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QNAP TS-119P+ Single Bay HOME/SOHO NAS Review @ Tweaknews

The TS-119P+ continues QNAP’s reputation of making fast, reliable NAS units for all types of environments. This little one-bay offering is perfect for a home or small office with simple storage and backup needs.  And as your network grows, you can rest easy knowing the NAS will be able  to keep up thanks to impressive hardware specs and support for external  drives …

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Portal 2 PC Review

Before I start this review, I will need you to do one thing for me. Buy Portal 2. I could finish the review right here with those words – seriously, that’s all I need to say; it’s that good. For those of you who trust me, follow the first step, buy Portal 2. Those of you who require a bit …

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LEVEL8 Products Macbook Air Sleeve @ Benchmark Reviews

While high-end motherboards, video cars, and SSDs are exciting to test and read about, we sometimes overlook the more prosaic products that we actually use day-to-day. A laptop sleeve doesn’t have the geek appeal of a Z68 motherboard or fancy new CPU, but if you’re going to carry your laptop around with you, you’re going to need a sleeve or …

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Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SATA II SSD Review @Hi Tech Legion

Well known and respected memory manufacturer Patriot has released a new generation to their SSD lineup with the Torqx 2 128GB SSD front and center. The Patriot Torqx 2 128GB SSD follows the traditional 2.5 form factor, but bucks tradition in many other ways going straight for the cutting edge while keeping pricing in the mainstream. 128GB is often considered …

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Kingston HyperX DDR-3 1866Mhz 2x4GB Notebook Memory Quick Look

Today we are going to take a quick look at Kingstons HyperX DDR-3 1866Mhz CL11 204Pin SODIMM Memory Kit and give a quick thanks to David Leong of Kingston Technology for providing the sample for our notebook upgrade. We recently purchased a Samsung Series 9 laptop and wondered how feasible a memory upgrade would be as the standard of 4GB …

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ZOWIE CELERITAS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

I’m a person of first impressions, and first impressions of this keyboard (for me) are quite good. The ZOWIE CELERITAS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard comes in a stylish black box with a circle in the middle that gives you a peek of things to come. Once inside, you’ll find the keyboard with a 2m long USB cable, a USB to PS/2 …

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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2011 Edition Review

The 2011 Edition Apple MacBook Pro’s are some seriously beautiful pieces of technology. Thin, unbelievably fast, amazing screen and finally, not so expensive. Spec-wise, Apple throw some decent tech into their 17-inch MacBook Pro. The 17-inch model contains; an Intel Core i7 2.2GHz processor (6MB shared L3 cache), 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (upgradeable to 8GB), 750GB 5400-rpm SATA HDD, …

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VTX3D Radeon HD 6790 1GB @ OCAU

With all the fancy and feature-dripping high-end video cards it’s easy to forget some of the better value cards on the market today, and the fact that not everyone has the budget, or even the need, for a $500+ video card. So today we take a look at VTX3D’s Radeon HD 6790 equipped with 1GB of speedy GDDR5 memory linked to a 256-bit memory …

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Gigabyte Z68X UD7 B3 Motherboard Review @ Ninjalane

One of the first motherboards we received after the Sandy Bridge launch the Gigabyte P67A-UD7 and we almost instantly fell in love with the board. Sadly were we unable to get the review posted before the worldwide chipset recall but we did spend a considerable amount of time tweaking and tuning the board and even posted some very impressive numbers …

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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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