Wednesday’s Affiliate News Post 1-25-11

Well it is Wednesday, that means the week is almost over and the weekend is getting closer! How about an Unboxing video to keep you occupied? Today we are unboxing 2 DDR3 memory kits from Kingston, HyperX Limited Edition (KHX1600C7D3X1K2/4GX) and the HyperX Genesis (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX). We just want to show you the difference in the 2 memory kits and the Genesis memory up close.

Now let’s see what’s going on around the web!

MSI Nighthawk Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
“MSI is a tier one motherboard manufacturer, and they decided to enter the PC case market, initially with two mid-tower models. Let’s see if the Nighthawk is a good product.”

HTC Explorer Android Smartphone Review @
“The Explorer is HTC’s new entry level smartphone aimed at those customers looking for a smartphone but turned off by the large, feature rich and costly offering that is the HTC Sensation and its ilk.”

ECS X79R-AX Black Series Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
“For the most part the ECS X79R-AX Intel X79 motherboard performed on par with our other Intel X79 systems. In most of our tests it was just below the performance level of the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7. In all fairness though, we are talking very small margins of maybe 1%-2% total, well within any margin of error in the benchmarks that we used today. The downside to that statement is that it was consistently on the bottom of the charts…”

AMD Llano A8-3870K APU Review @ TechwareLabs
“With AMDs’ Llano and Bulldozer line releasing within 8 months of each other it was only a matter of time before we saw them merge. The main complaint about Llano was the inability to overclock anything. Well now we see 2 unlocked versions come into the market: the A8-3870k and the A6-3670k. With AMDs rich heritage in overclocking and GPUs what kind of performance can we expect out of these? Lets first take a look at the new line desktop Llano APUs.”

Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG-6614 Review @
“The Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG-6614 is a bit steep in price, but don’t dismiss it. The 15.6-inch Aspire is loaded with everything from Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) to a discrete Nvidia graphics adapter that actually passed our gaming tests at medium resolution and detail settings”

Fractal Design – Define R3 Computer Case Review @ HCW
“We review the Define R3 mid-tower ATX case by Fractal Design. If you are looking for a gorgeous case that doesn’t sacrifice features, you might want to read this review!”

Thermaltake Tt eSport Battle Dragon LAN Bag Review @
“Go to regular LAN gaming events? Then the Tt eSports Battle Dragon LAN Bag could be exactly what you need.”

Zero Infinity Free Flow+ CPU Cooler Review @ Vortez
“The recently established Zero Infinity are looking to take on the CPU Cooling market by storm with their flagship dual tower cooler, the Free Flow+. Following the lead of our favourite CPU Coolers; the Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, Phanteks PH-TC14PE and Alpenföhn K2, Zero Infinity have already set their sights on the cream of the crop which is one excellent way of getting our undivided attention.”

Antec P280 Case Review @ KitGuru
“Today we are looking at the latest offering in the Antec Performance One lineup … the P280 chassis. We have reviewed many Antec cases in the past and have generally been impressed with their combination of cooling efficiency, build quality and wide ranging component support.”

Arctic Accelero XTREME Plus II VGA cooler Review @ XtremeComputing
“Today I will be reviewing the Arctic Accelero XTREME Plus II. This is a Graphics Card heatsink-cooler designed to cool even the hottest of cards – including my own Inno3D GTX580 OC, whilst remaining reasonably quiet.”

Antec Three Hundred Two Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
“The Antec Three Hundred Two is a new design with added features that include a wider chassis, great cable management, easy access side doors, USB 3.0, and improved air flow, with 6 spots for fans in strategic positions throughout the chassis. The Three Hundred Two, from Antec, has preinstalled 120mm rear exhaust and 140mm top exhaust, and brings you the option to control fan speeds with the flip of a switch. With high and low setting built into the back of the chassis, it’s easy to control air flow. The front mesh design of the Antec Three Hundred Two, with built in easy to remove washable filters, offers you not only good looks with its Tower design, but also gives you added airflow over your hard drive cage, CPU, and GPU.”

Antec High Current Gamer 620W Power Supply Review @ OCC
“When you look at other power supplies in its class the Antec High Current Gamer 620W is very competitively priced. It’s not a high end power and certainly doesn’t claim to be but it works well at a good price. If you’re after a power supply to run your latest gaming PC with a single powerful graphics card and you don’t mind a captive cable set then it’s certainly worthy of your consideration. I have no hesitation in recommending the Antec HCG-620, it’s price/performance ratio is very good and certainly worthy of the OCC Bronze award.”

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Gaming Keyboard Review @ Techgage
“CM’s QuickFire Rapid gaming keyboard is unlike any other. It’s not flashy, it doesn’t have a bunch of bright LEDs, it has no macro support and… it has no numpad. So what is it that sets it apart? Its sturdy design and use of CHERRY MX blue mechanical key switches. Let’s see if those features make up for what’s lacking.”

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard Review @ Hardware Canucks
“In mid November we saw the launch of the enthusiast-based Sandy Bridge Extreme platform along with the X79 (code name Patsburg) chipsets and since then we have brought you reviews of the i7-3960X CPU and the Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. Today we continue our walk down the LGA2011 road and bring you another highly anticipated board from ASUS: the Sabertooth X79.”

Super Flower Golden King 1000 W @ techPowerUp
“Despite the name, the Super Flower Golden King PSUs are 80 Plus Platinum certified. Today we will test the 1000 W flagship model to find out if it has the potential to claim the throne for the best, high capacity, Platinum PSU and put the excellent Seasonic SS-1000XP in second place.”