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News and Reviews for Friday July 27th 2012


Yes it’s Friday and I have a lot of work to do, but I took some time out to post the news from around the world for your enjoyment. So sit back, relax and read some news and reviews and I think there’s a contest in there somewhere as well so you could win something!

Storage Related:

Plextor M3 Pro SSD Review @

2x Crucial m4 128GB CT128M4SSD2 SATA3 SSD RAID0 Review

G.SKILL TridentX 2400 MHz F3-2400C10D-8GTX

Patriot Viper ‘Black Mamba’ 2133mhz Gen 3 16GB review

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Review – 16GB Dual Channel

Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba Edition DDR3 Review @ Vortez

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 4TB SATA III HDD Review @ NikKTech

Silverstone Raven S02 2.5″ USB 3.0 Enclosure

OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD Review

Kingston 16GB DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB Drive Review @ Legit Reviews

Intel 910 800GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Enterprise RAID Report

Corsair Force GS 240GB Review @ Vortez

Corsair Force GS 240 GB

Kingston Wi-Drive 64GB

Zalman U3M16 16GB SLC Flash Drive Review

Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB Hard Disk Drive Review

OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD Review @ RWLabs


Audio / Video / Video Cards:

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 Super OverClock Review

Club3D HD 7850 Royal Queen 1 GB

XFX Radeon HD7850 2GB Black Edition Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

Those 27-inch IPS displays from Korea are for real

DIAMOND Radeon HD 7970 3GB Double Black Diamond Video Card Review @ circuitREMIX

ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus 7.1 PCI-E sound card

Nikon V1 Review

ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Review

HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card Overclocked Review

Diamond GC500 HD Video Capture Device Review @ RWLabs


Mobile Related:

Mobility Digest Review: Kocaso M760B 1.2GHz 4GB 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen Tablet

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review – The $200 Jelly Bean Tablet @ Legit Reviews

Orange San Diego – Intel Inside Android Smartphone Review @

Mobility Digest Review: Novero Rockaway Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Incipio Macbook Pro 13″ Honu and Selvage Laptop Sleeves @

First Two Weeks with an ASUS Transformer Tablet @ Techgage

Open Source: Incredible Apps For Every OS

The Android Dilemma – An Open Platform Open to Piracy? @ Techgage

LG Optimus L7 P705 Phone Review

HP Envy Sleekbook 6 Review

Motorola Atrix HD Review

600 Million Smartphones Will Have Vision-Based Gesture Recognition in 2017

MEGATech Reviews – Samsung Galaxy S III (I747) Android Smartphone


PC Cooling:

Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Review @

ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid AIO Video Card Cooler Review

Thermaltake WATER2.0 Performer CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-L12 CPU Cooling Review

Thermalright Archon SB-E CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech

Phanteks PH-F140TS 140mm Cooling Fan Review @

Phobya G-Silent Black Edition Fans 120mm and 140mm Review

Lamptron Fan Controller FC10 @ Pro-Clockers


PC Cases:

Silverstone Fortress FT03 Mini

Cooler Master HAF XM mid-tower Case Review

NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition full tower case

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Case Review

Nox Xtreme Hummer Zero 3.0 Case Review on Technic3D

Rosewill R5 Mid Tower Case Review @

Antec ISK110 VESA ITX Case

Corsair Vengeance C70 case

Silverstone GD07 HTPC Chassis Review @

Corsair Gives Its Carbide Compact Case a ‘Showoff’ Window

Azza Genesis 9000 Super Tower @ Pro-Clockers

NZXT Switch 810 SE Update

Cougar Solution Chassis Review


Power Supplies/ Related:

XFX PRO 650 W XXX Edition Power Supply Review

FSP AURUM Pro 1000W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks

Rosewill FORTRESS-650 Power Supply Review



Sapphire PURE Black X79N Mainboard Review on Technic3D

Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Motherboard Review @ RWLabs

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini-ITX (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review

ASUS P8Z77-V Thunderbolt Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H WiFi Review @ Vortez



iXBT Labs Review: AMD Athlon II X4 641, Athlon II X4 651

Microsoft losing the faith of enthusiast users, including me

Shuttle Barebone XS35GTA V3 Review

Buffalo WHR-G300N V2 + WLI-UC-G450

TechwareLabs and Nvidia Give A Way

Giada A51 Ultra Mini PC @ Pro-Clockers

Exclusive Interview with Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Producer Robert Meyer-Burnett

Gabe Newell calls Win8 a ‘catastrophe,’ wants Linux to thrive

Palicomp Alpha Pulse Gaming PC Review

8 Changes in Windows 8 That Will Make You Happy

Beginners Guides: Virtualized Windows 8 CP Installation with Oracle VirtualBox @ PCSTATS

Western Digital My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router Review

Traveling with Technology Tips – Part 2

CyberPowerPC ZEUS Thunder 2500 SE Review @ Legit Reviews

Rockpool CableStrip, CableGrip and CableSnap Cable Management Products



Sennheiser X 320 Xbox Gaming Headset

ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse

Inversion (PS3) Game Review @

Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing Wheel & Pedals + Ferrari F1 Wheel Attachment PS3/PC Review @

Valve’s Gabe Newell Thinks Windows 8 Will Kill PC Gaming; Plans Penguin-Flavored Future

Corsair Vengeance Lineup Part one – Keyboards @ LanOC Reviews

Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Review @

TT eSports White Ra Special Tactics Mousepad Review @

Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Gaming Mouse

DiRT Showdown Review – Destruction Derby Meets DiRT @ Techgage

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Gaming Keyboard Review @ Ninjalane

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset @ TechwareLabs

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