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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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XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition

  In our review of the XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog XXX Edition we fully intend to either prove or dispel many of the myths that have been communicated concerning this graphics solution; “Graphics Myth Busters” if you will. We have also changed some of the products as well as ...

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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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Seagate 1TB Family of Drives … Part 2 – ES.2

  We plan to test the Barracuda 1TB ES.2 drive strictly in the 64-bit VISTA environment which is much akin to what it will face in real-world application. We have added additional tests to our regimen that are 64-bit specific that we feel will help give the potential consumer a ...

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Seagate 1TB Family of Drives … Part 1 – 7200.11

  Today it is our pleasure at Bjorn3D to continue our reviews of the Seagate storage review saga. Because we were fortunate enough to receive both the Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.11, aimed at the mainstream consumer market and the Seagate Barracuda 1TB ES.2, designed more for enterprise networking solutions; Scott ...

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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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Ultra X3 Modular PSU

Combining up to 85% efficiency, a 135mm fan, Flex-Force modular connections, and a great warranty, Ultra has given you more than enough reasons to put the X3 in your next rig.

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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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XFX 8800 GTS 320 MB: Another Fatal1ty

  Today at Bjorn3D we have the distinct pleasure of reviewing the third card to be included in XFX’s Fatal1ty Professional series, the GeForce™ 8800 GTS. After the success of its predecessors, this card has some big shoes to fill. XFX claims that this is the fastest 8800 GTS based ...

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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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Cooler Master Hyper 212 universal PC cooler

All in all, Cooler Master did a wonderful job providing a universal product for both AMD and Intel platforms. This cooler will fit into most recent sockets and will perform well above average retail solution. Although it has just been announced it will sell for roughly $45 green. In my ...

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Corsair DOMINATOR TWIN3X2048-1800C7 DDR3

We’ve taken Corsairs latest and greatst DDR3-kit and put it to the test to see what those 1800MHz actually can do to your system.

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Bioshock Gameplay Review (PC)

After surviving a plane crash in the middle of the Atlantic you find yourself in the underwater city of Rapture. After its utter fall from grace you quickly realize there is more to this city than meets the eye.

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VisionTek Radeon HD 2400 Pro

Not everyone needs a high performance graphic card. Sometimes a budget graphic card can serve the baic needs and maybe even more provided that you don’t use the card for any gaming purpose. Join us as we take a look at VisionTek’s HD 2400 Pro, the budget card from ATI ...

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Jetway 966PDAG

Motherboards does not have to be expensive. The Jetway 966PDAG is a very competent budget motherboard for Intel CPU’s that has no problems keeping up with more expensive competitors.

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Thermaltake SwingRS 100

The Thermaltake SwingRS 100 is a very good looking case. With a Piano Mirror coating finnish in the front and a large case window it definitely is not a case that you would like to hide away. But is the beauty just skin-deep or do the case also have some ...

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In the Zone … Tagan ITZ 1300 Watt Power Supply

  Today, we at Bjorn3D are going to be reviewing one of the latest solutions reputed to satisfy the needs of these power hungry systems; the Tagan TG1300-U33 ITZ 1300 Watt power supply. Our pre-review enthusiasm for this product went through the roof when we learned that the engineers at ...

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Corsair Flash Padlock USB Drive

The Corsair Flash Padlock is the latest entry into the world of secured flash drive. This is an hardware based security unlike many others which are software based. Check out our review and see our takes on this product as we put it through the test.

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Revoltec Rhodium Tower

The Revoltec Rhodium is a case that Revoltec hopes will grab the attention of gamers and regular users alike. With a sober look and lots of space there is much to like about it.

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PowerColor HD 2600 XT

The only thing that stops me from saying ‘forget about that card and grab an X1950 PRO / 7900 GT instead’ is HD video playback. These mid-range / entry-level cards use almost no power yet they come with dual-link, HDMI with audio and UVD support. Think about that when building ...

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Dragon Naturally Speaking

  We spent several hours a day for about a week with Dragon Naturally Speaking and found the longer that we used the product the more accurate it became. Nuance makes claims of 99% accuracy and we do not see that figure being outside of the realm of possibility, especially ...

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Thermaltake Tai-Chi M+

Does your laptop’s bottom gets hot and burn your leg? If so, you definitely need to check out the Thermaltake Tai-Chi M+. Check out our review and see if this laptop stand can help you to prevent your legs from burning laptop.

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Tagan A+ CS-A380

Although a young company, Tagan is determined to make world class products. Does the CS-A380 continue the tradition of the Black Pearl? Read on to find out.

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