Month: January 2012

Cooler Master Silencio 450: Silence on a Budget?

The Cooler Master Silencio 450 is essentially a cut-down version of the successful Silencio 550, targeted at those seeking quiet operation on a shoestring budget.

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Seasonic X-1050 PSU: Gold at Kilowatt+

Seasonic recently entered the ranks of kilowatt PSU makers with new 1050W and 1250W models in its X series, and a 1000W model in its new X-derivative Platinum line. Our acoustics-focused review of the 80 Plus Gold approved X-1050 finds Seasonic in fine form.

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WD Livewire Powerline Networking Kit

Western Digital’s Livewire powerline AV networking kit provides a reliable, effortless method of extending a home network using the existing electrical grid rather than running ethernet cable or using WiFi. Our full review compares the Livewire networking performance and benefits against 100 and 1000 mbps wired ethernet as well as Wifi G and N.

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Samsung HW-D550 HT Sound Bar

Sound bars were created to bring home theater sound to match HD TVs without the complexity of amps, receivers, multiple speaker boxes and wires running between them all. Our first sound bar review: Samsung’s slick, modestly priced HW-D550 2.1 system.

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WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 External HDD

My Passport Essential SE 1TB is Western Digital’s flagship device from their revamped USB 3.0-enabled portable external hard drive line.

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Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case

The Cooler Master Cosmos II is marketed as an ultra high-end, extremely well-built case with an almost complete feature-set designed to house the best and most of everything a PC enthusiast would desire. For US$349, it better.

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