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Intel Core i5-2405S Processor Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 6:45P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What do you call a processor that is ten months late, uses a lot of power, and overpromises in performance but underdelivers in practice? Now it would be kind of mean to point fingers and name names here, but I promise you it is not Sandy Bridge. Earlier this year, we have reviewed a couple of Intel`s second generation Core CPUs, including the Intel Core i5-2500K and Core i3-2120 -- with both living up to everything every enthusiast raves about over and over again pretty much everywhere you go. It is simply unquestionable that these processors are superior to its predecessors and the competition in almost every way -- whether it is performance, power consumption, bang for your buck, and at least for the enthusiast oriented K-series, overclocking. With that in mind, what we have here at APH Networks this morning is yet another Sandy Bridge core CPU for review. While the Intel Core i5-2405S is not designed for overclocking (It is unfortunate it comes with a locked multiplier and a base clock you can`t play around with), the little `s` at the end of its name means there is one thing that it focuses on: Reduced TDP from 95W to 65W. Actually, before we begin, let me just clarify on one thing first. The difference between the Core i5-2400s and 2405S is the 2405S comes with Intel HD Graphics 3000 rather than 2000. Are we all good? Let`s waste no time for the details."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Case Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 6:18P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake Chaser MK-I happens to be one of those gems. The Chaser MK-I contains features similar to the Level 10 GT, but at half the price. Inside, Thermaltake uses a completely tool free system for the 5.25 and 3.5 drive bays. The cooling system includes a giant 200mm intake and top Colorshift fan, while the rear exhaust is a large 140mm TurboFan. Those fans are connected to the included fan controller, which features a high and low setting. There is enough room to expand and add 7 more fans for extreme cooling. Special features include an adapted BlacX docking station on the top, the ability to use the new USB 3.0 front header for compatible motherboards, and a headset holder connected to the side panel. The Chaser MK-I is completely liquid cooling ready and includes heightened foot stands."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275 W @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 6:07P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake recently added three new models to the Toughpower XT series. Today we are testing the 1275W model, which is the first Platinum unit that Thermaltake releases. With more and more Platinum certified models on the market, it will be interesting to see how Thermaltake`s latest power supply manages."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD @ Rbmods
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 4:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at a Kingston SSD disk that I was able to get for quite cheap a few weeks back, my main rig is lacking a SSD so I thought why not do a review on this also? The average price for this Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD is around 230-250$. I was able to pick it up for about 130$ so lets find out what kind of performance we can expect from this drive.,,,"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Rosewill Ranger Mid-Tower Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 4:09P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of months ago Rosewill sent us a full tower case for review, the THOR v2, and today they have sent Benchmark Reviews their new mid-tower case, the Ranger. Rosewill`s Ranger mid-tower case is the latest in Rosewill`s case lineup and enters perhaps the most competitive case class there is. With excellent mid-tower cases to be had for 70-80USD, such as the Cooler Master HAF series and the aging but venerable Storm Scout, among others, any manufacturer entering a case into this class is entering into pure case warfare. Even though Rosewill`s THOR v2 was a knockoff with some Rosewill specific tweaking, it was a good case and I gave it high marks. Let`s see if the Ranger can measures up to its intended market like its big brother did."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Ratio H/W Strap
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 4:06P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the DRAM Ratio H/W Strap BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Silverstone Sugo SG08 Case Review
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silverstone Sugo SG08 Case Review In this review we will be looking at a case from Silverstone called the Sugo SG08. This is a small cube style case specifically designed to maximize the mini-ITX platform and take advantage of the ultra edition motherboards supporting Intel Core processors.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

 
Super Flower Golden King 550w Review - XSReviews
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 1:41P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s always fun when a new company sends you its stuff. You get to see what a big player of the future might be like, or at very least, you end up with some hardware that almost no one else has as the firm doesn`t last very long. Today I`m looking at a PSU from Super Flower, which certainly likes its butterflies. This unit is known as the Golden King, featuring platinum efficiency, a unique thermal profile and the ability to overlock to 650w from its standard 550w."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Antec P280 @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 1:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It?s been a long time since we covered anything from Antec and frankly it?s been a long time since they have reinvented some of their lineup. When they introduced their P280 recently I was excited to see a little motion from their camp and when they contacted me wondering if we wanted to take a closer look I didn?t hesitate to jump on it. The new P280 is larger than any of the other cases from their P line but with more up to date features I?m excited to see where it stands compared to everything else we have seen recently."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

CM Storm Sentinel Z3RO-G Mouse
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 12:23P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm Sentinel Z3RO-G Gaming-Mouse arrived Technic3D. We will check the optical Mouse with up to 5.600 dpi and 8 Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Enermax Platimax 1200W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 12:14P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to excellent build quality and an 80Plus Platinum Certification the latest Platimax 1200W power supply unit by Enermax is only future-proof but it also produces rock solid rail stability, top of the line electrical efficiency and near inaudible noise levels."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

ECS X79R-AX Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 11:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ECS has released two motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, the X79R-AX and the X79R-AX Deluxe, targeted to the most high-end processor Intel offers for desktops today, the Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E models. Let`s take a look at the X79R-AX, which comes with four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and more."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

SSDNEWS: HighPoint RocketRAID 6Gb/s SATA/SAS 2720SGL Review Utilizing 8 Micron C400 6Gbps SSDs
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are testing a new controller from Highpoint that is taking a new approach to high end RAID. The new approach is inexpensive high performance RAID which is not only for corporations and system builders, but also, the casual user as well. The casual user qualifies as anyone who uses a desktop computer, home server, or dedicated NAS. The trick is to pull off the performance, yet also to allow for the same reliability and features that one would expect from a larger, more robust and Expensive enterprise class device."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

PureGear Soft Case for Apple iPhone 4 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 11:36A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Apple iPhone 4 PureGear Soft Case is a leather case that lets you slip your iPhone into it and it can be clipped into your belt or placed in your pocket without the belt clip. What`s more unique with this case is the integrated pocket built-into the case that can hold money, credit cards or your license.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Keyboard @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 11:30A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our test sample today uses the Cherry MX Blue Switches to get its point across. The new item is Cooler Master`s first venture into the keyboard market, the QuickFire Rapid. The Blue Switches are known for their low resistance when operating them but also known for its `clicky` sound they make with each press of a key. To some this sound reminds them of an old IBM keyboard or typewriter."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

G.SKILL RipjawsZ 1866MHz CL9 16GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Dec 21 2011 | 11:13A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve seen the RipjawZ before and we were impressed so hopefully this quad channel kit will be equally impressive. While it is the first kit we have reviewed fully on the X79 system, we will be pitching it against a very similar Corsair kit (expect a review soon) but before we get to the testing, let`s take a look at the specification of the G.SKILL kit."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

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