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Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-2400 2x8GB Kit Review reported at 12:04 PM
category: DDR3 Memory     website: ocaholic
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"Using geizhals as a price research tool, we see that prices for the 2x8 GB version of 2400C11 Beast currently start at 125 Euros exluding shipping across the EU. Although this makes Kingston’s offer second cheapest in the 16 GB DDR3-2400 category, there are quite a few competitor products boasting 10-12-12 timings as standard in less than 10 Euro proximity. Given that Kingston are no longer able to offer their trademark bulletproof compatibity and reliability, the things are not looking too good for the Beast.
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Seagate 600 Pro Review reported at 11:59 AM
category: SATA Hard Drives     website: techPowerUp!
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When looking at price/performance and GB per Dollar, the drive clearly establishes itself as balanced alternative to other more expensive drives.
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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Review reported at 11:54 AM
category: Tape/Zip/Jaz Drives     website: Myce
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The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 has everything that you will need, it has the looks, the build quality, and most importantly it has excellent performance for a USB3 flash drive. Also you don’t have to pay a fortune to get all this.
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NZXT Phantom 530 Review reported at 11:52 AM
category: Computer Cases/Enclosures     website: eTeknix.com
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"Personally I don’t think you can make a bad choice with premium NZXT chassis designs, they’re all fairly similar internally and are highly focused on high performance systems, water cooling and more, the Phantom 530 is just another extension of their already very competent chassis ranges."
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Asus Z87-C Review reported at 11:48 AM
category: Socket 1150 Motherboards     website: eTeknix.com
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"Asus have managed to manufacture a board that offers strong performance with huge overclocking potential for a good price and have managed to harness all of the Intel Z87 features onto a budget/mainstream board. The colour scheme isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes, but looking past that, this is one strong contender for the Z87 market, and we can see these flying off the shelves."
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MadCatz R.A.T.M Review reported at 11:41 AM
category: Mice     website: MadShrimps
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The mouse can be ordered from the GameShark Store for about 129.99 Euros, a price which not a lot of us have available to pay for a peripheral, but it comes with premium quality materials, a good sensor, a compact shape and an outstanding battery life.
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Asus Maximus VI Extreme Review reported at 11:40 AM
category: Socket 1150 Motherboards     website: Bjorn3D
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Overall we need to look at this board for what it is, as we know there are many ROG boards here or coming such as the Hero for extreme gamers, Formula for your in between of Extreme and Hero and even the Impact for your extreme ITX offering. All in all the Extreme was always about being the best of the best, regardless of cost. That’s what you get here, although the cost may still be a bit too much for many to swallow as there are other OC related boards that sell for quite a bit less.
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SanDisk Extreme II Review reported at 11:36 AM
category: SATA Hard Drives     website: TechSpot
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The Extreme II's reliability is obviously yet to be determined, but Marvell-based SSDs have an excellent history in this respect and given the same controller is also inside Crucial's M500, we are confident SanDisk's drive will go the distance. Assuming that's the case, with its current pricing and performance we have no problem recommending the Extreme II for anyone looking to buy a high speed SSD.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Review reported at 11:25 AM
category: Game Accelerator Cards     website: Techgage
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Ultimately, both the GTX 760 and HD 7950 w/ Boost compare quite well, and both have their own respective perks; NVIDIA’s includes the 700 series enhancements (notably the improved fan control), PhysX and CUDA; AMD’s includes the free games and tends to be preferred for Folding@home (if you happen to be into that). At the end of the day, brand-preference is going to come into play here, and fortunately, you can’t go wrong with either.
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Logitech G19s Review reported at 11:19 AM
category: Keyboards     website: Hardware.Info
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"You do get a lot for you money, but the difference with the original G19 aren't enough to justify the extra cost. The G19 you can find for 130 euros already, and has an average price of 167 euros. As long as the original remains available, we would choose that one over the new edition."
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Gigabyte Aivia Neon Review reported at 11:10 AM
category: Mice     website: APH Networks
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"While Gigabyte has been innovative in their extras and add-ons, they have forgotten that this is still a mouse. It needs to function well before any other features can be recognized in its full glory."
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Thermaltake MEKA G1 Review reported at 11:00 AM
category: Keyboards     website: PureOverclock.com
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If you're looking for a gamer-oriented mechanical keyboard that's big on performance but small on frills, then the Thermaltake Meka G1 Illuminated is a strong option.
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Cougar Spike Mini Review reported at 10:58 AM
category: Computer Cases/Enclosures     website: HardwareHeaven
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Normally we would discuss value at the end of a conclusion but in this case we are switching round a bit as expectations need to be set. This case retails for $35/£30 which places it right on entry level for a gaming chassis and so goes some way to explaining the minimalist approach.
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Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866 2x8GB Kit Review reported at 10:47 AM
category: DDR3 Memory     website: ocaholic
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By the look of things, the 1866C10 version of HyperX Beast series was designed to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But unfortunately, Kingston’s “trademark” inattentive binning can sometimes produce surprises that will outweigh the joy of discovering Hynix MFR on low-rated memory. Not being assisted by pricing or heatspreader quality as it used to be in the past, the Beast might have a hard time becoming an enthusiast bestseller.
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SilverStone DS322 Review reported at 10:44 AM
category: Storage Accessories     website: Pro-Clockers.com
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An enclosure like the SilverStone DS322 is for those that want the storage connected directly to their PC and enjoy the slight increase in transfer speed which is convenient when retrieving or backing-up huge amounts of data. Plus you can't simply pickup your NAS enclosure and bring it to a friend's home or your office wherein you would need to deal with the network settings and configurations which is time-consuming and not very convenient at all.
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Fractal Design Define XL R2 Review reported at 10:39 AM
category: Computer Cases/Enclosures     website: KitGuru
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Overall we are very impressed with what the Fractal Design Define XL R2 has to offer. It’s clear that Fractal Design are targeting a fairly small market with this case as it competes directly with their own Define R4 which is slightly smaller and cheaper and is therefore better suited to those who don’t require the extra space.
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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Review reported at 10:37 AM
category: Socket 1150 Motherboards     website: ocaholic
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If you're looking for an excellent motherboard for overclocking, then the Gigabyte Z87X-OC is the perfect choice. Furthermore Gigabyte somehow manages to hit an exceptional price point, which makes this board even more interesting. Everything together this is one of the very few boards to achive our five star award.
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Silicon Power Diamond D20 Review reported at 10:36 AM
category: SATA Hard Drives     website: NikKTech
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"Bottom line for excellent build quality, blazing fast speeds and its size/weight thanks to which we can actually refer to as portable we award the Diamond D20 500GB USB 3.0 PHD by Silicon Power with our Golden Award."
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MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Review reported at 10:22 AM
category: Socket 1150 Motherboards     website: techPowerUp!
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"Either the MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING is hugely under-priced, while the Z87-G45 GAMING is overpriced, or the changes between the two really come at little cost to the end user. Everything that is OC-oriented is gone with the Z87-G45 GAMING; the buttons, probe header, dual BIOS, OC Genie switch, and a SATA 6 Gb/s controller are all missing, and we have a different, less efficient VRM. The slot layout is quite similar, overclocking ability is similar, but performance seems to at times be greater with the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING, leaving me truly confused. A close examination shows that the two boards don't share the same base PCB, so there's more to the differences here than first meets the eye. This is not a case of MSI simply creating another product by removing some parts here and there; these are completely different products from the ground up. Honestly, a bit of research might have made the $30 difference appear as unjustified, but a close look at part choices really explains away the difference easily as there are differences in circuit design, which the higher audio performance of this board highlights. With power considerations and its additional features, taken into account, the Z87-GD65 GAMING is a better board for sure, and you do pay for it, but if you want to save a few dollars on your rig, the MSI Z87-G45 GAMING is no slouch, and should not be overlooked."
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Logitech UE Boombox Review reported at 10:10 AM
category: Flatpanel     website: techPowerUp!
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UE's BOOM is a great piece of kit! It is, despite its high price, totally worth it if you want a boombox that is portable and suitable for at-home use. Its design is durable and well laid-out, and the number of features is simply staggering. The only slight nuisance when it comes to the user interface is the app because it lacks a button to set two BOOMS up like the last time you used them. The sound quality is really good for its size, and while it is not quite on par with the more expensive Boombox, it is no slouch either, and the fact that it is smaller and plays for 15 hours on end is simply amazing.
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XSPC Razor GTX 690 Review reported at 10:07 AM
category: Video Card Coolers     website: ThinkComputers
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"I have to say this collection of XSPC products has been very impressive to say the least. Known as a value driven brand, XSPC has not been considered to be top performers. However as the Razer GTX 690 has shown, it is possible to not only come in cheaper, but also perform better than your peers. From overall looks to overall performance and price, the Razer GTX 690 impresses. At $20 cheaper than the Koolance equivalent, it still beat it by 3 degrees Celsius!"
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SanDisk Ultra Plus Review (French) reported at 09:55 AM
category: SATA Hard Drives     website: Cowcotland
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Corsair Carbide Air 540 Review reported at 09:52 AM
category: Computer Cases/Enclosures     website: techPowerUp!
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At around 140 U.S. dollars, the Corsair Carbide Air 540 is not cheap. You can get a pretty cool mid-tower case with a great feature set at that price, or go even bigger for the same price. That said, the rather rare interior layout of the case--as a cube chassis is not like re-inventing the wheel--and the inclusion of three fans, and excellent compatibility for water cooling, make a strong case for such a high price tag. You even get three high-quality fans and excellent cable-hiding attributes, allowing you to show off what counts with absolutely no visible cable mess. The Carbide Air 540 ultimately has no major flaws, making it one damn cool chassis.
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be quiet Dark Rock Pro 2 Review reported at 09:51 AM
category: CPU Coolers     website: Overclockers Club
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Be quiet! provides the user with a three-year warranty to go along with the stunningly good looks and impressive engineering behind the performance. Priced at around $100, it is at the upper end of the spectrum but has the performance and engineering to back it up, much like a few of the other leading dual tower designs on the market. If water cooling is outside your comfort zone the Dark Rock Pro 2 should be able to handle the load.
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