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Thermaltake Armor+

There aren’t many refresh / kicker products around that receive such high scores as this Thermaltake case. It’s worth checking it out!

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Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

The Gigabyte P31-DS3L motherboard is a relatively unknown budget motherboard, but not just any budget motherboard. The P31-DS3L offers all the performance and overclocking one would expect from a full board but without all the price, and still does not skimp on features. Is this the perfect low price Intel …

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VisionTek TV Wonder 650PCIe

If you have gotten the HDTV lately, you would know how great the image is compare to the old analog signals. In fact, you can watch HD contents on your computer as well and even receive the free over-the-air signals. Today, we are taking a closer look at the VisionTek …

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AMD Phenom 9600: Black Edition

Today, we at Bjorn3D have the pleasure of reviewing the first of the Phenom family of processors to be released for sale to the public sector, the Phenom 9600. This processor will be sold in two versions; the Standard Edition with a multiplier locked above its 11.5X standard and the …

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Asus Maximus Extreme

With a name like Maximus Extreme you’d better be ready to walk the walk. Does Asus have what it takes with their newest offering built atop the X38 chipset or is it all show and no go?

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SilverStone KL02

SilverStone has always offered high quality cases to the community. Does their newest mid-range offering, the KL02, carry that same level of craftsmanship? Let’s find out.

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XFX 8800 GTS 512 XXX Alpha Dog

Coming on the heels of the hugely successful 8800GT, XFX ups the ante with their newest offering; the 8800GTS XXX 512. Is XFX bluffing or should everyone else just fold in their hand?

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Visiontek HD2600 XT 256MB

Don’t have a lot of money but need something to get you by for a while? Maybe you need something better than that onboard video but don’t need something like a gamer might need. Might I offer the Visiontek ATI Radeon HD2600 XT 256mb. Cheap, dependable and has low power …

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ASUS EN8800GT TOP 512MB

The 8800GT has received great praise since its inception. Asus jumps in the ring and ups the ante with a big factory overclock and a superb bundle. Does the 8800GT TOP deserve its name? Let’s find out.

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XFX 8800GT XXX 256MB Alpha Dog

In the sea of similarity, one company strives to break free. With factory overclocks, rock solid support and a double lifetime warranty, that company is XFX and this is the 8800GT 256MB XXX Alpha Dog.

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PowerColor HD 3850 Xtreme

We all like kicker SKUs. They are much cheaper than previous generations of products and bring at least one new feature — be it speed improvement or architectural change. This is exactly what PowerColor HD 3850 is about, but on top of it it’s Xtreme.

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Foxconn Mars

Foxconn jumped on the band wagon and made their first “overclocking” motherboard in their new Quantum Force product line called Mars. It is based on the Intel P35 chipset, and has been specially tuned for overclocking performance. Let’s see what it has to offer.

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Noctua NH-U12P and NF-P12 Cool & Quiet

What do you do when you have a successful product designed for enthusiasts? You redesign it and make it better of course! Enter the NH-U12P and NF-P12 from Noctua.

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Uniblue RegistryBooster 2

The registry is one of the most important parts of Windows. Inside it we find settings that make both Windows and other programs tick. RegistryBooster 2 from Uniblue is a program that promises to clean, repair and optimize the registry for you. We have tested it to see if it …

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Ultra X3 800-watt Modular PSU

Ultra’s latest products have shown some serious innovation and Voltron-like intercompatability. The X3 800-watt modular PSU is another fine example of synergistic design that augments the unique Power Bar feature in certain Ultra cases, and the unit blends topnotch build quality with a great efficiency rating and modular capability. If …

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HighPoint External RAID

Need an external storage with the ability to have the performance and data fault tolerance of RAID? If so, check out our review on the HighPoint Technologies’s RocketRAID 2314MS and 2224. These two controllers are designed to offer you the best bang for the buck with your external storage needs. …

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Sirtec High Power 1000W

If you have a high-end system odds are you need a lot of power. The PSU in this review has enough power to last a long time but is it any good? Read the review to find out.

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Leadtek PX8600 GT SLI

Leadtek 8600 GT is an example where we can have a nice mid range chip with old school DDR2 memory. Now that AMD HD 3850 / 3870 are out, Leadtek should have priced these models more aggressively in case someone plans on bridging them

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Asus Xonar D2 & U1 Sound Station

As a maker of quality technology Asus is determined to leave no stone unturned. With its Xonar D2 and Sound Station U1, Asus is poised to extend its reach of top notch products.

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Ultra m998 Mid-ATX Case

Aten-hut! Toughen up with Ultra’s new m998 aluminum case and get organized with their exclusive Power Bar. Wheel-in some Humvee-inspired might at your next LAN party, and roll over the competition with some uniquely useful features.

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A.C. Ryan AluBoxTFX

With the AluBoxTFX A.C. Ryan has taken a good enclosure (AluBox eSATA) and made it even better. With slightly better performance and (finally) the ability to install a hard drive without using any tools, the AluBoxTFX is a very good and flexible eSATA/USB2 enclosure for both IDE and SATA drives.

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The AMD Spider platform: Series-7 chipset, Phenom CPU, HD38x0 GPU

After a long wait AMD has finally unveiled their new Spider platform. For the first time since their merger with ATI they now can offer a complete package with a new chipset, a new CPU-family and new GPU’s. We were invited to the big launch-event in Warsaw, Poland, and have …

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A.C. Ryan AluBox eSATA

As more and more motherboards and computers come with a external eSATA connector it is becoming more interesting to get a external hard drive enclosure that supports this interface. The AluBox eSATA not only supports eSATA but also USB2.0, making it a good choice even if you have to move …

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Thermaltake SopranoFX

The case is indeed eye catchy. Piano black finish gives it great looks and brushed front aluminum doors fit in without any questions. Ten accessible drive bays is something not many enclosures possess. Additionally, power bay as well as accessory box can be placed into any of the bays making …

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PC Power & Cooling 750 Watt Quad Silencer Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling has once again updated their power supplies to bring you a true Crossfire HD 2900 or SLI 8800 Ultra capable power supply with the 750 Watt Quad Silencer. With a few surprises up its sleeve such as a massive single 60A 12V rail and the optional …

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HDR Photography: Friends Don’t Let Friends Make Boring Pictures

Explore the vibrant world of HDR/DRI photography with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Make your photos sing in Photoshop and keep friends guessing how you did it.

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Corsair Voyager GT

The Voyager GT’s mission; To boldly go where no drive has gone before. Under a tire, out the window and submersed in water. Let’s find out if this drive is as rugged as it is fast.

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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4

If you are planning to upgrade your system to the Core 2 Duo and wish to do some overclocking, then you are probably deciding bewteen into a motherboard based on either NVIDIA’s 680i or Intel’s P35 chipset. Both chipsets offers good mix of features and overclocking ability. We have previously …

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ASUS P5K3 Deluxe WIFI AP Edition

The ASUS P5K3 Deluxe is a high-end P35-based that not only comes with all sorts of fun features but also turns out to handle fast DDR3 memory well.

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage not only continues to offer tests that test the whole system, it also has been updated to test more varied situations than before. Whether you want to find out how well your system can handle high definition video or how fast it can catalogue your music collection, PCMark …

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GIGABYTE GA-G33M-S2H

Looking to build a HTPC? Maybe you just want a really energy efficient platform. Well, look no further than the G33m-S2H from GIGABYTE. With integrated HD-Audio and HD video outputs this is as efficient as they come.

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Arctic Cooling Accelero S1: Can you say quiet and cool?

Is your graphic card’s noise bothering you? If so, take a look at the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1. This product is a fan-less, noise-less graphic card cooler that is designed for mid-range graphic cards. Check out our review and see if this heat sink is able to offer you the …

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Antec Fusion Black 430

From cases to PSU’s if you want the quietest system this is the company for you. Looking at the Fusion Black 430 it’s easy to see why Antec has become so succesful.

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Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Headphones: Cheap Cans that Can

Are you looking to break the aural barrier of cheap headphones without breaking the bank? Sennheiser comes to your rescue with the HD-280 Pros: great sealed headphones for discerning listeners on a budget.

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ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Special Edition

ASUS is a company that never ceases to surprise me. It also is a company that is not afraid of taking chances and try new things. Today I am testing yet another high-end motherboard from ASUS with a twist: the ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Special Edition. As far as …

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ICY DOCK MB664US-1S: 3.5” Hard Drive eSATA External Storage

One limiation of external storage is its inability to offer the same transfer speed as internal storage. This all changed with the introduction of eSATA. The eSATA has been introduced for awhile now but it has not been widely adopte until now. Today, we will be looking at ICY DOCK …

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Corsair VX450w

From the company that brought you 2000MHz of DDR3 leetness comes a power supply with the same level of commitment to quality and performance. Introducing the VX450 by Corsair. High quality at a low price.

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Warhawk

Warhawk is a very good Battlefield clone that anyone who has a PS3 should consider getting. Great graphics and excellent audio is only let down by a bit limited content.

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World in Conflict – Performance

Recently the game World in Conflict was released and this is yet another RTS that offers excellent visuals with lots of effects that all work together to bring your computer to its knees. We decided that it would be fun to see how different components in your system are affecting …

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T.I.M. Shootout

Six enter the ring only one will leave. No holds barred thermal paste shootout, old school style. Let’s see if these so called contenders can beat the heat.

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