One thing that all the different models from all the different manufactures have one common is that in order to run AMD’s EyeFinity three setup feature you need to either include at least one monitor that has a display port or using some type of adapter to turn a port into a display port. Yes, that is the case except for the model we are about to touch on today. The Sapphire FleX HD 7950 can run this configuration with all the monitors being DVI. How about that for saving a few dollars? And at the moment this is the fastest Radeon card that can do that.
Thermaltake recently released their all-in-one series of closed loop water cooling kits. The Performer features a single 120mm radiator, but features two 120mm fans for maximum cooling performance. Read on to see how it handles the heat compared to our air coolers we have tested so far on our Intel Core i5 2500k gaming computer test bench!
The Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU cooler has a tower heatsink, four heatpipes, and two 120 mm fans. We tested the first version of the NH-U12P almost three years ago. The main differences between the NH-U12P and the NH-U12P SE2 (Special Edition 2) are that the SE2 has the SecuFirm2 mounting mechanism and comes with two fans.
Having used and reviewed quite a few mechanical keyboards in the last year I have now tried out almost every type of Cherry MX switch out there except the Cherry MX Brown and Clear switches. Thankfully, in this during this review of the Rosewill RK-9000BR I was able to knock yet another switch off my list. The Cherry MX Brown switches used on the Rosewill RK-9000BR provide would be customers with the best of both Cherry MX Black, and Blue switches without the negatives of each. Benchmark Reviews will be evaluating the Rosewill RK-9000BR to see how these switches hold up to daily use and what they are like to use for an extended amount of time when compared to their red, black, and blue counterparts.
If you are a gamer, lack space for your next gaming build and infatuated with the colors black and red then I think we have your very next motherboard on hand. It is the new Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M from Asrock. A gaming motherboard marketed by a gamer for gamers. The board has the making to being a big hit with the masses as it offers a great many features for less than of the ASUS Gene series. When a mainboard like this comes along it may be a hit with the gamers but it has to overclock well to be a hit with the enthusiast crowd. Does it do that? We will in fact find out for you.
The market may be filled with all sorts of PC cases ment to cover pretty much the taste of every user out there but for good or bad we haven't really seen many new PC Cases lately (somewhat weird considering that Computex is just around the corner) and the few that have been released have yet to attract (for reasons unknown to me) the media spotlights most do. So it really goes without saying that we decided to gather as many of these newly released PC cases we could in order to bring them to your attention. In-Win may not be the most familiar brand name around but thanks to their high quality and quite innovative products they have managed to win a large market share in a very small period of time which is not a small feat. Today with us we have one of their latest midi towers, the BUC 101.
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE (red) 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, too near the CPU socket. The cooler weighs upwards of 1250 grams and ships with two 140mm PWM fans arranged in a push-pull configuration. Phanteks' PH-TC14PE (red) heatsink is compatible with Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors.
As hardware enthusiasts we are always looking for better and more efficient ways to keep our systems cool. In the early days this usually included things like elaborate case mods to increase chassis cooling and exotic hardware cooling methods such as powerful CPU fans and even, the often mis-understood, watercooling loops.