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Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011) Blu-ray Movie Review
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 11:19A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After many, many hours of Star Wars during the last few weeks, I was keenly looking forward to a break before we do it all again in 3D in a few months time. But then I stumbled on this disc. All fans owe it to themselves to indulge in a little official Star Wars that doesn`t take itself too seriously. Enter Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. In 1999, the same year as the release as The Phantom Menace LucasFilm inked a deal with the Lego Group to release Lego themed products with Star Wars branding. The initial batch of toys, including the iconic X-Wing fighter sold extremely well, leading to the release of many more Lego toys. Later, the brand mashing continued with a range of popular PlayStation and Xbox game releases. Now, the series has extended to a 22 minute Cartoon Network short, which based on the laughs, I certainly hope can be made into a regular animated series (although I do not believe it`s currently on the cards)."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HP Pavilion Elite h8-1050 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 10:08A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Pavilion Elite h8-1050 is a media desktop decked out with all the right components to satisfy power users. Blu-ray, TV tuner, and a powerful hardware tag team made up of an Intel Core i7 processor and AMD discrete graphics card is just the tip of the iceberg for this PC.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Intel SSD Caching Feature for Z68 Chipset Explored
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 7:11A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to officially launch Z68 Express chipset on May 18th but you will be able to see reviews online from 12th onwards. Of course, those who can`t wait for the official launch can already purchase the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 board from the retail market, first available in Taiwan and then the rest of the world in the coming weeks. Other brands like ASUS and ASRock are set to hit the retail next. Those enthusiasts hoping they can overclock their Sandy Bridge better on Z68 than the P67 will probably be disappointed but there is one important feature of Z68 that matters, and that is the SSD caching."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 5:18A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire Edge HD2 is an improvement over the original Edge HD. The Edge HD2 adds a little extra for a user that needs a bit more juice. With the HD2 we get an improved processor, the Intel Atom D525. This processor features dual cores, 1.8GHz in speed, and hyperthreading technology. Another addition to the HD2 is the optional bundled operating system. If chosen, Windows 7 Ultimate will be pre-installed and ready to go. The previous Edge HD came completely bare and required an OS purchase. The rest of the features included are 2GB of 800MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB SATA 2.5 HDD, both wired and wireless networking capability, and the Nvidia ION 2 graphics processor. A complete system crammed into a case no bigger then an outstretched hand. All you need to supply is the monitor, mouse, and keyboard."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

PowerColor Devil 13 HD6970 Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Nov 11 2011 | 7:16P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor Devil 13 HD6970 Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com One manufacturer who is pushing the 6970 to new limits is PowerColor. Famous for their PCS++ range they are no strangers to enhancing Radeons but this new card, the Devil 13 edition, goes further than ever before. Today we will be putting the Devil 13 up against an overclocked GTX 570 in Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Human Revolution and F1 2011 to find out how they compare."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Nov 11 2011 | 11:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Overseer RX-I supports E-ATX motherboards, utilizes steel construction and is equipped with three fans - 2x 200mm blue LED fans and 1x 120mm rear exhaust. USB 3.0 is accessible via the front panel as is a HDD docking station. Overseer RX-I promises to be an exciting new release and we are looking forward to exploring its innermost parts, so let`s waste no further time and begin our analysis of this new gaming chassis."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

News: A case for better keyboards
     Fri, Nov 11 2011 | 5:04A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post TR`s Geoff Gasior extols the virtues of mechanical key switches and explains why enthusiasts should start dedicating more attention--and budget--to their keyboards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
[Tech ARP] CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 6.1
     Thu, Nov 10 2011 | 7:45P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This article compiles the best benchmark results we collected of various CPU models using x264 HD Benchmark 4.0, a free CPU benchmark developed by graysky, Dashken and Adrian Wong. This CPU performance comparison guide currently covers 98 different CPU models plus another 283 CPUs in the older comparison but this is just the beginning. We will keep updating the results as new results come in, so please contribute your results. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, head over to the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 page and download a copy. After you obtain your benchmark results, simply post them in the official forum thread of x264 HD Benchmark 4.0. Please post your results even if your processor is already listed in the comparison. This is because we will use your results if they are better than the results currently listed in the comparison. Here is the list of updates : - Added the Intel Xeon E5645 workstation processor (overclocked to 3.4 GHz). - Added the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE desktop processor. - Added the Dual Intel Xeon E5130 workstation processors. - Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 desktop processor. - Added the Intel Pentium E2200 desktop processor. - Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 desktop processor. - Added the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 desktop processor. - Added the Intel Pentium M 750 mobile processor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

EA?s Origin Vs. Valve?s Steam ? A Comparison of Two PC Game Distribution Platforms
     Thu, Nov 10 2011 | 2:56A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks compares EA`s Origin to the established Valve Steam game distribution platform ... *EA?s Origin Vs. Valve?s Steam ? A Comparison of Two PC Game Distribution Platforms* A few months ago, EA released news they were setting up their own digital distribution service call Origin. Unlike GameStop?s Impulse or Direct2Drive which are site based, Origin is a software client similar to Steam that you install to manage your games. While its true there is nothing stopping you from using both, the obvious similarities and contrasts between Origin and Steam beg to be compared. Being big game fans, we explore how well Origin stacks up to Valve?s Steam. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS COM

Headset Roundup @ HT4U.net
     Mon, Nov 07 2011 | 12:55A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Three new budget headsets from Sennheiser, Steelseries and Razer complete the lineup at HT4U.net and give fresh impressions of the gaming market."
  FULL STORY @ HT4U.NET

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM Row Cycle Time
     Sun, Nov 06 2011 | 11:47A | 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 SDRAM Row Cycle Time BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review- A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Oct 31 2011 | 11:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Platter size may not mean much to everyday consumers but storage enthusiasts know that larger platters are usually a ticket to first class performance. Previously, large capacity drives used 750GB disks to achieve their required space but Seagate`s new Barracuda 3TB is the first with three 1TB platters. Coupled with a very fast controller, this new drive has what it takes to literally blow the doors off the competition."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Corsair Carbide 500R Mid-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Oct 31 2011 | 9:26A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We really liked working with the Corsair Carbide 500R as the design was very well thought out. The fit and finish were excellent with great paint work and the black and white theme is very attractive. Airflow is a non-issue in this case with more options than the majority of users would even consider or require. The cable routing was easy and the rubber grommets really add a polished look when you are done building in this case. The bonus integrated fan controller and LED on/off switch was a nice touch on the I/O panel but we really appreciated the inclusion of USB 3.0 ports on the front. Corsair was even thoughtful enough to include the conversion cable to USB 2.0 to extend the compatibility..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

OC3D: AeroCool X-Predator Evil
     Mon, Oct 31 2011 | 8:34A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we take a look at the X-Predator Evil Black edition. A Huge Beast of a case from AeroCool."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

News: Some thoughts on Mac OS X Lion
     Mon, Oct 31 2011 | 7:43A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apple has shown once again that it`s not afraid to re-sculpt its operating system with a chainsaw putting its own vision ahead of the impulse to keep users in a peaceful bubble of old habits. But is it taking OS X in the right direction?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - Split Lock Operations
     Sun, Oct 30 2011 | 10:10A | 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 Split Lock Operations BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

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