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Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us here at ThinkComputers we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you have a great day with your families, enjoy some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and much more! So what are we thankful for? As far as hardware goes we are thankful for Intel's new X79 platform, Battlefield 3, 3D Monitors, solid state drives, and the new Ultrabooks!

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Wednesday’s News Post 11-23-11

Everyone stay safe tonight! <a href="http://www.techreviewsource.com/Notebook-Computers/samsung-series-9-np900x3a-b01ub" target="_blank">Samsung Series 9 (NP900X3A-B01UB) Review</a> @ TechReviewSource.com <a href="http://www.vortez.net/review.php?id=452" target="_blank">AViiQ Portable Quick Stand Review</a> @ Vortez <a href="http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/henry-butt/samsung-470-series-256-gb-ssd-review/" target="_blank">Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review</a> @ kitguru <a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1781/1/" target="_blank">GraVT Professional Photographer System Review</a> @ Legit Reviews <a href="http://bigbruin.com/item_33830" target="_blank">Win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card</a> @ Bigbruin.com <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/why-does-picture-quality-look-so-good-on-sony-lcds/" target="_blank">Why does picture quality look so good on Sony LCDs</a> @ t-break <a href="http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16727" target="_blank">Intel HiZ Is Finally Ready For Sandy Bridge</a> @ phoronix <a href="http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/cm_storm_trooper_review/1" target="_blank">OC3D: CM Storm Trooper Review</a> @ overclock3d <a href="http://www.kitguru.net/software/gaming/carl/kitguru-lite-battlefield-3-v-modern-warfare-3-which-is-winning-in-the-stores/" target="_blank">Kitguru Lite: Battlefield 3 v Modern Warfare 3, which is winning in the stores?</a> @ kitguru <a href="http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ArcticCooling/MC001-BD_K481_P311/" target="_blank">Arctic MC001-BD Media Center</a> @ techPowerUp <a href="http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/antec_1100/" target="_blank">Antec 1100 Chassis Review</a> @ OCC <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/interview-with-rohit-talwar-futurist-strategic-advisor-and-author/" target="_blank">Interview with Rohit Talwar, Futurist, Strategic Advisor and Author</a> @ t-break <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/tt-esports-black-element-laser-gaming-mouse-review/" target="_blank">Tt eSports Black Element Laser Gaming Mouse Review</a> @ t-break <a href="http://www.overclockers.com/asus-rampage-iv-extreme/?utm_source=pr" target="_blank">Overclockers.com - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Review</a> @ overclockers <a href="http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cases/14609-rosewill-blackhawk-ultra" target="_blank">Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Super Tower Case Review</a> @Hi Tech Legion <a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=833&Itemid=69" target="_blank">X79 Express Performance Comparison</a> @ Benchmark Reviews <a href="http://www.techspot.com/review/460-thinkpad-tablet/" target="_blank">Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review</a> @ techspot <a href="http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1400.html" target="_blank">REVIEW: Sapphire 6670 1GB Single Slot</a> @ PureOverclock <a href="http://techgage.com/article/should_tablets_and_smartphones_be_considered_pcs/" target="_blank">Should Tablets and Smartphones be Considered "PCs"?</a> @ Techgage <a href="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1326/pg1/ac-ryan-veolo-smart-android-hub-review-introduction.html" target="_blank">AC Ryan Veolo Smart Android Hub Review</a> @ HardwareHeaven.com <a href="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1327/pg1/the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-wii.html" target="_blank">The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Review (Wii)</a> @ HardwareHeaven.com

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Hornettek Goliath USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review

External hard drive enclosures are nothing new, we have seen them since the USB 1.0 days.  Now that USB 3.0 is becoming standard on most motherboards and cases we are seeing many USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosures coming out.  One such external hard drive enclosure is the Goliath from Hornettek.  This is a larger external hard drive enclosure as the name Goliath suggests so it will fit a 3.5-inch hard drive.  Let’s check it out and see what is all about.

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Considering the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

Unleashed at the IFA 2011 conference, the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook has arrived as the premiere, indeed only real, ultrabook on the market. With so many people looking to find a <a href="http://www.laptopreviews.com/laptop-deals" target="_blank">good deal on a laptop</a> and cloud services making storage demands less bulky, it's no huge surprise that consumers would turn to the newest and slimmest tablets for features including instant-on OS boot-up, solid battery life and portability, to satisfy their computer needs.

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Tuesday’s News Post 11-22-11

Thanksgiving is getting closer! <a href="http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=627&sel_lang=english" target="_blank">X79: Features Comparison Overview of 25 motherboards</a> @ ocaholic <a href="http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=10708&Itemid=40" target="_blank">Samsung C27A750X 27" Wirless LED LCD</a> @ BCCHardware <a href="http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/xfx-pro-1250w-black-edition-modular-power-supply-review/" target="_blank">XFX Pro 1250W Black Edition Modular Power Supply Review</a> @ kitguru <a href="http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Silverstone/Raven_2_Evolution_USB_3/" target="_blank">Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution USB 3.0</a> @ techPowerUp <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/interview-with-rory-oneill-vp-of-software-services-for-rim/" target="_blank">Interview with Rory O'Neill, VP of Software & Services for RIM</a> @ t-break <a href="http://pro-clockers.com/cooling/2104-cooler-master-hyper-212-evo-cpu-cooler.html" target="_blank">Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler</a> @ Pro-Clockers <a href="http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/2011-Holiday-Buying-Guide/1435" target="_blank">2011 Holiday Buying Guide</a> @ Hardware Secrets <a href="http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-newertech-nuscribe-2-in-1-touch-screen-stylus-and-pen/" target="_blank">NewerTech NuScribe 2-in-1 Touch Screen Stylus and Pen</a> @ TestFreaks <a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=832&Itemid=61" target="_blank">Antec Eleven Hundred Computer Case</a> @ Benchmark Reviews <a href="http://www.techwarelabs.com/lacie-5big-network-2-professional-5-bay-raid-server/" target="_blank">LaCie 5Big Network 2 Professional 5-bay RAID Server</a> @ TechwareLabs <a href="http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/storage/patriot-pyro-se-120gb-solid-state-drive-review/" target="_blank">Patriot Pyro SE 120GB Solid State Drive Review</a> @ eTeknix.com <a href="http://tech-reviews.co.uk/reviews/samsung-mb-ms8ga-8gb-microsdhc-card-review/" target="_blank">Samsung MB-MS8GA 8GB microSDHC Card Review</a> @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk <a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1783/1/" target="_blank">c Eleven Hundred Midtower Gaming Case Review</a> @ Legit Reviews <a href="http://www.techreviewsource.com/Notebook-Computers/sony-vaio-f-series-late-2011" target="_blank">Sony VAIO F Series (Late 2011) Review</a> @ TechReviewSource.com <a href="http://www.overclockers.com/antec-eleven-hundred-1100" target="_blank">Overclockers.com Antec Eleven Hundred Case Review</a> @ overclockers <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/amd-launches-11-11a-performance-drivers/" target="_blank">AMD Launches 11.11a Performance Drivers</a> @ t-break <a href="http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000238/" target="_blank">Cooler Master Storm Trooper Case Review</a> @ Madshrimps <a href="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1325/pg1/xfx-pro-1250w-black-edition-full-modular-power-supply-review-introduction.html" target="_blank">XFX Pro 1250W Black Edition Full Modular Power Supply Unit Review</a> @ HardwareHeaven.com <a href="http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/pc-power-cooling-silencer-mk-iii-600w-power-supply-review/" target="_blank">PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Power Supply Review</a> @ kitguru <a href="http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16720" target="_blank">AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Overclocking On Ubuntu Linux</a> @ phoronix

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Unboxing the Diablotek Fly Mid Tower Case

The last Diablotek case we took a look at was the Legend and it was not that impressive at all. Diablotek has sent us their Fly case to try and redeem themselves. This case features an Aluminum Magnesium design, 2 included fans, and is water-cooling ready. It is not often you find an all-aluminum case for around $55 so it will be interesting to see what all this case has offer. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.

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Monday’s News Post 11-21-11

Here are the posts to start off your week! <a href="http://pro-clockers.com/motherboards/2074-asrock-a55-pro3-socket-fm1-llano-motherboard-review.html" target="_blank">ASRock A55 Pro3 FM1 Motherboard</a> @ Pro-Clockers <a href="http://www.technic3d.com/review/netzteile/1322-ocz-zt-650-watt-netzteil-im-test/1.htm" target="_blank">OCZ ZT650</a> @ technic3d <a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://www.teccentral.de/forum/testberichte-reviews-ratgeber-aus-hardware-software-computer-f305/corsair-h100-wasserkuehlung-fuer-die-cpu-im-kompakten-format-80253.html" target="_blank">Corsair H100 Water Cooling Kit Review</a> @ teccentral <a href="http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1778/1/" target="_blank">Koolance VID-NX580 GeForce GTX 580/570 Water Block Review</a> @ Legit Reviews <a href="http://computingondemand.com/review-raidage-gage104u40sl-sauf/" target="_blank">Computing on Demand: Review: RAIDAGE GAGE104U40SL-SAUF</a> @ computing on demand <a href="http://www.techwarelabs.com/deleted-file-recovery-disaster-planning-and-avoidance/" target="_blank">Deleted File Recovery: Disaster Planning and Avoidance</a> @ TechwareLabs <a href="http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk/review-samsung-chromebook-series-5/" target="_blank">REVIEW: Samsung Chromebook Series 5 | Business Computing World</a> @ businesscomputingworld <a href="http://www.techreviewsource.com/Home-Video-Entertainment/vizio-e3d420vx" target="_blank">Vizio E3D420VX Review</a> @ TechReviewSource.com <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/shazam-encore-app-review-for-blackberry/" target="_blank">Shazam Encore App review for BlackBerry</a> @ t-break <a href="http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/announcements/zardon/microlab-solo-6c-speakers-review-big-sound-for-a-small-price/" target="_blank">Microlab Solo 6C Speakers Review – big sound at a small price</a> @ kitguru <a href="http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/11/motorola-razr-smartphone-review/" target="_blank">Motorola RAZR Smartphone Review</a> @ t-break <a href="http://www.vortez.net/review.php?id=451" target="_blank">CM Storm Trooper Review</a> @ Vortez <a href="http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/enermax_ets-t40_cpu_cooler/1" target="_blank">OC3D: Enermax ETS-T40 CPU Cooler</a> @ overclock3d <a href="http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=626&sel_lang=english" target="_blank">Cooler Master Storm Sirus Gaming Headset</a> @ ocaholic <a href="http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000219/" target="_blank">Corsair Hydro H100 CPU Cooler Review</a> @ Madshrimps <a href="http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000236/" target="_blank">Otterbox iPad 2 Reflex Series Case Review</a> @ Madshrimps <a href="http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000239/" target="_blank">Tokyoflash Kisai Seven Limited Edition Watch Review</a> @ Madshrimps <a href="http://aphnetworks.com/reports/cooler_master_silent_pro_hybrid_1050w" target="_blank">[Affiliates News] Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W Power Supply Review</a> @ APH Networks <a href="http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_500r/" target="_blank">Corsair 500R Mid-Tower Case Review</a> @ OCC <a href="http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/software/14742-cyberlink-powerdirector-10-review" target="_blank">Cyberlink Power Director 10 Review</a> @Hi Tech Legion

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Digital game distribution company Desura releases Linux client

Linux gaming isn't something we here at ThinkComputers often cover, but when big things happen, we like to mention them! Yesterday, <a href="http://www.desura.com/" target="new">Desura</a>, a digital distribution channel for video games, <a href="http://www.desura.com/groups/desura/news/public-release-of-the-linux-client">released a Linux version</a> of its network client. It's the culmination of months of hard work by Desura team and its beta testers.

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Antec Solo II Mid Tower Case Review

Today we have the opportunity to check out Antec’s latest case. An upgrade from the popular Antec Solo, the Solo II offers some of the benefits many enjoyed from the original and upgraded them to today’s standards. An external piano black finish as well as an internal black finish gives the case a sleek design. Supporting USB 3.0, multiple HDD installation methods, and a quiet design, will the Antec Solo II live up to its predecessor? Read on further to find out.

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Techbargains Deals for 11-17-11

<strong>OUR FAVORITE DEAL OF THE DAY!</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275877">120GB OCZ Agility 3 Internal SATA3 6Gbps Solid State Drive for $115.34 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199 – use <a href="http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/OCZ13MIRsNov16Nov3011jy59.pdf">this form</a>). <strong>Computers & Peripherals:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275936">15.6” Asus A53E-AH51 Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz Laptop (4GB/640GB) for $499.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $579). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275916">27” Asus MT276HE Widescreen LCD Monitor (2ms, HDMI) for $199.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $339 - use <a href="http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/ASUS17MIRsNov1Nov3011jy59.pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275962">Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 w/ BlueTrack & Nano Receiver for $9.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $19). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275932">128GB Kingston SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive (TRIM) for $128.00 plus free shipping</a> (normally $187 - use <a href="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/pdfs/11Q4/1117-1124ac-sh_60kingston.pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275918">Linksys WRT310N 802.11n Wireless N Gigabit Router for $39.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275871">15.6” Acer Aspire AS5750G-9463 Intel Core i7-2630QM 2GHz Quad-Core Laptop for $699.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $799). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275865">15.6” Acer AS5750-6438 Intel Core i5-2430M Sandy Bridge Laptop for $499.99</a> (normally $579). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275892">Logitech G300 Wired Optical Gaming Mouse (Onboard Memory Profiles) $32.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $61). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275873">24” Acer G245HQAbd LCD Monitor (1920x1080) for $139.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275877">120GB OCZ Agility 3 Internal SATA3 6Gbps Solid State Drive for $115.34 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199 – use <a href="http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/OCZ13MIRsNov16Nov3011jy59.pdf">this form</a>). <strong>Home Entertainment:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275956">60” LG 60PV250 Plasma HDTV (1080p) for $949.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $1399). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275957">Western Digital WDTV Live Wireless Media Player w/ Spotify for $89.00 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275930">Logitech Harmony ONE Universal Remote w/ Touchscreen (REFURB) for $119.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275867">55” LG 55LW6500 55in 3D LED LCD HDTV + 4 Glasses + Xbox 360 + Game for $1499.99</a> (normally $1999). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275848">32” LG 32LK330 32in LCD HDTV (720p) for $289.00 plus free shipping</a> (normally $399). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275884">Pioneer Elite VSX-31 7.1ch 80W/ch 3D Home Theater Receiver (THX) for $298.98</a> (normally $699). <strong>Personal Electronics:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275968">Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18MP SLR Digital Camera 18-55mm Lens Kit + 8GB SDHC Card for $647.00</a> (normally $899). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275955">SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB MP3 Player (REFURB, FM Tuner, Mic) for $32.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $99). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275927">Olympus FE-5030-WHT 14MP 5X Digital Camera for $79.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $119). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275829">Sony Alpha NEX-3 14MP Digital Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens (DSLR at 8oz) for $399.00 plus free shipping</a> (normally $499) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275870">Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens for DSLR Camera (REFURB) $479.99</a> (normally $599) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275869">Samsung ST65 14MP 5X Digital Camera (720p HD Video) w/ 4GB SDHC for $79.99</a> (normally $129) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/275868">Canon VIXIA HF R11 32GB 1080p High Def Camcorder (REFURB, 9oz) for $229.99</a> (normally $499)

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