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Gelid Solutions Silent 12 TC and PWM cooling fan review
Elite Bastards posted Gelid Solutions Silent 12 TC and PWM cooling fan review

The basic bundle for the Silent 12 PWM is the same as the TC unit, including that sticker and rubber grommets for installation. However, as the name suggests this particular unit alters its fan rotation speed based around the PWM (pulse-width modulation) data provided by the system, so that it can regulate itself against CPU temperature. This does however require a four-pin fan header on the motherboard rather than the usual three-pin connector, so make sure your motherboard has sufficient four-pin headers free for installation.
Gelid Solutions Silent 12 TC and PWM cooling fan review

AXP Supernova 800W PSU Review
DriverHeaven posted AXP Supernova 800W PSU Review

Today we will have a look at one of their latest and better PSUs, the Supernova 800W unit. The Supernova units are made to deliver good performance as well as a unique design at a competitive price.
AXP Supernova 800W PSU Review



Thermaltake Spedo Case Review
Bjorn3D takes a look at the Thermaltake Spedo Case.

Once in a while a product comes along and you look at it and wonder where it's been all your life. The features you always wondered why they didn't incorporate before are all there in one spot. It doesn't happen very often that products are so feature laden that you're taken aback.

Even less often do you see a limited release review product that fits that description. Today, we are privileged to bring you one of three Thermaltake Spedo Chassis released for review in the United States. Needless to say, we are excited to give it a test drive.

In checking out the Thermaltake Spedo, we were shocked at all the features Thermaltake incorporated in its design. It offers something for everyone needing a spacious chassis to grow their system into
Thermaltake Spedo Case Review

Asus Maximus II Formula motherboard Review
bit-tech published a review of the Asus Maximus II Formula motherboard

The short answer is that this is one of the best boards you can buy in terms of style and features for real enthusiasts (opposed to fake ones). There are other companies who try to come close but the complete package from Asus makes it all worthwhile. It might even sway some DFI people, but for the lack of community I doubt that. On the simple P45 expense scale, the technology included makes it a solid purchase. If you want a board with great gaming performance, a fun, intuitive and very full BIOS with fantastic overclocking and a design made for exactly its application - you'll be very hard pushed to find something better.
Asus Maximus II Formula motherboard Review

Acronis True Image Echo Workstation report
APH Networks has published a new review on Acronis True Image Echo Workstation

Ever since the introduction of larger capacity hard drives, activities like dual-booting, partitioning, storing your life on it, and the such have grown much more popular with even the mainstream crowd. With the never-ending growth of size of today's hard drives, and the increased reliance of computers and the data stored in it, there seems to be a need to manage the drives and take care of the data. Backup? Well, make it fast, and make it easy, and make it network-ready. Make it able to be restored on any computer. Add some disk management functions so I can clone my disk to another. Make it...

Then why do you need Acronis? Well, Acronis' True Image Echo Workstation reaches beyond the home and into even workstations around the globe. And besides being just a backup solution, it now manages hard disks and it data to a certain level -- such as disk conversions, streamlining the addition of new drives, disk cloning, advanced networking capabilities in a corporate (Or uber enthusiast) environment. It also promises to deliver a strong portfolio of features, high performance, and ease of use. Deal? Let's see how it goes.
Acronis True Image Echo Workstation report

Corsair HX620W Power Supply Review
TechwareLabs has published a review of the Corsair HX620W Power Supply

Corsair delivers some of the most reliable power supplies in the industry and has a reputation for crafting high quality products as well. We test their mid range HX620W which is capable of churning out 620W for your rig. Does the HX620W deliver for us? Read Justin's review to find out.
Corsair HX620W Power Supply Review

Thecus N3200 NAS System Review
HardwareLogic posted Thecus N3200 NAS System Review

Not too long ago, we looked at the Thecus N5200 storage server system. We liked the N5200 (very much), but felt it might be a bit overwhelming for the typical home user. Enter the Thecus N3200, a NAS system with much of the functionality of its bigger brother, but targeted at the home or small business user. At least, that's what we were told. Is it true? Let's find out!
Thecus N3200 NAS System Review

HighPoint RocketRAID 3120 PCI-E SATA RAID Controller Review
TweakTown posted a review on the HighPoint RocketRAID 3120 PCI-E SATA RAID Controller

HighPoint has been the biggest player when it comes to onboard RAID on motherboards; in fact, HighPoints HPT360 chipset was the first IDE controller chipset to be hacked with RAID functions. Today HighPoint has some of the most impressive RAID controllers aimed at end users right through to enterprise server requirements.

With the introduction of PCI Express, mass storage controllers on the desktop PC have hit new heights; the PCI bus was simply too limiting to handle RAID arrays with more than two drives, but PCI Express allows for increased bandwidth as it scales upwards, giving the controller as much bandwidth as it can handle, providing it’s built for the task.
HighPoint RocketRAID 3120 PCI-E SATA RAID Controller Review

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Player Review
Overclockers Online posted a review on the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Player

Samsung makes another return to Overclockers Online but this time we get the luxury of reviewing the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray DVD player. This is not Samsung's first Blu-ray player as it's the 4th generation model and there have been significant improvements over this model and the BD-P1400, the model replaced by the P1500. The P1400 had average performance and we'll soon see if the P1500 has solved all of those.
Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Player Review

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 4 Sound Isolating Earphones Reviewed
TheTechLounge posted a review on the Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 4 Sound Isolating Earphones

The super.fi 4's really ended up winning me over because the whole package was spot on for what I look for in a set of headphones. Ultimate Ears nailed the styling for me with an attractive, minimalist design. Comfort is paramount for anyone looking to put some serious hours into his or her phones, and there's definitely a bunch of upside to be found with this set. I loved the soft, supple ear tips, and the low weight encouraged me to pass my Shures on to a new owner. The build quality felt solid throughout, and you get a two-year warranty from Ultimate Ears. The sound quality is very well rounded, easily equaling other phones of this level that I have had experience with. I don't mind dealing with the few issues I found because the super.fi 4's have so much going for them. Ultimate Ears also offers an iPhone-friendly set with an inline mic and control button for about $20 more, which may deal with the cable length issue for some.
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 4 Sound Isolating Earphones Reviewed

OCZ Alchemy Elixir Gaming Keyboard Review
Hardware Canucks posted a review of the OCZ Alchemy Elixir Gaming Keyboard.

Unfortunately, most of these new high tech keyboards cost more than many are willing to pay. This is where OCZ pops up on our radar with their new Alchemy series of keyboards. The Alchemy Elixir is a fairly standard keyboard but includes a lot of great features all focused on improving your gaming experience. Even better than its feature rich layout is the fact this keyboard is very reasonably priced. The Elixir goes for about $30-35 and is now widely available from most e-tailers and retailers throughout the country.
OCZ Alchemy Elixir Gaming Keyboard Review

AMD ATI Radeon HD 4550 Entry-Level GPU Review
HotHardware.com takes a look at the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4550 Entry-Level GPU

AMD continues their procession of new ATI Radeons today, with a couple of new entry-level offerings targeted at users who would like to upgrade from underpowered IGPs. Like the Radeon HD 4670 that came before it, the new Radeon HD 4550 and HD 4350 being rolled out today are based on the same GPU architecture first introduced with the popular Radeon HD 4800 series. The Radeon HD 4550 and HD 4350 both offer support for DirectX 10.1, DisplayPort, AVIVO with the UVD 2 engine, and CrossFire, although they do not have CrossFire bridge connectors like AMD's higher-end offerings. As such, these new entry-level cards sport virtually all of the same features as their more expensive, and more powerful, counterparts--they just perform on a different level. Come on by the site and check it out.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4550 Entry-Level GPU Review

Patriot Viper DDR3 2000MHz 2x2GB Review
OCC has published a new review on the Patriot Viper DDR3 2000MHz 2x2GB

At 1333MHz, the Patriot Viper RAM was able to beat every other kit in its class at the PCMark Vantage tests, however the 9-9-9-24 latencies did not do the Viper RAM any justice at the 1333MHz speeds during the Sandra XII testing. Again, the Patriot Viper DDR3 at 1600MHz was able to beat the other comparison kits when it was tested using PCMark Vantage, but was unable to keep up during the Sandra testing. When the Viper Kit was overclocked to 1700MHz, however, it was able to beat out all of the other kits in every test.
Patriot Viper DDR3 2000MHz 2x2GB Review

Thermaltake A2413 7-inch LCD Review
The Tech Report posted a review on the Thermaltake A2413 7-inch LCD

Thermaltake's A2413 7" LCD display packs a touch-sensitive screen into a motorized drive bay that looks perfect for car PCs and enterprising modders. We take the screen for a spin to see whether there's utility behind the novelty.
Thermaltake A2413 7-inch LCD Review

Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card Review
TweakTown posted a review on the Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card

If you haven’t heard of Force3D before, you’re not alone. It wasn’t until the other day when I received an email from them that I knew of their existence. Concentrating on ATI based graphics cards, they have a full line-up of HD 4000 series cards starting from the HD 4650 and going all the way up to the HD 4870 X2.

The majority of their products currently consist of only using reference coolers it seems, but they have begun to diversify. The particular card we’re looking at today is the HD 4870 Black Edition which was only recently announced. The HD 4870 Black Edition from Force3D is packing some serious cooling, but before we get into that we’ll quickly take a moment to check out the package and bundle that Force3D have put together.
Force3D Radeon HD 4870 Black Edition Graphics Card Review

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Video Card Review
Benchmark Reviews posted a review on the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Video Card

Anyone who has heard of ATI video cards has probably heard of Sapphire Technology. Sapphire is the largest producer of AMD/ATI graphics products in the world, and do far more than rebrand a product with their own label. The Radeon HD 4000 series launched with tremendous success not long ago, and Sapphire has tweaked the design to produce their own high-performance Toxic Edition of the popular Radeon HD 4870 video card. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests their graphics card against the competition to find out if a factory-overclocked model is worth the money.
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Video Card Review

ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB Review
The Guru of 3D posted a review on the ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB

Today we test the Radeon HD 4550. It's the cheapest desktop graphics product series that ATI can deliver at your doorsteps.

This 80 shader cores based Radeon HD 4550 (GPU codename RV710XT) comes with an optional 256 MB GDDR2 or optional 512MB GDDR3 and will cost you .. 45 to 55 USD respectively. Seriously, my keyboard costs more money than that. So what can we do with a card of this 'caliber'?
ATI Radeon HD 4550 512MB Review

ATI HD 4550 Review
Neoseeker takes a look at the inexpensive HD 4550 video card

The HD 4550 isn't aimed at gamers at all, but that didn't stop us before looking at gaming on a HD 3450. Today we'll run the HD 4550 on a very grueling array of benchmarks, trying to squeeze every last electron of performance out of it, seeing how it stacks up to last week's HD 4670, last generation's value-priced HD 3450, and older generation mid-range 8600 GTS and HD 2600 XT cards. We're going to punish the HD 3450 both in the name of fun and science. Sure, the HD 4550 marketeers never claimed it could handle high res', high quality gaming -- but we wanted to see just where the breaking point is; and just how big this break is indeed.
ATI HD 4550 Review