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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI
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Top of the 890FX Food Chain?

AMD's latest 800 series of motherboards have seemingly taken over the marketplace, and with native SATA 6G and the ubiquitous NEC USB 3.0 controller, as well as cost effective 6-core processors, there is a new push for high end AMD motherboards. MSI is attempting to dominate the high end with an affordable and powerful solution with the 890FXA-G70.

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Manufacturer: Intel
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Day 1 Keynote

We are live in San Francisco from the Intel Developer Forum 2010 ready to report on anything and everything we see about upcoming products including Sandy Bridge, Atom and more! Check in here for our live blogging coverage of the keynotes and other sessions!

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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GF106 and the cores that love it

The new GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card is based on a completely new GF106 GPU that takes the Fermi architecture and pulls it back a bit more to make a lower cost, more efficient unit. Starting at $120 or so, the GTS 450 is the cheapest NVIDIA DX11 part available but how can it compare to the Radeon HD 5770?

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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The First APU from AMD Could be a Good One

At this year's IFA in Berlin, AMD further took the wraps off of their first APU/Fusion processor. Two variants of the chip were further detailed by AMD, and a bit more digging has uncovered some more interesting aspects of this groundbreaking processor from AMD.

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction and Features

Home theater setups still pretty popular in some circles, especially with the availability of Blu-ray components and smaller form factor motherboards supporting full-size processors. NMediaPC has been in the HTPC game for some time now, and their new 1080P aims at giving users a micro ATX solution that won't be detectable as a PC on most entertainment centers. It's sleek, low-profile design (and $59 price tag) should draw a crowd at many online etailers.

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction and Features

Before this year's Quakecon event, we wanted a custom case created for PC Perspective's annual hardware workshop. We enlisted Case Appeals to create us an AVZ test bench to mesmerize the hardware workshop crowd and we also thought it would also make for a great review article too. Check out our indepth review of this custom test bench and show piece.

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Manufacturer: Sapphire
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Sapphire gets triple DVI working

Sapphire is the first card manufacturer to figure out a way to integrate a DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI adapter on the PCB of the card itself. What does that matter? Well it does enable the use of Eyefinity configurations without the need for an expensive active adapter thus lowering cost of entry for budget gamers that want an extra gaming setup. Come see if this card is worth the price!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction and Packaging

Since the release of the revamped and larger capacity OCZ Agility 2, other manufacturers of Sandforce-based SSD's have followed suit on the quest for less flash over-provisioning. Today we look at current offerings from Corsair, OWC, and Patriot.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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The first for AMD

AMD was on stage today at the first annual Global Technology Conference hosted by former AMD production arm GLOBALFOUNDRIES talking about their move to 32nm process technology and their partnership with the foundry. Most importantly though we saw the first public showing of the AMD Llano Fusion desktop platform APU!!

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Subject: Systems
Manufacturer: Matsonic
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Shifting into gear

System reviews are interesting in that anyone can put some PC components in a case and call it a gaming rig. The real issue is not just the hardware specs but how the company presents itself and how it supports customers before, during and after the purchase process. Having a 6-core processor overclocked to 4.5 GHz and a pair of GTX 480s never hurts though.

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: General
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Introduction and Specifications

Hardcore gamers know the importance of quality sound when they are playing online or during gaming tournaments. Plantronics has always had their back and their new GameCom 777 headset gives them Dolby 7.1 virtual surround to add depth and clarity to their gaming experience. The GameCom 777 features a lightweight frame, noise cancelling technology, and 7.1 sound to make any movie, Skype conversation, or gaming match sound like your in a virtual surround sound theater.

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Manufacturer: Enermax
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Introduction and Features

The Enermax MODU87+ 900W is a high output PSU with excellent efficiency, good voltage regulation, clean outputs, and it comes with modular cables. And for a 900W PSU it is very quiet. Check out our review of the latest PSU that can power your next high-end gaming rig!

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Manufacturer: Palit
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Sonic means fast

Palit has prepared a highly overclocked GeForce GTX 460 graphics card for us today, their Sonic Platinum edition as they call it. The GPU on this puppy runs at 800 MHz while the shader cores come in at 1600 MHz, right out of the box. How do these overclocks equate in the real-world gaming and can this card rival the more expensive GTX 470 cards?

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Apple
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Overview

Despite the difference in materials, the MacBook essentially has the same physical specifications as the MacBook Pro. The display size is 13.3 inches, and unlike most PC laptops, the MacBook still has a display aspect ratio of 16:10. The MacBook is a powerful laptop for its size, both in terms of processing power and graphics power.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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2011 Can't Get Here Fast Enough

The original Athlon architecture has been refined and reused for the past decade at AMD. Now we finally received the first glimpse of a brand new architecture from AMD, and one that they hope will again place them at the forefront of innovation. Bulldozer is AMD's best hope to relive the success of the original Athlon and Athlon 64, and it has a good chance of doing so for the company.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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Introduction and Features

Companies like ASRock and ECS are working to compete with giants in the motherboard industry like ASUS and Gigabyte, but they are taking a different path to winning over the hearts and minds of consumers. ECS is developing mobos that not only meet the performance needs of consumers, but they are also working to bring similar technologies and chipsets to market at a lower cost. The H55H-M is one of those boards selling for around $65 from most vendors, but it gives users a capable board that can handle any LGA 1156 processor and even a decent PCI-E graphics card to boot.

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Manufacturer: Seasonic
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Introduction and Features

No fan – no moving parts – no noise! Seasonic's new X-400 Fanless PSU sports all modular cables and delivers excellent voltage regulation with high efficiency. Just remember, it still needs to breathe.

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Subject: Editorial
Manufacturer: BFG Tech
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Looking Pretty Spry... Considering it was Stillborn

Rumors of BFG Tech attempting to move over to AMD production after an apparent split with NVIDIA have been swirling for months now. Today, we received proof that this partnership almost sprang wings. Come see the first pictures of the BFG Tech Radeon HD 5750, may it rest in peace.

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction, Brink Demonstration, Quake Live Tournament Finals Winners

The final day of Quakecon 2010 brought more gamers from the local area who were trying to get one day of gaming in before the event was over. More than 2,800 gamers played their favorite titles in the BYOC over the course of the three-day event. Those who were able to stick around for the final day were treated with a special demonstration of Brink, our PC Perspective Hardware Workshop, and the Quake Live tournament finals.

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Come one, come all!

The second annual PC Perspective Hardware Workshop is coming up very soon! August 14th in Dallas, Texas during the Quakecon 2010 BYOC/Tournament is date and place that you need to get in on the show! We will have some cool technology demonstrations as well as $25,000 in prizes to raffle off!!!