WD Caviar Green 2.5 & 3TB HDDs

WD Caviar Green 2.5 & 3TB HDDs @ PCPer

“While both Western Digital and Seagate both pushed out their external 3TB solutions a few weeks ago, doing so required them to make changes to their USB bridges (i.e. shifting the sector size to 4kb vs. 512b). Since all other internal drives are expected to use 512b sectors, and so much software is based on that sector size, WD has opted to hold to that standard for the internal Green.”

WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD

WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD @ TweakTown

“On the surface 750GB per platter doesn’t really sound all that impressive unless you are really into the whole storage technology scene. Those on the outside will be more excited to hear about the milestone this way; 3TB hard drives that upon launch cost just a little over 200 USD. Do I have your attention now?”

G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8GB

G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8GB @ ThinkComputers

“We are here to yet again do a review on another DDR3 dual channel memory kit. With the standards basically being for DDR3 kits to be 1600Mhz. They are widely used on the AMD AM3 platform to Intel 1156 and 1366 setups as well. DDR3 kits range everywhere from 1066Mhz to the 2500Mhz. When DDR3 1600MHz was coming around to be one of the most popular memory kits, the G.Skill Ripjaws where the best value for the offering.”

Kingston H2O 2133MHz 4GB

Kingston H2O 2133MHz 4GB @ Bjorn3D

“Higher memory speed is always an advantage when it comes to getting the most out of memory intensive applications such as video editing and compositing applications, 3D designing software, or even video games. Users working with overclocking also find a high demand for fast memory and try to push their kits even further than stock settings.”


ASUS P6X58D-E @ XBitLabs

“Thus, the ASUS P6X58D-E is one of the few up-to-date LGA1366 mainboards available from ASUS. Besides it, the same functionality including USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps is only provided by the Rampage III mainboards from the Republic of Gamers series and by the ASUS P6X58D Premium. Comparing the latter to the P6X58D-E, they have similar PCBs, but the P6X58D Premium is equipped with two LAN controllers, has more heat pipes in its cooling system, and is equipped with an integrated SSD with Express Gate.”

ECS P55H-AK Black Series

ECS P55H-AK Black Series @ PureOC

“The P55H-AK is the first premium LGA1156 motherboard from ECS, and it is quite a distinct departure from previous Black Series products, not only in terms of aesthetics but also features, quality, and overclocking goals. The P55H-AK may be, for all intents and purposes, the dawn of a new direction for ECS and their upcoming products. At least in the premium market.”

ASRock P55 Extreme4

ASRock P55 Extreme4 @ ThinkComputers

“When opening the box you will first see some SATA cables and the Manuals and Driver DVDS. After unpacking all the contents of the box, we have 4 SATA cables, 1 IDE Cable, USB 3 Front bay device, 2 Molex to SATA power connectors and of course the ASRock P55 Exetreme4 and the user manuals.”

ASRock X58 Extreme6

ASRock X58 Extreme6 @ TweakTown

“So now we move on to the X58 Extreme6. With this board ASRock has bumped up the stakes. Now we find six SUB 3.0 and six SATA 3.0 ports. This is additional to a few other nice features and all for just $234.99 at NewEgg.com. Now we need to see if all of these high bandwidth ports can play well together.”


MSI G31TM-P35 @ Motherboards-Reviews

“The MSI G31TM-P35 is a very small Micro-ATX Form Factor 24.4cm(L) x 19.3cm(W) motherboard. Allthough this board has a small form factor (SFF), using it as a HTPC will need an extra vedeo card, because it lacks a HDMI and DVI connector. There’s also no optical audio on the backpanel, using the SPDIF-out header will require an extra cable.”



“Today I would like to introduce you to the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. Yes, that is a very long name but the board packs a punch equivalent to its mouthful of a model number. The M4A88TD-V EVO combines the 880G Northbridge with the proven SB850 Southbridge for a combination designed to kill.”