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HandStand for iPad @ TestFreaks

Todays review item is certainly a different type of iPad case. The HandStand for iPad is exactly what it sounds like; a case made for holding the iPad with one hand. It is the first case that I have reviewed that has a built in hand strap. The case is composed of flexible silicone to keep the iPad safe from …

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OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drive Tests @ Benchmark Reviews

The OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is based on the second-generation SandForce’s SF-2281 SATA 6Gb/s controller and maintains all of the original core technology introduced in the original SF-1200 series, but now improves SSD performance with 20% faster IOPS and 40% faster sequential read/write throughput. OCZ promises 60,000 IOPS at up to 550 MB/s transfer speeds with the Vertex 3 SSD, …

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Sapphire HD6790 CrossfireX Review @ KitGuru

For most of us the AMD HD6990 is a pipe dream, the cost is very hard to justify. Lets not forget that unless you are gaming at super high resolution or across multiple screens it is often not needed. With the recent release of nVidias GTX550 ti, AMD have decided to update their popular HD5770, with the new HD6790 targeting …

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Sapphire Radeon HD 6790 1GB Video Card Review

If all those NDAs last month weren’t already enough for everyone, we start the NDA run for April nice and early. With AMD having taken care of the high end segment with cards like the HD 6970 and HD 6990, while also taking care of that mid-range – high end segment with cards from the HD 6800 series, it was …

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ASUS HD 6950 2GB – Voltage Tweak @ TechREACTION

ASUS has sent us their version of the Radeon HD 6950 to run through the paces today. The ASUS HD 6950 2GB is factory overclocked right out of the box by 10MHz, which really is not anything to write home about, but its there nonetheless. ASUS does include their voltage tweak software to help gain a better overclock, which we …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – Specifications

The Kingston HyperX T1 Series of RAM is a typical 1600 MHz kit, however several XMP profiles are available with easy setup for the home user.  Depending on the configuration of ones computer, any of these four generic settings can be used as highlighted in our CPU-Z screenshot below: This next shot will display the speed at which we are …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – Benchmarks

MaxMEM V1.91 Lets begin our testing with MaxxMem, a nice utility for gauging the speed, latency and performance of memory. MaxMem does a great job of showing that the Kingston HyperX T1 runs at great speeds with its stock setting of 1600 MHz, and also displays very good latency and memory score in GB/s.  Further tweaking and lowering of timings …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – AIDA 64 and Conclusions

AIDA64 Cache and Memory Benchmark Aida 64 is one of the preferred tests by many reviewers and enthusiasts to show ram performance. When tweaking ram and exploring the various settings and timings, this is a great tool to observe the actual increase or decrease in performance. The Kingston HyperX T1 memory performs well in this round of testing: CONCLUSIONS The …

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ADATA HM Series 1200W Power Supply Review @ Kitguru

A few weeks ago we reviewed the ADATA HM 650W Power Supply and it scored very well, offering a low price point with a modular design and great all round performance. Today we are looking at the big brother, the 1200W unit which is aimed at people with multiple graphics cards and high output demands. Full story at Kit Guru.

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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive @ Benchmark Reviews

Everyone knows that SSDs cannot offer the capacity of a hard drive, and HDDs will never deliver solid state response time. Somewhere between the speed of Solid State Drive technology and the reliability of value-priced Hard Disk storage is the Seagate Barracuda XT. The Seagate Barracuda XT series is designed for performance computer enthusiasts, as well as large-capacity storage systems. …

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SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset @ TechREACTION

The SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Headset is on the table for review today. The Siberia V2 comes in 5 different colors: white, black, blue, orange, and red, which will give most gamers a good chance of finding a color that they like. The Siberia V2 headset will provide comfortable long term use as well as passive noise reduction via the …

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Brenthaven 15? ProStyle Macbook Sleeve Review @ Kitguru

When you spend way over£1000 on a new 15? Macbook Pro, it is important that you keep it in the best possible condition by protecting it when youre carrying it around.  While some users may prefer a full-size laptop bag, there are many people for whom this is just too bulky.  For these people, a laptop sleeve is perfect as …

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HIS HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo Graphics Card Review @ Tweaknews

In the end, the HIS IceQ X HD 6850 Turbo was nothing less than outright surprise. Not only did it look good, but it had the performance and  overclocking to match. This card just LOVES to be overclocked and the IceQ  X cooler shrugs off the initial thermal burden without even pondering a sweat. Full story at Tweak News.

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