The Age Of The Roundup @ Madshrimps

This article is unusual as it does not cover the technical aspects of hardware but rather looks at the business perspective. It explores the potential effects roundups have on hardware companies and how they can be useful to those firms. It also gives reviewers some hints about their testing and writing methodology. The Age Of The Roundup @ Madshrimps

Thermaltake Massive23 CS Notebook Cooler Review @ Tweaknews

"Thermaltake's Massive23 CS notebook cooler is a well-executed product from a good design that does exactly what it's supposed to do. It cools your notebook computer and does it very quietly. The materials and workmanship are outstanding and the lighting effects bring some visual interest to an already sleek and stylish product." Thermaltake Massive23 CS Notebook Cooler Review @ Tweaknews

OCZ Vertex Turbo MLC SATA SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

With generation 3 guidelines for the 6.0 GBps SATA interface already being used in prototype motherboards for show at the not-so-distant 2010 CES in January, it's understandable to see the speeds of Solid State Drive products increase so quickly with each new model. The Indilinx Barefoot controller has become the backbone chip for over a dozen different SSD models, first introduced in the OCZ Vertex SSD, and now make a return appearance in the OCZ Vertex Turbo SSD series. Identical to the popular OCZ Vertex SSD in every aspect except NAND selection, the Vertex Turbo SSD series offers the same Indilinx 'Barefoot' controller and 64MB of DRAM buffer, but now boasts ultra-fast 270/200 MBps read and write speeds. Benchmark Reviews tests the reaction time and bandwidth performance for the 120GB OCZ Vertex Turbo SSD OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G model against over two dozen other storage products in this article. OCZ Vertex Turbo MLC SATA SSD @ Benchmark Reviews

Corsair Hydro Series H50 Tested on AMD Phenom Review @ Madshrimps

The boxed cooler had big problems keeping the CPU stable at 3.4Ghz. It was just stable enough to run prime custom 20K FFT. Trying to boot at 3.5Ghz resulted in lockups, BSOD's or straight errors when starting prime. When the testing was over I immediately removed the motherboard from the PC. Imagine it takes a few minutes to do so, then I started to remove the stock cooler, I can assure you it was still very hot. Its fan also spun flat out all the time during the test and was very audible. With the TRUE doing the cooling, the rig behaved far better. Squeezing 22°C off the boxed cooler is already very nice. Even testing at 3.5Ghz was no issue. More however, was limited by this particular CPU we tested. The Corsair H50 continued to impress me, by gaining 2°C over the TRUE setup. Corsair Hydro Series H50 Tested on AMD Phenom Review @ Madshrimps

Eagle Tech ET-CSIU2-BK I-Series 3.5” Dual Bay JBOD Enclosure Review @ Tweaknews

"One of the great things about today's hard drive enclosures is the sheer number of choices available. Do some shopping around and you'll quickly realize there's a solution for any storage requirement no matter how large or small. For those in search of a simple dual-bay JBOD enclosure, the I-Series ET-CSIU2-BK definitely fits the bill." Eagle Tech ET-CSIU2-BK I-Series 3.5” Dual Bay JBOD Enclosure Review @ Tweaknews

ThermalTake Element G Case Review @ Ninjalane

Choice is something that end users love to have and the Element G is all about that. The abilities to control everything from fan speed, noise level, and to even the flavor on the day fan color is incredible. On the inside the modular type setup allows you freedom to set things up the way you want them and not compromise layout or cable management. ThermalTake Element G Case Review @ Ninjalane

Using Dual-Monitors to Optimize Productivity @ Benchmark Reviews

Historically most people couldn't justify the expense of a dual-monitor setup in spite of the productivity gains multiple screens afford. So most people were relegated to drooling over the possibility while watching movies like "Swordfish" (possibly the most eye popping multi-monitor setup ever) or the 2008 remake of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" which reflects not only the broad adoption of multi-display configurations, but also demonstrates currently available "next generation" display technologies like Microsoft's "Surface". Today, even entry level PC's as well as nearly all laptops have graphics cards capable of multi-monitor support - so at Benchmark Reviews we decided to address the most important questions: "Will you really be more Productive?", "What do you need to know?", and "What will it cost?".  Benchmark Reviews will answer all of these ! questions in-depth in this article on Using Dual-Monitors to Optimize Productivity. Using Dual-Monitors to Optimize Productivity @ Benchmark Reviews

Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB SATA Hard Drive Review @

The Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB SATA hard drive is an excellent choice for putting together a ‘green’ external storage solution. Putting this drive in an external enclosure, or better yet a NAS, will allow for some energy savings, especially if the drive is accessed frequently. I can definitely see myself putting a LP drive (or more) in a NAS to replace my expensive home server. Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB SATA Hard Drive Review @

Travelling With Technology : What and What not to Bring With you on your Trip @ Tweaknews

"Whether you are an average consumer, businessman, college student or computer enthusiast, it is inevitable that you will have to bring your technology with you. But the question is what exact tech will you use, and what are you bringing along that is extra unneeded weight." Travelling With Technology : What and What not to Bring With you on your Trip @ Tweaknews

Free Street Fighter® IV from CyberPower

BALDWIN PARK, CA (July 24, 2009) – CyberPower, Inc. is celebrating the PC-platform release of the highly anticipated fighting game, Street Fighter® IV, with a knock out gaming bundle. CyberPower will throw in a free copy of Street Fighter IV for customers purchasing a CyberPower gaming system with Nvidia 200 series graphics cards. The most storied franchise among arcade fighting games is finally available on PC. Street Fighter IV combines some of the classic elements from previous Street Fighters with realistic 3D backgrounds for a stunning visual experience. Street Fighter IV also features new characters, new moves, and new combos and earned rave reviews from the gaming community. Show off your skills against the world’s best or challenge your friends and family to a duel through online play. With CyberPower PC and Nvidia’s GPU, you’ll have the power and performance to tackle your foes and enjoy the great game play that made Street Fighter one of the most famous fighting game franchises ever. About CyberPower Inc. CyberPower Inc. was founded in 1998 and has emerged as one of the leading custom computer system manufacturers. Headquartered in Baldwin Park in Southern California, CyberPower manufactures and distributes a complete line of custom built gaming machines, notebook systems and high performance workstations to meet the unique needs of gamers, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and other end-users. For more information contact: Sales (800)707-0393; Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All products/company names are either trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

QNAP TS-219P NAS Review @ Ninjalane

When it comes to a cool feature packed Network Attached Storage device you'll be hard pressed to find anything more versatile than the QNAP TS-219P NAS. It comes with a whole laundry list of features specific to the task of serving up files but also for serving up other things like web applications, multimedia content, dynamic database content and even downloading files over BitTorrent. QNAP TS-219P NAS Review @ Ninjalane

ASRock A790GXH/128M AMD Socket AM2, AM2+ and AM3 Motherboard Review

The ASRock A790GXH/128M motherboard with the AMD 790GX chipset and the SB750 southbridge is not only designed for Socket AM2, but it is also an excellent board for newer AMD Socket AM2+ and AM3 processors with support for DDR2 memory modules. It offers enormously high overclocking results and also the onboard graphics unit is very positive, but read more in the following test report. ASRock A790GXH/128M AMD Socket AM2, AM2+ and AM3 Motherboard Review

WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA HDD WD3000HLFS @ Benchmark Reviews

Considering the state of the global economy, along with local recession and unemployment, performance computer builders have had to make some difficult decisions. It's not easy to convince enthusiasts that they should invest their money in mechanical hard disk products in the age of Solid State Drives, especially when performance favors SSD's almost two-fold. But the cost of high-performance HDDs has remained very affordable, and the capacity is ever-expanding. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 10,000 RPM SATA Hard Disk Drive against a large field of high-performance storage solutions. WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA HDD WD3000HLFS @ Benchmark Reviews

Eagle Arion 2.1 Soundstage Speaker with Subwoofer Review @ CCE Reviews

Eagle Computer’s may not be the most well known name, but the ET-AR504LR-BK Soundstage Speakers with Subwoofer certainly have a lot to offer. You can expect excellent sound from these speakers whether you are listening to music, watching a movie or playing your favorite games. They have excellent range, you get a wireless remote and a built in equalizer display. The wood cabinets give it a more natural sound than you get with the typical plastic materials used.

MSI N275GTX Twin Frozr OC Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews

The graphics card market is pretty much a two man slugfest at the moment. ATI and NVIDIA trade blows at irregular intervals in a brutal game of strategy. The GeForce GTX 275 was a punch that NVIDIA held in reserve, just waiting for ATI to release their HD4890 card. When launch day came for ATI, lo and behold, NVIDIA had the GTX 275 up their sleeve, ready for production. Essentially, the GTX 275 combines the GPU of the GTX 285 with the memory architecture of the GTX 275 with performance and pricing that neatly slots between the two. MSI is an established player in the graphics card market, and their take on the GTX 275 pulls no punches. They put together a unique design, featuring twin PWM fans and a 5-heatpipe cooler, for their N275GTX Twin Frozr OC Edition, and one look should tell you that they are serious about performance. Benchmark Reviews is pleased to offer you a detailed, fact-filled look at one of the products at the heart of the sweet spot for gaming graphics. MSI N275GTX Twin Frozr OC Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews

Choiix Mini Air-Through Notebook Cooling Pad with USB Hub @

"Unbeknownst to most notebook (or netbook) manufacturers, putting heat spewing components into miniscule packages can result in "uncomfortable" computing for both the computer and user; and, while I'm not implying that "correlation does imply causation", consumer trends are showing increasingly high production of small portable computers and notebook coolers. However, most notebook cooling products on the market are targeted at larger notebooks, and not the increasingly popular ultra-portables and netbooks. Choiix, an offshoot of established computer peripheral manufacturer Cooler Master, has released such a product to quench the demands of mobile warriors - the "Choiix Mini Air-Through Notebook Cooling Pad with USB Hub Model C-HL02-WP"." Choiix Mini Air-Through Notebook Cooling Pad with USB Hub @

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