Daily Reviews Summary 05/23/08
Posted on: 05/23/2008 11:02 AM

SteelSeries Ikari Optical Gaming Mouse Review
DragonSteelMods posted a review on the SteelSeries Ikari Optical Gaming Mouse

A little while ago I took a look at the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse and I found it to be an excellent choice overall, today I've got the optical version of Ikari and I think I actually like it better than the laser Ikari... It offers choices of DPI or CPI settings, but that's about it, it's not as feature packed as the Ikari laser, there's no special LCD screen and you can't change the settings on the fly, but that's ok with me as I never really used any of those features anyway. If you're looking for a great mouse for gaming and everyday use that just is that, a great mouse, then read on to check out the Ikari Optical Gaming Mouse...

SteelSeries Ikari Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Logisys Clear Acrylic Blue Case Review
TechwareLabs has published a review of the Logisys Clear Blue UV Acrylic Case

One of the most important things about having a computer is showing it off to the world. Why wouldn't you want to brag about your Tri-SLI 9800s? Maybe you should have a clear case so the whole world can see your light-up power supply. Today, Justin takes a look at the new clear UV blue acrylic case from Logisys.

Logisys Clear Acrylic Blue Case Review

ATI HD 2900 XT Graphics Card Review
GideonTech posted a review on the ATI HD 2900 XT Graphics card

Recently ATI refreshed their line up of video cards, and they were nice enough to send one over for review, the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. Added to this new card were HD AC3 audio, 1080P video output, DX10 support for Vista, and a few other suprises. The testing and review took awhile, but I wanted to make sure things were done right.

ATI HD 2900 XT Graphics Card Review

Avanquest RadioTracker Platinum 4 Review
Tech-Reviews.co.uk posted a review on the Avanquest RadioTracker Platinum 4

The RadioTracker Platinum 4 is available to anyone and enables the downloading of music through a clever, yet legal technique. All music that is downloaded by RadioTracker comes directly from a radio station of your choice. Radio Tracker v2 and v4 won the Computer Shopper Best Buy Award with 5 out of 5 stars in February 2007 and March 2008.

Avanquest RadioTracker Platinum 4 Review

Intel's Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor, Eco-Friendly Performance
HotHardware.com posted an evaluation and showcase of Intel's cost and power-efficient new Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor.

Wolfdale is Intel's first 45nm based dual-core design, and is an interesting product beyond first glance. When it was first announced, there was a bit of doubt throughout the industry of the chip's viability in the market. The doubt was that it would be foolish of Intel put major weight behind a dual-core processor architecture, as the future is clearly quad-core processors and beyond. More cores are always better, right? Why would Intel continue pushing dual-core models when quad-core models are getting more and more cost efficient? That's a fair question.

Intel's Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor, Eco-Friendly Performance

Silverstone MS05 Portable 2.5" HDD Enclosure Review
techPowerUp posted a review on the Silverstone MS05 Portable 2.5" HDD Enclosure

The Silverstone MS05 is a 2.5" enclosure which comes with an additional drive bay, to insert the unit into your computer. So you can take advantage of the eSATA interface at home, leaving you with the very portable USB 2.0 connectivity on the road.

Silverstone MS05 Portable 2.5" HDD Enclosure Review

AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple-Core Review
InsideHW.com has posted an article about AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple-Core.

From the very beginning of computer epoch, opinion was that parallelization and everything connected to computers needs to be scaled to the second power, although it doesn't matter if you have 1, 2 or even 73 cores. In any case, everything will work properly, unless we are talking about some old version of synthetic benchmark programs that doesn't recognize processor with odd number of processors. If one worker will do the job for 24h, two will do for 12h and for three workers you can guess by yourself. This analogy goes for multi-thread software which can recognize multi-core processors.

AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple-Core Review

ASUS EN9800GTX Top 512MB Video Card Review
ThinkComputers.org posted ASUS EN9800GTX Top 512MB Video Card Review

If you are like me, and have been happy with mid-range cards, spend a few hours at your favorite game played at the highest settings, using AA, and higher resolutions while using an upper end card, and you'll probably realize that you've been in denial for all of this time. Today I will be looking at the Asus EN9800GTX Top, a factory overclocked version of nVidia's latest top-of-the-line single-GPU video card, with 512mb of DDR3 memory. Will this video card finally make me realize that rather than being practical when buying mid-range cards, I've just been cheap? Read on and see!

ASUS EN9800GTX Top 512MB Video Card Review

OCZ EliteXStream 800W Review
OCC has published a new review on the OCZ EliteXStream 800W

The OCZ EliteXStream 800W power supply is a great looking piece of hardware that does not have many flashy eye-catching features on the power supply, though it does have a very sleek design that could be favored by all. I personally do not like the LED fans that come in most of the power supplies that will light up half your room at night. Along the same lines of the fan that is included, the power supply operated at a more silent level than my OCZ GameXStream power supply does. I liked how many different connectors there are on this power supply, which will make it very versatile between different setups; however, it would have been nice if OCZ could have added a modular or partial modular design, the wire management was not quite as easy due to the large number of wires to hide.

OCZ EliteXStream 800W Review

Koolance CPU-330 Water Block Review
Legit Reviews posted a review on the Koolance CPU-330 Water Block

The Koolance CPU-330 Water block provides ultra low temperatures in single and multi-core configurations. It features a universal mounting adapter and features a rugged 21k gold plated copper base with a hard anodized aluminum top cap and mounting hardware. The CPU-330 utilizes standard G1/4" threading so it can accommodate the nozzle size of your choice. With features like this the Koolance CPU-330 is sure to deliver impressive numbers. Read on to find out if this is true!

Koolance CPU-330 Water Block Review

Saitek Cyborg Command Unit Keypad Controller Review
Futurelooks checks out the Saitek Cyborg Command Unit Keypad Controller

Of the Cyborg line, we are taking a look at the Cyborg Command Unit. This is a keypad, with a dedicated set of keys targeting the number and pattern used most frequently in first person shooters. It’s not unlike the Wolfking Warrior Xxtreme we reviewed a while back, but much smaller with fewer keys.

Saitek Cyborg Command Unit Keypad Controller Review



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