Recently, Corsair added four new models to its AX power supply series: AX760, AX860, AX760i, and AX860i. The "i" models use a digital signal processor (DSP) and are the most unique PC power supplies ever released. We've already reviewed the AX760i, which proved to be the best power supply we've ever reviewed. Now it is time for us to take a look at the version of this power supply that doesn't use a digital signal processor.
Today I will be taking a look at the Ceres 400 a cost effective pc gaming headset solution from Cm Storm. Priced at just under £40 from many online retailers it's not exactly the cheapest solution on the market, but it's certainly a lot cheaper than a lot of the premium solutions on the market. Because of it's price range, I'm not going to be looking for or expecting earth shattering performance today, although I do expect to see a good price vs performance ratio. For around £40 one would also expect a decent amount of build quality, as it's still no small amount of money and it's common sense that any consumer would like the product they've invested their hard earned money into to last.
The Adjust 108 is a slight step away from the chassis market whilst remaining all about cooling and quiet computing. Fractal Design have tended to bundle their Define chassis with integrated fan controllers, and the Adjust 108 is their first fan controller to be sold separately for installation in any tower PC with an empty 5.25" bay. As we've come to expect the unit features a sleek finish - in this case black anodised brushed aluminium - on a product which is designed for optimal functionality and compatibility rather than ancillary features.
Many of you are familiar with the H80 and H100. These two coolers were the ones that made us all want to hope onto the water-cooling bandwagon. These are the coolers that topped the big humongous air-coolers that were popping up at the time. The same coolers that barely leave us two slots to install memory. Well, they both have been updated like the H60 was. But what was updated enough to make us ditch our older H100 and run out and get the new ‘i’ model?
As many of you have noticed things are somewhat slow lately in everything related to PC cooling but considering most solutions we do get to see are very similar in design, size and performance this is not really surprising (nor bad really). On top of that add that we have entered the winter season and i doubt we will see anything really interesting at least for another couple of months or so (although CES is just around the corner so we may see something new announced there). Regardless of that however from time to time we do get to witness the release of unique (or dedicated as I like to call them) CPU Coolers aimed specifically at one of the various market segments (enthusiasts, overclockers, casual users, gamers, HTPC users) just like the latest NH-L9 L-Type low-profile cooler line by Noctua which is clearly aimed for HTPC use.
As more enthusiasts discover that they really don't need seven or eight slots in a standard ATX motherboard, the popularity of Micro ATX and Mini ITX rigs is exploding. Formerly constrained to HTPC or light home server duty, small form factor systems are now becoming the province of enthusiasts, aided by motherboards and cases designed to support the power and air flow required to house the higher-end components such systems require. The latest performance-oriented Micro ATX case is Silverstone's new SUGO SG09B, and since it's from Silverstone, you might expect that it has some unique design features. You'd be right.
You asked for it, we got it. Today Chris takes the world's first look at the OCZ Vector 128GB SSD based on the new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller that is raging fast. Can the smallest capacity Vector outperform existing SSDs on the market costing less? We'll find out today and also see more tests that make up the 2013 bench tests.