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OC3D: Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 4:13P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their own RAM sticks Samsung have redefined what we cons= ider Low Profile to be. Does the performance match up?"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

REVIEW: ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 3:58P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have the ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 on the test bench. The aesthetics and performance level of ASRock products has lived up to their billing so far and they compete with other top tier motherboard companies, so let`s get the Extreme 7 fired up and see what it has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Intel Core i7-3820 Review: Sandy Bridge-E for the masses
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 3:29P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last year when we reviewed the new Sandy Bridge-E processors, we mentioned a more affordable version called the Core i7-3820 was coming. Although information about the chip had been revealed, the processor has yet to hit shelves and is now expected to arrive later in February. Fortunately, sample units are being passed around ahead of general availability, so we don't have to wait to see how it stacks up. The i7-3820 is particularly intriguing because of its sub-$300 retail price -- far less than other chips in the series. For instance, the Core i7-3960X has an MSRP of $999 and sells for more like $1,049, while the i7-3930K has an MSRP of $583 and is fetching $599 at e-tail. Both are six-core CPUs operating over 3GHz with massive 15MB and 12MB L3 caches. At roughly half the price of the 3930K, we expected Intel to butcher the i7-3820, and while that's partially true, the 3820 remains an impressive specimen with four cores operating at 3.6GHz, a 10MB L3 cache and HyperThreading support. Compared to the similarly priced i7-2600K, the 3820 offers additional L3 cache, support for PCI Express 3.0, quad-channel memory and a platform that will take as much as 32GB of system memory.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

REVIEW: Enermax Fulmo @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 3:20P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enermax is probably not best known for their case designs; rather, they`re very renowned for their power supplies, but they have produced several cases, and we`ve seen them to be typically rather garish creations. We`re not fans of the outlandish, but the Fulmo mid-tower case is a distinct trend to the opposite; it`s quite tasteful, and we`re rather fond of the new restrained styling shown by Enermax."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Sapphire VID-2X Review
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 3:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With many in the industry projecting a sharp decline of desktop PC sales over the next few years, an external portable solution for laptop and netbook users on the go may find it a product that will handily fit into their carrying case and very useful for sales presentations, or to just make their tasks easier with increased screen estate. The idea of reduced toggling between multiple open programs and applications is also very appealing as well. As an avid user of a multiscreen desktop setup, I can attest to how much more easy and enjoyable the access is in day to day computing, project management, and content creation software settings.This product would also seem to hit its stride in board rooms and businesses."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

RHA SA-850 Headphones and MA-350 Earphones Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 2:42P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
RHA SA-850 Headphones and MA-350 Earphones Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we will be taking a look at two products from the RHA range. Firstly we have their top of the line SA-850 headphones and then we`ll take a look at their in-ear MA-350 ear buds."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Samsung NX 200 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 2:04P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The 20-megapixel Samsung NX200 is the latest addition to Samsung`s NX line of compact interchangeable lens cameras. It is capable of producing some very fine images, and should appeal to to NX owners who are looking for a higher-resolution body, but the high cost of entry makes this camera tough sell when there are more affordable mirrorless options available.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
Spire BlackDragon 400 W @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 1:26P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most of you probably know Spire from their cooling solutions and maybe their enclosures. However, the fact is that Spire actually has a rich portfolio of PSU products with capacities ranging from 400W to 1200W (RockIT II). Recently they released a new PSU series, called BlackDragon and they were kind enough to send us the 400W model for review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NZXT Switch 810 White Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 1:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were very impressed with several of the innovative features that NZXT put on the Switch 810, especially the consideration for pretty extreme water cooling setup with that 85mm of top clearance. The ability to drop a 420mm rad in the top and another 280mm rad in the bottom should be enough cooling for even a quad GPU setup. Placing easy to access filters on the intake fans is a real plus and should keep the dust bunnies to a minimum..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Thortech Thunderbolt 1000W PSU
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 12:48P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thortech Thunderbolt 1000W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with four +12V rails (30A), a 135mm Fan, 12x SATA hard disk connectors and 8x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Western Digital WD TV Live Media Player Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 12:10P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Western Digital WD TV Live media player packs a lot of features in to a little box. Couple this with a great price, and you have a very attractive device. It is remarkably easy to setup, has tons of connectivity options, has great file support, easy network integration with built in wireless, and it offers many useful apps."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 24.0
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 11:55A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering 486 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 22 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 24.0 : - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7950 (Future) graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7790 (Future) graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7670 (Future) graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7570 (Future) graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7470 (Future) graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7450 (Future) graphics card. - Added the AMD Radeon HD 7350 (Future) graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 (Future) graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 (Future) graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7770 (Future) graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7750 (Future) graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 6670 (Future) graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 6570 (Future) graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.7
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:54A | 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 808 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 11.7 : - Added the AMD FX-8170 8-core processor. - Added the AMD FX-6200 6-core processor. - Added the AMD A8-3870K quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A8-3820 quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-3670K quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-3620 quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A4-3420 dual-core processor. - Added the AMD Phenom II X4 960T (Non-Black Edition) quad-core processor. - Updated the Transistor Count and HTT Speed specifications for the AMD FX-8000 series of processors. - Updated the Transistor Count and HTT Speed specifications for the AMD FX-6000 series of processors. - Updated the Transistor Count and HTT Speed specifications for the AMD FX-4000 series of processors."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

XFX R7970 Double Dissipation @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile one month has passed since AMD lifte the NDA regarding their latest high end graphics cards: the Radeon HD 7970. We now got a sample from XFX which is called the R7970 Double Dissipation and it ships with a custom cooler. Therefore this card has just partially been designed according to the AMD reference design."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower PC Case Review
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Switch 810 pretty much exceeded every one of my expections when it comes to full-tower PC cases. Each feature and improvement to the Switch 810 addressed key issues that many PC builders face when they are putting together new systems. This case`s hybrid features were also put to the test as I installed a Corsair H100 with dual radiators, but the Switch 810 didn`t have any problems supporting this self-contained liquid cooling unit. I even had plenty of room to add two more fans above the radiator. If I have any criticism at all of this case, I would have liked to have another removable filter between the top vent and radiator because the vent holes are very large and big dust particles will easily access the case here."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

OC3D: Case King Buy Overclockers UK
     Thu, Feb 09 2012 | 10:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclockers UK have been bought out by a German company..."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

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