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Month Archives: November 2008

FeaturedGraphics CardsReviews

Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB Video Card Review

Our friends at Palit, who usually aren't happy with the reference design of video cards anyway, have come up with a new version of the HD 4870 X2, with two fans blowing on a pair of heatpipe coolers to cool off those cookin' GPUs. Taking up three expansion slots, this may be the largest gaming video card ever built. Billed by Palit as "the first custom designed HD 4870 X2", the card not only sports custom cooling, but also a Palit-designed PCB, and four different output interfaces. In addition, they have overclocked the 2 gigs of GDDR5 memory. Read on as we check out the Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe!

LaptopsReviews

Foldable Multi Notebook Stand Review

Like most of you I own a laptop and I use it a lot. Although sometimes it is hard to do work while I'm lying in bed or relaxing on the couch. Also many times I'm at a place where it is hard to find a flat surface to set my laptop down on to work. That is where a notebook stand comes in handy. Today we will be looking at the Foldable Multi Notebook Stand from USB Fever. We will see if this notebook stand is worth picking up at its $49.99 price tag.

CoolingReviews

Thermaltake MaxOrb EX CPU Cooler Review

Today we have the opportunity to review the new Thermaltake MaxOrb EX CPU Cooler which is an extension of the quality proven MaxOrb. With an adjustable fan, pure copper construction, silent blue 120mm fan and a patented design, this CPU cooler certainly has a lot going for it. The Thermaltake R&D Manager claims that the "MaxOrb EX has been created from the Thermaltake belief in breaking of present cooling limits." Does it perform up to his expectations? Read on further to see what we found in this review.

ReviewsStorage

Kingston 32GB SDHC Memory Card Review

Removable storage keeps on getting larger and larger, especially with consumer products being able to record HD quality video and take pictures at 12 megapixel resolution. With that said many people think that 2GB cards are more than enough, but if you are shooting video that is not even close to enough space. Today we will be looking at a SDHC (Secure Digital High-Capacity) card from Kingston. SDHC cards currently range from 4GB to 32GB; we received the 32GB version of the card. 32GB is sure a lot of space for videos and photos, let's see what we can do with this card!

Power SuppliesReviews

Bgears b-Tarantula 650 Watt Power Supply Review

Today I will be looking at an 80Plus 650 watter by bgears, the b-Tarantula. Sporting a 135mm fan, a pair of +12v rails at 20A, and a different style of modular construction called "SmartFlex Cable Management", this power supply has up to 86% efficiency. Will the Tarantula do the trick? Read on to see! bgears has been around since early 2005, originally under the name Bluegears. Due to some confusion with several other technology companies with the name "Bluegear", they decided to change their name to bgears in 2007. Besides power supplies, bgears has a wide variety of products, including sound cards, cases, coolers, peripherals, fans, and fan controllers. They also distribute products of their European partners under the names Revoltec and be-Quiet.

DisplaysReviews

HP TS-22W7H Debranded 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor Review

Sometimes the best things in life are unmarked or unbranded: Federal Reserve notes, police records, white bags of food at the grocery store, and cheap, generic medicines. Like those, this <a href="http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=534" target="new">22" widescreen LCD monitor</a> lacks markings or branding, but my keen eye, and Geeks.com's product page, tell me this is an HP TS-22W7H monitor with HDMI and VGA input. It has speakers, too! Does this monitor shine? Does it display excellently? ThinkComputers finds out.

CoolingReviews

Xilence Xilent Blade Pro CPU Cooler Review

The Xilence brand is not known to many in the U.S., but we have the opportunity to look at the Xilence Xilent Blade Pro CPU cooler. This is just one of many cooling options that Xilence has to offer which also includes fans, VGA coolers, other cooling components and even cases and power supplies. The Xilent Blade Pro offers multi-socket support for both AMD/Intel CPUs and has a quiet vibration free fan for the ultimate cooling performance. The black/red design gives is a sleek style and will give your case a kick of color. Read on further to see how well it performs.

ReviewsStorage

IcyDock MB674SPF Multi-bay Backplane Module Review

Some folks have a burning need for as much storage as they can cram into a full tower case. For those folks, the standard three internal 3.5" bays is insufficient. However, even the rare six internal 3.5" bay case is insufficient, as well. However, cases larger than that can often cost a pretty penny. Instead, those folks turn to products such as IcyDock's four-in-three multi-bay backplane module, a four-in-three insert into a case's 5.25" bays which can contain and power up to four SATA hard drives. ThinkComputers has the review.

CasesReviews

Sunbeam Automation Mid Tower Case Review

We have always known Sunbeam for making some really visually appealing cases. The Sunbeam Transformer case is one of my favorite cases of all time. One thing that is great about Sunbeam cases is that they usually have a wide variety of features, but still remain affordable. Today we will be looking at the Automation, which is a very stylish case that features an aluminum chassis design. Let's see if this is the case for you.

ReviewsStorage

Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1TB External Hard Drive Review

Storage, you can never have enough of it. With everything going HD file sizes are getting larger, which means you need a larger storage capacity to hold all your movies, music, and photos. I remember when I thought 100GB was a lot of space, now it seems like 500GB is the standard now. Seagate has recently revamped their FreeAgent line of external hard drives. They were nice enough to send us the new FreeAgent Desk 1TB external drive. Let's take a look...

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