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Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum

The Palit GTS 450 is one of the fastest factory overclocked GTS 450’s available, with great performance and an excellent noise level that is sure to please HTPC users.

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Asus GTX-460 TOP

A great card that performs well in comparison to those in its category. Its performance is not sacrificed by appearance but it isn’t lackluster either. Overall a great card that would be great for gamers on a budget.

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Gigabyte GTX 470 Super Overclock

When a factory clocked video card doesn’t supply enough gaming power, but you don’t want to shell out a bunch more cash for the step up an overclocked card can be a good middle ground. Today we have Gigabytes overclocked version of the GTX 470.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T

AMD fills the gap of their six-core Phenom processor with the release of the X6 1075T at $245. A relatively cheap six-core processor that offers consumers who need the processing bandwidth and multi-tasking capability. Let’s find out how it stands against other processors.

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AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition

Clocked at 3.5GHz and coming equipped with 6MB of L3 Cache, the 970 BE has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking goodness.

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Arctic Accelero Xtreme 5970

  The Arctic Accelero Xtreme 5970 is a great option for users whose cards are running to hot, but do not wish to hassle with liquid cooling systems.

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GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Rev 2.0

Looking for an enthusiast gaming and overclocking board? Look no further than the GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard. With latest technologies including SATA 3 and USB 3.0, and high quality components, it is definitely one of the top motherboards on the market.

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IDF 2010: Sandy Bridge Revealed

  This summer, at IDF 2010, Intel revealed the newest processor microarchitecture: Sandy Bridge. We take a look at this brand new technology, expected to be released in 2011.

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Mafia II

  The sequel to the successful third person action game game Mafia is finally here. The game starts you off with a massive 10 square miles available for you to explore, and different ways of completing your mission.

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Rosewill RK-V1TP Multimedia Keyboard and Touchpad Combo

Rosewill RK-V1TP is a slim keyboard with multi-finger trackpad designing for HTPC and multimedia center. It features wireless connection and 10 special multi-media buttons for Windows Vista Media Center.

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Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB Video Cards in SLI

The Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB video cards might just be the best bang for the buck video cards on the market. With two factory overclocked Palit GTX 460s you can enjoy games with pure smoothness, as well as experience smooth 3D performance.

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ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

If current 890 chipset motherboards don’t fit your budget or build, the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 may be just what the doctor ordered.

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MSI X58A-GD65

MSI has finally introduced an affordable motherboard the supports both USB 3; as well as, SATA3. For the ever popular X58 chipset based motherboards.

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XFX HD5970 Black Edition – The world’s fastest video card?

The XFX HD5970 Black Edition is one of the fastest video cards money can buy. We got to test one, and we’re showing you the results.

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Ineo I-NA309D Pro Dual-Bay RAID Enclosure

The Ineo I-NA309D Pro Dual-Bay USB 3.0 Hard Drive RAID Enclosure not only provides the user with single non-RAID drive support, but also for RAID 0/1 configuration. If you are looking for a fast yet massive storage unit, the Ineo I-NA309D Pro is an enclosure to consider.

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to the enormously successful StarCraft from Blizzard Entertainment. Does Blizzard still know how to make an RTS game, or has World of Warcraft driven them from their roots?

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Gigabyte H55M-USB3

Gigabyte H55M-USB3 is a nice M-ATX board that features USB 3.0 and RAID functionality all for $100. For the socket 1156 processor, this could be one of the best buy for its feature and performance.

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Cooler Master HAF X

Impressive Cooling, feature rich and a solid construction. The HAF X is up to the challange of today’s motherboards and multi-video card users. Bravo!

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QNAP TS-259 Pro

The QNAP TS-259 Pro is one of the best NAS we have tested, due to its use of the Intel Atom processor. The low power consumption, great features, and excellent performance make this one of the best 2-bay NAS units on the market.

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Sparkle Gold Class 1000 Watt PSU

We examine one of the few Gold rated power supplies on the market today: the Sparkle Gold Class 1000 Watt PSU.

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Lian Li PC-Q06 Testbench

Lian Li PC-Q06 is probably one of the best looking test bench that I have seen. Its small footprint takes very minimal space but can it compete against the large test bench? Let’s find it out.

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Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB Kit 1600MHz (KHX1600C9D3B1K2)

Known for their HyperX line of memory, Kingston is no stranger to high performance. We review Kingston’s HyperX Blu kit, affordable memory that maintains the performance heritage.

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GIGABYTE GO OC 2010 – North America – L.A.

The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship is the largest overclocking event this summer. Bjorn3D was there to catch the action live, and now we’re bringing the action to you.

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Patriot Viper II Sector 5 2400MHz 4GB Kit (PVV34G2400C9K)

Sporting 2400MHz and 9-11-9-27 timings, Patriot’s Viper II Sector 5 2400MHz DDR3 kit might just be the memory to fulfill your overclocking desires. We review one of Patriot’s fastest kits to see if it lives up to its potential.

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Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H, AMD X3 445 CPU

Today we are going to look at one of AMD’s newest CPU the X3 445. Then we are going to pair this little CPU up on one of Gigabyte’s micro ATX motherboard the 890GMA-UD2H.

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Razer Imperator & Razer Vespula

A new mouse from razor sporting a 5600dpi laser, adjustable side buttons, and buttons for changing the dpi on the fly.

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Gigabyte GTX-460 768 MB (GV-N460DS-768I-B)

Gigabyte sent us a GTX-460 768 MB core 104 GPU to take a look at, if you think 8800GT Fermi you’d be in the right ballpark. These GPU’s OC like demons.

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Eagle Tech ET-AR508LR-BK Stereo Speaker

  The ET-AR506-BK is a stereo speaker aimed at HTC user with its large sub and two satellite speaker. Is this unit worth your money? Let’s find it out.

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MSI GTX-465 Twin Frozr II

A great card from MSI with impressive aftermarket cooling allowing it to overclock extremely well.

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PC Power & Cooling 950 Mk II Power Supply

Just how important is the PSU to our computers really is? Lets step inside and found out.

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GPU Air Cooler Royale

Bjorn3D.com going to be looking at two aftermarket GPU coolers, and compare them up against the Sapphire 5870 Vapor X cooler. The results will surprise you.

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Hauppauge HD-PVR

Hauppauge has come up with a HD recorder that record from a lot of different sources. Lets check out this little device.

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Gigabyte GTX 465 1GB (GV-N465UD-1GI)

Using two 80mm fans and a four heatpipe design, this GTX 465 has the ingredients to make it one of the best GTX 465’s available. We review Gigabyte’s GTX 465 to see if it all makes sense.

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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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