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Fractal Design Adjust 108 Review reported at 05:39 PM
category: Monitor Coolers     website: eTeknix.com
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I love a good fan controller, especially ones that have a minimalist impact on my system’s appearance. I think that fan controllers are often an oversight for many system builders and provide a great way of gaining some extra flexibility from your system, be that when you need maximum cooling for overclocking, benchmarking or gaming, or perhaps keep things quiet for watching a movie or working. Sure you can do a lot of this with software and modern motherboards offer great support over your fans, but you can’t beat the instant results and tactile feed back of using a slider control like you get with the Adjust 108.
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MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Review reported at 05:38 PM
category: Keyboards     website: HardwareHeaven
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The S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 is a highly customisable keyboard offering outstand build quality and touch screen technology. While the price is at the high end of the market for keyboards the product delivers quality and performance to match.
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Lamptron FC10 Review reported at 05:38 PM
category: Monitor Coolers     website: ocaholic
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Personally I really like the design, this vintage/steampunk fan controller (the brass version) will fit a Bioshock mod just perfect. The temperature sensors are very accurate, there was only a 0.5°C difference between the fan controller and our Voltcraft thermometer. The fan controller is very reactive and the remote is working well. It's hard to argue on the price because it's very hard to find if not impossible. Outside the bad availability we will only criticize the quality of the plastic chassis used that looks very cheap though you don't see it anymore once the fan controller is mounted.
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Creative Sound Blaster Z Review reported at 11:49 AM
category: Sound Cards     website: techPowerUp!
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"Overall, the new Sound Blaster Z offers very good value to a gamer that wants a decent upgrade over on-board sound cards. The included microphone is nice as well and definitely adds a great deal of value for anyone gaming with headphones."
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Noctua NH-D14 Review reported at 11:41 AM
category: CPU Coolers     website: OCModShop
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I do have issues with the size, and thanks to that I can’t really give it the full thumbs-up that I want to give it. It’s just too much for what it does. They could have made it half the size and still do the same job. It had good temps, and I think that if the stock cooler had been a little crappier the results would have been better in Noctua’s favor, as the NH-D14 had some fantastic temps on any scale. Price and size are the deal breakers for this cooler for me. A little cheaper and a lot smaller, and I would have been happier with the results.
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Cooler Master Sentinel Advance II Review reported at 11:40 AM
category: Mice     website: XtremeComputing
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If you are a casual gamer looking for an affordable mouse, this mouse should be on your “to buy” list.
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Western Digital My Net N900 Review reported at 11:39 AM
category: Internet Routers     website: ThinkComputers
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Its reviews there are not positive, with one exception. At this price and for what it offers, it may be more cost-effective to seek a more performant unit and use an external 2 TB drive.
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Gigabyte Force M9 ICE Review (French) reported at 11:27 AM
category: Mice     website: Cowcotland
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Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile DDR3-1600 2x8GB Kit Review reported at 11:17 AM
category: DDR3 Memory     website: MadShrimps
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The new Ballistix Tactical LP memory from Crucial measures up to 16% lower in height than the standard modules and was designed to operate at a lower voltage (1.35V) than the regular 1.5V. Besides better clearance in systems which require it, we also get less power consumption (up to 10%).
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Intel DC S3700 Review reported at 11:07 AM
category: SATA Hard Drives     website: HardwareCanucks
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Intel may not have designed the DC S3700 for the home user market but it may be able to make some inroads nonetheless. Many are deciding against jumping onto the SSD bandwagon due to numerous reports of premature failure but Intel’s new datacenter drive virtually eliminates that possibility. Choosing whether to buy the DC S3700 or not will come down to priorities. Are you willing to pay more for reliability or save a few bucks on a faster yet potentially shorter lived solution?
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ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Review reported at 10:59 AM
category: Small Form Factor     website: t-break
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With the ZBOX ID83, ZOTAC have certainly upped their game in the mini-PC market. The improved Intel processor makes the ID83 a great and compact desktop replacement for most office or home tasks, and even the odd videogame or basic Photoshop. If you’ve got one of the older ZBOX units or are looking for a slightly faster media-based PC, then this is the unit to grab.
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ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 Plus Review reported at 10:58 AM
category: Small Form Factor     website: HardwareHeaven
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"Another mini-PC which gets held back a bit by the bad choice of hard drive. Not quite the entry level gaming machine Sapphires Edge is but for media use and productivity the ZBOX AD83 Plus performs very well."
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ASRock Z77 Extreme3 Review reported at 10:43 AM
category: Socket 1155 Motherboards     website: X-bit labs
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"This mainboard has very impressive expansion capabilities including two PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots, one PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x4) slot, one PCI Express 2.0 x1 and two PCI slots, not to mention numerous USB ports. But you are not paying for the features and functions that you don’t use, because there are none on this mainboard. At the same time, this mainboard doesn’t have any particular problems: this is a high-quality product, it works well, is user-friendly, energy-efficient, fast, overclocks processors and memory very well. Its functionality will be more than enough for the majority of users out there, so we have no concerns about its market success. Moreover, it would be our sincere pleasure to award ASRock Z77 Extreme3 our Recommended Buy title and stress that this simple, inexpensive and very good product can become an excellent choice for many of you."
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