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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Full Review - Indilinx zeroes in on the competition
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 12:33A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector astonished me with its throughput, sheer IOPS performance, and low latency. Tackling the challenges of in-house production has definitely paid off for them. Provided the price remains as low as OCZ promises, I will be recommending the Vector to many a PC builder. OCZ products are not just for the early adopters and power users any more - the Vector appears to be a clear choice for the masses to enjoy."

OCZ Vector 256GB Indilinx Barefoot 3 SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 11:56P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we`ve only had the Vector 256GB drive with the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller for a short time, we are very impressed with what OCZ has done. While 550MB/s reads and 530MB/s writes doesn`t break new ground with a number of drives on the market that match these specifications, the trick is to hit these throughputs, or close to it, consistently. We know that the SandForce controllers really take a performance hit on incompressible data but not so with the Barefoot 3..."

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 11:33P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After almost dying out, then re-emerging as boutique items for snobs, mechanical keyboards are experiencing a sudden surge in popularity as people realize the advantages they have in keyboard feel and longevity over the traditional rubber dome or membrane keyboards. After testing mechanical keyboards from Cooler Master, Corsair, Rosewill, and Thermaltake, Benchmark Reviews now has the opportunity to look at a mechanical keyboard from one of the largest keyboard vendors in the world, Logitech. Join me as I explore the features and capabilities of their new Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard."

OCZ Vector 256 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 11:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the Vertex 4 had been launched a few months ago, OCZ now releases their Vector drives. It is their very first consumer grade Solid State Drive which goes to market under the lead of OCZ`s new CEO - Ralph Schmidt. Furthermore OCZ say that the Vector is also their first SSD which is based on their own controller, which has been designed inhouse by their Indilinx team. We`re really curious if this drive is able to perform within the proclaimed specs. 550 MB/s sequential read, 530 MB/s sequential write and up to 100`000 IOPS, that`s quite something."

REVIEW: ADATA SP600 128GB @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 11:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s not always the enthusiasts (and well-heeled) that want blistering speeds, and certainly not just in the SSD arena. Anyone with an SSD can benefit from massive performance gains over a hard drive, from the most diehard to the budget-oriented consumer. So the ADATA Premier Pro SP600 targets the latter, offering an SSD that`s very accessible to users on a modest budget of about $100. But how does the performance of the ADATA Premier Pro SP600 measure up? Is it worth the investment? Let`s dive in and find out."

News: OCZs Vector SSD reviewed
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 10:41P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At last, OCZ has an SSD controller all its own. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller debuts in the Vector SSD, and we`ve run the drive through the wringer to see how it compares to the competition."

MXL FR-310 Hot Shoe Shotgun Microphone Review @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 10:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever recorded video in a noisy environment only to find out later that your video looks fine but sounds horrible then you need a shotgun microphone. These microphones help eliminate the noise you dont want and record what you do. MXL makes a dizzying array of microphones suited for all types of purposes. The MXL FR-310 is a budget conscious shotgun microphone for the average consumer and beginning videographer."

LEPA Gold Series 750W Power Supply Review
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 9:27P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The LEPA Gold 750W power supply proved to be a very good unit. It produced excellent voltage regulation with very good AC ripple suppression and meets the 80 Plus Gold criteria for efficiency. It comes with a good assortment of both fixed and modular cables and can even operate in silent, Low-Power-Fanless-Mode when operating below 15~20% output."

Kingston MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 Reader Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 8:50P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Memory cards are great for capturing images, audio and video. However, transferring this data onto a PC or Mac can be tedious especially when using a USB 2.0 connection. Kingston has a product to help alleviate the data transfer bottleneck by incorporating the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection into their memory card reader "

GIGABYTE Geforce GTX 670 (2GB) WINDFORCE 3X Video Card Review @circuitREMIX
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 8:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Instead of releasing a plain-jane GIGABYTE branded reference design video card for its volume GeForce GTX 670 product, GIGABYTE injected its own style into its offering. Like the headlining products across the whole GIGABYTE GeForce 600 series, its top of the line GTX 670 product features a WINDFORCE cooler."

A Futurelooks News Flash - Fractal Designs NODE 605 Home Theatre PC Enclosure Reviewed
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 7:55P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently, we took a very close look at Fractal Designs Define R4. It was a surprising experience, providing a combination of both innovative and simple tried-and-true design features. As we mentioned in that review, Fractal Design takes a less is more approach to what goes in to designing enclosures. However, two things home theatre PC (HTPC) enclosures must have is an overall smaller chassis and both functionality and a pleasing aesthetic. We wanted to know if the new NODE 605 HTPC enclosure offers everything that consumers want. Does it have the right features and is it good enough for your media cabinet? *"

GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 (AMD A85X) Motherboard Review
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 7:35P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a closer look at the F2A85X-UP4 motherboard from GIGABYTE that we used in our original AMD Trinity coverage."

Fractal Design NODE 304 @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 6:58P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design expands their line of cases with the NODE family aiming to provide unique enclosures to storage and HTPC enthusiasts. We take the little one - the NODE 304 - for a spin to see what scenario it is best suited for."

ECS A85F2-A Golden Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 6:21P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ECS A85F2-A Golden is a motherboard based on the most high-end chipset for the new FM2 platform, the A85X (codenamed Hudson D4). It is targeted to the second-generation APUs from AMD, codenamed Trinity. Let`s see what this motherboard has to offer."

Cyberlink Director Suite 11 Review @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 5:43P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/The CyberLink Director Suite has four software packages for editing images, audio, and video. The Cyberlink Director suite includes PowerDirector 11, ColorDirector, AudioDirectory, and PhotoDirector 4. These software tools give you the ability to do video editing, color corrections on video and photos, audio correction, as well as photo editing and organization. All four of the programs integrate with each other and can be bought separately or together in the Director Suite. Of course the Directory Suite is the ideal solution since everything you need to create impressive video productions is included.///"

Intels Broadwell Goes BGA Only: Implications for Future Desktops
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 5:32P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I do not welcome a BGA only Broadwell, we do see that Intel is not entirely abandoning the LGA based desktop market and enthusiasts. Haswell will still be available in LGA and offer performance that matches Broadwell but with slightly higher TDPs. Consider that we still do not have Ivy Bridge with LGA 2011 based systems, as those still rely upon Sandy Bridge B parts. The next generation after Broadwell will be offered in LGA. This does look to be a grand experiment by Intel with very little risk overall to their bottom line."

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