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GEIL EVO VELOCE Dual Channel 2133 MHz Review - XSReviews
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 9:14A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GEIL is a Taiwanese company that produces a number of PC hardware components for gamers, including SSDs and RAM. Today well be looking at the latter specifically, well be testing their EVO VELOCE line of memory, which is their fourth line of DDR3 memory. Our particular kit runs at 2133 MHz (thats PC3-17000) and is compatible with most contemporary motherboards running Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge processors. We were impressed with Golden Emperor International Ltds previous RAM series when we reviewed it last year will this newest batch live up to its Italian namesake? Lets find out. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

Beginners Guide to Assembling an HTPC @MissingRemote.com
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 1:47A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We recently covered some recommended parts for Building a Home Theater PC and today we are taking that one step further by taking you through each process of how you can build your very own HTPC. The process is not going to be identical to what you will experience as parts will vary depending on what you select, but hopefully this will give you the knowledge you need to have the confidence to try. And as usual, remember our forums are here to help you if you hit any snags in the process. *"

Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Chassis Review @ OCIA.net
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:10P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?It`s been a year since our last Thermaltake case review, the Chaser MK-1 full tower. Those familiar with some of the features of that model may be pleased to learn that Thermaltake has incorporated many of those same options into their new Armor Revo cases. Things like the built-in fan speed and light control, top external hard drive dock, pivoting base feet and removable mesh filters are carried over directly. The chassis layout is also very similar, with the same four bay front and large 200mm front, top and side mount fans.?"

Silverstone FT03 Mini ITX Case @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:08P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are taking a look at a case that looks very familiar to us. And I am sure that if you have spent some time on these pages it will look familiar to you also. The case we have on tap is the Silverstone FT03 Mini. The two cases are pretty much a duplicate of one another except the Mini is about half the size of the original. And just like the FT03 which was based on elegance and fine line the Mini follows in the same footsteps. Available in silver and black, the Mini should fit right at home in the middle of the living room. "

Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050 PSU Review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review, we take a look at the first fully modular power supply from Cooler Master. The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W power supply offers not only a gigantic high performance, but also a fan control for three more fans in the PC system and the internal 135 mm fan. In auto mode, the power supply is passively cooled up to an overall load of approx. 200 watts. Additionally, the Cooler Master 1050W power supply has a special 7 Volt fan connector and dozens more features, which we will take a look at in this review.

PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 1200 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are testing PC Power & Cooling`s new flagship PSU, which promises insane performance even up to 50?C ambient temperatures and also features Platinum efficiency along with a semi-modular design, which utilizes heavy-duty modular connectors. All above are combined with a hefty 7 year warranty."

Transcend SSD720 128GB SSD – modern SandForce
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Transcend's decision to disable RAISE on the SSD720 was a good one in our opinion. The minute chance that a single chip will malfunction does not outweigh the advantage of having the extra 8 GB available. We assume of course that you frequently make back-ups of your data. The choice of Sandisk memory chips seems to have little impact on the performance. In some benchmarks the SSD720 performs very well, such as in PCMark Vantage, while in others a bit below average. Performance-wise this is a bit of a dime-a-dozen SandForce SSD. The price is a little on the high side, as most SandForce-based SSDs are more affordable. Especially since Transcend has made the 8 GB available, the price per gigabyte should be lower instead of higher than average. It makes the Transcend SSD720 128GB a good SSD, but one for which there are more affordable alternatives

Corsair Force GS 240 GB review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Force GS 240 GB is an excellent SSD. Now that the problems with SandForce belong to the past with the arrival of firmware version 5, there is no reason not to buy this solid state drive. In terms of performance the Force GS is one of the fastest SSDs currently around. The Force GS gets the Hardware.Info Silver Award, simply because it's a great SSD. Since prices keep changing in the world of SSDs, take advantage of the price comparison tool on our site to make sure you get the best deal.

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook Review @ HardwareHeaven.com One of the latest systems to be released in the Ultrabook category is Lenovo`s U410 which has a hefty advertising campaign behind it and GeForce GPU inside. Today we have one on our test bench and will see how it compares to the last generation system to see what the Lenovo offers in real world use."

Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 4:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you looking for a complete package for your business Windows network, and you're not too excited by a NAS based on Linux? Then the Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS may just be the ticket for you. All you basically need to do is to take it out of the box, connect it to your network and you can get started. This simple approach is definitely an advantage in business environments. This product really fits in an environment that's standardised around Windows Server, and is perfect if you need an extra file server or extra back-up options. The price of the 4TB Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS is around £835, which is £260 less than the more advanced Buffalo TeraStation 5200 with the same capacity but with Linux. A big chunk of the price difference undoubtedly goes to Microsoft.

[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.8
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:59A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many mobile 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 mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *759 mobile CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications*for each and every CPU! Here are the latest updates in Revision 8.8 : *- Added the AMD A10-4655M quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A10-4600M quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A8-4500M quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-4455M dual-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-4400M dual-core processor. - Added the AMD A4-4300M dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-464L quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-460L quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-460H quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-452L quad-core processor. - Added the AMD R-272F dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-268D dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-260H dual-core processor. - Added the AMD R-252F dual-core processor. - Corrected the Level 1 Cache specifications for the AMD A8-3500 series of quad-core processors. - Corrected the Level 1 Cache specifications for the AMD A6-3400 series of quad-core processors.*"

Synology DS213 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:58A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday Synology announced the DS213; their new 2-bay NAS for 2013 - today we have a review of this new release. We have been impressed by Synology`s products in the past here at Vortez and today we are expecting to see another outstanding product."

MSI Big Bang Z77 Mpower review
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we test the Z77 MPower version, which as you`ll notice is a pleasant upgrade from their Z77A-GD65 motherboard -- yet with an improved CPU VRM, more friendly warranties and a new black and yellow color-scheme which merges the Lightning series graphics cards and these motherboards a little closer together. Have a peek at what was just released, this is the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower motherboard. You just have to be impressed by the overall looks ... Read the review here"

AMD Unveils Steamroller Improvements
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 11:52A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ah, the end of August. School is about to start. American college football is about to get underway. Hot Chips is now in full swing. I guess the end of August caters to all sorts of people. For the people who are most interested in Hot Chips, the amount of information on next generation CPU architectures is something to really look forward to. AMD is taking this opportunity to give us a few tantalizing bits of information about their next generation Steamroller core which will be introduced with the codenamed ?Kaveri? APU due out in 2013."

NVIDIA SLI: GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs GTX 670 @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 10:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in May (2012) NVIDIA released their $400 GeForce GTX 670 video card, securing the number two position in their single-GPU product stack. Just three short months later, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card arrived to market and filled store shelves at the $300 price point. With a substantial $100 price difference between these two product, consumers might (incorrectly) presume there`s a significant difference in hardware or performance. To the surprise of many, the GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti are nearly the same card. Both feature identical 28nm NVIDIA `Kepler` GK104 graphics processors, complete with 1344 CUDA cores all clocked to identical 915 MHz core and 980 Boost speeds. Additionally, the GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti also feature the exact same 2GB GDDR5 video memory buffer, clocked to 1502 MHz on both cards. The only physical difference between these two products resides in the memory subsystem: GeForce GTX 670 receives four 64-bit controllers (256-bit total bandwidth) while GeForce GTX 660 Ti is designed with three memory controllers (192-bit bandwidth). So does this amount to any real differences in video game performance?"

Incipio Samsung Galaxy S3 SILICRYLIC DualPro Case @ Techreaction.net
     Fri, Aug 31 2012 | 9:39A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With as expensive as smart phones are these days and just how unwilling phone companies are to replace broken phones, it would be crazy not to have some sort of protection on it. Blending a silicone core with a hard outer shell gives the SILICRYLIC DualPro protective grip. The DualPro ensures quality protection for your Samsung Galaxy S III, which we will be testing it on today. Complete access to all ports and buttons are available with this custom case. The SILICRYLIC DualPro comes in four colors: black/black, pink/black, yellow/black, and gray/black."

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