“Corsair are now offering their take on the solid state cache drive technology with the release of the Accelerator. With capacities of 30-60GB they aim to offer a solution for those even on a minimal budget. Today we put it head to head with the competition, Crucials Adrenaline, to see who comes out on top.”
“The Cosmos II Ultra tower case is Cooler Master’s latest flagship chassis designed to provide luxury and style to modern system building. The Cooler Master Cosmos II has been awarded a Red Dot 2012 design and is made of high-grade aluminum exterior with a steel-alloy frame. Space is not an issue inside the Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra tower case, having the ability to house XL-ATX motherboards as well as provide room for up to 11 HDDs/SSDs. Two more 3.5″ drives can be placed on the pair of X-dock lockable hot-swap bays accessible through the front.”
Via Hi Tech Legion
The first I notice in my observation of the site was the 6 Eyes fan controller. This was one of the most interesting devices on the site. The 6 Eyes does one of the basic functions of a PC and that is to keep a watchful eye on the fans in which it controls. What is even more interesting is the controller allows the user to view the status of all six fans at same time.
“Today we are testing the Noctua NH-L12 CPU cooler, which has a horizontal heatsink, four heatpipes, and two fans (one 120 mm and the other 92 mm wide). Let’s test it!”
Via Hardware Secrets
Crucial is one company we have not seen a solid state drive from in some time. Well they have a new SATA 6GB/s solid state drive in their Marvell-based M4 drive. This drive has read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of up to 260MB/s. We just received the M4 256GB model and we are going to open it up and show you how it comes and take it apart to show you how it is built. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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AMD’s 7000 series is made up of 3 segments. Starting with the flagship 7900 which are the high-end cards. Then we have the 7700 series which has budget gamers in mind. Finally we have the 7800 series which sits right in the middle to hit the sweet spot between cost and performance. The 7800 series has 2 cards the 7850 and the 7870, today we are taking a look at the 7850. Not just any 7850 though, the 7850 Overclocked Edition from Sapphire. This card really makes the sweet spot even sweeter with a factory overclock moving the core up to 920MHz and the memory up to 1250MHz. Sapphire has also added their popular Dual-X cooler for better cooling performance. Read on to see what this card is all about.
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About a year ago we saw the Zalman Z9 Plus, while it was a good case it had some faults. This year Zalman is back with the Z11 Plus. This new case take all of the great features of the Z9 Plus and builds on it. You have 5 included fans, room for up to 7, room for long video cards, 2.5-inch hard drive support and much more. Did I mention it has a “3D” window on the side panel? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
If you head on over to our forums you may notice a countdown. This is because we are completely redesigning and setting up new forums for you, our users. Our old forums were out-dated and filled with spam. We want to make a better experience for our users so starting from scratch was the best solution. Our BETA forums are currently open to everyone as long as you request BETA access. So head on over to the new forums and get access! Once you have access you can secure your username and start posting. Also we will be having exclusive giveaways for beta users before we launch! Read on to learn more…
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