Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Nemo - August 12, 2010 05:24AM in Affiliate News

Motherboards based on the Intel X58 chipset have been around for a while and now we're seeing manufacturers releasing updated versions with new features like  USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s support. Today we have reviews on the MSI Big Bang XPower (you can read the OCC review here) and the ASRock X58 Extreme3 S1366. For something a bit out of the ordinary, check out the touch sensitive USB 2.0 portable storage device from INDYLAB. We also have more video cards being reviewed including the Sapphire HD 5770 Flex edition (also reviewed by OCC here) along with reviews on a series of DX11-capable cards in a SLI versus CrossFireX face off.

Cooling
XSPC Rasa Waterblock @ XSReviews

Gaming
2K Games' Mafia II Demo Performance w/ a GeForce GTX 460 @ Legit Reviews

Media Players
Patriot Box Office Media Player @ TechSpot

Motherboards
MSI Big Bang XPower Motherboard @ [H]ardOCP
ASRock X58 Extreme3 S1366 Motherboard @ Madshrimps

Storage/Hard Drives
INDYLAB Touch USB 2.0 500GB Touch Sensitive Portable HDD @ TweakTown

Video
SLI vs. CrossFireX: The DX11 generation @ Tech Report
Sapphire HD 5770 FLEX @ Neoseeker
Gainward GeForce GTX 460 1GB Goes Like Hell (GLH) Edition in SLI @ TweakTown

Miscellany
Blu-ray Importing: August 2010 Buying Guide @ TweakTown
Desktop PC Platform: Killed By Overclocking @ Benchmark Reviews