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45 PSUs tested at very low loads
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently when we've tested power supplies we regularly received comments about the fact that we test the efficiency of PSUs beginning at 200 watts. That's because the energy consumption of modern desktop PCs with Ivy Bridge or Haswell processors is typically a lot lower. It's a valid point, so we spent a lot of time in retesting many of the PSUs we've reviewed in recent months. This time we tested their efficiency at much lower load levels, of 22.5 watts, 50 watts and 100 watts. The results are definitely worth taking a closer look at.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

SanDisk Extreme 2 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 2:17P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk`s Extreme II 240GB is setting out to follow in its predecessor`s footsteps by offering an enticing combination of a low price and excellent performance. With 19nm eX2 ABL NAND and a new Marvell Monet controller, it will certainly make a splash."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

CM Storm QuickFire XT Keyboard Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 12:45P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master is releasing two new QuickFire keyboards under its CM Storm brand, both aimed at FPS games. In this article, we`ll review the QuickFire XT, that comes with a choice of four Cherry MX switches, depending on the region the consumer is in. We got the Cherry MX Blue; we`ll talk more about its characteristics later on. Let`s first describe the product."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD Review
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 12:20P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WD strikes back with the Slim, becoming the first to offer a full terabyte of storage in the Slim 7mm Z-Height."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Case Video Review with XSPC Watercooling Kit @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 10:08A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Case Video Review with XSPC Watercooling Kit @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Stuart Davidson takes a look at the Arc Mini R2 micro-atx case from Fractal Design. Looking at all aspects of the case, and how a high performance system can be built into a small form factor case, including an XSPC watercooling kit."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

G.Skill RipjawsX 2x4GB DDR3-2400 CL11 1.65V Review @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 10:08A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is sometimes scary to realise how fast time actually flies. Case in point, G.Skills Ripjaws series has been around for almost four years, which might seem like an enternity by IT standards. Meant to contribute to this achievement, comes a fresh 8 GB 2400C11 model which we are going to have a look at today."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

MSI GK-601 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 9:50A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mechanical Keyboards have been a popular item lately for its tactile response and long lasting quality. Numerous manufacturers, including the likes of Corsair and Mad Catz, have all been jumping onto the bandwagon. MSI does as well, bringing us a new mechanical gaming keyboard, the GK-601. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests performance for the MSI GK-601 macro-enabled mechanical gaming keyboard."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

 
Cooler Master Storm Havoc Gaming Mouse
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 9:03A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Cooler Master Storm Havoc Gaming Mouse looks great, has LEDs, an Avago 9800 laser sensor capable of 100-8200 DPI, Omron micro switches, 8 programmable buttons, 128KB onboard memory, 1.8 meter braided cable and more. It's designed for a small to medium size hand, comfortable to hold and affordable." ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

Master NotePal U2 Plus Laptop Cooler
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Laptop performance is better than it has ever been thanks to shrinking chips and graphics processing units. But with this increased performance comes increased heat which can reduce the lifespan of your laptop and also cause discomfort if you actually use it on your lap. Laptop cooling solutions are all around us and come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and forms. Today we’ll be looking at one of the latest coolers from Cooler Master – the NotePal U2 Plus.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB RAID 0 (2) Drive Array SSD Review @ RWLabs
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 600 Pro 400GB is currently retailing for about $1.55 per GB which is actually dirt cheap for a drive with this kind of feature set, endurance rating and performance. $1200 is a lot of money to spend on an array but we know that many enthusiasts will gladly spend that kind of money if the quality warrants it.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Luxa2 H1 Premium Desk Holder and H5 Premium Car Mount Review @ HiTech Legion
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 6:19A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both the H1 and H5 Premium holders are made of aluminum for lightweight strength and premium elegance as Luxa2 is known for. The Luxa2 H1 is designed for desktop use while the H5 can be affixed to a car windshield. The new Premium versions of the Luxa2 H1 and H5 also feature various color ptions including silver, black and red. Smartphones with display sizes of 3.2 inches to 4.8 inches are supported with a maximum device dimension compatibility of 5.9 x 3.15 x 0.4 inches (L x W x D). Both the Luxa H1 and H5 Premium holders utilize a high friction silicon backing and six adjustable rubberized arms for holding the mobile device in place while users rotate or tilt it 360 degrees (300 degree tilt for the H1 Premium). The Luxa H1 Premium mobile holder and H5 Premium car mount both carry a $39.99 MSRP from Thermaltake`s online store or through other major retailers worldwide such as Amazon.com./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Camera Lens Buying Guide Rev. 4.3.
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 4:03P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : With digital SLR cameras so affordable now, it's inevitable for techies and budding photographers alike to snap them up like hot cakes. But while the cameras are cheap, the lenses are not. But fret not, because you can actually buy used lenses instead. Used lenses are a real bargain but there are some things you should be aware before you buy them. And that's what this guide is all about.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

The Cooler Master Quickfire XT
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 4:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cooler Master Quickfire XT is a no-frills mechanical gaming keyboard that's compact, but still has great switches, keys, excellent build quality and design. So, if you're in the market for an affordable mechanical keyboard be sure to check it out." ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

Gigabyte F2A85XN-WiFi Motherboard Review
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Gigabyte F2A85XN-WiFi motherboard uses a mini-ITX form factor which makes it ideal for HTPC and compact builds. The F2A85XN-WiFi supports AMD A-series and Athlon series processors that use the FM2 socket. The AMD A85X chipset on the F285XN-WiFi provides four USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports and four SATA6 ports for connectivity. For network connectivity, Gigabyte has outfitted the F2A85XNWiFi with a Realtek Gigabit LAN chip and a dual-band Qualcomm 802.11 a/b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless module comes pre-installed onboard. The Gigabyte F2A85XNWiFi supports up to three displays simultaneously via the integrated APU graphics via a DVI-D port and a pair of HDMI 1.4a ports."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 2:17P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the heart of Vertex 450 is Indilinx Barefoot 3. Furthermore, this new drive uses 20nm MLC NAND flash in a bid to deliver fast response and reliability. The Vertex family has claimed many an accolade, can the 450 continue this trend?"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Civilization V: Brave New World Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 12:45P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Firaxis impressed us last summer when it released the excellent Gods & Kings expansion pack for Civilization V, so leading up to the launch of Brave New World, the games second expansion, expectations were sky-high. Did the company deliver yet again? Lets find out, and get cultured in the process."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

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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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