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Archive for March, 2020

Ultra X-Finity 500 watt PSU @ Viper Lair

Performance was also pretty good.? It produced slightly more stable voltages than the comparison Enermax power supply, especially in regards to the CPU voltage.? Though as a note the voltage data was taken using a software program so it isn’t the most accurate, though for a comparison between two power supplies in the same settings it works just fine.? As for noise, well there wasn’t really any to speak of, though the Ultra was somewhat quieter than the Enermax. Full review @ Viper Lair



I did it MySpace @ Bit-tech

Snip: This is what I find so confusing. We live in a day of privacy, anonymity, where identity fraud, grooming, cyberstalking and online bullying are not only rife, they’re serious concerns for everyone. Yet so many people seem to be happy to share their innermost feelings with everyone on the Internet. I don’t know these people, but some of them I feel like I could meet in a pub and tell them more about their lives than some of their friends. Full review @ Bit-tech



ASUS EAX1600XT Silent Video Card @ Motherboards

ASUS has put together an excellent package with the X1600XT Silent. You get totally silent operation, the features you expect from a video card today and the performance to play games like Oblivion and F.E.A.R. at medium resolutions and settings. The HTPC builder will love the card, as it’ll fit in many small form factor PCs and has excellent video features. Full review @ Motherboards



HIS X1800GTO Turbo 256MB Video Card @ 3DGM

Snip: Need to get in the game, but don’t want to break the bank? Well, this video card offers great performance and features at an affordable price. The core speed on this product is 520MHz, which is 20MHz over the default X1800 GTO core speed. 256MBs of GDDR3 memory at 1000MHz is also a plus. It also comes with 12 pixel shader processors that will have no problem powering through the latest games. And let’s not forget, its crossfire ready!" Watch the Video to find out more. Full review @ 3DGM



Rock’s Pegasus 330 Reviewed @ BIOS

Snip: Rock?s Pegasus 330 (from ?749) is an extremely portable laptop which weighs just 2.1kg (316x224x34mm) and has a respectable – if uninspiring – battery life of around 3.5 hours, making it attractive for frequent business travellers or those who always like to have their multimedia to hand. The diminutive size of the system is thanks largely to the inclusion of an X-Glass 13.3-inch WXGA screen (1280×768 pixels), a welcome screen size for spreadsheet users and DVD-Movie buffs compared to regular 12.1-inch displays. Full review @ BIOS



Cooler Master Centurion 534 case @ Modthebox

Snip: The eye candy for this particular model is the brushed aluminum front bezel and emphasis on good air flow. The Centurion 534 includes a special mesh design that is located on the left and right hand sides of the front bezel which assist with cooling performance. Full review @ Modthebox



Corsair Nautilus 500 watercooling kit @ Bit-tech

Snip: Once we had the lid off we noticed that it is in fact a three piece watercooling setup, with radiator, reservoir and external pump. Many of the all in one kits I have seen previously have had the reservoir and pump in one. The only disadvantage I can see with this method is having extra connections inside the unit, but seeing how securely they are fitted I don’t see it as an issue. Full review @ Bit-tech



Aerocool Silver Lightning fans @ Pro-Clockers

Snip: We all know that Aerocool is fast making a name for themselves in the world of cases and cooling. The success of the ExtremEngine line of cases and front panel devices have been a pretty big success for them. Being no strangers to cooling fans, Aerocool was nice enough to send over their entire line of Silver Lightning cooling fans. From sizes ranging from 80mm to 140mm, there is surely one or two to meet your needs. Full review @ Pro-Clockers



HIS X1800 GTO IceQ3 Turbo @ Noticias3D

Noticias3D has published a review of the HIS X1800 GTO IceQ3 Turbo Videocard Full review @ Noticias3D?(spanish) google translation



Logitech mm28 Portable Speaker Review @ Virtual-Hideout

Snip: You’ll find yourself using them on just about everything with a headphone jack, and the possibilities there are HUGE. It seems just about every tech gadget out there has a headphone jack now, so for the units with a jack and no speakers, here you go! Full review @ Virtual-Hideout



Galaxy’s overclocked 7600 GS with 7600 GT like performance

Yet another Galaxy card geared towards enthusiasts hits our news pages. Last month we reported on Galaxy’s non-reference 7600 GS clocked at 500/500 using 2.0ns IC’s and a rather tasty custom Zalman built cooler to boot. This month Galaxy have brought out yet another 7600 GS but this time they’ve gone all out and are bordering on 7600 GT territory. The card uses 1.2ns IC’s clocked at 700MHz, which is the same as a 7600GT, and the core is clocked to 500 MHz, which is 60MHz shy of the 7600GT. If the price is right this could be a very real low cost option for those who want 7600 GT like performance for less pennies. Galaxy’s current non-reference cards all stand out by including very nice low noise Zalman aluminium coolers and by incorporating features not seen on any other boards, like?SmartFlash, which essentially means the card sports two BIOS chips on the PCB. For those who like to tinker with bios settings this will be a godsend. There is currently no information on pricing, but it should hit UK retailers this time.



Apple iPod Nano 2GB MP3 Player Review @ Bigbruin

Snip:? The Nano is the best designed MP3 player I have ever seen or used. While they made it look all slick and shiny, it has to lose some points because it’s so easily scratched. I would like to see Apple come out with a more "hardened" version that is meant to take the abuse that a flashed based MP3 player should expect to take. Full review @ Bigbruin



Seasonic S12 600W Power Supply @ PCStats

Snip: There are a lot of expensive power supplies on the market but unfortunately most are expensive due to gimmicks like flashy LED fans, see through PSU containers and detachable cables. What you should look for instead is for a power supply that has passed industry certification (like nVIDIA’s SLI certified PSUs) and do your homework by posting in computer forums asking the more experienced users what they think of certain models. This way you can get yourself a truly reliable power supply, not some pretty piece of junk. Full review @ PCStats



Thermaltake Big Water 745 @ ThinkComputers

Snip: ?Liquid Cooling, I love it! There used to be a time when liquid cooling was for the ‘pros’ and enthusiasts who quite a bit of money to play with, now pretty much everyone can afford the luxury of a liquid cooled computer. Thermaltake is one of those companies that knows what people want and need, they seem to be able to put together quality performance setups with quality parts and still keep the costs down so the average Joe can afford them. Today for review I have their new BigWater 745 liquid cooling system, not long ago I reviewed their Big Water SE and was impressed, let’s see how the 745 compares. Full review @ ThinkComputers



Ageia PhysX PPU @ HEXUS

Snip: I chose to use GR:AW (pre-release code) for our first look at what a PhysX board will get you performance wise in a current game, using that to explain how the hardware is likely to shape up in the first generation of supporting titles that will mostly use effect-based physics to tack on extra visual effects. Full review @ HEXUS






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