Daily Reviews Summary 04/13/11
Posted on: 04/13/2011 12:53 PM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

- Samsung UN46D6400 Review
- G.Skill Sniper DDR3 8GB 1600mhz 1.25v (SR2) Memory Review
- Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme DirectX 11 Video Card Review
- Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB External USB 3 SSD Review
- Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System and HS1A Headset Review
- ASUS N53 Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge 15-in Notebook Review
- Cooler Master Enforcer chassis Review
- Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card Review
- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case Review
- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case Review
- Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB Portable Hard Drive Review
- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Review
- CoolerMaster's NEW CMStorm Enforcer ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review
- F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?
- HIS 6870 IceQ X TURBO X Review
- CM Storm Enforcer Review
- OWC Merc Extreme Pro 6g 120GB SATA 3 Review
- MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2 GB Review
- Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Gaming Headset Review
- Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Case Review
- Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card Review
- CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Case Review
- MSI CX640 15.6-inch Notebook Review

Samsung UN46D6400 Review
TechReviewSource.com posted a review on the Samsung UN46D6400

The Samsung UN46D6400 is a 46-inch edge-lit LED LCD TV that has a really stylish design, excellent color quality and really good 3D picture quality. It is on the expensive side, unfortunately, and does suffer from glare because of its glossy screen.

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G.Skill Sniper DDR3 8GB 1600mhz 1.25v (SR2) Memory Review
Kitguru posted a review on the G.Skill Sniper DDR3 8GB 1600mhz 1.25v (SR2) Memory

Recently G.Skill announced their latest Sniper memory which is designed specifically for PC gamers and system modders. They have underwent extensive compatibility tests to ensure high performance operation on a variety of Intel and AMD platforms.

This new Sniper series is a new ultra low voltage design which runs at 1.25v, saving power over the course of a year, while reducing emitted heat.

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme DirectX 11 Video Card Review
Hi Tech Legion posted a review on the Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme DirectX 11 Video Card

The Sapphire HD5850 Xtreme is a low-cost and powerful DX11 option. The Sapphire HD5850 Xtreme uses an original cooler design that is significantly quieter and cooler than the loud blower-style fan used on stock HD5850 designs. The Sapphire HD5850 has 1440 stream processors and 72 texture units with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, able to handle even the latest DirectX11 games. Although the HD5850 Xtreme edition comes with one less DVI port and one less CrossFireX connector, it is priced below $150 USD, offering huge savings compared to regular HD5850 video cards, while out-performing an NVIDIA card at the same price range.

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Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB External USB 3 SSD Review
The SSD Review posted Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 External USB 3 128GB SSD Review

With USB 3.0 now becoming standard in many new laptops and computers alike, we thought it might be an ideal time to review an external USB 3 solid state drive and were fortunate to be offered the opportunity by Kingston Technology.

Our review today will take a close look at the Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 USB 3 SSD and the sample drive sent by Kingston was of the 128GB capacity

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Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System and HS1A Headset Review
HotHardware.com posted a review on the Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System and HS1A Headset

Although the idea of a 2.1 speaker system isn't terribly exciting to some users in this era of multi-channel gaming audio and 5.1 channel speaker systems, the technology employed by the Corsair SP2500 2.1 channel speaker system is intriguing. Not only that, but the simple fact of the matter is, most PC users don't have the right room and / or desk setup to properly install and configure a surround sound speaker system. If you own a high-end, 5.1 channel speaker system and your rear satellites aren't positioned properly, at the right angle and distance from your ears, don't scoff at the idea of an advanced 2.1 channel system. Odds are the 2.1 channel setup sounds better than the muddled mess that is an improperly configured 5.1 channel speaker system...

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ASUS N53 Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge 15-in Notebook Review
PC Perspective posted a review on the ASUS N53 Core i7-2630QM Sandy Bridge 15-in Notebook

Brushed aluminum has become synonymous with luxury electronics, and the ASUS N53’s (N53SV-A1) exterior is clad in it like a suit of armor. The lid and palmrest are both coated the velvet-smooth metal, resulting in an instantly impressive finish. The usage of aluminum on the N53 has a dark gunmetal tint – like the ASUS U33JC Bamboo laptop we reviewed some time ago, the N53 goes for elegance rather than flash.

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Cooler Master Enforcer chassis Review
The Guru of 3D posted a review on the Cooler Master Enforcer chassis

We take a peek at the CM Storm Enforcer, and as you might have guessed from the name, will be aimed at gamers. It will have its own USB 3.0 ports and a suitably complex outer design that is a little more in line with the fragmeisters amongst us.

When you'll see the chassis the first time you'll notice resemblances to the CM HAF series, mixes it with features of the 690 II while featuring its own unique exterior design.

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Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card Review
ThinkComputers.org posted a review on the Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card

I’m sure many of you remember AMD’s 5800 series of video cards, they were the first family of video cards in the world to support the advanced graphical features of DirectX 11. It has been quite some time since their original introduction and Sapphire has decided to relaunch the series with the HD 5850 Xtreme and the HD 5830 Xtreme. Today we will be taking a look at the HD 5830 Xtreme which features 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units, an 800 MHz core clock and 1GB of DDR5 memory. Let’s check it out!

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Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case Review
Benchmark Reviews posted a review on the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case

Cooler Master cases have garnered a well-earned reputation for quality and design innovation. Their Cosmos and H.A.F. series have won praise from enthusiasts around the world, and their "Storm" series of cases has shown that "budget" doesn't have to mean "cheap". The Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is the newest member of the Storm line, bringing internal USB 3.0 support and a configurable interior to the game. Benchmark Reviews checks out this new chassis in this review.

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Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case Review
Neoseeker checked out the new Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case

Cooler Master returns with another slick black mid-tower case, the CM Storm Enforcer. It's got room for up to four 5.25" drives, six 3.5" drives, and two 2.5" slim drives with options to convert drive bays. The Storm Enforcer comes with one 120 mm and one 200 mm cooling fan, and a side panel window to help show off that all-black interior. Find out if it's the sort of mid-tower you might want to consider building a new rig into in our latest case review.

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Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB Portable Hard Drive Review
Tweaknews posted Seagate GoFlex Slim 320GB Portable Hard Drive Review

While it can be argued that larger capacity external drives can be had for $99, Seagate's 320GB GoFlex Slim drive offers more versatility in a remarkably thin and light package. It can be accessed externally with both the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces, or it can be used internally with a desktop PC.

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Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Review
OCC has published a review on the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

The rear of the case shows the shortness and stoutness of the case, as it is what I will call "stumpy." This gives the case a low center of gravity and a unique look. There are three, 0.5" water cooling grommets at the top of the case above the 120mm exhaust fan. There are seven expansion slots which are located next to another similar vertical slot with a cover held in with a thumb screw. This is the "Storm Guard" slot, which I will show later. The right side of the case shows the uniform, matte black finish that covers all surfaces of the case.

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CoolerMaster's NEW CMStorm Enforcer ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review
Futurelooks posted a review on the CMStorm Enforcer ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis

Today, CoolerMaster unveils their brand new budget gaming case known as the CMStorm Enforcer. This new case shares an uncanny resemblance to the HAF 912 Advanced. A case that I’m quite fond of because it was the same case that allowed me to set a blistering 4:09 at this year’s CA Build Your Own PC race (formerly known as the Tiger Direct Charity PC Race). Let’s take an exclusive inside and outside look at the case in our video below...

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F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?
Hardware Canucks posted an article entitled: F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?

A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards. But do they bring the hoped-for increase in Folding@Home performance or is this yet another step towards disappointment?

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HIS 6870 IceQ X TURBO X Review
Viperlair posted a review on the HIS 6870 IceQ X TURBO X

The HIS 6870 IceQ X Turbo X is marketed as the worlds fastest 6870. I'm not sure if that claim is true, but regardless it's a quick card. The HIS 6870 IceQ X Turbo X is within spitting distance of a default clocked 5870, and for most of the games tested today, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference between the two without watching a frame counter all the time. Add in high resolutions and heavy Anti-aliasing and were starting to knock on the door of NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti.

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CM Storm Enforcer Review
Vortez posted a review on the CM Storm Enforcer

Today CM Storm launch a new mid-tower case called Enforcer. Seen at CES 2011 and CeBIT 2011 this new case has much more subtle styling compared to the Scout and Sniper cases currently residing in CM Storm's product range. This mid-tower case packs quite a punch for a case of its size - it can house the largest graphics cards currently on the market (12") and CPU coolers of up to 175mm in height.

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OWC Merc Extreme Pro 6g 120GB SATA 3 Review
The SSD Review posted a review on the OWC Merc Extreme Pro 6G 120GB SATA 3

An SSD arrived earlier today that I thought all might like to read about. A quick change of plans to the negative of a few and here we are taking pictures and benchmarking the new OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 120GB SSD. Having just completed testing, OWC gets a big thumbs up for being only the second manufacturer to release an SSD with SandForces new SF-2000 series SATA 3 processor as well as ensuring the '6G' is of the quality that we have come to appreciate.

The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is a SATA 3 solid state drive and available in capacities of 120, 240 and 480GB. Initial pricing is expected to be in the area of $319.99 and $579.99 for the 120 and 240GB versions with the 480GB demanding a premium of $1799. Performance for the 6G is equal for all capacities at 506MB/s read and 464MB/s write with 60,000 IOPS and .1ms disk access.

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MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2 GB Review
techPowerUp posted a review on the MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2 GB

MSI's Radeon HD 6970 Lightning is the company's new flagship single-GPU card for AMD. It offers plenty of overclocking features like triple voltage software control, voltage measurement points, a powerful cooling solution and increased clock speeds out of the box. What is even better is that those features are available at a small price premium of only $10 over the AMD reference design.

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Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Gaming Headset Review
Techgage posted a review on the Cyber Snipa Sonar 5.1 Championship Gaming Headset

Finding a gaming headset that offered 5.1 audio used to be a total rarity, but today, they're commonplace. While some 5.1 headsets out there don't do the best of jobs with delivering the aural experience we'd hope for, some do, if the driver alignment and software is spot-on. Read on to see which camp the Sonar 5.1 Championship sits in.

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Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Case Review
KitGuru posted a review on the Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Case

Today we are going to look at the latest CM Storm case by Cooler Master, the Enforcer. It has a recommended retail price of €90 which translates into about £78 at the time of writing. This puts it up against some very strong performers like the Fractal Design Define XL which costs £83 and Cooler Master’s own 690 II Advanced.

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Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card Review
ThinkComputers.org posted a review on the Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card

I’m sure many of you remember AMD’s 5800 series of video cards, they were the first family of video cards in the world to support the advanced graphical features of DirectX 11. It has been quite some time since their original introduction and Sapphire has decided to relaunch the series with the HD 5850 Xtreme and the HD 5830 Xtreme. Today we will be taking a look at the HD 5830 Xtreme which features 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units, an 800 MHz core clock and 1GB of DDR5 memory. Let’s check it out!

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CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Case Review
HardwareHeaven.com posted a review on the CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Case

Today the latest product in CM Storm's range launches and it is a new mid-tower gaming case, the Enforcer. We have reviewed a number of cases from Cooler Master in the past however this is the first case from CM Storm that we have reviewed so we shall see if CM Storm have been able to carry the quality of their peripherals over into a chassis.

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MSI CX640 15.6-inch Notebook Review
TweakTown posted a review on the MSI CX640 15.6-inch Notebook

The Sandy Bridge issue no doubt caused problems for motherboard manufacturers, but many forget about the issue affecting notebook ones. With the issue all sorted now, it's time for companies to start releasing notebooks based on the Sandy Bridge chipset.

The first one we're looking at comes from MSI and is labelled the CX640, and on the specifications front it does indeed look the goods with an Intel i5-2410M clocked at 2.3GHz on the H65 chipset. We've also got 4GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1333MHz in the form of two 2GB modules. Graphics comes from NVIDIA with the 520M that carries with it 1GB of GDDR3. Looking at storage, we've got a 500GB Hitachi drive. The screen is quite large at 15.6" and carries with it a 1366 x 768 resolution. Outside of these specifications there's a fair few extras on the CX640. On the left side we've got our power plug, 10 / 100 / 1000 networking port, VGA and HDMI out along with two USB 3.0 ports.

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