PC Reviews. One MegaHertz at a Time
Corsair is one of the most well-known names in the computer industry. 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 of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. Now many years later, memory has continued to evolve to what we have today, DDR4. Corsair has released a full line of the new DDR4 kits. Today we will be looking at their Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C15 memory kit in red.
Today we are taking a look at the In Win GRone. Originally available in both white and gray, In Win has recently added a black version. The chassis is considered a full tower. It offers unique looks along with water cooling support. There is room for up to 10 140mm fans and it can hold up to 8 3.5/2.5 drives.
I'm fairly confident that everyone reading this has heard the name Kingston. They've been making RAM, SSD's and other PC goodies for quite some time now. Well our friends over at Kingston decided they wanted to get into the gaming surface market recently. Enter the HyperX Skyn mouse pads. Kingston has two different versions of the Skyn pad - one designed for speed and the other designed for accuracy. Kingston was kind enough to send us one of each to check out for you guys so let's have at it!
Mad Catz is a name I'm sure almost every single one of you has heard of before. They've been making lots of gaming accessories for both PC and consoles for quite some time now. Possibly their greatest claim to fame in the PC world is their line of R.A.T. gaming mice. On August 12th Mad Catz released their TE - Tournament Edition - line of accessories to the world. These include the S.T.R.I.K.E. TE mechanical gaming keyboard, the M.M.O. TE gaming mouse and the R.A.T. TE gaming mouse. The R.A.T. TE is based off of the R.A.T. 3 but has some upgrades - the optical sensor being one. Mad Catz was kind enough to send us over a new R.A.T. TE to check out for you guys so let's get to it!
A new trend is on the rise with gaming PCs nowadays in the form of size. Small Form Factor (SSF) is the new thing recently and many are into it for some very good reasons. These builds are smaller than typical gaming PCs, lighter and compact which is suitable for LAN parties and also for those that don't really have much space at home to spare. Today, you would see different hardware to make this possible from cases, power supplies down to the motherboard itself with the mini-ITX form factor. Today MSI have given us an opportunity to check out their top-tier mini ITX board, the Z97I Gaming AC mini-ITX motherboard under Intel's new 9 series for the LGA 1150 platform. Let's see what this compact yet powerful motherboard MSI has to offer as we review it today.