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NZXT Source 220 Mid-Tower Case Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 11:51A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The NZXT Source 220 is positioned for the budget gamer that expects good features. The Source 220 delivers in spades. For cooling, NZXT has included one 120mm rear exhaust fan and one 140mm top exhaust fan. Both the 5.25 ODD drive bays and the 3.5 HDD drive bays are completely tool free. The Source 220 features a steel mesh for optimal air flow. The front inputs include a single USB 3.0, USB 2.0 port, and 3.5mm audio in/out jacks. The Source 220 leaves room to expand the cooling with 2 front 120mm, 1 top 120mm, and 1 bottom 120mm fan ports. On the interior there are 7 expansion slots and room for a GPU up to 330mm./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 GHz OC Edition 2GB Video Card Review
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 11:51A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, though, we get to move away from the reference card design and see what`s going on with our first retail HD 7870 in the form of the PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 GHz OC Edition 2GB. We haven`t seen much from PowerColor in the form of the PCS+ series, but it`s always one that has taken my eye. What`s making these new cooling solutions so much more attractive as well is the fact that the new 28nm GPU on the HD 7000 series runs so cool that the latest coolers are seeing some awesome performance on the new models. We`ve got our fingers crossed that the PCS+ cooler that PowerColor has opted for today follows the trend of strong cooling."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Gigabyte HD 7770 OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 9:31A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte`s HD 7770 OC comes with a massive clock improvement over the AMD reference design. Operating at 1100 MHz ensures that the card has a healthy performance advantage over other boards. Memory clock is also increased at 1250 MHz."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

MyDigitalSSD 32GB Super Cache mSATA SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 9:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In taking a close look at the need for mSATA SSDs in today`s SSD arena, it just doesn`t really seem clear as to why manufacturers are jumping into the mSATA fold so quickly. We might be able to say that the push to market of mSATA SSDs has become a trend, in fact. Our analysis today will be the MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 32GB mSATA SSD, an SSD that is capable of fulfilling the disk caching role just as easily as if it were in use as a boot drive in systems capable of mSATA support."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

News: Asus Transformer tablets share an Ice Cream Sandwich
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 9:31A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus has been quick to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its Eee Pad Transformers. We take a closer look at the new OS to see how it fares on the Android tablets."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Nvidia GeForce GT 640M Review: Kepler Arrives For Mobile
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 9:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance gain between this generation and the last is substantial. Overall, the GT 640 appears to offer performance on par with the old GT 555M. This should have the effect of lowering the money you have to spend to buy a laptop with acceptable 3D performance. Our Acer Aspire review unit has an MSRP of $799, which is quite a bit less than systems available with the GT 555M."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 8:56A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte?s lineup of Intel X79 or Sandy Bridge-E motherboards is only made up of four boards. For gamers there is the G1 Assassin 2, X79-UD7-OC for overclockers, and X79-UD5 for enthusiasts. This brings us to the X79-UD3 which is Gigabyte?s entry-level and least expensive Intel X79 motherboard coming it at $249. Sandy Bridge-E is Intel?s high-end platform and the X79 chipset is much improved over its P67/Z68 counterparts. You now have 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes and quad-channel memory. That means with this board you can easily throw in up to 32GB of DDR3 and run 4-way Crossfire or SLI right out of the box. Also this is the first time we will see Gigabyte?s 3D BIOS. Read on as we inspect the X79-UD3 Motherboard."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
Grooveshark Bluetooth Kit by Livio Radio @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 8:56A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit Adapter for Android based phones by Livio Radio (Model LVC03G) is a device that allows you to play streaming audio via GrooveShark through your vehicles radio."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

HP dm4t Beats Edition Notebook Review: Branding Gone Wild
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 8:56A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If performance was our only consideration this would be a positive review. Unfortunately for the dm4t it?s not, so this isn?t. The dm4t?s roots as an inexpensive consumer laptop are evident in the design and build quality. That?s not to say that either is bad ? in fact, both are good for a laptop that starts at $579, which is the base price of the normal dm4t. But our review unit isn?t priced at $579."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Intel Xeon E5-2600 Sany Bridge-EP Server Processors @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 8:56A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since each of the Intel Xeon E5-2660 processors has eight cores plus hyper-threading, the Intel Grizzly Pass server has a total of 32 threads of processing power. When the Windows task manager was opened up for the first time, we couldn`t help being impressed by the look of 32 threads. It`s hard to imagine that just a few short years ago we were oohing and aahing over dual core processors..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Linksys PLEK400 Powerline Networking Kit - BCCHardware
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 8:56A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As I referred to previously, installation of the Linksys PLEK400 Powerline Networking kit is a snap. It comes pre-configured and synchronized to each other so that all you have to do is plug each of them into the wall and then plug the network cables into your devices. In order to connect to your network, you`ll need to plug one into your router or switch and the other one into your device. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

2600 MHz with G.Skill 64 Gigabyte Quad-Channel by Hiwa at CeBIT 2012 @ ocaholic
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 4:43P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During this year CeBIT, which has taken place last week, our overclocker Hiwa managed to reach astonishingly high memory frequencies using G.Skill memory modules. This time he put his hands on a 64 Gigabyte, 32 Gigabyte and 16 Gigabyte quad channel memory kits and overclocked them way above 2`700 MHz."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB Reference Video Cards in CrossFire
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 4:43P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
3DMark 11 fired up and froze straight away. All of a sudden I found myself with something that was going to become real boring, real quickly. Of course it then clicked that just because we don`t have a CrossFire connector it doesn`t mean CrossFire can`t be used. Looking at the AMD website for the HD 7750 you`ll find that CrossFire is of course supported on the model and I figured why not pair it up with our HIS HD 7750 we looked at and see what kind of performance we can get. It would be interesting to see what would go down with CrossFire scaling on this lower end model which carried with it no CrossFire bridge."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASUS RT-N66U Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 4:43P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Building on the success of the RT-N56 Dual Band WiFi router, ASUS has been hard at work trying to create the next `next-best` wireless router. Today, Benchmark Reviews brings you the ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router. As you will see in the images that follow, the ASUS RT-N66U certainly looks the part and is different in that way from 99% of routers on offer today. The RT-N66U has three high power external antenna to allow simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals to run at up to 450Mb/s concurrently, this allows you to stream HD content to your media devices (5GHz) while you enjoy uninterrupted wireless internet (2.4GHz). On the box ASUS claim that the RT-N66U has Leading giga-level throughput over 900Mb/s but as with most claims this doesn`t always come true, our testing threw out some good numbers but nowhere near ASUS` claims. The ASUS RT-N66U has two built in USB 2.0 ports that allow you to share printers and USB storage over LAN and WAN, and also allows you to share a 3G/4G internet connection."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Corsair Vengeance M60 and K60 Review
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 4:43P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
loved the weighted scroll wheel because it felt like I had better control; it didn`t feel cheap nor did it have the horrible grinding scroll sound when going through several pages of information. The sniper button was by far my favorite aspect of the entire mouse. I`m not much for sniping and getting many headshots because I never tend to lock-on. By allowing me to slow down my motions, the sniper button really helped me grab a lot more head shots than normal and enabled me to actually attempt to snipe things I normally wouldn`t have bothered to snipe. It felt a little like cheating, but I liked it!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Dell M110 Projector Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 4:43P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A small, lightweight, high-definition multimedia projector that you can simply pop into your bag and take with you on the road? We`ll be very impressed if this is the case for the Dell M110 projector. Let`s run it through some tests and see how it performs.* ** * **"
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

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