Daily Reviews Summary 03/22/08
Posted on: 03/22/2008 01:45 PM

Logisys Ultra Slim Soft Touch Multimedia Keyboard Review
TechwareLabs has published a review of the Logisys Ultra Slim Soft Touch Multimedia Keyboard.

Nitro takes a quick look at an ultra slim keyboard by Logisys and gives you the lowdown on the functionality of this little marvel. The keyboard and mouse are the most used device associated with your machine so their ease of use and functionality can be highly important. Will the Logisys replace your keyboard? Read our review.

Logisys Ultra Slim Soft Touch Multimedia Keyboard Review

Thermaltake BlacX Hard Drive Docking System Review
Bigbruin.com has posted a review on the Thermaltake BlacX Hard Drive Docking System

The Thermaltake BlacX Hard Drive Docking System seemed like a great idea to me prior to getting my hands on one, and I am no less impressed after the review. While not a mobile solution, it is much more convenient than a traditional hard drive enclosure for those with multiple drives to be accessed from one location.

Thermaltake BlacX Hard Drive Docking System Review

Aerocool I-Curve Mid-Tower PC Case Review
DragonSteelMods.com posted Aerocool I-Curve Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Today for review I've got the Aerocool I-Curve Mid-Tower PC case, it's a very sleek and sophisticated chassis that should appeal to everyone. It's available in black or silver and features a touch sensitive panel instead of buttons to power on your case, reset your system or turn it off. The I-Curve is a steel based chassis with an elegant aluminum, sand-blasted finish, bezel that should meet the needs of the average consumer out there for looks and functionality.

Aerocool I-Curve Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Samsung SyncMaster 2243BW 22" Wide Screen LCD Review
HotHardware.com look at one of the latest additions to the 22" LCD monitor market segment, the Samsung SyncMaster 2243BW Wide Screen LCD.

While the Samsung 2243BW may be aimed at business use, its specifications suggest that it should be capable of quite a bit more than just spreadsheets and word documents. With good viewing angles, a decent 5ms response time, good brightness and an excellent 1000:1 static contrast ratio, the 2243BW should be well equipped to handle any multimedia thrown its way. The 2243BW is actually has slightly better specifications than the wildly popular Samsung 226BW, which is one of the most widely and highly recommended 22" monitors. Head on over to the site and check it out...

Samsung SyncMaster 2243BW 22" Wide Screen LCD Review

Asus EAH3870 (ATI 3870) TOP 512MB Graphics Card Review
APH Networks posted a review on the Asus EAH3870 (ATI 3870) TOP 512MB Graphics Card

After going through several of the latest and hottest NVIDIA G92 based graphics card in the past few months, it seems that we've been ignoring the other important player in the market -- AMD/ATI graphics cards. While they don't necessarily hold the performance crown in the single GPU market in attaining the highest FPS in games and benchmarks, they are extremely popular for the performance they give at the price you can get them for. After all, it's not always about buying the fastest video card, we all have limited budgets too, right? Nowadays, high-midrange video cards are amazingly powerful and offered at incredible price points. Of which one is the AMD Radeon HD 3870. Today, we'll take a look at the Asus factory-overclocked version of the Radeon HD 3870, and see how it stacks up in value and performance against NVIDIA GPU based boards we've tested. Plus, we can also find out how it stacks up against its previous generation cards, the X1950 series.

Asus EAH3870 (ATI 3870) TOP 512MB Graphics Card Review

Mushkin XP2 8000 Redline 2 x 2GB DDR2 Review
OCC has published a new review of the Mushkin XP2 8000 Redline 2 x 2GB DDR2

Getting the most out of the memory that is installed in high performance computers usually comes at a cost. That cost is the voltage needed for the results. Many times, the higher the voltage applied to the DIMMs, the better they perform, to a point. The Mushkin XP2 8000 Redline modules are no different. Whereas 2.3 or 2.4 volts usually is a good, even point on DDR2 memory, these did not want anything higher than 2.05 volts. Used to the "give 'er a bit more Johnny" school of thought, I tried 2.2 volts and did not get the desired increase I was after. So I settled on 1.98 volts for the final overclock. The Redlines ended up giving me 562MHz, 62MHz over the stock speed of 500MHz. I can hear the nay sayers jeering that 562MHz is low for DDR2 DIMMs. You have to realize that this is a four gigabyte set of modules. So 562 MHz is pretty decent and even better when the price point comes into play.

Mushkin XP2 8000 Redline 2 x 2GB DDR2 Review

Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply Review
3D Game Man posted a review on the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply

The Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply has more than enough power for even the most hardcore computer systems. Unlike some PSUs that have two or four +12V rails, this product has six. +12V1, 2, 5 6 are 18A each and the +12V3 4 are 28A each. With excellent performance, lots of watts and a quiet fan this power supply is sure to please. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply Review

Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Motherboard Review - DDR2 X48 Solution
PC Per posted a review on the Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Motherboard

Gigabyte brings the first X48 motherboard to our testing lab and shows what the updated Intel chipset can do. They are also introducing a new energy saving technology on this and other Gigabyte motherboards so come see if it lives up to the claims.

Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Motherboard Review - DDR2 X48 Solution

SteelSeries Ikari Optical Mouse Review
techPowerUp posted a review on the SteelSeries Ikari Optical Mouse

The SteelSeries Ikari Optical gaming mouse is aimed at hardcore FPS gamers who want the best possible tracking. The optical version of the Ikari mouse looks just like its laser brother, but without the LCD display that indicates which profile is being used.

SteelSeries Ikari Optical Mouse Review

Belkin N1 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter Review
I4U NEWS reviews the Belkin N1 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter.

This is a USB powered 802.11n adapter that connects without requiring any opening of your PC case. Installing the Belkin N1 Wireless USB Network Adapter is the easiest network card install I have ever done. To set the adapter up you simply plug it into the USB port and then install the software and you are done.

Belkin N1 802.11n Wireless USB Network Adapter Review

XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI and XFX 9800GX2 Review
Benjamin Sun of Gamepyre takes a look at the XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI and XFX 9800GX2 video cards

The nForce 790i Ultra SLI seems to be an ok update to the nForce 780i chipset, adding true PCI Express Generation 2 capability to NVIDIA motherboards for the first time, DDR3 support and native support for FSB 1600MHz Intel CPUs. From a performance perspective this board disappoints as it only edges the nForce 780i by a small percentage in most of the motherboard tests we tried with it with one or two tests being slower than the 780i motherboard. If you want the fastest most powerful single card graphics platform at the moment it is the 9800GX2. NVIDIA has not approved Quad SLI tests as of yet and it'll be an interesting comparison to see how it fares against the ATI 3870X2 Quadfire solutions. In any event, read the reviews on the web look at all the data before making a purchasing decision and spend your money wisely as I always say,
don't just take my word for it.

XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI and XFX 9800GX2 Review

Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850 W Power Supply Review
Hardware Secrets takes a look at this high-end 850 W power supply from Cooler Master targeted to systems with more than two video cards and tested to see if it can really deliver 850 W.

Real Power Pro is the high-end power supply series from Cooler Master, featuring models from 550 W to 1,250 W. We reviewed the 850 W model (a.k.a. RS-850-EMBA), which features a big 135-mm fan, dual-transformer design and six +12V rails, being targeted to high-end systems featuring three or four video cards. According to Cooler Master this unit was labeled at 50ยบ C and can deliver up to 1,000 W during peaks. Let's see whether this is true or not and also let's take a trip inside this unit.

Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850 W Power Supply Review



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