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H.A.W.X. 2 Gaming and Performance Review
     Fri, Jan 14 2011 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Ubisoft has recently released H.A.W.X. 2, the next game of the H.A.W.X. series. For those that don't know, H.A.W.X. is short for; High Altitude Warfare Experimental. This is an air combat series of games similar to Ace Combat. However, this sequel boasts new features, which include more aircraft, new gameplay enhancements, like night vision attacks, takeoff and landing, precision weaponry, and much more."
  FULL STORY @ GAMING

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 12GB Kits Review
     Fri, Jan 14 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As DDR3 has evolved the opportunity for manufacturers to create high performance 12GB kits has drawn closer and today one of the major players in this industry, Corsair, have sent us their new DDR3-1600 12GB triple channel kit to test. In fact we have two of these and thanks to a very aggressive price they should be within reach of most consumers building (or upgrading) an X58/i7 based system. Are they worth buying? Let's find out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Notebook vendors show no interest in Oak Trail
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 7:23P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Because Acer and Asustek Computer have both shown their unwillingness to launch Oak Trail-based tablet PCs, Intel has recently been aggressively trying to persuade these vendors with price discounts and is hoping Asustek and Hewlett-Packard (HP), which are still undecided, will change their minds and fully support the platform, according to sources from notebook players.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Asustek acquires over 51% stake in Aaeon via subsidiary
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 7:08P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer has announced the company has acquired more than 69.4 million shares in industrial PC maker Aaeon Technology via its subsidiary surpassing 51% of Aaeon's total shares of 46.55 million units and so Asustek's acquisition of Aaeon has already been completed.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Over 35 Oak Trail-based netbooks will show up in 1H11, says Intel
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 6:53P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel, in response to report about notebook brands having no interest in its Oak Trail platform, pointed out that there will be more than 100 new netbook and tablet PC designs based on Intel's technologies in the first half of 2011 with more than 35 based on Oak Trail.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Thermaltake Challenger Gaming Keyboard Pro Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 6:36P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming keyboards have been a great market for Logitech and Ideazone (AKA SteelSeries). Since their initiation into the market, their blinky lights have won the heart of gamers all around the world. For me personally I have found gaming keyboard cumbersome and obnoxious and most of the time I found myself deeply confused about what else to add to my huge bank of macro keys. Then Logitech came out with and LCD panel and I will admit that was really cool, on paper, then in practicality, I haven't looked at my G15's LCD display since the first week I bought it. Thermaltake took their time before tossing their hat into the gaming peripheral ring and again on paper it seems like all the patience paid off but let's see if the features on the Thermaltake Challenger eSport Gaming Keyboard Pro really do add up to a win for Thermaltake or a big cumbersome lump of blinky uselessness:
  FULL STORY @ KEYBOARD

Coolermaster HAF 932
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 6:36P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Coolermaster is maybe the most popular computer case manufacturer. Today we will take a look at their full tower sized high airflow HAF932 chassis which is designed for gamers and highend users. Let's take a closer look.
  FULL STORY @ INTRODUCTION

 
Seasonic X-Series 850 W Power Supply Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 6:35P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Originally released with 650 W and 750 W versions, Seasonic expanded their 80 Plus Gold X-Series to include 560 W, 660 W, 760 W and 850 W versions. Let's take an in-depth look at highest-wattage model."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Lian Li Pitstop T60 ATX / M-ATX Test
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you work with computers and use alot of various test setups this review will probably really come in handy for you. We are testing the Lian Li T60 testing case. This is a open case so you can easily swap parts and still be able to use a case.
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS

Inno3D Geforce GTX460 OC Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some readers may remember that my first review of a GTX460 card was pretty negative – quite simply, the 768MB version I had been sent to test was no better than my GTX275 other than the DX11 capabilities, and in fact scored lower in most benchmarks than my older gen card. However, today I am reviewing the 1GB version – and not only that, the Inno3D “OC” version which is pre-overclocked to 820MHz core, 950MHz memory and a shader clock of 1640MHz – quite a step up from standard clocks (675MHz, 900Mhz, 1350Mhz respectively)."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Cube Case Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Mini-ITX motherboards are becoming more and more powerful and with that we can do a lot more with them. Their small size and low cost makes them perfect for home theater PC’s (HTPC’s). When putting together your HTPC system you want a case that is very visually appealing, but still has enough room for all of your media drives and has the necessary connections for easy file transfers. Today we will taking a look at the PC-Q08 from Lian Li which has room for 6 3.5-inch hard drives has 2 front mounted USB 3.0 ports."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

FaceVsion TouchCam N1 720p Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 4:00P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The recession and current financial climate has forced many companies to cut-back on different aspects within business. Expenses are now keenly observed due to the economy sustaining difficulties at this time and so, more and more businesses are turning to alternative methods in all elements of operation. Skype whilst being popular amongst consumers is also a common application used by businesses the world over. Companies are training staff on how to use Skype because it is a free video conferencing application that is surprisingly effective.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Seasonic X-760 760W 80Plus Gold Power Supply Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 12:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"In this article PCSTATS will examine a 760W power supply from Seasonic's flagship modular gaming "X" series. The Seasonic SS-760KM is an Active Power Factor Correction (A-PFC F3) power supply that boasts an80 Plus Gold rating. It features a +12V rail capable of delivering 63 Amps, four 6/8 PCI Express videocard power connectors and the convenience of modular cables. The Seasonic SS-760KM X-760 power supply retails for about $180CDN and is covered by a five-year warranty. "

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Kingston HyperX T1 6GB DDR3 2250MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an outstanding speed of 2250MHz straight from the box and excellent cooling the Kingston HyperX T1 6GB DDR3 2250MHz Triple Channel Memory Kit really pushes the X58 chipset by Intel to its limits.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Interview with the Developers
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"GamingHeaven recently had the opportunity to speak with Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street (Lead Systems Designer) and Dave Kosak (Game Designer) for the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion."
  FULL STORY @ GAMINGREVIEWS

Wintec Industries 4GB AMPX DDR2 1066MHz Extreme Dual Channel Memory
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Modern day computing has seen its share of increases over the past decade. Each year components in the personal computer have become quicker by a substantial rate and it turns out Gordon Moore was almost correct in his thoughts regarding where the pace of continued development in the semiconductor industry was heading Take for instance double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory or DDR SDRAM, the most commonly utilized choice of memory for modern day computers. It was only back in 2000 that we began to see how DDR SDRAM began to be the game changer over standard SDRAM and made all others before it obsolete. Fast forward ten years and today we are indeed seeing how DDR has evolved and are now in the DDR3 era. DDR1 is now obsolete while DDR3 is kingpin, however, where does that leave DDR2? Today I will review and share with you regarding a Dual Channel memory kit upgrade from Wintec Industries that will help you extract as much performance from your DDR 2 system configuration as possible. I present to you the Wintec Industries 4GB AMPX DDR2 1066Mhz Extreme Dual Channel Memory Kit (3AXT8500C5-4096K) review. This is a super long-term review with my thoughts on running this memory kit for close to one year now."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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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.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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