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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!

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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GTS 250 > 9800 GTX+ > 9800 GTX > 8800 GTS

The new GeForce GTS 250 1GB is being launched today and is not hiding the fact that it is a rebranded 9800 GTX+. But with a lower price and more memory, does NVIDIA have all the fixings for a great budget solution? Or will AMD crash the party?

Manufacturer: Enermax
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Introduction and Features

Enermax continues to raise the bar with the introduction of their new Revolution85+ PSUs. If you are in the market for a top quality, high efficiency PSU with plenty of power and connectors, this may be the one you have been waiting for.

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Manufacturer: General
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Intro, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 and FX 3700

Both NVIDIA and AMD have updated their respective professional graphics lines in the last month or so and we sit down with a pair of Quadros and a pair of FirePro cards to see which has the ability to be the best performer AND which is the best value.

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
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Introduction and Features

Cooler Master’s latest UCP series of high-end power supplies incorporate DC to DC converters and solid polymer caps to deliver clean power with high efficiency and low noise. Just what your new build may be looking for!

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Indilinx Barefoot spotted

The OCZ Vertex series of solid state drives might be the most anticipated since the release of the Intel X25-M series. Using a new controller technology from Indilinx, the Vertex drive we are previewing offers incredible performance and a more reasonable price per GB.

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Intel gets some competition

The OCZ Summit line of solid state drives uses a new controller from Samsung as well as 64MB of cache to speed up performance, in particular write speeds. Does this new 250GB SSD have what it takes to compete against the Intel X25-M?

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Intel
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Introduction

For the past few months, we have been putting three Intel X25-M SSDs through their paces in long-term real world usage scenarios. The results were surprising to say the least. We explore the internals of these drives as to determine the cause and attempt solutions of varying difficulties.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Intel Talks 32nm Westmere

Intel had a press and analyst meeting today to go over its newest roadmap and the changes it has seen courtesy of the economy and a ramping up of 32nm process technology. We got to see some more specifics on the first CPU with integrated graphics, a six-core Nehalem processor for 2010 and plans for mobility and mainstream markets in 2009.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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A surprise CPU review

Intel is finally bringing the low-cost PC world a dual-core version of the wildly popular Atom processor with the Atom 330. The CPU runs at 1.6 GHz and sports a pair of cores that both support HyperThreading for a total of four threads of computing. Will the Atom 330 revolutionize the performance levels of netbooks?

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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Fleshing Out the Family

AMD is unveiling their AM3 platform today with the launch of the Phenom II X4 810 and the Phenom II X3 720. These sub $200 processors are paving the way for DDR-3 support with AMD processors. While their support for DDR-3 is nice, they still are compatible with AM2+ sockets and DDR-2 support. These two processors help to flesh out AMD's offerings for the budget marketplace, and should allow AMD to transition that much faster to all 45 nm parts.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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I felt a great disturbance in Force...

We have been hearing about the ION Platform for a while now as an attempt for NVIDIA to break into the world of netbooks and small form factor PCs with its GeForce 9400M chipset and the Intel Atom processor. Now that we finally have the hardware in our hands we compare it to current generation Atom-based netbooks to see how it improves our computing experiences.

Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

SilverStone's new high-end case features a positive pressure cooling configuration that is both affective and quiet, and the FT01 provides a lot of storage space for a mid-tower enclosure. If you are in the market for a premium case, the FT01 is sure to please!

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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OCZ Mixes up SSDs

Solid state drives (SSDs) are definitely one of the most interesting product categories of the day as they promise users benefits of flash memory for primary storage and the end of the platter-based hard drive reign. The OCZ Apex is unique in that it uses internal RAID-0 configurations to help speed that transition along.

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Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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GTX 285 Shows its 55nm Face

The new GeForce GTX 285 GPU uses the same great architecture (the GT200) that is behind the GTX 280 though shrunk down to a 55nm process technology. What the hell does that mean for you? Higher clocks, lower power and lower prices!