Whilst in a game, aside from the ability to accurately shoot your opponent in the face, the ability to move is fairly high on your list of things to do. Most people will have a keyboard to do this with the usual WASD configuration of walking about. However many companies are now bringing out little innovations to make this easier: Circular keyboards with all the buttons you need for gaming on, highlighting the commonly used buttons on your keyboard with back lighting or are combining the two and adding a little gaming keyboard to the side of our normal one. The last of these options is what Genius have done with there latest professional keyboard, the Luxemate 525 Star Cruiser. But with [...]
Jeantech Absolute 1000w
The last time we got out mitts on Jeantech property, the power supply ended up being used in our test rig for months afterward thanks to its fully modular design. Today I have a slightly more powerful model – the Absolute 1000W which promises a semi-modular design, low noise output and stable rails. Let’s see if it’s ready to give our twin Ultra’s the required oomph.
FSP Everest 1010W
As the need for PC juice increases, so does the size of the PSUs providing the needed power. Fortunately, there are a few companies who aren’t willing to extend the chassis of their power providers, and instead stick faithfully to the compact size that we’ve come to expect.Once such company is FSP who have created the Everest PSU which is capable of sending (just) over 1000W of energy to your ever-hungry components. It features a modular design alongside 4 PCI-e connectors and comes in shiny blue. What else could you need? Read on to find out.
Tuniq Ensemble 1200W
With the recent addition of triple SLI and multi GPU gaming rather than single powerful cards, power supplies with quadruple figure watt values are being recommended more and more by manufacturers. Whether it’s due to actual necessity or the want to sell more, high power PSU’s are now more common than ever.Today I have the Tuniq Ensemble which will be pitted against a couple of 8800 Ultra’s to determine whether it passes the gamer grade. Featuring four PCI-e connectors, dual fans and 87% efficiency, let’s see if you can frag while saving the earth at the same time.
We’ve seen a collection of various Noctua fans conforming to the standards of 80mm and 120mm, but nothing in the lesser-used 92mm size.Fortunately, 92mm fan mounts can now use bevelled blade tips and vortex control notches, but more importantly, have a MULNAZ PC. Lets have a look whether it lives up to our previous experiences with Noctua blowers.
Gigabyte G-Power 2 PRO
CPU cooling starts with the stock HSF you get with your new processor, but these are loud and poor at removing heat from the overclocked silicon beneath. As a result, the consumer demands more, and the manufactures provide; mostly in the form of tower coolers.Today I have the hip-hop Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro which features ‘atmospheric blue LED lighting’ and a 120mm fan. Lets see how it performs…