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Here a roundup of the reviews:

- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
- Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL-9-9-9-24 2x 4 GByte Dual Channel Review
- MSI E350AI-E45 AMD Fusion Motherboard Review
- Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Review
- ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Review
- Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report
- Lancool First Knight PC-K63 Computer Case Review
- Titan Hati Review
- Putting Memory Latency into Perspective
- ZOTAC GTX 580 Review
- CoolIt Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooler Review
- Sparkle GeForce GT430 1024MB DDR3 Low Profile Review
- HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB IceQ X Turbo Video Card Review



ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
Madshrimps posted a review on the ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard

The Extreme4 P67 motherboard from ASRock is a feature-rich product which incorporates the latest technologies like USB 3.0/SATA3/eSATA3, supports the Sandy Bridge CPUs from Intel and comes with a very easy to use UEFI BIOS; the motherboard comes with a 8+2 power phase design and is offered at a competitive price. In this review we use the board to push our 2500K CPU to 4.8Ghz with air cooling.
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Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL-9-9-9-24 2x 4 GByte Dual Channel Review
ocaholic posted a review on Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL-9-9-9-24 2x 4 GByte Dual Channel memory

With their Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL9-9-9-24 Modules, Corsair presents an 8 Gigabyte memory kit which should be able to make recent socket LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 ready for the future. Furthermore we're also very curious if the modules can be overclocked very well or not.
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MSI E350AI-E45 AMD Fusion Motherboard Review
HardwareHeaven.com posted a review on the MSI E350AI-E45 AMD Fusion Motherboard

One of the first manufacturers to announce their APU based system was MSI and today we have that very product, the E350IA-E45, on our test bench. In a selection of predominantly real world tests including media encoding, gaming and HD playback we will look at the performance of the new platform and find out who the consumers are who will benefit most from the first Fusion models.
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Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Review
ocaholic posted a review on the Gigabyte P67A-UD7

With the P67A-UD7 Gigabyte presents it flagship model which supports Intels latest Sandy Bridge CPUs. Very nice is that Gigabyte chose to change the color design of their high-end desktop motherboards which turned them into some of the most beautiful boards available now. Furhtermore we're also very curious how this motherboard will perform.
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ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Review
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another mainboard review

After the Core i7 2600k review we'll show you the used board, the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe. In the article you can see the new EFI bios, the overclocking features and the actually bugs. Also 2 videos has been uploaded.
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Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report
TweakTown posted a Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report

Just last week we showed the Seagate Constellation.2 1TB SATA drive. The new Constellation.2 proved to be a worthy successor to the popular Constellation Series and it outperforms the first generation drive by a significant margin. Seagate also managed to double the capacity of the series while keeping the price of the new drives in line with the old offerings.

With the SATA version already under our belt, it is time to focus on the Constellation.2 SAS model. Since most of these drives are configured in RAID arrays, we were given the opportunity to test the new Constellation.2 1TB SAS (Model Number ST91000640SS) in a couple of three drive RAID configurations.
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Lancool First Knight PC-K63 Computer Case Review
Benchmark Reviews posted a review on the Lancool First Knight PC-K63 Computer Case

Lian Li is a maker of super high quality aluminium PC chassis, for most these are considered too expensive for a gaming PC. Well Lian Li also make PC cases made of steel and plastic to the same high standards and also share their innovations and patents, but market them under the name Lancool. Recently Lancool launched three new cases in the First Knight series aimed at the gaming market and Benchmark Reviews has the Lancool First Knight PC-K63 computer chassis on hand for testing. The PC-K63 is entirely tool free and has a fully painted black interior, the motherboard standoffs come pre installed and thumbscrews are used where there is no tool free mechanism. Patented tool free solutions are; tool free PSU clamp, tool free HDD/SSD rubber mounting grommets and an excellent HDD/SSD mounting cage, tool free ODD latch mechanism and finally tool free PCI backplane clamps. The Lancool First Knight PC-K63 case has a massive transparent window and very bright LED fans that light up the inside while they cool your components. In the back is a very good cable routing solution that will help advanced and novice PC builders alike to easily route cables out of sight...
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Titan Hati Review
OCC has published a review on the Titan Hati

The Titan Hati is a good choice for those who want a mild overclock with a well-performing, medium noise, cooling solution. It is far from silent and louder than many at full speed, but it isn't unbearable at 35dBA. I expected the Titan Hati to be very close to the Fenrir, which has one extra heatpipe, and I'll say that it came near it. If it becomes available at or less than around $40 retail, then the Hati wouldn't be a terrible option versus the Fenrir.
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Putting Memory Latency into Perspective
OCIA.net has posted a new article titled: Putting Memory Latency into Perspective

As memory standards have changed over the years one thing has remained constant: the confusion that arises when trying to compare different memory speeds and timings. It's been drilled into our heads again and again that faster speed is good, but so are lower timings, and unfortunately those two ends seem to move in opposite directions. The higher the memory goes in frequency, the greater number of cycles spent waiting before reading from or writing to it. Invariably the question always arises, which is better for my system?
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ZOTAC GTX 580 Review
Vortez posted a review on the ZOTAC GTX 580

After a year of anguish trying to compete with AMD in both price and performance, Nvidia have finally managed to gain much needed ground in the market. Their most recent additions to their range of cards are the GTX570 and GTX580, aimed at the upper echelon of consumers wanting extreme levels of raw performance no matter the price. The GF110 GPU on which the two cards are based has been successful in more than just the performance department. The chip has tamed Nvidia's wild ways and delivered reduced noise, thermals and lower power consumption. Not only has it proven to be a worthy successor to the older GF100 GPU but it also competes favourably with AMD's offerings, who are famed for their cool running, low power draining graphics cards. Looking back at our ASUS GTX580 review, our only drawback was the sheer price at which their flagship card was being sold at. Otherwise, one could say that the GTX580 was the perfect product in many respects, high performance with little trade-offs.
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CoolIt Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooler Review
DragonSteelMod posted a review on the CoolIt Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooler

Today for review I’ve got the CoolIt Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooler. The Vantage is an all-in-one liquid cooler, it’s a closed loop system so the end-user doesn’t have to doing any kind of maintenance on it. I’ve put it up against the Noctua NH-U12P air cooler and while the Vantage doesn’t outperform it, it does well. So read on.
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Sparkle GeForce GT430 1024MB DDR3 Low Profile Review
TestFreaks posted a review on the Sparkle GeForce GT430 1024MB DDR3 Low Profile video card

I’ve got another Sparkle video card for review today, no it’s not another GT240, it’s the GT430. It’s a small low-profile card so it would work great with an HTPC, or a small, basic gaming system. You’re not going to be playing Crysis on it but it can handle some other light gaming and as a plus it is Direct X 11 capable.
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HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB IceQ X Turbo Video Card Review
TweakTown posted a review on the HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB IceQ X Turbo Video Card

We knew it was only a matter of time, and while we would've liked to have seen the HD 6900 series get the treatment first, we know just because of the way the models were released it wasn't going to happen. What are we talking about? The HD 6000 series getting the IceQ treatment from HIS, which is one of my favorite series as they combine a new cooler and an overclock to some of our favorite models.

The first model to get the IceQ treatment is the baby HD 6850 which has proven that it's capable of offering us some great performance for the price. Fortunately HIS haven't just strapped on a new cooler, though, with the model falling under the IceQ X Turbo series which means that apart from that updated cooler, it also carries with it an overclock.
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