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Kingston Versus IronKey - Who Has The Fastest FIPS Flash Drive
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On paper it looks like the IronKey solutions should be faster, but you can't believe everything a company tells you when they are marketing a product they are trying to sell you. Since security is such a big deal to corporations these days we decided to order in these Flash drives and do some testing of our own. We've heard rumors and have experienced ourselves that review sites often get 'cherry picked' samples, so we ordered in as many drives as our $1000 self-prescribed budget would allow. You can look at our receipts from Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com and PConnection if you'd like..."

AMD Radeon HD 6450 and AMD Radeon HD 6570
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Presenting the lowest segment in the product gamma is usually the last step in presenting the new generation, at least in the usual scenario. In accordance with this, AMD announced their low-end chips, Caicos and Turks, for the second quarter of the current year. These chips are reserved for the weakest models from the Radeon HD 6000 series, which is probably the last thing that is going to be presented in the following months as well, with the possible exception of HD 6670. These cards are intended for non-heavy duty users, and are mostly low-profile, so that they fit not only into regular office PCs, but also HTPCs. We got two visually similar models for testing; these two small Radeons, however, turned out to be packing major differences under their coolers…

Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Limited Edition "Red" Case Review
     Tue, Apr 19 2011 | 12:49A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Centurion 5 II “Red” is a limited edition case from Cooler Master. The Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition has a steel body and a fully black painted exterior outfitted with an acrylic side window so you can see the striking red painted interior. A case for gamers, the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition can be fitted with up to 4 fans, 2 of which already come pre-installed: a 140mm red LED intake fan at the front and a 120mm red LED exhaust fan at the rear. Improving upon the original Cooler Master Centurion 5 design, the Centurion 5 II has better airflow options, 2.5” and 1.8” drive mounting support and a removable I/O module. Unfortunately, being a limited edition case, the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition case is only available in select retailers from Asia and Australia."

Dell V715w
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Dell V715w, an MFP (multifunction printer), has the features, output quality, and paper capacity suitable for a home or micro office, and is also up to doing double duty as a home printer. It includes fax, ADF, auto-duplexer, LCD screen for previewing photos, and slots for memory cards and USB key.”

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer gaming case
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming" cases seem to be a dime a dozen these days but Cooler Master's products always seem to stand out from the crowd. Their latest addition to the CM Storm line is called the Enforcer and it looks to offer an excellent combination of features and sleek design design elements into a case that doesn't cost a fortune.

Sapphire HD 6950 FleX 2GB Graphics Card
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many graphics cards are rebranded reference designs. Sapphire doesn't play that game, and releases their HD 6950 Flex 2GB to prove it. This card has a trick, the ability to run 3 monitors right out of the box. Tricks are great, but does the card have the muscle to satisfy gaming enthusiasts? Read on to find out.

Etymotic Research Custom Tips by ACS
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 4:00P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Etymotic earphones may already be a pricy proposition for the average consumer, but the discerning listener is aware of the importance of a good seal in obtaining the best sound quality from an in-ear earphone. Is it possible that a mere set of eartips can be worth the $100 asked by ACS and Etymotic for the service? I decided to lay my own ears on the line and find out."

Thermaltake Frio OCK
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:03P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Thermaltake is a thermal & cooling computer peripherals vendor which does not sound strange and in fact they are one of the world leading vendors. Thermaltake always gives us surprise with their new products; either with outstanding design, superb performance or both. Today we will have a look on their latest Frio CPU cooler; Frio OCK after 12 months later of their first Frio CPU cooler."

ASRock H67M-ITX/HT Socket 1155 Motherboard
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Cougar Point chipset and Sandy Bridge processor selling like crazy, so brings a new line of ITX motherboards. The first one we will take a look at is the ASRock H67M-ITX/HT. ASRock currently offers two motherboards in this small form factor: one being the HT, which comes with Wi-Fi and a Media Center controller; and the other being a non-HT, which lacks both. Otherwise you are getting the same great motherboard features with both, though we will be taking a look at the HT sub-model for you all today.

ASUS GeForce GTX580 1536MB DirectCU II
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is a company reputed for going all the way through with its ideas; once they’ve decided to create a special product (or product series, for that matter) and present it to the market, they achieve what they had in mind. This is the case with their own rendition of GeForce GTX580 DirectCU II, which has been redesigned in every way, all with the goal of separating the card from competitors in mind, with both low temperatures and overclock capabilities. Even the world-famous overclocker Shamino managed to set a record on this card; you can read more about this in a separate box. This card is aimed at users who don’t restrain from paying good money for quality and now exactly what quality means. ASUS has done their part of the job flawlessly and we really can’t say that we have anything to reproach to this card...

Seagate Constellation.2 2.5” 1TB SATA
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In today’s review/comparison we put the latest Seagate Constellation.2 1TB Serial ATA drive up against its Serial Attached SCSI brother for the sole purpose of determining which type of interface is faster, more reliable and most suited for your needs.

Intel 320 Series 300GB SSD Review w/ 25nm Flash
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a follow-up to their very successful X25-M series of drives, Intel has launched their 320 Series drives which feature a host of new features while being driven by their own proprietary controller. With the SATA 3Gbps SSD market being so crowded, can Intel tempt consumers to look their way? See the outcome of the testing and judge for yourself.

ASRock Core 100HT HTPC
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 9:02A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASRock Core 100HT HTPC offers a well rounded home theater experience for those who do not need or want a beast of a PC running 24/7. Many users run their HTPC non-stop and having low power consumption keeps money in the bank. The ASRock Core 100HT uses less power at idle than two 13W CFL energy efficient lightbulbs! As far as performance goes, the ASRock Core 100HT is a more robust system for playing HD content than most nettop platforms such as the Intel Atom platform or the AMD Fusion APU platform if you plan on running any tasks in the background like ripping DVDs or Blu-Rays or even re-encoding video content..."

ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB Video Card Review
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's hard to believe the last dual-GPU video card by NVIDIA was the GeForce GTX 295 and that card was launched way back in January 2009! For more than two years there wasn't an update for this flagship part, but that all changed today with the GeForce GTX 590. To make this dual-GPU beast work the engineers at NVIDIA took the GF110 GPU that is found on the GeForce GTX 580/570 cards and reduced the clock speeds to make a card that was running at 365W. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 is a welcomed addition to the NVIDIA GeForce 500 series of graphics cards and it did prove itself to be faster than the GeForce GTX 580 and is the new flagship video card for NVIDIA! "

ASUS Ultimate GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card Review
     Mon, Apr 18 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Ultimate GTX550 Ti video card was found to be between 9 to 14% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX550 Ti reference design in our testing, but that was expected since it operates at a 1015MHz versus the standard 900MHz clock speeds. The ASUS Ultimate GTX 550 Ti also ran cooler at full load and we love the look of the card thanks to the custom GPU cooler and black PCB design. When it comes down to it the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti is a solid video card that is aimed at gamers that run 1680x1050 or smaller resolutions. If you happen to fit in that category then you should find that the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is a very capable video card...

Asus G73SW Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook Review
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now in its third generation, the G73SW represents an architectural upgrade to what was already a powerful mobile PC. The goal remains the same, which is to recreate the desktop experience in a portable form factor. Whether you need to hammer out a spreadsheet, encode a Blu-ray video, or frag some foes at a LAN party, the G73SW promises to help get the job done. By all means, this is a desktop replacement, but with the addition of Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture, there's potential here for battery life to be extended beyond what you would normally expect from a high octane notebook. The question is, can it deliver on all fronts?

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