Daily Reviews Summary 03/11/11
Posted on: 03/11/2011 12:05 PM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

- LITE-ON eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer Review
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review
- ASUS EAH6870 1GB Radeon HD6870 Thermal Image Analysis
- AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Sumptuous Dual-GPU Power
- ASRock E350M1 Fusion Review
- Google Nexus S Review
- Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 Review
- Aerocool Strike-X Case Review
- Antec Six Hundred Review
- OCZ ZX Series 850W Power Supply Review
- Corsair Hydro series H60 Watercooling kit Review
- BitFenix Shinobi Review
- Lamptron Fan-Atic 5-Channel Fan Controller Review
- Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB External USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive Review
- Koribo Leira Wireless Keyboard Review
- Sparkle Calibre X580 Video Card Review
- Antec Sonata IV Computer Case Review
- Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler Review
- ThermalTake Level 10 GT Review
- Corsair SP2500 2.1 Gaming Speakers Review

LITE-ON eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer Review
TechwareLabs posted a review on the LITE-ON eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer

Have you ever though that all portable drives look alike and just wish that you could personalize it? Well LITE-ON answers your prayers with the eNAU608.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Review
TechReviewSource.com posted a review on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is a 16-megapixel entry-level DSLR digital camera that has interchangeable lenses and a tilt-out 3-inch touchscreen LCD. It takes excellent HD videos and good images too, but the video quality is definitely one of the best we've ever seen.

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ASUS EAH6870 1GB Radeon HD6870 Thermal Image Analysis
Bigbruin.com posted a review on the ASUS EAH6870 1GB Radeon HD6870 Thermal Image Analysis

The PCB behind the Radeon HD6870's GPU did get to over 72C, and it washed over a large area of the card with temperatures exceeding 60C. These numbers themselves aren't of much concern, but it does imply that the actual GPU is even higher. An aftermarket cooler may not be necessary, but it should lower those readings by a fair amount.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Sumptuous Dual-GPU Power
TechSpot posted their AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review

AMD introduced its first Radeon HD 6000 graphics card last October, when we reviewed the mid-range Radeon HD 6870. Since then AMD opened up to show its GPU roadmap and the cards that soon thereafter were coming to market.

The high-end Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 also arrived late last year, while the dual-GPU version of AMD's last generation graphics series code-named Antilles was expected to arrive shortly after. Coincidentally (or not) both AMD and Nvidia took a few months longer than expected to show its hardcore dual-GPU graphics cards, with the former making the first move to finally unveil the Radeon HD 6990.

Having looked at most of the previous generation Crossfire and SLI products, we are certainly looking forward to see what AMD has in store for us with this dual-GPU monster.

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ASRock E350M1 Fusion Review
KitGuru posted a review on the ASRock E350M1 Fusion

AMD’s Fusion Platform was released in January and finally we are starting to see some availability throughout Europe in recent weeks. We have already analysed products from Asus, MSI and Sapphire and today we look at the latest fusion board from Asrock, the E350M1.

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Google Nexus S Review
Business Computing World published a review of the Google Nexus S

The Google Nexus S is not to everyone's taste. Its unskinned version Android lacks the bells and whistles of smartphones from the likes of HTC and Samsung. But it does run the latest version of the Android operating system, has some future proofing in that Google has been good at delivering updates quickly in the past, and has some up to the minute new features like NFC and SIP-based VoIP capability. The lack of expandable memory is a real annoyance though, and the SIM-free price is not to be sniffed at.

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Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 Review
Rbmods posted a review on the Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2X4 GB) PC3-12800

Time for another memory review, today we’re taking a look at Corsair Vengeance kits. This one is aimed towards overclockers with its aluminum heatsinks to dissipate heat and a low price which should make an excellent choice for overclockers.

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Aerocool Strike-X Case Review
Hardware Secrets posted a review on the Aerocool Strike-X Case

The Strike-X is a mid-tower case from Aerocool with interesting looks and features, including an exclusive fan mounting for each hard drive. Let's take a look at it.

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Antec Six Hundred Review
XSReviews posted a review of the Antec Six Hundred gaming case

When it comes to building a killer rig, there are many important components you have to consider, the case being a big one. You want a case that looks great, is quiet and keeps all of your hardware nice and cool. With this in mind today we look at the Antec Six Hundred.

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OCZ ZX Series 850W Power Supply Review
HardwareHeaven.com posted a review on the OCZ ZX Series 850W Power Supply

The ZX Series 850W is the first model in OCZ's new range of Gold Certified PSUs, a fully modular unit it is designed for high efficiency and low noise operation. Let's see if OCZ can achieve these goals.

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Corsair Hydro series H60 Watercooling kit Review
Madshrimps posted a review on the Corsair Hydro series H60 Watercooling kit

I was surprised that Corsair launched another complete liquid cooling model, the H60. The H50 being perfect for tiny spaces and moderate cooling demands. The H70 was able to cope with our overclocked Gulftown setup, crushing the H50's performance. It's beefier radiator and dual fan setup was a big step forward for higher cooling demands. Corsairs new H60 is the first new release of it's new partnership with the CoolIT company. Corsair continues to sell CoolIT's previous products to the end users. CoolIT themselves will only be shipping their products to system builders and integrators. CoolIT's products at the last years Cebit 2010 looked promising but had a few too many flaws to be really competitive with the Corsair/Asetek lineup of the H50 and H70. Time to open the box...

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BitFenix Shinobi Review
Vortez posted a review on the BitFenix Shinobi

BitFenix, since their entrance into the chassis market back in April 2010 have had great success due to their determination to provide the consumer with not only something different but something that oozes quality. Right from the beginning Vortez have followed BitFenix on their journey of success, bringing you - the reader, the very first of their product reviews.

As tradition would have it, we are here again with the first review of a new case from BitFenix, named Shinobi. Shinobi is a mid-tower case that differs from its bigger brothers the Survivor and Colossus cases by bringing a touch of sleekness and elegance to the table. Available in two variants - window version (being reviewed today) and none-window version this case features 2 pre-installed fans, tool-less mechanisms throughout and of solid steel construction.

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Lamptron Fan-Atic 5-Channel Fan Controller Review
Legit Reviews posted a review on the Lamptron Fan-Atic 5-Channel Fan Controller

The Lamptron Fan-Atic 5-channel fan controller controls 60W per each channel with 3 different voltage output - 12VDC, 5VDC, and Off, which correspond to Full RPM, Low RPM, and Off setting on the fans connected to the controller. So you get full speed cooling capacity or low speed quietness at a flip of the switch. Read on to see how this fan controller performs when we put it to the test!

A little while back Legit Reviews had a look at the Lamptron FC-8, a brand new 8 channel controller from Lamptron that did well to color me impressed enough to earn itself the innovation award. Lamptron has another product for us to look at today which has been out longer. The Lamptron Fan-Atic is a controller with more than enough power to tackle any job you could throw at it. Offering an impressive 60watts of power per channel, you will most likely run out of Y cables before you run out of fans to hook up to this guy...

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Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB External USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive Review
TechARP posted a review on the Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB External USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive

Western Digital has a wide variety of external storage products for both the PC and Mac markets. The external drives are available in both large desktop and smaller portable formats. Under the portable segment alone, Western Digital offers five drive families for the PC, and three drive families for the Mac.

Today, we are going to take a look at one of their latest portable drives for the PC market - the 500 GB Western Digital My Passport Essential external USB 3.0 hard disk drive. It boasts the following features :

USB 3.0 Plus USB 2.0 - A single drive with universal compatibility today and next-generation speed for tomorrow. Use it with USB 2.0 now and step up to USB 3.0 speed when you're ready.

Ultra-small - Lightweight, stylish and easy to carry, this drive is powered directly from the USB port on your PC. No separate power supply is needed.

WD SmartWare - WD's automatic, continuous backup software also doubles as a drive lock and management utility.

Now, let's find out how this portable hard disk drive fares against its competitors!

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Koribo Leira Wireless Keyboard Review
Tech-Reviews.co.uk posted a review on the Koribo Leira Wireless Keyboard

Today we're reviewing the Leira Wireless Multi Touch Media Center Keyboard from Koribo. The Leira is designed to be used with a HTPC but you can obviously still use it with a normal desktop computer or even a laptop if you so wish. The Leira features a whole range of media center controls and a touch pad to make your media center experience completely wire free. Let's see how good the Koribo Leira is.

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Sparkle Calibre X580 Video Card Review
Madshrimps posted a review on the Sparkle Calibre X580 Video Card

The Calibre X580 graphics card offers impressive performance in most games and synthetic benchmarks, comes with a beefy but very efficient (and silent enough) air cooling solution from Arctic Cooling and if that wasn't enough, it is overclocked from the factory (810MHz GPU/ 2016MHz memory)!

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Antec Sonata IV Computer Case Review
Benchmark Reviews posted a review on the Antec Sonata IV Computer Case

Antec has been making computer enclosures for as long as I can remember. When I think of popular computer chassis, one case from Antec almost always comes to mind: their Sonata line of cases. Antec has provided Benchmark Reviews the opportunity to review their latest iteration of their Sonata line, the Sonata IV. The Sonata IV is marketed as being a Quiet Mid Tower case. It aims to bring the Sonata line of cases up to date with such features as a front USB 3.0 port, a spot for a 2.5" SSD drive, and silicon grommets to reduce hard drive vibration. Also included with the Sonata IV is a 620 watt power supply. Can the Sonata IV live up to its predecessors and the Antec name? Read the full review to find out...

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Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler Review
Hi Tech Legion posted Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler Review

The Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler is Thermaltake's newest addition into the silent operation market. The Jing is positioned to offer high performance cooling with a noise level of only 16dBA. There are 41 0.5mm large aluminum fins and 5 6mm heat-pipes. The fins, base, and heat-pipes are nickel plated for better heat transmission. The Jing comes with 2 custom made fans for push/pull configuration.

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ThermalTake Level 10 GT Review
OCC has published a review on the ThermalTake Level 10 GT

With the Level 10 GT, form meets function for a very nice combination. Many great features have been jam packed into this case. Things like a headset hanger, USB 3.0, excellent wire management features, tool-less solutions and even a hinged side panel door. Just, to name a few of the many things Thermaltake did well with on the Level 10 GT. Heck I even managed to leave out the best feature of all which are the five external hotswap capable HDD bays which is convenient especially when you have a lot of hard drives.

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Corsair SP2500 2.1 Gaming Speakers Review
Techgage posted a look at Corsair's high-end speaker set, the SP2500.

With the launch of its HS1 headset last fall, Corsair proved that the audio market wasn't one it was planning on jumping into without first making sure that its products would impress. But what about those gamers that don't like to use headphones? The answer is the SP2500, a speaker set with a unique design, and a lot of power.

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