Diablotek Legend Computer Case

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Techware Labs — Diablotek's new Legend offers a remarkable value in an entry-level gamers' enclosure, offering features usually found in more expensive models. Diablotek's legend offers a remarkably good deal on advanced features. However, these products often come with drawbacks and cut corners - but at $40 street, is this likely to be a showstopper? Realistically, it depends on one's needs and expectations.

Patriot Pyro SE Solid State Drive

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Benchmark Reviews — Benchmark Reviews has previously tested the Patriot PyroSE, a second-generation SandForce SF-2281 solid state drive, which is considered their standard-IOPS enthusiast storage solution. Now we return to test the Patriot Pyro SE, which pushes the throttle on synchronous NAND flash for the best operational performance possible. Patriot rates the Pyro SE to deliver SATA 6Gb/s read speeds up to 550 MB/s with 4K aligned operations reaching 85,000 IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Patriot Pyro SE SSD, 240GB model PPSE240GS25SSDR, against the leading competitors to find out just how much speed and performance this new solid state drive really offers.

EVGA Z68 FTW Motherboard

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — One area that we had a pleasure playing with was our overclocking experience with the EVGA Z68 FTW. With only a few minor tweaks in the UEFI BIOS of the EVGA Z68 FTW we were able to bring the Intel Core i7 2600K to a solid 4.8GHz overclock. That's a solid 1.4 GHz over the stock clock speed of 3.4GHz that the Intel Core i7 2600K comes out of the box with. We were able to boot into Windows 7 64bit at 4.9GHz on the EVGA Z68 FTW but we started pushing the thermal limits on air cooling under full load...

Antec Eleven Hundred Mid Tower Gaming Case

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
ThinkComputers — Today we get to check out Antec

Raidmax Seiran Mid-Tower

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Benchmark Reviews — In October, I wrote a review of the Raidmax Blade mid tower ultra budget case. Although it was a functional case and quite inexpensive, there were things left to desire, which is just the nature of ultra budget cases. Today at Benchmark Reviews, we have another offering in the Raidmax mid tower line-up, the Seiran. The Seiran is Raidmax's newest mid tower entry, and pricewise, clearly not a budget case. I'm interested in seeing what Raidmax's higher end mid tower case has to offer that budget mid tower's don't, and how it stacks up against other mid towers in its price range. So with that short intro, let's get started!

Linux Mint Swap Banshee Affiliate Code, Take 100% of Profits

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
OMG! Ubuntu — Buried within the pages of a long forum thread on German site

Wayland Has Working Screensaver Support

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — Pekka Paalanen, a developer working on Wayland for Collabora, has been working on the screensaver infrastructure for the Wayland Display Server. His patches published today are of "RFC" (Request For Comments) status but Pekka says they are ready to be merged aside from one hack.

FreeBSD 9.0 May Just Be One Week Away

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — After more delays, FreeBSD 9.0 RC3 was finally announced last night. Fortunately, it looks like the final builds of FreeBSD 9.0 may begin next week.

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Video Card

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — After spending some time with the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC video card we found the card to be very well built and it performed as expected. The build quality and features that MSI have placed on this card are superior and it looks good to boot. When it comes to performance the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC video card is competitive with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti series cards, which is critical as they priced in the same category...

Roccat Kova[+] Optical USB Gaming Mouse

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Benchmark Reviews — Roccat is a European manufacturer of gaming products that's becoming increasingly popular in North America. Their sporty design and bright lighting makes it an ideal eye-candy for gaming setups. The Kova[+] is one of two gaming mice that Roccat has revamped lately, giving it increased functionality. Benchmark Reviews will be using the Roccat Kova[+] gaming mouse in games and everyday applications to see how well this fancy device handles the real test.