Silence, clean air, loaded with features, handles six hard drives with ease. Does this sounds like the description of the top of the line case from a boutique builder, well you would be wrong. Legit Reviews takes a look at the latest mid-tower case from Corsair, the Obsidian Series 550D. The Corsair Obsidian Series 550D was engineered for enthusiasts, but the designers didn't forget about noise reduction and sound isolation. Now that Corsair has figured out the formula to churn out enthusiast grade cases it is no surprise they tried their hand at building a silent case. The Corsair Obsidian 550D borrows a lot of the features from the rest of their case line up and even adds a few new ones such as silencing panel on all but the rear fan ports to allow you to run cool or silent...
The Noctua NH-L12 is an excellent choice for an HTPC or desktop system where space is at a premium. With the 120mm fan installed on top of the cooler it stands just 93mm tall, and if you can manage to run with just the lower 92mm fan installed you can get the height down to 66mm. This will fit a large number of cases, including some of the slimmer units available.
The card itself is completely covered from top to bottom, end to end by the large Twin Frozr III cooler with a dual fan design that incorporates propeller blades. The cooler is made completely from metal and the fans are slightly raised by around 2mm to give the best possible cooling across the card. The fans are PWM controlled for maximum performance and are said to give up to 20% extra airflow compared to standard fans.
When i got my first cellular phone back in 1996 (a Motorola) most people i knew at the time despised even the idea of people being able to reach them when not at home so buying such a "gadget" was simply out of the question. Fast forward 16 years later and the same people now own not one but at least two cellular phones with two or more different numbers. Of course compared to back then the new smartphones are now immeasurably more powerful and can also act like mini computers capable of doing pretty much anything one would want while on the road or at home from taking pictures, recording/watching HD (high definition) video clips and listening to music to browsing the internet, using social sites, storing notes and checking to see your exact position via GPS (Global Positioning Satellites). Huawei may not be name many people recognize in the word of smartphones but they are amongst the top manufacturers of pretty much everything related to communications and today with us we have their U8860 Honor smartphone.
Cooler Master has released a new mouse which is actually an upgrade to the Sentinel Advance called the Sentinel II. The new model takes the form of the older brethren but does have a more advanced laser sensor. The new Avago maxes 8200 DPI for greater quickness and accuracy.
CPU cooling has come a long way since the days of the block of aluminum with a fan on top. Moving forward we saw the introduction of tower style coolers with anywhere from 4 to 8 heat pipes of either the 6mm or 8mm variety. Even though these types of coolers took up more real estate in your chassis they were also much more efficient in cooling your CPU. Bringing us to the point where the CPU cooler became the show piece of any build with coolers such as the NH-D14 from Noctua and the Cooler Master V10.
The Epic Gear Meduza Gaming Mouse features HDST (hybrid dual-sensor technology), an ergonomic shape and 6 fully programmable buttons. The mouse can be set to operate in three different modes (optical, HOST, laser), each with its own DPI settings. It can also store 5 different profiles thanks to the 128KB onboard memory and the LED light effects can be completely turned off via the software interface.