We’re back! After two long stressful days, I am finally back online (via 3G tethering for now) at my new home. Last month, our landlords increased our rent by 30%, so we had to look for a new place to live. Due to the ridiculous housing market here in Hong Kong, we ended up moving out of the city and into a village home near Sai Kung. To get an idea of what these villages look like, click on some random links in the left column of this page.
It is a huge change of pace from our last place, which was a 16 building apartment complex in Kowloon. If you average out 3 people per household, there are about 13,000 people living in that complex – roughly the same population as the town I grew up in. Now I’m in a village with a few houses that are no more than 3 storeys high each. I really like it though, this place has far more character than the last. The only thing I don’t like is having to rely on buses instead of using the amazingly convenient MTR most of the time.
Anyway, we have two days of hardware reviews to catch up on, so here we go!
- First of all, have you read the review we posted before the move? AMD vs Intel: Phenom II X4 980 and X6 1100T Take on Core i5
- Next up is TweakTown with a review of the OCZ Technology Agility 3 240GB
- Still into case modding? Check out the Antec Soundscience Bias Halo 6 LED Lighting Kit being reviewed by ThinkComputers
- Here’s another Bulldozer motherboard review – the ASUS M5A97 EVO over at techPowerUp
- Like those Zalman tower CPU coolers but don’t like the price? Check out the EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler being reviewed over at Legit Reviews
- Hot Hardware plays around with 5×1 Eyefinity using a pair of Radeon 6870’s
- RW Labs has a review of the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 PC Case
- MSI GTX 580 Lightning Twin Frozr III @ PureOverclock
- Bulldozer isn’t here yet, but the motherboards are! This time it’s GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 being reviewed over at Tweak Town
- Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid-tower Chassis Review @ OCIA.net
- Sapphire Radeon 6770 FleX Edition @ PureOverclock
- HIS Radeon 6970 ICEQ Turbo @ Guru3D
- Inno3D GeForce GTX 580 HAWK Edition 3GB @ Hexus.net
- Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition @ Rbmods (that’s a PC case)
- Logisys Blue LED Laptop Cooler @ Hardware Pacers
- Silverstonetek PS05 System Enclosure @ Metku.net
- GSkill SNIPER PC3-12800 CL7 12GB Kit @ Real World Labs
And if you have news for us, please submit it to [email protected] and we’ll be sure to include you.