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Corsair's SP2200 2.1 Gaming Sound System
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Just a while back we reviewed the Corsair HS1A headset, which proved to be an excellent entry to the new market of gaming headsets. Now Corsair has already launched two sets of speakers, and we just had to find out if they're as successful as the headset. First up - the SP2200!"
  FULL STORY @ METKU

Cooler Master GX-450W PSU
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Ever since the release of the first Cooler Master GX series power supply, people from around the world have been asking for a lower wattage version. Now, the new 450 watt version has been released and it is specifically targeted at systems in the upper-mid range which use one PCI-e x16 video card. Keep reading to find out more..."
  FULL STORY @ BAYREVIEWS

MSI GX660R Gaming Laptop Review
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The GX660R is available in various flavours, including Core-i7 based builds and comes with the same high-end Dynaudio speakers that were used in the GT660 with the graphics also receiving an upgrade to AMD's DX11 enabled Mobility 5870... That "R" in the model name, that's for RAID. In theory that all sounds like a system with a high end price tag but MSI have decent spec builds starting at a little under £999 which seems too good to be true. Let's find out if it is..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Nouveau's OpenGL Performance Approaches The NVIDIA Driver
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 9:02A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As I began to share over the weekend, the community-created Nouveau driver that's open-source and is written by clean-room reverse-engineering the NVIDIA binary display driver, has reached a serious milestone. For low-end NVIDIA GPUs, the Nouveau driver based upon the Mesa Gallium3D architecture is now as fast, or even faster, than NVIDIA's official proprietary driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Foxconn A9DA-S Motherboard Review
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What we have here is a motherboard that comes in at a very affordable price point but one that could be at the heart of a considerably potent and very capable high end machine! To trade blows (and quite often better) a high end board like the Crosshair IV Extreme is something else. Of course there are caveats in that updated chipset drivers could have a noteworthy effect on scores but in all honesty I couldn't see the boosts being so great that the A9DA-S would get left behind.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Low-End GPUs, Nouveau Speeds Past The NVIDIA Driver
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 9:00A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a little work, the group of community Linux developers without any corporate backing have clean-room reverse-engineered the proprietary NVIDIA GeForce graphics driver to write a fully open-source 2D/3D driver for NVIDIA graphics cards. After years of work, this open-source driver called Nouveau is now just as fast -- or faster -- than the official NVIDIA driver when running it on low-end GeForce 8/9/200 series graphics cards."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

News: Musing on the state of motherboards
     Sun, Apr 03 2011 | 12:26A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post TR`s Geoff Gasior ponders the state of enthusiast motherboards and how they can be improved to better serve folks who build their own PCs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
TechwareLabs Review: iolo System Mechanic Software
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 4:03P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The people at iolo Technologies have released System Mechanic 10, designed to breath new life into aging systems and help restore to full functionality systems with software issues. We take a look at System Mechanic 10 and use it on an older system. Find out how well it works in our full review.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

IOGear Mini Wireless Multimedia Keyboard
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The IOGear Mini Wireless Multimedia Keyboard, is a wireless keyboard designed with Home Theatre PC's in mind. In other words, it is meant to be used in an extremely chaotic (for PC peripheral) environment and do so while being as unobtrusive as possible; while still packing in as many features as possible. This certainly is a tall order, but the Multimedia Mini Keyboard with its ultra small sized coupled with a protective flip lid, built in backlight keys, a scroll wheel, trackball and 2.4Ghz wireless abilities may just be able to pull it off! Read on to find out in my full review.
  FULL STORY @ WIRELESS

ECO Sound Engineering V268
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The ECO V268 is a very budget-friendly Bluetooth headset that delivers good audio quality and a good experience too. The unit is very easy to use, but it does suffer from a few minor design flaws. However for the money, it's a great deal.”
  FULL STORY @ PERIPHERALS

AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB Video Card in CrossFire
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I'm a huge fan of the HD 6950 1GB; it brings the power of the HD 6950 to the table without the price tag that is associated with the 2GB version of the card that launched originally. Already impressed with the 1GB version from Sapphire we looked at a bit back, we'll today be having a look at the reference AMD one. Instead of just doing the boring ol' thing and sliding it into our testbed by itself and seeing it inevitably performing near identical to the previous Sapphire we looked at, we instead paired it with the said Sapphire version and looked at CrossFire performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller Review
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 12:03P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Think fan controllers are boring? You haven't seen Lamptron's FC Touch, then. This is a unit that's encapsulates three important factors. It looks great, is powerful, and is simple to use. It can power up to 6x 30W fans, and it has a touch screen that's reliable and does just what is promised. Though a bit expensive, the FC Touch is unmatched.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

IB-MP3011HW-B HD Network Media Player Review
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Brushed Aluminium chassis, passive cooling, 3.5' interior drive tray, support for every media file type available and a very attractive price tag are just few of the things that make the RaidSonic IB-MP3011HW-B one of the best entry level network media players in the market.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Nvidia to launch GeForce GTX 590
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia will release its GeForce GTX 590 graphics chip on March 22 to take on AMD's recently released AMD Radeon HD 6990, according to industry sources. The AMD Radeon HD 6990 is priced at US$699.
  FULL STORY @ NEWSSHOW

Kingston HyperX PC3-2133 CL9 RAM kit
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 9:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The supply of RAM reviews continues! Today Kingston wants us to show off their high-end HyperX T1-series to the public. We are looking at the Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-2133 CL9 2x2GB kit which fits a budget enthusiast role but hopefully delivers solid Kingston performance."
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
     Sat, Apr 02 2011 | 9:02A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is a 16-megapixel entry-level DSLR digital camera that has interchangeable lenses and a tilt-out 3-inch touchscreen LCD. It takes excellent HD videos and good images too, but the video quality is definitely one of the best we've ever seen.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
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  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
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  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
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  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
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  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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