Tech News August 1, 2012


BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 10 1200W PSU Review @ KitGuru

KFA GeForce GTX 680 LTD OC 2 GB @ techPowerUp

SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD Review @ t-break

StarTech UNIDOCK3U Hard Drive Dock Review @ Legit Reviews
Having a dock to plug in what are normally internal hard drives makes it easy to access data on the drive without the hassle of having to open up the case and insert the drive – especially if the SATA ports are not hot-swappable which would require a reboot. There are a host of such docks on the market with an array of interfaces and connectors. is offering up a somewhat unique version that connects to the PC via USB 3.0 and connects to drives via SATA II or IDE interface. Today, we’ll be having a closer look at the dock and giving our impressions of how it performs and ease of use…

Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White Edition USB 3.0 Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
The CM 690 II Advanced Black and White Edition case boasts more than just a fresh coat of paint.  The new CM 690 II Advanced Black and White edition also adds USB 3.0 functionality, a side window, improved cable management options and a new high-airflow front bezel design.  Able to mount a 240mm radiator at the top or at the bottom, the CM 690 II B&W Edition case fits enthusiast-class needs in a mid-tower form factor.  Tall CPU coolers up to 177mm can also be installed inside the CM 690 II B&W USB 3.0 Edition case paired with GPUs up to 304mm in length.  Depending on the motherboard model, an HD 6990 can be installed when the bottom HDD cage is removed.

Spire TME III @ PureOverclock

ENERMAX ETS-T40 Heatsink Review @ OCC
With everything that the ENERMAX ETS-T40 heatsink offers, I am happy to say that I like the cooler and the thermal loads it is capable of handling. The installation is incredibly easy and does not require the use of numerous small parts, the fan clips are nice and sturdy, it’s quiet, and the fan is unique in that it has the capability to display cool patterns and change colors using a unique 360° lighting method. The gaps between the heatpipes on the base are a little larger than what I would say makes a good quality heatsink, but we can see that for its price it performs well in the ranks of other ~$50 coolers like the DEEPCOOL Ice Wind Pro and the Thermaltake Frio Advanced

Uniblue Powersuite Pro 2013 Review @ Techgage

TRENDnet TPL-402E2K 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit Review @ Nikktech

Android App Pick – Super Monkey Ball 2 – BCCHardware

Asus Maximus V Gene Mainboard @ Technic 3d

ASRock Vision 3D 252B HTPC Review @
Once it arrived we were pleased to see ASRock hadn’t messed around with the system’s aesthetics and after prepping it with an OS and various other apps, the system took residence in our home theater setup for some real-world testing. Since its arrival, the ASRock Vision 3D 252B HTPC we’ll be showing you here today has been our primary playback device for Blu-Ray discs—including 3D titles—, DVDs, a host of videos and movies stored on a multi-terabyte NAS array, and for streaming content from the web…

Intel Core i7-3770K Processor Review @ APH Networks

Control Your HTPC With A PS3 Remote Control @ Computing on Demand

Sentey Extreme Division GS-6000 II Optimus @ Benchmark Reviews

AZZA Platinum 750 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
Let’s see how this 750 W model with the 80 Plus Platinum certification, modular cabling system, and single +12 V rail from AZZA fared in our tests.

AMD re-hires former K8 design lead Jim Keller @ Tech Report

Kingston MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 Card Reader Review Rev. 2.0 @ Tech ARP

LSI SandForce 5 Series SSD Firmware – TRIM Lost and Found, Performance Investigated @ Tweak Town

Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review – Toggle Mode Memory Results in Dynamite Performance @ The SSD Review

Samsung Series 9 (NP900X4C) Review @
The Samsung Series 9 15-inch laptop does a lot to improve upon the previous model from last year and it certainly shows. It has a very portable and attractive design and a nice-looking display. It has solid performance thanks to the third-gen Intel CPU and extra long battery life.

Icy Dock MB559U3S SuperSpeed External 3.5″ SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Review @

Shoot-out: Canon Powershot vs. Canon Ixus vs. Canon DSLR @ t-break

Unboxing the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi Motherboard! @

HP Z1 Workstation Review @ t-break

MSI GT70 0NC 17.3″ Laptop Review (i7 3610QM / GTX 670M) @ KitGuru