OCZ’s newest drive, the Vertex 450 is designed to make Vector like performance more accessible to consumers by utilizing lower cost NAND. The Vertex 450 is the first drive offered outside of the Vector line to utilize OCZ’s own INDILINX Barefoot 3 controller.
Looking to fill a specific niche, Corsair has launched a new line of SSD’s. The newest in Corsair’s famed “Force” series, the Force LS we have on the bench today is the first non-SandForce based drive of the series.
The Kingston HyperX Beast kit runs at 2133MHz by default and has timings of 11-12-11-30. Beyond this though, Kingston selected high performance Hynix ICs, which would be capable of running even tighter times and should offer outstanding overclocking results.
TLC NAND is supposed to be the wave of the future for SSD’s. Triple Level Cell (TLC) NAND promises to significantly lower dollar per GB costs, making solid state storage significantly more affordable thereby increasing mainstream adoption.
Portable storage in today’s world is an absolute necessity. You need quality portable storage for a good experience. By quality I mean speed and capacity.
Not all gamers can afford a $1500 Haswell based gaming rig, so we wanted to see what a typical gamer can get with $500. The build wasn't easy, but in the end we came up with a system that is strong on all front and can play nearly any game on the market over 30FPS.
The GTX 760 is a damn good graphics card, it is affordable, fast and a good thermal solution keeps it running cool and quiet. There is really nothing to complain about when it comes to this graphics cards and the custom clock speeds and design of the ZOTAC model makes it even more of a worth while investment.
The X79 Dark motherboard sits is the most extreme motherboard manufactured by EVGA. It comes with support for Intel Ivy Bridge-E processors, has an industry leading VRM design and also introduces their latest GUI visual BIOS.
Forty lanes of connectivity are built into the Ivy Bridge-E processors and are divided into as many as 10 different ports, giving it more bandwidth than Haswell, and Ivy Bridge processors. The question is, with extremely powerful graphics cards on the market, such as the Nvidia GTX 780 and GTX Titan can the additional bandwidth translate into better performance?
Silicon Motion certainly has our attention with what is undoubtedly the fastest 4 channel controller ever unleashed on the consumer SSD market. Silicon Motion keeps harping on low cost and low power consumption and we understand why. But as we see it, performance is the main reason the SM2246EN kicks ass. A single core 4 channel controller? Are you kidding me?
Ivy Bridge E is in many ways the same old same old we have seen from Intel over the last few launches. Ultimately we can chalk this up to a lack of competition from AMD, so what we get is a good processor that is only slightly better than the previous generation in terms of performance. Being an owner of an Intel 3960X myself I see no reason to upgrade from the previous generation, useless you are really concerned about the 20W difference in power consumption. From our experience most people that can afford a $1000 processor are not concerned about the power bill and with only marginal improvements on the performance front there is no reason to upgrade from Sandy Bridge E at this point.
The Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H is designed to be an affordable motherboard for the mainstream user that doesn’t care about debug LEDs, on-board overclocking buttons and heatpipe cooling. Instead, what you get with this board is great performance, good overclocking, solid build quality and features that are usable by a wide segment of the market at an affordable price.
The ASUS GTX 670 is a powerhouse in a small package. At just 6.7 inches it can easily it into the majority of small form factor cases, yet it has the power to run the most demanding games on the market such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light.
The Carbide Air 540 is an inventive cube shaped chassis that like other cases designed by Corsair is well built, has excellent aesthetics and plenty of room for expansion. It is also ideally setup to accommodate multiple internal radiators for water cooling and the open air-flow design improves the thermal performance greatly compared to standard cases.
The SanDisk Extreme II 480GB SSD proved beyond a shadow of a doubt today that its an enthusiast class drive worthy of being included among the likes of OCZ’s Vector and Samsung’s 840 Pro.
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ADATA announced today that the company’s new generation DDR4 SDRAM modules will be on display at the Intel Developer Forum 2013 (IDF13)
CYBERPOWERPC Infuses Enthusiast Gaming PCs with “King of the Core” 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Ivy Bridge-E processors
Small, Versatile and Now With Even Better Performance
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850W/750W power supplies are an innovative digitally- controlled power supply
You have to watch a video to enter. :/ but hey it is a GTX 780
The Ivy Bridge-E launch kept us busy, so we weren't able to post the rest of our Cosplay images. Enjoy!
HAF Stacker, built for the tinkerer, DIY builder, modder, newbie, multi-PC household, and you. The HAF Stacker is more than a collection of cases, it’s the freedom to configure a single PC or multiple PC setups in innumerable ways. Cooler Master Announces HAF Stacker at PAX Prime
Pax Prime is the biggest game convention in the North West and Cosplay is a huge part of the show
Modder Rinoncitos has literally took Nicholas Cage's face off