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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

The versatile 790GX chipset is being featured in countless AM2+ and AM3 motherboards. Our friends at ASUS have developed a mid-range AM2+ motherboard called the M3A78-T that should give gamers, HTPC users, and intermediate enthusiasts something to smile about. Check out our detailed review of this flexibile chipset as well as our intriguing gaming benchmarks results that might make consumers think twice about needing another GPU for basic gaming.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI
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Introduction and Specifications

Today we have MSI's flagship X58 motherboard on our test bench - the MSI Eclipse SLI. Several weeks ago, we evaluated the MSI X58 Platinum, which seemed to be geared toward gaming enthusiasts, but not necessarily those looking for overall performance increases in their PCs. Will the Eclipse SLI follow in the X58 Platinum's footsteps or create a new path with more performance gains in other areas than gaming?

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Big Green Gets Meaner!

Western Digital significantly tweaked their Caviar Green series drive, adding a Raid Edition model to their 2TB lineup. It may spin as fast as the GP, but the similarities end there. We put the RE4-GP against its GP peers, as well as a few Raptor series drives.

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Manufacturer: Thermaltake
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Introduction and Features

Thermaltake’s Spedo full-tower enclosure is designed for PC enthusiasts seeking the optimum balance between style, functionality and value. It’s a big-bold case with plenty of room and very good cooling capabilities.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: DDRdrive LLC
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DDRdrive hits the ground running with its PCI-E RAM-based SSD

Today, previously unknown DDRdrive LLC released its flagship product, the DDRdrive X1. We burned through the weekend to provide a first peek on release day. Read on to see how the X1 fares against the ioDrive 160 and an Intel X25-M.Intro

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Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Overall results and coverage (part 1)

Jeremiah Allen aka “Miahallen” took the top spot in Gigabyte’s Open Overclocking Championship 2009 regional final Apr. 25 at the Pacific Palms Golf Resort in City of Industry, Calif. His efforts earned him a round-trip ticket to represent North America at Gigabyte’s championship finals in Taipei, Taiwan June 4. Read all about our coverage of the entire event!

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Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD RV740 is all its cracked up to be

The new AMD Radeon HD 4770 is the world's first 40nm GPU and brings even more performance to a world of sub-$100 graphics cards. Does AMD's technology advantage make the 9800 GT and GTS 250 looks like schmucks?

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Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: General
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Tour Overview

Before Gigabyte’s Open Overclocking Championship 2009 North America Regional Final this weekend, Kingston invited several members of the media to tour their global headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Fountain Valley, Calif. Check out our quick overview of Kington's main production facility for their newest DDR3 memory modules.

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Manufacturer: Vigor Gaming
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Introduction and Features

Heat is still a CPU’s main enemy and vendors have been working feverishly to research and develop new solutions to solve this age-old problem. One fairly new vendor to the fray is Vigor Gaming and its Monsoon III LT CPU cooling system. This is the third revision of the Monsoon and boasts two 120mm, 2,000 RPM fans and four copper heatpipes to keep the latest AMD and Intel chips as cool as the other side of the pillow (credit for that line goes to Stuart Scott at ESPN).

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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AM3 Done Right

AMD has finally released their high end AM3 processor, and it certainly does not disappoint. While AM3 does not propel the X4 955 to new heights, there are certainly enough extra features and overclocking headroom to make this a exciting and desirable product.

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.

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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.