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 …

AOC Expands Its Lineup of PC Monitors with 69ID Series

AOC, a renowned developer of PC displays, has recently showcased its new series of IPS/AH-IPS monitors, entitled 69ID. According to the manufacturer, all models within the series feature the latest visual facilities, including 3D technology, and boast the most updated bezel-less framework. The users will get an opportunity of acquiring affordable 21.5-inch, 23-inch and 27-inch displays to be employed in office or home environment. Upon the whole, the new series counts six monitor models: AOC 69ID i2269Vw, AOC 69ID d2769Vh, AOC 69ID i2769Vm, AOC 69ID i2369v, AOC 69ID i2369Vm, and AOC 69ID i2269Vwm.



All 69ID displays support Full HD resolution and are equipped with white LED backlight. The latter is characterized by power-saving facilities. In combination with Eco Mode and e-Saver, LED backlight allows for a substantial cut in power consumption. In regards to design, the frontal coverage and a stand are made of brushed aluminum, whereas the rear panel distinguishes by a glossy …

SilverStone to Out Kublai KL06 Chassis

SilverStone Technology is about to release a new PC chassis within the framework of Kublai series. The KL06 is a mini-tower solution, featuring 405x211x375 mm dimensions, made of stainless steel with an aluminum frontal panel and a ventilation grid. Along with a totally ‘blind’ model, the manufacturer offers a case with a side acrylic window (SST-KL06B-W). The recommended retail price will fluctuate within $92 mark.



SilverStone Kublai KL06 interior is differentiated by an unconventional location of the motherboard tray – on the left-side facet. The layout is ready to welcome micro-ATX, mini-ITX and mini-DTX mainboards with some high-performance parameters. In addition, there is space for two 5.25-inch drives, a single 3.5-inch drive, eight 2.5-inch drives as well as four PCI expansion cards.


The board supports the installation of two dual-slot graphics adapters of up to 342 mm in length and up to 177 mm in width, CPU coolers of up to 165 mm in height, and …
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