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[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DCLK Feedback Delay
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 1:13P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the DCLK Feedback Delay BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Chillblast Fusion Photo Workstation
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Chillblast is an established UK manufacturer of high end PC systems. Historically the company has focused on products for gamers and enthusiasts, but it is increasingly getting involved with the workstation market as well. Today we are looking at the descriptively, if unimaginatively, named "Chillblast Fusion Photo Workstation PC", pitting it against an equivalently priced workstation from the industry leader - Dell."
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

Silverstone Treasure TS06 External Enclosure @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
And with my laptop being my main PC, I seldom even use my optical drive for anything. So, the people at Silverstone has given people like us another use for that space the optical drive take without actually losing the drive. The TS06 is an external enclosure for your internal optical drive and also provide you the opportunity to use the space the drive once took up for addition storage space. A little confused? Read on and I will elaborate for you."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

OC3D: Cincinnati Bengal System Overview
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve shown you the capabilities of the Force GT RAID0 setup,= now we have a look at the rest of the performance."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Enermax Revolultion87+ 1000-watt Power Supply Review
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Enermax Revolution 87+ comes packed with everything we check for. It has both native and modular cabling; all of which is fully sleeved. All your protections are present including over-temperature protection. As you would expect, the unit is rated for 100% continuous output at 50C. Enermax gives you all that you could ask for and more when it comes to features. Enermax has an MSRP of $239 on the Revolution87+ 1000W unit. This puts it at the high-end of the 1000W 80Plus Gold rated market. Unfortunately we have nothing else to say about the price of the unit as it doesn`t appear to have hit the market at the time of writing this article."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Antec One Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The One from Antec is an entry-level mid-tower case that costs only USD 55. Let`s see if you should consider buying it."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

OCZ RevoDrive3 PCI-Express 120GB SSD Review
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid Sate Drives are now becoming cheaper and more accessible to the general consumer and with the boost in sales companies are now able to upgrade the technology making SSD devices faster than ever. The SATA based SSD has been around for quite a few years now and as the technology advances and moves on we are now seeing more PCI-Express SSD cards being developed. One such card that is taking the making by storm is the OCZ RevoDrive3 PCI-E SSD, which is what we have to be reviewed for you today...
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

 
[Tech ARP] Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.0
     Sat, Feb 25 2012 | 8:05A | 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 690 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 8.0 : - Updated the specifications of the AMD A8 series of quad-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD A6 series of quad-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD A4 series of dual-core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD E2-3000M dual-core processor. - Updated the specifications of the AMD E-series of single- and dual- core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD C-series of single- and dual- core processors. - Updated the specifications of the AMD Z-01 processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Samsung WB750 Camera Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung WB750 is a relatively cheap compact camera that features a 12.5MP BSI CMOS sensor, ensuring that you`ll be able to shoot excellent stills or HD video even if you`re not the most photography savvy person around. The WB750 also lets you snap 10 megapixel photos whilst recording in full HD video, which isn`t a feature we`ve seen too much of in cameras nowadays. Let`s take a closer look...* *"
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS.CO.UK

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Cards in CrossFire Overclocked
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we unfortunately missed the HD 7700 series launch, the last thing sitting in my testbed before getting shipped off to the emergency department was a pair of Radeon HD 7950 video cards from Sapphire that we looked at a few weeks ago. Before I pulled out the cards, though, I wanted to head in to Afterburner, clock both cards a bit and see just what kind of performance we could get out of the CrossFire setup and see how it compares to some of the other setups we`ve looked at recently. Because we`ve already looked at the Sapphire card in good detail, we won`t be looking at the card and or the package, instead we`ll be getting straight into the testbed side of things. At the same time we`ll also cover the overclock we managed to achieve via Afterburner."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

SilverStone TJ08-E Micro-ATX Tower Enclosure Review
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in the market for a Micro-ATX tower enclosure, the SilverStone TJ08-E case deserves to be up at the top of your list. The TJ08-E provides excellent cooling and it packs a lot of storage capacity into a small tower chassis. The overall build quality is very good and the beautiful black anodized front panel is just what we would expect from SilverStone. Easily removable side panels, top, motherboard tray, and HDD cage are icing on the cake. The TJ08-E proved to be a pleasure to work with and earned this editor`s choice award!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel Review
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The day has come that I have fully tried out many titles with this new racing steering wheel and I think you are really going to like what you find here in this review and in the product, as I did. Conventional wheels need a desktop to mount to and a place for the pedals to go and hopefully not slide across the room as you use them. With this concept it is more about comfort and convenience while still offering you a very involved feeling on a wheel that doesn`t offer force feedback or vibration support. Since it had been a really long time since I used a wheel for games, I also made sure to get to Chris` house and tried out his force feedback setup with the chair and the works just to be sure I had a full perspective of what is offered currently in the clamp-on wheel category. What I will be willing to say up front, is even without the tactile feel of the wheels on the road, or the vibration of the car as you slide out into the marbles, it makes this wheel no less appealing or fun to use with your favorite racers, SIM or arcade games. Speaking of SIM racing, this wheel is built specifically to work in conjunction with Simraceway, but loads as a default wheel controller and lacks the need for drivers to work with almost any PC title offering out there."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

TECH NEWS: Rosewill Ranger-M MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case Review
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill has had a renaissance of sorts in the case market. Trying to provide the right mix of features at the right price is always going to be a challenge - it`s a moving target. Lately though, Rosewill has been getting it right and some of their recent offerings have been very well received by enthusiasts. The Ranger-M Chassis seeks to earn its place among its peers and, at least on paper, it seems to have a shot. Our review today will examine the Rosewill Ranger-M MicroATX Dual Fan Mini Tower Computer which can be found at an extremely affordable price of $49.99"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

The Darkness II (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Darkness II (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com In a game where we play a demonically possessed mob boss who is hell bent on avenging the death of his true love by any means necessary... eye gouging, impaling, ripping in half, decapitations... and with our source of energy being the consumption of human hearts it`s clear that this isn`t the average FPS game; but does it succeed in improving on the original and is it worth buying?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Thermaltake Smart 730 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 4:25P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Smart Series is a new entry-level power supply series from Thermaltake, with the standard 80 Plus certification. Coming to replace the old Purepower and TR2 standard series, this new series features 430 W, 530 W, 630 W, and 730 W models, all with the standard 80 Plus certification. We`ve already tested the 630 W model, which proved to have a terrific price/performance ratio. Let`s see if the 730 W model follows in the same footsteps."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011 ATX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 2:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Over the last three years, ASUS motherboards have offered standard physical features across the entire range of boards on top of consistency in stock performance. This has created a very favorable performance experience all around thanks to things like polished features and a robust BIOS. Today we`re going to take a close look at the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard to determine if that high end consistency continues in to Intel`s X79 chipset. The changes in the Sandy Bridge-E processor alone have added a few variables, but factor in some ASUS engineering and this motherboard could be a champion. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

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