PSU Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750 Review

At turn of the previous year Aerocool launched a new series of PSUs, united within a single series Templarius Imperator. The series involves a line of models ranging 550W-1500W power index. A part of those units are known to correspond to 80Plus Silver standards, while the other part – to 80Plus Bronze standards. Model Templarius Imperator 750 complies with 80Plus Silver requirements, due to the claimed efficiency of 88%. This feature implies that this PSU might appear to be helpful in the assembling of quite powerful PC platforms.

Delivery Set and Exterior Design

Aerocool Templarius Imperator is delivered in a white cardbox which inscriptions distinctly make out about the unit’s gaming predestination. Its internal contents involve the unit itself and a set of modular cables. The model is developed in white color design and is housed in a steel case; it features 170x150x85 mm dimensions. Modular sockets are located on the rear facet. The attached label contains basic …

EK Water Blocks to Pass Out EK-CoolStream WE Heatsinks

EK Water Blocks, a renowned manufacturer of enthusiast-level waterblocks, is about to vend its newest series of heatsinks. Codenamed EK-CoolStream WE, the new-comers feature Circle SQuare (CSQ) design that shows compatibility with practically all water/liquid-cooling systems. They employ high-quality copper pipes and fins, as well as brass alloy enclosures which provide for an adequate cooling of entrusted components.

EK-CoolStream WE heatsinks are ready to welcome additional fans of 180x180x25 mm dimensions. Most notably, the company recommends using EK-FAN 180 PWM fan based on a fluid-dynamic bearing, estimated for 30.000 hours of foolproof operation. This model operates at 500-900 RPM, ensuring sufficient airflow thanks to the well-trimmed blades. The installation of fittings is possible due to the availability of G ¼ thread.

Pricing depends on the delivery kit. Therefore, a unitary heatsink of 180 mm costs 61.95 EUR, dual heatsink of 360 mm comes at 84.95 EUR, and …

Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.

Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.

As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …
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