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Video Review #796: Ultra 425W Backup UPS

The Ultra 425W Backup UPS is really intended for the lower-end to average computer system that doesn't have massive power requirements. A lot of the high-end gaming systems will require a much more powerful UPS then this. If you have a typical computer system, this UPS would be an inexpensive route for both battery backup and surge protection.


Video Review #798: Thermaltake Armor LCS Case

More and more companies are putting together these case and water cooling combinations. This really makes sense because with today's computer hardware getting faster, a water cooling system will keep things cool. Also, if you prefer a quiet computer system, a water cooling setup is really the way to go. The Thermaltake Armor LCS (Liquid Cooling System) Case is an excellent product. The case is fantastic, it has lots of excellent features and the water cooling system performs very well. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #801: Thermaltake LANBOX SFF

There are many small form factor (SFF) cases on the market, but very few come close to the features found on the Thermaltake LANBOX SFF Case. This product looks great, has a very strong handle, excellent air circulation and has a modular chassis. This modular chassis design means that the motherboard tray, power supply mount, external drive bay cage and internal drive bay cage can be easily removed. It's an amazing design because the computer components can be installed or removed outside the case. This gives the computer users lots of room to work.


Video Review #806: Lian Li PC-A10 Case

If you are in the market for a high quality mid-tower case, I would strongly recommend the Lian Li PC-A10 Case. It has amazing styling, plenty of drive bays, excellent air circulation, removable motherboard tray and its all aluminum. One of the more interesting features is the compartmentalized design. There's a place for all the main components, a separate compartment for the PSU and another for the HDDs.


Video Review #807: Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Case

The Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Case combines a fantastic case with lots of excellent features and a brilliant water cooling kit that performance very well. More and more companies are putting together these case and water cooling combinations. This really makes sense because with today's computer hardware getting faster, a water cooling system will keep things cool. Also, if you prefer a quiet computer system, a water cooling setup is really the way to go. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #812: Apevia X-QPACK2 SFF Case w/500W PSU

If you attend a lot of LAN parties and you are carrying around your heavy and cumbersome tower case, it might be time for a Small Form Factor Case (SFF). The Aspire X-QPACK2 SFF Case comes in a variety of different colors, has 3 windows, excellent air circulation, comes with a removable motherboard tray and even includes a 500W PSU. This case is also all aluminum, which makes it very lightweight. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #814: Ideazon Zboard, MERC, Fang & Reaper

Ideazon has some really cool products. The Zboard keyboard is extremely unique with the hot-swappable keysets, programmable keys, USB hub and much more. The MERC keyboard doesn't have keysets, but combines a standard keyboard with a gamepad all in one. If you have a standard keyboard now you may want to consider just getting the FANG gamepad. The FANG has 41 tactically placed keys, 7 simultaneous keystrokes, Z Engine Technology , and more. There Reaper mouse comes with a 1600 DPI optical sensor and driverless, on the fly sensitivity DPI switching.


Video Review #817: OCZ ProXStream 1000W Power Supply

The OCZ ProXStream 1000W Power Supply has lots of clean, quality power and comes with plenty of sleeved leads. This power supply is very small, considering others in the 750 to 1000+ watt range are usually much longer. As a matter of fact, there's so much crammed into such a small enclosure they couldn't even fit a power switch and had to use a rather loud 80mm fan. The advantage to being small is this power supply will fit in any ATX case. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #819: Nexus 80 Plus Power Supplies

The Nexus 80 Plus Power Supplies are excellent for a Home Theatre PC setup or in any environment where a quiet power supply is required. Due to wattage limitations, they are really not intended for a hardcore gaming rig though. All of these power supplies are identical on the outside with a steel housing which is painted black. There's one quiet 120mm fan and the fan grill is recessed which ensures it will fit in any ATX case. These power supplies also have lots of leads, most of these leads are modular, but a few are hard wired into the power supply and can't be removed.


Video Review #824: HIS HD 2900XT 512MB Video Card

The HIS HD 2900XT 512MB Video Card performs exceptionally well, supports DirectX10 and is highly overclockable. This Video Card has many technologies, a few include; a massive 512bit memory interface, Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing, Unified Superscalar Shader Architecture, Tessellation and High-Definition Multimedia Interface output support. The core speed on this product is 740MHz and the 512MBs of GDDR3 memory is 1650MHz. It comes with 320 stream processing units for vertex, pixel and geometry data, the pixel fill rate is 47.5GPixels/s and the memory bandwidth is 106GB/s.

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Video Review #825: Puget Liquid Cooled Gaming Computer

When purchasing a pre-built computer system you really need to do your research on the company you are buying it from. You do not want to spend 4-6 thousand dollars or more and then have to deal with all kinds of problems. Also, make sure the company has an excellent support department. Puget Custom Computers have been fantastic throughout the entire process, right from the build to the delivery, and that's what customers want.

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Video Review #827: Lian Li PC-A12 Case

If you are in the market for a quality mid-tower case and you are on a budget , I would strongly recommend you check out the Lian Li PC-A12 Case. It comes with a stylish look, it's all aluminum, has two 120mm fans, and there's an adequate number of drive bays (4x5.25", 2x3.5" external, and 3x3.5" internal). My only real grip with this product is, it doesn't have a removable motherboard tray. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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