For the past few years Thermaltake’s cases have sort of been mainstream, appealing to pretty much anyone who wants a case. While this may or may not be the best thing other case companies have been really becoming popular with enthusiast builders out there. At CES this past January Thermaltake told us that they were going to be returning to their roots with some of their new cases, making these cases specifically for builders, modders and enthusiasts. Today we are taking a looking at the Urban T81 Full Tower which features a dual-swing door design, full modular drive concept, three 200 mm and a 140 mm fans included and the sleek design that you expect from Thermaltake’s Urban Series. Will this case impress? Read on as we find out!
Well the week is half-way over! That means the are half-way to the weekend! Here is what is going on around the web!
BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview @ Benchmark Reviews
SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD (480GB) Review @ Hardware Heaven
Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series 240GB Enterprise SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
ADATA Premier Pro SP920 Review @ Vortez
GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs. GTX 750 Ti @ ocaholic
ASRock has had a partnership with the Fatal1ty brand for a while now. With the introduction of Intel’s Z97 chipset ASRock has released three Fatal1ty-branded motherboards, today we will be looking at the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer. Of course being Fatal1ty-branded we know that this board is going to cater to gamers. With that said it does offer gaming features like the Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, ASRock’s Gaming Armor which has loads of features, Purity Sound 2 audio, ASRock Key Master software and you even get a 3 month premium license of XSplit to stream and broadcast your gaming skills. Is this the next motherboard for you? Read on as we take a look…
The alleged first benchmark of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880 has appeared online recently. The benchmark in question is 3DMark and the score is quite high. We cannot verify the authenticity of the below screenshot, but it does not appear to be doctored.
A couple more Windows 9 “Threshold” screenshots have emerged online. While the about Windows section in the second images still says it is Windows 8.1 Pro, it is said that this is expected to persist until Microsoft actually decides what to call the Windows Threshold project. The first image shows that Metro Apps will be able to run on the Windows desktop in a traditional window.
ADATA has just launched their brand new APG V3 DDR3 Overclocking Memory. This memory runs at 3100 MHz and its dual channel design is made for gamers and PC enthusiasts for ultimate performance on Intel’s Core 4th and 5th generation processors and the latest Z97 platform.
Putting all of the rumors to rest NVIDIA today has launched the SHIELD Tablet along with the SHIELD wireless controller. The SHIELD tablet is first and foremost a high-performance tablet that is packed with exceptional features. Powered by the world’s most advanced mobile processor — the NVIDIA Tegra K1, with 192 GPU cores — SHIELD tablet is supplemented by regular, over-the-air software upgrades that bring new capabilities and levels of performance.
I hate wires. No, really, I hate wires. I was one of the first people I knew to get WiFi in my house, I’ve never had a landline, and I used to joke that I cut the cable cord out of principle alone. All of this said, it’s no surprise that I’m big on wireless charging. I’ve got a Tylt VÜ at work, an official Nexus wireless charger (with magnets!) on my nightstand, and a DiGiYes dual-spot wireless charger in my living room. Now, with the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount, I’ve got wireless charging in my car, too. We first saw the Easy Flex Qi, as I’ve come to call it, and do remember that Qi is pronounced “chee”, at CES 2014, where it won a coveted CEA Innovations Award for its fantastic design and functionality. We’re glad to finally get our hands on one to see how it fairs under review.
Hope that everyone is enjoying their Monday! Here is what’s going on around the web!
Superlux HD668B Headphones Review @ Benchmark Reviews
BitFenix Recon 5-Channel Touchscreen Fan Controller Review @ HiTech Legion
Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU Coolers @ BCCHardware
Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
Noctua redux Series Review @ Vortez
Thermaltake NiC C5 @ techPowerUp
Rosewill Capstone Modular 1000 W @ techPowerUp
SilverStone Strider Gold S ST85F-GS 850W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
Plextor M6S PX-256M6S 256GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
Toshiba HG6 SSD Review (512GB) @ Hardware Heaven
Samsung 845DC Pro SSD 800 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
OCZ RevoDrive 350 Review @ Vortez
Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB USB Flash Drive Review @ APH Networks
SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA SSD @ Custom PC Review
Patriot STELLAR 64GB USB/microUSB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Review @ OCC
HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC 3GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
It seems not that long ago 6 TB drives were just announced and now they are selling for as low as $300. Seagate is ready with fully functional engineering samples of its 8 TB hard drives and has sent them over to major enterprise (hosting / cloud) customers for reliability testing and feedback. This was revealed in their Q4FY earnings call by CEO Steve Luczo when responding to a question.