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Video Review #906: Lancool Metal Boned K7 Case

Lancool Metal Boned K7 Case has an aluminum outside, but a steel body. This is an excellent combination because the aluminum reduces weight & looks fantastic, while the steel body ensures strength. It has 3x120mm fans, 1x3.5" drive bay and 3x5.25" drive bays, 5 HDD bay cage, removable motherboard tray, cable management system and more. This case is an example of what to look for in a mid-tower case. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #908: Antec NSK1380 SFF Case

The Antec NSK1380 SFF (Small Form Factor) Case has major bang for the buck! This case comes with a quality Antec EarthWatts 350 watt power supply which is 80%+ efficient and has Active PFC. One 5.25" drive bay and three HDDs can be installed. There is one 120mm fan and a blower style fan included. The left & right side panels are constructed from two layers of aluminum with plastic in the middle. This not only looks great it also provides sound dampening & substantially reduces system noise. A quiet system is important, especially if used in a HTPC environment.


Video Review #909: Ultra X2 750W Modular Power Supply

The Ultra X2 750W Power Supply has a super high gloss Titanium paint finish and comes with a large 120mm blue LED fan with Ultra's logo and two windows that look really cool. The quiet 120mm fan along with the many ventilation holes means that the PSU will remain cool in almost any environment. This PSU has lots of leads and they are all modular sleek looking FlexForce cables. As the name suggests, the cables are super flexible, which allows them to bend around almost anything. They are perfect for hiding cables behind the motherboard tray or neatly tucking them out of sight.


Video Review #910: Thermaltake Xaser VI Case

The Thermaltake Xaser VI Case comes in six different all aluminum models. The VG4000BNS & VG4000SNA models include mesh on the side panels, the VG4000BWS & VG4000SWA models have windows on the side panel and there are the VG400LBWS & VG400LSWA models which include a liquid cooling system. This case has 14 drives bays (7x5.25" & 7.3.5"), three 140mm fans, removable motherboard tray, aggressive styling and so much more. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #912: HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB GDDR4 Video Card

The default speed on the stock 3870 video card is 775MHz for the core and 2.25GHz for the memory, but HIS has this card's speeds set much higher. The core speed on the HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB GDDR4 Video Card is 850MHz and the 512MBs of GDDR4 256 bit memory is 2.38GHz DDR. It comes with 320 stream processing units for vertex, pixel and geometry data, 16 texture units, 16 raster operators, the pixel fill rate is approx. 13.4 GPixels/sec and the memory bandwidth is 76GB/s. This is the perfect video card for a HTPC gaming rig!


Video Review #914: Lian Li PC-P80 Case

Lian Li has named this full tower case the Armorsuit and its targeted at the hardcore gamer. It has an all aluminum chassis so it's fairly lightweight considering its size. There are plenty of drive bays, lots of room to work, removable motherboard tray, five large fans, fits long power supplies & full length video card and much more. The Lian Li PC-P80 Case is one of the best cases ever released! Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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Video Review #916: Scythe NINJA Copper CPU Cooler Video

The Scythe NINJA Copper CPU Cooler one very large cooler! The heatsink weighs in at 1015 grams and if the fan is installed that adds another 115 grams. This is unquestionable heavy but not a big concern because of the way it gets installed using a motherboard back plate. It has an all copper heatsink with many fins. These fins are large and they are connected to long heatpipes which meet into a solid base. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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