I know many of you probably have heard of ATX, mATX and even E-ATX motherboards, but what about XL-ATX? XL-ATX is a newer motherboard form factor that is mainly used on gaming motherboards. The G1 Assassin from Gigabyte is actually an XL-ATX motherboard. XL-ATX boards are just a tad bit larger than normal motherboards and there are not that many cases that can house them. Well the Cubitek Tank XL-ATX case is one such case. This all aluminum case not only will house your XL-ATX motherboard, but large video cards up to 310mm and longer power supplies 220+mm. The Tank also features 4 included cooling fans, tool-free hard drive installation, USB 3.0 connectivity, a VGA card holder and is water-cooling ready. Let’s drive right in and take a look.
Lenovo’s Y-Series of laptops are meant to be desktop replacements that can handle HD video playback, intense gaming, video editing, and much more. The Y570 has actually been out for some time, but Lenovo has upgraded it with Intel’s second generation Core processors, USB 3.0, dedicated GeForce 550M graphics, JBL speakers with SRS surround sound and an optional Blu-ray drive. We will be putting this newer Y570 through the paces to see how it performs as a desktop replacement, gaming machine and much more. Read on to see how it performs!
Seagate’s FreeAgent series has been around for quite some time, this is Seagate’s most popular series of external drives. FreeAgent GoFlex drives have a very cool plug and play design that allows you to change interfaces for the fastest speeds possible. They also come with included software that makes encryption and creating backups very easy. Today we are checking out the larger 2TB USB 3.0 Desk version of the drive. Is this the perfect external drive for you? Let’s check it out and see! Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find external hard drives.
Today we have another unboxing video for you! This time it is a little bit different. The product we are unboxing is the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, but we received it from Geeks.com as a refurbished product. So the video shows you what a product that you would order from Geeks.com would come like and how they package refurbished products. Remember if you like these videos be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Read on to check out our unboxing video!
Today we’ll be getting a look at another AMD motherboard with the 890FX chipset, the ASRock 890FX Delxue5, which features 3-Way CrossFireX support, USB 3.0, SATA6, onboard power/reset buttons, Dr. Debug, and many others. This motherboard has some of the old, some of the new, and some of the yet to come integrated into it. Read on further to find out what all they are.
I have been reviewing Thermaltake cases for quite some time and over that time period I have looked at both good and bad cases. One thing I’ve always liked about Thermaltake cases was that they were geared towards gamers and were really stylish and flashy. Thermaltake sort of went away from that look with the Element series of cases, the newer Armor cases are more on the lower-end and the Level 10 cases are out of most people’s price range. So where is the happy medium for gamers and modders that want a Thermaltake case? I believe they have answered with the Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case. This case features 3 fans, 2 of which are LED fans, included hard drive dock, USB 3.0 ports and much more. Let’s check it out!
Corsair really surprised us when they entered the case market with the Obsidian Series 800D full tower case. The 800D was just awesome and probably one of the best cases I have reviewed in the past 3 years. They next went to the Graphite Series with the 600T, this case was equally impressive. Today we are taking a look at the first mid tower case in the Obidian Series, the 650D. The case has many of the same features we loved on on the 800D, but also adds some from the Graphite Series line of cases as well. Is this the perfect mid tower for you? Read on to find out!
With Intel’s introduction of its second generation Core processors the main chipsets you have been hearing about and we have been covering are the P67, H67 and Z68. These chipsets are the mainstream and enthusiasts chipsets that give you everything you would ever want on a motherboard, but what if you are trying to save money? Or just build a simple machine? ASRock has you covered with the H61iCafe motherboard. This board is of course based on the Intel H61 Express Chipset. This board features USB 3.0 connectivity, Graphical UEFI BIOS, and support for Intel’s second generation processors. Let’s check it out!
Transferring files from an old hard drive to your new system can be quite annoying. You have to open your system up, mount the drive, etc. If you have an older drive this can take even longer because many new motherboards do not even have IDE connections. This is where the ICY DOCK MB881U3-1SA EZ-Dock comes in. It is a neat little USB 3.0 hard drive dock that supports 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SATA and IDE drives. Let’s take a look…
ASUS’s P8P67 line of motherboards is huge, as of writing this review there are currently 10 P8P67 motherboards in the lineup. Today we are going to be checking out the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution board. The “WS” implies that it is a workstation board but the “Revolution” means this board is not just made for standard workstation use, but in-home use and gaming applications. Because this is a workstation board you get all of the features that you would expect on a workstation board like SATA 6GB/s connectivity, platinum level 92% power efficiency, dual Intel Gigabit LAN, Digi+ VRM digital power design, EFI BIOS and USB 3.0 connectivity. Gamers don’t worry ASUS has you covered with 3-way SLI and quad-CrossFireX capabilities and unlike most boards the PCI-E slots are nicely spaced for those setups. Read on to see what this board is all about.
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