Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Gabrielzm’s “Chessboard” build. Here is what he had to say about it, “Dual loop with redundant d5 pumps. One loop for the GPU + Aquaero 5 lt waterblock and another loop for the ram + CPU block. GPU loop – It is a reverse case so the white rads (XSPC 480 and 240) will handle the two titan blocks. This loop is with fittings in white and dark grey liquid. CPU loop – The single 560 mm HWlabs rad on the bottom compartment will handle this loop. The rad, fittings and reservoir are black with white liquid (either Aurora 2 or Pastel).”
COUGAR is proud to announce today the launch of its new flagship gaming mouse, COUGAR 550M. This device is the result of years of continuous work with a single objective: creating the most perfect gaming mouse the world has ever seen.
Intel’s consumer product roadmap for the remainder of 2015 through the first half of 2016 has been leaked. First let’s start with Intel’s HEDT (High End Desktop) segment. Haswell-E will finally get its upgrade to the 14nm process in the form of Broadwell-E. Broadwell-E will start rolling out in Q1 of 2016. Naming has not been given on the roadmap, but we can expect these processors to be called the Core i7-6960X, Core i7-6930K, and the Core i7-6820K.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches the XPG SX930 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD for professional gamers and overclockers. It comes with a JMicron controller and Enterprise-grade MLC plus NAND Flash, offering excellent performance and durability for gaming systems and workstations.
Windows 10 has attained RTM (release to market) status. This means it is at its end of product development and beginning its distribution. WIndows 10 RTM (build 10240) is the version that will be sent to PC OEM partners (to pre-install on new notebooks and desktops), physical media manufacturers, and to the team handling “Get Windows 10″, which is the tool that upgrades eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installations to Windows 10.
AMD was the first graphics card company to make use of HBM (high bandwidth memory) with their release of the Fury X and Fury graphics cards. NVIDIA has stated that they are waiting for the second iteration of HBM (HBM2) before they move over to the standard. According to a recent report AMD could be leveraging their deal with SK Hynix to get priority access to HBM2 for their next graphics card series (Arctic Islands).
ASUS’s STRIX Series started with AMD’s R9 280 series and NVIDIA’s GTX 780. From there the series has branched out to gaming peripherals, many of which we have also reviewed. STRIX has become ASUS’s mainstream gaming line behind their higher-end republic of gamers line. So when it comes to graphics card STRIX has effectively replaced the DirectCU line. While the cards still make use of variations of the DirectCU cooler, the marketing has changed to STRIX, which we feel is better anyways. That brings us to the card we are reviewing today, the STRIX GeForce GTX 970. The card features a nice factory overclock of 1114 MHz core and 1253 MHz GPU Boost, ASUS’s DirectCU II cooling with 0dB fan technology, which means the card will only run once it reaches a certain temperature threshold, a 6-phase DIGI+VRM design with Super Alloy Power and much more! Let’s see what this card can do!
Our graphics card test bench has been long overdue for an upgrade. We really can’t even call the old system a test bench as it was housed in a PC case. Taking into account that graphics card reviews are some of our most popular articles and the fact we really wanted to provide the best, in-depth, and thorough articles possible it was time for an upgrade. Our new test bench houses some of the latest hardware available, is a true test bench, and we have some extra accessories for testing power consumption and sound levels as well.
Comcast first announced its 2Gbps symmetrical Gigabit Pro Fiber Service for the Atlanta market in April and soon began expanding into the San Francisco Bay Area, Chattanooga, and parts of Colorado and Oregon. Up until now the cost of the service was unknown, but Comcast has added a landing page for the service on their website which lets us know the service will be $299.95 per month!
LEPA announces the EXllusion 240, the liquid CPU cooler with 400W TDP cooling capacity. It is equipped with the dual patented CDP (Central Diffusing Passage) cold plate, 240mm radiator, and Dual-Convex-Blades fans for the powerful yet silent cooling. EXllusion 240 also features coolant refillable design, and included red, blue, green dyes allow users to customize the preferred coolant color.
Jul 30, 2015 0