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EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified Quad-SLI Performance Review
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The EVGA GTX 590 Classified video card consists of two GF110 GPUs on a single PCB. The EVGA GTX 590 Classified has 3,072MB of GDDR5 memory on a 768-bit memory interface equipped with 1,024 CUDA cores. Clocked higher than the stock GTX 590, the EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified edition carries a core clock of 630 MHz and a memory clock of 3456 MHz. A pair of EVGA GTX 590 Classified in SLI provides astonishing performance, unlike anything NVIDIA has ever produced. Ever wanted to play games smoothly in 2560x1600 with all the eye-candy turned up to the max, including an anti-aliasing mode that can be set to 64x? A single EVGA GTX 590 Classified can do that. Two GTX 590 in Quad-SLI means you’ll be ready for anything."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Cooler Master has been on a streak with their popular and acclaimed Storm Series cases, and while their budget-oriented cases haven’t garnered as much attention, there is a very large number of users who may dream of owning, say, an HAF-X, for example, but simply cannot afford one. So Cooler Master is also offering claims for style, function, and value in their entry-level lineup. And today we’re looking at their Storm Enforcer, a feature-laden mid-tower case that looks promising.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Diamond Xtreme External 7.1 USB Sound Card
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The main excelling point for the Diamond card is the analog music playback, which was due to its ability to up-mix 2 channel stereo, up to 8 channels, which, was 6 in my case. It did a great job at making the room offer a fuller music experience, while the onboard sound without 3rd party software can only play in 2 channels. Everything else was very similar in quality and it was difficult to tell a difference between the two options since movies and gaming are easily configured for 5.1 or 7.1 through the onboard sound."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

CoolerMaster's NEW CMStorm Enforcer ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, CoolerMaster unveils their brand new budget gaming case known as the CMStorm Enforcer. This new case shares an uncanny resemblance to the HAF 912 Advanced. A case that I’m quite fond of because it was the same case that allowed me to set a blistering 4:09 at this year’s CA Build Your Own PC race (formerly known as the Tiger Direct Charity PC Race). Let’s take an exclusive inside and outside look at the case in our video below...
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Tower
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone Fortress FT03 attempts to duplicate the success of the rotated motherboard layout of the Fortress FT02 and Raven series, this time in an unusual square cross-section microATX tower.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Fractal Design Define R3 ATX Tower
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R3 is an update to Fractal Design's popular Define R2 ATX tower case. Faster yet smoother fans give it greater airflow and cooling potential, and the heavy bitumen mats have been tossed in favor of more conventional acoustic dampening foam.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Club3D GeForce GTX 550 Ti CoolStream OC Edition
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The fight on the mid-range gaming graphics market is really heating up, AMD got there first with the launch of the HD68-series Barts-cards, but since then Nvidia has introduced their new GTX 560 Ti and GTX 550 Ti series cards. Let us start with the GTX 550 Ti."
  FULL STORY @ METKU

 
Cubitek HPTX Tank Review
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Tank series features 3 different designs, we will be taking a look at the biggest of the 3 today - HPTX Tank. As with all the cases in this series, the HPTX Tank is fully aluminium. It is wide, allowing up to 190mm tall CPU coolers to be installed and can house XL-ATX motherboards such as GIGABYTE's G1 Assassin and EVGA's SR-2. Being able to house such big hardware also means long graphics cards can also be installed within the HPTX Tank, in fact up to 340mm of clearance is available! With lots of cooling, lots of space and lots of features I'm expecting some good results from this case, Lian Li ought to be very afraid.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This time we got two GeForce GTX 560 Ti products for review. One is made by KFA2, the other, by Gigabyte. Both solutions are custom-made, and the Gigabyte's card is also extremely factory-overclocked, so it should be very fast."
  FULL STORY @ IXBTLABS

Patriot G2 Series DDR3 1600MHz (2x2GB) Memory Kit Review
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G2 Series memory modules from Patriot offer decent performance for their price and come with low profile heatspreaders, to allow installation of high performance air coolers. We take a look at the Division 2 Edition memory kit rated at 1600Mhz.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 12:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we are not entirely convinced that the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is a worthy contender at $149 US, Gigabyte certainly has done a lot to improve its value. When compared to the Radeon HD 6850 which was consistently much faster, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti costs just 15% less despite being around 30% slower most of the time.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Subpixel Reconstruction Antialiasing (SRAA)
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 11:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Subpixel Reconstruction Antialiasing (SRAA) combines singlepixel (1x) shading with subpixel visibility to create antialiased images without increasing the shading cost. SRAA targets deferred shading renderers, which cannot use multisample antialiasing. SRAA operates as a post-process on a rendered image with super-resolution depth and normal buffers, so it can be incorporated into an existing renderer without modifying the shaders. In this way SRAA resembles Morphological Antialiasing (MLAA), but the new algorithm can better respect geometric boundaries and has fixed runtime independent of scene and image complexity."
  FULL STORY @ RECONSTRUCTION

IN WIN BUC Mid-Tower Case Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 10:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That case would be the IN WIN BUC. IN WIN's concept for the BUC is "strong shield". They get this idea from its black SECC steel build and hard looking design. The BUC comes with many nice and innovative features for any builder. For cooling, the BUC comes with three 12cm fans. One on the front, top, and rear of the case. There are three 5.25" and one 3.5" drive bays. For internal storage, the BUC can hold five drives of either 3.5" or 2.5" with their device converter cage. The cage also holds four Hot-Swap modules, negating the need for extra SATA cables and conserving room."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 9:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This year ASUS introduced the Sabertooth P67 motherboard. The Sabertooth P67 is the next generation in durability and reliability. The Sabertooth P67 has enough features to hit every market of user, from the server computer, to the enthusiast gamer. This P67 motherboard supports the newer Intel 1155 socket CPUs and up to 1866 DDR3 memory. The main specific features to note with the Sabertooth P67 are the TUF thermal armor, TUF thermal radar, TUF components, Digi+ VRM, and E.S.P. The TUF thermal armor is a shunt designed panel that covers all of the critical components."
  FULL STORY @ SABERTOOTH

Sharp LC-60LE820UN
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 8:33P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The 60-inch LED-backlit Sharp LC-60LE820UN has Sharp's Quattron quad-pixel technology that delivers good image quality as well as very good audio quality. There are also many different streaming Internet services supported, but there is no built-in wireless networking.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Radeon HD 6950
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 8:33P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has sent us their version of the Radeon HD 6950 to run through the paces today. The ASUS HD 6950 2GB is factory overclocked right out of the box by 10MHz, which really is not anything to write home about, but it’s there nonetheless. ASUS does include their voltage tweak software to help gain a better overclock, which we aim to attempt as we have in all of our reviews. The ASUS HD 6950 is also fitted with a non-reference, full aluminum cover to help dissipate heat better. The HD 6950 comes with a dual BIOS option from the factory, allowing users to use a BIOS from another manufacturer if they wanted, or just have an overclocked BIOS and an ASUS stock factory BIOS. But enough with the niceties, let’s get on to the real reason everyone is here – testing!
  FULL STORY @ REVIEW

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