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Manufacturer: Kingwin
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Introduction and Features

The Kingwin LZ-1000 power supply with Crystal Cube modular connectors offers plenty of power with lots of bling at an affordable price, which all adds up to a potentially good value. Read the full review to find out!

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: General
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Introduction

This week we decided to take a break from the usual computer hardware reviews to evaluate a couple products for creative artists and graphics professionals from a well-known company called Wacom. Wacom was kind enough to send us two products from their line of digital art tablets that meet a wide range of free-hand artist's needs and desires. We received a medium-sized Intuos4 professional tablet and a Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet to review.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Pine Trail arrives ahead of schedule

The Intel Pine Trail platform is the latest upgrade to the Atom line of processors for netbook and nettop computers. This is a major architectural shift from a technical perspective as the CPU now integrates the memory controller and graphics core on the CPU die directly.

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Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Features

The CP-1000 features a straight-through airflow path design that provides excellent cooling with very little noise, but the unique CPX form factor is currently only compatible with a few Antec cases.

Manufacturer: Thermaltake
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Exterior Evaluation

A PC Perspective reader shares his thoughts on the new Thermaltake Level 10 case after buying one for his new system build. Stop in to see tons of photos of the incredibly unique design as well as an evaluation of the installation process and more!

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Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

Silverstone is one of the few vendors who hasn't left the SFF crowd hang out to dry. I've reviewed every SFF case they have developed over the past few years, and their latest addition to the popular Sugo series is the SG06. This case shares many features with its older brother the SG05, but includes some new wrinkles to the front bezel design as well as support for solid state drives and larger third-party heatsinks.

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: General
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The very first taste of the future of storage

We have the world's first SATA 6G (6.0 Gb/s) SSD in house in prototype form for benchmarking! Though our testing options were somewhat limited due to the prototype being a read-only piece of hardware, it has proven to us that SSDs are going to be separating themselves from standard hard drives even further in 2010.

Subject: Editorial
Manufacturer: Belkin
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Survive and thrive

When disaster strikes, will you rise to the occasion? PC Perspective gives you this (questionably) insightful guide into surviving a snowed-in car, while still maintaining your ability to work or play with your gear.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI
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Introduction and Specifications

MSI has developed a new brand to encompass their high-end motherboard products called Big Bang. The first offering under this name is the Trinergy, a P55 motherboard that includes support for 3-Way SLI and THX certified audio. It also includes some great overclocking features and something you don't ever here me praise: great documentation! What?!?

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Manufacturer: NZXT
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Introduction and Features

PC cases, for the most part, stick to basic reference designs that many vendors have adopted and supported over the years. While we've seen some creativity being incorporated into production cases, most are not what I would call "totally unique". Thankfully, the folks over at NZXT are continuing to push the boundaries of conventional PC enclosure design and a perfect example of this is the Panzerbox.

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Manufacturer: Intel
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Late week announcement made

Intel made a surprise announcement on Friday that it was basically canceling the current version of the Larrabee project, the discrete GPU that Intel has been talking about since early 2007. While the project lives on and the team continues to push for many-core x86 designs for GPUs in the future, it looks like that just got a whole lot later.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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Introduction and Specifications

Intel's LGA 1156 and P55 chipset was released a few months ago and since that time we have reviewed several offerings from high-end vendors like ASUS and Gigabyte. Today, we have a more budget-minded board from ECS called the P55H-A that has many features users will find on higher-end P55 boards, but for a fraction of the cost.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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48-cores ahoy!

Intel announced a new processor design codenamed Bangalore that combines 48 x86 IA cores onto a single massive chip. The CPU will aimed at the future of cloud computing and could enable entirely new server and software designs. This is the progression of the original 80-core design we saw in 2006 - but we are getting much closer to reality here now.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Zotac
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Introduction, Packaging, Specifications

On Dec. 1, Zotac released what they are touting as "the world's fastest mini-ITX platform" for gamers and home theaters users with their GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi LGA 775 motherboard. This new mini ITX solution should give users all the overclocking functions that were lacking in the previous version.

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Manufacturer: Seasonic
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Introduction and Features

Finally – a new power supply with innovative design changes that raises the bar for others to follow. Seasonic's new X Series sports all modular cables and delivers excellent voltage regulation, high efficiency and can operate in silent, fan-less mode (at lower power levels).

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: General
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It's time to DIY

As a holiday gift to myself, I decided to upgrade my own personal machine this Thanksgiving holiday and thought it would be a good idea to record the physical construction process to share with our readers.

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Manufacturer: General
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The GT 240 GPU and card from Galaxy

NVIDIA has another new GPU to share with the world, this time in the form of the GeForce GT 240. While this new offering is not intended for the high end gaming market at all, it does offer some decent graphics performance for a card priced around $100. But can it even keep pace with current cards at the same cost??

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Data Robotics
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Introduction

Allyn spent the better part of the last three months banging away at a DroboPro, digging into every possible feature and doing his best to try and get it to lose data. Was he able to pull it off? Read on to find out!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction and Packaging

Results are in for the OCZ Colossus 3.5" SSD. This new unit promises to overcome the write speed limitations of all other MLC SSD's and it absolutely delivers! We've given one of these beasts a full work out, along with a full tear down (we know all of you want to see the guts!).

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI
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A Singular Product...

While NVIDIA may not be taking SLI for the AMD market seriously anymore, luckily their partner MSI is. The NF980-E65 is the only triple SLI enthusiast board aimed at the AMD AM3 market, and they are hoping to capitalize on that distinction. The big question is... do they succeed in providing a motherboard for that niche worthy of your money?