News and Reviews for 10-28-09

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Ok, I got a lot of news for you, been sick the last couple of days, stomach virus, flu or something… haven’t done much… but I’m feeling better now..  anyway, here’s the news:

We’ll start with the Assorted stuffs first:

20 Essential Outlook Tricks Every User Should Know @ Maximum PC

Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware @ Phoronix

Toshiba Screws Windows 7 Upgrade Program in EMEA @ NGHQ

Cooler Master Storm Mouse Pad @ Bjorn3D

iPhone 3GS now available officially in the UAE @ t-break

NOVINT Falcon 3D Force Feedback Gaming Controller @ TweakTown

iXBT Labs Review: LGA1156 Plaform and DDR3 Memory

Windows 7 Part 1: Microsoft’s Liberation @

Our Own Worst Tech Nightmares @ Digital Trends

Epic Fail: The Top 10 Most Terrifying Technology Disasters @ Digital Trends

Otterbox 2600 Airtight PDA Case Review @ [OC]ModShop

Acer neoTouch @ HardwareZone

How-to: We build an AMD Home-Server with OpenSolaris

Jabra SP700 Bluetooth Speakerphone Review @ Tech-Xtreme

Fusion-io ioXtreme SSD Sneak Peek & HH Video Podcast @

Fusion-io ioXtreme PCI Express SSD Sneak Peek:

HotHardware and TechVi Video Podcast No. 1:


Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 Enters Beta @ Phoronix

I4U News published a review of the Rocketfish Rapid Fire Wireless Controller for the Sony PS3

Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset Review @ Legit Reviews

A.C.Ryan PlayOn! DVR TV @ techPowerUp

Averatec N3400 13.3" Ultraportable Notebook Review @ TechSpot

Windows 7 Installation & Boot Comparison vs Vista (HD) @

Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W PSU Review @




PC Cases:

NZXT Zero 2 Computer Chassis/Case @ TechwareLabs

Azza Solano Computer Case/Chassis @ TechwareLabs

Overclock3D have just published a new article titled: Enermax Staray

Thermaltake Element G Review @ XSReviews

Antec P193 Computer Case/Chassis @ TechwareLabs

In Win Maelstrom Full Tower Chassis Review @

Antec Mini Skeleton Review @ OCC

Lian Li PC-P50 Armorsuit review

NZXT M59 Classic Series Mid Tower Gaming Chassis Review @



Video Cards:

Gigabyte GTX 260 Core 216 Super Overclock Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card Review @ Benchmark Reviews

OCC has published a review on the XFX HD 5850

Sibling Rivalry – ATI Radeon HD 5850 @ HardwareZone

How To Install A Graphics Card Video @

Neuigkeiten auf DeXgo | Installing a Waterblock on a nVidia GTX 275 Graphics Card

Old games in maximum quality on Radeon HD 5870, Part 2 @ PCGamesHardware

LanOC’s 200th Review – Sparkle Calibre X265

Value Meets Performance: HD 4890 Cards from Gigabyte and MSI @ Hardware Canucks

HIS Radeon HD5770 Review @ High Tech Reviews

GIGABYTE HD 5850 Video Card Review @




Cooling Etc:

Thermalright T-Rad2 VGA cooler @ LanOC Reviews

Zaward Gyre Flow Heatsink Review  @

NZXT Sentry 2 Single-bay Touch Screen LCD Fan Controller @ TweakTown

CoolIt Systems Domino ALC Contest at Overclockers Online

3Rsystem Iceage 120 Boss II Dimpled-Fin Heatsink Review @


Ram, Memory, Storage:

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB Kit DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK Memory Review @ OCInside

OCZ Technology Agility 120GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive @ TweakTown

Buffalo MiniStation Metro 250GB USB Hard Drive Review @

OCZ Platinum 1866MHz DDR3 Memory @ Bjorn3D

Intel’s 34nm TRIM Firmware & SSD Toolbox @ Techgage

Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 15,000RPM Hard Drive Review @ Benchmark Reviews

Western Digital’s Caviar Black 2TB hard drive @ techReport

AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz Energy Efficient Processor Review @

Seagate FreeAgent Go 320GB Portable Drive Video Review @

Intel 34nm X25-M Gen 2 SSD Performance Update @

Intel Launches TRIM Firmware For 34nm SSDs @ Legit Reviews






ECS P55H-A Motherboard @ t-break

ASUS Maximus III Gene P55 Motherboard Review @

An Average Joe – MSI 785GM-E51 @ HardwareZone

Video preview of the GIGABYTE EX-58 EXTREME2 motherboard @ TweakTown

ASRock ION 330 NetTop – BCCHardware

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Dish Network Integrates Netflix Into Set-Top Boxes

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Shazam for Windows Phone Gets an Update with Cortana Support and More

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Sideshow Collectibles Taking Pre-Orders for Amazing Looking 1/4 Scale Boba Fett Figure

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I have to admit this collectible figure looks just amazing and if I had the extra cash I’d love to g…
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Atari Fit Let’s You Unlock Classic Atari Games for Exercising

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