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Cooler Master Elite 371 Computer Case Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 6:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking a close look at a globe, where would you end up on the other side of the world if you dug a tunnel straight down into the earth? Well, if you are situated in North America, you would end up pretty close to Australia. If you followed the traditional North American stereotype, you would end up in China; but this is only true if you started out in South America. So if you were to ever think of digging straight through the earth`s core from our APH Networks office located in Calgary, ending up in Australia would not be a big surprise. As mentioned in the G.SKILL Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB reviewed by my colleague Jonathan just recently, everything done in North America is done the right way, whether it be driving on the right side of the road, getting names of our political parties correctly, and the constant of gravity being 9.81 meters per second squared. Why would I be bringing up this topic again? Well, recently, Cooler Master has sent us a very special case for us here at APH Networks to take a closer look at, and it is no other than the Elite 371 with an upside-down logo. Before you frantically scroll down, I must say that in Australia, where everything is done upside-down and backwards, the Elite 371 gives me a slight hunch that it came from Australia indeed. But having reviewed so many products from Cooler Master, we know that their products come from their main office down from the good ol` US of A. So this question now stands: Is Cooler Master trying to fool us with one of their cases from Australia California? Or have they come up with a perfect budget case for their money-wise consumers? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

TweakTowns 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 4:06P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like many of you, I`ve already started my 2012 X-MAS shopping. This year I was delegated three people to shop for. My wife is shopping for everyone else, but I`m taking care of the kids. The two oldest were very easy to shop for thanks to Toys-R-Us` Video Game sale; buy one at full price and get the second one half off. I have to admit that I don`t really like retail shopping and this year is no exception. After spending 45 minutes trying to get the 10 games I needed from behind glass, I had to wait another hour in line to pay for them. When I finally got there someone had stolen my Madden 2012! Black Friday has come and gone, but there are several deals still available. In some categories it`s possible to get an even better deal than what was offered by brick and mortar stores. Shopping online is nothing new and the tools for getting the best possible price make online shopping easier than ever. Last year we told you about Google`s shopping network that lets you search for the best prices in nearly every category. Pricewatch and TweakTown`s Shopping network built in association with PriceGrabber are also very good places to locate and purchase X-MAS presents."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Lian Li PC-TU200 Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian Li PC-TU200 Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com The Lian Li PC-TU200 is a compact case which is designed to offer maximum flexibility, performance, ruggedness and portability."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

SSD and HDD Price Analysis: End of Shortage In Sight?
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 11:36A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This graph shows the average price of the top 50 spinning disk drives over the last year in red and the very specific Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB pricing on Amazon.com in blue. You can see that around October 16th the big price increase began and over the entire ecommerce span that Dynamite Data monitors, prices on the top 50 HDDs went up by 42%. And while not shown in the graph, other provided data shows that at its peak the low-cost leaders in the HDD market increased their prices by 150% as of early December."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Sony VAIO VPC-EH14FM/B Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 11:35A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Sony VAIO VPC-EH14FM/B is a budget laptop tricked-out with wireless features, like WiDi 2.0 (Wireless Display), and WiMAX, which connects you via 3G or 4G to the internet similar to the way you connect your smartphone. There`s no denying this laptop is a sweet deal, however, for just $30 less you can get a laptop with the same wireless features and better performance.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Core i7-3930K and Core i7-990X SLI and Triple SLI Performance Analysis @ ocaholic
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 11:17A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With every new CPU generation it is interesting to see how performance scales with SLI and triple SLI configurations. One can for example see what influence the CPU has on gaming performance. Furhtermore overclockers as well as gamers can see how much of an improvement the new architecture is."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

HP ProBook 4430s Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 9:40A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP ProBook 4430s is an affordable and stylish all-purpose laptop that suits the needs of a home or small business user. It has decent performance, although not the best, but the 14-inch display has really great quality. We were disappointed at HP`s decision to not include the latest USB 3.0 connectivity.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
One For All Smart Control Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 9:12A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve all seen universal remote controls for TVs, but the One For All Smart Control takes things to a completely different level. The Smart Control provides the ability to control your devices with just a simple flick, or tap, of the remote control. Retailing at only £17.50, the One For All Smart Control is an absolute bargain considering you`re receiving quite a few features. Let`s take a closer look..."
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG Motherboard Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 9:08A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re a hard core overclocker, the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme will provide you with all of the tools you could ever need to squeeze every last drop of performance out of your hardware. If you are simply a beginner, it is simple enough to configure to give you the performance boost you crave with all of the tools you`ll need as your overclocking skills mature."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - GIGABYTE G1.Killer Sniper 2 Z68 ATX Motherboard Review
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Futurelooks checks out GIGABYTE`s dedicated gaming board based on INTEL`s Z68 platform ... *GIGABYTE G1.Killer Sniper 2 Z68 ATX Motherboard Review * Two die hard gamers with nearly identical systems were convinced that one would ?pwn? the other. As the fight went on, it seemed player one knew where Player two was at all times, getting behind and knifing him at will. This happens all too often to a large majority of players, but there are a few variables that give your opponent that extra edge. One such advantage is the motherboard your performance components are connected to. Especially if the board offers higher end audio and networking. GIGABYTE has been doing this for quite some time with their G1.Killer Series. Now they?ve unleashed the G1 Killer Sniper 2 based on INTEL?s Z68 platform. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

AMD Bulldozer Roundup
     Mon, Dec 19 2011 | 8:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Bulldozer FX-8150, FX-8120, FX-6100 and FX-4100 arrived Technic3D. We will check the new CPU from AMD against the Intel Core i7, i5 and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Fractal Design Define R3 Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 11:12P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the chassis market dominated by a small group of major companies, it`s easy to get excited when we receive a model from a company that`s not that well known - at least on these shores. In this particular case (no pun, of course), that company is Fractal Design, and its the silence-focused Define R3 mid-tower on deck today."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Xclio Touch 320 Mid Tower PC Case Review @ DragonSteelMods
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 9:38P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It?s been a while since we?ve heard anything from Xclio but they?ve just introduced a few new cases and they?ve sent me over two of them for review. Today we?ll start off with the Touch 320 Mid Tower Chassis that features six fans pre-installed; those fans are controlled by a touch panel fan controller located on the front of the case, that?s where the name ?Touch? comes from of course. Let?s just get into it? "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS.COM

Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 9:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Entering into the asynchronous SSD market, Patriot introduces the Pyro SSD line in 60, 120 and 240GB varieties. The Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD may be asynchronous, but it comes with some very impressive factory specs. Featuring a SandForce SF-2281 processor, the Patriot Pyro is able to max at 550MB/s read and 515MB/s write as well as perform 85,000 IOPS. SATA III interface insures that the Patriot Pyro will not have issues bottlenecking there, and SATA I/II backwards compatibility allows the Pyro to perform in just about any build. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Review @ Neoseeker
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 7:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia wants you to feel the power of dual GF110 GPUs in one mean graphics card, the GeForce GTX 590. Set to be their flagship offering in the GeForce GTX 500 series of enthusiast range products, the GeForce GTX 590 is aiming squarely at AMD`s bad boy, the Radeon HD 6990. It`s promising plenty of power while remaining relatively cool and quiet. A $699 graphics card is bound to offer plenty, now see how it stacks against the HD 6990 in our review!"
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER.COM

BitFenix Shinobi Window Computer Case Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Dec 18 2011 | 6:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What comes to mind when I mention the word Phoenix? Is it the Phoenix Coyotes from Phoenix, Arizona? Would it be the legendary firebird found in certain mythologies? I don`t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind are items such as Phoenix Downs found in the Final Fantasy series. In mythological stories, it has been said that at the end of a Phoenix`s life cycle, it encompasses itself in a blazing fire, and is regenerated from its own ashes in the form of an egg. The Down depicted in the FF series refer to the Phoenix`s tail feathers, in which it is used to revive fallen characters in battle. When it comes down to a company called BitFenix, to my own interpretation, I can see where some of the inspiration is coming from. Being a relatively young company in the world of technology, to my understanding, BitFenix`s main focus is to design hardware that can seamlessly be integrated to the expectations and daily usage of computer products to the end users. So when I first heard of the company, it occurs to me that this company is giving the end user a good sense of revival in terms of using technology with ease, even under extreme conditions. My idea of BitFenix in correlation to the Phoenix firebird is simply the fact that hardware created by this company should be relatively quite simple to use while providing great looks without overwhelming features. To see how it all works out, what we have in store today is the BitFenix Shinobi Window. Combining the reviving power of the Phoenix and the stealth of a Shinobi ninja warrior, I have a strong feeling that BitFenix has created quite a value case that would be quite competitive in the computer market. Keep reading to see what we have found!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

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