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Silicon Power Diamond D03 1TB USB 3.0 HDD
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as value goes, the Diamond D03 is a winner. We were able to find this 1TB drive online for about $75 USD, which is a great price for a drive with that much capacity (and isn't some cheap no name brand). For the extra few dollars you have to spend to go from the 750GB Diamond D10 drive to the 1TB Diamond D03 drive you will get 25% more storage and faster performance which is really a double win. . .

Antec ISK110 VESA Mini-ITX Desktop @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 1:34P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec has updated their ISK100 mini-PC to fit a modern mini-ITX board with desktop CPU and standard cooling. As the name implies, the new unit also offers the ability to be mounted on the back of a monitor VESA 100 mount with the included tray."

Corsair Carbide 200R @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair continues to move down the price range ladder to offer cases for every budget. The Carbide 200R is the most affordable case from Corsair yet, but still manages to impress with a simple but very effective feature set."

Philips PD7030/12 Portable DVD Player Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:47A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far back as i can remember whenever i rode in the back seat of a car or in a bus i always wanted to be able to watch my favorite movies and series on a rather large screen and not the one from my MP4 player. Naturally not many people can afford to have an 2din in-dash DVD player in their car while even less can afford to have headrest LCD screens plugged into a central DVD console (to be honest with you that seems a bit overkill unless you have kids). So it didn`t take long for manufacturers such as Philips, Sony and Panasonic to come up with portable DVD players that also came with 7+ inch screens attached to them. The only problem is that when these devices made their debut the price was so high that it also wasn`t easy for everyone to have one. Luckily 5+ years later this is no longer the case and so today we will be taking a look at the latest entry level offering by Philips the PD7030/12 7 Portable DVD Player."

AMD Phenom II x4 980 Black Edition Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Just when you think they're done, AMD ships another Deneb-based chip, saying "hey, we're not abandoning you just because Bulldozer is coming!" Clocking in at 3.7 GHz, the Phenom II x4 980 Black Edition is a speed bump over the previous x4 975 Black Edition."

Mega tablet round-up
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: With the holidays around the corner and so many tablets on the market now, it can be helpful with a little guidance. When you compare their benchmark performance with their price, it's clear that the ASUS Nexus 7, the Yarvik Xenta 9.7" and the Point of View Protab 3 XXL give you the most bang for your buck.

Lian Li PC-7H review: cool aluminium chassis
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian Li is a respected name in the computer chassis market. This manufacturer has been making aluminium chassis for a number of years, when most manufacturers have been using steel and plastic. That design choice has made the Lian Li chassis quite recognisable in terms of looks, with a low weight and usually also a hefty price tag. Hardware.Info reviewed the Lian Li PC-7H, which is available for around £90 and quite cheap in Lian Li terms. This price segment has a lot of competition, so we picked out a number of chassis to compare it to.

LG E93 monitor review: is wider better?
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:00A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were very impressed by the EA93, it's a unique and daring monitor with a very stylish design. Of course it would have been nice to able to adjust the height of the screen, but other than that it is very complete in terms of features and the performance is excellent in many areas. Where the EA93 really stands out is with colour rendering, it is one of the best we've seen in this regard. We do wonder if graphic designers and photo/video editors will prefer 2560x1080 over 2560x1440.

Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP 1600MHz 16GB Kit Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 5:47A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thankfully, the issue of your high-end CPU cooler having the necessary clearance for the DIMM slots can be rectified by simply journeying over to Crucial.com and ordering up a new set of their Ballistix Sport VLP memory kit. Not only will they eliminate the clearance problem between the two aforementioned components, but also omit having to pump tons of voltage into the DIMMs to achieve a rather heft overclock out of them. Just how much? Well, we can`t give away all the juicy details right away, can we? Jump on in and find out!"

Corsair Hydro H60 Watercooling System Review
     Mon, Dec 31 2012 | 11:16P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's Hydro H60 is an all-in-one, entry level liquid cooling CPU heatsink for Intel LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM2/FM1 processors. It comes with a single-120mm fan sized heat exchanger that is good for mid-to-full tower PC cases.
A single 120mm PWM fan is shipped with the Hydro H60 which operates at a moderately audible 2000RPM or as slow as a whisper quiet 900RPM. The waterblock is connected by 28cm of flexible composite rubber tubing to a 157x119x27mm aluminum liquid-to-air heat exchanger.

Silverstone Heligon HE01 Heatsink Reviewed on Frostytech!
     Mon, Dec 31 2012 | 5:48P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On Frostytech's test bench today is the Silverstone Heligon HE01 (SST-HE01) heatsink, an interesting asymmetric dual tower CPU cooler built for Intel LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 processors. At the heart of the heatsink is a massive 140mm vaneaxial fan, flanked by differently sized fin stacks which correspond to intake and exhaust air flows.


Poetic Nexus 4 Borderline Bumper @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Dec 31 2012 | 4:34P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a lot of people still waiting for their Google Nexus 4 to come in the demand for cases is only starting to grow. A lot of owners have been limited to TPU cases available on amazon and on Ebay or if they are lucky the LG bumper that is perpetually out of stock on the Google store. We just so happen to have in our hands the newest bumper on the market for the Nexus 4, the Poetic Borderline Bumper. Its so new that its still not listed on their website, but we were able to preorder one about a month ago and it finally came in (sooner than promised to boot). Today we are going to take a quick look at the case and compare it to the official bumper that we have been using on our Nexus 4."

AMD Radeon HD 8790M Video Card Preview @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Dec 31 2012 | 1:34P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next up we have the AMD Radeon HD 8790M MXM card that is code-named Mars. This GPU is built using the latest 28-nm manufacturing process and uses a much larger GPU cooler! This Radeon HD 8790M GPU has 384 ALUs clocked at 900MHz and 2GB GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit memory interface that is clocked at 1000MHz. The Radeon HD 8790M has fewer shader ALUs than its predecessors, but remember it is built using the newer GCN architecture, has faster clock speeds and twice the GDDR5 memory..."

Cooler Master Elite 120 Case
     Mon, Dec 31 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Elite 120 supports Mini-ATX motherboards and have place for two 120mm and one 80mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Corsair AX 860 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Dec 31 2012 | 5:47A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is hitting the high-end category hard with their excellent AXi and AX units. In a recent review we evaluated the AX760, which amazed us with its features and the performance it registered. Now, the time has come for its stronger sibling, the AX860, to prove its worth against our loaders."

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM PreChrg to Act CMD
     Sun, Dec 30 2012 | 1:34P | 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 *DRAM PreChrg to Act CMD* setting."

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