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High Current Pro 1200W PSU
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Antec continues to raise the bar with the introduction of their new High Current Pro series power supplies. The HCP-1200 has excellent voltage regulation, very clean DC outputs, and operates very efficiently and quietly. Antec includes a good compliment of both fixed and modular cables/connectors and backs the HCP-1200 with a 5-year warranty. If you are looking for a high-quality, high-output PSU, this one will be hard to beat. Highly recommended!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Let's take a look at the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, a socket 1155 motherboard based on the Intel P67 chipset for the second generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (Sandy Bridge architecture). The highlights of this motherboard include three PCI Express x16 slots, four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA-600 ports, BlueTooth 2.1 + EDR interface, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a high-end voltage regulator circuit."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Lian Li PC-B25S Mid-tower Aluminum Case
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's something about a handsome brushed aluminum case that everyone admires. The Lian Li PC-B25S mid-tower case has that aluminum panache, and a whole lot of features to go along with it. Does it have the cool and quiet performance to stand next to SPCR's recommended cases for silent computing?
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

RunCore ProV 240GB SSD
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most frequent questions we receive with respect to SSD performance is whether the SSD can perform better than a RAID 0 configuration. We have never seen a single SATA 2.0 SSD perform better than any combinations of SSDs in RAID 0, at least not until we started testing the RunCore Pro V and ran a side by side comparison in Vantage HDD Suite. This review is going to examine one of the last solid state drives we received in 2010, the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD and before we started lets have everybody sit down and fasten our seatbelts shall we?You just might think we saved one of the best reviews until last because of our timing. The test results shown by the RunCore ProV 240GB SSD were such a shock that we elected to do leave the review for the New Year in order to give it the attention it deserves. Not only did it sail past all other single SSDs we have previously tested but, it also exceeded the Vantage HDD Suite results of two brand new Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSDs we had tested in RAID 0.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

In Win Dragon Rider Case Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Dragon Rider is the latest full-tower case from In Win. Its left-side panel is identical to the one used on the Ironclad and on the Maelstrom -two full-tower cases from In Win -, but the Dragon Rider brings several new features. Let's take a look at them!"
  FULL STORY @ DRAGON

Lian Li PC-A04
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian Li has taken the small form factor of the PC-A05N and has changed the interior in favor of mATX compatibility and added space to store up to 7 hard drives within the chassis. With a price tag of just under 100 Euros we take a really close look if it is as innovative as the A05N back in the day or if it is nothing but good looks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Canon Pixma MG5220 All-in-One Printer Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:01P | Printers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today when you are looking for an all-in-one printer, there are a myriad of choices. Not only are there many printer manufacturers, but each manufacturer has a plentitude of different models. To be a top contender, an all-in-one must do everything well and have some features to grab the purchasers attention. The Canon Pixma MG5220 is an all-in-one printer, scanner, and copier with a wide range of features. We took a look to see how well it does at both performing everyday functions and at differentiate itself from the crowd."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

 
Akasa Essential Power 300 W Power Supply Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Although it is an entry-level power supply, the Akasa Essential Power 300 W (AK-PD030FG) comes with active PFC circuit, automatic voltage selection, and 80 Plus standard certification. Funny enough, this unit isn't listed at Akasa's website."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

SilverStone Air Penetrator SST-AP121-L review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 12:03P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are less than half way through January, and we are already off to a great start with two new reviews for the year. To ramp things up in the next twelve months, we will try something new that we have not done before. In the past half decade or so, we have reviewed many different types of technology products. One of these products include the case fans. Interestingly, if you noticed it or not, all of these products previously reviewed were from the same company. Now Noctua is an excellent manufacturer of low noise cooling solutions. This fact is attested to with awards given to virtually every Noctua product we have ever evaluated. However, this time around, we will have something from a highly reputable manufacturer of everything from chassis to power supplies instead, and it is not Noctua. That company in question is no other than SilverStone, and they will be the second company to just send us case fans for evaluation (We have reviewed their cases and power supplies in the past). To be honest, at first I was a bit skeptical, because I did not really think SilverStone was really serious about making anything other than the run-of-the-mill case fan. But regardless of what I thought, I could not resist my interest in what this performance parts manufacturer had for us in store. So today, we have the SilverStone Air Penetrator SST-AP121-L for review, which is a 120mm fan with fancy LEDs. Let's see how this fan stacks up against the best in the industry.
  FULL STORY @ SILVERSTONE

Intels H67- und P67-Chipsatz - Performance Report
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 12:02P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intels H67- und P67-Chipsatz - Performance Report
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Nikon Coolpix S8100
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 12:01P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a 12.1-megapixel digital camera with an advanced CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom. You also get speedy performance and a large LCD display, including 1080p video recording and a flashy, portable design. Image quality is quite good as well, with the ability to shoot HDR photographs.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Gainward Phantom GTX570 Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first non-reference design GTX570 comes from the always busy Gainward. Is the Phantom a big improvement or just an illusion?
  FULL STORY @ GAINWARD

BitFenix Survivor Core PC Case Review
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Survivor Core by BitFenix packs a good number of features such as high build quality, unique design, integrated handle and LED controls but are these enough for it to compete with the top models by companies counting many years in the field?
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Intel Core i7 2600K
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another processor review. Last week we have taken a look at the Intel Core i7 2600K. The most important themes are the performance and overclocking features.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

AMD Phenom II x4 975 Black Edition 3.6GHz CPU-Processor
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD releases their winter update to their Black Edition line in the Phenom II series. So how far can you push the new Phenom II X4 975 3.6 GHz quad core chip? Does it have what it takes to go up against Intel's new offerings? Lets find out.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4050GY
     Sun, Feb 06 2011 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4050GY, besides having a very long name, is a 14-inch ultraportable laptop that has 3GB of RAM, a 2.2GHz AMD dual-core CPU and an ultra cool design. You'll also find some more advanced features, like a USB/eSATA combo port, without breaking the bank.”
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTERS

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