News for Friday May 4th 2012–TGIF!


Ok, so you may have noticed the lack of posting, well it’s been a rough couple months but I think it’s over now. We had a couple deaths in the family and I had some annoying legal stuff to contend with but I think it’s over, for now anyway and it’s back to business as usual. It’s Friday and I’m sure everyone is happy about that so while you’re enjoying your morning coffee as I am, you can sit back and read some news from our friends from around the world.

Storage Related:

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive @ Bjorn3D

Current SSD Projects On The Go

RunCore Pro V MAX 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA3 SSD Review

Plextor M3P 256GB SATA 3 SSD Review

G.Skill TridentX 8GB 2400mhz Memory Review (Z77 platform)

Crucial Adrenaline 50GB Solid State Cache Review @ circuitREMIX

QNAP TurboNAS TS-259 Pro+ NAS Server Review @ NikKTech

MemoRight FTM Plus Slim 7mm 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR3-1866 BLE2CP8G3D1869DE1TX0CEU Review

G.Skill RipjawsZ PC3-17000 32GB Memory Kit Review

Kingston HyperX T1 2800MHz DDR3 Memory Review on Ivy Bridge @ Legit Reviews

Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 Review – 16GB Quad Channel 1600 MHz @ HCW


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

VisionTek 7850 and 7870 @ PureOverclock

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 690 Features And Benchmark Review

MSI R7950 Twin Frozr III 3GD5/OC Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Benchmark Performance @ Benchmark Reviews

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GK104 GPU Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690: The Dual-GPU Beast Arrived! @ Bjorn3D

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4 GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Launch Review @

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review @ Hardware Canucks

Egreat S-Series R300 Network HD Media Player Review @ NikKTech

PowerColor PCS+ HD7970 vs Gainward GTX 680 Phantom Review @

Samsung EHS70 Earphones with Mic

Funky Kit Review: HIS Radeon HD 7870 (2GB GDDR5)

ROCCAT Kave 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Video Card Features @ Benchmark Reviews

HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo @ PureOverclock

Noontec Zoro Headset Review @ XtremeComputing

Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Review

Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream 2 GB

Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom Review

MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK 2GB Overclocked Video Card Review

MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK 2 GB

KRK Systems KNS 8400 Headphones


Mobile Related:

Asus’ Transformer Pad 300 tablet

Toshiba Dynadock U3.0 Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

HTC One X AT&T Smartphone Review

Top 5 Tablets of (early) 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7" 16GB Review

News Leak: Diablotek May Release 7" Android Tablet with $129 Retail Price @ TechwareLabs

Samsung Galaxy SIII / S3: Product Overview, Specs and Pricing @


PC Cooling:

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 120mm Fans

NZXT FZ-140 and FZ-120 Case Fans

Zalman CNPS10X Optima Heatsink Review @

Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master X6 Heatsink Review

Thermaltake Frio Advanced CPU Cooler @ Pro-Clockers

Zalman CNPS8900 Extreme Low Profile Heatsink Review @

Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review @

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler Review


PC Cases:

SilverStone Precision PS07 White Case Review

Zalman Z11 Mid Tower Gaming Case Review @ HardwareLOOK

Raidmax Seiran Mid Tower Case Review @

Silverstone TJ04-E Evolution Case Review @ Ninjalane

NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ HCW

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Antec Three Hundred Two Mid-Tower Case Review

Lancool PC-K65 Case Review

Little Devil LD-V4 Test Bench Review

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review

Antec Eleven Hundred Case


Power Supplies/ Related:

Nexus Value 430 Power Supply Review

Rosewill Capstone Modular 750 W

Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 850W Power Supply @ Pro-Clockers

Coolermaster Silent Pro M2 720w Review @ HardwareLOOK

SeaSonic X-Series 1050W @ PureOverclock

Thermaltake Smart M650w Review @

Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks



Raspberry Pi Review & Initial How-To Setup Guide

BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 Review @ Vortez

Asus Maximus V Gene (Z77) Motherboard Ivy Bridge Review @

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z79-UD3 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Review



‘Tezz’ Review

‘The Avengers’ Review

‘The Raven’ Review

Microsoft Windows 8: Mostly A Crap Wreck @ Phoronix

Biggest Tech Failures of The Last 10+ Years

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 7: Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Loses On Linux @ Phoronix

Lenovo C325 All-in-One PC Review @

NETGEAR Powerline Nano500 and Powerline 200 Mini Review @

Making A Easy-To-Setup $50 Linux Multi-Seat Computer @ Phoronix

Adaptec RAID 6805E RAID Controller @ TechwareLabs

Maingear Shift Limited Edition Chassis Review



CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard Review @ Techgage

Exclusive First Look Of The Leetgion El’Druin Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech

Prototype 2 Review

Armored Core V Review

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Review

Cooler Master Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Pro-Clockers

CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard Review @ Ninjalane

Cooler Master Storm Trigger @ LanOC Reviews

Corsair Vengeance K90 Gaming Keyboard

Razer Naga Hex Review @ Vortez

Prototype 2 (XBOX 360) Game Review @

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