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Western Digital Red 4TB HDD @ TechwareLabs.com
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 3:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the growing popularity of home and small office NAS devices, demand has been growing for a new kind of drive: one that can stand being run all day, every day, but won`t break the bank with excessive power draw. Western Digital has developed a new line to fill that role, and today we`ll be taking a look at their latest and greatest, the Red 4TB."

NZXT Respire T20 Heatsink Reviewed on Frostytech
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 1:43P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the dock today is NZXT's Respire T20 heatsink. The Respire T20 stands 160mm tall, putting it in the class of full tower CPU coolers. At the heart of this 510 gram heatsink are three heatpipes; two 6mm diameter and one 8mm diameter, all exposed at the base for efficient heat conduction."


ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 1:34P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking on ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II was fruitful, based on the fact that this card came with standard reference clock speeds of 925MHz on the core and 1375MHz on the 3GB of GDDR5 memory. By using ASUS GPU Tweak and other tools, I was able to reach overclocks of over 22% on the core and over 20% on the memory with the final clock speeds of 1134MHz and 1669MHz on the core and memory, respectively. These are pretty significant jumps from the baseline clock speeds and offered up significant bumps in performance. Not 20%+ on average, but significant, none the less."

Intel prepares 8-series chipsets for Q2 2013
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 1:03P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Not content with just FIVE processor sockets (LGA775/1156/1155/1366/2011), Intel is preparing to launch the 'Haswell' processor in socket LGA1150 for the upcoming Intel Z87, H87, B85, H81 chipsets. VR-Zone reports the first Intel Z87 and Intel H87 motherboards will be on display at CeBIT 2013 in Germany. Intel 'Haswell' CPUs are expected to launch at Computex 2013 in June.

Motherboard makers may be ready for the new generation of Intel processors and chipsets, but are consumers?

All Intel 8-series chipsets will support the new Intel socket LGA 1150 which will not be compatible with any existing CPU currently available, leading to one hell of a confusing market place in our opinion.

Worst of all for the PC industry - and perhaps the death null for hardware review sites - is that after the Intel Z87 chipset VR-Zone reports that "future processors will be soldered on board and most likely you won’t have much of a chance but to get a board with CPU together as a ‘bundle’"

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Inside the Macintosh Plus
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Following the release of the original Macintosh in 1984 and the Macintosh 512K in 1985, Apple released the Macintosh Plus in 1986, now with 1 MB of RAM, an 800 kB 3.5" floppy disk drive, and a SCSI port. Let's check it out."

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD VTX3-25SAT3-240G Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On the test bench today is a speedy little black box called the OCZ Vertex 3. If you haven't spoiled your computer yet with a Solid State Drive (SSD) yet, now's the time! The Vertex 3 is a great little 240GB SSD and just the right capacity to install Windows 7 along with a bunch of programs onto, without worrying for drive space. Since this SSD is rated for 6Gb/s SATA III, you'll find it quicker than first generation SATA II drives and light years faster than a standard mechanical hard drive"

Samsung 840 Series 500GB TLC SSD Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung has released the first TLC NAND equipped SSDs into the market, creating the lowest price points we have witnessed for SSDs bringing large capacity SSDs within reach for average users. Today we test the 500GB TLC Samsung 840 Series SSD to test the performance in steady state of a large capacity TLC Solid State Drive.

Far Cry 3 Review: Welcome to the Jungle! @ Techgage
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 11:55A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Far Cry first brought us to its shores in 2004, PC gamers were given a real treat: open-ended gameplay and a highly-detailed world. Far Cry 2 brought us an even bigger world, but never hit cruising speed with most people. Does Far Cry 3 have what it takes to return us to paradise, or should it have remained at sea?"

Comparison List Update: All Haswell Models @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 11:46A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over time CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD release numeros processors and it is very likely to lose track of all the models out there. Furthermore it is difficult to find complete comparison tables where you find all CPUs and their features listed. Following you find such a list regarding Intels upcoming Haswell processors."

CM Storm Scout 2 Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:48A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has their own gaming line called CM Storm. CM Storm offers keyboards, mice, headsets and even cases for gamers. Today we are checking out one of their latest cases the Scout 2. I did not get the chance to check out the original Scout case so I do not know what to expect. The Scout 2 features support for long video cards, room for up to 7 hard drives, tool-less installation of hard drives and optical drives, USB 3.0 support and a handle so you can easily take your system with you to a LAN party. Is this the case for your gaming machine? Read on to find out!"

RHA CA-200 Headphones Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:47A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RHA CA200 is a lightweight, circum-aural headphone that is perfect for audio enjoyment while on the move or at home. The RHA CA-200 is available in high-gloss black or white finishes and carries an MSRP of $30 USD. For a comfortable fit, RHA has designed the CA-200 to utilize a ball and socket mechanism paired with noise isolating, soft ear pads to accommodate heads of various shapes and sizes. To reproduce high quality audio, the CA200 headphone uses 40mm mylar drivers, neodymium magnets as well as copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, exposing the listener to a frequency range of 20-20,000Hz and a sensitivity of 113dB. To add to the portable convenience, the CA200 comes with a 1.2m detachable braided Y-cable designed with anti-fraying protection to prevent any damage from unnecessary tugs and pulls, ultimately prolonging the lifespan of the CA200 on top of the 3-year warranty.///"

ZTE Grand X Intel arrives to Android
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first, second and third glance, ZTE’s latest flagship model, Grand X In, looks identical to the Grand X we tested a few months ago. With minimal external differences, the large Intel logo on the back is the only thing that “jumps” at you. Since this is the first smartphone based on Intel’s (x86) platform that we’ve tested, many questions have arisen. Will there be limitations as far as application installation, compatibility etc. are concerned? How about unexpected bugs or issues? What to expect in terms of performance and battery autonomy? And heating?

Western Digital WD RE 4TB review: first 4TB disk
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After more than six months there are finally some more options among 4 TB disks. With the Western Digital WD RE 4TB, WD has created a high-performance 4TB for servers. If you're looking to fill a server with as much storage capacity as possible, then the Western Digital WD RE 4TB is your hard disk.

Thermaltake Level 10 Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Admittedly we have seen some pretty cheesy mice attempting to bring the sports car look to a functional mouse so it was refreshing to see the folks at BMW take this seriously. The Level 10 M simply looks stunning.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse Review @ Custom PC Review
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That said then, today we’ll be reviewing the new Thermaltake eSPORTS Level 10M gaming mouse. Since the Level 10M is designed in part by one of the most well known high performance auto manufacturers in the world, it’s only natural that it’s got that high performance car look, but just as an amazing car, the Level 10M’s got some serious stuff under the hood, too. Come embedded in its aluminum belly is...."

HP Spectre One Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 5:47A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Spectre One is an eye-catching 23-inch Windows 8 desktop PC that has a very iMac-like design. It has an Intel i5, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, so it`s definitely got enough power for anyone. Surprisingly it lacks a touch screen, which is really the only thing holding back this PC."

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