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CES 2010 Wrap Up

This year's CES was sure great! It's been 2 weeks since the event and we have completed our coverage of the event. We posted a total of 33 articles covering the show, our largest coverage of the show yet! I think the site being on wordpress made a huge difference! My favorite product of the entire show was Lenovo's U1 laptop. It has a screen to pull out of the chassis and becomes a tablet. You can check it out in our <a href="https://www.thinkcomputers.org/ces-2010-digital-experience/">Digital Experience article</a>. Here is a list of all the CES coverage from start to finish.

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Weekend News 1-23-10

I'm sure glad it's the weekend! Here is the news! <strong>Audio</strong> <a href="http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/review-of-ultrasone-zino-headphones/" target="new">Ultrasone Zino Headphones</a> @ TestFreaks <a href="http://www.pro-clockers.com/motherboards/1112-jetway-nc93-330w-lf-itx-motherboard.html" target="new">bgears Vibro USB Speaker</a> @ Pro-Clockers <strong>Cases</strong> <a href="http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3105/xigmatek_midgard_mid_tower_chassis/index.html" target="new">Xigmatek Midgard Mid-Tower Chassis</a> @ TweakTown <a href="http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/pc-b25f/" target="new">Lian Li PC-B25F Case Review</a> @ NeoSeeker <strong>Cooling</strong> <a href="http://www.vortez.co.uk/review.php?id=111">Tuniq Propeller 120 CPU Cooler Review</a> @ Vortez.co.uk <a href="http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2478" target="new">Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Plus Silent Heatsink Review</a> @ Frostytech.com <a href="http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2484" target="new">Thermaltake ISGC-100 Low Profile Heatsink Review</a> @ Frostytech.com <a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1190/1/" target="new">Koolance CPU-LN2 Rev2 Liquid Nitrogen Pot Review</a> @ Legit Reviews <a href="http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/heatsinksfans/2180-cooler-master-hyper-212-plus-cpu-cooler-review" target="new">Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Review</a> @ Hi Tech Legion <strong>Input</strong> <a href="http://www.rbmods.com/content/18429/introduction.aspx" target="new">Steelseries Xai Gaming Mouse</a> @ Rbmods <strong>Power Supplies</strong> <a href="http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/910" target="new">Mushkin Volta 600 W Power Supply Review</a> @ Hardware Secrets <strong>Storage</strong> <a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1143/1/" target="new">SanDisk 8GB Gaming Memory Stick Micro (M2) for Sony PSP Go</a> @ Legit Reviews <a href="http://www.ocia.net/reviews/nzxtiu01/page1.shtml" target="new">NZXT IU01 USB Expansion Module Review</a> @ OCIA.net <a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=393&Itemid=60" target="new">Toshiba T6UG1XBG SSD Controller</a> @ Benchmark Reviews <a href="http://techgage.com/article/kingston_ssdnow_v_series_40gb/" target="new">Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB</a> @ Techgage.com <strong>Video</strong> <a href="http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14528" target="new">ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB</a> @ Phoronix <a href="http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5670-512mb-graphics-card-video-review/" target="new">ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB Graphics Card Video Review</a> @ eTeknix.com

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Is CES Slowly Going Away?

I myself have been going to CES for 5 years now. For us here at ThinkComputers it is really the highlight of the entire year, we really don’t attend any other trade shows. We get to see the latest technology, new products and catch up with old friends, not to mention getting to spend a week in Vegas. Something really stood out to me this year during CES…it was very small! Also this year CEA (the company that runs CES) tried to kick out many exhibitors who opted to use hotel rooms instead of paying for a booth.

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NZXT Hades Review

<center><img src="http://www.overclockersclub.com/siteimages/articles/nzxt_hades_gaming_case/10_thumb.jpg"></center><br> The Hades is a unique case from NZXT with an attractive price that manages to deliver a lot of good, a little bad and even some odd. The design of the case is very interesting and at first glance I was not sure if I loved or hated it. But once I powered the case on and I saw the red LEDs blending with the black chassis, any doubt about the appearance melted away and I quickly saw an appealing case sitting next to me. Along with the unique design, you also get exceptional cooling performance and in fact it was the best case I have used so far at efficiently cooling my processor.<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nzxt_hades_gaming_case/" target="new">OCC</a>]

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2010 CES: Computer Technology Highlights

<center><img src="http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/articles/2010_CES/ces_logo.jpg"></center><br> The International Consumer Electronics Show offers a vast and overwhelming panoply of products, with exhibitors ranging from tiny, two-man booths from unknown Taiwanese companies to 4+ acre spreads from Microsoft and Intel. In addition to CES exhibits in the Las Vegas Convention Center, vendors have invitation-only hospitality suites set up in various hotels around the Strip. With over 2,700 exhibitors from more than 140 countries, you're not going to see everything even if you spend every waking moment traipsing the show floor. What follows is a list of things which caught my eye, or that I thought were technically cool; it's in no way comprehensive, or even very organized, but should give you some idea of what the show was like.<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=446&Itemid=46" target="new">Benchmark Reviews</a>]

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HIS Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Performance Review

When it comes to gaming frame-rates can make or break the quality of the experience. Despite the fact that the pair of XFX GTX 260 Black Editions did score higher on most of the benchmarks, I do think the HIS Radeon HD5870 may be the better choice if torn between those two choice. As demonstrated in Colin McRae: DiRT 2 SLI doesn't always improve performance. In fact having SLI enabled we can actually see a hit in performance in DiRT 2. That is just one of many games that may experience an effect like that. Add to that the fact that you cut down the overall power consumption of your computer by nearly 200 Watts, in my opinion it is a clear choice. Don't forget to consider the fact that the ATI Radeon 5000 series is currently the only DirectX 11 platform if you are looking to get the best visual experience in the latest DirectX 11 games...<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1176/1/" target="new">Legit Reviews</a>]

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NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series Review

The other day I took a look at the NZT Hades PC case and I didn’t quite like it too much, but today I’ve got a case that’s the opposite, it’s one that I truly like. Today for review I have the NZXT Tempest Evo and it’s a very nice case with a lot of great features that makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a new home for their system.<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://www.bonafidereviews.com/blog/review-of-nzxt-tempest-evo-crafted-series/" target="new">Bona Fide Reviews</a>]

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Akasa Freedom Tower CPU Cooler Review

Today HardwareHeaven take a look at Akasas Freedom Tower CPU cooler. The Freedom Tower is a high performance product which is designed to combine exceptional thermal performance with silent operation and an attractive design.<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=919" target="new">HardwareHeaven.com</a>]

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Powercolor HD 5770 PCS+ Review

PowerColor has sent us their new Radeon HD 5770 PCS+ which is an overclocked version of the HD 5770, featuring a custom PCB design and thermal solution by PowerColor. Thanks to PowerColor's changes, the card can manage a reduced power consumption, which is even lower than the AMD reference design, resulting in a leading performance per Watt score.<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5770_PCS_Plus" target="new">techPowerUp</a>]

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Thermaltake ISGC-300 Heatsink Review

Thermaltake's ISGC-300 is a lower noise tower heatsink that offers a slight performance edge over the companies ISGC-400 model. The saw-toothed aluminum cooling fins on the ISGC-300 are widely spaced to allow air from the single 120mm fan to pass through easily. Four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes ensure good thermal conduction from the base to the 95mm tower above. A small fan speed controller allows fan speed to be adjusted from 800-1300RPM for situations which demand the least noise possible.<br><br><br> Via [<a href="http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2483" target="new">Frostytech.com</a>]

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