News for Saturday September 8th 2012



Ok I’m back for a while I think. Sorry for the lack of posting lately but I’ve been working on my roof, house is over 100 years old so it seems when I try to fix something I have to actually fix 3 or 4 other things first before I can actually fix the original problem. It is not fun working outside on the roof in 90 degree weather, I’m burnt and sore and just exhausted by the end of the day and don’t feel like doing much of anything except sitting and watching TV or just sleeping. It’s raining now and supposed to rain tomorrow as well so I can play catch up and get some stuff done hopefully as I won’t be on the roof in the rain. Let’s start off with the news for now and I’ll get some other stuff posted shortly and a review or two.

Storage Related:

Thermaltake BlacX Duet HDD Docking Station Review @

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR3 2133 Memory Review on Technic3D

Kingston HyperX Predator 2666mhz Memory review (Z77)

Synology DS413j Review @ Vortez

Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews

An Argument Against Expensive Solid State Drives @ Benchmark Reviews

Corsair Neutron 240GB and Neutron GTX 240GB SSD Review

Patriot Intel Extreme Master 2x4Gb 2133MHz Memory Kit

OCZ Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive Review @

Corsair Force GT (2012) 240GB SSD Review

Adaptec Series 7 Enterprise RAID Controllers with PCIe 3.0 Preview

OCZ’s Vertex 4 SSD Revisited: 128GB and New Firmware Tested

Silicon Power Velox V70 240GB SSD Review

QNAP TS-419P II Network Attached Storage Review @ APH Networks

Storage Wars: Three Way NAS Box Roundup with Thecus, QNAP and Netgear

WD My Passport for Mac 1TB USB3 review

Crucial V4 256GB SSD

ADATA SX300 128GB mSATA SSD Review

Belkin 7-port USB 2.0 Hub F5U307-BRN Review @ PCSTATS

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Review @ Vortez

Samsung 830 256GB SSD Review @ HCW

Synology DiskStation DS413j NAS Review @

G.Skill TridentX F32400C10D-8GTX 2400 MHz DDR3

Thermaltake BlacX 5G SATA/USB Docking Station @ Benchmark Reviews

Crucial V4 256GB SSD Review


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X 3 GB

Sapphire HD 7770 GHz FleX Edition Graphics Card Review @

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC graphics card

Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 Low Profile Video Card @ Pro-Clockers

Gigabyte GTX 660Ti OC Version Review

Sony Cybershot Digital Camera RX100 Review

NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 2GB Video Card Overclocked Performance

Philips Blade 2 Full HD 24? AMVA LED Monitor Review

ROCCAT Kave Headset Review @ RWLabs

HIS 7970 X IceQ X2 @ PureOverclock

The Multiple Benefits of Multiple Monitors


Mobile Related:

Audyssey Lower East Side Audio Dock Air Review @ NikKTech

MySN XMG P502 (Clevo P150EM) Notebook Review

Cooler Master Wave Stand Review @ Ninjalane

Tablets, Notebooks, and Ultrabooks: What’s the Future Form Factor?

HP Folio 13 Ultrabook Laptop Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G Tablet Review


PC Cooling:

BitFenix Recon Fan Controller Review @

BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan and LED Controller Review

XSPC AX360 Radiator @ PureOverclock

Arctic Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Review

Ivy Bridge and changing the Thermal Interface Material @

Arctic Accelero Hybrid Graphics Card Cooler

Interactive Fit for Fan guide now with cooler sound

Cooler Master TPC-812


PC Cases:

In Win GRone Case Review

GameTiger T-Rex FR-16 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis Review

GameTiger Xniper PR-3 Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review

Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower Review  @ XtremeComputing

RAIDMAX Raptor Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review @ circuitREMIX

Bitfenix Raider Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review @


Power Supplies/ Related:

Antec High Current Pro 750w PSU

FSP AURUM 92+ 650 W

Settling the Debate: Multi Rail Vs. Single Rail Power Supplies @

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M 520W Power Supply Review @ Legit Reviews

Seasonic X-Series 850W Power Supply Review



Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi Intel LGA 2011

Intel DZ77GA-70K Motherboard Review @ Techgage

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe mainboard @

Asrock Z77 OC Formula  Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

How to Find Out Your Motherboard’s Manufacturer and Model

ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard




The Avengers 3D (2012) Blu-ray Review

MEGATech Showcase: Affordable Tech for Going Back to School

Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 Review @ Legit Reviews

Intel Core i5 3470 @ Phoronix

ZOTAC Zbox nano AD12 Plus Review

How to shut down Windows 8 @ OCmodshop

Cisco Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router Review @ NikKTech

How to Access Region-Locked Online Content From Anywhere

Why Linux Will Never Suffer From Viruses Like Window

TP-LINK N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (TL-WNDR4300) Review



TT eSports Challenger Ultimate Review @

CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review @

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel PC/PS3 Review @

PAX Prime 2012 – Futurelooks Checks Out The Latest PC Stuff for Gamers

Thrustmaster T-Wireless PS3 and PC Analogue Controller Review @

Tt eSports Chao Dracco Review @

Razer Naga 2012 MMO Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews

Interview: 2Dawn Games on its upcoming shooter ‘Ravaged’ and life as an indie studio

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Review @ Techgage

PC Gaming – Then and Now @

MEGATechNews Covers PAX Prime 2012 in Seattle

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headset Review @

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Review @ Techgage