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It has been a while since I personally have setup a bench, rolled up my sleeves and built a test system with top-shelf components, a fresh OS install and some overclocking mojo. However, Intel's recent release of Ivy Bridge-E gave us a hankering to do just that. We've been testing a lot of tablets, smartphones and Ultrabooks but there's a satisfaction with building a high performance system from the ground up, that you just don't get from pre-built devices... EVGA recently took the wraps off a new high-end X79 motherboard dubbed the X79 Dark and its black PCB with red accents, as it turned out,... Read more...
It has been a while since I have personally setup a test bench, rolled up my sleeves and built a test system with top-shelf components, a fresh OS install and some overclocking mojo. However, Intel's recent release of Ivy Bridge-E gave us a hankering to do just that. We've been testing a lot of tablets, smartphones and ultrabooks, but there's a certain satisfaction that comes with building a high performance system from the ground up, that you just don't get from pre-built devices. So I decided to see if I still had the chops. EVGA recently took the wraps off a new high-end X79 motherboard... Read more...
Every once in a while, a game comes out and pushes the envelope, requiring high-end hardware to run with maxed out visual quality settings at high resolutions. Battlefield 4 is one of those games, and if you're looking for an excuse to upgrade your system, you now have one. When you're shopping upgrades, Corsair wants you to consider one of its high performance memory kits, but does faster memory really matter for gaming? Corsair says it does, at least for BF4, noting that Electronic Arts recommends a minimum of 8GB of system memory. "Interestingly, Battlefield 4 takes a pretty holistic approach... Read more...
Over the past few years, Corsair has steadily ramped up the number and types of computer chassis it manufacturers. The high-end 700D and 800D have been followed by a number of midrange products and one uber-expensive deluxe model, the massive 900D. The case we're reviewing today, the 750D, is meant to drop into the $200 price bracket, where it faces competition from Corsair's own 650D mid-tower as well as a number of other chassis from manufacturers that offer products at similar or somewhat cheaper price points. Despite the name, the 750D is actually somewhat smaller than the original 700D/800D... Read more...
Over the past few years, Corsair has steadily ramped up the number and types of computer chassis it manufacturers. The high-end 700D and 800D have been followed by a number of midrange products and one uber-expensive deluxe model, the massive 900D. The case we're reviewing today, the 750D, is meant to drop into the sub-$200 price bracket, where it faces competition from Corsair's own 650D mid-tower as well as a number of other chassis from manufacturers. Despite the name, the 750D is actually somewhat smaller than the original 700D/800D family. Those chassis were 24 inches long, 24 inches tall,... Read more...
Asus, Corsair, and Intel held a joint event in the Four Seasons hotel yesterday, near the Moscone Center in San Francisco where IDF13 is currently taking place. During the event, the three companies outlined the many advances they’ve all made over the last few years and some well-known overclockers took products from each company—namely the Intel Core i7-4960X, some Corsair memory, and an Asus X79-based motherboard—and overclocked them using liquid nitrogen, in an attempt to break a number of world performance records. We didn’t stick around long enough to see just... Read more...
Shortly after refreshing its gaming systems, MAINGEAR announced a new line of gaming rigs with the EPIC FORCE and EPIC RUSH. The former has a full tower chassis while the latter is built with a mid tower case, but both bear the workmanship and design of other custom systems we’ve seen recently from MAINGEAR. Both rigs feature EKWB water cooling setups, including a “BiTurbo” pump that purports to keep fluid going even if one of the pumps fails, as many as three radiators (on the FORCE) or two (on the RUSH), and a killer reservoir. MAINGEAR EPIC FORCE The EPIC FORCE, which comes... Read more...
Computex has been the backdrop for ton of new product announcements this week, and they’re still coming. Corsair unveiled several new components for performance and gaming PCs, some of which are designed with the new Haswell processors in mind. Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 Memory The most noteworthy Corsair product announced is the Vengeance Pro Series DDR3 memory. If you’re building a new system around a 4th generation Intel Core processor and you plan to overclock it, you’re the kind of customer Corsair has in mind for its new Vengeance modules. Kits are available in 8GB, 16GB,... Read more...
To usher in the spring season, we teamed up with our friends at EVGA, and along with a little help from the good folks at Intel and Corsair, put together one heck of an gaming system giveaway! This time around you all had a chance to win an Intel Core i7-3770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of RAM, and a slew of HOT EVGA components like their GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU, Z77 FTW motherboard, and SuperNOVA NEX650G Gold Power Supply, all wrapped up in a slick Corsair Carbide 200R case. The complete parts list and breakdown... Read more...
What better way to usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside as long as possible? We have teamed up with our friends at EVGA, and along with a little help from the good folks at Intel and Corsair, we've put together one heck of an gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-3770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of RAM, and a slew of HOT EVGA components like their GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU, Z77 FTW motherboard, and SuperNOVA NEX650G Gold... Read more...
PC enthusiasts have long discussed the logic of buying a pre-built gaming system when one could be put together by oneself using off the shelf parts for less money and with more personal satisfaction. Of course, there are merits to both ways of doing things, but Digital Storm believes that it’s essentially laid to rest the issue of cost with its new line of VANQUISH gaming PCs. Based on Newegg prices as of a few days ago, Digital Storm says that the four VANQUISH systems will only cost $23-$58 more than a DIY system built using identical components. (Those are very specific dollar amounts.)... Read more...
Corsair today announced the release of a free software driver update that infuses its Vengeance 2000 Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone 2.0 and Dolby Pro Logic IIx support, improving both surround sound quality and game capability. In other words, a stellar headset just got better, a statement we're qualified to make. We recently tested the Vengeance 2000 as part of a five-way gaming headphones roundup and came away impressed by its build quality and sound performance, especially in relation to its price tag (it streets for around $100). It has a padded headband, sizable earcups, and an aggressive... Read more...
Wearing out the WASD keys on your existing gaming keyboard? Corsair sure hopes so, because it has a new one to sell you. The Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard was unveiled this week, which is built on a rugged, brushed, aluminum chassis. It utilizes Cherry MX Red mechanical switches under every key, a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, 20-key rollover and 1000Hz reporting rate. In other words, it's exactly the kind of keyboard the hardcore gamers would want. The Vengeance K70 gaming keyboards are available in two color schemes: silver aluminum with blue backlighting, and anodized black with deep red backlighting.... Read more...
Digital Storm is not messing around with its latest line of gaming PCs, the Hailstorm II; these systems are absolutely packed to the gills with high-end hardware and components, and they have commensurate price tags. The lowest-level Hailstorm II rig, the Level 1, starts at $2,762. It goes up from there; the Level 4’s base configuration is $8,085. The Hailstorm II systems are wrapped in Corsair Obsidian 900D cases, and despite being loaded down by fans aplenty (the chassis supports up to 15), these rigs can handle up to four radiators (140mm to 480mm) for a killer liquid cooling setup. For... Read more...
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