Hardware Roundup

Video:
Motherboards and Chipsets:
  • Sapphire P67 Pure Black Hydra Motherboard Review @ Rage3D.com
Processors:
  • [Tech ARP] Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 4.6
Memory and Storage:
Power:
  • Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W Power Supply Review @ OCIA.net
Systems:
  • ASUS NX90 Review @ t-break
  • TechwareLabs Review: Alienware M11x R3 Ultraportable Gaming Laptop
Cases, Cooling & Misc.:
  • Samsung Nexus S: Google's Idea of a Smartphone @ InsideHW
  • Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Review - XSReviews
  • Microsoft wireless keyboard with 128-bit encryption @ t-break
  • Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound Review @ Tweaktown
  • Water Cooling The Silverstone Temjin Series TJ11 @ TechREACTION
  • Evercool Transformer 3 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech.com
  • Logitech Z506 5.1 Speakers Review @ Techgage
  • Antec Six Hundred 600 Gaming Mid-Tower Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews
  • MSI R6850 Cyclone Power Edition Review @ OCC
Via:  HH News Feed
Comments
OptimusPrimeTime 3 years ago

"Sapphire making motherboards, what took them so long? I also liked the ASUS VW266H review, I have been looking for a quality 16:10 monitor for home use. One thing I like to add, is that I hate website that have no Table Of Content, thats really annoying. Anyways, good round-up."

-Optimus

BMAN 3 years ago

there's nothing new about Sapphire making motherboards; they've been doing it for a number of years, they're just not as "mainstream" as others, such as ASUS, MSI, Asrock, etc.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=2&psn=000102 gives Sapphire's full lineup of motherboards (from LGA775 to AMD APU)

EHarler 3 years ago

Yeah the mobo looks good. I can see them in the future making more high end stuff.

"I wrap my comments in comment so I can enter my name at the end of the comment, like I was quoting someone important."

-Endo

LBowen 3 years ago

That Alienware review just reinforced my belief that for hardcore gaming you are still going to need a desktop for high quality graphics and high frames per second. My old laptop had such a hard time playing Elder Scrolls Oblivion without overheating and I had to get a cooling pad so my hands were comfortable.

My friends used to always joke around that I could use my gaming laptop as heater during the colder months.

I am also on the lookout for some new speakers so after reading the not to good Logitech Z506 review I definitely need to look harder for all my best options. Surround gaming both visual and audio is how I want to play in the near future so 5.1 surround sound is going to be the minimum.

pwrntspd 3 years ago

Sapphire finally making motherboards huh? Cool, wonder what kind of form factors they're going to work with. I tend to stick to micro atx because i like smaller towers, but it will be interesting to see how they perform in the future.

And of course the MX11 refresh...I wont lie, its a pretty laptop but it isnt cheap. Gaming performance isnt quite as good as i had expected, although this is probably one of the only gaming laptops that has good battery life. Good round up guys.

ThunderBird 3 years ago

I am really digging that Silverstone TJ11 case.

LBowen 3 years ago

@Thunderbird That is a really nice case, roomy and flipped motherboard mounting for extra temperature control. The cooling job was really well done as well. A great case but the price tag of around $600 is a bit steep for me right now.

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