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Dark Rock Pro 3 by beQuiet! @ techwarelabs.com
[Apr-10-14] (0 Comments)

Not new to the market, beQueit! has been manufacturing case fans, CP U coolers, power supplies, and additional accessories since 2006 and have b ecome extremely popular in Germany and that popularity is trending in the s ame manner here in the states. The folks at beQuiet! put emphasis on perfor mance

OCZ Vector 150 SSD @ benchmarkreviews.com
[Nov-08-13] (0 Comments)

Just as technology enjoys an ongoing evolution, OCZ Technology improves upon their design with each new solid state drive series. High-performance hardware enthusiasts were recently offered the Vertex 450 to replace the aging Vertex 4, and now mainstream enthusiasts have the Vector 150 to replace the end-of-life Vector SSD. Featuring an Indilinx Barefoot 3 BF3-M00 controller that supports 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components by Toshiba with secure AES-256 data encryption and Trim support, Vector 150 is good for 550 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vector 150 SSD, model VTR150-25SAT3-240G, against the leading competition.

Seagate 600 SSD 240GB (ST240HM000) @ nikktech.com
[Aug-02-13] (0 Comments)

   Although hard disk d rives (or mechanical drives as some call them) have been around for many de cades and names such as Seagate, Western Digital, HGST (Former Hitachi GST) and Toshiba have been tied to them only recently did they all of them deci de to turn their focus to the manufacturing of solid state drives. Now this is somewhat strange since when the first consumer oriented SSDs started to appear roughly 5 years ago they were manufactured by companies that had no thing to do with storage media prior and although many of us in the industr y hoped for the above companies to make a move and take the market by surpr ise none of them did. Seagate was the first to release an HDD/SSD hybrid wi th their Momentus XT 2.5

240GB OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive @ benchmarkreviews.com
[Jul-25-13] (0 Comments)

The last time we tested the OCZ Vertex 4, it was powered by a dual-core Marvell controller that combined technology from separate sources. This time, the OCZ Vertex 450 solid state drive is made of in-house components. Featuring an Indilinx BF3-M10 Barefoot 3 controller that supports 20nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components with AES-256 encryption and Trim support, Vertex 450 is good for 540 MB/s read speeds over a SATA 6-Gb/s connection. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 240GB OCZ Vertex 450 SSD, model VTX450-25SAT3-256G, against the leading competition.

Rosewill RSCM-12003 Outdoor Security Camera @ benchmarkreviews.com
[Jul-10-13] (0 Comments)

Security cameras come in all shapes and sizes, with wired and wireless connections, and occasionally come with features such as pan, tilt, zoom, or infrared night vision. Consequently, security cameras also span the gamut in terms of pricing, with models costing anywhere from twenty dollars to several thousands. Featuring an IP66 hardened outdoor waterproof enclosure, the Rosewill RSCM-12003 IR Outdoor Bullet Camera kit is ideal for general-purpose outdoor or indoor wired security systems, and perfectly compliments Rosewill’s own RSVA-11001 or RSVA-12001 all-in-one DVR kits. Comprised of Sony’s 1/3? CCD sensor inside, the RCMR-13CCDIR camera unit produces 540 lines of resolution. In this article Benchmark Reviews inspects the Rosewill RSCM-12003 outdoor security camera kit, and weighs in on its features.

Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-22-13] (0 Comments)

The Newton R3 is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from Fractal Design, featuring a modular cabling system and a single +12 V rail. Lets see how the 800 W model fared on our tests.

Genius Gila GX Gaming Mouse @ benchmarkreviews.com
[Mar-15-13] (0 Comments)

For several years, Genius has been manufacturing quality computer peripherals and decided, in 2011, to leverage its years of experience

ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-12-13] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this mainstream socket LGA1155 motherboard from ASUS based on the Z77 chipset, featuring six USB 3.0 ports and supporting three video cards.

FSP Aurum 92+ 650 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-04-12] (0 Comments)

The Aurum 92+ is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from FSP, featuring a modular cabling system and four +12 V rails. Lets see how the 650 W model fared on our tests.

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[Nov-27-12] (0 Comments)

Memory cards are great for capturing images, audio and video. However,transferring this data onto a PC or Mac can be tedious especially whenusing a USB 2.0 connection. Kingston has a product to help alleviate thedata transfer bottleneck by incorporating the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0connection into their memory card reader

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-25-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this top mid-range socket LGA1155 motherboard from ASUS based on the Z77 chipset, featuring six USB 3.0 ports, and supporting three video cards.

NZXT Phantom 820 Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-24-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the latest version of NZXTs Phantom case, the Phantom 820, a full-tower model featuring nine expansion slots, a four-channel fan controller, and an advanced lighting system.

Akasa Venom Power 850 W @ techpowerup.com
[Oct-15-12] (0 Comments)

Akasa enriched their Venom Power PSU series with two new models, f eaturing Gold efficiency. Today we will take a detailed look at the Veno m 850 W which utilizes semi-modular cable design and has a strong +12V r ail that can deliver up to 70 A of current, making it suitable for syste ms equipped with two high-end VGAs.

Enermax Hoplite ST Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-27-12] (0 Comments)

The Hoplite ST is the latest mid-tower case from Enermax, featuring an external docking bay and a three-speed fan controller. Lets see if the Hoplite ST deserves our recommendation.

Cougar Challenger Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-22-12] (0 Comments)

The Challenger is the latest mid-tower case from Cougar, featuring an external docking bay and an unbeatable price. Lets see what the Challenger has to offer.

In Win GRone Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-07-12] (0 Comments)

The GRone is the latest full-tower case from In Win, featuring eight expansion slots, support for E-ATX motherboards, and an external docking bay. Lets see if it is a good choice.

FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-31-12] (0 Comments)

The Aurum Xilenser is the latest power supply series from FSP, using a fanless design and featuring the 80 Plus Gold certification. Lets see how the 500 W model with fixed cabling fared in our tests.

Genius G-Shot HD575T Digital Camcorder @ techwarelabs.com
[Aug-14-12] (0 Comments)

In this technology rich world we live in, there is no shortage of w ays to capture those spontaneous or special moments in your life. The reali ty is that many of us carry devices (smartphones, tablets, etc) capable of capturing still pictures and motion video at some level. Where these device s excel in being extremely portable, the quality, feature, and functionalit y of capturing these moments in your life is generally limited due to their inherent small form factor. So, the video camera market is still very much alive and kicking!

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-13-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the most high-end socket 2011 motherboard from ASRock, featuring seven PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight additional SAS/SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end audio controller.

FSP Raider 650 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-08-12] (0 Comments)

The Raider is the latest power supply series from FSP, featuring the 80 Plus Bronze certification and models from 450 W to 750 W. Lets see how the 650 W version fared on our tests.

Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB Hard Disk Drive @ tweaktown.com
[Jul-28-12] (0 Comments)

Hitachi GST, now part of Western Digital, has a new 4TB, 5,400 RPM drive featuring Low-power CoolSpin Technology.

Xigmatek Tauro 700 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-17-12] (0 Comments)

Thunderbolt is a power supply series with 80 Plus Gold certification from Thortech, featuring a modular cabling system. Lets see if the 850 W version survives our tests.

eTeknix Insider Edition #21 @ eteknix.com
[Jul-09-12] (0 Comments)

eTeknix Insider Edtion #21 - featuring the best news, reviews,competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.

MSI GTX 680 Lightning 2GB Graphics Card @ eteknix.com
[Jul-03-12] (0 Comments)

Today sees the MSI GTX 680 getting struck down by lightningfeaturing a factory overclock and custom cooler.

eTeknix Insider Edition #20 @ eteknix.com
[Jul-02-12] (0 Comments)

eTeknix Insider Edtion #20 - featuring the best news, reviews,competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.

eTeknix Insider Edition #19 @ eteknix.com
[Jun-26-12] (0 Comments)

eTeknix Insider Edtion #19 - featuring the best news, reviews,competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.

eTeknix Insider Edition #18 @ eteknix.com
[Jun-19-12] (0 Comments)

eTeknix Insider Edtion #18 - featuring the best news, reviews,competitions and more from around the eTeknix site.

eTeknix Insider Edition #17 @ eteknix.com
[Jun-13-12] (0 Comments)

The 17th edition of the eTeknix Insider Edtion, featuring thebest news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknixsite.

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-01-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the latest socket 2011 motherboard from ASRock, featuring five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, 12 USB 3.0 ports, a professional-grade sound controller, and more.

eTeknix Insider Edition #15 @ eteknix.com
[May-30-12] (0 Comments)

The 15th edition of the eTeknix Insider Edtion, featuring thebest news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknixsite.

eTeknix Insider Edition #14 @ eteknix.com
[May-21-12] (0 Comments)

The 14th edition of the eTeknix Insider Edtion, featuring thebest news, reviews, competitions and more from around the eTeknixsite.

CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard @ eteknix.com
[May-15-12] (0 Comments)

Mechanical keyboards are slowly becoming increasingly morepopular; The Trigger is CM Storms latest mechanical keyboard featuringCherry MX Black switches, a popular choice amongst gamers, so lets seehow it fairs.

ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi A-E @ techpowerup.com
[Apr-27-12] (0 Comments)

ZOT AC is at it again, making tiny little high-quality HTPC products, this t ime in AMD flavor. Featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, dual LAN, and XMP support on AMD, the ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi is made to meet HTPC users needs.

Cooler Master HAF XM @ techpowerup.com
[Apr-24-12] (0 Comments)

Co oler Master aims to shrink the HAF X, offering a mid-tower sized variant by the name of HAF XM. Still featuring that rugged, wide and military l ook, we take the chassis apart to see if it still manages to offer the g uts of a war machine, just like the original, or if its looks hide nothi ng but a bland interior.

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-17-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this top mid-range socket 1155 motherboard from ASUS based on the Z77 chipset, featuring eight USB 3.0 ports, three PCI Express x16 slots, and a Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n card.

ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-14-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this high-end socket 1155 motherboard from ASUS based on the Z77 chipset, featuring eight USB 3.0 ports, dual-band Wi-Fi, a PLX switch chip, and supporting three video cards.

Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-10-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this high-end socket 1155 motherboard from Intel based on the Z77 chipset, featuring eight USB 3.0 ports, a PLX switch chip, and supporting three video cards.

FSP Aurum Pro 850 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-26-12] (0 Comments)

The Aurum Pro is the latest 80 Plus Gold power supply series from FSP, with a completely new design, featuring a modular cabling system and single +12 V rail. Lets see how the 850 W model fared on our tests.

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-28-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the latest socket 2011 motherboard from ASRock, featuring four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a special USB port with high polling rate for gaming mice.

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-14-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the most high-end socket 2011 motherboard from ASRock, featuring five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and coming with a high-end, add-on sound card.

ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-08-12] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this socket 2011 motherboard from ASRock based on the Intel X79 chipset, featuring three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, five SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and coming with a high-end, add-on sound card.

QPad MK-80 Mechanical Keyboard @ eteknix.com
[Feb-02-12] (0 Comments)

The QPad MK-80 is a mechanical keyboard featuring awardwinning cherry key switches but is it better than the competition?

ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router @ bigbruin.com
[Feb-01-12] (0 Comments)

* For those that have the need for highly reliable, high speed LANconnections, as well as high speed WAN connections, the ASUS RT-N56U isyour kind of router. The wired LAN connections are all capable of Gigabitspeed transfers, while the wireless capabilities are equally impressive,featuring dual-band 5GHz and 2.4GHz speeds that can allow for up to 300Mbpsconcurrently.

Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-20-12] (0 Comments)

The EarthWatts Platinum is the latest power supply series from Antec, featuring the coveted 80 Plus Platinum certification. Lets see if the 650 W model is a good pick.

Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU Cooler @ rwlabs.com
[Jan-17-12] (0 Comments)

Featuring very good performance levels thanks to its dual130mm PWM fans, universal CPU compatibility and a smaller size than othersimilar performance units the latest Frio Advanced CPU Cooler by Thermaltakehas but a single drawback, quite high noise levels especially at load.

A.C.Ryan VEOLO Smart Android Hub @ rwlabs.com
[Jan-12-12] (0 Comments)

Featuring an 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, built-in 400MHz GPU,512MB of DDR3 and 4GB of onboard flash memory the VEOLO Smart Android Hub byA.C.Ryan is aimed to be much more than just your average hardware mediaplayer, the only real question is whether or not it succeeds.

[Affiliates News] LanCool PC-K9 Computer Case @ aphnetworks.com
[Dec-30-11] (0 Comments)

When it comes to manufacturing computer cases, every manufacturer has its strengths. Thermaltake and Cooler Master have been known to produce excellent PC and gaming enthusiast cases that provide superb cooling with great value. SilverStone has been known to produce cases focusing on design inspiration and quality. Lian Li is a manufacturer that designs fully aluminum cases with some of, if not the best, quality for enthusiasts and professional workstations alike. However, what we see all the more common nowadays, is several of these manufacturers have created sub-brands or subsidiaries that focuses on different goals. Thermaltake created the sub-brand Tt eSPORTS that focuses on fully featured and fully equipped gaming gear for eSports use. Cooler Master created CM Storm back in 2009 that zooms in on

Rosewill HIVE 650 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-26-11] (0 Comments)

The HIVE is the latest power supply series from Rosewill, featuring a partial modular cabling system and coming with the 80 Plus Bronze certification.

ECS X79R-AX Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-21-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this socket 2011 motherboard from ECS based on the new Intel X79 chipset and targeted to the new Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E CPUs, featuring four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and more.

Antec Eleven Hundred Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-14-11] (0 Comments)

The Eleven Hundred is the latest mid-tower case from Antec, featuring nine expansion slots and supporting XL-ATX motherboards. Lets take an in-depth look at it.

NZXT HALE82 850W Power Supply @ rwlabs.com
[Dec-12-11] (0 Comments)

NZXT has made a strong official entry in the mid-end segmentof the PSU market with their latest HALE82 850W Power Supply featuring verygood rail stability, Japanese made capacitors, low profile modular cablesand an 80Plus Bronze certification.

Huntkey X7 900 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-07-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this 80 Plus Silver power supply from Huntkey, featuring a modular cabling system and a unique design in its primary.

bequiet! Straight Power E9 CM 680 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-02-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this 80 Plus Gold power supply from the Germany-based bequiet!, featuring a modular cabling system.

SteelSeries Legendary MMO Gaming Mouse @ rwlabs.com
[Nov-15-11] (0 Comments)

SteelSeries has been manufacturing peripherals such askeyboards, mice, headsets and pads for World Of Warcraft fans for quite sometime now and today we will be taking a thorough look at their latestoffering in that line of products called the Legendary MMO Gaming Mouse.

SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse @ rwlabs.com
[Nov-02-11] (0 Comments)

Featuring a state of the art 32bit ARM CPU and a blazing fast5700CPI/10.8MP laser sensor the latest achievement by SteelSeries called theSensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse can achieve breathtaking speeds of up to11.400DCPI with incredible accuracy thanks to the patented ExactTechtechnologies.

3R System AK 500 Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-19-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this entry-level 500 W power supply from the South Korean 3R System, featuring the standard 80 Plus certification.

Roccat Valo Gaming Keyboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-08-11] (0 Comments)

The German company releases an illuminated keyboard featuring an LCD display and 41 macro keys. Lets test it.

ASUS P8H67-M EVO Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-24-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this socket 1155 microATX motherboard from ASUS based on the Intel H67 chipset, featuring two PCI Express x16 slots.

ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-09-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this socket 1155 microATX motherboard from ASUS based on the Intel H67 chipset, featuring two PCI Express x16 slots.

Thortech Thunderbolt 850 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-31-11] (0 Comments)

Thunderbolt is a power supply series with 80 Plus Gold certification from Thortech, featuring a modular cabling system. Lets see if the 850 W version survives our tests.

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417 Laptop @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-04-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the new Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417 ultra thin laptop, featuring a 13.3 widescreen display and a Core i3-2310M CPU.

Roccat Kulo Virtual 7.1 USB Gaming Headset @ rbmods.com
[Jul-21-11] (0 Comments)

Today we really have the right piece of hardware to test; and of course to hear! It looks really tempting at first sight so lets play with it to hear what Roccat has prepared under the hood of the Kulo Virtual 7.1 USB Gaming Headset for you, our dear readers . This is the second version of the Kulo stereo Gaming Headset, featuring a 7.1 USB sound card. How cool is this Kulo really?

SilverStone Grandia GD06 Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-29-11] (0 Comments)

The Grandia GD06 is the latest HTPC (Home Theater PC) case from SilverStone, featuring two hot-swap hard drive bays and a positive air pressure design. Lets check it out.

FSP Aurum CM Gold 750 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-17-11] (0 Comments)

FSP is launching a new 80 Plus Gold series, the Aurum CM Gold, featuring a modular cabling system. Lets see if the 750 W model is a good pick.

Corsair TX850 V2 Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-16-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the revamped Corsair TX850 power supply, dubbed TX850 V2, now featuring a DC-DC design and 80 Plus Bronze certification. Updated with new overload tests.

Corsair TX850 V2 Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-02-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the revamped Corsair TX850 power supply, dubbed TX850 V2, now featuring a DC-DC design and 80 Plus Bronze certification.

ASUS Crosshair-V Formula 990FX Motherboard @ benchmarkreviews.com
[May-31-11] (0 Comments)

The long-awaited 990FX Chipset is finally here. The manufacturing partners have put together their offerings, each putting their personal

Zotac H67ITX Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[May-21-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this socket 1155 mini-ITX motherboard from Zotac based on the Intel H67 chipset, featuring IEEE 802.11n WiFi connection.

In Win BUC Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-29-11] (0 Comments)

The BUC is the latest mid-tower case from In Win, featuring hard drive bays that can be accessed from outside the case. Lets check it out.

Corsair TX750 V2 Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-23-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the revamped Corsair TX750 power supply, dubbed TX750 V2, now featuring a DC-DC design and 80 Plus Bronze certification.

Corsair CA-HS1NA USB Gaming Headset @ benchmarkreviews.com
[Feb-09-11] (0 Comments)

It seems in this day and age everybody wants a piece of the PC peripherals market. This time Corsair, famous for manufacturing PC

Zalman ZM850-HP Plus Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-15-11] (0 Comments)

Zalman has just released a new power supply line, the HP Plus, featuring two internal heatpipes and modular cabling system. Is the 850 W model a good choice?

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-11-11] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, a high-end socket 1155 motherboard based on the P67 chipset featuring Bluetooth, three PCI Express x16 slots, four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA-600 ports, and more.

ASRock X58 Extreme6 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-24-10] (0 Comments)

The ASRock X58 Extreme6 is a high-end socket 1366 motherboard featuring six USB 3.0 ports, 12 SATA ports, six memory sockets, and three PCI Express x16 slots. Lets check it out.

Cooler Master Elite 430 case @ hardwareoverclock.com
[Nov-24-10] (0 Comments)

The Cooler Master Elite 430 is a case made for modding freaks with asmall purse. There are a lot of nice features for a fast hardwareinstallation. Also the cooling performance was an important theme in themanufacturing.

AMD Brazos and Zacate Architecture P - Bobcat Explored @ pcper.com
[Nov-11-10] (0 Comments)

Zacate is the full 18 watt TDP part, and it will run at 1.6GHz for the core CPU speed, and 500 MHz for the DX11 GPU portion.That graphics portion is made up of 2 x 80 unit SIMDs, so it has agrand total of 160 stream processors. If these follow the standardlayout, each SIMD unit will also have 4 x texture units attached, soessentially double the texturing power as a AMD 880G integratedchipset, and four times the stream count. It is quite anaccomplishment to have this much stuff, running at those clockspeeds,yet still only have an 18 watt TDP. Ontario has the same basicmakeup, but is rated at 9 watts.

MD Radeon HD 6870 1GB Graphics Card Video @ eteknix.com
[Nov-01-10] (0 Comments)

Today we are looking at the AMD RadeonHD6870 1GB Graphics Card. This is one of the latest graphics cards from AMD is is aimed at the mid to high range market. It was launched to take over from the successful HD 5770 and gives a slight performance boost as well as featuring improved AMD Eyefinity with support upto 6 monitors, an improved renamed version of ATI Stream Technology to balance your CPU/GPU power and also 2nd generation DirectX11 for support with the latest games whilst giving show-stopping quality graphics.

Gigabyte X58-USB3 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-20-10] (0 Comments)

The Gigabyte X58-USB3 motherboard is a socket 1366 model featuring two USB 3.0 ports, six memory sockets, and three PCI Express x16 slots. Lets take a look at it.

AZZA Hurrican 2000 Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-12-10] (0 Comments)

The AZZA Hurrican 2000 is a nice mid-tower case featuring eight fans, four hot swap bays for hard drives, and several other features. Lets take an in-depth look at it.

Lian Li PC-X2000F Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-01-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look on this all-aluminum, full-tower monster from Lian Li, featuring four USB 3.0 ports and seven hot-swap hard drive bays.

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB USB Flash Drive @ techwarelabs.com
[Sep-21-10] (0 Comments)

The Patriot Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage is a USB Flash Drive with both performance and functionality. Featuring an innovative Quad Channel configuration, data is intelligently managed and transferred simultaneously to 4 NAND chips resulting in vastly enhanced performance, particularly write speeds.

ASRock 890GX Extreme4 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-24-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this forthcoming socket AM3 motherboard from ASRock, featuring five SATA-600 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, three PCI Express x16 slots, and 128 MB on-board video memory.

ECS P55H-AK Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-12-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this high-end socket 1156 motherboard from ECS featuring three PCI Express x16 slots, two SATA-600, two eSATA-600, and four USB 3.0 ports.

MSI P55A-GD65 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-28-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look at this socket 1156 motherboard from MSI based on Intel P55 chipset featuring SATA-600 and USB 3.0 ports.

Rosewill Libertas 800 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-27-10] (0 Comments)

Lets see if this affordable 800 W power supply featuring a full modular cabling system, and DC-DC and synchronous designs is a good pick.

Enermax REVOLUTION85+ 920 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-25-10] (0 Comments)

REVOLUTION85+ is an 80 Plus Silver power supply series from Enermax featuring modular cabling system. Lets see how the new 920 W model fared in our tests.

Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-23-10] (0 Comments)

Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 is a socket AM3 motherboard based on the new AMD 890FX chipset, featuring six PCI Express x16 slots, SATA-600 and USB 3.0 ports and high-end components.

MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-12-10] (0 Comments)

MSI 890FXA-GD70 is a socket AM3 motherboard based on the new AMD 890FX chipset, featuring five PCI Express x16 slots, SATA-600 and USB 3.0 ports and high-end components.

ASRock 890FX Deluxe3 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-11-10] (0 Comments)

ASRock 890FX Deluxe3 us a cost-effective socket AM3 motherboard based on the new AMD 890FX chipset, featuring three PCI Express x16 slots, eight SATA-600 and four USB 3.0 ports.

Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-10-10] (0 Comments)

Biostar TA890FXE is a very affordable socket AM3 motherboard based on the new AMD 890FX chipset, featuring four PCI Express x16 slots and SATA-600 ports.

ASRock 880GXH/USB3 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-04-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look on this socket AM3 motherboard from ASRock based on the new AMD 880G chipset, featuring on-board graphics and USB 3.0 ports.

Foxconn A88GM Deluxe Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-03-10] (0 Comments)

Lets see the performance of this motherboard from Foxconn based on the new AMD 880G chipset, featuring on-board graphics and SATA-600 ports.

Huntkey Jumper 550 Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[May-04-10] (0 Comments)

Lets see this 550 W model from Huntkey featuring modular cabling system can really deliver its labeled power.

IP70 IP Camera @ techwarelabs.com
[May-03-10] (0 Comments)

Security and surveillance products are usually very expensive or cheap and lacking performance to make them useful. Compro Technologys latest offering, the IP70 Day & Night internet camera promises to be a high quality solution at an affordable price point. Featuring HD picture quality, a compact size, and multiple viewing options from web browser streaming to the included software suite, what more could you ask from an IP camera? Read our review and see if the IP70 is worth your cash.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Free Trial @ ngohq.com
[May-01-10] (0 Comments)

Photoshop CS5 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leade rship with groundbreaking features and performance gains that boost cr eativity and workflow efficiency. Packing in more technological advanc ements from Adobe Labs than any other release and incorporating enhanc ements to everyday tasks requested by the Photoshop community, the sof tware has greater intelligence and awareness of the content within ima ges, allowing for complex and magical manipulation in just a few click s. Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended delivers everything in Photoshop CS5, as well as advanced tools for 3-D which address the unique needs of th e video, Web, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries. Now a native 64-bit application, Photoshop CS5 delivers superior tools and creative control so users can perform advanced image manipulation s and compositing with ease. Revolutionary image intelligence behind Content-Aware Fill magically removes any image detail or object, exam ines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind. L ighting, tone and noise of the surrounding area match perfectly, looki ng as if the removed content never existed. New Refine Edge makes near ly-impossible image selections possible. This innovative technology pr ecisely detects and masks the trickiest types of edges, such as hair a nd foliage, while eliminating background color contamination.

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[May-01-10] (0 Comments)

ASUS Crosshair Formula IV is one of the most high-end motherboards based on the new AMD 890FX chipset, featuring four PCI Express x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and more!

ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-23-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look on one of the motherboards based on the AMD 890GX chipset released by ASRock, featuring SATA-600 and USB 3.0 ports and three PCI Express x16 slots.

Nexus VCT-9000 CPU Cooler @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-15-10] (0 Comments)

We tested Nexus VCT-9000, a CPU cooler with a unique design, featuring an inclined 120-mm fan and five heatpipes.

Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-06-10] (0 Comments)

Review of the Logitech Pro 9000 high-definition webcam, featuring Carl Zeiss lens and a 2-megapixel sensor.

Core i7-980X CPU @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-11-10] (0 Comments)

Our review of the first six-core CPU to arrive on the market, Core i7-980X (3.33 GHz), based on the new 32 nm manufacturing process.

ECS A890GXM-A Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-03-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look on one of the motherboard models based on the new AMD 890GX chipset released by ECS, featuring SATA-600 ports and three PCI Express x16 slots.

Second Generation NVIDIA ION Announced @ legitreviews.com
[Mar-02-10] (0 Comments)

The next generation of the NVIDIA ION architecture brings some much needed changes in order to bring forth the performance desired by low-power, low-performance mobile users. While we have heard the ION 2 name bounced around leading up to the launch, it seems NVIDIA is just referring to the platform changes as the next generation of NVIDIA ION. So for those researching which netbook to purchase, keep in mind that NVIDIA ION netbooks and nettops featuring an Intel Atom N2xx or N3xx processor have the previous generation of ION with shared graphics and system memory. NVIDIA ION systems with an Intel Atom N4xx, D4xx or D5xx processor would have the new generation of NVIDIA ION with dedicated graphics memory instead of sharing with the system memory...

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-02-10] (0 Comments)

Lets see the performance from one of the most complete motherboards based on the new AMD 890GX chipset, featuring USB 3.0 and SATA-600 ports.

Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-17-10] (0 Comments)

Thermaltake is adding four new models to their Toughpower XT series, 565 W, 665 W, 775 W and 875 W, featuring a DC-DC design. Lets see if the 775 W version is a good buy.

MSI P55-GD85 Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-02-10] (0 Comments)

Lets take a look on the most high-end socket 1156 motherboard from MSI, P55-GD85, featuring USB 3.0 and SATA-600 ports.

XFX Radeon HD5850 Black Edition 1GB Graphics Card Video @ eteknix.com
[Feb-01-10] (0 Comments)

The XFX Radeon HD5850 Black Edition 1GB graphics card is part of ATI’s new DirectX 11 range of cards, featuring the latest stream technology, ATI Eyefinity and giving fantastic results whilst maintaining a low power output with only one PCI-Express power connector.

NZXT Hades Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-28-10] (0 Comments)

NZXT has just released a new mid-tower case, Hades, featuring a three-channel digital thermometer and lots of fans. Lets see if this product is a good buy.

Asus P7P55D Premium Motherboard @ techwarelabs.com
[Jan-10-10] (0 Comments)

With the advent of Intel releasing the LGA 1156 socket ASUS has launched nothing short of 17 different socket 1156 motherboards based on the newer P55 chipset. We decided to take this time to look at one of the more elite socket 1156 motherboards from ASUS, the P7P55D featuring SATA III, SLI and Crossfire, a remote for overclocking and a 48 Hybrid Phase cooling design. All together the P7P55D looks to be a mighty board but does it have true substance or is it just another board for ASUS to add to the market? Join me while I investigate and test the new ASUS the P7P55D Premium.

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor X - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Jan-08-10] (0 Comments)

TheATI 5 series Direct-X 11 capable graphics cards are flooding on tothe market with numerous versions and models spanning a wide range ofprice / performance ratios. The 5700 series (5770 & 5750) havebolstered the budget options but ATI have continued to push ahead withthe top-end performance cards with the 5970 being the front-runner sofar it would seem.The 5870 was the first card to hit the shop shelves and Sapphire hasbeen keen to include it into their Vapor-X range. Featuring a customcooler, the card has a 20MHz boost for the RV870 core and a larger50MHz increase on the memory clock. The tweaked version aims to improveupon the already highly-praised original 5870 released back in theautumn so let’s take it for a spin...

Roccat Arvo - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Dec-22-09] (0 Comments)

Asa company based entirely around the gaming peripheral industry,Roccat have gained a reputation for manufacturing top quality,high-performance products that deliver for all levels of gaming. The Valo, the company’s first venture into the keyboard market, wasconceptually very good but a software typing bug and the phenomenallyhigh price tag were the undoing of the keyboard. Roccat have movedswiftly in launching the Arvo; marketed as a compact gaming keyboardand at a much reduced price, Roccat seem to have finally hit the rightballpark. That said; let’s see if Roccat have been able to iron out allthe bugs this time and come up with a winner? Read on to find out.

Zalman ZM770-XT Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-16-09] (0 Comments)

Zalman ZM770-ZT is a 770 W power supply featuring modular cabling system and a heatpipe to cool down the components from the secondary. Lets see if this is a good unit.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player @ legitreviews.com
[Dec-10-09] (0 Comments)

Seagates FreeAgent Theater+ is one of the most versatile media players on the market. Based on the Realtek 1073 chipset, the guts of the Theater+ are technically the same as the Patriot Box Office. Doing a side-by-side comparison, however, shows the Seagate to be a tad quicker when navigating around menus and playing files. The operating systems for devices featuring the Realtek processor are notoriously clunky or bland. Not so for the Seagate. The OS is actually quite sleek almost minimalist. Everything you need is there and is easily accessible. In fact, my 5 year old was able to pick up the remote and navigate successfully to The Clone Wars TV Series Blu-ray-rips that I stored locally on the FreeAgent hard drive...

Thermaltake Vi-On HDD Enclosure @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-05-09] (0 Comments)

Vi-On is an external hard drive enclosure featuring eSATA port and a fan that changes its speeds according to the temperature of the hard drive.

Nexus RX-8500 850 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-26-09] (0 Comments)

Lets take on this 850 W from Nexus, featuring a modular cabling system, a dual-transformer design and an ultra low noise fan.

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P @ technic3d.com
[Nov-19-09] (0 Comments)

The Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Mainboard arrived Technic3D. The GA-MA790FXT-UD5P introduces Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 technology on la test AMD socket AM3 platform with featuring 2 oz copper PCB and furthe r helps to reduce the system temperature and dramatically enhance the performance. Based on AMD 790FX chipset, the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P supports the generation of 45nm AMD Phenom II series processors, integrated DD R3 memory controller, HyperTransport 3.0 technology links and dual PCI Express 2.0 graphics interfaces (running at x16 and x16) for ATI Cros sFireX support. We check this on Windows 7 and Kubuntu 9.10

Nexus RX-6300 630 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-11-09] (0 Comments)

Lets take on this 630 W from Nexus, featuring a modular cabling system, a single-rail design and an ultra low noise fan.

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-06-09] (0 Comments)

GD04 is the latest home theater PC (HTPC) case from SilverStone, featuring an aluminum front panel and available in two colors (black or silver). Lets check it out.

ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 PWM CPU Cooler @ tweaktown.com
[Oct-06-09] (0 Comments)

When I hear the name ZEROtherm it immediately takes me back to seeing the images of the butterfly cooler all over the net. This copper and red CPU cooler was quite the step away from the norm of cooler manufacturing and has put ZEROtherm on the map. The BTF series of coolers were brought up as that cooler shows how the company took a basic idea and kept improving upon it until they had an effective all copper version with a 92mm fan, eventually replacing the 80mm they started with. Onward into building bigger and better things, they went with the ZEN series, moving up to a 120mm fan to cool things off and using an all copper base and heat pipes to draw heat into aluminum fins. This was a uniquely designed, tower style cooler that utilized a clip on fan to do the work. These are all great ideas that we have seen most manufacturers using up to this point. So why not keep with the trend?

ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB Graphics Card and AMD Eyefinity @ pcper.com
[Sep-23-09] (0 Comments)

The new AMD Radeon HD 5870 is the fastest single-GPU graphics cardyou can purchase today and will likely remain that way through at least theend of the year. The new Evergreen core, with its 1600 shader processorsand improved texturing power, is able to best the GT200 core that wasdominating the HD 4800-series cards in every aspect except efficiency. Addto that mix support for DirectX 11 gaming and compute applications with newfeatures like Eyefinity and you have all the makings of a fantastic productlaunch that will dominate the GPU market for months. The one caveat isthat AMD has left the GTX 285 still as a relevant graphics card option...

Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-17-09] (0 Comments)

Silent Pro M is the latest power supply series from Cooler Master, featuring modular cabling system and single-rail design. Lets see if the 850 W model is a good buy.

Biostar TA785GE 128 M Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-16-09] (1 Comments)

Biostar TA785GE 128 M is a micro ATX socket AM2+ motherboard with on-board video based on the new AMD 785G chipset featuring dedicated 128 MB video memory. Lets take a look on its performance.

[Affiliates News] Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard @ aphnetworks.com
[Aug-23-09] (0 Comments)

The original Logitech G15 keyboard (And its 2007 mid-modelchange) proved to be a very popular and successful keyboard for gamers andprofessionals alike. Featuring a convenient and openly customizable screen, ahuge array of programmable keys for different macro functions, andmiscellaneous enhancements such as backlit keys -- all of this whileretaining all the basics of what a regular keyboard should be -- there's noreason why it's not as widely embraced as we've seen it. Almost four yearsafter its initial debut, Logitech understands that it is time to produce itssuccessor, and tingle the hearts of every enthusiast as well as gamers onceagain. Often times, it is quite a challenge for product designers to improveupon what already is an excellent product. This is especially true when theteam and Logitech had to perfect the G15 gaming keyboard with a productrefresh just not too long ago. Fast forward to 2009. What could they add?What could they change? What could they keep? To find out what they actuallydid, we took the dive for you. Recently, we received Logitech's latestiteration of their high end G-series gaming keyboard for review:the LogitechG19. Will it just be another G15 refresh with a different name, or asignificantly improvement that would send you driving recklessly to yournearby electronics retailer to make the purchase? Read on to find out. By theway, here's an interesting feature:a color LCD screen that has a hardwareaccelerator, so you can even watch videos on it. Let me be the first one tosay this:Welcome to the world of Logitech's G19.

Razer Megalodon USB Headset @ techpowerup.com
[Jul-24-09] (0 Comments)

The newest addition to the Razer headset lineup is the USB powered Megalodon headsets. Featuring an all new USB sound card developed by Razer called the Maelstrom sound engine. Depending on user preference you can run in either 2.0 or 7.1 mode.

Eagletech Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage Speakers with Subwoofer @ pro-clockers.com
[Jul-14-09] (0 Comments)

Eagletech is mostly known for their storage enclosures. They put outseveral enclosures to fit various niches, but it seems they have beingventuring into other product lines since we last spoke with them. Taking alook at their web site, you will see they have added speakers, iPOD docks,chassis, power supplies and even speakers to the lineup. Today, we will betaking a look at one of their speaker systems, the Arion AR504. The AR504 isa 2.1 channel audio systems that offers decent lows reproduction and greathighs. If you want evidence to the short claims we have made, then I suggestyou read the rest of the article and you will see just what I mean.

Coolermaster Silent Pro M500 - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Jul-14-09] (0 Comments)

Withpower supplies, many people believe that bigger is better but intruth most rigs will never draw above 500W including my i7 rig at fulltilt. So should we be buying smaller wattage units that are not onlycheaper but also generally quieter? Yes, the battle between noise andperformance once again rages in the PSU market and Cooler Master’s ProM500 unit hopes to be the quietest we’ve tested yet. Featuring a 135mmfan, transferring heat from hot spots and fin type design, CoolerMaster’s unit can certainly talk the talk but can it walk the walk?Let’s find out.

Sapphire HD 4770 512MB - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Jul-08-09] (0 Comments)

Thetop end graphics cards from both Intel and ATI are becoming moreand more expensive and with the current economic crisis, the two don’texactly go hand-in-hand. As a result, ATI have come up with the 4770with a price point of around £80 which should appeal to a much widerrange of users. The card is also ATI’s first to be manufactured using a40 nanometre manufacturing process and contains 826 milliontransistors, 640 shader processing cores and 512MB of GDDR5 memory onthe R740 core.

Noctua NF-S12B FLX @ rbmods.com
[Jun-27-09] (0 Comments)

Noctua, makers of silent PC cooling components, sent us their newestfan:the NF-S12B FLX. With silence in mind, the NF-S12B was designed toproduce the smallest amount of noise possible, while still pushing enoughair to keep your computer cool. Can it live up to Noctua's reputation formanufacturing super quiet, well performing fans and heatsinks? Read on tofind out.

OCZ Vertex EX Series 120GB SLC SSD @ legitreviews.com
[Jun-15-09] (0 Comments)

Today, we have a special treat for our readers. Our very first SLC NAND Flash based Solid State Drive review! The recently released OCZ Vertex EX is designed to deliver unparalleled performance and reliability, featuring the latest-generation architecture and SATA interface utilizing single-level cell NAND flash memory for unmatched overall system responsiveness and stability for enterprise grade server solutions. With speeds up to a 260MB/s read and 210MB/s write, the Vertex EX series is clearly one of the fastest drives that money can buy today....

CyberPower Black Mamba Venom Core i7 975EE Gaming System @ tweaktown.com
[Jun-04-09] (0 Comments)

CyberPower has been busy playing with Intels gaming development team over the last few weeks. The two have teamed up to design a new series of PC systems that CyberPower will be manufacturing and offering as the Fang Series. The flagship system in the Fang Series family is the Black Mamba which is the system we will be reviewing today. CyberPower will have other systems coming along in the coming weeks that will also follow the snake theme like the Cobra, Viper and Rattler. The true core of the Black Mamba is Intels new Core i7 975 Extreme Edition processor. Intel has launched the new 975 EE just yesterday and CyberPower has been working with Intel and GIGABYTE closely for this launch. The new i7 975 EE is the fastest processor currently available on the market with a rated out of the box speed of 3.33 GHz. Intel, GIGABYTE and CyberPower determined that the maximum overclock speed with our sample was 4.15 GHz, or as I referred to it during the testing phase, freaking fast!

[News] ASRock X58 SuperComputer Motherboard @ virtual-hideout.net
[Apr-17-09] (0 Comments)

In the world of computers, value priced hardware has had quite a bitof a bad rap for quite a while. In the early dawn of the industry, cuttingcosts meant cutting corners. In these later days, the procedure of cuttingcosts has come through efficiency, simple manufacturing, and limitedbundles. Now, while ASRock has spent much of it's time in the former ofthese worlds, I happen to be able to confidently say that this board - thex58 SuperComputer is going to be a positive change on the pattern - a boardwith a good layout, plenty of features, and a nice low cost. The onlypotential catching point? We'll need to see how it performs. After all, ifthat ticket is in the bag, we may simply have a contender for the top slot!

NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse @ modders-inc.com
[Apr-07-09] (0 Comments)

NZXT's Avatar gaming mouse is designed to provide gamers with theultimate crafted gaming armor to emerge victorious in the gaming arena ofchoice. Featuring a ambidextrous and smaller form, the Avatar mouse isversatile and ideal for gamers.

Will the AMD RV790 Architecture be Something Different? @ pcper.com
[Mar-09-09] (0 Comments)

I do not think we will see a massive increase in stream units as wesaw going from the RV670 to the RV770. I think we will see an increase to960 stream units (divided into 12 SIMDs), but the amount of RBEs will likelybe unchanged (though AMD would include another texture unit per SIMD, addinganother RBE would sort of upset the orthoganality of the setup).Considering the current texturing and AA performance of the HD 4870, thosechanges are likely not needed in the new chip. Performance increases inpure pixel fillrate and texturing will be improved from the clockspeedincreases as well as further internal optimizations into these units.

Mionix Saiph 3200 - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Mar-04-09] (0 Comments)

Followingon from our review of their excellent mouse mat, Mionix sentover their top of the line gaming mouse, the Saiph 3200. Featuring aDPI of 3200, teflon feet, programmable buttons, DPI adjustment, andmany other features, let's see if the Saiph 3200 can live up to theirnew found good rep. here at XSR.

Ikonik Ra X10 SIM @ techpowerup.com
[Feb-03-09] (0 Comments)

The Ra X10 SIM case is the company's flagship model, featuring the unique software controllable fans and thermal monitoring system for the 13 included cooling fans. On top of that you will be able to stuff the Ra X10 with 10 hard drives, an eATX motherboard, multiple GPUs and a full compliment of external drives - with room to breath.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case @ modders-inc.com
[Jan-19-09] (0 Comments)

Cooler master brings you the HAF 932. A larger full size towercase featuring a unique design set and a High Air Flow structure. This casefeatures a wide range of premium features including tool less components,enhanced motherboard tray for cable routing, rear access to the mother boardfor easy CPU cooler installs and ready made mounts for water cooling just toname a few. If that sounds like a lot of features for one case your right.Is the HAF 932 worthy to be the next home for your hardware?

Lian Li PC-888 Exotic Aluminum PC Case @ techwarelabs.com
[Jan-07-09] (0 Comments)

Perhaps best known for their work with aluminum PC cases Lian Li has recently released the PC-888 which will be the focus of this review. Lian Li has a wide range of media center cases, small, medium, and full tower cases in addition to a line of power supplies. With more than 20 years manufacturing cases for the PC market Lian Li has more than enough experience in what works and how to engineer it. We will be taking a look at their latest creation to see if their engineering and experience has been put to good use.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic ST-6026 @ benchmarkreviews.com
[Dec-18-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring a closed-loop liquid cooled system, the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic ST-6026 brings workstation class cooling to the PC,

MSI Turbostream 600 W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-05-08] (0 Comments)

MSI Turbostream power supplies are manufactured by Solytech. We reviewed one of their 600 W models featuring active PFC and 120-mm fan. Is this a good product? Can it really deliver its labeled power?

Altec Lansing SoundBar @ techwarelabs.com
[Dec-03-08] (0 Comments)

Looking for a set of computer speakers that are compact, but still loud enough to blow you away? Are you a audiophile that really wants to hear your music while at the office? Look no further. Today JasonD takes a look at the Altec Lansing SoundBar. Featuring XdB bass technology, the SoundBar is definitely something to check out.

Zalman ZM750-HP Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-27-08] (0 Comments)

ZM750-HP is a 750 W power supply from Zalman featuring a modular cabling system and a heat-pipe-based heatsink to cool down the secondary rectifiers. Lets see if this unit survives our tests.

ASUS EN9800GT Matrix 512MB @ pcper.com
[Nov-19-08] (0 Comments)

The 9800 GT does not OFFICIALLY support 3-Way SLI even though thecard sports the necessary SLI connection for it. The answer from ASUS isthat because the 9800 GT Matrix shares some manufacturing options with othercards, the connectors were left on for easy transition. If someone were soinclined, they could likely modify the firmware in such a way to activatethat second SLI connector and perhaps get a set of 9800 GTs workingtogether.

Lian Li Tyr PC-X500 @ techpowerup.com
[Nov-07-08] (0 Comments)

The X500 is the shrunk version of the already awesome Tyr PC-X2000 case by Lian Li. The larger brother already blew our socks off, featuring a unique layout, great design and lots of features. We take a close look at the Tyr PC-X500 in the hopes to find the same great feature set in a more compact enclosure.

ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-06-08] (0 Comments)

ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition is probably one of the most fully loaded socket 1366 motherboards to arrive on the market for the Core i7 processors, based on Intel X58 chipset and featuring a small 2.5 LCD display for overclocking options, SLI support, support for SAS hard disk drives and much more.

ECS GF9300T-A Black Series Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-16-08] (0 Comments)

ECS GF9300T-A is a socket 775 motherboard targeted to Intel processors featuring on-board video based on the new GeForce 9300 chipset and HDMI output. Lets take a look on the features and performance of this new product.

Tagan A+ Curbic Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-18-08] (0 Comments)

A+ Curbic is a simple steel mid-tower case that Tagan will be launching very soon, with four 5 bays, seven 3 bays yet featuring two 180-mm fans with on/off switch and speed control.

ECS A790GXM-A Black Series Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-11-08] (0 Comments)

ECS A790GXM-A is a socket AM2+ motherboard with on-board video based on AMD 790GX chipset, featuring dedicated video memory, two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, HDMI output and more. Check it out.

[News] ECS GF8200A Motherboard @ virtual-hideout.net
[Sep-09-08] (0 Comments)

So, rather than skimp on features, ECS has been providing theirlatest Black Series affordable motherboards with many of those seen on moreexpensive solutions. A while back, we had the pleasure of checking out theAM2+ supporting A780GM-A Motherboard with the AMD 790 Chipset. While itencountered a few glitches with random memory kits, it wasn't all badresults. Stability wasn't an issue and there were decent integratedfeatures.Today, the ECS GF8200A Motherboard featuring the Nvidia Geforce 8200 andMCP78S Chipset, has finished the usual rounds of pummeling and testing tosee if it's a better solution than the last.

ASUS P5Q Deluxe Intel P45 Motherboard @ tweaktown.com
[Aug-18-08] (0 Comments)

Intel has really pushed forward into the Express chipset lineup with the new 4 series being touted at what the 3 series should have been. It seems like the 3 series was just a stepping stone and the 5 series isnt all that far away. But thats for a totally different processor architecture.So far, we have already had the early P45-DQ6 and MSI P45 Platinum cross our paths. Today we are looking at another big wig P45 offering, namely ASUS P5Q Deluxe Motherboard. Featuring its EPU6 energy saver, DDR2 and a wide array of features including Express gate, ASUS hopes to topple the likes of GIGABYTE and MSI. Lets see just how well it manages to perform.

Zalman GS1000 Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-06-08] (0 Comments)

Zalman GS1000 is a hybrid aluminum/steel full-tower case from Zalman, featuring four 5 bays and six 3 bays for hard disk drives on the front of the case, three of them with hot swapping capability, and several other features.

Networking Site Launched - tech seed @ techseed.co.uk
[Jul-30-08] (0 Comments)

Today is the official launch day of the firstdedicated, review networking website, techseed.co.uk. Featuring reviewsfrom some of the top sites around including:TechPowerUp, MVKTech andTheTechLounge, techseed has a wide variety of information for the enduser as well as providing an incredibly convenient place for websiteowners to find news. With built in email integration and one-clickselection on all posts, news gathering for the website owner has neverbeen easier.

NZXT Khaos Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-24-08] (0 Comments)

Khaos is a top-notch all-aluminum full-tower case from NZXT featuring eleven 5 bays, eight internal 3 bays, three 120-mm fans and one 140-mm fan.

Antec Three Hundred Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-23-08] (0 Comments)

Antec Three Hundred is a mini-tower case for users demanding a small yet powerful case, featuring three 5 bays, six internal 3 bays and two fans with individual speed control.

BFG ES Series 800W PSU @ bit-tech.net
[Jul-17-08] (0 Comments)

*Everything has changed:look, style, manufacturing facilities - and the ES Series from BFG represents the leading part of four new sub-brands; ES, MX, LS and GS.

Sapphire PI-AM2RS780G Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-11-08] (0 Comments)

PI-AM2RS780G is an entry-level socket AM2+ motherboard with on-board video from Sapphire based on AMD 780G chipset, featuring DVI output. Includes Hybrid CrossFire benchmarking.

ECS GF8200A Black Series Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-10-08] (0 Comments)

GF8200A Black Series is an entry-level socket AM2+ motherboard with on-board video from ECS based on GeForce 8200 (MCP78M-A), featuring HDMI output.

[News] ECS Factory Tour 2008 in Shenzhen, China @ virtual-hideout.net
[Jun-24-08] (0 Comments)

Back in May 2008 I was lucky enough to be invited by ECS Elitegroupto take a guided factory tour of a couple of their PCB manufacturingfacilities in Shenzhen, China. The trip was wrapped around the same time asComputex in Taipei, Taiwan so I hit Computex, then flew over to China to hitup the tour before flying back to the USA. We have been dealing with ECShere at Virtual-Hideout for years now and it was an honor to be invited onsuch an exclusive, inside look at their world class facilities. Get yourpassport up to date as come along with me as we tour ECS together...

Tagan A+ Black Pearl Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-21-08] (0 Comments)

A+ Black Pearl is an all-aluminum full tower case from Tagan featuring seven 5 bays and eight internal 3 bays, plus a panel to control the speed of up to four fans and also to monitor temperature.

Coolermaster Real Power PSUs - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Jun-20-08] (0 Comments)

Coolermasterhave, at times, been considered the kings of top of theline case manufacturing; thanks in part, to their popular Stacker rangeof chassis. In recent years though, Coolermaster have branched out intoother areas, and attempted to apply their industry defining style andpanache to other product types. Today I'll be testing 3 of CM's top ofthe line Real Power modular PSUs; lets see if they can live up theCoolermaster name.

The Incredible Hulk (Xbox 360) @ bit-tech.net
[Jun-16-08] (0 Comments)

We expected The Incredible Hulk to be bad from theoffset, notout of some inherent bias but more to do with a realistic reflection ofthe past and the facts of the matter. On this front, TheIncredible Hulk didn’t disappoint us. It’s predictable, samey, bland and as by-the-numbers as any game ofthis type could be. The developers have got a checklist of all theusualerrors made on movie tie-ins and they’ve zipped down and ticked themall expertly. As a game it’s more shallow than a Paris Hilton-wannabeand uglier than the real-deal. But, at the same time, it is kind of fun to mess around with. And no,the Paris Hilton jokes stopped last paragraph thankyouverymuch.Elements of The Hulk’s character are captured very well and it’s quitebizarre to see that Sega has done a better job of capturing the wallclimbing experience than Activision did with Spiderman 3.Also, just because a game is shallow doesn’t mean that it’s bad – everyid Software game ever proves that, just about. Despite all the chinksin the armour and the fuzziness on the lens there is still a sense ofprogression that makes the game involving to play and aspects of theanimation do feel suitably kinetic and powerful. In the end, though Hulk can’t claim to be as good as themajority of the games out on shelves nowadays, he can certainly wipethe floor with Iron Man and the othercomic-movie-adaptation-tie-ins at the moment.

Gigabyte Nan-Ping Factory Tour @ bit-tech.net
[Jun-12-08] (0 Comments)

Are you planning to pick up a Gigabyte GA-P45-DQ6? Over thecourse ofthis article, we'll show you where it was made as Gigabyte invited bit-techto one of its Taiwanese factories, allowing us to roam around itsfacilities.The Nan-Ping factory is about an hour out from Taipei City whereComputex was happening in full swing; it's one of four manufacturingplants that Gigabyte owns. The second is located in Ping-Jen in Taiwanand the remaining two factories are in China:Ning-Bo (just south ofShanghai) and Dong-Guan further south still. Nan-Ping isn't yourtypical expansive factory – it's almost as tall as it is wide, witheight huge floors offering 45,000 square metres of space for 1,200employees.The factory features eleven SMT lines (seventh Floor) providing 400,000motherboards, 300,000 graphics cards and 5,000 server products a month.There are also six lines of DIP and Testing (fourth and fifth floors)and four lines of packing all those motherboard, VGA and serverproducts up on the second floor.There are also two lines of whole system assembly for its OEM andretail business on the third floor and two lines for its mobileassembly unit (20,000 units per month) for Asia on the sixth floor.

Sigma Unicorn Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-10-08] (0 Comments)

Unicorn from Sigma is a steel mid-tower case featuring four 5 bays, two external 3 bays, five internal 3 bays, aluminum door, four fans and with a different opening mechanism.

NZXT Tempest Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-04-08] (0 Comments)

Tempest is a steel mid-tower case from NZXT targeted to enthusiasts, featuring nine 5 bays, eight internal 3 bays and six fans being called The Airflow King by the manufacturer.

GlacialTech Igloo 5750 Silent CPU Cooler @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-03-08] (0 Comments)

We took a quick look on Igloo 5750 Silent from GlacialTech, a CPU cooler featuring four heat-pipes and two 92-mm fans for both AMD and Intel CPUs.

Rosewill RD600N-2SB-SL-BK Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[May-21-08] (0 Comments)

Rosewill is a popular brand in the US and their power supplies are manufactured by Solytech. We reviewed one of their 600 W models featuring active PFC and 120-mm fan. Is this a good product? Can it really deliver its labeled power?

First Look:Asus P5Q3 and Maximus II Formula P45 motherboards @ bit-tech.net
[May-16-08] (0 Comments)

Even though it’s a P45-based Republic of Gamers board, it’scuriouslynot fallen under the Blitz branding that was used for the P35-based RoGboards – Asus is changing things around slightly by slotting allIntel-based boards under either the Rampage or Maximus nomenclature,with the Striker branding saved for Nvidia chipsets on Intel platforms.When Derek Yu, RoG Product Manager, produced the first sample of theMaximus II Formula, my jaw dropped quite literally. I’m finding itdifficult to describe it without swearing, but the Maximus II Formulalooks like a simply gorgeouspiece of hardware. In comparison to what we have here, the originalMaximus now looks like a lump of mish-mash and we now realise Asus wasaware of this. In light of this fact, the company has completelyrevamped the styling to make it about a million times better.It’s got oodles and oodles of features too – the entire heatpipe arrayis screwed down with ten screws. Derek laughed as he told this to thesmall gaggle of hacks – apparently, manufacturing was none too pleasedbecause push-pins are much easier.

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[May-15-08] (0 Comments)

Our review of PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad, a 750 W power supply featuring four auxiliary power cables for video cards, labeled at 40 C and promising to deliver up to 825 W during peaks. Lets see if it survives to our tests.

Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80R Spider Edition @ techpowerup.com
[May-11-08] (0 Comments)

In our CES 2008 coverage of Lian-Li you saw the awesome Lian Li PC-P80 R AMD Spider Edition case. These cases are just now coming through manufacturing, and TPU is one of the first sites in the world to bring you a detailed look at this new case. It features nearly everything an enthusiast could want, but is it truly the dream of an ADM/ATI fan?

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe - Intel P45 chipset @ nordichardware.com
[May-06-08] (0 Comments)

In this review, we will take a closer look at ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe, which is based on Intel's P45 chipset. The difference in performance between the P35 and its precursor P965 was minimal; the question is whether the P45 has any additional performance advantages. An important difference between P35 and P45 is that the latter is made using the 65nm manufacturing process, while the former was made with the 90nm process.

GlacialPower GP-PS550BP Power Supply @ jonnyguru.com
[May-05-08] (0 Comments)

We continue our exploration of some of the market's lesser knownpower supplies today with the GP-PS550BP from GlacialTech, a budget unitfeaturing semi-fanless operation, passive PFC, and a promise by the companyof being capable of full power to 45 degrees.

Cooler Master Cosmos S Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-24-08] (0 Comments)

Cosmos S is a big full-tower case featuring aluminum body, ten 5 bays, a big 200-mm side fan and several other features. Lets take an in-depth on this new Cooler Master baby.

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-15-08] (0 Comments)

The latest nVidia chipset for the AMD platform, nForce 780a, hasnt been launched yet but we could take a detailed look on an ASUS high-end motherboard featuring this chipset, M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe.

Rosewill RX82-U HDD Enclosure @ techpowerup.com
[Apr-14-08] (0 Comments)

The Rosewill RX82-U is a USB enclosure for SATA hard disk drives featuring two easy-to-swap trays. Running in JBOD mode, each drive gets seen as its own self, so the user will see two drives if two drives are installed. More trays can be purchased and drives can be hot-swapped as needed.

Enermax Liberty DXX 500W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Apr-14-08] (0 Comments)

Liberty DXX 500 W is one of the most popular power supplies from Enermax, featuring a modular cabling system and a 120-mm fan. Is this a good product? Can it really deliver its labeled 500 W? Check it out.

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 X48 Motherboard @ aphnetworks.com
[Apr-11-08] (0 Comments)

The last time we looked at a motherboard was the P5E3-Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n X38 motherboard from Asus roughly half a year ago. At that time, the X38 chipset was Intel's latest flagship chipset chosen to officially replace the tried-and-true 975X from last season. Lately, there's lots of news surrounding Intel's next generation flagship chipset -- the Intel X48. What makes this chipset so interesting, is that while it is not very different from X38 (It's really a cream of the crop X38, optimized with minor modifications such as official 1600MHz FSB support) enthusiasts still watched closely with Intel X48 based motherboards simply for its overclocking potential. Today, we'll take a look at Gigabyte's flagship DDR3 board featuring Intel's flagship X48 chipset, the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6. Gigabyte has been gathering tons of attention ranging from hardcore overclockers to the relatively casual everyday enthusiasts lately -- and with their latest flagship board with one of the best chipsets available on the Intel platform, what can Gigabyte's engineering team put together and run it through the factory to our testing platform? The packaging of a high end board, and tons of enthusiast oriented features -- as I gathered together tons of excitement, as well as nothing less than high expectations from the moment I laid my eyes upon this board, we'll see how the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 steps up against the rest.

Sapphire Radeon HD 3650 OC Edition Video Card @ thinkcomputers.org
[Apr-02-08] (0 Comments)

Hong Kong-based Sapphire has been in the industry for a while,manufacturing primarily video cards and motherboard chipsets. It's thelargest supplier of ATI-based cards in the world, and was the first torelease a card with an HDMI connector. ThinkComputers got its hands onSapphire's Radeon HD 3650 OC Edition, a faster, more spacious version of themid-range card from the red team. We subject this card to a battery of teststo see how it measures up to one of the best the green team-nVidia-has tooffer.

High-end graphics card roundup @ nordichardware.com
[Apr-01-08] (0 Comments)

The graphics card market is alive and kicking, and the last two years have been quite exciting. The clock frequencies have gone through the roof, more shaders have been implemented, the manufacturing processes have been refined and the power consumption, and thus the heat dissipation, has been going up and down like a sinus wave.

SteelSeries SP Mousing Surface @ aphnetworks.com
[Mar-27-08] (0 Comments)

From manufacturing gaming surfaces to headphones, keyboards to selling security software, SteelSeries is responsible for contributing to what they call

DFI LanParty UT ICFX3200-T2R/G Intel LGA775 Motherboard @ thinkcomputers.org
[Mar-19-08] (0 Comments)

Back when Socket A, and later Socket 939, were the preferredplatforms for enthusiasts, one motherboard company emerged as the king ofoverclocking, DFI. DFI's LanParty boards had it all:colorful UV reactivecomponents, excellent BIOS conducive to overclocking, rock-solid stability,and excellent reliability. Today we will be looking at the DFI LanParty UTIFCX3200-T2R/G. It is an LGA775 motherboard powered by the ATI RD600chipset, and featuring ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE. This board has beenaround for some time but is still available, and at an excellent price, Imight add. So rather than spend time comparing it to newer boards with newerchipsets that cost up to triple the price, I am going to attempt to reviewit on its own merits, and look at it more as an economy board rather thanthe upper-end board it was a year ago.

Thermaltake Max 4 Active Cooling HDD Enclosure @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-13-08] (0 Comments)

Max 4 Active Cooling is a hard drive enclosure from Thermaltake featuring both USB 2.0 and eSATA connections.

Cooler Master CM Sphere CPU Cooler @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Mar-10-08] (0 Comments)

We took a quick look on CM Sphere, an all-copper CPU cooler from Cooler Master featuring a radial fan and four heat-pipes.

The Best of the Rest @ bit-tech.net
[Mar-10-08] (0 Comments)

While attendance was clearly down this year at CeBIT, itdoesn'tprevent it from still being a mammoth show with many companiesattending. There's so much to see and not enough time to see it all –we covered the major announcements in our news feed, but there wasn’ttime to write about everything we saw during the week. So here’s thebest of the rest we came across in our four days of show flooradventuring.

NZXT Rogue mATX Gaming Case @ techpowerup.com
[Feb-15-08] (0 Comments)

The NZXT Rogue is a very unique case. It combines the portability of a cube with the possiblity to install large graphic cards and high performance power supplies. A carrying strap is also included, to make carrying the black or silver cube - featuring either blue or red LEDs - to and from a LAN party as easy as possible.

OCZ 2GB DDR3-1600 Titanium - Intel XMP Edition @ techgage.com
[Feb-08-08] (0 Comments)

DDR3 might be slow to catch on, but the competition isfierce and the selection, huge. One of the first DDR3 kits to reallycatch my eye was OCZ's Titanium 2GB PC3-12800, featuring an XMP profileto offer even better settings than what are advertised. Luckily, italso has some OC'ing room to boot.

SilverStone Kublai Series KL03 Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-07-08] (0 Comments)

Our review of SilverStone Kublai KL03, a big extended ATX case featuring a hybrid steel/aluminum design, one hot swap port for hard disk drive and a unique cooling solution.

NZXT Cryo LX Laptop Cooler @ aphnetworks.com
[Feb-06-08] (0 Comments)

Laptops have always been widely appealing for their portability, but the prices usually have been a major hindrance for consumers. However, along with the latest technology coming in smaller sizes and lower prices, there follows a huge crowd of laptop-purchasers. And with the laptop-purchaser crowd growing everyday, the laptop accessories have become a lot more popular - leading companies to direct more attention towards them. One particular accessory, the laptop cooler, is actually quite popular amongst many laptop users. However, one particular cooler caught my eye -- an interesting design while featuring laptop dock-like features such as an USB hub, I decided to take a look at the NZXT Cryo LX, an active cooler with three fans.

Foxconn F1 Motherboard Prototype @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-12-08] (0 Comments)

Foxconn F1 motherboard prototype, a socket 775 board featuring four PCI Express x16 slots allowing CrossFireX using an Intel chipset, water-cooling to cool down the chipset and the voltage regulator and a thermoelectric cooler (Peltier) to cool down the north bridge chip.

CES Coverage Super Talent @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-11-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring Project X.

CES Coverage Booth Babes @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-10-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring babes.

CES Coverage Thermaltake @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-10-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring news, cooling and babes.

CES Coverage Silverstone @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-10-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring the Sabertooth Laser mouse and the SG04 SFF case.

CES Coverage Zalman @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-10-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring the GT1000 Case with Built-in Res XT and the FPSGun

CES Coverage Coolermaster CSX @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-10-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring the CSX painted cases and new unreleased coolers.

CES Coverage Adata @ pro-clockers.com
[Jan-10-08] (0 Comments)

Featuring SSD drives.

ASUS C90P Overclockable Gaming Laptop @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-09-08] (0 Comments)

We took a look on ASUS C90P, a gaming laptop using regular Intel desktop CPUs featuring overclocking by touching just one button that ASUS will be launching during 2008.

Cooler Master Cosmos S Case @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-09-08] (0 Comments)

We took a look on Cosmos S, a big seven-bay case featuring lotsof fans that will be launched by Cooler Master this year.

EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-20-07] (0 Comments)

We took a look on this new high-end socket 775 motherboard from EVGA, based on the new nForce 780i chipset, featuring three PCI Express x16 slots supporting 3-way SLI and other high-end features.

The Secrets of Memory:Part 2 @ bit-tech.net
[Dec-17-07] (0 Comments)

Major changes are expected in 2010 and 2011 as the industrymoves into45nm fabrication, 450mm wafer, 45 micro metre wafer thickness and 3Dchip packaging technology. There are many concerns made by companieswhen technology goes through a paradigm shifts, mostly related to thecosts of equipment replacement or retooling, and the degradation ofelectrical properties in some materials at 45nm or smaller. As the industry moves into 45nm and beyond, there will be moreelectrical resistances and electronic scattering effects. As circuitrydimension is reduced, electricity has more trouble flowing because ofgreater resistance in the smaller copper wiring, raising the risk ofdefects or compromising signal integrity.In addition to improving the ‘interconnect’ wiring conductivity,another interesting way to improve current flow is to reduce thetransistor resistive nature. Manufacturers use advanced materialscience to improve the fundamental die circuitries and in 2007, Toshibawas able to get 35 percent higher current flow from a transistor byusing a different material configuration and dispersing doping agentsin the boundary surface between the transistor electrodes and siliconsubstrate. There has also been some basic research into using Carbon Nanotubes(CNT) as the fundamental circuitries and interconnects. It is regardedas one of the promising elements in sustaining Moore’s Law well into2020. According to, Philip G. Collins, and, Phaedon Avouris, inScientific American (December 2000 issue), metallic nanotubes can havean electrical current density more than 1,000 times greater than metalssuch as silver and copper. Using Carbon Nanotubes is challenging on a few fronts for starters, thefabrication and circuitry layout processes are extremely complicated.Various manufacturing techniques have considered including print-on andgrowth approaches, but both are still extremely young and don't yetdirectly relate to the application in mass production ofsemiconductors.

NZXT Alpha - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Dec-14-07] (0 Comments)

We’vebeen privileged enough to review a fair portion of the NZXT case range,with the Lexa Blackline, Rouge, Hush and Duet all receiving solidresults and accolades. Now I have another case from the gamer enclosureconstructors; the NZXT Alpha.Sold under the tag-line of ‘Simple yet powerful’ it slots into thebudget class case segment. Featuring tool-less drive mounting, steelchassis and GTX support, it should make for a good enclosure for yourbuild.

Corsair TX750W Power Supply @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-13-07] (0 Comments)

We completely disassembled TX750W (CMPSU-750TX) the latest power supply from Corsair featuring a single +12V rail, 140-mm fan and four 6/8-pin power connectors for video cards. Check it out!

ASUS M3A32-MVP DeLuxe/WiFi-AP Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-05-07] (0 Comments)

We took a look on this high-end socket AM2+ motherboard based on the new AMD 790FX chipset, featuring four x16 PCI Express slots supporting CrossFireX, an 802.11g access point, passive heatsinks for the memory modules and much more.

Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-24-07] (0 Comments)

Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the most high-end desktop CPU available today, being a quad-core CPU manufactured in 45 nm process, running at 3 GHz internally and 1,333 MHz externally, featuring 12 MB L2 memory cache and the new SSE4 instruction set. Is it really faster than older quad-core CPUs? Check it out.

Antec Sonata III Midsize Tower Computer Case @ bonafidereviews.com
[Nov-20-07] (0 Comments)

With the 2008 holiday season quickly approaching, computer enthusiasts everywhere will soon have a perfectly good reason (read:excuse) for upgrading their PC. Some may be looking for a couple video cards to run Crysis, others might already have all of their new hardware purchased and are just now looking for a spiffy new case to install it all in. Today's review will be of interest to those folks as we are featuring Antec's Sonata III 500 enclosure. A follow-up to the original Sonata case, the Sonata III has a redesigned look with a couple extra features. Is this case worth your holiday bucks? Read on to find out.

content-type:content-transfer-encoding:content-disposition:x-google-sender-auth; @ dragonsteelmods.com
[Nov-14-07] (0 Comments)

Today I've got a very feature rich Micro ATX motherboard fromGigabyte, it's based off of the Intel G33 Bear Lake chipset, it's gottons of features with full support for the latest CPUs and even HDaudio and video support as well for those who might want to use it fora higher end HTPC setup, or just a nice gaming rig. This motherboardis the GA-G33M-DSR2 model, and it's from Gigabytes' Ultra Durable 2line of motherboards featuring all solid capacitors, ferrite corechokes and low RDS Mosfets to enable longer life and lower overalltemperatures for the board and system. It truly is a very capableboard, from my tests it easily holds it's own up against the latestofferings from Nvidia...

Gainward 8600GT Goes Like Hell - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Nov-14-07] (0 Comments)

Yesthat's right, another 8600GT review from XSReviews; this time it'sa Gainward. Featuring a large and interesting cooling solution, willGainward's card be our favourite 8600 so far? Read on to find out.

ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-07-07] (0 Comments)

We took a look on this top mainstream socket 775 based on Intel P35 chipset, featuring an 802.11g access point, passive heatsinks, solid aluminum capacitors and more.

NZXT Rogue - XSs @ xsreviews.co.uk
[Nov-03-07] (0 Comments)

NZXT have been champions of the gamer casemarket for a while now. In order to keep a top position, you need tokeep pumping out interesting cases designed for every user. To fit thisbill, they’ve releases the Rogue.Featuring a box shaped design and LAN carrying strap, it should be ableto keep NZXT at the top of the game.

[News] Aquacomputer Aquaduct 360 XT @ virtual-hideout.net
[Nov-02-07] (0 Comments)

Aqua-Computer is based in Germany and has been creating andmanufacturing water cooling products since 2001. While they may be new toyour desktop as you read this, they aren't new to the United States. Overthe last couple years, they have produced some unique and really wellpolished water blocks, radiators, and cooling systems. They have been a bigfan of Eheim pumps which are among the top choices among water coolingenthusiasts and are no strangers to Laing and Hydor pumps as well.

ASUS Maximus Formula Special Edition @ techgage.com
[Oct-24-07] (0 Comments)

We took a look at the Blitz Formula and Extreme boardsfrom ASUS just over two months ago, and now we have the X38 version ofthose boards on the bench today. In addition to featuring a Northbridgewaterblock, it also has

Prestigio Officer 375 @ insidehw.com
[Oct-15-07] (0 Comments)

Prestigio in Europe is predominantly known as a notebook brand.Besides that, their manufacturing lines are aspiring life to numerousdifferent products, mainly very good in design. Given we are facing computerplaced into display chassis, Mac products are first we can think of. Still,unlike them, Prestigio Officer is not primarily focused on design itself.Price is play trump, and we salute it...

[News] GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 Motherboard @ virtual-hideout.net
[Oct-09-07] (0 Comments)

The board I will be reviewing from Gigabyte is the GA-P35-DQ6featuring a P35/ICH9R chipset combination. This model supports the DDR-2standard, dual PCIe graphics capability (only crossfire is supported on theIntel chipsets), solid caps all over the board, Quad bios solution, EightChannel HD audio provided by the Realtek ALC889 codec and silent heatpipecooling. All great features contributing to the very bling-bling nature ofthis board. Let's dig in and see if it stacks up.

NVIDIA, Corsair, X38 Systems, 3XS Isotope And More @ hothardware.com
[Sep-19-07] (0 Comments)

One of Intel's many booths had quite a few interesting systems on display.Machines from CyberPower, Falcon Northwest, 3XS, Maingear, and a handful ofother partners were being demoed in the booth, all featuring quad-coreprocessors and Intel's upcoming X38 chipset. The 3XS system really caughtour eye, with its innovative chassis design and integrated CPU water coolingsystem. This machine was decked out with a Core 2 Extreme QX6850 quad-corechip, 2GB of RAM and dual ATI Radeon 2900 XTs in CrossFire.

bit-tech :PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W PSUs @ bit-tech.net
[Sep-18-07] (0 Comments)

PC Power & Cooling products are like a racing cars - it's raw and on the edge - it feels like its been made by proper engineers with pens and metal rulers in their pockets and a calender featuring pictures of power transformers, rather than designers behind Macs with glass desks drinking Grande Starbucks. The attention to detail is on the inside, and the outside is only half way there.

bit-tech Feature:MSI KunShan Factory Tour 2007 @ bit-tech.net
[Sep-16-07] (0 Comments)

Bit-tech took a trip to ShangHai and KunShan in China to see MSI's manufacturing facilities, and learn a bit more about the company and its philosophy.

[News] abit IP35 Pro Off Limits Motherboard @ virtual-hideout.net
[Sep-12-07] (0 Comments)

For years, Universal abit has been manufacturing top of the linemotherboards, and the trend still continues with the IP35 Pro. Thismotherboard is loaded features that any enthusiast or mainstream user wouldenjoy. The Intel P35 chipset is at the heart, and boasts great performance.With a FSB of 1333MHz it will handle the new line of Intel processors, anddo so with the addition of solid state capacitors. The chipset is cooledwith abit's Silent OTEC cooling system, which is a fancy phrase for heatpipecooling. A host of other features adorn the IP35 Pro, so let's get on withthe review.

Folding on the Intel V8 - Eight Cores of F @ legitreviews.com
[Sep-10-07] (0 Comments)

Many of you probably remember our Intel V8 preview that showed so me serious processing power. Instead of just letting a system like this c ollect dust, we have put this system to good use running Folding @ Home f or Team 38296. We set out to see just how many points per day we could ge t with such a beast using various configurations featuring the Linux SMP client, Windows SMP client, ATI GPU Client, and VMWare.

Zykon M1 Gamer Mouse @ techpowerup.com
[Sep-03-07] (0 Comments)

The Zykon M1 is a very cool looking mouse, featuring red LED lighting and a scroll wheel that can be seen from the bottom of the mouse. It is smaller and lighter than most gaming mice these days, which makes it great for low sensitivity gamers, especially with large cloth mouse pads.

Powercolor HD 2400 Pro 256MB PCI-E Video Card @ pro-clockers.com
[Sep-03-07] (0 Comments)

To accommodate those mid-range users, Powercolor startedmanufacturing the HD 2400 series video cards. Every card in the HD 2400Series has DirectX 10 support, 1080p, Universal Video Decoding, and HDMIwith surround sound. Today, we have the Powercolor HD2400 Pro on our testbench. This card's $59 MSRP should definitely entice users who are lookingfor a mid-range gaming card with multimedia capabilities. Let's move rightinto our review to see just how the HD 2400 Pro stacks up to the demands ofWindows Vista Ultimate and DirectX 10 gaming.

Abit IP35 Pro Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Aug-15-07] (0 Comments)

Abit IP35 Pro is a high-end motherboard based on Intel P35 chipset featuring a passive cooling solution, two Gigabit ports, two Firewire ports, two x16 PCI Express slots, two eSATA ports and more.

ECS KN3 SLI2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Motherboard @ pcper.com
[Aug-08-07] (0 Comments)

The ECS KN3-SLI2 is a well rounded, good performing AM2 mainboard.The component color coding stands out in a crowd and will be liked by thoselooking for a little bling effect. The features are loaded with expansivestorage, 8-channel integrated HD audio, and SLI graphics capabilitiesfeaturing full-bandwidth dual PCI-Express GPU support.

MSI K9AGM2-FIH Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jul-13-07] (0 Comments)

Our review of MSI K9AGM2-FIH, a socket AM2 motherboard with on-board video based on the AMD 690G chipset featuring an on-board HDMI connector.

Mod of the Month competition - June 2007 @ bit-tech.net
[Jun-29-07] (0 Comments)

Late in 2006, we here at bit-tech wowed the world withour Mod of the Yearcompetition. Thanks to you, our loyal readers and community members, wewere able to host the largest modding competition to date, featuringtwelve of the best mods to grace our front page.This year, we've worked hard to bring some more of that type ofcommunity love back to our forums - and we have a lot to show for it.Welcome to the first ever Mod of the Month contest, our replacement forour popular Project Log Updates. The premise is simple - like theupdates before, I pick a few of the best mods our project logs havegoing (that aren't bit-tech affiliated already), and we'll letthose of you who are members of our community be the judge. Voting will begin on Friday at 5pm GMT and run for one week, and isopen to all members of the forums. Simply pop into the article'sdiscussion thread during that time and choose your favourite! Thewinner of the contest gets a great prize from some of the bestsupporters of modding around.

MSI P35 Platinum Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-19-07] (0 Comments)

P35 Platinum is a top mainstream motherboard from MSI based on the new Intel P35 chipset, featuring a rollercoaster-shaped passive cooling solution, the new 1,333 MHz external bus and several extra features. Check it out.

ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-16-07] (0 Comments)

ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition is a high-end socket 775 motherboard based on Intel P965 chipset and featuring several different features, like a LCD display and remote control. Check it out.

Stars Wars Series Mimobots @ xyzcomputing.com
[May-21-07] (0 Comments)

Mimoco has been releasing a number of custom Mimobots from professional artists, but they recently took the USB drive world by storm when they announced a series of Stars Wars drives. The first Stars Wars series would feature drives in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities featuring four iconic characters from the movies:Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and R2-D2. The drives will not only look like a cute, cartoon version of the characters but come preloaded with bonus materials from the series, like wallpapers, icons, and trailers.

[News] Titan Mini 2.1 Speakers @ virtual-hideout.net
[May-16-07] (0 Comments)

The Titan Mini 2.1 Speakers were easy to setup and use, but how muchbenefit do they provide? The quality was not that much above my old laptop'sspeakers and many newer laptops today are featuring better built-inspeakers. The added burden of carrying around another set of speakers mayoffset the benefit, and if you use a USB port to power the speakers, you'renot saving battery life either.

OCZ Technology ProXStream 1000W Power Supply @ bigbruin.com
[Apr-27-07] (0 Comments)

OCZ Technology has been manufacturing enthusiast quality memory for many years, and they have recently expanded their presence in other enthusiast markets. Their previous power supplies have generally been met with high praise in reviews, and they have now returned with a 1000W unit of their own, the ProXStream.

OCZ Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse @ xyzcomputing.com
[Apr-09-07] (0 Comments)

OCZ is a company that is known for its memory, but has expanded to one that more broadly caters to enthusiasts. They don't only make memory, but also power supplies, cooling equipment, and video cards, so the addition of an input device to the mix may seem strange at first, but is not that much of a jump for them. They are a company that is very much in touch with the hardware community and if they think say can make a better mouse then it is probably worth checking in to. The product in question is the Equalizer Laser Gaming Mouse. I first saw this product a couple months back at CES when it looked ready but apparently still need further development or manufacturing. The product is finally here and it is selling for about $34-40 depending on whether you get the smaller, mobile size (tested) or the large, desktop size. The two models are essentially the same, though the mobile size, as you will see, is quite small.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Processor @ pcstats.com
[Mar-15-07] (0 Comments)

All things considered equalled, enthusiasts like you are no doubt most attracted to the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 because it offers the best mix of cache size and clock speed. The dual-core processor runs on a 1066 MHz FSB, comes clocked at 2.4 GHz and most importantly has a massive 4MB of L2 cache! The E6600 processor is built on Intel's 65 nanometer manufacturing process and comes in the Socket 775 form factor. The chip contains technologies like SSE3, Virtualization Technology (VT) and Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology (EIST) which we'll discuss in detail later in the review.

Lian Li C31 Case @ xyzcomputing.com
[Mar-08-07] (0 Comments)

One of the hottest segments in the PC enclosure market right now is the home theater case. Home theater PCs (HTPCs) are generally placed in desktop-style (horizontal) cases that are designed to be placed in a media cabinet, often stacked with other components. In many ways the HTPC enclosure is a subsection of the desktop enclosure and there is a lot of crossover between the two styles. This review will be featuring one of Lian Li's new desktop cases, the PC-C31, or C31 for short. This aluminum case uses an extremely clean design in order to allow it to be placed right on your desktop or in at stock of AV equipment. This horizontal design is something that has largely fallen out of favor with consumers, except for with HTPCs, despite them being very useful under the right circumstances.

Logitech VX Revolution Mouse @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Feb-22-07] (0 Comments)

Review of the new cordless laser mouse for notebooks from Logitech featuring a revolutionary scrollwheel and laser tracking for precision on several surfaces.

Fujifilm FinePix S9100 Digital Camera @ xyzcomputing.com
[Feb-01-07] (0 Comments)

The camera we will be featuring in this article is the FinePix S9100. This is the follow up the S9000 and, as you can probably figure from the product's name, the changes between it and the older model are not drastic. Regardless of where you stand on the DSLR issue, a camera like this has its advantages, namely SLR performance at a much lower price once you factor in the cost of lenses. The S9100 comes with a pretty nice lens so most users will not ever have to worry about changing it, but enthusiasts will not be happy with the in ability of the camera to grow with them and increase its versatility as they buy more lenses.

Details on Intels Forthcoming 45 nm Manufacturing Technology @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jan-29-07] (0 Comments)

An overview of Intels 45 nm manufacturing technology and Penryn core.

Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse:Battlefield 2142 Edition @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Dec-18-06] (0 Comments)

Review of the special edition G5 Laser Gaming Mouse based on BattelField 2142, featuring resolution up to 2,000 dpi and adjustable weigth system.

Mid-Range GeForce 7 Series Round-up @ hothardware.com
[Dec-15-06] (0 Comments)

Shopping for a GeForce 7 card is akin to stopping at Baskin Robbins thesedays, with so many flavors to choose from. We decided to grab one of thoselittle plastic spoons and do a little of the sampling for you. Up fortoday's taste test are MSI's NX7900GT-VT2D256E-HD, a pre-overclocked 7900 GTalso featuring HDCP support, and two cards from Asus:the EN7900GSTOP/2DHT/256M/A and the EN7950GT/HTDP/512M/A. The former card also comesoverclocked by default, and by a large margin, while the latter card sports512MB of RAM as well as HDCP support.

Sapphire X1950XT 256MB @ tekbunker.com
[Dec-15-06] (0 Comments)

Today I am reviewing my recently purchased the Sapphire 256 MB X1950XT PCI-Express Graphics card. This graphics card is very similar to the X1900XT, only featuring some higher speed 256mb 1.0ns memory that has a stock speed of 1800 MHz. Like the X1900, it features 48 pixel shaders and features HDCP support.

College Bowl Game Contest - Win a Set of Wireless Speakers @ bigbruin.com
[Dec-13-06] (0 Comments)

In the spirit of college football bowl season, Bigbruin.com has a new contest for registered members of the forum. Up for grabs is a brand new, unopened Saitek A-250 Wireless 2.1 Speaker System. Even if you know nothing about college football, you can still compete in this contest. All you need to do is enter your predictions for the final scores of the bowl games featuring the top 25 ranked teams

Saitek A-250 Wireless 2.1 Speaker System Give-Away @ bigbruin.com
[Dec-06-06] (0 Comments)

In the spirit of college football bowl season, Bigbruin.com has a new contest for registered members of the forum. Up for grabs is a brand new, unopened Saitek A-250 Wireless 2.1 Speaker System. Even if you know nothing about college football, you can still compete in this contest. All you need to do is enter your predictions for the final scores of the bowl games featuring the top 25 ranked teams

BlueGears b-Enspirer Sound Card @ atruereview.com
[Nov-22-06] (0 Comments)

Currently, C-Media's highest level sound processor for PCI soundcards is the Oxygen HD CMI8788. Featuring specifications and features notfound on any other computer audio solution, the Oxygen HD chipset isdesigned to impress. It is this sound processor that powers BlueGears' newsound card, the b-Enspirer. Just what exactly is the b-Enspirer capable of?Read on and find out.

Logitech MX Revolution Wireless Laser Mouse @ thetechlounge.com
[Nov-22-06] (0 Comments)

Logitech's MX Revolution is their newest flagship model featuring wireless connectivity and a swooping new design. A meekremodeling this is not. Bold lines carve sharp curves into this input device while a new technology promises to deliver

Recon X-Series rugged PDA ed @ pdatoday.com
[Nov-16-06] (1 Comments)

In today=E2=80=99s work environment it has become increasingly necessary to bring work typically done at the office out into the field. More and more technology has been brought to the fields of construction, surveying , manufacturing, telecom, etc. This brings an interesting issue to light; how do you work in an unfriendly and potentially harsh environment while not burning through laptops and PDA=E2=80=99s weekly?

MSI K9N Diamond Motherboard @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Nov-14-06] (0 Comments)

Our review of MSI K9N Diamond, the most high-end socket AM2 motherboard from MSI, based on nForce 590 SLI featuring an on-board Sound Blaster Audigy SE sound card. Check it out!

Scythe Kama-Meter Multi Functional Controller @ pro-clockers.com
[Nov-14-06] (0 Comments)

About 4 years ago Scythe started up business basically as a CPUcooler manufacturing company and distributor of PC parts & gaming devices. Istill remember getting my first Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer from them backwhen they were the only people importing them. Scythe has since grown to beone of the most highly regarded companies offering top quality PC coolingcomponents and computer accessories, ranging from CPU and GPU coolingsolutions to PC chassis and everything in-between. This time around we aregoing to be taking a look at one of their 5.25 bay devices, the

Powercolor X1650 Pro @ techpowerup.com
[Oct-24-06] (0 Comments)

ATI's Radeon X1650 was introduced with the X1950 XTX and the X1300 XT. Just what is this card? As the name suggests, it is a little step up from the X1600 XT. With the same amount of pipelines, and slightly higher clocks, is there anything to look forward to with the X1650 Pro? No doubt, this card at least runs cooler - insured by a smaller manufacturing process. Does it bring balanced performance at a fair price? How does it fair compared to the X1300 XT? Most importantly, is it worth buying?

Zalman CNPS9700 LED CPU Cooler @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Oct-14-06] (0 Comments)

Next week Zalman will be releasing their latest CPU cooler, CNPS9700 LED, featuring a huge 110 mm fan and coming with a high-performance thermal grease (ZM-STG1). Lets take a look on it!

Corsair Flash Readout 1GB Flash Drive @ thinkcomputers.org
[Oct-12-06] (0 Comments)

Large storage capacities, portability, and user friendly designs have aided in the wide acceptance of USB Flash drives amongcomputer users. The Corsair Flash Readout USB drive takes the benefits of USB Flash drives one step further by featuring a Bi-StableCholesteric Display (BCD) showing data usage, availability and allowing for an 11 character alphanumeric personalized ID orlabeling. The Corsair Flash Readout is available at an estimated retail price of $39.99 and is backed by a 10 year warranty.

HIS X1650Pro IceQ Turbo Dual DVI 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express Video Card @ bonafidereviews.com
[Oct-09-06] (0 Comments)

Today in the BFR labs we have our first X1650 video card to review. The X1650Pro, along with the X1300XT and X1950XT, have just recently been released by ATI as a follow up to the orginal X1600, X1300, and X1900 lineup. These new editions are a slightly enhanced version of their respective predecessor featuring higher core and memory speeds. This X1650 Pro features a core speed of 625MHz and memory clock of 1.4GHz effective compared to the X1600 Pro's core/memory speed of 500MHz/800MHz.

SanDisk Sansa e270 6GB MP3 Player @ ukgamer.com
[Sep-27-06] (0 Comments)

Of course with their memory expertise and manufacturing capacity and the worldwide explosion in portable, Flash based music players it was pretty much a dead cert that they'd end up dipping a toe and introducing their own line of multimedia players, though even with their obvious advantages in the field they still faced the same hurdle faced by every other manufacturer trying to get noticed....the iPod.

SteelSound 5Hv2 Professional Gaming Headset @ thinkcomputers.org
[Sep-25-06] (0 Comments)

SteelSeries is well know throughout the competitive PC gaming community as company dedicated to manufacturing the highestquality accessories and peripherals. Starting with high performance mouse pads, SteelSeries moved on to professional grade headsetsand keyboards. The Steelsound 5H was Steel Series' first attempt at a gaming headset, and it proved to be quite a learningexperience. SteelSeries was forced to recall two production batches due to wiring problems for the ear cups and microphone. So,after several major changes and upgrades, SteelSeries is back and better than ever with the SteelSound 5Hv2 professional gamingheadset.

ATP MicroSD/Reader Combo @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Sep-22-06] (0 Comments)

A brief look on ATPs memory card manufacturing process and on their MicroSD/Reader Combo, a set containing one micro SD card, one adapter to transform it into a mini SD card, another adapter to transform it into a regular SD card and a USB reader.

Corsair CMPSU-620HX PSU @ hothardware.com
[Aug-16-06] (0 Comments)

Over the course of the last few years, Corsair has expanded theirproduct line to address additional markets beyond memory modules. Here, theindustry has also seen water-cooling units under the COOL brand as well asflash memory drives launched under the Flash Voyager USB brand name. Today,we find Corsair venturing into yet another enthusiast market segment withthe launch of the company's first ever series of power supplies.

Thermalright HR01 940/939 passive cooler @ xtremecomputing.co.uk
[Aug-12-06] (0 Comments)

The HR-01 is one of the best silent coolers that I have seen inrecent times, the shear ability to use the Heat sink as a passive heat sinkshows the quality of the manufacturing process and the imaginative fan ductis something that Thermalright should be proud of. That brings me to the fanduct, not only does it give you a drop it temperature of over ten Celsiusbut it is also UV reactive so all you modders out their looking forsomething different and silent to boot well look no further than the HR-01.

Thecus Y.E.S. Box N2050 RAID External Hard Drive Enclosure @ thinkcomputers.org
[Aug-04-06] (0 Comments)

The external drive market has always introduced new technologies and expanded its capabilities as the popularity forexternal drives increases. Originally introduced in late 2005, the External SATA (eSATA) interface boasts 6x better speeds than USBand FireWire. Various external drive manufacturers have started manufacturing eSATA drives and one of the latest offerings fromThecus, the N2050, features not only eSATA but USB 2.0 as well and the ability to install 2 drives in either RAID 0 or 1configuration.

Samsung A990 Camera Phone @ cooltechzone.com
[Jul-31-06] (0 Comments)

Samsung is at it again, but this time the new phone is bound to attractboth talkers and photographers alike. The problem with camera phones hasalways been the poor quality of images. They are certainly better thannot having a camera, but camera phones arent anyones first choice forcapturing those once in a lifetime photos. Thankfully, technologies havechanged and we are seeing more and more companies featuring a minimum of1.3-megapixel cameras.

:ATI Radeon X1600 round-up @ hexus.net
[Jun-29-06] (0 Comments)

Today we're venturing into the world of the level-headed; thesensible enthusiast. Or, perhaps, the realist. It's a land wheresomething around 100 will get you a new graphics card.

XG Magnum 600W External PSU @ pro-clockers.com
[Jun-29-06] (0 Comments)

It seems that power and heat is the biggest concerns today when buildthe perfect. It likes everyone is manufacturing products that requirescrapload of power and when purchasing a power supply to support all theseproducts aid in adding more heat to your system. Well, XG has come up with asolution that help to distribute more power and eliminate the heat build upfrom such a large power supply. The Magnum 600 Ex is an externally builtpower supply that promises to be the ideal problem solver to the abovementioned problems.

Silverstone Nitrogon NT06 CPU Cooler @ rbmods.com
[Jun-20-06] (0 Comments)

Today we'll be taking a look at Silverstones new NT06 cpu cooler. Featuring a 120mm fan and three heatpipes, the NT06 seems to have some serious potential. With a price tag of $60USD would it be worth it, read on and find out. Also check out our Nt05 review.

Vantec Vortex HDD Cooler @ hardwaresecrets.com
[Jun-20-06] (0 Comments)

Review of Vantec Vortex VTX-CO1-SL, a hard disk drive cooler featuring a crossflow blower and a digital thermometer.

ECS manufacturing in ShenZhen @ bit-tech.net
[Jun-17-06] (0 Comments)

Before the motherboard can begin to take shape, the inner layer must be sheared and drilled. There are about 15,000 holes made in each inner layer motherboard. The process takes around 30 minutes to complete ten 'inner layer' PCBs at a time on each machine.

2006 Dads and Grads Gift Guide @ reviews.digitaltrends.com
[Jun-14-06] (0 Comments)

It's June, and you know what that means, it's time to shine the light on dads and grads and give them something they want, need or could really use. No need to waste your precious brainpower trying to figure out what to get them, just use our handy Dads and Grads Gift Guide, featuring a dozen carefully selected items sure to be useful, practical or at the very least, something they want instead of a =93World's Best Dad=94 coffee mug or a desk set.

2006 Home Entertainment Show Wrap-up @ news.digitaltrends.com
[Jun-09-06] (0 Comments)

What once was known as the Stereophile Show for audiophiles has morphed into the Home Entertainment Show (HES) for techies featuring products, seminars and exhibits related to Stereophile's sister publications and their industries:home theater, custom electronics, multimedia and this year, even digital photography. This year's four-day event returned to Los Angeles for the first time in 8 years, taking over a gaggle of floors in the Sheraton Gateway after stints in New York and San Francisco in recent years. Rumors that next year's show will land in Chicago, the home of the former Summer Consumer Electronics Show, could not be substantiated at press time.

E3 2006 Microsoft Booth Tour @ thinkgaming.org
[May-24-06] (0 Comments)

At the farthest back point in the South Hall you'll find Microsoft's enormous booth that spans almost a half of a footballfield and featuring hundreds of playable Xbox 360s. For a company as big as they are, they don't skimp when it comes to making anunforgettable presence on the showfloor, and they have certainly done so. The entire back half of the booth is a two-story set ofrooms for press and presentations that is just about as well constructed as an apartment building (all to be torn down after 3 daysof excitement). Check out the Microsoft booth tour in its gigantic elegance.

XFX 7900GT Video Card @ bleedinedge.com
[Apr-26-06] (0 Comments)

Recently Nvidia and its partners rolled out their latest video card featuring

The Silverstone Temjin 5 @ News-Modders-Inc
[Apr-18-06] (0 Comments)

The Silverstone Temjin 5 is a hybrid combination of form andfunction. Taking a mini-server style steel chassis with aluminum wave stylefaceplate and combining it with a glossy enthusiast finish, Silverstoneoffers up the best of both worlds. Featuring lots of room for expansion, anacrylic side Window, Back lit blue front LCD with fan control, and a toolessdesign. This extended ATX case could be the perfect gaming rig, Overclockingrig or just your clans own mini-server. It's high quality finish and roomyinterior defy you to pin it to a category.

SteelSeries Steelpad 5L @ techpowerup.com
[Apr-14-06] (0 Comments)

SteelSeries has been manufacturing gaming gear for the gaming enthusiast for half a decade. The SteelPad 5L is the latest incarnation of there SteelSeries gaming surface series and today we take the SteelPad 5L for a test drive. The gaming surface at first glance looks like the typical cloth type mouse pads of back in the day when we all had roller style mouses and input devices. The cushion layer thats between the surface and backing resembles a thin layer of neoprene, so the surface has a stiff but sponge like feel to it. The surface is comfortable and smooth to the touch. Let's have a look.

Scythe Katana Cu HSF @ Scott Rempel
[Apr-10-06] (0 Comments)

If someone was to ask you to name a heatsink manufacturer, I'd be willing to bet that Scythe would not be the first name that comes to mind. While not new to the scene, Scythe is still a relatively unkn own name in the enthusiast market. This is unfortunate because as you have seen in past reviews of a few of Scythe's coolers, every one has performed extremely well. Today I am going to take a look at another o f their coolers aimed at the enthusiast market, the Katana Cu. Let's s ee if this new all copper version of the Katana can help put the name Scythe, on the minds of more people.

News @ tekbunker.com
[Apr-09-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!Competition ends 10th April, and is world wide.

News @ tekbunker.com
[Apr-07-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!Competition ends 10th April, and is world wide.

News @ tekbunker.com
[Mar-29-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!Competition ends 10th April, and is world wide.

Only 3 Days left! Win Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach @ tekbunker.com
[Mar-22-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!Competition ends 25th March, and is world wide.

Thermaltake Silent BTX CPU Cooler @ btxformfactor.com
[Mar-21-06] (0 Comments)

They actually have a couple Type I cooler upgrades, and even a Type II, but this review will be focused on the Thermaltake Silent BTX CPU Cooler, model number CL-P0191. Featuring a thermally controlled fan, solid copper base, and dual heatpipes, the CL-P0191 seems well prepared to tackle the cooling requirements of an Intel CPU installed in a BTX environment.

GeForce 7900 GTX @ nordichardware.com
[Mar-13-06] (0 Comments)

The architecture is actually pretty much identical to its predecessor.Despite this there are actually many interesting things to say aboutNVIDIA's new circuits, the most obvious being NVIDIA's decision to use a90mm manufacturing process for its high performance circuits.

News @ tekbunker.com
[Mar-11-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!Competition ends 25th March, and is world wide.

PowerColor X800 GTO PCI Express Videocard @ pcstats.com
[Mar-08-06] (0 Comments)

ATi's new X800 lineup competes very well against nVIDIA's GeForce 6600/GT series. These two Geforce GPUs are currently some of the best mid-level videocards out there. The PowerColor X800 GTO is one of the new series of ATi X800 videocards, and it offers up quite a bevy of value for the mainstream consumers. The ATI 'R430' core is built on the 0.11 micron manufacturing process, and contains some 160 million transistors. The PowerColor X800 GTO core speed is 400MHz and this version features 128MB DDR memory running along at 350MHz.

Competition ends 25th March @ tekbunker.com
[Mar-01-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!

ATI Radeon X1900XTX - Performance and overclocking @ nordichardware.com
[Feb-23-06] (0 Comments)

But nVidia's shrewd moves were over and now it was ATI's turn. ATI ha d inparallel with the R520 also developed a circuit codenamed R580. With amore mature 90nm manufacturing process and multiple enhancements to thecore, it was now time for ATI to perform a castling and get back on theplaying field

News At Tekbunker @ tekbunker.com
[Feb-18-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!

News At Tekbunker @ tekbunker.com
[Feb-18-06] (0 Comments)

The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown safe and secure as the only gateway to the riches of Xen'drik. But now danger threatens! Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction. Are you a match for the fearsome monsters and the dungeons? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeons & Dragons Online:Stormreach!

PowerColor X1300Pro Bravo VIVO @ overclockersonline.com
[Feb-16-06] (0 Comments)

The X1300Pro Bravo edition from PowerColor is the perfect choice foran HTPC system as it provides a multitude of features including ATI's AVIVOvideo playback technology, the aforementioned VIVO function for capturingfrom a variety of sources, and gaming performance that is very acceptablefor the average person.

Where in the world? @ bit-tech.net
[Feb-01-06] (0 Comments)

We at bit-tech towers decided that we wanted to investigate exactly where all our favourite gear comes from and how it gets made. We embarked on a gruelling world tour to find the offices and the manufacturing plants of all the top companies that we cared about, and then put finger to keyboard to report back to you. Did you know that some of the top enthusiast components in the world are designed in Canada? That one of the most anticipated games of 2006 is being developed in the Ukraine? That one of your daily website reads comes out of Alaska? Thought not!

Xbox 360 Costs $715 to Make! @ hardware.gamershell.com
[Dec-28-05] (0 Comments)

A high ranking friend at IBM, from the Chip Design division, the guys responsible for parts of the XBOX 360 chip design, tipped us regardi ng the real expenses involved in manufacturing the XBOX 360, and when we mentioned the $126 Microsoft loss, he said:

Holiday 2005 Memory Buyers Guide @ thinkcomputers.org
[Nov-13-05] (2 Comments)

Tis the season for you to go and spend your hard earned money on things you most likely don't need, or the person you aregetting it for doesn't need either, but we still do it anyway. So in the spirit of the Holidays we decided to make your gift givingand maybe receiving a bit more painless and easier. We've come up with, a Memory buyers guide, featuring 4 of the top Rammanufacturers out there today. There are many companies out there that make ram now, but these four are in my opinion the top 4manufacturers. We will be looking at 3 offering from each company, High End, Low End and DDR2. The companies are Corsair, Crucial,OCZ and GEIL, the companies are in no particular order of preference just an order. Since the new shift is toward 2 gigabytes ofram, that is what we will be focusing on, but some choices will be 1 gig sets.

Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 (nForce 4 SLI Intel) @ viperlair.com
[Nov-01-05] (0 Comments)

Foxconn has doven headfirst into the shark infested waters of the mainstream market and proven they can swim with the big boys. Pleasing the hardware enthusiast crowd is no easy task, but Foxconn has put their years of manufacturing experience to good use and put together a winner with this board. Even a hardcore enthusiast will have a hard time finding fault with this board.

Mesh CA3030-BS mid-tower case w/400watt PSU @Tech-Mods.net @ tech-mods.net
[Oct-26-05] (0 Comments)

Since 1990 Enermax has been manufacturing cases, power supplies, and accessories designed with the customer in mind. The Mesh CA3030 BS is designed to provide excellent cooling in an elegant design. The Mesh has a lot of features normally found in higher price cases like stealthed drive bays, tool less design, and enhanced cooling. .

nPower NPH-775-1 & NPH-K8-1 Heatpipe Coolers @ Today Scott and I are going to look at two of these nPower coo lers, the NPH-775-1 for the Intel LGA775 processor, and the NPH-K8-1 d esigned for AMD's socket 939/940 processors. So let's now see if t he last seven years of TTIC's cooling experience has transferred ove r to their products.
[Oct-25-05] (0 Comments)

Today Scott and I are going to look at two of these nPower coo lers, the NPH-775-1 for the Intel LGA775 processor, and the NPH-K8-1 d esigned for AMD's socket 939/940 processors. So let's now see if t he last seven years of TTIC's cooling experience has transferred ove r to their products.

RAIDMAX Samurai XE 901 Case @ monster-hardware.com
[Oct-16-05] (0 Comments)

As noted earlier in the intro the Samurai's unique design comes courtesy of a molded plastic hard shelled exterior attached to a steel frame. This manufacturing method greatly reduces costs over a comparable one piece steel only design. Unfortunately, the steel skeleton means the case is heavy, weighing in at nearly 25 pounds. Though the Samurai is by no means a small case, usable internal space is reduced by several inches due to the aforementioned plastic shelled steel frame.

GIGABYTE GA-8I945P Pro Motherboard @ techniz.co.uk
[Sep-22-05] (0 Comments)

The GA-8I945P Pro was featuring the new Intel=AE 945P Express chipset wi thHyper-Threading Technology delivers significant performance gains withvariety of new generation architectures including the DDR2 main memory,PCI-Express interface, and Serial-ATA 2 interface for improving storageperformance. The motherboard itself has a lot of built in features such a sGigabit LAN, RAID, and 7.1 channel sound. Besides that, it comes with agood bundle of software. In terms of performance, this motherboard did agreat job as you can see on the performance benchmarking and testingsection. Anyway, the GA-8I945P Pro is a very good motherboard for theIntel LGA 775 platform in terms of the performance and overclocking

SilverStone PP02 @ extensivemods.com
[Sep-04-05] (0 Comments)

As many of you may know, silence is something PC owners are striving for today. Because of this, companies are manufacturing case fans that produce more airflow with less noise. We have silent PSU's because of these new innovations. What about the people that are not able to buy new silent fans let alone a new silent PSU. The PSU being the most costly of the 2. Today I get to look at a product to help with the noisy PSU. SilverStone has released a Power Supply Acoustic Cover called the PP02. I am going to look at the PP02 and see if it does what it claims.

Evercool Neon Crab Memory Cooler @ thinkcomputers.org
[Aug-26-05] (0 Comments)

This isn't something you want to broil or eat on the half shell butit looks like something born outta Las Vegas. Today we show you the NeonCrab Memory Cooler by Evercool. They are a top 5 company in Taiwan formanufacturing PC Thermal Solutions. They provide a wide range of productsworldwide from retail to prebuilt computer system companies. I'd like tothank Evercool at this time for an innovative product. People are alwayslooking for ways to cool their memory in attempts at keeping their systemstable and squeezing a few extra mhz's out of it, is this a solution forthem? Maybe this is geared more towards someone just looking for someaesthetics inside their case? Let's take a look at how well it performed forme

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT - Featuring XFX @ pcper.com
[Aug-11-05] (0 Comments)

It's hard to not be pleased with products like these. NVIDIA hasdone magnificently with their two latest GPU releases by bringing out fasterproducts with top shelf feature sets and having product available on launchday. The XFX 7800 GT card takes that a step further by overclocking thecore and memory speeds for an even faster out of the box experience. Withthe 7800 GT, performance is outstanding and even prices look a bit better.

TUL AX480A-GF (RADEON XPRESS 200P) @ techniz.co.uk
[Jul-01-05] (0 Comments)

The PowerColor AX480A-GF motherboard was featuring the RADEON XPRESS 200P(RX480) Chipset that delivers significant performance gains with varietyof new generation architectures including dual-channel DDR, PCI-Expressinterface and Serial-ATA interface for improving storage performance. Themotherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Gigabit LAN andRAID function. In terms of performance, this motherboard did a great jobas you can see on the performance benchmarking and testing section.However, PowerColor AX480A-GF motherboard is still a very good motherboardfor the AMD64 platform in terms of the performance and overclocking. TheMSRP of this motherboard is at around $110 USD which is very affordablefor a AMD64 motherboard.

GIGABYTE GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard @ techniz.co.uk
[Jun-29-05] (0 Comments)

The GigaByte GA-K8N Pro-SLI motherboard was featuring the new NvidianForce 4 SLI chipset that enables the usage of dual PCI-Express VGA card.Beside that, it also delivers significant performance gains with varietyof new generation architectures including dual-channel DDR, PCI-Expressinterface and Serial-ATA II interface for improving storage performance.The motherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Dual GigabitLAN, Dual Bios, RAID function, and 7.1 channel sound.

PowerColor AX480A-GF (RADEON XPRESS 200P) @ techniz.co.uk
[Jun-20-05] (0 Comments)

The PowerColor AX480A-GF motherboard was featuring the RADEON XPRESS 200P(RX480) Chipset that delivers significant performance gains with varietyof new generation architectures including dual-channel DDR, PCI-Expressinterface and Serial-ATA interface for improving storage performance. Themotherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Gigabit LAN andRAID function. In terms of performance, this motherboard did a great jobas you can see on the performance benchmarking and testing section.However, PowerColor AX480A-GF motherboard is still a very good motherboardfor the AMD64 platform in terms of the performance and overclocking. TheMSRP of this motherboard is at around $110 USD which is very affordablefor a AMD64 motherboard.

Spire DigiPanel Multifunction Panel @ bigbruin.com
[May-06-05] (0 Comments)

From the list of features it is clear that despite the DigiPanel featuring only one knob on the front panel, it is capable of monitoring three temperatures and monitoring/controlling three cooling fans. The knob doubles as a button, and tapping it allows the user to cycle the display between fans, eliminating extra buttons and saving a good deal of space in the process.

Chaintech VNF4 Ultra ZENITH VE @ techniz.co.uk
[Apr-07-05] (0 Comments)

The Chaintech VNF4-Ultra was featuring the new Nvidia nForce 4 Ultra
chipset that delivers significant performance gains with variety of new
generation architectures including dual-channel DDR, PCI-Express interface
and Serial-ATA II interface for improving storage performance. The
motherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Gigabit LAN,
RAID, and 7.1 channel sound.


Repairing Your Waterchill PC Radiator @ Raptor-Mods
[Mar-19-05] (0 Comments)

A lot of people buy the 80mm Waterchill type radiators for their PC water cooling set-ups and a lot of them, it would seem, make a very simple mistake when installing them. That mistake, putting the mounting screws in without the spacers and puncturing the radiator core!

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3100 Review @ The Tech Zone
[Mar-15-05] (0 Comments)

Unveiled during the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3100 keyboard & mouse combo features Logitechs award-winning Logitech MX 1000 Cordless Laser Mouse and mates that with a matching keyboard featuring the most powerful navigation controls available on a Logitech product. The high-performance package allows navigation to be performed by either the mouse or the keyboard so you can work faster and easier.

How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour @ pcstats.com
[Feb-08-05] (0 Comments)

Without a doubt, motherboards are the most complex and essential part of the modern PC.
With this in mind, it's surprising to learn the amount of work and machinery involved in manufacturing a single motherboard. As PCSTATS recent trip to Gigabyte's Nan-Ping factory in Taiwan showed us last summer during Computex 2004, there's a lot more to it. In fact, producing and testing a single motherboard involves a mind-boggling host of automated machines, people and processes...


Edifier R501 5.1 Six Channel Surround Computer Speaker System Review @ Tweaknews
[Jan-21-05] (0 Comments)

"This beautifully simplistic designed sound system shows Edifier, a relatively unknown speaker manufacturer, really knows what geeks want their speaker system to look like. Simple design is becoming more and more the trend in computer peripheral manufacturing. Have the product perform well, but keep the aesthetics uncomplicated.

Albatron GeForce 6600GT (PCI-E) @ overclockercafe.com
[Jan-15-05] (0 Comments)

The 6600GT chipset is probably the best mid-range solution that nVidia has ever produced, and Albatron has done a fine job manufacturing their version of it. With the oversized gold heatsink on the blue PCB, it's got the looks. And with very nice frame rates in all of our benchmarks it's got the horsepower under the hood as well.

Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D GeForce 6600GT Videocard Review @ pcstats.com
[Dec-17-04] (0 Comments)

nVIDIA was the first to enter the 'mainstream' PCI Express video market with the GeForce 6600 class GPU. ATi followed suit a few days later with its Radeon X700. While the companies are different, the technology behind the competing VPUs is actually quite similar. Built on IBM's 0.11 micron manufacturing process, the nVidia GeForce 6600 has eight pixel rendering pipelines and the 'GT' model has a core clock speed of 500 MHz. ATi uses TSMC's 0.11 micron manufacturing process, and its graphics core has eight pixel rendering pipelines too. The higher-end Radeon X700 XT VPU is clocked slightly slower than nVidia's solution, at 475 MHz. Over the next dozen pages, PCStats will try to answer that question as we test out a videocard made by Gigabyte called the GV-NX66T128D. This PCI Express x16 videocard is based on nVIDIA's GeForce 6600GT GPU, and packs in a svelte 128MB of Samsung GDDR3 memory.

Vantec EZ-Swap Removable Hard Drive Rack @ Aftermath
[Dec-10-04] (0 Comments)

Founded in 1994, Vantec is recognized as one of the premier thermal solutions leaders. We are devoted to manufacturing and developing total PC solutions for every computer user, from mainstream to enthusiast. Utilizing our technical expertise and innovative designs, we are constantly expanding our product line to offer advanced computer peripheral to meet the personal and industrial needs of modern computer users. Our primary goal is to create viable solutions to satisfy the consumers needs. Offering complete and affordable ways to upgrade and maintain your personal computer, Vantec is a name you can trust for quality and reliability.

X-Micro WLAN 11g Router and PCMCIA Card @ A True Review
[Dec-02-04] (0 Comments)

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a home to have more than one computer;
whether it be multiple desktops or a laptop thrown in the mix. With
multiple computers comes a need to network them. Network equipment has come
along way since the relative low speeds of 10baseT Ethernet. These days
network equipment is capable of amazing speeds, like the X-Micro 11g Router
and PCMCIA card featuring 108 Mbit/s Super G Turbo Mode. On paper, 108
Mbit/s wireless looks great, but just how well will it really perform?


Interview: Kingston Technology @ (specify)accelenation.com
[Nov-26-04] (0 Comments)

Kingston designs our memory modules here in Fountain Valley, California. We also have manufacturing facilities in China, Taiwan and also in Malaysia. We design the memory module, but raw materials can come from a number of sources.

Samsung SCD305 digital camcorder review @ PC Unleash
[Nov-22-04] (0 Comments)

Another benefit of using the SCD305 is its 180 degrees of rotation. Not
only can it shoot pictures using the viewfinder, it can also shoot
effectively in many different situations. For example, if you are trying to
film at a concert and the crowd is obstructing your view, you can simply
rotate the viewfinder and film from above. Also turning the LCD 180 degrees
will aid you in the glorious and worthwhile task of capturing your own
image! All in all, it is a very versatile product, and one that will raise
your status with women, making it easier than ever before to mate with them.
And you have our guarantee on that.


Beantech Igloo 11 Case Review @ overclockercafe.com
[Nov-15-04] (0 Comments)

Case design has taken some interesting turns in the past year or two. Manufacturing techniques have improved so as to make lots of otherwise unusual designs possible. Just a few examples of these could be the Diabolic Minotaur, Raidmax Samurai or the Logisys Dracula case. Each of these cases has nice features but their respective strong points lie in their aesthetics.

Gigabytes 3D Rocket Cooler @ PC Unleash
[Nov-12-04] (0 Comments)

Gigabyte which is one of the major manufacturers of motherboards and
graphics cards, may be a relatively new name in the cooler industry.
However, this one, which theyve just introduced, is really quite
innovative. And it is impressive to see a unique design from a company that
hasnt been known for manufacturing coolers. The 3D Rocket cooler from
Gigabyte is not a conventional air cooler. Board this Rocket with us,
friends and lovers, and youll have a gay (happy) time indeed. Discover the
joys of properly handling the Rocket, and you might just reach the celestial
orbs!


Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris @ gameconnect.info
[Nov-04-04] (0 Comments)

Gooka's light adventuring and RGP gameplay mixture will appeal to fans of either genre for its refreshing blending of genres, as well as to those who would not usually bother with either, due to the more accessible nature of the action.

Counter-Strike Source Review @ gameconnect.info
[Oct-10-04] (0 Comments)

The first thing one will notice upon launching the game is the huge graphical upgrade from previous iterations of the series. Valve has been
graphically improving its games for some time now; but after the higher-poly models released for Half-Life Deathmatch and Team Fortress Classic, the High-Definition pack released with Blue Shift and the upgraded map geometry and texturing in Condition Zero, the aging Half-Life engine has become a bottleneck. Valve has taken the freedom the Source engine brings and created new maps and models to breathe new life into an old game. The new grenade explosions are fantastic - particularly the flashbangs blinding and dizzying effects.


World Premiere! Acer Ferrari 3400 notebook with Athlon 64 3000+ 90nm Specifications and Photos @ amdboard.com
[Sep-21-04] (0 Comments)

Athlon 64 is a growing success and, thanks to lower prices, newer socket 939 and 90nm manufacturing process, AMD is expecting to enjoy record shipment in coming quarters. First AMD processor to be engraved in 90nm, the Athlon 64 low-power mobile 3000+ has been announced on the 20th of September with mention of Acer Ferrari 3400 notebook being first to sport the shrinked baby. AMDboard has the full specifications and the first pictures ever released of this 15' screen SXGA Acer prodigal notebook.

SWISSMEMORY(R) USB Victorinox @ Aftermath
[Sep-12-04] (0 Comments)

Emerging from a joint venture with Siemens Switzerland Ltd. Swissbit in
Switzerland has more than 12 years experience in development, design,
manufacturing and testing of Memory Products....


SimpleTech Nitro PC3700 Review @ GruntVillE
[Aug-12-04] (0 Comments)

SimpleTech has been manufacturing a wide array of memory products since 1990, so
they're not exactly the new kid on the block. They're recently started to market a
new product line called Nitro which is geared towards those folks who deem it
necessary to push their hardware to the brink of extinction. Today, we'll be looking
at the Nitro 1GB PC3700 matched pair memory kit from SimpleTech to see just what
these modules have to offer the average consumer.


Sign up for Boise Fright Fest 04! @ cluboverclocker.com
[Jul-30-04] (0 Comments)

The sign up page is done, the 20,000 square foot room at the mall is reserved, the pizza is ordered, and the prizes are rolling in!!! The only thing left is for you to SIGN UP! We've got about $6000 in prizes on hand right now, with much more on the way, so don't you dare miss out on this one. Be part of the largest LAN Party to ever hit the state of Idaho! Meet face to face with computer hardware and game reps from companies like Micron, Dream Catcher, Rampage, OCZ, and more. Compete in intense tournaments featuring Painkiller, BF Vietnam, Doom 3, Rise of Nations, and more. Take place in drawings for free hardware and games throughout the 3 day long fest. Reserve your seat now!

Albatron K8X800 Pro II Athlon 64 Motherboard @ LAN Addict
[Jul-12-04] (0 Comments)

The Pro II really has potential since it has all the features Id personally want as a LAN Party enthusiast such as 3Coms Gigabit Network Card for the amazingly quick connections to our game servers, FireWire ports for capturing video from your digital video camera and some diagnostic tools that we just crave! Youll notice BIOS Mirror has become almost standard from many companies but are often named just slightly differently such as Dual BIOS or something similar. If youve ever had the joy of accidentally screwing up upgrading your BIOS youd understand the importance of having a backup.

Samsung ML-1710 Laser Printer Review @ MrPCPro.com
[Jul-05-04] (0 Comments)

Samsung has a history of manufacturing a variety of different products for many different applications, including their large high volume
laser printer lines, such as the ML-2151N or ML-7300N we took a look at many months ago. With the ML-1710 however, Samsung is targeting the
home/student market of consumers, lucky for us this means a fairly reasonable retail price of around $200 US, although it can be found much cheaper
online.


SilverStone SST-FP53 HDD Cooler @ Steamed Turtle
[Jul-01-04] (0 Comments)

Today we are going to take a look at an aspect of system design that can be over looked quite often. And that aspect is cooling those expensive hard drives. With the manufacturing of high-speed drives on the rise we are becoming more and more concerned with keeping them cool. Even if you don't own 10K RPM Raptor you will still be glad to know that keeping your trusty 5400RPM or 7200RPM drive nice and cool will help prolong it's life. Keeping a hard drive cool will also help protect against drive errors. So, today we are going to take a look at the SilverStone SST-FP53."

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ AMD Review
[Jun-24-04] (0 Comments)

Today, we will be looking at AMD's latest Socket 754 chip, the 3700+, clocked in at 2.4 GHz. This clock speed is the same speed as the FX 53 chips, featuring a 1 megabyte L2 cache as well. The only difference between the two chips, sans the socket difference, is the memory support. While both chips support DDR, the 3700+ is capable of only single channel DDR while the FX series works best in dual channel configuration.

Swiftech MCW6000 Waterblock @ COC
[May-24-04] (0 Comments)

It has been awhile since we last heard from Swiftech, but by the looks of it, they have been busy with the design and engineering that goes into their new waterblock, the MCW6000. ClubOC has always tried to deliver influential, and real world reviews of water cooling products, and if we haven't said it before we'll have to mention once again that its always a pleasure to review products from Swiftech. They are one of the best in the design and manufacturing of cooling products. Of course our opinion of Swiftech products hasn't been without competition from the likes of Danger Den, but by the looks of it, Swiftech beat them to the plate in being the first to offer a new waterblock, that so far in testing, has been one of the first in eliminating the wide temperature threshold of a CPU going from idle to load. Lets take a deeper look at this block and then perhaps you can decide if its worth having.

Zalman "Theater 6" 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones @ Controlled Insanity
[May-16-04] (0 Comments)

For some time now Zalman has had a pretty tight grip on the cooling market, whether it be air or water cooling. They are a very well established company, and recently they have branched out and began manufacturing audio products. The newest item on our review block, sent over by PCToyland, are the new Zalman "Theater 6" 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones, let's go see if Zalman's quality with cooling has spilled over to their new audio products.

Logitech Z3 Speakers @ Envy News
[May-12-04] (0 Comments)

Gone are the days of five-foot tall and ten driver cone speakers the size of small fridges. Replaced by Neodymium rare-earth magnets, zero-vibration materials, metal drivers, and smart resonance chambers, the new-generation bookshelf speakers have stepped in to eradicate the need of yester-decade's offerings. It's apparent from the low-end to the bleeding-edge high-end; small, compact, and sexy are the way to go. Today's young industrial and acoustic designers are employing over a century of audio engineering and combining these principles with present-day mass-manufacturing. The end result - top tier audio fidelity for the masses. It seems to be the trend for 2004; clean and smart designs combined with quality and excellence.

9 Days Left in T-Shirt Design Contest @ OCIA.net
[Apr-22-04] (0 Comments)

(1) MSI GeForce FX 5600 Video Card, (1) TweakMonster Fan Bracket/RAMsink Kit, (1) Swiftech MCX462-V AMD Heatsink, (1) ChillVent I System Cooling Accessory, (2) Vantec Silver Braided UV Reactive Rounded IDE Cables & (1) Floppy Cable, and an OCIA.net T-Shirt featuring your design.

Samsung SyncMaster 192MP LCD Monitor Review @ pcstats
[Apr-16-04] (0 Comments)

Samsung have proven that they are quite capable of dominating the LCD monitor market, due to strengths in their own LCD-panel manufacturing facilities, and excellent product design and engineering. Though, as prices for LCD monitors are still quite high, typically above the $500/panel price point, competition remains fierce. Faced with cheaper and less expensive competition from companies who integrate LCD screens into custom shells, or simply slap a logo on a OEM display, Samsung have taken important steps to differentiate their products from cookie-cutter 17" and 19" LCD screens. They have accomplished this by mainly embracing the multimedia LCD monitor - and doing it right.

Gigabyte GV-N595U-GT @ Envy News
[Apr-13-04] (0 Comments)

The Gigabyte GV-N595U-GT is for those who have the money and cant live
without the best nVIDIA card. Dont like the stock FX5950 Ultra speed, but
are afraid to overclock? The GV-N595U-GT is for you. Already have a video
editing / capturing software suite? The GV-N595U-GT is for you. Want a
card that is able to go even farther than its already pre-overclocked
speeds? The GV-N595U-GT is for you.


Albatron FX5700 Ultra Review @ Techware Labs
[Mar-02-04] (0 Comments)

After consistently lackluster reviews for their FX5600, Nvidia a revision of the series and a winning chipset, the FX5700. With reports that ATI has overtaken Nvidia to become the number two chip supplier, next to number one Intel, Nvidia needed to continue to work hard to regain their reputation and market share. It appears that they have gained sufficient experience with this GPU and manufacturing process to pump out a surprisingly better card than was seen with the first revision, the FX5600. It will be interesting to see if Nvidia can improve upon the next generation of cards as much as they improved this revision.

Zalman CNPS7000A-Alcu Review @ Crazymodders.be
[Feb-29-04] (0 Comments)

When you take the socalled Flower Heatsink (FHS) out of the package, you immediately notice that all 130 fins are very thin and therefor very bendable/breakable. So handle with care at all times! Of the 65 fins on each side, 19 are made out of copper while the others are made out of grey aluminum. This mix of 2 different materials, and therefor different colors, doesn't only look good, it also helps to reduce the manufacturing costs. After all, copper is cheaper than aluminum which makes this hybrid version about 10€ cheaper than the full copper version.


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