Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, here are some reviews from around the web!
Games / Gaming
Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Roccat Kone+ Gaming Mouse @ Pro-Clockers
Hades Acheron A3 Gaming Mousepad @ BCCHardware
Borderlands 2 PhysX Performance Review @ Hi Tech Legion
CM Storm Sonuz Headset Review @ Hardware Secrets
Borderlands 2 @ LanOC Reviews
GeIL EVO Leggera 8GB DDR3 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit Review @ KitGuru
ADATA XPG Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-2133X Memory Kit @ Hi Tech Legion
GeIL EVO Veloce Dual-Channel DDR3 SDRAM Kits Roundup @ Xbit Labs
Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz 8GB Kit Review @ Pro-Clockers
AMD A8-3850 CPU review @ Rbmods
OCZ Synapse 64GB Solid State Cache Review @ eTeknix.com
Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 16GB USB Drive Review @ Neoseeker
Corsair has really evolved over the past few years, not that long ago they only specialized in performance memory now it seems they have their hand in almost every component that goes inside your computer and many accessories as well. Corsair created their Vengeance line of products made for gamers and today we are taking a look at the first case to bare the Vengeance name, the C70. The Corsair Vengeance C70 gaming case is designed to look like an ammo box! Besides just the cool design it features three included 120mm fans, USB 3.0 support and quite a lot of room inside. Let’s take a look!
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations is unveiling the new NOMAD 17 custom notebook as the perfect performance mobile solution for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike. It boasts top tier mobile hardware such as 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GTX 600 series graphics, but also keeps user interface and aesthetics close to heart.
Today we are getting a first look at another ROCCAT gaming mouse, the Savu. Being a mid-sized gaming mouse the Savu is going to appeal to many gamers. It features a total of 4 customizable buttons with scroll wheel, a 4000 dpi sensor, no-sweat side grips and a customizable light system. We know ROCCAT for giving gamers exactly what they want and this mouse has many of the same features that are in other ROCCAT gaming devices. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.
Well this is some interesting news for the weeekend. It seems like ASUS has made an offer to buy ASRock’s motherboard division. If ASRock accepts the deal and it goes through this could really shake up the motherboard market. As it stands now ASUS is the number 1 motherboard maker with Gigabyte following second and ASRock coming in third. Combining the number 1 and 3 motherboard manufacturers could really hurt many other of the board makers as they would not have the volume or competitive pricing to compete with one big ASUS / ASRock giant.
I’ve been working with desktops for years, every time there is some big advancement in laptops people say desktops are done, but it has yet to happen. Desktops are not done by any means, “they’ve just been boring” says the developers of the Xi3 Modular Computer Project. They want to change the way computers a built, serviced, and upgraded. They have taken their latest project to Kickstarter where they are looking to raise a quarter of a million dollars.
If you purchased a new iPhone 5, or upgraded your current iPhone to iOS 6 you noticed that your Maps apps is not longer a Google app, but Apple’s own. Many people are unhappy with these maps and really think that they should have stuck with Google. Now Apple is admitting that their Maps app is not up to snuff. In an open letter to the Apple faithful Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for not delivering a “World Class” product and suggested using competitors products from the likes of Bing, MapQuest, Google and Nokia, at least until Apple sorts this mess out.
ADATA Technology today announces the launch of the DashDrive Elite HE720 external hard drive, a USB 3.0 compatible device that is the thinnest of its kind on the market. Sporting a brushed stainless steel surface, and with a record-breaking slim profile of only 8.9mm thickness, the HE720 demonstrates once again the company’s consistently strong ability to combine top performance with style. The brushed metal case with protective layer provides 9H scratch resistance, which prevents damage even after long-term use.
ROCCAT Studios, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of competition gaming peripherals, is set to expand their high-performance mouse portfolio with the upcoming debut of three new game-changing devices: the ROCCAT Kone XTD – Max Customization Gaming Mouse, the ROCCAT Kone Pure – Core Performance Gaming Mouse and the ROCCAT Lua – Tri-Button Gaming Mouse.
ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today pushes the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti to extremes with the new limited edition ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition goes beyond the AMP! Edition and raises the engine clocks an extra six-percent higher for a greater performance boost in the latest games and applications.