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Azza Titan 240 Mid-Tower Case 11-27-2016

The Titan 240 is one of three new mid-tower designs from Azza alongside the Photios 250 and Onyx 260. These three cases share a similar underlying chassis but offer differing exterior panels that give each case a distinct look. With support for a 240mm radiator up top and a 240mm or 280mm radiator in the front, the Titan 240 is capable of hosting a variety of liquid cooling configurations. Another unique feature shared by Azza's new mid-tower designs is the tempered glass side panel.

Kingston HyperX Predator 240Gb M.2 PCIe G2 x4 SSD 08-15-2016

Today we have for review the Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB PCIe SSD. This is an M.2 format, 2280 size drive that comes with an optional half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter card to fit a standard PCIe slot. It supports PCIe revision 2.0 and up to x4 lanes which yields a theoretical bandwidth limit of 2000MB/s. Available in either 240GB or 480GB capacities, the HyperX Predator SSD features a Marvell controller and Toshiba NAND flash.

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 / Pro 05-17-2016

With the popularity of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and other handhelds (most of which have a fixed amount of storage built in), Kingston realized there was a need for an easy-to-access-external storage device. While cloud-based storage is often the most simple way to back up or transfer your digital media, there are occasions where access to the Internet or cloud service may not be available. The Kingston MobileLite Wireless devices address these concerns.

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Socket 1151 Motherboard 01-12-2016

With the introduction of the Intel Z170 chipset, we see a number of changes from the previous Z97 and several improvements. First and foremost is a new socket specification for the CPU, the 1151. Although not compatible with previous socket interfaces as far as the CPU is concerned, the overall dimensions are nearly identical, allowing for interchangeability with other 1150/1155/1156 compatible coolers. Another change is the switch to DDR4 memory. The DMI version 3.0 grants a greater number of PCI-E lanes between CPU and chipset, allowing manufacturers to implement more M.2 or SATA Express, as well as more USB 3.0 ports. For our Skylake build, Gigabyte has sent over their Z170X-UD5 motherboard.

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 16GB Memory 11-10-2015

With the release of its Skylake Core processors, Intel introduced a new 1151 socket and Z170 chipset design. Rather than previous generation mainstream desktop configurations using DDR3, Intel opted to adopt the latest DDR4 also used in their high-end/enthusiast X99 platform. The DDR4 specification starts at 2133 and currently runs up to 3400 and will certainly continue higher as frequencies improve. For our Skylake build, Kingston sent over a 2x8GB kit of their latest HyperX Fury modules in DDR4-2666 speed. Join us as we take a closer look at the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 memory.

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