Daily Reviews Summary 02/21/12
Posted on: 02/21/2012 12:12 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews, including Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review, HighPoint RocketU 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 Card Review, and XFX Radeon HD 7770 Super Overclocked Edition Video Card Review.

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review @ ThinkComputers.org
When Cooler Master released the Cosmos case a few years ago it was truly something new and revolutionary. They followed it up with the Cosmos S, which gave it a more streamlined look and took away the front door. Our own staff member Colin Dean still uses that case to this day. Back in 2011 at CES we saw a prototype of the new Cosmos that Cooler Master was going to release later in the year. We were excited, but we had no clue when it was going to be released. Right before CES this year Cooler Master announced the Cosmos II. A massive case with support for up to 13 hard drives, 5 included fans with support for up to 10 fans, 2 hot swap hard drive bays, and it can fit motherboards up to XL-ATX. Read on as we check this beast out!

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HighPoint RocketU 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 Card Review @ Everything USB
Everything USB is pleased to announce our latest review on HighPoint RocketU 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 Card.

Upgrade to USB 3.0, they said. You'll get 5Gbit/s, they said. Gah, if only that were indeed the case. Between the bottlenecks of a PCIe x1 interface and shared controller design, most expansion cards are ill-suited for serious storage needs. Thankfully, there is an alternative in sight. Today I'll take a look at the one 4-port USB 3.0 card that doesn't have either bottleneck, the HighPoint RocketU 1144A. One host bus adapter to rule them all? Read on to find out...

Verdict:
The HighPoint RocketU 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 card has more bandwidth than we could possibly hope to make use of at an affordable price but is otherwise limited by incompatibilities for non-storage devices.

Pros:
+ PCIe 2.0 x4 interface (15Gbps)
+ Dedicated USB 3.0 controller per port
+ Windows and Linux support
+ Simple installation

Cons:
- Incompatible with some non-storage devices
- Ports inadequately spaced for some flash drives
- Lacks BIOS boot support

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XFX Radeon HD 7770 Super Overclocked Edition Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets
"The new Radeon HD 7770 (a.k.a. "Cape Verde XT") is a mainstream graphics chip based on the latest graphics architecture from AMD, dubbed "Graphics Core Next" or simply "GCN," which supports the new PCI Express 3.0 connection and the latest DirectX version (11.1). Let's see how the Super Overclocked Edition from XFX fared in our tests.

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Enermax Revolultion87+ 1000-watt Power Supply Review @ TweakTown
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Processor Review @ Hi Tech Legion
XFX R7770 Black Edition S Review @ Vortez
RunCore Pro V Max 120GB SATA III SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
Canon PowerShot Elph 310 HS Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Xigmatek Gigas Review @ OC3D
BitFenix Merc Alpha Chassis Review @ KitGuru
Noctua NF-F12 PWM Fan @ Bjorn3D
Review: QPAD MK-85 keyboard @ Techradar
Review: AMD Memory Entertainment Edition 8GB @ Techradar
Megacon 2012 Orlando Event Coverage @ TechwareLabs
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review @ HCW
Interview: Jeff Wood, VP Worldwide Marketing, HP @ t-break
Cooler Master Silencio 550 Case Review @ Madshrimps
Sapphire EDGE HD3 Mini PC Review @ KitGuru
MSI R7950 Twin Frozr III Review @ t-break
QNAP TS-879U-RP NAS Rack Server @ Benchmark Reviews
Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ circuitREMIX
SAPPHIRE VID-2X Video Expansion Device Review @ Hi Tech Legion
Tt eSPORTS Theron Gaming Mouse Review @ eTeknix.com
Asura's Wrath (XBOX 360) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Corsair's Vengeance M90 Laser Gaming Mouse reviewed @ Metku.net
Noontec A9 Android Smart TV Box Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
REVIEW: Kingston HyperX Red 8GB DDR3-1600 @ PureOverclock
Building The SHIFT, Maingear's DIY Kit Explored @ HotHardware
XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Super Overclocked Edition DD Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
Luxa2 H6 Portable iPad Stand Review @ eTeknix.com
Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ TweakTown
Review: Sony DR-GA500 @ Techradar


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