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...

ThermalTake MeOrb Low Profile CPU Cooler @ Hightech-Hardware

Today's modern processors generate a lot of heat and modern coolers can generally wick away the heat and keep the processor running cool. Industry standard is the tower style cooler. The tower style cooler, just in case you have been living under a rock for the last few years, is designed with a base that comes in contact with the IHS of the processor. The base houses a number of heat-pipes that travel upwards through a finsink and attached to the finsink is a fan of some sort. That's all fine and well in a mid or full tower case and even some desktop cases but what about small form factor cases or mATX and mini-ITX cases such as an HTPC case? Most of these cases take a special cooler as they have a limited height between the CPU and the top of the case. Granted the stock Intel and AMD coolers will fit, but who wants to stay with stock cooling performance? The cooler you can keep the processor, the longer it will last. Enter ThermalTake and their MeOrb cooler. This miniscule powerhouse stands a meager 47mm from the base to the top of the finsink. It packs a 90mm integrated PWM fan to help with the cooling duties. At 47mm it is bound and determined to fit in all but the smallest of cases and cool quietly and efficiently. With all the "smallness" that surrounds the MeOrb is its function as good as its form? Read on to find out, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the results. ThermalTake MeOrb Low Profile CPU Cooler @ Hightech-Hardware

QNAP TS-809 Pro 8-Bay SATA NAS @ Benchmark Reviews

qnap_ts-809_nas_server [news]"Not every enterprise needs a file server to fit their needs; sometimes storage is the primary concern. Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers have helped corporate IT professionals delivery massive storage capacity at a price more in touch with a basic workstation. QNAP, a pioneer in NAS products, is the first to offer a an unmatched level of network storage. The QNAP TS-809 Pro allows up to eight SATA drives to be installed in RAID-0/1/5/6/5+Spare, and JBOD; all featuring iSCSI target services and AES 256-bit volume-based encryption. The 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR2 memory allow the dual Gigabit Ethernet network adapters to move data at speeds most network products only dream of. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests bandwidth performance on the QNAP TS-809 Pro against some of the fastest NAS products available." Read more from Benchmark Reviews...

Cooler Master Sileo 500 Computer Case @ Hightech-Hardware

There has always been a tradeoff between cooling and fan/case noise. Typically the louder the fans, the better the cooling system does. No one wants a jet engine sitting next to their desks. When modding first came to the main stream there were many braggers boasting how loud their case was, granted the cooling performance of their highly overclocked systems did better than most. While modding is still taking place, the tradeoff between cooling and noise has diminished. Mainstream manufactures such as Dell and HP have come up with ways to silence the computers they sell. They typically use a duct system to the rear exhaust fan with a large heat sink on the processor. This works pretty well, but other noises still emanate from the innards such as hard drive sounds as well as the occasional noisy fan. Cooler Master Sileo 500 Computer Case @ Hightech-Hardware

AMD Phenom II CPU Multiplier, Vcore and fourth core unlocking

amd_phenom_ii_unlock [news]"It is already well-known that one can unlock the fourth core of a triple core AMD Phenom II CPU. But during a test of the current ASRock A790GXH/128M motherboard at ocinside.de it was possible to unlock much more than this and that is a no April joke. The AMD Phenom II 710 X3 CPU became an Engineering Sample with four CPU cores, unlocked Vcore selection and unlocked multiplier ! All necessary BIOS settings for this modification are explained in the following AMD Phenom II unlock guide." Read more from ocinside.de...

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