Karen Tokar

Believe it or not my interest in computers started before most of my generation even knew what one was. It was that interest and a move to Goose Bay, Labrador that began what would turn out to be a major turning point after the purchase of my first computer. The rest is history as they say.

PowerColor PCS+ AX6950 Vortex II @ Benchmark Reviews

It’s a predictable progression: NVIDIA or AMD release a new GPU, along with a “reference design” video card built around it. All of the marketing partners introduce new video cards that are the reference design card with a vendor label or graphic affixed to it. And while some vendors leave it at that, others aim for the enthusiast market by …

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Cooler Master Silencio 550 Chassis Review @ Kitguru

Enthusiast users with a constrained budget often have to make compromises in regards to quality, building a PC around a chassis that emits a lot of fan noise due to thin panel design and the inclusion of low quality fans. Enter Cooler Master with their new Silencio 550, a case set to redefine noise emissions for the low end market.   …

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ASUS P8Z68-V Pro (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review

As the days go on we find ourselves with more and more Z68 based boards arriving in our labs for us to look at. The latest today is from ASUS and carries with it the P8Z68-V Pro model name. We didn’t preview any ASUS boards prior to the Z68 launch, so we’ll be looking at what exactly is on offer …

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Thermaltake Armor A30 mATX Case – BCCHardware

We have just taken a look at the Thermaltake Armor A30 mATX Case. This case is pretty small, and while not a true “Cube” case in the sense of a cube, it is nice and small – low profile and yet offers a great list of features including support for SLI or CrossfireX systems, full-sized power supplies and a lot …

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Gigabyte E350N-USB 3 Review @ Kitguru

AMDs latest Brazos Platform has proven popular over recent months, with many users adopting a secondary low powered system for general, light duties or as the foundation of a high definition media center. Today we are looking at the Gigabyte E350N USB 3 motherboard which is built to the high standards we would expect from Gigabyte. Full Story at KitGuru.

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Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 Review @ Kitguru

Kitguru has been using PowerDVD now for a year in many of our reviews. It is without question a great real world test for processors, and with hardware acceleration enabled it can give a good indication of how a new graphics card can help with high definition media playback. Today we are going to have a look at the latest …

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean PlayStation 3 Review

When Traveller’s Tales stumbled upon the idea of turning famous film series’ such as Star Wars into LEGO games, little did they know just how popular and big they would be. It seems every six or so months a new LEGO game is coming out now, but as gamers we seem to not be able to get enough of them.They …

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