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Cooler Master Silencio 450
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silencio Series is Cooler Master’s best solution for sound absorption with system builds of all levels. Sound silencing foam padding will help reduce system noises produced by hard drives, numerous cooling fans, and other devices. Combine this with a solid-steel frame, vibration inhibiting rubber feet, two Cooler Master quiet-spinning fans, and the Silencio 450 should nearly become completely silent. Those who value a quiet computing space should appreciate the Silencio Series. The Silencio 450 also sports more than just sound absorption foam, such as the USB 3.0 connection and the SD card reader. It also brings removable HDD cages, dust filters, and a switchable door hinge to the party as well. However, it will need to step up and pass our testing today … will the Silencio silence its critics or hear them loud and clear.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

Corsair's Vengeance K90 Gaming Keyboard
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This time we are going to take a look at the new high-end K90 keyboard, which is the best keyboard Corsair has to offer at the moment. Many manufacturers have published mechanical keyboards lately, so naturally Corsair wanted their share of the action. Let's see if K90 can stand out from the crowd."
  FULL STORY @ METKU

Silverstonetek's Precision Series case
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some might say that the PS07 is aimed more towards a budget buyer. There is nothing wrong in that and if the product is high in quality and looks good, I'm all for it. So, is the Silverstonetek's PS07 the case for you? Read and find out!"
  FULL STORY @ METKU

SilverStone Raven RV03
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone Raven RV03 enthusiast tower case retains much of what we liked in the Raven RV02 and Fortress FT02, while adding elements like front fans, drive mounting behind the motherboard, and USB 3.0 and evolving to a somewhat more conventional shape.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 12:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The K90 Performance MMO Gaming Keyboard from Corsair is a solid product and comes with a combination of MX Red switches and silicone domes (the domes are only used for the less frequent used keys). On the left we have no less than 18 programmable keys and thanks to the extra 3 memory banks, we can assign a total of 54 macros on a single profile. The product integrates very well with the previously reviewed M90 mouse and the software is unified so we can access both mouse and keyboard interfaces from the same menu.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

ASUS X79 Sabretooth Motherboard Review
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Sabretooth lineup always has been part of a little controversy. Some had no idea why the TUF series ever had to be made. Claiming high Durability and Reliability. So the other ASUS boards were inferior then in build quality ? Wouldn't they survive the torture test that the Sabretooth series do ? I've had the Sandybridge P67 version for internal testing and must say that it was a joy to work with. Even when benching with LN2, the board remained hassle free. It was no surprise that with the launch of Sandy Bridge-E another Sabretooth would appear on the market. Today we are gonna have a look at the latest addition to the TUF series : The Sabretooth X79.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

AZZA's Fusion 4000
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AZZA's Fusion 4000 isn't just a high-end enclosure; this towering beast is so roomy it even has room for another PC system inside should you feel the need to slap a mini-ITX based setup atop your current rig. That means it supports dual power supplies and multiple water-cooling radiators measuring up to 480mm. Find out if all that space is more than just show in our latest case review.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

 
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3072MB Review
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD ended 2011 on a high note, unleashing the market's fastest graphics card (single-GPU) and beating its adversary to the next-generation GPU yet again. Conveniently enough, AMD also offers a potentially valid alternative to its flagship with its Radeon HD 7950, which is essentially a lower-specced and lower-priced version of the HD 7970. The HD 7950 is set at $419 for the 1536MB version, while the full 3072MB variant is $449. Although it's currently possible to find a 3GB model for $449, you can expect to pay closer to $500. Gigabyte has redesigned the PCB and included an upgraded cooler that is meant to lower temperatures and improve overclocking. Considering the HD 7970's respectable performance, we expect a solid showing from the HD 7950.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Unboxing the Cooler Master Cosmos II Case @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have another case unboxing for you, but this is not just any case it is Cooler Master?s new Cosmos II Ultra Tower. It really lives us to the name Ultra Tower too! This case has to be one of the largest cases that we have reviewed in quite some time! This case is of course the new version of the ever popular Cosmos and Cooler Master has outfitted it with room for up to 13 hard drives, 10 fans, a four channel fan controller and much more. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 240GB arrived Technic3D. Available in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB configurations. Results in extreme performance with up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds? We will check this and more against the SSDs from Corsair, Intel, Western Digital and G.Skill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In many ways Intel`s new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market but with a price of about $500, many will likely overlook it. However, for those that can afford the fastest solution possible, combining two of these drives together in a RAID 0 setup could potentially result in stratospheric performance across nearly every application.* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 video card requires less power than previous generation mainstream video cards. The ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 does not need any additional 75W PCI Express PSU connectors and draws all the power it requires from the PCI-E x16 slot. ASUS gave the HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 a slight bump in core clock to 820MHz and provides further performance tuning enhancements via GPU Tweak, a software bundled in the driver CD. Equipped with a full-sized HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI port, the ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 is Eyefinity 2.0 capable, supporting multiple displays for gaming or productivity.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

[Affiliates News] Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Com puter Case Review @ APH
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 7:09P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have been paying attention to the articles I have been churning out in the past couple of months, you would have noticed all of the reviews, with the exception of one, have been on computer cases. Even as I write this introduction, I am still scheduled to review yet another case in the coming weeks. So at the moment, even I have to confess that cases are becoming a chore to write about. But before you stop reading my review solely because I seem uninspired, today`s editorial is on one of Thermaltake`s newest addition to their chassis line-up, and I promise this case (As well as this review) will fill your ever growing appetite. In fact, many writers will agree with the statement that Thermaltake cases are always exciting to evaluate; and the previously reviewed flamboyant and loud-and-proud Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 -- also covered by yours truly -- is a perfect example of why. If one were to take a quick look at the two cases, he or she would simply say that both of them are very similar in design, inspiration, and functionality. Let me say, however, that the Overseer RX-I, today`s review unit, has an improved character that is less outgoing, and more functional, so to speak. How so? Well, to say more would rob you of the opportunity in reading the rest of the review. So without further chatter, let`s move on."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Review @ circuitREMIX
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 6:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2009, Thermaltake released the Level 10 case. Designed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the Level 10 case had a unique compartmental design and featured styling that was far from the typical computer case. Winning many industry design awards, the Level 10 case acted as a flagship for Thermaltake. But with a price tag of $799.99US, the cost of buying Thermaltake`s pinacle of design and style is out of reach for most people. In 2011, Thermaltake released the Level 10 GT case. It was designed with some of the core ideas present in the original Level 10 case, but available and reachable for the masses. Today we`ll be looking at the Level 10 GT Snow Edition."
  FULL STORY @ CIRCUITREMIX.COM

Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid HDD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 5:57P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since Seagate released the Momentus XT series, it has become a popular choice with notebook users who are usually limited to a single storage drive. It aims to bridge the performance gap between mechanical hard drives and solid state drives without resulting in a massive price premium. Today we are going to look at the second-generation solid state hybrid hard drive from Seagate, the Momentus XT 750 GB."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD with 24nm Toggle Mode Flash Review
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 5:33P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I think by now most of our regular readers know about IMFT, Intel and Micron`s joint flash venture. Toshiba and SanDisk have teamed up as well. Flash Forward, LTD celebrated the opening of Fab 5, a 300mm flash memory fabrication facility in Japan, back in July. Flash Forward is owned by Toshiba (50.1%) and SanDisk (49.9%). This puts SanDisk in a good position when it comes to manufacturing SSDs. SanDisk 24nm Toggle Mode flash is the successor to the Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode flash that was first introduced on many enthusiast class SandForce SATA III SSDs in 2011. Don`t think Flash Forward is stopping at 24nm, they are already working on 19nm with parts sampling as I type this."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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