News for June 29th 2009

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Got quite a bit of news today from a lot of sites…


Title: Scythe Kamariki KMRK4-P-650W PSU Review on Technic3D


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Quote: “The Scythe Kamariki KMRK4-P-650W PSU arrived Technic3D. The new Kamariki 4 PSU is available in a Plug-in (modular) version with detachable power cables and also available in a standard version in 450, 550, and 650W models. Original Scythe Fan is used to assure efficient cooling. It is possible to connect up to 3 case fans to the Intelligent Fan Cable Connecter which will then adjust the fan speed according to the load of the Power Supply. Case fans can be connected directly or via the supplied modular fan cable. In order to comply with market demands and the GreenIT movement, Scythe Kamariki 4 PSU Series are fully conform to 80+.”

Olympus’ latest E-620 DSLR targets users who are interested in something better than a budget entry-level DSLRs, that don’t want to pay for an upper mid-range or semi-pro body. This new camera is packed with features from the higher-end E-30, but uses a body that’s closer in size to the compact E-420 DSLR. By combining high-end features in a compact body, Olympus addresses many of the complaints users had with the previous E-520 and E-420 models. In essence, The E-620 starts with the E-520’s popular built-in Image Stabilization and combines it with the higher resolution sensor of the E-30 as well as Art Filters and an articulating 2.7-inch screen. Click the link below and check it out…

Olympus E-620 Digital SLR Review:

Title: Gigabyte G31M-ES2C Motherboard
Category: First Look
Let’s take an overall look on this Gigabyte’s value motherboard for Intel socket 775 processors, based on Intel G31 chipset and with power saving features.
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“Gigabyte G31M-ES2C is a value motheboard for Intel socket 775 processors based on Intel G31 chipset, which is today the simpliest chipset from Intel, supporting 45 nm CPUs, 1,333 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz memory modules in dual channel configuration. This motherboard, however, supports front side bus up to 1,600 MHz thru overclocking.”

Titel: NZXT Panzerbox
NZXT sorgen immer wieder mit ihren Gehäusekreationen für Aufsehen. So erlangt auch das kürzlich vorgestellte Panzerbox-Gehäuse nicht nur durch seinen ungewöhnlichen Namen Aufmerksamkeit. Auch die kompakte Bauform und die verbauten 190 Millimeter großen Lüfter tragen ihren Teil dazu bei, dass das Gehäuse in aller Munde ist. Dank des großen Luftstromes, des geringen Gewichtes und der kompakten Abmessungen soll sich das Gehäuse gerade für LAN-Partys und den damit verbundenen Transport eignen. Wie sich das Gehäuse in der Praxis schlägt, erfahrt ihr auf den folgenden Seiten.
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Title: Acoustibuds Earphone Adapters

Quote:  Acoustibuds are adapters that can change normal earbuds to fit in the ear canal, while also adding passive noise canceling.  They fit a wide range of earbuds, allowing the owner to continue using their favorite pair with more functionality and less dropping out.  We will try them out on several pairs of earbuds to see how they fare.

“ArcSoft’s PhotoStudio is a basic digital image editor designed to accommodate the needs of novice and intermediate users and some advanced users who simply want a quick way of touching up digital photos, getting rid of red-eye, and adding special effects. There are some really attractive and useful filters built into PhotoStudio, but the general editing, image management and output feature set has not grown significantly since 2005. The software therefore remains nowhere near the powerhouse that Adobe provides with Photoshop Elements 7, but it may suffice quite well for a wide range of digital photographers. A huge disappointment is the lack of templates for greeting cards, frames, borders, calendars, or even those for printing multiple photos on one sheet. A final kick in the teeth is the unhelpful online Help menu and its lack of a search engine. ArcSoft’s PhotoStudio 6 is outdated and outdone by almost all other paid-for products. If your needs are basic you’d be wise to download GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. For those wanting it all, Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 7 remains king.”

Asus Crosshair III Formula motherboard review

Roughly a year ago we reviewed the Asus Crosshair II Formula, based on the Nvidia nForce 780a SLI chipset. This board provided those who were brave enough to pick up a Phenom processor with a stable platform that sported a number of impressive features such as Triple-SLI. At the time we said the Crosshair II Formula was a well designed motherboard that was let down by a power hungry chipset and sub-par processors.
But AMD managed to turn things around when they released the Phenom II X4 with models clocked at 2.8GHz and 3.0GHz. And now with the Phenom II X4 955 in their arsenal, AMD is finally starting to look like they mean business.
Now after much anticipation AMD has a processor that really deserves a quality high-end motherboard. The new Crosshair III Formula dumps the Nvidia chipset for the popular AMD 790FX and as a result drops SLI support for CrossFireX. This latest Asus motherboard comes stocked with just about everything in traditional ROG (Republic Of Gamers) fashion.

Choosing the Right Graphics Tablet @ [OC]ModShop

There you are: you have finally decided to purchase a graphics tablet. Whatever your reasons may be for purchasing one, you are now faced with a very major decision: amongst all the numerous graphics tablets out there, which one would best suit your needs and your budget ?
Wacom is without any doubt, a genius when it comes to graphics tablet (also known as pen tablet) technology and is continually improving their products. Due to these frequent upgrades, this article will only touch the following Wacom models: Bamboo, Bamboo Fun (a successor and an improved model over the Graphire series), Intuos3 (the 3rd generation of Intuos) and Cintiq.

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We have posted a new article, ‘HP Pavilion dv2 Ultra Portable’
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Title: Hipro K1 580W – PSU Review
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Intro: “Hipro K1 580W is mediocre product. Its performance is not on
the level, its price is anything but low, its expansion capabilities –
low. At least it uses quality components that protect your system
instead of turning it in a time bomb. Bottom line is – this PSU is
suitable for use in serious pre-assembles systems (mediocre
performance, quality components, capable of supporting relatively
powerful components), if only its price wasn’t so unjustifiably high.

Article Name: Cooler Master SNA 95 Slim Notebook Universal Power Adapter Review @ Tweaknews
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Article Snippet:
“The idea of a single adapter to charge and power your laptop and all your other mobile devices is very appealing and would be especially desirable by business travelers who depend on these devices for their livelihood. Cooler Master’s release of the SNA 95 has garnered more than a little attention around the web and I was excited to get one for evaluation. However, after using the thing for a week or so, I’m a bit underwhelmed.”

Title: ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Seashell Netbook @ Techgage
Quote: With an incredible number of netbooks available on the market, how does one compete? With ASUS and their 1008HA (Seashell), the simple answer is to make not a faster notebook, but a feature-rich netbook with a better design. The 1008HA delivers on both counts, with the best netbook design we’ve seen to date and other bonuses on the software front.

NEW CONTENT (Input Peripherals) – Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
QUOTE: “We have the awesomeness of the LCD providing you with more geek than you could possibly imagine. There are a good number of applications out there and the ability to link up with Windows sideshow, while not totally amazing, does give good room for expandability.
The one thing I love about this keyboard is the ability to change the backlight colour to anything under the RGB rainbow! It really does make me grin wildly just playing with such a nifty feature.”

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TITLE: ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 WiFi N Motherboard Kit @ Benchmark Reviews

DESCRIPTION: We all want more for less. That’s why enthusiasts overclock, and that’s why we build HTPCs. The PlayStation 3 game console has sold millions of units because of its ability to delivery realistic video game performance, but Sony has sold more units because of the PS3’s Blu-ray Disc player capability than any other factor. Bringing personal computer technology into the home theater environment has just come one step closer, thanks to the NVIDIA ION platform. The synergistic effect of an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and the dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom process have delivered true high-definition performance beyond any HTPC before it. The Zotac IONITX-A-U packages the Atom N330 CPU and 9400M GPU on a Mini-ITX DDR2 motherboard. Benchmark Reviews discovers how nice it is to have native HDMI connectivity from the HTPC into the HDTV in this article.


Title: NZXT Cryo S Notebook Cooler Review @ Virtual-Hideout

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Quote: Many of you may remember last year when we reviewed the NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler and I proclaimed it an Editors Choice. Well that notebook cooler was best suited for notebooks in the 17″ range. Today I have for you the newest notebook cooler in the Cryo series of notebook coolers; the Cryo S. This notebook cooler is best suited for the 10″ – 15″ range of notebooks. Otherwise the design and construction are almost identical sans a smaller scale.”


Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 Platinum (Single PCB)


NVIDIA has silently introduced a new revision of their GeForce GTX 295. The new version crams everything onto a single PCB. While the performance characteristics have not changed, thermals, fan noise and power consumption did change indeed. Is the new single PCB GTX 295 a success or just an unimportant product revision?

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