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QPad 5K Gaming-Mouse and HeatoN Mousepad Review
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 12:03P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The QPad "5K" Gaming-Mouse und "HeatoN" Mousepad arrived Technic3D. We will check the QPad Laser Mouse with up to 5040 cpi and 7 Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Detailed Look Into PSUs
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The objective of this article is to give detailed, but easy to understand information about the most crucial part of a PC system, the Power Supply Unit. Follow us into this journey to the PSU territory and we promise you that you will gain valuable knowledge.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

The Major Open-Source ATI Improvements
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The open-source ATI/AMD Radeon Linux driver stack has made a lot of improvements in recent times with their Gallium3D drivers becoming mature across all generations and support for new features (such as DRI2 page-flipping) landing in the mainline code and beginning to make its way to users. The time required to bring up support for new generations has also been reduced greatly and with the Radeon HD 8000 series there should be a turning point for their open-source strategy. In this article, we are providing an updated look at the course of the open-source driver's performance for the past two years."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Crytek: Crysis 2.
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
'On March 22nd, the long anticipated Crysis 2 was been finally released on the market. Prior to the release, dedicated fans had the opportunity to experience the Demo, which provided a quick glimpse at the multiplayer gaming experience in Crysis 2. While lacking the actual campaign, the Demo did introduce the multiplayer engine, revealing some of the abilities and modes which the actual game would include. The game is designed as a sequel to both Crysis and Crysis: WARHEAD. However, the settings and the environment are completely different. Instead of the island jungle settings of the previous releases, the game occurs in the city, in particular New York, creating a faster paste environment.'
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeons, Mission-Critical Servers
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel announced its new E-series of Xeon processors today, claiming that the new processors will deliver nearly unparalleled advances in CPU performance and power efficiency. It's been just over a year since Santa Clara released its Nehalem-based octal-core Beckton processors. Whereas Beckton was focused entirely on performance and architectural efficiency, these new Xeons are more balanced. The new chips boost the core count to ten (up to 20 threads with HT enabled) and will be offered at a wide range of TDPs...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

GIGABYTE HD 6970 OC 2GB
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A unique technology featured on GIGABYTE's motherboards has come to graphics cards in the form of the Ultra Durable VGA technology banner. This includes a 2oz copper design for a lower working temperature and a reduction of hotspots, better overclocking and better power efficiency, as well as Japanese solid capacitors, Tier 1 memory from Samsung and Hynix, as well as quality Ferrite Core chokes and MOSFETs adding to the benefits of the 2oz copper design. You'll find the majority of non-reference GIGABYTE graphics cards sporting this logo, while SuperOverclock (SOC) cards feature the Ultra Durable VGA Plus+ logo.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Asus U31JG-A1
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Asus U31JG-A1 ultraportable laptop has a lightweight aluminum construction, long-lasting 8 hour battery, and plenty of features, like a backlit keyboard and Bluetooth, that adds icing to the cake. But the U31JG-A1 suffers from a glitchy trackpad—a problem that's hard to ignore—which keeps it from a higher recommendation.”
  FULL STORY @ NOTEBOOK

 
Top Budget to Mainstream Graphics Cards
     Sun, Apr 17 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last few months we've seen both AMD and Nvidia turn their attention to the high-end segment of the graphics market. In addition to launching their latest single-GPU flagship boards, both companies just recently launched a couple of dual-GPU beasts. We have to say it's great to see such spirited competition as it's usually customers that reap the benefits. That's especially true today as mainstream cards are getting more and more powerful and even a $100 product is capable of far more than you may give it credit for. So, while AMD and Nvidia settle the score at the super expensive enthusiast level, we actually want to have a look at what's been happening elsewhere. We've compiled a table with some of what we consider the best options at several price points between $70 and $200.
  FULL STORY @ BUDGET

Aerocool RS-4 Case Review
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The RS-4 is part of Aerocool's PGS R or "professional" series of cases, and it features a carrying handle, a memory card reader, an analog fan controller and other interesting features. Let's take a look at it."
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLE

OCAU has reviewed the MSI R6970 Lightning 2GB
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Three voltage check points for the GPU, Memory and PLL (PCI-Express interface) are present on the edge of the card, and as mentioned earlier, MSI include a set of cables that you can attach easily to your multimeter (not provided) for accurate voltage monitoring while benchmarking or volt-modding. In addition to those voltage check points, MSI include their own dual-BIOS technology as originally seen with reference HD 6970's, but this time they've included their own second BIOS setting that increases the PowerTune range (2.5x) and maximised the Catalyst Control Centre overclocking limit with a click of a button.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Cooler Master GX 450 W Power Supply Review
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cooler Master GX power supply series was released a while ago with 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W models. Now the manufacturer is releasing a 450 W version. Let's see if it is a good buy."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

We’ve got an Intel SSD 320 series 300GB drive on hand
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel officially announced the new SSD 320 Series drives yesterday, which feature proprietary Intel SSD processors paired to cutting edge 25nm NAND flash memory. This new family of drives, however, isn’t geared for ultra-high performance. While still fast, the overarching goals with the Intel SSD 320 series were increased reliability and security. In fact, despite being released after the SSD 510 series which we took a look at a few weeks back, these technically newer 320 series drives do not feature support for the faster SATA III interface. The Intel SSD 320 series drives are SATA II only.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Verbatim Store'n'Go Executive Metal 8 GB
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Verbatim packs the Executive Metal flash drive in a fancy dark grey metal shell, promises great read and write performance and offers up to 64 GB of capacity. We take a close look at this weighty flash drive to see if the brains equals the brawns of the storage device.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Computex 2011: Lenovo, Fujitsu and Samsung to showcase Oak Trail-based tablets
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 12:02P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo, Fujitsu and Samsung Electronics will showcase a number of tablet PCs built on Intel's Oak Trail platform at the Computex Taipei trade fair in June, while Micro-Star International (MSI) will start marketing its latest tablet PCs built using AMD's Brazos APUs, according to industry sources
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Crucial M4 / Micron C400 256GB SSD Review
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial, best known for their memory products, was the first to put an SSD on the market with a 6Gbps interface way back in early 2010 with the C300 drive. Back then, we ran some tests and found it to be impressive when compared with what was on the market at the time. Since then, a lot has changed and there are a number of 6Gbps interface drives on the market now so competition is definitely stiffer this time around. Will it hit them mark using the same controller with firmware and NAND updates? Read on and see.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ROCCAT Kulo Stereo Gaming Headset Review
     Sat, Apr 16 2011 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest Stereo Gaming Headset from ROCCAT is named Kulo, is very light (suitable for LAN Parties), and comes with an unique feature: the Automatic Mic-Mute; also, the in-line volume control is very handy. Even if it is an on-ear model, it's confortable even after many hours of use.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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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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