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OCZ Fatal1ty Series 1000-watt Power Supply Review
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 4:28P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anyone that has been around long enough in the industry will know that many of today`s mainstream products were once driven by the modding community. Windowed cases, LED fans, water cooling and more. Power supplies have seen the same thing. Modular cables were inspired by modders who would de-solder extra cables from their power supplies to clean up the case. Cable sleeving came around from the same group. The latest craze has been custom sleeving that involves sleeving each individual wire of the cable. It provides an extra level of detail that helps the computer stand out amongst the rest as well as easing the routing of cables. It has become so popular that OCZ has decided to bring the feature mainstream with the 1000W Fatal1ty Series power supply. All of the cables are individually sleeved, including the natively wired cables. This is the first unit that we`ve seen on the market to offer this feature. They`ve added this to a unit that looks very promising on paper for both gamers and enthusiasts alike, OCZ could have a very hot seller on their hands if it performs well."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Z77 Motherboard Round-Up: MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In preparation for the impending arrival of the company’s 3rd Generation Core processor products based on its Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, Intel has readied a new chipset dubbed the Z77 Express. We have already been able to show you a number of Z77 Express-based motherboards, thanks to a handful of sneak peeks while out at CES early this year and a few briefings that took place afterwards, but today we can finally give you the full monty on the chipset itself. We have been playing with a few Z77 Express-based motherboards for the past couple of weeks, evaluated their performance, and have gathered up our data for you here. On tap in this round-up we have motherboards from MSI, Gigabyte, Asus and Intel, namely the MSI Z77A-GD65, Gigabyte Z77Z-UD5H, Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe, and Intel DZ77GA-70K...
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARD

Cougar Evolution Full Tower Review
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The fact that most PC Cases that arrive here for review purposes are designed and manufactured by the top and most well-known manufacturers in the market usually results in a very nice balance between quality and features, not to mention design. Every now and then however we do receive something special in both terms of quality and features (design too) manufactured by a not so well known company in the field and i believe that is quite more interesting since new companies lack not only the required experience but also the resources needed for such a project. So on our test bench today we have a product by such a company and more specifically the Evolution Full Tower by Cougar.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

REVIEW: Epic Gear Meduza @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Epic Gear is a fairly new company on the scene, but they do have a pedigree of which to be proud. They are an offshoot of the well-known PC memory maker, Geil. Anyone who has been around computers and gaming for more than a few years will likely know the Geil name. Their newest offering, the Epic Gear Meduza gaming mouse showcases a rare combination of unique dual sensors, anti-jitter, and other gamer-minded features, all in a sleek package. Can it stand up in a competitive market?"
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Corsair's Carbide 300R and Obsidian 550D cases, our Definitive Diablo III Preview, the dysfunctional state of the game console industry, OCZ's Vertex 4 Indilinx Everest 2-Infused solid state drives and we hint at our next contest where you could win Asus Transformer Prime NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered tablets...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Performance Edition 8GB Memory Review
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 12:09P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I led off by expressing surprise that with all that AMD has going on in its agenda to get back in the game that the company would get into the memory business. It does appear that AMD has found a good partner in Patriot. Patriot has been manufacturing some of my favorite sticks for a few years now and certainly have the experience to bring component specific performance to the table. While I did not get the technical answers I am curious about regarding why these AMD branded modules will work better with AMD components, it appears that they may do just that. They seemed stronger in some areas, and were definitely `plug-n-play` in my system finding the advertised speeds, timings, and voltages upon turning on the machine without messing around in the BIOS. They also ended up reaching a higher overclock (albeit slight) than the others as well. Again keep in mind that this is a representation of how the Performance Edition performed on my all-AMD machine. There may be more in way of optimizations to be had in other configurations."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p Ultra-small Desktop PC
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The USFF version of Lenovo's ThinkCentre M91p packs a significant punch in a small package. Utilizing an Intel "S" low power processor and a 150W external AC power adapter, it's also incredibly energy efficient.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

 
Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance, the Corsair Obsidian 550D looks like a closed, airflow-starved, silence-oriented case. In reality, it incorporates a mix of noise reduction and performance features, giving it a hybrid nature similar to the Antec P280.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Bitfenix RAIDER Midi Tower Review
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quite a long time ago i announced that i would also perform product reviews based on requests made by you, the readers and although many things have happened during the past months (mainly the launch of this new project) i haven't forgotten about that and so a while ago i started looking into my emails for review requests. Well it seems that many of you are actually not bored (who knows, some may) by my extremely thorough PC Case reviews (at least pictures-wise) and have asked for a review of the latest midi tower manufactured by Bitfenix to hit the market called the RAIDER. Of course as some of you know if possible i always try to cover your requests and so the Bitfenix RAIDER Midi Tower is modeling for us today.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

EVGA GTX 680 SC+ Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 10:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA`s new GTX 680 SC+ is looking to capitalize upon the popularity of NVIDIA`s latest creation and with a custom backplate alongside higher than reference clock speeds, it has a serious chance to capture a good portion of the high end market. However, is a $30 premium for this card money well spent? * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:58A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Touting an extremely slim profile, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is a compact desktop PC with roots in entertainment. It has connections and features that allow it to fit right in with your HDTV and become an entertainment hub for videos, music and more. While it`s definitely not the speediest system out there, it does the job well."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Corsair Vengeance 16GB Quad Channel 1600 MHz Memory Review
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HCW reviews the Corsair Vengeance Quad Channel Memory kit, which is clocked at 1600 MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings at 1.5v.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

for the new processor on the Z77
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we've got a first look at three of the first motherboards using Intel's new Z77 chipset, designed for the upcoming Ivy Bridge processors. The time is not yet right to publish any benchmark scores for the new processor on the Z77, but in the meantime we wanted to fill you in on what the fuss over the new chipset is about:
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Vertex 4 may have the first drive we reviewed with the new Everest 2 controller but not that long ago, another Everest-equipped lineup was introduced: the Octane series. In this review, we take a closer look at the affordable Octane 512GB to see where it stands now that the Vertex 4 has smashed its way onto the scene.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Devices such as the Patriot Supersonic and the Supersonic Magnum have been at the top of the food chain for some time. So does the new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 do anything to change this? Starting at $125 for the 64GB model it is already more expensive than the Supersonic Magnum which costs just $100 for the 64GB model.
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Official PlayStation Vita Starter Kit @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 8:11A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PS Vita is the newest handheld gaming system and with that, like anything else, comes accessories. Sure you could buy them from other companies but Sony had theirs ready at launch and one of them is what I have for review today that?s actually an entire kit aptly named the Official PlayStation Vita Starter Kit. In this kit you?ll find two cases, a screen protector, wrist strap, cleaning cloth and even a case to carry your memory cards and games so you can take them with you. If you?ve got a PS Vita then you need pick up this starter kit as it?s got everything you need to protect and take your Vita with you. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

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