Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.

Design and Framework

The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

Thermaltake Introduces Mid-Tower Soundproof Chassis New Soprano

Thermaltake proudly introduces a new series of PC chassis, codenamed New Soprano. The series is represented by two models: a model with totally white external casing New Soprano Snow Edition and a model with totally black casing. Both chassis are developed in Mid-Tower form factor and are a perfect choice for high-end systems with minimal noise effect. They are predestined for the employment with the motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX dimensional type.

The major privilege of the series is seen in the implementation of soundproof casing that saves the user from bothersome noise. The casing employs steel as the major material (SECC) and features plastic clipboard. The walls are covered by a soundproof foam from the inside and provide for the utmost silence facilities.

The top panel accommodates an integrated dock-station used for the connection of a single 2.5/3.5-inch winchester. The upper part of the facade is equipped with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, as well as a …

Gigabyte to Start Selling X99M-Gaming 5 Motherboard

Gigabyte Technology is about to come out with a new micro-ATX gaming motherboard. The X99M-Gaming 5 features a promising black-and-red design, an enforced VRM system, and a sophisticated cooling solution. It is powered by Intel X99 chipset compatible with Intel Core i7/Haswell-E processors for socket LGA 2011-3. Heat dissipation process is entrusted to aluminum heatspreaders, joined by a nickel-plated copper heat-pipe.

The motherboard comes equipped with Ultra Durable hardware base, including solid-state capacitors with a prolonged lifespan. Moreover, it boasts advanced tools against short circuit on USB and Ethernet ports as well as against heightened humidity. Memory subsystem is introduced by four DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 modules (up to 32 GB capacity). Expansion facilities are backed by three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (the possibility to create 2-way CrossFire and 2-way SLI configurations), and a single PCI Express x1 slot.

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