Fractal Node 304 White and more
Posted on: 10/05/2013 10:16 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Fractal Node 304 White, Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 27.0, MSI AG2712A All-In-One Gaming PC Review, RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-WRP201SD 4 In 1 WLAN Storage Station, and Mini Review: Gigabyte Z87-D3HP
Fractal Node 304 White @ LanOC Reviews
Years ago most every PC you came across was beige in color and a tower or desktop in size/shape. As things have progressed we saw that slowly move from beige to black and we now see a lot of manufactures offering white as well. It has happened so much other component manufactures have taken notice and we now see everything from RAM to power supplies that also come in white to match. When it comes to size, things have changed as well. We now have a range of options from large builds down to small table top PCs. Today I’m going to take a look at the Fractal Node 304 white. We have covered the Node 304 in the past but I’m excited to see what it looks like in white.
Read more: Fractal Node 304 White @ LanOC ReviewsASUS Maximus VI Impact Mini ITX Motherboard Review @ Bjorn3D
The ASUS Z87 series is far from over as something we have today is something people have been asking for some time for ASUS to produce.
Being as the PC world is going through a trend of smaller systems it started with lanBox style systems and mATX boards and now many are moving to even smaller mITX form factors.
Today we have the Maximus VI Impact which is the first ROG mITX offering and I can honestly say just looking at the board and the features it offers if it all works as expected I could see this very much meeting or even exceeding the expectations of the groups of fans who have been asking for a ITX solution for high end gaming mini builds.
Read more: ASUS Maximus VI Impact Mini ITX Motherboard Review @ Bjorn3DDesktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 27.0 @ Tech ARP
These days, there are so many graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Currently covering 553 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so do check back for the latest updates.
Read more: Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 27.0 @ Tech ARPCorsair RM750 Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Now Corsair are refreshing their range of available PSUs with the introduction of the mainstream RM series. We have the 750w version on our test bench today.
Read more: Corsair RM750 Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven.comNZXT H230 Black Silent Mid-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
The H230 is one of three NZXT's cases in their Absolute Silence line. These include the H230, the H2, another mid-tower, and finally the H630, an "Ultra Tower". Each of these have slightly different specs. The H230 is the entry level case in the Silent Line, two models are avaialable, a black and a white model. The review sample received has the part number CA-H230I-B1, which is the black version; the white version has part number CA-H230I-W1. Read on to see what we think of it!
Read more: NZXT H230 Black Silent Mid-Tower Case Review @ Legit ReviewsMSI AG2712A All-In-One Gaming PC Review @ KitGuru
Today we are taking a look at MSI's AG2712A Gaming All-In-One PC. Hoping to change everyone's perception of all-in-one systems, the AG2712A boasts an Intel Core i7-3630QM, AMD Radeon HD 8970M and two 128GB Plextor SSDs in a Raid 0 configuration. On top of that there is also optional touch screen functionality, a TV tuner card and a HDMI in port to connect a console.
Read more: MSI AG2712A All-In-One Gaming PC Review @ KitGuruRaidSonic ICY BOX IB-WRP201SD 4 In 1 WLAN Storage Station @ NikKTech
Nowadays no matter where i look or what press release i read it seems that almost everything in the electronics industry revolves around the portable needs people have (the ones that don't will probably get pulled in regardless) and so daily we see all sorts of new devices emerge including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers and headsets, battery packs, carrying/protection cases, 2.5" external HDDs, wireless access points, wireless media streamers/readers and much more. Personally i am not much into carrying multiple devices with me when i go away just to cover my portable needs but i do thing that there are some exceptions and so aside the usual battery packs which i think are a must and some wireless headsets/speakers lately I've also been using quite a few of the latest wireless media streamers/readers and one of those has been the ICY BOX IB-WRP201SD by RaidSonic which has come to take other similar solutions like the Kingston MobileLite Wireless head on with its quite interesting set of features.
Read more: RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-WRP201SD 4 In 1 WLAN Storage Station @ NikKTechCM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset Review @ Benchmark Reviews
I've never been a big fan of headsets. Instead, I've always tried to use a speaker system whenever possible. After my fourth kid was born a few months ago, however, my home office was converted into a nursery. That meant that my trusty 5.1 surround speaker system that had traveled to Iraq and back with me, was now a set of paperweights. Since then, I've become somewhat of an audiophile, seeking the most comfortable headset that produces the highest quality sound for the best price. Recently, Benchmark Reviews received the CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset SGH-4330-KATA1 for testing. In this article, I will outline my experience with the CM Storm Pulse-R and show you where it fits in the gaming headset niche.
Read more: CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset Review @ Benchmark ReviewsMini Review: Gigabyte Z87-D3HP @ Techradar
The Gigabyte Z87-D3HP doesn't make a great first impression. For starters, the PCB is thin, flimsy and generally devoid of proper heft. Gigabyte doesn't quote how many layers the Z87-D3HP's PCB has, but it's seriously skinny.The general air is of a board that's had dollars shaved of the production cost wherever possible. That includes not only the thickness of the PCB and the number of copper layers, but also its width. It's one of those less-than-full-ATX size boards - 16mm narrower than the full ATX standard.
Read more: Mini Review: Gigabyte Z87-D3HP @ Techradar