Category: CASES

ADATA XPG SX900 256GB SSD Review

INTRODUCTION: SSDs through the years, have evolved rapidly; from enthusiasts and enterprise only products to storage devices that almost everyone could almost instantaneously acquire. This is a result of the rapid evolution process in the technology of the SSDs, where controllers and NAND Flashes, together with the consumer’s demand for the products have affected SSD’s pricing considerably. Now onto the product spotlight, what we have here is ADATA’s 256GB variant of the XPG SX900 SSD. This very Solid State Drive features the SandForce 2281 controller with a better storage capacity utilization over the latter. For the 512GB variant of the SX900 for example,...

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ADATA DashDrive Durable HD650 Review

INTRODUCTION: ADATA seems to be one of the few companies that could manage to threw in a slew of products every year; Be it a memory module, a thumb drive, or a massive external storage device. We’ve got the later, in the form of the DashDrive Durable HD650; A 500GB USB 3.0 complaint external storage device with a few perks on its own. The HD650, not to be mistaken from an audiophile grade headphone, is a rugged USB 3.0 external storage device available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. Ours is the 500GB variant, hidden under a sports-car Red shock proof shroud. The drive  itself is said to be 70% faster than conventional USB 2.0 based drives with no company benchmarks to back their claim up so we are going to test it if it is indeed a faster drive! FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS: CLICK HERE Capacity  500GB / 1TB / 2TB Color  Black / Red Dimensions (L x W x H)  121 x 81 21mm (4.8 x 3.2 x 0.8 in) Weight  201g (7.1 oz) Interface USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0) Warranty 3 years UNBOXING & BUNDLED ACCESSORIES: The ADATA DashDrive HD650 came in a creamy white packaging that shows off the HD650 itself via a molded plastic cover. The 500GB capacity is clearly inscribed here along with the infamous ADATA logo. The back of the packaging is full of multi-lingual specifications, along...

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BitFenix Prodigy M Review & Build Guide

This review and build guide is an article provided by Carlo “Euro_Bucks” Infante; A Power User, PC enthusiast, and a gamer dad. INTRODUCTION: BitFenix Prodigy has been a huge success since it was released in 2012. It has become a popular case for builders, modders, gamers, HTPC users and for those who just wanted to buy anything newly released. With its unique design and reasonable price tag, it is sold like a pancake. For a M-ITX chassis, the BitFenix Prodigy is quite huge and some modders thought of redesigning it so they could fit a micro ATX board in...

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BitFenix Phenom M Micro-ATX Chassis Review

INTRODUCTION: When building a new PC, the case is sometimes the last hardware out of the bunch to get a personal treatment. With that said, we often see builders revolving the build around other components. While it’s not a bad idea, presentation is still important. After all, we firmly believe that while performance is king, presentation is the queen. The Phenom M is an elegant proposal from BitFenix, boasting a Micro ATX form factor support, while still maintaining a small and sleek stature. The case is designed around the critically acclaimed BitFenix Prodigy’s chassis, specifically the M version, but...

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COUGAR Evolution Full Tower Chassis Review

INTRODUCTION: It’s not every day that we review cases here in our blog, notwithstanding the fact that we felt very distant from enclosures for the past few months. That said, we literally jumped with joy when COUGAR gladly gave us the opportunity to test and review their flagship full tower case; the COUGAR Evolution. Back in the days, COUGAR is just a series of gaming and enthusiast grade power supplies from their parent company, HEC/COMPUCASE. With much success, COUGAR as we know them today, now has their own R&D department based on Germany, and are now developing PSUs, Cases,...

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