Published January 6, 2012 · 0 comments

Synology Diskstation DS212 NAS network attached storage image

Synology’s Diskstation DS212 NAS slots into an interesting point when you consider many network attached storage solutions come in at a higher price and are geared towards the small office crowd. The Diskstation DS212 keeps things reasonable by limiting itself to two hard drives, which you must supply yourself of course, but supplies two USB 3.0 […]

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Published January 5, 2012 · 0 comments

Microsoft Windows 8 operating system lock screen image

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is going to minimize the pain when you, or some nefarious character that isn’t you, have to recover your machine’s OS from whatever mess it happens to be in. The company will be rolling out “refresh” and “reset” options on Windows 8 that will get you back up and running […]

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Published January 4, 2012 · 0 comments

MSI X79 Big Bang XPower II Intel X79 LGA 2011 motherboard image

MSI’s X79 Big Bang XPower II takes some of the high end gamer hardware gimmicks to the extreme as evidenced by the heatsinks they loaded on to their top of the line motherboard but at least it can bring you everything you want out of a performance product. Your LGA 2011 build will be well […]

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Published January 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Cooler Master Cosmos II full tower PC computer case image

Cooler Master’s long history of case and cooling greatness is well known but, every so often, they come along with another over the top solution. The Cooler Master Cosmos II full tower PC case is likely to take up a good chunk of usable space wherever you place it but that trade-off is minor compared […]

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Published January 3, 2012 · 0 comments

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Triple CrossFireX setup video card image

Efficiency is a tough thing to pull off in the video card world especially when you have to synchronize what two separate GPUs are doing… not to mention three of them. Which makes the news that the AMD Radeon HD 7970 scales extremely well when a pair of buddies show up in order to chew […]

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Published January 2, 2012 · 0 comments

Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA video card image

Underneath it all the Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580 is your run of the mill high end video card option based on NVIDIA’s most powerful GPU currently available with one huge difference when compared to its competition… its dedication to keeping your brand new GPU running cool. They’ve topped the card off with a 5 heatpipe […]

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Published December 22, 2011 · 0 comments

AMD Radeon HD 7970 video card image

AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 marks the company’s first new GPU architecture change in almost two years so you can bet they’ve put in quite a bit of work into the design. The “Tahiti” cored video card sports 2048 stream processors, which is a hefty bump from the 1536 cores the Radeon HD 6970 trotted around […]

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Published December 16, 2011 · 2 comments

TuneUp Utilities 2012 system tweaking software box image

If you’re the sort of person that ignores the routine maintenance that a PC needs, odds are that you’re either running into errors or experiencing the random slow downs. The other side of the coin has users that are meticulous in their upkeep but growing tired of constantly keeping track of what they’ve done to […]

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Published December 15, 2011 · 0 comments

Intel Sandy Bridge-E CPU processor image

Of course since you don’t restrict yourself to only running benchmarks it’s nice to know that the Sandy Bridge-E cored Intel Core i7-3930K is equally potent in all of your favorite applications. You’ll find 6 cores in the CPU, to go along with hyper threading technology, and a sizable 12MB of cache and an unlocked […]

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Published December 12, 2011 · 0 comments

Patriot Pyro SE SSD solid state drive image

The Patriot Pyro SE solid state drive sounds like some high end storage device that is ridiculously overpriced and out of reach but, interestingly, it can be had for quite a bit less than you’d imagine yet still put out impressive numbers. The drive comes in three sizes with the middle of the pack 120GB […]

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Published December 11, 2011 · 0 comments

QNAP TS-419P II NAS network attached storage image

At some point you’re going to get tired of loading up hard drives in your PC and keeping your machines on just so you can share data over your network something like the QNAP TS-419P II network attached storage plugs into your network and allows you to load up four hard drives in a number of […]

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