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 …

Plextor Prepares the Release of M5P SSD

Plextor is currently preparing a new SSD series, codenamed M5P. According to the forecasts, this series will be differentiated by high-performance characteristics and Serial ATA 3.0 interface. M5P will be represented by three models of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB volume capacities. All the model lines are developed with the utilization of 19 nm technological process. In addition, all SSDs will be equipped with NAND flash-memory (MLC Toshiba) and Marvell 88SS9187 controllers.



Three models differ from one another by the flash-memory volume. Thereby, 128 GB models accommodates 256 MB of DDR3 cache-memory, 256 GB model – 512 MB, and the last one, 512 GB model – 768 MB. Those SSDs support SATA 6 Gb/sec.


The manufacturer claim that the maximal consecutive reading and writing speeds will achieve 540 Mb/sec and 340 Mb/sec correspondingly (with 128 GB model); 256 GB and 512 GB models will achieve 540 Mb/sec in reading and 450 Mb/sec in writing mode. At the same time, M5P series …

Silverstone Launches a New Product – the RL06 Chassis

The Silverstone Company is going to release its new product – the RL06 computer case. This relatively cost-effective model is mostly manufactured out of steel and plastic and possesses a plastic window on the side panel. It is represented in two colour variants: black with red and white with silver accents. The basic version is equipped with one 120 mm fan, and a Pro version – with 3 extra 120 mm LED-backlit fans.



The RL06 framework allows to mount ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. The max length of the graphics adapter equals to 348 mm, and the ultimate CPU coolers height is 158 mm. Up to 7 expansion cards can be installed. Two 2.5” bays and three 3.5” drive bays are available. This Silverstone product features a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks.


The RL06 chassis costs $80, weighs 6 kg and has the following dimensions: 200 х 477 х 455 mm.
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