Noctua has just announced two brand new CPU coolers, both of which have an asymmetrical layout in order to avoid blocking the top PCIe slot. The NH-D15S is a high-compatibility single fan version of the elite-class dual tower model NH-D15. The the NH-C14S replaces the proven top-flow cooler NH-C14.
Not that long ago CRYORIG sent us their flagship R1 Ultimate CPU cooler, which not only impressed us, but had a lot of cool technologies and other things we had never saw on a CPU cooler before. Now we are moving on to their H5 Universal CPU cooler, which as the name suggest is a cooler that will give you 100% memory clearance on mainstream sockets. While the R1 Ultimate was a dual-tower cooler, the H5 Universal has a single tower, but still retains much of the surface area of the R1 with its large fin design. The cooler itself features CRYORIG’s Hive Fin structure design, Jet Fin Acceleration System, Heatpipe Convex-Align System, and XT140 140mm cooling fan. Will this cooler be able to live up to the performance of the R1 Ultimate? Let’s get it in our system and find out!
MSI is one of the leaders when it comes to gaming notebooks. Their designs are used by many companies (CyberPowerPC & Origin PC) and they are the first choice when it comes to gamers looking for a gaming laptop. According to a recent report, the world’s leading PC manufacturer Lenovo is interested in acquiring MSI’s gaming notebook branch.
Over the weekend Amazon had two new listings on their new products page, one was for the NVIDIA SHIELD Console and the second was for a Pro version of it. The NVIDIA SHIELD console is nothing new and was announced at GDC back in March. We were unaware of a “Pro” version though and it looks like Amazon let the cat out of the bag.
After AMD quietly announced the first Radeon 300 Series cards for OEMs we were unsure where the Hawaii rebrands would fit into the product stack. With the Radeon R9 380 being a rebrand of the R9 285 that did not leave many cards left to be based off the Hawaii silicon. It looks like the Radeon 300 series cards that will be based off Hawaii will feature higher core clocks and more VRAM.
When Microsoft first launched Windows 8 back in October 2012 many users were excited about it, but it really failed to impress. After using it many users switched back to Windows 7 or just did not upgrade at all. Market share data provided by StatCounter shows that Windows 8 lost nearly half of users in the last 12 months.
About a week and a half ago I received two e-mails from both Paypal and Starbucks letting me know that I reloaded my Starbucks card with not one, but two $75 payments. That was a surprise to me as I did not reload my card. Upon accessing my account the card the money was put on was removed and I was out $150. I thought it was just a random isolated incident, but it looks like this is the latest way hackers have been stealing money from unsuspecting customers.
EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the ultimate water block for server and workstation type motherboards featuring one or more Intel LGA 2011(-3) or LGA 115x sockets. EK-Annihilator is a result of round clock development, years of experience and rigorous testing. Enterprise solutions are built with performance, reliability, serviceability and no compromises in mind – EK-Annihilator CPU water block meets those demands with top hydraulic- and thermal performance as well as proven engineering.
Gigabyte has released their latest motherboard, which is the Z97X-Game Plus. It has been designed to compete with products like the ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer that are loaded with gamer-centric features at around the $150 price point. The board will be particularly appealing to gamers doing NVIDIA builds as the color scheme of the board is black with neon green accents.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about some new information on the upcoming Intel Skylake processors, the expected launch date of AMD’s R9 300 series, the 7 new Windows 10 versions & more!
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