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MyDigitalSSD BP3 256GB mSATA SSD Revisited - 3.2 Firmware Update
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 1:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MDSSD and Phison have a new firmware ready for the S8 SATA III controller. Under normal circumstances we`d expect a small performance increase, but when the promise of a 4x increase was made, we knew we had to see for ourselves."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

G-Cube iHL-500BK Luxury Dual-Mode Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 12:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the world of computer audio, G-CUBE is not one of those names that comes up often. There`s a valid reason for this: The company is still at the stage where it is trying to establish a place for itself amongst the crowd of contenders in this hotly-contested arena. Their new Luxy 500 Dynamic HiFi Headset (model number iHL-500BK) is the company`s latest entry into the market of sub-$100.00 headsets. Benchmark Reviews examines the Luxy 500 Dynamic HiFi Headset and tests it through a wide variety of usage scenarios. Read on to see how the iHL-500BK stacks up against everything we throw at it."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

News: Rosewills RK-9000-series mechanical keyboards reviewed
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 11:56P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill, Newegg`s innocuous house brand, caters to mechanical keyboard enthusiasts with four nearly identical specimens priced in the $100-110 range. Each one has a different type of Cherry MX mechanical key switch: blue, brown, black, and red. We`ve reviewed all four keyboards, compared and contrasted the switch types, and picked out a favorite."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Lepa 120mm Vortex/Casino/Chopper Fan Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 10:28P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lepa Vortex 120mm fan, Casino 120mm fan, and Chopper 120mm fan are designed to maximize cooling while maintaining silent operation. The Vortex is designed without LED lighting for those who want a simple fan. The Casino 120mm fan has 18 blue LEDs installed in it creating a spiral lighting effect with various modes including the ability to turn off the LEDs. The Chopper is a low speed fixed RPM fan that has 2 LEDs (in blue or red depending on model) to create a dynamic cycling lighting effect./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

REVIEW: Roccat Kone[+] and ISKU Keyboard @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 9:52P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and jam, Ferrari and beautiful women, and a keyboard and mouse. Of those examples, there`s one that tops the rest, but suffice it to say that at least in the computer realm, the keyboard and mouse are likely the most critical combinations possible for just about everyone using a desktop. The trick, then, is to not only find both a mouse and keyboard that work well for you, but ideally a pair that work well together. That can be a daunting task, with literally hundreds of these products on the market. And certainly for the gaming enthusiast crowd, who tend to be a particular and vocal bunch, the mouse and keyboard have to bring something interesting and compelling to the mix. Can the sleek styling and innovative features live up to gamers` performance expectations?"
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

ASUS Maximus V GENE @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 9:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS introduced their Z77 motherboards with the P8 series and we have to say, the P8Z77-V Deluxe and Pro we reviewed, are another example of ASUS staying on top of the industry. These boards have some of the most creative and innovative features we have seen in some time. At that time, ASUS did not have any Republic of Gamer (ROG) motherboards ready to rock for the enthusiasts. But, just when you thought things were cooling off, ASUS heats things back up with the Z77 Maximus series. The Maximus series is available in the Gene, Formula and Extreme varieties, giving ASUS a good / better / best product lineup of choices for the gaming enthusiast. Will it live up to The Republic of Gamers tradition? Let`s dive in and see. Click through for the full review."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

[Affiliates News] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 7:45P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to Wikipedia, social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions - and their distribution among the population - that influence individual and group differences in health status. It probably is not terribly surprising to you if I said people in developed countries have dramatically longer life expectancy than those who live in developing nations, simply because the latter lack even the basic necessities for living, such as clean water and food. But for those who live in developed countries such as Canada and the United States, what determinants do we include when we benchmark these nations against each other? Many researchers propose factors such as income, housing, and employment. While this is nice and agreeable, in my personal opinion, they are all missing one very important aspect. If anyone wants to be healthy, what they truly need is a fast computer that starts every time and never crashes. At the end of the day, let`s admit it: We have all screamed and yelled when your computer crashes at just the wrong time, or at the very least, become frustrated at unbearably slow PCs. All these will cost a few years of your life in the long run. So for health related reasons... I think it is time for you to upgrade your desktop, haha. After all, you only live once. To give you a hand, what we have here at APH Networks this morning is a mainstream performance motherboard from Gigabyte. Promising excellent performance, top notch stability, and rock solid reliability that won`t break the bank, will the GA-Z77X-UD3H fit the bill? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

 
Roccat Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard - BCCHardware
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 7:44P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ROCCAT ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard isnt mechanical and it almost reminds me of my Microsoft Gaming Keyboard it terms of overall feel. The keys are built pretty flat on this unit - but not quite laptop flat. It seems to be responsive with its anti-ghosting end of things and it all goes toward making it quicker and offering a better response time for typing and gaming. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

A Futurelooks News Flash - Patriot Memory Viper III 2133MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 6:27P | Memory | 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, Recently, Patriot announced their new Viper III memory line at Computex 2012 in support of Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 motherboards. The latest series is XMP capable and will come with new color choices including red, green, blue and black. Normally, the color changes are just color changes, but Patriot has made additional tweaks to specifications for each color, giving them more than just pretty heatsinks. Since Intel Ivy Bridge has proven hot in operation, youll need some good quality memory just to keep up. Lets see what the new Viper III 2133MHz DDR3 dual channel memory kit can do! *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Tt eSPORTS DRACCO Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 4:09P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DRACCO headset is one such accessory. The vibrant colours of the Chao range are sure to raise a few eyebrows as canary yellow matched with sky blue or vivid pink, such as our sample, are colours not normally associated with the PC headset market. Herein lays the crux of the matter. The Tt Dracco is not aimed solely at the PC market. Instead, Thermaltake are looking to capture a wider audience with the Chao range, one which will appreciate the vibrant colour scheme yet enjoy all of the technological benefits Thermaltake have gained from the PC market sector."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Emulate an Android Tablet on your PC
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 4:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not everyone knows how to build a computer scratch, and many more are completely clueless when it comes to something as simple as upgrading a stick of RAM. So I'm going to give a quick and dirty lesson on how to install new memory on your motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Motorola Aiming to Launch Razer HD and Razr Maxx HD in October
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We just heard from a very reliable source, deep in the trenches of the mobile battle ground, that Motorola is gearing up to launch its Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD smartphones in October, provided the handset maker is able to move enough current generation Razr/Razr Maxx devices between now and then...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AeroCool Sixth Element Review
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming cases are always reliant on personal preference, the Aerocool Sixth Element may not be your cup of tea, but there are those who find a glossy snow white exterior very appealing, then the mid-tower case Sixth Element might just be for you...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Lite-On IT sees decreased July revenues
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 4:00P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lite-On IT, the largest Taiwan-based maker of optical disc drives (ODDs), has reported its consolidated revenues of NT$4.2 billion (US$140 million) for July decreased 11.3% on month and 22.9% on year. January-July revenues of NT$30.514 billion dropped 13.2% on year, according to the company.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz Kit leads the charge for the mainstream gamers. The Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz kit is designed to combine performance and stability. The newest Viper 3 kit uses improved heat shields for superior heat dissipation. The 8GB 2133MHz kit has rated latencies of 11-11-11-27 and will run at 1.5V. This kit is XMP 1.3 ready and built from high quality materials. Patriot hand tests their kits for quality and backs them with a lifetime warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Roundup: 80 DX11 GPUs - updated - EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SuperClocked @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Aug 13 2012 | 3:57P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 80 DX11 graphics cards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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Samsung's 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is the first touch screen laptop to cross PCSTATS test bench with Windows 8 installed. Our first impressions of this new touch screen interface are positive...
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