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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 Motherboard Review @ Techgage
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 11:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The motherboard market is loaded with options targeted squarely at overclockers and the general enthusiast, but finding a board much less an entire series dedicated to gamers is difficult. GIGABYTE realized that back in 2011, and thus its G1 series was born. In this article, were taking a look at the companys current Z77 offering, the G1.Sniper 3."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

USB Auto Update Guide
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 11:12P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I do not actually have directories labeled `Defrag` and `Uninstall` but I did not want to name the programs I am actually excluding on my smaller drive. As you can see though, we are able to just list what we want excluded one after another. The `wlx` files were something you are unlikely to see again as the program that used them is no longer supported. Because there are no spaces in the names we do not need the quotation marks, but I use them out of habit. At this point, you should be able to go through and generate the batch file(s) you will want to use. To test the batch file(s) I suggest inserting the USB drive you want to update, making sure the destination uses its drive letter, and run the batch file with the command prompt. This way you will be able to watch as the instructions are carried out, and see if any error occurs. Also, be sure you are using `dummy` files and folders; if you accidentally setup the instructions to delete files, you will not lose anything important."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

TSSDR Top SSD Recommendations For May 2013 - Samsung TLC Dethrones the SanDisk SSD Family
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 9:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Those of us close to SSDs watch e-tailer customer reviews very carefully as they can provide a very accurate view of SSDs from those that matter most, SSD owners. In the case of the Samsung 840 Series TLC SSD, its success is counted in 446 of 470 reviews as being 4-star or higher, which seems to dispel original predictions many had of the success of TLC memory. Let`s take a look at our top SSD choices for May 2013 along with our thoughts on each."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Acer Aspire E1-531 Laptop Review @ Madshrimps
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 8:12P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Aspire E-531 laptop from Acer is priced competitively and is equipped with a Pentium B960 CPU, 4GB of RAM and also a 500GB HDD from Western Digital (5400RPM). The quality of the build is decent and if we do not mind the glossy display, we can use it successfully for watching HD movies or play simple games on the web."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

ASUS CUBE Google TV Media Streamer @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 7:42P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Television and streaming multimedia content are staples to modern personal entertainment, allowing online providers such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, and YouTube to compete with premium cable and network programming. It`s become clear that digital music, photos, and movies have practically replaced their physical counterparts. Likewise, the growing number of people who enjoy streaming and downloaded multimedia content could soon outnumber those tuning in to television broadcasts or renting movies on disc. The industry knows this to be true, which is why ASUSTeK Computer Inc. has introduced the ASUS CUBE Media Streamer with Google TV and given users 50GB of ASUS WebStorage space. In this article, Benchmark Reviews explores the ASUS CUBE and demonstrates how well this second-generation Google TV `buddy box` fits into the modern home theater landscape..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Video Perspective: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Case Review
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 7:27P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For $99, the new Corsair Obsidian 350D might be my favorite Micro-ATX chassis yet! I personally like the flexibility of the full size ATX case designs and I know that many people will decide to scale all the way down to a Mini-ITX chassis (if they are concerned about space). But the 350D presents a great middle ground that enables advanced configurations using 240/280mm water coolers and SLI/CrossFire graphics configurations."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

ZOTAC GTX Titan AMP! Edition @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 7:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you think the regular NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan is too slow? Need a bit more speed in that delicious expensive single-GPU package? Then Zotac has just the products for you. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN AMP! Edition is, according to Zotac at least, the fastest single GPU card and the fastest GTX Titan available right now. While we cant vouch for that we can tell you that it is a GeForce GTX Titan that has been overclocked almost 10% right out of the box. What does that mean for performance? Well, read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

 
TIP - Windows 8 and Bringing back the Start Menu
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 5:27P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview boots to the virtual machine desktop you'll be presented with the totally new 'Metro' user interface. It will take a bit of learning to get used to this maze of icons.... navigation is very different and we here at PCSTATS found it quite frustrating, at first.

To get rid of Windows 8 Metro user interface and bring back the familiar Start Menu, here's what you have to do is this....

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  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

TechTip - Bring Back the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 5:27P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"To add the toolbar back, you’ll want to right-click on an open area of the taskbar, and choose Toolbars \ New Toolbar from the menu. You should probably also unlock the taskbar at this point. Now’s the slightly tricky part… you’ll want to paste the following path into the location bar:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Make sure that the location bar shows the full path and click okay. You’ll immediately notice the Quick Launch toolbar on the taskbar..." "

  FULL STORY @ HOWTOGEEK

REVIEW: HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo and CrossFire @ PureOverclock
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 5:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re examining the HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo. It comes with a custom cooler cooler and a factory overclock that reaches over 1GHz. What`s particularly enticing is this HIS card qualifies for an AMD promotional offer that tosses in an A+ gaming title in Bioshock Infinite worth $60 into the package. That sounds like an excellent deal, even if the performance isn`t terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card. And as an added bonus, we`re also looking at a pair of these in a CrossFire configuration. Two of these puts us in a much higher performance and pricing echelon, so let`s take a closer look at the HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo and see how things go."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Kingston 64gb DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (G3) Review @ TestFreaks
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 5:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For todays review Kingston has sent over their latest USB 3.0 flash drive the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (G3). This model is Kingstons latest USB 3.0 portable drive, which features data transfer speeds of up 250 MB/s read and 70 Mb/s write. From its name its the next version of the DataTraveler Ultimate line and is designed to work with both Windows and OS X out of the box. Of course a USB 3.0 port is needed to take full advantage of its speeds but the flash drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Datacolor Spyder4Elite monitor calibration tool Review - XSReviews
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 4:27P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re going to be looking at the Datacolor Spyder4Elite, a display calibration tool that uses a sensor suite to correctly adjust your display to your surroundings. The Spyder4Elite works on a wide range of displays too -- monitors, laptops, HDTVs, projectors, iPhones and iPads are all supported. We`ll be judging the Spyder on its ease of use, its calibration results and its uncanny resemblance to a Facehugger. Let`s get started. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Supermicro X9DRL-EF Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 3:57P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Supermicro produces products for servers, and the X9DRL-EF is a dual socket LGA2011 motherboard for Xeon E5-2600 series processors with a TDP of up to 130 W, based on the Intel C602J chipset. One of the highlights of this motherboard is the use of the standard ATX form factor (12 x 10 inches or 304.8 x 254 mm), instead of using a server-specific form factor such as EE-ATX, E-ATX, or proprietary. Let`s see what this motherboard has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ModSynergy 10-Year Celebration Contest!
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 3:17P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ModSynergy is celebrating 10-years of being online! We`re also celebrating in anticipation to our 300th review! Now and leading up to our 300th review, we`ll be having contests, firstly for our home country of Canada, and secondly for our American and International readers. These contests are a way of saying THANK YOU for your endless support! Enter now to win either a Samsung T27B750ND 27 LED HDTV Monitor, Samsung NX200 20.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera, KingFast 32GB K25 Ultra-Cache SSD, or a Maxtill Tempered Glass Professional Gaming Mouse Pad!"
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

iBUYPOWER Revolt SFF Desktop Gaming PC Review
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 1:48P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at iBUYPOWER`s revolutionary Revolt small form-factor gaming desktop PC. Worth buying? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Tesoro GUNGNIR H5 Optical Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, May 02 2013 | 12:51P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday Ubisoft Montreal officially released Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon (we received a copy a few days earlier) which is without doubt one of the very few game titles that have ever caught me off guard with their rather unique content and not so much with their graphics (in this case at all). You see this time over Ubisoft designed and released a game with very little eye candy (compared to todays games) but with several clear references to some of my all-time favorite movies like the Terminator, ROBOCOP, Cyborg, Aliens and the Predator and like if that wasn`t already awesome enough ontop of that Michael Biehn from The Terminator and Aliens (has played in several other blockbuster movies including The Abyss, Navy Seals and The Rock) has given his voice to the main character. I know that to some people these lines may seem weird but people around my age who know very well what Im talking about will agree that there`s no better way to enjoy such an amazing game than to play it using all the latest gaming peripherals and that`s exactly what we did starting with the latest GUNGNIR gaming mouse by Tesoro."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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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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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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