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[Affiliates News] FSP AURUM Pro 1000W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The FSP AURUM Pro is an updated version of the excellent AURUM Gold power supply. Is it better than its predecessor? Read on to find out!"

Repeat after me: "Unboxing's are lame"
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 3:59P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are many challenges with running a hardware review website in 2012, but if it's at all possible we'd like to nip the current tend of "UNBOXING'S" in the bud.

PCSTATS' opinion is that "Unboxing's" are a bloody cheap excuse for content within the Computer Hardware Review Industry. Lacking any critical testing or evaluation, these items do have their place in the world on websites that sell PC gear.

Feel free to drop us a line and tell us your thoughts on the whole 'unboxing' trend, good or bad.


CM Storm Stryker Full Tower Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 3:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm Stryker is a full tower computer case targeted at the gaming audience. The finish on the CM Storm Stryker is white and black, it is stunning and of high quality. Cooler Master designed the Stryker with quality in mind as well as portability. The case has a convenient rubber coated carrying handle on the top and is made of steel. It includes a large side window for viewing the internal components and plenty of cooling. The stock cooling features a 200mm fan on top, 140mm in the rear, and (2) 120mm fans attached to the hard drive bays. The hard drive bays are removable and rotatable so the drives can be set up to face either side of the case, as well as the rear. The case has been designed to house the largest graphics cards as well as large CPU heatsinks. Along with these features is the ability to organize the cables neatly using the cable routing holes and tie downs on the motherboard tray.///"

NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB Reference Video Card Overclocked
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 3:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We overclock the upcoming GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB to see what kind of performance we can get out of it."

TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 8-port 10/100Mbps Desktop PoE switch Review
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 11:59A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly two weeks ago we reviewed an 8 port 10/100Mbps PoE switch by TRENDnet, the TPE-S44 which is basically the ideal solution for people who want a cost-effective switch with the ability to power their IP Cameras via power over Ethernet. Now although there aren`t that many people out there who actually care about such products (or at least i didn`t think so) i was surprised to receive quite a few emails by many of you asking for more similar reviews and so naturally i started searching for PoE compatible switches that wouldn`t empty your wallet. The first of those is the TL-SF1008P 8-port 10/100Mbps Desktop PoE switch by TP-Link."

Nox Xtreme Hummer Zero 3.0 Case
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 11:50A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Nox Xtreme Hummer Zero 3.0 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Hummer supports XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for four 140mm and two 200mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Everything You Need to Know About Chipsets @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 11:44A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is a chipset? What are its functions? What is its importance? What is its influence in the computer`s performance? In this tutorial we will answer all of these questions and more."

A Futurelooks News Flash - MSI R7770 PE1GD5/OC Power Edition 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 10:38A | Video Cards | 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,Futurelooks checks out a sub $150 GPU from AMD. Let`s see how it does ... * * *MSI R7770 PE1GD5/OC Power Edition 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review* * * Being trapped in the middle of something is usually not a good thing. This is especially true of most products as being in the middle usually means people will overlook it for a better product. I personally love the middle since a hand full of those items are under rated and more budget friendly than top tier products. The MSI R7770 PE1GD5 is a graphics card stuck in the middle of a large selection of these other items. So lets take a good look at why this one stands out more than the others. *"

OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 10:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have on our testbench OCZ`s 256 GB Vertex 4 SSD, using the latest version 1.5 firmware. In our testing we see excellent performance from this Indilinx based drive. OCZ also brought the price of the SSD down to $210, which makes it one of the most affordable drives on the market both in terms of performance per Dollar and GB per Dollar."

ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP@Bjorn3D
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 9:43A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS continues its premier GPU offerings of the Nvidia lineup with the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP edition. This is no joke as we just finished testing the 680 version of this card and the performance was downright exceptional. The 670 is the 680s not-so-little brother so lets take a look at how this card matches up."

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is a small case for Mini-ITX motherboards, targeted to users who want to build a small yet powerful gaming computer, since it supports the installation of video cards up to 13.5 (343 mm) long and power supplies up to 8.7 (220 mm) deep. Let`s see if this case is a winner."

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Aug 02 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design heard the masses and took the Define R3 back to the drawing board to bring us the Define R4 Black Pearl."

Uniblue Powersuite Pro 2013 Review
     Wed, Aug 01 2012 | 10:42P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is your PC in need of a tune-up? If so, you're in luck, as there are at least a million 'PC Optimizer' tools out there. Uniblue's Powersuite looks to be one of the better ones, however, in terms of both features and aesthetics. We've been using the latest 'Pro' version for the past couple of weeks, so read on for our thoughts.

XION XON-980 Case Review
     Wed, Aug 01 2012 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To be perfectly honest for the asking price this case leaves a lot to be desired. There`s nothing to really redeem the faults I encountered when examining this case. The cooling fans, for the noise they make, should keep things cooler especially in a smaller mid-tower case. The fan controller, if you can really call it that, is one of the most useless things I`ve ever seen included on a case and it`s downright dangerous to have something like this without even a mention of it shutting fans completely off in the installation guide. If this case was coming to market at the $59.99 level or below I could understand the kind of manufacturing shortcuts that produce a case of this caliber, but at the $89.99 price point it just doesn`t even have a horse in the race. If you`re looking to build a new machine please look elsewhere unless you want to be disappointed like I was."

Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD Review @ Techgage
     Wed, Aug 01 2012 | 11:59A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* One of the best things that could ever happen to a gamer is seeing a favorite game get remade, and fortunately, that seems to be the trend of the moment. There`s much reason to rejoice for Tony Hawk`s Pro Skater fans as Robomodo has just released a series reboot, aiming to give fans back the THPS they remember so fondly."

News: Those 27-inch IPS displays from Korea are for real
     Wed, Aug 01 2012 | 11:50A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In forum threads across the web, enthusiasts have been swapping stories of amazing deals on 27 monitors with beautiful IPS panels imported from Korea. Unable to resist this prospect, we ordered up one on eBay to see what it was like. The short answer? Pretty amazing. It was delivered by a man riding a unicorn made of bacon, and when we turned it on, it shot rainbows of ecstasy into our eye sockets. Our full review follows:"

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