NZXT Sentry LX SEN-001LX Digital Fan Controller @ Benchmark Reviews

With multiple core CPUs, multi-GPU video graphics sub-systems and hotter than hot mainboard north and southbridge chipsets it becomes necessary for most gaming computers to have more and more fans. With the fans comes noise. Of course there's water cooling, but not everyone is capable or even brave enough to give that a try. So what do you do? Well one option is to use a fan speed controller. There are many fan controllers available but today Benchmark Reviews will look specifically at the NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX aluminum digital dual-bay fan controller. NZXT Sentry LX SEN-001LX Digital Fan Controller @ Benchmark Reviews

Raid BlizzCon 09 with Razer

blizzcon [news]"Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, is thrilled to announce the Razer BlizzCon Contest.  After completing quests found on the Razer contest page, one lucky gamer will enter to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to BlizzCon 2009. The contest kicks off July 10, 2009 and runs through July 31, 2009 and is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada.  At the conclusion of the contest, Razer will select at random 10 winners per quest and one first prize winner for the trip to BlizzCon.  The selection will occur within 30 days after the contest ends.  The winner eligible for a trip to BlizzCon will be notified by email that he/she has been selected.  The winner will also be announced on the Razer web site at http://www.razerzone.com. Ten winners will receive a Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse.  The first place winner will receive a trip for two to BlizzCon 2009 including airfare, hotel and $300 spending money or, as determined by the winners’ choice, the Razer Prize package, which consists of a Razer Death Adder Gaming Mouse, a Razer Carcharias Headset, a Razer Lycosa Keyboard and $500 determined by the winner’s choice."

Corsair® Launches new ‘Extreme’ Series High-Performance SSDs

CMFSSD-32D1_angled [news]Fremont, CA. July 16th, 2009.- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the Extreme Series X32, X64 and X128 high-performance SSDs, in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB densities respectively.

Built using the renowned Indilinx Barefoot controller and Samsung MLC NAND flash memory, the Extreme Series has been designed to offer the highest performance currently available on the market, with read speeds of up to 240MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s.

"The combination of the Indilinx Barefoot controller, Samsung flash memory, and 64MB of on-board cache delivers blistering, stutter-free performance, eliminating the bottleneck imposed by traditional mechanical hard disks," said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "The new Extreme Series SSDs are ideal for use as primary drives in desktop and notebooks systems, and also for RAID 0 configurations in high-performance desktops for enthusiasts who want extreme performance."

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Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel_945GC_Main_Page [news]"For years, the focus on computers has been on faster, better performing systems.  Recently, however, with rising energy costs and more environmentally conscious consumers, computer manufacturers have turned to designing machines that use less energy, cost less, and still have many of the advantages of modern computer systems.  In the realm of mobile and energy efficient computing, two real competitors have recently emerged.  Via, with their Nano chipsets named after biblical references, has dominated the field until recently; at least as far as pure statistic performance is concerned.  Intel is the other name, and with that name they have competed quite fiercely for the lion's share of the mobile and ultra-economic computing market.  But name is all they had to go on, since their products, the Atom series, have fallen short of the standard set by Via.  With the release of Intel's newest Atom, though, that has a! ll changed.  Benchmark Reviews is bringing you the down and dirty on the first ever dual core processor made specifically to combine improved performance with low energy consumption as we test the Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini-ITX Motherboard/CPU combo kit." Read more from Benchmark Reviews...

Sparkle 9500GT (SX95GT1024D2-3D) Review at Overclockers Online

23"I usually don't go into budget card reviews expecting a whole lot but I usually come out surprised. The SX95GT doesn't give you barn burning performance but it provides decent playability coupled with a bevy of connection choices;b HDMI, Display Port and DVI. Sparkle is even generous enough to include the hard to find SPDIF cable for any HTPC aficionados." Read more from Overclockers Online...

Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review @ Ninjalane

Iimg_7750"The biggest issue with pre-modded cases is that you are often restricted in what additional mods you can do. The CM Gladiator is clearly a perfect for use out of the box and also an empty canvas for cutting, modding, and painting as you see fit. Right away you can start getting a feel of what you can do with this case without worrying about what has already been done." Read more from Ninjalane...

ASUS My Cinema EHD3-100 HDTV/FM Tuner @ Benchmark Reviews

asus_ehd3-100_tuner_front-page [news]"Those who want to watch over the air TV at all must either purchase a TV with an ATSC tuner installed or purchase one of the conversion boxes out there. For the HTPC crowd, it means that their tuner card must support ATSC just the same. Most cards out there are going to produce video results that are exactly the same, especially considering the signal and quality are more a factor of antenna reception than card quality. So, what's to make someone decide on one TV tuner over another? The ASUS My Cinema-EHD3-100 answers this question by going one step further than most cards out there to be your all-in-one media center card. It fully supports the ATSC and QAM digital TV specifications allowing you to access digital TV in high definition resolution. It also fully supports analog NTSC TV, analog video and radio. Plus, its on-board mpeg-2 encoder chip helps on-the-fly analog video recording. Is the My Cinema-EHD3-100 your HTPC answer? Benchmark Revie! ws will fill you in!" Read more from Benchmark Reviews...

Patriot Memory 64GB Torqx SSD Review at CCE Reviews

1 [news]"Patriot Memory doesn't have too many solid state drives on the marketbut when they decide to release one, you can bet they go for performance. You don't see them with wimpy JMicron controllers inside. It's the best bangfor your buck or nothing at all. With recently added 10 year warranty, you know the Torqx will be a great pick over the competition." Read more from CCE Reviews...

Eagle Tech Computers Inc. ET-CSTESU2-BK External Hard Drive Enclosure Review

teaser1 [news]"Hard drive enclosures have come a long way from the early models. Early models were clunky lumps of metal or plastic that we not very easy on the eyes. My how things have changed. Enclosures today are, in a word. sexy. Manufactures have taken the fact that some computer users want an attractive piece of hardware sitting on their desk not just a plastic or metal box. Eagle Tech Computers, Inc. is all about bringing style along with functionality to storage enclosures. Eagle Tech has quite a few hard drive enclosures in their inventory. They sent us out the ET-CSTESU2-BK to review. Eagle Tech Computers is a new sponsor for us and we are proud to have them on board. With the ET-CSTESU2-BK, they have taken the aesthetics aspect even further by adding a dimly glowing blue LED to the base of the ET-CSTESU2-BK hard drive enclosure. The unit is build fairly solid with a mixture of ABS plastic and good old fashion steel. The ET-CSTESU2-BK offers both USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity which has now become an industry standard for enclosures. Read on and we will dive into more detail." Read more from Hightech-Hardware...

QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo 8 Bay NAS Review @ Tweaknews

er"If several terabytes of storage and a ton of features are what you need, than the TS-809 Pro NAS will have your business network covered both now and in the future. The eight drive bays combined with robust processing power and a much improved interface provide reliable storage and a host of other server functions for up to 512 network users." Read more from Tweaknews...

Altec Lansing VS2421 Computer Speaker System

5 [news]"Everything from music to gaming seemed to undergo an audio resurrection with the Altec Lansing VS2421 computer speaker system, convincing me that if you have the standard 2.0 speaker system you really are missing out. Clarity was fantastic and I was surprised at the amount of bass that was pushed out, even loud explosions showed no distortion." Read more from Bigbruin...

ThermalTake BlacX Hard Drive Dock Review

teaser [news]"How often do you upgrade your hard drive? Various reasons lead users to upgrade; either it's lack of space or upgrading to a fast hard drive. But what do you do with your old hard drives? Throw them out? Leave them sitting on the desk collecting dust? How about actually using it? There have been some pretty hokey solutions for converting an internal hard drive to an external one and there have been some good solutions, but not many allow you to swap the hard drive out on the fly. The BlacX is a hard drive dock that allows you to hot swap either a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive and it can function as either eSATA or USB 2.0. Just in the process of writing this review I have found new uses for my old SATA drives. Some are used for storing files that I haven't used in a while but I want to keep around while others are used for media, such as movies or music, and some for pictures. You can use it for whatever you wish. So those users with that extra storage capacity just doing nothing should take a close look. Sounds pretty promising right? Well read on to find out what we thought of the BlacX Hard Drive Dock." Read more from Hightech-Hardware...

ASRock NetTop ION 330 AMCP7A-ION HTPC @ Benchmark Reviews

ASRock_Nettop_ION330_AMCP7A-ION_NVIDIA-ION [news]"NVIDIA Recently unveiled their ION platform, which combines a GeForce 9400m GPU to the Intel Atom mobile processor. The synergistic effect of GeForce and Atom processors have combined to deliver true high-definition performance beyond any mobile platform before it, allowing more range from 'NetBook' and 'NetTop' products. A dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom N330 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU are packaged onto a Mini-ITX DDR2 AMCP7A-ION motherboard to create the ASRock ION, and ultra-efficient NetTop system. Delivering an compact HTPC or desktop computer alternative with native HDMI high-definition playback capability and powerful computing power isn't easy, and Benchmark Reviews discovers how well the ASRock NetTop ION 330 performs against mobile competitors using the Windows 7 Operating System." Read more from Benchmark Reviews...

RAZER LAUNCHES mobile gaming communicator FOR GAMERS ON THE GO

razer-moray-plus [news]Carlsbad, Calif. – July 7th, 2009 – Razer™, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, announced the release of the Razer Moray+ ™, an in-ear noise isolating earphone equipped with an inline omnidirectional microphone that provides a smart, portable solution for gamers on the go.

“After the release of the original Razer Moray, we received feedback from gamers who needed something more,” says Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, President of Razer. “They wanted a compact headset that provides not only great audio quality but the ability to talk to their friends. Instead of lugging around large headsets, the Razer Moray+ provides a lightweight, portable solution for gamers who need just one pair of earphones for all their audio, communication and gaming needs." Read more from Razer...

Thermaltake V1 AX CPU Cooler Review at Bigbruin.com

icon4"The V1 AX is one of 8 CPU coolers currently offered by Thermaltake for the Socket 1366 platform, and like many of their coolers it is capable of cooling most modern processors. It is similar to their V1 cooler in every way, except that this cooler has aluminum cooling fins rather than copper, which gives it a different look and ultimately makes it a less expensive solution." Read more from Bigbruin.com...

EVGA X58 SLI LE Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane

Iboard_front [news]"Even though this motherboard is designed as a light edition it comes with a bunch of features targeted at the enthusiast and power user. Things like the voltage test points and E-Leet tuning utility make fine tuning your system much easier than before and the powerful BIOS features and "Dummy OC" help to get the most performance with the least amount of effort." Read more from Ninjalane...

Super Talent Luxio 64GB USB Flash Drive Review at CCE Reviews

tnbig1 [news]"Super Talent memory products have never failed to impress me and the Super Talent Luxio is no different. With a massive storage capacity of 64GB, you will be able to transport all your large files in its conveniently small package. In the aesthetics department, the Luxio is not revolutionary in terms of its design. However, it looks very sturdy, durable, and it has an elegant look to it." Read more from CCE Reviews...

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