Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SilverStone FT05 Chassis On TweakTown

"Not too many companies have their act together when it comes to sleek, simplistic designs that look elegant, yet are ready to take on anything you can throw at them. There are thankfully a select few, like SilverStone in what they have shown us in the Fortress SST-FT05B-W they sent us to look at. Dimensionally, this is a full-tower chassis, but it feels smaller, almost mid-tower in size, even externally, things seem more compact without much going on to trick the eyes in its design. Simple touches like the satin finish that is neither glossy or matte; it's just right, then trimming the bottom with mirrored strips... classy. Hiding the logo unless the chassis is powered is really cool, too."

Chad Sebring - Tweaktown.

SilverStone FT05 chassis review by Tweaktown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Think Computers Talkin Bout Thermaltake Challenger Prime Keyboard

"While this keyboard certainly does not compare to mechanical gaming keyboards, it is a $30 keyboard and I feel like you are getting a lot of value at that price. And at the same time not everyone needs or wants a high-end mechanical keyboard. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard a 9 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award!"

Bob Buskirk - Think Computers.

Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Prime keyboard review by Think Computers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

APH Networks Review SilverStones New Kublai KL05 Chassis

"There are many things that I like about the Kublai KL05 case from SilverStone. In general, this is an appealing case for those who gravitate more towards a simpler design in their computer chassis. Without a doubt, it was everything I wanted in a case before I started building a PC. In addition, this mid-tower offers many user-friendly features that allows for easy installation and enjoyment in using it. From the large space in the top compartment of the case for radiator installation to the drive cages located near the bottom of the case, the KL05 incorporated many features we can agree are necessary. It has more than enough drive cages for average users, and a separate one can be bought from the SilverStone website if it is not enough. Secondly, the KL05 offers convenience throughout the design of the case. From its thumbscrews for easy access on the exterior to the various large openings around the motherboard for a clean cable job, SilverStone certainly impressed in this area. For a MSRP of $70 USD at press time, the SilverStone Kublai KL05 is so appealing, I simply do not know how I would say no."

Brian Cheung - APH Networks.

Silverstone Kublai Series KL05 mid tower chassis review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Bitfenix Aegis Chassis Breaking New Ground Writes Think Computers

"This case breaks new ground in the sport case mid tower case department with the lines and style of fun sports car and the technology of the front is a ground breaker. I don’t know of any other smart cases that I have even seen before."

Derek Smith - Think Computers.

Bitfenix Aegis mid tower chassis review by Think Computers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Noctua NH-U9S Cooler On Overclockers Club

"Noctua has once again made a product with considerable thought and care. The NH-U9S fills that gab between the low performance stock coolers from both Intel and AMD, and provides something that can dissipate a large volume of heat within small confinement. I often run into this problem when reviewing chassis, where I find it to be great, but lack the height to install a decent size aftermarket cooler. This is where Noctua comes in!"

hornybluecow - Overclockers Club.

Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler review by Overclockers Club - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Overclockers Club Say Tt Core X9 Chassis Is A System Builders Dream....

"The Thermaltake Core X9 is a builder's dream. There is just a ton of space. You can put a license plate on the X9 and take the family camping. Stack two cases together and you have a condo on the beach. Ok, I exaggerate, but the large internal volume and modular design allow for almost unlimited options for fan and radiator mounting. HDD space? Not a problem. There are dedicated hard drive cages as well as a few places under the motherboard tray to sneak in a few more HDDs. Do you have a custom water cooling system that leaves you grumbling and compromising with other cases? Not a problem with the Core X9. It can handle everything from extra tall CPU coolers to long GPUs."

Red454 - Overclockers Club.

Thermaltake Core X9 chassis review by Overclockers Club - Introduction & Conclusion.

Hardware Heaven Check Out SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism Headset

"As far as performance goes, the quality offered by the Siberia Elite Prism is good, complimenting the high level of build quality and features. Through the USB connection/card we get a nice detailed sound which certainly favours games, movies and streaming. Vocals are clearly key to the soundscape of this product. There is plenty of bass when required and the level of configuration available from the SteelSeries Engine is good. It is also a simple, intuitive piece of software which is ideal."

Stuart Davidson - Hardware Heaven.

Steelseries Siberia Elite Prism headset review by Hardware Heaven - Full review.

Creative Sound Blaster E5 DAC & Amp Hugely Impressive Report Hardware Heaven

"So what about the listening experience? Overall, hugely impressive. If you have a high end sound card in your PC, the E5 will compete fairly well however it really comes into its own for those on standard audio, and those who use their systems on the move. Whether that be laptop or smartphone. Laptop users get what is essentially a high end audio experience in a device which is barely bigger than a phone and only takes up a single USB port (dual headphone outputs is a real bonus for those who want to share audio while travelling). Smartphone users will find themselves in a different audio world using the E5 and any sort of half decent headphones. The E5 pumps out a nice neutral, warm sound which leans a little towards the bass end of the spectrum when we use it without any of the enhanced audio features."

Stuart Davidson - Hardware Heaven.

Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC and headphone amp review by Hardware Heaven - Full review.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS PSU On APH Networks

"The SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2.0 750W is a well-built PSU that delivers very good performance according to our affiliates with professional load testing equipment. Its supremely compact package -- being only 140mm long -- while being an 80 Plus Gold certified, 750W fully modular power supply is nothing short of impressive; no pun intended."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

SilverStone 750w Strider Gold S-Series PSU review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Kublai KL05 Chassis From Silverstone Discussed By PC Perspective

"Performance was on par with what I’d expect from a bigger mid-tower case with good airflow, and while I was satisfied with my build in the case I couldn’t help but think I wasn’t even scratching the surface with what this can do. With three of the four perimeter sides of the case offering dual 120/140mm fan mounts, and the hidden space above the chassis for larger radiators or additional room for push/pull fans above the motherboard just adding to the flexibility here."

Sebastian Peak - PC Perspective.

Silverstone KL05 chassis review by PC Perspective - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Noctua NH-U9S Reviewed By Vortez

"In the newly revised NH-U9S, Noctua has addressed some key concerns which are centred around compatibility. By using such compact dimensions, U9S can be paired up with tall memory kits due to the generous memory clearance and mini-ITX motherboards even have the option of freeing up the top PCI-E slot too."

David Mitchelson - Vortez.

Noctua NH-U9S cooler review by Vortez - Introduction & Conclusion.

SteelSeries Siberia V3 Prism Headset On APH Networks

"The SteelSeries Siberia V3 Prism takes a lot of things that are good and puts it into a nice package. Starting with the design and build, the looks are nice, but the build quality is top notch. Even with a standard matte black plastic all around the headset and a lightweight design, the Siberia V3 Prism never feels fragile. Instead, everything is polished and durable, from the wires to the headset to the microphone. The illuminated and customizable ears are also a nice touch, adding some form of customization for users. As for audio performance, the headset is well-rounded, and produces a balanced sound, with decent imaging capabilities."

Aaron Lai - APH Networks.

SteelSeries Siberia V3 Prism headset review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Noctua NH-L9x65 Cooler Review By Modders Inc

"Deceptively simple looking with its 95×95 square layout and short stature, make no mistake, the Noctua NH-L9x65 is a serious piece of cooler engineering."

Ron Perillo - Modders Inc.

Noctua NH-L9x65 review by Modders Inc - Introduction & Conclusion.