News and Reviews for July 13th 2009

So, another Monday is here… woo-hoo, fun-fun..

We have a new article online: about a motherboard-comparison of ECS A790GXM-AD3 vs. ASUS Crosshair III Formula:
http://www.planet3dnow.de/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=365097
If you need a translator for German to English you will find one here:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.planet3dnow.de/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=365097&sl=de&tl=en&hl=de&ie=UTF-8

TITLE: Nexus RX-8500 850W Power Supply Review @ Vortez Hardware

DESCRIPTION:

“Nexus is a name that is usually concerned with high quality cooling products, in this our latest review we take a look at one of their power supply units – the RX-8500 (a high end 850W PSU) and give our verdict as to whether it can deliver on many different levels.”

URL: http://www.vortez.co.uk/review.php?id=52

Overclock3D have just published a new article titled: GSkill Falcon 128GB SATA II SSD.
Quote: To be the best you have to beat the best. Does the GSkill Falcon have wait it takes to outpace the other SSD’s on test? Find out in our latest review…
Link: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/storage/gskill_falcon_128gb_sata_ii_ssd/1

OCIA.net has posted their review of the OCZ XTC Cooler Rev 2.  Below is a direct quote from the review:

“Packaging is straight-forward, and installation instructions are on the back. The revision 2 utilizes the same low-noise blue LEDs that the original cooler used. The main difference here is that the revision 2 now has a two-speed switch incorporated into the cooler’s body. The construction of the XTC v2 is a bit lighter than the original due to the use of black brushed aluminum instead of the chrome.”

Direct Link:  http://www.ocia.net/reviews/xtcrev2/page1.shtml

Ninjalane has posted their review of the new and inexpensive case from Cooler Master called the Gladiator 600. This is a general purpose case with lots of potential for all kinds of stuff modding and otherwise.
Subject: Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review @ Ninjalane
URL: http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/cases/cm-g600
Quote: The biggest issue with pre-modded cases is that you are often restricted in what additional mods you can do. The CM Gladiator is clearly a perfect for use out of the box and also an empty canvas for cutting, modding, and painting as you see fit. Right away you can start getting a feel of what you can do with this case without worrying about what has already been done.

TechwareLabs has published a review of the Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series Solid State Drive. Here’s a clip from the review:
Quote: Low price tag does not always mean low quality, and sometimes lemons can be made into lemonade. Join Chris as he checks out Kingston’s latest entry-level solid state drive. Find out if this budget conscious drive has what it takes to meet the rigorous performance standards of TechwareLabs and be the new choice SSD of  everyone.
LINK: http://www.techwarelabs.com/kingston-128gb-ssdnow-v-series/

TITLE: ASUS My Cinema EHD3-100 HDTV/FM Tuner @ Benchmark Reviews

DESCRIPTION: Those who want to watch over the air TV at all must either purchase a TV with an ATSC tuner installed or purchase one of the conversion boxes out there. For the HTPC crowd, it means that their tuner card must support ATSC just the same. Most cards out there are going to produce video results that are exactly the same, especially considering the signal and quality are more a factor of antenna reception than card quality. So, what’s to make someone decide on one TV tuner over another? The ASUS My Cinema-EHD3-100 answers this question by going one step further than most cards out there to be your all-in-one media center card. It fully supports the ATSC and QAM digital TV specifications allowing you to access digital TV in high definition resolution. It also fully supports analog NTSC TV, analog video and radio. Plus, its on-board mpeg-2 encoder chip helps on-the-fly analog video recording. Is the My Cinema-EHD3-100 your HTPC answer? Benchmark Revie! ws will fill you in!

ARTICLE URL: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=339&Itemid=58

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