AzzA XT 1B Full Tower Case 03-06-2014 |
The case I have for review today is a new design called the XT-1. Similar to the Solano 1000, this is described as a full tower case with dimensions that place it more in an extended mid-tower category. It is available in either a black/red or white/blue color scheme, denoted by either a B or W in the model number. AzzA touts the XT-1's cooling ability with four included fans and support for dual 120mm radiator, graphics cards up to 340mm in length, a tool-less design with included hot-swap drive bay and removable/exchangeable front and top grills.
Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 AMD FM2+ Motherboard 02-19-2014 |
The F2A88X-UP4 fills a spot in Gigabyte's lineup of FM2+ boards that is at the upper echelon, just shy of the top G1.Sniper gaming platform. It features Gigabyte's newest Ultra Durable 5 Plus component design, utilizing IR Digital PWM Controllers and PowlRstage IC's. Cooling these components is Gigabyte's integrated three-way heatpipe heatsink design. Also included is Gigabyte's DualBIOS, Two-way CrossFire, 2x Copper PCB and onboard debug LED and quick buttons.
Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 12-10-2013 |
Not since Shawn reviewed the Mountain Mods U2-UFO Duality have I seen a case specifically designed to house two individual computer systems. There are several reasons a hardcore computer enthusiast may have for needing room above and beyond what even your typical full tower case provides, but not many options are available without building your own... until now. Earlier this fall, Cooler Master revealed plans for a customizable, modular case system combining the cooling capabilities of the High Air-Flow series with the discontinued Stacker name, the HAF Stacker.
ADATA XPG v1.0 Black DDR3-1600 CL9 Memory 11-25-2013 |
Despite being around for more than six years now, DDR3 memory remains the standard desktop module type in use today. It may be another year before DDR4 begins to filter into the marketplace and with manufacturers pushing DDR3 speed far beyond the 2133 ceiling, it may be even longer until it is completely supplanted. Check any component retailer and you'll likely find DDR3-1600 still the most abundant and commonly sold memory type to date. No surprise then that ADATA sent over a 2 x 4GB kit of their XPG v1.0 Black DDR3-1600 memory for review.
SilverStone Raven RV04 Case 11-14-2013 |
For the introduction of its fourth generation RAVEN case, SilverStone has opted to switch back to a more traditional layout with cooling fans moving air from front to rear and hardware located in its usual position within the chassis. Options are once again relegated to a single choice of color, which is fine as long as you like black. The right side panel is available with or without a window. New for the RV04 is a front panel door, the first to grace any RAVEN case yet. Can the fourth generation RAVEN carry on the well-respected name of its predecessors? Join us as we aim to find out.