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Synology DiskStation DS412+
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is no questioning the performance of the new DS412+, as the dual-core Atom 2.13GHz processor allowed it to hang with some of the fastest units we have tested. The DS412+ had no trouble matching the performance of the bigger and more expensive DS1512+ and with a load consumption of just 46 watts it was also very efficient.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Kingston V+ 200
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Kingston V+ 200 has shown good performance overall. It also comes with a great packaging and a three year warranty, but most importantly with a low price. If you are looking for an SSD that will give life to your laptop or your desktop PC without spending a lot of money, then this drive is one to look at very closely"
  FULL STORY @ MYCE

Silverstone Office Visit
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 12:02P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After Computex I stopped by the Silverstone offices in New Taipei City to talk more about the new Raven 4 chassis and their cooling initiative. I was able to get some good photos of the new case at Computex but many people were confused as to how small the case really was.
  FULL STORY @ GENERAL

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch and 7-inch Review
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's Galaxy Tab line continues to expand, with the latest additions coming in the form of the Galaxy Tab 2 Series. The Galaxy Tab 2 Series is available in 10.1-inch and 7.0-inch screen sizes. While these second-generation models clearly borrow some design cues and other specifications from their predecessors, we were a bit surprised to find out that not a lot has changed from the first-generation models to the new Galaxy Tab 2 series, at least in terms of their internal components. Although the Galaxy Tab 2 may not offer a lot of new features from its predecessors in the Galaxy Tab lineup, the lower price puts both of these tablets in the mid-range tablet category rather than in the premium category. Given the popularity of tablets and the fact that more people are generally interested in lower cost tablets, rather than a premium price tag, it makes sense that Samsung wants to compete in this space. We have both the 10.1- and 7.0-inch models in-house for testing. The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 costs $399.99 while the 7.0-inch model runs $249.99. Join us on the pages ahead as we take a closer look at what these tablets have to offer.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel Core i7-3720QM: Mobile Ivy Bridge Review
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Instead of breaking new ground in performance, Ivy Bridge improves efficiency, marking the arrival of Intel's 22nm design process which uses new 3D transistors. This allows the flagship quad-core 3.5GHz Core i7-3770K to consume less power than the more modest Sandy Bridge i5-2500K. Granted, the 19-watt power savings we recorded in our tests probably won't excite desktop users, but it does present a tangible benefit for battery-bound mobile machines. Ivy Bridge's improved fuel efficiency should grant laptops a little more mileage away from wall chargers.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X Review
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 11:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dual X cooler is really the bonus to this particular card; it is the real feature that sets it apart from not only other 7970s but also other high-end cards. Under full load it shows off its true colors as one of the best cooled cards on the market while remaining quiet (in a relative manner). With the fans at full it can dissipate quite a bit of heat away from the card to keep it cool and ready for more. It might dump a little more heat to the case at idle and run slightly hotter at idle, but it is much better than a constant vacuum cleaner noise coming from your case."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

CM Storm Stryker @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 11:54A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has had quite the success with the CM Storm Trooper chassis. The new Stryker utilizes the same shape, design and chassis, but offers different side panels and that important white and black look."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
ASUS GTX680 DirectCU II Top review
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We really like the GeForce GTX 680. For little over a dozen quid extra you can buy the ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5, the DirectCU II Top version. The GPU on this card runs at a 13 percent higher clock frequency which does result in improved performance. More important is the improved cooling, despite its higher clock speed the card remains 20 degrees cooler. Moreover, this excellent cooling performance doesn't cause more noise. Because of these qualities, the ASUS card has better overclocking potential. You do need to keep in mind however that the graphics card takes up three entire expansion slots.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Android Gaming – New Controllers Announced
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It’s that time of year again when all the latest and greatest gaming projects are thrust into the media spotlight at the E3 gaming expo. The 2012 event has seen some amazing new announcements, from the jaw-dropping visuals of Star Wars 1313 to the innovative approach of Microsoft SmartGlass . But what about the mobile gaming market? "
  FULL STORY @ VIRTUAL-HIDEOUT

Seagate GoFlex Satellite @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 8:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By this time, we all should be familiar with the term cloud and what it means, and you probably already are using a cloud solution of some kind (either Dropbox, or Windows Live Mesh, or others). What about a personal cloud? A cloud that you can take with you everywhere you go that stores much more data than what you can put up in a Dropbox account. We have previously reviewed a 16GB product from Kingston, but lets take a look at something with a bit more storage. Today we will be looking at the 500GB Seagate GoFlex Satellite external WiFi hard drive, designed to give you access to media, particularly on your mobile devices, wherever you go."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

AMD Heaven GamExperience
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 5:18P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has joined forces with HeavenMedia for a European tour, mainly targeting the gamers audience. AMD's FX Bulldozer CPU's have been labeled as too slow in many hardware reviews. Even tough the new Bulldozer architecture looked initially very promising on paper, the performance was heavily dependent on the application being used. Sometimes performing mediocre, even slower than the previous generation Thuban processors. However sometimes beating similar priced Intel CPU's. On top of that, the infamous 8 core marketing strategy error, set some real bad blood. As performance in many multi-threaded applications was unexpectedly low. To be honest, these Bulldozer CPU's were not really worthy to be named after the world famous FX series. But AMD fought back with some insane CPU-Z suicide runs and this GamExperience tour is very welcome to warm up the gamers again for the AMD hardware lineup.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Aperture M USB 3.0 Multi-Media Hub Review
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 5:18P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Add USB 3.0 ports to the front of your case and a flash card reader at the same time with this tidy little device."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

MSI Radeon HD 7870 Hawk 2GB Video Card
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 5:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Radeon HD 7000 series is out in full force now and even with the NVIDIA 600 series launching, it's still getting a lot of attention. As is typical with video card releases, manufacturers like to make their own designs and subtle changes and release various different cards based off of the same GPU. Here at Benchmark Reviews, we've received the MSI Radeon HD R7870 Hawk video card and we are prepared to put it to the test. With an unlocked BIOS and a digital PWM, the MSI R7870 Hawk begs to be overclocked. Let's find out just how fast it can go.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

NZXT Phantom 410
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 5:17P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower includes room for the larger video cards, and sports an acrylic window for your viewing pleasure, plus water cooling features with room for a 240mm/280mm radiator, and a modular design. The NZXT Phantom 410 also gives consumers a few distinct color choices, so there are some very interesting options and features here for a case that is very well priced at only $100. Let’s see if NZXT can continue the quality and innovation with the Phantom 410 Mid-Tower chassis.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Microsoft's Surface Could Kill HP, Dell, Other PC OEMs
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 5:16P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft's Surface isn't just an attempt to take on the iPad or an articulation of MS's independent design philosophy -- it's a fundamental threat against the OEMs who've spent decades as Microsoft's partners and collectively destroyed the industry's perception of the PC as a high-value product. The adversarial roots run deep. Microsoft didn't tell its partners about Surface until three days before the event and gave only the most minimal details on the product. Only the largest vendors even got a phone call; Asus and Acer, the 4th and 5th largest PC manufacturers worldwide, have stated that they had no idea anything was coming. For OEMs who have spent decades working in lock-step with Redmond, that's deeply unsettling...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 5:05P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Installing an AMD Socket AM3 processor into a motherboard is not a difficult task, but if you've never done it before some friendly guidance is usually a good idea.

To help novice computer users who aren't entirely confident they can install an AMD CPU into a fresh motherboard, or upgrade an older socket AM3 processor, PCSTATS put together this illustrated Beginners Guide. If you are planning on building a AMD based computer anytime soon, bookmark this aritcle for future reference.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

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  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
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