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Before we take a look at what this new board from Asus brings to the table let’s first have a look at the features that are specific to Intel’s latest chipset. This chipset replaces Intel’s previous enthusiast level chipset, the X58. So now let’s have a look at this new chipset and what it has to offer.Of course the main feature of this new chipset is that it features support for Intel’s latest... continued.
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The Intel X79 Express Chipset is finally here and every competitor is releasing motherboards exclusively for it. ECS EliteGroup is just one of the major competitors we will be looking at today. They have released their X79R-AX motherboard and it is coming to the market as an entry level motherboard. It comes with great features and a smaller price tag so you can enjoy the new chipset without... continued.
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and most of us are probably getting out our Black Friday lists and hoping that the electronics we want become really cheap. For most tech upgrades you can already see Newegg and Tiger Direct advertise November sales even before Black Friday as well. Well if you are still running a regular hard drive in your system and are too cheap to upgrade to an SSD. We... continued.
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When I was just thinking things were getting a bit boring here in the PC business in the pre-holiday void, here come Intel with something new to shake the tree in the desktop arena. Enter the new Sandy Bridge Extreme, the next Generation of Intel Core I7 Extreme Family 64-bit low-power/high performance CPUs for the new X79 Platform and LGA-2001 ZIF Socket motherboards. Traditionally Platforms are... continued.
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Before we get into this new motherboard from Intel, let’s first have a look at the new chipset that it uses. This chipset offers support for Intel’s new 2011 socket processors and it offers a whole host of new or improved features over Intel’s previous chipsets.This new chipset does not feature Intel’s popular Smart Response Technology. This is unfortunate but many vendors will likely introduce... continued.
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Battlefield 3 is a epic first person shooter Released by Electronic Arts on October 15 2011. It is a real time war game that gives you everything on the battlefield at your disposal. From Jeeps and Tanks, to Helicopters and Airplanes, and also a wide range of weapons; this game gives you many tools that will help you on the battlefield. I am still trying to figure out all the different unlocks... continued.
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We’ve seen so many overpriced and ostentatious keyboards out there, we wonder who would actually buy them sometimes. They look nice and have many macros that will increase your gameplay however, the price is just mind blowing. It costs as much as a video card and we usually just hope that it goes on sale on Black Friday. I know that’s what I did with my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. However,... continued.
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Hard drives are becoming extremely cheap these days, which makes the resale value of our old drives almost nothing. This annoys many consumers because after they buy a new bigger hard drive they basically have to either run it RAID, throw onto another system they don’t really care about, or just trash the drive. Running through RAID usually sounds the most practical however if you are buying a... continued.
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Power supplies are sort of an odd topic to worry about when you are starting a new computer build. It’s one of those items that you are never quite sure about what the difference is between different brands because all you really care about is the wattage and what power is needed for my system. Most people can get by with around 650W-750W power supplies for 3-5 years and never needed a new one... continued.
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This is the new Biostar TZ68A+ motherboard that we’re going to be looking at today. This board uses Intel’s Z68 chipset and supports their second generation of Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. It features support for Intel’s Virtu and Smart Response technologies. This board currently retails for about 120 dollars which an incredible price when you compare it to similar motherboards. So let’s have a... continued.
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XFX have decided to release a new version of their highly popular HD 6870 video card. This version has 2 gigs of dedicated video memory instead of the standard 1 gig. XFX has been very good at tweaking their most popular cards to give them better performance and features. This review is going to look at how the addition of an extra gig of memory is able to enhance the overall performance of this... continued.
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This is the new Biostar TA75M+ motherboard that we’ll be looking at today. These boards feature support for AMD’s APU processors or Accelerated Processing Units. These new processors bring integrated graphics capabilities that are imbedded in the processor.  They also use AMD’s new 32nm manufacturing process for less heat and lower power requirements. The processor we used to test this board... continued.
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This case is from the new Extreme Division line from Sentey. This is a full tower case that is loaded with features and supports motherboards up to E-ATX form factor. It will not support XL-ATX motherboards though. Sentey is a relative new comer to the American market and they are an international company based out of Shenzhen China. This is the first case that we’ve gotten from Sentey so let’s... continued.
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This is the much anticipated 8 core processor from AMD. This thing has been delayed more than a Tom Cruise movie. Despite AMD’s best efforts there have been quite a few “leaked” benchmarks and reviews regarding its performance. We are going to see if this new chip is worth the hype or if it falls flat on its face. The stage for this epic battle has been set for quite some time and Intel has been... continued.
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We have come to expect some pretty big things from Thermaltake and this new full tower case is no exception. This new case has loads of features and comes with a very aggressive appearance. Thermaltake have established a respected name in the desktop chassis market. We will see if this new case helps them to maintain that respect and possibly even add to it a little.Chaser MK-1 ImpressionsOne of... continued.

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