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SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Peripherals @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 1:51P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The licensing people over at SteelSeires must stay very busy. A quick glance over on the SteelSeries website shows a whopping 15 different games that they have peripherals on. This doesnt even count special models with pro gaming team logos on as well. The LanOC Guild Wars 2 Guild (LOL) will be very happy to hear that SteelSeries introduced a full set of Guild Wars 2 peripherals at the games launch. Well we may or may not have intercepted a whole box of Guild Wars 2 goodies. We are going to take a look at each as well as the group together. Are you going to have to pick up your Guild Wars 2 peripherals for your next game? Lets take a look and see what they are all about."

GSkill TridentX PC3-20800 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 11:46A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out another TridentX kit from G.Skill and see what it`s capable of doing."

Intel DH77DF Media Series Mini ITX Motherboard and Core i7-3770S CPU Review @MissingRemote
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 11:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intels third generation Core integrated processor graphics (IPG) chip, aka Ivy Bridge (IVB), got off to a slow start for us with a set of high-end CPUs not really intended for the home theater PC (HTPC). We still do not have one of the low power Core i3/i5 with HD4000 graphics on hand; now that they are available, H77 based Mini ITX motherboards are much more interesting since the updated platform controller hub (PCH) is required to fully utilize new features like PCIe 3.0 and DDR3-1600. There are several options to choose from, but none include the HTPC specific features like Windows Media Center infrared and HDMI CEC support via specialized headers and third-party hardware like the Intel Media Series DH77DF paired today with 65W Intel Core i7-3770S and i5-2400S IPGs. Not content to differentiate only on those features, it also offers mSATA via a Mini PCIe slot and Firewire (IEEE1394a) and addresses a traditional shortcoming in Intels previous Mini ITX boards support for 95W TDP CPUs. *"

AZiO Levetron Mech5 Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 11:13A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AZiO injects the Mech4 with new life as the Levetron Mech5 mechanical gaming keyboard."

Inno3D GTX 680 iChill Black Edition and GTX 660 Ti iChill Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 9:42A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Inno3D GTX 680 iChill Black Edition and GTX 660 Ti iChill Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com One company very much out to appeal to an enthusiast audience, whether they are on a mainstream or high end budget is Inno3D. With their iChill range of cards we get custom PCBs and proper enthusiast cooling; 3 fans on a 660 Ti and factory installed liquid cooling on a GTX 680 sounds great to us. Today we take a look at both models in a selection of real world gaming tests including Battlefield 3, F1 2012 and Borderlands 2."

ADATA SX900 128GB Review @ Bjorn3D
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 9:21A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the new ADATA SX 900 128GB SSD. It is a Sandforce powered drive like many others but with a specially designed and optimized firmware which opens up even more NAND capacity for use."

Mionix Sargas 900 Deskpad Review - XSReviews
     Sat, Nov 03 2012 | 6:34A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Mionix Sargas 900 Deskpad is a mousepad for your whole desk. As I slid it out of the massive box and unrolled it across my photography table, I realised it was the largest thing I`ve ever photographed for a review -- wider than a PCtower, wider than my widest mechanical keyboard and in fact, much larger than my photography table. Join me as we have take a wide-angle look at this innovatively massive mousepad. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

[DreamWare Computers] Cougar Challenger Gaming Case
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 6:36P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cougar, who`s only been on the market a mere five years, has started to develop a strong lineup of gaming cases, power supplies, fans and accessories behind their name. Their products are innovate and they aren`t out there to litter the market with more generic gaming accessories. One of their latest releases was the Challenger gaming case. The Challenger has a radical design and comes in your choice of three colours (two of which are very vibrant!). The Challenger fits into the sub-$100 gaming case market with it`s sticker price of around $72 CDN. With many features rivaling $100+ gaming cases, I`m excited to see if the Challenger will be a worthy alternative for when you don`t want to break the bank."

BitFenix OUTLAW Midi Tower Review
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 6:16P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whether we admit it or not the very first thing we all take into account just before we buy something is the appearance factor and so if we don`t like the way something looks in all likelihood we are going to skip it and try to find a more suitable/better looking candidate. However sometimes we need to prioritize the things we want most from a product and so especially when we`re on a tight budget it`s more likely that we will choose features and performance over appearance. Our friends over at Bitfenix are well aware of this and although they launched their brand name with two rather high end PC cases (Colossus/Survivor) for the past year they`ve been manufacturing low-cost yet feature-rich solutions without emphasizing on appearance. The Outlaw by BitFenix is one such PC Case and today we will be taking a closer look at it."

Apple iPad Mini Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 4:44P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apple iPad Mini Review @ HardwareHeaven.com There is an argument that the 7 form factor tablets from the likes of Google and Amazon dont eat directly into the iPad sales but it clearly isnt a risk worth taking for Apple and so today sees the launch of the iPad Mini. Priced at a more affordable level than the full size model can it offer something to combat sales of similar sized Android devices? We have one to test and find out."

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 3:53P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Level 10M is a mouse designed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a firm responsible for a staggering number of innovative aesthetic concepts in a variety of engineering fields. Diverse products such as software GUIs, skis, concept cars and even yachts have all had the DesignworksUSA touch to meld high-end performance with unique and engaging aesthetics."

Samsung LN40E550F Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 1:59P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung LN40E550F is a 40-inch LCD HDTV that offers deep black levels and good color quality. It also has a great price at around $450, which is always a great selling point. However, images seem to have a noticeable softness to them and lacks some connectivity seen in similar TVs."

SSD NEWS: SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD Review
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 1:51P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The race to get the performance and longevity of expensive SLC flash at MLC prices has been going on for some time now. SMART Storage Systems believe that their unique blend of technologies has the potential to replace SLC-based drives in many applications, helping to tip the scales of price vs. performance in favor of high-endurance MLC products."

Microsoft Surface Tablet (64GB / Windows RT) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 1:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft Surface Tablet (64GB / Windows RT) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com One of the aspects of Windows 8 Pro that really stands out when using it is that the operating system feels very much like it is designed for new, touch based hardware. For that reason one of the devices that should offer a great experience is Surface, Microsofts own tablet which runs a streamlined version of Windows 8, Windows RT. Today we take a look at the Surface to see if the new Windows experience finds an ideal home on the new hardware and if the tablet itself can compete in the high end of the mobile market."

Canon PowerShot G15 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 12:51P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The enthusiast-focused Canon PowerShot G15 delivers excellent image quality, but lacks some features found in other top-end cameras. The G15 is the successor to the PowerShot G12 , a high-end compact camera that is now two years old. The G15 offers numerous upgradesa 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, a faster lens, and a sharper rear display among them."

[Tech ARP] The Thomson / Technicolor TG784n Port Forwarding Guide
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 12:36P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Port forwarding is important if you have applications or games that require an unobstructed connection from a computer on your local network to a remote service or server. What it basically does is open a port in your firewall and direct all traffic that is sent to that port to a specific computer on your network. Think of it as opening a secret entrance in your city wall and then routing all traffic that goes through it to a specific house. If you do not set up port forwarding for your application, it may not be able to connect to the service or you may have to live with reduced performance. This port forwarding guide is for those who are using the *older Thomson TG784n* router, or the *newer Technicolor TG784n v3* router. Although the example uses the latest Technicolor TG784n v3 router, the steps are the same for the older Thomson TG784n router. Let`s get right down to it!"

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