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OCZ Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in July we took a look at the Vertex 4 solid state drive from OCZ. This was the first consumer solid state drive from OCZ to use the Indilinx Everest 2 controller. Today we are looking at OCZs second solid state drive to use that controller, the Agility 4. The Agility 4 features read and write speeds of 420MB/s read and 410MB/s write respectively. Since OCZ has been making solid state drives they have always had the Vertex line and Agility line. The Vertex line was always the high-end enthusiast product, while the Agility was aimed for the mainstream. It is no different here, unlike the Vertex 4 that uses synchronous NAND the Agility 4 uses asynchronous NAND and is much less expensive. As of this review the Agility 4 is $189.99 for the $256GB version. Read on as we check the Agility 4 out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Patriot Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters Memory 1866MHz 16GB Review
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with the latest iteration of Patriot`s Viper heat sink package that has evolved over the years - from the original AOC (Aluminum on Copper) design to a stamped aluminum heat shield - these do well in terms of cooling. Even with the higher voltage and increased clock speed, the Viper 3-designed heat sinks kept the thermals in check with just the airflow from the fans on the H100. Currently priced at $123 from online outlets, the Intel Extreme Master modules look and perform well, fitting right into the theme of many blue and black motherboards on the market. Patriot`s Intel Extreme Master Limited Edition modules offer cooling performance coupled with a low voltage requirement and good looks that add up to a package of high capacity at a relatively low price. On top of that, you get some overclocking headroom if you choose to go that route."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Review: Gigabyte GA-7PESLX mit 2x Xeon E5 2470 @ Ocaholic
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Instead of an enthusiast motherboard, this time we will look at a workstation motherboard. Meanwhile it is not a entry level motherboard, Gigabyte provided us with their latest high end dual socket motherboard which is the mainstream model of this new series. It features up to 384 GB of DDR3 ECC memory running at 1600 MHz, two 8 core / 16 threads processor, a high end LSI SAS controller and more. This time we will not only review the motherboard but also benchmark this dual Xeon Octocore setup under real world workloads/situations. Feel the power!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Sapphire HD 7770 GHz FleX Edition Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire HD 7770 GHz FleX Edition Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com In the mainstream arena one of the key products of the moment is the Radeon HD 7770, a card designed to offer an excellent price to performance ratio. For those who are on a limited budget keeping costs to a minimum can mean money spent elsewhere and with their FleX Edition Sapphire look to facilitate multi-screen gaming at minimal cost. Today we have their new Radeon 7770 FleX Edition (GHz Edition) on our test bench, but is 5760x1080 gaming achievable with it?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X 3 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire`s new HD 7950 Vapor-X comes overclocked out of the box. Thanks to clever use of the dual BIOS feature you can also activate a second Lethal Boost BIOS which runs even higher clocks. Cooling is provided by a large dual fan vapor chamber cooler which keeps the card cool and provides low noise operation."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Test: Intel i7 920 @ 2.66 & 4 GHz - Gaming Performance HD 7970 @ ocaholic
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 1:05P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Okay, time to take a break with AMD`s processors for now and let`s go back to Intel with the Core i7 920. Yes the i7 920, the one that a lot of us bought or wanted to buy, the one that has almost revolutionized the market, in bief: the one! Back to the article we are going to test his gaming performance coupled with an AMD HD 7970 under recent 3D games with maximum graphics settings possible at a resolution of 1920x1080. And there is a bonus, lots of people asked us to test it at both stock and 4 GHz speed, so we did!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kingston HyperX Blu memory kits are essentially the entry level HyperX product. Does that mean they aren`t top of the line? Not at all! For the average user that is looking for great bang for the buck the Kingston HyperX Blu memory modules are a great buy. Our 16Gb kit today was holding it`s own against..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
Kingston HyperX Lovo 2x4GB DDR3-1600MHz CL9 1.35v @ ocaholic
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Instead of an enthusiast motherboard, this time we will look at a workstation motherboard. Meanwhile it is not a entry level motherboard, Gigabyte provided us with their latest high end dual socket motherboard which is the mainstream model of this new series. It features up to 384 GB of DDR3 ECC memory running at 1600 MHz, two 8 core / 16 threads processor, a high end LSI SAS controller and more. This time we will not only review the motherboard but also benchmark this dual Xeon Octocore setup under real world workloads/situations. Feel the power!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Finally A Great Ultrabook Keyboard
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I must admit that I personally like the Carbon. After all, I write for a living, so a great keyboard wins me over. But I have a hard time figuring out a reason why I would recommend it over the HP Envy 14 Spectre or Zenbook Prime. Neither is as suitable for travelers, but truth be told, the Carbon is also a poor choice. A serious traveler should buy a T430s or X230 and deal with the added weight. That leaves consumers, who will prefer the Envy 14 Spectres better display and far more attractive exterior. And while the keyboard is not as good, its not bad either."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s GTX 670 Power Edition OC has an enviable rap sheet: it`s performance nearly matches a GTX 680, there`s a long feature list and the included Twin Frozr IV heatsink is cool and extremely quiet. However, the largest selling point of this graphics card is its price of just $409."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:48A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at the SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W; an 80 Plus Gold efficient PSU which is fully modular and equipped with a single +12v rail capable of 83A. Can this unit withstand multiple graphics cards? How loud is the fan during load? Is it a good value for money offering? These are just some of the questions you might be asking and we are here to answer them."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Powercolor HD 7990 Devil 13 6 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 11:44A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor`s HD 7990 Devil 13 is the first dual-GPU HD 7990 that reaches our labs. This huge triple slot, triple fan card comes with fully enabled Tahiti XT GPUs, running in an internal CrossFire configuration. As a result the Devil 13 is the fastest AMD-based graphics card we ever tested."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Western Digital MY NET N900 Dual-Band Router @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 10:39A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital is not a name typically associated with networking and routers. They have entered the networking space big though with their My Net series of routers promising dual band 450+450 Wireless N, easy setup, QOS, and a host of other features including onboard storage and expandability via USB 3.0. We take a look at the My Net 900 and compare its performance against another 450 router to see if you are really getting significant performance increase as well as features you can use."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Fractal Design Array R2 mini-ITX NAS Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:53A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With mass storage being available at reasonable prices, the desire to build home servers, NAS boxes and so forth has never been stronger. Some might choose the pre-built NAS route, but for those pro-DIY, Fractal Design has its Array R2. Interested in a mini-ITX chassis that can support up to 6 hard drives and 1 SSD? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Bitfenix Prodigy Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:32A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Bitfenix Prodigy is a sleek-looking case from Bitfenix, supporting Mini-ITX motherboards and targeted to users who want to build a small yet powerful gaming computer to carry it to LAN parties. Let`s check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

LEPA G850-MAS 850 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Sep 11 2012 | 9:30A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will test the strongest PSU of the newly enriched LEPA G Series, which has 850 W capacity and offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency. The G850-MAS also comes with DC-DC converters for the minor rails generation and uses only Japanese-made caps for enhanced reliability."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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