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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Noctua presents quiet CPU coolers for Xeon 5500

noctua_nh_u12dx_1366_1 [news]"Vienna, June 15th 2009 - Noctua today presented two new additions to its DX series of quiet Intel Xeon CPU coolers: Now compatible with Intel's latest LGA1366 based Xeon 5500 (Nehalem EP) processors, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 are true drop-in replacements for standard Intel coolers and make it easier than ever before to significantly reduce the noise emission of high-end workstations and severs. "Our industry clients who build quiet servers and workstations swear by our DX series of Intel Xeon coolers for applications which require both high processing power and low noise emission", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "The new Nehalem EP processors certainly provide an impressive boost in performance, but especially the faster models also require high-quality heatsinks in order to be cooled quietly. That's where our new DX 1366 coolers come in." Based on Noctua's signature NH-U series and fitted with the award-winning NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans, the new NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366 form complete premium quality packages that include Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound and guarantee outstanding quiet cooling performance for Intel's LGA1366 Xeon 5500 CPUs. While the larger NH-U12DX 1366 is ideal for quiet audio, video, CAD or rendering workstations, the smaller NH-U9DX 1366 fits standard 4U chassis and thus lends itself to special server applications."

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80-way Thermal Interface Material Performance Test @ BmR

80-Way-Thermal-Interface-Material-Best-Cooling-Performance-Comparison-Benchmark-Tests [news]"Prior to our 33-Way Thermal Compound Comparison article published back in March 2008, there had not been another project of its size available online. So when Benchmark Reviews revealed our test results, it was a surprise to find that many overclockers had been ill-informed by marketing hype and misleading enthusiast opinions. Benchmark Reviews later published several other complimentary articles for performance hardware enthusiasts, offering an instructional guide on Thermal Paste Application Methods and testing for the Best CPU Cooler Performance. As the author to both of those articles, I have discovered that the most critical factors pertaining to thermal cooling performance seems to be overlooked. In this massive follow-up article, which was built from entirely new project data taking over one year of research to publish, our collection of test material has grown to include every product we could acquire from the marketplace. Benchmark Reviews has received advice of industry experts, manufacturers, and elite overclockers to bring you this comprehensive 80-Way Thermal Interface Material cooling performance comparison benchmark test."

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Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD4890 1GB Graphics Card Review @ Bigbruin.com

icon.jpg"Never satisfied with just releasing a typical product, Sapphire now offers a variety of Radeon HD4890 cards, including the factory overclocked Vapor-X Radeon HD4890 1GB unit provided for this review.  This card gives the reference design RV790 GPU a slight speed boost from 850MHz to 870MHz, while also giving the GDDR5 memory a bump from 975MHz to 1050MHz."

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ASUS EN9400GT GeForce 9400GT HDMI Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews

ASUS_EN9400GT_front_page [news]"Home Theater Personal Computers have been on the rise in recent years but most HTPC cases have a major flaw that makes them inherently tricky to deal with, their size. Some say size doesn't matter, well that may be true for some things in life but when it comes to HTPC's, if it's small it means limited air flow and thus it's cooling capabilities are limited. It also means that you just can't fit a very powerful video card inside of it. Even if you could, a bigger video card means more heat and we all know that heat is the number one enemy of all your computer components. So what if there was such a video card that would not only fit inside of a small form factor HTPC case but one that can perform well enough to meet the demands an HTPC requires all the while keeping it's cool? Sounds impossible? Maybe or maybe not. Here at Benchmark Reviews, you will find a lot of high end video ca! rd reviews just like many other review websites but not everyone is looking for a high end video card. Benchmark Reviews tests the ASUS EN9400GT GeForce 9400GT HDMI video card and puts it through a battery of frame rate tests to see just how well the 9400 GT performs and whether or not it can live up to the requirements of living inside of a HTPC case."

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Cooler Master Notepal D1 Review at CCE Reviews

pkg1 [news]"Cooler Master impressed me with their simple yet elegant D1. By no means is it a flashy notebook cooler with colored LED fans or multiple USB ports requiring a separate AC power supply. They went back to the basics and with a simple tweak of replacing the hard feet with a softer material, I think they would have come up with a huge winner. As it stands, the D1 is still a budget friendly notebook cooler that does the trick of what a 50 dollar cooler would do - keeping your notebook cool."

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