OUR FAVORITE DEAL OF THE DAY!
• OCZ Vertex 2 60GB Internal MLC Solid State Drive (TRIM, Sandforce Controller) for $89.99 plus free shipping (normally $179 – use this form).
Computers & Peripherals:
• 17.3” HP dv7tqe Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core Sandy Bridge Laptop w/ Blu-Ray for $874.99 plus free shipping (normally $1249 – use coupon code: NB4151).
• 20” AOC E2043FK WLED-Backlit LCD Monitor for $99.99 plus free shipping (normally $129).
• 14.5” HP ENVY 14 Intel Core i5-480M 2.66GHz Laptop (4GB/500GB/Radeon HD5650) for $799.99 plus free shipping (normally $999 – use coupon code: NB4692).
• 100-Pack Imation 4.7GB 16X DVD+R Blank Media for $9.99 (normally $34).
• PlayStation 3 Move Bundle + $20 BB Gift Card for $79.99 (normally $149).
• Sony Playstation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller for $35.99 (normally $59).
• Logitech Harmony Adapter for PS3 for $31.99 (normally $59).
• 55” Insignia NS-55E560A11 LED LCD HDTV (1080p) for $999.99 plus free shipping (normally $1499).
• 32” Dynex DX-32E150A11 32in LCD HDTV (720p) for $299.99 (normally $399).
• Sony BDP-S270 Blu-Ray Player (REFURB, Netflix Streaming) for $59.99 (normally $99).
• Plantronics Backbeat 903+ Plus Bluetooth Headset for $34.99 plus free shipping (normally $99).
• Apple iPod Nano Touch 8GB MP3 Player (REFURB) for $99.99 plus free shipping (normally $149).
Ah we start another week here at ThinkComputers. Make sure you check out our review of the OCZ ZX Series 850W Modular Power Supply. It packed an 80 PLUS Gold certifications, is completely modular and has a 5 year warranty!
Now for the affiliate news!
Swiftech Polaris 120 CPU Cooler Review @ OCIA.net
G.Skill Ripjaws-X Series PC3-17000 16GB Kit Review @ TweakTown
AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE 3.70 GHz @ techPowerUp
ADATA Nobility N005 16 GB USB 3.0 @ techPowerUp
ADATA S511 240GB SSD Review (Sandforce 2281) @ Kitguru
Samsung Spinpoint F4EG EcoGreen 2Tb Hard Drive Review @ The SSD Review
MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
ASRock Z68 Pro3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review @ TweakTown
ECS HDC-I Mini-ITX Fusion Board Review @ Madshrimps
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
Zalman is well known for their vast array of quality cooling products and today, that’s no exception. Today we get to take a look at the Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler, which can come with either red or blue (we have) LEDs. Its circular design features a dual heatsink design with a centered 135mm ultra quiet fan. This goes along well with its black-pearl nickel plating all over the cooler. With this cooler keep up with the cooling quality of Zalman? Read on further to find out.
OCZ has recently released its latest power supply offering in the ZX Series of power supplies. These power supplies effectively replace the Z Series power supplies in the Maximum Performance sector and off an 80 PLUS gold certification, a single +12V rail, modular design and an impressive 5 year warranty. 80 PLUS gold certification means this power supply will run 87% efficient at 100% load. 80 PLUS gold is the second highest certification given to power supplies only out-done by the 80 PLUS Platinum certification. Today we will be taking a look at the 850W version of the ZX Series power supply.
We here at ThinkComputers are very avid gamers. So each Friday we will be covering a game that should help you get through the weekend. The games will range from new games to classics that we still love to play. They also are not limited to justPC games either. If you have a game you think we should cover check out the Gaming Friday thread in the forums.
Today we will be telling you about the highly addictive racing game TrackMania Nations Forever. This free, yes free game can be found on steam and is all about fun. If you are looking for a driving sim this is not it, in this game you zip around the track in a formula 1 car at blazing speeds without all the technical details you would find in a sim. Interested? Read on to see what this game is all about!
OUR FAVORITE DEAL OF THE DAY!
• Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 LGA1155 ATX Motherboard w/ USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s for $119.99 (normally $199).
Computers & Peripherals:
• 13.3” Toshiba Portege R835 Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge Laptop (3lbs!) for $799.00 plus free shipping (normally $999).
• 20” Dell IN2020M LED-Backlit LCD Monitor for $99.99 plus free shipping (normally $159 – use coupon code: XF5HVGGWW4K?LR).
• XFX Radeon HD5750 1GB HDCP PCI-E Video Card for $69.99 (normally $154 – use this form).
• Logitech G9x Wired Gaming Laser Mouse (New in Dented Box) for $41.99 plus free shipping (normally $99 – use coupon code: logi_g9x_51111).
• Microsoft Kinect Sensor w/ Kinect Adventures Game for $125.09 plus free shipping (normally $149 – use coupon code: EMCKEJH29).
• 40” Samsung UN40C5000 40in LED-Backlit LCD HDTV (1080p) for $749.99 plus free shipping (normally $899).
• 32” Samsung LN32C550 LCD HDTV (1080p) for $399.00 plus free shipping (normally $799).
ASUS must’ve recently hired a pro designer, their latest devices have been superbly attractive. This trend has continued with the RT-N56U Dual-band Gigabit Wireless N Router. Hands down, it is the best looking piece of networking equipment ever created. After the initial attraction subsides and you start to trust the RT-N56U with your day to day networking activities, you’ll find that it isn’t just a good looking device, it also has stable and consistent performance. The RT-N56U packs the speed, features and scalability to fit into any home or small office network. Check out the full review for all of the gritty details.
The news post for today is quite large! Let’s see what’s going on around the web!
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Mid Tower Chassis Review @ TweakTown
Silverstone Raven RV02-E White Ltd Edition Review @ OC3D
Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Z3RO-G 5600DPI Gaming Mouse Review @ Kitguru
Plantronics Gamecom X30 Xbox Review @ XSReviews
iPhone / iPad
Griffin Technologies Elan Folio Slim for iPad 2 Review @ Virtual-Hideout
Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit Review @ The SSD Review
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review @ TweakTown
Gigabyte G1.Assassin Socket 1366 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Review @ Neoseeker
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO @ PureOverclock
ASUS P8Z68V PRO Intel Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Motherboard Review @ eTeknix.com
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 @ techPowerUp
MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB Twin Frozr III PE OC’ed Video Card Review @ TweakTown
AMD Radeon HD 6570 512 MB Video Card Review @ Hardware Secrets
Have you ever wanted to do what we do here at ThinkComputers? We get e-mails all the time from people asking how they can start a tech site. It is hard to answer that question many times, well tomorrow (5-12-11) we will be teaming with John Chow, Stephen Fung and Gary Ng to explain how you can start a tech / review blog or site. Anyone can do what we do, it just takes some hard work and the right direction. Read on to see how you can register for this webinar.
USB 3.0 has really been catching on. Every new motherboard coming out has USB 3.0 connectivity and almost all the new cases have front-mounted USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, but the only devices that can truly take advantage of this speed is solid state drives and flash drives. Today we will be looking at a 32GB USB flash drive from Patriot dubbed, “Supersonic”. Let’s check it out!