SilverStone LD01 Lucid Series Case Review

Tempered Glass with Silver Trims Everywhere…

You’ve got that right. The SilverStone LD01 chassis, part of their Lucid Series of cases, comes with three sides of tempered glass. On top of that, it also has a very stylish silver trim that yearns to be in your living room.  It will serve as a modern and very sleek looking power house. Whether it be used as a gaming chassis or as a HTPC that just wants to look beautiful, this is one you may wish to consider. It looks to set the stage for a more modern and sophisticated look rather than your normal steel and plastic counterparts.

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SilverStone AP181 180mm Fans Review – Vortex Airflow

SilverStone AP181 Fans Airflow Test

Optimizing Case Airflow

A long time ago, I set out to change how airflow works on the PC. In short it was successful, but not nearly enough to make any important difference. However, SilverStone cued me in on the fact that focused airflow fans can perform better for cases. The design is called a vortex, which the AP181 fans use in a large 180mm diameter for optimal case airflow. They asked me if I would like to test the fans in my own AFX (Airflow Extreme) case I recently built. Continue reading “SilverStone AP181 180mm Fans Review – Vortex Airflow”

iStorage-UK diskAshur 2 1TB Encrypted Solid State Drive Review

iStorage datAshur2 1TB SSD - Front Shot

External Meets Encryption, SSD style…

When looking into the storage world, you’ll soon realize that SSDs will eventually take over as the default storage medium; it makes complete sense that we also have external SSDs that are becoming the norm. With that in mind, iStorage-UK is bringing us a super secure, encrypted SSD (solid state drive) that is targeted at the pros on the move with sensitive data that needs to be accessed rapidly; meet the diskAshur 2…

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Azza Cube 802 PC Case Review

Azza Cube 802 Case Review Featured

Azza, or the Borg?

Who designed their Cube better? The Borg had an impressive space ship that was easily blown up in First Contact. Azza has RGB. Clearly, the Cube 802 is the winner since RGB would likely have given the Borg victory over Starfleet. Also, the Borg is fictional, but the Cube 802 is an excellent looking case from Azza. We’ll have to see if the rest of the design lives up to the impressive looks. Let’s take a quick look at a statement from the company, then dive right in. Continue reading “Azza Cube 802 PC Case Review”

iStorage-UK diskAshur 2 1TB Encrypted Hard Drive Review

iStorage datAshur2 1TB HDD - Front Shot

Securing Your External Data…

Keeping your data safe from the outside world can sometimes be of critical priority. The price of it can often make people wonder if it is worth it. Now you no longer have to have such fears, as encrypted storage is getting more and more affordable as time goes on. We are looking at another of iStorage-UK’s devices which comes in the flavor of a diskAshur 2 with a 1TB hard drive enclosed.

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Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW Lighting

What is the Best Closed Loop Cooler?

A CPU cooler has to balance several things. Builders naturally look at cooling performance as a main requirement. However, noise levels are also important. After that, a lot of builders want a cooler to look nice. On top of that, being able to perform some level of maintenance can be helpful too. Raijintek has been innovating their CPU coolers for a while now, with the latest addition being the Orcus 280 RBW. My impression is that this cooler is the best balance of all categories in the CLC market. We have to review it to see if I’m right, after a word from the company. Continue reading “Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW CPU Cooler Review”

SilverStone LSB02 RGB & Fan Controller Review

SilverStone LSBO2 RGB Controller Featured

Lights without Software Please

RGB products should be filling every void in the computer industry. Sadly, there has been one niche that is left dark and colorless: the hardware based RGB controller. Certain builders enjoy fancy lighting, but prefer not to have extra software programs running in the taskbar. SilverStone is thankfully coming to the rescue with the LSB02 RGB and Fan Controller. We’ll see if the lighting control lives up to software based ones, but first a statement from SilverStone. Continue reading “SilverStone LSB02 RGB & Fan Controller Review”