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…
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.
If it seems to you that every company in the market has an all in one liquid cooling offering you’re not alone. But this isn’t a bad thing. It just means there is more competition and competition drives innovation. Today we’ll be taking a look at one result of this competition, the slightly more evolved offering of AIO cooling from Enermax, the Liqtech 120X. At the top of their liquid cooling offerings the 120X is everything they can throw a hot CPU. Follow along as we take a closer look at this refined AIO and see how it compares to others.
Not that long ago we took a look at be quiet’s Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler, which proved to be a pretty decent cooler. The Dark Rock 3 was sort of the mid or entry-level cooler the Dark Rock 3 line and today we are checking out the big daddy or high performance offering the Dark Rock Pro 3! The Dark Rock Pro 3 is one of the largest CPU coolers we have taken a look at lately. It features dual heatsink towers, two be quiet! Silent Wings fans, seven large heatpipes and that sleek look that we have come to know from be quiet! CPU coolers. Now the question is how well is it going to perform? Read on as we find out!
We all know looking for a perfect keyboard and mouse for everyday tasks can sometimes be a pain. Not many companies focus on some of the basic needs of most users out there. Most of the time if the product is not gaming related than it is going to be cheaply made and has some weird flower designs. Rapoo has been the number one wireless keyboard and mouse company in China for the past few years and has won numerous I.F. awards. They focus on only wireless devices, and today we are going to be taking a look at their 8900P Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard combo.
A lot of times when starting a review you want to introduce the reader to the company whose product they are reading about. In the case of this case builder I don’t think that will be necessary. Phanteks is now in it’s 7th year as a company and no doubt you know of them and their wildly popular Enthoo Primo full tower case. But what we are looking at today is not a new flagship product. Rather what we have is Phantek’s first entry into the low-mid price range case market, the Enthoo Pro. Read along as we find out if the Lamborghini of case makers can actually make a coupe that both the average person can afford and more importantly will actually want to drive.
Cougar is a relatively new company to us here at ThinkComputers. We have reviewed a couple of their power supplies and were actually quite impressed. Now it is time for cases, and up on the review block today is the MX300 which is part of Cougar’s MX Gaming Series. This is a rather inexpensive case with a street price of around $40, but still offers some great features like space for long graphics cards, tool-less drive options, USB 3.0 support and much more. Will this inexpensive case be a good value? We will have to find out!
Music is such an important part of many people’s lives, as we speak I am listening to an awesome playlist that helps me concentrate when writing reviews. When you have great music you want to share it with your friends. Well Wicked Audio knows this and they have come up with the Heist, which is a set of earbuds that have an in-line audio connection so that you can connect another set of headphones or earbuds to share your music. While this is a great idea these earbuds cost under $20 so we will have to see just how well they sound.
As time has passed, Corsair has stood by a code of “Quality” above all else. This code has made them a leader in Computer Cases and with AIO (All in One) water cooling systems like the Hydro-series that are commonly used worldwide. The company is great with their customers after the sale as well with a winning customer service that is extremely pleasing to the end user and builds more sales by giving confidence that when someone buys a Corsair Product they are buying Quality and Reliability and that is what makes Corsair the Great Company that it is. Look for a 3 week turnaround on returns or replacement. The 730t Graphite Series case is a brand new edition to the Graphite family of Corsair cases. The 730t Full Tower case is new to the market and has not quite caught on yet but we have a feeling that this along with his big brother the 760t cases will be a hit with modders and builders alike.
It seems like the solid state drive market is booming right now. Many manufacturers are offering a wide variety of drives and pricing is getting very competitive. ADATA is one such company and today we are checking out one of their latest solid state drive offerings in their Premier Pro SP920SS 256 GB solid state drive. This drive features Marvell’s 88SS9189 controller and Micron’s new 128 Gbit NAND. The 256 GB version of the drive that we are looking at today will have sequential read and write speeds of 560 MB/s and 360 MB/s respectively. Is this the perfect solid state drive for you? Read on as we take a look…
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