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Enermax DreamBass Genie Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:44P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you can see the Enermax DreamBass Genie is a tiny little plug and play device that uses USB connectivity to impressively for price amplify your audio, weather you are using your ear buds, microphone, headphones or headset..
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Thermaltake Massive23 GT Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" Although laptop technology has improved dramatically over the last decade heat continues to be a problem for many laptops to cope with. Heat build-up in a laptop (as in any device) Can degrade both performance of the device and longevity of its components, and in laptops and notebook form factors can seriously effect battery life and processor and GPU capabilities degrading speed of operation and physically damaging components."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

'Review: USB 3.0 to HDMI & VGA
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:43P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you are on the go, sometimes having the multimedia connectivity you want isn't always available to you. When I travel, I like to bring my laptop with me wherever I go and there is nothing better than sitting in a hotel room late at night with my laptop hooked up to their TV watching the movies I bring with me. There has also been plenty of times when I tried to sync three different videos running to three different TV's for a presentation booth. Unfortunately, my work laptop does not have an HDMI port built-in, and I hate traveling with more than one laptop. Luckily, StarTech has a solution that they think can give me the ability to travel light and connect my work laptop to any to type of monitor/TV.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

EPSON Stylus SX535WD All-In-One Wi-Fi Printer Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although my job has allowed me to test and review well over 700 products from both the general electronics industry and of course the computer hardware industry during these last 5 years i can't really say i am an expert in everything related with those two so there are quite a few product categories in the industry which unfortunately i haven't mastered since they haven't really passed through my crosshairs, at least not yet. One such category is printers, scanners, fax machines and of course all-in-one systems which can not only replace everything mentioned prior but will also require much less space on your desk and will probably cost less as well. EPSON is one of the oldest and most recognized manufacturers worldwide and although their product lines are not only limited to printers, fax machines and scanners still todays review is focused on one of their latest all-in-one units, the Stylus SX535WD.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Intel Z77 Chipset
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:42P | 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."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Final Day to enter ASUS Masters of Overclocking Event
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:41P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Entry to the ASUS and HardwareHeaven Masters of Overclocking competition to be held at Hemel Hempstead on 21st April 2012 closes tomorrow. The 12 entrants who achieve the greatest percentage overclock on air cooling will be selected to travel to the final event. They will Compete in teams of two to win great ASUS prizes on the day, and will enter the final at the i45 Gaming Show, for a chance to each walk away with an Ivy-Bridge Intel System.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:30P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "Today we are pleased to introduce Silencer Mk III PSU from a world leading PSU vendor; PC Power & Cooling. PC Power & Cooling was founded in 1985 and it is specializing in power supply but it was bought over by OCZ in year 2007 to bring both of the PSUs (OCZ & PC Power & Cooling) to another level of achievement where OCZ focuses in gaming while enthusiast and enterprise class solutions for PC Power & Cooling."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

 
ASUS launches new ROG Maximus V GENE Motherboard
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:29P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now in its fifth generation, ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has launched its Maximus V Series motherboards with the Maximus V GENE. This micro-ATX powerhouse is built using the latest Intel® Z77 chipset, which supports Intel’s latest LGA1155 processors. Featuring full PCI-Express Gen-3 capabilities with Intel’s® 3rd Generation processor the Republic of Gamers team equips the Maximus V GENE with exclusive features such as the Extreme Engine DIGI+ II™ power control design, SupremeFX III™ gaming audio, Intel® Ethernet with ROG GameFirst software and the newly added mPCIe Combo™ card. ROG Exclusive mPCIe Combo™ Card offer users the best expansion options The mPCIe Combo card is a new innovation by the ROG team, combining the twin functions of mPCIe with mSATA into a single, extensible add-in card that still allows full use of the PCI-Express slots for multi-GPU graphics. Use an mSATA SSD with Intel’s® Smart Response Technology to greatly improve hard-drive performance or as an ultra-fast OS drive to free up standard SATA ports for other uses. The combination of a standard mPCIe socket on the other side allows unique upgrades such as WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G, GPS and other connectivity options.

The Maximus V GENE is true to the Republic of Gamers core, as a motherboard built for overclocking. Do not accept imitations or compromise with first generation digital designs. The upgraded Extreme Engine DIGI+ II™ includes a 8+4+2 (CPU, iGPU, DRAM) phase design offers the best in precise digital power control from two DIGI+ controllers. Combined with class leading ROG UEFI BIOS functions, such as the new pre-configured memory IC profiles, specially sourced electrical components and industry first trace designs the Maximus V Gene yields an unmatched overclocking experience for enthusiasts.

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SupremeFX III™ Sound – Premium Gaming Audio Designed to bring gamers the best possible integrated audio, the SupremeFX III™ sound is a wholly separate audio PCB, identified by its ‘redline’ adjoining the main GENE V motherboard. SupremeFX Shielding technology maximizes the audio quality by further isolating the audio processing from EMI, encasing the chipset under a custom aluminum cap. Combined with a large 1500uF buffer capacitor to provide sufficient energy for even the loudest sounds, SupremeFX III™ attains a lossless audio of up to 110dB SNR. The addition of X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative Alchemy and THX TruStudio PRO complete the lineup of audio technologies that offer an incredibly immersive gaming experience. Intel Ethernet, ROG GameFirst and LucidLogix Virtu MVP Intel® Ethernet and ROG GameFirst software combines up to 35% saving in CPU usage with network traffic prioritizing, while LucidLogix Virtu MVP support enables a new hybrid graphics mode that boosts overall GPU performance by up to 60%. For more detailed information, please visit http://rog.asus.com. Product specifications and features may change without prior notice.
  FULL STORY @ ASUS

Samsung 830 Series 128GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 11:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes in SATA 6GB/s solid state drives or solid state drives in general there are a few names that come to mind, OCZ, Kingston and Patriot are just a few but Samsung is not really one of the them. For the consumer market Samsung gave us the 470 series drive and now they have entered the SATA 6GB/s segment with the 830 series. What is interesting about this drive is that it uses Samsung?s own controller, NAND and DRAM. Something we have not seen on any solid state drive that we have reviewed. The 830 series has rated speeds of 520MB/s read and 320MB/s write. Let?s see how this drive stacks up against other SATA 6GB/s drives that we have tested."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Jaybird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 10:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have a unique set of Bluetooth headphones, the Jaybird JF3 Freedom. These are made for active people and they?re actually the official headphones of the USA Triathlon Team, so that right there should tell you something about them. The JF3 Freedom headphones are meant to be used while running or working out, they?re specifically designed with an active lifestyle in mind. These headphones are sealed to keep moisture out and even come with a lifetime warranty against sweat. In my time with them I?ve come to like them as a very good sounding set of headphones for listening to audio with. They do have a built-in microphone for making and receiving calls but I think that?s a secondary function as that?s not a feature you?ll want to use often?. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

ECS Z77H2-AX Golden motherboard preview
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 9:59A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ECS of course will offer a good variety of Z77 products as well, today we preview the Z77H2-AX, a board that is going to surprise you. Dr. Evil`s `GOOOOOOOOOLD` will continuously pop into you mind whilst browsing through this review. The Z77H2-AX is gold plated everywhere. The motherboard of course is intended for Intel`s 22nm processors that will be coming out later this year based on Socket LGA1155 however the motherboard also supports Sandy bridge processors like the Core i7 2600K. With this preview we are able to give you a closer look at the motherboard itself -- and really the pictures alone are worth it. Read the article here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 8:10A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Tempest 210 mid-tower case is an entry-level case for gamers on a budget. The NZXT Tempest 210 features a high-airflow design that can house up to eight fans, enough to cool the current crop of high-performance enthusiast class components. The three top 5.25 drive bays as well as the eight HDD bays inside the NZXT Tempest 210 use tool-less locks for convenient installation. Tall aftermarket heatsinks up to 160mm as well as long video cards up to 320mm can be installed inside the Tempest 210 without a problem. Unruly power supply cables inside the Tempest 210 can be tamed with a smart cable management routing system. For $54.99, the NZXT Tempest 210 provides a delicate balance between value and convenience that consumers are looking for.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Audio Codec Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 4:43P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Audio codec is a small chip measuring0.25 sq. in. (7 mm2) located on the motherboard in charge of the analog audio functions. Knowing the specs of a codec willpermit you to compare the audio quality of different motherboards, allowing you to choose the right product for your needs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2-Way SLI Surround Gaming Benchmarks @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 4:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of the day we saw an overall performance increase of 63% when going from a single GeForce GTX 680 Surround to a 2-way SLI Surround multi-monitor setup from the seven game titles we tested. This is a nice performance gain and it did make for an overall better gaming experience at a resolution of 5760x1080..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of Intel`s latest Z77 Express platform, Biostar steps up to the plate with a new game in mind, ready to hit a homerun. Featuring a new aesthetic design, and a new highly efficient VRM, the Biostar TZ77XE4 is ready to knock one clear out of the park."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

CM Storm Trigger - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ ocaholic
     Tue, Apr 10 2012 | 3:22P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has been in the gaming sector with the gaming brand CM Storm for quite a few years now. Therefore the CM Storm Trigger isn`t their first keyobard anymore, but it is their first one which makes use of CherryMX key. As a result it`s very likely that this thing will be an absolute high-end gaming keyobard."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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