Reviews

Vantec brings us the NexStar TX 2.5" SATA USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. With a wide variety of different kinds of storage mediums on the market at different prices and craftsmanship a decision on a somewhat simple device is not always easy. Let's see why the NexStar TX enclosure may be right for you and what sets it apart from the rest.
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Author:erocker
In:External HDDs
Score:9.8
The Mountain Mods "Ascension Create Your Own" Series cases promise to be the ultimate customizable case for the PC enthusiast. The new Crystal Ship version offers acrylic panels to show off your PC's inner workings. The optional new XL-ATX motherboard tray can easily house the new ten slot enthusiast motherboards. Just how customizable is it and what new options is MountainMods offering?
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Author:Fitseries3
In:Cases
Score:9.0
A-DATA continues their Disney licensed series with the T907 Jack Skellington flash drive. Inspired by the movie 'Tim Burton’s The Night before Christmas', we take a close look at Jack to see if he brings joy or quiver to our hearts.
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Author:Darksaber
In:USB Sticks
Score:8.8
MSI's new R5670-PMD1G is one of the few HD 5670 cards that come with 1 GB of video memory, as opposed to 512 MB on most other designs. This review will answer whether there is any point in 1 GB of memory on a card like the HD 5670 or if 512 MB is enough.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.7
The Cooler Master ATCS 840 revives the line of cases which essentially made the brand so popular in 2001. It will be interesting to see if the chassis is worthy to carry such an illustrious name and if it can light that same spark of awe and respect for the now established brand.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.7
PowerColor has sent us their new Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ which is an overclocked version of the HD 5770, featuring a custom PCB design and thermal solution by PowerColor. Thanks to PowerColor's changes, the card can manage a reduced power consumption, which is even lower than the AMD reference design, resulting in a leading performance per Watt score.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
Intel's new Core i5 661 processor combines graphics controller, memory controller, PCI-Express interface and a Dual Core all inside one compact processor package. Utilizing Intel's latest 32 nm process there is quite some added potential for power saving and overclocking, but is the integrated chipset up to the task too?
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Author:Omega
In:Processors
Score:7.8
SteelSeries' all new optical gaming mouse is put to the test. The Kinzu mouse features the latest generation optical sensor, but can it even begin to compete with the new generation of laser sensor powered mice? We put the mouse to the test and see how well it fair against more modern offerings.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Mice
Score:9.5
After months-long DirectX 11 extravaganza by AMD, it seems to be time when NVIDIA declares itself to have a competing GPU, based on its spanking-new Fermi GPU architecture. The GeForce Fermi 100 (GF100) is promising to take over the legacy built by its ancestors, the G80 and GT200, to become yet another monster high-performance silicon which will reignite competition in the upper-quadrant of the market. We look at what NVIDIA is putting on offer, before we get to test NVIDIA's assertions.
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Author:btarunr
In:Graphics Cards
Lacie's latest line-up of flash drives mashes design and ultimate convenience into one great product. Shaped just like a traditional key and with a capacity of up to 32 GB, this may well be the last flash drive you will ever place on your key chain.
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Author:Darksaber
In:USB Sticks
Score:8.0
Today AMD announced the availability of their Radeon HD 5670 Series. HIS has chosen to design a custom PCB and uses an Arctic Cooling thermal solution to keep their card cool. Even though it uses an active fan, the card is easily one of the quietest cards on the market, underlining its potential media PC use.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.5
The Element V is the largest case in Thermaltake's series intended for the professional user. The case features large fans with selectable lighting colors and adjustable rotation speed, all packed into a black and red eATX full tower case.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:7.5
With the launch of the Xai laser mouse SteelSeries aims to take on the competitors with an ambidextrous design coupled with a mere second generation laser sensor. The mouse features a simple yet elegant design and has a driver suite that is well equipped, but is the laser sensor up to the task?
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Author:Frederik S
In:Mice
Score:9.0
Powercolor is the first add-in-board manufacturer to release a completely custom designed Radeon HD 5850. The HD 5850 PCS+ features a revamped cooling solution that offers extremely low temperatures and comfortable noise levels. It also comes with higher clocks out of the box that should give the card an extra performance boost.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
Intel's latest Clarkdale processors are the first to integrate a GPU and CPU inside a single processor package. This can lead to large cost savings and simplifications for motherboard vendors and system integrators. But does the Core i5 661 have enough GPU steam to play current games?
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.0
Cooler Master's latest gaming mouse is dubbed the Sentinel Advance. Advanced it is with its 5600 DPI double laser sensor and complex lighting system. Besides high performance, this mouse feature eight buttons and a driver suite that has just about any tweakable aspect known to man.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Mice
Score:8.2
The vCase3 is a low profile HTPC case aimed at the DIYers out there who want an elegant yet simplistic design to house even the wildest of HTPC systems while not breaking the bank. Today we take a closer look at what the case has to offer.
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Author:Fitseries3
In:Cases
Score:9.0
Head-Direct's HiFiMAN RE252 in-ears boast a new type of shell made from soft silicone. These in-ears aim to provide you with audiophile quality sound without ruining your ears. We put the $200 earphones to the test to see if the design can hold its own.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.1
The ASRock ION 330HT-BD packs a BluRay drive along with a few other unique features usually absent from an ION platform. We pull the unit apart to see what makes it tick and even kick it into overdrive - yes we even overclocked this puppy.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Media Players
Score:9.2
The Xtreem Series from Team Group marks the company's high-end line-up of memory for the newest plattforms available. We rip apart, bench and push the memory to the limit, to see how it ticks below the surface of the thick, high quality heatspreaders.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Memory
Score:9.3
The WingRS 301 is aimed at the budget user, carrying an affordable price tag of around 40 €. It features a black exterior and plastic carrying handle. Considering the large choice of enclosures at this price range, it will be interesting to see see what the WingRS brings to the table.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:6.8
NVIDIA recently launched their first GDDR5 graphics cards. The new GeForce GT 240 is based on NVIDIA's brand-new 40 nm G215 graphics processor and features 96 shaders. Axle has chosen to use an Arctic Cooling heatsink on their GT 240 design.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.2
While Axle is not the most well-known graphics card manufacturer, their GeForce GT 220 can score. It comes with a silent Arctic Cooling heatsink making it the quietest GT 220 we tested so far - great for HTPCs. It also offers low temperature levels which means overclocking is easy to do. We saw an 31% overclock on the GPU core clock and 18% on the memory.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.4
The Lian Li PC-B26FB stuffs the high quality interior we have come to expect into an edgy and fairly elaborate exterior. Along the clean lines and top cover with two additional fans, you get a large, blue ring of light in the front. The CaseKing KingMod Edition adds sound insulation material to the chassis to drown out some of the noise the PC makes.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.9
The Megtron is a dual color LCD display which is simply powered by the USB bus and utilizes a slim and small software application to output all kinds of important information. With a market being flooded by plenty of secondary displays, the SDC Megtron does offer some very useful features and functionality.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
Score:8.0