Reviews

With wireless N or 802.11n based networks becoming more and more popular these days, we take a look at what Airlive has to offer in this regard. In our review we take a close look at WN-300ARM-VPN ADSL modem & router, the WN-5000PCI - a 300 Mbit/s & MIMO equipped PCI card and the WN-200USB - an entry level 802.11n USB 2.0 device.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Networking
Score:9.5
Moneual Lab is taking a step into the entry-level case segment with the Y601B slim form factor micro-ATX HTPC case. It looks like the kind of product for anyone looking to save some space on their desktop, or an upright media center. This case from Moneual comes at an amazing value with a price tag of only 65 USD.
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Author:Fitseries3
In:Cases
Score:8.1
The 633x Compact Flash from A-DATA is their fastest CF offering available today. With advertised read and write speeds of above 90 MB/s it should be an interesting performer. We take a close look and push it to the real world limits - for your reading pleasure.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Memory
Score:8.7
Sapphire's new HD 5450 seems to be the dream come true for all media PC users. It is passively cooled, which means no noise, can be turned into a single slot low-profile card and includes native HDMI and all the HD audio improvements of the Radeon HD 5000 Series. But is that enough to win over the enthusiasts?
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.7
The CNPS9900 NT is the most recent update to the 9900 series of CPU coolers from Zalman. It features a shiny dark grey look with a sweet green LED fan and a silent adapter. Even with the low noise level the cooler manages to impress at many levels.
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Author:biglipzit
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.5
The Helios 910 is a simple but sturdy chassis with nine external drive bays up front. It features an all black interior with a menacing looking 230 mm side fan, which comes equipped with blue or red LEDs. Azza is aiming to offer you a useful set of features at a price that won't break your bank.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.0
After the imbalanced and overpriced Core i5 600 series Intel is making yet another step to deliver their Westmere architecture to the average user via Core i3 processors. Packed with Hyper Threading with lower frequencies and no Turbo Boost compared to i5 600 models, Core i3 530 and 540 got a tough task replacing Core 2 E7x00/E8x00 and put some pressure on AMD's cheap quad and triple core processors.
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Author:Omega
In:Processors
Score:8.8
Sapphire's new HD 5570 is set out to deliver decent gaming performance for casual gaming and also best-in-class media playback capabilities. Thanks to its compact design and the included low-profile bracket it seems to be able to achieve that.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.0
Mionix Naos 5000 is the name of a brand new Swedish designed gaming mouse. Combining the brilliant Avago 9500 sensor with an ergonomic right hand design this mouse means business.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Mice
Score:8.5
PowerColor's brand new HD 5870 PCS+ comes with an overclock out of the box and an amazing cooling solution that makes the card quieter than any other card in this performance segment. For a price increase of only $10-$20 over the reference design this seems like a great deal.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.6
The NMP-1000 is not only a simple media player to hook up to your TV. The small unit includes a BitTorrent client, NAS, uPnP & DNLA functionality along with playback of ShoutCast, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and Apple Trailers. In fact the list of functionality is so diverse, it does justify the 399 US Dollar price tag and still manages to put a smile on our faces.
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Author:Darksaber
In:NAS
Score:9.6
MSI's new HD 5770 Hawk is designed to deliver extra features to overclockers. Its TwinFrozr dual fan offers plenty of cooling power to keep the card cool during overclocking, yet runs extremely quiet. As added bonus for tweakers, MSI has included easy to use V-Check voltage measurement points on their PCB and an overclock out of the box.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
Sapphire's HD 5770 Vapor-X features their exclusive cooling solution which promises to reduce temperature, fan noise and increase overclocking potential. In our testing we confirmed that the card does indeed run quiet, cool and offers the highest overclocks we saw on a HD 5770 so far.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
The XPort 251 is very compact and goes for the functional, understated design. Cooler Master also goes the extra mile to add a pouch to it, to add further protection for your precious data. The question remains, if the Xport 251 manages to turn heads or go down in the crowd of other, similar enclosures on the market
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Author:Darksaber
In:External HDDs
Score:8.0
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