Now, we get to the point of this review we are conducting today. Below the GTX 670, NVidia has not bought anything new to the market. While AMD has the 78xx sitting in that upper mainstream realm. As of right now the older GTX 560 and GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores covers that area for NVidia until they release the GTX 660. Yes, the GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores is a little aged but it definitely still holds its hold when it comes to gaming. There is no game on the market that you can say this card will not give you a delightful gaming experience.
Unlike casual users and gamers most enthusiasts, overclockers and hardcore gamers who are well aware about the benefits of owning a high quality and performance power supply unit put much effort into finding the right one to cover their needs. Now although I’ve seen and tested pretty much every 80Plus Gold Certified PSU out there the same does not apply for Platinum ones and since quite a few have asked today we will be taking a closer look at one of the top rated power supply units in the market today which is no other than the latest ToughPower XT 1275W Platinum PSU by Thermaltake.
In 2009, Cooler Master kick started their division of gaming-grade peripherals, CM Storm, with the first Sentinel Advance mouse. Now, the already established company released the evolution of that particular model, the Sentinel Advance II, which is basically the same mouse, only with a laser sensor that reaches 8,200 dpi of sensitivity (against the 5,600 dpi value of the original one) and double the internal memory. Let's describe its physical characteristics and then test the product.
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE (white) itself is a pretty standard dual tower, five-8mm-heatpipe-packing heatsink that retails for about $90 bucks. It stands 168mm tall and has a wide 144x161mm footprint that may have clearance issues on some motherboards where RAM slots and VRM heatsinks are too tall. The cooler weighs upwards of 1250 grams and ships with two 140mm PWM fans arranged in a push-pull configuration. The fans spin at 1200-900RPM and are anywhere from moderately audible to pretty quiet. On the plus side, the dual-fan set up does make this heatsink a good lower noise thermal solution, as you'll shortly see.
The AMD A4-3400 Llano Dual-Core arrived Technic3D. We will check the CPU from AMD against the Intel Core i7, i5, AMD Bulldozer, Phenom II and many more on Windows 7 and Linux. More see you in the following Review.
Microlab have been around a long time but are still a relative unknown under that name, although there is a good chance you have heard Microlab products at work, not to long ago in what many would consider Creative Audios height of sound reproduction quality the speakers you would find in those systems were more often than not made by Microlab.
The Vengeance 2000 is another gaming headset from Corsair, this time wireless, with a catchy look and succeeds to deliver good quality sound in the games we play frequently, but not only. The product functionality can be customized by using the supplied driver + application, is able to operate for about 10 hours till the next recharge and can be used even during the charging period. Thanks to the materials used, the headset remains light, which is an important factor when engaging in lengthy gaming sessions.
Let’s take a look at the latest socket 2011 motherboard from ASRock, featuring five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, 12 USB 3.0 ports, a professional-grade sound controller, and more. The newly released X79 Fatal1ty Champion is the most high-end motherboard from ASRock for the LGA2011 platform. It comes with five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, 12 USB 3.0 ports, an on-board, professional-grade sound controller (Creative Sound Core3D), two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and more.