Not that long ago we took a look at Kingston’s first DDR4 memory kit their HyperX Predator. Kingston Launched their HyperX FURY line with DDR3 last year and have now brought it up to DDR4. HyperX FURY DDR4 kits will be available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB kits with speeds of 2133 MHz, 2400 MHz and 2667 MHz with CAS latencies of CL14-CL15. These kits also have a nice looking heatspreader and of course that quality that we expect from Kingston. Today we will be taking a look at the HX424C15FBK4/32 kit. This is a 32 GB kit that runs at 2400 MHz with timings of 15-15-15-35 at 1.2V. Does Kingston have another great DDR4 kit in their FURY? Read on as we find out!
Crucial and its parent company Micron have been in the SSD market from just about when it started. As many of you know Micron makes much of the NAND we see in many different devices and Crucial is Micron’s consumer brand making solid state drives and other storage devices. Last year we took a look at Crucial’s MX100 drive and we were really impressed with not only its performance, but its aggressive pricing as well. Just announced at CES Crucial is back with the MX200 which Crucial says “pushes things even further” and features their new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology. Will this be the SSD to get in 2015? Read on as we find out…
Since the introduction of their first case, the Enthoo Primo way back in 2013 Phanteks has been busy. While they could easily have sat around enjoying the success that the Primo brought, the crew at Phanteks has instead been bringing us many many new and innovative cases. With their finger on the pulse of the mod community, each new case seems to fulfill a niche that the PC world has just been waiting to have filled. Certainly no exception to this rule, today we are taking a close look at the newest addition to the Phanteks family, the Enthoo Evolv ITX. Like it’s wildly popular predecessor the Evolv, this new mini chassis is here to provide big install space in a tiny form factor. Accepting only mini ITX motherboards, we are excited to see what this micro machine has to offer.
It seems smaller and low profile CPU coolers are becoming more popular as many people are building smaller systems for LAN parties. The last CPU cooler we took a look at from Noctua was the NH-U9S. It was a single tower tower cooler with a height of only 125 mm. This time we have Noctua’s NH-D9L which is a dual-tower cooler, but is even smaller with a height of only 110 mm. The height of the cooler guarantees full 3U compliance and also makes it perfect for HTPC and small form factor builds. It’s 95 x 95 mm footprint clears both the RAM and PCIe slots on all Intel based and most AMD based ITX motherboards. The big question is will this smaller cooler still be able to give us the performance we expect from Noctua? Read on as we find out!
Driving can be fun, stressful, annoying, and a lot of other emotions. Luckily, radios and CD players have been stock in vehicles for years. But as mobile devices increased in popularity, vehicle manufacturers weren’t ready to outfit their products with the latest technology. If you’re stuck without Bluetooth or USB in your vehicle, then iTrip Aux or iTrip Bluetooth may be what you’re looking for. iTrip Aux has a built-in Lightning connector for modern Apple devices, and iTrip Bluetooth provides a wireless interface for all mobile devices that support Bluetooth. iTrip Aux and iTrip Bluetooth both forward the audio they receive to any 3.5mm input, allowing most older vehicles to be outfitted with new connectivity options.
Just think. A large clear windowed panel with an all black sprayed interior, drive mounting that is very well thought out, semi tool-less designs and a special place for that AIO or all in one 240 X 120mm hydro cooler. They even offer the gamer an indirect intake air cooling from the side gills to keep the front nice clean and less noisy and you get that “Monster Corsair Obsidian” look on the front end with the faux brushed aluminum anodized look of a plastic front end. No one will know but you and it beats the other cases that are in this price range by a country mile. Would you believe it? Well truthfully I am slightly skeptical too, but I really am rooting for Corsair’s newest 100R Carbide Series Case to make a true believer out of me, but we will see as the Review continues on. So let’s see if this nice looking “Econ-o-Box” can stand up to a gaming setup and how will it fit the needs? Will it be a viable alternative and a budget saver to use the Corsair Carbide Series 100R or do we need to look further into the higher priced Cases?
Portable Bluetooth speakers have really taken off in the past few years. They make playing and sharing your music with friends extremely easy. They are small enough to throw in a backpack or laptop bag and can be used with any device that has Bluetooth support. It seems more and more Bluetooth speakers are being taken with us, on camping trips, to the beach, etc. With that a more rugged Bluetooth speaker is needed. Divoom thinks they have that Bluetooth Speaker in their Voombox Outdoor. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a more rugged design and a water-resistant case that protects its components from splashing water and dust. Read on as we see what this Bluetooth speaker is all about…
Last year we took a look at Kingston’s original HyperX Cloud Gaming headset and there really was not much to not like about it. Now on its second iteration we are quite excited to see what Kingston has done to make this headset even better. The biggest change is the addition of 7.1 virtual surround sound via a USB controller with DSP sound card. Do not worry though you still have the ability to use the Cloud II with a 3.5 mm plug if you wish. Kingston has pretty much retained the same design with the Cloud II as we saw on the original headset. This means you have that brushed aluminum build with a very comfortable headband, stitched HyperX logo, and two sets of earcups. Is this the gaming headset for you? Read on as we find out…
Twenty is an interesting name for an audio product, but once it’s known that Twenty provides 20 watts of power per channel, its name immediately makes sense. Griffin originally released Twenty when Apple’s AirPort Express was popular and tech products with rounded edges were all the rage. Slide into 2015 and Griffin has redesigned Twenty to be a centerpiece for Bluetooth home entertainment. 2015’s Twenty has sturdy metal speaker terminals, a weighted aluminum volume knob, and a modern design that will fit in with any home’s decor. Twenty’s latest incarnation also supports AAC and aptX Bluetooth codecs, while retaining an optical input and subwoofer out from its past form. Twenty is ready to transform your current audio setup into a stylish masterpiece.
Corsair has been selling all in one liquid coolers since these coolers first started hitting the market. In fact without them it’s possible this category would never have gotten off the ground. With such a broad line of AIO coolers keeping them busy, it’s been some time now since Corsair has made an addition to their 280mm category. Today we’re going to be taking a close look at the H110i GT. This dual 140mm unit boasts some fresh aesthetic designs as well as some really cool new technology. Follow along as we find out if this GT reboot is really a luxurious high performance cooler worthy of the GT moniker or just another AIO with a fancy looking name.