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Master NotePal U2 Plus Laptop Cooler
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Laptop performance is better than it has ever been thanks to shrinking chips and graphics processing units. But with this increased performance comes increased heat which can reduce the lifespan of your laptop and also cause discomfort if you actually use it on your lap. Laptop cooling solutions are all around us and come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and forms. Today we’ll be looking at one of the latest coolers from Cooler Master – the NotePal U2 Plus.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB RAID 0 (2) Drive Array SSD Review @ RWLabs
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 600 Pro 400GB is currently retailing for about $1.55 per GB which is actually dirt cheap for a drive with this kind of feature set, endurance rating and performance. $1200 is a lot of money to spend on an array but we know that many enthusiasts will gladly spend that kind of money if the quality warrants it.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Luxa2 H1 Premium Desk Holder and H5 Premium Car Mount Review @ HiTech Legion
     Wed, Aug 14 2013 | 6:19A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both the H1 and H5 Premium holders are made of aluminum for lightweight strength and premium elegance as Luxa2 is known for. The Luxa2 H1 is designed for desktop use while the H5 can be affixed to a car windshield. The new Premium versions of the Luxa2 H1 and H5 also feature various color ptions including silver, black and red. Smartphones with display sizes of 3.2 inches to 4.8 inches are supported with a maximum device dimension compatibility of 5.9 x 3.15 x 0.4 inches (L x W x D). Both the Luxa H1 and H5 Premium holders utilize a high friction silicon backing and six adjustable rubberized arms for holding the mobile device in place while users rotate or tilt it 360 degrees (300 degree tilt for the H1 Premium). The Luxa H1 Premium mobile holder and H5 Premium car mount both carry a $39.99 MSRP from Thermaltake`s online store or through other major retailers worldwide such as Amazon.com./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Camera Lens Buying Guide Rev. 4.3.
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 4:03P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : With digital SLR cameras so affordable now, it's inevitable for techies and budding photographers alike to snap them up like hot cakes. But while the cameras are cheap, the lenses are not. But fret not, because you can actually buy used lenses instead. Used lenses are a real bargain but there are some things you should be aware before you buy them. And that's what this guide is all about.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

The Cooler Master Quickfire XT
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 4:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cooler Master Quickfire XT is a no-frills mechanical gaming keyboard that's compact, but still has great switches, keys, excellent build quality and design. So, if you're in the market for an affordable mechanical keyboard be sure to check it out." ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

Gigabyte F2A85XN-WiFi Motherboard Review
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Gigabyte F2A85XN-WiFi motherboard uses a mini-ITX form factor which makes it ideal for HTPC and compact builds. The F2A85XN-WiFi supports AMD A-series and Athlon series processors that use the FM2 socket. The AMD A85X chipset on the F285XN-WiFi provides four USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports and four SATA6 ports for connectivity. For network connectivity, Gigabyte has outfitted the F2A85XNWiFi with a Realtek Gigabit LAN chip and a dual-band Qualcomm 802.11 a/b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless module comes pre-installed onboard. The Gigabyte F2A85XNWiFi supports up to three displays simultaneously via the integrated APU graphics via a DVI-D port and a pair of HDMI 1.4a ports."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 2:17P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the heart of Vertex 450 is Indilinx Barefoot 3. Furthermore, this new drive uses 20nm MLC NAND flash in a bid to deliver fast response and reliability. The Vertex family has claimed many an accolade, can the 450 continue this trend?"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

 
Civilization V: Brave New World Review @ Techgage
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 12:45P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Firaxis impressed us last summer when it released the excellent Gods & Kings expansion pack for Civilization V, so leading up to the launch of Brave New World, the games second expansion, expectations were sky-high. Did the company deliver yet again? Lets find out, and get cultured in the process."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Toshiba Qosmio X75 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 12:20P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Toshiba Qosmio X75 is a gaming powerhouse thanks to its quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M graphics. It`s 17-inch display is 1080p HD and extremely impressive."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

EagleTech Neptor NP056K 5600mAh Battery Pack Review @ HiTech Legion
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 10:08A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Neptor NP056K portable battery pack is very compact, measuring 101x49x25mm and weighs 5 ounces. The Neptor NP056K has two USB charging ports, one for tablets with 1.0A output and one for tablets with a 2.1A output. The 5600mAh capacity allows the NP056K to fully charge phones two to three times while a four-level LED indicator lets users know how much charge is remaining. Each Neptor NP056K portable battery pack comes bundled with a micro USB cable for charging and a lanyard for convenient portability. Aside from the charging functionality, the Neptor NP056K can also act as an LED flashlight which can come in handy in low-light situations./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 Review
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 9:50A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to the reference card, the MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 raised the bar a bit with small margins over the reference card across the entire suite of games at both 1920x1080 and 5760x1080. Overclocking brings performance gains across the board. This particular sample did not overclock as high as I would have wanted on the core with a GPU Boost 2.0 maximum boost clock of 1189MHz. Above 1189MHz it would not pass all of my stability tests, but could pass some as high as 1215MHz; even though it operated below the power and thermal thresholds. The GDDR5 memory, on the other hand, soared all the way up to 1722MHz, well above the reference card in the comparison field."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Corsair 900D Super Tower
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Cases have come so far in so little time that it’s almost impossible to see every single one. They’ve transformed from being plain beige boxes to offering just about any shape and/or color your heart desires. They also come in a variety of sizes – from cases designed for Mini-ITX boards to those designed for E-ATX or even bigger. The case we’ll be looking at today fits firmly into the “E-ATX or bigger” category. You’re all familiar with the name Corsair – they’ve been around making high-end cases, peripherals, SSDs, RAM, and more for quite some time. Corsair just released their latest top-of-the-line case – the 900D – and we’ve got our hands on one to check out for you guys. Grab a drink and a snack and settle in – this case is loaded to the gills with goodies.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

HIS Co:caine Sound Clash and Wavemaster MOBI
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Still having said all that, the MOBI portable speaker is the product that we were most impressed with. For the money we don’t think it can be beaten, as the sound it produces really is quite amazing. This is now a product that we cannot live without and are happy to have discovered it. I know I will be purchasing a few more.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 review: second time's
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 9:01A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 is simply a very good 7-inch tablet, and it scored more than a passing grade in every test. It will be difficult to find a better tablet right now for 169 euros.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

GIGABYTE GTX 760 OC Version Video Card Review
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take an in depth look at GIGABYTE's GeForce GTX 760 OC Version video card (GV-N760OC-2GD). Outfitted with the WindForce 3X cooling design, and sporting a hefty factory overclock, this video card has our attention. We'll compare it to the competition with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition in today's latest games.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra review
     Tue, Aug 13 2013 | 6:19A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,So you want to witness a review on the beast, the big kahunaa ? Well look no further as we review the Inno3D GeForce GTX 770 iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra. This GTX 770 from Inno3D is armed and ready to fire with the mighty HerculeZ cooler, that`s three slots wide but keeping the GPU under 55 Degrees C and completely silent. Pure excellence. That`s not all though, it is factory overclocked for you at a very high level but even so can be tweaked quite a bit further."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

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