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ADATA DashDrive HD650 External HDD Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 11:36A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA is back with the latest in the DashDrive Durable line-up. Read on as we take a look at it and see how it performs under our tests."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AeroCool GT-S Case
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 11:10A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AeroCool GT-S White Edition is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D office. The GT-S supports FLEX-ATX, XL-ATX-, E-ATX- (SSI EEB), ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 6x 120mm Cooling-Fans, 6x 140mm, 2x 200mm or 2x 230mm Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Akasa Newton NUC Case @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 10:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel managed to turn some heads with the NUC, but with its active cooling solution, it leaves things to be desired in terms of noise. A few manufacturers have stepped up to offer passive cooling platforms, one of which is the Akasa Newton. Competitively priced and with a good feature set, it has all the right ingredients to make for an excellent silent solution."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Titan Master USB Fan Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 10:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For several years I have been using my wife`s old desk fan she got during band camp in the 1980`s. It was loud, bulky, and horribly inefficient - I am sure it resulted in several pounds of carbon being released into the atmosphere every time I turned it on. But the Titan Master USB Fan firmly plants me in this century. It is whisper quiet, uses little energy, and moves the right amount of air."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D Mainboard
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 9:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Biostar Hi-Fi B85N 3D Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the Mini-ITX-Mainboard with Intel B85 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel i7-4770K CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Kingston HyperX Predator 2x4GB DDR3-2800 CL12 1.65V Review @ ocaholic
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of years, Kingston have been a frequent guest to our test lab. After some ups and downs, its time we take a look at another item in the HyperX lineup, namely, the current DDR3-2800 flagship to judge whether its a serious contender or just another prestige item."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Icy Dock MB290SPB EZ-FIT Lite and MB343SP EZ-Fit Trio Hard drive & SSD Bracket Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 8:31A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Icy Dock has delivered many products designed to make the most out of given storage space, and the new Flex-Fit Trio and EZ-Fit Lite do exactly that. Both the Flex-Fit Trio (MB343SP) and EZ-Fit Lite (MB290SP-B) are designed to mount multiple smaller drives in the space of one standard larger drive. In the case of the Flex-Fit Trio, one 3.5 and two 2.5 drives can be mounted into the space of a single 5.25 optical drive. In addition, the Flex-Fit Trio can use the aforementioned 3.5 drive space for internal drives or for 3.5 drives such as floppies or card readers with full access from the front. The EZ-Fit Lite has mounting for two 2.5 drives which can be mounted into a single 3.5 drive bay. In addition, using both together gives you the option of mounting a total of four 2.5 drives into a single 5.25 optical bay."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

 
Corsair CS Series Modular 650W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Jan 29 2014 | 6:26A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CS Modular Series adds yet another new tier to Corsairs already formidable PC power supply offering. The CS650M test unit produced very good DC load regulation with very good efficiency (easily met 80Plus Gold certification criteria) across a full range of loads. And the unit was able to keep AC ripple and noise well under control, even at full load. The CS650M comes with a good assortment of fixed and flat ribbon-style cables. The main 24-pin ATX, 4+4-pin ATX/EPS, and PCI-E connector cables are nice and long (25-29). The only minor issues we could find to complain about are the 3-year warranty and use of a sleeve bearing fan."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 4:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although all of the R9 270Xs and R9 280Xs that we have covered have been extremely exciting, especially the Toxic cards, to date we hadnt had a chance to take a look at the newest cards from AMD. Today we finally have that chance. Sapphire sent over their R9 290 Tri-X for us to put through our tests. The Toxic cards have dominated in our other reviews so I am extremely interested in how well the 290 Tri-X will perform with it sharing a very similar cooling design. With high expectations, lets jump into it and let the numbers do the talking."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Dell XPS 15 Touch Screen Laptop Review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell's XPS line of laptops have always been about foregoing compromise in the pursuit of a premium mobile experience. The company's latest lineup of XPS 15 touch-enabled systems carry that tradition into a new era of computing, driven by Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. These machines are anything but cookie cutter, and even if you're not a fan of the unified approach Microsoft took with Windows, there's more here than just a touch computing experience. Much more. To begin with, the real star of the show is the optional 15.6-inch Quad HD+ (3200x1800) display. Dell's the first system builder to employ a QHD+ IGZO panel, which trumps any of Apple's MacBooks with Retina-class displays. Packing 5.7 million pixels into a 15.6-inch frame results in a stunningly sharp viewing experience, and it looks gorgeous from virtually any angle...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had originally planned to start this review off with a brief discussion of OCZ's potential fate and what the company's recent bankruptcy and looming acquisition by Toshiba could mean for its future. But in the 11th hour yesterday, news came through that the acquisition was complete and OCZ would go on producing solid state storage products and that it was now a "wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company". We've even got a fresh new logo to show you. Fittingly, the first product released after the announcement, and the drive we'll be showing you here, features all home-grown OCZ tech and bleeding edge 19nm Toshiba-built MLC NAND flash memory. The just announced OCZ Vertex 460 series drives will be available soon in 120GB - 480GB flavors and we've got the full scoop for you all here...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ Vector 460 SSD review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Early November OCZ upgraded its Vector SSDs with a new generation firmware and 19nm Toshiba flash memory, releasing the Vector 150. Today OCZ's affordable series of SSDs received a similar upgrade. The new Vertex 460 is replacing the Vertex 450 with the same formula as the 150, it has new flash, is slightly faster and is more affordable.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS Review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 3:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nintendo takes a huge risk by building what amounts to a remake of A Link to the Past, and perhaps it paid off."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Dynatron G555 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 12:40P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this review Frostytech is testing a 2U server heatsink for Intel Xeon processors called the Dynatron G555. The heatsink stands 67mm tall and uses a top mounted fan which impinges air downward into densely packed aluminum fins. The fan rotates at 5,5000RPM and moves upwards of 54CFM airflow at a very loud 67.8 dBA noise level. The 23x84x84mm PWM fan can slow to 1000RPM (8.4CFM) during low duty cycles and is rated to between 0.24mm-H2O to 5.6mm-H20 static pressure."
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Razer Kraken Forged Edition Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 12:40P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Kaeyi Dream tests out the Kraken Forged Edition gaming headset from Razer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Mionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse @ Rbmods
     Tue, Jan 28 2014 | 12:28P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is time for another gaming mouse review, we are looking at the Mionix Naos 7000 this time . A few years ago we reviewed an earlier model of the Naos and were well suprised of the quality so I have reasonably high expecations going into this review."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

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