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Max5G Active Cooling 3.5 External Enclosure
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake recently sent us one of their latest external hard drive enclosures: the Max5G USB 3.0 Active Cooling product. It sports two 80mm fans that force air against the bottom of the hard drive and out the bottom of the case. We will be testing its throughput via both a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connection to the computer. In this review we used a Samsung F4 2TB hard drive inside the enclosure.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Gigabyte P67A-UD4 Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the P67A-UD4 Gigabyte presents its cheapest P67 motherboard that features the new matte black design. In the past the UD4 used to be a good choice for people who were looking for a Gigabyte board with a reasonable price/performance ratio.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Evolution Spiral: 3 TB Hard Disk Drives Roundup
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to talk about the hard disk drives with today’s largest capacity of 3 terabytes. We will discuss products from Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital in the same roundup.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Aria Dominator 560Ti System Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:54P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If the recent hardware releases have you salivating but you want a one-stop upgrade, Aria might have just the thing. We take a look at their Dominator 560Ti Gaming PC.
  FULL STORY @ DOMINATOR

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 500 W Power Supply Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:54P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Silencer Mk II power supply series from PC Power & Cooling is comprise with 500 W, 650 W, 750 W and 950 W models. The 650 W, 750 W and 950 W models come with 80 Plus Silver certification, synchronous design with DC-DC conversion, and seven-year warranty, but the entry-level 500 W model comes with 80 Plus Bronze certification, traditional design, and five-year warranty. Therefore, the 500 W model doesn't share the same internal platform as the other models. We've already tested the 650 W and 750 W versions, and both proved to be excellent products. Let's see if the 500 W model is also a good option."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

EVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti SuperClocked Video Card Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Due to the overclocked nature of the EVGA GTX560 Ti SuperClocked we witnessed some real performance gains over the stock card which also translated extremely well when paired up in SLI.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“A little while ago we took a look at Patriot’s Viper Xtreme triple channel memory that is designed for Intel X58 systems. Today we are checking out the Viper Xtreme Division 2 Edition memory which is designed for Intel’s 2nd generation “Sandy Bridge” Core processors. This memory has been rigorously tested and validated on the Intel 6 Series platform to achieve maximum performance and stability. The Division 2 memory has all of the same features as the original Viper Xtreme memory like the 6 gram copper core and aircraft-grade aluminum heatspreaders. Today we will be puttin g the 8GB DDR3-1866 kit to the test."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
HP Pavilion P6710F
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Though in many ways identical to its predecessor, the Pavilion p6610f, the introduces two significant changes that help keep this model relevant for 2011. First, HP has bumped up the capacity of its hard drive a full third, from 750GB to 1TB. Perhaps even more significantly, it also costs less—whereas the previous machine cost about $530, you can get one of these for only about $480.“
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is the always brilliant MSI Twin Frozr II cooler enough to raise the 6950 from the average to the good?
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D

Core i5-2500K vs. Phenom II X4 975 BE CPU Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 12:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel is launching this month their new CPUs based on the "Sandy Bridge" architecture. Let's check the performance of the new Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) and compare it to its main competitor from AMD, the new Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition (3.6 GHz) that is being released today. We also added the Core i5-661 in the mix."
  FULL STORY @ PHENOM

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you are building a new gaming machine or just a multimedia computer then you should check out the expandability that the Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 power supply has to offer. Read our full review to find out more..."
  FULL STORY @ BAYREVIEWS

Beginner's Guide to HTPC: Video Resolutions
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 12:01P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Continuing our series of Beginner's Guides for HTPC and Home Theater, this guide will take a closer look at Video Resolutions--what it means, why's it important and how to make your picture as good as possible for your particular environment. In today’s TV market, the choice of resolution is generally between 720p and 1080p with 720p displays offering a lower price. If the display receives a format that is not in its native resolution, the image is scaled to meet the native resolution. There are times when 720p displays are all that is required and this is due to the eye’s ability to resolve each line of resolution from a given distance.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

AMD Phenom II x4 840 3.2GHz CPU/Processor
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has released a new processor into their lineup. This time around we have the introduction of a new series, Phenom II x4 840 3.2GHz. This new chip brings the Athlon II architecture over to the Phenom II space by not providing any L3 cache. So, what can this newbie do? Lets find out.
  FULL STORY @ PHENOM

GeForce GTX 460 1GB Razor card
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you are looking for a single slot graphics card and want to get as much performance as possible in as small a space as possible, the Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 1GB Razor is the only place to look for an air cooled solution. The only two drawbacks are the extended length of the PCB that might affect smaller cases and the higher price. Galaxy though continues to push the boundaries of graphics card design and we welcome any and all competition."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Thermaltake Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A keyboard is a keyboard right? Thermaltake is betting against that school of thought with their Challenger Pro keyboard. Being of the eSports series, this keyboard was designed with gamers in mind with specific functions tailored to their needs. It is the big brother of the standard Challenger keyboard with additional features. While you can play games on most any keyboard, Thermaltake has stepped this keyboard up and has included some expanded functions that most other keyboards cannot offer."
  FULL STORY @ OCIA

AMD Fusion APUs Arrive
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 9:00A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As expected, AMD officially launched its Fusion APU platform today, the day before the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just in time to counter Intel's Sandy Bridge barrage. The press release announcing AMD Fusion APU Era Begins lauds the graphics portion of its APU, which has...

* DirectX 11-capable graphics * Massive parallel processing to speed application performance * The UVD3 video acceleration block found in the new AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPUs

Gigabyte preceded AMD's announcement yesterday in unveiling the E-350 APU (Zacate) powered GA-E350N-USB3 mini-ITX all-in-one motherboard. This is obviously aimed at the base of the pyramid, unlike the Intel i5-2500K we posted our examination of 36 hours ago, but the new AMD APUs look like they have the potential to transform the sector.

  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

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