Daily Reviews Summary 02/02/12
Posted on: 02/02/2012 11:42 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Sapphire PURE Black X79N (Intel X79) Motherboard Review, Alienware's X51 SFF Gaming System, and Corsair Vengeance M90 Performance Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Sapphire PURE Black X79N (Intel X79) Motherboard Review @ TweakTown
The company's entry into the motherboard market hasn't been a smooth one, even though, it started off well with the PURE Black X58. Following the X58 we saw the PURE Platinum P67 Hydra miss the mark. The release of the new AMD A75 chipset and the Sapphire PURE Platinum A75 saw the company again shine in the motherboard market. The shine was quickly taken off as the delayed Intel Z68 offering of the Sapphire PURE Platinum Z68 again lagged behind its competitors. From a pure statistics standpoint with the on again off again relationship we've had with Sapphire motherboards, the new PURE Black X79N based on the new Intel X79 chipset which we are looking at today should be on the mark.

Before we find out just how performance on the board goes, though, we need to first take the time to check out the package that Sapphire are offering us here. From there we'll take the time to have a closer look at the motherboard itself to see how the design of it all is. After that it's time to get into the BIOS, an area that Sapphire has been a bit weak in since launch. With the move over to UEFI for the X79, we hope that Sapphire has been able to do something here that moves its BIOS in a positive direction. Once we've done all that, though, it's time to really get down and dirty with the BIOS to see what kind of overclocking potential the new board has before we of course check out the performance of it.

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Alienware's X51 SFF Gaming System @ HotHardware
On the test track, Alienware notebooks have racked up some of the best performance numbers we've seen and the company's desktops rank right up there as well. One shape the Aliens have never assumed previously, however, is the small form-factor desktop. And let's be honest, systems in this weight class generally aren't known for their gaming prowess but usually serve as home theater or mainstream PCs. The folks at Alienware have a different sort of vision for their next alien life form and if you weren't paying attention, you'd almost mistake it for a game console rather than a PC. But you're here at HH, so you're obviously paying attention. And so are we.

You could say the Alienware X51 gaming PC system got our attention when it hacked into our news channel not long ago. So we decided to send a peaceful return transmission and allow it to touch down on a test pod in our lab.

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Corsair Vengeance M90 Performance Laser Gaming Mouse Review @ Madshrimps
Corsair has recently entered the mouse/keyboard gaming peripherals market and decided to make a good impression. The M90 mouse features multiple programmable buttons for RTS/MMO gamers, contains an aluminum chassis for increased durability and comes with the Avago Technologies ADNS-9500 LaserStream Gaming Sensor.

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ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router Review @ Bigbruin.com
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Verizon Wireless) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Asus Xonar Essence One Review (w/ Raysonic CD228 & Audeze LCD2) @ KitGuru
Deepcool Gamer Storm Dracula VGA Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews
Asus DirectCU II Roundup: ENGTX560, ENGTX570, and ENGTX580 Review @ PC Perspective
Powerbag Backpack Review @ TechwareLabs
Review: Toshiba 32RL858B @ TechRadar
Microlab M700 2.1 speakers Review @ XSReviews
Club 3D SenseVision CSV-2000D USB to DVI Graphics Adapter Review @ eTeknix.com
Enermax Platimax 1200 W @ techPowerUp
Thermaltake Smart 630 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
News: SSD performance scaling across the spectrum @ The Tech Report
Cooler Master Silencio 450 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
Fractal Design Define XL Computer Case Review @ Benchmark Review
Kingwin 120mm Fan Review @ OCC
REVIEW: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 240GB Revisited @ PureOverclock
AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano APU Review @ Hardware Canucks
Tt eSPORTS Battle Dragon Bag Review @ RWLabs
ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard Review @ PC Stats
Rosewill Thor V2 Full Tower Computer Case Review @ Futurelooks
Archos 101 G9 Android Tablet Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Sharkoon T9 Green Value Edition Case Review @ KitGuru
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Review: HP Pavilion dv7-6b51ea @ Techradar

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