Daily Reviews Summary 02/16/12
Posted on: 02/16/2012 11:56 AM

Here today's reviews roundup, including NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Case Review, Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0, and HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 Review

NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
The Phantom 410 is a Mid-tower version of the popular full-tower NZXT Phantom case. The NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower case brings new features and improves upon the original full-tower design. An acrylic viewing window adorns the Phantom 410's left side panel, giving enthusiasts a chance to show off their hardware. The NZXT Phantom 410's top 140mm exhaust fan is outfitted with LED lights to accentuate the interior components further. Despite having a smaller size, the NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower case makes intelligent use of component mounting options, providing plenty of room for large graphics cards, multiple HDDs and even a 240 or 280mm water-cooling radiator on top. Like the original NZXT Phantom full-tower case, the NZXT Phantom 410 is available in multiple color options, including an upcoming black version with an orange or white trim.

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Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0 @ TweakTown
I'm a bit surprised no one has asked why Intel sampled most media outlets with two and in some cases three identical 520 Series 240GB drives for review. As a consumer I'd rather have seen performance numbers from both 240GB (our single drive review is here) and 120GB drives since these are the capacity sizes that make the most sense for computer users today. As you can imagine, no one is going to complain about getting dual 240GB drives especially media folks who are generally power users with PCs on steroids.

A few months back we looked at the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and learned that OCZ figured out how to get TRIM working on the drive's RAID controller. The hardware is ready, but Windows is now the roadblock we were told. Months later we started finding hints that Intel was getting ready to release software that allows TRIM to work in RAID as well.

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HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse X7000 performs a neat trick: It connects to your laptop or desktop not with a cable, a wireless dongle, or Bluetooth, but with Wi-Fi. It throws in an extra treat for social networking fanatics dedicated "post to Facebook" button but it leaves plenty of other people out in the cold.

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AMD Radeon HD 7770 XT 1GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com
AMD HD7770 Review @ OC3D
GIGABYTE HD 7770: A Preview @ Bjorn3D
NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane
Sony Tablet S Review @ t-break
XFX Radeon R7770 Black Edition Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews
AZZA Fusion 3000 Full-Tower Chassis Review @ TweakTown
MEGATech Reviews: Shank 2 for PC @ MEGATechNews
AMD Radeon HD 7770 CrossFire Review @ eTeknix.com
Coolermaster Hyper 412S Review @ XSReviews
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Review @ Vortez
Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Overclock Edition 1GB Graphics Card Review @ eTeknix.com
Le Pan II TC979 Android Tablet Review @ ThinkComputers.org
HIS Radeon HD 7750 & HD 7770 CrossFire @ techPowerUp
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler review @ Guru3D
XFX HD 7770 Black Edition Super Overclock 1 GB @ techPowerUp
MSI Radeon HD 7770 OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp
ASUS Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU 1 GB @ techPowerUp
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler 1 GB @ techPowerUp


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