Overclocked GTX 580, 3D nettop, Chrome netbook, CPU coolers

Nvidia is delivering regularly with its GPU range, with HotHardware bringing news of the launch of Zotac’s GeForce GTX 580 AMP! Edition, which is overclocked to 815MHz, up from 772MHz in the standard version.

TweakTown reviewed the ASRock ION 3D 152B Intel Atom D525 HTPC nettop system with NVIDIA 3DTV Play. It received a 90 percent rating and a Best Features award, and it was deemed one of the best choices for those wishing to add 3D to their living room.

With USB 3.0 set to become the next big thing in 2011, check out the Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, which was reviewed on TechSpot. It earned brownie points for its high speed transfers, shock protection, and reasonable price, but it comes with mandatory and difficult to disable encryption software which may irritate some users.

PC Advisor reviews the Google CR-48 netbook, which is Google’s “proof of concept” device to show off the beta Chrome OS. Its minimalist approach didn’t go over very well, with flaws found in the inability to run non-browser apps, the lack of a caps lock key and the fact that it took two years to deliver so little. Despite that, its speedy loading times gained some nods of approval.

The Cooler Master V6 GT CPU cooler was reviewed at TweakNews, where it earned the Top Rank Award for its appearance, good cooling ability, ease of installation, selectable lighting, fans and additional features. Its large size and loudness may put off buyers, however.

For a cooling option that’s a little smaller, check out the recently announced Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP CPU cooler, reported by TechPowerUp, which is one of the smallest available. It provides a cooling capacity of up to 90W and is advertised as being super quiet.