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Mid-Tower Case Round-Up: Antec, Corsair, NZXT, Thermaltake
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:29P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s been a while since our last case roundup--a long while, actually--so it’s high time we did another. We take a look at a slew of (mostly) mid tower cases on the following pages, including the Antec Eleven Hundred, the Corsair Carbide 400R and 500R, the NZXT Source 220, and Thermaltake Chaser MK-I, each designed for a slightly different consumer. Every case in this roundup has strengths, weaknesses, and features that the others may not have, although each also has its own value proposition. If a case is flashy and feature-laden, in general, it will come with a higher price tag as well. If it’s more stripped-down, it'll generally costs less. If a case is targeted as an attention getter, it should do so with swagger, but if it’s trying to keep a low profile, in turn it should deliver that with stealthy class...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:28P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard, is based on the Intel® Z68 Express Chipset and supports the new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. With the D3 board, it allows you to significant increase performance with the well known Intel® Smart Response Technology. The GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard has mSATA drive connectors on this standard desktop PC motherboard. The GA-Z68AP-D3 board is integrated with GIGABYTE's proprietary Touch BIOS™ technology. This D3 motherboard is stated ATX and just about makes the standards...
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARD

GeIL Evo Corsa 8GB 2133CL9 Dual Channel Kit Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:27P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the last few months the major hardware spotlights where briefly focused on AMD's Zambezi platform and now more and more on Intels high end Sandy Bridge E platform. Though let us not forget what Intel refers to as the mainstream platform aka socket 1155 Sandy Bridge goodness. The brand new E version requires quad channel action, it's little brethren only in need of dual channel. Todays GeIL dual channel 8Gb kit, comprises for you wiz kids out of two 4Gb dimms at 2133Mhz rated speeds. No cutbacks on timings : CL9-11-9-27 is pretty good stuff. Usually we see high quantity kits running at low speeds (1600ish Mhz) On top of that usually coincides with sluggish timings too. For those that are a bit confused by the brand name : GeIL stands for Golden Emperor International Limited, nothing more and nothing less. Pretty sure most were thinking of something else. Let's open up the kit and see what we can do with this high end 8Gb kit.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

500 Mbps homeplug Ethernet review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:27P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sitecom Powerline Ethernet adapters allow you to use your mains electricity circuit to transfer data, this way you can extend your network to wherever you have a free plug socket. The product we test today comes from Sitecom, their 500 Mbps plus Homeplug. The kit provides a connection of up to 500Mbits/sec. Divide that by 8 bits and you'd in theory would be able to see transfer speeds of 62.5 Megabyte per second. In practice, however we tested the maximum net data rate is much MUCH lower, 60~100 Mbits/sec - still that is faster than Wi-Fi and sufficient enough or streaming high-definition video from say your PC with network shares to, for instance, your HTPC.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Apple to ship iPad 3 in March and iPad 4 in October
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:25P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Apple will ship the so-called "iPad 3" with a full HD display in March, featureing a QXGA (1,536x2,048 pixels) display and longer battery life. Digitimes reports Apple will take the advantage of the iPad 3 launch to slash the price of its iPad 2 to US$399.

The segment will heat up in the second quarter of 2012 as Google reportedly may launch a tablet PC in April, competing with Kindle Fire in the entry-level segment, noted the sources.

But a true battle for market share will arrive in the second half of the year when Apple ships its iPad 4 in October, about the time when Microsoft releases its Window 8

  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

GIGABYTE G1 Killer Assassin 2 LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E ATX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Futurelooks kicks out one last review before we take off to CES 2012! Hope to see all our press/media friends at the party on Jan 9th! *GIGABYTE G1 Killer Assassin 2 LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E ATX Motherboard Review * It?s been called the best looking gamer motherboard series since modding a PC became an in thing. GIGABYTE G1.Killer series has a tight hold on this market segment and doesn?t show any signs of loosening up on the rope. There are plenty of gamers thoroughly enamoured by the fine gaming features of the series such as Super Sight, Super Hearing and Super Speed. Today, we take another look at their latest Assassin 2 with its Super Shield theme featuring the new Intel X79 chipset. It?s similar to the original Assassin but with a few more updated bells and whistles. It?s time to take out those elite MSI video cards and Kingston HyperX quad channel DDR3 memory for some testing! * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Quad CrossfireX: The Stock Air Cooling Champion
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Armed with only our fists we slayed the murderous fire breathing dragon and rescued the princess (actually the last HD 7970 to complete our 4-way quadfire feature). This time, we have also included 5760x1080 Eyefinity tests in Battlefield 3 and DiRT3, complete with videos!"
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

 
Boxee Box By D-Link Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Boxee Box By D-Link Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Boxee is marketed as a new way to think about TV and is essentially an interface that combines with hardware to create a fully functional, standalone media player/streamer. Today we will be reviewing the Boxee Box (DSM-380) by D-Link which is a set-top box developed in co-operation with D-Link."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Charts: CPU - updated Intel Core i7-3960X @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous CPUs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right CPU."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Charts: SSDs - update Samsung PM 830 128 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding numerous SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Headset Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Vengeance 1500 headset has proved to be one of the better gaming headsets I`ve tested to date. Out of the box the headset definitely gave the simultaneous impression of an enthusiast gaming peripheral and professional headphones. The headset is very well built and feels very solid in your hands and on your head. Over the course of testing I found the comfort of the headset to be a mixed bag; the headband does a great job of keeping the weight of the headset off your ears and the padded ear cups are extremely soft to the touch but the headset clamps pretty hard to your head, which detracts from the overall comfort over time."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win is a very interesting dual-GPU creation that performed really well in the benchmarks. We enjoy looking at custom cards like this and seeing what you can do when you think outside of the box. The card placed third in our performance benchmarks just behind the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 and the AMD Radeon HD 6990 OC. All this performance does come at a cost though and this time around it will set you back..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel LGA 2011 @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 1:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a brand new BIOS designed around the AMI UEFI implementation, Gigabyte has a new mid-range overclocking master, clad nearly all in black. The GA-X79-UD5 recently hit the news with the recall of previous BIOS, and the introduction of a new BIOS that boasts some serious clocking abilities. We put the new board, and the new BIOS through testing, and the results may surprise many."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

RunCore Pro IV USB 3.0 MoonDrive Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 11:40A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The whole shapes and sizes thing, while it might not seem like an issue, it is actually a big problem when you try to use them. Patriot was one of the biggest offenders, their Magnum products managed to achieve up to 128GB of capacity which sounds great, but you can`t plug them into an Xbox 360 or many other products that limit the width around the connector. Patriot isn`t the only offender, around half of the USB 3.0 drives we`ve tested are oversized and either blocks other USB ports or just can`t fit into some of the devices we want to plug into. RunCore saw this as a problem too so when they set out to design their Pro IV MoonDrive they wanted to keep things simple and streamlined. The Pro IV MoonDrive`s profile isn`t that much different than the low cost flash drives you see at the grocery store hanging on a rack next to the batteries for children`s toys. The build quality though is much more advanced, both inside and out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Thermaltake Dr. Power II Power Supply Tester Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 10:31A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we get to check out a product that we don?t get to see very often, a power supply tester. We?ll be checking out Thermaltake?s latest PSU tester, the Dr. Power II. The Dr. Power II overtakes its predecessor, the Dr. Power, with a large LCD screen, up-to-date connections, and two testing modes. Read on further to see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

HP Pavilion G6-1C77NR Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:20A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Pavilion G6-1C77NR is a solid 15-inch laptop that offers good performance, a budget price and decent specifications. It also has a very comfortable, well-designed keyboard. While the display does have rather narrow viewing angles, most users should find everything else about this HP laptop to be satisfactory.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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