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Optical disc prices to rise nearly 50% in 2H13
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 12:48P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The global optical disc industry is experiencing a reshuffle which will continue into the first half of 2013 due to makers in Japan, as well as second- and third-tier Taiwan-based makers stopping production during 2012. Prices for optical discs are expected to increase by nearly 50% in the second half of 2013, according to Robert Wong, chairman of Taiwan's largest optical disc maker, CMC Magnetics.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

ECS to see decreased own-brand motherboard shipments
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 12:48P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is expected to ship about four million motherboards for own-brand sale in 2012, decreasing from six million units shipped in 2011, but its ODM shipments of 12 million in 2012 will remain unchanged from 2011, according to supply chain makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Corsair Hydro H60 Watercooling System Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 12:45P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair have updated the waterblock design and given the Hydro H60 a new compact profile which hides functional changes to the integrated pump and improves mounting bracket installation significantly. All of this is transparent to the end user though. Being the 'entry level' water cooler model, the H60's waterblock lacks the integrated fan controller and LINK hardware present on the Hydro H80i and H100i units. No matter, you don't need the software/USB stuff to operate a watercooler such as this. "
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Acer Aspire S7-191
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 12:43P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Acer Aspire S7-191 is an 11-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook laptop that features a 1080p touch screen display, a speedy solid-state drive, a very sleek design and an extended battery. The display is a little dim for our tastes and the battery life without the extended battery is sub-par."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Nouveau NVIDIA Driver Can Be Faster With Linux 3.8
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 11:48A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Published already on Phoronix have been benchmarks of the in-development Linux 3.8 kernel when it comes to measuring the DRM graphics driver performance improvements for AMD Radeon hardware. In this article is a look at the Nouveau driver performance, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA graphics driver. There`s a fair amount of changes to look forward to in the next Linux kernel release for Nouveau and it`s yielding some performance improvements."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - Futurelooks DDR3 Memory Round Up from 1600 2666Mhz Featuring ADATA Corsair Kingston Mushkin and Patriot
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Weve assembled a great group of memory kits all worthy of your consideration. Some are intended to support gamers, others pander to content creators, while some call out to niche system modders and overclockers. Were having a look at the Mushkin Enhanced Redline 1600, Kingston HyperX Predator 1866, Patriot Memory Viper III Venom 2133, ADATA Game Series V2.0 2400 and Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666 memory today to see how they measure up. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

PowerColor PCS+ HD7870 Myst Edition (Tahiti LE) Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:47A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor PCS+ HD7870 Myst Edition (Tahiti LE) Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com PowerColor are taking the Tahiti GPU, usually used in 7900 series cards, and pricing/configuring it at 7870 level. Call it Tahiti LE, 7950 Light... or 7870 Myst with PCS+ cooling. Today we take a look at how it performs in games like Far Cry 3, Assassin`s Creed 3 and Hitman Absolution."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
Thermaltake eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse Review @ Custom PC Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:03A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That said then, today we’ll be reviewing the new Thermaltake eSPORTS Level 10M gaming mouse. Since the Level 10M is designed in part by one of the most well known high performance auto manufacturers in the world, it’s only natural that it’s got that high performance car look, but just as an amazing car, the Level 10M’s got some serious stuff under the hood, too. Come embedded in its aluminum belly is...."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Sandisk Extreme SSD 120GB/240GB review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With these Extreme SSDs, SanDisk has proven it can make quality SSDs with reasonable performance. Unlike the SanDisk U100 SSDs from its OEM division that perform more like USB sticks in 2.5-inch format, the Extreme SSDs do perform well. And when an important party like SanDisk enters the consumer SSD market, that's only good news for both competition and innovation.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Samsung 840 Series TLC 250GB SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung leads the way by introducing the world's first SSD equipped with TLC NAND into the market. The Samsung 250GB 840 Series SSD looks to shake up the market by providing an excellent dollar-to-performance ratio by leveraging low cost NAND and the high-powered MDX controller. Does its performance equal the value expectation?
  FULL STORY @ SAMSUNG

HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB IceQ Turbo Video Card Review
     Wed, Jan 02 2013 | 5:47A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS sent over some new video cards and the first one we look at is the Radeon HD 7850 IceQ 2GB."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 MYST Edition Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor has released a new graphics card based on the new AMD "Tahiti" 7870 LE core. We will investigate whether it is a worthy Limited Edition or simply a Lame Edition by comparing it to a Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition and a GTX 660 Ti with comparisons also to an HD 7950. Will this card be a deal, or a dud? You may be surprised.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:10P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE! May 2013 prove to be a lot better than 2012 for everyone around the world. So after 4 full days of just lying down and having a good time with friends and family (well not really since we also spend quite a bit of time performing benchmarks and testing peripherals) we are back. Now some of you may remember that roughly 2 months ago and after quite a few emails by some of you we started gathering and testing mechanical keyboards from all the top manufacturers in the field not only because we wanted to showcase exactly what you are getting with your hard earned money but also because we wanted to have a more complete experience surrounding the available cherry MX switches in the market currently. So for the past 15 days we've been testing the latest G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by Logitech which in the end proved to be a lot better than we originally thought it would.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

DecalGirl Acer Iconia Tab A500 Green Dragon Skin Review
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 9:10P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Gadgets and our portable devices can be expensive, getting into tablets they can be very expensive. I have an Acer Iconia A500 Android tablet that I just love and it needs protecting. I do have a silicone case for it and a protective bag as well but I was thinking about getting some sort of skin for it, I was thinking of clear but I opted for something a bit more interesting. Today for review I have the DecalGirl Acer Iconia Tab A500 Green Dragon Skin that offers style and protection for your tablet. The skin covers the device front and back, but included is a voucher for a free wallpaper so you can match the skin to your screen. Read on to see what I mean and to learn more about the skin… "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

Seasonic X Series 750 W @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:34P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite having new Platinum PSUs available, Seasonic decided to keep some Gold units in their arsenal to provide an alternative to users that want an affordable high-end PSU at competitive pricing. In this review, we will evaluate the Seasonic X-750 that utilizes the company`s latest KM3 platform."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Silicon Power Diamond D03 1TB USB 3.0 HDD
     Tue, Jan 01 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far as value goes, the Diamond D03 is a winner. We were able to find this 1TB drive online for about $75 USD, which is a great price for a drive with that much capacity (and isn't some cheap no name brand). For the extra few dollars you have to spend to go from the 750GB Diamond D10 drive to the 1TB Diamond D03 drive you will get 25% more storage and faster performance which is really a double win. . .
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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