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Intel Z68 Chipset & Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching) Review

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The problem with Sandy Bridge was simple: if you wanted to use Intel's integrated graphics, you had to buy a motherboard based on an H-series chipset. Unfortunately, Intel's H-series chipsets don't let you overclock the CPU or memory - only… Go To Full Article

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

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Intel has officially launched their highly anticipated Z68 chipset. It has all of the overclocking powers of P67 while adding in features like GPU switching through Lucid's Virtu software and Intel's own Smart Response Technology which allows SSD caching for… Go To Full Article

ASUS P8Z68V PRO Intel Motherboard

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Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs and their accompanying Cougar Point chipsets brought a new level of price/performance to the enthusiast market. There was just one problem: you had to choose between a motherboard with the H67 chipset, which enabled the on-CPU… Go To Full Article

Patriot Supersonic 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

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USB 3.0 has really been catching on. Every new motherboard coming out has USB 3.0 connectivity and almost all the new cases have front-mounted USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, but the only devices… Go To Full Article

MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Review

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The MSI P67A-GD80 makes a comeback with a new revision now that Intel was able to cure the SATA woes plaguing its P67 and H67 motherboards with an updated B3 chipset stepping. Even without the updated chipset, the GD80 looked… Go To Full Article

Msi Z68a-gd80

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Overclocking the MSI Z68A GD80 is in reality the same as overclocking the MSI P67A GD65. The same tools are used and in the end I came up with a slightly better overclock than I did on the P67A GD65… Go To Full Article

Xigmatek Pantheon Mid Tower Chassis Review

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Digging into the history of where this new chassis received its name, I found that there were actually two of these buildings. Here comes a bit of history! The original building was erected under a commission from Marcus Agrippa as… Go To Full Article

AMD Radeon HD 6770/6750 Rebranding

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April 28 saw the Retail launch of the AMD Radeon HD 6770 and 6750, using the Juniper GPU core from the HD 5770 and 5750. Yep, it is a 'technology update' using rebranded cards for that ever-so important Blu-ray 3D… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler

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Well, for the Jing's size, these results kind of surprise me. I expected a little bit lower temperatures, but in reality it only performed a few degrees cooler than the average temperatures of the comparison coolers. However, for the Jing's… Go To Full Article

Asus P8P67 Standard Motherboard Review

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Asus P8P67 Standard Motherboard Review Sandy Bridge has helped to define a new style of enthusiast system by providing top end performance for a fraction of cost. Another benefit is lower overall power consumption, and let's face it enthusiast systems… Go To Full Article

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