Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard and more
Posted on: 07/24/2013 11:57 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard, Icy Dock FlexCage 2 Bay and 3 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Review, Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review, EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling Video Card Review, and ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac Motherboard Review
Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
The Intel DZ87KLT-75K is a high-end socket LGA1150 motherboard targeted for the "Haswell" processors (fourth-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors), coming with a Thunderbolt port, one Mini PCI Express/mSATA slot, a PLX switch chip, and more. Let's see what this motherboard has to offer.
Read more: Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard @ Hardware SecretsIcy Dock FlexCage 2 Bay and 3 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ HiTech Legion
Out with the old, in with the new. This is the way of the universe, with organisms alive now that are stronger, better, and more efficient than those which game before, and technology that continues along the same path of constant improvement, it’s hard to see why anyone would want to go back. There is a certain gracefulness in the march forward that can cause us to forget those awkward transitions that come in-between. I mean, take a look at the Do-Do bird. Sure it was a great little bird when nothing was really bothering it and it was just allowed to sit around and be fat and flightless until it procreated and died, but it wasn’t really good at anything else. The Do-Do is one of those awkward transitions, an evolutionary crossroad that forced it into a strange mixture of the sleekness of a bird and the lazy fatness of something else entirely.
With the arrival of affordable solid-state storage technology and better methods of heat dissipation, we are moving ever closer to sleeker, quieter, and non-moving electronics. With this push towards solid state comes mobility and ruggedness which is near impossible to get with moving parts. The downside is that as of right now, the technology involved in a solid state drive is much more expensive than that which is in a traditional HDD. This means that even though we gain much in the use of a rugged and sleek solid state solution, we lose the raw storage space of a our old friend the hard drive. It is due to this that we get to have systems that are in some ways like the Do-Do bird, with the sleekness of solid state and the aging fatness of a traditional hard drive.
Read more: Icy Dock FlexCage 2 Bay and 3 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure Review @ HiTech LegionCooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Canucks
Typically heatsink design cycles are long, drawn out affairs and Cooler Master’s V-series is proof positive of that. Their all-new $99 V8 GTS is a mixture of old and new ideas blended together, resulting in an extremely innovative take on how a heatsink should interact with the CPU. Innovation is key here since air-based cooling solutions seem to have reached something of a plateau, without the possibility of any major advancements unless some extreme steps are taken. In designing the V8 GTS, Cooler Master may be giving us a glimpse at what the next generation of CPU cooling could look like.
The original V8 used a unique design which relied on a single fan alongside an odd combination of large and small cooling towers. This resulted in a heatsink that performed well, but its overall temperatures didn’t quite live up to most enthusiasts’ expectations. The V8 GTS is a different beast altogether since it utilizes a much larger, smarter, ‘triple’ tower design which combines the highlight elements from the V8 and V6 GT into one cooler and then added in some new technology.
Read more: Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware CanucksCmStorm Pitch gaming earphones @ Rbmods
Today we take a look at some earphones from gaming the manufacturer Cmstorm. They sent us their latest Pitch earphones that at least look very cool, lets find out how well they perform.
Read more: CmStorm Pitch gaming earphones @ RbmodsSpire X2 6019B @ techPowerUp
X2 is the newly established brand from Spire, geared specifically at the gamer. One of their first chassis is the 6019B, which may not look like anything out of the ordinary at first, but does bear a few very pleasant surprises, making it a really viable choice instead of going for any of the big players in the market.
Read more: Spire X2 6019B @ techPowerUpEVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked with ACX Cooling is supposed to be one of the best enthusiast graphics cards available. We take this custom cooled and factory video card by EVGA and put it to the test! The EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked w/ ACX comes with a base clock of 1072 MHz a boost clock of 1137 MHz, so it should be a performer! Read on to find out how it performs and overclocks!
Read more: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling Video Card Review @ Legit ReviewsAcid Rain Custom Sleeved Extensions Review @ ThinkComputers.org
When it comes to building computers, one of the last skills that you learn is cable management. For most beginners its accomplishment enough to simply put a rig together and have it post. Eventually though you will want to learn to control and organize all those wires powering and connecting your precious components. For some though, simply organizing and hiding their wiring isnt enough. And for those with the drive for a perfect looking rig, nothing compares with custom sleeving for your wires. This can be an expensive, time consuming, and sometimes an aggravating task. Luckily there are options! One of these is to have a set of custom sleeved extensions made for your build. Today we will be taking a look at a full set of custom extensions made by Acid Rain Sleeving and Modding.
Read more: Acid Rain Custom Sleeved Extensions Review @ ThinkComputers.orgSilicon Power Blaze B20 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ NikKTech
I remember a time when in the market you could only find USB flash drives by a handful of companies (the well-established ones) so it didn't really take more than just a few minutes for you to pick the one you liked the most especially since all their performance levels were nearly identical (and if by some miracle a really faster model got released well you immediately knew which one it was). Today things have changed massively and so if you walk to the USB flash drive section of pretty much any store you will find a large number of models from an equally large number of manufacturers making it quite hard to pick the right one for the job (providing of course you don't just care about the size or looks). That being said the sheer number of USB flash drive models currently in the market makes it impossible for us to test all of them in order to make it easier for all of you to know what it is that you are really getting with your hard earned money but giving up is not in our vocabulary so today we will be taking yet another thorough look at one such device the Blaze B20 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive by Silicon Power.
Read more: Silicon Power Blaze B20 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ NikKTechPalit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
When deciding on a high end GPU there are two obvious options in the market at the moment, the GTX 770 and Radeon 7970 GHz Edition. Both offer a level of performance which will suit a decent budget but there is always that bit of doubt around what that bit of extra cash might get us. Today we look to answer that as we take an overclocked GTX 770 and 7970 GHz for a spin and compare them to an overclocked GTX 780 "Super JetStream" from Palit. Does that step up give us enough reason to stretch the budget and what will the GTX 780 give us in some of the latest games like Crysis 3, Grid 2 and Bioshock Infinite?
Read more: Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.comOppo Find 5 @ OSNews
If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
Read more: Oppo Find 5 @ OSNewsASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac Motherboard Review @ KitGuru
Sat at the top of ASRocks Z87 Extreme series line-up, the Extreme9/ac is designed to combine enthusiast and gaming performance into a single motherboard that can provide everyday usage. With a 12 phase power delivery design and support for 4-way graphics configurations via a PLX PEX 8747 PCI Express switch, ASRocks Z87 Extreme9/ac motherboard possesses features that will appeal to enthusiasts and extreme gamers.
Read more: ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac Motherboard Review @ KitGuru