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Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocking Guide
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking your graphics card is a very quick and easy way to get a little extra performance out of your system. While the 1000MHz might not be obtainable with all GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards, we are confident that almost all will handle 950MHz without a problem. In either case, gamers can enjoy performance gains as high as 15–20%.

CM Choiix Power Fort 5.5 Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choiix, a subsidiary of Cooler Master, has sent us a new gadget called Power Fort 5.5. The Power Fort 5.5 is a small battery device which can recharge different mobile devices whenever additional power is needed.

Seagate Black Armor NAS 220 6TB Media Server Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Data accumulates very quickly and when you have several computers that are hosting the same content it can be difficult to remember what is where. I have several external HDD’s and backup hard drives on many of my systems the problem with this is that I spend a lot of my time trying to remember where everything is. This is where a NAS server like the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 Centralized Network Storage unit will make your life much easier. It has built in software to take care of all of your instant backup needs but also fully utilizes your internal network through gigabit connection speeds making your access to data simple, quick, and easy. This product also offers expandability through USB which makes is easy to back up the external HDD’s you bring back and forth between work and home. Let’s check out the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 and see if it is the right choice for your home server or small business.

ASUS HD 6970 DirectCU II - Triple Slot Monster Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their DirectCU II version AMD shows its first high end AMD graphics card with a triple slot cooler. Until today only Gainward with their GLH series (Goes Like Hell) was known for their huge triple slot coolers but now also ASUS has such a monster in its portfolio. But overworking only the cooler would have been too easy. ASUS provided this card also with their own power design which is an indicator for good overclockability.

News: Brazos comes to Acers Aspire One 522 netbook
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 1:11P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD`s Ontario APU has all the makings of an Atom killer. We take a look at Acer`s Aspire One 522 netbook to see whether this CPU/GPU hybrid coupled with a 720p display and $330 price tag can achieve netbook nirvana."

Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme PC3 15000 Memory Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a general rule of thumb you will see a significant performance increase whenever you can run your memory clock above the default 13.33x multiplier setting and that is what you will get from these modules. While the Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme modules may not have the best timings their overall performance is perfect for gaming and general purpose computing.

ASUS Sabertooth P67 Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Sabertooth P67, ASUS has an Intel-P67 based motherboard in its portfolio that comes with some interesting features. Therefore very suspicious is the so called thermal shield. This plastic cover should allow an optimized airflow over the boards core components.

Sapphire Edge Mini PC
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I truly believe that Sapphire has found a sweet spot for media pc's. The Edge Mini PC really impressed me with it's design, performance and feature set. All my life computers have been getting smaller and smaller; but all of that didn't prepare me for the Edge. An enclosure the size of a paperback book containing a more-than-capable media PC was somewhat alien to me. Despite its tiny proportions, the design really catches your eye. Sleek curves and the wavy stand ensure it will fit in with any entertainment center. Connectivity, however, was sort of a mixed-bag. Though you're supplied with 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and built in Wireless-N the lack of a camera card reader was quite surprising."

Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 12:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Housing an entire system in what is the smallest package we've ever seen, the Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC appears to be a very capable little machine for consumers on a tight budget that don't have need of the cost or horsepower of a full-sized desktop system. But does smaller mean less, or do good things really come in small packages? Let's find out.”

Mionix Propus 380 mouse mat
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 9:03A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While there are several companies that produce wide ranges of strong gaming peripherals, everyone tends to have a bit of a speciality. Razer for their mice, Speedlink for their headsets, Steelseries for their keyboards and personally I'd throw one more in there, Mionix for their mouse pads. Today I'm looking at the latest from some of the best cloth pad creators in the world. Propus is it's name, let's see if it stands up to the strong reputation of its predecessors. "

Lian Li PC-V354 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lian Li PCV-354 is a larger version of the PC-Q08 with a few minor differences. The PC-V354 adds microATX support, an extra hard drive mount, two additional fans, and ships with a built-in memory card reader and fan speed controller. We take it for a ride in our anechoic chamber with some hot chic... uh, components.

ASRock P67 Pro3 Motherboard
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASRock P67 Pro3 is one of the most inexpensive socket 1155 motherboards based on the P67 chipset available on the market today. Let's see if it is a good option if you are building a PC based on the new "Sandy Bridge" processors and are trying to save money."

MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today in the latest of our Sandy Bridge articles we take a look at another aspect, performance when overclocked in a selection of synthetic and real world tests. To do this we will be using the MSI P67A-GD65 which has an excellent one touch overclock feature. Ideal for novice overclockers who want some extra performance and value from their system."

Cooler Master GX 750W Power Supply Review
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 7:15P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the Cooler Master GX 750W power supply unit comes nowhere close to being whisper quiet during use still its good rail stability and adequate electrical efficiency combined with a very attractive price tag and a 5 year warranty make for a fine choice.

Antec ISK 300/310-150 m-ITX PC Case Review
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 7:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both the ISK 300-150 and the ISK 310-150 are two of the smallest m-ITX cases we have ever seen to date and could be exactly what you’ve been looking to house your newest HTPC or download Server system.

RunCore Pro V 120GB Solid-State Drive Review
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 6:30P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The RunCore Pro V 120 SSD is one of the few drives to come with the ability to connect to a USB port which is nice for data migration. They make it easy to do. The SATA II to USB connector just needs to be attached and fitted into the chrome piece and then the entire enclosure screws together. Performance will be severely hampered because of the limited bandwidth of USB 2.0 so nix any ideas of using it as an external USB drive ongoing - it would just be a waste of a good drive. Outside of the enclosure, the drive is very attractive. If you are into bling, the engraved brushed aluminum shell may ring your bell. As far as the SATA II performance goes, we saw greater performance than the 260MB/s read/write specifications RunCore lists in their specifications. In the ATTO benchmark, we saw closer to 275MB/s writes and 285MB/s reads. Overall, its well on par with the other SandForce drives we've tested as we anticipated as the drives push the SATA II bandwidth limits already so its nearly impossible to do any better..."

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