Raidmax is a company full of unique designs, so today’s case that we’re looking at is no exception. The Raidmax Aeolus VL comes equipped with four 120mm fans to go along with its unique design. It also has the flexibility to support the latest technologies, including USB 3.0, lengthy graphics cards and SSDs. Read on further to see if we find this case to be up to our standards.
Today we have a great product from a new company here at ThinkComputers. The company is Other World Computing or OWC as most people call them. They make quite a few different products but they are really known for their solid state drives. Today we will taking a look at one of their latest solid state drive offerings the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 256GB. This drive features peak read speeds of 559MB/s and write speeds of 527MB/s. It also has a very impressive 5 year warranty! Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
“Today we are taking a look at a board from the latter series, the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, a P67 B3 Revision board that throws caution to the wind by including virtually every bell and whistle one could desire. This board is specifically designed for Intel 2nd Generation Core CPU overclocking and supports Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFire X multi-GPU configurations in addition to a treasure trove of ROG-specific features and applications.”
“At 850 Watts, and with an 80+ Bronze Certification, the NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU packs plenty of punch while still maintaining excellent efficiency. The NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU is able to maintain greater than 82% efficiency, even at 100% load, lightening the amount of energy consumed and, consequently, lightening your electric bill. Unlike many items where energy efficiency typically equates in loss of performance, PSUs like the Hale82 use this to deliver every bit as much power to your components while drawing less from your outlet. In addition to efficiency, the NZXT Hale82 sports some very impressive power numbers, including 70A and 840W capabilities on a single high capacity 12v rail. NZXT keeps things safe in the Hale82, using protection for over voltage, current, power, temperature, under voltage, and short circuit protection.”
Via Hi Tech Legion
“While it is important to be outstanding on paper, practical excellence is what that keeps you going in the long run. Take cars, for example. Yes, I will admit most of us here are not exactly the biggest fans of Hyundai and Kia, and we do frequently take jabs at their products, but the reason is because we have actually test driven them in an objective manner. We were not paid to say anything good about them, nor were we swayed by all the irrational praise by many automotive media outlets. The point is, while it looks like you are getting a lot of car for the money simply by reading the specifications sheet, it does not really mean you are getting a lot of car for the money. Stuff like a rough, gutless engine, poorly programmed transmission, wipers that don’t work very well, uncomfortable seats, and real world fuel economy that is nothing like EPA ratings are just a few things I can name right off my head that you can’t determine by looking at the window sticker. In the same way, here at APH Networks, we have always been huge proponents of Noctua fans — not because they have the highest CFM rating or lowest dB values on paper, but because they provide most competitive airflow at the lowest amount of perceivable noise in real life. You know, more like the big H rather than the slanted H of the computer cooling world. How well does the Noctua NF-P12 PWM and Noctua NF-F12 PWM live up to the legacy set by its predecessors? To find out, we took three of each in, and put them to the tests.”
Via APH Networks
“The only thing that bothered me that I’m struggling to get past is the annoyance of the screws on the HDD mounts. I just don’t understand why Thermaltake would take a step back and require screws on HDDs again. I would rather deal with hard-to-bend plastic mounts than to have a screw-in configuration. This annoyance doesn’t completely cancel out the great features it does have though. The blue is something I like, but I know not everyone wants this color so I respect my readers by saying blue doesn’t win it all. Overall, it’s a pretty solid case, and I can see myself using it for my secondary build for some time to come. It’s smaller than the HAF 932, which is nice even after all my love for that 932.”
“Meanwhile Kingston, like many of their competitors, also have a SandForce SF-2281 based SSD with asynchronous NAND flash memory in their portfolio. In this review we got the chance to test their 90 Gigabyte drive, which is kind of an unusual size. But as always, were going to torture the drive and tell you what it’s capable of.”
“So then, great looking, extremely configurable and technologically advanced all wrapped up in a class leading package. It should certainly be a contender for the top spot among our X79 motherboard range we have reviewed thus far. As is always the case though, if you want the best then you usually have to pay the price and at just short of £400, the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is anything but a budget motherboard. You do however get quite a lot for the money as we will see over the next few pages. Whether that will be enough to tempt you damage the bank balance only you can decide so sit back and have a read through the next few pages before making that decision as we take you through what is one of the finest motherboards to grace the halls of Vortez…”
“The Simraceway aims to provide the most comprehensive game control experience on the market today, quite the task when you consider the competition includes simple wheels to all in one racing chairs. So let’s have a closer look and see how this pretender to the throne of racing wheels shapes up.”
“The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is a typical-looking 14-inch business laptop that has a few things going for it. First, it has really good performance due to its Intel Core i5 CPU and 4GB of RAM. It also has a decent amount of connectivity, including eSATA, and extra long battery life.”
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