Legit Reviews has the Micron RealSSD P400e 200GB Enterprise SATA III SSD on the test bench. SSDs have become more and more reliable and durable, but in this case it costs you 52GB out of 256GB the drive carries in total. It’s a steep price to pay for provisioning, we think, but you can never cut corners on data security, now can you?
Tom’s Hardware has updated its regular System Builder Marathon feature, for March 2012. It now includes all the updated components for the $650 “budget” and $1250 “enthusiast” categories, with the inclusion of AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 and some affordable SSD boot drives.
OC Workbench has a go at Kingston’s HyperX 4x2GB DDR3-2400 CL11 DIMMs. These carry dual XMP profiles for that kick in the backside, but are programmed for JEDEC’s DDR3-1333 standard. Tested on an X79 motherboard (Biostar TPower X79) to take advantage of the quad-channel insanity,
Madshrimps.be has a review of Mad Catz’ Cyborg MMO 7 gaming mouse. Of course it targets MMO players, and with a lot of customisation going on through the software side of things, you can really turn this mouse into your best in-game friend.
Hardware Canucks has a Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors. It’s reasonably priced, says HC, at $300 and it does a decent job at overclocking. In fact, the motherboard is all ‘decent enough’, without a particular outstanding feature.
Xbit Labs has an MSI Big Bang Xpower II motherboard in the lab. Big Bang motherboards pack a ton of features, and in this case it takes up quite a lot of real-estate. It targets the extreme overclocker and does so quite well, but the size of it all makes it a really difficult item to pick up without starting a whole box over.
iPad 2012, as it’ll surely get labelled by Apple Care, gets the Techspot eye and better yet a direct comparison to the iPad 2. The Retina Display and overall performance is impressive, says Shawn, but those who were expecting a top to bottom reinventing of the device will be disappointed.
Hardware Secrets takes a look at 3R System’s AK6-600M power supply. 3R is a Korean speciality case manufacturer that has moved into power supplies. The AK6 is a modular power supply with a peak wattage of 700W. Despite the cheap price it does carry some decent features.