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Vantec NexStar LX

As we get more and more computers in our homes, the need for a simple solution for sharing files amongst them increases. The Vantec NexStar LX is a NAS-solution that offers the basic features for a low price.

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Icy Dock MB448UR: 2.5” IDE Removable Hard Drive Rack

Need to carry around a large amount of data that does not fit on the flash drive? Don’t want to carry that bulky 3.5” hard drive external enclosure around? If so, then you must check out ICY Dock’s MB448UR, a 2.5” IDE removable hard drive enclosure that functions as both ...

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SteelSound 3H Headset

Whether a frequent LAN goer or the family computer happens to share the bedroom, there are plenty of reasons why a good quality headset might be needed. 105mm Howitzer fire going off at 1am on a Monday morning with your window wide open and your neighbor’s bedroom about ten feet ...

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CoolIT Systems PCI Cooling Booster

Need additional cooling on your expansion cards? If so, check out our review on the CoolIT Systems PCI Cooling Booster. This little 80mm fan mounts above the PCI expansion slot to offer additional cooling to the area where cooling is usually not as readily available as other components. Check out ...

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Dude, where’s my data?

For recovering from annoying glitches to complete meltdowns, I’ll show you some good habits to keep and share when it comes to protecting yourself from data loss.

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Ultra 850VA UPS

Computer hardwares are dedicated pieces of electronic which should definitely be treated with a great care. A computer should always be plugged into an UPS so when there’s a power outage, the important data will have a few minutes to be safely saved and the system can be shut down ...

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Sans Digital Synology DS-107

Need more spaces where you can save your data and share them with other computers on your network? If so, then you must check out our review on the Synology’s DS-107, a network attached server (NAS), which not only server as an external storage but also serve as a multimedia ...

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PowerColor X1950 PRO SCS3

Without a doubt, this is one of the best performing passively cooled cards that I have reviewed so far. Taking this very popular RV570 chip and slapping on Accelero S2 silent cooling system was a spot on move. Although the clocks are lowered just a bit, PowerColor X1950 PRO SCS3 ...

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Edimax BR-6216mg MIMO XR

The Edimax BR-6216mg MIMO XR combines the IEEE 802.11g standard with the MIMO functionality to increase the range of the WLAN.

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XFX 8600GTS & 8600GT XXX Editions!

XFX decided the stock 675mhz core, 1,450mhz shader, and 1,000mhz (Remember that is 2,000mhz effective) memory was to simply far to paltry and is launching their “XXX” Edition 8600GTS with factory overclocks of 730mhz on the core, 1566mhz shaders, and a whopping 1,130mhz (2,260mhz effective) memory clockspeed!

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XFX 680i LT SLI

  Today it is our extreme pleasure to share with you our findings on a 680i LT SLI motherboard that is being marketed by an NVIDIA® partner that certainly needs no introduction, XFX. From our rather extensive experience reviewing XFX Graphics solutions we’ve seen their corporate philosophy transcend from merely ...

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GeIL PC2-6400 DDR2 Ultra 2GB kit

If you’re looking for above average performance, consider GeIL’s PC2-6400 DDR2 2GB Ultra kit and forget about running short on memory. Coupling it with overclocked Core 2 Duo / AM2 platform these memory modules will bring you plenty of joy while not hurting your wallet

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SteelSeries SteelSound 4H

Do you attend LAN parties? Do you play games late at night where your family members and friends are sound asleep? If you do, then you must need a good pair of headset that will not only feel comfortable but also produce clear sound so you can pinpoint your enemies’ ...

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Rainbow Six: Vegas

Rainbow Six: Vegas is a game that has some history and gamers that loved the series may not like what it has become. It puts the focus on the action and is much faster than previous titles of the series. Having said that, if you install the game, keeping the ...

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NZXT Precise PRC-1000 (1000W PSU)

NZXT’s first high end power supply, the Precise 1000W, pakced with a lot of great features, such as modular design, the ability to swtich between combine and split +12V, six +12V rails that will power even the most demanding system on the market. What’s more, the power supply comes with ...

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Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB Kit

  Today it is our pleasure at Bjorn3D to present our take on Mushkin’s XP2-6400 4GB DDR2 memory kit. Is it the highest performance 4GB overclocking kit available? Did Mushkin’s emphsis on quality transcend to this product? Read on my friends and the answer to these and many other questions ...

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ASUS EN8800GTX AquaTank

With the increased power of the GeForce 8800GTX comes an increases need for good cooling. ASUS has combined an overclocked ASUS 8800GTX card with a Thermaltake Tide Water cooling device to create a very special video card.

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CoolIT Systems RAM Fan

Do memory needs cooling? You bet if you do any sort of overclocking. What is the cheapest solution that will give you the best cooling then. Well, check out CoolIT Systems Cool RAM in this review and see if this $20 fan can do the trick that allows you push ...

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Purepower Express 250W

To help take care of the increased need for power, Thermaltake has released a separate PSU intended just for your video cards. In our review we test it to see if it is worth the money or if you better spend it on a new PSU.

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Acronis True Image Home 10

  The question is are you willing to risk it? Well I’m not! Since that unfortunate day I have been Chairman of the Board in the “School of Backup”. Along the way I have used several products to facilitate to facilitate my peace of mind, for the last three years ...

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FOXCONN 8800GTS 320mb: OverClocking Edition!

I’ll rather unfairly compare the FOXCONN 320mb 8800GTS Overclocked Edition I have today to the FOXCONN 512mb 7950GT Overclocked Edition graphics card. Will the almost standard 512mb RAM on the 7950GT give it a chance at XHD resolutions with Anti-Aliasing, where the onboard RAM size matters the most? What can ...

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EVGA 680i SLI

With the nForce6 NVIDIA went all out and released the chipset first for the Intel platform. After the less than stellar nForce590 for Intel a lot of people, including me, were a bit cautious and didn’t know what to expect. Has NVIDIA learned their lesson and delivered an Intel experience ...

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Foxconn 8800 GTS OC

After a great and successful launch of the G80, as covered in detail here at Bjorn3D back in November, 2006; I have in my hand yet another 8800 card to feast on – Foxconn’s 8800GTS 640MB Overclocked version.

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Spire Pininfarina SP-ATX-PALU/B Enthusiasts Case

I think it’s a safe bet Pininfarina is better known by their many sports car designs such as the Ferrari P4/P5 and Maserati GranTurismo rather than by their computer cases. Nonetheless Spire teamed up with Pininfarina Group to design this computer chassis “with functionality, creativity and opulent style in mind”, ...

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AVB USB 2.0 Mobile 4GB Drive

  We were recently contacted by AVB, a subsidiary of Anko/American Anko, a company that is well known for making precision gaming controllers and other high tech electronic devices. AVB explained that they had a brand new dual channel, SLC flash drive with a 4GB capacity that they felt we’d ...

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ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition

With the release of Windows Vista it was expected that we would see a lot of products using Vista as a means to separate themselves from other products. ASUS has released four “Vista Edition” motherboards and we have tested the Premium Core2Duo motherboard to see in what the Vista-name actually ...

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PowerColor X1550 SCS

This product is intended for folks with less gaming on their minds. The fact is, I would advise against getting this rebadged X1300 RADEON for your SFF / HTPC system due to high temperatures. It’s okay for your parents / grandmother PC, but that’s about it.

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Foxconn 8800 GTX Graphics Card

  When I was contacted by Issac Poon, Marketing Manager for Foxconn’s Channel Division about reviewing this card I wasn’t the least bit hesitant! I knew that given their vast experience in the OEM market that their retail product would more than likely be superior. Join us today as we ...

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Sparkle Calibre 8800GTX P880+OC

With the Sparkle Calibre 8800GTX P880+OC, Sparkle and MACS have combined to create the ultimate GeForce 8800GTX card. The card comes with a TEC-unit which manages to cool the card down considerably compared to regular 8800GTX cards.

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Bluegears b-flexi and b-cools fans

Bluegears b-cool and b-flexi fans are not your boring computer case fans, rather they are “cool” fans that not only deliver the performance but also shows off some interesting light shows. If you are in the market for some cool fan either to help you cool your components or add ...

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Overclocking the GeForce 8800 Series

  For this project I have selected the FOXCONN NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS as my test subject, which I reviewed here at Bjorn3D back in November 2006. Presently, the 640MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is the second-best video card available on the market. Gamers and computer enthusiasts alike ...

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CoolIT Systems Freezone

CoolIT Systems’s Freezone is an all-in-one CPU cooling that is build base on thermostatic cooling technology. It has provided an excellent alternative for those who wish to keep their processor cool and system noise down, yet do not want to go through the trouble of installing water cooling kits. The ...

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Thermaltake TMG A1 Cooler

In a nutshell, Thermaltake TMG A1 is a good product if you’re looking for stock HSF replacement. Its unique design takes the heat problem to a whole new level. It cools the CPU very well under both load and idle states while not hurting your ear drums

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Antec 500W EarthWatts EA500 Power Supply Unit

  Since consumers have long been in the dark about power supply units, it seems common that manufacturers market their product and push features that may not actually make a difference in performance. For example, it could be seen early last year that multi-rail technology was viewed as a positive ...

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be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W and Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

Get be quiet! Dark Power PRO 850W if you’re looking for a power supply that will handle next generation components with bells and whistles on top of it. If you want to go cheaper without the need for all these nonessential features and enhancements, get Thermaltake Toughpower 850W with 140 ...

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition

  In a continuation from the exclusive GeForce 8800 series product launch covered by Bjorn3d.com here, NVIDIA has added some new spice to the plate with the introduction of a value-priced GeForce 8800 GTS video card featuring a 320MB video frame buffer. Build on the exact same high performance platform ...

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HT Omega CLARO 7.1 Channel Sound Card

  HT Omega, Inc. is among the first companies to offer authentic high-fidelity sound at a true 24-bit level of performance. The world class Oxygen 8788 based audio processor by C-Media supports most all industry standards for 3D computer sound; including EAX™ 1.0 & 2.0, A3D™ 1.0 and DirectSound™.

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Ultra X-Finity and X-Pro: Two 800W PSU for Your SLI Needs

If you just recently purchased the latest GeForce 8800 GTS/GTX graphics card, you may found out that your power supply is just not up to the task to handle such monster card. Since the power supply is the heart of the system and it cannot be overlooked specially if you ...

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The Hottest Games Coming in 2007

2006 was a great year for gamers, bringing us some great and innovative games. But everything has to end and, as we all know, every ending means a new beginning. It is now time to raise our heads, look forward into the distance and try to figure out what the ...

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Kristanix Software’s Password Protector 2006

Here we have a nifty program that claims it can protect your passwords. Inside I’ll touch on the security protections employed and then take a run through the application, and along the way give some of the reasons why you actually should give this software some consideration. The simple matter ...

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