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Friday, 09 November 2012 22:06

ROCCAT Savu Optical Gaming Mouse Review @ Legit Reviews

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The ROCCAT Savu was released earlier this year and was interesting due to the fact that it is considered a mid-size hybrid gaming mouse. When it was introduced in May 2012 it carried a fairly high suggested retail price of $99.99, but now can be found for $51.65 shipped. Not a bad price considering this mouse uses a 4000 dpi optical sensor for precise gaming movements! Now that the price has dropped by nearly half, we figured that we should check it out!

"All in all this is one of the best mice I’ve ever used. I would put it up against any of the famous big-name mice and bet money on it. Of course, a mouse is a very personal item as well so if you don’t like it, don’t blame me. If you need your mouse to do a few extra things without adding a slew of buttons you can’t reach then look no further. It’s at home in a game with highly complex and timed macros as much as it lets you gain some convenience in Office or any other desktop app including Windows."

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Thermaltake recently launched the ARMOR REVO GENE – a mid-tower version of ARMOR REVO that is primed with full-tower features for gamers. The other great thing about this case is that is affordable! The Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene can be found online for under $130 shipped and for a case with all the latest features, that isn't bad. Read on to see what this case is all about and to figure out if it is right for your next build!

" Installing a system into the Thermaltake Armor Revo Gene was simple and quick. The tool-free bays and drive trays made component installation a snap and the cable-management grommets made routing everything easy. The grommets were plenty large enough and were held solid in the motherboard tray. Not one grommet came out on me through all of the cable pulling they were subjected to. I wish I could say the same for all case manufacturers..."

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:51

Amped Wireless R20000G High Power Dual Band Router Review

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Today we looked at the Amped Wireless R20000G Dual Band Wireless router. The R20000G features dual high powered 2.4GHz 600mW amplifiers, with dual high power 5.0 GHz amplifiers and dual low noise amplifiers for improving wireless reception. Amped Wireless outfitted this router with tons of bells and whistles but can it really hold up to other more expensive routers? Read on to find out!!

"After using the Amped Wireless R20000G for a couple of weeks, one of the things we noticed is that the R20000G does have quite the amplifier built in to the unit. Our wireless tests showed that the Amped Wireless Router wasn’t the fastest in our battery of speed tests, but we did observe a pretty robust range of use. Amped Wireless markets the R20000G Router as a WiFi device that has tremendous range and power. While this doesn’t necessarily equal speed, the range that a router performs is very important for many users..."

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Today, AMD is making two big announcements. First, they are announcing some very impressive game bundles for those that are looking to buy a Radeon HD graphics card this fall and holiday shopping season. Secondly, they are announcing 'The Never Settle Driver' (Catalyst 12.11) that offers significant performance improvements in pretty much every game and benchmark available. Read on to find out more about both!

"If you purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7970 or 7950 graphics card you'll get three game titles; Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution. You also get a 20% discount code valid through EA's Origin site. This is the crème de la crème when it comes to the Never Settle game bundles and is valued at ~$170 when you figure in the full MSRP of the game titles and discount voucher value. We did a quick price search and the lowest priced AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card is the Power Color AX7950 at $279.99 plus shipping after a $20 rebate. To get three good game titles and a discount for Medal of Honor: Warfighter is pretty damn impressive. You spend ~$280 and then you get roughly $150 in game titles. Hard to go wrong there..."

Read the full review at Legit Reviews

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:30

ASUS ZENBOOK PRIME UX31A Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews

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The ASUS ZENBOOK UX31A-DH51 Ultrabook uses the power of a 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Processor with the speed of a 128GB SATA III SSD to deliver superb computing performance. This notebook PC also boasts a 13.3" IPS Full HD Display (1920x1080) and a backlit keyboard to seal the deal. Read on to see what this notebook is all about and how it performs!

"The original ASUS Zenbook UX31E was a good product, but it wasn't refined and we knew that changes had to be done to make it a great product. The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A has proven to be a great successor thanks to numerous refinements and more importantly a faster CPU and GPU. We love the improved touchpad drivers, IPS display, illuminated keyboard, additional USB 3.0 port and how the charging cable stays plugged in! All of these changes and improvements have made the ASUS Zenbook Prime one amazing Intel Ultrabook..."

Read the full review at Legit Reviews

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:29

CM Storm Ceres-400 Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews

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The Cooler Master Storm Ceres 400 headset was designed for gamers "on the go" that wanted good quality sound and an affordable price. The end result is a gaming headset with 40mm drivers for under $50 shipped! Read on to see if the CM Ceres 400 has the comfort and audio quality that a enthusiasts must have when considering a gaming headset!

"The CM Storm Ceres-400 gaming headset is an awesome entry-level stereo headset. The $49.99 price point and impressive make this a no-brainer for someone looking for a great headset that can be used with more than just a PC..."

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Are you looking for a case for that brand new iphone 5 that you just got? The Incipio DualPro features Plextonium plastic exterior and a shock absorbing inner silicone core for under $30. Does the Incipio DualPro provide enough protection without sacrificing style? Read on to find out when we take a look at this brand new case!

"The Incipio DualPro case turned out to be a very nice case that fit and complemented the iPhone 5 nicely. Some cases are too thick and take away from the smartphone, but that was not the situation with the DualPro. It also feels like it has the ability to protect the iPhone 5 with the two layers of protection and we love that. Silicon sleeves by themselves tend to stretch and wear out, so it is nice to have the hard shell keeping it in place..."

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ZOTAC has been one of the few video card companies to focus quiet computing with the ZONE Edition graphics cards series. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition is the latest graphics card to be released in the noise-less series and we have one of these cards to try out. Read on to see how the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition performs and what this card is all about!

"The Zotac GeForce GT 640 Zone Edition was designed to for HTPC users where silence was key. This card has no issues handling Blu-ray video playback and makes for a great passive graphics card. When it comes to gaming performance the GeForce GT 640 can play the latest DirectX 11 game titles, but you'll need to turn down the image quality settings and use lower resolutions..."

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Six years ago Corsair first entered the PSU market with the HX520W and HX620W, both of which products were marked as a great success for the company. Today the company offers 6 series of PSUs but the HX series remains alive, with its modular 80Plus Gold certified units right between the elite AX series and the mainstream 80Plus Bronze certified TX series. In this review we are taking a crack at testing the most popular model of the HX series, the HX850.

"As it can be seen from the graphs and tables of the two previous pages, the overall performance of the Corsair HX850 PSU is well above average. Electrically, the power supply displayed very good voltage line regulation in conjunction with low ripple, plus it satisfied the efficiency requirements of an 80Plus Gold certified unit. The thermal performance is also very good, especially considering the lack of heatsinks providing any noteworthy heat dissipation surface..."

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Are you looking for a high performance quad-channel memory kit for your Intel X79 platform? The Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX memory kit has four 4GB DDR3 memory modules that run at 2133MHz with CL11 timings. Having 16GB of memory should mean that you have more than enough to run numerous applications at once and the speed needed to get things done. The best part of this kit is that you can find if for under $100 shipped! Read on to see how it performs and overclocks!

"The 16GB quad-channel kit of 2133MHz HyperX Genesis memory from Kingston Technology is a memory kit that is more than capable of handling any number of large memory usage computer programs, while also providing the speed of 2133MHz to ensure that our programs work quickly, and effortlessly. And having the ability of pushing this memory even farther to 2200MHz will ensure that overclockers will have some room to play..."

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