News and Reviews for September 24th 2012


It’s about 1am on Monday morning, yes I’m up and I shouldn’t be as my alarm is set for 6:45am. I’ve been working on my roof, I think I will finally be done this week if the weather holds out. It’s hard doing stuff by yourself, especially something like a roof, but I managed. I’ve got a lot of stuff I want to post here, a few more how-to’s and just a lot of stuff. So check back later in the week and I’ll get some more stuff posted. For now I need to go to bed, get up take my kids to school, then get back on the roof. Read the news for now..

Storage Related:

SysAdmin Corner: Demystifying RAID @ Techgage

Mushkin Blackline Ridgeback 1600 MHz 16 GB Review (Quad Kit)

 Kingston WiDrive

Memory Timings Explained @

Synology RackStation RS3412RPxs Review


Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3 2400MHz 8GB Memory Review @

Strontium HAWK Series 120GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD SDSSDX-240G-G25 Review @ PCSTATS

G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2400 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @

Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD Review

LSI Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8120-4i Application Acceleration Card Review

NZXT Aperture M Card Reader Review @

MyDigitalSSD TweakTown Chris Ramseyer Signature Edition by SuperSSpeed SSD now available

SSD Cache Performance – is it as good as a dedicated SSD?

Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Zalman F1 240GB SSD Review

OWC Mercury AccelsiorM PCIe mSATA Controller Review

Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review – Link_A_Media Controller @ Legit Reviews

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4x4GB) 2666mhz Memory Review

Corsair Neutron RAID SSD Review @ RWLabs

Strontium Hawk 120GB SSD Review

Thermaltake MAX-1542 HDD Canister


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

AOC E2251FWU USB Monitor

Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

KFA² GeForce GTX 670 EX OC Review

PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+ 2 GB

Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam Review @ NikKTech

Zotac GTX 660 2GB Review @ RWLabs

MSI HD7850 Power Edition Video Card

Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus @ LanOC Reviews

PowerColor’s new HD 7990 Devil 13 video card

Zotac GTX680 AMP Edition Graphics Card

Dell Ultrasharp U2713 27” AH-IPS Monitor

Sapphire Radeon Flex HD 7770 GHz Edition Video Card @ Pro-Clockers

Sapphire HD7770 GHZ FleX Edition Review

NVIDIA FXAA Anti-Aliasing Performance @ Phoronix

NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table

KFA² GeForce GTX 650 EX OC 1 GB

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review @

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Power Edition OC 1 GB

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Black Edition Overclocked 1GB Graphics Card Review @

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Headset Review on Technic3D


Mobile Related:

Incipio DualPro iPhone 5 Case Review @ Legit Reviews

iPhone 5 Review @

Product Spotlight: Ultrabook from Intel

Eurocom Monster 11.6" Gaming Laptop Review @

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

ZooGue Genius Pro iPad Case

ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) Review

Esoterism Moat-2 and Wand Stylus Review @ TechwareLabs

Sony XPERIA acro S Review

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review

Another year, another iPhone

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4: Did Apple Deliver A Worthy Upgrade Over Android and Upcoming WP8 SuperPhones?


PC Cooling:

DeepCool Fiend Shark CPU Cooler Review on Technic3D

Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 VGA Cooler Review @

Aerocool Touch-2000 LCD Fan Controller @

ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid 7970 @

LEPA Cooling Fan Collection @ Pro-Clockers


PC Cases:

BitFenix Ghost Review @ Vortez

Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Chassis Review

Cougar Challenger Case Review

Fractal Design Define R4 Full-Tower PC Chassis Review @

BitFenix Prodigy ITX Gaming Case @ Pro-Clockers

In Win H-Frame

Fractal Design Define R4

Cougar Evolution Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review @

NZXT Phantom Case Review @ OCmodshop

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case @ Benchmark Reviews

Cooler Master Storm Stryker Full-Tower Chassis Review

Fractal Design Define R4 Review @ Vortez

Lian Li PC-Q16 Mini-ITX Case


Power Supplies/ Related:

PC Power and Cooling 1200w 80+ Platinum power supply

Seasonic G Series 360W Power Supply Review

FSP Raider 550W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks

Corsair Professional Series HX850 Power Supply Review @ Legit Reviews

Coolermaster M2 1500W 80Plus Silver Modular Power Supply @ TechwareLabs

In-Win GreenMe 750-watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review



ASRock Z77 Pro4 (Z77) Motherboard Review @

GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H Motherboard Review @ Techgage

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X Intel Z77 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

ASRock X79 Extreme11 @ Pro-Clockers

ASUS Maximus V Formula Motherboard Review

Asus P8Z77-V Premium Review And Benchmarks

ASRock Z77 OC Formula (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review

MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower Intel LGA 1155

MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard Review @

Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard Review @ APH Networks



Win AFOX HD7850 Single Slot Crossfire Graphics!

NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Documentation @ Phoronix

How to Accelerate Windows 8 with an Upgrade to SSD Technology

A Complete List of CPU Sockets

Win a Nokia Lumia 820 Windows 8 Phone With Scancom @

Win an Antec HCP-750 750W Power Supply at

Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One PC Review

TP-LINK N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter (TL-WDN3200) Review

Buffalo AirStation 1750 802.11ac WiFi Router and AirStation 1300 Media Bridge Review @

iXBT Labs Review: Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

AMD’s “Virgo” Platform – A Guide to Socket FM2, Trinity, and What We Know So Far

Devolo dLAN 500 AVPlus Starter Kit Review @ NikKTech

Giada Mini PC i35G Review



Final Fantasy VII PC (re-release) Review @

Darksiders 2 Review (Playstation 3)

Thrustmaster F1 Wireless PC Gamepad Ferrari 150th Italia Alonso Edition Review @

Borderlands 2 GPU & CPU Performance Test

Tt esports Theron Review @ Vortez

Sharkoon X-Tatic S7 Gaming Surround Sound Headset Review

Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews

A Look at Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD for the PC @ Techgage

Gimbal multiplayer spaceship shooter Review @

Guild Wars 2 Review @ Techgage

Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard

Tt eSports Shock One Review @

F1 2012 Review: It’s a Long, Hard Road @ Techgage

F1 2012 (XBOX 360) Game Review @

Papo & Yo Review (PSN)

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset