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Memory Timings Explained @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Oct 07 2012 | 11:06A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So youre on the hunt for a new memory kit, and whilst you know that lower = better.. you dont exactly know why. You may even know the name CAS Latency .. but what is that, exactly? Why is it better to have CL8 over CL10? What are all these other numbers? What do the abbreviations mean? Why is it all so complicated!? Oh, and why do I care? Well.. read on, find out, and rejoice! Im here to save the day."

Sapphire Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition @ Bjorn3D
     Sun, Oct 07 2012 | 9:48A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SAPPHIRE Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition is the latest entry into the Sapphires Flex line up, bringing the ability to run multiple monitors without the need for an expensive cable or adapter. By combining the power of the HD 7770 and the flexibility of mixing wide range of displays, the Sapphires Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition may just be the card that for you if you are looking for a midrange card with multiple monitor support."

BitFenix Ghost @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Oct 07 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest case from BitFenix aims to deliver a silent computing experience in combination with extensive cooling and a functional feature set. The unique paint job along with the sleek understated look do not give away much of what the chassis is capable of."

Review: ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Oct 07 2012 | 3:42A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With all of nVidia`s launches it`s been a while since we have last seen a new Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. The Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum from ASUS come just right to mess up the green team. But not only, with this card, ASUS should be able to provide you with a very powerful Radeon HD 7970. Thanks to the fact that this card has been equipped with ASUS` very well performing and yet silent DirectCU II Triple slot cooler along with a strong custom PCB and a huge factory overclocking you might be able to guess where the journey goes."

Corsair Neutron GTX 240 Gigabyte @ ocaholic
     Sat, Oct 06 2012 | 11:24A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is the first gaming and enthusiast brand to cooperate with the japanese SSD controller manufacturer Link A Media Device (LAMD). LAMD is well known in the enterprise business but not in the gaming and enthusiast markt. With the Neutron GTX there is now a drive that sould be capable of delivering up to 555 Megabyte per second sequential read, 511 Megabyte per second sequential write and up to 85`000 IOPS."

Medion Erazer X7817x Gaming Notebook @ ocaholic
     Sat, Oct 06 2012 | 11:06A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Erazer X7817x, Medion has a new high-end gaming notebook in its portfolio, that features very aggressive pricing. It comes with a brand new Intel Ivy Bridge quad core CPU and NVIDIAs latest GTX 670M mobile GPU. You also get a FullHD, 17.3 inch display and we can just say that we want to crack on and check out what it feels to play and work with this beast."

Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Intel ATX Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Oct 06 2012 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest chipset from Intel, the Z77, has been around for a little while now and has certainly spurred a lot of interest by aftermarket motherboard manufacturers. Little actually changed between the Z68 chipset and the Z77 chipset. Z77 added Smart connect to let you receive emails while your computer is asleep and Rapid Start to speed up boot times. With so little changing, it is up to the manufacturers to pack their motherboards so full of features that they stand out above the rest of the competition. That is exactly what Biostar has done with the Hi-Fi Z77X."

Resident Evil 6 Review (Xbox 360) at Hardwareheaven.com
     Sat, Oct 06 2012 | 3:42A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bringing the franchise back to its main storyline Capcom are ready to release Resident Evil 6, another third person action/horror based game. With multiple campaigns, co-op and challenge modes there is plenty on offer here, but is the quality there?"

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W PSU Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 11:24A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Silent Pro M2 1500W Power Supply Unit is nothing short of a mini powerhouse, with a power output capable of feeding no less than six typical home PCs. Clearly, this is not a product meant for the average Joe user but reserved for those who are planning to build really extreme computers, such as Quad SLI dual CPU systems..."

MDSSD TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition by SuperSSpeed 128GB SLC SSD Review
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 11:06A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you could build an SSD, what would you make? In this rare opportunity, Chris took on the role of product manager and built what he considers the best SSD on the market today."

Patriot Memory 32GB Supersonic Rage XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we will look upon another high performance USB 3.0 flash drive from Patriot Memory, named Supersonic Rage XT, the 32GB variant. In the performed benchmarks, the produ"

Ballistic Tough Jacket iPad Case @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Oct 05 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ballistic Tough Jacket Series for the New iPad and iPad 2 is what we are tossing on the review bench for today. This case is three layers of the strongest protection on the market. A great feature in the Tough Jacket Series is Ballistic Corners, which means all four corners have extra shock absorption where you need it the most! Also included with this case, is a front cover attachment that will help protect the screen during travel. The cover can be removed and placed on the back of your case and used as a kickstand for your new New iPad and iPad 2. Now, enough with the niceties and lets get down to business!"

Borderlands 2 Review (PC) @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 11:24A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A sequel to the 2009 Borderlands, Borderlands 2 is a First Person Shooter with RPG elements set on the fictional world of Pandora, the same world as the franchise debut. You play a lone Vault-Hunter, a mix of archaeologist and soldier of fortune, searching for the fabled second technology/weapons/apocalyptic alien robots cache located somewhere on the planet (the first Vault was dealt with in the original). The main antagonist is Handsome Jack, agent of the Hyperion Mega-Corporation and chief evil-doer also in search of the Vault for his own ends; your only `friend` is Claptrap, an obsolete and abrasive bucket of bolts who guides you to the town of Sanctuary and allies capable of taking down Jack."

LSI MegaRAID 9265-8i & Areca ARC-1882i SATA+SAS 6Gb/s Controller Cards
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 11:06A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Professionals, enthusiasts, overclockers and hardcore gamers all have but one thing in common, the need for speed and by speed i mean the best possible performance parts for their systems. Now as far back as i can remember CPUs, memory modules and graphics cards have always been the three leading hardware parts one would upgrade to get the best bang for the buck but lately with the price drops in SSDs more and more people switch to such RAID configurations with two or more units. So naturally we decided to do our part and show people what the gains are when you pair two of the latest and best selling SATA/SAS 6Gb/s PCI-Express controllers by both LSI and Areca (9265-8i/ ARC-1882) with a total of 8 Kingston HyperX 120GB SSDs."

News: Strung out on Borderlands 2
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:48A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR`s Geoff Gasior develops an addiction to Borderlands 2."

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.5
     Thu, Oct 04 2012 | 9:28A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *857 desktop CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications* for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 12.5 : *- Added the Intel Core i5-3350P quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3240 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3240T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3225 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3220 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-3220T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-2153 dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330 quad-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i5-3330S quad-core processor. *"

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