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Asus EAH6850 HD Graphics Card Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Building gaming rigs these days can be a bit confusing, with the continuous launch of new cards on virtually a weekly basis it seems it can be hard to sift through the masses and find the right fit for you. Asus has always been a brand I personally trust for putting out quality products so when they offered me a 6850 with their own brand of aftermarket cooling I jumped at the chance. I have seen a lot of cards come and go but when it comes to my systems my permanent cards have always been Asus with the exception of one 5870 from PowerColor PCS++ series which I was very impressed with. Today we will be running the numbers on the Asus EAH6850 HD Direct CU graphics card and we will see if it is a good fit for your next build:
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSHQ

Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme 4000 Sandy Bridge System Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:50P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"What can be said about a full system that does exactly what we expected it to do? More specifically, what can't we say! In short, this system pretty much rocked the socks off of everything I am currently using in my main system. Time for an upgrade. Well, first I'll have to convince the wife that a shiny new CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 is worth skipping a few meals. I'm not saying that the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 4000 is expensive; quite the contrary. If you were to purchase all of the parts to build a comparable system at Newegg.com, you may just be surprised..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair CMPSU-TX750V2 750W PSU Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:49P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Corsair CMPSU-TX750V2 750W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (62A), 140mm Fan, 8x SATA hard disk connectors and 4x PCI-e 6+2-Pin. Better han the V1 PSUs?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Radeon HD 6670 review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Radeon HD 6670. A small, cute and tiny product that has been released by AMD to address a sizable market.. Products that could be handy for desktop usage and hey now, it might sit mighty fine in a HTPC. Heck it even plays games quite well for the money.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

MSI 6970 Lightning Twin Frozr III
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The MSI 6970 Lighting Twin Frozr III is an utterly massive graphics card, the longest on the market in fact, measuring over a foot in length. And MSI actually had to increase the size of the PCB to accommodate the 18-phase power design and a host of other goodies. The MSI 6970 Lightning is a behemoth, it's badass, and it looks awfully impressive. But can it deliver the goods? Let's find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Icy Dock B994SP-4S Quad HDD Raid Cage
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:48P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Just about two months ago, we have completed a review of Icy Dock MB662USEB-2S; an incredible dual-bay FireWire 400/800 eSATA & USB Raid 3.5" HDD enclosure and today we are going to bring you another existing product from Icy Dock; MB994SP-4S. Icy Dock MB994SP-4S is not an external HDD enclosure but an internal multi-bay HDD RAID cage; able to support up to four 2.5" SATA/SSD/SAS HDDs."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

PCI Express-based controller cards
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:47P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Revodrive series of SSDs are PCI Express-based controller cards that contain all of the components of two solid state drives and ties them together with a Silicon Image RAID controller chip. Install the card into your PC and see transfer speeds of up to 540 MBps reads and 450 MBps writes (350 MBps sustained write) without batting an eye or mucking about in the BIOS. 4K aligned performance is in the 70,000 IOPS range. Different size drives offer slightly faster or slower read / write and IOPS performance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

 
OCZ Revodrive X2 SSD Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:47P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“If you were to look up “fast hard drive” in the dictionary, you’d surely see a picture of the OCZ Revodrive X2. Words cannot describe the speed of this thing, but numbers can, so get ready to be blown away."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

Antec HCG-750 High Current Gamer Series Power Supply Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:46P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Antec HCG-750 Power Supply is but one in the new line of High Current Gamer Series PSUs. The HCG-750 advertises a delivery of 750 Watts of continuous power. The HCG-750 comes with many features, the first being four high current +12V rails. These rails have a high over current protection set point for high end GPU compatibility. The HCG-750 is constructed of all Japanese-brand capacitors for excellent reliability. There is a 135mm double ball bearing fan for quiet operation and high air flow. The 750 is 80 Plus Bronze certified and boasts up to 88% efficiency. There are 4 gold plated 8-pin (6+2) PCI-E connectors and gold-plated High Current terminals."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Sentey SDP650-SS Power Supply
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:46P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In my first Sentey power supply review, I have the SDP650-SS 650W power supply here today. The SDP650-SS is an entry level 650W model. For around $80USD, the SDP650-SS gets you a non-modular, 80PLUS certified supply with a quiet 140mm fan and a 5 year warranty!"
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS

Arctic NC Laptop Cooler Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:45P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arctic NC is no doubt a nice product as you’d expect from Arctic. It does a decent job at cooling down a hot laptop. Its lightweight construction allows it to be portable which is always a plus. However, I am not a fan of the ergonomics of how it works. The need to rest just part of your laptop on it makes for a very unstable set-up; it has to be used on a flat surface and with care to prevent disaster.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

Vantec NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Rack Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:45P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Solid state drives are all the rage right now. The most common form factor for solid state drives is the 2.5-inch form factor. Many new cases have support for 2.5-inch drives, but many cases, even newer ones do not. No one wants to go out and buy a brand new case, just for a hard drive. Vantec knows this and has a whole line of hard drive racks that support 2.5-inch drives. Today we will be taking a look at the NexStar SE Dual 2.5-inch hard drive rack, which is a 5.25-inch bay device that supports two 2.5-inch drives. Let’s take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASUS ML248H 24” Monitor
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:44P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has a wide range of monitors which run the gamut from ultra high end professional products to more reasonably priced units. While the ML248H lies closer to the bottom of their product stack in terms of overall price, it definitely doesn't skimp on features and is supposed to offer some reasonable image quality as well. But can this sub-$225 24" monitor overcome the limitations of its TN panel?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Western Digital's Caviar Green HDD Bug Reported
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:44P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It has come to our attention that Western Digital's Caviar Green HDDs suffer from a critical design flaw caused by an aggressive power-saving feature. Western Digital has developed a new technology called Intellipark (aka Idle 3 mode) and it is designed to reduce power consumption, in part by positioning the HDD's heads in a park position and turning off unnecessary electronics after 8 seconds of inactivity. According to an in-house investigation and user reports', some software and operating systems are incompatible with the Intellipark feature causing endless head parking movement as the HDD continuously goes in/out of idle mode. This abnormal behavior creates stress on the HDD and that could lead to the following issues:
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ

Gigabyte G-1 Assassin Gaming Motherboard
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:44P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was there… I heard the loud noises and saw the grenades being thrown. My partner and I went to war and back that night. Some of the things we saw that night can and will never be un-seen. The night that Gigabyte invited us out for the launch of their new military themed gaming motherboards will be a night that will not be forgotten. I may be shell shocked from that night but we must go on. Today I have Gigabytes flagship G-1 Assassin here to review. With every part of the board designed specifically for the gamer I am very excited to see how it performs. Will there be a g-1 in your next build? Let’s find out
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Corsair TX850 V2 PSU Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 3:41P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's TX series was extremely popular, winning multiple awards. Building on the successes of the TX series, Corsair have launched a new V2 range with a bigger - 140mm fan and better components such as Japanese capacitors rated at 105C. Rated at 80 Plus Bronze, the TX V2 has increased efficiency over its predecessor and comes with an impressive 5 year warranty - a firm stamp of confidence. The variant we will be taking a look at today is the 850W delivering a burly 70A for the +12v rail, delivering the performance capabilities for those seeking to SLI or Crossfire.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

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