Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review and more
Posted on: 01/02/2014 04:30 PM
Here a roundup of today's reviews: Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review, be quiet! Shadow Rock TOPFLOW Silent CPU Cooler Review, 10 Mobile Tech Predictions for 2014, TDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker, G.SKILL Ripjaws 1866MHz 8GB DDR3L SO-DIMM Memory Kit Review, and Netgear ReadyNAS 716 Review: 10GBase-T in a Desktop NAS
Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review @ Benchmark Reviews
The Noctua NH-U12S is one the newest versions from Noctuas NH-U series of CPU coolers that were first introduced in 2005. For years, Noctua has been synonymous with premium performance cooling and the new NH-U12S model looks to continue the tradition. Designed to be an affordable option for the NH-U series the 120mm NH-U12S and its 45mm wide heatsink promise quiet performance while still clearing RAM modules, even on sockets like LGA2011. Combined with the new NF-F12 PWM 120mm fan and an entire host of cutting-edge trademark technologies from Noctua, can this cooler compete with popular offerings like the Hyper212 EVO? Benchmark Reviews has a chance to review the NH-U12S and see what Noctua has done with the 120mm tower CPU cooler formula.
Read more: Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review @ Benchmark Reviewsbe quiet! Shadow Rock TOPFLOW Silent CPU Cooler Review @ HCW
The be quiet! Shadow Rock TOPFLOW is a German designed silent CPU cooler intended for smaller enclosures. Check out our review and installation video!
Read more: be quiet! Shadow Rock TOPFLOW Silent CPU Cooler Review @ HCW10 Mobile Tech Predictions for 2014 @ Techspot
High resolution 1080p displays started to rival real paper, quad-core processors dominated, and smartphone cameras packed more megapixels than a professional DSLR. So what will 2014 bring?
Read more: 10 Mobile Tech Predictions for 2014 @ TechspotTDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker @ NikKTech
By the time this review gets online 2014 will have already arrived in several countries so before we continue I'd like to wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone around the world. May 2014 bring prosperity, happiness, health and success to everyone and may we all get along even better than we do now. Now as you all know consumer products are especially popular during the Christmas holidays not only because most manufacturers tend to release many new products just prior in order to tempt consumers in spending their much awaited holiday bonus but also because many retailers do amazing discounts (black Friday anyone?) in order to deplete their stock and consequently show profit (well that's the main reason anyways). Portable wireless speakers are amongst the hottest consumer electronic products currently available but with so many manufacturers competing for the first place it's really hard to decide which model is the right one to cover your needs. Size, battery life, design, audio clarity, bass levels and volume output are obviously the main things one looks for when choosing the right portable speaker but if you want one for outdoor use then you should also pay attention to the quality of the enclosure. TDK is one of the top manufacturers of wireless portable speakers currently and today we will be taking a thorough look at the rugged A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker.
Read more: TDK A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker @ NikKTechG.SKILL Ripjaws 1866MHz 8GB DDR3L SO-DIMM Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
If you are building an Intel NUC or Gigabyte BRIX PC powered by an Intel Haswell processor you might have noticed that 1.35V Low Voltage DDR3 SO-DIMM memory is needed for your system build. It's not every day that you build a desktop PC that uses notebook memory, but many of these new Small Form Factor (SFF) systems use notebook memory as Intel 3rd and 4th Generation Core processors support it and who doesn't want to use a memory kit that uses less power and generates less heat? There are nearly 90 DDR3 memory kits that operate at 1.35V listed on Newegg, but most are just the standard 1333Mhz or 1600MHz fare. It came as a shock to find that just six of those kits are clocked above 1600MHz in the 1866-2133MHz speed range. Overclockers, enthusiasts and power users that want something a bit faster have rather limited options for DDR3L memory kits, but luckily companies like Corsair, G.SKILL and Crucial have high-end memory on the market for notebooks and desktops. The lowest cost 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3L memory option on the market right now is the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1866MHZ CL11 memory kit and that is what we will be reviewing today!
Read more: G.SKILL Ripjaws 1866MHz 8GB DDR3L SO-DIMM Memory Kit Review @ Legit ReviewsNetgear ReadyNAS 716 Review: 10GBase-T in a Desktop NAS @ Anandtech
Netgear launched the 6-bay ReadyNAS 716 10-GbE desktop NAS in November. To our knowledge, this is the first off-the-shelf NAS in a desktop tower form factor to come with built-in support for 10GBase-T. With an Intel Xeon CPU under the hood, the unit packs quite a punch within a small form factor. How does the performance stack up? Is the premium for 10-GbE really worth it outside of a server rack? Read on to find out.
Read more: Netgear ReadyNAS 716 Review: 10GBase-T in a Desktop NAS @ Anandtech