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Prolimatech Samuel 17 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:14P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samuel 17 Low Profile CPU Cooler may be tiny compared to what Prolimatech has been rolling out lately but that is also what makes it the ideal choice for people with severe space restrictions inside their PC cases.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Gigabyte G1.Sniper X58 review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:11P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the G.1Sniper motherboard from Gigabytes Killer series. With good looks, excellent performance, great overclockability and then in addition to it all extra's, adding a SATA 6G controller, USB 3.0, but also the BigFoot KillerNIC has been integrated into this motherboard, and Realtek audio ? Heck it's been kicked out. There's actually a fully fetched Creative Labs X-Fi (20K2) DSP mounted into the motherboard to bring better audio capability into your PC. All in all it's a very impressive motherboard not only features wise, yet also in terms of sheer design.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Cubitek Magic Cube 8HDD
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:10P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since the case is divided into three unique units I'll go over each one individually. Starting with the 5.25" external drive box we have a small cube which can contain up to two 5.25" or one 5.25" and 3.5" drive. As a whole, all of the cubes are made of aluminum and are all painted black inside and out. Each side of this box is able to be removed via the screws, which allows for a easy installation of your 5.25" devices. The paint scheme and design sort of remind me of a Lian Li-Li in the way the paint looks and the overall simple look of the case."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Full Tower Gaming Chassis Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:10P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For those of you who lived under a rock last year and completely missed out on the BMW Group Designworks USA inspired Level 10, Let me bring you up to speed real quick. To understand this design, you have to first envision a thick, vertically mounted motherboard tray attached to a wide flat base. Unlike a typical chassis', there wasn't the "boxed" look with this chassis at all. In this design everything was mounted to the motherboard tray for support. In the front you had and optical bay rack that was in a separate compartment than the hard drive, and which each received their own slim covers. The top half of the motherboard used a small cover to go over the CPU cooler and PWM area of the motherboard, while yet another hinged compartment covered the expansion cards. This design is very unique, and was very impressive upon release. The biggest problem with the Level 10 I saw was the devastating price tag! So what does Thermaltake do? They took all of the response from the Level 10, and went back to the drawing board to workshop some new ideas to bring costs down, but still leave the basic appeal of the original Level 10. What is surprising to me is that on top of trying to keep features that set the bar so high on the Level 10, there are actually some very user friendly improvements to be found in the new release from Thermaltake. So in reality, to some, this chassis will have what the Level 10 lacked, and ends up being, in my opinion, a better layout and thermal design than the original concept could offer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Logitech Performance Mouse MX Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:09P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Logitech released its Revolution MX nearly five years ago, it delivered a mouse that impressed - and for good reason. It featured a great design that was both comfortable and attractive, and had a very effective hyper scroll wheel. With the Performance MX, a natural progression has been made, and an impressive one at that
  FULL STORY @ LOGITECH

headset from their Gaming Audio
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:09P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has recently released their new headset from their Gaming Audio Series line, the HS1A. The HS1A is a newer version of the HS1, with the “A” symbolizing the change from USB-only to analog audio connectors. The analog HS1A headset will leave a lot up to whatever sound card the user employs in conjunction with it. The 50mm drivers should help reproduce high-quality audio with the mids and highs inside the full-cover ear cups. The HS1A includes two types of ear cups that are easily interchangeable, those being microfiber and synthetic leather. The rotatable boom on the left ear cup also has a bendable section to further customize the microphone’s position. With most of the niceties out of the way, let’s get on to the reason everyone is here and see how well the HS1A headset performs in our testing.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

PowerColor LCS HD6970 Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the latest in PowerColor's Graphics Card range, the LCS HD6970. Factory-fitted waterblock Sir?
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D

 
Shogun 2 Performance w/ AMD Radeon HD 6850
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As you can see from our results the AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card had absolutely no problem playing Total War: Shogun 2 at even the highest settings possible in the game title. Can you imagine what kind of results you would get with a higher end crossfire setup? As you can see the AMD Gaming Evolved Concept has come together to create a game experience that not only looks great on your screen, but it also plays well even without the use of super expensive high end graphics cards..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel Core i3 2120
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 5:06P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the launch of the “Sandy Bridge” Platform with Quad Cores in January, Intel took until February to release the corresponding Dual Cores. Since then they are around quite unnoticed of the general public. HT4U.net ordered a Core i3 2120 to compare what the Dual Cores can do better than their corresponding Quad Cores.
  FULL STORY @ HT4U

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6990
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 4:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we finally get a chance to take a look at the product by a rather renowned vendor--GIGABYTE. The GIGABYTE GV-R699D5-4GD-B Radeon HD 6990 is priced for $739.99 on Newegg.com, and follows the standard architecture, previously observed in the AMD HD 6990 reference card. Equipped with two fully optimized Cayman GPUs, this card is made for Eyefinity. In addition, this card has 4 GB of memory, which can be fully utilized when combined with a second HD 6990 in CrossFire.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Xigmatek Elysium
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 4:04P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Xigmatek is growing up and so are their cases. The company has made a name for themselves with their extensive entry- and mid-range enclosures, but the Elysium is not only their first full tower chassis, but it is their first HPTX capable case as well. Let's see if the Elysium is victorious in offering an appropriate resting place of the biggest and fastest hardware out there.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Accelerator Review: MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GeForce GTX 550 Ti launched without much fuss and fireworks, but it is the mainstream solutions that usually find their way into our computer systems. Please meet our first candidate – MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone CO!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Biostar TP67XE: Inexpensive LGA1155 Mainboard with Overclocking Potential
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This mainboard is based on Intel P67 Express chipset and supports LGA1155 processors. What new features does this model boast? How did they manage to offer extensive functionality at a low price? The answers to all these questions are in our today’s review!
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 Extreme
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This morning Sapphire Technology is announcing a new Radeon graphics card. It's not though part of the Radeon HD 6000 series that has recently seen the launch of the Radeon HD 6790 or even the Radeon HD 6450, but rather it's a Cypress-based part. Yes, as in the Radeon HD 5800 series. This new graphics card is the Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 Extreme and it has designed to deliver the best performance for the ~$120 USD price point. Here is our look at this new graphics card with accompanying Linux benchmarks."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Maingear eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 3:38P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enthusiasts generally prefer to roll their own rigs, but when it comes to notebooks, the notion of building a system from scratch becomes less practical and appealing. We recently had a chance to meet with Maingear and tour the company's build facility, and one thing was immediately apparent: these guys are enthusiasts just like us. So, when Maingear offered to send us what they claim is the fastest 15-inch notebook on the planet, we rounded up our gauntlet of benchmarks and told them to "bring it on." Maingear sent us their revamped eX-L 15 and it's equipped with an Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor and the fastest mobile graphics chip Nvidia currently offers, the GeForce GTX 485M. Let's see if Maingear can make good their claims of the fastest 15-inch notebook we've ever tested.
  FULL STORY @ MAINGEAR

ASUS Eee PC 1215N
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 3:38P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Should you buy the Eee PC 1215N? That depends on your priorities. There are much quicker laptops of similar size priced between $100 and $200 more, and in terms of bang-for-your-buck, they make more sense. The 11.6” Acer Timeline X with the Core i3 processor is one great example. However, the ASUS Eee PC 1215N has advantages over many such competitors."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

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