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Netgear WNDR3700v4 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 12:49P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we first received the latest N600 router from Netgear, the first thing I said to myself was, Why did Netgear send us an old router? I then came to my senses and realized it was more than just a recycled name this release of the fourth-generation WNDR3700 was truly different. Starting with the upgraded chipset, the Netgear WNDR3700v4 has been updated with one of the most proficient CPUs on the market. The 560 MHz/128 MB RAM Qualcomm Atheros AR9344 is a significant step up from the Broadcoms 480 MHz chip found in version 3 of the Netgear N600 router. The result is a faster user experience while configuring the router as well as incredible Wi-Fi speeds..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Corsair Voyager Air review
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 12:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the Voyager Air from Corsair, it is a portable storage unit allows you to connect it towards USB 3.0 and Ethernet, but it also includes WIFI support and it actually comes on a 100 GB HDD model as well. This great looking device might just be what the doctor to move or stream your content from."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio Headphones With Mic Review
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 12:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve always believed that owning a very good headset is always a good thing since you can use it to watch your favorite movies, play your favorite games and listen to your favorite tunes without intruding on the privacy of all those around you. Luckily most people i know feel exactly the same and so a friend of mine has been looking to purchase an good headset for the past year or so but the catch is that aside the fact that he wants superior audio quality and clarity he also wants it to be small, light, comfortable and to feature excellent noise insulation. So you can all understand that the entire specifications/features combo he is looking for is not something easy to come by especially in the sub USD250/250Euros category. At least that was the case until the exact moment he saw me testing the TMA-1 Studio headset by AIAIAI roughly two weeks ago and decided to spend a couple of hours with them as well."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

All AMD FX CPU Models @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 10:17A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD FX is the high-end CPU family from AMD, using either the Bulldozer or the Piledriver microarchitectures. Let`s take a look at the main specifications of all models released so far."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Free Anti-Virus Comparison Review
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 9:59A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the other feature-rich antivirus, Avast! Antivirus comes in third, performance wise, to AVG. Personally though, my preference would be to consider Microsoft Security Essentials as third, but that may be my own bias talking. Avast definitely has a rich feature set which may go very far in protecting you, but I just found it too intrusive for my taste. Of course MSE is lacking in both features (not always a bad thing) and performance, so really only its simplicity and the Microsoft name gives a recommendation for it much weight. Perhaps it would be best to say Avast has won at this moment in time, but if MSE can get its detection-act together then the table may turn."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 PCS+ Review
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 6:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking PowerColor`s HD 7850 PCS+ is much like overclocking any of the 7XXX series of Southern Islands GCN core-based video cards as it relates strictly to overclocking. Each core and memory combination is going to to have its limits. First off using PowerColor`s Powerup Tuner utility limited the clock speed on the core to a maximum of 1050MHz on the core and 1425MHz on the GDDR5 memory. Having seen speeds in excess of 1200MHz on just about every GCN card I have tested, I felt this was a bit low and moved to a different utility that allowed a higher core clock on the core. Sapphire`s TriXX utility was able to deliver this added clock speed and allowed the clock speed on the core to scale well up and over the 1200MHz mark. A 235MHz boost in GPU speed is worth the added work to get there in this case. The Elpida-based memory was not as flexible when it came to overclocking with a maximum of 1400MHz stable. The memory clock speeds were not able to overclock high enough to really add a significant amount of memory bandwidth to help the benchmarking scores. Even so they still managed to improve by 175MHz."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 5:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire HD 7790 2GB GDDR5 OC has a good overall appearance with a black PCB, black plastic fan shroud and a black fan. The triple black motif is broken up with some chrome accents across the fan shroud and the exhaust bracket itself. You can also see the two copper U-shaped heatpipes, which adds a third dimension when it comes to the color pallet..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Review
     Mon, Apr 22 2013 | 12:40A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After all the testing is done, the Sapphire HD 7790 2GB OC will offer up additional FPS performance when the settings are increased to take advantage of the larger frame buffer. Instances where running with a quartet of 4K monitors or when attempting to game at Eyefinity resolutions can provide some benefit over the 1GB-equipped cards. The most graphic example I saw in my testing of where the 2GB on this HD 7790 paid dividends was in the 3DMark Fire Extreme testing where this card proved without a doubt when the game settings are indeed high enough you do see a point of difference."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 11:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever had a craving for a hard drive the same size as those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies? Seagate has just the drive for you, and anyone else whos in the market for a svelte 7mm laptop drive but needs performance at an affordable price. Seagates Solid-State Hybrid Thin drive may be small, but it may just be the drive you`re looking for."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

XFX R7790 Black Edition OC @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 10:07P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD product lineup had a small hole in it for a long time between the HD 7770 and the HD 7850. We heard a few rumors about the possibility of an HD 7790 or an HD 7830 and just after LanOC V12 AMD launched their answer the HD 7790. We are a little late to the party, but we have had time to put ours to the test with our revamped benchmark suit that features the latest games. Lets take a look at how it performs compared to AMDs other offerings as well as NVidias new GTX 650 Ti Boost. Is this a good time to pick up a new video card?"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Fractal Design define XL R2 Case
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 5:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define XL R2 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The XL R2 supports XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for five 120mm and two 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

In Win BP655 Chasis @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 3:50P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have seen a lot of In-Win products both through our office here at LanOC and as raffle prizes for the LanOC events. With the upcoming LanOC 12.0 we were in the market for a portable solution for our router, one that wasnt built in haste on a late night in the middle of our last LAN like our current router. Intel had already provided a mini ITX motherboard and a half height network card that needed a home so we started our search there. We came across the BP655 from In Win that fit the bill perfectly. They were kind enough to supply us with a new home for our new router, now join as and see how this case sizes up (pun intended) to the competition."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 12:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday I took a look at the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr 2Gb OC Edition, although I teased about its extremely long name I was impressed with the card overall. Being the second GTX 650 Ti Boost that we took a look at, I of course couldnt resist pairing it up with the reference card as well for a little SLI testing. As with our other SLI and crossfire posts we dont mess around talking about the cards at all. You can check out the individual reviews for that. We jump right into the performance results and give you what you want to see. Enjoy!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

CM Storm Quickfire TK Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 12:34P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For many of our readers, a keyboard is the way they interact with the world whether it is for work or pleasure. In our ever more connected world, problems like typing speed and comfort are becoming more of a necessity than a nicety. Cooler Master realizes this and has brought out an entire line of mechanical keyboards to handle the demanding needs of typists. In this review, we will be looking at the CM Storm Quickfire TK w/Cherry MX Red switches. These light linear switches are preferred by many gamers for their light touch and linear motion. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will determine if the CM Storm Quickfire TK Mechanical Keyboard SGK-4020 is a great value or if enthusiast we be better served with a different keyboard..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 12:22P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new DashDrive UE700 is the latest brainchild of ADATA. Using USB 3.0 technology, the UE700 was designed for faster transfer speed of stored data at 200MB/s read and 100MB/s write. This is sure to be one of the faster flash drives we have ever tested, probably even the fastest. With such great advertised speeds, the UE700 is also a nice piece of visual work. Sleek and functional, it could very well be your next flash drive."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

CyberPower PR1500ELCDRTXL2U Professional Rackmount Series UPS Review
     Sun, Apr 21 2013 | 9:59A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I can`t really speak for all of you out there since i haven`t really spent that much time in other countries to have a valid opinion but where i live electricity is not very stable and so the first thing i always say whenever people ask me about what PSU (power supply unit) they should choose is to get a UPS first (uninterruptible power supply) to ensure that nothing ends up getting fried in their systems (especially if we are talking about expensive configurations). Granted many power supply units feature electrical protections that can successfully shield your systems from such unpleasant events but personally i think it`s far better to be safe than sorry so as we speak i have all my test rigs plugged into 4 UPS units (two 1000VA and two 1500VA). However much like everything else UPS devices also differ according to build quality and different levels of protection offered so in the market we one can find consumer oriented ones aimed for house use, advanced ones for the more demanding office use and finally professional ones designed mostly to withstand the demands of enterprise environments where you simply can`t afford not having the best there is. CyberPower is amongst the leading UPS manufacturers and today we will be taking a look at their latest professional Rackmount series UPS unit the 1500VA/1125W PR1500ELCDRTXL2U."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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