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Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case Review
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake decided to take another swing at it though, and hitting at a much better price point they have come out with the new Level 10 GT. This go around it can be had for about $270, yet it still provides you with many of the functions of the original Level 10. Hinged door panels, hot-swap hard drive bays and support for water-cooling are all offered in the GT. Sound like it might be the case for you? Stick tight and find out as we take a look at the case in detail today
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

COMPUTEX 2011 – Evolve III Maestro Convertible Tablet Triple Boots Windows
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 9:01A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablets have become quite the hot commodity in the last year or two, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult for companies to differentiate their products from the competition. I think Evolve III (Evolve Three) might have accomplished that with the Maestro-C Convertible.
  FULL STORY @ TABLET

Crucial 128GB m4 SSD review
     Thu, Jun 09 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Faster and cheaper than last year's award-winning C300? We take a look at Crucial's second-gen SATA 6Gbps SSD.
  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage – Fractal Design
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:13P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At COMPUTEX 2011 this year, Futurelooks finally had a chance to chat face to face with the people behind Fractal Design, a case manufacturer with Scandinavian roots. We’ve seen them do very well in retail channels so we thought we’d drop in to see just what was cooking for COMPUTEX 2011 this year in our latest video coverage.
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Thermaltake Armor A30 Case
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:13P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The front of the chassis offers a number of options for the needs of any enthusiast. There are two full 5.25 inch bays for your optical drives and even a single 3.5 inch bay for a floppy drive if you still use them, or a fan controller could even be installed for the number of included fans in the Armor A30. On the bottom left of the case there are the ports that the A30 offers. The mix of ports on this case is a blessing as you literally have everything you need including a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, front audio jacks and even an eSATA port for your high speed external devices. To the right of the port are the power button, reset button, and power/HDD LEDs."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Computex 2011 - Booth Babes
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:12P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The one thing that stands out the most at COMPUTEX that there is not enough of at other trade show events like CES is the Booth Babes. COMPUTEX has lots of them and it it keeps the show fun and exciting throughout the day. This year we went ahead and snapped a few photos and shot a short video to bring you guys a small portion of the booth babes from some of the largest companies that rule the computer industry now.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTEX

AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:11P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the performance of more mainstream cards on the rise, monitor prices on a downward slide, and support for 5x1 Eyefinity available (sort of), we decided to see what a pair of Radeon HD 6870 cards running in CrossFire mode could do with a quintet of screen out in front. The cleanest way to pull off a 5x1 Eyefinity configuration, without using an array of adapters, is with a card that has at least five, similar outputs, connected to matching monitors. To that end, we got our hands on a pair of PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 2GB Eyefinity 6 Edition cards and five Dell 22” screens with DisplayPort inputs...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Western Digital Caviar Green (WD30EZRX) 3 TB
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 6:11P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital divides their internal hard drives into three distinct families - the WD Caviar Blue for their basic hard drives, the WD Caviar Green for their quieter, cooler hard drives and the WD Caviar Black for their performance-grade hard drives. According to Western Digital, Caviar Green hard disk drives offer an average power saving of 4-5 watts over their competitors, a feat that they claim is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 13.8 kg per year. Of course, that’s a mere drop in the ocean but if you can help save the environment while you work or play on your computer, why not? Today, we will look at the improved Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB hard disk drive - the new Western Digital WD30EZRX with Advanced Format Technology and 6 Gbps interface. Let’s find out how well this drive performs!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Hex-Core Processor Performance Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When you are looking the build the best performing desktop, there is only one route to go, that's with an Intel chip. If you are looking for the best of the best Intel chip you will be looking at the latest hex-core processer, the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme. There are a number of tests today that the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition processor excelled at today. Mainly anything that was heavily threaded. Anything that had to do with number crunching like wPrime or video rendering like the x264 HD Video benchmark was dominated by the Core i7 990X Extreme..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD - Long Term Test Results
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Based on the benchmarks we ran the verdict is pretty clear. The performance loss over the course of three months of normal use is minimal at best, with no real discernible difference observed by the user. Windows boot time is still under 15 seconds where we see most of the newer drives performing out of the box..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Patriot Torqx 2 128GB
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There was never the expectation that the Patriot Torqx 2 128GB might blow our socks off, with claimed read/write performance of just 270–230MB/s that was just not going to happen. At best we were hoping for a mid-range product and at $225 US for the 128GB version this is how the Torqx 2 is priced.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Detailed Review - Z68 Done Right
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The much riled and awaited Sandy Bridge platform and Cougar Point chipset were released at the beginning of January, signalling the start of a dominant new era for Intel. Indeed, with AMD’s upcoming Bulldozer lineup still in the process of rolling out, Intel theoretically had six months to saturate and hold a firm grip in the consumer market. The timing could not have been better; a new year, the start of a new decade, and a new architecture released during the holiday season, a time when most consumers are ready to spend their saved up money on a new build, or upgrade. The pieces were in place...but not all of them fell in the right places. The Cougar Point chipset turned out to be the culprit of the woes that were to follow for Intel. Cougar Point, the backbone of P67 and H67 motherboards, was revealed to have had issues with the SATA 3GBPS ports, the primary problem being faster degradation of the ports/controller. This led to mass recalls of the P67 and H67 motherboards, a move which not only cost Intel billions of dollars upfront, but also cost three months’ worth of obtaining a significant lead over Bulldozer. Not only that, but by the time the new “B3” revisions started making their way out to retailers in March, the beefier, upgraded Z68 motherboards were starting to expose themselves for the same 1155 socket.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Logitech Z506 5.1 Speakers Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At their release, Logitech's X-540 5.1 speakers were a hit, thanks to their affordable price and feature-set. In fact, our review from five years ago is still regularly read today. So what about their successor, the Z506? Carrying the same $99 price tag, does Logitech once again give us an affordable 5.1 offering worth considering?
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

Corsair Force Series F40 SATA II SSD Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair is a heavy hitter in the memory market and one product is the Force Series F40. The Corsair F40 is one of the smaller SSDs that can be found, at only 40GB. Inside the F40 there is a Sandforce 1200 series SSD controller and Intel MLC NAND flash memory. With that pairing, there is an advertised maximum sequential read speed of 280 MB/s and maximum sequential write speed of 270 MB/s. The F40 has a 2.5" form factor and TRIM support. Connectivity includes a SATA II interface. Corsair bundles this drive with a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket and a 3 year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Fractal Design Define Mini and ECS HDC-I Fusion Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we will take a look at the ECS HDC-I and combine it with a case designed for cool and silent running, the Fractal Design Define Mini. We will show the build process, components paired with these two items and performance in tasks such as Blu-Ray playback and video streaming. If you are thinking about building a low power, quiet HTPC or all-purpose system this article should help in the decision making process."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

Hard Candy Bubble Slider Case For iPod Touch 4G Review
     Wed, Jun 08 2011 | 9:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m back with another case review for you, this on was provided by our friends at Mobile Fun across the pond. The product is a case for the iPod Touch 4th Generation. I’m one that needs a case on basically every gadget I own as I have a need to protect my investments. Hard Candy is a company I’m familiar with, I have one of there cases on my Netbook actually and I’m very fond of it so I sort of knew was I was getting with this case, quality and good protection. The case is called the Bubble Slider and I like it very much, it will be staying on my iPod Touch forever I think. "
  FULL STORY @ SLIDER

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