TechwareLabs Editorial: Running Ubuntu 10.10 in a Virtual Machine

Ever feel like you have been chained to your current operating system? Have you thought about switching to something new before but never got around to finding the right one? Well here is your chance to explore something new. Ubuntu 10.10 released this past October and has amazed me the more I started using it. This guide will show you …

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Zalman Z9 Plus Mid-Tower Case – BCCHardware

Today we are taking a looking at a brand new product from Zalman – the Z9 Plus mid-tower case. It is an entry level case that sells at a very reasonable MSRP of about $70 in the United States. Zalman is a well-known manufacturer of PC components like cases, power supplies, and CPU coolers. The Zalman Z9 Plus mid-tower case …

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AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Preview @ eTeknix.com

However, we are enthusiasts and like to spec and build or own systems. AMD Fusion is ideal for low power applications like HTPCs and NAS systems. Software like Myth, XBMC, Boxee and Windows Media Centre can playback media from your local network or from the Internet to your TV. Building a NAS and using UnRaid, FreeNAS or Windows Home Server …

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Intel 310 mini-PCIe 80GB SSD First Tests!!!

It wasn’t 2 hours ago that I received a call from DHL stating that they had received a rush package from Intel I might be interested in. It hasn’t been 10 minutes since I tested the Intel 310 Series Mini PCIe SSD for the first time. The internets first tests (I think) can be seen in our Benchmarks Forum here. . …

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CoolerMaster Lab Test Bench V1.0 Review @ eTeknix.com

There are hundreds of consumers the world over who have computer systems in pieces; graphics cards laying on their carpets, motherboards on their beds and hard drives in cupboards. You can guarantee that in almost every street in you will find this type of user. In my street, that’s me in a nutshell. . I’m the chap who is forever …

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Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Reviewed @ TechREACTION

The Noctua NH-U12P SE2 still represents the premium model of the Noctua CPU cooler line-up. The Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU was considered a high-end CPU cooler when it was first released almost 3 years ago. It has since been overtaken by the Noctua NH-D14, however Noctua invested a good amount of R&D into the design of the thermal characteristics and …

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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – Zalman Enters The SSD Arena!

It was only a matter of time before Zalman jumped into the SSD ring as they have an excellent reputation for just about any technology related product one can think of. Their first entries are the N-Series and S-Series of SSDs, the N-series containing the SandForce SF-1200 controller while the S-Series contains the JMicron 616 controller.  Today we will be …

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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – Test Protocol & Initial Tests

TEST BENCH CONFIGURATION Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz (OC’d to 3.2Ghz) RAM 6Gb G.Skill 1600 Triple Channel Graphics MSI N460GTX DDR5 768MB Power Supply OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600w CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212+ OS Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Wifi Belkin Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter Monitor Dell E228WFP 22″ Flat Panel …

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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Review – Benchmarks

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 2.46 SIMPLI SOFTWARE HDTACH VER. 3.0.4 HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.6 “ BENCHMARK HDTUNE PRO VER. 4.6 “ RANDOM TESTING Both ATTO and HDTune do an excellent job of not only confirming what we observed earlier in the Crystal DiskMark result, but also, they show us that the Zalman S-Series SSD is an excellent choice for the …

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