! We were able to easily play all the current game titles at 1080p with the image quality settings cranked up! There were a few game titles like Skyrim where we felt a minor hiccup here or there when the frame buffer would fill up, but they were few and far between. If you are looking to save a few bucks and don`t plan on playing beyond 1920x1080 then the XFX R7850 1GB Core Edition should be something to consider..."

Toshiba Satellite P845-S4200 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Nov 18 2012 | 11:46A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Toshiba Satellite P845-S4200 is a 14-inch laptop that features a solid aluminum design, a third-gen Intel CPU and a large 750GB hard drive. This combination offers really great performance but the keyboard could have a better design."

NETGEAR R6300 Wireless Router 802.11ac Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Nov 18 2012 | 11:23A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NETGEAR R6300 Wireless Router 802.11ac Review @ HardwareHeaven.com With a completely new styling and specifications in excess of Wireless-N the new NETGEAR R6300 is one of the most advanced routers available. Today we review a pair of them giving us Wireless-ac (802.11ac) connectivity at either end of the transmission."

Lian Li PC-7HX Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Nov 18 2012 | 9:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lian Li PC-7HX is no exception when it comes to the design philosophy that Lian Li uses. The PC-7HX is constructed out of aluminum and has a solid build. Lian Li designed the PC-7HX to utilize a positive pressure cooling design with two 140mm fans in the front bezel and a single 120mm fan in the rear to exhaust the hot air. A hard drive cage is included that will support four 3.5 inch drives along with a single 2.5 inch drive. The drive cage is removable and also can be upgraded with a back-plate to provide hot swap capabilities. The front I/O panel features two USB 3.0 ports, as well as audio jacks with a cover, to hide them when they are not in use.///"

Weekly Giveaway: Win one of three Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W Power Supplies
     Sat, Nov 17 2012 | 1:51P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Give your PC the power it needs to go to another level!"

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Power Edition OC Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Nov 17 2012 | 11:23A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Featuring a core clock speed of 1124MHz (66 MHz higher than stock) MSI has released the GeForce GTX 650 Power Edition OC. The MSI GeForce GTX 650 Power edition has 1024MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz and runs on a 128-bit bus. It is targeted at the budget gamer and is designed to offer 1080p gaming to all, while using energy efficiently. MSI has produced the GPU using military class components that meet the MIL-STD-810G standard for increased durability and longevity. The GTX 650 Power Edition includes the ability to performance tune the card further using MSI`s own Afterburner utility. Connectivity is provided through a mini-HDMI port, DVI-D, or DVI-I port allowing the GPU to be connected to just about any display on the market."

In the Game #2 - Top 5 Games that Need to be Revived @Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Nov 17 2012 | 9:21A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spirit of the Halloween season, Ron and Eric discuss their Top 5 game titles that need to come back from the dead while inside a Zerg lair. Plenty of older franchises are currently enjoying another shot at glory with HD remakes. What titles do you think are worthy of a revival and deserve comeback?"

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