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Synology Diskstation DS212

Today we are looking at one of Synology’s newest NAS units: the DS212. With a host of possible usages this looks to be a great value and with a great visual appearance.

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Thermaltake Isurus Headset

Thermaltake Isurus is a great headset for those like to travel and are seeking a portable and compact headset. This headset is far more versatile than regular bulkier headsets and can be used for so much more than gaming.

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NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Case

NZXT has updated the Phantom to the Phantom 410, adding native USB 3.0 support, and more. Let’s take a look inside.

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NEXUS Prominent R Silent ATX Mid Tower

The NEXUS Prominent R is billed as a Premium Silent Case. Let’s find out if it meets these claims or not.

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MSI 990FXA-GD80

The MSI 990FXA-GD80 is MSI’s offering for the AMD 990FX lineup. See how well this beast performs under the new Bulldozer architecture.

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Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB

The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is supposed to be Kingston’s fastest flash drive to date. We’ll compare it with a USB 3.0 flash drive they released a few months ago to see if it’s true.

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ASUS 990FX Sabertooth

The ASUS 990FX Sabertooth is a good offering for the 990FX chipset, and would pair well with the recently released Bulldozer CPU’s. Keep reading to see how well it does in our benchmarks!

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Patriot Pyro SE SSD Review

Today we look at the new Patriot PYRO SE SSD, a SandForce powered SATA III SSD aimed at the top-end crowd, where speed is all that matters. Read on to see how it performs.

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Crucial RealSSD C400 256GB

Crucial’s latest m4 SSD is packed with the same controller as the first 6Gbps SSD. We put it against OCZ Vertex 3 (SandForce 2281) to see if it can the drive for you in this holiday.

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MSI X79A-GD65 8D Review

  MSI’s newest X79 offering attempts to take on the top dogs in the X79 family. See how well it does.

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G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit

Here is one of G.Skill’s newest offerings for the X79 chipset. Let’s see how this quad-channel monster performs.

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Gigabyte X79-UD7

Today we look at Gigabyte’s top LGA2011 offering: the X79-UD7. It looks to be a strong performer boasting 4 way SLI support, and a full spate of features. Read on to see how it performs.

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ASUS P9X79 Pro

  The ASUS P9X79 Pro is ASUS’ midrange board for the X79 platform. How well does it perform against its competition? Keep reading to find out!

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Zotac A75-ITX WiFi

If you plans to build an ITX system with latest AMD Llano processor, be sure to check out the Zotac A75-ITX Wifi board.

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Sapphire HD6870

The Sapphire 6870 is definitely a high quality card with some great performance for the price.

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SilenX EFX-12-12 120mm Fan

SilenX says their latest 120mm fan can produce good cooling with virtually no noise. We say they are going to have to prove it and head into the labs to find out if it can meet this claim.

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NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler

NZXT ‘s new Havik 140 looks like it could rival some of the best in the cooler market. Let’s see how it performs.

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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard

The Rampage IV Extreme has earned its place in our pantheon of products without equal, and we are proud to give it our recommendation.

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Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Gen 2 (ST750LX003)

The second generation Seagate Momentus XT marries a large amount of drive capacity with the lightning-fast performance of 8GB NAND flash. Keep reading to find out how it performs.

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Silicon Power Diamond D05 USB 3.0 External Drive

Need to carry your data with you on the go? If so, then check out the Silicon Power Diamond: a slim, portable USB 3.0 storage that brings you portability and performance.

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QNAP TS-219P II

The TS-219P II is the latest NAS from QNAP, featuring a speed bump in the processor and a bunch of new features. We took a closer look at its new features such as QMobile, MyCloudNAS, and tested the unit to see well it performs.

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CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 1000 SE

Not everyone needs the best components available, or wants to spend time building a gaming system. How do pre-built gaming systems compare with their custom built counterparts? We examine one today.

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Intel’s X79 Chipset, Core i7 3960X & DX79SI Motherboard

With the latest X79 chipset and Intel’s latest Core i7 3960X 6-Core Extreme processor running on the SandyBridge-E architecture, you’ll be zipping through processing times in no time!

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (ST3000DM001)

Seagate relaunched the world first high-density platter drive: the Barracuda XT. The new drive can fit a whopping 1TB per platter, but does the higher density really make a difference? Keep reading to find out.

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Cyberpower X6 9200 Gaming Notebook

  Today we look at the budget friendly Cyberpower gaming notebook. A feature rich offering at a lower mid level price range, check out how well this gaming notebook does.

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SilenX EFZ-92HA3 CPU Cooler

Can a small heatsink/fan give adequate cooling while reducing system noise? SilenX thinks so. We look at the SilenX EFZ-92HA3 to see if it can cool an overclocked system and stay quiet while doing so.

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Arctic E461-BM Earphone

Sporting a chrome looking in-ear bud, the Arctic E461-BM headphone comes with in-line control and has a response frequency of 17Hz to 26KHz. Is this shiny gadget worth your money? We take a look.

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A Complete SSD Upgrade Kit for MacBook Pro (Early 2011)

We’ll take a closer look at OWC’s Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB SSD, along with their Data Doubler Adapter and Value Line SuperSlim Optical Drive External Solution for Early 2011 Macbook Pro users.

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BitFenix Outlaw Mid-Tower Case

The BitFenix Outlaw, bending the rules to create a different take on the gaming case.

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition

The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth Edition mechanical keyboard fights against the Thermaltake Meka G1. Check out how it performs against it’s competition.

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Thermaltake Frio OCK

The Thermaltake Frio OCK might not be a quiet cooler at full fan speeds, but it is currently the most powerful air cooler available for the overclocking enthusiasts!

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Zotac Z68 ITX WiFi Supreme

Today we look at the Z68 version of Zotac’s ITX offerings. This one comes pre-loaded with a 1GB Nvidia GT430 onboard. Let’s see how it performs.

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G.Skill RipjawsX 8GB F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM Memory Kit

Today, we’re looking at the G.Skill Ripjaws X series memory, an Intel XMP compatible memory that runs at 2133MHz. Keep reading to find out how it performs!

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AMD FX-8150 CPU: Bulldozer

The long-awaited Bulldozer is finally here. How does it stack up against its biggest competitors? Does it live up to our expectations? Keep reading to find out!

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Rosewill Lightning 1300W Gaming Modular Power Supply

  Many users put their stock in well known PSU’s from brands like Thermaltake or CoolerMaster. Are these better than more obscure brands like Rosewill? Today we take a look at the Rosewill Lightning 1300W PSU to test this.

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Cubitek XL-Tank Full Tower Case

The Cubitek XL-Tank case supports motherboards up to the XL-ATX form factor, and yet retains a small footprint.

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Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 (PT-A8A75)

The Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 is packed with quite a few special features that make it stand out from the crowd. Keep reading to find out how well Sapphire’s new Llano board performs.

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HornetTek Defender

The Hornettek Defender is one of the newer models in their 2.5 SATA enclosure. This model new flair is the anti shock material. Can this enclosure withstand the punishment and keep the hard drive away from harm? Read on to find out.

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OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS (VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G)

The Vertex 3 MAX IOPS with 34nm NAND offers higher IOPS than the Vertex 3. We put the drive against the 25nm NAND Vertex 3 to see the performance difference between the two drives.

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Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full-Tower Case

The CM Storm Trooper might just be one of the most customizable and gamer friendly chassis of the year. Keep reading to find out what this case is packing!

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