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NZXT Panzerbox Gaming Case Review

@ 2009/10/21 read/post comments(0)
You've all probably heard of NZXT by now, though the same could not be said seemingly just a few years ago. They have come a long way in recent years in design and innovation to produce some of the coolest… Go To Full Article

Using the ASUS Xonar Essence STX Under Linux

@ 2009/10/21 read/post comments(0)
Crave high-end audio, but use Linux? The situation surrounding this has been bad in the past, but that's not so much the case now, especially where ASUS' Xonar family of cards are concerned, including the headphone-specific Essence STX. Thanks to… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Energy Efficient Processor Review

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Do you leave your computer on all the time? If you've nodded yes to any of the above, it might be time to think about a more power-efficient processor. That's the idea behind AMD's Athlon II X2 240e. It's a… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Lab Test Bench

@ 2009/10/21 read/post comments(0)
The Cooler Master Lab is their first test bench unit and scores with some extremely compact dimensions along with the possibility to install a full size ATX board. We take a close look to see how it stacks up to… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon II X3 435 & Athlon II X2 240e Processors Review

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We've seen both dual core, and more recently, quad core Athlon II processors. Today AMD is announcing triple core Athlon II processors, along with a whole slew of low-power / energy efficient dual, triple, and quad core Athlon II chips!… Go To Full Article

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Review

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I definitely recommend this affordable processor for a general use computer or an HTPC, since its performance in this domain looked to be on average equal to its Phenom II counterpart depending on the benchmark, but at an even lower… Go To Full Article

Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro CPU Cooler & MX-3 Thermal Paste

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First off, we are going to take a look at the Alpine 11 Pro. This is a low wattage, small footprint (similar to stock) CPU cooler, designed to keep CPUs at a respectable temperature with limited room needed to do… Go To Full Article

First SSD Using JMicron JMF612 Flash Controller Set to Appear Next Month

@ 2009/10/20 read/post comments(0)
JMicron is a company that makes a lot of different controller chips, and their products have been used successfully for many years by companies like ASUS to add functionality to their products. However, the company has run into a rough… Go To Full Article

Cheapest Intel Clarkdales to cost $87 to $133

@ 2009/10/20 read/post comments(0)
Intel made quite a mess by branding Clarkdale 32nm CPU Core i3 and Core i5 in Desktops, while in Notebooks even Core i7 is ok for 32nm Arrandale CPUs. The slowest of them all will end up… Go To Full Article

Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format

@ 2009/10/20 read/post comments(0)
Jonathan Berger, a professor of music at Stanford, tests his incoming students each year by having them listen to a variety of recordings which use different formats from MP3 to ones of much higher quality, and he reports that each… Go To Full Article

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