When Intel announced its second generation Core processors we had 2 different chipsets to choose from the P67 chipset and the H67 chipset. P67 was made for gamers and overclockers having advanced overclocking features and being able to support Intel’s “K” series processors. H67 was the cheaper option taking advantage of the built-in graphics of Sandy Bridge processors. Both chipsets were successful, but there were many people that wanted features in both chipsets. There is where the Z68 chipset comes in. It fills that void allowing users to overclock their system, while using the built-in graphics. Z68 offers plenty of other features as well, but we will get to that in just a little bit. Our first jump in to the Z68 chipset will be with the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard. This board features ASRock’s advanced V8 power phase design, 3 PCI-E x16 slots, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, Intel’s Smart Response Technology, and LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization software. Let’s get right in and see what Z68 and the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard is all about!
Our friends over at Hornettek were nice enough to send us over their Goliath USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosure. With the popularity of 2.5-inch solid state drives it is very hard to find hard drive enclosures that support larger 3.5-inch hard drives. Luckily Hornettek has the Goliath that does support 3.5-inch hard drives and even better it is a USB 3.0 enclosure and has an 80mm cooling fan included. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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!
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