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Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:32A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HCP-1000 Platinum also comes with four +12V rails, a 135mm double ball bearing fan with low-voltage control, and is backed by a huge 7 years warranty. Having such lucrative features will surely entice enthusiasts` who are planning to build a multi-GPU setup to opt for this PSU; so today we will be giving the low-down."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Low Profile Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:20A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The Sapphire HD 7750 1GB low profile graphics card is a full featured Radeon 7700 series card. Sapphire has built the HD 7750 low profile card with a single slot cooler, targeting small form factor systems. Thanks to the single slot design, it can easily fit in systems as small as mini-ITX cases. The card only needs the 75W of power provided by the PCI-E slot, it does not require any additional power from the PSU. The fan on the cooler features a ball bearing design to provide a long life. This HD 7750 has a core clock speed of 800MHz with 1GB of memory clocked at an effective 4500MHz./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Intel HD 2500 Ivy Bridge Graphics On Linux
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 9:14A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the launch of Intel`s Ivy Bridge processors earlier this year there have been many benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 3770K with its integrated HD 4000 graphics and then more recently have been Linux testing of the Intel Core i7 3517UE from the CompuLab Intense-PC and Intel Core i7-3615QM as found on the Apple Retina MacBook Pro. The newest Intel Ivy Bridge chip to play with at Phoronix is the Intel Core i5 3470, which bears an Intel HD 2500 graphics core. In this article are benchmarks of the Intel HD 2500 Ivy Bridge graphics with the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver stack."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 MHz DDR3 review
     Mon, Sep 03 2012 | 4:38A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review a 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 MHz DDR3 memory kit. It`s fast, it`s cool, it can be LINked up, heck it even has LEDs. So while you`d almost have forgotten that with the many product out Corsair is still a memory company we`ll check out a 16GB low voltage DDR3 kit (4 x 4GB) that can be set at 2133 MHz just with the flick of an XMP switch in the BIOS. Read the full review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Western Digital Red Drive 2TB Hard Drive @ TechwareLabs
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:10P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Large corporations are happy to front the bill for enterprise equipment if it means they can have that much less downtime. When it comes to SOHO, the bill can be a bit more difficult to front. SOHO still need as much up time as possible, but don`t always have the budget. Western Digital tries to address this market with their new line of Red Drives."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Silverstone SUGO SG08 Mini-ITX Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:08P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Does your system contain a single video card and use onboard sound? If so, you might understand the increasing popularity of small form factor systems based on micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards. These tiny systems trade expansion slots for small size and convenience, and Silverstone of course has a number of cases for each. Benchmark Reviews checks out their latest mini-ITX computer case, the Silverstone SUGO SST-SG08, in this review."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Giveaway: Win a QNAP TS-219PII NAS!
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP and C.O.D. are teaming up to bring you the ULTIMATE Giveaway. One of our lucky readers has the opportunity to win a BRAND NEW QNAP TS-219P II NAS Sponsored directly from the manufacturer: QNAPMSRP: $349.99 USD The TS-219P II features versatile applications for data storing, sharing, and backup, paired with top-notch hardware specifications among the [...]
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

 
Preview: EVGA Z77 Mini ITX @ ocaholic
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intels recent Z77 chipset for desktop PCs seems to seem to inspire motherboard manufacturers to conquer another niche in the market. What we`re speaking about are mini ITX performance desktops. Today we show you what EVGA is doing in this market segment and what their plans are."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Gigabyte G1 Killer Sniper 3 Gaming Motherboard Review
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte G1 Killer Sniper 3 Gaming Motherboard The G1 Sniper 3 is one of handful of motherboards aimed at satisfying the needs of overclocking, gaming and hardware enthusiasts at the same time. While this group may be small by comparison the things they look for in a motherboard can be rather specific and sometimes downright crazy.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

Lepa G650-MAS 650W Power Supply Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The Lepa G650-MAS 650W power supply is 80 Plus Gold certified and is also compliant with EU ErP Lot 6 2013 standards which requires an impressive less than 0.5W system power consumption in standby mode. The Lepa G650-MAS power supply uses a DC-to-DC and hybrid modular design for increased stability and easy wire manageability. Since Lepa`s G series represents their top of the line power supplies aimed at gamers and enthusiasts, the G650-MAS is comprised of high-quality components such as solid state and grade-A Japanese capacitors. The Lepa G650-MAS also features a 140mm thermally controlled fan which is only activated when the load goes over 15%, keeping the system running quietly when not benchmarking or gaming.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:00P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 has added 16 new keyboard shortcuts, thanks mostly to its confusing Metro UI. We have for you the complete list of Windows keyboard shortcuts, and tell you which ones no longer work on Windows 8.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

VisionTek Racer Series 120GB Solid State Drive Review
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 11:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Few companies are as established as VisionTek, but can a great company name built on good support, quality and product availability make up for an SSD with an inflated cost?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 11:55A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is slowly but surely revising its next-gen CPU microarchitecture in order to realize its potential. The upcoming core code-named Steamroller looks to address this architecture`s biggest problem: single-threaded performance in desktop-class applications."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 11:52A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z77 Extreme6 motherboard from ASRock is aimed at the middle range and features a clean PCB, and many features that we have seen at the more expensive variants; the mini-PCIe slo"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk.III 1200W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 10:39A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk.III 1200W Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com The Silencer Mk.3 1200w is PC Power and Coolings highest rated model, matching the ageing Turbo-Cool 1200w at the top of the product catalogue. Today we find out if it has what it takes to compete at the high end of the PSU market."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 680 Black Series Accelero Hybrid 4GB Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 9:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Getting put through its paces today is the Inno3d iChiLL Black Edition GTX 680, with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. It is factory overclocked to 1120 Mhz, and has an aftermarket hybrid liquid / air cooler attached. The cooler itself is manufactured by Asetek, branded by Arctic, and then partnered with the inno3d card. Claiming to be virtually silent whilst many times more efficient than the reference cooler. If all goes well this card should be quite the performer. Follow us through the review as we benchmark, overclock, and generally beat the card into submission to reach our conclusion."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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