If the Fan is Round, Why is it Square?
We’ve seen an elephant fly (twice), but I be done seen ’bout ev’rything when I see a square fan. Enermax did it somehow with the Squa RGB though. Not only did they do it, but the design looks amazing! The unique design on the lighting pattern isn’t complicated, yet I find it extremely “cool” looking. That said, this design also sports a vortex frame. It doesn’t make the fan fly, but it should increase cooling performance.
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This Can’t Possibly Work…
When I first saw the MF120, I thought it looked great. That said, I immediately thought the design from Deepcool would lack any serious airflow. Not that I cared. I’d gladly take a cool looking fan over a high performing one if my system was staying cool enough anyways. The frameless design certainly looks awesome. Continue reading “Deepcool MF120 Frameless Fans Review”
Ultimate RGB Cooling Performance
It wasn’t long ago that CPU coolers were merely fighting for the performance crown. Today, performance is merely a process of looking for a double tower or a big radiator. The real factor for cooling is style. While the LIQFusion 360 is bound to have good performance, the RGB goodness has to stack up as well. We’re still putting Enermax to the test for performance though. Let’s start taking a closer look at this cooler, right after this word from the company. Continue reading “Enermax LIQFusion 360 Liquid CPU Cooler Review”
External Storage Meets Internal Connectivity
In a word of expandable storage, sometimes you forget the simple pleasures of a hot swap bay within your system. They are typically only featured in servers, possibly even only the high-end ones, and don’t often make their way into the mainstream arena. ICY DOCK, however, specializes in all sorts of external and internal docking systems, and have sent us one to check out. It comes in the form of a model dubbed the ExpressCage, or a MB322SP-B to be more specific. We are also going to be looking at an M.2 SATA > SATA 2.5″ adapter which promises zero loss of performance. Let’s dig in…
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Should you Custom Loop?
Custom Water Cooling loops are the best. They come at a price though, literally. The parts not only cost more, but the loop takes a bit more effort to assemble. Swiftech is trying to help in a huge way here. The Boreas Water Cooling kit comes with all the parts needed to start your first loop. This at least takes the guess work on knowing what you’ll need, and Swiftech has updated the kit with some of their latest designs. Let’s see how this works for us, right after a statement from the company. Continue reading “Swiftech Boreas Water Cooling Kit Review”
RGB + Samsung B-die A2 = Winning!?
Are you looking for performance? Are you possibly looking for style? Maybe both. GeIL looks to set some of the competition aside with a slightly less traditional look whilst still retaining that performance we all crave. I’ve been informed that there’s an added bonus to these Super Luce modules that’ll help with the performance aspect…
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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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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”
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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E-Win allowed me to pick my poison and I decided to test out the pricier end of the spectrum. The E-Win Flash XL struck me as the pinnacle of what the company had to offer. Is it everything I ever wanted? Is it too much? Is it necessary? Stop asking so many questions.
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