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Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-09-13 16:20.
Through a quirk of SSD technology, the Crucial M4 64GB has limited write speeds compared to the larger M4 models. The question is whether it's still a worthwhile upgrade for users with limited storage needs and/or budget restrictions.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-09-02 16:20.
The Panther is one of Prolimatech's "low-end" CPU heatsinks, a US$50 tower cooler with premium build quality, four heatpipes, and a 120 mm red LED fan.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Fri, 2012-08-31 07:50.
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE bears a suspicious resemblance to the renowned Noctua NH-D14, with a similar construction, shape, and even mounting style. If immitation is the greatest form of flattery, Phanteks is head over heels in love.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-08-26 16:20.
In a contest of high-end consumer SSDs, the SandForce-based Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB takes on Samsung 830 Series 128GB which uses Samsung's own MCX controller and Toggle NAND chips.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-08-23 16:20.
The GX-7 and Tranquillo Rev.2 are GELID's high-end and mid-range CPU coolers, respectively. The Tranquillo has a modest design and fan while the GX-7 is packed with heatpipes and sports a fancy high speed blue LED model.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-08-20 16:20.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC graphics card has it all: big performance, low power consumption, a very efficient and quieter cooler, and a extravagant price.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-08-16 10:41.
The Force GS is the cream of the crop of Corsair's Performance line of SSDs. Though based on the common SandForce SF-2281 controller, it utilizes fast Toggle-mode NAND chips to power past the competition.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2012-08-15 13:24.
SPCR Certified Silent PCs | Complete|Mobile Systems
The second SPCR Quiet Certified PC from AVADirect Custom Computers is a powerful rig features an ASUS DirectCU GTX680 graphics card and an Ivy Bridge i7-3770k. Just 16 dBA @ 1m doing ordinary tasks, and 26 dBA at full GPU/CPU load even in a hot 30¬įC ambient.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-08-09 16:40.
A WD Red is essentially a Caviar Green with TLER support, headparking disabled, 1TB platters, a three year warranty and 24-7 support. It is Western Digital's attempt at a budget Enterprise drive optimized for NAS and RAID environments.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2012-08-07 16:20.
The SilverStone TJ04-E carries the same "Evolution" designation as the impressive Temjin TJ08-E micro-ATX tower, but this ATX tower fails to match the performance of its smaller predecessor. Addendum 8 Aug 2012: Manufacturer's feedback on final page.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2012-08-01 14:14.
CPUs|Motherboards | Site News
The high core temperatures of Ivy Bridge CPUs have been a lively topic for debate since the new Intel chips were released. Poor quality TIM has been deemed the culprit. SPCR forum member graysky
put this idea to the test by removing the integrated heat spreader from his i7-3770K to try a proven, high quality TIM, and later, lapped
both the IHS and the heatsink base to check for any further cooling improvements. His systematic, empirical testing is well worth reading.
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Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2012-07-31 16:20.
The be quiet! Dark Rock 2 is a big tower CPU cooler with an odd 135 mm fan. Unfortunately, our sample has trouble living up to its German manufacturer's name. Note: Addendum on final page (8), 1 Aug 2012.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-07-29 16:20.
The ADATA XPG SX910 SSD is yet another in a long line of andForce-based solid state drives, but it has a few extra benefits to differentiate it from the masses.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2012-07-25 11:49.