With the popularity of multi-monitor gaming and workstations in recent years, sometimes looking for the right solution to mount your display(s) can become a daunting task. While 3 monitors on your desk can work, it still takes up a lot of real estate; however, the purpose of multi-monitor stands is to eliminate this problem. It's a solution which offers one mount to hold all three displays and free up valuable desktop space for your other accessories. When it comes to shopping for triple LCD mounts their are very few options available and most of them come with high cost. Today we are going to be looking at a Dyconn Condor DE743A-S Triple LCD Monitor Stand that doesn't break the bank, but offers some great versatility. Before we move forward let's take a look at Dyconn.
ECS Elitegroup has been around for more then 2 decades and is known to provide our consumers with some of today's most budget friendly motherboards. While ECS has made some extensive improvements over the last few years with its style and design, we also continue to see ECS provide some "easy on money" type products. Today we have the opportunity to look at the ECS A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard. This motherboard is budget friendly while also providing some aesthetic enhancements. The gold and white mixed with the black PCB really makes this board stand out, but the colors alone aren't the only thing that makes this board stand out... As we move forward we get to show you something new that we haven't see with most of today's motherboards. Let's dive in! First, here's a little about ECS Elitegroup.
With the rising number of portable device users, it was only of matter of time that more mobile accessories start to flood the market. When it comes to protecting your portable device there are many options available. Some are made from basic plastic and some are of higher quality. In most cases, when it comes to these accessories the term "You get what you pay for" comes to mind. Today we are going to look at something that is no exception to that rule. If you are an Apple iPad user you obviously already know that the device can be easily damaged if not well protected. Today, we are going to take a look at an iPad case by Digital Treasures called the Props Power Case for the iPad 2/3/4. It not only looks great, but also has features that will come in handy for those who are always on the road. Before we dive in, let's read a little about Digital Treasures.
The Z77 Chipset has now been on the market for almost a year since its first debut. During its launch we saw several products from various manufactures that jumped into the pond to bring their latest and greatest at the time. Now that we have seen this platform and chipset mature a bit, many manufacturers have hit the drawing board and are trying to revamp new revisions to this already well bloomed platform. With that being said, today we are going to look at a new motherboard from MSI. On the test bench today we have the MSI Z77-GD65 Gaming Edition Motherboard for the Intel 1155 socket platform. We have seen the well matured version of the MSI Z77-GD65 perform above the average standard and actually received our Editors Choice award during its initial release. The new MSI Z77-GD65 Gaming Edition has spruced up its aesthetic appeal but that's not all. MSI has given this board a new set of software and hardware to meet the demands of today's gamers. Let's put it to the test and see if it lives up to its predecessor.
Roughly six months ago, Cooler Master introduced the new Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 to the world. This was a revision of its previous model, the Scout I. The Storm Scout 2 was well received and even earned a PureOC Good Hardware Award from us. Even though the initial release of the Scout 2 went well, Cooler Master still likes to listen to consumers and the PC modding community, just to improve things further. They took feedback from a number of online forums and from reviews like ours just to take the next iteration of the lineup to the next level. Today we have their newest revision - The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advance. The new Scout 2 Advance series chassis now comes with several design enhancements, and even includes a new color called "Ghost White." Let's dive in to take a deeper look at these changes and see how they improved upon the previous chassis.
When it comes to looking for an AMD motherboard with the 990FX chipset, there are few new options right now. The 990FX chipset from AMD has been around for more then a few years now and we have recently only seen manufacturers doing revisions to the existing chipset boards. We are unsure on when the launch of a possible new chipset will be for AMD so for now it looks like it will remain at the top. Today we will take a look at one of the newest of these current top-tier motherboards, the ASRock 990FX Extreme 9. ASRock's previous top motherboard was the Fatal1ty 990FX Professional. How will this board stack up with today's new FX series processors and the piledriver architecture? We will put that to the test.
The company be quiet! has been a big hit recently, we had the opportunity to review our first be quiet! cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 2, and today we have a chance to take a look at another cooler called the Shadow Rock Topflow. This cooler was designed to be quite different then your typical tower cooler. We wonder if the orientation of the cooler will perform better, or hinder its performance results. Today we are going to put it to the test and find out.
be quiet!, this wasn't a popular name that we have heard of in the past, but be quiet! has start to become a popular attraction as of recent. You may ask why? While be quiet! was started in 2006, they were primarily in the Power Supply Market, but it wasn't until 2010 that they started to break out of its shell and joined in with the CPU Cooling market. Today we have the opportunity to test out one of be quiet!'s new CPU Coolers, the Dark Rock Pro 2 that has started to attract allot of attention and we are here to put this cooler to the test to see how it stacks up again the current competitors. Will this cooler work as it advertises? How is pricing? Availability? As you read on today we hope to answer some of those questions for you. So without going into much detail, lets dive in and take a good look at the be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler.
Hello fellow Pure Overclock readers! Today we have something a little special on the table. If you have previously been reading our CPU Cooler reviews you probably saw our recent review for Silverstone. We reviewed the Silverstone Heligon Series - HEO1 CPU Cooler, but after publication of the review, Silverstone noticed some discrepencies, and shared their concerns of the temperatures we had recorded. While we explained to Silverstone our process to make sure temps are recorded accurately, they wondered if they had possibly sent us a defective cooler. What Silverstone did next was beyond our expectations. They sent us a second cooler for re-testing to see if we gathered the same results or better. As you will soon see, it turns out their concerns were valid. Before we jump into things, we would like to thank Tony at Silverstone for sending us a second cooler for re-testing of the Heligon Series - HEO1.
With its 3rd Generation Intel processors now on most stores shelves, its only time that all the manufactures start to phase out the old and introduce the new. Today's we are going to look at a great budget friendly motherboard from Gigabyte the Z77-HD4 that will bring to the table the affordability along with its performance standard we have come to know. When it comes to building a PC one of the most vital parts of the system is the motherboard. So if you are building a high end gaming system to your budget friendly internet surfer or your primary work station, its important to keep in mind that you want to find the motherboard that will fit your needs. The question that most have is, how will this motherboard perform? how is the reliability? does it have what I need? how is the future proofing? but before we dive into this review and help you answer some of those questions lets start by taking a look at Gigabyte as a company.
When it comes to choosing the right CPU Cooler there are a lot of available options. With the massive amount of coolers available in today's market, how do you know how to choose the right one? Well if you are reading this review then you are on the right track by doing some research. For some, the performance of a CPU cooler is the primary deciding point, however aesthetics can be just as important. You may be looking for a cooler that matches your color theme, or something along the lines of LEDs, or maybe the ability to adjust speed and noise of the cooler. Well today we are going to a look at something that is a little different from your standard CPU Cooler. Today we have in our hands the Evercool Silent Shark CPU Cooler. It has some distinctive features that we haven't seen before. Will these features prove to be a benefit to the performance? We are going find out just that as we continue.
With the popularity of small form factor builds becoming more common place over recent years, sometimes finding the right CPU Cooler can be a challenge. With the tight spaces in small factor builds, it really takes a special cooler to do the job correctly. Today we will be looking at the Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler. From an aesthetics stand point, we see that Noctua remains true to its brand by sticking to its traditional colors with the tan and brown fans. While this cooler looks small compared to the traditional line up from Noctua, this small form factor CPU cooler has a unique look of its own. From a performance stand point, we are going to see if it also holds true to Noctua's past performance. While this cooler was not designed to support high overclocks, today we are still going to put it to the test and see what it can do.
Thermalright has set a foundation in the cooling world with a number of computer cooling solutions in the last decade and it comes as no surprise that they have some of the top performing CPU Coolers. Today we are going to be looking at the new Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 CPU Cooler. One thing that comes to mind first is this cooler definitely stands out with its aesthetics. While the color choice by Thermalright isn't your typical user's first choice... we found it to be quite interesting. However beyond its aesthetic appeal, we are interested in taking a closer look at the SB-E X2 cooler to find out if it will live up to its name in the thermal solution world. The twin fan single slim tower design may not look like much, but we are looking forward to finding out if it will hold up to expectations. Let's find out!
When it comes to the PC hardware Industry, many tend to choose products based on a name they already know. Consumers tend to turn to a company that holds a strong reputation. When we hear the name Silverstone, it doesn't come as surprise that they have built a solid foundation and strong reputation in this arena. Today we have the opportunity to take a look at their new CPU Cooler from the Heligon Series line, the HEO1. While we know Silverstone produces some of the finest production cases, as well as some of the top performing accessories in today's market, the CPU Cooling market is another monster altogether. With the mass variety of options that are available today, the competition can get fierce. Today, we will put the Heligon Series HEO1 cooler to the test and see if Silverstone can uphold their excellent reputation in this market as well.
With the release of AMD's Trinity APU, we are starting to see more and more manufacturers releasing this new FM2 Socket series of motherboards. If you are not familiar with AMD's APU systems, it's a processor that has an on-die graphics processing unit embedded into the CPU. AMD started its APU line just over a year ago with the Zacate series processors which carried the FM1 Socket. AMD released this as their "Fusion" technology, which is designed to combine the CPU with the raw processing power of on-die graphics at an affordable price-point. AMD recently took this "Fusion" technology a little further with its recent release of Trinity, and incorporated its new processing architecture of Piledriver to the new FM2 Socket series chips. In fact, today we will be using the AMD Trinity A10-5800k that offers this new architecture, and takes its graphics processing power to the next level with the on-die 7660D graphics. When it comes to using this new processing power, it's also important to choose the right motherboard that fits the bill. The APU line of motherboards were designed to be affordable, but also offer high performance standards. Today we are going to be looking at a new motherboard from ECS: the A85F2-A Golden Motherboard. This motherboard will follow its A85X (hudson D4) chipset. ECS doesn't call this board the "Golden" board for no reason, and, as we take a closer look, you will see why.