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.
USB 3.0 has really been catching on. Every new motherboard coming out has USB 3.0 connectivity and almost all the new cases have front-mounted USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0, but the only devices that can truly take advantage of this speed is solid state drives and flash drives. Today we will be looking at a 32GB USB flash drive from Patriot dubbed, “Supersonic”. Let’s check it out!
In Win is a company we know for making cases that are attractive, have all of the features you want, but still are affordable. Today we will be taking a look at their new BUC “buck” mid-tower case. The concept behind the BUC is “strong shield” and this concept is echoed through the case with its strong SECC steel construction and stylish interior and exterior. The case features a practically tool-less design, 3 120mm cooling fans, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a hot swap module on the side of the case. Let’s take a look and see if this is the perfect case for your next build.
Today we get the chance to check out a full featured motherboard without all of the bloat. The MSI 890FXA-GD65 motherboard with AMD’s 890FX chipset offers a whopping 10 USB ports, 2 of which are USB 3.0. It also includes support for SATA 6GB/s and is AM3+ ready, for those looking to buy the processors coming out later this year. This affordable motherboard is easy to overclock with the provided software and will surely give you your money’s worth. Read on further to get the fully detailed review.
External hard drives are great, especially for people who do not want to open their system up to add more storage. They are also very useful for people whose main system is a laptop and adding extra internal storage is not an option. Western Digital is one of the big storage companies we all know and their My Book drives have been out for quite a while. They have recently released the My Book 3.0 drives, which feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity. Today we will be checking out the 1TB version of the drive, let’s see if it is perfect for your storage needs.
Portable storage has always been very popular, it is nice having a hard drive that you can easily take with you anywhere on the go. Western Digital is no stranger to portable storage solutions, they have been marking portable solutions for a while now. With technology advancing and USB 3.0 becoming very popular Western Digital has released versions of its My Passport drives that support USB 3.0. Today we will be looking at the 1TB USB 3.0 My Passport Essential SE drive.
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