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Cooler Master Cosmos SE

Introduction The Cooler Master Cosmos and Cosmos II are some of the best cases on the market as far as features and options go. They are also renowned for their shear size as well; however, Cooler Master has gone and shrunk the venerable Cosmos just a tad and made a few other tweaks. The result is called the Cosmos SE and it might just be awesome. The Cosmos SE has a boatload of features I’m just dying to tell you about right now. Luckily for you, Cooler Master sent me over a Cosmos SE to check out, so let’s test it and find out if it’s as amazing as I suspect it will be.   About Cooler Master: Pursuing excellence in design, quality, and affordability since its inception two decades ago, Cooler Master has fueled growth through product portfolio diversification. This comes from an endless drive to deliver world class quality and service to its customers.  Overview: Wide-ranging product offerings (Power supplies, enclosures, accessories, peripherals, & cooling products) Innovation driven by cohesive effort between end-user input and R&D World-class regional customer support teams Let’s take a look at the features and specifications for the Cosmos SE now.



 
 
 
 
 
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Deepcool GamerStorm Lucifer CPU Cooler

Introduction Deepcool is a name that’s been around for some time now and we’ve reviewed their CPU coolers in the past with great results. They’ve added the Gamer Storm line to their brand focusing on high-end gaming coolers for both CPU and VGA. It’s from this new Gamer Storm lineup that our latest Deepcool CPU cooler came – the Lucifer. The Lucifer is touted as being a silent cooling powerhouse for today’s high-end CPUs and also as a completely silent passive solution to today’s mainstream CPUs. Deepcool was kind enough to send a Lucifer over for us to check out so let’s get to it! About Deepcool: Deepcool was founded with the mission of providing the best performance and humanized thermal solutions for worldwide customers. Established in 1996, Deepcool originally produced desktop and server coolers for ODM partners. With the rapid development of personal computers, Deepcool expanded the business into desktop cooling products and laptop cooling accessories. Deepcool has built up its distribution network in over sixty countries all over the globe, by which end-users can purchase Deepcool products online or in their nearest local stores. With more and more media exposure and publication, such as awards from renowned websites and magazines like Pure Overclock, Tom’s Hardware, Guru3d, CHIP, etc., Deepcool now enjoys a good reputation among computer daily users, gamers and overclockers. We will always spare no effort to maint...



 
 
 
 
 
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Primochill Wet Bench

Introduction Test benches are all the rage these days. People aren’t just using them for testing anymore – they’re actually using them to build daily use PC rigs. Don’t get me wrong, a majority of bench users (like myself) still use them for their intended purpose – hardware testing. Benches make it easy and fast to swap out components giving them the edge over traditional cases. Their open-air looks however have drawn in the modding crowd as of late, with people modding production benches and also plenty of bench-style scratch builds. Primochill recently got into the test bench market and their first offering – the Wet Bench – caters to both traditional hardware testers and daily users alike. They were kind enough to send us one to check out so let’s take a look!     About Primochill “Family owned and family ran bleeding edge water cooling company based in Rio Rancho, NM USA. Website http://www.primochill.com/ We have been a part of the water cooling and case modification industry since 2001, since than our product line has continued to grow into the most unique and most copied hand down. With our main focus being on fluids, dyes, tubing and anything else that has to do with the fluid in your cooling loop. Some of our earliest accolades were centered around our “Pre-Built” watercooling cases which the likes had not been or even seen since.” – Primochill Let’s unbox the wet bench and chec...



 
 
 
 
 
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Antec P280

Introduction Quiet computing is becoming all the rage these days. People are sick of hearing their systems sound like jet engines all the time. Manufacturers are realizing this and a lot of them are coming out with reduced noise or low noise “quiet” products. Antec is no exception. They have their own Quiet Computing section with cases intended for low noise, featuring the Performance One family and the Sonata family. The latest addition to the Performance One family is the P280. The P280 is available in four different flavors – black or white and with or without a window. Antec was kind enough to send us a P280 in black to review, so let’s get to it!   Here’s a little about the P280 from Antec: “Sophisticated Performance Refined – Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance characteristic of Antec’s Performance One series. This advanced enclosure comes equipped with features that will maximize your PC experience, from Quiet Computing™ panels & HDD drive bays, to grommet-lined cable routing holes with ample space behind the motherboard tray. The P280 accommodates motherboards up to XL-ATX and includes nine expansion slots to support up to four 13.0″ / 330 mm graphics cards. And with convenient tool-less optical drive bays, easy-access front & bottom PSU intake air filters, two front panel USB 3.0 ports and an affordable price, you get...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

Introduction With Mini-ITX gaming systems on the rise lately, it’s no wonder why more and more manufacturers are getting into the Mini-ITX market. Cooler Master is a name that I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with. They have been around for a LONG time and make TONS of different PC-related goods including cases, CPU coolers, laptop coolers, keyboards, mice, headsets, and the list goes on. A year or two ago, Cooler Master came out with the Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX case that was small on size but big on room and features. Cooler Master has just released their latest Mini-ITX in the series, the Elite 130! The Elite 130 takes the base setup from the Elite 120 Advanced and removes the internal HDD bays in favor of 120mm water cooling support. It also adds in a unique drive mounting system to make up for it. They were kind enough to send us one to check out so let’s get it on the bench for testing!     A little about the Elite 130 from Cooler Master: “One of the most compact, yet fully featured chassis for high performance M-ITX computing. Included is a large mesh front panel that offers reserved styling while allowing extreme airflow. It’s designed to fit in the most minute available desk space while supporting high performance hardware. Elite 130 supports: the largest VGAs from NVIDIA or AMD, 5 x HDDs and/or SSDs, a full-sized power supply, and even a thick 120mm DIY or AIO watercooling radiator.” – Cooler Master Le...



 
 
 
 
 
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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer and Extreme

Introduction Thermaltake is no stranger to the water cooling market having had the ProWater and the BigWater systems out for quite a long time now. They also got into the AiO cooler market with the Asetek-made Water units.Well Thermaltake has released their latest AiO coolers in the Water series – the Water 3.0 Performer , Water 3.0 Pro and Water 3.0 Extreme. The units are made by Asetek as are most of the market’s AiO units, but Thermaltake put their own touch on these for good measure. They were kind enough to send us both a Performer and an Extreme to check out so let’s get to it!   About Thermaltake: “The beginning of every myth and legend is about dreams and desire: the challenging, creative and combative features of Thermaltake Group create an exciting and fascinating user experience to share with everyone, while allowing users to enter a selfless state in terms of function and potential. Thermaltake Group’s 3 main brands: Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 have been merchandising throughout the world, and have successfully established 6 business footholds in areas such as Europe, America, Oceania, Japan and China, with 95 regional distributors and over 4000 premium retailers. All product planning is orientated by observation of global PC peripheral market and understanding of consumer demands. Thermaltake creates direct contact opportunities with resellers and consumers by participating major global ICT exhibitions and trade shows e...



 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond Multimedia BVU165 HD USB Video Adapter

Introduction Have you ever found yourself wishing you could hook up a second monitor for productivity only to find out your hardware doesn’t support it? It can be frustrating. The typical solution would be to upgrade your hardware. In some cases this could require replacing your graphics card (or adding another one) in your system, or even buying an entirely new system. Diamond Multimedia has teamed up with Display Link to offer an inexpensive solution – the BVU165HD USB Video Adapter. This neat little device hooks to any open USB 2.0 port and offers DVI output as standard with adapters for both VGA and HDMI outputs to a display. They were kind enough to send us one to check out, so let’s get to it!   About Diamond Multimedia: “For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support. Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring ATI Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location. Diamond video cards use the latest technology to offer the best solutions for gaming, home media and business applications. Powered by ATI Radeon Graphics from AMD, Diamond is continuously striv...



 
 
 
 
 
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RAVPower RP-WD01 FileHub for iOS and Android Devices

Introduction It seems like a great idea to have a small backup battery for your mobile devices these days. There are a ton of them on the market with various sizes and battery capacities. Some people also need extra storage – that 8GB iPhone fills up quick with songs, videos and pictures. What if you were to combine the two? Well our friends at RAVPower did just that. They combined a 3AH battery pack with a WiFi hub, SD card and USB storage. That’s a lot of features in a little package. How well does it work? Well they were kind enough to send us one to check out, so let’s take a look! About RavPower: “RAVPower means Reliable – Affordable – Value. As an industry leader in laptop portable power solutions we strive to offer every customer with the most reliable devices at affordable prices that value the customer need for service and support from a trusted brand, that is the RAVPower promise. We only supply superior quality products. All our products are brand new and manufactured by our high-tech factories. All products strictly follow the standards of CE, FCC and RoHS, and are carefully inspected by a responsible QA team before packaging. All products have 6 to 12 months of warranty depending on the category. We have a knowledgeable customer service team to provide helpful after-sales services. You won’t regret it!” - RAVPower. Let’s take a look at the features and specs of the RP-WD01 now.



 
 
 
 
 
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Thermaltake NiC C4 CPU cooler

Introduction We all probably know the name Thermaltake. They’ve been around for quite some time now and make cases, power supplies, GPU coolers, CPU coolers, and a ton of cool accessories. They’ve been taking the CPU cooler market by storm in recent years with their Frio line of coolers. They recently released their Water 2.0 series of AiO cooling systems as well. Their latest entry into the CPU cooler market is the NiC series which consists of four models – the F3, F4, C5 and the cooler we’ll be looking at today – the C4. NiC stands for non-interference cooling and the main goal was to provide performance and maximum RAM compatibility. Let’s review the NiC C4 sample that Thermaltake sent us!   A little about Thermaltake: “Thermaltake Group’s 3 main brands: Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 have been merchandising throughout the world, and have successfully established 6 business footholds in areas such as Europe, America, Oceania, Japan and China, with 95 regional distributors and over 4000 premium retailers. All product planning is orientated by observation of global PC peripheral market and understanding of consumer demands. Thermaltake creates direct contact opportunities with resellers and consumers by participating major global ICT exhibitions and trade shows every year, and develop innovative marketing strategies for the promotions of new products. Meanwhile, Thermaltake incorporates the composite marketing syste...



 
 
 
 
 
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Antec GX 700 Mid-Tower

Antec is one of the big names in the PC case market, with award-winning cases from the "hundred" and Sonata series to their line of HTPC cases and the like. Antec just added a newcomer to their gaming case lineup in the form of the GX series. Right now, the only model is the GX 700 which we'll be looking at today. The GX 700 offers a low price point of just $59.99 (although can be found for less) and is packed with features. But how many features can be included for this low of a price? Let's find out, shall we?



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master V8 GTS

I'm sure every one who reads this is familiar with Cooler Master's "V" series of engine-themed CPU coolers. It consists of the V6, V6 GT, V8 and the TEC-cooled V10. Cooler Master has added another cooler to this award-winning lineup, dubbed the V8 GTS. It brings eight heat pipes and Cooler Master's horizontal vapor chamber to the table. The entire lineup of V series coolers has been very impressive thus far. Can the V8 GTS live up to the standards set by it's predecessors? Cooler Master was kind enough to send us one to check out so we can answer that question. Without further adieu let's get to it.



 
 
 
 
 
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Transcend ESD200 128GB External USB 3.0 SSD

You are probably familiar with the company Transcend. Transcend makes a WIDE variety of storage solutions including USB flash drives, solid state drives, external hard drives, external CD/DVD drives, SD cards, digital photo frames and more. You are also likey familiar with the concept of an external hard drive. It's simply a standard hard drive of the 2.5" or 3.5" flavor tossed into an external case that connects to your computer typically via USB. Most people have one and use them for transferring large amounts of data or doing PC backups. Transcend took the typical external hard drive idea and replaced the old mechanical drive with a 2.5" SSD. The result is the ESD200 USB 3.0 external SSD, available in 128GB and 256GB flavors. Transcend sent us a 128GB model to review, so let's check it out!



 
 
 
 
 
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Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler

Raijintek is a name I'm sure most of you are not familiar with. They're a new company to the PC accessory market and have debuted four new CPU coolers - the Aidos, Themis, Themis EVO and the Ereboss - as well as some slim case fans. Raijintek isn't a company which started from nothing though. It's actually a collaboration between some Cooler Master and Xigmatek employees so the company has some serious collaborative knowledge. They also plan on expanding into the chassis and PSU market in the near future. They were kind enough to send me out their Ereboss CPU cooler to check out, so let's get on it!



 
 
 
 
 
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Roccat Kone Pure and Kone Pure Color Gaming Mice

The right gaming mouse can make or break your gaming session. You want a mouse that will handle high-speed precision movements for FPS gaming, but will also handle slow technical stuff for MMORPGs and productivity stuff. Today I might just have the mouse that will satisfy all your needs without breaking your wallet. ROCCAT is a German-based manufacturer of high-end gaming peripherals. They make some of the coolest, most feature-packed gaming mice, keyboards, audio gear and gaming notebooks. They've recently released the fifth generation of their Kone gaming mouse - the Kone Pure, and more recently added colored variants to the Pure's lineup. They were kind enough to send me out their new Kone Pure and Kone Pure Color gaming mice to review. Let's dive in and see how this one measures up!



 
 
 
 
 
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Corsair H100i Review

Introduction Corsair – if you have been into PCs over the past few years, you will probably view them fondly. They make some of the best cases, RAM and power supplies available, not to mention other accessories like SSDs, keyboards, mice and audio products. Corsair got into the AiO cooler market a few years ago with the H50. It was a great cooler for an initial offering, and despite being a thin 120mm radiator, it performed admirably well. In fact, I still have an H50 running on a Q6600 @ 3.7GHz in a spare system right now! Things have come a long way since the original H50, though. The radiators are thicker and longer, the tubing is larger, and the fans are quieter. Fast forward to today and you’ll notice that Corsair’s new H100i has “all that and then some” in an effort to keep your system cool and quiet. They were kind enough to send me one to check out, so without further delay let’s get to it!   About Corsair: “Meeting Performance Computing Demands since 1994. Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release...






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