Patrick Lathan

Patrick Lathan

For those in the market for a clean, simple case design, the Define XL R2 is here from Fractal Design. Using a feature called ModuVent, Fractal Design seeks to find the ideal balance between cooling, noise, and having a case that looks like an Ikea coffee table.

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A new trailer (below) is out for Futuremark Corporation's "Fire Strike" benchmark, part of the next 3DMark edition which is to be released before the end of 2012. Fire Strike is just one benchmark of three, and was created to stress DirectX 11-level hardware to its limits, even anticipating future advancements in technology and graphics.

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Rosewill has, to use their marketing speak, "unleashed" the HERCULES 1600W PSU (complete with caps lock), their most wattage-packed PSU to date. As the name suggests, it's a heavy duty chunk of technology, able to handle the highest tier of gaming hardware, and probably serve as a decent blunt weapon in a pinch.

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A new addition to Cooler Master's HAF (High Air Flow) series is born: the HAF XB LAN box and test bench. It's designed to be lightweight and durable enough to be used at LAN events, yet maintain enough space for good airflow and ease of access, and judging by Cooler Master's specs, it's succeeded on both fronts.

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G.Skill now lays claim to the title of "world's fastest memory frequency" for their G. SKILL TridentX DDR3 SDRAM, which recently set the RAM overclocking world record at an effective 4000MHz (citing an entry by overclocker "Christian Ney" of Switzerland on HWBOT.org). He currently remains in first place on HWBOT's memory clock leaderboard, with another user, "Hicookie" of Taiwan, claiming 11th place (also with TridentX memory).

ney-overclockChristian Ney's OC setup: Toilet paper, fans, liquid nitrogen, and 4000MHz memory.

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