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Kingston 24GB HyperX T1B, HyperX SO-DIMM 2133MHz OC
     Sun, Mar 13 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You may have already seen the Kingston 24GB HyperX T1 video already. Kingston have been preparing this kit for the X58 chipset and had a live demo of this 24GB kit installed on the new GIGABYTE G1 Assassin.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Gigabyte E350N-USB3 AMD Fusion APU motherboard review
     Sun, Mar 13 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Designed for the laptop market, Gigabyte shoehorns the AMD Brazos platform into a mini-ITX board. We give you the lowdown.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

Turn an HP SFF Computer Into a Great HTPC
     Sun, Mar 13 2011 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Face it, most of us like the idea of having an HTPC (Home Theater PC) hooked up to our TV. The flexibility we get with an HTPC over just a DVD player or a gaming console is enough alone to justify the cost. I have built a bunch of these for people and until recently, I have never used pre-built systems. There are many advantages to building a custom machine for your theater, but the biggest disadvantage is the cost. Lately, I have been using Small Form Factor (SFF) HP's and believe it or not... they make great HTPC's.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Antec LanBoy Air Case Review
     Sun, Mar 13 2011 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Antec LanBoy Air is unlike any mid-tower case ever seen before. Nearly all the parts of the Antec LanBoy Air can be re-arranged to fit the user’s needs. The Antec LanBoy Air mid-tower case has perforated panels for maximum airflow, utilizing positive air pressure to push all the hot air out while keeping dust away from your system components. The LanBoy Air Case uses the new revolutionary Antec AirMounts™ HDD mounting system to reduce drive vibration and noise. Users can install up to 15 fans inside the Antec LanBoy Air and even has room on top for mounting a water cooling radiator. The Antec LanBoy Air is simply the most flexible and customizable mid-tower case ever built."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Thermaltake Meka G1 Gaming Keyboard
     Sun, Mar 13 2011 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"First off you may have noticed that the Logitech G15 has no scores. That is because when the testing was taking place, I kept getting errors that there was not enough power to run the device. This is because there is a single USB plug that runs the whole keyboard. I kept this in the review test because I wanted to show how much of a difference the Meka G1 adds by using a separate USB connection for the hub, separating the power requirements and giving the USB hub enough juice to run the Mushkin thumb drive. Now when it came down between the Meka G1 hub and the direct connection tests, you can plainly see the hub stands its ground. The difference between the hub and directly connected is so minimal that the slight decrease in speed will be transparent to the end user."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DirectCU II Review @ Neoseeker
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 7:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS ENGTX560 TI DirectCU II targets the enthusiast market at just under $250 with improved onboard components and cooling. Hit our latest GeForce GTX 560 Ti to see how it stacks against reference designs and competing solutions from AMD."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER.COM

ASUS 6950 and 6970 DirectCU II
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The new ASUS DirectCU II custom heatsink is probably the largest factory-produced cooler design we've seen. It's huge, it's badass, and it looks awfully impressive. But can it deliver the goods on a Radeon 6950 and 6970? Let's find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

 
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 FleX Video Card Review
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sapphire's Radeon HD 6870 FleX edition integrates an active DisplayPort adapter onto the PCB to allow three non-DisplayPort monitors for Eyefinity gaming - while retaining the two mini-DP outputs of the reference design. We check out single and crossfire HD 6870 performance in 1080HD and Eyefinity 3 resolutions."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

ThermalTake Level 10 GT
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the Level 10 GT, form meets function for a very nice combination. Many great features have been jam packed into this case. Things like a headset hanger, USB 3.0, excellent wire management features, tool-less solutions and even a hinged side panel door. Just, to name a few of the many things Thermaltake did well with on the Level 10 GT. Heck I even managed to leave out the best feature of all which are the five external hotswap capable HDD bays which is convenient especially when you have a lot of hard drives."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

QNAP TS-419P II NAS Network Storage Server @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 4:01P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The official category for the QNAP TS-419P II Turbo NAS is Network Attached Storage, but in today`s environment, think of it as Connected Storage. By consolidating and providing direct access to your data via cloud services or on your mobile device, it`s more about connectedness than the ability to serve up files over 1000BASE-T in your home or workspace. The TS-419P II is the next logical step up from a two-bay device and allows you to implement RAID 5 or 6; a four-bay device is really the bare minimum for a high availability NAS appliance. It`s equipped with a faster Marvell CPU running at 2.0 GHz, a 25% increase in clock speed from previous models. Benchmark Reviews has tested several NAS units recently, let`s take at look at how this latest unit compares."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

FSP NB L90 Universal Laptop Power Adapter
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
John D. Barrow once said, "There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience." This insightful quote, stated by one of the most distinguished of peoples (Actually, I doubt more than five percent of people who read this know who he is), is entirely... stupid. I'm not saying that Barrow was wrong in making such an obvious statement. But to make things a little more interesting -- and for you readers with no clue as to what Barrow has anything to do with the FSP NB L90 -- let me rephrase my introduction. John D. Barrow once said, "There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience." And Jezza Toe (Referring to one of my many notorious nicknames), in all his wisdom, power, and fame, replied, "But there is ample reason companies should be designing products specifically targeted for our convenience." Of course, the universe doesn't pick and choose its favorite sons and daughters, but you sons and daughters can most definitely pick and choose the products that make your life a little less painful. What do I mean exactly? Is there actually a simple solution to making life -- for lack of a better word -- easy? My answer to you is 'no'. Life as we know it is still full of hardship and struggles (Stupid Javad); long story short, it kind of still sucks. However, today -- the day in which you decide to read this review -- I will give you a little bit of insight on FSP Group's NB L90 universal notebook adapter, and how in some situations it could possibly make your life less complicated and more efficient. I'm not suggesting that the NB L90 is the only adapter out there for one's consideration. But through this review, I will show you whether this laptop PSU makes it or breaks it. So without further adieu, let's read on to see what I've found out!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Patriot Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 1:18P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot has introduced their new Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 Drive with some very interesting specs. The Patriot Supersonic 64GB Flash Drive is not only USB 3.0 capable, it also boasts Quad Channel Memory for incredibly fast transfer rates of 100MB/s read and 70MB/s write. The Supersonic 64GB Flash Drive is also versatile with USB 2.0 compatibility."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 LCS
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This block when used in a liquid cooled system will deliver exceptional cooling performance with the card never breaking the 50 Celsius mark at 45C. What has to be the biggest advantage of the card is not what it has but what it does not have. That ungodly loud fan noise when the fan is pushed to the 100% level. No howling beast to make you wonder why you bought the card. The overclocks achieved on this card were 1021MHz on the GPU core and 1520MHz on the GDDR5 memory. Easily better than any HD 6970 I have tested, something I have to attribute to the exceptional cooling delivered by the Ek block."
  FULL STORY @ POWERCOLOR

the GIGABYTE G1.Assassin
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even after the release of the new Sandy Bridge platform's P67 Express chipset (codenamed Cougar Point), vendors continue to push their older Tylersburg X58 chipsets and add features that have not yet been seen on even top of the line X58 motherboards. GIGABYTE received a lot of feedback from gamers about what they need to dominate in their games. Based on this, GIGABYTE decided to start a new line-up of gaming motherboards running the X58 chipset: the G1.Killer series motherboards. In this review, we will be taking a look at the G1.Assassin, GIGABYTE's flagship gaming motherboard, which comes with 4 PCI-Express slots to enable users to take advantage of 4-way CrossFireX or 3-way SLI support. With a pricetag of $529.99 at Newegg.com, a lot of people might consider this motherboard highly overpriced, however, throughout this review we will explain why these motherboards are actually quite affordable for an enthusiast gamer.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

13 Line Patch That Boosts Intel Sandy Bridge Performance
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After some initial Linux troubles, last month we finally got Intel Sandy Bridge graphics working under Linux. The latest Intel CPUs (such as the Core i5 2500K) with integrated graphics are blazingly fast, and the classic Intel Mesa driver was fast compared to other open-source Mesa / Gallium3D drivers, but it still was a ways behind the low-end discrete graphics cards with the proprietary AMD / NVIDIA drivers for Linux. It was also shown that the Intel Linux Mesa driver is much slower than the Intel Windows driver for Sandy Bridge, as we had also found was the case for previous generations of Intel graphics. Committed to the Mesa mainline Git repository this week though was a very important Sandy Bridge change. While the commit only touched 13 lines of code (11 lines of new code, 2 lines of changed code), it has dramatically improved the Sandy Bridge Linux performance as our results show in this article."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has released four motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, the X79-UD3, the X79-UD5, the X79-UD7, and the G1.Assassin2, targeted to the most high-end processors Intel offer for desktops today, the Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E models. Let`s take a look at the X79-UD3, which is the only ATX model Gigabyte is offering right now. "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

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