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Video Review #1038: SilverStone Raven RV01 Case

The SilverStone Raven RV01 Case is available in a black color with or without a window. It has a reinforced plastic outer shell & an .8mm steel body. It has a number of very unique features, one of them being that the motherboard tray is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. So instead of having the motherboard's I/O shield plate and expansion slots at the back of the case they are at the top. This frees up the back of the case for things such as a large radiator. This case also has lots of drive bays, great air circulation, radical styling and so much more. Watch the video to find out more...

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Video Review #1039: NZXT ZERO 2 Case

NZXT ZERO 2 Case is an affordable case which falls into the budget category. It's only available in black and it's steel except for a few plastic parts. Since it's mostly steel it's really sturdy but this means it's really heavy. It does come with 3 120mm fans so air circulation is great and more fans can be added. There are also lots of drive bays and a tool-less drive bay design. Watch the video to find out more...

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Video Review #1040: Enermax Galaxy EVO 1250W Power Supply

The Galaxy EVO line of power supplies are currently available in wattages ranging from 850 to 1250. The Enermax Galaxy EVO 1250W Power Supply is the flagship in the line and it will easily power the most extreme systems out there. The approximate maximum peek output of the 3.3/5v rail is 170 watts & the 12v is 1248 watts. The +3.3V & +5V rails are both 25A each. There are six +12V rails 30A each, with a combined power of 104A. With performance, efficiency, good looks and a quiet 135mm fan, what's not to like! Watch the video to find out more...

Video Review #883: eDimensional AudioFX Pro 5+1 Headset by BenHec

This headset is based on the AudioFX headset released in 2004 by eDimensional, but it's been redesigned by Benjamin J Heckendom. Ben is a professional console modder, designer and author. He teamed up with eDimensional to overhaul their popular AudioFX headset. His goal was to offer a headset that would specifically appeal to gamers. The eDimensional AudioFX Pro 5+1 Headset by BenHeck offers great sound, excellent microphone, long cord with in-line controls and has force feedback technology. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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Video Review #885: Antec Sonata Designer 500 Case

The Antec Sonata Designer 500 Case is mostly steel, comes with a white paint finish and has a brushed aluminum front bezel. This front bezel is unique because it can be removed and replaced. There are five different color choices to choose from; Blue, Orange, Green, Pink and White. It even has an included Antec EarthWatts™ 500 Watt power supply. Its 80+ certified so it's extremely efficient, has Active PFC and is quiet. This PSU is more than adequate for most computer builds. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

Video Review #886: Ultra Stackables

The Ultra Stackables offer a number of different models to choose from. There's a 7 port USB2 hub, card reader + 6 port USB2 hub and three 3.5" HDD enclosures. The HDD enclosures are available in USB2, SATA, and Firewire models. As the name suggests, they are all stackable, but also can be used individually and positioned horizontally or vertically. They even have a180-Watt Multi-Outlet Power Center to power all the stackable units. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

Video Review #887: Gigabyte Odin GT 800W Power Supply

The Gigabyte Odin GT 800W Power Supply is unlike any other power supply on the market. This power supply comes with a USB connection which gets connected into any PC computer's USB port. The software that's included enables total control over the PSU at the click of a button. It displays current wattage usage for total wattage and peak wattage. It shows voltage and current information for all rails. It even gives the PSU fan and system fan speeds, along with PSU and system temperature information. There are a number of present modes for fan speed or you can choose a manual mode.

Video Review #889: Ultra m998 Case

The Ultra m998 Case is definitely one of a kind. It's only a mid-tower case so there isn't much room to work on the inside, but the motherboard tray is removable. They include two 120mm fans which provides excellent air circulation. It has plenty of drive bays, removable HDD cages, front ports, a window and so much more. If that's not enough, it has uniquely designed Power Bar that's located on the motherboard tray. Its main purpose it to eliminate cable clutter inside the case by giving easy access to the 4-pin peripheral and 8-pin PCI-E leads. To top it off, it's all aluminum.

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Video Review #891: AMD's ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Combo PCIe x1 Video

I've reviewed many TV Wonder products and they've all been very good, but AMD's ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo PCIe x1 takes the cake! Why this TV Tuner product is exceptional has mostly to do with the 650 Pro chip. This particular product has two tuners, one tuner is responsible for receiving analog TV channels and the other receives digital and HD channels. It's also capable of receiving FM radio. I should also note that the 650pro chip doesn't require any cooling, so it's a perfect option for a silent HTPC. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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Video Review #1042: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive

The Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive interface is SATA 3 Gb/s, has a capacity of 300GBs, average latency is 3ms, a rotation speed of 10,000 RPMs, a 16MB buffer size, power consumption is 6.08W while being accessed and 4.53W when idle, the noise level is 29dBA to 36dBA and comes with a 5 year warranty. If you're looking for the fastest SATA Hard Drive currently on the market, this is it! Watch the video to find out more...

Video Review #893: Raidmax Aztec & Sagitta 2 Cases

The Aztec and Sagitta 2 Cases are targeted at the mid-tower ATX budget market, but they are great products for cost conscious shopper. The Aztec case is really well designed with easily removable side panels, removable motherboard tray, removable HDD cage, three 120mm fans and much more. The Sagitta 2 case is a little more mainstream lacking many of the features of the Aztec, but it's still a great case. Both of these cases have windows, bold styling and comes in a number of front bezel color options. These products will appeal to anyone who prefers bold styling at a reasonable price.

Video Review #894: HIS HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 Video Card

The new line of Radeon HD 3800 series video cards are currently available in two models; the 3870 and 3850. These are next-gen products but the 3870 has faster memory and core speeds and comes with 512MB of GDDR4 memory as opposed to 256MB of GDDR3 memory on the 3850 model. The core speed on this product is 775MHz and the 512MBs of GDDR4 256 bit memory is 2.25GHz 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. 12400 MPixels/sec and the memory bandwidth is 72GB/s.

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