Patriot Torqx MLC SSD PFZ128GS25SSDR @ Benchmark Reviews

Indilinx has been tapped to add their 'Barefoot' controller into the design, and a new generation of Solid State Drives has delivered top-level speed and performance. The Patriot (Fusion) Torqx 128GB MLC SSD is one such product, built from a proven architecture that has done well for others of the same controller family. The Patriot Torqx Solid State Drive adds 64MB of Elpida DRAM to the buffer has permanently solved stuttering problems, making raw performance the last bottleneck. An Indilinx 'Barefoot' internal controller commands the bank of Samsung K9HCG08U1M DRAM modules, allowing the Torqx SSD to offer an impressive capacity with top-speed performance. Benchmark Reviews tests the reaction time and bandwidth performance for the PE000143-PFZ128GS25SSDR 128GB model against over two dozen other products in this article.

Patriot Torqx MLC SSD PFZ128GS25SSDR @ Benchmark Reviews

Olevia 227-S11 27-Inch LCD HDTV @ Benchmark Reviews

HDTVs are rapidly becoming the norm rather than the exception.  With such new-found popularity, there are more TVs than ever to choose from.  The wise consumer contemplates overall value rather than just size and brand name.  Benchmark Reviews seeks out the value in HDTVs with this review of the 27-Inch 1080i Widescreen Olevia 227V-S11 LCD HDTV; a steal at just over $400.  Olevia is quickly making High Definition the standard with their affordable line of HDTVs, and they aren't skimping on quality in the process.

Olevia 227-S11 27-Inch LCD HDTV @ Benchmark Reviews

G.Skill 64GB Falcon (FM-25S2S-64GBF1) SSD Review at CCE Reviews

G.Skill has certainly impressed me with their latest offering. I've finished the benchmarking a few weeks ago and switched my laptop from the G.Skill FM-25S2S-64GB to the Falcon and have noticed and incredible boost in performance. Videos no longer stutter and there's no lag between MSN conversations, the JMicron controller made it feel like I was back in the 56k days! Since many of us can't afford an Intel X25-M SLC SSD, the G.Skill Falcon is a great alternative with significantly improved sequential and random performance over their original design.

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Corsair® Launches Energy-Efficient High-Performance Modular 850W and 750W PS's

Corsair® Launches Energy-Efficient High-Performance Modular 850W and 750W Power Supplies Professional Series HX850W and HX750W offer the performance and features that enthusiasts demand, including up to 90% energy-efficiency Fremont, CA, May 27th, 2009 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance power supplies, and computer and flash memory products, today announced the launch of the new Corsair Professional Series HX850W and HX750W modular power supply units. The Corsair Professional Series power supply units have been designed by Corsair and engineered to the highest quality standards to meet the demands of enthusiasts that expect the very best. The Corsair Professional Series HX850W and HX750W PSUs utilize advanced DC-to-DC circuitry and meet 80 PLUS SILVER certification standards for up to 90% energy-efficiency, reducing wasted energy and lowering the amount of excess heat generated. “Our new Professional Series HX850W and HX750W power supplies build on the phenomenal success of the award-winning Corsair HX620W PSU, offering even higher levels of performance, efficiency and reliability, including an industry-leading 7 Year Warranty” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair, “The HX850W and HX750W have the power to handle the latest multi-core, multi-graphics PCs, and include the features that enthusiasts demand, including a comprehensive modular cable set and super-high efficiency.” In addition to super-high efficiency, the Corsair HX850W and HX750W power supply units utilize a low-noise, temperature-controlled 140mm cooling fan, which use a specially modified fan-speed curve that prevents the fan from ‘spinning up’ until the PSU reaches 70% of the rated load. This ensures whisper-quiet running in typical PC configurations, even when gaming or performing processor-intensive tasks. The Corsair Professional Series HX850W and HX750W PSUs both include powerful, single +12V rails and are qualified to deliver their full rated power output at an ambient temperature of 50°C, ensuring stability and reliability even under the most stressful conditions. A powerful +12V rail is essential for supporting today’s high-end components, which is why the HX850W can supply up to 99% of its total wattage (840W) on the +12V rail. The Corsair Professional Series HX850W and HX750W are available immediately from retailers worldwide and are backed by an industry leading 7 year warranty and comprehensive customer support via telephone, email, forum and the Tech Support Express helpdesk.

RAZER LAUNCHES ULTRATHIN GAMING GRADE MOUSING SURFACE

Carlsbad, Calif. –May 27th, 2009 – Razer™, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, today announced the release of the Razer Sphex™, the first Gaming Grade Desktop Skin with a distinctive ultrathin form factor. “The Razer Sphex is a gaming surface that doesn’t compromise tracking ability or durability even with its slim figure,” says Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, President of Razer. “We wanted to offer gamers a simpler and less expensive gaming-grade mouse mat alternative, while retaining extreme precision and a smooth consistent glide comparable to traditional gaming mouse mats.” Expect a review of this new mouse pad from us very soon! Until then feel free to check out pictures here

Thecus N3200Pro NAS Review at Overclockers Online

Sheer performance is not the focus of the N3200 Pro; rather the N3200Pro positions itself as an affordable RAID 5 solution for the home. Where the unit shines isn't with performance, although with a RAID 5 configuration the unit is capable of about 20 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write, but with features. The N3200 Pro shares the same features as the more expensive N4100 Pro and N5400 Pro, and not to mention the built in iTunes, print and media server are a great addition.  In terms of price, the unit rings in at the mid $300 range; it's not cheap, but affordable. For a large household with an incline towards digital media the N3200 Pro NAS could definitely come in

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LN2 Overclocking At Alternate – Hello 8Ghz CPU! @ Madshrimps

madshrimps-overclocking-event-at-alternate-8-ghz-club-piotke-27357-news"Last weekend Madshrimps was the main guest at Alternate; two of our experienced overclockers demoed their skills during live overclocking sessions. On Friday CPU speeds over 8Ghz were reached, on Saturday video cards were tortured. Read on to find out if world records were broken." CLICK HERE to read more from Madshrimps Reviews!

A-DATA Presenting it Latest XPG DRAM Modules with Superior Thermal Conductive Technology at Computex 2009

image009-news"Taipei, Taiwan – May 25, 2009 - A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high-performance DRAM modules and Flash application products, presenting its entire XPG™ - Xtreme Performance Gear product line and latest XPG Series DRAM modules with superior conductive technology in Nangang Exhibition Hall during Computex Taipei 2009. As the success of presenting the leading XPG Xtreme series DDR3-2133X v2.0 DRAM module in the industry at CeBIT 2009, A-DATA presenting its XPG Plus Series v2.0 and Gaming Series v2.0 DRAM module with superior thermal conductive technology and characteristics heat sink design at Computex 2009."

Antec P183 Review at Overclockers Online

tn"Antec has followed the motto 'If it's not broke, don't fix it', for some time now with their Performance One series of cases. The core function and style of the case is retained but they have made a few tweaks to improve on it. There is greater airflow with the improved vents in the front door and drive bay covers. As with its other siblings, the P183 is made of quality materials and is therefore quite sturdy and strong.

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Hiyatek HY-CF-6288-1 Laptop Cooler Review @ Bigbruin.com

5"We have seen many laptop coolers here at Bigbruin.com, and this would be the fourth from Hiyatek. Most of them operate in near silence, which is a bonus. That being said, the fan on this one doesn't seem to be doing anything useful as the drop in temperatures experienced with the HY-CF-6288-1 could be recreated just by using a wire rack we had lying around."

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FirstZoom.tv creates and promotes HD quality LANParty DKX58 Video for DFI

"21 May 2009, Taipei, Taiwan – Aduzai Co. Ltd., a Taiwan based video production company, was commissioned by DFI Inc. to create a HD quality video for one of their latest motherboards and to help to promote it internationally. The video was launched on the  FirstZoom.tv portal as well as on many other video portals, including YouTube.  The video depicts the many features that are available on the LANParty DKX58 motherboard from DFI that usually go unnoticed when looking at a specifications sheet or pictures of this motherboard. " THE VIDEO!

Corsair® Dominator™ GT is the fastest Intel® XMP-certified memory

tr3x6g2000c7gtf_dominatorgt-news"Fremont, CA, May 21st, 2009 – Corsair® www.corsair.com a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that the 6GB Dominator GT 2000MHz CAS 8 has passed Intel’s XMP-Ready certification for Core i7 Extreme Edition processors, making it the fastest memory kit to gain Intel’s stamp of approval. The 6GB Dominator GT 2000MHz CAS 8 (TR3X6G2000C8GTF) is part of Corsair’s award-winning Dominator GT line of hand-screened, hand-tuned, extreme performance DDR3 memory for Core i7 platforms. It is qualified and guaranteed to run at a frequency of 2000MHz with tight timings of 8-8-8-24 at a voltage of 1.65V. The platform used for the Intel qualification was an Asus P6T Deluxe." 

OCZ Technology Behemoth Gaming Mouse Review @ Bigbruin.com

41"I found the OCZ Technology Behemoth laser gaming mouse to not only respond well, but it also performed great on many different surface types thanks to its double laser engine. Most importantly, while conducting the testing my hand was very comfortable and relaxed. Toss in the facts that the Behemoth looks great, is sturdy and well constructed, and you have a winning combination."

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Corsair® Dominator™ GT DDR3 Memory Hits 2533MHz, Sets World Record for DDR3 Memory Frequency

corsair-news1"Fremont, CA, May 20th, 2009 – Corsair® www.corsair.com, announced today that Corsair Labs has set the world record for DDR3 frequency on a Core i7 system.

Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of DDR3-2533MHz with the aggressive memory timings of 7-8-7-20 using a triple-channel 6GB memory kit. This new world record, verified and validated by CPU-Z, the industry-standard tool for verifying overclocking results, is the first time this frequency has been achieved on a Core i7 system with 6GB of memory using three modules; most world record attempts use only a single 1GB module.  Corsair Labs engineers used the award-winning Dominator GT 2000C7 memory with eVGA’s X58 3X SLI Classified motherboard to shatter the world record for memory frequency."

Intel Core i7 CPU Water Block Roundup May 2009 @ Madshrimps

intel-core-i7-cpu-water-block-roundup-may-2009-jmke-27147-news"Cooling down Intel's latest CPU with air cooled heatsinks is fine if you don't plan on extensive overclocking, once you want more though you will have to look for better cooling solutions. We take a look at seven CPU water blocks from EK, Enzotech, Koolance, OCZ, XSPC and Swiftech to see if they can tame the i7 heat monster, also known as Nehalem."

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30x 120mm Fans Roundup - Tested on WC Radiator @ Madshrimps

120mm-fan-roundup-tested-on-wc-radiator-jmke-27137-news"Today we have a guest article from Martin who tested 30 different 120mm fans when mounted on a water-cooling radiator. He measured generated noise, cubic feet per minute of air moved with each fan, allowing for some impressive comparative result charts. If you arere looking for a 120mm fan upgrade, this article is a must read!"

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Win a 2.25TB NAS System @ Bigbruin.com

promo1-news"Geeks.com recently shipped over a Western Digital RE2 750GB enterprise SATA hard drive for review, and they also included a few more to be packed in to a Thecus N3200 3-bay Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for one lucky winner to enjoy!"

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Western Digital RE2 750GB Enterprise SATA Hard Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com

31"The Western Digital RE2 750GB SATA hard drive is now two generations removed from being the latest and greatest in their family of enterprise class hard drives, but it didn't show its age when tested for use at home. While it performed well in typical desktop benchmarks, I can also see it being well suited to NAS duty, as a stand alone drive or in a RAID array."

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Madshrimps announces MSI Overclocking Contest Qualifiers @ Madshrimps

"MSI is organizing the Masters Overclocking Arena 2009 this year with Qualifiers in different countries and regions. Madshrimps has to honor to send their best overclocker to the second round, held in the Netherlands. The Belgian Online Qualifier starts Today (15/5) and runs until next month 5th June 2009. The winner of the first round will go to the Netherlands on June 14th where they will have to overclock against 2 winners for a place in the EU finals in Germany in July (10~12th July). The Grand Finale will be held in September in Beijing!"

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ASUS ENGTX260 Matrix GeForce GTX 260 @ BmR

asus_gtx260_glam_360a-news"The breakneck pace of product development for graphics cards doesn't always generate bigger, faster, more powerful chips and cards. Sometimes a new product gets developed and introduced to the market that isn't a barn burner. Such is the case with this GTX260-based video card, the ASUS ENGTX260 Matrix.  That doesn't mean it isn't a worthwhile product, or isn't worth the attention of Benchmark Reviews.  Instead, it's usually a more focused design that is aimed at a tighter target market. As if the high end PC graphics card market isn't tight enough, ASUS has carved out a niche in their product line called Matrix, and adopted it into their Republic of Gamers.

The hallmarks of the Matrix range so far are enhanced cooling capacity, improved configurability, and unique visual designs. The 9800GT and HD4870 cards that were released in 2008 have a new sibling, the ENGTX260 Matrix, and there is clearly a family resemblance. This isn't the first GTX260 video card that Benchmark Reviews has tested, but let's see what's different about this one."

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