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GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH

    GIGABYTE was not long behind the release of Intel’s Thunderbolt, and quickly instituted the new technology on desktop boards. One of their first entries in the Z77 line with included Thunderbolt is the Z77X-UP5 TH. So far, it looks like a great product with dual-Thunderbolt, allowing for up ...

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Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Mouse and Mouse Pad

Gigabyte’s Aivia Krypton line includes a gaming mouse and a mouse pad. The Aivia Krypton is one of the few gaming mice designed to support both left and right hand. In addition, the mouse features tons of customization such as Macro, button assignment, weight distribution, and even the feet. We ...

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Mushkin Catalyst Cache 50GB SSD

By now we’re all familiar with the principle of caching SSD’s: an SSD coupled to a hard drive, yielding the speed of the SSD and the capacity of the hard drive. Today, however, we’re seeing a cache SSD from a smaller player in the SSD scene: Mushkin. Let’s take a ...

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Edimax N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender – EW-7438RPN

The Edimax N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender helps you boost your wireless signal in your home to additional rooms that might have bad signal reception. Is a very easy to set up and once it is done, you’re ready to go.

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Arctic MC101: A Trinity Powered HTPC

  Arctic’s latest home entertainment system user an AMD A10-4600M APU, bringing a powerful combination of CPU and GPU in a tiny little box. Packed with WiFi, TV Tuner, 8GB RAM, and 1TB of storage, the MC101 brings us plenty of power for our media needs and is also able ...

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP Edition

  ZOTAC always has a unique way of approaching the market, whether it be via unique color profiles or just the simply outlandish cooler designs on the AMP series of cards. Today we take a look at their newly released GTX 660 Ti offering from the AMP Edition lineup and ...

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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP Edition

    ASUS has been on a consistent roll recently with every Nvidia 6 series release and it is continuing with the 660 Ti as they drop in again and dressed to impress in full DirectCU II garb and bearing the TOP Edition muscle. Does it have what it needs ...

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MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition

MSI pushes ahead with its newest addition built upon the recently released 660 Ti chipset and its Twin Frozr IV cooler design to make one awesome card that could possibly top them all. Let’s take a look and see if it has what it takes.

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce OC

GIGABYTE has made a name for themselves with very overclockable motherboards and their extremely highly clockable “Super overclock” graphics card offerings. Coming from this same brand, we have their overclock offering for the GTX 660 Ti.

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ZOTAC GT 640 Zone Edition

  ZOTAC has made a name for themselves in the SFF community with many of the Zbox systems and SFF boards. ZOTAC also makes GeForce graphics cards which are quite well featured and targeted at specific user demographics. Today we have the Zone Edition which is designed for the HTPC ...

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ASUS P8Z77 WS

  ASUS has hit the Z77 playing field with amazing force and their P8Z77 WS looks to be an utterly amazing and very capable offering.  4 Way SLI server grade stability and features add up to one hell of an amazing looking board on paper. Can it perform as well ...

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MSI R7870 HAWK Edition

  MSI always has made products built around stability and performance. The card we’re looking at today is no different, offering Military Class components and special designs tailored to those who love a good performing card with headroom to push it when needed.

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ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP

    ASUS continues its premier GPU offerings of the Nvidia lineup with the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP edition.  This is no joke as we just finished testing the 680 version of this card and the performance was downright exceptional.  The 670 is the 680’s not-so-little brother so ...

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Gigabyte Aivia Xenon

Bringing the functionality of a touchpad to the traditional mouse, the GIGABYTE Aivia Xenon is one of the more unique mouse we have seen lately. With PC moving toward more touch based interface, would this dual mode mouse be the tool that you need for the upcoming Windows 8? Let’s ...

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G.SKILL TridentX 2400 MHz F3-2400C10D-8GTX

Today we take a look at an 8GB high performance memory offering from G.SKILL. These modules are designed with a super fast speed of 2400MHz in dual channel mode with the new extreme hybrid heatspreader design.  These are G.SKILL’s newest line of extreme performance memory, dressed to impress. We can ...

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Kingston Wi-Drive 64GB

Earlier this year, we released a review of the Kingston Wi-Drive. Since then, Kingston has made a few changes to the Wi-Drive, including adding support for a wireless browser, and even greater capability. Check out exactly how well the new Wi-Drive performs!

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ROCCAT Isku Gaming Keyboard

   The ROCCAT Isku combines flash with features. It’s got a nice color scheme and the product’s description claims it is “the world’s smartest gaming engineering”, but will the actual product deliver? For a keyboard, it comes at a rather steep price: the lowest we’ve seen is around $100 online, ...

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ASUS GTX680 Direct CU II TOP

ASUS has been one of Nvidia’s premier partners for a while, and for good reason. ASUS always has a special way of supercharging its GPU offerings and what we have here today is no different. The GTX680 DirectCU II will plant you in your seat as it jumps out of ...

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PNY GeForce GTX 670

The NVIDIA GTX 670 is one of our favorite cards at the $400 price range due to its performance, low power consumption, and relatively quiet operational noise.  The PNY GTX  670 again follows the company’s tradition of using the reference design from NVIDIA, but what sets the PNY GTX 670 ...

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Biostar TPower TZ77XE4

Biostar has recently been pushing its way into the enthusiasts offerings, and with the new TPower TZ77XE4, they have introduced a board designed for overclocking. Knowing the TPower line’s capabilities and excellent value we should be in for one hell of a show.

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GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 Motherboard

GIGABYTE now has a second entry into the G1.Killer series for the Z77 lineup. Needless to say, when we look at a gaming board, we expect the appearance to scare the competition away, and the power to back it up. Does the G1.Sniper 3 deliver? Let’s take a look.

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OCZ Vertex 4 256GB (VTX4-25SAT3-256G)

OCZ ditched the SandForce controller in their Vertex 4, instead opting for their own Indilinx Everest 2 controller. How does the new controller perform compared to others? Can it carry the Vertex brand to the next level? 

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BitFenix Shinobi XL Window Full-Tower Case

Earlier this year, BitFenix introduced the Shinobi XL case. A full-tower version of last year’s Shinobi case, the Shinobi XL has a number of features making it a great choice for a gaming system. The most important feature we found was the ability of this case to fit a stunning ...

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ASUS P8Z77-V Premium

    ASUS has pushed many new models onto the playing field with Z77, and with the P8Z77-V Premium, we now see the first solution Intel-certified for Thunderbolt, along with many other technical and feature advances that push ASUS even further in the forefront for the Z77 offerings.

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CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE Review

The CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000 SE is a very fairly priced and professionally built gaming desktop PC. It offers the latest technologies, including the latest microprocessor from Intel—the Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz overclocked at 4.5 GHz—along with AMD’s Radeon HD 7850 Graphics card. With the combination of the latest ...

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

The iPad has come a long way since it was introduced a few years ago. While most people probably still use it primarily for gaming and entertainment there is no question that it also slowly is starting to be used for more professional uses, many of which really benefit from ...

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Thecus N4800

Thecus’s latest 4-bay NAS, the N4800, is designed for small and medium size businesses (SMB) or home users who need a powerful data file server to centralize all of their digital content. The successor to the Thecus N4200, the new unit has much beefier specs, using Intel Cedar Trail Atom D2700 ...

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Noctua NH-I12 CPU Cooler

Noctua is no stranger at designing high quality coolers, as the company has been in the cooler business since 2005. Their latest model, NH-L12, is a versatile low profile quiet cooler that is designed for small form factor PCs. It is perfect for those who wish to build a smaller ...

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SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 7770 GHz EDITION OC Video Card

The SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 7770 GHz Edition OC Video Card is SAPPHIRES latest offering in the AMD Radeon HD 7770 line-up of graphics cards. The Vaper-X HD 7770 GHz Edition OC uses a vapor design air cooler with two fans to provide a quiet and cool gaming environment over the ...

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Complete AMD 2012 APU Line Up

Mobile Trinity kicks off 2012 for AMD by incorporating the Piledriver CPU core (an enhanced version of the Bulldozer) and the updated GPU core based on the VLIW4 design derived from AMD’s Northern Island discreet GPU from the HD 6970. With the mobile APU out of the way, AMD also launched the ...

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XFX Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition Video Card

The XFX Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition is a solid mainstream video card for average gamers running smaller resolution monitors. If you are on a small budget and need a video card to get you by which also has great cooling and overclocking potential, look no further than the XFX Radeon ...

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AMD E-Series APU “Brazos 2.0″

A glance over AMD’s plan shows that 2012 will see a greater push for APUs. From high performance systems all the way down to everyday performance and productivity systems, AMD has APUs designed to meet users’ computing needs. After introducing the second generation mobile A-Series APU (codenamed Trinity) in May, AMD ...

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Genius DX-ECO Mouse

Have you ever considered the environmental waste from all of the disposable batteries you throw away from your wireless mouse? The DX-ECO from Genius has an ingenious solution to this problem. The DX-ECO uses capacitors as opposed to conventional batteries to store a charge. This makes the mouse extremely light ...

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Thecus® Leading Trends at Computex 2012

Thecus is showing off their latest products at Computex 2012 that includes the TopTower Series, Microsoft Windows Storage Servers W Series, V Sereis, Vision Series, and NVR Visoguard. The company will also shows the ThecusOS 5.0 that brings system monitoring with live feedback on error, maintenance issue and activity. The ...

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ASUS Maximus V Gene

ASUS jumped into the Z77 chipset head first with many models and of course a ROG offering in the Maximus V Gene. Let’s see if small size can still deliver big performance and features.

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SilverStone FP58

Join us as we examine the SilverStone FP58, a 5.25 inch bay adaptor for mounting a slot loading slim optical drive, and up to 4 2.5 inch drives.

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Cubitek Mini-ICE CB-ICI-B104

 Designed with two pieces of aluminum for a sleek look, the Cubitek Mini ICE is a case for mini ITX boards. Unlike other mini ITX cases, it is aimed for gamers and enthusiasts who plan to watercool and use high-end GPUs.

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CoolerMaster TPC 812 CPU cooler

The CoolerMaster TPC 812 CPU cooler has what they call a Vertical Vapor Chamber. Will this new tech keep overclocked CPU's cooler? Let's find out.

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AMD presents 2012 A-Series APU (Trinity)

AMD today unveiled the next generation APUs for notebooks: Trinity. With more performance, Eyefinity-support and more improvements it looks like the perfect companion for those new Ultrathin laptops.

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Cooler Master Quick Fire Pro Mechanical Keyboard

The CM Storm Quick Fire Pro enters the highly saturated mechanical gaming keyboard market. How does it stack up to it's competitors?

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