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  • Inno3D GTX 480 iChill Review: Water-Cooled Fermi

    The Inno3D GTX480 iChill Black Series graphics card is a beast, there is no denying that fact based on what we have seen. Those prepared to do a little overclocking, which we suspect will include anyone looking at buying a water-cooled graphics card, will be rewarded.

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  • CPU Round-up: Sub-$100 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    This time around AMD has a significant flexibility advantage over Intel on its offerings below the $100 mark, but the question remains: how do they compare performance-wise?

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  • OCZ Vertex 2 100GB SSD Review

    The true successor of the highly popular Vertex solid-state drive is here. The new OCZ Vertex 2 is based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller targeting the enthusiast segment with a clear emphasis on performance.

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  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE & Phenom II X6 1055T Review

    AMD is hoping to offer a more attractive six-core processor by providing their Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition and Phenom II X6 1055T models at far more realistic prices.

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  • CPU Round-up: $100 - $200 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    We have taken a dozen processors priced within the $100 - $200 price range and pitted them against each other, so you can draw clear conclusions on what will suit you the best.

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  • Gateway FX 6831-03 Gaming Desktop PC Review

    The Gateway FX6831-03 is aimed at those who want a very capable gaming system that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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  • Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook Review

    Those seeking a powerful mobile workstation, the ThinkPad T510 is part of Lenovo's classic T series and comes equipped with a dual core Arrandale chip, the Intel Core i7 620M and discrete Nvidia graphics.

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 Review: Fermi Arrives

    Designed to be the next evolution in GPU computing, we are excited to see what the new GeForce GTX 480 is capable of, and whether or not it'll be able to bring Nvidia back into the spotlight.

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  • Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Review: An Overall Look at the Core i7 Family

    The Core i7 980X Extreme Edition is an impressive demonstration of what six-core, 12 thread processors have to offer and what can be achieved with the 32nm process. Check out how it compares to the rest of the Core i7 family.

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  • 4-Way Intel H55 Motherboard Shootout

    Our round-up comprises 4 Intel H55 based motherboards from the likes of Asrock, Asus, ECS, and Gigabyte. With a narrow price range between $90 and $105, it all comes down to features and performance.

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  • Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13" Notebook Review

    The ThinkPad Edge notebook that we'll be looking at today is part of an all-new series from Lenovo announced early this year at CES. The ThinkPad Edge blends some of the things we liked on the IdeaPad with the power and legacy of ThinkPads.

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  • OCZ Vertex Limited Edition 100GB Review

    This limited edition Vertex will be sold in limited quantities in 100GB and 200GB capacities. At only slightly more than the standard Vertex drives, you can expect an attractive performance boost that rivals anything out there.

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  • Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 Motherboard Review: AMD's 890GX Chipset Makes Its Debut

    AMD is launching its last generation 890GX chipset, featuring Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics and SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) support. Asus rounds up the M4A89GTD Pro specs with USB 3.0 support out of the box.

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  • ATI Radeon HD 5830 Review

    With the Radeon HD 5830 we have a graphics card priced a bit above the mainstream mark that nonetheless delivers performance comparable to Nvidia’s single-GPU flagship product.

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  • Synology Disk Station DS410j NAS Review

    The DS410j is Synology's latest and most affordable entry in the 4-bay NAS realm. But will it be able to meet home users' ever-growing and evolving storage needs?

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  • ATI Radeon HD 5570 Review

    The Radeon HD 5570 is a more powerful GPU than the HD 5450, capable of playing games comfortably at 720p while retaining some of the HTPC-friendly properties that made the latter an attractive buy.

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  • ATI Radeon HD 5450 Review

    The Radeon HD 5450 is the most affordable graphics card belonging to the HD 5000 series. The HD 5450 is more oriented towards HTPCs than gaming, and certain versions will support triple-monitor support.

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  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

    The Radeon HD 5670 brings ATI's last-gen Evergreen GPU to the $100 price point. Along with it features like DirectX 11 support, Eyefinity, HDMI audio bitstreaming, and of course low power consumption.

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  • OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SSD Review

    The Vertex 2 Pro uses the SandForce SF-1500 controller with MLC memory and is intended to provide enterprise-level reliability and performance.

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  • Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell Netbook Review

    The Eee PC 1101HA is Asus' first netbook to go beyond the 10-inch display size, sporting an 11.6-inch panel capable of a 1366×768 resolution and a 6-cell battery for optimal uptime.

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  • G.Skill Falcon II 128GB SSD Review

    G.Skill's latest Falcon II SSD features an updated Indilinx ECO controller, 34nm NAND flash memory, and a new firmware revision that improves support for the Windows 7 TRIM command.

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  • Intel Core i5 661 Review: Now With Built-In Graphics

    Based on the 32nm Westmere architecture, the Intel Core i5 661 processor features an on-die GPU and two processing cores clocked at 3.33GHz that support HT technology.

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  • Hitachi SimpleTough Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review

    The SimpleTough portable drive can withstand a ten foot drop, and more impressively it can handle the pressure of a one-ton truck - see our durability testing for more.

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  • Asrock Ion 330HT-BD Nettop Review

    By combining Nvidia's latest chipset with the Intel Atom processor, Asrock has put together an extremely impressive low-profile computer.

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  • QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS Review

    The QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS sets a new standard for all high-end NAS devices. Its intuitive software and amazing feature set make this a unique tool for businesses that's well worth the asking price.

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  • A-DATA SH93 Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review

    A-DATA brings the industry's first waterproof and shock resistant portable hard drives, designed for road warriors who need to take their storage with them on the harshest of environments.

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  • Gainward GeForce GT 240 Review

    Priced at around $100, the GeForce GT 24 is said to be considerably more powerful than the GT 220, though in terms of performance it should still sit well below the GeForce 9800 GT.

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  • MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook Review

    The X-Slim X340 is a svelte notebook that's been labeled by many as the budget alternative to the MacBook Air.

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  • ATI Radeon HD 5970 Review: Dual-GPU Graphics

    AMD is officially unveiling the Hemlock XT in the form of the new ATI Radeon HD 5970, hoping to expand its current dominance in single-GPU performance with the fastest single-slot graphics card on the market.

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  • 7-Way Intel P55 Motherboard Round-Up

    Our round-up comprises products from the likes of Asrock, Asus, DFI, ECS, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI. In total we have 7 motherboards ranging in price from $120 to $250, so there should be something for everyone.

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