Although the memory controller built into Intel’s Socket 1156 processors only supports DDR3-1333 speeds officially, any enthusiast knows that there’s more than a bit of overclocking headroom there. DDR3-1600 memory is increasingly common, and recently a number of memory vendors have upped the ante even more, with DDR3-2000 and higher speeds becoming available. G.SKILL has entered the enthusiast memory market with a broad selection of high-speed and low-latency memory kits, and Benchmark Reviews tests their new DDR3-2133 memory kit (F3-17066CL7D-4GBPIS) to see what kind of performance benefits it will yield when overclocked.
We have seen a few test bench type setups from various manufacturers with mixed results but Lian Li’s Pitstop T60 is pretty well rounded offering. Swapping hardware outside of optical drives is fast and simple thanks to the use of thumbscrews in key areas. Solid aluminum construction makes it both sturdy and lightweight.
Gaming and enthusiast PC’s have always been the geek equivalent to a hot rod. The ability to customize color, lighting, cooling, and pretty much just about anything in todays PC’s make it a tweakers paradise.
Up on the review block today I’ve got one of the nicest cases I’ve had the chance to review in along time, it’s the NZXT Phantom. This case is very nice looking and inside you’ll find plenty of room to install any level of system . The case includes a fan controller built-in, on the top you’ll find sliders that control the fans. There are four fan pre-installed for you with space for three more if you think you needs more cooling. Read on to learn about a very nice case from NZXT…
Today NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTS 450 and earlier we took a look at how a few models performed in a single card configuration. The results were very positive however one of the main benefits of a £100/$120 card is that combining two is something which is easily affordable for most people. With this in mind we have taken another model, the Palit Sonic Platinum, and combined two in SLI.
A big factor would probably be price and the Warpia easily edges the IOGEAR product by ~$100 USD which is pretty significant. Seeing as the Warpia can do everything the IOGEAR unit can (and more) chances are good if I was the one in the store buying a product of this nature I’d probably grab the Warpia Easy Dock. . .
The onset of the 2010s has finally seen the Network Attached Storage drive become the heart of any good home entertainment system. Being able to use media files stored on your computer with your TV or stereo seems like it should be rather simple, but what seems simple in theory is sometimes not so simple in practice.
Today NVIDIA starts it’s Fermi-offense of the mainstream market with the GeForce GTS 450. We took the fastest GTS 450, the Gainward GeForce GTS 450 GLH, for a review.
Today, we will be taking a first look at our first GTS 450 GPU which is from our friends at Gigabyte. The GF106 offering is in direct completion with the AMD Radeon 5770 which is in the same price range but has been around for some time. But in the case of this particular GTS 450 its clocks are higher than reference.
Magellan has sent TechwareLabs their eXplorist GC to review which is a handheld GPS unit designed around the hobby of GeoCaching.