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CPU Round-up: Sub-$100 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

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Recently we compared a dozen AMD and Intel desktop processors priced between $100 and $200 in order to determine which offered the best performance vs. price ratio for mainstream computer users. But then we asked ourselves, what can be had… Go To Full Article

Brando Launches iMONO 13-Port USB Hub Bar with On/Off Switches

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Brando Launches iMONO 13-Port USB Hub Bar with On/Off Switches iMONO 13-Port USB Hub Bar with On/Off Switches allows you to connect 13 different USB devices at the same time. Each port can be On/Off… Go To Full Article

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU review

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This new six-core "Thuban" codenamed die weights in with an estimated count of over 900 million transistors compared to the 758 million transistors of "Deneb", most of which is concerned with packing in those two additional CPU cores over its… Go To Full Article

Inno3D Watercooled GTX480 iChill Black Series Review

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Watercooling the GTX480 is a night and day difference in temperatures. Load temperatures are dropped 36oC (!) degrees and idle temperatures are dropped 22oC. The watercooled card is only 5 degrees warmer under full load than the stock cooler managed… Go To Full Article

Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 CPU Cooler

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While the Mugen 2 was a bulky, rather unattractive and more industrial looking cooler, today we have a tower cooler with aluminum fins and copper heat pipes and Scythe even keeps the pre-cooler on board. But that is where the… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor Review

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Now, if you already have the last generation Athlon II X4 635, then I suggest you keep it. It's not worth paying extra for a little performance increase. Now if you are looking for a solid, low cost, quad core… Go To Full Article

OCZ Solid 2 Series 60GB Solid State Drive Review

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Recently Indilinx, the makers of the ever-famous Barefoot solid state drive controller have released a new controller called the Barefoot ECO. This new controller allows drive manufacturers to use 32nm Intel NAND flash instead of the typical 40nm NAND flash… Go To Full Article

Intel's X25-V solid-state drive on its own and in RAID

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SSDs are becoming cheaper to purchase. Case in point: Intel's X25-V 40GB, which is currently selling for $115. Can this value offering hang with the rest of the solid-state crowd either on its own or in a two-drive RAID 0… Go To Full Article

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 1GB V2 Review

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When we originally previewed the ASUS HD 5870 V2, there was a lot of interest since it was supposed to bring something unique to the graphics card market: a custom card that was supposed to completely replace the reference model… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon-II X3-445 AM3 Processor

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Back in October of last year, Athlon introduced its first Athlon II X3 triple-core processors, the 425 and 435. Working with the less than perfect yields from the Deneb and Propus dies, the Rana die was born. As yields improve,… Go To Full Article

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