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  • Azza Storm 6000W Chassis Review

    Introduction Please give a huge welcome to our new reviewer, Brendan Varik at PureOC! You can welcome him at the forum post for this review. AZZA is a brand that I suspect not too many of you are familiar with. They formed way back in 1996 with three main business ph...
  • FSP Windale 6 CPU Cooler Review

    Introduction FSP gave us something new to look at with their CMT210 Chassis, but they included a CPU cooler to review as well. The CMT210 was excellent in addressing tiny details that can cause frustration for someone, especially if it’s a first time PC build. ...
  • In Win 301 Gaming Case Review

    Introduction BuildingĀ computers is a work of progress. Most of us are happy if our first system turns on and we can successfully install Windows on it. After that we start finding ways to make Windows run smoother, cut the tearing/stuttering out of our gaming, make ...
  • Rosewill Neon K51 and Neon M57 Review

    Introduction Everyone has different priorities forĀ their PC build: Power, silence, size, comfort, lighting, cheap as possible, etc. When you are on a budget, some part of your build is going to suffer. Great power; you sit on the floor. Huge monitor; graphics card t...
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Corsair Launches Air Series A70 and A50 High-Performance CPU Coolers

Corsair announces the Corsair Cooling Air Series A70 and A50 high-performance CPU coolers.


Corsair Launches High Capacity, High Speed Voyager GTR Flash Drives

Corsair announces the Flash Voyager GTR family of USB flash drives.



Vantec Expands SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Product Line

Vantec Thermal Technologies, a worldwide leader specializing in computer accessories announces the expansion of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 product lineup. Featuring the NexStar SuperSpeed Hard Drive Dock, available in both black and white and the NexStar SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter. The NexStar Hard Drive Dock gives users a quick and easy way to access their SATA hard drives. By simply sliding either a 2.5″ or 3.5″ into the dock, users can begin reading and writing data from the attached hard drive. On the other hand, the NexStar SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter is extremely portable and is the perfect tool for a technician to have in their bag. Gallery: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the next generation bus interface offering transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (625Mbps) and is fully backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. With the advent introduction of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, Vantec has continued to update their product line with the latest technology. Being the pioneer in the Build-Your-Own-Drive market, Vantec has continued to expand their popular NexStar lines with support for more interfaces along with the support for newer hard drives. The NexStar SuperSpeed Hard Drive Docks and NexStar SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter will be available at major retailers late March. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit http://www.vantecusa.com/front/product/pro_list/86.


AMD Unveils Versatile AMD 890GX Chipset for High Definition Entertainment on Vir

AMD announces versatile AMD 890GX Chipset for High Definition entertainment on virtually any PC budget. AMD (NYSE: AMD) and its motherboard partners today unleashed ATI Radeon? HD 4290 Graphics with the AMD 890GX Chipset, a versatile, affordable and exceptionally energy efficient solution for an incredible, high definition visual computing experience. The AMD 890GX chipset redefines the way you play with versatile graphics configurations, including DirectX? 10.1 graphics on the motherboard and support for up to two high-performance ATI Radeon? Premium Graphics cards with ATI CrossFireX? technology. The same AMD 890GX motherboard which can be used to build an efficient and slim home theater PC using the integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics, can be augmented with ATI Radeon? HD 5450 Graphics for a dual-graphics performance preview, or upgraded to a gaming powerhouse with ATI Radeon? HD 5870 Graphics and the visual realism of DirectX? 11. With Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics, family and friends can enjoy accelerated and enhanced high definition and 1080p Blu-ray? playback including dual-stream PiP (Picture in Picture) on Blu-ray? 1.1. 1 Standard DVD movies can be viewed in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling with post-processing to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on HD displays. ATI Radeon? HD 4290 Graphics are designed to decode and play back Blu-ray? and other HD content with support for MPEG2, VC-1, and H.264 formats. The AMD 890G...


ECS A890GXM Series Motherboard Delivers Total Experience in Visual Entertainment

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) launches the latest AMD? 890GX chipsets based motherboard family supporting AMD next generation 6-Core CPU with the best visual experience for users. Foremost Designs, from A to A+ ECS A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A are powered by ATI Radeon? HD 4290 IGP with ?ECS 4most? Display Design? providing HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors on the rear panel providing great convenience to meet both home entertainment and gaming requirement. For home entertainment, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A motherboards bring Full HD 1080P video experience. For gamers, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A support Microsoft? DirectX?10.1 with stunning 3D effects. The on-board SidePort DDR3 1333 memory is a great plus on graphics for gamers. It enhances the gaming experience by ATI Hybrid Graphics technology with no doubt. In addition, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A assist with ATICrossFireX? technology giving hardcore gamers magnified gaming performance. Gallery: User-friendly Technologies A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A comes with user friendly technologies: ECS eBLU: ECS easy BIOS Live Update Utility which benefits users with easy on-line link the latest BIOS for right model. SATA 6.0Gbps: provides 2 times faster than previous data transfer rate. SuperSpeed USB 3.0: breakthrough the bottle neck of system performance up to 5Gbps data-transfer rate. ECS Qooltech? III: comes with twin-heat-pipe cooling solution, which provides a stable working environment when system is on. ECS 15 μ Gol...


EVERCOOL Announces their new Cross Flow System Cooler

EVERCOOL Thermal Corp., announces their new Cross Flow system cooler. EVERCOOL Thermal Corp., Ltd., one of the famous and professional cooler and fan manufacturers in Taiwan, is announcing the release of their new Cross Flow system coolers. To be the solver to deal with the computer over heat problem, EVERCOOL not only pays attention on computer cooling performance, but keeps adding classic and aesthetic into product design to make the coolers have attractive appearance. For system cooling, EVERCOOL is going to launch Cross Flow System Cooler with classic look in the end of 2009. It is compatible with 5.25 Driver Bay. Its design is like a turbine to inhale outside air into case, and increases the air convection to effectively cool. In addition, adjustable speed is a convenient design for users; according to needs, they can adjust the wind speed, and the maximum of air flow is 100CFM. Moreover, the easy installation makes users install quickly and easily. Gallery:


Review Roundup (03/01/2010)

The latest hardware reviews from around the web. Accessories: Gunnar Optiks Wi-FIVE Digital Performance Eyewear @ http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1224/1/ Cases: NZXT Tempest @ http://lanoc.org/review/hardware/cases/2629-nzxt-tempest NZXT M59 @ http://mailbot.tweaktown.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/r/TweakTown_News/h/20100228194019/www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3157/nzxt_m59_classic_series_mid_tower_chassis/index.html/ Thermaltake V3 Black Edition @ http://www.thinkcomputers.org/thermaltake-v3-black-edition-case-review/ Cooling: Evercool Ever Green 40mm Fans @ http://www.pcshoptalk.com/content.php?277-Evercool-Ever-Green-40mm-Fans Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler @ http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?id=235 OCZ Gladiator Max CPU Cooler @ http://www.overclockersonline.net/reviews/ocz-gladiator-max/ Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler @ http://www.guru3d.com/article/thermalright-venomous-x-review/ XtremeGear HP-1216B Heatsink @ http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xtreme_gear_hp1216b/ Keyboards: Roccat Arvo @ http://www.rbmods.com/content/19832/features.aspx Motherboards: Biostar TH55XE @ http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/biostar_th55xe_h55/1 MSI P55-GD85 @ http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/motherboards/2621-msi-p55-gd85-usb-and-sata-30-motherboard-review ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 @ http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=22607 Notebooks: ASUS G73JH @ http://www.hardwareoverclock.com/ASUS_G73_Notebook-G73JH-TY033V.htm ASUS G51J @ http://techgage.com/article/asus_g5...


Team Unveils Team Xtreem-S1 SSD, Challenges Industry Benchmark

Fast, stable and lightweight, the solid state disk (SSD) has successfully replaced conventional mechanical hard drives to become the product with the most potential in 2010. After the great market success of the Xtreem-G1 SSD last year, Team Group Inc has launched technological cooperation with the US-based SSD pioneer Sandforce to introduce the faster and more reliable Xtreem-S1 SSD tailored for power users and will display it for the first time at CeBIT 2010. In addition to continuing the absolute silence, light weight, low power consumption and shock resistance of the Xtreem-G1 SSD, the Xtreem-S1 SSD is equipped with the Sandforce processor, the fastest SSD solution in the industry, to fully exploit the extremes of the cost and performance MLC chip and thereby enhance the read/write speed of the Xtreem-S1 SSD. Besides delivering a reading speed of 270MB/sec and a writing speed of 260MB/s, which is 10 times faster than ordinary IDE hard drives (taking 1 second to accomplish tasks that used to be done in 10 seconds), the Xtreem-S1 SSD is 2 times faster than ordinary SSDs, making it the world’s fastest SSD! Also, it supports SMART and the US AES-128 encryption specifications to provide real-time SSD health diagnostics and safeguard important data for users. Gallery: The Team Xtreem-S1 SSD also surprises users with its random access to 4K files that presents no lag for gaming or browsing various websites at the same time. More importantly, the Team Xtreem-S1 SSD is 10...


Team to Announce Xtreem LV DDR3 2400 at CeBIT 2010

Team Group Inc will be announcing at CeBIT 2010 the world-first limited edition overclocking memory Xtreem LV DDR3 2400 to set again a new barrier for overclocking memory. Team not only enhances the bandwidth of the module to 19,200MB/sec, but also sets users at the tip of the pyramid as the target customer group. The Xtreem LV DDR3 2400 will be delivered in limited edition and considered as the most stunning star product that Team displays at CeBIT 2010. Based on the memory architecture evolution on Intel Core i7 and Core i5, Team raises the frequency of the Xtreem LV DDR3 by 20% from 2000MHz to 2400MHz. Also, by continuing the high frequency and low latency tradition of the Xtreem LV memory, the Xtreem LV DDR3 2400 can fully display the configuration 9-10-10-30 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) at a low operating voltage at 1.6V without sacrificing either performance or stability. All these have witnessed the extraordinary R&D capacity and capability of Team. In addition to the unchanged genuine chip policy, Team ensures chip quality with the exclusive sorting technology to screen chips. In order to further ensure the optimal performance and flawless quality of the Xtreem LV DDR3 2400, Team applies the 24-hour burn-in test and industry-approved MemTest software to perform the OQC inspection of all modules before shipping to assure the stability and exceptional performance of every Xtreem LV DDR3 2400. Gallery: The Xtreem LV DDR3 2400 from Team has a conventional 8-layered PCB des...


ECS Announces A890GXM Series Motherboards

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) launches the latest AMD 890GX chipsets based motherboard family supporting AMD next generation 6-Core CPU with the best visual experience for users. ECS A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A are powered by ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP with “ECS 4most Display Design” providing HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors on the rear panel providing great convenience to meet both home entertainment and gaming requirement. For home entertainment, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A motherboards bring Full HD 1080P video experience. For gamers, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A support Microsoft DirectX 10.1 with stunning 3D effects. The on-board SidePort DDR3 1333 memory is a great plus on graphics for gamers. It enhances the gaming experience by ATI Hybrid Graphics technology with no doubt. In addition, A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A assist with ATI CrossFireX technology giving hardcore gamers magnified gaming performance. Gallery: A890GXM-AU and A890GXM-A comes with user friendly technologies: ECS eBLU: ECS easy BIOS Live Update Utility which benefits users with easy on-line link the latest BIOS for right model. SATA 6.0Gbps: provides 2 times faster than previous data transfer rate. SuperSpeed USB 3.0: breakthrough the bottle neck of system performance up to 5Gbps data-transfer rate. ECS Qooltech III: comes with twin-heat-pipe cooling solution, which provides a stable working environment when system is on. ECS 15 μ Gold Contact: offers 3 times extra protection to secur...





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