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The Noctua NH-U12P SE2 is the successor to the NH-U12P which was well-received by the press. The SE2 is more compatible and includes two NF-P12 fans. Does this make an already great CPU cooler even better? Read on to find out!
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The Plextor PX-B940SA is the fastest Blu-ray burner currently on the market. With a 12X writing speed, the waters are unknown. Is 12X media readily available? Is it more expensive than regular 4X media? In this review, we explore the PX-B940SA and all it has to offer.
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NZXT is back again to win the hearts of their fans and gamers alike. Included in their latest "Classic" line up, the Gamma chassis blends together the aspects of budget, performance, and style, and takes it to a new level.

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Mionix Keid 20 Gaming Headset @ - () - January 27, 2010, 8:33 pm - Comments (0)
Quote: In the last week Ive taken a look at regular headphones and earbuds, so today I have a gaming headset to round things off a bit. Mionix is a compan y based out of Sweden actually, and theyre trying to get into the market o n this side of the ocean so theyre not very well known here. They do howev er make some pretty good products, Ive got a couple of their mice and like them quite a bit, using one right now actually. Theyve recently released a gaming headset called the Keid 20 and thats what Ive got of review fo r you today. The Keid 20 is a very comfortable headset thats nicely made and designed with decent audio but it does have one flaw, so read on to learn more=85

Intel Core i5 661 Clarkdale 32nm Processor - () - January 27, 2010, 8:26 pm - Comments (0)

* Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - () - January 27, 2010, 6:49 pm - Comments (0)
*Quote:* *Today weve got the newest, latest and greatest (and largest) cooler from Noctua, the new NH-D14 CPU Cooler. This cooler features a 140mm NF-P14 fan (reviewed here) as well as a NF-P12 120mm fan (reviewed here) so lack of airflow shouldnt be a problem. This cooler features a 6 heatpipe dual radiator design and looks to achieve good performance with low noise (which Noctua has become famous for). . .* If you feel that your readers would find this of interest, wed sure appreciate a post in your news section.

EVGA H55 Motherboard - () - January 27, 2010, 6:34 pm - Comments (0)

[Tech ARP] x264 HD Benchmark 3.10 - () - January 27, 2010, 5:20 pm - Comments (0)
The new x264 HD Benchmark 3.0 is here!
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ASUS ATI Radeon EAH5850 G 2 DIS - () - January 27, 2010, 4:57 pm - Comments (0)

PNY VERTO GeForce GT 240 Video Card - () - January 27, 2010, 4:11 pm - Comments (0)
Quote: Today we are looking at PNYs newest video card, based on the GT215 core , their VERTO GeForce GT 240. It is basically an NVIDIA reference design from the heatsink to the specifications (standard all around), but we sha ll see how it does against a similar reference card as well as other card s in its class.

P55 vs X58 Memory Performance Analysis w/ OCZ Platinum Series - () - January 27, 2010, 1:12 pm - Comments (0)
With so many samples passing through my front door over the year, we quite often end up with some surprises be it a company sending it without letting us know, or it taking a bit longer to arrive than we expected and we forget about it. For whatever reason, we ended up with a couple of kits of PC3-12800 memory from OCZ. In wondering what we could do with the two kits and how we could work them both into a single article, I thought it was time to see how the old Tri-Chan vs. Dual-Chan debate is going on with our X58 GIGABYTE board and P55 ASRock one.

CON10UUM Touch Interface - () - January 27, 2010, 11:57 am - Comments (0)

Asus P7P55D-E Pro - () - January 27, 2010, 11:43 am - Comments (0)
SNIP: Boards with Sata 3 and USB 3.0 have been flooding the market so fast that its hard to keep up. Weve tested Sata 3 and USB 3.0, and the results have been pretty sweet. Especially with USB 3.0 running as fast as a lot of internal hard drives that weve seen. The board prices have been pretty reasonable but until now Asus has limited the boards to high end models, hence higher priced boards. The Asus P7P55D-E Pro is almost an exception to the pricier Asus offerings. Hitting the $200 price range, its a little more than some people would like to pay but the board extrudes quality and overclockability so the price is justified.
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OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SSD - () - January 27, 2010, 10:23 am - Comments (0)

The Internet Show Middle East 2010 - () - January 27, 2010, 9:46 am - Comments (0)

Dubai Tech Nights - () - January 27, 2010, 9:17 am - Comments (0)

Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU Cooler - () - January 27, 2010, 8:33 am - Comments (0)
Nowadays CPU coolers come in every imaginable size and shape. While some still retain the same basic format, many now sport heatpipes and exotic coatings, even the processor OEM coolers. And some are just downright strange looking, like the Thermaltake SpinQ. The SpinQ VT is slightly different from the original SpinQ in that it tilts the cylinder vertical. The number and dimensions of the fins remain the same, as does the 80mm centrifugal fan, other than LED color. And despite Thermaltakes advertised spec that the fins are now copper as well, the SpinQ VT weighs in at almost 175g less than the SpinQ.

Thermaltake V1 AX CPU Cooler - () - January 27, 2010, 8:12 am - Comments (0)
Article Snippet: In 2008, Thermaltake released the V1 CPU Cooler which had great features and aesthetics which made it an interesting cooler. Now, Thermaltake has released a revised cooler and named it the V1 AX. The main difference between these coolers is the material. The V1 AX is made of aluminum fins and a copper base while the V1 is made entirely of copper.

In Win Maelstrom - () - January 27, 2010, 7:08 am - Comments (0)
Are you in the market for a full tower chassis with some unique features that wont break the bank? Do you enjoy hardware with a unique look? One need only look at In-Wins previous product history to understand they go the extra mile to add artistry and uniqueness to nearly every chassis they develop. Lets look at the full tower Maelstrom and see if In Win can continue their success here.

XP-Pen XP-8060B 8-inch Tablet with Wireless Mouse - () - January 27, 2010, 6:45 am - Comments (0)
I dont often get to review items that have creative purposes, but I relish the opportunity when it comes along. For graphic artists and digital media peeps, the tablet is often a more commonplace item than a mouse on the desktop. While professional tablets and pens can often set you back a few hundred spondoolicks, this enters the arena with a budget price tag so that budding artists and students can get in some practice with their digital drawing.

Asus Rampage II Extreme - () - January 27, 2010, 5:54 am - Comments (0)
Quote: Already knowing that I am limited by the stepping of my processor in its inability to hit 4GHz 24hr stable, I decided instead to opt for as quick and simple of an overclock as possible. I throttled the base clock to 180 and set the multiplier to 21 and left everything else on auto. The RIIE performed like a champ and set proper voltages throughout! That is completely amazing for someone looking to get into overclocking, since, as I showed before, you can just go in to the BIOS and see what settings the board is using to be stable and go on tweaking from there what a great way for people to learn.

ProlimaTech MK-13 Video Card Cooler - () - January 27, 2010, 5:45 am - Comments (0)
ProlimaTech holds the crown for best CPU cooler here at Benchmark Reviews with the Megahalems. They have also surprised a lot of review websites with their PK1 thermal compound. All of these things are a massive feat for a company that was founded just 2 years ago. It comes as no surprise that ProlimaTech have now ventured into another field within the PC enthusiast market: VGA cooling. Introducing the MK-13 VGA cooler, ProlimaTechs first entry into what is a steadily growing market, Weighing in at 555g its no baby, and has six heatpipes to transfer heat to the uniquely designed heatsink fins. The ProlimaTech MK-13 comes with nearly universal compatibility and future proofing for video cards. Many consider Thermalright to hold the crown here, but I get the feeling that ProlimaTech wont settle for second best. Join me as Benchmark Reviews examines and tests the ProlimaTech MK-13.
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HP De-Branded 23-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - () - January 27, 2010, 5:05 am - Comments (0)
*Quote:* So many people think that Computer Monitors are all the sam e, but really they are not. You cannot simply just go out a purchase a mo nitor and be done with it, especially if you have specific needs. Today w e will be looking at a 23-inch widescreen monitor from which fe atures 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, a 5ms response time, HDMI input an d integrated speakers. This display sells for just over $150, lets see if its a good deal or not A post in your news would be appreciated! Please send your news to n Regards, Bob Buskirk Founder, Webmaster, Editor-in-Chief -- The following information is a reminder of your current mailing list subscription: You are subscribed to the following list: TC News =09 using the following email: You may automatically unsubscribe from this list at any time by visiting the following URL: If the above URL is inoperable, make sure that you have copied the entire address. Some mail readers will wrap a long URL and thus break this automatic unsubscribe mechanism.

Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P50 Mid-Tower Case - () - January 27, 2010, 3:09 am - Comments (0)
*Quote:* *Lian Li has is a case manufacturer that has been long known for their outstanding attention to detail and high end quality of everything from high-end lower-tier chassis. In this review we take a look at the now-famous Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P50 which offers the perfect mix of light aluminum construction and structural stability blended into a stunning mid-tower case.* *Image URL:* We would appreciate it if you would post this in your News section.

OCZ Agility 60GB SSD - () - January 27, 2010, 2:51 am - Comments (0)
With the Agility, OCZ has the most affordable SSD built around the Indilinx controller, which nets you the all important TRIM command under Windows 7, and the currently available $30 mail-in-rebate only sweetens the deal.

Arctic Cooling MX-3 Thermal Grease - () - January 27, 2010, 2:34 am - Comments (0)

Phenom II X4 910e and Athlon II X2 255 - () - January 27, 2010, 12:33 am - Comments (0)
SNIP: AMD has made a good come back with the Phenon II processor. Despite the fact that the processor is still not able to compete against Intel Core i7 processors, AMD hangs there and gives a good fight against the Core 2 processors. To stay competitive, AMD has launched the first sub $100 quad core processor and released many low power variant quad core processors.
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NZXT Tempest EVO Case - () - January 26, 2010, 10:55 pm - Comments (0)
NZXT has updated their Tempest case, now dubbed the Tempest EVO It is of course geared towards gamers and enthusiasts. NZXT claims that the Tempest EVO allows for expiation and compatibility with future hardware.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz CPU - () - January 26, 2010, 10:48 pm - Comments (0)
AMD is kicking off 2010 by introducing new low-power versions of some its most popular processors and bumping up the speed of a select few Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs. Today PCSTATS is looking at the 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor, which amongst other things has the distinction of being AMDs fastest socket AM3 dual-core processor ever.

PowerColor PCS+ 5770 and Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X - () - January 26, 2010, 8:51 pm - Comments (0)
Today HardwareHeaven have two different models of the 5770 on the review bench. Each offers enhance d performance and aftermarket cooling and HardwareHeaven will be running them through a selection of real world benchmarks in both gaming and GPU computing tasks.

Mionix KEID 20 Gaming Headset - () - January 26, 2010, 7:54 pm - Comments (0)

Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD - () - January 26, 2010, 6:47 pm - Comments (0)
Quote: Kingston Technologys second generation of their SSDNow V+ Series of SSDs performed very well and was stutter free no matter what the task wa s that we threw at it on the desktop or in our notebook. The Kingston SSD Now V+ was said to have sequential read speeds of up to 230MB/sec. and wr ite speeds of up to 180MB/sec. We were able to meet or exceed those rated speeds when using benchmarks like ATTO...

Samsung P2350 23 LCD Monitor - () - January 26, 2010, 5:41 pm - Comments (0)

Das Keyboard Model S Professional @ - () - January 26, 2010, 5:22 pm - Comments (0)
Quote: A little over a year ago I reviewed the Das keyboard Professional and I found it to be a keyboard that I liked quite a bit and a month or so ago they released a new version of it called the Das Keyboard Professional S.
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[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 8.0 - () - January 26, 2010, 4:37 pm - Comments (0)
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Acer P235H 23 Inch LCD Monitor - () - January 26, 2010, 3:08 pm - Comments (0)
Come with us as we take a look at the Acer P235H 23 inch LCD monitor. To enthusiasts, this may seem like your average-joe flat screen monitor, while to many mainstream PC users this would be a dramatic upgrade. Check this monitor out with us as we give it a thorough once-over. You never know, it may surprisingly have a bit to offer that you werent expecting.

Western Digital Live TV - () - January 26, 2010, 3:02 pm - Comments (0)

CompuStocx CEC3 4GB DDR3-1333 CSXO-CEC3-1333-4GB-KIT Memory - () - January 26, 2010, 1:29 pm - Comments (0)

Use a Browser Sandbox for Cross-Browser Testing - () - January 26, 2010, 1:04 pm - Comments (0)
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Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Power Supply - () - January 26, 2010, 7:44 am - Comments (0)
Quote: The Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W is a great power supply let down only by its failure to meet its claimed 80 Plus Bronze certification following the OCC testing methodology. The efficiency is still very good and the only thing it can influence at the end of the day is the electricity bill. The DC quality is on a par with most power supplies in this class which makes the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W more than capable of running any dual graphics cards configuration in SLI or Crossfire.

Patriot Box Office - () - January 26, 2010, 6:29 am - Comments (0)
The Box Office is a very simple media player that plays a substantial diversity of media formats and brings them into your Home entertainment area with relative ease. With support for the most popular media formats media players like the Box Office is a very handy device or at least a cheaper alternative compared to building an HTPC.

Overclocking the Sapphire HD 5670 1GB Video Card - () - January 26, 2010, 5:57 am - Comments (0)
Theres been word floating around that the HD 5670 is quite the overclocker with it running into no problems achieving the maximum GPU clock of 850MHz that is offered via the Overdrive functionality inside the Catalyst driver suite. With our Sapphire HD 5670 sitting around and not doing a whole lot, we thought it was time to throw it back into the testbed and see if we could not only max out the overclock of the card via the Overdrive feature, but also see what kind of performance increase we can achieve from doing so.

Titan Skalli TTC-NC05TZ/NPW (RB) CPU Cooler - () - January 26, 2010, 5:27 am - Comments (0)
*Quote:* Today, I will be looking at a cooler from a company I previ ously havent experienced, the Titan Skalli. Titan Technology Ltd. has bee n around for over 20 years, founded in Taiwan in 1989 under the name Sogi c Computer Co, but only recently have they entered the serious enthusiast market. The Skalli is a small-footprint dual heatpipe cooler with a non- standard 100mm fan. Will the Skalli keep my i7 870 nice and cool? Read on to see!