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ECS KBN-I/5200 AMD A6-5200 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

AMD's APU series market has really picked up pace over the last few years. The most recent updates to their current road map, included the new FM2+ socket A88X based chipset and the Kaveri Processor. This has really generated a great deal of interest with many of today's budget conscious consumers. However, with no updates to AMD's enthusiast FX series chip road map, AMD's APU series is really the only new technology we are seeing at the moment from its consumer line. With that said, we are excited to see that AMD is starting to put more budget friendly APU technology out in the market and we are going to shed some light on what to expect. Today we are looking at a very new low-budget APU inspired motherboard. It includes the Kabini SoC processor (which runs the Jaguar APU Cores) on a Radeon HD8000 series graphics base, and it does it all in a tight nit space. At the beginning of the year, ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) announced this Kabini SoC processing unit which houses an AMD A6-5200 CPU. It also includes a Radeon 8400 GPU all in a small mini-ITX form factor APU combo. Today we got our nitty gritty hands on this tiny power house to put it to the test. We are excited to see what this Quad Core A6-5200 APU can do. Before we jump into the details of the ECS KBN-I/5200 motherboard, lets take a look at ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems).



 
 
 
 
 
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Thermaltake Commander F5 Fan Controller

Introduction   Nearly every good-looking build project has two things in common, great cable management and a good cooling solution. These cooling solutions usually involve multiple fans in multiple locations. This requires a great deal of patience to insure clean cable runs. One of the easiest ways to get this accomplished is to use a fan controller. It will help you regulate the speed of the radiator or case fans separately and limit having to use cable splitters. One of the most commonly used controller types uses sliders because of the ease of use. Thermaltake has been making fan controllers and other cooling solutions for some time now, so I am not surprised to see them with a new model. The Thermaltake Commander F5 aims to offer a cost effective flexible and easy to use fan controller for the masses. Before we go any further, we would like to thank Thermaltake for sending the F5 for review and for being a market innovator during the last 13 years!   Mission   - While still a relatively young company, established in 1999, Thermaltake is built on unwavering will and dedication to address issues and innovate at the same time for computer enthusiasts and corporate users worldwide. - With strong support of Research & Development team standing behind the brand, Thermaltake is committed to never-follow but always-lead. - In past decades, the industrial and technological advancements in different fields have shaped the world we live in today and have also ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s 4th Generation Haswell release sparked a great deal of movement with motherboard manufacturers over the last few months. We have seen many new motherboards hit the consumer market with revamped aesthetics and updated on-board features. The web space today is flooded with media coverage of high-end motherboards, but we know that not everyone is always looking for the highest-end products. Sometimes, meeting that happy middle-ground of performance and price is what’s important. Today we are going to bring to the table a new Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H that fits that description. With the aesthetics of a top shelf motherboard but the price of a mid-range board, we will see if Gigabyte really hit the mark here to bring both of these combinations together on the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H. The impressive red and black aesthetics make the board stand out in its price category, so now let’s get the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H tested to see how well it performs. Before we do that, here’s a quick note from Gigabyte.   GIGABYTE was founded in 1986, establishing our uncontested position in continuous technological innovation. By focusing on key technologies and achieving strict quality standards, GIGABYTE has been regarded as an innovative and trusted motherboard leader in the globe. To keep pace in a rapidly changing world, we have offered a comprehensive product line covering Motherboards, Graphics Cards, PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Slat...



 
 
 
 
 
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Oblanc NC-2 U.F.O. and NC1-1 Cobra Headset Review

When it comes to headsets we have a great deal of choices that are available from a wide variety options. While we have headsets that are dedicated to gaming and others for music and movies, its always nice to see a headset with the options to do both. Today we are excited to share a new line of gaming/media headset that has recently hit store shelves. We had a chance to take a look at two models from Oblanc: the NC-2 U.F.O and NC1-1 Cobra headsets. Just from the exterior packaging of the headset when they arrived for review, we noticed the designs from Oblanc were unique to say the least. We are looking forward to seeing what this new entry into the market is all about. Before we dive in to the review, here's a little something about the company.



 
 
 
 
 
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Azio Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse

Azio recently started to pick up in the gaming device department, and with the popularity of gaming devices rising, they are trying to capture that audience with some very interesting devices. Today we will be taking a look at the Azio Levetron GM533U 9 button Laser Gaming Mouse to see how it stacks up against its competitors. One of the most notable features of this device is that it supposedly contains a Laser optical reader that can hit 5000 dpi. Additionally, the device's aesthetic appeal is quite unique, and is definitely worth checking out. Of course, while aesthetic appeal is a large factor in consumers' buying decisions, we also like to see products that perform to their advertised specifications. So, with some interesting design decisions and impressive hardware specs, will the Azio Levetron GM533U 9 Button Laser Gaming Mouse capture the right audience? Let's find out as we move forward.



 
 
 
 
 
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BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller

When cooling our computers their are numerous different ways to go about it, to say the least. Some of us might install faster and bigger fans, while others could use water cooling. But, one of the easiest, most reliable and most cost effective solutions, is to simply control the speed and airflow from your fans strategically to the different parts of your case. You can do this with a fan controller. Today we are looking at another new arrival from BitFenix, the BitFenix Hydra Pro. This is a fan controller designed for the cost-conscious consumer who is looking for a simple and cost effective fan controller to power high speed fans or even a water cooling pump. Read on to see if the BitFenix Hydra Pro can fill those needs.



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Intel make bold Centrino 2 prediction

Montevina with a 45 nm Core 2 Duo Penryn processor will launch in late Q2 or on June 3rd and Intel plans that 19 percent of its notebooks in Q2 will ship with Montevina and Core 2 Duo 45nm mobile CPU. In Q3 Intel is aiming for a whopping 45 percent market share, while at the end of the year Intel plans that 66 percent of all notebooks it ships in the pre-Xmas shopping spree will have Core 2 Penryn based CPUs.



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ROCCAT™ Innovations at gamescom 2012

ROCCAT will be presenting its revolutionary Power-Grid app for smartphones and its upcoming range of new products for the months ahead from August 15-19, 2012



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GIGABYTE Announces Z77 OC Contest Winners

Highest Intel® Ivy Bridge Overclockers Win New Ultra Durable™ 5 Motherboards



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Genius Announces SP-900BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Wirelessly Connects to Your Smartphone or Tablet for Music Listening and Hands-Free Voice Conferencing for a Straight 10 hours



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LEPA introduces 5 new series fan

Including new fancy LED to heavy-duty design that runs smoothly at 70o ambience.



 
 
 
 
 
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Gigabyte Z77 G.1 Sniper 3

Premium motherboard with sleek styling and plenty of features.



 
 
 
 
 
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Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB

Value-oriented SSD that doesn't compromise on performance.



 
 
 
 
 
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Cougar Evolution

Full tower case with plenty of features and a great price.



 
 
 
 
 
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NZXT Cryo E40

Effective and affordable notebook cooler with unique fan options.







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