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Archive for July 20th, 2018

BFG Tech 7900GT 256MB Video Card @ GideonTech

Snip: Overall, I think this video card is worth purchasing if you are looking to upgrade or are moving to PCI-E. For a mid-high range card it holds well in FPS games and does well in RTS and MMORPGs as well. It stays cooler than the 6600GTs which it replaces, which idled around 50c, a temperature this one only reaches after a gaming session. Although I’d still like to see the card come with RAM heatsinks, I have not run across a time where the extra cooling was required. The biggest disappointment I had was having to wait for the second card to arrive after the first one arrived DOA. Full review @ GideonTech



Thermaltake Silent Boost RX K8 @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: When silent is golden, the options that we have to cool our processors and video cards are becoming more and more numerous. No matter the performance level there is something out there for you. If you are looking to overclock the mess out of your CPU have can have the Big Typhoon. If you want to just have a small cooler to use for a HTPC or something like that you can get our next product up for review, the Silent Boost RX K8 from Thermaltake. Full review @ Pro-Clockers



Viewsonic VX924 review @ NordicHardware

Snip: ViewSonic has been one of the leading LCD monitor manufacturers on the market the last year or so, mainly because of its fast LCD-panels. "The battle for the fastest LCD", which we’ve reported on at numerous accounts here at NordicHardware has grown to almost ridiculous proportions, but the question is how much truth there is behind these hyped specifications. Full review @ NordicHardware



Olympus E-500 – Digital SLR @ Trusted Reviews

Snip: There are advantages to both approaches. For the other manufacturers, it means that existing SLR system users can make the switch to digital without having to replace their expensive lens collections, and will be familiar with the controls and handling of their new camera. Brand loyalty is a major feature of the SLR market, and a Canon, Pentax or Nikon user is likely to stay with the same brand for life, spending thousands of pounds on accessories – a highly profitable market of which all the manufacturers would like a part. Full review @ Trusted Reviews



20″ widescreen monitor group test @ Bit-tech

Snip: Proving that artificial tests aren’t everything, we found this the best display for gaming, hands down. Playing our dark Quake level, we were able to pick out more detail than on any other display. There was a great differential of blacks, and the greys and whites were maintained at a good level. We maxed out the brightness and contrast and thought that the picture was as close to a good CRT as we’ve seen on a LCD. Full review @ Bit-tech



SuperTalent PC2-6400 2GB Dual Channel Kit @ Viper Lair

Snip: SuperTalent does a nice job of exceeding my expectations, getting all of the way to 880MHz, while maintaining 4-3-4-8 timings. I did have to juice them to 1.9V but lets be serious here, I put my OCZ modules at 2.0+V frequently (I must note however that the OCZ heat spreaders are much more substantial then those SuperTalent uses, of course there is yet to be proof of any value to overclocking performance, I digress however)." Full review @ Viper Lair





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