EKWB Launches a New Water Block for GV-N680SO-2GD

Early August of 2012 was marked for Gigabyte by the release of its one more graphics card, codenamed GeForce GTX 680 SOC (GV-N680SO-2GD). This card can boast the availability of high factory frequencies and quite mighty cooling system. The nominal frequencies have been heightened to 1137MHz, 1202MHz, and 6200MHz for memory. Such outstanding characteristics required the integration of a high-quality and high-performance cooling system which consisted of five(!) fans. This made the card rather voluminous, cumbersome and noisy. That was when EKWB decided to design a dedicated water block to be employed with this remarkable graphics adapter.

Water block EK-FC 680 GTX SOC is housed on a copper base, good-quality acetal cover, and rubber shims as a compressor. The model is delivered with pre-installed fixing stands to facilitate the installation. It should be noted that this water block entirely covers the frontal part of the graphics card, along with the adjacent RAM modules and …

PSU Aresze EPS 1200ELA Review

The basic rule of all market relationships claims that demand triggers supply. In this light, practically all businesses work according to such postulate. IT market joins this tendency and supplies those products which are in demand with the community. Power supply units have been in demand since their launch day, and people keep acquiring them in order to satisfy their PC integration needs. As long as there are customers with various financial possibilities, there are PSUs of different ranking: entry level products, middle-class solutions and high-end items. PSU EPS 1200ELA from Aresze belongs to the high-end segment and proposes an efficacious solution for gaming PCs.

Integration and Layout

Aresze EPS 1200ELA is delivered in a large card box with the enumeration of all specifications and illustration of the integrated sockets. The casing is made of thick steel painted in black dull color. The backplate of the PSU accommodates four cables for the power supply of graphics …

‘Cubic’ Chassis Corsair Carbide Air 540 Review

Corsair is renowned for the whole galaxy of products designed for contemporary PC platforms. Its PSUs, memory modules, SSDs, cooling solutions, peripherals, and cases are widely incorporated in desktop and mobile segments. The latter count a list of series, targeted various customers with various needs. The most peculiar one is Carbide series that currently consists of eight models. Carbide Air 540 differs from its comrades, in the first place, by its cubic framework and, in the second place, by its mini-tower height but midi-tower internal spacing. Those are not the only attractions of the model, since Corsair always offers more than it’s seen on the surface.

Design and Ergonomics

Corsair Carbide Air 540 features 458x322x419 mm dimensions and is distinguished by a rather strict design. Exterior and interior facets are totally painted black, except for ‘Corsair’ label and sockets with inscriptions. The case is made of thin steel but for the external plastic panels …
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