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XSPC Raystorm Copper Water Block

Introduction RayStorm is the catchy name for XSPC’s flagship CPU water block. RayStorm has garnered many awards for its outstanding thermal performance, including the PureOC Editor’s Choice Award six months ago. However, the water block has received some criticism from water cooling enthusiasts. Some enthusiasts, for example, questioned the durability of the acrylic hold-down bracket and the non-metal block’s housing. Recognizing that enthusiasts can be tough crowd to please, XSPC has received all the criticism with the open arms and made improvements to an already outstanding water block to address these concerns. Today we have the opportunity to take a close look at the result of XSPC’s improvements – the RayStorm Full Copper water block.   “We released our first product the R120 radiator in 2004, the following year we released our X20 CPU waterblock, pump and watercooling kit. Since then we have released many award winning products covering all components of wtercooling systems, most recently our RX360 full cover GPU water blocks. All our products are designed for the PC enthusiast market where they are used by gamers and PC modders. Over the past year our products have been proved very popular with boutique PC manufactures and in specialist areas like recording studio PC’s. We are constantly revising our products to improve performance.”



Cooler Master Announces Horizontal Vapor Chamber Technology

Chino, California – July 31st, 2012 – Cooler Master announces further integration of Vapor Chambers into its retail Heatsinks. After releasing the world’s first heatpipe heatsink in 2000, and the first vertical vapor chamber Heatsink in early 2012, Cooler Master today announces broader adoption of Vapor Chamber Technology developed by Cooler Master’s OEM and industrial cooling division in its retail Heatsinks. After the success of the TPC812 pioneering the use of modern vertical vapor chambers, Cooler Master is expanding the TPC series and will equip selected Models of the V series with Horizontal Vapor Chambers. Horizontal Vapor Chambers spread Heat 8x faster than solid copper, eliminating hot spots and spreading heat evenly across the base of a heatsink. Since the vapor chamber effectively increases the heatpipe contact area, it allows the use of a larger number of heatpipes. Overall Horizontal Vapor Chambers enable faster and more efficient transfer of heat from the CPU to the heatpipes and fins, resulting in lower temperatures and slower, less noisy fans. Modern processors feature multiple CPU cores and integrated GPUs, resulting in hotspots, tiny parts of the CPU that product significantly more heat than others. Thanks to advanced thermal management, processors can boost the speed of individual cores if the processor is cooled well enough. Horizontal vapor chambers help eliminate hotspots and remove heat at unprecedented speeds, allowing your CPU t...



Crucial v4 SSD Improves Performance of Mainstream Computers at an Affordable Price

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced the Crucial v4 Solid State Drive (SSD), designed to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains for mainstream SATA 2 (3 Gb/s) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively, the Crucial v4 SSD can be purchased now through select global channel partners, or direct through www.crucial.com. The Crucial v4 SSD offers read speeds up to 230 MB/s and write speeds up to 190 MB/s, enabling faster startup times, faster application downloads, faster transfer data speeds, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The v4 SSD joins the m4 SSD and Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution to round out the award-winning Crucial SSD portfolio. “The Crucial v4 SSD boils down to two things: performance and value,” said Robert Wheadon, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. “Most consumers realize that SSDs help their computers start quicker and run faster, and are a more durable alternative to hard drives, but many don’t realize that most SSDs outperform the data transfer capabilities of their SATA 2 machines. With the Crucial v4 SSD, we’ve come up with a product that’s designed to bring the most value out of a SATA 2 system without paying for extra performance that can’t be used.” Le...





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