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

Akasa Integral Lightweight Enclosure

Integral P2NMAX is the complete solution for external usage of 2.5" IDE, SATA, and Solid State Hard drives. Compatible with standard 9.5mm and the deeper 12.5mm hard drives. 12.5mm is a common depth for retro IDE and latest high capacity sata hard drives. Dual connection provides choice of fast and convenient USB2.0 or blazingly fast eSATA interface. Click here for more

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Killzone 2 Exclusive Trailer and Art @ TestFreaks

killzone1Killzone 2 will bring a new level of intensity to the First Person Shooter genre (FPS) when it launches on February 27th exclusively for PlayStation®3. With more enemies, more hostile environments, more life or death moments. To build up to this historic launch, you can now get a taste of this excitement. Because now - nowhere is safe. Even online – thanks to Killzone 2, the webgame. Click here to read more TestFreaks homepage

QNAP TS-209 Pro II NAS Review @ CCE Reviews

QNAP is making its presence felt in the NAS industry with solutions for everyone. The QNAP TS-209 Pro II fits the bill for anyone looking for a small, flexible and powerful NAS. It provides 2 drives configurable as a bunch of disks, RAID 0 or 1 and offer a download management interface and doubles as a webserver, media & iTunes servers. Click here to read more

Latosta Portable Laptop Stand Review @ Bigbruin

For those with a compatible computer, the Latosta portable laptop stand is an extremely lightweight and compact stand that can make it much more comfortable to use your laptop for extended periods of time. The typing angle created is more comfortable than a flat surface, and the elevated screen takes some of the strain off of your neck. Click here to read more

Sapphire Ultimate Radeon HD4670 Graphics Card Review @

The Sapphire Ultimate Radeon HD4670 is a passively cooled graphics card with plenty of features other than its silent operation that should appeal to HTPC owners. With an integrated HDMI port, DirectX 10.1, and Shader Model 4.1 support, it offers some of the things you look for in a gaming graphics card, but with an obvious focus on home theater performance. Click here to read more

OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 @ Benchmark Reviews

In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of an top-speed triple-channel product for the Intel Core i7 platform. The OCZ 6GB 1600 MHz CL7-7-7-24 DDR3 memory kit OCZ3P1600LV6GK 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? System memory is one of the most over-looked hardware components in computer systems, and with applications demanding greater memory overhead it is best to use as much memory as allowed. But not all memory is made the same; and even memory of the same speed can have different consumer targets. Click to read more

ASUS P5Q3 LGA775 Intel P45 @ Benchmark Reviews

Launched last summer by Intel, the P45 chipset has quickly grown in popularity, replacing the aging P35 chipset. Intended for a mid to upper mainstream consumer base, the P45 chipset boasts some impressive features, such as: full DDR2/DDR3 support, 20 PCI Express 2.0 lanes, ATI Crossfire support, and a 65nm manufacturing process. By now manufacturers have had ample time to design and refine their P45 based motherboards and today Benchmark Reviews takes a look at ASUS' mainstream P45 DDR3 motherboard: the P5Q3. As a twist on our usual motherboard reviews, this article will also shed some light on the growing DDR2 vs DDR3 debate with some hard numbers in the benchmark sections. Click here to read more

GELID Solutions GC-1 Thermal Compound @ Overclockers Online

Arctic Silver 5 has long been hailed as the king of thermal compounds but it seems the king is finally dead. The GELID GC-1 trumps the AS5 in a couple of aspects. Letting the temperatures speak for themselves, the GC-1 does a much better job at conducting heat (or maybe, not impeding it as much). There is a caveat here, however, as the "delta" temperatures were somewhat close. With that said, the GC-1 did have a smaller "delta" between the idle and load temperatures in every test. Click to read more

Thermaltake announce New Brand, "LUXA2", stepping into New Luxury industries

Thermaltake, the leader in PC DIY market, has expended its illustrious trendsetting characteristic and industrial design expertise in the gaming and enthusiast market into the rapid growing luxury consumer market with the creation of LUXA2 division. LUXA2, a Division of Thermaltake, was created in 2009, with characteristics of simplicity, luxury, and unique lifestyle. The core design theory of LUXA2 start from simple shapes blending with luxury elements, which create the unique lifestyle for different segments within the society such as Creative Pro, Mobile Blogger, Leisure Seeker, Hip Newbie and Entertainment junkie. LUXA2 represent an emerging trend of "individuality" in the world; people are not only in need of functions, but also aesthetic appeal. This is what LUXA2 has achieved. Exquisite craftsmanship with aesthetic and elegant design style is a promise and a commitment from LUXA2. Thus, the Simplicity, Luxury, Lifestyle of LUXA2 creates a Uniquely You. With Thermaltake's consumer insight and LUXA2's inimitableness, target users will be able to have a simple, luxury lifestyle anywhere they go; a " Uniquely You" experience made possible with Thermaltake and LUXA2. Visit the new site to check out their upcoming products!!

Lian Li launches PC-V351 HTPC Chassis

pc-v351-s-lanoc-reviews-small20 February 2009, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-V351 desktop HTPC Chassis. The all aluminum design features dual front mounted 120mm@1000RPM fans, with an additional rear mounted 80mm extraction fan@1200RPM. The front fans have special anti-vibration grommets to prevent noise. The sleek brushed aluminum chassis comes in three colors, namely black, silver and red according to your needs. The dimensions stand at 279mm x 262mm x 373mm (W,H,D). The chassis is imbued with all the functional and user friendly design aspects users have come to expect in a Lian Li case.

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OCZ Vertex 120GB SATA SSD OCZSSD2-1VTX120G @ Benchmark Reviews

Lower power consumption and heat output are the least impressive benefits of Solid State Drives. The real payoff is in the practically instant response time and high-performance throughput. Once SSDs could outperform their HDD counterpart, it was all about price and capacity. Adding up to 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 OCZ Vertex Series SSD to offer an impressive capacity with unmatched performance. Benchmark Reviews tests the reaction time and bandwidth performance for the OCZSSD2-1VTX120G against over two dozen other products in this article. Click to read more

Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 CPU Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews

Overclockers are always looking for the best CPU cooler made, and Benchmark Reviews has taken a new approach to determining this for them in every Cooling article we publish. Most enthusiasts are already very familiar with the Vendetta 2, TRUE, and HDT-S1283, but the landscape is going to change with the Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 CPU cooler. Benchmark Reviews compares the top coolers using the Yate Loon D12SH-12 and Kaze SlipStream 120 on an overclocked and over-volted Intel Core i7-920 Processor. Click to read more

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