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Ikonik Optimus 1200
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The case also has built-in watercooling support through tube holes and even allows you to swap heatsinks or waterblock brackets without the need to remove the motherboard. Sure, it would have been nice if the case included a few more things with it (like fans) but it is nice to know there are other options when it comes to a side panel on this case. Not really sure if a side panel can be purchased separately like some other manufactures do offer. However, I'm sure the case is likely sold with different options depending on where you get it."

Sparkle GT240 Video Card 512MB vs 1024MB
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today for review I’ve got two cards from Sparkle, they’re both the GT240 but one has 512mb of ram while the other has 1024mb of ram. So this review is a review yes, but it’s also a comparison of what 512mb is worth when compared to 1024mb of ram on a video card. I was curious myself, and ultimately surprised by what I found out. "

InWin Dragon Rider chassis review
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let us show you an extraordinary Full tower ATX PC case beyond any design or aesthetic resemblance, the all black mighty power of the InWin Dragon Rider. A chassis with great looks, features all fitted into a well thought through concept. This is one of the more spoken of chassis designs for a while now, definitely worth to check out or at least have a look at, you can find the Guru3D review right here.

ASRock P67 Pro3 Socket 1155 Motherboard
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In order to begin we have our first board that is squarely targeted at the budget minded individual. The ASRock P67 Pro3 is the middle of the road motherboard, still offering quite a bit in the form of technology and features, but does not go over the top as to keep it at an affordable price point. Offering a powerful V8 + 2 power phase configuration, support for the unlocked multiplier ‘K’ series processors, USB 3.0 and even SATA III. Anyone looking at the Pro3 will definitely get a solid motherboard with a whole lot of bells and whistles.

Silverstone Grandia GD02-MT Case Review
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We review this rather unique HTPC case, which comes complete with a front LCD touch screen."

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD Review
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be looking at the OCZ Vertex 2 120G SSD, which will go head-to-head with the Patriot Inferno 100G. Will the Vertex 2 be able to extinguish the flaming Inferno?"

Mvix Minix 890GX Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since the dawn of computers, one goal has always been to stuff more power into a smaller space. The mini-ITX form factor, and the Mvix Minix 890GX specifically, allow you to run a standard desktop processor on a motherboard not much larger than a grown man’s hand. Even more impressive is that almost every feature of a full sized ATX motherboard has been crammed into the miniature footprint of the Minix 890GX…and it can overclock, too."

OtterBox Commuter Series for iPad
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The latest addition to my mobile tech arsenal is an Apple iPad that I recently won in a Facebook photo contest. Starting at $500 for the entry level model, the iPad certainly warrants some sort of protection against the elements / clumsy hands. Even before my new gadget arrived, I was already considering protection options. A few names instantly popped into mind, one being OtterBox. We have covered several of their mobile phone cases, spanning the likes of Apple, HTC, Blackberry and Palm, but never before have we looked at anything that couldn't fit inside your pocket."

Titan TTC-G20TZ ADI Docking Station Review
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Titan TTC-G20TZ ADI Dock is more than just a cooler for your notebook, it is also a docking station that extends your system’s capabilities. The Titan ADI Dock TTC-G20TZ adds multiple USB ports and extends your primary notebook display into another monitor, increasing your workspace. The Titan ADI Dock TTC-G20TZ was designed to be compact and stylish while keeping your desktop clutter at a minimum."

SilverStone SOD01 Slimline DVD Writer
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 9:02A | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we are going to be looking at a combination of 2 products from SilverStone: the SOD01 Slim DVD super multi-slot loading 8X DVD±R drive and the 3-in-1 small multimedia storage solution, the TS03.”

XFX PRO 650 W Power Supply Review
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"XFX is releasing their Pro series of power supplies, with single +12 V rail, DC-DC secondary design, and 80 Plus Bronze certification. So far three models were released: 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W. Let's see how the 650 W model fared in our tests."

Extensive Benchmarks Of Amazon's EC2 Compute Cloud
     Sun, Jan 23 2011 | 9:00A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last month we delivered our first benchmarks of the Amazon EC2 Cloud, but those initial tests were limited to just a few of their cloud computing instances due to failures with the Ubuntu EC2 operating system on their other compute instances. Earlier this month we then showed how the Amazon EC2 Micro was comparable to a Nokia N900 and Intel Atom, but now we have a more exhaustive comparison complete of all major Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud types. Using the Amazon Linux AMI operating system, we have run a plethora of performance benchmarks on the m1.small, m1.large, m1.xlarge, m2.xlarge, m2.2xlarge, m2.4xlarge, c1.medium, and c1.xlarge cloud computing instances."

Intel D525MW Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jan 22 2011 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past few years, Intel has really taken some steps in dominating the low power, small form factor board market. Today we have the Intel D525MW mini-ITX motherboard in our labs for review. The board is small, low powered and does not have a single fan on it. Don't confuse this for a Clarkdale or Sandy Bridge system however, the D525MW is a dual-core Atom board so it's not as much designed for playback of HD content as it is for a less visible activity - like serving that content to a HTPC or streamer. Let's see if this board can compete in a cramped (no pun intended) SFF market and be a viable solution for your home server or NAS needs.

ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jan 22 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sandy Bridge is now upon us and Intel has already had overwhelming success with this new platform since its release just last week. Consumers can finally get their hands on the new processors and new motherboards. Arriving a little later than the plethora of Sandy Bridge boards now available to the consumer is the ASUS Sabertooth P67. The Sabertooth is taken from ASUS' new TUF (The Ultimate Force) which is specifically designed for the professional that is looking for a robust and fearless design. It may have some cut-down features that you would typically find on a RoG motherboard but it still has a rich feature-set that is going to attract a lot of attention. The design is like no other, and its going to be divide people into the 'love it, or hate it' camps... the term used so often today "its like marmite you either love it or hate it" springs to mind."

Dell XPS 17
     Sat, Jan 22 2011 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Dell XPS 17 is a powerhouse of a laptop with a 17-inch display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 740QM CPU, 6GB of RAM and a discrete Nvidia graphics card with 3GB of video memory. While rather on the pricey side, you do get a lot, including a Blu-ray drive and two 500GB hard drives for lots of storage.”

Synology DS211 NAS Review
     Sat, Jan 22 2011 | 4:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Synology are a strong force within the NAS market. Apart from just a few other names in the business they have an abundance of NAS products that cater for the home user right through to the corporate enterprise. Last year we took a look at the Diskstation DS410 and DS210j and we were very impressed. This time we are to look at a newly released NAS called the DS211. Which is the next product up from the DS210j. The naming system that Synology adopt is quite intuitive - Diskstation (DS) Number of bays (2) Year of production (11). The variable at the end of each of the product range such as + or j symbolise - Performance (+) Entry Level (j). So our unit today has 2 bays, is 2011 model and is from neither performance or entry level range."

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