Highpoint RocketRAID 3510 SATA II RAID Controller Review at Overclockers Online

The RocketRAID 3510 is amazingly fast. For a mid range priced card it provides excellent performance and although we only had two SSD drives to test with, the card showed some excellent capabilities. In terms of features the RocketRAID 3510 had all the goods we enjoyed with the RocketRAID 2680 and 4320 cards; an excellent web interface, easy to navigate system BIOS, and was easy to setup.

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Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 SODIMM Memory Kit @ BigBruin

While the memory performed well, the results in any test couldn't really make a strong case for 4GB over 3GB or 2GB, and for that matter 800MHz over 667Mhz. Benchmark results are not the only thing to consider when looking at a memory upgrade, as most people are well aware that adding more memory improves overall system performance, especially when multi-tasking.

Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 SODIMM Memory Kit @ BigBruin

Rosewill RKM-800RF Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo @ BigBruin

As a whole, the Rosewill RKM-800RF Wireless Keyboard and mouse combo is a decent, solid performer. In a very crowded field of contenders, it doesn’t really stand out, and doesn’t draw attention to itself, but it performs admirably. If you are a hard-core gamer, or if you have large hands like me, you might want to try it before committing to the RKM-800RF.

Rosewill RKM-800RF Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo @ BigBruin

ASUS Maximus II Gene mATX Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

ASUS has some tough shoes to fill. Fortunately, they're familiar shoes; their own, in fact. A long string of high performance motherboards that got adopted simultaneously by the enthusiast and gaming sets, led ASUS to create a specialty brand segment they call "Republic of Gamers". The ROG Creed goes like this: "The Republic of Gamers is committed to delivering the most innovative and best performing PC solutions to enhance the gaming experience of power users." That's a tall order, especially in the competitive PC component market where today's news is already old news. One of the newest members of this Republic is the Maximus II GENE, part of a new group of small form factor components that give nothing away in performance to their larger brethren. Benchmark Reviews is pleased to review this latest offering, based on the Intel P45 and ICH10R, and we put it through the wringer against a well known full ATX-size reference board. The new ASUS Maximus II Gene motherboard goes by the tagline: Mini Size, Max Mobility. You have to take these marketing lines with a grain of salt, because taken at face value, you might expect a mini-ITX board. Instead we have a micro-ATX (uATX) board that squeezes almost every last feature from its feature-rich ROG brother into the slightly smaller format. A more accurate description might be: Micro Size, Max Performance.  Let's dive in and take a look at what ASUS calls: A new band of ROG heroes, the GENE squad.

ASUS Maximus II Gene mATX Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Cooler Master Sileo 500 Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews

"If, as they say, silence is golden, then Cooler Master chose the wrong color for their Sileo 500 computer case. As this review shows, the Sileo is clearly up to the task of keeping even the most demanding hardware comfortably cool, and doing it at near silence. After playing with this chassis for a week or so, I can assure you it would be very easy to build a silent machine using this chassis and some carefully chosen mainstream hardware."

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QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS Review at CCE Reviews

The TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS isn't only good on performance; QNAP has provided the full package with many built-in features. This includes print server, webserver, dataserver, multimedia server and download manager to name a very small list.  While the TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS commands a premium price, you get a premium product. The only shortcoming is the 1 year warranty but for any digitally inclined household or business, the TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS is seriously worth considering.

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I-Rocks KR-6820E Backlit Gaming Keyboard Review @ Tweaknews

email4 [news]"In the end this little keyboard exceeded my expectations. The construction is very solid, the orange backlighting looks awesome, and it has a nearly full 103-key lineup so it's perfect for just about any task. Gaming is what it's designed for and it works great for that, but the soft and quiet keys also work well for general computer use."

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Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

gigabyte_ma790x_ud4p [news]"Along with AMD's launch of the Phenom II and Athlon II processor families this year, we've also witnessed a steady shift in focus from their AM2+/DDR2 platform to a full AM3/DDR3 platform. The good news is that these newer AM3 processors support both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, allowing consumers to upgrade without replacing their whole system. Still, that leaves many wondering if they're missing out by not making the jump to DDR3 memory. To help answer that question, today Benchmark Reviews puts Gigabyte's DDR2-based MA790X-UD4P motherboard to the test."

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Enermax Aurora Premium & Aurora Micro Keyboards Review at Overclockers Online

tnbig [news]"It's nice to see Enermax break out of the power supply market and into something new. The Enermax Aurora line of keyboards is a great addition to Enermax's lineup.  Aesthetically, the keyboards shine - both literally and figuratively. The brushed aluminum finish is great and is definitely an eye-catcher. The laptop-like keys are also very nice compared to conventional keyboards. In terms of visual design, the keyboards are near perfect - they are works of art."

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CoolerMaster updates the UCP900 PSU to version 4: 80+ GOLD! @ Madshrimps

CoolerMaster-updates-the-UCP900-to-version-4--80--GOLD!-jmke-27432 [news]"We got hands-on experience with the latest and greatest Cooler Master PSU, a 900W unit rated 80 Plus Gold, and it will be available in shops soon too! Using some advanced test gear we get to put it under extreme load to see how it handles. Read on if power saving and a world´s first 80 Plus Gold rating is interesting for you!"

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ViewSonic VX2433wm 23.6 Inch DVI/HDMI TFT LCD Monitor Review @ Bigbruin.com

icon3"You would be hard pressed to find visual shortcomings with the ViewSonic VX2433wm. With a resolution of 1920x1080 you are able to display the latest HD content, something the majority of smaller monitors are not capable of. The monitor's visual qualities are complimented by being able to connect via all three of the most popular connections; HDMI, DVI and VGA."

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The Swedish AIM champion Björn "threat" Pers sets the new record at Dreamhack

"The Swedish AIM champion Björn "threat" Pers sets the new record at Dreamhack.
QPAD, the Swedish company famed for its premium gaming gear, today announced the result of the Guinness World Record attempt at Dreamhack the biggest lan party in the world, taking place last weekend between 13-16 of June.
Guinness World record attempt "Gamers edition" QPAD was on location to set a new Guinness World record in Counter-Strike 1.6 aim map. The rules where simple. You simply had get the most rounds during 12 hours of game play. First to 10 rounds stayed and met the next challenger in a classic King Of The hill format. Björn "threat" Pers who is a well known player on aim maps, he won QTOUR 1on1 Championship in 2008 and came second in 2007. Björn had a fantastic weekend Coming 1st in both the Guinness world records attempt and beating SK-Gaming in the main 5on5 tournament final with his team Lemondogs."

Cooler Master Lets Loose at COMPUTEX 2009

"Taipei, Taiwan – Cooler Master has a full line-up of impressive live demos and products on display at COMPUTEX 2009 Nangang exhibition hall on 1F, I1224, I1323. There is also the private meeting area for customers and the press on 4F, 402a. The recently released mid-tower beast HAF 922 finally lets loose to show off its unbeatable look and High Air Flow structure. Also from the HAF family is the full tower HAF 932, with live demo to show-off a spacious and thermal superiority by housing a quad graphic card system. Cooler Master places Ethernet network into power supplies with the Power LAN 700W by incorporating PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). This adventurous move is sure to stir up interests at this year’s show. Another notable mention is Cooler Master’s first venture into notebook power adapters with SNA 95, which received the COMPUTEX Taipei Design and Innovation Award 2009. Hyper TX3 and Hyper 212 Plus will be Cooler Master’s first of many LGA1156 and LGA1156/1366 compatible coolers to come. Direct contact heat-pipes, dual fan cooling and new PWM fans are distinguished trademarks. We also decided to experiment with “Freezing a Soda” to demonstrate V10’s HYBRID TEC cooling power!"

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QNAP TS-119 Gigabit NAS Server @ Benchmark Reviews

QNAP_TS-119_Gigabit_SATA_NAS_Server [news]"If you've ever visited Benchmark Reviews in the past, you've probably noticed that we've tested a large collection of NAS products. At the same time, you might have noticed how many of these products aren't really geared towards home users needing just the basics. That's where the QNAP TS-119 comes in handy. Designed to hold a single SATA drive (HDD or SSD), the TS-119 can deliver all the great features of larger more expensive NAS products. The latest Enterprise-level NAS servers feature iSCSI expansion, RAID redundancy, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and surprisingly the TS-119 does these things too, but without the expensive price tag. How can a single-drive NAS offer RAID you ask? In this article Benchmark Reviews takes the QNAP TS-119 through a tough set of p! erformance tests while we outline the Turbo NAS functions and features."

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When the BIOS or Operating System does not recognize the whole memory

less_memory [news]"The last memory reviews on ocinside.de already contained a few references and information about the problem with 4GB RAM memory expansion in Microsoft Windows 32 bit operating systems. Because of the constantly decreasing RAM prices more questions about these memory sizes reach our mailbox and forum. So there is now a seperate workshop guide, which describes the difficulties with larger memory size more exactly. Because sometimes 2 + 2 is 3. Additionally this article contains an operating system list with the maximum supported memory."

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Patriot Duplicator 16GB SDHC Card Review @ Bigbruin.com

icon2"This review will focus on an SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) card from Patriot Memory. This card can be used like any other SDHC card, but it also includes software that allows the user to automatically back up their data. The Patriot Duplicator SDHC card is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes, and we will be taking a look at the 16GB version."

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Lilliput EB701Y 7-Inch Touchscreen LCD Monitor @ Benchmark Reviews

Lilliput_EBY701_Front_Title [news]"When putting together a mobile PC, the monitor is a big consideration.  For use in the car, a touchscreen monitor is especially important.  Lilliput Electronics Co. has dedicated itself to solving our mobile PC monitor dilemmas by providing flexible touchscreen monitors.  The screens are the perfect size for car computing, or for any number of other uses.  The Lilliput EBY701-NP/C/T model 7-Inch Touchscreen Monitor is the company's newest 7" monitor and boasts a new adjustable LED backlight design for a crisper, clearer picture, especially in sunlight.  Benchmark Reviews is ready to bring you all the information you need to know about this monitor in order to make a decision about it for your mobile computing needs."

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Tuniq Ripper 1000W Power Supply Review at Overclockers Online

tuniq_ripper_1000w_8 [news]"We'll start with what Tuniq has done right. The Ripper 1000W is a good looking unit; clean finish, sleeved cables with matching heatshrink, connectors and fan grill. The unit comes with plenty of molex connectors and the cables have quite a bit of length in them. In terms of performance, the Ripper finds itself placed comfortably in the middle of the pack- while there are better units available, it outperforms plenty others. Still, all around good performance."

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Unbeatable Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum Edition

cards [news]"Hong Kong 15th June, 2009 – Inno3D are excited to launch the Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum Edition with extreme cooling performance for better gaming speeds. The unbeatable Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 is built with the 2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture with 480 stream processors. The Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 runs at 576/1242/2000MHz and is the fastest card in the market. The advanced Platinum cooler allows airflow to circulate through the front and back of the case chassis which decreases heat more effectively."

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Heat Pipe Direct Touch CPU Cooler

"A few weeks ago CoolerMaster introduced their first heat-pipe direct touch cooler; the Hyper TX3 and it performed very well considering the fan size is of the 92mm variety. A 92mm fan is almost considered too small by what other manufactures are shipping in their tower coolers. Being a top tier manufacture, CoolerMaster couldn't just sit idly by and soon released their 120 mm heat pipe direct touch cooler: the Hyper 212 plus. Cooling your CPU is one of the most important areas to keep in mind when you decide to either upgrade or build a computer. Unfortunately there is a trade off between cooling and noise when selecting a cooler. Most coolers today have hit that "happy medium" when it comes to said trade off and CoolerMaster follows suite here with the Hyper 212 Plus. Don't be fooled this cooler is not just a rehash of the previous Hyper 212, but a redesign with added heat pipe direct touch should help keep this cooler somewhere near the top with a price that won't leave your wallet completely empty."

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