XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition Video Card Review

XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition Video Card Review

The 9600GT is one of the premier mid-range graphic cards on the market today. The XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition takes this mid-range card and pumps up performance with a factory overclock and non-reference cooler. Read on to see how the XFX GeForce 9600 GT 512MB DDR3 XXX Alpha Dog does against the more expensive GeForce 8800 GT graphics card in a number of games!

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Palit Radeon 4870 X2 CrossFire Video Card Review

Palit Radeon 4870 X2 CrossFire Video Card Review

The Palit Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card is finally released now that AMD has lifted the embargo on the fastest graphics card in the world. See how this card is redefining the world of computer graphics with its pair of GPUs and 2GB of GDDR5 memory! See how the Radeon HD 4870 X2 performs in CrossFireX versus a number of leading NVIDIA GeForce GTX products.

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BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree Speakerphone Review

BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree Speakerphone Review

The BlueAnt Supertooth 3 handsfree Bluetooth speakerphone provides a safer, legal alternative to talking on your cell phone while you drive. Voice prompts provide assistance to help you connect the device with your phone and upload your address book. With up to 15 hours of talk time and a charge time of just 3 hours is this Bluetooth speakerphone right for you? Read on to find out!

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The AMD 790GX Chipset Arrives – Asus M3A78-T Motherboard

The AMD 790GX Chipset Arrives – Asus M3A78-T Motherboard

AMD has finally released the AMD 790GX chipset for enthusiasts around the world. The AMD 790GX chipset is designed for performance gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike, and promises to deliver outstanding gaming as well as full HD video performance. With the AM2+ processor in mind the AMD 790GX Chipset along with the ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics core provides awesome gaming compatibility and fantastic multimedia capabilities right out of the box at an ultra competative price.

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Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Tagan Aplus CS Monolize Full Tower Case Review

Today we are looking at the CS-Monolize case from Tagan. Everyone may know Tagan for their power supplies, now they expanding to the realm of enthusiast cases, and they went big. The Tagan Monolize features a pair of huge 250mm side blue LED Fan with control on the side door for some serious airflow!

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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

The new NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT is touted as the perfect and best performing mainstream graphics board solution on the market today. The GeForce 9500 GT can be found for just $69.99, needs no external power connector and has a maximum board power rating of just 50 Watts. Very impressive for a board that supports PhysX techology, CUDA applications like F@H and can still run intense 3D games!

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Intel ATOM 230 versus VIA Nano L2100 – Battle of the Mini-ITX Platforms

Intel ATOM 230 versus VIA Nano L2100 – Battle of the Mini-ITX Platforms

The Intel Atom and VIA Nano processors have been making a ton of noise in the market place as they are inexpensive, energy efficient and fit into sleek and sexy devices that consumers are looking for today. Armed with the VIA Nano processor and the Intel Atom processor, I can now do a direct performance comparison against two of the most talked about processors for 2008.

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The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler Review

The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler Review

The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU cooler features H.D.T (Heat-pipe Direct Touch) which offers better cooling due to the direct contact between the copper heat pipes and processor. The HDT-S1283 includes a 120mm cooling fan, anti-vibration fan screws, spoiler design, and an installation process that anyone can do. The three 8mm U type heat-pipes look like they will take care of business as they are exposed and move the heat away from the CPU.

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Gigabyte X48-DS5 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte X48-DS5 Motherboard Review

Designed for enthusiasts with extreme over-clocking and gaming performance in mind, the GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS5 is based on the killer combination of the newest Intel X48 chipset plus support for the latest 45nm multi-core processors. The GA-X48-DS5 is CrossFireX enabled with true dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 connectivity for the ultimate in extreme gaming performance and has a BIOS full of overclocking features. Read on to see if this board is right for you.

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EVGA UV Plus+ UV16 USB 2.0 Video Adapter

EVGA UV Plus+ UV16 USB 2.0 Video Adapter

In recent months EVGA introduced the EVGA UV Plus+ UV-16 USB 2.0 video adapter. This device allows you to take any available USB port on your Desktop or Notebook computer and turn it into an additional video output for use with another display. For under $75 the UV Plus+ UV-16 can handle up to 1600×1200 resolutions and doesn’t need a video card to operate!

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Part 2: Which motherboard company is more efficient, ASUS or Gigabyte?

Part 2: Which motherboard company is more efficient, ASUS or Gigabyte?

We recently compared the power consumption levels of an ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@N Edition to the Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 motherboard. In the article we discovered that the ASUS P5E3 Premium was more efficient, but declared consumers the overall winner as both boards lower power usage. Since the review was posted we have gotten negative feedback about the boards we used for testing and have a new motherboard and new test results!

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Vigor iSurf II Hard Drive Cooler

Vigor iSurf II Hard Drive Cooler

Vigor Gaming is known for providing custom built gaming systems, but they also have cooling components. Today, we are looking at Vigor’s newest hard drive cooler, the iSurf II. The iSurf II is a 5.25” bay active cooler for your 3.5” hard drive and is designed to reduce your hard drive temperature while increasing hard disk drive performance. Join us as we see how the iSurf does on our test bench.

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Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

The TW3X2G1600C9DHXNV memory kit is the first and only Corsair memory kit that uses Samsung based memory ICs. That gives this kit a leg up over other companies as it is offering the latest in memory ICs. This specific memory kit has been verified to operate at 1600MHz at latencies of 9-9-9-24 at 1.8V VDIMM by Corsair, but as you will see later in our article you can pull off timings of 6-7-6-18 at 1600MHz with some extra voltage.

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Lamptron Hummer 5-Port Military Switch Baybus

Lamptron Hummer 5-Port Military Switch Baybus

The Lamptron Electronics website is like an Aladdin’s cave of modders’ treasures and trinkets. Today, from their hoard we are looking at the Hummer 5-Port Military Switch Baybus. Rated for 100W of power per switch, this baybus can handle much more than just fan control! You can control fans, lights and any other 12 Volt devices you can throw at it!

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E3 2008: Day 2 Coverage – Notebooks, Coolers and Tacos

E3 2008: Day 2 Coverage – Notebooks, Coolers and Tacos

The 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 15-17, 2008 is going well and we bring you some of our day two coverage. We stopped by and took a look at the newly released Toshiba Intel Centrino 2 based notebooks, some console coolers by the folks and Nyko and ended up having a Taco with Sony at King Taco down the street from the convention center.

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