Week of July 31, 2011

Saturday, August 6 2011

Diablotek Legend Mid Tower Case @ DragonSteelMods

Posted by Nathan @ 11:28 PM (EDT)

It seems everywhere you look youíll find a new case coming out, is that good or bad? I guess it depends on the company making the case. Price is always a consideration when buying a case, but also for me the manufacturer is one as well. Iíve reviewed many cases in my time, but never one from the company I have today, Diablotek. The case is called the Legend and itís certainly what I would call a budget case being priced at under $40 most places Iíve looked. This case doesnít even come with fans installed, and not much at all in the way of accessories. Well letís just get into itÖ

NZXT Source 210 Elite Review @ Vortez

Posted by Nathan @ 11:28 PM (EDT)

NZXT are back with yet another new case Ė this time we are graced with an addition to their classic series. The Source 210 Elite is a compact mid-tower case designed for first time builders seeking a low cost chassis to house their hardware. The Source 210 is available in 2 different versions Ė standard and Elite. The standard giving USB2.0 and no top mounted fan whilst the Elite provides USB3.0 and a top mounted 140mm exhaust fan. Both versions also give buyers the option of having a black or white chassis.

Friday, August 5 2011

Patriot Pyro Review @ OCC

Posted by Nathan @ 11:05 PM (EDT)

It isn't hard to see that purchasing a Patriot Pyro as opposed to something like the OCZ Vertex 3 will cause you to take a performance hit. To some this may be unacceptable, but to me it really all comes down to the Pyro's pricing. At $209, the Patriot Pyro is the cheapest 120GB SATA III SSD we have tested. In my opinion, this makes it a great drive because while it did fall behind in quite a few benchmarks, it was able to hold its own against the more expensive drives. In some ways I would even agree that the Patriot Pyro has the best price/performance ratio of the SATA III drives we tested.

Patriot Pyro SATA III Solid State Drive Review @ HotHardware.com

Posted by Nathan @ 11:05 PM (EDT)

Just a few short weeks after the release of its high-end WildFire-branded solid state drives, Patriot is at the ready with a new family of drives, dubbed Pyro. Like the WildFire, the similarly fire loviní Pyro is built around SandForceís sought after SF-2200 series solid state storage processor. But with this newer series of drives, Patriot has paired the controller to less expensive asynchronous NAND flash memory. This pairing results in a much more affordable solid state drive that offers very similar performance to higher-end models with synchronous NAND flash memory in the vast majority of scenarios. There are exceptions, however...

Patriot Pyro 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion

Posted by Nathan @ 11:05 PM (EDT)

Entering into the asynchronous SSD market, Patriot introduces the Pyro SSD line in 60, 120 and 240GB varieties. The Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD may be asynchronous, but it comes with some very impressive factory specs. Featuring a SandForce SF-2281 processor, the Patriot Pyro is able to max at 550MB/s read and 515MB/s write as well as perform 85,000 IOPS. SATA III interface insures that the Patriot Pyro will not have issues bottlenecking there, and SATA I/II backwards compatibility allows the Pyro to perform in just about any build.

Sony Vaio F - VPC-F22S1E/B - Multimedia Notebook Review @ ocaholic

Posted by Nathan @ 11:03 PM (EDT)

With the Vaio F - VPC-F22S1E/B, Sony has a multimedia notebook in its portfolio which offers is a lot of 2D performance as well as a high quality 3D display and very well built peripherals. Paired up with a decent design and a price tag of CHF 1850.- (est. EUR 1'400.-) it tries to score well as an allrounder.

Intel Sandybridge 2500k Review @ XSReviews.co.uk

Posted by Nathan @ 11:02 PM (EDT)

Well folks, we might be a little late to the party, but we canít have the CPU section of this site looking as light as it does, so itís time to add another to that small collective. Today Iím goning to be running the gamerís best friend, the Sandybridge 2500k, through itís paces. A few benchmarks, a few games, some beers; lets just all have a good time eh?

CLICK HERE FOR Intel Sandybridge 2500k PRICING

ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe Review @ Neoseeker

Posted by Nathan @ 11:02 PM (EDT)

The ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe motherboard features an onboard AMD E-350 dual-core processor and Radeon HD 6310 GPU for an all-in-one HTPC solution, complete with USB 3.0. It opts for completely fanless cooling with one serious heatsink aboard, now hit our review to see how serious its performance can get for its market:


Ttesports Black Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods

Posted by Nathan @ 11:02 PM (EDT)

Today we are reviewing Ttesports gaming mouse named Black. This gaming mouse is aimed mainly at gamers, with its teflon coated feet, rubber buttons and more features that we are taking a look at later in this review.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix.com

Posted by Nathan @ 11:01 PM (EDT)

Cooler Master are one of the most established players in the case market and have been favoured by enthusiasts across the globe for many years. They have a diverse range which caters for most requirements.

As a general rule, we have found that Cooler Master's products are competitively priced and well featured. They also created the CM Storm brand to introduce even more case models into the mix to give the consumer even more choice.

There have been a number of products in the HAF (High Air Flow) series so far stemming from the original 932 back in 2008 . Today we are going to look at the latest case in the Cooler Master HAF Series, the 932 advanced, which is a tweaked version of the previous case which includes features like USB3.0 support.

CLICK HERE FOR Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower PRICING


A Futurelooks News Flash - ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

Posted by Nathan @ 11:01 PM (EDT)

There are plenty of frugal computer owners out there looking to upgrade to a new Sandy Bridge system. But, they donít want just any bland, boring motherboard. The cheaper the board, the more often the platform loses its visual appeal as well as features. However, there is one entry level P67 solution that is not stripped of cool features including dual PCIe 2.0 slots for AMD CrossfireX and looks good too. The ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge motherboard might very well be the best solution to pair with your single GTX 560 Ti or dual AMD HD 6870 video cards.

CLICK HERE FOR ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard PRICING

BitFenix Shinobi Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews

Posted by Nathan @ 11:00 PM (EDT)

Here at Benchmark Reviews we like to bring you the most up to date hardware reviews, our latest sample is the BitFenix Shinobi Window Mid-Tower PC case model number BFC-SNB-150-KKW1-RP. This case has been out now for a few months but is still quite recent, it was the elegant design that first attracted me to this case, the second point that made this case rather appealing was its raw mod-ability. There seems to be a trend lately with many people cursing overly plastic PC cases but I think the Shinobi is somewhat different, it isn't perfect but for its price you can't really want for more. For under $70 you get a very good looking 'windowed' case with a painted interior, motherboard cut-out's and room to manage and hide cables effectively, a bottom mounted PSU, two 120mm fans pre-installed with capability for seven and mesh venting on all intakes bar the window. let's not leave it there though, there is more to see so let's get to it.


RaidSonic Icy Box IB-272StU-OT 2.5'' HDD Enclosure Review @ Real World Labs

Posted by Nathan @ 11:00 PM (EDT)

Although the latest Icy Box IB-272StU-OT by RaidSonic looks great, is made by aluminum, features a one touch backup button and comes with a very good price tag attached its USB 2.0 makes it suitable only for people who don't really care about transfer speeds.

HP TouchPad (Wi-Fi) Review @ TechReviewSource.com

Posted by Nathan @ 11:00 PM (EDT)

With solid hardware and a user-friendly operating system based around multitasking and intuitive organization, the HP TouchPad is the best non-Apple tablet we've tested. There aren't a lot of apps yet, but Android Honeycomb tablet manufacturers should be a little nervous.

GIGABYTE GTX570 1280MB 'Super Overclock' Edition Review @ Vortez

Posted by Nathan @ 10:59 PM (EDT)

The GIGABYTE card also comes fitted with the excellent WindForce cooler which we first saw on their GTX560 and which impressed us. Coupled with a plethora of additional features while weighing in at a fair price point and the GIGABYTE GTX570 SOC looks all set to be held high on anyoneís shopping list. Are these features worth the slight inflation in price though? I think itís time we found out so please join with me as I take you through the card in fine detail which will hopefully allow you to make your own mind up on whether this card is an enthusiasts dream or an inflated, needless piece of hardware in an already overcrowded marketÖ


Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB TOXIC Video Card Review @ Tweaktown

Posted by Nathan @ 10:59 PM (EDT)

Just the other day I talked about how the video card market has been quiet lately and all of a sudden it seems we have a surge of video cards from companies. The latest card to arrive is from Sapphire and comes in as part of the much loved TOXIC series which has served us well in the past.

Patriot Box Office Core @ techPowerUp

Posted by Nathan @ 10:58 PM (EDT)

The Patriot Box Office Core or PBO offers maximum compatibility with various audio and video formats, the ability to play back full HD content and a very open firmware, allowing for custom and alternative operating systems to be used. We whip out a bag of popcorn to see if Patriot manages to bring to box office to our home theater.


Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen 2 32GB Flash Drive Review @ Legit Reviews

Posted by Nathan @ 10:58 PM (EDT)

Back in Q2 2011 the marketing team over at Kingston Technology announced that the company had begun shipping its first second generation of USB 3.0 enabled DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash drives. These drives take advantage of the latest USB 3.0 technology that has up to ten times the data transfer rates of the current USB 2.0 specification. The original DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash was rated as having read speeds of up to 80MB/s and a write speeds of up to 60MB/s. This Flash drive was quick, but since it was released in September 2010 speeds of available USB 3.0 host controllers and NAND Flash have improved in terms of performance and pricing. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen 2 improves upon the original performance numbers and the new Gen 2 drive series is now rated as having up to 100MB/s read and 80MB/s write speeds...

CLICK HERE FOR Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 PRICING

Tuesday, August 2 2011

Cooler Master Sirus Gaming Headset Review @ XSReviews.co.uk

Posted by Nathan @ 11:13 PM (EDT)

Cooler Master might be most well known for their cases and in recent years coolers, but theyíve been branching into the peripheral game for a while now too. Today Iím looking at a soon to be released headset known as the Sirus. Its black, has a very fancy volume control and did I mention that this is a true 5.1 headset? This is no software pretender. Is it worth it though? Thatís what Iím here to find out.


Tt eSPORTS Shock One Gaming Headset Review @ eTeknix.com

Posted by Nathan @ 11:13 PM (EDT)

Continuing this years trends of manufacturers producing lots more Gaming Headsets, Tt eSPORTS, the gaming brand of Thermaltake have jumped on the band wagon and produced another new headset to add to the collection. This is in fact one of two variants on the more original Tt eSPORTS Shock headset, and coincidentally it is called Shock One, which is certainly an interesting name for a headset as it doesn't tell you much about this variant.

Thermaltake FrioOCK CPU Cooler @ Pro-Clockers

Posted by Nathan @ 11:12 PM (EDT)

The new cooler is called the FrioOCK. The new FrioOCK is not considered to be the big brother of the Frio is a separate identity as well as the FrioOCK. The OCK or overclock king is quite a bit larger has six 6mm diameter heat pipes and uses two very large 130mm in a push-pull configuration to cool any beast of a CPU. And we cannot forget it weighs 1093 grams.



Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 - Layout and Design @ ocaholic

Posted by Nathan @ 11:12 PM (EDT)

With the Z68X-UD4-B3 Gigabyte presents it upper midrange model regarding Intel Z68 chipset. Therefore it comes with the new color schema as well as a long feature list. For us this is reason enough to take a closer look at this board from a layout and design perspective.


Asus A53E-XA1 Review @ TechReviewSource.com

Posted by Nathan @ 11:11 PM (EDT)

For the student or casual user who wants an affordable laptop with solid performance, the Asus A53E-XA2 holds its own among the top budget laptops, thanks to an Intel Core i5 processor, solid battery life, and a design that looks great. Buyers looking for select features like USB 3.0, WiMAX, or WiDi 2.0, though, will need to look elsewhere.

Asus ROG Vulcan ANC Pro Gaming Headset @ Rbmods

Posted by Nathan @ 11:11 PM (EDT)

Asus mostly known for their high end laptops and motherboards have recently started pumping out various accessories and even touchpads. Today we are taking a look at the Asus Vulcan ANC Pro Gaming headphones that you can pick up for around 50$. What type of quality and sound quality can we expect from these?

ASUS Rampage III Black Edition @ Bjorn3D

Posted by Nathan @ 11:10 PM (EDT)

Considering that the aging X58 chipset has already been replaced, we were surprised to see yet another offering in the X58 lineup, even with the recent release of Sandy Bridge and the Z68 chipset. However, looking over the specs and feature, on this board we would dare to say that the X58 is back in black.


Mushkin Redline Enhanced 2133MHz DDR3 Memory @ Benchmark Reviews

Posted by Nathan @ 11:10 PM (EDT)

Started in 1994 Mushkin Enhanced has been well received for years by enthusiasts for their RAM's overclocking ability and sharp aesthetics. Mushkin has many different lines ranging from their Essentials for budget conscious consumers all the way to their Redline series which utilizes the cream of the crop integrated circuits to get the fastest speed possible with tight timings. The Redline series has been well received by overclockers and building on this is Mushkin Enhanced's high performance memory for the Intel's P67 chipset. Rated at 2133Mhz with 9-11-10-28 timings this Redline kit also utilizes Mushkin's proprietary Frostbyte heat spreader. Benchmark Reviews will see if this kit is worth the extra money for its high speed or if users are better off going with a lower speed but less expensive kit.

Hornettek Fantasy Media Player @ Review the Tech

Posted by Nathan @ 11:10 PM (EDT)

The media player market has exploded over the past few years if you didnít notice and it seems you can find then with just about every option imaginable.There are times though when you donít want or need all those options, you just want something basic that is easy to use and plays your media like its supposed to. Today for review Iíve got the Hornettek Fantasy HD media player thatís small and portable, very easy to use but yet it will play most any type of media file out there today. The Fantasy offers HDMI or composite connection along with SPDIF for optical if you want to go that route. The Fantasy doesnít use a hard drive, you can use either a USB drive or memory card to get your media to your TV making life that much simpler. Letís check it outÖ

Enermax MaxRevo 1350 W @ techPowerUp

Posted by Nathan @ 11:09 PM (EDT)

The Enermax MaxRevo EMR1350EWT promises Gold efficiency, 1350W full power and up to 1620W peak power! We will test this PSU to its max to verify if the peak power claim holds and whether the new model can compete with Antec's and Corsair's high-end offerings.

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SATA III SandForce SF-2281 SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion

Posted by Nathan @ 11:09 PM (EDT)

The Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD claims to deliver enterprise-class performance on a home PC. The Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD is equipped with the SandForce SF-2281 controller paired with 16 8GB Toshiba 32nm toggle mode NAND chips. Much like other next generation SandForce based SSDs, the Patriot Wildfire 120GB has DuraWrite technology, Windows 7 TRIM support and is 256-bit AES encryption capable. With a sequential read speed of 555MB/s and write speed of 520MB/s, as well as a max random write IOPS of 85,000, the Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD is aimed squarely at enthusiasts who want raw speed and uncompromised performance.

Monday, August 1 2011

Rosewill Thor V2 ATX Full-Tower Gaming Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews

Posted by Nathan @ 3:00 PM (EDT)

Having never reviewed any Rosewill products in the past, I really didn't know what to expect. To say that I was impressed with the Thor V2 full-tower chassis would be a bit of an understatement. With top-of-the-line cooling performance, a rich and innovative feature set, great looks and a roomy and convenient interior, this is the best full-tower chassis I've seen in a long time.


Corsair Force III Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers

Posted by Nathan @ 2:57 PM (EDT)

Corsairís latest solid state drive is based on a new SandForce controller connected to the SATA III port. This controller is used in many other solid state drives but Corsair is also banking on consumer buying their offering based on their representation to quality and superior performance. The quality and superior performance comes in form of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB and are called the Force.


Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz CPU Review @ Legit Reviews

Posted by Nathan @ 2:57 PM (EDT)

One thing that we noticed is that the Intel Pentium G620 had the same gaming performance as the Intel Core i3-2120. The Intel Core i3-2120 has a clock frequency of 3.3GHz and Hyper-Threading. With a 700MHz higher clock speed you'd expect the Intel Core i3-2120 to perform better than a Pentium G620, but that was not the case. Both the Intel Pentium G620 and Intel Core i3-2120 were found to have identical performance and that makes sense as both share Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU's...


Posted by Nathan @ 2:56 PM (EDT)

The specifications on the drive are very beefy. Sporting a 550 MBps max read speed, as do many of the other OCZ SATA 6G models, and a 500 MBps top write speed, which is actually 20 MBps slower than the ďvanillaĒ Vertex 3 240 GB model, why would consumers want to pay more for the MaxIOPS variant? 340 MBps 4K write speed. The MaxIOPS pushes past the competition on an important file size for PC users. For those running Appleís OSX, the HFS+ file system also uses a 4K file cluster so the MaxIOPS edition can really improve performance on their boxes as well.

Panasonic Viera TC-L42D30 Review @ TechReviewSource.com

Posted by Nathan @ 2:56 PM (EDT)

The Panasonic TC-L42D30 is 42-inch LED HDTV that has really great sound quality, but only average image quality. It's got some good multimedia features, like impressive slideshows and USB/SD card support, but the TV's menu system isn't the best out there.


Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Review @ eTeknix.com

Posted by Nathan @ 2:56 PM (EDT)

There are lots of advantages to external hard-drives, but not quite as many as a purely portable drive. First and foremost it allows you to safeguard your data, those precious documents, or that music library that has taken you years to collect. Secondly it allows you to access data where ever you are, whether it is at home, school, university, sat on a train or whatever else takes your fancy that particular day. While USB memory sticks offer the perfectly compact solution for moving around data, they are rather expensive for the capacities available, especially when compared to a standard mechanical hard drive.

CLICK HERE FOR Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro Ultra SHOPPING & PRICING

Steelseries XAI Pro Gaming Mouse Review @ XtremeComputing

Posted by Nathan @ 2:55 PM (EDT)

Having tested Steelseries Ikari mouse sometime last year, we at xtreme where really interested to receive Steelseries XAI pro laser gaming mouse to see if it lives up to the standards we have come to expect from Steelseries.

Corsair Hydro H80 Review @ OCC

Posted by Nathan @ 2:54 PM (EDT)

Corsair has not deviated from its playbook and used the same formula that was successful with the earlier Hydro Series coolers, the H50 and H70. The H80 is an upgrade from the recently released H60, with a larger radiator that is not quite twice as thick as the one used on the H60, but comes in at 38mm thick with total dimensions of 152x120x38mm. Connecting the radiator to the pump assembly are a pair of FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) tubes that are used to minimize evaporation of the coolant mixture. The radiator is made from aluminum while the coldplate is copper, giving you two dissimilar metals in a system.

Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 6770 XOC 1GB DX11 Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion

Posted by Nathan @ 2:54 PM (EDT)

The Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 6770 XOC has those factory overclocks. The 6770 XOC comes with a 50 MHz overclock on both the core and memory over the original stock model. This sets the core at 900 MHz and the memory at 1250MHz. Onboard is 1GB of GDDR5 memory with a maximum bandwidth of 80.0 Gbps. The 6770 XOC still retains all of the stock board's crucial features. The 6770 supports DX 11, OpenGL 3.2, AMD Eyefinity, AMD Crossfire, and AMD HD3D. Inputs include a DVI-I, DVI-DL, HDMI 1.4a, and Display Port. There is also dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay technology.

Run Hidden Power Report in Windows @ OCModShop

Posted by Nathan @ 2:54 PM (EDT)

Computer laptops are just about everywhere, and as such todayís modern operating systems have a lot of power-saving optionsÖ some of which are hidden or are not used, like your hard drive never sleeping (we show you how to fix it here).

CM Storm Spawn Gaming-Mouse Review @ Technic3D

Posted by Nathan @ 2:52 PM (EDT)

The CM Storm Spawn Gaming-Mouse arrived Technic3D. We will check the optical Mouse with up to 3.500 dpi and 7 Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D.


ASRock 990FX Extreme4 @ PcTreiber.Net

Posted by Nathan @ 2:52 PM (EDT)

The ASRock 990FX Extreme4 is based on the AMD 990 chipset and features 8 SATA3, 4 USB3 Ports and SLI support. In our review we want to check the performance and overclocking ability of the mainboard. We also want to take a look at the fan control and the ASRock Xfast Lan.

Sunday, July 31 2011

Antec High Current Pro 850w Review @ XSReviews.co.uk

Posted by Nathan @ 9:19 PM (EDT)

Antec, one of the only companies making the true monster units in a main stream package have sent us over their High Current Pro 850w. Due to our lack of proper testing kit, this will be just a quick unboxing preview but weíll cover the physical features and what you get when you buy this HCP PSU.

CLICK HERE FOR Antec High Current Pro 850w PRICING

Archgon MH-2612 Mobile Hard Drive Enclosure @ Pro-Clockers

Posted by Nathan @ 9:18 PM (EDT)

The first enclosure we will be taking a look at will be the MH-2612 which looks similar to many other HDD enclosures on the market. The thing here is we were able to take the unit and get it plugged into the system in no time at all. No tools were needed and the performance did turn out to be very good. Read on.

TechREACTION.net review: Xigmatek Elysium

Posted by Nathan @ 9:18 PM (EDT)

In Homerís Odyssey, Elysium is described as a paradise, ďÖ where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, nor ever rain, but ever does Ocean send up blasts of the shrill-blowing West Wind that they may give cooling to men.Ē Today, Xigmatek sent us their version of paradise with their first so-called ďsuper tower,Ē the Elysium.

Fractal Design CORE 3000 @ techPowerUp

Posted by Nathan @ 9:18 PM (EDT)

With the CORE family of cases, Fractal Design is aiming for the budget market, trying to offer as many of their unique features as possible for a leaner price tag. We take the chassis for a spin to see if the Fractal Design gene is still present or the splicing has gone too far.

Thermalright T-RAD≤ VGA Cooler Review @ eTeknix.com

Posted by Nathan @ 9:17 PM (EDT)

Thermalright are one of the biggest contenders in the cooling market never failing to release a good quality cooler for every type of situation. They are known mainly for their high quality CPU cooling hits such as the legendary TRUE and current big hitter, the Silver Arrow. That isn't to say that they have forgotten about the VGA cooling market though. Thermalright have had great success with their popular VGA coolers; the HR03-GT and newer Shaman. Today we are looking at the very compatible and convenient Thermalright T-RAD≤ VGA cooler.

TTesports Shock Spin Headphones @ Rbmods

Posted by Nathan @ 9:17 PM (EDT)

Today it's time for another headset/headphone review, this time we take a look at a set from headphones from TTesports. We have already reviewed their Shock headset so I am curious if these headphones can keep similar performance and quality.

Bitfenix Shinobi Window Case Review @ OCIA.net

Posted by Nathan @ 9:16 PM (EDT)

Bitfenix is a relative newcomer to the market and certainly new to me. The case we are looking at today, the Bitfenix Shinobi, is actually my first hands-on experience with their products. When they introduced the Colossus chassis I was bit skeptical; the styling was just something that I questioned. However, most have seemed very happy with the build quality, so that did perk my attention. The Shinobi is a mid-tower offering that has a minimalistic style and comes with or without a side window. The sample sent to us includes the side window, viewed as an added perk by most.

AC Ryan PlayOn!HD Mini 2 Media Player Review @ Tweaktown

Posted by Nathan @ 9:16 PM (EDT)

I recently reviewed AC Ryan's PlayOn!HD2, which is the bigger brother of today's entry that worked out heaps when it was young and grew to be a huge, goliath football-playing Media Player. This is the smaller sibling who stayed inside playing video games and never picked up a weight in its life.

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @ Real World Labs

Posted by Nathan @ 9:16 PM (EDT)

Does the latest Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by TteSports called the MEKA G1 have what it takes to go up against the excellent 7G Pro Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries? Since we were quite curious ourselves we took it for a spin to find out exactly that.

Seagate Momentus 7200.4 SATA 500GB Hard Drive @ Review the Tech

Posted by Nathan @ 9:15 PM (EDT)

Another day, another hard drive review but this one is a 2.5Ē notebook drive, specifically itís the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500gb hard drive. Iíve put it up against a couple 3.5Ē drives as I was curious as to how a notebook drive stacks up against a desktop drive.

CLICK HERE FOR Seagate Momentus 7200.4 SATA 500GB PRICING

ASRock CoreHT-252B HTPC Review @ OCC

Posted by Nathan @ 9:14 PM (EDT)

If, on the other hand, you want an HTPC that can also act as a desktop replacement, look no further. There's adequate power for rendering of all sorts and the included RAM ought to cover most non-professional needs, but, if more is required, the board does support 8GB. Storage can be upgraded to include another 2.5" storage drive, and the included WD Scorpio Black could easily be replaced with an SSD. If more power is needed, the board will support the Core i7 2720m for more processing power (two more cores and threads!). A Blu-ray drive and wireless 802.11n wireless are included as standard.

BitFenix Shinobi Window Mid-Tower Case @ Bjorn3D

Posted by Nathan @ 9:14 PM (EDT)

BitFenix offers a wide variety of cases ranging from flashy to simple; along with that comes a wide variety of price ranges and features. Today we will be looking at a brand new offering from BitFenix called the Shinobi Window. The Shinobi series was designed to offer dozens of great features while still staying in a low price range; this should make it a great case for many new system builders.

ADATA S511 60 GByte Review @ ocaholic

Posted by Nathan @ 9:14 PM (EDT)

With the S511, ADATA has a Solid State Drive in its portfolio which is based on the latest SandForce SF-2200 series SSD processor. The drive also features SATA-III support and ADATA claims that the drive can reach throughput rates of more than 500 MByte. Also for the IOPS the manufacturer promises sky-high numbers. When writing 4 KByte blocks the drive should be able to hit a whopoing 60'000 IOPS and more.