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Sharkoon shifts up a gear with USB 3.0 on its QuickDesk Pro

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 2:10 pm

While their upright standing "QUickPort" range of HDD/SSD docking stations tend to be more popular, there is another similar type of docking station Sharkoon has on the market dubbed the "QuickDesk" which primarily differs in that the drives are inserted into it laying flat, as opposed to standing up.

 

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In keeping with the times, a new version of the QuickDesk has just been launched today - the QuickDesk Pro complete with USB 3.0 connectivity and stacking feet.

 

Both 2.5 and 3.5-inch sized drives can be inserted horizontally into the front, open end of the QuickDesk Pro. For 2.5-inch sized drives, a rail fixed to the floor folds up to secure the drives in place. An ejection lever makes it simple to detach the drive from the QuickDesk.

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 1:15 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - November 8th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Asus 23.6" ET2410IUTS-B019C All-In-One PC @ Hot Hardware

- HP TouchSmart 320-1050 Touchscreen Desktop PC @ Techreviewsource

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Sapphire HD6970 2048MB GDDR5 (Dual Fan Edition) @ Kitguru

- Samsung UN55D7000 55" LED 3D HDTV @ Hardware Canucks

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Rasurbo Real & Power 550w Modular Power Supply @ Funkykit

- Cooler Master Storm Trooper Case @ Kitguru

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Download of the Day: FrostWire 5.2.7

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 11:47 am

Our Download of the Day today is FrostWire 5.2.7.

 

FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.

 

Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.

 

Frostwire's features include:

 

• Completely Free & Open Source!

• Faster Download Speeds

• No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.

• iTunes™ Compatible!

• Faster Torrent Speeds

• Friendly Online Chat Rooms

• Bittorrent Support!

• Even More Connections

• New & Improved Skins

 

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Deal of the Day: Brother Refurbished EHL-3040CN Digital Color LED Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 11:47 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Staples - Brother Refurbished EHL-3040CN Digital Color LED Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery!.

 

Offer: Staples has the brother HL-3040CN refurbished color LED printer for just $99.99 with FREE delivery. It features up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution, up to 17ppm color or b&w printing, built in Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity, 32MB memory, and a 1 year warranty. This is a great deal for a very good laser/LED type color printer.

 

BROTHER EHL-3040CN REFURBISHED HL-3040CN COLOR LED NETWORKED PRINTER DEAL

 

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Easy DIY case modding hands-on video with BitFenix mesh strips

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Modding | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 11:31 am

Earlier on today we visited the folks over at BitFenix who continually have new goodies for us to take a look.

 

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This time we got a hands-on demonstration of their colored mesh strips as well as front logo badge and how easy and quick it is to perform a little DIY case modding to the Shinobi computer case. Check out the video below, it's rather humorous at times. We still like you David, it's okay.

 

 

We'll have some more BitFenix video coverage later in the week of a brand new case they are bringing out soon. We cannot tell you about it till later in the week.

BIOSTAR pimps their X79 ride, announces TPOWER X79

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 6:08 am

MSI have had their turn, twice, and now its BIOSTAR's turn. BIOSTAR have just announced the TPOWER X79 motherboard that is squarely aimed at the most demanding of overclockers and enthusiasts. The latest Sandy Bridge-E, Socket 2011-based CPUs will feature in the board when the X79 chipset is officially launched on 11/14.

 

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BIOSTAR's TPOWER X79 sports the ability of extreme overclocking capabilities, rich functionalities as well as the highest standard of quality. It includes an integrated heat-pipe design, three-way CrossFire X or SLI support, quad-channel memory support, eight USB 3.0 ports and nine-phase 'luxurious' power supply design.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Goes Gold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 5:55 am

It's official, Skyrim has gone gold today, with the game only due on Friday. Bethesda's latest and greatest hack-and-slash you-can-do-it-all title might actually hit store shelves a little early depending on where you're based and what version you purchased.

 

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If you pre-ordered through Steam, it is set to unlock on 11/10/11 instead of the advertised 11/11/11 date. Pre-loading isn't available at the moment, but it shouldn't be too far behind since its gone GOLD today! Wow, how time has flown.

 

We had Deus Ex: Human Revolution a few months ago, Battlefield 3 a few weeks ago, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is out today and now the news of Skyrim going Gold

Telstra remove fees if you hit your data limit, instead will cap your speed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 5:54 am

In a surprising move, Telstra will cap users download speeds once they exceed their data caps in a bit to stop losses from customers refusing to pay blown-out bills. Telstra are going to scrap excess data usage charges for 3.4 million post-paid mobile and tablet customers within weeks, in a bid to stop so-called customer "bill shock".

 

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Telstra will instead cap download speeds to a third of normal speeds and offer customers the ability to purchase pre-paid top-ups or wait until their next billing period kicks in. This move is thanks to the explosion of users who have rushed to get the latest smartphones and tablets, where Telstra have said they've lost tens of millions of dollars from people refusing to pay their thousand dollar plus bills after they exceeded their data limit.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M gets huge price cut

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 5:06 am

If you're in the market for an Alienware M17x R3 or M18x, NVIDIA has an early Christmas present. The GeForce GTX 580M, one of the most powerful mobile GPUs on the market today, has received a drastic price cut at Alienware that makes it all that more justifiable to buy.

 

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Before, the GTX 580M was a $300+ premium over the AMD Radeon HD 6990M in the M17x R3. The change in price also lines up with the M18x, where two of the GTX 580Ms in SLI is $150 more than a pair of 6990Ms in CrossFire. Performance-wise, they're pretty much equal, unless you wanted to enjoy something like PhysX for example.

 

But, the downfall of this price drop is that it seems to only effect Alienware-branded machines. Right now, if you're buying another brand, the HD 6990M-optioned laptops seem to be better priced, I guess we'll have to wait and see if NVIDIA drop the price of the 580Ms across the entire range, and not just exclusive to Alienware.

MSI release more X79-based motherboard pr0n

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 8, 2011 4:57 am

Earlier today, MSI shot us an e-mail with some teaser shots of their various boards. Instead of an update to that post, this motherboard deserves its own spot on the news page just because it looks like a boss.

 

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Enter, MSI's Big Bang XPower II, which features eight DIMMs, ten SATA ports (!), a slew of PCIe ports enough to plug in eleventy million cards, X-Fi MB2 on-board, and what stands out on its military black theme, is a row of 6 bullets that make up a magazine as a heatsink. We have never seen this before, except for oh wait, Gigabyte's G1 Sniper boards, but hey, two can play at this game, right?

 

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