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Sentey Arvina GS-6400B Computer Case Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 3:37P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you think of something hard and blue, what comes to mind? I wouldn't believe it if you said a computer chassis, but for the sake of this review, that is definitely what came to my mind. The part that always gets to me with computer cases is you never really know when you should replace one. Generally, it never wears out; the fans might, but those are cheap repairs. Due to the nature of it being made from steel (In many situations), it is also fairly durable. I guess one could argue that they need to upgrade to a larger case to put more components in, or they want a new look and feel for their computer. Nevertheless, computer chassis are a tricky one, because you can never really measure the case itself objectively, other than its physical dimensions, of course. It heavily depends on your personal preference. Are you looking for more room, better cooling, new look, or is it just some box to put your computer components into? I find that it is one of the most important aesthetic components to any computer, because the case can be individualized to a person; whereas, many of the internal components are not very aesthetically customizable. The Sentey Arvina GS-6400B is an interesting case -- this blue variant of the GS-6400 chassis has a nice sleek dark blue look, and comes with many notable features. Now, I'm not going to spoil the fun of telling you which exact features yet, as you will have to read on to find out all those juicy details!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Corsair Gaming Series 800 W
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 3:37P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's Gaming Series consists of three single rail PSUs that are made for gamers. Even more average users with a mid-range system will appreciate the reliable and cheap PSU from a company with a very good reputation. We test the 800 W model, which is the most powerful of the series and are impressed by its voltage regulation and efficiency.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

ASUS N53SV Notebook Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 3:36P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here is a snippet: "Today we have the ASUS N53SV notebook on our test bench. This multimedia/moderate gaming notebook has a lot of style to go with some nice specification under the hood. This machine looks really good with a brushed aluminum lid and wrist rest and a lot more. This notebook has a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution screen, Intel Core i7 2630QM CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics processor, 750 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM, and a lot more. Come along as we see what this notebook is made of!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lighting review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We'll review the R6970 Lightning, the most high-end single GPU based product in the enthusiast lightning series. Pre-clocked at 940 MHz you can actually take the product towards 1 GHz fairly easy with the help of AfterBurner software that allows the full spectrum of voltage tweaking on GPU and memory. The end result as stated, surprised even us. This is just a really nice card with a lot of features, extra's and it just oozes with build quality.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Radeon HD 6790 review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Radeon HD 6790, a card that is designed to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The HD 6790 is based on AMD's 40 nm "Barts" GPU which is the very same graphics processor used in the Radeon HD 6850 and HD 6870. Next to that this product comes with a full 256-bit wide memory bus giving it very nice memory bandwidth, really aside from slicing some shader processor clusters and ROPs away, this is a R6800 series card.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Cooler Master SPAWN mouse review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we peek at a new offering from Cooler Master, the Spawn mouse that falls into the CM Storm series. It's a mouse that fits guys like myself really well, big hands thus big mouse, good rubberized grip and not too much fuzz with LEDs and pro-active stuff. It does come fully programmable and the memory inside the mouse to save it in.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have a peek at the awesomeness that is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590, and then head on over to the next page where as always, we'll go a little deeper, but not too deep. We'll look at noise levels, power consumption, heat, we'll do a nice photo-shoot and heck why not... an extensive benchmark session to see where this product positions itself, especially compared to the Radeon HD 6990.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

 
News: Intels Xeon X7560 and Dells R810 server
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 11:13A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s eight-core Nehalem-EX processor and Dell`s R810 chassis combine to form a new class of 2P server with huge memory capacity at a lower price point."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Using Gallium3D On AMD FirePro Workstation GPUs
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 9:03A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"How well do AMD's FireGL/FirePro workstation graphics cards work with the open-source graphics drivers for Linux? It's something we never have really focused on up to this point, since after all, most workstation users are satisfied with using proprietary display drivers on Linux. It is the workstation market that drives the proprietary Linux driver development after all for AMD and NVIDIA, and that is really the focus of development, not Linux gamers or enthusiasts. But curiosity got the best of me, so here's what happens if you try to use an expensive FirePro graphics card with the open-source driver stack and the Mesa Gallium3D driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

TweakTown's SSD Fill Testing Explained
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It would be difficult for most people to imagine the amount of testing that goes into a product review. I think most reading this have run a benchmark on their system before, but few can really grasp what it means to systematically run test after test without varying order or timeline. We run a lot of tests, several more than what makes it into a final review. Once you master the art of testing and the discipline of keeping a dedicated test machine, certain patterns emerge. Some of these show up in the tests that are published and sometimes they show up in others. When a test shows something of value and isn't redundant with another test, we typically bring that test into the review. This can sometimes be to explain something we saw in another test or at times add a way to look at a product. In June 2010 at Computex we were given the opportunity to test an early sample of the ADATA S501. The S501 uses the Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 controller, the same used in the Corsair Performance 3 and Intel 510 Series. In our post review testing we noticed that even after pounding the drive with our entire test suite the drive actually increased both read and write performance by a small margin. Typically, as a new drive gets 'broken in', performance decreases; this is called bringing the drive to a steady state."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Radeon HD6950 into a Radeon HD6970
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ITShootout provides a step by step visual guide on how to unlock your Radeon HD6950's latent shaders and turn it into a fully fledged Radeon HD6970 - a card costing almost twice as much."
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

Tt eSports Shock One USB Gaming Headset Review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Aimed squarely at the gaming market with striking looks, swappable ear pads and easy fold away design the Shock One offers some impressive specifications and 5.1CH virtual surround sound. Let's see if it can compete with the best..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

The TR Podcast 86: A portal to raw potatoes and hot graphics
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 2:36A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us for an episode that includes talk of Portal 2 id Software`s Rage Jordan`s newly built gaming PC a mid-range graphics showdown and more."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Samsung UN46D6400
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 4:03P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Samsung UN46D6400 is a 46-inch edge-lit LED LCD TV that has a really stylish design, excellent color quality and really good 3D picture quality. It is on the expensive side, unfortunately, and does suffer from glare because of its glossy screen.”
  FULL STORY @ ENTERTAINMENT

Inno3D GeForce GTX 580 HAWK Edition Graphics Card Review
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Despite the reference designs impressive cooling solution there were consumers who demanded enhanced versions of the GTX 580 with enhanced cooler. One of the latest to deliver this is Inno3D with their custom GTX 580 HAWK Edition. As well as featuring an enhanced cooler and some tweaks on the style of the card it also has 3GB of memory rather than the standard 1.5GB. Lets see how it performs in a selection of real world tests."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Black Edition Video Card Review
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Who would've thought we'd ever be looking at XFX cards based on an AMD GPU? It's been a long time since we've looked at something from XFX. Going through our content archive, it was August of 2007 and the victim was the 9800 GTX+. So much has happened since then, though, and in that time we've seen the Black Edition series created from the company; a series that has had some of the best looking cards around. I say best looking as I haven't had the chance to look at one until today. Today we see if the Black Edition is all bark and no bite, or if its bark is just the entrée to a menacing bite for main."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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