Daily Reviews Summary 05/08/08
Posted on: 05/08/2008 11:04 AM

VL System M-Play Blast LCD Case Display Remote Control Review
Tweaknews.net posted a review on the VL System M-Play Blast LCD Case Display Remote Control

I always enjoy being surprised by a product and the M-Play Blast was one such device. Not only did it exceed my expectations, it thoroughly impressed me. If you are looking for a remote setup for your media center and want something that looks at home with your VCR and other entertainment systems then the retro look of the M-play Blast should be right up your alley.

VL System M-Play Blast LCD Case Display Remote Control Review

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Review - nForce 780a SLI for Phenom Arrives
PC Perspective posted a review on the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe motherboard

The nForce 780a SLI chipset has been on the verge of release many times over the past several months but there was always something pushing it back. Now NVIDIA is finally ready to unveiling their first updated AMD-platform chipset in years and the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe is the first board on the chopping block. Can Hybrid Power and other new features save this chipset from mediocre integrated GPU performance?

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Review - nForce 780a SLI for Phenom Arrives

Wolfking Warrior XXtreme Review
Bjorn3D takes a look at the Wolfking Warrior XXtreme.

In today’s gamer-friendly market there seems to be no shortage of gaming peripherals to choose from. Unfortunately for the games, however, not all peripherals are created equal - making it difficult and risky to choose. Today I hope to help with your decision by taking a look at the Wolfking Warrior XXtreme gaming keyboard. As an avid gamer that has always used a basic keyboard, the comparison will prove to be a great test for the latest Wolfking.

Wolfking Warrior XXtreme Review

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 motherboard Review
bit-tech published a review of Gigabyte's X48T-DQ6 motherboard

On price, we feel the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 holds its own and but at the same time it's not exceptional -- that said, it is worth the asking price for a premium board that's fully featured and works really very well. The performance is very good, it's easy to work with and while we still don't get on too well with the DES software, the hardware looks good and it works efficiently with finesse in the background.

While it hits all the right notes for us (oodles of features, a great layout, a decent bundle and very good performance and ease of use), the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 isn't a definitive choice, but it is certainly a good one if you're wanting to invest in DDR3 with some upgrade potential.

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 motherboard Review

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card Review
Digit-Life posted a review on the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card

While renaming products to GeForce 9xxx, NVIDIA launched another graphics card based on G92 -- GeForce 9800 GTX. It's the most powerful single-GPU graphics card, designed to replace GeForce 8800 GTX (and probably GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB in the nearest future). However, at this moment GeForce 9800 GTX stands in between GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card Review

Silverstone Treasure TS01B RFID Enclosure Review
techPowerUp posted a review on the Silverstone Treasure TS01B RFID Enclosure

The Silverstone Treasure TS01B is a very unique 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure. You may not only use it as a plain USB 2.0 powered unit, but may also set it up to safely encrypt your hard drive as well. The two included RFID tags then act as keys to gain access to your data.

Silverstone Treasure TS01B RFID Enclosure Review

Hades Gaming Ares H1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review
DragonSteelMods posted a review on the Hades Gaming Ares H1 Optical Gaming Mouse

Gaming mice provide many features that are unavailable in standard mice. These options include higher DPI, the inclusion of counterweights, Teflon feet and precise tracking speeds. The two biggest names in the Gaming Mice arena include Logitech and Razer. Well, move over boys, there is a new contender. Hades Gaming has released the H1 Optical Gaming Mouse and this mouse holds it own against the big boys.

Hades Gaming Ares H1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Noiseblocker Coolscraper 3.0 Review
XSReviews has reviewed the Noiseblocker Coolscraper 3.0 CPU Cooler

Noiseblocker have created some pretty immense coolers in the past, notably among them is the Coolscraper series which combines high performance cooling with ultra silence. Now they've sent me the much anticipated Coolscraper 3. Lets see if it lives up to the high standard that we have come to expect from Coolscraper over the past few years.

Noiseblocker Coolscraper 3.0 Review

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 motherboard Review
bit-tech published a review of Gigabyte's X48T-DQ6 motherboard

On price, we feel the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 holds its own and but at the same time it's not exceptional -- that said, it is worth the asking price for a premium board that's fully featured and works really very well. The performance is very good, it's easy to work with and while we still don't get on too well with the DES software, the hardware looks good and it works efficiently with finesse in the background.

While it hits all the right notes for us (oodles of features, a great layout, a decent bundle and very good performance and ease of use), the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 isn't a definitive choice, but it is certainly a good one if you're wanting to invest in DDR3 with some upgrade potential.

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 motherboard Review

S3 Chrome 430 GT Graphics Card Review
TweakTown posted a review on the S3 Chrome 430 GT Graphics Card

S3 hasn’t stopped releasing graphics cards, but we just don’t seem to hear much about them anymore. Hopefully that’s going to change with the release of the Chrome 430 GT. It’s a low-end card that seems to be capable of taking on the big boys at NVIDIA and AMD.

Trying to fire up GPU-Z just resulted in an error due to none of it being able to be recognized, though the core comes in at 625MHz and there is 256MB of GDDR2 memory running at a speed of 500MHz DDR. We have a 64-bit interface, 64nm core, PCI Express 2.0 support, Direct X 10.1 and Open GL 2.1 support.

S3 Chrome 430 GT Graphics Card Review

Durapower CR-104 Media Reader Review
Mikhailtech posted a review on the Durapower CR-104 Media Reader

Since nobody uses floppy drives anymore, what is one to fill the empty 3.5" drive bay with? Currently, the trend is to go with media readers, and with good reason. Media cards are popping up all over the place and in many different gadgets. So, what makes the Durapower CR-104 different from the rest? Read on to find out!

Durapower CR-104 Media Reader Review

Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS2UTN+ RAID Enclosure Review
ASE Labs checked out the Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS2UTN+ RAID Enclosure

ASE Labs has always explained the benefits of having redundant storage and backups. There are series of articles devoted to each technology. Sans Digital is a big player in RAID enclosures and their latest model, the MobileSTOR MS2UTN+ delivers USB2 and eSATA support to a 2 disk array of your choosing. This combines the best of both world for data backup and redundancy. It really is an excellent product.

Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS2UTN+ RAID Enclosure Review

NESTEQ ECS7001 700W Power Supply Unit Review
TechwareLabs has published a review of the NESTEQ ECS7001 700W Power Supply Unit.

Ruffy takes a look at the new NESTEQ 700W PSU which is rated at 80+ efficiency. We ran some in use tests and shows you why the attention to design detail from the modular design, types of cables, quantity of cables provided that in effect seem to double due to their patented Enhanced Easy Connection System is worth you taking a look at this PSU.

NESTEQ ECS7001 700W Power Supply Unit Review

NVIDIA Hybrid SLI and HybridPower Benchmarked and Explained
Legit Reviews benchmarked NVIDIA Hybrid SLI and HybridPower

Have you heard about NVIDIA Hybrid SLI and HybridPower over the past several few months? Having the ability to turn off a graphics card and run integrated graphics in order to save power and reduce noise sounds great in theory, but does it work? That is exactly what we have been working on here on the test bench and bring you our findings after spending countless hours with the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe motherboard and the XFX GeForce 9800 GTX graphics card.

NVIDIA Hybrid SLI and HybridPower Benchmarked and Explained

Intel FCLGA4-S Core 2 Extreme Reference Heatsink Reviewed
FrostyTech posted a review on the Intel FCLGA4-S Core 2 Extreme Reference Heatsink

Ever wonder how Intel's retail heatsinks stack up against the best aftermarket CPU coolers out there? In this review Frostytech will be comparing the Intel FCLGA4-S reference heatsink, which is boxed with retail 45nm Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processors (and others), against one hundred Intel socket 775 heatsinks from every imaginable manufacturer. One notable innovation with Intel's FCLGA4-S reference heatsink is harder to see, a vapour chamber.

Intel FCLGA4-S Core 2 Extreme Reference Heatsink Reviewed

LG GGW-H20L (Blu-ray Rewriter/HD DVD-ROM) Review
Hardware Zone posted a review on the LG GGW-H20L (Blu-ray Rewriter/HD DVD-ROM)

LG continues to offer hybrid drives that read both Blu-ray and HD DVD and one such model, the LG GGW-H20L has finally reached us. Similar to the GGC-H20L that we had reviewed late last year, this optical drive adds Blu-ray write functionality at an unprecedented 6x speed.

LG GGW-H20L (Blu-ray Rewriter/HD DVD-ROM) Review

Hyper Sonic AG2 Notebook Review
techPowerUp posted a review on the Hyper Sonic AG2 Notebook

With the recent purchase of Hyper Sonic OCZ has added another company to their portfolio, further diversifying their product range. Hypersonic's AG2 Notebook, which we have on our testbench today has been engineered to be light weight and portable with less than 1.8 kg. The design also looks stunning with its a high quality, glossy paint.

Hyper Sonic AG2 Notebook Review

NZXT Tempest Case Review
3D Game Man posted a review on the NZXT Tempest Case

The NZXT Tempest Case will be a big hit amongst enthusiasts. Affordability is obviously very important to most folks and this case is very well priced considering what's included. Airflow is crucial and with 6 included fans (4x120mm 2x140mm) this case is king in that department. HDD storage space is also vital and with space for 8 HDDs this is not a problem. Another big plus is it's compatible and tested with many well known water cooling radiators which can be mounted at the top of the case using the pre-drilled holes. This is one of the best mid-tower cases on the market! Watch the video to find out more.

NZXT Tempest Case Review

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460 W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) Power Supply Review
Hardware Secrets posted a review on the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460 W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) Power Supply

Cooler Master has recently launched a new entry-level series of power supplies, eXtreme Power Plus. Products from this series are very simple, with optional passive PFC. We reviewed the 460 W model (RS-460-PMSR-A3), which costs only USD 40. Is this a good product for the average user? Can it really deliver its rated 460 W? Let's see.

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460 W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) Power Supply Review

USB 2.0 Computer Copy Cable Review
OCIA.net has posted their review of the USB 2.0 Computer Copy Cable

For most computer savvy users, transferring data between two computers is relatively easy. If you have a network set up, you can share data between two computers. Alternatively, you can simply use a flash drive... but that might not be very efficient if you are transferring a large amount of data. But, for those users who aren't as "skilled" with computers, this can present quite a problem. I have seen countless people burn CD after CD of data to transfer to their laptop, which of course is time-consuming and wasteful.

USB 2.0 Computer Copy Cable Review

Razer Destructor Professional Gaming Mat Review
ThinkComputers.org posted a review on the Razer Destructor Professional Gaming Mat

The Razer Destructor Professional Gaming Mat is certainly something gamers should look into buying. Razer's test showed an increase in tracking of 37% with laser mice and 25% compared to other gaming-grade surfaces. This surface is of the highest quality. Razer claims it as the Razer Fractal surface for high-precision gameplay. Something that you probably haven't seen with any other gaming-grade mousepad is a protective carrying case, which comes included with the Destructor. Perfect for on-the-go gamers.

Razer Destructor Professional Gaming Mat Review

VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition Review
OCC has published a new review on the VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition

Overclocking a pre-overclocked card? Can it be pushed any further? The answer is yes. It didn't take me long to discover that this video card does not like to be pushed, but I was able to obtain a minimal overclock on the already overclocked beast of a video card. I reached 850MHz on the core clock from the stock frequency of 840MHz, and on the memory I obtained a frequency of 975MHz over the stock 960MHz. It's not much, but we'll see if it gives a performance increase at all.

VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition Review

Asus EAH3850 X2 Video Card Review
I4U NEWS reviews the Asus EAH3850 X2 Video Card

Today we are checking out the Asus EAH3850 X2 dual GPU video card. This is one of the fastest ATI graphics cards you will find. If you only have space for one card and you prefer ATI, the EAH3850 X2 is worth a serious look. After all the testing was done there was no doubt that the Asus EAH3850 X2 is the fastest ATI video card I have tested. It is't as fast as the top cards from NVIDIA like the 9800 GX2, but it's not as expensive either. The Asus EAH3850 X2 retails for around $350.

Asus EAH3850 X2 Video Card Review

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n Review
Techgage posted a review of ASUS' X48-based P5E3 board

X48 is new, but there are many boards already begging for your dollars. We are taking a look at the most robust of them all, the P5E3 Premium, which includes built-in WiFi, a great board design and fantastic overclocking abilities. It would almost be a perfect board if it weren't for the $375 price tag.

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n Review

Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 Ruby edition 512MB Review
The Guru of 3D posted Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 Ruby edition 512MB review

Today Guru3D peeks at the Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 512Mb Ruby edition, a fun product. It's a Radeon HD 3850 colored with a red PCB, a custom cooler slapped on top of it and they pre-overclocked it to get closer the Radeon HD 3870 performance level, all that for roughly 140 EUR / 179 USD. Not bad. Next page please, where we'll have a look at the technology empowering this graphics card and then startup the in-depth review.

Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 Ruby edition 512MB Review



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