“The Noctua NH-L12 is an excellent choice for an HTPC or desktop system where space is at a premium. With the 120mm fan installed on top of the cooler it stands just 93mm tall, and if you can manage to run with just the lower 92mm fan installed you can get the height down to 66mm. This will fit a large number of cases, including some of the slimmer units available.”
Via Big Bruin
“Overall, I’m very impressed with the Corsair Vengeance 2000 gaming headset. True to the Corsair name, they are solidly built, well thought out, and sound incredible. The fact that they are wireless only adds to the ability to enjoy them, since you will no longer have to miss out on in-game chat or movie dialog as you leave your computer to refill on gaming/movie refreshments. Although they are not intended to be used solely for listening to music, I cannot imagine anyone to be disappointed by the sound quality unless you have golden ears and are incredibly picky about your headphones.”
“MSI’s GTX 680 Lightning combines the outstanding performance of the GTX 680 with the unique heritage of MSI’s Lightning series. The card brings many features geared toward overclockers and advanced users, but even for gamers it’s a good choice thanks to the overclock out of the box.”
“By this time, we all should be familiar with the term “cloud” and what it means, and you probably already are using a cloud solution of some kind (either Dropbox, or Windows Live Mesh, or others). What about a personal cloud? A cloud that you can take with you everywhere you go that stores much more data than what you can put up in a Dropbox account. We have previously reviewed a 16GB product from Kingston, but lets take a look at something with a bit more storage. Today we will be looking at the 500GB Seagate GoFlex Satellite external WiFi hard drive, designed to give you access to media, particularly on your mobile devices, wherever you go.”
Via LanOC Reviews
“The ASUS F1A55-M Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the Mainboard with AMD A55 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a AMD A8-3850 CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit and Linux.”
Your iPhone or iPad is necessarily limited by its on-board storage capacity. Short of using a cloud-based service, there really is no way to get more songs, videos and pictures on there… except, of course, there is a wonderful little product called the Kingston Wi-Drive. While it was first released to work only with iDevices, it has since expanded to include Android devices, as well as the Kindle Fire. You can even use it with your computer via a web browser.
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“The NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower includes room for the larger video cards, and sports an acrylic window for your viewing pleasure, plus water cooling features with room for a 240mm/280mm radiator, and a modular design. The NZXT Phantom 410 also gives consumers a few distinct color choices, so there are some very interesting options and features here for a case that is very well priced at only $100. Let’s see if NZXT can continue the quality and innovation with the Phantom 410 Mid-Tower chassis.”
AMD’s Radeon HD 7000 series is out in full force now and even with the NVIDIA 600 series launching, it’s still getting a lot of attention. As is typical with video card releases, manufacturers like to make their own designs and subtle changes and release various different cards based off of the same GPU. Here at Benchmark Reviews, we’ve received the MSI Radeon HD R7870 Hawk video card and we are prepared to put it to the test. With an unlocked BIOS and a digital PWM, the MSI R7870 Hawk begs to be overclocked. Let’s find out just how fast it can go.
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