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Dell XPS 8500 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 1:26P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Positioned between Dell`s Inspiron value desktops and Alienware gaming rigs, the XPS 8500 targets digital content creators, game players, and power users who`d probably never buy a Digital Storm, Velocity Micro, or other boutique brand, but who crave more performance than generic retail PCs provide. It gets that performance from one of Intel`s new Ivy Bridge quad-core processors and AMD`s speedy Radeon HD 7870 graphics card, along with a 256GB Samsung mSATA solid-state drive plus a 3TB hard drive."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

DiRT Showdown (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 1:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DiRT Showdown (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com In DiRT: Showdown we dispense with the normal time trials and rally gameplay associated with the franchise, moving to a much more arcade experience which focuses on destruction."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Cooler Master ARC Macbook and iPad Stand @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:46A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most enthusiasts think of Cooler Master primarily as a case and CPU cooler vendor, although they`ve long since branched out into other product lines, like gaming peripherals and accessories for notebook computers and mobile devices. Benchmarch Reviews takes a look at one of their newest products, the Cooler Master ARC Macbook Pro and iPad stand."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Corsair 8GB 1866MHz CL10 Laptop Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:46A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Vengeance 8GB SODIMM memory kits are ideal for notebook users that often use heavy-duty applications like photo and video editing software or for those that play games. If your current notebook has 4GB or less memory, you will also see a benefit from one of these 8GB kits as you always want to have as much memory as possible for multitasking. When it comes to performance we saw some impressive performance gains in some benchmarks and the laptop felt faster when running applications and games. In Sandra 2012 SP4a we saw memory bandwidth jump up over 20% and this Intel Ivy Bridge laptop had 24.8 GB/s of memory bandwidth after the memory upgrade..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Corsair Carbide 300R Mid Tower Case Review @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:46A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We at TechwareLabs have always been a big fan of the Sleeper: a Car or Computer case that seems stock but under the hood hides some serious muscle. So when we laid our hands on the Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Chassis we excited to put it through the labs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Corsair Vengeance C70 review
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:46A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Corsair Vengeance C70 chassis. Priced at $139 Corsair`s Vengeance C70 case comes with built-in carry handles to make it easier to haul your system around. It also features a steel front pane, eight PCI-E slots, two USB 3.0 ports, six SSD-ready hard drive bays, and 10 fan mounts, all in a military design and look. Oh and it has the coolest reset button ever ! Read the article right here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3 1866 16GB Quad Kit @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:46A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has a line of ram what would be a worthy choice of a higher-end system. The Ballistix Elite series is designed for the gamers and enthusiasts in mind. Running in frequencies ranging from 1600 to 2133 MHz and kits size of 4 to 16 GB, Crucial as a kit for almost everyone. We will be taking a long look at the Elite 1866 MHz 16GB quad kit today."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

 
Corsair Vengeance K60/M60 and K90/M90 Input Devices
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is relatively new to the gaming peripherals market, and the company undoubtedly took its time refining these products before stepping up to compete. The mechanical keyboards are designed to enhance gamers’ performance, with the K60 tailored for First-Person Shooters and the K90 for RTS and MMO gaming, and they’re both built to withstand years of abuse, resist crud buildup under the keys, and look good too. The M60 and M90 mice are designed to complement the K60 and K90 keyboards, respectively. Although the mice have quite a bit in common, they have a few features that set them apart from one another and make them a bit more suited to one type of gaming over another...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Corsair Carbide 300R review: compact wind tunnel
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were duly impressed by the Corsair Carbide 300R. For an average price of £63 this chassis has everything you need for an average all-round computer system. Even a relatively high-end system with two graphics cards and a serious CPU will fare well in this chassis. We like Corsair's decision to limit the number of hard drives spaces. In our opinion, most standard computer systems will never use more than four hard drives, and by limiting the hard disk rack they improved the amount of interior space and also the airflow, which in turn benefits the cooling performance. This is reflected by our test results. The Carbide 300R cools the best and keeps noise production to an acceptable level. Strictly speaking, the 300R performs slightly better than the Antec Three Hundred Two, particularly in terms of ease of use and features. In its price class the Corsair Carbide 300R is one of the best cases you can currently buy.
  FULL STORY @ HWIGROUP

HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ Turbo
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those willing to dabble with a little extra overclocking should be able to get HD 7970-like speed out of any HD 7950, but HIS's model made the task easier by coming partly overclocked. Its IceQ cooler also helped to keep the card's temperatures in check while making nary a peep.
  FULL STORY @ PAGES

Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE System Review
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE System Review In this review we will be looking at a new gaming system build from CyberpowerPC called the Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE. This is an Ivy Bridge based system designed to be an inexpensive and yet powerful gaming PC with a total price tag around $1200US.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

Gigabyte A75M-D2H and A75-UD4H Motherboard Review
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 8:45A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have to say that I sort of had certain expectations about the FM1 platform when these boards showed up on my doorstep. I do a lot of heavy content creation and intense gaming, pushing the graphics to the limit of what they offer. I feared that benchmarking this platform was going to be like watching molasses roll up hill in January. I was, however, very surprised with the user experience I had with these FM1 motherboards. While they are aimed at those who have general computing needs, they pack a bit more punch than one might think. Seeing the A-Series architecture instantly shift CPU and GPU resources to where they are needed is impressive to say the least."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Fri, May 25 2012 | 8:11A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit`s GeForce GTX 680 JetStream offers several enhancements compared the NVIDIA reference design, like a quiet triple fan cooler, overclock out of the box and reduced power consumption. The best improvement is certainly that it comes at no price increase compared to the reference design."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Cougar Solution PC Case Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, May 24 2012 | 4:09P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today at TestFreaks we will be looking at another PC case from Cougar called the Solution. This is a budget mid-tower case that can accommodate Micro-ATX and ATX sized motherboards. With the ability to house up to eight fans this case should keep any PC build nice and cool. One drawback is the Solution only comes with one 120 mm fan, otherwise you?ll need to supply the rest of the cooling which adds to the cost of your PC build. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Review
     Thu, May 24 2012 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Can Razer's new Tiamat 7.1 headset... with true multi-channel sound meet our expectations or is this destined to disappoint offering a less desirable alternative than the virtual 7.1 headsets which are already on the market?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

AMD prepares low-voltage CPUs for Windows 8 tablet PCs
     Thu, May 24 2012 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD, seeing Microsoft is ready to launch Windows 8 before the end of October, is set to release its Hondo processors, featuring 40nm Bobcat architecture with power consumption of 4-5W in the fourth quarter to compete against Intel's Clover Trail-W processors, which are also designed targeting Windows 8-based tablet PCs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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