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In Win Dragon Rider
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dragon Rider is not only an extremely cool case to look at, but also has a very long and interesting feature set that should grab your attention. We take the Dragon Rider for a spin and look behind that shield of a front to see if it manages to fend itself off or if the armor is cracked upon closer inspection.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Intel announces new Xeon E7 and E3 server processors
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 3:49P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enabling IT departments to better manage data-intensive environments through new security and reliability features and performance, a new family of server processors that accelerate mission-critical computing have been announced by Intel.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin (Intel X58 Express) Gaming Motherboard
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 3:48P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Something that we have wondered since the introduction of the integrated audio CODEC is; what do you do about gamers? For most people the answer is simple - you buy add-in cards to get the video, audio and networking performance that you want. However, most of the really high end boards are expensive. The costs of getting a great gaming system can be cost prohibitive once you look at what is really needed. Well, GIGABYTE has an answer and one that we have been waiting on since CES 2011. We recently showed this off to you in a very brief preview. Well, now we have the performance to go along with these images. This board is the G1.Assassin; part of the G1 Killer line-up. When you pick this board up you get an X58 chipset, a Creative labs X-Fi audio card and a Killer NIC built onto the board. You all get this for $529.99 on NewEgg.com which comes in a little less than buying the parts separately (as we will show you a little later)."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Epson WorkForce 840 All-in-One Printer
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 12:03P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today for review I’ve got the latest Epson printer, the WorkForce 840 that is an all-in-one style printer that does everything your home or small office might need it to do. The 840 is something for users that need a workhorse of a printer like this. The 840 features dual paper trays so it can handle a whopping 500 pages, and it has built-in double sided printing so you won’t waste paper on those less important documents, like draft or like coloring pages for your kids. The Epson WorkForce 840 is a worthy addition to the WorkForce line of printers, it certainly live up to the name. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA1155 Sandy Bridge motherboard
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though Intel’s Sandy Bridge has had its fair share of ups and downs, it remains one of the better price / performance platforms currently on the market. With B3 revision motherboards finally arriving at retailers, we take ASUS’ budget friendly yet feature rich P8P67 PRO board out for a test drive.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Diamond USB PC to TV HDMI Adapter
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One of the main features being advertised with the Diamond USB PC to TV HDMI Adapter is giving your Netbook or Macbook the ability to connect to your Flat Screen TV via an HDMI cable. Well, the Netbook that I had is an ASUS Eee PC 1000HA which only comes with an analog display output for an external monitor. That is all fine and dandy if you are not planning on hooking it up to your TV, however if you wanted a quick and simple way to watch a video that is streaming over the internet, such as YouTube or Hulu, you are not going to be able to do that from the ASUS Eee PC 1000HA. That is where the Diamond adapter comes in. I will install the software on my Netbook and see how well it is able to connect to my setup in my living room. This did work perfectly, as I was able to install the software on the Eee PC and connect it to my Philips 42" Plasma TV in my living room and was able to watch a YouTube video from the Overclockersclub.com"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ Review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Despite its name, the PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ is not an average reference card. This GPU is built on a custom PCB and includes a different cooling solution. Out of the box, this card is unlocked from 1408 to 1536 shaders, like the HD 6970. Plus, it comes standard with a beefy 80 MHz overclock. Let’s see how it stacks up against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

 
HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS has designed a new cooler called IceQ X. It comes with a light blue transparent plastic shell that conveys an "ice block" feeling. In our testing we saw low idle and load temperatures, evidence that the cooler does a good job. The card also comes with increased clock speeds out of the box to gain some extra advantage over the reference design.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

new AM3+ platform
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The biggest potential win for AMD would have been a successful AM3+ motherboard launch, but they still were not able to move up that particular product. If AMD had been able to come out swinging with this new socket, and new motherboards designed around it, we could very well have seen a much more significant boost to AMD. While there are no Bulldozer nor Llano based chips available, AM3+ boards do support current AM3 processors. Releasing the high end 990FX and budget 970 boards, neither of which utilize the integrated graphics of Llano, and populating them with current Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs could have provided a nice impetus to AMD and given the company a marketplace more prepared for the new CPUs to arrive later this Spring."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Silver Power SP-SS500 Power Supply Review
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this current society, most people don’t realise how much power is actually needed to power a high-end or even a modern PC. There are standard default models which are around 100-150 Watts for small standalone computers which are purely used to connect you to the internet to watch music or watch movies. That being said there are also computers which require ten times the standard PSU with multiple 12 Volt lines for over one hundred pounds at least for the computer enthusiasts. The ‘class’ of PSU recommended for most self-built systems of mid to high end rigs are around 500 Watts, so for this review we had an interesting 500 Watt PSU, presenting the Silver Power SP-SS500 500W. This PSU was tested in a mid-end computer using triple core AMD processor.
  FULL STORY @ TECH-REVIEWS

Build an Intel Sandy Bridge budget system - OcUK
     Wed, Apr 06 2011 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we will be doing something a little different from the typical review/article. With many moving over to the Sandy Bridge platform due to the excellent price : performance ratio, those wanting to upgrade at the current time will be surely considering Sandy Bridge. But not everyone has the cash to spend on a high-end system, and as our Sandy Bridge reviews have revealed - mainstream boards are now at a much more affordable cost when compared to any other platform to launch. Mainstream performance comes at budget pricing."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Thermaltake eSPORTS Shock One Gaming Headset
     Tue, Apr 05 2011 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Thermaltake has been a well known and loved brand in aftermarket PC chassis', cooling and power supplies. The company uses an aggressive 'no holds barred' approach to designing edgy and stylish products. Now let's introduce 'Thermaltake eSPORTS', which is the hardcore gaming division of, well, a hardcore gaming company - or something along those lines. The eSPORTS line goes toward extending on the already well established product line of Thermaltake, with some specialty products in the form of mice, headsets, and keyboards for the discerning gamer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Crucial Ballistix Tracer Black PC3-12800
     Tue, Apr 05 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"What always surprises me about computer memory, is that for months it can hover around the same price range, and then seemingly overnight the bottom will drop out. About this time last year I was reviewing some Ballistix Tracer Red in a 4Gb dual channel kit, and now they have that same pair listed for half the cost, even less at some online retailers. As far as I can determine, prices fell through the floor sometime between the holidays and prior to CES 2011 last month. For those users still on DDR2 who have been holding off on a memory upgrade, waiting for prices to come down, now may be the perfect opportunity to do so."
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

Kingston DataTraveler R500 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review
     Tue, Apr 05 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Design, extreme durability and excellent speed are the three key features of the latest Kingston DataTraveler USB 2.0 Flash Drive family the R500.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

With the release of Intel’s latest platform
     Tue, Apr 05 2011 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has been on a role in the last few years with their mid-range lineup of motherboards, specifically the UD3 and UD4 series, have a huge following and are highly regarded within the community. They have earned their spot for good reason too, and the value pricing combined with top notch overclocking capabilities have been a tough act to follow. With the release of Intel’s latest platform, will the Gigabyte mid-range hold onto it’s competitive edge?
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Samsung PN58C8000 58 Inch Plasma TV Review
     Tue, Apr 05 2011 | 12:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Samsung PN58C8000 is targeted towards the buyer that wants the best Samsung Plasma TV that money can buy and have every possible feature other than integrated Wifi. No corners have been cut for this model and everything from the upgraded remote control to the brushed exterior bezel and finish look as good as the TV performs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS

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