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Onkyo TX-NR818 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver Review @MissingRemote
     Thu, Nov 08 2012 | 6:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the glue in a well-equipped home theater, the audio video receiver (AVR) is a natural hub where audio and video processing can be consolidated into a single device alongside other functions like over the top (OTT) IP services. Onkyo has embraced this ideal with the 135 watts per channel TX-NR818, which offers decoding support for all of the modern audio codecs, HQV video processing and scaling up to 4K UltraHD. More importantly when it comes to room correction, arguably the most important feature of a modern AVR, the TX-NR818 offers Audysseys flagship MultEQ XT32 an outstanding feat given its $1200 MSRP (~$800 street). With all of the features included, the TX-NR818 seems to be an incredible value, offering unmatched capability per dollar. Moving beyond the spec sheet however, nothing is without compromise lets dig in and discover where Onkyos 2012 mid-range master excels, and where it does not. *"

Vantec NST-D400SU3 NexStar SuperSpeed Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 1:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first will be the NST-D400SU3 aka NexStar SuperSpeed Dual Bay hard drive dock. After the introduction of enclosure, docks soon followed and in many cases became more useful than an enclosure. There is no assembling and disassembling, just plug and go. The D400SU3 is ideal as it can hold two drives. One added feature to this new model is you can take advantage of both high-speed connections..eSATA and USB 3.0."

Synology NAS DSM Software Deep Dive
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 1:51P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With more Synology products entering our review pool, it`s time we take a closer look at the software and advanced features."

MSI GEFORCE GTX 650 1GB Power Edition Video Card Review
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 11:46A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We see how the lower end options from NVIDIA look with the new MSI GTX 650 1GB Power Edition."

Lenovo Y580 15.6-inch Laptop Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 11:23A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just about a year ago we took a look at Lenovos Y570 15.6-inch laptop and today we have its successor the Y580. Designed to be an all-around system or even a desktop replacement that can handle HD video, gaming, and other intensive tasks the Y580 features NVIDIA GTX660M graphics, an mSATA solid state drive for fast boot times and application load times, a very fast Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, 8GB of DDR3 and USB 3.0 support. For those who hate the typical dull speakers on laptops Lenovo has outfitted the Y580 with premium JBL speakers with support for Dolby Home Theater v4. Finally just for looks Lenovo has added a backlit keyboard that not only looks cool, but allows you to work at night with ease. Starting at just $849 the Y580 is still very affordable. Is this the laptop for you? Read on as we put it to the test!"

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 9:21A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But wait, there`s more, as the commercial starts. The UEFI BIOS is full of tweaks designed for the enthusiast with preset overclocking profiles tuned by Nick Shih as well as memory presets for use with specific module and speed combinations similar to what you might find on an ASUS ROG board. By using a combination of profiles and manual tweaking I was able to push the Core i7 3770K to over 4.8GHz with the memory running at 2400MHz (higher than it ever has so far); pretty stout results for a combination of parts I thought I had rung the last bit of performance from."

News: TRs Windows 8 system guide
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 6:34A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD`s new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of Windows 8."

Clock-For-Clock Nouveau Can Compete With NVIDIAs Driver
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 5:15P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Similar to last week`s testing of comparing the open-source vs. closed-source Radeon Linux driver performance from a stock Ubuntu 12.10 installation, the tables have now been turned to look at NVIDIA hardware on this latest Ubuntu Linux release. Benchmarks were done of the stock Nouveau open-source graphics driver, the official NVIDIA proprietary driver, and the proprietary driver when it was underclocked to match the clock frequencies as used by the reverse-engineered Nouveau driver."

HIS Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 5:06P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS HD 7750 IceQ X Turbo is a custom design, overclocked HD 7750. A separate 6-pin PCI-Express power connector has been added to the card, which improves power delivery and might have an effect on overclocking potential. In our testing we saw over 25% real life performance gain from overclocking."

Xigmatek Centauro 600W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 2:41P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About a week ago i stopped by one of the largest electronics store near where i live to purchase several small things i needed (some permanent markers, DVD+R/CD-R packs) and since i was there i decided to also stop by their PC hardware area to see which product lines have the most traffic. So during the 20 minutes i spend on that floor looking at all the available products (i was surprised by the limited range of products especially for one of the largest electronics/PC Hardware stores around here) i saw several people picking graphics cards from the shelves (mainly GeForce GTX650/660 and Radeon 7850 models) but unfortunately i also saw the same people choosing OEM power supplies over the more well-known ones from Seasonic, Corsair, Thermaltake and Enermax (those were the only four available PSU brands in the store at that time). I did manage to sit down with one of the people who chose an OEM power supply and while i was trying to explain the differences between a good PSU and an OEM one i was somewhat surprised to hear that he thought that every power supply out there uses the same components, or at least that`s what several sales persons had told him in the past. In any case after listening to what i had to say he ended walking away with a Corsair GS600 PSU which was pretty much the only one (between the available ones) near the price range he had in mind for a PSU. So because of that we`ve decided to also focus on rather low-cost power supply units aimed at casual users and gamers such as the Centauro XTK-CB-0600M 600W by Xigmatek."

Vantec MRK-425ST-BK EZ Swap F4 Quad Bay 2.5 SATA SSD/HDD Rack @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 1:59P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To my surprise one of the fastest growing component being seen in system builds are hard drive racks, especially in small form factor rigs. And I am sure this has to be either the lack of space in some of these SFF cases or the difficult it takes to which drives in and out after the system has been completely built. Our friends at Vantec have sent to us over our first multi-drive 2.5 rack in the form of the MRK-425ST-BK or the F4 Quad Bay rack. The rack installed in a single 5.25 optical drive bay and can house a total of four 2.5 SATA drives allowing you to get rid the interior HDD cages and allow for better airflow in many cases."

Synology DiskStation DS413 4-bay NAS Server for Workgroups and Offices Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 1:51P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS413 NAS from Synology is aimed for the Home to Business Workgroup segment, provides good read/write speeds in most of the applications and features the highly configurable DSM. DSM supports plenty of additional services, accessible from the GUI, like DHCP, VPN, Syslog, Mail, Antivirus, Backup, Cloud Station and more."

Mad Catz TRITTON Pro+ 5.1 Surround Headset for X360/PS3/PC Review @ Madshrimps
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 11:46A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new, revised TRITTON Pro+ 5.1 Surround Headset from Mad Catz comes with a redesigned decoder box which features multiple options, one in-line remote for adjusting volumes on eac"

SilverStone ST45SF-G 450W SFX Form Factor PSU Review
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 11:28A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone ST45SF-G is a good SFX form factor power supply. It has many of the features that you would expect from larger ATX enthusiast PSUs like a painted chassis and modular, sleeved cables. The power supply delivered very good voltage regulation with good efficiency and maintained relatively clean outputs across a wide range of loads. The ST45SF-G also comes with both EPS12V and PCI-E connectors, which typically aren`t found on a small SFX form factor PSU."

Kingston HyperX T1 PC3-22400 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 11:23A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We look at our fastest out of the box memory kit yet, the 2800MHz DDR HyperX kit from Kingston."

Corsair AX760i Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 9:45A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, Corsair is releasing two new models within its AX i power supply series, the AX760i and the AX860i. These power supplies and the AX1200i have an internal digital signal processor, which allows never before seen voltage regulation and noise and ripple levels. In addition, you can monitor all of the parameters of the power supply on your computer through a USB-based connection called Corsair Link. Let`s take an in-depth look at the AX760i, which also comes with a fully modular cabling system and the 80 Plus Platinum certification."

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