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Roccat Kova +

While still one of the newer kids on the block, having only been around for a couple of years at this point, Roccat, makers of high end gaming peripherals have been rivalling the big boys since day one. Today they're hoping to do that once more with a revamp of a mouse that I like very much, the Kova. This one, termed the Kova +, brings tweaked specifications and some new features that Roccat is hoping will make it perhaps the best ambidextrous mouse available. Let's see if they're right.

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Nintendo 3DS Features Toshiba, Fujitsu and Invensense

Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld has been taken apart by iFixit and they’ve discovered that the interior is chock full of hardware from other companies. Toshiba has contributed the flash memory chip whereas Invensense put together the CPU with British firm ARM Holdings who also handled the gyroscope. While iFixit did say that they know Fujitsu and Texas Instruments included some …

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Minecraft takes top Indi Award

Majong Studios and their owner and founder Notch, are set to receive a minor cash injection from the independant game festival awards. While this certainly isn’t something that will be necessary for the fledgling developers since they sold over a million copies of Minecraft before it’s even been released, I’m sure the accolades will be a nice morale bonus for …

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Coolermaster vs Antec vs BeQuiet PSU Roundup

Introduction One of the biggest criticisms that review sites can throw out against others of their ilk, is that certain reviews simply aren’t detailed enough. HardwareSecrets famously bashed their fellow reviewers for not making use of the correct equipment needed to accurately test the performance and efficiency of power supplies leading to ultimately misleading reviews. While XSR was lucky enough …

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Hardware round-up: 23/02/11

DRIVES
GPU COOLERS
GAMES
GRAPHICS CARDS
OTHER PRODUCTS
PERIPHERALS
POWER SUPPLY UNITS
RAM

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Thermaltake BlacX 5G USB 3.0

In this review of the Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U SATA HDD Docking Station, we look at the differences in access speed between a StarTech PEXUSB3S2 PCI-e USB 3.0 controller card and an Intel ICH10 USB 2.0 Controller. What does USB 3.0 do for hard drive access speeds? USB 3.0 vs USB 2.0, who will ultimately win the battle using a Western Digital SATA 6Gb/s hard drive? Read On To Find Out!

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OCZ ZX Series 850 W

The new OCZ ZX Series comes to replace the Z Series from the same manufacturer. Three models are being offered so far: 850 W, 1,000 W and 1,250 W, all with a full modular cabling system, 80 Plus Gold certification, single V rail, and synchronous design with DC-DC conversion. Let's see if the 850 W model is a good buy.

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