Month: October 2012

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z All-In-One Desktop PC

The functionally styled Lenovo ThinCentre M92z is a very capable all-in-one desktop PC with a quad core Ivy Bridge processor, Dolby speakers, a fully adjustable stand, and a 23″ 1080p IPS screen. The display is also touch-capable but it frankly doesn’t add a lot to the experience, though perhaps an upgrade to Windows 8 could

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ASUS F2A85-M Pro microATX FM2 Motherboard

Like many previous AMD motherboards, the F2A85-M Pro offers a vast set of features at a reasonable price. It’s a nice complement to the versatility of AMD’s Trinity APUs, combined with Fan Xpert 2, a feature previously found only on high end ASUS Z77 boards

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Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Review

The Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB gives us an opportunity to explore how capacity affects the real world performance of SandForce SSDs.

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Super Flower Golden Green 350W PSU

This 90% efficient 350W PSU was announced nearly a year before the entrance of the Seasonic G360, but hasn’t made much noise in the marketplace. A close examination shows that the product is quite competitive with the new Seasonic.

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bequiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply

The name is a big mouthful, which fits with the rest of the Dark Power Pro 10 550W — the big packaging, the big casing, and in the end, the big performance. Our first gander at a bequiet! PSU in years, and it manages to catapult past most of the traditional leaders, right to the

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ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II

The ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II is a high-end graphics card with a large dual fan cooler. Though it has an impressive look, it doesn’t have quite what it takes to cool the GPU quietly at full load.

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CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 720W PSU

A Silent Pro M 700W power supply has been doing reliable yeoman duty in SPCR labs for years. We examine a new variant, the CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 720W out of curiosity and not a little hope for more of the same.

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AMD Trinity: A10-5800K & A8-5600K 2nd Gen APUs

AMD’s new Trinity processor micro-architecture drives new APUs powered by 2nd gen Bulldozer (Piledriver) CPU cores and updated graphics chips for value systems on the new FM2 socket.

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Zalman CNPS9900DF Dual Fan Flower Heatsink

The latest update to the iconic Zalman CNPS9900 series adds more girth and a second fan… in an ultimately futile attempt to get back to the top ranks of CPU coolers.

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Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA Cooler

The Prolimatech MK-26 is a sprawling nickel-plated GPU heatsink with six heatpipes and enough surface area for two standard 140 mm case fans. It offers excellent performance and cross-compatibility for a premium price.

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