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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 1:51P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Containing 2GB of memory and one of the fastest quad core CPUs around along with an even bigger screen today we have a Note 2 on our test bench to find out whether Samsung have come down on the right side of the size line."

Corsair AF120 SP120 AP140 Fans Review - XSReviews
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:55P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today our newest reviewew Tom takes us into full motion reviews, with XSR`s first full video review. He`s looking at Corsair`s latest lineup of fans, the AF120, SP120 and AP140. They come in a variety of eye catching colours and feature near silent operation across the board. Let`s find out what he thought. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W PSU
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:19P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Tesla R2 500 Watt PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (41,5A), a 135mm Fan, 6x SATA hard disk connectors and 2x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."

AMD Catalyst 12.10 WHQL & 12.11 Beta 4 - HD 7970 Gaming Performance @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD just released two new Catalyst drivers for their graphics cards. According to the changelog the 12.10 WHQL one isn`t really special and the 12.11 Beta is very special because on the paper it introduces significant performance improvements for many games across all 28nm AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series products. That`s what we are going to check in this article, comparing those last drivers under more or less recent games and benchmarks with previous drivers."

Windows 8 vs 7 - Gaming Performance Radeon HD 7970 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:06P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 is coming out soon, very, very soon. Microsoft`s latest operating system will be released ... Tomorrow, in fact. So we wanted to know how good this new OS will perform with games. So we decided to compare it to it`s predecessor. Going from Windows XP to Windows Vista/7 we did notice that the performances were as near as makes not difference, the same. So, what have we done? Right we took some (15) games and a almost a handful of theoretical benchmarks and checked wether there are suspicious thing going on or not."

AMD 12.11 Never Settle Driver Performance @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:46A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD launches the Never Settle Marketing campaign. Part of that campaign is the new AMD 12.11 Catalyst driver as this driver has had some TLC from AMD, improving overall performance on a number of games. Next to that AMD is launching their Never Settle Game Bundle, purchase a R7000 series dedicated card and you can get some great free game(s). Our little article will cover both the driver performance and that game bundle. "

CPU Charts: 29 CPUs - updated AMD A10 5800K 3.8 GHz Trinity @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:23A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 29 CPUs. 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 CPU."

ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:13A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has a very rare addition to its MATRIX series offerings. MATRIX cards are always of a special build quality, including hand picked components and usually some very unique features not seen on any other card. Today we have the ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum. Lets see what it has to offer, and can it take the top honors for performance and features."

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:12A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 is a top mid-range socket LGA1155 motherboard targeted to thethird-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, codenamed Ivy bridge, and also supporting the second-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors (Sandy Bridge). Let`s see what the ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 has to offer."

SysAdmin Corner: Demystifying RAID @ Techgage
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 11:06A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Interested in RAID, but not sure which option is right for you? The goal of this article is to clear up any confusion you may have. We discuss what RAID is, what it isn`t, potential dangers, differences between popular RAID levels and last but not least, what you need to get yourself up and running with your very own RAID."

The Windows You Love is Gone
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 10:37A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows Server is even more telling. Windows Server is not a consumer operating system and yet your choice is the Modern UI, a telling name to occasionally replace Metro with, or Powershell. Visual Studio Express was WinRT-or-bust until developer outcry made Microsoft sweat. Just this week Bill Gates discussed how Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms are evolving literally into be(ing) a single platform. Compare Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: Windows RT is the middle ground. Do not be surprised if Microsoft intends to remove the cancer."

MOH WarFighter Graphics VGA performance with 23 graphics cards
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 10:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Medal of Honor Warfighter VGA Graphics performance review. How will the game perform on a selection of twenty-three different graphics cards ? Medal of Honor Warfighter (MOH Warfighter) is a first person shooter game which is being developed by Danger Close Games and published by EA. It is both a single-player and multiplayer game. The gameplay of Warfighter includes six different classes which are Assault, Sniper, Demolitions, Point Man, Heavy Gunner, and Spec Ops."

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Windows 7 Driver Analysis
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 9:56A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has just released a new Catalyst driver (12.11) for Radeon video cards - we check out performance under Windows 7."

The Truth About SSD Performance Numbers @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 9:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As someone who has purchased many different storage devices (HDD, SSD, flash drive, etc.), I have experienced first hand the confusion that can come from all the numbers we are bombarded with. Manufacturers throw numbers at us to back up their lofty claims of ever increasing performance. But what do all of these things mean? Some people may give up and just get the one that has the largest numbers plastered on the box. Hopefully after reading this article, that will not be you."

CM Storm Scout 2 Case Review
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 9:42A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, I was pretty happy with the CM Storm Scout 2. The temperatures were a bit warm from the lack of more than a single fan, but I don`t want to nitpick the case for this. The price is a steal for its build quality. While most cases at $100 or less just feel cheap, the Storm Scout 2 simply feels like it costs more than its MSRP. The rubberized handle makes it easy to carry the case from room to room or LAN party to LAN party, with more than enough strength to do so. It may feel a bit more rubbery, but there is enough steel there to get the job done. The insides have a nice powder-coated finish and cable routing options, while the back of the motherboard tray leaves plenty of room to cram even the most obnoxious number of cables from view, though it will take some skill to get it just right."

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SATA III 2.5 SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vertex 4 SSD from OCZ no longer uses a SandForce processor, but an Indilinx Everest 2 one, meaning that we do not longer have a lot of space used for over-provisioning and we sh"

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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