Daily Reviews for September 17

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 Socket 2011 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

And this is just what has happened, Gigabyte has update the technology and name its obviously Ultra Durable 5. Currently, it is offered on four motherboards: Z77Z-UP4/5 TH which both has Thunderbolt support and the X79S-UP5 Wi-Fi and the X79-UP4 which are based on Intel’s high-end Sandy Bridge-E processor. We will be taking a look at the latter today as part of this review.

Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review - Link_A_Media Controller @ Legit Reviews

Corsair touts the Neutron 240GB drive as reaching max performance numbers of 555 MB/s reads and 370 MB/s writes which we found to be spot on for the ATTO benchmark and not far off on the other tests. Given that performance is not impacted by data compressibility, that's to be expected as well as solid performance numbers in the real world tests. We didn't spot anything amiss in any of the numbers and general usage of the drive in Windows yielded positive results with no hint of stuttering, lagging or BSOD's. TRIM and idle garbage collection seem to be working fine as well so no worries there. Overall, our first impressions are very positive...

Antec High Current Pro 750 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets

Antec offers four power supply models within their High Current Pro (HCP) series: 750 W, 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1,200 W. The 1,000 W model has the 80 Plus Platinum certification, while the other models carry the 80 Plus Gold certification. Today we are going to take a look at the 750 W version, which features four +12 V rails. Let's see if it is a good buy.

SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ80-064G) Review @ PCSTATS

What's neat about the Sandisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive is that it's built with the kind of flash memory found in Solid State Drives . Sandisk won't reveal the exact type of NAND flash memory mind you, but rate the drive at speeds of 190MB/s read and 170MB/s write. That's quick. SanDisk's Extreme posted results of 196MB/s read and 173MB/s write in CrystalDiskMark (100MB, Sequential), the Patriot Supersonic flash drive managed just 114.2MB/s read and 59.33MB/s write - a virtual snails pace by comparison!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Video Card Review w/ MSI and EVGA @ Legit Reviews

This morning NVIDIA announced two new graphics cards that bring Kepler to every gamer: the GeForce GTX 660 and the GeForce GTX 650. The GeForce GTX 660 provides an ideal combination of performance, price, and power efficiency, hitting the gamer’s sweet spot and that is the card that we will be reviewing today. Read on to see how a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 cards by MSI and EVGA do in our tests!

Genius DeathTaker Gaming Mouse @ TechwareLabs

When you're serious about getting your frag on, a solid gaming mouse is a make or break accessory. Today we take a look at the Genius DeathTaker gaming mouse. We put it through its paces in the lab and find out how it compares to other mice out there.

Giada Mini PC i35G Review @ Madshrimps

The i35G is a cute and small computer from Giada, that can be used for light Internet browsing, watching movies, or playing old games, this while keeping the power consumption to a low level. The chassis comes with active cooling, and the fan speed is being ramped up depending on the temperatures. A Media Center remote is also included inside the box for added value, along with a HDMI cable and a plastic transparent dock to place the computer into the optimal position.