Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash USB Flash Drive 1GB

The USB flash drive market is saturated with so many different choices. They vary in all factors including capacity, dimensions, form factor, special features and styles. With so many options, it can be difficult to pick the right drive for you. In circuitREMIX's series of USB flash drive reviews, we will try to offer more guidance on this issue and maybe find a few gems in the pack. Today we are starting out with Kingston's DataTraveler ReadyFlash USB flash drive (1GB). The drive is a USB2.0 device which is designed and optimized for Microsoft's Windows ReadyBoost feature.

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Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad power supply Review @ PCSTATS
Has OCZ screwed up PC Power & Cooling? In this review PCSTATS will be evaluating the Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad power supply. The 750W Quad is a unit that hardware enthusiasts should like. The Silencer 750 Quad has been nVIDIA SLI certified with two GeForce 8800GTXs (it has four PCI Express videocard power connectors), runs at 83% efficiency and can deliver 825W of peak power. Team that up with a five year warranty and tech suppor and you have a comprehensive package.

Klegg NetDisk MEGA NDAS Review @ TechwareLabs
Klegg has introduced a product which makes centralized storage and access easy and without the confustion of NAS IP or configuration. We take a look at the NetDisk MEGA NDAS and show you why we think this product is a winner in every way.

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
The Gigabyte Ga-MA69GM-S2H is a board that is targeted to the HTPC market. It has a rich feature set for a micro board, and will make a great board for its intended purpose. The addition of HDMI should make setup and use with your HTPC and plasma or LCD a piece of cake!

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT Graphics Card Review Rev. 2.0. @ TechARP
We recently retested the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT with a slew of new DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 games and of course, new drivers! We also threw the new NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT into the mix. Unfortunately for ATI, the new NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT totally blew away the Radeon HD 2900 XT.

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Drive Review @ Tech Report
Taking a little from column A and a little from column B, the Barracuda 7200.11 rolls in with four 250GB platters complemented by 32MB of cache and a 7,200-RPM spindle speed. Throw in a five-year warranty that you don't get with either the Deskstar or the Caviar, and it looks like this latest 'cuda may have been worth the wait.

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Intel P35 Express Motherboard Review @
With easy to access PCIe locks like the ones on the GA-P35-DS4, it doesn't matter if the videocard has a large double-slot heatsink, access is unimpeded. If you have to struggle with a screwdriver to release an obscured PCIe slot lock and get the videocard out, you may end up with an electrical short or snapped component. Just a thought, it's not like PCSTATS has had hands on experience with 200-odd motherboards or anything... oh wait! We have. :-)

Cooler Master CM690 Enclosure Review @ Tweaktown
Starting out in life as a manufacturer of cooling devices, Cooler Master has been around for over a decade. I can still recall seeing a lot of coolers with the company logo coming out as OEM coolers for many computer systems, but these folks have grown a bit since then. While thermal devices are still in their blood, they have expanded and are becoming well known for their power supplies and enclosures. Today's article will take a look at one of their recent entries into the mid-tower market, the CM690. It takes some of their tried and true features and mixes it with a liberal dose of new goodies and adds in a decent price tag to boot.

Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocards in SLI Review @
nVIDIA SLI and to a lesser degree AMD CrossFire have made buying a new videocard an interesting exercise. With both standards being supported by game developers, more gamers are starting to ask if two heads really are better than one?

OCZ Minikart USB Flash Drive 2GB

OCZ Technology has a reputation in technology enthusiast circles for making high performance and high quality products. Making popular products for enthusiasts and overclockers alike, today we're going to be examining one of their more mainstream level products, the Minikart USB flash drive. Made with portability in mind and not performance, we'll see how it does on our test bench.

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Antec NeoPower 650 Review @ Oz Hardware
The NeoPower range from Antec is their range of high-efficiency power supply units, with a claimed efficiency of up to 85% which (if accurate) is one of the best on the market. The model we’re looking at today is the most powerful NeoPower version available at 650W, and adds blue coloured LED lighting to make it a bit more interesting than its counterparts. Thankfully all the standard NeoPower features remain and the blue lighting adds only a small price premium over the standard 650W NeoPower version.

Mushkin HP3-10666 2GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit Review @ PCSTATS
The Mushkin memory that's up for testing today is its 2GB HP3-10666 (DDR3-1333) memory kit. By default the memory is rated to run at 1333 MHz with low CAS latency timings of 6-7-6-18, on a voltage of 1.7-1.8V. Much of the DDR3 memory on the market has a CAS Latency of 7 or 8, so Mushkin's memory here will perform faster clock for clock compared to the competition!

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin3X2048-1800C7D 2GB DDR3-1800 Memory Kit Review @ PCSTATS
Ready or not here comes DDR3 memory! When dual core processors were introduced, both Intel and AMD shifted over to DDR2 quickly so their processors could get maximum bandwidth. When quad core chips are thrown into the mix, DDR2 just can't keep up.

ASRock 4Core1333-Viiv Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
The performance of ASRock 4Core1333-Viiv motherboard is just outstanding at default settings! This board really flies, especially when compared to the P35 boards that are represented in our test results. It is hard to believe that it performs so well up against the newer P35 boards, but the truth is, it blew them away in much of our testing. It just goes to show what can be done with a mature chipset like the Intel P965 Express!

ATI Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 Reviews!

I've seen a few reviews on ATI's HD 2400 and HD 2600 series video cards, but I recommend you read these ones. So far it looks like they're not very competitive compared to the matched up nVidia 8500 and 8600 series cards. The 2600XT tries to align with the 8600GT, and in most cases it is slower. The 8600GTS is the undisputed king of the mid-level video card arena (albeit not a strong one, but that's for another article). We can only hope that updated drivers can bolster some performance from ATI's offering, but don't hold your hopes up too high.

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Apple TV Processor Overclocking

With the multitude of articles, hacks and reviews of the Apple TV churning out by the kilo (or pound), we have been blessed with some high quality board shots. From this, we can clearly see the clock generator chip used by Apple. In the Apple TV, the clock generator is made by Cypress and reads CY28445LFKO.

For a high quality full board shot, take a look at Anandtech's dissection of the Apple TV. But this is a snapshot of just the clock generator:

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