Thursday News Post 12-29-11

Kingston 64GB Data Traveler HyperX 3.0 @ Inside Industry News
“I recently met up with the Shuttle people regarding CES 2012 and they were kind enough to provide us with not only some info on what is next but also a review sample of Kingston’s new USB 3.0 flash drive – the Data Traveler HyperX 3.0. This is not their first USB 3.0 flash drive but as expected its fast as well as a bit on the big side. According to Kingston the reason for the size is its USB controller.”

HD 7970: Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem @ techPowerUp
“In our CPU scaling article we investigate gaming performance of AMD’s latest Radeon HD 7970 flagship. The processors in our test group have been selected to match popular CPUs used by gamers and enthusiasts: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge and Intel Core i7-920 Nehalem.”

Zalman CNPS11X Cpu Cooler @ Rbmods
“Zalman are well known for their high performing cpu coolers, today we have their CNPS11X on the test bench. We are going to compare it vs both a Noctua cpu cooler and also a watercooler to see if this unit is worth a buy.”

Gigabyte X79 G1.Assassin 2 @ PureOverclock
“With their G1.Assassin 2 from their “Gamer” series, Gigabyte hopes to deliver a board which exceeds anything else in the mainstream market and we will be putting this motherboard to the test, both in real-world and some synthetic tests to see if this board can live up to the claims.”

Bitfenix Raider Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
“The Bitfenix Raider is a mid-tower case that comes with a suggested price of USD 89. Let’s see if it is a good product.”

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750GB Portable Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
“Hitachi sent us the 750GB version of the updated Touro Mobile Pro external backup drive that provides both local storage and includes 3GB of free cloud storage just by installing their backup software that is pre-installed on the drive itself. The Pro model upgrades the drive speed from the Touro Mobile from 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM and is only offered with a USB 3.0 interface for maximum performance…”

Enermax Fulmo Advanced Mid-tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
“The Enermax Fulmo mid-tower case comes in two variants: basic and advanced. The Enermax Fulmo Advanced differs from the basic version with the use of Enermax Vegas LED fans as well as additional 180mm side and 120mm top fans. The Enermax Fulmo Advanced also has a built-in fan controller for up to three 3-pin case fans and an extra USB 3.0 port on the front panel I/O. Using a unique vertical HDD mounting design, the Enermax Fulmo mid-tower case can house up to six HDDs while minimizing airflow obstruction. The 180mm side fan on the advanced version of the Enermax Fulmo mid-tower case also provides additional intake cooling which aids in multi-GPU air-cooling. Since the Enermax Fulmo mid-tower case has 8 PCI-E expansion slots, users can use up to three video cards in SLI or CrossfireX configuration.”

Super Flower GOLDEN GREEN 1000W Power Supply Review @ rwlabs
“If you can’t afford to jump onto the 80Plus Platinum wagon and purchase one of the few power supplies with that certification currently in the market then you should really consider taking a look at the Golden Green 1000W 80Plus Gold certified power supply by Super Flower since it really combines excellent performance at a very attractive price point.”

HornetTek Fantasy @ LanOC Reviews
“Naming a product after the subject of a Ludacris song definitely garners up images of fast cars, hot women, and wealth. Does the Fantasy from HornetTek live up to my fantasies of a personal media player, and is it something you should consider adding to your already crowded home entertainment system? Read on to find out!”