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AMD’s Leo Platform is now complete with the launch of not only three new chipsets but the Hexacore Turbo-charged AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor. Is it the cat’s meow or was that Dirk Meyer hocking up a wet furball? Rage3D examines the Phenom 1090T and the ASUS RoG CrossHair IV Formula motherboard with the world’s fastest graphics card, the AMD ATI Radeon HD 5970.
Zalman is really not a company you think about when it comes to PC Cases. They are really more known for their awesome CPU coolers. If you have seen a Zalman PC Case they have been very high-end and quiet expensive for most people. Zalman is introducing their first mainstream case, the Z7 Plus that is made to be affordable, but at the same time offer you many features that are found in higher priced cases. Let’s take a look at the Z7 Plus and see if it is the perfect case for you!
Well it is Wednesday, which means the week is half over! Make sure you check out our review of the G.Skill PIS Series DDR3-2400 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit, it is some of the fastest memory currently available! Now for the news…
ASUS Cine5 Compact Speaker Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
G.Skill ECO 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Low Voltage Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review @ PCSTATS.com
Phenom II X6 1090T – AMD Enters the Six-Core Arena @ Techgage.com
Kingston SSDNow V SNV425-S2BN 128GB Solid State Drive Bundle @ TweakTown
ASUS BC-08B1ST Blu-ray @ PureOverclock
Up to this point the fastest memory I have owned was DDR3-2000. The guys at G.Skill contacted me recently to ask if I was interested in memory even faster than that…of course I was! G.Skill is one of those companies that I knew was out there but I had never really considered their memory in the past, as most I usually purchase from the “household name” companies. But G.Skill is not a newcomer to the memory industry, having been in business building memory since 1989. Today I will be looking at G.Skill’s latest, a DDR3-2400 4GB kit with timings of 9-11-9. This memory has been engineered specifically for the Intel Core i7 860/870 LGA 1156 processor and P55 Express chipset. Of course the memory operates at Intel’s max VDIMM of 1.65v, and it comes with a very nice cooling fan. Read on to check out the G.Skill PIS Series DDR3-2400 memory!
Kingston HyperX PC3-15000 (1866MHz) LoVo 4GB Kit @ TweakTown
OCZ Solid 2 Series SATA II 2.5″ 60GB SSD @ TestFreaks
Sapphire HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card Review @ Motherboards.org
ASUS Radeon HD EAH5850 DirectCU TOP Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
HIS HD5830 Review @ OC3D
AMD FirePro V3800 & FirePro V5800 @ Phoronix
Thermaltake is a name your might associate with CPU coolers and we sure have taken a look a quite a few of their coolers over the past few years. Today we have the opportunity to check out Thermaltake’s latest CPU cooler, the Frio. This powerful CPU cooler supports the latest processors, comes with two 120mm VR fans, and has high quality materials. The Frio is specifically designed for overclockers, boasting up to 220W of cooling power. Read on further to see how well this performs.
Well the weekend is over! I hope everyone enjoyed it! Now for the news…
Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card Review @ Tweaknews
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced @ LanOC Reviews
Asus MS238H LCD Monitor Review @ HotHardware.com
Patriot Viper II DDR3 1600mhz Triple Channel Kit @ TechwareLabs
ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe Intel P55 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net
ASUS GeForce GTX 470 ENGTX470 Graphics Card Review @ Legit Reviews
PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 PCS+ @ Techgage.com
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC 4GB Video Card Overclocked @ TweakTown
The problem is the other new technologies that have just emerged, SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3. Most of us had no idea that either was in the works when the Core i7/X58 emerged. Going to the expense of buying the new Core i7 980X, you definitely want the latest data transfer technologies, and with an older X58 board, the only way you will get them is with PCI expansion cards. But, the motherboard manufacturers are ready for this, and some have already released new models of X58 boards supporting SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3. Today I will be looking at the ASRock X58 Extreme 3, their new top-of-the-line board. It not only supports SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3, but also supports eSATA 6Gb/s. Read on to check out the ASRock X58 Extreme3!
Knowing who makes your motherboard and what model you have is very important. Many motherboards have new drivers and BIOS updates that fix problems with the motherboard once it has been released. To download and install these updates you need to know the exact model name and manufacturer of your motherboard. Many people who have built their own computer should already know this, but if you somehow forget or you have purchased your computer from a store this guide will easy show you where to find this information.