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Manufacturer: Coolit Systems
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Introduction, Features, Technical Specifications

Coolit Systems built upon the success of the ECO A.L.C. and added a versatile and configurable LCD screen to their new Vantage Advance Liquid Cooling System. The Vantage includes multiple options to use the CPU cooling system in quiet, performance, and extreme modes. This gives consumers the versatility they need to use the Vantage in different situations depending upon the user's performance needs.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Design

Now we have the ASUS U series Bamboo laptops, which try to class up the market by adding real bamboo to the lid and palmrest. The U33JC is the smallest of the family, and it feels familiar – the price, overall design and hardware is reminiscent of ASUS U30JC, which received an Editor’s Choice Award from this site in July.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Introduction, Packaging and Specifications

Today Allyn looks at the next iteration of the OCZ RevoDrive - the x2! This new card opens up two more channels of throughput over the RevoDrive, demonstrating how well the SI RAID solution can scale with quad-Sandforce units behind it.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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GF110 is a new GPU

NVIDIA is back with another new GPU, the GF110 aka the GeForce GTX 580. NVIDIA released the GTX 460 to target the $200 price point and now they are back to elevate their high-end game yet again with the full 512 CUDA core option we were always promised. How much better is it than the GTX 480 and what about that oddly placed dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970?

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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What brings you to Austin?

AMD invited PCPer.com down to Austin to lay hands on the higher powered version of AMD's first APU family of products. Ryan was able to work with the Brazos based platform, and was able to tell briefly about his experiences. We also put together a preview of the Bobcat architecture, and what kind of changes it brings to AMD's latest processor cores.

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: VIA
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Some VIA History

Since the original VIA Nano was released, we have been expecting the dual core version to eventually hit the scene. Now after several years, we have our hands on the first samples of this new product. We also were able to see what the VIA VN1000 integrated graphics chipset can do in the face of the latest competition from AMD.

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: General
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Introduction

The love of mechanical keyboards is a secret bond that most “normal” people can’t understand. Indeed, those who find the clickity-clack of mechanical keys to be as relaxing as a gentle spring rain seem to be a special breed of geek who is sometimes misunderstood even by fellow enthusiasts. As a result, some geeks have had to choose between the happiness of their fingertips and the happiness of their family or co-workers. In most cases, the later wins.

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Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction and Features

Another top performer from Corsair – If you are looking for a fully modular, high-quality PSU with 80 Plus Gold efficiency that is very quiet, then check out Corsair's latest AX850!

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction and Specifications

BitFenix is a a new player in the PC enclosure market and their first prototype is a bold and innovative design that should stand out against other high-end cases. The Colossus's deep dimensions allow for two 230mm fans and support for E-ATX motherboards. Check out our preview of this beast before it is available to U.S. consumers.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Features

Today's mini ITX motherboards are slowing starting to support quad-core CPUs, advanced chipsets, and PCIe 2.0 graphics cards, but only a few vendors are actually taking advantage of it. Gigabyte jumped on the mini ITX train and suited up the H55N-USB3 with support for today's latest LGA 1156 processors, USB 3.0, and DDR3 memory. It should be interesting to see how this board fairs against other form factors that use the same chipset.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Dell
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Introduction

The question of whether the M101z is really a netbook or laptop is certainly open. Its size, price and performance makes it difficult to categorize. Given the uncertainty, I will bow to Dell’s marketing department – they’ve made the M101z a part of the Dell Inspiron laptop line rather than a part of the Dell Mini netbook line.

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Manufacturer: Lian Li
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Introduction and Features

Lian Li is considered one of the premier PC enclosure vendors in the world, and this year they have expanded their PC case offerings to include open-air test benches and other hardware accessories. One new test bench to come out of the Lian Li camp is the T60 TIY. This compact and portable test bench includes everything DIY builders and hardware reviewers need to easily swap out new components while saving precious real estate on your desktop.

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Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Introduction, Features, Technical Specifications

After the buzz and success generated from the H50 last year, Corsair took note of consumer feedback (and hardware reviewers) for a push-pull fan configuration and made it one of the key features on their new H70 CPU cooler. This configuration, combined with other optimizations by Corsair, should make the H70 stand out again as a top self-contained CPU water cooling system.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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A new architecture we are all very familiar with

The new AMD Radeon HD 6800 series cards are here! Do the new HD 6870 and HD 6850 live up to the hype surrounding them over the past months and can their new $200 price tag stick it to NVIDIA's GTX 460 cards like AMD is hoping? Stop in and read the full review for the details!

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Manufacturer: MSI
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MSI upgrades the GTX 460

The MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK graphics card is one of the best GF104 cards we have tested with a potent combination of hardware, software, cooler and overclocked settings. Of course with a design like this the stock settings were just the beginning as we pushed the clock speeds over 900 MHz!

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Introduction

2.5 and 3.0 TB is here! Western Digital has pushed internal 3.5" drive capacity to 3 TB, breaking past the 2 TB barrier. Pushing platter density to 750 GB is quite an achievement, but taking a single HDD past 2^32 available sectors introduces some serious compatibility issues at both the OS and driver level.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Toshiba
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Entering the Nile

Earlier this year AMD released big news: 135 new design wins with major manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and more. These victories are a badly needed boost for AMD, which has been trailing Intel in the mobile space for years. These many of these new designs are based on a new platform AMD is calling Nile - and the Toshiba T235 is among the first Nile notebooks to hit the market.

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Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Specifications

Silverstone has rivaled the likes of Lian Li, Antec, and others in quality, craftsmanship, and overall style for several years now and their newest case to the Sugo family called the SG07 continues to add more options for the mini ITX platform. This case's claim to fame is definitely its ability to hold up to a 12.2" graphics card!

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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Introduction and Features

ECS continues to bring more aggressively priced motherboards to market in both Intel and AMD flavors. Their newest AM3 lineup includes six motherboards sporting the AMD 890GX chipset. We have the A890GXM-A (v1.0) on our test bench to evaluate some of the performance advantages available with this platform as well as the addition of native SATA 6GB/s support via the SB850.

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Manufacturer: Galaxy
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The GeForce GT 430 GPU

The new GeForce GT 430 GPU is a replacement for the GT 220 that was never quite card that we fell in love with. NVIDIA's Fermi-based GF108 chip is definitely a better performance than anything from the GT200 generation but can it keep up with the AMD Radeon HD 5570 and HD 5550 GPUs and make a case for itself?