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News: An early look at OCZs Vertex 3 solid-state drive
     Wed, Mar 23 2011 | 1:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s long-awaited Vertex 3 solid-state drive is due out in a couple of weeks. Join us for an in-depth look at the drive and how it performs with pre-production firmware."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W Power Supply Review
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Any PC enthusiast is quite familiar with the name PC Power & Cooling. Ever since the company's inception in 1985, the name has been synonymous with quiet computing and shortly thereafter high-quality power supplies. Since then, the company has been a leader in the PSU industry producing many firsts such as the first redundant power system, first NVIDIA certified SLI PSU, 1000W PSU, and first power supply to ship with its own certified test report. They are clearly a company dedicated to providing the best product available to their customers. The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 is meant to deliver high quality power and with sufficient power output to drive the latest graphic cards on the market. PC Power & Cooling packs the Silencer 760 with features, connections, and a great warranty. The Silencer power supplies have always been known for their excellent performance and reliability, so read on as we put the PPCS760 through our testing methodology and find out if this new PSU is worthy of the Silencer title."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 motherboards
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has made it a point of marketing to concentrate upon adding value to certain price segments and their supporting motherboard manufacturers have really caught on. Today we will be taking a look at two products which take this mantra to heart: the sub-$110 ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. Both use the 880G/SB850 chipset combination and are looking to offer consumers a broad range of features for a budget friendly price.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H Motherboard Review
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“After testing the 890GPA-UD3H motherboard from Gigabyte all I can say is WOW again this is another great motherboard! It has a ton of features in the BIOS for overclocking and tweaking you name it this thing has it. We had no problem at all with any of the hardware we tested with this motherboard. Everything ran smoothly. This board has almost the same amount of features as the MSI GD65 motherboard. It really comes down to what you’re really looking for or if you want a black or blue PCB board.”
  FULL STORY @ GEEKINVADERS

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme AMD 890FX Motherboard
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the unfortunate consequences of AMD's inability to match Intel's performance at the ultra high-end of the CPU market over the past few years is that there's been a substantial decline in the number of high-end AMD motherboards. NewEgg presently stocks just two AMD motherboards in the $200-$300 price range compared to 36 Intel products. That's not to imply that you have to pay $200 or more for a quality motherboard but it clearly implies that when motherboard manufacturers are thinking about enthusiasts, they're also thinking about Santa Clara. With one exception. Both of the $200+ AMD boards are built by Asus and the company recently sent us its top-end AMD offering. The motherboard's retail price point of $299 dwarfs anything else anyone offers in an AMD flavor these days, but Asus has packed the Crosshair IV Extreme with every goody you can think of...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 12:03P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Epson’s BX625FWD is an excellent inkjet MFP for small-business users. Its build quality is above par, print and scan quality are superb, and operating noise is kept to a minimum. The unit looks great, is well supported, and the drivers (Windows and OS X) and bundled proactivity apps are intuitive. The inclusion of memory card slots and a PictBridge port increase its versatility and the choice of wired and wireless connectivity is ideal for hot-deskers. The only consideration is running costs. If you’re a very busy office that primarily prints documents for internal purposes, a laser printer is more cost effective over the long term. Small teams or those in home offices who print less frequently will benefit most from the BX625FWD.”
  FULL STORY @ BUSINESSCOMPUTINGWORLD

Mionix Propus 380 Review
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you think of the ultimate gaming computer, I don't think a mousepad is what that first comes to mind. Nonetheless, mousepads are an essential part of any computer system. Sure, you can easily go without one, but depending on the surface you use, it could cause your mouse to perform poorly. If you use your mouse on a hard computer desk, a mousepad can certainly make it a lot more comfortable. That is not to mention without a reliable mousepad, you may sometimes find your cursor going in a direction you didn't tell it to go. Now I'm not saying a mousepad is going to give you more headshots or increase your APM (Some people might disagree), it certainly could help you along the way. Mousepads come in all shapes, sizes and materials, so how do you know a good one from a bad one? Well, a cheap rubber pad with a hard plastic surface might do the job for some, but for the rest of us, we would want something more accurate and reliable. You are probably also looking for something smooth and makes sure your cursor never disobeys. Nothing is more frustrating than when you move the mouse and nothing happens. Fortunately, what we have here at APH Networks this morning is Mionix's Propus 380 gaming surface. While this isn't the only gaming surface out there, if you are looking for a nice metallic black mousepad, right off the bat I would assert this is a great pick. It offers the high quality surface you would expect from a good gaming mousepad -– the only bad news is, the Propus 380 won't help you pay your bills at the end of the month, unless, of course, you are a graphics designer. How well did this work out in real life? We took one in to analyze, so read on to find out what we have found in our review today.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

 
LITE-ON eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 12:01P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever though that all portable drives look alike and just wish that you could personalize it? Well LITE-ON answers your prayers with the eNAU608.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2X4 GB) PC3-12800
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Time for another memory review, today we're taking a look at Corsair Vengeance kits. This one is aimed towards overclockers with its aluminum heatsinks to dissipate heat and a low price which should make an excellent choice for overclockers.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Series
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Since things are settling back into place with the P67 fix, we're also testing motherboards again. Oh, happy day! The latest P67 board to hit our bench is the ASRock Fatal1ty Professional Series, a premium board that promises innovative features at a respectable price.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Mionix Propus 380
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We're looking at a new gaming surface / mousepad from Mionix, the Propus 380. It sports a very interesting designs, as it has characteristics of both a speed mat and a control mat. Normally we've seen hybrid gaming surfaces to be rather disappointing, so let's take a closer look at the Propus 380 and see if it can succeed where others have failed.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“OCZ is known for their SSD innovations, and the Vertex 3 looks to be another in a long line, sporting the new SandForce controller and promising big performance increases to what was already an impressive product in the Vertex 2 predecessor. Today we've got the Vertex 3 in a 240GB capacity. Big and fast; we love that combination.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB DDR3-2133
     Tue, Mar 22 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we're looking at a flagship set of G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 modules. They look great, run fast, and have tighter CL8 timings. Let's find out if G.Skill has produced another winner with these Ripjaws-X modules. And as an added bonus, we've got G.Skill's new memory cooling fan to look at as well.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE 13 notebook
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 7:42P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since acquiring IBM’s famed ThinkPad brand five years ago, Lenovo has done their best to restore this legendary brand to its former glory. It’s undeniable that they’ve done little wrong in this regard, but there’s always been that impression of a lack of innovation that would truly give ThinkPad the push it deserves…
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

OCZ RevoDrive 50GB PCIe Solid State Drive
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 7:27P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
And yet, just when you think you have that new rig right where you want with drive performance, OCZ ups the ante once more; enter RevoDrive, stage left. The RevoDrive is one of the more recent additions to OCZ's SSD arsenal, but the RevoDrive is not your typical SSD. What makes it different is that they have dropped the SATA connector and 2.5" enclosure, in favor of utilizing PCIe slot and an open-board design. A little unusual? Perhaps, but the performance numbers will no doubt remove any ill conceived notions you may have.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

A Look at AMD's Catalyst 11.4 Driver
     Mon, Mar 21 2011 | 7:12P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With our look at AMD's Radeon HD 6990 out of the way, we've decided to shift some focus over to AMD's upcoming Catalyst driver, 11.4, to see all of what it's bringing to the table. Read on as we explore its improvements and additions, and also evaluate AMD's results for multi-monitor performance using its HD 6990.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

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