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Noctua NH-C12P

Noctua has never failed to impress us with their coolers. Their latest 120mm NH-C12P has a radical design where the cooling fins are extended all the way to the base of the heatsink. Can this new design offer any additional cooling? How well does it performs against other big players …

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Mushkin Ascent DDR3-2000

Mushkin is back with its fastest set of RAM ever. The Ascent DDR3-2000 with its newly designed heat sink and its enhanced vapor chamber interface is like no other kit Mushkin has ever offered. Let’s see if this RAM can live up to the hype!

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XFX GTX 280: A Preview of What’s to Come

  Bjorn3D will kick off our on-going coverage of this gala event with a detailed preview of the flagship of the line, the GeForce GTX 280 provided to us by XFX. For clarity’s sake notice we said “on-going” and “preview”. As with the debut of any new generation of graphical …

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Thermaltake Armor+ MX And Prowater 850i

The Thermaltake Armor+ MX case and Prowater 850i Water Cooling kit it up for review today on Bjorn3D. Join is in an in depth review of the Chassis and Water cooling Kit.

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ATEN CS1782 USB 2.0 DVI KVM Switch

  One look at the specs and features and I felt as though my prayers just might have been answered. Having written computer products reviews for a number of years I knew better than proclaim the product a winner without first taking a long test drive. Today it is my …

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QNAP TS-409 Pro “TurboNAS”

The QNAP TS-409 Pro “TurboNAS” is a mouthful of a name, but with good reason. Jam packed with both the features to appease home users and business users alike this NAS is made to please. With a low price for its enterprise-grade feature set, should this NAS be on your …

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Tagan Icy Box IB-NAS4220-B

Are you running out of space to store your music, videos, and photographs on your PC? Do you have a home network and interest in serving up media to all of your computers? Would you like to share a printer over your network – without the requirement of having any …

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XFX 790i Ultra

As the battle for the top chipset rages on, XFX throws fuel to the fire with its offering of the NVIDIA 790i Ultra. With native PCIe 2.0, eSATA and support for Tri-SLI, can this board earn top spot on your must have list? Read on to find out.

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Mushkin 4GB Ascent DDR2 Memory Kit

Recently we were contacted by Mushkin, who informed us about a new series memory products that was in the offing. This series of products called the Ascent, would be offered both in DDR2 and DDR3, have both 2 and 4GB kits, and offer varying increases in performance over their previous …

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Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800

Hauppauge is one of the leaders in the TV tuner market. Their latest HDTV tuner, the WinTV HVR-1800, is a PCIe tuner that supports both digital and analog signals. In addition, it comes with a remote that works with Windows Media Center and IR Blasts. Join us, as we put …

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ASUS HD EAH3870

The ASUS ATI Radeon EAH3870 is up for review at Bjorn3D today. We are going to find out if it is more beneficial to own an ASUS EAH3870 or a Leadtek Winfast PX9600GT card.

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ASUS PQ5 Deluxe P45 Eaglelake Motherboard

The P5Q Deluxe is one of ASUS’s top of the line P45 based boards and like the majority of these boards being released utilizes DDR2 in lieu of the newer DDR3. We can only surmise this is help spare the consumer the substantial cost of the newer memory while still …

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ASUS 3870X2

Today we look at what happens when you take a top-tier manufacturer and a complex video card and throw out all the rules. ASUS bring a unique approach to the table as they attempt to turn the 3870X2 into more then just your typical dual GPU card.

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In Search for the Next Best Online FPS!

PC gamers unite, as it is time to find out which of the newer FPS games is what you might be looking for. We have narrowed it down to three of the most popular out there and the winner is…

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Sparkle 9800GTX

Despite its name the GeForce 9800GTX is mostly a higher clocked GeForce 8800GTS 512 MB. That does not matter though as well know how good that GPU was/is. We have tested the Sparkle 9800GTX to see if it can match the quality of the Sparkle 8800GTS 512 MB.

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CoolIt Dual Drive Bay VGA Cooler NV Reference Series

CoolIt Systems’ Dual Drive Bay VGA Cooler NV Reference Series is designed with ease of installation and maintenance free operation in mind.

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NZXT Tempest

Established in 2004, NZXT is a relative newcomer in the field of computer components. Primarily known for cases and power supplies, they focus on the development of quality, high performance products targeted at the PC gamer and enthusiast market. NZXT’s latest offering in their crafted series of cases is the …

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Super Talent Pico: World Smallest Flash Drive

Today, we will be looking at the world smallest flash drive, the Pico, courtesy of Super Talent. Can this tiny flash drive deliver the performance as it can with its portability? Join us as we put it through our test and see for yourself.

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GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6

GIGABYTE is back their flagship motherboard, the X48T-DQ6. Armed with Intel’s newest chipset and support for DDR3 this board has a lot going for it. Toss in some green action with the Dynamic Energy Saver and you may just be able to have your cake and eat it too.

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Wolfking Warrior XXtreme

Our mission is to find a keyboard that not only looks like it belongs with the rest of our pimped out gaming system but has the performance to match. Today’s target is the Wolfking Warrior XXtreme gaming keyboard.

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Foxconn 9800GTX Extreme OC

The reference 9800 GTX may not perform as well as some of the older 8800 GTS cards, but can the overclocked version offer some good results? This is what we will find out as we we put the Foxconn 9800 GTX Extreme OC to the test. Let’s find out can …

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Honeywell Arius 2216 LCD

Industry heavy-hitters Soyo and Honeywell have collaborated on a new line of LCD monitors dubbed the Arius. This 22″ model features tight specs; a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, microphone, and speakers; and vertical capability in an aggressive attempt to compete with major manufacturers of the latest and greatest displays.

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Sparkle 8800GTS 512 MB

With the new GeForce9-cards being released it is easy to think that the GeForce 8800GTS 512 MB is yesterdays news. Nothing could be further from the thruth. The Sparkle 8800GTS 512 MB uses the same excellent G92 GPU as the 9800GTX and turns out to be a great performer.

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3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is the latest version of the popular benchmark from Futuremark. With a Windows Vista requierment as well as several brand news tests it has all the chance to become as popular as its predecessors.

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CoolIT Freezone Elite

CoolIT Systems is back with their ESA certified Freezone Elite. Is water chilled cooling the way to go? Can the Freezone Elite justify its lofty price tag? There is only one way to find out.

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OCZ DDR3-1600 Platinum vs. Patriot DDR3-1866 Viper

  Both of these products were used in our recent review of the ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard. We saw some rather interesting phenomena with both of these memory kits in that review so we have decided to review both of these kits comparatively in much more detail using the same …

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AMD Phenom X3 8750: Entering the Triple-Core Era

Thinking that having more cores would better? That is exactly what AMD is thinking. Today, AMD is once again being the first one on the market releasing the triple-core processor with their Phenom X3 8750. Does this processor can deliver a better performance than the dual-core processors, how does it …

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Dark Sector

I am back and this time we take a plunge into the blood bath that is Dark Sector recently released for the Xbox 360 and PS3. A third person shooter with a dark and eerie twist Dark Sector has the potential supply hours of on the edge of your seat …

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Gigabyte EP35-DS4: DES in Action

Gigabyte has jumped headfirst into the market with their Dynamic Energy Saver technology. Does power savings come at a performance cost? Is it just marketing spin? We will run DES set to the most aggressive power saving setting during all of our tests while using the worst case processor, a …

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ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFI [email protected]

  Today we at Bjorn3D plan to help you procrastinators out there by providing some useful facts that will help with your decision making dilemma. We will be reviewing the ASUS’s top of the line X48 based P5E3 Premium WIFI-AP @n motherboard. We plan to take this review to a …

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Antec Mini P180

The Mini P180 is the latest in Antec’s “Performance One” line of enclosures and is designed for gamers on the go. Does this advanced super mid tower have what it takes to compete or does it come up short? Read on to find out.

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HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo

The HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo comes with the excellent IceQ 3 cooler as well as a factory overclock. But how does it fair against the compeititon from NVIDIA? We have not only tested that but also thoroughly tested CrossfireX to see if AMD finally has Crossfire-support that works, …

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XFX 9600GT XXX SLI

They say big presents come in little packages. Well when it comes to the 9600GT XXX from XFX they couldn’t be more right. With a slim single slot design and a very attractive bundle there is plenty to love about this card. But how does it perform? Read on to …

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

In order to keep your freshly overclocked CPU cool under its new settings, looking into aftermarket coolers should be your next step.

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OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4GB Edition

Unless you absolutely need to have the fastest system and have a lot of money to spend, it would be wiser to stay with DDR2 system until the price has dropped. Vista system consumes quite a lot of memory so having 4GB of DDR2 would be a better choice than …

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Honeywell 80 GB SecuraDrive Portable Drive

  When we at Bjorn3D are contacted by any vendor touting the merits of any new product we’ve learned through experience to take their words with a grain of salt. Likely as not these words are simply marketing hype and only through extensive testing is the truth revealed. In the …

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XFX 9800GTX 512MB

  Today, April 1, 2008 less than two weeks since the 9800GX2 became reality, the 9800GTX is born. We at Bjorn3D are honored to have the opportunity to review XFX’s version of the 9800GTX. The biggest question we asked ourselves before beginning this review was, is there a large enough …

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Rocketmen Axis of Evil

Time to take an in depth looks at Capcom’s downloadable over the head shooter, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. Is it worth the small fee to download games or stick to what we can find at the stores?

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Accelero Xtreme 2900 VGA Cooler

The Accelero Xtreme 2900 promises not only to cool the HD2900XT and HD2900 Pro GPU more than 20C lower than the stock cooler but also make the card run much more silent.

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XFX MG-630i-7159 Motherboard

In late September 2007, XFX announced the introduction of three new small-form factor motherboards with integrated GeForce® 7 series Graphics. Targeted at the mainstream user on a budget, join us as we take a closer look at the XFX nForce® 630i with integrated GeForce® 7150 graphics to see if it …

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