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ReviewsStorage

Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 USB 3.0 Dual HDD Docking Station Review

Today’s storage needs are not that of what was required a few years ago, files are increasing larger in size. Whether it is movies, games, music, or pictures there is need for faster and larger drives.  Most importantly with these growing demands comes the need for better access to that data, including higher speeds of transfer and ease of swapping drives between computers to share that data.  This is where Zalman’s USB 3.0 HDD docking station comes into focus, it primary function to utilize the newest USB 3.0 technology to help users gain access to their data in one of the fastest ways possible, while still allowing the options for swapping and raid functionality should it be needed or required.

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Techbargains Deals for 12-30-10

<strong>OUR FAVORITE DEAL OF THE DAY!</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237328">Logitech Performance Mouse MX Cordless Laser Mouse for $49.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $99 – use coupon code: <b>69354723</b>). <strong>Computers & Peripherals:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237404">17.3” Dell Inspiron 17R Intel Core i3-370M 2.4GHz Laptop (4GB/500GB/Win7) for $549.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $803). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237389">16” MSI GT660-003US Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Laptop (6GB/500GB/GeForce GTX 285M) for $849.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $1499 – use <a href="http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/MSI34-152-204Dec2210Jan3111mc69us.pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237378">Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Webcam (720p) for $19.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $59). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237328">Logitech Performance Mouse MX Cordless Laser Mouse for $49.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $99 – use coupon code: <b>69354723</b>). <strong>Home Entertainment:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237411">Klipsch HD300 5.1ch Home Theater Speakers w/ Speaker Wire for $247.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $399 – use coupon code: <b>EMCZNPY79</b>). <strong>Personal Electronics:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237243">Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR w/ 18-55mm Lens (1080p HD Video) for $539.99</a> (normally $649 – use coupon code: <b>EMCZNPY88</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237318">Creative Labs ZiiO 7in Touchscreen 16GB Tablet for $242.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $269 – use coupon code: <b>4HWHWJYK</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237391">Newegg Coupon Code 10% off All DSLR Cameras (Excludes Canon & Sony)</a> (use coupon code: <b>EMCZNPY88</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237076">JVC GC-FM2Y Picsio 1080p High Definition Pocket Video Camcorder w/ 3in Touchscreen for $99.99</a> (normally $179 – use coupon code: <b>EBE15829</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237303">Skinit Coupon Code 30% off Skins for your Electronics (over 4000 designs or use your own)</a> (use coupon code: <b>cheer30</b>).

MemoryReviews

Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3-2000 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit Review

DDR3 has really taken off in the past year and it only seemed like a little while ago 1333MHz DDR3 was the standard, but now it seems like 1600MHz DDR3 is now.  While the 1600MHz memory is fine for most people us enthusiasts want the fastest memory possible for our system to run at its best.  Today we will be looking at a very fast memory kit from Patriot.  It is their Viper Xtreme PC3-16000 (2000MHz) 6GB triple channel kit with timings of 9-10-9-27.  Let’s take a look at this kit and see what it can do!

CoolingReviews

DeepCool N8 Notebook Cooler Review

It seems like there are a ton of notebook coolers out there, but you never know which one is going to work for you and which ones are just crap.  Our friends at DeepCool make quite a few different notebooks coolers, there are over 20 on their website.  They sent us over their N8 notebook cooler which is made of aluminum and has dual 140mm fans.  Let’s check it out and see if it is the perfect cooler for your laptop.

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Techbargains Deals for 12-28-10

<strong>OUR FAVORITE DEAL OF THE DAY!</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237109">2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Internal SATA Hard Drive for $79.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129 –use <a href="http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/WesternDigital22-136-514DEC27Jan1611SL75.pdf">this form</a>). <strong>Computers & Peripherals:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237110">15.6” Dell Inspiron M5030 AMD Athlon II P340 2.2GHz Laptop (3GB/320GB) for $349.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $479). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237109">2TB Western Digital Caviar Green Internal SATA Hard Drive for $79.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129 –use <a href="http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/WesternDigital22-136-514DEC27Jan1611SL75.pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237133">Kingston HyperX 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3-1600MHz PC2-12800 Triple Channel Desktop Memory for $56.95 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129 - use <a href="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/pdfs/10Q4/1228-0106am-rg_25kingston.pdf">this form</a>). <strong>Gaming:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237156">Microsoft Xbox Live Gold 12-Month Subscription Card for Xbox 360 for $39.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $49). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237105">PlayStation 3 Move Bundle w/ FREE Game for $99.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $139). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237082">Nintendo Wii Remote Plus Controller (New Generation) w/ Built-In MotionPlus for $31.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $39 – use coupon code: <b>ACC20</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237080">Gamestop Coupon Code Buy 2 Get 1 Free Used Game or Accessories Sale</a> (use coupon code: <b>B2G1SALE</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237091">Splinter Cell Conviction Game (Xbox 360) for $9.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $39). <strong>Home Entertainment:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237045">55” Sony BRAVIA KDL-55EX710 LED LCD HDTV (1080p, 120Hz, Netflix) for $1499.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $2299 – use coupon code: <b>MVC16315</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237114">Samsung BD-C7500 Ultra-Slim Blu-ray Player w/ Wireless Adapter (Netflix, 1GB) for $137.00 plus free shipping</a> (normally $359). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237116">Western Digital WDTV Live PLUS Network HD Media Player (Netflix Steaming) for $89.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $119 – use coupon code: <b>EMCZNNW73</b>). <strong>Personal Electronics:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237075">Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18MP Digital SLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-5 F/3.5-5.6IS for $710.00</a> (normally $899 – use coupon code: <b>EDX15994</b>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237074">Samsung ST600 14MP 5X Digital Camera w/ 3.5in Touch Rear LCD + 2in Front LCD for $179.00</a> (normally $249 – use coupon code: <b>EHC15232</b>).

ReviewsStorage

Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Over the past year we have looked at quite a number of solid state drives.  The surprising thing is that these drives have been from companies that are not known for storage products.  They have mainly been from memory companies like OCZ, Corsair and Crucial.  It is about time one of the big storage companies we all know stepped up and released a solid state drive.  Well today we have one such drive from Western Digital.  Today we will be taking a look at the SiliconEdge Blue 256GB solid state drive.  This drive features read speeds of up to 250MB/s and write speeds of up to 170MB/s.  Let’s take a look...

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Techbargains Deals for 12-27-10

<strong>OUR FAVORITE DEAL OF THE DAY!</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237015">Kingston SSDNow V-Series 64GB Internal SSD Drive (2nd Gen w/ Trim Support) for $74.95 plus free shipping</a> (normally $216 - use <a href="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/pdfs/10Q4/1224-0109am-rg_55kingston.pdf">this form</a>). <strong>Computers & Peripherals:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/236954">15.6” Acer Aspire AS5736Z-4790 Intel Dual-Core T4500 2.2GHz Laptop (4GB/320GB/Win7) for $399.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $529). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237047">Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 Premium Speech Recognition Software for $49.99</a> (normally $199 – use coupon code: <b>NPH16048</b> and use <a href="http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/rebates/NC-5050%20(US)%20NC-5051%20(CA).pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237015">Kingston SSDNow V-Series 64GB Internal SSD Drive (2nd Gen w/ Trim Support) for $74.95 plus free shipping</a> (normally $216 - use <a href="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/pdfs/10Q4/1224-0109am-rg_55kingston.pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237013">24” Asus VE247H LED-Backlit LCD Monitor (HDMI, 2ms) for $164.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $219 – use <a href="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/pdfs/10Q4/1201-1231at-dkASUSLCD.pdf">this form</a>). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/236795">Canon imageCLASS MF3240 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer for $95.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/236964">Logitech G35 7.1ch Simulated Surround Sound Gaming Headset for $64.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $131 – use coupon code: <b>logi_g35_122710</b>). Home Entertainment: • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237006">55” Sharp AQUOS LC-55LE620UT LED-Edgelit LCD HDTV (1080p, 120Hz) for $1199.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $1799). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237010">47” LG 47LD520 LCD HDTV (1080p, 120Hz) for $699.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $1099). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237001">Polk Audio R300 Two-Way Floor-Standing Loudspeaker for $49.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199 – use coupon code: <b>EMCZNNT78</b>). Personal Electronics: • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237023">Apple iPhone 4 16GB Cell Phone REFURB at AT&T for only $99.00 plus free shipping</a> (normally $199). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/236968">Altec Lansing MZX096 MUZX DNA Earbud Headphones for $13.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $19). • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/236963">Garmin nuvi 255WT GPS Navigation (4.3in, Tet To Speech, Lifetime Traffic Updates) for $79.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $169). <strong>iPhone Apps:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237051">Battle for Wesnoth Strategy Game iPhone App for $0.99</a>. • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237051">ABBYY Business Card Reader iPhone App for $1.99</a>. • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/237051">Flick Fishing Game iPhone App iPhone App for $0.99</a>.

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Monday’s News 12-27-10

Well I hope everyone had a great Christmas! It was nice to have a few days off, but we are back at it here at ThinkComputers. Make sure you check out our review of the <a href="http://thinkcomputers.wpengine.com/asus-m4a88td-musb3-amd-880g-matx-motherboard-review/">ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AMD 880G mATX Motherboard</a>. Here is a quote from the review... <em>"When it comes to building a PC there are many choices when it comes to your components. One of the biggest decisions is what motherboard to get. Many people always have their mind set on a traditional ATX motherboard, but if you want to build a smaller PC that is easy to take with you a mATX board might suit you better. Many mATX boards offer the same features as ATX boards and cost much less. Today we will be like a look at the M4A88TD-M/USB3 from ASUS. It features support for AMD 6-core processors, has built-in Radeon HD 4250 graphics, SATA 6GB/s ports and USB 3.0 support. Let’s take a look…"</em> <a href="http://thinkcomputers.wpengine.com/asus-m4a88td-musb3-amd-880g-matx-motherboard-review/">Read On...</a> Now for some affiliate news... <strong>Cases</strong> <a href="http://www.techwarelabs.com/thermaltake-lanbox-lite-computer-casechassis/" target="new">Thermaltake Lanbox-Lite Computer Case/Chassis</a> @ TechwareLabs <a href="http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cases/7039-cooler-master-usp-100-mid-tower-case-review" target="new">Cooler Master USP 100 Mid Tower Case Review</a> @ Hi Tech Legion <a href="http://www.vortez.co.uk/review.php?id=268" target="new">BitFenix Colossus Venom Edition Review</a> @ Vortez <a href="http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/cooler_master_haf_x_review/" target="new">Cooler Master HAF X Full-Tower Computer Case Review</a> @ Tweaknews <a href="http://www.ocia.net/reviews/sg05450/page1.shtml" target="new">SilverStone SG05-450 SFF Chassis Review</a> @ OCIA.net <strong>Cooling</strong> <a href="http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2568" target="new">Thermalright Silver Arrow Heatsink Review</a> @ Frostytech.com <strong>Displays</strong> <a href="http://www.futurelooks.com/nec-multisync-ex231w-23-inch-led-lcd-monitor-review/" target="new">NEC MultiSync EX231W 23 Inch LED LCD Monitor Review</a> @ Futurelooks <strong>Input</strong> <a href="http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Logitech-K800-Keyboard-Review/1156" target="new">Logitech K800 Keyboard Review</a> @ Hardware Secrets <strong>Motherboards</strong> <a href="http://www.ocia.net/reviews/h55nusb3/page1.shtml" target="new">Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review</a> @ OCIA.net <a href="http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_rampageiii_formula/" target="new">ASUS Rampage III Formula Review</a> @ OCC <strong>Power</strong> <a href="http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=9480&Itemid=40" target="new">Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W Power Supply Review</a> @ BCCHardware <a href="http://www.rbmods.com/content/30123/introduction--first-looks.aspx" target="new">Cougar A450 Power supply</a> @ Rbmods <a href="http://pro-clockers.com/powersupplies/1771-silverstone-850-watt-strider-gold-power-supply.html" target="new">SilverStone 850 Watt Strider Gold Power Supply</a> @ Pro-Clockers <strong>Storage</strong> <a href="http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3750/ocz_technology_vertex_2_3_5_inch_120gb_solid_state_drive/index.html" target="new">OCZ Technology Vertex 2 3.5-inch 120GB Solid State Drive</a> @ TweakTown <a href="http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/38261-mushkin-callisto-deluxe-40gb-ssd-single-raid-review.html" target="new">Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD Single & RAID Review</a> @ Hardware Canucks <strong>Video</strong> <a href="http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=661&Itemid=72" target="new">Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Super Over Clock</a> @ Benchmark Reviews <a href="http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3747/diamond_radeon_hd_6970_xoc_2gb_video_card/index.html" target="new">Diamond Radeon HD 6970 XOC 2GB Video Card</a> @ TweakTown <a href="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1088/pg1/gainward-geforce-gtx-570-glh-graphics-card-review-introduction.html" target="new">Gainward GeForce GTX 570 GLH Golden Sample Graphics Card Review</a> @ HardwareHeaven.com

MotherboardsReviews

ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AMD 880G mATX Motherboard Review

When it comes to building a PC there are many choices when it comes to your components.  One of the biggest decisions is what motherboard to get.  Many people always have their mind set on a traditional ATX motherboard, but if you want to build a smaller PC that is easy to take with you a mATX board might suit you better.  Many mATX boards offer the same features as ATX boards and cost much less.  Today we will be like a look at the M4A88TD-M/USB3 from ASUS.  It features support for AMD 6-core processors, has built-in Radeon HD 4250 graphics, SATA 6GB/s ports and USB 3.0 support.  Let’s take a look…

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Merry Christmas!

From everyone here at ThinkComputers we want to wish all of our fans, supporters, readers, and sponsors and Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! This month has gone by so fast I cannot believe that it is already Christmas! So what did you get for Christmas? Any tech goodies you want to tell us about? Go ahead and leave us a comment and let us know. Stay tuned because after the holiday we will be posted a ton of reviews leading up to CES!

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