It's a fact that has proven itself over and again: technology shrinks. Even for performance oriented enthusiasts, it isn't always better to "go big or go home." In fact, the more technology shrinks, the more useful it becomes. Consider that the first commercially available computer's CPU and memory was 14' x 8' x 8' and weighed 29, 000 LBS (UNIVAC I)! Sixty years later and your smart phone occupies just 3/8" x 3" x 2" of space, weighs just over 4 ozs, and runs at 1500Mhz. Today, and in the spirit of shrinking technology, Benchmark Reviews investigates the SilverStone SST-PS07B mATX mini-tower computer case.
The powerful socket LGA1155 Sandy Bridge processor may have the integrated graphics core, but it's the Intel H67 chipset which makes it possible to output HD video content via HDMI and Display Port to a big screen HDTV. The TH67XE can also support a couple LCD monitors for a cost effective dual screen office PC. The only thing this board really cannot do... is overclock.
Featuring very good performance levels thanks to its dual 130mm PWM fans, universal CPU compatibility and a smaller size than other similar performance units the latest Frio Advanced CPU Cooler by Thermaltake has but a single drawback, quite high noise levels especially at load.
Today, we will not be taking a look at their clothing line-up but one of their newest cases. The RX-I aka Overseer is a full sized chassis that is aimed purely at the gamer in us. From the future-like front facial to the interior opening for large video cards says I want to be a gamer rig. But what Thermaltake has done with the full-sized case is make it pretty inexpensive for the consumer. So, check out the review to see what you will get for about $120.
Following up on our Thermal Compound Roundup – December 2011 review, we are adding five more thermal compounds to our roundup, for a total of 55 different models from Akasa, Antec, Arctic Cooling, Arctic Silver, Biostar, Coollaboratory, Cooler Master, Coolink, Deepcool, Dow Corning, Enermax, Evercool, EVGA, Gelid, Glacialstars, Innovation Cooling, Masscool, Nanoxia, Nexus, Noctua, Phobya, Prolimatech, Scythe, Shin-Etsu, Spire, StarTech, Revoltec, Rosewill, Thermalright, Thermaltake, TIM Consultants, Titan, Tuniq, Xigmatek, Zalman, and ZEROtherm. In this review, we will determine if certain products are superior to others. We will also try another alternative thermal compound to see if it works.
The massive capacity of the Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB USB 3.0 hard drive could probably store your entire media collection with room to spare - and with the USB 3.0 interface it can transfer it with lightening speed. The included software is more of a basic solution; if you want something a bit more robust you'll have to pony up $50 or find another third-party solution.
In addition to being a low profile silent media PC ready card, the Sapphire Radeon HD6450 Flex Edition video card also boasts triple DVI monitor support right out of the box. This is impressive for a sub $100 card, But what kind of performance can a $70 card really provide? See why this super cheap card packs features and performance that may just surprise you.
There are a few different small external hard drive solutions that are perfect for notebook and netbook users. These drives should be small enough to fit inside a laptop bag, but have enough speed and capacity under the hood to not slow you down. Western Digital’s MyPassport 1TB hard drive could be the answer you’re looking for. Not only does it offer a ton of storage, but comes in a small form factor and is equipped with USB 3.0 technology.