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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. . .

Cougar PowerX 550W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With some stand out styling and a low price point the PowerX 550w PSU looks to offer bronze level efficiency for those looking to build a gaming system, possibly with multiple low-mid range GPUs."

Cmstorm Quickfire TK mechanical gaming keyboard
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A compact mechanical keyboard; is it something that interests you? Today we are looking at the Cmstorm Quickfire TK mechanical keyboard. This is a compact keyboard that is a little different; for example it does not have the usual arrow keys. The question is; is this a product that can successfully compete with the other mechanical keyboards on the market? Let’s find out!

HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review @ Custom PC Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we’ll be reviewing one such mid range graphics card from our friends over at HIS, the HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB. Looking at the specs, the card is definitely promising. As its name suggests, it comes with a new revision of HIS’s custom IceQ cooler. We’ve had a couple run-ins with HIS’ IceQ cooling solutions in the past and we’ve generally come out very impressed with its cooling..."

Lian Li PC-A55B Mid Tower Review @ XtremeComputing
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In today’s review we will be looking a bit different to most computer cases and that is the Lian Li PC-A55B. The PC-A55B is a Chassis that has a bit of a twist to it, why not something major, I think it turns this case into an ideal solution for the system builder. Here is some info for those of you who don’t know who Lian Li are."

VTX3D HD7990 Review (w/ GTX690 & 6GB HD7970 Toxic CF)
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at the VTX3D HD7990 Graphics card, a flagship product created by partners after AMD failed to deliver an official dual GPU product this year. The VTX3D HD7990 in particular has generated a lot of interest as it is the least expensive HD7990 in the UK today available at £679.99 inc vat, significantly cheaper than both Club3D and Powercolor models. Dabs are also offering a £40 cashback voucher in December, bringing the total price to £640 inc vat.

OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For a number of years, OCZ have been producing drives that have set not only technological milestones but also performance milestones as well. Such milestones have included being the first to debut the SandForce controller, the first 1TB SSD and in 2011 they unveiled the highest capacity SAS SSD at close to 1TB. Performance wise, OCZs have been at the forefront of what is possible and the Vertex 4 that we looked at earlier in the year was the latest to tickle our SSD tastebuds and show us why OCZ are one of the best in their class. The acquisition of Indilinx last year was a huge step forward in the companies history and this has meant that overall manufacturing costs have come down thus giving the end user a top level drive but at an even more affordable price. Since this acquisition, the Barefoot 3 controller is the first ground up design that they have created, tailored entirely to their specifications and this means that they can take performance to the next level, so now couldn't be a better time to bring out a new line of drives. OCZ have made this line of drives with not performance or price first in line, but quality, reliability and stability. This is not to say that they're going to be B grade in relation to the Vertex drives. Performance is still high on the agenda and following the hype that the Vector has been getting, its time to see of OCZ can set another milestone and release a new yardstick to the SSD market.

Kaiser Baas Photo and Negative Scanner Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Ben takes a look at the latest budget photo scanner from Kaiser Baas. Does convenience trump quality?"

Western Digital Red 4TB HDD @ TechwareLabs.com
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | 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.

AMD's A10-5800K Trinity APU
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In game benchmarks we saw a ~38% performance gain by running a 2133MHz memory kit versus a 1333Mhz memory kit. This is a major performance gain and obviously shows that the AMD Radeon HD 7660D integrated graphics was being bottlenecked by the systems memory. If you ever plan on playing games with an APU powered system then you'll want to go with the memory kit with the highest possible clock speed that you can afford..."

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.

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