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x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 Released

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This is the improved version of the x264 HD Benchmark 3.0 benchmark which had become a standard CPU benchmark for Tech ARP as well as many other hardware enthusiasts. The new x264 HD Benchmark 4.0… Go To Full Article

Beginner's Guide to HTPC Software

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Each one of these has their pros and cons. If you are using Mac OSX, you don't have many choices beyond Front Row and Plex (below). If you're using Linux, honestly you're probably not reading this guide due to limited… Go To Full Article

MSI Brazos E350IA-E45

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MSI has seen the potential in the new AMD Fusion CPU. The MSI E350IA-E45 is a feature rich micro ITX board with the potential to be the heart of your next HTPC with it's excellent integrated graphics; an effective home… Go To Full Article

Evercool Buffalo CPU Cooler

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We haven't done many CPU cooler reviews here on TestFreaks, but I hope to change that, at least add some more from time to time. Evercool sent me two for review recently and that first I've got for you is… Go To Full Article

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Series

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Since things are settling back into place with the P67 fix, we're also testing motherboards again. Oh, happy day! The latest P67 board to hit our bench is the ASRock Fatal1ty Professional Series, a premium board that promises innovative features… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Performance Analysis

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Windows 7 is the best Windows yet, at least that's my opinion of it. Think what you like, you're entitled to your own opinion of course. I'm not going to get into an arguing match with you about Win 7… Go To Full Article

Areca 1880 SAS/SSD RAID Card Review

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Today we are testing the new Areca 1880ix-12 RAID controller. This is Areca' premier SATA 3 internal RAID offering and signifies a great leap forward for a company known to cater to the enthusiast crowd. With the speed and power… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard Review

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Let's dive into GIGABYTE's P67A-UD4. This is the "little brother" to the UD7 that we have already told you about. The P67A-UD4 is sort of a scaled back version of the UD7. You get dual x8 SLI and Crossfire and… Go To Full Article

NZXT Whisper – Silent Full Tower

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We have a chassis today designed for the enthusiast that combines noise dampening features with expandability and storage. The Whisper silent full tower chassis from NZXT is improving upon the success of the NZXT HU-001 chassis. Featured in a large… Go To Full Article

P67 Motherboard Roundup

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The overclocking on the Pro gives you many options as to how you would like to go about it. There are software based options, BIOS based automatic options and manual BIOS options to choose from. We chose the manual BIOS… Go To Full Article

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