Daily Reviews Summary 02/13/12
Posted on: 02/13/2012 12:57 PM

Here today's reviews and articles, including NZXT HALE82 850 Watt Modular Power Supply Review, Raidmax Viper Mid-Tower Chassis Review, and Kingston Wi-Drive 16GB Review

NZXT HALE82 850 Watt Modular Power Supply Review @ Hi Tech Legion
At 850 Watts, and with an 80+ Bronze Certification, the NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU packs plenty of punch while still maintaining excellent efficiency. The NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU is able to maintain greater than 82% efficiency, even at 100% load, lightening the amount of energy consumed and, consequently, lightening your electric bill. Unlike many items where energy efficiency typically equates in loss of performance, PSUs like the Hale82 use this to deliver every bit as much power to your components while drawing less from your outlet. In addition to efficiency, the NZXT Hale82 sports some very impressive power numbers, including 70A and 840W capabilities on a single high capacity 12v rail. NZXT keeps things safe in the Hale82, using protection for over voltage, current, power, temperature, under voltage, and short circuit protection.

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Raidmax Viper Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ TweakTown
Hop in my "way-back machine" with me as it has been almost two years since I reviewed the Skyline from Raidmax and this is likely why Raidmax didn't auto-associate for me at first. Judging from what I just went back and seen with the Skyline, there are lots of things that Raidmax could have updated, upgraded and brought up to speed with today's case offerings. Just from what I can see on the packaging, most of the issues with the older chassis have been reworked and the latest submission has been updated and this chassis comes with a very unique front bezel design and an interior color combination that threw me off my game for a few minutes.

I don't want to give that surprise away just yet, but I will say that the latest mid-tower submission from Raidmax offers a fair amount of features, including native USB 3.0! Looking nothing like the last chassis I reviewed, this submission gets its name from either a car or a snake and since I don't see headlights, I'm putting my money on a snake. The front sort of reminds me of the expanded neck area of a snake ready to strike. The only issue with this theory is I don't see any eyes either, so your guess is as good as mine, I guess. The rest of the chassis has a somewhat dated layout, but it seems to work for this chassis.

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Kingston Wi-Drive 16GB Review @ ThinkComputers.org
For those in the Android world who want to add extra storage to their device it is as easy as adding a memory card, but for all of us who use iOS devices we are stuck with the capacity of the device we purchase. With all of the movies, music, photos and apps out there it is easy to reach capacity on iOS devices. I'm sure many people get frustrated with this and Kingston knows this. This is why they have come up with the Wi-Drive. It is portable, wireless storage for your iPod, iPhone or iPad. Read on as we take a look...

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NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 featuring the ASUS VG278H Screen @ HardwareHeaven.com
Cooler Master COSMOS 2 Review @ Vortez
Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit @ Rbmods
Middle East and Comic Con in Dubai @ t-break
SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1200-watt Power Supply Review @ Tweaktown
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme BF3 Review @ Vortez
MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozer III review @ Guru3D
Foxconn Quantum Force Quantumian-1 X79 Motherboard Preview @ Ninjalane
Quicklook: Parrot AR.Drone @ t-break
Synology DS212 NAS Server Review @ Techgage
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis Review @ OCC
Console Gaming - What to expect in 2012 @ eTeknix.com
ASUS Maximux IV Extreme Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net
BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI/VGA Palette Snoop @ Tech ARP
SSD News: Understanding SSD Advertised Performance and Its Purchase Implications - An SSD Primer @ The SSD Review
Bastion PC Review @ eTeknix.com
AMD A8-3870K and Sapphire HD6450 FleX Review @ KitGuru
Arctic Accelero S1 Plus Passive Cooler Review @ KitGuru


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