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BeQuiet Straight Power 580w Review - XSReviews
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 2:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BeQuiet have gone from a relatively small name in the PSU industry to one of its dominant players and its continued to release new ranges of units on a regular basis, keeping sites like this flush with products. Today we`re looking at one such product, the Straight Power 580w. It`s modular, has braided cabling, the usual stuff. Let`s make sure it`s safe for usage. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

TRENDnet TPL-406E 500Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Review
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 1:51P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many people seem to have a hard time leaving the convenience of their local Wi-Fi network although they all know that it can`t actually reach the throughput data transfer speed of a wired connection. Wiring a brand new house with Ethernet (CAT5/6) cables may not be quite easy but it`s also the most ideal solution if you want the best possible performance for your local network (although it can get somewhat expensive). However for old houses/structures that is not really possible (unless you don`t care having them around) and so in such cases you can either rely on a Wi-Fi connection or on Powerline adapters. Of course since Powerline adapters practically use the electrical wirings of the structure their performance is directly affected by their quality/age. Still even so Powerline adapters are quite faster than most Wi-Fi connections (especially when the modem/router is not near) something which we`ve proven time and again through our reviews. This time however in our lab we have the smallest Powerline adapter in the market to date, the TPL-406E 500Mbps compact powerline AV adapter by TRENDnet."

3-D Tools: Amazing Programs for Product Design at TechwareLabs
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 12:44P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every product used today was first brought to life by industrial designers. Designers are the people behind the scenes designing and perfecting our everyday luxuries: Cars, phones, watches and kitchen appliances. They also develop the packaging for food, beverages and candy. Recently the Hershey Company partnered up with the Academy of Art University, asking graphic design students to design packaging for the delicious chocolates for Valentine`s Day packaging, which will debut in January 2013."

Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 12:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is the latest addition to the UltraSharp line, and like its predecessors, it rocks. It uses a 27-inch IPS panel, only this time it`s an AH-IPS panel rather than a P-IPS panel, and it uses LED backlighting instead of CCFL backlighting. While delivering excellent color fidelity, it uses less power than several recently reviewed IPS displays."

REVIEW: Patriot 8GB 2133MHz Extreme Masters Limited Edition @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 11:46A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have Patriot`s 8GB 2133MHz Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition memory kit in our paws and these modules fit neatly into that wallet-friendly category. Also we have to say, they look very good! Now, let`s get these modules unwrapped and onto our IvyBridge test bench to see what Patriot brings to the table this time."

Cooler Master Scout 2 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 11:33A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Cooler Master`s reputation of producing high quality cases, the Scout 2 does not fail to impress. It is a nice update to the original Scout, which is 2 years old and starting to show its age. Integrating USB 3.0, a refined style with more curves, a smoked window and a rubberized handle shows that Cooler Master is constantly looking to improve its products."

Toshiba DT01ABA100 & DT01ACA100 1TB SATA III HDDs Review
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 11:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are just months away before the new 5TB mechanical drives make their debut (perhaps sooner) but since price is one of the most decisive factors when choosing a HDD most people still seem to prefer 1TB/2TB models over the larger 3TB/4TB ones. Now as many of you know not only do we always focus to bring reviews of the latest HDD models the industry has to offer but also of the highest capacity variants available. However today we decided to change things a bit and so although we are going to test two brand new HDD models we thought it would be best to test the 1TB variants which should be more appealing to casual users and gamers. So as the title clearly states today on our test bench are the latest 1TB HDD models from Toshiba, the 5700RPM DT01ABA100 and the 7200RPM DT01ACA100."

Motherboard Advertising & DRAM Compatibility @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While building a desktop computer can be daunting, it`s not really that hard of a process and with a little instruction most anyone can build a system. I have clients in their 80`s that now build systems and my sons built their first PCs at ages 7 and 5 respectfully. Benchmark Reviews goes to great lengths to provide information that will help all builders, both first time builders and long time Professionals. There are however, things that can make the decision making process on what to use/buy more difficult. One of the biggest roadblocks (and one of my Pet Peeves) is advertising done by motherboard manufacturers as to DRAM compatibility. We`ll take a closer look at this and see some of the pitfalls..."

Fractal Design Node 605 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 11:10A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Node 605 is the first HTPC (Home Theater PC) case from Fractal Design, targeted to users who want to build a computer to be connected to their home theater systems. It supports full-size ATX motherboards. Let`s see what the Node 605 has to offer."

Ravaged @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 10:41A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When 2 Dawn Games contacted us about doing a review on their first title, Ravaged, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because I really enjoy indie games and playing stuff developed by small game companies. Indie companies are not restrained by being too large. They are able to listen to their fan base and give players what they want (to an extent) and it often leads to some really cool and enjoyable features in game. I was also nervous however because Ravaged because my experience with class based shooters has been very polarized, they are ether amazing or a total flop. Lets hope that being an Indy game will help Ravaged be one of the great games. With that being said, I head into the post-apocalyptic storm ravaged world that is Ravaged."

LG Optimus G 16GB Smartphone Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 10:24A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It doesn`t seem that long ago that smart phones were just beginning to show up in the market place, now it seems that just about everyone has one. While smart phones may be a dime a dozen these days, few will be able to truly compete for the top performance. The LG Optimus G is certainly one of the few that can!Taking a look under the hood, the LG Optimus G features the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad core processor from Qualcomm. If that`s not enough, it also comes with 2GB of system RAM to ensure plenty of memory for multi-tasking..."

Halo 4 Xbox 360 Review
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 9:21A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
343 Industries proves there is life after Bungie. Check out our Xbox 360 review of Halo 4."

TekRepublic TH and TH Pro Gaming Headsets Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 8:29A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a competitive advantage in your favorite game, or a way to communicate with your friends online without spending a fortune? The gaming headset market is extremely competitive right now, and there are countless options to pick from. TekRepublic looks to stand out their lightweight, virtual surround 7.1 gaming headsets. Today we will be looking at two offerings from TekRepublic, so lets see how they stack up."

Sapphire HD 7770 FleX Video Card Product Review at TechwareLabs
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 8:18A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following our recent reviews of the Sapphire HD 7950 FleX Edition and Sapphire HD 7870 FleX Edition, we are taking a look at Sapphire Technologies HD 7770 FleX Edition video card. This particular model is the lowest entry point for those of you looking for a 7000 series FleX Edition video card."

Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 520 W @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 7:54A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seasonic has decided to upgrade the platforms of their smaller PSU models, which includes the fanless ones. The fresh SS-520FL features Platinum efficiency, increased capacity, and promises sky high efficiency. Read our review to find out how good this new Seasonic PSU is."

SSD Charts: 51 SSDs - ADATA XPG mSATA SSD SX 300 128 GByte @ ocaholic
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 5:08A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 51 different SSDs. 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 SSD."

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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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