Motherboards and Video Cards at Cebit 2009 @ Madshrimps

Here at Madshrimps, we only have one business trip every year and that's to Hannover, which is in Germany about six hours away from the home towns of the Belgian Madshrimps reviewers. Since the tradeshow is so close, there's no point in rolling out our private jet, so we simply asked our driver to prepare our luxurious limousine and drive us to Hannover to check out the latest and greatest video cards and motherboards coming to end-users PCs this year! Motherboards and Video Cards at Cebit 2009 @ Madshrimps

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 vs E8600: The battle of the caches!

A returning question on many enthusiast discussion forums is which Intel CPU to choose for your S775 setup, the high end E8600 or the more budget friendly 7 series? We take a closer look at the advantages of the E8600 and its 6Mb L2 cache, versus the more affordable E7400 with only 3Mb L2 cache, which one offers the best bang for the buck? Read on to find out. Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 vs E8600: The battle of the caches!

Evolution Gaming Gear MP2 Mouse Pad Review at Overclockers Online

After rigorous testing (AKA weeks of gaming), the MP2 has left a good impression. Using my current mouse, the Creative Fatal1ty 1010, life was good as I effortlessly moved my mouse across the (nearly) frictionless cloth surface. As an avid gamer may be, he or she may want to look for the perfect mouse pad that suits their needs, may it be by texture (silky vs. "rough"), size, or even the surface art. Being that the MP2 offers all of this in a neat package, with the surface being "silky smooth", there should be no disappointment if you decide to purchase this product. Evolution Gaming Gear MP2 Mouse Pad Review at Overclockers Online

Chieftec HM-01B HTPC Case Review @ Bigbruin.com

Installing a system in the Chieftec HM-01B HTPC case was extremely simple, and the tool-less drive features may be the best I have ever used. Unfortunately not all aspects of the installation are tool-less, but it went quickly anyway. The internal layout gives you plenty of room for all the necessary components, with means to manage the wires neatly. Chieftec HM-01B HTPC Case Review @ Bigbruin.com

ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+ Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

Everybody knows that if you're number 2, you try harder, What if you're number 3 or 4, what do you do then? You look for Golden Opportunities to prove that you have first class products.  ASRock did just that during the rise of the Core2Duo era, when overclocking nearly became a household word. ASRock built a stellar reputation with LGA775 motherboards that survived (and thrived) at the high Front Side Bus clock speeds that were required to get those Intel CPUs singing soprano.  ASRock now has a new opportunity for market expansion, with the release of the AMD Phenom II CPUs; they once again have a chance to show the world that their products are second to none for supporting the latest and greatest CPUs, with an eye towards the enthusiast market. ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+ Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

G.Skill Triple-Channel 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews

With 64-bit Operating Systems nearing popularity as Windows 7 approaches, the 4GB system memory barrier is going to be a relic of the past. Still, there are several enthusiasts using 32-bit systems with Windows XP or Vista, which makes the G.Skill Triple-Channel DDR3 1600MHz CL8-8-8-21 memory kit F3-12800CL8T-3GBHK a perfect fit for overclockers. Benchmark Reviews tests the performance against synthetic and gaming benchmarks, and reports the results. G.Skill Triple-Channel 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews

Samsung SE-T084 Slot-in External Slim DVD-Writer Review at Overclockers Online

With the rise of the Blu-Ray and the steady downfall of the DVD, Samsung still backs up the DVD format by producing attractive internal and external drives. The Samsung SE-T084 is very well designed with its small form factor, sleek design, and quick connectivity. TruDirect is also a great program for users who want to write discs directly from their video camera. Samsung SE-T084 Slot-in External Slim DVD-Writer Review at Overclockers Online

Sparkle GeForce 9800 GTX+ Graphics Card Review @ Bigbruin.com

The strongest selling point of the Sparkle GeForce 9800 GTX+ is that it stays cool and quiet at all times, which coupled with an integrated HDMI port makes it a good fit for an HTPC. It can handle games just fine when the settings aren't turned up too high, and the multimedia capabilities are more than adequate for any HD playback. Sparkle GeForce 9800 GTX+ Graphics Card Review @ Bigbruin.com

CM Storm Deploys the Scout: The True Gaming Chassis

Taipei, Taiwan, March, 2009 – Today, CM Storm is celebrating the deployment of the Scout™ true gaming chassis, created in close cooperation with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and eSports organizers, including Kode5, Team Fnatic and mousesports. Like all gear developed in the CM Storm Labs, the Scout has been heavily injected with Storm Tactics™ to ensure complete Strength, Security, and Control to the discerning gamer.

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Xigmatek - AIO S80DP - Review @ D3 Reaction Reviews

Today we will be reviewing Xigmates’ AIO S80DP Liquid cooling solution. This product is like no other - it combines the advantages of liquid cooling and put it into a form factor of a standard air cooled unit. It is one of the only succeful thermal solutions I have seen, which eliminates the “mess†of water-cooling, but performs to almost the same level. Xigmatek - AIO S80DP - Review @ D3 Reaction Reviews

LanCool (Lian Li) Metal Boned K6 (PC-K6) Review at Overclockers Online

The LanCool Metal Boned K6 was a pleasant change from the other gaudy, large cases I have reviewed recently. It does not have a window or any other extraneous aesthetic features which serve no real purpose. It is compact, stylish, minimalistic and elegant while still featuring a vast array of features. With a removable motherboard tray, tool-less optical drive bays, and unique hard drive mounting accoutrements, the Metal Boned K6 is not lacking in any sense, especially when considering that these features are usually found in larger cases. LanCool (Lian Li) Metal Boned K6 (PC-K6) Review at Overclockers Online

ASUS BC-06B1ST Blu-Ray Disc Optical Combo Drive @ Benchmark Reviews

It wasn't more than a few months ago that Benchmark Reviews tested the ASUS BC-1205PT Blu-ray Drive, which was proven to be a future-proof asset with the format war recently ended in favor of BD media. But sometimes technology isn't adopted quite as fast as we might think, because in the age of Blu-ray there are people out there who still haven't made the transition into a DVD-burner. Unlike CDs and DVDs, Blu-ray Disc isn't in every household, and since music and movies seem to work perfectly well on the older platforms there might not be any real need for such a premium storage device. In this article, we do away with the benchmark tests and take a subjective look at the ASUS BC-06B1ST ASUS BC-06B1ST Blu-Ray Disc Optical Combo Drive @ Benchmark Reviews

Patriot Viper 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews

When most shoppers compare system memory kits, they often look for the highest speeds for the best price. Everyone is different, but overclockers and performance enthusiasts generally aim for the best combination of low-latency high-speed RAM they can get find. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of a top-speed triple-channel product for the Intel Core i7 platform. The Patriot Viper 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit PVT36G1600ELK will be compared against several other products and benchmarked for bandwidth and gaming performance. Are the higher speeds worth the money, or can this memory kit overclock to their level? By the end of this article, you'll have your answer. Patriot Viper 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews

Cooler Master Storm Sniper Review at Overclockers Online

After my tour of duty with the CM Storm Sniper case, I've come away with a positive experience overall. From top to bottom the Sniper packs in some useful features such as the built in fan controller and StormGuard peripheral retention system. The Storm shows that Cooler Master is listening to gamers and enthusiasts by including features from past cases that work and giving us new features that work. Click here to read more

Xigmatek - Dark Knight S1283V - Review from d3reaction

Today we here at D3Reaction will taking a close look at there S1283V Dark Knight Heat-pipe. The S1283 Dark Knight CPU Cooler is a Mid- Tower design budled with a fairly standard but stylish looking 120mm  fan. The Dark Knight also uses the same Heatpipe Direct Touch technology common thru-out Xigmatek’s current coolers and so we expect it to perform beyond the performance of that of a normal CPU cooler since the three heatpipes featured in this cooler are in direct touch with the CPU heatspreder. Click here to read more

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