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OC Inside Two For One
Cooler Master Silencio 650 Case

"About a year ago we tested the Cooler Master Silencio 550 and of course we do not want to miss the new Cooler Master Silencio 650 case. Even then Cooler Master succeeded to find a reasonable compromise between good cooling and low noise level. The Cooler Master Silencio 650 case also provides excellent noise absorbing, is higher valued and offers some additionally features that you should not miss."

ASRock A75 Pro4 Motherboard

"AMD Socket FM2 Trinity APUs are already on sale, but Socket FM1 AMD Llano processors and motherboards are still well purchased. For this reason, we have again reviewed a socket FM1 ASRock A75 Pro4 motherboard, which we tested and overclocked with an AMD A8-3870K Black Edition APU. The FM1 motherboard is based on the AMD A75 chipset and offers four PCI Express slots, four USB3.0 ports, five SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 sound and much more."
Posted by JimAdkins on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:05:50 PST (645 reads)
Xtra Xtra
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 04:13:41 PST (728 reads)
BCC Hardware Two For One
Thermaltake Armo Revo Gene Case

"The left side of the Armor Revo Gene has some great features. One is the large, clear plastic window that allows you to see your hardware. The angular clear window is surrounded by rivets which give the case a nice industrial look. The second feature which I'm surprised you don't really see too often is the headset holder. At first I thought that the headset holder could easily snap off and I would end up with an eyesore. This is not the case. It seems to have been designed to just simply pop off if you accidentally hit it too hard. . ."

NZXT Phantom 820 Case

"Once I had everything ready to go I fired this bad boy up. Immediately I wanted to play with the LEDs. This case looked cool out of the box, but the LEDs are the icing on the cake. The top and front are accented with LED lit fiber-optic bars that match the inside LED lighting. The controls for the LED system are simple as well. There is a rotary selector that allows you to cycle thru any color in the RGB spectrum. . ."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 17:05:15 PST (738 reads)
2013 Dodge SRT Viper
"As an auto writer friend and I charged along winding roads in California in the the 2013 SRT Viper, we kept coming back to the same excited compliment: "It feels like a real car!" Well, you'd think that, with prices expected to start at about $100,000, it darned well ought to, but a large part of the appeal of the Viper has always been its brutal simplicity. When the Viper was first introduced in 1992, you could almost imagine that a high school shop teacher had found a V10 engine down at the junkyard and decided it would be a cool class project to build a car around it. It was all about the power."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 16:59:01 PST (666 reads)
Benchmark Reviews Two For One
CM Storm Recon Mouse & Skorpion

"There are many different aspects to an enjoyable computer experience, and one of the foremost of those is input devices. The right mouse or keyboard can make or break a game, cause the death of a boss, or the death of your party, make your headshot across the map, or end up with you staring at a respawn timer. Cooler Master recently released their Storm Recon mouse, as well as the Skorpion mouse bungee. The ambidextrous Storm Recon boasts many different bells and whistles, and here at Benchmark Reviews, we will put both items through their paces."

Logitech G930 Wireless Headset

"A great headset will change the way you think about sound. It all started when I upgraded to a Sapphire Radeon 7970. As it turns out, this dual-slot graphics card extended just enough to prevent the installation of my aftermarket sound card in the only remaining PCI slot. The Razer Carcharias headset I was using just didn't sound the same with onboard sound, so it was off to find another solution - so I returned the 7970 and all was good. HA! Like any of us here at Benchmark Reviews would miss out on a perfectly valid chance to upgrade..."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 15:10:34 PST (639 reads)
Pure Overclock Two For One
Enermax Hoplite ST Case

“Enermax is known largely for their power supplies but they also have some solid gaming cases. Today I will be taking a look at the Hoplite-ST, which is Enermax’s newest mid tower case. If abstract-looking PC cases aren’t your cup of tea then the new Hoplite-ST may be something that will intrigue you. The mid tower case from Enermax comes in to two different colors (white and black) and has a simple, classy looking exterior, which is sometimes hard to come by in a gaming case these days. This case has all the gaming features you could need, like tool-less drive bays, an external hard drive SATA port, a transparent side window, good cable management, an external fan controller and more. Yet it still retains a simple and elegant design. Let’s see if Enermax’s cases are as good as their power supplies, and see if perhaps this is the right case to house your next build.”

Phanteks PH-TC90LS CPU Cooler

“One of the several names that comes to mind when you’re talking about superior air cooling performance is Phanteks. Phanteks in a very short time has become a leader in the air cooling heavy weight arena, especially with their high performance gargantuan air coolers, like the PH-TC14PE for example. Phanteks is now entering the ring with a new light-weight contender called the Phanteks PH-TC90LS. It is a new arrival with a very low profile. It looks like it is especially geared for those small form factor gaming cases and HTPC builds we now see flooding the market. Its design seems to cater to the limited amount of space that they provide. Read on to see if this light weight contender can score a knockout punch like its bigger brothers.”
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 15:01:59 PST (640 reads)
Bjorn 3D Two For One
Thermaltake Water2.0 Performer & Pro

"Thinking about water cooling your CPU but haven’t built your first water cooling loop yet? Getting your feet wet can be a bit scary. Thermaltake has released the Water2.0 Performer and Water2.0 Pro all-in-one water cooling solutions. Both are reasonably priced and fit most existing Intel and AMD boards. So get your feet wet!"

Thermaltake Armor Revo SE Case

"With black computer chassis and hardware in style, Thermaltake has started a new category of products called the “Snow Edition” in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. These products come mainly with a white color scheme. This time around we’re checking out Thermaltake’s Armor Revo Snow Edition Gaming chassis."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 14:56:39 PST (699 reads)
Weekend Reading
"Who needs deodorant when you can eat your way to flowery freshness? A new candy claims to tackle body odor from the inside out. “Science and nature have come together to make a functional food that leaves your skin with a beautiful rose fragrance,” reads the website for Deo Perfume Candy, which is currently sold on Amazon in the U.S. The rose-flavored sweets contain geraniol, an alcohol found in rose oil that “aromatizes” as it evaporates through the skin, according to Deo maker Beneo, based in Belgium."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 06:38:44 PST (701 reads)
X-bit labs Two For One
600-700W Power Supply Roundup

"We would like to talk about nine power supply units from the most popular 600-700 W wattage range, which represent six different series of devices from four manufacturers: Chieftec, Cooler Master, Corsair and Zalman."

Arctic Freezer i30 CPU Cooler

"Let’s talk about not very new, but quite interesting new processor cooler from ARCTIC, which is currently their leading flagship product. Let’s find out how good it is."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 05:43:21 PST (628 reads)
eTeknix Two For One
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB

"When Nvidia released the GTX 650 and 660, the performance increase from the lower end model up to the 660 was quite large and the price reflected that too which left the consumer wanting something in between. This is where the GTX 650 fits into things and offers performance but for those on a budget and that's exactly what we're here to look at today, to see if this card can offer a good amount of performance while still offering value for money."

Silverstone Precision Series PS07 Case

"Silverstone are at the top of their game when it comes to compact chassis design, with a product range that features many of the smallest chassis designs on the market today. The PS07 isn't exactly the smallest of the bunch, not by a long way, but it is a fairly compact solution that still promises big things, so it will be interesting to see how it fairs with our test components today."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:48:47 PST (647 reads)
Heaven Media Two For One
Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler

"The product we have received from be quiet! today is the Dark Rock Pro 2 cooler their flagship model which promises ultra-high performance with virtually silent operation. Let's find out if it achieves this goal..."

F1 Race Stars (PC)

"F1 Race Stars sees Codemasters Racing studio head in a completely new direction with the franchise. Here we are bobble headed versions of the real world teams, complete with karts, power-ups, crazy circuits and, in theory, a whole load of fun."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:42:13 PST (623 reads)
Hardware Secrets Two For One
Cooler Master HAF XB Case

"As we will show later, the motherboard compartment is located at the top half of the case, while disk drive bays are located on the bottom half, making the HAF XB to be different from most cases. The front panel of the Cooler Master HAF XB features two 120 mm fans (1,800 rpm, 21 dBA), which cool down the motherboard compartment. Each fan comes with a three-pin fan power connector with adapters for you to install them directly on the power supply. There is an air filter for these fans. These fans can be replaced with 140 mm models or with a 240 mm radiator."

Fractal Design Node 605 Case

"The Node 605 is the first HTPC (Home Theater PC) case from Fractal Design, targeted to users who want to build a computer to be connected to their home theater systems. It supports full-size ATX motherboards. Let's see what the Node 605 has to offer."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 17:36:38 PST (652 reads)
TechPowerUp Two For One
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard

"Got a shiny new FM2 APU, and want to clock the snot out of it? Looking to add a couple of RAID controllers to house a storage monster? Gigabyte's got the F2A85X-UP4 for you! Built with enthusiasts in mind, the F2A85X-UP4 comes with a lot of overclocking features."

Seasonic Platinum Series Fanless 520W PS

"Seasonic has decided to upgrade the platforms of their smaller PSU models, which includes the fanless ones. The fresh SS-520FL features Platinum efficiency, increased capacity, and promises sky high efficiency. Read our review to find out how good this new Seasonic PSU is."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 16:07:46 PST (638 reads)
TweakTown Two For One
Cooler Master HAF XB LAN Box / Open Air Case

"I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Back at CES, when I was touring the Cooler Master suite, when we were done with all the usual and new releases that they had to offer at that time, just as I was ready to leave, I was pulled aside and sat down to sign a digital NDA on a laptop. Once I had that completed, I was taken into another room in the suite where I was shown things that Cooler Master had plans to being to fruition sometime this year. I saw a few things in that room, some of which didn't happen yet, but the major feature in that room was a new chassis design that Cooler Master was trying to finalize for the HAF series of cases."

Cougar Evolution Galaxy Case

"Not having dealt with Cougar before on any of its previous chassis releases, over a few emails I was asked if I would like to take a look at one of its latest releases, so I thought I better go and check out what they have to offer. I have seen many news blasts for the PSU line they produce, I even see them for the Vortex and Turbine fans, and these are things I am very familiar with from Cougar. As far as the chassis lineup is concerned, the only one that I remembered off the top of my head was the Challenger, and it was the super aggressive and bold styling that made for a case that sticks in your brain."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 01:21:56 PST (670 reads)
Xigmatek Centauro 600W Power Supply
Our friends at OC Inside have a review of a Xigmatek Centauro 600W modular power supply, it looks to be decent and the review has lots of great pics.

"Today we published a review of the new Xigmatek Centauro 600W PSU. The 600 Watt Centauro 80PLUS Bronze PSU is modular build and available for a low price. In this review we take a look at the power consumption and the results of the Xigmatek Centauro XTK-CB-0600M and compare these values with some of our previously tested power supplies."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 19:12:12 PST (677 reads)
CM Storm Speed-RXL & Skorpion Mouse Bungee
BCC Hardware

"The CM Storm Speed-RXL mouse pad with the Duracloth surface was a pleasure to use. Its large surface area is great for gaming and cleans up easily. That being said, even with the few weeks that I had the pad, I could see signs that the edges were stating to fray. As the pad is made from rubber and cloth it could get damaged if you don’t take good care of it. . ."

TechPowerUp

"CM Storm just launched the Recon gaming mouse and the Scorpion mouse bungee. Today, we test to see whether the Recon has the performance to take up the fight against other mid-range gaming mice. We will also see if mouse bungees should get their place back on our gaming desks."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 15:41:45 PST (648 reads)
Veterans Day
"A smiling likeness of legendary soul singer Otis Redding greets visitors to the city clerk's office in this central Georgia city. Down the hall, inside the mayor's office, is a portrait of another Macon legend: Rodney M. Davis. Both men were African-Americans of about the same age. Both men died in 1967. Both men are city heroes. Redding and his music are famous worldwide. The story of Davis, who gave his life in Vietnam and became Macon's only recipient of the Medal of Honor, is not so well known, despite two monuments in the city and a U.S. Navy frigate bearing his name."
Posted by JimAdkins on Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 16:23:50 PST (670 reads)
FrostyTech Two For One
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro

"Most self contained liquid cooling systems are sold with 120mm and 240mm heat exchangers, the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro comes with a 50mm thick, 120mm-sized heat exchanger and a pair of fans. The Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro ships pre-filled with a distilled water/anti-freeze based coolant which circulates through 11mm diameter 'low evaporation' rubber tubing. It's ready to go out of the box, no filling, no plumbing, no mess."

Silverstone Heligon HE01 CPU Cooler

"Occupying every square millimeter of space above the CPU that a cooler possibly could, the Silverstone Heligon HE01 heatsink is a novel approach that seems designed to accommodate motherboards with excessively large VRM heatsinks. From the center-point of the CPU, the Heligon HE01 extends ~48mm to the fore, ~71mm towards the aft. The six heatpipes converge at a chunky nickel plated copper base plate, eschewing the whole exposed-heatpipe-trend-thing. Noise wise, Heligon HE01 heatsink ranges for loud to whisper quiet."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 18:39:40 PST (657 reads)
RB Mods Two For One
CmStorm Scout 2 Case

"Cmstorm is connected with Coolermaster, they make their gaming products. Their colors have always been black, white and red and this case is no different. In addition there is a nice big clear image of the case itself. We can for example see it has a handle on the top and also a small plexi window on the side of the case. You can play dual fans on the left side of the case."

Paddytek Paddy Vibe BT Speaker

"With more and more smartphones being used as music players we see more portable speakers on the market. Paddytek, a swedish company, has created a portable speaker that can be ran with both a 3,5mm connector or Bluetooth. Their claim is that it uses resonance to supposedly create a high quality sound,. So lets take a look at what we can expect from this 50$ portable speaker!"
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 20:08:33 PST (643 reads)
eTeknix Two For One
Western Digital VelociRaptor 3 x 1TB RAID 0

"For those that are not fully aware on the operations of RAID0, this particular array encompasses the speed factor each drive with the speed directly linked to the number of drives in the array and likewise with the overall capacity. Unfortunately this type of array has no fault tolerance and consequently a failure of one or more disks results in the entire array falling over and data being lost with no chance of recovery. That all said, RAID0 is one of the more popular RAID types that we find used purely because of the speed that can be had. What we want to see here is how the performance from only three VelociRaptors stacks up when marked against some of the fastest SSDs on the current market."

Alan Wake PC Game

"It seemed rather fitting this week to play Alan Wake, with Halloween and plenty of talk of ghosts and ghouls already being hot topic. Ok maybe not so much ghosts and ghouls these days, as we all know Halloween has descended (or ascended depending on your preferences) in to people dressing up as internet memes and finding the house that gives out iTunes vouchers instead of sweets. But for all the surround mysticism and history of Halloween, I figured it was time for a bit of spooky gameplay."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 15:08:40 PST (681 reads)
HardCoreWare Two For One
How To Secure Erase An SSD In Windows

"Tip of the Day: Secure Erase an SSD within Windows: The only way to get an SSD to work as well as it did when it was fresh out of the box is to have it running with flash that has absolutely no information on it. This is because flash needs to be erased before it is written to, and if it is nothing but ‘zeroes’ this step is skipped. If you are troubleshooting or benchmarking and SSD, you will want your drive to be in this state unless you are specifically testing for steady state performance, something we do in all our SSD reviews."

Intel 335 240 GB SSD

"Shrinking flash storage comes with its drawbacks though. As dies are shrunk, interference is increased, and write/erase cycle endurance is lowered. For instance, the move from 50nm to 34nm brought the write/erase rate from 10,000 cycles to 3000 (then eventually up to 5000). IMFT were able to maintain that with the move to 25 nm, and they say that 20nm should actually be similar to what that was at the beginning (it’s at 3000 right now). They were able to maintain this endurance in part by improving the fabrication process. For instance, they are using a similar Hi-K dialectric/metal gate technology that allowed them to move to 45nm and beyond on the CPU side in 2008. So if you are worried about endurance issues at 20nm, don’t. The 335 SSD as a TBW of 32 Terabytes; you would have to write 18 GB per day for 5 years before running into issues."
Posted by JimAdkins on Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 02:03:01 PST (677 reads)
X-bit labs Two For One
ASUS P8Z77-V Premium Motherboard

"This mainboard is based on Intel Z77 Express and offers extensive networking and wireless functionality. It comes with a pre-installed mSATA drive and supports Thunderbolt. This is a very high-end model for those users who need maximum functionality immediately."

Zalman CNPS14X CPU Cooler

"Having skipped the 13th cooler series for understandable reasons, Zalman continues their product like with the 14th series of products and namely with the new CNPS14X model."
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 12:56:47 PDT (688 reads)
Pure Overclock Two For One
Xigmatek Dark Knight II CPU Cooler

“We are looking at a new CPU Cooler from Xigmatek. It’s called the Dark Knight II – Night Hawk Edition Cooler. It uses what they call “stealth” technology which basically means the heatsink has been ceramic coated to provide additional thermal dissipation. This is first of its kind technology we have seen used on a CPU Cooler, and today we will see how it stacks up to its more traditional competitors. The Xigmatek Dark Knight II – Night Hawk Edition Cooler may look like your typical tower cooler available on the market; however, its thermal technology is a little more unique. The Ceramic coated aluminum fins along with a direct copper base design gets our imagination wondering just how well this cooler might perform.”

Mach Xtreme MX-ES 16GB USB 3.0

“The Mach Xtreme Technology FX 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive sports a USB 3.0 interface to vastly improve performance over the aging USB 2.0, and packs 16GB of capacity onto a form factor that can fit onto your key ring. But what about performance? Around here, we think Performance is King, so just how fast is this flash drive? Well, we put the MX-ES USB 3.0 to the test to find out.”
Posted by JimAdkins on Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 11:28:35 PDT (762 reads)
Evening Reading
"American Express may call one of its cards the Gold Card, but a bank in Kazakhstan is announcing plans to issue an exclusive new bank card it claims is the world’s first made entirely of gold, diamonds and pearls. Sberbank-Kazakhstan announced plans to issue a limited edition Visa Infinite Exclusive cards, made with pure gold, 26 diamonds, and inlaid mother of pearl, according to a press release posted on the bank’s website. The bank also produced a video highlighting the card’s luxurious components."
Posted by JimAdkins on Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 17:32:52 PDT (669 reads)
Frosty Tech Two For One
Glacialtech Igloo 5761 CPU Cooler

"The Igloo 5761 Silent heatsink uses a familiar top-down-fan approach, with three 6mm diameter exposed base heatpipes conducting heat from the CPU to a small thin aluminum fin cooling stack. The cooling fins are topped off by a bright yellow 92x92x25mm PWM vaneaxial fan that operates at a fixed speed of 1200RPM. The fan outputs roughly 34CFM of air according the mfgr's specs, the airflow being directed down through the aluminum fin array and past the three intersecting copper heatpipes."

Zalman CNPS9900DF CPU Cooler

"Zalman's CNPS9900DF heatsink is a twin tower cooler that stands 154mm tall and is built around three 6mm diameter composite wick copper heatpipes. For a look inside a composite wick heatpipe, check this out. The CNPS9900DF comes with two fans, a 120mm intake fan that runs at a fixed speed of 1000RPM and a center, 135mm PWM fan than operates at 1400-900RPM."
Posted by JimAdkins on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 19:33:09 PDT (673 reads)

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