News for June 30th 2009

galaxy s3 covers

July is almost here!

NEW CONTENT (Cases, Cooling and PSU) – Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler
QUOTE: “Back when I started overclocking my RAM with a few sets of DDR, the voltage those old TCCD chips could take was insane by today’s standards and the heat they produced was sometimes unbearable. Then there weren’t too many commercially available options to give the memory its own dedicated airflow. I do remember something referred to as the “crab cooler”, but my efforts to find it now ended up with not being able to locate it. The need for memory specific cooling lead me to end up using 80mm and 120mm fans, rigged in my PC in ways I’d rather not discuss, due to their “ghetto mod” nature.
What Kingston has come up with is the Kingston HyperX Fan or KHX-FAN as it’s labeled on the package. The KHX-FAN is a memory cooler that uses the power of a motherboard header or any 3-pin fan connection to spin the dual fan designed arrangement. I’m no stranger to what these types of coolers are capable of doing for memory cooling and first impressions of the KHX-Fan lead me to believe they have built something very capable of the task at hand.”

For more information, please visit - http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/2805/kingston_hyperx_khx_fan_memory_cooler/index.html

Within the enthusiast scene, there exists an elite group of overclockers who push the limits of hardware to the breaking point. With the help of phase change coolers, dry ice, liquid nitrogen and even liquid helium, these enthusiasts achieve the seemingly impossible. In this world, maximum frequencies and world records are the motivation behind the countless hours spent modding and tweaking PC hardware.

AMD recognized the blood, sweat, and tears that extreme overclockers put into their hobby by creating a very special, limited edition processor made specifically for them. The Phenom II X4 TWKR Black Edition processor is a hand-picked CPU that performs above and beyond the normal parameters we’re accustomed to seeing from the Phenom II line. Under the extremely low temps supplied by LN2 or LHe cooling, these chips are said to yield monster overclocks. Check it out…

AMD Phenom II TWKR Black Edition Processor:

http://hothardware.com/articles/AMD-Phenom-II-Black-Edition-TWKR/

Title: Rosewill RX81-MP-US External SATA Enclosure Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk

Briefing: External hard drives have grown in popularity considerably in recent years. Most of us have experienced at least one dreaded hard drive failure and so we’ve learnt the importance of backing up files. One hardware device which makes backing up effortless and fast is an external hard drive. These are also useful for mass portable storage. Today we’ll be reviewing an external hard drive enclosure from ‘Rosewill’. This 3.5” SATA enclosure supports all the modern standards and can support even a 1TB hard drive. Time to take a look at the RX81-MP-US…

tech-reviews.co.uk/reviews/rosewill-rx81-mp-us-external-sata-enclosure/

Article Name: Samsung LN55A950 120HZ 55 inch 1080P LCD TV Review @ Tweaknews
Article Url: http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/samsung_120hz_LN55A950_lcd_tv/
Article Snippet:
“The model being reviewed today is fully 120hz compliant, has full LED backlighting, it has Samsung’s top of the line 55 inch LCD panel for their best color reproduction they have available. This should be an interesting review to see if the newer 120hz technology does work, or as with any first implementations, this could be deemed as an expensive trial run to iron out the bugs before the true home run hit is released the second year.”

My Sims Racing (Wii) Review @ [OC]ModShop

Gamers get to select from a quick race options as well as multiplay and career modes that allow gamers to customize not only their characters but their cars and tracks as well.
The game allows up to four players to compete against one another and the wide variety of customizations and upgrades ensure hours of replay value.

Review URL ::
http://www.ocmodshop.com/ocmodshop.aspx?a=1606

NEW CONTENT (Laptops) – Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T-8480 Notebook
QUOTE: ” knew when Steve Jobs pulled that MacBook Air out of the envelope on stage at WWDC that the new wave of popular notebooks would be thin machines. It took a few months after we first laid eyes on the MacBook Air, but eventually we saw Windows machines that were thin and sexy start to trickle onto the market.
Today we have the thin, sexy and expensive Dell Adamo, but with the current economy, who wants to spend thousands of dollars on a notebook? – Acer has unveiled a line of its own thin notebooks that have great battery life and a wealth of other features.”

For more information, please visit - http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/2804/acer_aspire_timeline_4810t_8480_notebook/index.html

We have just posted up a review of Linksys WRT610N dual-band wireless a/b/g/n router.  This unit operates on both the 2.4GHz band as well as the 5GHz band which allows for incredible throughput.  In testing we managed to reach 97.1Mbps on a 802.11n network, and this is currently the fastest router we’ve seen.  Make sure to check out our review for all the details.
Title: Linksys WRT610N Dual Band 802.11n Gigabit Router
URL: http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=7307&Itemid=40

Quote:

The WRT610N is currently the fastest consumer oriented router from Linksys and it is indeed just that – fast.  The wireless 802.11n performance is blistering fast as is the mixed mode 802.11g.  I was able to easily connect to either SSID/band and it is interesting to be able to set different encryption to both.  Overall, connectivity and ease of use was top notch. . .

TitleKingwin Mach 1 1000W PSU Review

Summary: These days, for a power supply company to be competitive, there’s gotta be a 1kW or up model in there somewhere. Kingwin recently joined the party by bringing in their Mach 1 series of units, which tops out with a 1.2kW monster. Today I’m having a look at the second most powerful in the line, the 1000W model. This is the only 80 Plus Bronze certified unit in the range, and it features such cool things as modular cables with illuminated rings around them when you plug one in.

So, bring your lemonade out on the jonnyGURU.com patio and pull up a chair… I’m going to barbecue us a Kingwin today.

Articles URL: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=155

What’s The Best Heatsink? Frostytech’s Top 5 Heatsink Chart Have the Answer

“Charts for June 2009 – Frostytech’s  Top 5 Heatsinks Charts rank the best coolers by lowest temperature, lowest noise and low profile, and they’ve just been UPDATED! Don’t go heatsink shopping without first looking at the Top 5 charts. Only heatsinks that Frostytech has tested in its labs are included in these Top 5 lists”

URL LINK:  http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
TAG-LINE: What’s The Best Heatsink? Frostytech’s Top 5 Heatsink Chart @ Frostytech.com

Title – Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound Video Review @ eTeknix

Link – http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/noctua-nt-h1-thermal-compound-video-review/

Quote “Thermal Compound or thermal paste is probably the least exciting part of any PC build, but on the other hand, is also one of the most vital. It sits between your CPU’s IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) and the base of your heatsink. You will usually find thermal paste on your motherboard’s north and southbridge coolers and graphics card cooling as well.

Ever since the beginning of time, Artic Silver have been the market leader in regards to thermal compounds, with their Arctic Silver 5 selling by the bucket load.”

Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming Headset for the Xbox One Now Shipping

Turtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming He…

Kristofer Brozio
Turtle Beach has just announced the Stealth 500X which is the first fully wireless headset for the X…
Read More
4 days agoTurtle Beach Stealth 500X Fully Wireless Gaming He…
WWE 2K15 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

WWE 2K15 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 3…

Kristofer Brozio
I didn’t think wrestling was still popular, then again I just don’t pay attention to that stuff anym…
Read More
2 days agoWWE 2K15 Now Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 3…
Boreas Announces Echo and Monterey Waterproof Series Bags

Boreas Announces Echo and Monterey Waterproof Seri…

Kristofer Brozio
I’ve always had a thing for good bags, maybe it’s because most of my life I carried a back pack arou…
Read More
2 days agoBoreas Announces Echo and Monterey Waterproof Seri…
FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Consumers with 'Unlimited' Data Promises

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Consumers with ‘Unlim…

Kristofer Brozio
Wow, so they’re just realizing this now after how many years that AT&T has been throttling us?&n…
Read More
3 days agoFTC Says AT&T Has Misled Consumers with ‘Unlim…
Divoom Launches Airbeat-10 Bluetooth Speaker for the Shower and Biking

Divoom Launches Airbeat-10 Bluetooth Speaker for t…

Kristofer Brozio
Well here’s what I thought was an odd combination, a Bluetooth speaker that can go from the shower t…
Read More
4 days agoDivoom Launches Airbeat-10 Bluetooth Speaker for t…