Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: HighPoint
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Intro and Specifications

Allyn runs a HighPoint RocketRaid 4310 through the gauntlet. Into the mix goes an Areca 1231ML and a whole bunch of Intel X25-M series SSD's. Can the newer generation HighPoint take on the tried and true Areca? Read on to find out!

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Manufacturer: Caustic Graphics
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Who is Caustic Graphics?

Caustic Graphics is formally announcing availability of the CausticOne ray tracing accelerator card today and we are finally allowed to unveiling the technology we learned about at GDC last month. If you think the ray tracing and rasterization debate was interesting before, wait until you see what this new player has to say.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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"I'll be gone til November..."

Last year the industry was expecting Intel to roll out the Nehalem architecture based i5 processors for the mainstream market by the beginning of Summer, 2009. The Computex was thought to be one giant showing of motherboards supporting the upcoming LGA-1156 products, but changes in competition and the rough economic times look to have made Intel shelve its plans to release a new midrange monster.

Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction and Features

Corsair’s latest TX850W PSU is targeted towards value conscious users who want a high capacity power supply with stable outputs and high efficiency. Check out the review to see if it delivers!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel
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Intro

In mid-February, PC Perspective broke the story about a potential issue with Intel's X25-M mainstream solid state drives involving fragmentation and performance slow downs. At that time, after having the news picked up by everyone from CNet to the Wall Street Journal, Intel's started working with us...

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Corsair's 128GB SSD

Corsair's first entry into the world of solid state drives is a 128GB model based around the current generation Samsung controller. Though we have done numerous reviews of SSDs in the past, I take a slightly different approach on the evaluation looking at what advantages you can see when upgrading your notebook or system to even a lower cost SSD option.

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Dell
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Enjoying the Fruits of My Labor

When I first received my 30" Dell 3007WFP-HC, I was ecstatic about the image quality that this monitor produces. When it stopped working 5 days after I received it, I was not nearly so ecstatic about the support I have received about fixing my problem.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI
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Introduction and Specifications

Current LGA 1366 motherboards are going for more than $200 for lower-end, “budget” mobos that support the Intel i7 platform. While most PC users don’t consider paying $200 for any of their PC parts as “budget or low-end", the realm of X58-based motherboards has made this nightmare a reality.

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Zalman hasn’t rested on its laurels and has tried to improve upon an already close-to-flawless design. The Zalman CNPS9900 LED is one of their newest heatsinks, and it actually is a dual-heatsink design that uses ultra-thin fins to minimize weight and reduce airflow resistance.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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Introducing the Radeon HD 4890 1GB

AMD and NVIDIA again have new graphics cards for us to throw into the GPU testing beast on our bench and see what comes of it. The new RV790-based HD 4890 card takes on the cut-in-half GTX 295 known as the GeForce GTX 275 in a battle for your hard earned $250.

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Manufacturer: Thermaltake
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Introduction and Features

Today’s economy is really forcing PC enthusiasts to manage their funds more frugally than in previous years. The over-used cliché “more bang for the buck” comes to mind as users work to balance their computer needs with what’s available in their check books. For about $120 (before shipping), the Element S provides a no-nonsense solution for users looking for a silent, feature-rich case to house their vital PC components.

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Manufacturer: Intel
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Details from GDC 2009

Intel was promoting Larrabee quite heavily at GDC in San Francisco this week even though there is still no hardware to be found. For the GDC audience, Intel decided to share a Larrabee instruction emulation layer so that developers can now start to see how the new x86-based GPU design can be efficiently utilized.

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Manufacturer: General
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A preview of Windows 7 gaming

The Windows 7 beta has been a huge success with pundits and users all over the tech world singing its praises. But what about gaming? Does moving to Windows 7 beta mean a drop in PC gaming performance like it did with Vista or do Microsoft and the driver teams at AMD and NVIDIA have it all ironed out?

Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Features

Antec has combined quality features from their high-end Signature Series with the affordable pricing of the original TruePower line. Overall, the TruePower New TP-750 proved to be a very good PSU.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specifications

The X58 desktop chipset exploded onto the scene last year triumphantly proclaiming itself the lone chipset solution to support the 45nm Intel Core i7 processor family. Many vendors have taken advantage of the X58 chipset craze, and Gigabyte is no exception. Their GA-EX58-UD5 offering is targeted toward PC enthusiasts and gamers with aspirations for overclocking their components.

Manufacturer: NZXT
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Introduction and Features

NZXT’s new Whisper enclosure is designed to provide a lot of storage space along with noise dampening features for a virtually silent computing experience. It also supports E-ATX motherboards and long expansion cards.

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Subject: Displays
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

The ASUS line of LCD monitors continues to impress us with their lineup of features, performance and low price. The new VW266H display is a 25.5-in offering with a 1920x1200 resolution that includes HDMI, component, DVI and VGA inputs with support for coaxial digital audio output or you can use the integrated 2-channel speakers. All of this at an incredible price as well!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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The Green Monster gets bigger (and quieter)!

This week we take a break from the nosebleed speeds of Solid State and check out what spinning disk tech has to offer. We found there is still much life left in these beasts. If you are in the market for an insane amount of near-silent storage, this article is for you.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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A Bit of History

Initial rumors had the RV790 pegged as a speed optimized RV770, which currently powers the Radeon HD 4800 series of cards. Recent information has hinted that there is far more than a simple speed increase, and AMD could be catching us unawares with a potentially exciting new part. I take a look at AMD's releases over the past two years and make a few guesses as to what we might expect to see.

Manufacturer: Thermaltake
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Introduction and Features

The stylish SpinQ is one of the most innovative CPU coolers that Thermaltake has brought to market. It features a squirrel-cage blower with LED lights and looks very cool. But how does it perform – that’s what we’re here to find out!