Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 Webcam Review @ Benchmark Reviews

The LifeCam VX-5500 sits near the top of Microsoft's web cam offerings yet the E4C-00001 kit checks in at a very reasonable price point. It has some great features including noise cancelling, echo cancelling, 1.3MP HD picture quality, and auto-adjustment for low light conditions -all in a compact package clearly directed toward the mobile user. Benchmark Reviews took a look at the VX-5000 a few months ago, now we'll check out the VX-5500 and see if it performs as well as this mobile warrior hopes.

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5500 Webcam Review @ Benchmark Reviews

TechwareLabs Reviews the Crucial 128GB SSD Solid State Hard Drive

Since their advent, SSD's have been at the top of the wish list for any PC enthusiast. Crucial presented us with the CT128M225, their performance 128GB SSD. Deciding to wait until the market matured a little, Crucial released this new drive with an Indilinx Barefoot storage controller. This new controller is far superior to the JMicron storage controller that was in many first generation SSD's. Being the self proclaimed memory experts, their intuition was spot on. So does this new performance SSD have what it takes to match the price and performance of the big competitors in the market right now? The only way to find out is to read on.

TechwareLabs Reviews the Crucial 128GB SSD Solid State Hard Drive

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Interface Material Review

Often overlooked and taken for granted, thermal paste is a necessary component in PC assembly and while the retail packaging for CPUs typically come with a heatsink and fan with thermal paste applied at the factory it typically isn't the best for ensuring that the maximum amount of heat is transferred from the processor to the heatsink especially if the CPU is going to be overclocked. Thermal paste is designed to take up the gaps between the heatsink and the IHS of the processor, thus eliminating the air in the gaps. Metal to metal contact is best for maximum heat transfer. There are many thermal pastes available, so which one does one choose from? We hope to shed a little light to this confusing topic.

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Interface Material Review

NZXT Panzerbox Classic Series Case Review @ Bigbruin.com

Overall, the NZXT Panzerbox Classic Series case is very well made and attractive unit that is priced on par with other "mid-level" enthusiast cases. After lugging it around for a few weeks I can also say that while it is not the lightest gaming case I've ever had, it is certainly not akin to lugging around a boat anchor.

NZXT Panzerbox Classic Series Case Review @ Bigbruin.com

NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case @ Benchmark Reviews

In this article, Benchmark Reviews will examine the Norco RPC-4020 4U rack mount server case. This case supports twenty data drives, plus a separate OS drive, and slim floppy and optical drives. With the density of hard drives available today that means you can stuff 42 Terabytes worth of data into a case roughly the size of a full-tower desktop case. If you're looking for a high density storage case, you'll be doing yourself a disservice not to check out this case.

NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case @ Benchmark Reviews

Eagle Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage Speakers W/ Subwoofer Review @ Tweaknews

For an entry level set of speakers, this offering from Eagle Tech is worthy of being on your short list. Sound quality is commendable for a 2.1 setup in the $50 price range, and the speaker enclosures are even made of wood which is something that isn't so common these days.

Eagle Arion ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 Soundstage Speakers W/ Subwoofer Review @ Tweaknews

How to Securely Erase your Hard Drive @ revHardware

Are you thinking of purchasing a new computer? or simply just going to sell/give away an old machine? You may want to read this!
Most of us know before ever disposing of a computer, whether we are selling it, or simply getting rid of it for a new one we must format the hard drive to ensure nobody can get to our private data, banking details, pictures, emails etc. I am certain there is at least one piece of information on your computer that you do not want anyone to see, you may have deleted it in the past, but it can certainly still be lurking around in cache or temporary directories on your computer.

How to Securely Erase your Hard Drive @ revHardware

In-Win Extreme Series B2 Stealth Bomber Case

Today we will be taking a look at the In Win Extreme Series B2 Stealth Bomber Case. Throw out the idea of another black boxy case and take a look at the sleek lines of this military inspired case. This case gives the form of function of a typical pc case but adds visual elements that remind you of the stealthy bomber it takes its name from. Additional features such as a motorized media bay cover, LED illumination for the media bays and customizing stickers make the case stand out in the market. Inside the case you'll find ample room for your mobo, power supply and numerous hard drives and media drives.

In-Win Extreme Series B2 Stealth Bomber Case

Corsair X256 CMFSSD-256D1 MLC SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

The competition among Solid State Drive manufacturers is reminiscent of the video card wars between AMD and NVIDIA a few years ago. The invention of new controller technology has slowed somewhat, while each company races to combine high-speed NAND with custom firmware tweaks to produce the fastest SSD speeds possible. The Indilinx Barefoot controller has exploited a dominant hold over the consumer SSD market during the past several months, and 'overclocked' Solid State Drive products are beginning to replace 'new' product designs. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the fastest MLC SSD we've discovered to-date: the 256GB eXtreme-edition Corsair X256 CMFSSD-256D1..

Corsair X256 CMFSSD-256D1 MLC SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

TechwareLabs Reviews the Western Digital TV HD Media Player

Have you been paying $5 a month to record the shows you want with that flimsy DVR? Wish you could get a real Home Theater PC, but are reluctant to dish out the money? Western Digital knows your pain, and aims to fix it with the Western Digital TV HD Media Player. Will this be the ultimate HTPC replacement or just another attempt at a re-branded TiVo? Join Matt to find out...

TechwareLabs Reviews the Western Digital TV HD Media Player

Chieftec BL-01B Bravo L-Type Case with VESA Monitor Mount Review @ Bigbruin.com

The Chieftec BL-01B Bravo L-Type case with VESA monitor mount surprised me. I was expecting it to be just another gimmick to try to get attention. While the design of the case is not for everybody, I can see many places where this would be perfect; a college dorm, a small apartment, virtually any place that you are restricted by space.

Chieftec BL-01B Bravo L-Type Case with VESA Monitor Mount Review @ Bigbruin.com

Ozone Ground Level S mousepad @ TestSeek.com

A quality mouse pad is an absolute necessity if you want to be successful with your FPS gaming. Today I will be taking a closer look at the "Ground Level S" mouse pad from Ozone, a new manufacturer of gaming gear, at least to me. The first day of what was supposed to be my vacation, I received a press note from Computer science Atlas, in which they announced the imminent arrival of a new manufacturer, Ozone, to its catalog. In the press release they presented the mouse "Smog", the "Oxid" headphones and the mouse pad "Ground Level", which I will take a closer look at in this review...

Ozone Ground Level S mousepad @ TestSeek.com

Intel Core i7-870 Processor Review @ Benchmark Reviews

When it launched last year, the Core i7 platform redefined Intel's high-end processor segment. Unfortunately, the platform was also accompanied by high-end prices. As such, it has seen only a minimal share of the desktop market. However, Intel has released a new platform that it claims will bring the performance of Nehalem to mainstream price points. Referred to as Lynnfield, the new platform shares its core microarchitecture with the i7-900 series, but introduces a completely new chipset and socket design. This means that not only will we see new processors, but new motherboards as well. Benchmark Reviews has been testing several of these new items and will be covering the launch in detail over the next few days. In this article, we examine the Intel Core i7-870 Quad Core Processor model BX80605I7870.

Intel Core i7-870 Processor Review  @ Benchmark Reviews

Plextor PX-B320SA 8X Blu-ray Disc Combo Review at CCE Reviews

With the growing Blu-ray movie market, Plextor has definitely taken a right step in capitalizing on the market. The Plextor PX-B320SA performs flawlessly - not a single hiccup after whipping out about 50 discs. Anyone looking to do a new build and or a diehard movie watcher should take the plunge and pick up the PX-B320SA.

Plextor PX-B320SA 8X Blu-ray Disc Combo Review at CCE Reviews

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