News for March 17th 2012- Happy St Patty’s Day!


So it’s getting hot here finally, well I guess not finally, but unexpectedly. I was expecting one last snow storm here, but I guess not as it’s 74F right now and late this week it’s going to hit 80F. I have a thermometer I keep on my desk for testing to get the ambient room temperature and it says it’s 79F where I’m sitting. Blah, it’s Saturday and I just don’t really feel like doing much of anything. I want to just sit and veg out, watch TV, maybe catch up on playing some games. I got Uncharted 3 a few weeks ago and I’ve still not even put the Uncharted 2 disc in my PS3! I haven’t even completed Uncharted 1 yet actually. I also have the Uncharted for the PS Vita that I’m going to review but it doesn’t feel right playing it as I’ve never played the others in the series. I’m the type of person that has to finish a game and/or play the other games in a series before going on. Honestly I’d rather just take a nap, but I’ve got my youngest son here with me so that’s not going to happen…. Oh well, Happy St Patrick’s Day and here’s the news…

Storage Related:

G.Skill ARES PC3-17000 16GB (DC) Memory Kit Review

Icy Box IB-MP3011Plus Review @ HardwareLOOK

Plextor M3 128GB SSD Review @ HardwareLOOK

SanDisk Extreme 120GB Review

G.Skill ARES 16GB 2133mhz Memory Kit Review (9-11-10-28)

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA 3 SSD Review – Equal 4k Read/Write IOPS Performance Observed

SSD: One for all or two for RAID? @ APH Networks

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ circuitREMIX

Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews

Samsung 830 256GB SSD @ PureOverclock

Toshiba MK4001GRZB 400GB SAS 6Gb/s Enterprise SLC SSD Review

Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD Review @ Vortez

QNAP TurboNAS TS-419P II 4-Bay NAS Review @

ICY Dock MB981U3-1SA & MB981U3-1SA-1 Dock Stations

An Introduction to FreeNAS – The Do-It-Yourself NAS OS @ Techgage

ASUS Zenbook SSD Review – Not Necessarily SandForce Driven Shows Significant Speed Bump

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB Review


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

Warpia Easy Dock Pro SWP220 @ TechwareLabs

MSI R7970 Lightning (Enthusiast Overclocked Graphics Card) Review @

AMD Radeon HD 7770 & 7750 Crossfire Performance Tested

First Look: New AppleTV Review @MissingRemote

Sapphire Radeon 7850 OC @ PureOverclock

Sapphire HD 7970 OverClock Edition Dual-X Graphics Card Review @

Sapphire HD 7870 GHz Edition Review And Benchmarks

Gigabyte HD 7770 OC 1 GB

Sapphire Pure Black X79N @


Mobile Related:

What should Apple do with its $100 billion?

Apple iPad 3 Review (64GB)

The new iPad (iPad 3) Review @

New Apple iPad 3 Review @

Scosche reVOLT c2 Dual USB Car Charger Review @ Legit Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review

Concrete Cases Hook Case – Laptop Bag Review @

Powerbag Instant Messenger Bag @ TechwareLabs

olloclip for iPhone 4 Review @

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Review


PC Cooling:

NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review on Technic3D

CM Storm Sirus

Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1 CPU Cooler Review


PC Cases:

BitFenix Raider PC Tower @ Pro-Clockers

Antec Advance TrueQuiet Pro 120mm Fan Review @

Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review

BitFenix Shinobi XL Review

Raidmax Seiran Full Tower Case

Lian Li PC-100 "The Hammer" Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Silverstone Kublai KL04 Mid-Tower Chassis Review @

NZXT Switch 810 Review

Sentey GSP1000-SM 1000W Modular PSU

Corsair Carbide 300R Case Review @


Power Supplies/ Related:

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000 W

Antec HCG-620M 620-watt Power Supply Review

Thermaltake Smart M550W Power Supply Review

Silverstone ST1200-G Strider Gold Evolution Power Supply Review @ Ninjalane

Antec VP350 Power Supply Review

Thermaltake SMART 730 W



Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H Z77 Motherboard Preview @

Gigabyte Assassin 2 @ LanOC Reviews

ASUS Rampage-IV Formula Intel X79 Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi Review @ Vortez

ASUS Z77 LGA1155 Motherboards Preview @ Hardware Canucks

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ ATX Motherboard Review

Gigabyte X79-UD5 Motherboard Review



Into the Universe with Steven Hawking (2010) Blu-ray Movie Review

Cyberlink prepares full range of Apple software

GIGABYTE Z77 Motherboards: A Preview

AMD FX-8120 Bulldozer

Antec Cleaning Solutions Review

Zotac Zbox net tops at CeBIT 2012 @

Lian Li at CeBIT 2012 @

Maingear SHIFT Super Stock X79 System Review

GEAR4 PocketLoops Portable Music Creation Studio Review @

Logitech Cube Grab-and-Go Mouse Review

A Quick Look at Windows 8 Consumer Preview @ Techgage

Will Japanese government mate with Intel to save Elpida?



Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360 Review)

Tt eSPORTS Black Element Gaming Mouse Review @

XBOX720 and PS4 Consoles To Revive PC Video Games @ Benchmark Reviews

Skyrim / Witcher 2 Double Trouble Review @ FusionMods.Net

Roccat Kone[+] Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews

SSX (PS3) Game Review @

Crusader Kings II Review @ Techgage

Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Headset Review