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OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA 3 6Gbps SandForce SSD Preview
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall, the Vertex 3 240GB drive is a beast. While we've seen better performance in OCZ's own RevoDrives, those are PCI-E based and set up in a RAID configuration. Even then, the Vertex 3 bested the original RevoDrive in a number of tests. The combination of the SandForce SF-2281 controller and the SATA III 6Gbps interface has really taken the SATA based SSD to a new level. With 550MB/s reads and 525MB/s writes, it sets the pace for the crowd of drives that are sure to follow...."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Synology Disk Station DS211
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the Disk Station DS211 is far from the cheapest 2-bay NAS device you will come across, it’s certainly one of the best in terms of performance. For those that only require 4 – 6GB’s of storage and want something that will provide reasonably high transfer speeds, the DS211 is very reasonable at $300 US ($530 US with 2TB of storage).
  FULL STORY @ SYNOLOGY

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have been in university long enough (Or if you are already done, good on you), there is always at least one TA you absolutely dislike. Sure, they are underpaid graduate students that are overworked slaves to Dr. WhoeverHisNameIs, and while I have met some who goes above and beyond of what they are expected to do, I have also met some who are completely clueless jerks. For legal reasons, let's just say any names mentioned here are purely coincidental. So let me introduce you to a guy called Javad in my department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He yells at you every time you go to his office. He is absolutely uninterested in answering any of your questions (Which results in more yelling). His methods of grading papers are absolutely disastrous. Not only can he give 45% on something that rightfully deserves a 90% after regrading, he also failed an entire class once on something that was clearly the right answer. In fact, it was so bad, the professor had to apologize during a lecture session once. Needless to say, Javad is not exactly the most popular TA around. So we just blame him for everything. Why was Hitler born? It was all Javad's fault. Why is there poverty in this world? It was all Javad's fault. Who caused the financial crisis a couple years ago? It was all Javad's fault. So needless to say, with Intel's recent massive recall on the P67 chipset due to its degrading SATA 3Gb/s ports, I can safely assure you it was also all Javad's fault. But until Intel's B3 stepping Cougar Point chipsets become available in the next few weeks, we are stuck with only one P67 board we received several weeks ago for our upcoming review. So thanks to Javad the P67 recall, we won't be doing any comparative benchmarking on the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5. The good news is, most motherboards perform within
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Cooler Master Storm Spawn Optical Mouse review
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 9:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When I am in front of the computer, I sometimes wonder how many times I have clicked my mouse buttons, and how long they would last down the road. Although in reality, while I doubt it actually matters how many times a mouse has been clicked, it seems like a valid question to me. Okay, who am I kidding? I rarely think of things along this track of thought, but today's review unit has got me thinking about this quite a bit more. Our review unit today comes from Cooler Master, a company renowned for their power supplies, chassis, cooling products and many more. Some are even diehard fans about their spinoff brand CM Storm, the gaming division of Cooler Master, similar to that of Tt eSPORTS from Thermaltake (Really, they even abbreviated their name in the same manner). The product we will be taking a deeper look at today will be the Cooler Master Storm Spawn, which is the latest product from the CM Storm line of products. If most readers recall, the previous Cooler Master Storm Inferno did not perform exceptionally well. So today, let's see how much Cooler Master has stepped up their game for the latest rendition in the CM Storm series of mice. The Cooler Master Storm Spawn is advertised to have Omron Micro Switches for their buttons, and is said to last up to 5 million mouse clicks. We can't exactly test that right at this moment, but maybe later on, if we have a chance we can update the review to include how well the mouse fares after 5 million mouse clicks. The ETA for that would be after the Second Coming. Without further delay, let's dive right into today's review, and see how well the Cooler Master Storm Spawn performs.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Tt eSPORTS Black Laser Mouse review
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What do you get when you combine a good gaming computer with a good gaming keyboard? A good gaming experience. How about combining a good gaming computer with a good gaming mouse? Another good gaming experience. However, have you ever thought about combining both a good gaming keyboard and a good gaming mouse with a good gaming computer? Over the course of many years in the gaming industry, I have put very little thought into whether gaming peripherals would ever help me enhance my in-game performance. Ever seen a pro in a Toyota Corolla beat a BMW M3 noob at the local track? (That is, in real life, by the way.) I have always come across peripherals more along the lines of productivity, as I once believed productivity peripherals were worth my money over any kind of gaming peripherals in the market. Being a hardcore gamer myself, I found that in many cases, I was more of a console gamer than a PC gamer -- that is, until just recently, when I began to show much interest in PC gaming as well. Then I began to understand why PC gaming peripherals are a necessity. And to better enhance my understanding of all the stuff going on in the gaming world, in addition to all the excellent keyboards and mice I already own, I also recently reviewed the Tt eSPORTS Meka G1 mechanical gaming keyboard and the Gigabyte Aivia K8100 gaming keyboard. But one thing seems to missing from the bigger picture as far as my review career is concerned. And the answer to this is simply that I am missing a gaming mouse! In conjunction with the line of Tt eSPORTS products, Thermaltake introduces their Tt eSPORTS Black gaming mouse. Featuring a slick rubber coated surface, a braided cotton cord, as well as various other features, Thermaltake intends on providing the best for gamers and give some of the big boys a nice challenge. Adding this /////AMG BLACK (inspired) mouse in combination with my 'Lamborghini' Aivia K8100 keyboard, only one question comes to my mind: How much supercar power does it pack under the hood? Well, you will have to keep your eyes busy to find out!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition @ HT4U.net
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 7:58A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Shortly before the new Bulldozer architecture will see the light of day, AMD released the probably final round of Phenom II CPUs. Among them is the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition as the highest clocked Quad Core Phenom ever. HT4U.net presents how the tradeoff between performance, power and price works."
  FULL STORY @ HT4U.NET

OC3D: MSI GTX560-Ti OC SLI Review
     Sat, Mar 05 2011 | 3:28A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What`s better than one GTX560? Two of course. Today we take a look at MSI`s GTX560-Ti OC, in SLI. Strap em up tight."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

 
Makers raise motherboard prices
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 6:38P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taiwan-based motherboard makers including Micro-Star International (MSI), Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have all raised their motherboard prices to reflect the rising cost from labor and key components such as print circuited boards (PCB), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II SLI review
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
They call it the GTX 580 DirectCU-II and it is one big momma ! ASUS shortly ago released a new version in the flagship series of NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce GTX 580. They customized the graphics card itself, overclocked it, allow even more tweaking and to top it off, they placed a three slot wide cooling solution on it. heck let's test two of these in an SLI setup. You can check out the entire article right here.
  FULL STORY @ ASUS

GIGABYTE G1 Assassin (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard Preview
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Back during CES we were given the chance to see the launch of a very exciting product. This was the G1 Killer series. From the beginning of the event you could pretty much tell this was going to be something a little different from the norm. Whether it was the pretend military dress or the little leaks about the product that I had heard, I was really looking forward to see this one. Now a month or so later, we actually have one of these boards in the lab. It is an impressive sight to see and one that we are happy to give you a little teaser on. This is the G1 Assassin, an X58 based monster with multiple USB 3.0 ports, SATA 3.0 ports, a true audio card by Creative built right onto the board and a Killer Nic to add to the fun."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Only a little while ago we visited OCZ at CES and they showed us some of their upcoming solid state drives. These new drives feature the SandForce SF-2200 controller and boast blistering fast speeds. OCZ has been at the forefront of SSD technology and this year they are going to be releasing a ton of new drives. One of the first drives based on the new SandForce SF-2200 controller is the Vertex 3. This drive has a max read of 550MB/s and max write of 525MB/s! Those are some of the fastest advertised speeds we have seen in a consumer drive! OCZ was nice enough to send us an engineering sample ver sion of the drive with BETA firmware on it, so let’s take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Bulletstorm GPU & CPU Performance In-depth
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First-person shooter Bulletstorm has been out for a week and we must say the generally positive reviews and commentary from critics remind us of the simplistic and old-fashioned shooter Serious Sam. That, plus a generous amount of profanity that is meant to give a flashy spin to the genre. Marketing for the game has followed a similar pattern. Last January a viral video for Bulletstorm was released spoofing Halo 3's "Believe" campaign. Then a month later they followed up by mocking the Call of Duty series with a free downloadable PC game named "Duty Calls". That's not to say it's all been genius on EA's part considering that they refused PC gamers a demo that consoles did receive ahead of release. As usual our focus with this performance review will be on how Bulletstorm will run on your PC. After struggling with the game's configuration settings, we were able to run all the necessary tests using a large array of GPUs as well as a number of different processors.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Antec LanBoy Air ATX Case Review
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec has earned a reputation for extraordinary case designs such as the Skeleton, Dark Fleet, Hundred and ISK series, but late last year they unveiled what's arguably their most unique and striking case yet, the LanBoy Air. At first glance you can tell this is an enthusiast and gamer-oriented product. Antec touts the LanBoy Air for its highly customizable and modular design. Weighing 20.3 lbs (9.2 kg), the case can be outfitted with an insane fifteen 120mm fans -- so you know the "Air" moniker belongs in its name. Perhaps more intriguing, nearly every part of the case is modular, even the motherboard and PSU mounts. It also comes as good news that the LanBoy Air starts at $150, which is not a bad price point for a unique case offering these days. Let's check out in better detail what Antec has got in store for us...
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB review
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was only a week ago when we tested the OCZ Vertex 3 PRO, the somewhat business and enterprise oriented SSD. But what about the enthusiast consumers you might wonder ? Well for you guys OCZ will release a cheaper regular Vertex 3 SSD. It's as fast as that PRO version you guys. Quite frankly from what you'll see today is that this SSD might be roughly as fast as the PRO model, so what are the differences then ? Well, Let's find out and check this review.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

ASRock P67 Profess1onal Fatal1ty
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the P67 Profess1onal Fatal1ty, ASRock has a high-end Sandy Bridge motherboard in its portfolio which especially targets the gaming market. Next to a very attractive design the board also features three PCI-Express x16 slots and ten SATA-Ports.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer PC3-12800 4GB Kit Review
     Fri, Mar 04 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I didn't think we'd ever see anything too fancy from the company, though, but over the years we've seen the Ballistix series which has grown to include a few different series' within that. The latest is the Smart Tracer modules that carry that LED Tracer lighting, but in a smart way. We say 'smart way' as the company has introduced the new Memory Overview Display software (or M.O.D). We'll get into this soon, but let's first have a closer look at the actual kit of RAM we're dealing with. Externally the Ballistix Smart Tracer doesn't look any different to the normal Tracer stuff. We've again got two modules for our P67 platform that comes in at 2GB each. Timing wise, we've got an 8-8-8-24-1T @ 1.65v setup at 1600MHz DDR (or PC3-12800). These run at the same speed as the Patriot 8GB kit we recently looked at, except they're slightly more aggressive on the timings front. With the speed being quite low compared to some other kits we've looked at, we knew getting to the default timings wouldn't be an issue."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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