Daily Reviews Summary 03/08/12
Posted on: 03/08/2012 12:40 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 850-watt (ST85F-G) PSU Review, Corsair Vengeance 1300 Headset Review, and X79 Motherboard Roundup

SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 850-watt (ST85F-G) PSU Review @ TweakTown
The ST85F-G Evolution shares the same feature summary as the rest of the Evolution series. It has full of protection features including over temperature protection, but the unit is not rated for 100% continuous output at 50C. It is instead rated for 100% continuous output at 40C. The power supply is fully modular and fully sleeved. The full modular design also allows for the use of SilverStone's PP05 short cable kit.

Antares Pro comes in with the cheapest price of $168.99. Alternatively you can find the unit for $169.99 at Directron. Hardcore Newegg fans will find the unit a tad more expensive, costing $195.82 after shipping. At about $170, the ST85F-G Evolution is one of the cheapest 80Plus Gold rated 850W models available. SilverStone backs the unit by a three year warranty.

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Corsair Vengeance 1300 Headset Review @ Hardware Secrets
Corsair first entered the gaming-grade headset market with the HS1, a digital model we already tested. Now they put on the market the Vengeance line, comprised of an analog model (the 1300) and its digital equivalent (the 1500). We will test the Vengeance 1300, beginning with a look at its physical characteristics and then proceeding to its performance.

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X79 Motherboard Roundup: ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte @ HotHardware
Intel's X58 chipset made for great platform performance, and even though the chip maker has unleashed many more chipsets since the X58 came out, there hasn't been a true successor in the high-end of their product line-up (not even the Z68 chipset) until now.

The X79 chipset looks to pick up the X58's poll position, so we decided to bench test a few motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, and Gigabyte to see how Intel's new flagship performs.

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ASUS Transformer Prime (TF201) Android Tablet and Keyboard Dock Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Sapphire HD7750 Ultimate Edition Review @ KitGuru
HIS 7750 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card @ TestFreaks
Digital Innovations Accessories @ TechwareLabs
Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1866MHz Kit Review @ OC3D
Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Tesoro Durandal Ultimate G1NL Mech. Keyboard Review @ OCC
Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra Super Tower Computer Case Review @ Legit Reviews
Intel Ivy Bridge: everything you need to know @ Techspot
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review @ Tweaktown
Corsair Force Series GT 180GB SSD Review @ circuitREMIX
NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion
Edifier MP250 Sound To Go USB Soundbar Speaker @ Megatechnews
Visual Computing Still Decades from Computational Apex @ PC Perspective
Air Canada’s GoGo In Flight WiFi Tested; A Turbulence Free Experience @ Hardware Canucks
Microlab FC360 2.1 Speakers Review @ KitGuru
Asus P9X79 Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane
Samsung 30 nm Green PC3-12800 Low Profile 1.35 V DDR3 @ techPowerUp


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