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How to install Windows 8 Release Preview using Oracle Virtual Box @ Rbmods
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 9:14A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the advent of desktop virtualization becoming more mainstream, it gives the computer enthusiasts and IT professional to test different operating systems easily. One product that is used quite often is Oracles Virtual Box. Virtual box is an open source type 2 hyper-visor that uses the hosts resources to run a virtual machine in an isolated environment. This gives the ability to test beta and release candidate operating systems without impacting your production workstation."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

SilverStone Grandia Series GD07 HTPC Case Review
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:08P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone Technology was one of the original manufacturers to enter the HTPC case market and they continue to offer one of the largest selections of HTPC enclosures available today. SilverStone currently offers 18 different HTPC enclosures panning three different series including the Crown, Grandia and Lascala lines. In addition to designing premium HTPC enclosures, SilverStone has a long-standing reputation among PC enthusiasts for providing a full line of high quality computer chassis, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 is an economical external hard drive enclosure for 3.5" SATA II drives that permits extra storage space to be easily added to any desktop computer via USB 3.0 or eSATA cable. The Vantec NexStar features a small 80mm fan to help keep the HDD from overheating over prolonged hours of use - a problem with always on external drives which forget to spin down the disk during idle periods."
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

PowerColor to Launch Dual GPU HD 7990 Very Soon? @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardware Canucks? web of industry contacts has been abuzz today with information that PowerColor could be launching a supposed dual HD 7970 card named the HD 7990 as early as tomorrow, at a price of $999. While there may still be some confusion among industry sources, after a certain amount of poking and prodding, certain bits of information began to coalesce. First and foremost, PowerColor?s HD 7990 will be a ground up custom design which means there won?t be a reference version available to purchase nor will availability be widespread. We?re actually hearing about the possibility of less than 500 cards worldwide, some sources put the number at a mere 200. This lack of concerted availability is right in line with other custom dual GPU cards like the ASUS Ares and Sapphire HD 4850 X2, as is the astronomical price. At this point, Hardware Canucks can?t be certain about the PowerColor HD 7990?s specifications but logic dictates that it will have 6GB of GDDR5 memory (3GB per GPU) and two full Tahiti XT cores with 2084 Stream Processors each. Naturally, a large-scale custom heatsink will ensure this card runs relatively cool. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Tale of the Dead Staples Omnitech Shredder
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"If your consumer electronics break, what's stopping you from trying to fix it yourself? A few weeks ago our inexpensive $50-dollar Omnitech OT-EMC7A micro cut paper shredder from Staples.ca gave up the ghost and stopped working. Being out of warranty, I took a stab at fixing the wee beastie."

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Intel OpenGL Performance: OS X vs. Windows vs. Linux
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As mentioned last week when publishing the OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks, a large Intel OpenGL driver performance comparison was being carried out at Phoronix. The comparison is now compete and here are the results when comparing the Intel HD OpenGL graphics performance under Apple OS X 10.8, Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, and Ubuntu Linux 12.04/12.10. The results of this Intel OpenGL gaming performance comparison are quite interesting, but reveal some troubling Linux facts."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: A Functional Mainstream Laptop
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovos IdeaPad Z580, as we received it, will set you back about $599. Thats a good price for a new laptop with a Core i5-3210M processor. I was not able to find a similar deal on competitor websites at the time of this writing. That can easily change, but at this time the Z580 seems a bargain."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

 
Sapphire HD7770 Videocard
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Need a new videocard? Then stay tuned for this review, we are going to take a look at a HD7770 from Sapphire. This is a lower midrange card that you can pick up for around 150$; we don't know what to expect, but what we do know is that we are going to run this thing through ultra and even higher settings in our game benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Global Thermaltake Website Hacked?
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:59A | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well it seems that someone`s holding a grudge against Thermaltake (Is this directed against a person or because of a defective product? That i guess we will never know) and so today their Global Website was hacked by someone calling himself alerthack and using the To You Phrase."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Vantec NexStar MX Enclosure Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:58A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Vantec NexStar MX provides a simple way to add massive amounts of storage. The NexStar MX is an enclosure that can contain two 3.5 SATA drives. On top of that, the MX can run the drives in a variety of modes. Management settings support individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1 modes. Construction consists of a brushed aluminum case. Vantec included a 40mm fan for cooling. There are both USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces. The NexStar MX supports up to 6TB capacity."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Mushkin Catalyst Cache 50GB SSD
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now were all familiar with the principle of caching SSDs: an SSD coupled to a hard drive, yielding the speed of the SSD and the capacity of the hard drive. Today, however, were seeing a cache SSD from a smaller player in the SSD scene: Mushkin. Lets take a look at the Mushkin Catalyst Cache SSD."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Antec TrueQuiet Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:52A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec has been producing strongly-built cases for years. The fans they made for them - the Antec TriCool - came with a 3-speed switch that allowed users of their cases to customize their cooling effects. More recently Antec has switched to TwoCoolT fans. One suspects a play on words: `Too Cool.` In any `case` Antec fans are available retail. And apparently to maintain the `True` metaphor (as in TruePower) Antec now has TrueQuietT branded fans. The frames are sculpted. The nine blades are a smoky translucent gray, with wavy tips. They come with built-in two-speed switches as well as vibration-dampening inserts in their corners. Vibration-resistant connectors are included in the package. It looks great."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Fujitsu Lifebook T580 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 11:43A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Fujitsu Lifebook T580 is a 10.1-inch convertible tablet netbook that has multitouch capabilities, an Intel Core i3-380UM CPU, a 128GB SSD hard drive and 2GB of memory. While it might be a little expensive for some, you do get some unique features, like an option for 3G connectivity.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

PC Power & Cooling Mk III Silencer 1200 Watt PSU review
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 10:39A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the OCZ PC Power and Cooling MK III Silencer 1200 Watt review from OCZ technology. The new Silencer Mk III series are all about being quiet, being awesome and very efficient and again, the PSU as tested today carries a Platinum certification. The new PSU also improved on the audibility front as it comes with a switch, enabled it and up-to 600 Watt (!) the fan will remain disabled and at that load your PSU merely lukewarm. The 1200W PSU is massive in performance, the one massive 99.5A 12-volts says it all really. Excellent for multi-GPU solutions and hardcore overclockers. The PSU is engineered with merely premium components, including Japanese 105C capacitors and heavy-duty protection circuitries. Read the review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti iChill 3GB review
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 9:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we`ll look at the GeForce GTX 660 Ti from Inno3D, it`s their all new GeForce GTX 660 Ti iCHILL version and to date is one of the most impressive graphics cards in the 660 Ti range we have tested. It`s factory overclocked, customized and custom cooled. Pretty much I fell a little in love with this product, as it really is THAT good. Read the full review here"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

CM Storm Stryker Computer Case Review @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 9:34A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the fall of 2011, Cooler Master`s gaming and enthusiast product branch, CM Storm, released the CM Storm Trooper Computer Case. It was a massive full-tower case with a very unique front I/O style and a big handle on top. The CM Storm Trooper received a lot of high marks by reviewers and owners alike. This time around, Cooler Master is changing things up just a little. The CM Storm Trooper is getting a face-lift and a name change. In this article, Benchmark Reviews is taking a look at the CM Storm Stryker, a white, windowed version of the Trooper."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

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