February 2010

by Rafael Hernandez on February 28, 2010 · 0 comments

With all of the attention being given to the entry level Intel Core i7 and i5 processors it’s easy to overlook the insanely powerful set of features found on the LGA 1366 platform, thankfully some companies jolt us awake from time to time. The Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard tacks on USB 3.0 and SATA 6G support […]

Read more Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard is quite proud of its massive feature set

by Rafael Hernandez on February 28, 2010 · 0 comments

Technologies tend to incorporate certain safety mechanisms in order to keep things working properly but as time goes on those early additions tend to spiral out of control and may require tweaking from time to time. Western Digital Advanced Format Technology, found in the WD10EARS, attempts to improve on drive performance while removing a good […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on February 26, 2010 · 0 comments

Everyone’s fascination with creating hybrid versions of this and that is a bit frustrating but, when implemented correctly, some of the designs do have some performance merits. Yes we’re talking about PC gear. The SilverStone HDDBoost Hybrid accepts your standard 3.5″ hard drive and, through software trickery, augments your drive’s performance using a bit of […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on February 26, 2010 · 0 comments

There have been plenty of PC case designs that have flipped the motherboard every which way in order to ease installation or improve thermal performance but there have been very few attempts to improve access to the IO ports. SilverStone’s Fortress FT02 attempts the rare IO port to the top configuration which should make plugging […]

Read more SilverStone Fortress FT02 PC Case flips your system on its face

by Rafael Hernandez on February 26, 2010 · 0 comments

The easiest way to “future proof” your next PC build is to make sure it has the newest connection options on the market today, of course it also helps if your next motherboard brings with it some tweaking finesse. The ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Motherboard brings USB 3.0 and SATA 6G support into the […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on February 25, 2010 · 0 comments

The PC building norm is to keep your storage drives inside your computer’s case with all of the other hardware that use it which is a bit of a problem if you’re storage hungry and your current case doesn’t allow for much expansion space. Sans Digital’s TowerRAID TR5UT(-B) is capable of RAIDing up to 5 […]

Read more Sans Digital TowerRAID TR5UT(-B) RAIDs your storage externally

by Rafael Hernandez on February 25, 2010 · 0 comments

Jamming a ton of heatpipes and cooling fins on to a CPU heatsink is an easy way to get plenty of cooling potential, unfortunately graphics cards are somewhat constrained by how much space the cooler can take up…if you want to add more expansion cards that is. The Prolimatech MK-13 GPU Cooler somehow manages to […]

Read more Prolimatech MK-13 GPU Cooler provides more than enough cooling power

by Pedro Hernandez on February 25, 2010 · 0 comments

LG’s first Windows Phone 7 handset shipping as early as September – Engadget Dell’s Tablet Aims to Stick It to Apple’s iPad – Gadget Lab – Wired.com Nintendo DSi XL Review: Super Size Me – Kotaku Quake 3 ported to Android, shows off Droid’s graphical prowess (video) – Engadget Microsoft’s Newly Patented uPad Peripheral: One […]

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by Rafael Hernandez on February 24, 2010 · 0 comments

There are a few ways to build a tower heatsink but some are less expensive to manufacture than others and you can’t go wrong with a design that has thoroughly withstood the test of time. Then again it’d get pretty boring if we didn’t have some variety. Thermaltake’s SpinQ VT CPU cooler sports a radial […]

Read more Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU Cooler looks dangerously sharp

by Rafael Hernandez on February 24, 2010 · 1 comment

The draw of energy efficient PC gear is that it could, seemingly, cut off a large chunk of your energy bill given the fact that most PC enthusiasts leave their machines on a good portion of the day, if they’re turned off at all. Unfortunately for us all we don’t know what sort of energy […]

Read more PC Component Energy Efficiency a key to lower power bills

by Rafael Hernandez on February 23, 2010 · 0 comments

It’s unfair to assign gender labels to PC case designs but, for the most part, you can plainly see that they’re targeted at one of two extremes: the offend no one design and the hardcore gamer blinding LED and multi-fan setup. Neither are targeted at the female PC user. The In Win Dive PC Case […]

Read more In Win Diva PC Case makes it all flashy