5 Tools To Migrate Your Data From Windows XP and more
Posted on: 03/26/2014 12:50 PM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

5 Tools To Migrate Your Data From Windows XP
Antec TruePower Classic 650W Power Supply Unit
ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 Video Card Review
AZZA CSAZ-XT1 Full-Tower Gaming Case Review
Corsair Obsidian 450D
Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower Case Review
Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower Chassis Review
Corsair Obsidian 450D Review
Corsair Obsidian 450D Review
Cube Gaming PC Core i7 Overclocked Assassin /w MSI GTX 770
Enermax ETS-T40 Review
Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Review
LG 55EA9800 Review
Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
Mach Xtreme Technology MX-LX 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Nvidias Pascal to use stacked memory, proprietary NVLink interconnect
Phanteks PH-F140 (XP, SP, SP_LED) Case Fan Review
Ubuntu 14.04: Intel's Haswell Linux Driver Comes Up Short Of Windows

5 Tools To Migrate Your Data From Windows XP
With the April 8, 2014 end-of-support date looming, its long past time to upgrade from Windows XP. If you have a Windows XP system filled with your personal data and settings, upgrading can be daunting. These tools will help you easily migrate your data from Windows XP to a modern version of Windows, Mac OS X, or even Linux. PCmover Express Microsoft is now providing a free copy of LapLinks PCmover Express to all Windows XP users.


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Antec TruePower Classic 650W Power Supply Unit
Just like virtually every single thing in the PC industry the technology behind power supply units never stays the same and so the fast rates of advancement help lower costs so models which just a couple of years ago were aimed mainly at professionals and enthusiasts are now part of the mainstream market. Perhaps the best example we can give currently is to look at 80 Plus Gold certified PSUs which although just three years ago were at the top of the pyramid and cost an arm and a leg (short of speak) to purchase today have fallen third behind 80 Plus Titanium and Platinum certified PSUs. Well it goes without saying that enthusiasts, professionals and even some of the more demanding gamers will choose one of the new Titanium or Platinum certified PSUs for their systems but for the majority of consumers out there 80 Plus Gold is an excellent choice and so because of that today we will be taking a thorough look at the TruePower Classic 650W (TP-650C) model by Antec.


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ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 Video Card Review
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 first came out in May 2013 and even though the card is no longer 'new' it is still a very powerful solution that is continuously being updated and improved upon. ASUS has been working on rather interesting variant of this graphics card called the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Poseidon Platinum GTX 780 3GB graphics card. This card is sold under part number POSEIDON-GTX780-3GD5 and has an MSRP of $599. What makes this card so special is that ASUS came up with a hybrid cooler that allows you to use just air to keep the Kepler GK110 GPU cool or you can add water for greatly improved thermal performance...


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AZZA CSAZ-XT1 Full-Tower Gaming Case Review
The AZZA XT1 Full-Tower Gaming case has it all. With great features offered in only some of the highest-end products, the AZZA XT1 makes a great case for consumers on a larger budget and even some enthusiast who want to go with a full-fledged customized water cooling system. It also features a lot of expand abilities for multiple hard drives and solid state drive configurations. The AZZA XT1 will accommodate XL-ATX motherboards thanks to its full-tower design. With this accommodation, it has a total of eight expansion slots at the back of the case allowing flexible and unlimited expand abilities.


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Corsair Obsidian 450D
The Corsair 450D is the smallest of the Obsidian family, yet offers the same cool and clean looks, a potent feature set all at a price tag of 120 USD - which is 20 dollars less than the 550D, but also 20 dollars more than the 350D. Is there enough room for the 450D to fill such a gap, or will it end up taking the wind out of either neighbors in the case family?


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Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower Case Review
For years, Corsair was known mainly for their memory and flash drives. As times have changed, Corsair has been developing other computer hardware such as keyboards, mice, headphones, cases and other products. They have four award winning case lines, the Vengeance, Graphite, Carbide and Obsidian; Legit Reviews has taken a look at many of these and has always been impressed with the quality and features. Corsair has released a new model in the Obsidian line, the 450D. This mid-tower case looks to continue the Obsidian tradition of keeping the case design simple with a brushed aluminum front panel, while offering a wide range of cooling options...


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Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower Chassis Review
We’ve heard that good things come in small packages, and today Corsair look eager to put that saying to the test with the release of their latest Obsidian series chassis, the 450D. The new chassis comes in the form of a mid-tower, sitting it quite nicely around the middle of the Obsidian range, which offers up everything from the mini-ITX compatible 250D right up to one of the greatest chassis ever made, the epic 900D. With a price tag of £91.99 the 450D is obviously not cheap, but the Obsidian series isn’t known for its low value, it’s known for its premium quality and the only way the 450D stand a chance in this market is by keeping up with the high standards that Corsair have made us accustomed to.

There is a big demand these days for feature packed PC cases, they need to be flexible to build what ever kind of system you want, while also offering a few extra features that make it suitable for future expansions. Water cooling is incredibly popular these days with system builders, especially for those looking to build an overclocked gaming rig. Having a chassis that can handle tall air coolers, as well as large radiators, pumps and other high-end cooling components is essential, especially so in a chassis that costs closer to £100. This all of course needs to be match by robust build quality, as many of you are no doubt familiar with just how heavy all that water cooling can get.

As you can see from the specifications below the chassis is packed with features; it’ll handle mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, plenty of storage in its modular bays, with the option of adding yet another bay (sold separately). Then you’ve got some class leading cooling options with extensive fan and radiators support in the top, bottom, front and back, as well as plenty of room for large graphics cards.


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Corsair Obsidian 450D Review
Corsair’s Obsidian lineup has been growing in leaps and bounds since its introductory product, the 900D was first launched. Since then the Obsidian range holds a total of eight different cases which all endeavor to hit nearly every price point and usage scenario. For example the 250D is a diminutive Mini ITX chassis while the 450D caters to gamers who appreciate silence above all else and the 900D remains the flagship so-called “super tower” for those no-holds barred extreme builds. Now, Corsair is introducing the 450D, a mid tower case that’s being parachuted into the space between the 350D and 650D while trying desperately not to step on the toes of Corsair’s Graphite, Vengeance and Carbide series.

Not that long ago $120 wasn’t considered a lot of money for a case but as the competition has been steadily driving down costs while upping the value quotient. This situation has arguably benefitted end users in a big way since every company has been forced to innovate and offer ever increasing numbers of advanced features on lower end chassis. The only problem with an approach like this is that, other than size, there’s a decreasing number of add-ons that can ultimately distinguish flagship models from more budget-conscious alternatives.


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Corsair Obsidian 450D Review
In a bid to supply the system builder with just about every possible size of computer chassis, Corsair are back again with yet another Obsidian Series enclosure. Their continuous dedication to this series has certainly been a worthwhile venture with success across all parts of the globe.

450D is a mid-tower chassis which as tradition would have it, features classy brushed aluminium. This new addition to the Obsidian family has lots of opportunities to include water cooling and should offer plenty of flexibility for clearance options throughout.


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Cube Gaming PC Core i7 Overclocked Assassin /w MSI GTX 770
Is a traditional tower PC chassis just too big for your home? Would you like to get something smaller, and quieter for your bedroom but capable enough to power the latest Direct X 11 games? Today we look at a new system from UK company BOX UK (http://www.box.co.uk/) . Their Assassin Cube Gaming PC features a checklist of fantastic components – an MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr 2GB graphics card, partnered up with an Intel Core i7 4770K CPU. They are using an MSI Dragon Water Cooler and the Kitguru award winning Aerocool Dead Silence Chassis with matching fans. At £1119.99 inc vat is this a system you want to be including on your final shortlist?


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Enermax ETS-T40 Review
With their ETS-T40, Enermax have a new tower-cooler in their portfolio, which catches our attention with its white color. Other than that this good looking cooler comes with four heatpipes, as well as a fan from Enermax too, which comes with a special feature. It allows you to change rpm modes make the fan rotate wit speeds between 800 and 2200 rpm. Overall we're curious to see if this cooler is capable of performing well and we also want to know wheter it is well built or not.


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Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Review
By switching to MLC NAND, the MX-LX USB 3.0 flash drives offer quite a lot of storage capacity at affordable prices while keeping the footprint to a minimum.The drive can be acquired from the well-established CaseKing.de for about 68.9 Euros in two color variants: blue and metallic grey.


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LG 55EA9800 Review
I was frankly starting to doubt that this day would ever come. I've been shown big-screen OLED TVs at press events and technology shows for so long now without ever actually being able to buy one or even get one to test that I'd started to think the whole OLED 'thing' was basically just pie in the sky. An AV dream that was never going ultimately going to turn into a hard, commercial reality. But amazingly OLED TV is finally, properly here. There's a 55-inch set, the LG 55EA9800, sat on our test benches right now.And not only can you genuinely buy it, but at its current $7,999 price point it's actually a good few grand more affordable than we'd originally expected OLED would be – notwithstanding the fact, of course, that eight grand is hardly bargain bucket stuff when considered against the prices of other normal LED and plasma 55-inch TVs.


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Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
Today we are going to take a look at one of Logitech's more advanced gaming mice – the G602. This was released last year and is designed for those gamers who are looking for a capable gaming mouse, offering lag-free wireless connectivity.


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Mach Xtreme Technology MX-LX 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
By switching to MLC NAND, the MX-LX USB 3.0 flash drives offer quite a lot of storage capacity at affordable prices while keeping the footprint to a minimum.The drive can be acquired from the well-established CaseKing.de for about 68.9 Euros in two color variants: blue and metallic grey.


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Nvidias Pascal to use stacked memory, proprietary NVLink interconnect
GTC Today during his opening keynote at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offered an update to Nvidia's GPU roadmap. The big reveal was about a GPU code-named Pascal, which will be a generation beyond the still-being-introduced Maxwell architecture in the firm's plans.


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Phanteks PH-F140 (XP, SP, SP_LED) Case Fan Review
Based on the specifications given by Phanteks, the fans seemed to be just as awesome as they were said to be. The idles and the loads both were very impressive across the board and all @4.4Ghz. Even with the XP using the QSA adapter the temperatures were all so far down I wouldn't even be afraid to up the voltage and the clock speed for a faster overclock. Oddly enough, the XP actually performed worse than its brethren at the 1200 rpm speeds and was still defeated ever so slightly by the Noctua at its 1500 rpm setting (which is faster and a bit louder than the Phanteks XP). I think a slightly faster PWM range would have easily matched the slightly more brutish Noctua. All of the Phanteks handled this overclock without breaking a sweat.


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Ubuntu 14.04: Intel's Haswell Linux Driver Comes Up Short Of Windows
In complementing the recent Intel Iris Graphics 5100: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 and MacBook Air: OS X 10.9 vs. Ubuntu 14.04, here's some new Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks with this time looking at the performance for Intel's "Haswell" Core i7 4770K with HD Graphics 4600 using the latest driver releases on Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

This week on Phoronix are fresh benchmarks using the latest open and closed-source drivers for Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon, and NVIDIA GeForce hardware from a desktop with the popular Intel Core i7 4770K processor. The same system hardware was used throughout testing. For this article today the HD Graphics 4600 are being benchmarked under Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x86_64.


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