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Thursday, December 31, 2009
SanDisk 32GB Extreme III SDHC Memory Card Review @ Legit Reviews
"The 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards are very impressive to say the least. These are the highest capacity versions of SanDisk’s fastest SDHC cards, with read and write speeds up to 30MB per second. They’re ideal for use in the new breed of digital SLR cameras that record HD video, such as the Nikon D90 and D5000. The high performance of SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards help users capture fast-action images like the pros when using continuous burst mode, along with more rapid offloading of images and videos from the cards to computer. The SDHC card format also works on a variety of devices, such as digital picture frames, netbooks, and the new MacBook Pros and iMacs, for easy transfer and sharing of images, video and other digital files. You can never have too much memory, so if you are going all out on your camera body then a memory card like the 32GB SanDisk Extreme should be an easy choice..."

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Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance Gaming Mouse @ techPowerUp
"Cooler Master's latest gaming mouse is dubbed the Sentinel Advance. Advanced it is with its 5600 DPI double laser sensor and complex lighting system. Besides high performance, this mouse feature eight buttons and a driver suite that has just about any tweakable aspect known to man."

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LanCool PC-K56W Mid-Tower Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
"Computer cases with enough features and cooling to please any gamer are rapidly dropping in price. Manufacturers are noticing the demand for affordable gaming rigs and reacting accordingly. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the LanCool PC-K56W-B Mid-Tower Computer Case. It is part of the recent LanCool Dragon Lord series that helps bring economic relief to gamers searching for the best case for the best price. LanCool is the gaming division of Lian Li, a very well known name in the computer case industry. Benchmark Reviews is here to pit the PC-K56W against other recent additions to the "performance-case-at-a-low-price" arena. Recently, we brought you articles about NZXT's line of such cases. Will LanCool be able to keep up with features such as their tool-free design? Follow along as we find out."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
HIS Radeon HD5750 iCooler IV Video Card Benchmarking @ Legit Reviews
"Pulling the cooler off of the HIS Radeon HD5750 iCooler IV video card you can see that is made solely out of aluminum. In the current times of heatpipes and even the common use of copper for heat dissipation I was a bit surprised to see an aluminum heat sink on a non-reference card. According to HIS the iCooler IV is designed for faster transfer of the heat out of the gpu. The noise level of the iCooler IV is rated for under 30dB's. We will check out how well the iCooler IV works in a bit. First, let's take a look at all the goodies you get with your purchase..."

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GIGABYTE P55A-UD4P @ Bjorn3D
"When we first heard about the 1156 socket CPU motherboards (P55), these newer motherboards were supposed to carry a newer SATA controller. This new SATA controller was supposed to handle the new and faster SATA III (or SATA 6gb/s) HDDs. Unfortunately something was wrong with the initial SATA III controller, which inevitably delayed the arrival of SATA III capabilities. After a few months passed, and the SATA III controller issue was resolved, motherboard manufacturers can now bring us SATA III capabilities."

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Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Benchmarks
"Coming up in our forums was a testing request to compare the performance of Linux between using 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit kernels. This is coming after Linus Torvalds has spoke of 25% performance differences between kernels using CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G and those without this option that allows 32-bit builds to address up to 4GB of physical RAM on a system. We decided to compare the performance of the 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit kernels on a modern desktop system and here are the results."

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Adobe Flash HD-Video GPU Acceleration Guide @ BmR
"Let's think the first words coming to our minds when reading: Adobe Flash Player. Youtube, Hulu, vimeo, HD videos might be some of them. If you don´t understand or relate this words you probably live under a rock or have been out of the game, and by game I mean technology world, for a long time. In our AVIVO Purevideo DXVA HD Acceleration Guide we show you how to use your GPU to playback and enhance many kinds of video formats, normally used on DVDs and Blu-Rays, but not limited to them. The benefit is clear. As long as you can use your graphics card to playback your videos instead of using the CPU, you are doing things easier for your machine, thus consuming less energy and freeing your CPU to do other stuff at the same time. This was the original idea of the DXVA technology. But what happens to the rest of the content we normally watch at the web? Flash is one of the biggest and more used formats today. Youtube being ranked 4th (by traffic stats) is knocking hard at our doors asking for some attention. Some other sites like Hulu (USA) or vimeo have enormous quantities of traffic also, and it wouldn´t be a problem if they weren´t constantly evolving and offering better quality services. For example, Youtube just went up to 1080p support the last month. But I fear 1080p isn´t an easy task for a mid-low CPU, it is? The answer to all this is very simple: DXVA for Adobe Flash Player, and that's what we are testing today in our Adobe Flash GPU Acceleration Guide at Benchmark Reviews."

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
In Win Ammo 2.5-inch HDD RFID Enclosure @ Legit Reviews
"In Win has definitely developed a unique product that will likely appeal to a many first-person shooter gamers. As pictured above, the Ammo enclosure was closely modeled after the ammunition cartridge of an AR-15. Even the groves down the cartridge are in similar positions. Even one end of the Ammo enclosure is angled in order to give the illusion that the clip is curved when, in fact, it is not. Besides having a uniquely themed product with a practical purpose, In Win also brought data security to the table. This will no doubt be an important feature to this market as most anyone would rather know their data is secure in case the enclosure was lost or stolen. Without an included RFID tag, the drive is locked down and does not even show up in Windows until the enclosure is unlocked..."

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Vidabox vCase3 HTPC Case @ techPowerUp
"The vCase3 is a low profile HTPC case aimed at the DIYers out there who want an elegant yet simplistic design to house even the wildest of HTPC systems while not breaking the bank. Today we take a closer look at what the case has to offer."

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Razer Imperator Laser Gaming Mouse Review @ Benchmark Reviews
"The company name Razer is practically synonymous with PC-gaming peripherals. Their wide selection of gaming keyboards, mice, and other accessories make them a top choice when shopping for the best gaming gear. The Razer Imperator is the latest release, and the RZ01-0035 model offers gamers an ergonomic mouse with highly-sensitive 5600 dpi laser. Razer compromises nothing when it comes to comfort, looks, and features. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Razer Imperator USB-2.0 5600-DPI Laser Gaming Mouse RZ01-0035. Boasting such features as adjustable thumb buttons, on-board (Razer Synapse) flash memory, and many other features, this mouse has the potential to pack a serious punch. Learn if the Imperator can live up to the Razer name; and the Benchmark Reviews standard of quality."

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Ultra X4 Fully Modular 850 Watt Power Supply Review @ Tweaknews
"The Ultra Products X4 850W power supply has a lot to recommend it. Its fully modular design is very unique and will be a boon to users with tight cases who like to have neat, tidy installs. The cable assortment is complete and provides the user with plenty of connectors supporting a wide variety of configurations."

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Monday, December 28, 2009
Head-Direct HiFiMAN RE252 @ techPowerUp
"Head-Direct's HiFiMAN RE252 in-ears boast a new type of shell made from soft silicone. These in-ears aim to provide you with audiophile quality sound without ruining your ears. We put the $200 earphones to the test to see if the design can hold its own."

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ASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
"As was the case with the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, using the ASUS P7P55D Premium was a great experience. We were able to really push the overclocking envelope of our i5 750 CPU. If you plan to watercool, this would be a great motherboard to get your hands on, as it has the capability of pushing any current 1156 CPU past the limits of air-cooling. Coupling this motherboard with an upcoming Intel i3 CPU should result in some impressive clock speeds! Article Title: ASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1168/1/ -- You may automatically unsubscribe from this list at any time by visiting the following URL: "

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Razer Abyssus Gaming Mouse @ Bjorn3D
"For a while now we've been seeing mice with a horde of buttons and programming interfaces to program that flock of buttons hanging all over the mouse. We've been wanting to see a regular 3 button mouse with enough high tech to make it deadly accurate, a nice infrared sensor capable of picking up swift movement, high to mid-range adjustable DPI and with adjustments that can be made without going back into the operating system to make changes."

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ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review
"Compared to past years when recapping the AMD/ATI Linux advancements over the past calendar year, 2009 was not quite as exciting, which can be viewed as both good and bad for their Catalyst Linux driver. There were many advancements this year on AMD's open-source side, but in 2009 there wasn't as many milestones for their Catalyst driver like in the past with the introduction of CrossFire, OverDrive, same-day Linux support, the AMD Catalyst Control Center, and other new features. Here is our 2009 year in review look at AMD's advancements to their proprietary Catalyst Linux driver along with our annual benchmarks."

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Gigabyte P55A-UD6 SATA-6G Motherboard Review @ BmR
"Computer hardware always evolves, and in the interest of making lives more productive technology continues to advance. Gigabyte has recently launched their P55-A series of motherboards on the Intel P55-Express chipset, which incorporate a new 3-3-3 theme of features: Super-Speed USB 3.0 and 3x the USB power output, as well as SATA-3.0 for 6Gbps bandwidth. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 and inspects the new SATA-6G functionality in-depth. Performance will be measured between the Intel Core i7-860 fitted to the LGA1156 socket on the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard and the Core i7-920 equipped GA-EX58-UD4P. Testing a Core i7-860 against an i7-920 might not seem fair, and it's a little biased to compare P55 against X58, but the final outcome might just surprise you."

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Friday, December 25, 2009
ASRock ION 330HT-BD @ techPowerUp
"The ASRock ION 330HT-BD packs a BluRay drive along with a few other unique features usually absent from an ION platform. We pull the unit apart to see what makes it tick and even kick it into overdrive - yes we even overclocked this puppy."

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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
"The Zalman CNPS10X Extreme cpu cooler is the best built processor cooler I have had on my test bench to date. With top notch materials, build quality, feature set coupled with excellent performance, this great looking cooler should be on any buyer's short list. There really isn't more you could add onto a processor cooler without ruining the overall package."

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Wireless Phone Charging With PowerMat Review @ Legit Reviews
"For those that haven't seen the commercials on TV, the Powermat is a charging mat that allows you to wirelessly charge up to 3 electronic devices simultaneously. It also allows you to reduce the number of cords needed for charging and is a great conversation piece as you are charging your devices wirelessly."

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Motherboard Review @ Benchmark Reviews
"Computer hardware always evolves, and in the interest of making lives more productive technology continues to advance. Gigabyte has recently launched their P55-A series of motherboards on the Intel P55-Express chipset, which incorporate a new 3-3-3 theme of features: Super-Speed USB 3.0 and 3x the USB power output, as well as SATA-3.0 for 6Gbps bandwidth. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 and inspects the new SATA-6G functionality in-depth. Performance will be measured between the Intel Core i7-860 fitted to the LGA1156 socket on the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard and the Core i7-920 equipped GA-EX58-UD4P. Testing a Core i7-860 against an i7-920 might not seem fair, and it's a little biased to compare P55 against X58, but the final outcome might just surprise you."

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Team Group Xtreem 2000 MHz CL7 6GB Kit @ techPowerUp
"The Xtreem Series from Team Group marks the company's high-end line-up of memory for the newest plattforms available. We rip apart, bench and push the memory to the limit, to see how it ticks below the surface of the thick, high quality heatspreaders."

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ASUS ENGT240 1GB DDR3 Video Card @ Bjorn3D
"A while ago we looked at the ASUS ENGT240 512MB GDDR5 video card, but this time we are taking a look at the new ASUS ENGT240 1GB DDR3 video card. The difference between the two cards is their memory type, size and the memory speed. It will be a very interesting comparison to see which one will perform better. The GT 240 that has 1GB but slower DDR3 memory or the 512MB card that has a faster GDDR5 memory."

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Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
"Today's review of the Fenrir cooler will test to see whether this is a good, great, or excellent cooler both aesthetically and through benchmarking on a Intel I7 965 Extreme Edition processor pushed to full load. The Fenrir cooler is a little more flashy than most of the competition, but at around US$50, is this more form than function, or will it pull through to be a cooler we at Tweaknews will recommend."

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
AXLE GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
"The AXLE 3D GT 240 we have here is a fairly standard GeForce GT 240, having the same clocks and specifications as the NVIDIA reference design, except its high performance Arctic Cooling heatsink and fan with the unique fan shroud found only on AXLE 3D's version. AXLE also offers a GDDR3 version in addition to the GDDR5 version we have today, with identical specifications aside from memory bandwidth..."

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NVIDIA 3D-Vision: Blu-Ray, Cameras, Projectors @ BmR
"Benchmark Reviews tested the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Gaming Kit when it originally launched back in January, 2009. Comprising a set of battery-powered LCD shutter glasses, the infrared emitter to drive them, and special 120Hz refresh-rate monitors, it enabled high-quality 3D gaming with hundreds of games, as long as you had a sufficiently powerful NVIDIA video card. In 2010, NVIDIA is planning to extend their 3D Vision technology into still photos, the web experience, gaming laptops, and upcoming 3D televisions. Benchmark Reviews recently attended an NVIDIA one-on-one briefing on these new technologies, which will be formally announced at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show."

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Monday, December 21, 2009
ASUS Eee PC 1201N On Linux
"For the past year my netbook of choice has been the Samsung NC10 as while it shipped with stock Intel Atom hardware like other netbooks such as the Dell Mini 9 and earlier ASUS Eee PCs, the Samsung was built very well and possessed a rather large and well laid out keyboard for only being a 10.6"

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NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review
"Another annual tradition of ours besides running a Linux Graphics Survey is to provide a"

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Intel Launches Pine Trail Technology for Atom Netbooks @ Legit Reviews
"The Intel Pine Trail platform looks fairly solid with the exception of HD video playback. With HD video content clearly being the direction that the market is headed it would be nice to be able to playback HD content right our of the box with no issues moving into 2010. Not having native hardware H.264 or VC-1 decoding is a disappointment, but at least the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 has hardware acceleration for MPEG-2. The NVIDIA Ion platform can do it and the upcoming Ion 2 platform will continue to give the NVIDIA Ion chipset a reason to be bought since the Intel Atom platform suffers on HD video decode performance. The nice thing about Pine Trail is that the two chip design will open up more space for third-party HD video decoders, which is key to the advancement of netbooks in general..."

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ECS, eVGA, Gigabyte, MSI P55 Motherboard Roundup @ Legit Reviews
"Present for this review are products from ECS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI. ECS represents the budget option with their P55H-A which has a budget price but enthusiast features. MSI steps up the price with their P55-GD65 which sits closer to the average price, quality and feature-set for a P55 motherboard. EVGA bumps the price up into the enthusiast price-range while offering a board geared primarily towards overclocking enthusiasts in the EVGA P55 FTW. Finally, Gigabyte sits on top with price and features and is the only board to feature USB3.0 and SATA-III connectivity with the P55A-UD6 motherboard."

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Kingston Factory Tour @Bjorn3D
"We recently were lucky enough to get invited to a Kingston Factory tour in California and we thought that it was rather interesting and would like to share some of the photos and impressions we got while on the tour. Now Kingston has factories all over the globe but this one in California is for the manufacturing and testing of ram so it's a little more than just chip building machines. They also do compatibility testing across a wide variety of platforms at the plant so there's actually to much hardware to show you completely."

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XFX Radeon HD5850 Video Card Review @ Benchmark Reviews
"XFX knows that gamers want unmatched performance from their hardware, which is why they now supply ATI Radeon desktop graphics as well as NVIDIA GeForce products. There's no better time for AMD-designed video cards than now, as the Radeon 5800-series has climbed to the top of gamers' most-wanted list. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the XFX Radeon HD5850 HD-585A-ZNFC video card against a large cross-section of modern graphics accelerators and explore the visual quality Microsoft Windows 7 will deliver with DirectX 11. Armed with 1440 shader cores, the 40nm Cypress GPU HD5850 is positioned to offer an excellent value for the upper mid-range and hits the sweet-spot for DX11 gamers."

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Sunday, December 20, 2009
NZXT Panzerbox Aluminum Case Review @ Tweaknews
"NZXT's Panzerbox has proven itself to be worthy of both its name and NZXT's motto. It is armored not only against the prying eyes, and hands of your lanparty adversaries, but against the heat produced by modern high-watt hardware. The Panzerbox also displays the fine workmanship and attention to detail worthy of NZXT's “Crafted Gaming Armor” motto."

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Silverstone Raven 2 Enclosure review in Metku.net
"Early this year Silverstone came up with Raven chassis that got some rather unique features, including positive pressure cooling and motherboard in weird 90-degree angle. After the initial launch the guys at Silverstone haven't been resting on their laurels, but been busy working with the new version, and now the Raven 2 is out and also arrived to our tests."

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Saturday, December 19, 2009
BudgetGadgets Review: USB Cooling Cooler 2 Fan Pad @ Legit Reviews
"My IBM ThinkPad laptop rested perfectly on the cooler, without slipping at all, and at just 0.6 inches thick, the cooler was found to be unobtrusive. The USB cable was the perfect length, as the power plug on the cooler was on the opposite side as my USB ports. I usually use my laptop as I sit on the couch, sometimes for hours. Things do indeed get warm, and I am happy to report that there WAS a noticeable difference when I used the cooler...."

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Friday, December 18, 2009
Intel DP55WG and DP55KG P55 Motherboards Benchmarked @ Legit Reviews
"As you can see both of these motherboards are nearly identical, but there are a few small differences. For starters the Intel DP55KG costs $199.99 shipped. This is $60 higher than the Intel DP55WG motherboard as it costs just $139.99 shipped. These two boards might have the same form factor, chipset and processor support, but the price difference shows something bigger must be happening. When Legit Reviews first saw these motherboards at Quakecon 2009 we discovered that the Intel DP55WG 'Warrensburg' motherboard is based off the same PCB as the Intel DP55KG 'Kinsberg' motherboard, but has been stripped down. The main thing we noticed is that Intel removed two of the power phases so the DP55WG has just four total power phases. Intel also removed the eSATA ports from the back panel, two of the SATA ports, the onboard USB port and other features like the Bluetooth and the cool LED skull. Intel also removed some of the overclocking features from the BIOS on the Intel DP55WG motherboard. The end result is a board that is $60 less expensive, but how will that impact performance and overclocking? Let's read on to take a look at that..."

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Gskill PI Blue 2200MHz memory @ Bjorn3D
"We all know memory is one of the most important components of our computers today. We also know that having too little of memory can raise complete and total havoc on our current OS's, especially when we are trying to load large applications like editing large movie files. DDR3 memory been around for a few years now, and since Intel went with an on board IMC (Integrated Memory Controller), last year on the socket 1366 CPUs, similar to AMDs CPU design, this has significantly boosted our memory bandwidth. Finding a set of memory that runs in the 2000+ MHz range with a limitation of 1.65 volts has been either a pain to locate or requires us users to mortgage our homes just to get a set of high speed memory."

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G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 Kit F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM @ Benchmark Reviews
"If you're in the market for some DDR3 memory these days, you will see a lot of sets being advertised as "Optimized for use in Intel i5 and i7 systems". There's a lot of confusion in the marketplace about whether these products are suitable for use in other applications. The truth is that most all of them can be used in any system that uses DDR3 memory, as long as the BIOS on the motherboard can supply the correct voltage, usually around 1.6V for most sets. In this article Benchmark Reviews will examine how a dual-channel kit of 1600MHz CL7 RIPJAWS modules from premier maker G.Skill performs on an AMD 790FX platform."

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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Adobe Flash 10.1 Ushers In GPU Accelerated Flash! @ Legit Reviews
"It's easy to see in the chart above what an incredible difference Flash 10.1 makes! With Flash 10.0, SD played smoothly, while 720P lost a barely noticeable number of frames and 1080P played terribly, bogging down the entire computer so much that Internet Explorer locked up and the process had to be killed in Task Manager. Firefox had a similar locking result, though it did eventually respond on its own. A credit to Google's Chrome sandboxing approach, closing out the browser was immediate even if the video playback was the worst..."

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Zalman CNPS10X Quiet CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
"The Zalman CNPS10X Quiet cpu cooler can be summed up to be a quiet winner. Although the installation was a little daunting, the performance after the fact made this cooler worth the effort and frustration. It beat everything with ease and could even be used for mild overclocking if temperatures are monitored and the speeds adjusted for the fan's capacity."

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Samsung SyncMaster P2350 LCD Monitor @ Benchmark Reviews
"Desktop PCs have come to a point where your digital experience will be limited to the capability of your monitor. With high end Core 2 Duo CPUs and decent HD capable video cards priced around $100, there is no reason to be viewing the digital world on low resolution screens. If you are, then it is time to step up and upgrade to an HD Monitor. The question is: is the Samsung SyncMaster P2350 a worthy upgrade? Benchmark Review takes a look at this 23-inch LCD Widescreen monitor and see if it's a good buy."

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
"What sticks out at me about the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard is that it goes about its business without any hassle. Simply type in some settings that look rational and off it goes. Not once did I have to reset the CMOS or pray that it would come back to life. If I put in a setting that it did not agree with, it simply rebooted with the default settings. Upon entering the BIOS, what I had put in was still there so I could make adjustments based on that. If you're spending $212.99 on a P55 motherboard, these are things that you should expect. Any P55 motherboard will get you stock performance, but if you are an enthusiast, the extra cash had better be worth it..."

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ASUS EAH 5750 Formula @ Bjorn3D
"ATI is well known for releasing affordable video cards for just about anyone, in every price point. ATI is also well known for supporting some of the most up to date Direct X versions."

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Cooler Master HAF-932 AMD Edition Case @ Benchmark Reviews
"What is the purpose of a computer case? The unimaginative might reply that it's to support and protect the components that comprise your computer. But just as the base purpose of a car- to transport people and goods- is frequently a secondary consideration to style and power, so to are there other reasons to select a particular computer case: to look cool and to impress your friends! Functionality doesn't hurt, of course, but there are many examples of cases where function takes a distinctly secondary seat to style. Cooler Master's HAF 932 case has successfully melded the two, and now they've introduced an AMD commemorative version, the Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition AM-932-RWN1-GP full tower computer case. Does it work as well as its forebear? Benchmark Reviews examines the case and builds a system in to let you know."

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme CPU Waterblock Review @ Legit Reviews
"Swiftech says that the new Apogee XT Extreme CPU waterblock has an average 3 degree improvement over its predecessor, the Apogee GTZ i7. This has me very excited as a 3 degree jump in performance would be worth the $79.95 MSRP. It is only $20 more than the GTZ i7 and it includes the all the mounts that would be needed to move from LGA775 to 1156 to 1366. In the past each one of those steps would have cost an extra $10. That was a nice change on Swiftech’s end..."

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Thermaltake WingRS 301 @ techPowerUp
"The WingRS 301 is aimed at the budget user, carrying an affordable price tag of around 40 €. It features a black exterior and plastic carrying handle. Considering the large choice of enclosures at this price range, it will be interesting to see see what the WingRS brings to the table."

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ASUS ENGT240 512MB GDDR5 Video Card @ Bjorn3D
"With the introduction of the GT220s a few weeks ago, the GT220 was a great video card for HTPCs and other systems that were able to play all the new video games on lower settings. But, for some the GT220 might not just cut it due to their higher gaming settings and other reasons. This is why nVidia came out with the new GT240 line-up of video cards to filfill the needs of those that don't need extreme settings in video games but want to get decent amount of performance on higher settings. ASUS sent us their ENGT240 512MB GDDR5 video card to test out on our testbench."

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Nexus NX5000 R3 530W PSU Review @ XtremeComputing
"For this review I will be looking at a new power supply from a company that was once better known for its cooling solutions than power supplies, this is changing now though. The company is Nexus and the power supply I will be looking at for this review is the 530watt NX-5000 R3."

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Microsoft Explorer Netbook/Notebook Mini Mouse Review @ Tweaknews
"Recommending the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse is an absolute no-brainer. Although this isn't the cheapest mouse on the market, with its Blue track technology, amazing battery life, portability along with excellent build quality makes the product rise up to the price."

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Editors Choice Awards 2009 @ Benchmark Reviews
"Benchmark Reviews offers our finest choices for the 2009 Editor's Choice Award in this article, and the selection process has not been easy. To choose one consumer electronics product as the best-of-the-best when the vast majority of products tested at Benchmark Reviews are already at the top of their game demands the highest quality. Even though this past year has been filled with global crisis and economic meltdown, 2009 has still brought consumers some of the best products ever made. The consumer electronics and performance computer hardware markets have introduced excellent products throughout 2009, and only the best deserve our Editor's Choice Award recognition."

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Monday, December 14, 2009
ASUS GeForce GT-240 GDDR3 Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
"As enthusiasts, we're always interested in the latest monster video cards: the expensive, high-end products that blast through benchmarks and play all your games with buttery-smooth frame rates at the highest resolutions with all the settings maxed out- and sucking a not inconsiderable amount of electricity while doing so! But these products represent only a tiny fraction of the number of video cards sold; the low-to-mid-end cards comprise the bulk of the market. Besides, a GTX285 or Radeon 5870 isn't the ideal solution for every situation: considerations from a limited budget to building a small, quiet system come into play. NVIDIA has been filling out the low-middle end of their video card product line lately, and in this article Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS ENGT240/DI/1GD3/A video card equipped with with NVIDIA's new GeForce GT240 GPU and 1GB of GDDR3 memory."

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Sunday, December 13, 2009
XFX HD5770 Video Card Review @ Tweaknews
"XFX's version of the HD5770 videocard is a great performing DirectX 11 videocard for the money. This videocard and its excellent reference cooling loves to overclock and performs beyond expectations for a mainstream videocard. In fact, two of them would make a highly affordable crossfire setup for slightly over US$350."

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Steelseries 9HD Mousepad for Pro Gamers reviewed in Metku.net
"As I have used and reviewed several Steelseries products during the past few years, I have eagerly awaited for some of their newly announced products to arrive to be tortured. One of these products is the new 9HD gaming mousepad, which has many of the features which I've liked in their old S&S mousepad."

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Saturday, December 12, 2009
Win Colin McRae Dirt-2 from Benchmark Reviews
"Win Colin McRae Dirt-2 from Benchmark Reviews. Benchmark Reviews is giving away a free copy of Colin McRae Dirt-2 (Steam/PC) to one lucky member of our community! This is a random drawing open to everyone, everywhere, worldwide!"

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Friday, December 11, 2009
Axle GeForce GT 240 512 MB @ techPowerUp
"NVIDIA recently launched their first GDDR5 graphics cards. The new GeForce GT 240 is based on NVIDIA's brand-new 40 nm G215 graphics processor and features 96 shaders. Axle has chosen to use an Arctic Cooling heatsink on their GT 240 design."

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Kingston 32GB DataTraveler 200 USB Flash Drive @ Legit Reviews
"The Kingston 32GB DataTraveler 200 USB 2.0 Flash drive’s robust storage capability lets consumers store complete libraries of music, photos and videos. It is also a great tool for business users who carry around large databases or files. For example, one of the servers that powers Legit Reviews went down last month and we actually used this drive on our failed server to get the MySQL databases we needed off it. In an emergency like that you need hardware that works and is reliable, so we were happy with the DT200 was up to the task..."

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ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO @ Bjorn3D
"ASUS is a name that stands out among motherboard manufacturers, and for good reason. The M4A785TD-M EVO is no exception to the rule, and provides a great bundle of features for a great price. Based on the popular AMD 785G and SB710 chipset combination, the M4A785TD-M EVO is a micro ATX form factor motherboard with all the features you would usually find on a standard ATX motherboard. On-board ameneties like an ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU with DVI and HDMI outputs are among some of the goodies ASUS provides. Bundled together with a new Athlon II CPU, the M4A785TD-M EVO performs admirably."

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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
"All in all the Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU Cooler can hold its own and the proof is there. When a sub $40 cooler can keep a blistering 140w AMD Phenom II X4 965 overclocked to 3.6GHz with 1.4v under 60 degrees Celsius, you know you have value!."

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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player Review @ Legit Reviews
"Seagate’s 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..."

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League Of Legends @ Bjorn3D
"Is that what most of us computer users think about, games? Well to tell you the truth, YES, that is all I think about playing on my computer. Of course I can browse the web, make my own movies, do some form of typing, or do some overclocking. The main purpose of this machine is to play games. The need to mutilate, mame, destroy, and crush, my opponents on some unknown digital battlefield is the sole purpose of my computer. Which brings me to the real reason for this review, to give you readers an idea about a new game called League Of Legends."

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Seagate FreeAgent Go ST910004FAA2E1-RK @ Benchmark Reviews
"Mobile storage of music, videos, pictures, files, and pretty much anything else you can think of is rapidly becoming more and more popular. Even the recent release of Windows 7 has seen unheard of amounts of people wanting to install the operating system using external storage devices such as flash drives rather than a DVD. Many workstations in offices don't include any sort of optical or other removable media devices other than USB drives. Seagate has always been a name well associated with storage and their most recent external hard drive series is another push forward helping people with all kinds of storage needs. Benchmark Reviews is taking a look at the Seagate FreeAgent Go 640 GB USB 2.0 External Drive, which is loaded with features, and even software, to make your life easier."

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Ultra X4 750 Watt Modular PSU @ Bjorn3D
"It has been a very long time since Ultra has came out with their X3 series power supplies. While these power supplies came with large power outputs like 1600W, their efficiency and noise, however, was just not up to par with other manufacturers. With the release of the new Ultra X4 series power supplies, these problems were taken into consideration and were fixed to give the best experience to the users. The new X4 series power supplies are certified with the 80Plus certification and they come in wide variety forms. Some of the X4 power supplies have a bronze certification while others have a Silver certification. In todays review, we will be taking a look at the Ultra X4 750W Modular Power Supply, that comes with a 135mm silent fan, and is 80Plus Bronze certified. We are going to compare it to the older X3 brother and some other power supplies provided by other manufacturers. Lets take a look at whether the X4 power supplies are up to par with the other high end power suppl!"

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Kingston Mobile Lite G2 @ Bjorn3D
"With all of these Flash drives, portable HDDs, CD/DVD burners, and lap tops, it easy to overlook a equally but just important storage device that most of our portable electronics use. These storage devices get used in Cell Phones, MP3 players, Digital cameras, to our camcorders.And in my opinion are one of the most verstile storage devices, they are a lot smaller, can be used in a lot of different devices (listed above), on average are normally cheaper then USB flash drives, also these small storage devices can also transfer our personal data from one computer to another with the use of an proper adapter."

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Callpod Chargepod 6-way Charging Device Review @ Legit Reviews
"The Chargepod worked like a charm and reduced all of the cables we had around the office down to just one. The only downside to the Chargepod would be price, but when you think about it most families have thousands of dollars worth of electronics. Spending $39.99 on the Callpod Chargepod Value Pack and then $9.95 for extra cables isn't really that big of a price to pay for the convenience that offers. Not only that, but it might also reduce the chances of you getting hurt from tripping over all those charger cables you have in your house..."

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FW: Patriot Torqx 128 GB Solid State (SSD) Drive Review @ XtremeComputing
"Solid State Drives are accepted as being the future in PC storage, for too long we've had to put up with slow hard drives, but now we can use fast flash memory based SSDs. We have been sent the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD to review, and will be putting it through its paces in today's review."

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Patriot Torqx 128 GB Solid State (SSD) Drive Review @ XtremeComputing
"Solid State Drives are accepted as being the future in PC storage, for too long we've had to put up with slow hard drives, but now we can use fast flash memory based SSDs. We have been sent the Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD to review, and will be putting it through its paces in today's review."

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ASUS GeForce GT240 GDDR5 Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
"As enthusiasts, we're always interested in the latest monster video cards: the expensive, high-end products that blast through benchmarks and play all your games with buttery-smooth frame rates at the highest resolutions with all the settings maxed out- and sucking a not inconsiderable amount of electricity while doing so! But these products represent only a tiny fraction of the number of video cards sold; the low-to-mid-end cards comprise the bulk of the market. Besides, a GTX285 or Radeon 5870 isn't the ideal solution for every situation: considerations from a limited budget to building a small, quiet system come into play. NVIDIA has been filling out the low-middle end of their video card product line lately, and in this article Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS ENGT240/DI/512MD5/A video card equipped with with NVIDIA's new GeForce GT240 GPU and 512M of GDDR5 memory."

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Kingwin Lazer LZ-850 850 Watt Modular Power Supply Review @ Tweaknews
"Kingwin's Lazer LZ-850 ATX power supply brings a lot to the table, and it's all good. With excellent performance, quiet operation, and a very innovative feature set, this PSU could easily find a home in all but the most demanding enthusiast's rigs."

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Zotac IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX Ion Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
"Zotac's IONITX-A-U Mini-ITX motherboard stood up to a battery of tests and proved itself fully capable of all it promised, from its HDMI output and high definition audio to its built-in 802.11n wireless card and low-power. In almost all benchmarks, the Intel ATOM N330 and NVIDIA ION based motherboard stood head and shoulders above mobile variations of similar configurations. Provided with two sticks of RAM, I think the motherboard would continue to show improvements in all benchmarks, and the ability to overclock the motherboard offers an even more substantial boost in performance. Costing around $179.99, this motherboard is well priced to serve as the ultimate core of a versatile and efficient HTPC...."

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Laptop Overheating: A Cheap Solution that Works
"Laptop Overheating: A Cheap Solution that Works"

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Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews
"Learning from the past has allowed Cooler Master to improve upon an already successful design. The NotePal X2 is a next generation cooler modeled after the NotePal X1. Like the X1 this new model (R9-NBC-4WAK-GP) uses a unique body shape and a large central fan as the heart of its design. In addition to looking stylish the 'X' shape of the cooler actually contributes to cooling performance. In this review Benchmark Reviews analyzes the performance of the NotePal X2 as well as the role played the unique body composition."

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Monday, December 7, 2009
Thermaltake ISGC-400 CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
"Available at many retailers for around $45-50 US, the ISGC-400 is not cheap, and one can easily find a cooler that performs as good or better, is easier to install and takes up less room for less money. Consequently, while the ISGC-400 may find a niche in the market due to its size and configuration, it's difficult to give it a blanket recommendation."

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ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim HDMI Audio Card @ Legit Reviews
"The ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim is an impressive piece of hardware. The software bundle is top notch with the inclusion of Total Media Theater 3, one my favorite media applications. I honestly was expecting some frustration from either the drivers or HDMI handshakes, but I am very happy to say that everything worked perfectly. For our article, we used Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. ASUS has done a great job on their drivers and the customization on Total Media Theater 3 and I have to say it was quite a relief that it all worked so well out of the box..."

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Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Sata 3 & USB 3.0 Motherboard @ Bjorn3D
"Gigabyte has gone P55 platform wide with USB 3.0 and SATA 3. Almost every board they offer with the LGA 1156 socket has a version available with SATA 3 and USB 3.0 built in. While SATA 3 and USB 3.0 isn't designed into the P55 chipset Gigabyte has found a solution to include it in this generations boards that will help mainstream SATA 3 and USB 3.0 faster."

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Lian Li PC-B25FB KingMod Edition @ techPowerUp
"The Lian Li PC-B26FB stuffs the high quality interior we have come to expect into an edgy and fairly elaborate exterior. Along the clean lines and top cover with two additional fans, you get a large, blue ring of light in the front. The CaseKing KingMod Edition adds sound insulation material to the chassis to drown out some of the noise the PC makes."

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Sunday, December 6, 2009
SSD Performance: Marvell SATA-6G vs Intel ICH10 @ BmR
"When the Seagate Barracuda XT was revealed as the World's first-ever third generation SATA 6GBps hard drive, expectations for performance were raised to match the new bandwidth limit. While this drive offered tremendous storage capacity paired to good performance, the transfer speeds were nowhere near the second generation SATA 3GBps limit. This is where Benchmark Reviews turns to our vast collection of Solid State Drive storage products, some of which eclipse the SATA-II range. However, our history of SSD performance tests on the Intel ICH10 Southbridge would prove to be very different than our results on the new Marvell 88SE9123 or 88SE9128 SATA-III chips. In this article, Benchmark Reviews compares Marvell SATA 6G SSD performance against tests on the Intel ICH10 chipset."

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC review in Metku.net
"The CoD series has been around for a long while already, but it was the last game in the series, Modern Warfare, that really struck gold and made the game mainstream. It was also the first game in the series to take place in a modern day setting, now the Modern Warfare 2 is offering more of the same - lets see if it manages to do it as well as the original MW did."

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Thermaltake WingRS 301 Mid tower Case Review @ XtremeComputing
"Thermaltake are certainly a well known brand within the enthusiast industry, as such any of their products are expected to be of good quality, and reasonable value. This Thermaltake case is aimed at the budget market, and as such may lack in luxury features, however as it holds the Thermaltake name, it should be of good build quality. Let's see how it matches up to expectations."

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Saturday, December 5, 2009
ColcaSac Macbook Pro Notebook Case Sleeve @ Legit Reviews
"When choosing a case or sleeve for your laptop, it is all about personal taste, style and security. Everyone is a little bit different in what they look for in protective covering for their laptop, and most of us like to be unique in our choice. This is where we get to introduce to you a very unique style of sleeves that have been designed specifically with the Apple line of laptops in mind. ColcaSac was born out of an idea of a college student that wanted a way to safely carry his Macbook to the many places he traveled, yet without the bulk that a full sized backpack or case would take up. This longing led to the idea that is ColcaSac..."

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Friday, December 4, 2009
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium Motherboard @ Legit Reviews
"Our testing here today showed SuperSpeed USB 3.0 reaching 135MB/s, which is only three to four times faster than the vast majority of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices. This is a huge performance difference and is amazing if you actually think about it. In the seven years that Legit Reviews has been doing hardware reviews seeing a performance jump of this magnitude is often unheard of. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard was simply amazing and offered a much better user experience than SATA 6Gbps, which Legit Reviews took at look at last month. What is amazing is that USB 3.0 performance should still get better..."

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GIGABYTE 275GTX Super Overclock @ Bjorn3D
"Once again we are finding companies optimizing their already proven hardware. For video cards, companies on average just change out the GPU cooler, up the clock speeds, to maybe changing the rear IO ports on the video card itself. With an occasional make over we see, for instance the 295GTX went through a complete make over from the screwy sandwich design that Nvidia originally used, to a single PCB design, too doubling of the video memory on the 285GTX video card. All the while the smaller yet still very powerful video cards the 260GTX, 275GTX video cards get no change at all."

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Seagate Barracuda XT SATA-6G Hard Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
"Somewhere between the speed of Solid State Drive technology and the reliability of value-priced Hard Disk storage is the Seagate Barracuda XT. The industry's first SATA 6GBps HDD features 2TB of data storage capacity, and is also the first product to receive compliance with the third generation SATA controller interface. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Seagate Barracuda XT hard drive against a cross section of competing storage products using the ASUS P7P55D Premium (Marvell 88SE9123) and Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (Marvell 88SE9128) motherboards, comparing the model ST32000641AS hard disk on the both SATA-6G controllers as well as Intel's P55/ICH10 SATA-3G chipset."

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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer CPU Cooler/Heatsink Review @ Tweaknews
"Xigmatek's Thor's Hammer is a formidable weapon in the battle against processor heat. It performed on par with the very best coolers in the comparison using a couple of inexpensive and quiet fans. The Hammer is a big cooler, particularly with two 120mm fans hanging off of it, but it delivers big performance commensurate with its bulk."

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Topower Tiger Series 1200W PSU @ Bjorn3D
"If you happen to be new to quality power supplies (PSU's), you may actually have no clue who Topower (AKA Epower) is. With brands like Antec, Thermaltake, PC Power & Cooling, and Corsair dominating the power supply market, Topower is easily overlooked. The fact is, Topower has been making quality power supplies since 1986 when the company first formed. Being no stranger to power supplies, Topower is definitely a brand to keep on your list when building that next rig. If your current rig or future rig will have a demand for 1000+ watts, Topower's Tiger 1200W PSU might just be the PSU that fits your bill."

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Xigmatek Bifrost VD1065 Video Card Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews
"Too much attention is paid to the CPU when we discuss aftermarket coolers, maybe because removing the VGA cooler can void the warranty on some graphics cards, or maybe because we take for granted the cooler placed on video cards by the vendor. Unfortunately the truth is that most stock VGA coolers don't perform very well. So now we need a solution - The Xigmatek BiFrost VD1065 - Xigmatek's first 5-piece 6mm Heatpipe Direct Touch VGA cooler product. It occupies two expansion slots, but at the same time gives extreme performance. Ximatek adds two powerful 100mm Fans to accomplish the "Perfect Product", and plate it with black nickel and utilise two transparent fans so as to become one of the spotlights in your PC-System. With the marketing speak out of the way, we'll move on to what it takes to make or break this product - real world testing. We all know H.D.T. works well for multi-core processors with heat spreaders, join Benchmark Reviews as we test the Xigmatek Bifrost and see what it can do for your exposed GPU die."

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
SDC Megtron LC-Display @ techPowerUp
"The Megtron is a dual color LCD display which is simply powered by the USB bus and utilizes a slim and small software application to output all kinds of important information. With a market being flooded by plenty of secondary displays, the SDC Megtron does offer some very useful features and functionality."

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
"The Sapphire Vapor-X HD5750 has a look all its own. Though, looks aren't what the Vapor-X is all about; it's about performance. Using their patent pending Black Diamond Chokes they can offer a card that is 10% cooler and offers 25% more power efficiency than other cards that use the normal chokes. To keep things even cooler this card uses the Vapor-X cooler. A key point for me aside from performance (which the Vapor-X has plenty of) is the noise, or lack thereof. Throughout the testing I never heard a peep out of the fan. The test I was sure I would hear the fan on was the power consumption test. I disabled all the other fans in the system so that they wouldn't fluctuate speed and power, and I still couldn't hear the fan on the Vapor-X while it was set on auto..."

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Silverstone Temjin TJ10B: Water Cooled with Silence @ Bjorn3D
"The Silverstone Temjin TJ10 chassis comes in many different styles. Depending on what the user prefers, some of the most known models are the Black and Silver TJ10, which are named TJ10B and TJ10S respectively. These models come with either a windowed or solid closed side panel. Many of the reviews written in the past have taken a look at the TJ10 with the window side panels and just some of their features, so we here at Bjorn3D, decided to take it one step further and try to build a killer gaming rig from the parts that we gathered over time. To accomplish this, our goals were to have an internal water cooling system that will cool the CPU, but also try to install AcoustiPack Ultimate Soundproofing Kit and AcoustiPack Acoustic Noise Reduction Foam Blocks to fight the annoying noise some of the latest computer systems make."

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Overclocking with MSI Afterburner @ Bjorn3D
"On October First of 2009, MSI has released a RivaTuner based Overclocking utility, that will allow us to overclock our video cards. You can see the Article HERE. This guide Is based on how to use MSI Afterburner on our video cards. Unlike RivaTuner MSI Afterburner is a lot simpler to use and navigate."

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Patriot Box Office HD Media Player Firmware P02 Update @ Legit Reviews
"This week Patriot released their first firmware update for the Box Office media player. This beta P02 firmware adds support for Blu-ray ISO files and gives the player support for multi-channel HDMI audio out. With the newest firmware installed, we immediately tried to play an ISO ripped from a Blu-ray disk. The file played with no hesitation. In fact, my receiver even picked up the LPCM via the Patriot’s HDMI out. Mission accomplished, Patriot. Well done! Below we see the Patriot Box Office playing a Blu-ray ISO."

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NZXT LEXA-S Computer Chassis @ Benchmark Reviews
"NZXT is on a roll. Their line of sub-$100 computer cases brings features to this market segment we haven't seen before, including fully finished interiors, rolled metal edges, and cable management, just to name a few things. The NZXT Lexa S Mid-Tower computer case is one of the more recent offerings in their "Crafted Series" line of cases. Festooned with a sleek black front door with integral LED lighting and fan controllers, this case would look great on your desk. But as a starting point for a new system build, how does LEXS-001BK model stack up?"

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thecus N0503 Combo NAS Review @ Tweaknews
"Thecus brings a lot to the table with the N0503 Combo NAS. You have the choice of using up to five 2.5” drives or up to three 3.5” drives for storage, and the new, more polished AJAX-based web interface is a step in the right direction. All the familiar features are here too including the media server, print server, web server, and a myriad of other functions that are all customizable for your particular needs."

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Spire Slide Pro @ techPowerUp
"The Spire Slide Pro is an enclosure which offers simple installation in form of a hard drive tray. It also comes in all different flavors for both IDE or SATA drives and features a backup functionality. It is priced about 2 Euros cheaper than any other enclosure on the market. Did Spire remove crucial features?"

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Thermaltake Element T Gaming Case Review @ Legit Reviews
"The Thermaltake Element T gaming case has its cons as every case does with less than $100 for a price tag, and at $59.99 plus shipping, I can say that it clearly fits in that category. However, the amount features definitely outweighs the amount of flaws, and I can honestly say that it was a blast to set up a system in this chassis. With the Element T you can get what every gamer wants at a price point most anyone can afford..."

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Bjorn3D Christmas Extravaganza Contest
"Yes it's that time of year again and we have rounded up a ton of high end hardware to make your holiday season a little merrier."

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Thermaltake Massive23 CS Notebook Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews
"Given the performance and efficiency of large fan coolers we should anticipate seeing more products adopt this design. One such product is the Thermaltake Massive23 CS gaming laptop cooler (manufacturer model CLN0008). The Massive23 CS builds around one large central fan to provide all cooling needs. But good cooling requires more than just a big fan. Benchmark Reviews has tested similar products and unveiled some of those factors. In this review we can see some of those factors at play by testing the performance of the CLN0008."

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