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RAZER Naga Hex Expert MOBA/Action RPG Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 12:45P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new mouse from the Naga family is Hex and Razer has built it for MOBA and Action RPGs; it comes with 6 extra buttons on the thumb side and 3 different rubber thumb rests are als"

REVIEW: Cooler Master Strom QuickFire Pro @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 12:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ll admit right off the bat that I love mechanical keyboards. They harken back to an old school vibe where you could really whack the snot out of the keys without worry, since they`re built like tanks. I just love the clackity feel as well; mushy keys really don`t get me terribly excited, as awkward as that may sound. In any event, we`ve got the latest mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master: the QuickFire Pro. It`s part of their growing Storm lineup that`s geared to gamers, and this board features the vaunted Cherry MX switches. It comes with an extremely attractive price of $80 as well, and a few other nice features to boot."

MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 12:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the weeks have gone on we`re going to start to see new variants of the GTX 680 and today we`re looking at one from MSI which is part of the much loved TwinFrozr series. Because it`s part of the TwinFrozr series and we`ve already looked at a pre-overclocked GTX 680, we figured today we`d take the time to manually overclock the MSI GTX 680 TwinFrozr and see what kind of performance we can get out of it via MSI Afterburner. Of course there`s a few things we need to do before we get to the performance side of things and the first is check out the bundle that MSI has going on. Once we`ve done that we`ll take a closer look at the card itself along with its default specifications and what we managed to overclock it to. From there we`ll get into the performance side of things."

Kingston 2400MHz 8GB Quad Channel Memory Kit @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 10:49A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at an 8GB high performance memory offering from Kingston. These modules run at a blazing fast speed of 2400MHz while offering full stability in quad channel."

Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 9:26A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Blu-ray players are all the rage now for home entertainment systems and the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 hopes to get in on the action. It has a great suite of streaming media services, built-in Wi-Fi and an awesome, easy-to-use user interface. With little downsides, this DVD player is definitely one to check out."

PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Review @ circuitREMIX
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 9:26A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As many of you are probably already aware, AMD released their mainstream enthusiast GPU offering, Pitcairn, a little over a month ago. Better known as the Radeon HD 7800 series, the two models making up this mainstream class are the 7850 and 7870. By nature, qualities of the mainstream enthusiast class consist of a good balance between high image quality and value pricing. With Pitcairn, this translates generally translates to maxed out (or close to it) image quality in games at HD 1080p resolution, with a launch price tag between $250-350. Now that we`re past the initial wow of the paper launch and products actually widely available to buy, we`re taking a look at the cheapest Pitcairn offering we could find. That happens to be PowerColor`s Radeon HD 7850 2GB video card. It`s a basic no frills 7850 that comes with AMD`s reference cooler, stock clock speeds, and not much extra in the box. But its main selling point is its low price. Selling for $230, it`s almost 10% cheaper than AMD`s suggested retail price."

Preview: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 9:26A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like the Asus ROG series, Gigabyte started his own Gaming series. The Killer series, which is meant to be used only for high end gaming rigs features a huge bundle, an awesome gaming design, high quality components and much more. Their latest model, the G1.Sniper 3, comes with some changes. On this board you`ll even find some extreme overclocking features. Has this OC + Killer motherboard been able to convince us? Let`s find out in this Preview!"

QPAD MK-80 Keyboard
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 9:26A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The QPAD MK-80 Keyboard arrived Technic3D. The MK-80 is built with mechanical Cherry MX Blue switches and LEDs. Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review."

OC3D: ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS Dual Xeon Insanity E5-2660 & E5-2687W
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 9:08A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What would happen if you combined the power of the ASUS Z9PE-= D8 WS and two of the latest Xeon processors? We find out."

When Free-to-Play Becomes a Money Game @ Techgage
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 8:13A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The term free-to-play has become hugely popular in recent years, and Steam even has an entire category dedicated to it. But while the term itself seems self-explanatory, there are some games that prove that not all F2P titles are alike. In the worst cases, such as with one of Rob`s favorite MMOs, the games can actually become pay-to-win."

SSD News: Comay Venus Pro 3 SATA 3 240GB SSD Review
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 5:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our SSD Review today is going to examine the Comay Venus Pro 3 SATA 3 240GB SSD. Comay is a brand of SSDs manufactured by CoreRise Electronics Ltd, one of four SSD companies located in China with the others being Renice, Runcore and Memoright. The Comay line is a typical `SandForce Driven` family with limited availability as the company is relatively new, however, Comay can be found in Canada, at Synetic Inc. Their website shows additional distributors in Russia and Australia."

Kingston V+200 90GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /No HDD to SSD upgrade could be simpler than one made with a Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB Upgrade Kit. The Kingston SSDNow V+200 Upgrade Kit includes everything required for a simple, seamless upgrade, with very little technical knowledge required. At the heart of the kit is the 90GB SSDNow V+200 SSD, featuring the SandForce SF-2281 controller sporting 535MB/s read and 280 MB/s write speeds. Since the V+200 is a business class 2.5 drive, it is every bit at home in a laptop or desktop, and even includes overprovisioning for increased longevity and reliability. /"

MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr III OC review
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr III OC. First impressions, the PCB seems to be 100% reference. The card is equipped with 2 GB of graphics memory. They popped a TwinFrozr III cooler on there with five thick 8mm heatpipes which should give some good cooling performance. The card comes factory overclocked though giving it a little more bite. Read the review right here"

New 2012 AppleTV Review @MissingRemote
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our first look at the new 2012 Apple TV it was clear that the form factor and basic function was consistent with many of the other over the top (OTT) media streamers on the market, but it was the visual appealing user interface (UI) that really shines compared to similar devices which became apparent in the video walkthrough. What was not clear, given the brief time with the Apple TV, was how it performs after the first-impression sheen has worn off or how the recently upgraded 1080p iTunes content stacks up against established OTT services like Netflix and VUDU, or the current top-end option, Blu-ray. Having spent the focused energy to really get to know the device it is time to come back with answers to those questions, as well as provide a fuller picture of what is provided by Apple?s OTT streamer refresh. *"

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler On Linux
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After some delays in getting the hardware, we finally have our extensive review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler graphics card with testing and benchmark results under Ubuntu Linux. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 is one mighty performer and pleasing open-source customers will be the independent option of being able to use this inaugural Kepler graphics card with the open-source, reverse-engineered Nouveau driver."

Palit JetStream GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Cards in SLI
     Wed, Apr 18 2012 | 4:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We get our hands on a second Palit Jetstream GeForce GTX 680 4GB video card and check out SLI performance."

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