OCZ Agility-EX SLC SSD OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G@ Benchmark Reviews

OCZ has earned the pole position in the race for Solid State Drive consumer supremacy. Most of the OCZ SSD product line is sold at retail to enthusiast end-users, but the EX-series offers SLC construction and delivers premier performance to the Enterprise sector and an affordable price. Corporate environments offer vast potential for SSD technology by offering drive performance faster than SAS-based storage, and dramatically reducing heat output. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 60GB OCZ Agility EX SSD OCZSSD2-1AGTEX60G, and Indilinx-based SLC Solid State Drive.

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Sign Up For The Old Republic Beta

oldreStar Wars: The Old Republic, most eagerly anticipated Star Wars MMO since the last one, is now gearing up for closed beta testing, and the time to sign up is now. Signing up for the Star Wars: The Old Republic community is your first step towards become a closed beta tester for the next big Star Wars MMO. BioWare wants active community members as testers, as active community members are more likely to provide feedback than dirty, stinking lurkers who lurk and stink. Once you've become a member of the community, you can visit the Game Testing Portal to sign up for your chance to be a part of Star Wars history or something. Mind you there are no guarantees, but such is life.

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Xigmatek HDT-S1284 CPU Cooler @ Modders-Inc

Are you looking to extend the life of your older 775 socket CPU? Perhaps you want to take advantage of the deals out right now?  Whether you are waiting for the new Processors to come out or building a budget system you want a cooler that will give you the best performance at the lowest cost possible.

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Star Trek Online Opens Closed Beta Registration

alt"Closed beta registration is an important step in bringing Star Trek Online to the public," said Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer on Star Trek Online. "We are looking toward the launch of our first-of-a-kind MMORPG with anticipation and excitement and we expect Star Trek Online to explode onto the scene, giving fans and gamers a Star Trek experience like no other."

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OCZ Technology 64GB Agility Series SATA II Solid State Drive Review at CCE Reviews

When I first received the OCZ Agility I knew it was a more affordable version of the OCZ Vertex I reviewed earlier. Even with the specifications claiming otherwise, I was expecting to see a drop in performance as cost cutting measures were in full effect to make this drive more affordable to the public. How pleasantly pleased I was, to be wrong!


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Devolver Digital And Croteam Announce 'Serious Sam HD' for XBOX LIVE Arcade

altClassic Shooter Franchise Reborn in Glorious High Definition for Late Summer Release

Legions of long-time fans and a whole new generation of gamers around the world can now experience serious shooting mayhem as Majesco Europe, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD is coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam franchise, and produced in partnership with Devolver Digital, Serious Sam: The First Encounter is re-tooled and re-vamped in glorious High Definition with an all-new version of the CroTech engine.

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Battlefield Heroes Hits 2 Million Registered Players

painted_royal_gunner_firing_50Guildford, UK - September 25, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Battlefield Heroes™, the hit Play4Free third-person shooter has recruited 2million registered players. With endless hours of signature Battlefield sandbox action, Battlefield Heroes is EA’s latest web-based free to download, free to play title which generates revenue through advertising and in-game item sales. To celebrate this milestone, on September 30, EA will release a free ‘Heroes of the Fall’ update for the game, including a brand new map.

Set against the backdrop of autumn colors, the new map will be infantry-focused and set in a village with dozens of intersecting canals. Intense battles will play out on the bridges and crossings, while sneaky players can use the alleyways and channels to move unnoticed for sudden flanking maneuvers and rear-guard actions.

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Lian Li launches the all new PC-7FN and PC-60FN Mid tower chassis

alt3 September 2009, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd Ltd today launches the PC-7FN & PC-60FN. These all aluminum black anodized Midi Tower chassis have the traditional clean cut styles, but included are some exciting new tool-less options that make them stand out. The cases dimensions stand at 210mm x 470mm x 490mm (W, H, D) . They support ATX, and Micro-ATX form factors, with 4x 3.5" drive bays; 8x PCI Expansion Slots, and 5x 5.25” ODD bays with one removable 5.25” to 3.5” convertor. The stylish, minimalist and optimized theme incorporates 1.5mm to 1.2mm thick aluminum anodized panels with a hairline brushed finish to an all round quality product. The difference between the PC-7FN and PC-60FN is the front panel design. The PC-7FN has smooth rounded vent holes, while the PC-60FN has a more open bezel front face. Each caters for a unique different taste.

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Professional Mechanical Keyboard Comparison @ Benchmark Reviews

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There are a lot of keyboards out there. Some keyboards are wireless; others offer lighting effects, programmable displays, and drivers that remap the keyboards to configurations optimized for specific applications and games. But if you're a serious typist - a professional who thinks that a keyboard's primary duty is to enable fast and accurate typing, and not to glow prettily or adjust your speaker volume or display the number of missiles left in your launcher, then you might be interested in a professional mechanical keyboard. Benchmark Reviews looks at a wide selection of available high quality keyboards to see which might be the best for you.

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Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance Mouse Review at Overclockers Online

When Cooler Master launched the CM Storm brand they were targeting gamers, and with the Sentinel Advance they are showing they are not content with just cases. For a first delve into gaming peripherals, the Sentinel Advance hits a lot of high notes. A 5600 DPI laser, onboard profiles and OLED screen all come together in a handsome package that allows plenty of tweaking. The LED lights while slightly gimmicky can allow for quick profile detection should you be switching in the dark.

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Eagle Tech ET-CSMDSU2-BK 3.5” SATA to USB Multitasking Dual Bay Hard Drive Enclosure

altFor quite some time USB drive enclosures have been available, and come in most shapes and sizes imaginable but the none offer the ability to house two hard drives simultaneously nor offer the ability to hot swap each of the drives. This affords the user the opportunity to make quick copies from either of the drives in the enclosure or from the hard drive in the PC. This enclosure is all about multitasking, saving valuable time, and space.

Eagle Tech presents the ET-CSMDSU2-BK 3.5" SATA to USB dual drive enclosure. As the name implies this is a SATA to USB enclosure featuring two separate drive bays. The unit can be configured to handle each drive individually or the drives can be set up as JOBD (just a bunch of disks). Lacking the eSATA port, can the ET-CSMDSU2-BK 3.5" drive enclosure stand up to the demands of daily use or will it just fall flat on its face and just become more desk clutter?

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Razer Revamps DeathAdder Gaming Mouse With World’s Most Precies Infared Tracking Sensor

Carlsbad, Calif.September 24, 2009 – Razer™, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, is pleased to announce the long awaited update to the Razer DeathAdder™. Newly upgraded with a state-of-the-art 3.5G 3500dpi infrared sensor and tangle-free braided cable, the Razer DeathAdder maintains its legendary right-handed ergonomic form factor and rock solid build quality that made it famous. With these new upgrades, the Razer DeathAdder has been equipped with the world’s most precise infrared sensor to date – trumping the competition yet again.

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OCZ Technology Announces Low-Voltage AMD Black Edition Memory

altSan Jose, Calif.—September 24, 2009—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today expanded their lineup of DDR3 to include certified OCZ Black Edition 4GB kits for ultimate compatibility with AMD’s next-generation Phenom® II processors. These modules excel on Black Edition platforms at ultra-low voltage, an ideal parameter for the latest highly efficient processors. OCZ’s unique Black Edition Series is designed to be the ultimate upgrade for users who not only want to reap the benefits of high-frequency DDR3, but want a future-proof choice for their system.

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In Win Ammo Secure Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ Tweaknews

alt"In-Win has come up with a successful combination of unique styling and practical functionality with the Ammo enclosure. Security is the name of the game here with a steel outer shell to protect the drive from the elements and RFID encryption to ensure important data isn't compromised. The enclosure will also make a good conversation piece when other people see it, since it is made to look like an ammunition clip."

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SteelSeries Announces NEW Siberia v2 Headset

altToday, SteelSeries announced our new Siberia v2 Headsets built to deliver impeccable sound quality and sporting an enhanced design for greater comfort and functionality.  Why mess with success? We've taken the best parts of the Siberia, as described by the professional gamer and updated it with the latest technology to create the New SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset. This has been our way since 2001.

As the successor to the SteelSeries Siberia Headset which launched in 2004, the new v2, was created in collaboration with the most demanding professional gamers in the world.

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New Kensington Accessories Bring the Power to Travel Light

Eight New Kensington Accessories Bring You the Power to Travel Light
Anywhere You Go, smart made simple™ Designs Keep Your Devices Going With You

Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 22, 2009 – Kensington Computer Products Group, a worldwide leader in delivering smart made simple computing accessories for the mobile consumer, today introduced eight new products to help users boost the everyday performance of their mobile devices. Kensington has created affordable, easy to use, and pocket-able accessories to accompany netbooks, smartphones, and other portable devices. The ideal technology enhancers to bring on the go include: an all-in-one travel battery pack, two car chargers, a 4-piece car kit, a videochat light, a 4-port USB mobile hub, and two mice for netbooks.

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