Several years ago, Phanteks launched the Enthoo Luxe case which was and still continues to be an excellent full tower case. While I didn’t get a chance to review it at the time, it was easily one of the best reviewed cases on the market with a full tower form factor, sandblasted aluminum exterior, completely tool-less design, great cable management options, and beautiful LED accents that made it well worth its $150 pricetag.
That said, there’s really no case that can’t be made better with a tempered glass sidepanel which is exactly what Phanteks recently added to their Enthoo Luxe. While I can resist reviewing a great [...]
At CES 2017 we had the chance to stop by EVGA, which had a huge lineup of new products including the all-new iCX cooled GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards, Intel Z270 motherboards, a brand new lineup of budget-minded B3 power supplies, and the finished version of the quick disconnect CLC coolers we saw back at Computex last year.
EVGA Shows off all-new iCX Cooled GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 FTW2 and SC2
Starting off our tour we had the chance to take a look EVGA’s brand new “iCX” cooled graphics cards which are set to replace the ACX 3.0 cooled cards which make up the majority of their current GeForce 10-series lineup. The new [...]
When Intel launched the Broadwell-E platform earlier this year, Intel’s X99 chipset saw a surge in interest as many users became interested in upgrading their systems which required a suitable motherboard to match. Today we have an X99 platform motherboard that sits at below the $250 pricepoint and has the features to keep up with most users needs.
Today we’ll be reviewing the Gigabyte X99P SLI which is a motherboard that falls into the $200 range with a fairly extensive list of features making it quite competitive on paper.
The original X99 SLI motherboard from Gigabyte was priced at the $200 price point but [...]
EVGA is a company known for selling top-notch enthusiast hardware such as graphics cards, power supplies, and motherboards. The subject of this review is centered around one of its top motherboard branded under the ‘FTW’ moniker. The ‘FTW’ branding stands for “For The Win”, which our young whipper-snappers would tell you symbolizes a nod of approval on the internet. More than just an internet slang, EVGA’s FTW branding is part of EVGA’s penultimate performance tier, of which the Classified brand reigns supreme.
Despite such a winner’s naming scheme, the EVGA X99 FTW actually represents the [...]
For our August 2012 best gaming PC build, we’ll be building a high performance heavyweight contender powerful enough to provide the knockout punch to even the most graphically demanding games with ease. Like every boxer, this beast will have to stay within a weight range, which in our case is a budget of under $2000.
Wanna find out what we came up with? Let’s hop right in!Gaming Computer Build Component Summary – Budget: $2,000 CPU Intel Core i5 3570K $220 Motherboard Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper 3 $290 Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 Low Profile [...]
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces a brushed aluminum EATX supported chassis with a front placed PSU – PC-V750. With the power supply placed in the front, the PC-V750 can hold the hardware that enthusiasts desire while keeping a smaller footprint.
Shorter than most EATX supporting chassis, the 440mm (17.32”) tall PC-V750 can hold up to six 3.5” hard drives with hotswap capabilities in the HDD cage with one 2.5” at the bottom of the cage. Two more 2.5” drives can be installed if only four 3.5” drives are in the cage.
For users who don’t want an optical drive, an additional 3.5” drive can [...]
Home theater PCs have always been a popular niche PC and it’s not difficult to understand the appeal of having one. Imagine a typical AV stack these days. You’ve got your AV receiver, you’ve got your DVD/Blu-Ray player, you’ve got your cable/satellite box, maybe a separate PVR unit, a game console or two, and maybe even a hard drive or two with a media player device. That’s a lot of stuff.
Now if you think about it, with the exception of the AV receiver and maybe the cable/satellite box, a typical PC can do all of that and more – given that the proper hardware is purchased. That said, one thing about PCs is that [...]
Today’s the kickoff day for GESL (Gigabyte Esports LAN), and those who attend will get a glimpse of some of Cooler Master’s newest offerings along with a chance to test them as well!
The first product of interest at the Cooler Master booth is their new CM Storm Sonuz gaming headset, which was announced a little less than a month ago.
Looking at the spec sheet here, the headphones will feature two massive 53mm drivers, a frequency response of 10-20,000 Hz, and an impedance of 45 ohms. Along the cord, we also get a pretty standard in line volume control as well as a microphone on/off [...]
April 12, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan Cubitek, a manufacturer of PC chassis, is pleased to announce the world’s smallest case supporting an EATX motherboard – Magic Cube AIO. Cubitek’s Magic Cube AIO is ideal for gamers wanting the power of an EATX in a size that is easy to carry to LAN parties, as well as users who want to build a high-performance PC but have a limited computing area.
Optimized Hardware Support in a Ultra Compact Size With the dimensions of 9.61” x 19.36” x 18.78” (W x H x D), [...]
After the initial X79 launch last year, it seems like these days nobody wants to get into the enthusiast class X79 business. Of course, I can see why especially with Z68/P67 (and soon Z77) stealing the show.
However, it seems like there’s one company out there who still believes in the X79 platform, and that’s ASRock. They’ve currently got eight different X79 boards and it looks like they’re not done yet. Nope, because at CeBIT 2012, they’ve just introduced the monstrous X79 Extreme11 along with the X79 Fatal1ty Champion, both of which look absolutely AMAZING!
First we’ve got the X79 Extreme11, and just by the naming scheme you know [...]