Solid Sate Drives are now becoming cheaper and more accessible to the general consumer and with the boost in sales companies are now able to upgrade the technology making SSD devices faster than ever. The SATA based SSD has been around for quite a few years now and as the technology advances and moves on we are now seeing more PCI-Express SSD cards being developed. One such card that is taking the making by storm is the OCZ RevoDrive3 PCI-E SSD, which is what we have to be reviewed for you today…
“Razer is expanding the Naga family with the Hex Edition. The Hex features a new thumb button layout, with mechanical switches, that is aimed at MOBA and action RPG gamers. Today we have one of the first Hex samples on our desk and will find out if it succeeds in enhancing our gaming experience and if it is suitably different to the previous model.”
Via Hardware Heaven
“Today we will be taking a close look at a cost effective drive offering from Kingston, the SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III drive. The primary reason for the lower cost is Kingston’s choice of asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory. Async SSDs can provide as much as $100 in savings verses a SSD that uses synchronous (Sync) NAND of the same capacity. The trade-off for value is performance, Sync SSDs do provide faster transfer rates as well as reads with incompressible data. Does this matter? Yes and No, as we will see in the today’s review.”
In this review we will evaluate Thortech’s Thunderbolt Plus 1000W which shares the same cable configuration with its big 1200 W brother, that we recently reviewed. This PSU features a unique aspect, a device called iPower which mounts in a 5.25″ bay to display vital statistics like power, current, voltage and efficiency.
“Fans may not be the most exciting component in your new PC, however they do make a lot of difference in terms of performance, noise and enjoyability – it’s hard to enjoy a film (or game) if all you can hear is the whirling of wind turbines, when the film (or game) in question has nothing to do with planes”
Via Xtreme Computing
“NewerTechnology has a great product here that makes the lives of anyone with multiple electronics a little easier by providing a way to charge them without the need of any adapters. It fixes a common problem and is the only UL approved outlet that is on the US and Canadian markets. The one thing holding this product back is the $27.99 price tag, but for many that price will be justifiable…”
Via Legit Reviews
“The GeIL Enhance Corsa 16GB DDR3 1333 CL9 Memory arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will see as good they are on Windows 7 64 Bit and the Intel DX79SI Extreme Series Mainboard. You can see 2.000 MHz (1,6V) with 13-13-13-35 (2T) and more in the following Review.”
“Today, we have EliteGroup’s new 990 chipset motherboard called the A990FXM-A Black Edition. EliteGroup has quietly emerged as a full line motherboard company in both AMD and Intel platforms. They may be the quiet guy on the block and may not be the best known, so let’s get ready to rumble and see what the ECS A990FXM-A Black Extreme has under the hood.”
“With the plans now a reality, AMD introduces the Performance Edition DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit. Each facet of the AMD Performance Edition DDR3-1600 Memory has been optimized for ultimate performance on AMD systems, and remains Intel compatible as well. Using Patriot Memory’s manufacturing expertise, AMD Performance Edition Memory uses Locked BOM to ensure the same high quality components go into each and every stick of RAM. AMD Performance Edition DDR3-1600 Memory features tight 8-9-8 timings, and runs on the standard AMD 1.65v. To combat heat issues, an aluminum heat shield is used for dissipation adorned with the AMD red logo and artwork. As with all Patriot manufactured memory, each stick is 100% tested and verified, with all AMD Performance Edition RAM backed by a Lifetime Warranty.”
Via Hi Tech Legion
Today we’ll be checking out two of the many options in Thermaltake new SMART series of PSU’s. These new PSU’s aren’t meant for hardcore builders, but rather the everyday Joe, looking for a cheap, reliable PSU that he can install and forget about for several years. All of the PSU’s are 80PLUS efficient, include lengthy enough cables, and can support the latest hardware. Read on further to see our review of the 430W and 730W SMART Series power supplies.