I Like Big Butts News Roundup

Gigabyte X58A-OC Motherboard

I’m really not sure how to summarize the news roundup we have today, so I’ll just spew out some of the random things that go through my head throughout the day.  Welcome to the “I Like Big Butts” News Roundup!

When we looked at Llano, we determined that its CPU performance is similar to Athlon II X4 or Phenom II X4 840 processor, so why would a discrete GPU user choose Llano instead of an Athlon II X4 or Phenom II X4? Should the user choose a more expensive CPU for gaming? Firstly, Llano is more power efficient and runs much cooler than the 45nm processors. We’ll be testing the second question today.

SilverStone Raven RV03 Case @ Phoronix
“It’s that time of the summer again to look at another SilverStone chassis. This time up for review is the SilverStone Raven RV03, which is the successor to the previously reviewed Raven RV01 and Raven RV02. The third-generation Raven carries a lower introductory retail price, improved cooling over the RV02, greater storage capabilities, and support for fitting an SSI EEB Extended ATX motherboard.”

Cougar A-Series 560 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

PowerColor HD 6870 x2 2GB Video Card @ techPowerUp

GIGABYTE A75-UD4H: CrossFire for Llano @ Bjorn 3d
In this review, we are not only going to take a look at the GIGABYTE board, but we are also going pair the board with an HD 6870 and run a few games at 1920×1080 resolution with typical settings that average gamers would use to see the impact of CPU performance in games

Gigabyte X58A-OC Review @ ocaholicGigabyte X58A-OC Motherboard

ineo Protection Box – I-NC05 @ Computing on Demand

Dungeon Siege 3 (PC) Review @ HardwareHeaven

Corsair CX430V2 430 Watt Power Supply Review @ Tweak Town

HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo X 2GB Review @ Real World Labs

Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Motherboard Review @ Overclock 3d

Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 55-Inch LED 3D HDTV @ TechReviewSource

Gigabyte Aivia M8600 Mouse @ LanOC Reviews

Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500GB Mobile Wireless Storage @ Big Bruin

Cougar GX 1050W Power Supply Review @ KitGuru

Z68 DDR3 Memory Roundup July 2011 @ Hardware Heaven

Asus F1A75-V Pro (AMD A75) Motherboard @ TweakTown