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Kingmax Hercules PC3-17600 (2200MHz) 4GB Kit
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A while back we saw Kingmax launch the new Hercules series of memory. It seemed to be a step forward in bringing the Kingmax name into the mouths of overclockers again. While the kit didn’t perform bad at all, the memory market is extremely competitive and it seemed like the kit never really got any legs. Today Kingmax intend to throw another kit at us carrying the same Hercules name. The kit carries with it also the same speed; 2200MHz DDR, which while not the highest we’ve seen, is sitting at the top of the pile and ready to take a whizz through our test regime today."
  FULL STORY @ 17600

SilverStone Strider Plus ST1000-P 1000W Modular Power Supply
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"SilverStone has always been well known for their quality power supplies, and rightfully so. When the company was founded in 2003, their first products available were power supplies and shortly thereafter, cases. Since then the company has flourished building upon their strong company policies of outstanding design, perfect quality and customer satisfaction. And they now have a wide range of products to fulfill your computing needs. Today we get to take a look at one of their latest power supplies. The Strider Plus Series ST1000-P is a fully modular 1000W power supply that boasts exceptional voltage regulation, a single 12V rail and a compact size to allow for a high wattage power supply in some of the smaller and tighter cases. Read on to see how well the ST1000-P performs in our full range of tests and if it is worthy of your hard earned cash."
  FULL STORY @ MODULAR

ZOWIE GEAR EC1 Gaming Mouse with P-RF and G-TF Mousepads
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When it comes to gaming mice, nearly everyone you meet is going to have their own preferences and opinions on which ones are best, and most are fiercely loyal to a certain brand once they get comfortable. It can be difficult to get a long time Logitech or Razer owner to give a different mouse a whirl. ZOWIE GEAR may not be a company that many gamers are familiar with, having only been around since 2008. While the company may be relatively new to the game, the designers at ZOWIE GEAR work with professional gamers to develop new products that even the fiercest competitor would be proud to use in battle. The EC1 gaming mouse that we are looking at today was developed with the help of pro gamer Emil "HeatoN" Christensen, and the G-TF mousepad was designed by Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed. ZOWIE GEAR was nice enough to provide both of these items plus the P-RF mousepad as well, so let’s take a look at what they have to offer."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

AVADirect Custom Small Business Server System
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AVADirect Custom Small Business Server System that we are looking at today was at one time planned to be a small, low cost, high performance NAS server that would compete with the likes of Thecus and QNAP on price, but deliver superior performance. Somewhere along the line the custom NAS server transformed into a Small Business Server; customization had dramatically changed the face of our NAS and with it the intended customer, usage model and more importantly, the price. AVADirect offers several general use servers, enterprise storage systems and even SOHO storage systems. Each can be configured to your needs with drive, memory and software configurations based on your input. If you purchase the NAS or server with the drives from AVADirect they will even install your drives, configure your server with the configuration information you provide and deliver a system that just needs to plug into your network and be provided power. Today we are looking at one of AVADirect’s custom small business servers that uses a Windows operating system and features Seagate’s newest SAS 6G 2TB Constellation ES enterprise class hard drives."
  FULL STORY @ BUSINESS

ASUS Xonar DG PCI Sound Card
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since the very first of the Xonar boards from ASUS, we have been impressed with not only the choice of components used, but also with the overall design of all of the various iterations. This not so elegantly leads us into the very latest of these, known only as the ‘DG’ which is arguably the tamest Xonar to date. Rather than being an out-and-out brute of a thing like many others in the Xonar lineage, the DG goes for a far more stealthy approach to handling things. Using the older PCI port rather than one of the newer options is one of the first things that caught our eye; another is the built in headphone amp which complements the support for surround sound in either analog or digital, as well as comprehensive front panel access via an internal link to the supplied bracket."
  FULL STORY @ XONAR

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 SLI versus ATI Radeon HD 5770 CrossFire
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Did you know that NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 and ATI Radeon HD 5770 video cards are nearly identical in price? They are also rather inexpensive and you can get a nice NVIDIA SLI or ATI CrossFire setup with these cards for $260-$280 before rebates. The question we look at today is which setup performs better and which one scales better?
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Antec LanBoy Air Modular Full Tower Case Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Antec has been known for great cases over the years, and the LanBoy Air is another in a long line. The case is well built, well thought out, and unlike most cases you can change it with a little time and a Phillips screw driver. The overall design of the LanBoy Air is very well thought out. In moving parts around I never had a situation arise that the holes didn't line up or something didn't fit. The Antec LanBoy Air is available for $219.95; for that price you get case that is very customizable and has room for the biggest hardware available at this time. If you want to customize a case but don't have a lot of tools or the skill, then give the LanBoy Air a good look because you just need a little time and a screw driver..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
WD Scorpio Black 500GB Notebook Hard Drive Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today, we'll be looking at a the WD Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA notebook hard drive. With a 7200 RPM drive speed, 16MB cache, and 3 GB/s SATA interface speed, the 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Black hard drive looks impressive on paper. When it comes to pricing, the WD Scorpio Black 500GB Hard Drive retails online for $74.99 shipped, which makes it $0.15 per Gigabyte. You can also get the drive on special at times as right now Newegg is doing $7 off with a promo code and that brings the drive down to just $67.99 shipped or $0.135 per Gigabyte. For comparison sake the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB notebook hard drive can be purchased online for just $129.99 shipped, which comes out being $0.26 per Gigabyte. .."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ECS GeForce GTX 460 1GB Black Video Card Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ECS GeForce GTX 460 1GB Black video card is a fun little card with the solid price/performance ratio from the GTX 460 series cards with an ultra efficient heatsink and a hefty factory overclock. When overclocked up to a 900 MHz core speed the GTX 460 1GB begins to close in on the performance of a GTX 470 (the factory overclock itself puts it above the GTX 465) and well above cards from the Radeon side of the fence for a lower price. The heatsink uses 92mm fans (with unrestrictive aluminum fins and a plastic shroud) which are dead silent at an idle state and not audible over even just the pump from the Corsair H50..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair HS1 USB Circumaural Gaming Headset Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We found the Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset to have an excellent build quality and rather good sound quality for a company that is just getting into audio products for the very first time. The 50mm drivers and the enclosed ear cups offer great mid-range tones and, to our surprise, high-range tones didn't sound half bad either. The biggest shock to us was that the high-range sounded pretty darn good on the HS1 headset and listening to music on them was a great experience on any music where you have crisp vocals. We thought the 50mm drivers would be bass heavy, but..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower PC Case Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair says right on the box for the Graphite 600T, “Brilliant design, inside and out” and I pretty much have to agree. I’m looking at the Graphite 600T like it is the Obsidian 700D and 800D's sexy sister in the little black dress and curves in all the right places. It just looks great, tons of room and super easy to work with. The paint and finish of the Graphite 600T has a great look to it, and it resisted finger prints rather well. Also being able to lift and maneuver the Graphite 600T by the lips on the front and rear bezels is nice. It’s a natural grabbing point and the bezels are strong so no worries of ripping one off the chassis..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel IDF 2010: Intel DP67BG Burrage Motherboard Pictures
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We got a nice little surprise here at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2010 when Intel pulled out their upcoming LGA1155 6-series chipset Sandy Bridge motherboard! The board is called 'Burrage' internally, but you'll know if by the retail part number of DP67BG. The Intel DP67BG is the very first Intel LGA1155 motherboard that we have seen in person and while we don't know the specifics on the board we were able to snap some pictures of the board.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 SLI Video Card Review w/ ASUS, EVGA & MSI
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS ENGTS450 TOP, MSI N450GTS Cyclone 1GD5 and the EVGA GeForce GTS 450 FTW were all excellent video card. The GeForce GTS 450 is a fun video card to overclock as all five of our samples made it from 783MHz to at least 950MHz on the core and that was without any voltage adjustments. By just using an overclocking utility like EVGA Precision we were able to bump up the clocks effortlessly. We like to see overclocks like this as it makes owning a budget card fun and gives you the ability to get a little extra performance out of it..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

OCZ Technology Enyo 128GB Portable USB 3.0 SSD Review
     Mon, Oct 18 2010 | 6:26A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The OCZ Enyo 128GB USB 3.0 portable SSD is certainly unlike any portable USB 3.0 drive that we have ever used before. The drive is insanely fast, incredibly lightweight and has a great minimalistic appearance to it. If you have a PC that has USB 3.0 or are about to upgrade, you need a device like the OCZ Enyo to take advantage of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 header on your PC. With the OCZ Enyo 128GB SSD you get fast, portable and robust USB 3.0 derived SSD that can easily fit in the front pocket of your jeans as it is no thicker than current mobile phones..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Synology DiskStation DS210+ NAS review
     Sun, Sep 19 2010 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Armed with a new multi-tasking Web UI, we take a look at the DS210+ and DiskStation Manager 3.0.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

Internet Explorer 9 Beta Features and Benchmarks
     Thu, Sep 16 2010 | 12:05A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"In case you are living under a rock, IE9 Beta was released today. This browser is a major update to the previous version IE8. It is also supposed to give Firefox/Chrome a run for its money. How did it turn out? Read below to find out.

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So what are the best features of IE9? Lets give it a quick run-through then we are going to look at a few key features and a benchmark (note the benchmark is against a beta – so things may change).

Hardware accelerated HTML5 Support : This is absolutely the biggest reason to upgrade to IE9. This includes the new H264 Video Support, SVG and CSS3.
Brand new JavaScript Engine: Called Chakra. This will run on a separate core and allow you to render JavaScript faster.
DirectX Video Acceleration – This will use less of the CPU to render video. So far it has smoked Google Chrome while playing 2 720p videos at once.
Developers Tools added. Just hit F12 to access the tools.

What sucks? It's only supported in Windows Vista [SP2] and Windows 7."

  FULL STORY @ GEEKSWITHBLOGS

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