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Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Features

The sleek P193 is an updated version of Antec's popular P190 enclosure that features more room inside with improved airflow and a lower selling price. Filters and filter doors are integrated as one unit and the doors themselves have been modified to provide cooler system temperatures. Stop in and read if this should be your next system build shell!

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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GF100 arrives and brings Fermi in tow

We have been waiting for this day basically since GT200 was revealed: NVIDIA's next-generation GPU architecture. While AMD has been releasing card and card with DX11 support and Eyefinity gaming, NVIDIA has been forced to sit idly by and await its own hardware. The GF100 GPU is finally here as the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 graphics cards and they are surprisingly potent solutions for gamers!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Plextor
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Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today we take a look at the new Plextor SSD line. These drives use a lower-cost Marvell controller in an attempt to bring the price down. Will the performance be good enough to compete with the big boys? Read our full performance review for the scoop.

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Subject: Editorial
Manufacturer: General
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Introduction

In Part 1 of our new Building a Home Theater series, we will introduce you to the basics of Home Theater and take a detailed look at some fundamental design goals, room layouts, and component placement options.

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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SATA 6G and USB 3.0 for all

If you are looking to upgrade your computer with USB 3.0 or SATA 6G support, you can either upgrade your system board or add in a expansion card like one of the two we are looking at today. The U3N2 and the S6M2 use controllers we are well familiar with to get the job done but in smaller and less expensive packages.

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Manufacturer: Enermax
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Introduction and Features

Very efficient and virtually silent! If you are looking for a very quiet mid-power PSU with excellent efficiency, good voltage regulation, and modular cables; the MODU87+ 600W deserves a close look.

Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
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Introducing the Orbit

Altec Lansing aims to change the way you see and hear audio from your portable PC. The Orbit speaker aims to deliver unique design, superior audio, and all in a small portable package. Sounds like a pipe dream? This speaker is a gem, but may not be for everyone.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD reaches for gamers

AMD recently spent some time with us telling the story of how its game developer program works; what it does, what it doesn't do and how AMD plans on using its team and technologies to further the PC gaming community. But does the story add up? Can AMD convince gamers that with open physics, open 3D and Eyefinity they are the better player than NVIDIA?

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Westmere 6-core designs begin

Tired of those lousy quad-core processors from Intel that can ONLY process a total of 8 threads at the same time? If so, then you need to take a look at the new Core i7-980X processor that combines 6 Westmere 32nm processing cores on a single chip capable of handling 12 threads at a time. Need more power and have some spare cash???

Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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Putting a Little ION in Your Diet

With Asus product design and NVIDIA's ION graphics, the Asus Eee 1201N has all the markings of a winner. But can a netbook with an identity crisis win the hearts and dollars of consumers?

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Get a little work done at your station

The ASUS Workstation line of motherboards offers a set of features that very few other motherboards can including up to 7 individual PCI Express x16 slots and even SAS storage support. If you need that kind of connectivity then you will likely be interested in what the P6T7 and P7P55 WS provide!

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Manufacturer: MSI
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MSI Makes Video Cards?

Now that AMD has stopped producing the HD 4870 and HD 4890 chips, the HD 5770 is quickly taking over the $149 to $199 marketplace. MSI decided to shake things up a bit in a market overflowing with reference designs from multiple manufacturers. The R5770 is a fully custom part with some unique features that set it above the rest. Stable 1 GHz+ operation is not a fantasy with this card...

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Westmere brings Nehalem cores to lower prices

The Intel Clarkdale processors were released in January to finally replace the aging Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors from the socket 775 generation. We already tested the Core i5-661 but the Core i3-530 offers much of the same performance with a 70% lower price tag. And the overclocking potential our sample demonstrated impresses as well!!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Introduction and Specifications

Yes, you heard us right, we put "Western Digital" and "SSD" in the same sentence! For a first-in-industry move, a Hard Disk manufacturer has taken the Solid State plunge. We'll put this new unit to the test and see how it stacks up against the fierce competition in this arena.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: AMD
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SATA 6G and USB 3.0 Support... Sorta

AMD's history of chipset releases have been bittersweet. Featuring cutting edge graphics and excellent performance, AMD's chipsets have often been held back by their mediocre southbridge and I/O performance. AMD is hoping to change that by introducing the new 890GX, which features a redesigned northbridge as well as a new southbridge featuring the first native SATA 6G support.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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ION 2 = ION + Optimus

NVIDIA's ION technology was originally aimed at changing how consumer were able to utilize netbook and nettop computers and this second revision is no different. This "re-imagining" of the ION brand takes a discrete GPU, adds in support for Optimus technology, and basically calls it a day. But do you need to make sure your next netbook computer has ION inside?

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Manufacturer: Zalman
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Introduction and Features

Zalman's heatsinks have carved out their own path in the CPU cooling market and turned what used to be large chucks of aluminum and copper and into stylish, modern, and functional works of art. Their CNPS10X series has been very impressive and we saw low temps when we reviewed the original CNPS10X Extreme last year. When they informed us they were adding a new member to the group called the CNPS10X Flex, we had to get one for our LGA 1156 test bench to evaluate its heat dissipation capabilities.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD fills another price segment while NVIDIA waits

The new AMD Radeon HD 5830 continues to add to the company's collection of DX11-ready graphics card hardware while we continue to wait and see what NVIDIA's answer will offer consumers. The HD 5830 rests between the HD 5850 and the HD 5770 in terms of price and performance, but is it a better option than either? Also, we have some extra details on the upcoming HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition with 6 DisplayPort outputs!

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Manufacturer: Asus
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Zoom Zoom

AMD gave the midrange market a thorough refresh with their HD 5600 and 5700 series of cards. Asus is attempting to capitalize on this new technology shift by introducing a somewhat unique and interesting product based on the HD 5750 graphics processor. Is the card as zippy as the psuedo-Formula 1 fan shroud promises it to be?

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specifications

Gigabyte's micro ATX motherboards have become a staple in the industry for providing the speed and power usually reserved for full ATX motherboards. The GA-P55M-UD4 is one of their latest creations for the LGA 1156 platform and it includes a couple unique features like CrossfireX and SLI graphics support (x16 and x8), DDR3 2200, and 7.1 high definition audio.