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Review Roundup (02/26/2010)

The latest hardware reviews from around the web. Cases: Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced @ http://www.tweakpc.de/hardware/tests/gehaeuse/coolermaster_cm690_ii_advanced/s01.php NZXT Hades @ http://www.allround-pc.com/artikel/gehaeuse/2010/nzxt-hades-miditower-test SilverStone Fortress FT02 @ http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14630 Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler @ http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1797 Zalman CNPS10X Flex Heatsink @ http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2500 XSPC 5870 Razor GPU Water Block @ http://www.pureoverclock.com/article920.html Memory: Crucial 8GB Kit DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 CT2KIT51264BA1339 kit @ http://www.ocinside.de/html/results/crucial_8gb_pc3_10600_d.html Motherboards: ASUS P7P55D-E Premium @ http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/asus_p7p55d_e_premium ASUS P7H57D-V EVO @ http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1218/1/ Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 @ http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=458&Itemid=69 Mouse: Gigabyte Ghost GM-M8000X @ http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2503 Power Supplies: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W @ http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936 Storage: Kingwin Dock Master: 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA HDD Docking Station @ http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/tools/dock_master/1.asp Kingwin Dock Master 3.0 Hard Drive Dock @ http://pro-clockers.com/enclosures/1230-kingwin-dock-master-30-hard-drive-dock.html RaidSonic Icy Box IB-318 and IB-250 USB 3.0 HDD Enclosures @ http://www.twea...

MSI Launches New Energy-Saving, Low-Noise, 2L Mini-PCs

MSI, the global leading brand in All-in-One PC, today announced the launch of two new energy-saving, low-noise, entertainment-oriented models in MSI’s Wind Box mini-PC series: the Wind Box DE220 and Wind Box DC220. Using a 2L design, the Wind Box DE220 and DC220 have inherited the ultra-slim good looks of the earlier generation of A4-sized mini-PCs, but with the addition of improved energy-saving and noise reduction capabilities. The two mini-PCs use the latest Intel Pine Trail platform, which provides energy consumption around 90% lower than that of a conventional desktop PC. This, plus their outstanding noise reduction performance (under 24dB), makes them ideal for continuous use over long periods of time. The Wind Box DE220 and DC220 can be attached to the back of any LCD monitor (or even an LCD TV) to create a space-saving “All-in-One PC.” The Wind Box DE220 also features an ATI Radeon HD 4300 graphics processor and HDMI output, ensuring outstanding performance for both high-definition video content viewing and 3D gaming. Products in the Wind Box series all use environmentally-friendly coating materials; both the Wind Box DE220 and the DC220 conform to the new EuP (Energy using Products) environmental directive that is being introduced by the European Union in 2010. Combined with their low energy consumption, this makes both Wind Box models first-class examples of environmentally-friendly products. Gallery: The Wind Box DE220 and DC220 use the Intel P...

Verbatim Announces New eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo 500 GB Portable Hard Drive

One device, two integrated interfaces: with the new Combo Portable Hard Drive, Verbatim is combining the advantages of a Powered eSATA high-speed connection with the user-friendliness of a USB drive. The truly Portable Hard Drive comes in a rugged aluminium enclosure weighing only 205 grams and delivers ultra fast eSATA data transfer speeds up to 3Gbit/sec. The new Verbatim eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo HDD 500GB is available from specialist retailers now and costs ?89.99 (RRP). Verbatim’s new portable hard drive delivers ultra fast data transfer on the go. With USB 2.0 and powered eSATA connectivity it is extremely versatile. Data can be transferred via the powered eSATA port at a maximum speed of 3Gbit/sec, providing the other device also features eSATA connectivity. In terms of data transfer, the powered eSATA port is six times faster than USB 2.0. Gallery: Ultra fast eSATA data transfer speeds up to 3Gbit/sec Powered eSATA cable eliminates the need for a separate power supply Rugged aluminium enclosure Includes Nero BackItUp 4 Essentials Software Works with Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, Linux The new Verbatim Portable Hard Drive features a special powered eSATA Cable as a single-cable solution, which provides a power connection eliminating the need for a separate power supply. For older eSATA ports that aren’t powered, there is a separate Y-cable included that creates a functioning eSATA port from the USB (power) and eSATA (data). Wi...

Team Unveils High-speed and High-capacity TP1021 and TP1022 External HDDs

At CeBIT 2010, Team Group Inc will launch two novel 2.5-inch external hard disk drives, TP1021 and TP1022. In addition to high-capacity up to 640GB, the TP1022 is equipped with the future-trend interface USB 3.0 to significantly enhance data transfer speed. These two stunning external hard disk drives will shock the viewers and enrich the product ranges of Team. The Team TP1021 equipped with the USB2.0 interface delivers a maximum data transfer speed up to 480Mb/S. The Team TP1022 equipped with the latest USB 3.0 interface renders a maximum data transfer speed even up to 4.8 Gb/S, allowing users to freely enjoy the superb sense of speed in data transfer. Both models support hot swap and PnP. Without restarting the computer or using an external power supply, users can connect the Team 1021 and 1022 directly to the USB port on the computer, making it convenient to use and energy saving. Both models have high capacity up to 640GB for storing up to 180,000 pictures and 160,000 songs in the MP3 format. Whether it is movies, pictures, music of documents, you can always bring the complete database with you at all ease. Gallery: Team TP1021: lightweight, fashionable and high-capacity In terms of appearance design, Team has tailored different designs for different target groups. The TP1021 is only 172 grams and 1.2cm thick. When compared with ordinary mobile hard drive disks on the market, it is thinner by 15%! The exclusive dual LED indicator design keeps users always posted of th...

Shuttle Unveils Barebone XS35 Mini-PC: 3.3 cm Thin and Energy-saving, HD Capable

Shuttle Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions such as the world-famous XPC Mini-PC-Barebones, will be unveiling at this year’s CeBIT in Hanover a new, ultra-compact PC platform which, at just 3.3 cm wide, is already HD-compatible. The Shuttle Barebone XS35 is a Mini-PC in the 1-litre class which, thanks to its shape and the standardised VESA mounting interface, can be easily fitted behind flat panel displays and therefore does not take up any space. Intel’s Atom D510 Dual Core Processor (2x 1.66 GHz) and the NM10 Express Chipset serve as the energy-saving hardware platform. A high-performance NVIDIA GT218 (ION2) graphics card provides streaming 3D and video playback. The HDMI connector allows for excellent sound and picture quality and connects the device to modern flat panel displays and large televisions easily. Gallery: Other practical connectors include 5x USB, VGA, LAN and Audio. Housed in the small case are a multi-format card reader, a 2.5″ hard disk and an optical slimline drive. For added security, it can also be protected against theft using a Kensington lock. The XS35 is passively cooled and therefore practically noiseless – ideal for home use, too. This innovation will also be on display at this year’s CeBIT. The Shuttle trade fair stand is located in Hall 17, Stand G68. The new Shuttle Barebone XS35 will be available in stores in the second quarter of 2010. The recommended retail price has not y...

Corsair Launches Reactor and Nova Series Solid-State Drives

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the addition of the Reactor Series and Nova Series to its family of solid-state drives (SSDs). Both the Nova Series and Reactor Series provide the performance benefits of solid-state technology at an attractive cost per gigabyte. The Reactor Series, including 60GB and 120GB drive capacities, is built using the new JMicron JMF612 controller. This second-generation controller from JMicron incorporates 128MB of DDR2 cache memory for stutter-free performance. The 120GB Reactor Series SSD delivers speeds of up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write, while the 60GB Reactor Series SSD features speeds up to 250MB/s read and 110 MB/s write. Gallery: The Nova Series is built using the popular Indilinx Barefoot controller with 64MB of cache memory, and is offered in drive sizes of 64GB and 128GB. The 128GB Nova Series SSD is able to achieve speeds of up to 270MB/second read and 190MB/second write, while the 64GB Nova Series SSD delivers speeds up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write. Both Reactor Series and Nova Series SSDs fully support the TRIM command in Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems, which automatically maintains optimal performance over the lifetime of the drives. The Reactor Series and Nova Series are available immediately from Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers worldwide and are backed by a Two-Year Limited Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, em...


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and TX3 Refresh

Minor design modification improve these already-capable heatsinks.

Review Roundup (02/25/2010)

The latest hardware reviews from around the web.

Club 3D Announces its Radeon HD 5830 Overclocked Edition Graphics Card

Club 3D B.V. today introduces the Radeon HD 5830 graphics cards as the most affordable addition to award winning Radeon HD 5800 series.

SAPPHIRE Releases Special Edition Radeon HD 5830 Graphics Cards with MW2 Bundle

SAPPHIRE Technology has just released two Special Edition graphics cards bundled with the highly acclaimed game Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2.

PowerColor Announces HD 5830 PCS+ Graphics Card

TUL Corporation announces a factory overclocked graphics solution addition to the HD5000 series: the PowerColor PCS+ HD5830.

MSI Also Unveils R5830 Twin Frozr II Graphics Card

The world leading graphics card and mainboard brand-manufacturer, MSI, today officially releases its R5830 Twin Frozr II graphics card.

MSI Unveils R5870 Lightning Graphics Card

World-renowned graphics card and mainboard brand-manufacturer MSI has officially launched a new generation of the Lightning series, the R5870 Lightning.

HIS Announces its Radeon HD 5830 iCooler V Graphics Card Series

Today HIS unleashed the revolutionary new HIS Radeon HD 5830 iCooler V 1GB GDDR5 Turbo and Standard version.

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