Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT Reviews and more
Posted on: 02/11/2015 09:22 PM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 M.2 6Gbps SSD Review (256GB)
AKRACING Premium Gaming Chair (AK-7002-CS) Review
ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer mATX Motherboard Review
Be Quiet Silent Base 800 Computer Case Review
Corsair H110i GT Cooler Review
Corsair H110i GT Review
Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT Review
Crucial MX200 500GB & 1TB SSD Review
EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse Review
Inateck FD1006C UASP USB 3.0 Docking Station Review
Lian Li DK-02X
LUXA2 P1-PRO 7000mAh Outdoor Power Bank Review
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G
MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G Graphics Card Review
Plantronics Voyager Edge UC & Blackwire C725 Headsets Review
Samsung Galaxy A5 Review: A premium build mid-range smartphone
SuperFlower Leadex Titanium 1600W Review
Video Review: Alienware Area 51 (2015) Gaming PC, An Equalateral Beast
ZTE Grand X Plus

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 M.2 6Gbps SSD Review (256GB)
While we are awaiting next gen SSDs featuring SF-3700 controllers, we are still seeing some SF-2200 based SSDs released in the market. A few years ago, SandForce SSDs saturated the marketplace as they were the go to for most companies, however as of late, this has changed. A lot more options are out there for companies to choose from. Companies such as Marvell, Silicon Motion, and Phison all make very competitive controller and SSD design options. As a matter of fact, most of our recent reviews are of SSDs with controllers from each of these manufacturers. The last SandForce based SSD we reviewed was some time last year. Having said that, while the SF-2281 controller is going on four years old, it still competes well with these more modern controllers.


Read full article @ The SSD Review

AKRACING Premium Gaming Chair (AK-7002-CS) Review
First thing first, this chair is designed to appear AND feel like a racing chair. If you've never sat in a racing type seat before, you should know their design and build isn't meant to be overly soft. This chair is quite a bit stiffer than your common squishy office chair and is far from an "executive" style chair. It's not stiff and hard like a wooden dining room chair, but it might take you a bit to get used to if you've never sat in something like it before. The chair does have tilt, you can lean back as the base of the chair is much like any other office chair with tilt and up/down motion. I will say, it was difficult to get your tilt, even on the softest setting. It took quite a bit of force to relax and lean back. However, the back of the seat also reclines like an actual car seat. It has many possibilities in recline position, so while you might not be able to push back with your feet, the seat can be reclined into quite a comfortable position. You can sit as straight up as you like as well as lie darn near flat if you so desire.


Read full article @ OCC

ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer mATX Motherboard Review
ASRock is aiming to offer gamers an uncompromising set of features with its micro-ATX X99M Fatal1ty Killer motherboard. Doing so will require integration of the X99 chipset’s features and the plentiful PCIe connectivity of Haswell-E CPUs. How does ASRock’s gaming-series mATX offering stack up to the tough competition that is Gigabyte’s X99M-Gaming 5 (http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/luke-hill/gigabyte-x99m-gaming-5-matx-motherboard-review/) ?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Be Quiet Silent Base 800 Computer Case Review
There is one thing I love more than anything in the PC industry. It is almost literally a sickness with me. I LOVE PC Cases. To me, they are more than just a box to house your hardware. On top of being a blank canvas, the case is what gives your RIG its character and attitude. Do you want a … Read more.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Corsair H110i GT Cooler Review
Corsairs latest high end liquid cooler gets reviewed.


Read full article @ HardwareHeaven

Corsair H110i GT Review
Corsair is bringing out three new All In One liquid cooling systems. H80i GT (120mm radiator and two fans in push/pull) and H100i GTX (240mm radiator with two fans) occupy slots towards the upper reaches of the product range, and right at the pinnacle we have the new H110i GT. Employing a 280mm radiator and dual 140mm fans, the H110i GT marries the size of the H110 with features we have previously seen in H100i Extreme.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair Hydro H110i GT CPU Cooler Review
Corsair is one of the leading brands in the All In One liquid cooling solutions market. By teaming up with Asetek and Cool IT they are able to use the latest technology and add to these provided cooling solutions their own little trademarks. Lately the AIO market is closing the gap on the Do it Yourself market performance wise. The generated noise to deliver the best cooling can still be somewhat over the top, though by introducing the 140mm fan versions a better performance versus noise ratio was achieved. Nevertheless in this market one can never rest on its laurels. Other brands alike Fractal Design and LEPA introduced some interesting products that gave similar specced Hydro products a decent run for their money. Though Corsair is back in 2015 with revamped versions of the H80i, H100i and H110. Today we test the flagship model the H110i GT. Later this month the samples of the H80i GT and the H100i GTX should become available.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT Review
We test and review the all new Corsair H110i GT Hydro Series Liquid cooler. This updated revision CPU cooler is compatible with Corsair's LINK software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with two 140mm fans and a nice 280mm radiator, the performance should be really good, and Corsair even embedded a few easter eggs as well.

You know, in the world of CPU coolers nothing ever stops developing. These days you can pick a hundred different heatpipe based coolers, where many are shaped, formed and priced the same. The better heatpipe based coolers are good though. Next in line are LCS systems (liquid cooling), the entry level products are affordable, easy to install pre-fab liquid cooling kits. We've seen and tested many of them as Corsair, Asetek, CoolIT and so on all have interesting kits.

The bigger problem is cooling performance. The gear behind these kits are good yet the performance is often battling a small included 120mm radiator with thin tubing and lacking coolant levels due to missing reservoirs. To compensate FAN RPM goes up making a good looking product noisy again. With that in mind Corsair started to develop a new series H (for Hydro) coolers. The product we test in specific is the Corsair H110i GT, an updated design with new cooling block and regulated control for pump and fans. Next to that what's interesting is that this product is based on a 280mm radiator which gives it quite a bit of cooling surface area. It is a a cooler series that is easy on the eyes and comes with a relatively tool free installation. Next to some very good performance, the Corsair H110i GT is compatible with Corsair's LINK software. You hook up the LCS unit towards a USB port and then software allows you to program, customize and monitor this easy to install Liquid Cooling solution. And hey within the new RGB concept, the logo at the top of the water-block can be configured to a color of your preference.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Crucial MX200 500GB & 1TB SSD Review
Last year Crucial's MX100 series introduced 128GBit 16nm MLC NAND to the marketplace and ultimately redefined the meaning of 'value' orientated SSDs. While there may have been some compromises in terms of sheer performance, the MX100’s durability, capacity and overall price was only matched by Samsung's TLC equipped drives. Even now, nearly a year after its launch, Crucial’s groundbreaking drives are still considered some of the best around.

The MX200 series is the newest addition to Crucial’s lineup and it is targeting a slightly more mainstream market. It is essentially supposed to replace the MX100 and M550 series while the entirely new budget 'BX100' series hits up a lower price point(expect a review of the BX100 soon!). While the MX200 supposed to take over from the MX100, its combination of 16mm 128GBit MLC NAND with a Marvell 9188 controller backstopped by extremely aggressive pricing makes this new mainstream series one serious competitor for the likes Samsung's 850, OCZ Vertex 460, and a whole host of other drives.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse Review
EVGA is a brand that we typically know for graphics card and motherboards, but they actually make quite a lot of other products. One of those products happen to be gaming mice. Today we will be looking at their TORQ X5 gaming mouse which features a 6400 DPI optical sensor, OMRON switches, 8 programmable buttons and an ambidextrous design. Will this be the perfect mouse to add to your gaming arsenal? Will this make EVGA a company we think about when it comes to gaming? Read on as we find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Inateck FD1006C UASP USB 3.0 Docking Station Review
Are you looking for an affordable USB 3.0 docking station with USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) support that can be used with both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA storage drives? The Inateck FD1006C docking station costs under $30 and features a UASP-enabled host controller that will allow you transfer data at speeds of over 450MB/s. Those are blazing fast speeds and if you are looking for something fast to access your drives that won't break the bank, the Inateck FD1006C might be the device you are looking for. Read on to find out how this docking station performs!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Lian Li DK-02X
The Lian Li DK-02X should not be considered a computer chassis. It should be considered a designer table with the ability to hold two full systems. But is the biggest of the DK line of desks still a functional piece of furniture, especially once its costs vs. design vs. functionality triangle has been considered?


Read full article @ techPowerUp

LUXA2 P1-PRO 7000mAh Outdoor Power Bank Review
I can't really recall the number of times when i took my smartphone out of my jacket only to find out that it was almost out of battery and if you happen to be reading these lines then it's a safe bet that this has happened to you as well (as with most people i suppose). Over the years we've seen many solutions for that from larger 3rd party batteries which can replace the one your smartphone comes with from the factory and even extra battery packs that double the battery capacity of your smartphone by attaching to its rear (this was especially popular amongst iPhone owners). Portable batteries however have taken the market by storm not only because you can find models out there that can recharge even a large tablet up to 3 times or more (and a smartphone up to 10 times or more) but also because they can be used to recharge and even power pretty much any portable device in the market currently. LUXA2 has released quite a few portable batteries but the P1-PRO Outdoor Power Bank is their most rugged model to date.

LUXA2- is a Taiwanese based designer and manufacturer of award winning portable accessories. Established in 2009, LUXA2 is committed to creating the best user-experience by consistently designing and innovating each and every product from concept to reality. LUXA2 believes that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; and it is with this belief that our product designs are not only simplistic in nature but also incorporates functionality and premium aesthetic appeal at affordable prices. We promote not just products but total solutions. LUXA2s’ products are sold worldwide in major consumer and electronic retailers and online via www.luxa2.com and www.ttbuy.com.tw. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the LUXA2 team possesses many talented specialists from all around the globe ranging from: sales mavericks, marketing aficionados, design wizards and R&D demons which are all lead by a top-gun management team. With offices in the USA, China, Australia and Germany, LUXA2’s presence on the global stage is ever-increasing to ultimately bring our mission of creating a simple, unique and luxury lifestyle to customers, and ultimately, a uniquely you.

The P1-PRO features a nice compact aluminum housing which under its hood has two 3500mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable batteries that add up to a total of 7000mAh (enough to fully recharge most 7" tablets in the market currently). However it's the silicon/rubber bumper that separates it from the rest of the LUXA2 line since thanks to it you don't have to worry about dropping, misplacing your USB cables and getting dust in the USB ports. Of course i would prefer to see an entirely rugged IP certified housing just like some other manufacturers have released in the market but i can't say that i know that many people who'd prefer it over a smaller and certainly nicer looking model (although portable batteries are obviously more useful outdoors). 7000mAh is also nothing impressive but at least i hope that the P1-PRO delivers at least that much.


Read full article @ NikKTech

MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G
With the launch of the 900 series of cards MSI also launched their new Twin Frozr V cooling. Sadly up until now we haven’t had the chance to actually check out one. With the GTX 960 launch setting down MSI sent over their GTX 960 Gaming 2G for us to check out. This gives us a great chance to see what their new cooling is capable of and to be able to compare it to some of the competition. My expectations are high because MSI has done a great job on the cooling front for a long time now. So let’s put the GTX 960 Gaming 2G to the test and see how it performs.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G Graphics Card Review
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 is here and it is really going to hit that sweet spot for gaming when it comes to the price / performance ratio. MSI of course have released a few different GTX 960 models (4 currently) and today we will be taking a look at their highest performance part the GTX 960 Gaming 2G. This card of course falls in MSI’s very popular gaming line and comes with a factory overclock bringing the core clock up to 1216 MHz and the boost clock up to 1279 MHz. The card also ships with MSI’s new Twin Frozr V cooling solution that has many new improvementsthat we will go over in detail. Being part of the Gaming Series this card uses MSI’s Military Class components and also comes with a great software suite. Will this be the GTX 960 for you? Read on as we find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Plantronics Voyager Edge UC & Blackwire C725 Headsets Review
Plantronics began in 1961 in Santa Cruz, California by two pilots making aviation headsets. Fast forward 50 years and the brand is well known among aviators, NASA astronauts, and 911 operators for making some of the best headsets for voice communications in harsh and heavy use environments. Plantronics (corporate site) has also become well know in the corporate environment for making some of the most advanced headsets for desk phones focused on comfort and superior sound quality. Personally, I have used one version or another of Plantronics headsets in my office for the last 25 years. Like most technologies, the communications market has evolved with new technology like USB and Bluetooth becoming pervasive as the way to connect devices for communications, replacing mini-plugs and RJ45 based headsets. The latest trends of Unified Communications and VoIP have further increased the demand for quality headsets to allow us to connect from anywhere, over any device, through several different applications to communicate. Legit Reviews received two of the most recent products from Plantronics to meet this need in both a wired USB headset, the Plantronics C725, and a Bluetooth v4 wireless headset, the Plantronics Voyager Edge UC. Read on to see how they perform...


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Samsung Galaxy A5 Review: A premium build mid-range smartphone
Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Alpha, the first high-end smartphone in their range with a part-metal body. The handset was a good, yet flawed step forward for the company, failing to live up to its premium price tag from a hardware and battery life standpoint. Rather than completely dropping the Alpha design, Samsung reworked it for a new and much more compelling product for the mid-range market. The A5 is a $400 smartphone inside a $700 body.


Read full article @ Techspot

SuperFlower Leadex Titanium 1600W Review
If you are building a new rig with high power demands then our review today will be one you will not want to miss. The SuperFlower Leadex Titanium 1600W is designed with power sucking Crossfire and SLI rigs in mind. It is 80 Plus Titanium certified, fully modular and incorporates the highest grade Japanese capacitors. Be prepared to pay handsomely for the specification however – available at Overclockers UK for £299.99.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Video Review: Alienware Area 51 (2015) Gaming PC, An Equalateral Beast
Alienware's new Area 51 gaming desktop PC arrived late last year and it certainly turned heads, including ours, due to its somewhat radical design. Sure, we've seen some wild chassis designs out of Dell's Alienware gaming PC division in the past, but their new, redesigned Area 51 machine really broke the mold. In fact, if you're stuck on the old gray or black box design of most legacy systems, the "Triad" chassis of the new Area 51 may be too much of a departure for you to wrap your head around...

And then of course, there's Alienware's 1500 power supply that supplies juice to a loaded-for-bear configuration of the latest technologies in our test system, like an Intel 6-core Haswell-E Core i7-5930K unlocked processor, three NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Maxwell graphics cards in Tri-SLI, and a nimble 256GB Samsung SSD 850 Pro Solid State Drive, along with 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz memory...

To say this system is decked out to offer a beating in the benchmarks, would be an understatement. However, it's how all those killer components are configured inside this wild-looking chassis, that makes Alienware's new out-of-this-world gaming PC so special.


Read full article @ HotHardware

ZTE Grand X Plus
When is good enough actually good enough? Considering that many of us upgrade our smartphones every couple of years, if not sooner, it almost feels wasteful to spend upwards of $800 on a device that practically becomes obsolete the moment we buy it. And in the case of smartphones, is the $800 device really four times better than its $200 counterpart?

It's with that line of thinking that we find ourselves looking at the ZTE Grand X Plus, an Android smartphone that launched with Fido in December. It looks to have all the makings of a mid-range device at a fraction of the cost, but are there other hidden sacrifices?


Read full article @ MEGATech Reviews




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