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StarCraft II: Benchmarking Preview

The benchmarking of one of this years most anticipated games has finally come! We will be using two card, one from NVIDIA, and the other from ATI. Check out the article to see how each of them perform in StarCraft II.

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Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4UT-B Hardware RAID enclosure

The Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4UT-B is a Hardware RAID enclosure that supports eSATA 6 GB/s and even comes with a separate eSATA 6 GB/s host adapter card. We’ve tested the enclosure with various RAID-settings to see if the extra bandwidth is really needed or just a gimmick.

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Seventeam Z-Force 700w

  When you go out looking for a PSU you should always start with a brand you trust. Today we have one of the best in the business, Seventeam. Brands such as Cooler Master and Silverstone trust Seventeam to make their own branded PSU’s, so they can easily be considered ...

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ThermalTake Tough Power 775 Watt PSU

Throughout my years of building computers, I came to the realization that not everyone has a high end computer. Let’s see how Thermaltake Toughpower 775 Watt PSU handles a moderately sized computer.

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Nvidia GTX-460(s) 768MB & 1GB

Nvidia fielded two variants of the GTX-460, the 768MB model and the 1GB model, both have 336 shaders but there are subtle differences in the architecture.

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Asus P6X58D-E

Asus has improved upon an already proven motherboard by offering RAID on the SATA 3 controller which the original motherboard lacked. Say hello to the P6X58D-E.

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Prolimatech Armageddon

Prlimatech Has proven they can make a great CPU cooler perform even better by changing the design of the heatpipes.

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Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7

Gigabyte has comeup with the Ultimate gaming motherboard. Lets step inside and see why.

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Asus ENGTX465 (GTX-465) Voltage Tweak Edition

The Asus ENGTX-465 Voltage Tweak priced at $280 (USD) offers a less expensive path to the GF100 core but at 352 Stream processors is the $70 Dollar savings really worth it?

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HIS Rechargeable Solar LED Flashlight

No serious computer nerd should be without a wide range of tools. We need our screwdrivers, our box with tons of different screws and of course a flashlight that allows us to see into the most hidden crevices in our computer. HIS is usually a company known for their AMD-based ...

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MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard

The 890FXA-GD70 is MSI’s latest AMD enthusiast offering. Sporting many overclocking and unlocking features, we dig into the 890FXA-GD70 to see if it brings high level performance.

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Gigabyte HD 5770 Super Overclock (GV-R577SO-1GD)

Gigabyte HD 5770 Super Overclock features a large heatsink over the GPU to keep the card running cool while it is factory overclocked to 900 MHz (vs 850 MHz). While $179 price tag is a bit higher than other HD 5770, it may worth your consideration when shopping for a ...

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Kingston Meeting & Factory Tour

While there were quite a few Kingston products announced during Computex, we were lucky enough to attend a meeting with David Sun, co-founder of Kingston, as well as take a tour and show you how all of our every day used memory modules are made at the Kingston Hsinchu Factory.

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XFX HD5870 2 GB Eyefinity6 with 6 monitors – the ultimate gaming experience?

What do you get if you take a XFX HD5870 2 GB Eyefinity6 card and hook it up to six(!) Dell monitors? A kickass gaming experience that will be hard to beat.

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470GTX Video Card Water Block Mayhem

Since we all know the 470GTX runs hot, lets see how things cool down once we throw on some water blocks.

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Asus ENGT240

  When you want a gaming card, but don’t have a lot in the budget, or a lack of power then your options are limited. The GT240 really fits this spot, but Asus has decided to improve on its design by including GDDR5. This significantly increases the cards bandwidth, making ...

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Sparkle GTS250

If your on a budget and are looking for a great card then you have come to the right place. Sparkle has packaged together a GPU that will fit anyones budget while still packing a punch.

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Zalman Booth @ Computex 2010

Zalman had some impressive new products to show off at Computex 2010 this year, including their new 3D Monitor, Laptop Cooler with external HDD enclosure, their new VGA cooler for ATI and nVidia based cards and a low-profile CPU cooler for HTPC systems.

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GTX-480 Thermal Study

A lot of controversy over the thermal envelope of the GTX-480 spurred us into action. Check out what Fermi thermals looks like after extensive gaming and benching.

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5550 Ultimate

The Sapphire HD 5550 Ultimate may just be the best HTPC cards available with a massive heatpipe that keeps the card cool at absolute silence. The included DVI, D-sub, and HDMI will come in handy when hook it to your HDTV.

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Razer DeathAdder Left Handed Mouse

Getting tired Of not finding a true left handed Mouse for you left handed users? Then you shall wait no longer.

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Kingston HyperX 1600/1866 1.25/1.35v DDR3

  If you are looking for the absolute lowest power consumption computer then you may want to take a second look at this RAM. Running at a mere 1.25 volts at 1600 MHz, this is the absolute lowest voltage DDR3 available today.

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NZXT Avatar

Sporting 7 customizable buttons, on the fly adjustable DPI, and a slim sleek design, we review NZXT’s first gaming mouse, the Avatar.

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Computex 2010 Booth Babes

Every year we have them, and we love them. This year, Bjorn3D was able to bring you some of the booth babes from Computex 2010.

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Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz 7-8-7-20 Memory

Corsair one of the worlds renown memory manufacturers has improved their 1600MHz Dominator series memory, with tighter timings than previous kits this kit should be killer.

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Bjorn3D @ Computex 2010 – Gigabyte Press Conference

During Computex 2010, we were able to talk and learn some new information from Gigabyte. Later followed the new product lunch of the X58A-UD9 and Gigabyte Technology’s Seminar. Video coverage available on 2nd Page.

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Enermax Pro87+ 600W

The Enermax Pro87+ 600W is one of few 600W power supplies that are 80+ certified at the Gold level. We have put together a high-end system and tested the Pro87+ to see if it has more going for it than just a certification.

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Seagate Constellation (2TB x 3 Drives) & LSI 3Ware SAS 9750-4i 6Gb/s RAID Card

The Seagate Constellation 2TB drive combined with the LSI 3Ware SAS 9750-4i 6Gb/s RAID Card is a powerful combination of state of the art Raid controller and high end Sas Drives.

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Bjorn3D @ Computex 2010: Kingston Announces USB 3.0 HyperX SSD and 64GB SDXC Memory Card

Kingston just announced their plans for their new USB 3.0 HyperX SSD and the long waiting 64GB SDXC memory cards. These products will have blazing speeds delivered straight through the USB 3.0 and SDXC interface.

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ASUS O-Play Air Media Player

The ASUS HDP-R3 O-Play media player, is a perfect solution for anyone needing a small compact HTPC unit.

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CoolIT ECO A.L.C.

  When you don’t feel like going with a full blown liquid system, but want something a little better than air cooling your options are limited. Today we have the ECO A.L.C. which hopes to be one of the best built in liquid system for an affordable place.

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AMD Athlon II X4 640

Here at Bjorn3D we were lucky enough to score AMD’s new top of the line Athlon II processor, the 3.0Ghz Athlon II X4 640. Let’s see what kind of numbers the X4 640 can crank out.

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NZXT Premium Extension Cables

Achieving the ‘Million Dollar PC’ look with your build might have just gotten easier. We review NZXT’s sleeved premium cables to see if they provide that ‘Million Dollar PC’ look.

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Bjorn3D @ Computex 2010: Gigabyte Showcases the X58A-UD9 with Unlocked Intel CPUs

Gigabyte is showing off their latest motherboards at Computex 2010 with unlocked Intel Core i7 CPUs.

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Asus Matrix 5870 Platinum (MATRIX 5870 P/2DIS/2GD5)

Asus HD 5870 Matrix Platinum comes at 900MHz overclocking of the GPU core, 2GB GDDR5 memory and plenty of features that hardcore overclockers are looking for in a video card. Does the 2GB memory matters or the GPU speed matters, let’s find out.

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OCZ Vertex 2 100GB SSD

The OCZ Vertex 2 uses the new SandForce SF-1200 controller and proprietary OCZ firmware. That firmware allows for up to 50K IOPS making it the fastest MLC SSD we’ve tested.

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Eagle Tech Arion ET-AR506-BK

Eagle Tech Arion ET-AR506-BK has an elegant looks and good specification for a stereo speaker. But how well does it sound in the real-world testing? Let’s find out.

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Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Platter/SSD

The Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid platter/SSD is a drive design we’ve been waiting on for years. The blending of SSD speed with cost effective platter storage.

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Asus EAH5870 (Asus 5870v2) Voltage Tweak

Asus has once again amazed us by bringing the EAH5870 (5870v2) Voltage Tweak to market. Clocked to stock 850/1250 the Voltage Tweak it offers should make it a top overclocker.

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Rosewill USB 3.0 Add-on Card and External Enclosure

USB 3.0 has theoretical 10x of the speed offered by USB 2.0. We put the speed to the test and was pleased and also surprised by what we find.

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