Graphics Card HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo Review

Developments in the graphics card sector marvel people every single day. Gamers and enthusiasts are craving for new products to be able to play even the most voluminous games, and to work with any graphic material. There are, of course, budget models which offer good opportunities for standard needs. HIS company, an established supplier of alternative cooling systems and PC hardware, has introduced its new graphics card, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo, with the outstanding cooling system and laudable overclocking performance.

Design and Layout

The initial delivery kit of HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo is not distinguished by the abundance of accessories. It contain only the most vital components, necessary for the installation and further utilization: user manual, CD with drivers, CrossFire bridge and adapter, and jackscrew for better transportation.

This graphics card has got bright and individual design that stands in contrast with other products of this …

SilverStone Debuts with SST-ST30SF Power Supply

SilverStone Technology has recently introduced its newest SFX power supply unit. Codenamed SST-ST30SF, it features 125x100x63.5 mm dimensions and weighs 800 g only. The unit is estimated for 300 W power and is capable to demonstrate more than 81% efficiency in 230 V networks. High efficiency level allowed the model to gain 80Plus Bronze certificate.

The most uncommon feature ascribed to SST-ST30SF is that it can operate in passive mode if thermal conditions allow. The unit is equipped with a fan of 80 mm dimensional type; it starts rotating only when the surrounding temperature reaches 55 degrees. This promotes for a considerable power reduction and practically silent work when the fan gets disabled. An average noise level on active operation makes up 18 dB.

SilverStone furnishes the new entry with a single +12V rail, estimated for 22 A current. In its turn, +3.3V rail is estimated for 21 A current, while +5V rail – for 20 A current. It should be noted that this unit …

Telum and Ferrum: the Continuators of Aerocool Templarius Genus

Aerocool proudly introduces two new PC cases that have been entitled as Templarius Telum and Templarius Ferrum. As seen from the titles, the novices continue Aerocool's Templarius chassis line and are called to become their worthy representatives. Both models are appropriate for the mounting of gaming computers and other powerful systems. Moreover, they are already on sale, so gamers and other enthusiasts can taste all their benefits in real time.

PC cases Telum and Ferrum are developed in full-tower ATX form-factor. Their dimensions, 420x185x435 mm and 460x200x455 mm correspondingly, promote for the installation of truly voluminous and mighty components: CPU coolers up to 158 mm in height and graphics adapters up to 400 mm in length. Internal framework allows the user to create a really efficient cooling environment, providing room for up to ten fans. Besides, the chassis are equipped with dedicated holes for the water-cooling organization; all tubes and a heatsink can be …
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