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Mushkin Ridgeback 996991 PC3-16000 8GB
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"So, right out of the box I ran this Ridgeback set of memory at 133Mhz (2133MHz) higher than the rated specification with the same timings. To reach higher speeds than 2133MHz I had to use a combination of timings, voltage and blcock tuning to reach the final clock speed of 2252MHz or 252MHz over the rated frequency. For voltage, I had to push 1.69v through the modules to get 2252MHz stable. Tightening the CAS latency any more than 9 at this level resulted in the computer not posting. To reach a CAS latency of 8 with sane voltages. I had to drop to the 1866 multiplier and increase the bclock so that I could run just over 1900MHz at 8-9-8-27. CAS 7 took another reduction in frequency to to around 1684MHz at 7-8-7-24. Even when the CPU multiplier was increased to run the CPU at a higher speed to increase overall bandwidth, I did not see a significant increase in memory bandwidth from 3.4GHz to 4.7-4.8GHz in SiSoft Sandra 2011's memory bandwidth test. In the end, a 12.5% increase in clock speed offers up performance improvements but are tempered by the fact that the CPU is overclocked at the same time."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850 W
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman, a company that is well known for its low-noise products, recently freshened up their PSU range with two new models, the ZM1000-HP Plus and the ZM850-HP Plus. Today we are testing the ZM850-HP Plus, which utilizes a dual heatpipe system to improve cooling of the internal components for reduced heat and noise levels.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Antec DF-85
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Darkfleet series from Antec features a very industrial design and comes jam packed with fans and features. There are models for every budget and the DF-85 is the largest of the bunch. we take a look at the many unique extras within the chassis and walk away impressed by both the price and performance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

dubbed the P67 Professional
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is teaming up with Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel to bring back to life the Fatal1ty series of gamer-centric motherboards. Their latest creation is dubbed the P67 Professional and this particular LGA 1155-based motherboard pulls out all the stops in terms of quality components and enthusiast-level features. The use of premium gold caps, Japanese conductive polymer capacitors, and support for quad SLI and CrossfireX graphics configurations makes the P67 Professional a true head-turner for gamers.
  FULL STORY @ PROFESSIONAL

BitFenix Colossus Window Gaming Tower
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were not able to review the original Colossus when it released but we do have the honor of bring to you the upgraded model to it. The unit is call the Colossus Window which you may guess from the name gives you a window option. The new Colossus still offers all that the older brother did but gives the gamers out there an opportunity to show off all the glory that makes up a gaming rig.
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS

Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Case Review
     Mon, May 23 2011 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Cooler Master’s CM Storm line is geared towards gamers and rightfully so. The line is made up of cases, gaming peripherals, gaming surfaces, and notebook coolers. For some reason we here at ThinkComputers have not had a chance to take a look at any of the CM Storm cases. Today however we will get that chance with the recently released CM Storm Enforcer case. This case has a mean look to it hence the name Enforcer. It also features USB 3.0 connectivity, room for 2.5-inch drives and great cable management. Let’s check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower Case Review
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 8:27P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out the little brother to the legendary Level 10 chassis ... Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower Case Review If you?re a computer enthusiast, then you?ve probably heard about Thermaltake?s Level 10 computer case, which was designed in conjunction with BMW Designers. You probably dreamed about owning the sizeable aluminum case and where the $800 USD needed to buy one, will come from. The reality for most of us is that we just aren?t able to afford one. But, that doesn?t mean we?re completely out of luck."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

 
In Win BUC Gaming Computer Chassis
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win shows no signs of stopping either, as they have recently released another gaming case. The new BUC has very little similarity in terms of the looks of the two Dragon models mentioned, but nevertheless a look we feel a lot of gamers and enthusiasts will be drawn to. Being bigger than the Slayer but smaller than the Rider, the BUC offers several tool-less features and plenty room to build a nice gaming rig within.
  FULL STORY @ GAMING

Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 7200.12 SATA
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’ve got another hard drive for review today; it’s another Seagate model 7200.12 but it’s a slim style drive, it’s only one inch thick. The drive runs quiet and cool and it’s a decent performer, it would be great for an HTPC, or anywhere a smaller drive is needed. "
  FULL STORY @ DRAGONSTEELMODS

Sentey Optimus Case Review Review
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall, we really like what the mid-sized Sentey from Optimus has to offer. With all the features, you can tell these guys really listen to their audience. The toolless design makes things convenient, and the prices makes it great."
  FULL STORY @ FUSIONMODS

Zotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we shall review three graphics cards from Zotac ranging from mid to high-end. This is also the first time we take a close look at GeForce GTX 460 SE."
  FULL STORY @ IXBTLABS

OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB Solid State Drive
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology has one of the most extensive SSD line-ups in the industry. They not only offer solid state drives in the traditional 1.8", 2.5" or 3.5" hard disk drive form factors, but also less common upgrade paths like PCI Express and USB 3.0.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ECS P67H2-A2 @ Phoronix
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now that the initial Intel Cougar Point chipset problems have been resolved, there is a plethora of motherboards on the market that support the latest Sandy Bridge processors. For enthusiasts, the current high-end SNB-supportive chipset is the Intel P67, of which there are also many different motherboards from various vendors. One of the P67 motherboards that attempts to provide some of the high-end features while at a mainstream price-point is the ECS P67H2-A2. This Elitegroup motherboard retails for less than $200 USD while it ships with two PCI Express x16 slots, USB 3.0, Serial ATA 3.0, and ECS overclocking features."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Noctua NH-C14
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 12:00P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Currently tower-type coolers are known offer the best cooling performance, so it surprised us a bit to see a new top-flow CPU cooler from Noctua. We were even more surprised by the performance delivered which is better than any other cooler we tested before, including tower-type models.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 11:07A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay BIOS setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
     Sun, May 22 2011 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the torrent of tablet devices appearing on the world market, it’s increasingly difficult to spot extraordinary products. After making friends with the development version of ASUS’ Transformer tablet, you may rest assured that you won’t miss it easily. Its excellent production quality and a seamless match of its two sections, as well as a stunning user interface (Android 3.0) and extraordinary concept, all make for something to capture your attention for an extended period of time…
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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