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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 4:11P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Rampage IV Extreme is the top-of-the-line X79 motherboard from ASUS` Republic of Gamers brand. The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 motherboard is fully compatible with the Intel`s LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E processors, capable of running Quad-SLI natively, as well as providing support for Quad-channel DDR3 speeds up to 2400 MHz and 64GB across eight DIMM slots. Designed for hardcore gamers and extreme overclockers, the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard exclusively introduces three new features that make extreme performance tuning a lot easier. ///"

ASUS ZENBOOK UX31E Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 4:11P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After spending some time with the ASUS Zenbook we must saw that we are amazed with how responsive and fast this notebook feels and it looks gorgeous. ASUS has really stepped up the game when it comes to fit and finish of their products and the quality of the great workmanship is really starting to pay off. The ASUS Zenbook UX31E is amazingly thin and after traveling through the airport with one, it is hard to want to use anything besides an Ultrabook now..."

BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Case - BCCHardware
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 4:11P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Bitfenix Raider has a lot of features. The built in fan controller is nice, but unfortunately only works with 3-pin fans. The four USB 3.0 ports are easily accessed and the tool-less optical drive mounting system is simple and easy to use. The Raider comes with three 120mm fans installed - one exhaust and two intake fans - giving the case positive pressure. I would install another exhaust in top to even air-flow out, but it does fine without it. . ."

SSD NEWS: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD Review - Better Value With Incredible Performance
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 4:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD report today examines the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA 3 SSD, `3k` signifying Kingston`s move to the more economical 3k PE (program/erase cycles) rated NAND for increased consumer value. For the typical consumer, this will mean little as their new HyperX 3k will still last years, however, interestingly enough, Kingston claims no performance loss for the better value and this is definitely encouraging."

Titan Fenrir Siberia TTC-NC55TZ(RB) Heatsink Review on Frostytech
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 1:13P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"Top down cooling has its advantages, though tower cooling is usually the preferred method given its compact footprint. In this review Frostytech is testing out a heatsink from Titan that aims to satisfy both tower and top-top heatsink designs, in one. The Titan Fenrir Siberia Edition TTC-NC55TZRB heatsink is built around five 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which extend in two directions from a copper base block to independent fin stacks, essentially making one large CPU cooler from separate 'tower' and 'top-down' heatsinks."


Crucial Adrenaline Solid State Cache Review @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 12:11P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the biggest issues with SSD right now is the price. But Crucial has come up with a solution. With the Crucial Adrenaline, you can get the blazing fast speed of an SSD while maintaining the massive storage and cheap prices of a hard drive"

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 (Intel Z77 with Ivy Bridge) Motherboard Review
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 11:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the brand new ASRock Z77 Extreme6 with our Intel Core i7 3770k Ivy Bridge CPU in our first full Z77 motherboard review."

A Futurelooks News Flash - Patriot Memory Pyro SE 240GB SATA III SSD Review
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 11:11A | Hard Drives | 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, Patriot Memory?s Pyro SATA6Gb series are among the most affordable asynchronous SSDs available. Their price is aimed at attracting early adopters and pro users looking to give their computers a much needed performance boost. They also offer the Wildfire synchronous series for enthusiasts who want the fastest overall performance money can buy. But it?s the consumers right in between that Patriot Memory is looking to reach with the new Pyro SE series. *"

AMD Fusion On Gallium3D Leaves A Lot To Be Desired
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 11:11A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a few months since last running any AMD Fusion tests under Linux, so here`s a look at the AMD A8-3870K Llano APU performance under both the latest Catalyst driver and the open-source Radeon Gallium3D stack with Ubuntu 12.04. Besides the open-source driver being handily beaten by the Catalyst binary driver, the power efficiency is also a disappointment."

Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 11:11A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec finally released a new flagship PSU: the High Current Pro Platinum 1000W. The previous generation HCP-1200 was the favorite PSU of most extreme users and overclockers. Its outstanding performance helped to breal many records. Now the new HCP-1000 has to carry on the tradition and prove its worth."

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 11:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS P8Z77-V PRO is a top mid-range socket 1155 motherboard targeted to the forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors) and also supporting the current Sandy Bridge models (second-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let`s see what the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO will have to offer."

Intel Z77 Chipset motherboard Review
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 10:37A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking the MSI Z77A-GD65 was more of the same type of Sandy Bridge overclocking we have seen in the past on the Z68 as well as the P67 platform with simple bclock and bclock multiplier adjustments to creep up on the highest possible clock speed. This of course continues to be a limiting factor in how far your chip will overclock. The MSI Z77A-GD65 proved to be fully capable of delivering an overclock similar to what I have reached on Z68 and P67 boards in the past with the test CPU. This means a clock speed just north of 4.9GHz with a maximum bclock multiplier of 47 and a bclock that ranges from 104MHz to 105MHz using an applied 1.495V with LLC set to high. Memory overclocking is limited on my CPU but still it managed to pull off a 2133MHz+ clock speed."

Samsung 830 Capacity Range Roundup - Samsung Takes a Serious Turn on Performance
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 8:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested the 64, 128, and 256GB capacities of the Samsung SSD 830 Series, and all were an absolute breath of fresh air. Reads and writes were great, and IOPS performance was nothing short of outstanding. The Samsung engineering team is to be congratulated for a product line that is likely to become the new standard for others to aspire to reach."

AT&T Elevate 4G Mobile Hotspot Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 12:17A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We found that the AT&T Elevate 4G Mobile hotspot was simple to use and very effective in the three cities that we tested it out in this week. We love the fact that there is nothing that you have to setup to get it working the first time as you literally just turn it on and access the network form your device..."

Samsung Optical SmartHub @ ocaholic
     Mon, Apr 16 2012 | 4:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsungs optical SmartHub is a Swiss army knife when it comes to connecting the worlds of ODD, smartphones, WiFi and Bluetooth. If it`s really working that is what were going to show you in the following short review."

Steelseries Desmo White Optiks Review - XSReviews
     Mon, Apr 16 2012 | 2:14P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every gamer has felt it at some point in their playing career. After a double digit hour session of console or PC gaming: dry eyes, they ache, you can`t focus properly, they might even be watering. It sucks but its a price to pay for just one more game. Apparently though, that`s not completely necessary. Gunnar Optiks have been making gaming grade computer glasses for a long time now and they`ve recently teamed up with Steelseries to produce some new branded pairs of the specs. Utilising a yellow tint, minor magnification and other lens features to make it easier on your eyes, the idea is to allow you to game and work for longer with less strain on those important eye balls. Let`s see if they live up to the hype. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

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