News and Reviews for August 25th 2012


it’s time for the news once again from our friends around the world…. Read and enjoy…


Storage Related:

QNAP TurboNAS TS-269 Pro NAS Server Review @ NikKTech

Crucial Ballistic Elite VS Tactical Review @ HardwareLOOK

Kingston DataTraveler Locker G2 USB Flash Drive @ Pro-Clockers

Western Digital Red Drive 2TB Hard Drive @ TechwareLabs

SanDisk Extreme 240GB Fixed TRIM Solid State Drive Review

KingFast F3 Series mSATA 3.0 KF1310MCF MLC SSD Review @

Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0 / eSATA II External Case @ PCSTATS

Crucial V4 256GB SATA II SSD Review @ Legit Reviews

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review @ APH Networks

Icy Dock MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard 3.5" SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review @

OCZ Agility 4 256GB @ PureOverclock

Startech 4 Bay Standalone HDD Duplicator Dock Review @

CoreRise Comay Venus 3S 120GB SATA3 MLC Synchronous SSD Review @

Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews

G.Skill Trident-X 2400 CL10 Dual Channel RAM Kit @ TechwareLabs

Samsung 830 Series SSD 512 GB

Icy Dock Double Shot – MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SATA 6Gb Adapter & MB082SP EZ-FIT Pro Dual 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Bracket

Corsair Force GS 240GB RAID Review @ RWLabs

Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz 16GB DDR3 Memory Review @

Corsair Neutron Series Solid State Drives Review – LAMD or Wolf in a 7mm Package?

GEIL EVO VELOCE – Dual Channel 2133 MHz Review @

5 Reasons to Consider Intel’s 910 Series PCI Express SSD


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

PNY Performance Series Geforce GTX 660Ti Review And Benchmarks

Acer B243PWL 24” professional monitor

HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler LP Review @ RWLabs

Sapphire HD 7970 Toxic 6 GB

PowerColor to Launch Dual GPU HD 7990 Very Soon?

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X OC with Boost Video Card Review

AMD HD7770 & HD7750 Roundup: Sapphire, XFX and HIS

Zotac and ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti Reviewed

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition

Palit GEFORCE GTX 660 Ti 2GB JetStream Overclocked Video Card Review

Mini Rechargeable Speaker Shoot-out: Scosche boomCAN vs. iHome IHM60 vs. X-Mini Capsule II vs. Go-Rock Mini

NVidia GTX 660Ti SLI Performance and Overclocking @ Ninjalane

MSI GTX680 OC Twin Frozr III Review @ Vortez

SLI Performance: GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs GTX 670 @ Benchmark Reviews

PowerColor HD 7950 3GB Boost State graphics card

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP Edition

Intel HD 2500 Ivy Bridge Graphics On Linux @ Phoronix

NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table

GALAXY GTX 660 Ti GC OC vs. OC GTX 670 & HD 7950

GALAXY GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB Overclocking Review

Soul by Ludacris SL150 & SL300 Headphones Review



Mobile Related:

A Guide to Being Productive on Android @

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android Tablet Review @

Lenovo IdeaPad U310: A More Affordable Ultrabook

CrazyQuest for iOS – A Fun, Quirky Retro RPG Experience @ Techgage

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook Review @

ZAGG Invisible Shield Screen Protector Review @ OCmodshop

Dell Latitude E6530 Review: Business Class Performance

Cygnett Form, Frost & TubeMap Samsung Galaxy S III Case Reviews


PC Cooling:

Cooler Master Gemin II M4 Low Profile Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane

Corsair H100 CPU Water Cooler Review @ TechwareLabs

Corsair Air Series AF and SP Cooling Fans Review

Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler Review

Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 (80mm/120mm/140mm) Review

Lamptron FC10 Fan Controller Review


PC Cases:

 Diablotek Cyclops

Bitfenix Prodigy Case Review

Antec ONE Case Review

Silverstone FT03 Mini ITX Case @ Pro-Clockers

Silverstone SUGO SG08 Mini-ITX Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews

Sentey Extreme Division GS-6050 II Halcon Black Case Review @ Legit Reviews

Silverstone Fortress FT03-MINI PC Chassis Review @

BitFenix Shinobi XL case


Power Supplies/ Related:

Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 1000 W

Funky Kit Review: Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650w Power Supply

Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum Review @ Vortez

FSP AURUM Pro 1200W Review @ Vortez

be quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 850 Watt PSU Review on Technic3D

Cooler Master USNA 120 AC/DC Power Adapter @ Pro-Clockers

Seasonic X-Series 1250W Power Supply Review

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk.III 1200W Power Supply Review @

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850 W

Corsair HX850 Gold Power Supply Review



ASUS Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Intel LGA 1155

Gigabyte G1 Killer Sniper 3 Gaming Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane

Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Motherboard

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH Review

ASRock X79 Extreme 11 @ PureOverclock

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Motherboard Review @

Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Motherboard



Exclusive interview with Kingston Regional Director Ann Keefe

RAIDON Technology Joint Contest @ NikKTech

Systemax Ohio Factory Tour @ LanOC Reviews

ARIA/KG Apple giveaway: Win a 64GB iPad 3 and 3x 8GB iPod Touch

GIGABYTE breaks Core i7 3770K OC World Record at 7102MHz with upcoming Z77X-UP7

where we’re comparing the actual fastest Intel Atom D2700 and the well-known AMD E-450

Netgear R6300 802.11ac Wireless Router Review @ Legit Reviews

OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux: A Battle With No Clear Winner @ Phoronix

iXBT Labs Review: i3DSpeed

TRENDnet TPL-405E 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Review @ NikKTech

All-in-Ones: HP 8600 Officejet Plus vs Brother MFC-J5910DW

Lian Li Factory Tour Video – What goes into making an Aluminum Chassis

Why I Left Facebook After 7 Years, But Was Forced Back In

Arctic MC101: A Trinity Powered HTPC

 TP Link Wireless N (150) NANO Router (and then some?)

Quad-Core ODROID-X Battles NVIDIA Tegra 3 @ Phoronix

Western Digital MY NET N900 Dual-Band Router @ TechwareLabs

Giada D2305 Mini PC Review @

Interview with DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg

Internet Explorer 10 RTM Benchmarked

How to Split Linux Log Files by Day or Month @ OCmodshop

Wacom Intuos5 touch Medium Tablet Review @ Techgage

HotHardware’s 2012 Back To School Shopping Guide

Worst DIY PC Repairs

[H]ardOCP & ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II Giveaway!



Steelseries Xeox Pro Analog Gamepad

Ocs Must Die 2 Review @

ROCCAT Kone[+] Gaming Mouse Review @

Inside the second: Gaming performance with today’s CPUs

Sleeping Dogs (PC) Review @ Techgage

SteelSeries Siberia V2 USB Gaming Headset Review

CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset Review

Gigabyte GP-Krypton MAT Two-sided Gaming Mouse Pad Review @ Legit Reviews

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset

gamescom 2012 coverage

Scuf Xbox 360 Controller Review @

Roccat Savu Mouse Review

Tbreak’s Ultimate Gaming PC

The Rebirth of PC Gaming – Bring on the Modders! @ Techgage

Microsoft Windows 8 Gaming Performance

Sharkoon Skiller Gaming Keyboard Review

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review (Xbox 360)

Sharkoon DarkGlider Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Mad Catz Cyborg M.M.O.7 Gaming Mouse Review @ NikKTech