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Patriot Gamer 2 8GB DDR3-1600
     Wed, Mar 09 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“These new Patriot Gamer 2 modules sport an aggressive aesthetic and sleek black heatspreaders. The really interesting thing is this 8GB kit only costs $105, one of the least expensive on the market in this speed range. Larger capacity, attractive styling, and a great price......are these Patriot Gamer 2 modules the next big thing? Let’s find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

The NVIDIA CUDA 4.0 Tech Report.
     Wed, Mar 09 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What's CUDA? It's short for Compute Unified Device Architecture, a proprietary parallel computing architecture developed by NVIDIA. It allows NVIDIA graphics cards to be used as general purpose processors - game physics being the key application for most of us. First released in February 2007, it has since matured to Release 3.2, and will soon be available as Release 4.0. Let's take a look at what's new in CUDA Release 4.0.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Lancool PC-K63
     Wed, Mar 09 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lancool PC-K62 already left a good impression at the HT4U.net lab. Now the Lian-Li subsidiary presented the successor in the “First-Knight-Series”, the PC-K63. HT4U.net evaluates, if it also leaves a good impression.
  FULL STORY @ HT4U

Olympus SP-800UZ
     Wed, Mar 09 2011 | 9:01A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Olympus SP-800UZ is an inexpensive 14-megapixel digital camera with a 30x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording, HDMI out and 2GB of built-in storage. However this camera does have its faults, including long shutter lag, poor image stabilization and mediocre battery life.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Seagate Momentus 750GB, 3Gb/s Hard Drive
     Wed, Mar 09 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance seen by modern laptops is at an all-time high. Multi-core processors are no longer restricted to desktops, dual-GPUs are now commonplace, and RAM capacities equal those found inside a tower. Storage for laptops has also come a long way, and the 750GB Seagate Momentus provides plenty of storage space, all on a 7200 RPM spindle; and while SSDs are becoming more and more common, they also come at a stiff price, especially when moving up the ladder in terms of storage space. One affordable compromise is to use a smaller SSD for booting up, and a large HDD, such as today's Seagate Momentus 750GB, for main storage. Follow along as we look at how the 750GB Seagate Momentus performs in a variety of situations.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard Pre-Launch LAN-Party Event
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 6:07P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
UPDATE: Here's the lucky winner holding his hefty new gaming system, standing next to Gigabyte's Senior NA Marketing Rep, Rita Kuo. Makes you wish you'd kept a closer eye on PCSTATS news feed and Forums for the official invite, doesn't it?


Gigabyte's Rita Kuo gives away a G1.Assassin-based gaming system valued at $2,300 to the lucky winner! 
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Canada Computers / Gigabyte G1 Motherboard Pre-Launch LAN-Party Event
You can be the first to try out the latest technology from GIGABYTE – The G1 Assassin Motherboard at a special event in partnership with Canada Computers this Friday February 25th in Markham, Canada at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall (60 McDowell Gate, Markham On, L6G 1B5). Registration will begin at 2:30PM. Please RSVP to gaming@canadacomputers.com

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Light refreshment will be served and Gamers will have the chance to play “Call of Duty” against other gamers. This lan-party is not a tournament; however at the end of the event you will have a chance to win a gaming system. Gamers will also have the opportunity to purchase the system at a discounted rate. All gamers are by invite and you are welcome to bring one guest to the event (VIEW: full resolution invite here)
 
System Spec
Components
Part No.
M/B Gigabyte G1 Assassin
CPU BX80601950
Cooler CORSAIR H70
Memory CORSAIR 6GB (3 x 2GB)
HDD Intel SSD 80G
Video Card Gigabyte nVidia N570D513I
Case Antec Twelve hundred
PSU Antec Earth Watt 750W
ODD LG BR Reader
O/S Win 7 Pro.

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  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

ASRock Introduces Latest HTPC at CeBIT 2011
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 6:06P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

mailto:ASRock@CeBIT">ASRock@CeBIT 2011: ASRock Introduces Latest HTPC and Full Range of Motherboards Featuring XFast USB Utility at CeBIT
HANNOVER Germany, March 3, 2011 - The world's largest computer expo CeBIT 2011 officially kicked off in Hannover, Germany. The global leading motherboard manufacturer ASRock showcased its cutting-edge Motherboard products and HTPC series which have grabbed plenty of eyeballs since the first day of CeBIT 2011.

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Located at Hall 17, Booth D 35, ASRock unveil multitudes of products and attracts thousands of people at CeBIT 2011.

ASRock demonstrated the full line of its up-to-date motherboard products from enthusiast, performance, mainstream and value. The unique product features and comprehensive offerings impressed visitors from the globe and ASRock booth was throng with interested buyers worldwide.  

In response to previous Intel product recall, ASRock promptly released the new P67/H67 motherboard series based on Intel B3 stepping chipset at CeBIT.

ASRock first gaming series motherboard, the Fatal1ty Motherboard Series which is co-developed with legendary World Champion Gamer Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendel pulled the most attention of global buyers.

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The 12x world's champion gaming athlete Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendel presented at ASRock CeBIT Booth to illustrate the absolute performance of Fatal1ty P67 Professional motherboard which is designed for enthusiastic gamers. The red and black colored board suggested its function is impressed as well as its professional look. The Fatal1ty Mouse Port is one of the unique features which provide the customizable USB mouse polling rate for F-Stream PC gamers; with a wide range from 125 Hz to 1000 Hz to make adjustment, gamers can obtain more precise control of their mouse.

To demonstrate the outstanding performance of Fatal1ty P67 Professional motherboard, Johnathan also played the Quake Live with fans in ASRock booth at CeBIT. The exciting on-site gaming attracted thousands of visitors come to watch the show and the motherboard performance impressed all the onlookers.   

More exciting events are upcoming in ASRock booth at CeBIT. Come visit us at Hall 17, Stand D35.

  FULL STORY @ ASROCK

 
Look West-NorthWest at 7:22 to see the Shuttle and ISS for the last time ever
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 5:01P | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Because it doesn't really have lights of its own, the best time to catch the ISS is when it passes your area shortly after sunset (when it picks up sunlight but it remains dark at ground level). This is good for us, as tonight's pass is scheduled at 6:56 p.m. and tomorrow's at 7:22 p.m. So while fly-bys are a fairly common occurrence, these viewing conditions should be nearly ideal. Here's the catch: the ISS generally moves across the horizon for only three to four minutes. So if you want to see it, you'll need to know exactly where to look. Toward that end, NASA's Human Space Flight page is helpful (as is Heavens Above, though it's been temperamental of late). Generally speaking, viewers should look to the west northwest. And whatever you do, don't bust out the binoculars or telephoto lenses before you get a handle on its location as you're likely to miss it all together. Once you have it in sight, you might want to consider using magnification."
  FULL STORY @ BLOGTO

Sapphire EDGE-HD Mini PC Review
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The second I pulled the EDGE-HD out of the package I fell in love with it. The small stature which comes in at 19.3cm tall, 14.8cm in length and a skinny 2.2cm in width makes for an extremely tiny PC that comes in at only 530 grams. Based around the Intel Atom D510 CPU which comes in at 1.66GHz, you find yourself feeling a little dirty looking at a Sapphire product that houses a 512MB NVIDIA ION 2 setup inside. On the RAM front we've got 2GB of DDR2 and storage comes in the form of a 2.5" 250GB SATA hard drive. Connection to your network comes in the form of both 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wireless. Inside the package there's not a lot, but at the same time there's everything you'll need. We've got a stand, manual and power connector, while cable wise we've got a HDMI cable and HDMI to DVI convertor. We've also got a little Sapphire USB Pen Drive which carries with it the goodies you'll need once you're up and running."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Corsair TX850 V2 and TX750 V2 Power Supplies Review
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 4:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On our test bench are two models from Corsairs new TX V2 range of enthusiast PSUs. The TX V2 range goes through the same certification as the modular AX and HX range of PSUs that Corsair use for their high end products but feature fixed cables rather than modular versions which gives the V2 a better price to performance ratio. Lets find out if Corsair can keep up their fantastic record for high quality power supplies."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Force F90 90GB Solid-State Drive Review
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There couldn't be a better time than the present to purchase an SSD, and on the same token, it's also a strange time. Performance drives cost the same as budget drives, and a perfect example of this is Corsair's Force F90. It's priced-right, offers incredible performance, and makes perfect use of its SandForce SF-1200 controller
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

graphics solutions from Intel and AMD
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the latest integrated graphics solutions from Intel and AMD, and see how they perform in today's hardcore games. Considering how much this console generation has held things back in terms of 3D graphics, we were wondering: Does either one have what it takes to play games with reasonable visual settings?
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

Thermaltake V9 BlacX
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we're looking at a new mid-tower chassis from Thermaltake that looks eerily familiar, seeming to channel the essence of something we've seen before from Thermaltake. In fact, the new V9 BlacX is an evolution of the vanilla V9 mid-tower case. Whereas the V9 showed some promise but offered nothing terribly original, the BlacX version does exactly that by incorporating a hard drive and solid state drive docking bay right into the chassis itself.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 6GB (3x2GB) PC3-12800 Kit
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 6GB (3x2GB) PC3-12800 kit is very stable and offers solid performance. The extra features that Crucial have added to their standard Ballistix sticks not only give the consumer more bang for the buck, but make this a very attractive kit, considering that they're priced right in line with other 1600MHz triple channel kits.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

iHome iP1 Studio Series Audio System for iPhone/iPod Review
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 12:02P | MP3 Players | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The iP1 Sound System with iPhone/iPod dock from iHome sports a very modern look and comes with enough power for most home users; the Bongiovi DPS sound enhancement is also present on this unit like it was on the iP49, along with an extra set of speaker faces, Component Video output and Line-in jack for using it with different external sound sources, without the need to have an iPhone/iPod plugged in at that time.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

OvisLink AirLive N.MINI 300Mbps Wireless-N Mini-AP review
     Tue, Mar 08 2011 | 12:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AirLive N.MINI AP multifunctional device (Router, AP or Client) from OvisLink has very small dimensions and can be used in various situations like building a small hot-spot in an area that has only Ethernet available, or we can use it as a regular Wireless LAN adapter, connected to our computer via UTP.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

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