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Video Review #1005: JamMate UFO USB Phantom Microphone

If you ever tried to use a professional microphone on a computer you know how frustrating it is. That's because most regular sound cards are not equipped for most professional microphones A preamp and pro microphone is needed to make it work, or the JamMate UFO. The JamMate UFO USB Phantom Microphone is a unique product because the JamMate UFO is an "All-in-one" solution that includes both the "Audio Interface" and a "Phantom powered microphone." It essentially eliminates the need for a pro microphone and a preamp.

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Video Review #1006: SilverStone FT01 Case

The SilverStone FT01 Case is a very well crafted mid-tower case. There's two large 180mm fans and one 120mm fan which provide positive air pressure. The use of dust filter along with this positive air pressure eliminates dust and provides excellent cooling. There are five 5.25" drive bays and seven hard drives can be installed. Installation for these drives is a tool-less operation. It also comes with easy open side panels, top I/O ports and much more. Watch the video to find out more...


Video Review #1007: Corsair HX1000W Power Supply

The Corsair HX line of power supplies are currently available in three wattages; 520, 620 & 1000. I'll be reviewing the Corsair HX1000W Power Supply which has more than enough power, even for hardcore computer systems. The approximate maximum peek output of the 3.3/5v rail is 250 watts and the 12vrail is 960 watts. The +3.3V & +5V rails are both 30A. There are two +12V rails and they are both 40A each with a combined power of 80A. They include a load controlled quiet 140mm fan. So the more load the faster the fan spins.

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Video Review #1008: Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler

The Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler s rather large measuring 120 x 128 x 161.1mm and weighs a heavy 865g. So when transporting the case be very careful, otherwise it might damage the motherboard and/or CPU. Note that this cooler is designed to cool the faster CPUs on the market, including the Intel Quad Core processors. The CPU Thermal Design Power or Thermal Design Point specification for this cooler is 180W. is 180W. The heatsink is a combination of aluminum and copper (Note that the copper heatpipes and base are all nickel plated).

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Video Review #1009: Sigma SP1000C 1000W Power Supply

Considering most high wattage PSUs are very long, the Sigma SP1000C 1000W Power Supply is surprisingly short. So compact it will fit in all cases; included mid-tower, HTPC and SFF cases. It has a gloss paint finish and the housing is steel. They include a 120mm blue LED fan and honeycomb ventilation ensures maximum cooling so the PSU should remain cool in almost any environment. The +3.3V & +5V rails are both 26A. There are four +12V rails and they are all 20A each with a combined power of 70A. Watch the video to find out more...

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Video Review #1010: NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse

The NZXT Avatar Gaming Mouse has a 2600 DPI Optical Sensor with up to 15G acceleration accuracy. The Max Speed is 40 Inches/Second, Max Frame Rate is 6469 Frames/Second, Resolution is 650-2600 DPI and the Image Processing is 5.8 Mega Pixels/Second. There are 7 programmable buttons. On the top heres the left click, scroll wheel with middle click, right click, two macro keys as well as DPI indicator LEDs. This is a great mouse for anyone with a small narrow hand!. Watch the video to find out more...


Video Review #1011: NZXT Whisper Silent Case

There aren't a lot of cases on the market that come with sound dampening material. I'm not sure why this is considering it's relatively inexpensive. Thankfully the NZXT Whisper Case does have this foam on the side panels and the top and it makes for a very quiet build. I wish they had included some on the bottom, back and front as well though. Besides this the case has a great look, lots of drive bays, a fair amount of room to work, but the motherboard tray is not removable. Watch the video to find out more...

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Video Review #1012: Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card

Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card uses the latest Creative Labs components and technologies. It includes, a creative X-Fi CA20K audio processor, One AKM AK-5394 super high performance 96kHz 24-bit ADC for analog input, Four AKM AK-4396 96kHz 24-bit advanced multi-bit DAC for analog output, 64Mbytes of memory for audio processing, High fidelity audio OPAMPs for analog input and output (TI OPA2134) and Dual mode S/PDIF receiver and transmitter.


Video Review #1013: Ikonik Vulcan MT 1200 Power Supply

The Vulcan MT line of power supplies are currently available in four wattages; 650, 850, 1000 & 1200. I'm looking at the Ikonik Vulcan MT 1200 Power Supply. The +3.3V rail is 30A & the +5V rail is 28A. There are four +12V rails, the first two are 22A each and the remaining are 38A each, all four have a combined power of 99A. This is the type of PSU you need if you have a hardcore computer gaming rig with a top of the line multiple video card setup! Watch the video to find out more...


Video Review #725: Cooler Master iTower 930 Case

The Cooler Master iTower 930 Case has lots of excellent features. There are six external 5.25" drive bays and four 3.5" external drive bays. Each of these 3.5" drive bays has an integrated hot swappable SATA hard drive enclosure, which makes installation of hard drives simple. This case is compatible with Micro ATX, Standard ATX, and CEB server form factor motherboards. It also has a unique cooling design. This case is like a tank though, weighing in at 16kg (35lbs). Watch the Video to find out more...


Video Review #726: SteelSeries SteelSound 5H v2 USB Headset

The SteelSound 5H v2 USB is an optimized version of the original SteelSound 5H USB headset. I reviewed the original headset in 2005 and thought it was an excellent product. V2 now has an improved microphone, larger and more comfortable ear cushions, additional frame pressure so it fits securely on your head, and a few more technical improvements. If you're in the market for an affordable headset that has lots of features and looks great, keep this product at the very top of your list. Watch the Video to find out more...


Video Review #727: Raidmax Smilodon Case

Raidmax really did an excellent job designing this case. It's affordable, looks great, and has lots of features. One of the things that really stands out is the way the side panels open for easy access to the inside of the case. Both the left and right side panels swing down or can be removed. It has plenty of fans, drive bays, and even comes with a large window. A fantastic product for the cost conscious gamer! Watch the Video to find out more...