Daily Reviews Summary 06/08/12
Posted on: 06/08/2012 12:40 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Lian Li PC-Q09FN Mini-ITX Computer Case Review, Phanteks PH-TC14CS Review, and G.SKILL ARES 2133MHz 16GB DDR3 Review

Lian Li PC-Q09FN Mini-ITX Computer Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
Renowned case manufacturer Lian Li is taking the Mini-ITX case to new levels, and their new PC-Q09FN is a prime example. The Lian Li PC-Q09FN is a brushed aluminum chassis barely larger than a cable box, with some incredibly flexible mounting options and a 300 watt 80Plus Certified PSU included. The PC-Q09FN is simple in styling, playing off excellent finish and clean lines to present an absolutely top-tier look. Top and bottom panels snap off in a unique tool-free deign, with aluminum feet on the bottom panel. On the inside, the PC-Q09FN shows off excellent design with flexibility to house three 2.5" drives, one 3.5" drive and one slim optical drive with the cages being removable and configurable. With all cages installed the PC-Q09FN offers 50mm clearance for CPU cooling, while this can be increased by removing the 3.5" and/or optical cages to max at over 100mm. To further aid in cooling, a 120mm exhaust fan is included with a side mount near the CPU/RAM area. The clean face of the PC-Q09FN features all brushed aluminum, with a matching optical drive knockout, two USB 3.0 and a large multi-color illuminated power button that also acts as a HDD activity indicator.

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Phanteks PH-TC14CS Review @ OCC
Phanteks stole the performance throne with its PH-TC14PE at the company's debut and has now added another great option for those looking for high performance with low noise where height clearance may be a restricting factor. It still takes up a large footprint and may restrict access to certain components while installed (RAM, headers, etc), but if a shorter profile is the goal then this is the compromise that must be made if performance should not be sacrificed.

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G.SKILL ARES 2133MHz 16GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez
Enter the ARES 16GB kit(F3-2133C9Q-16-GAB). With a blistering 2133MHz frequency this is the fastest kit we have tested to date. Couple this with relatively tight timings of 9-11-10-27 and the news just gets better. To run at this speed and latency, the DRAM voltage is increased from 1.5v to 1.65v but it is a small sacrifice to pay for one of the fastest 16GB kits available today.

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Infographic: History of Digital Storage @ TechReviewSource.com
The Awesome and Unusual and Crazy From Computex 2012 @ TechwareLabs
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
Arctic Freezer i30 Review @ OC3D
MSI Stealth Mid Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
News: Goodbye, Google+ @ The Tech Report
REVIEW: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional @ PureOverclock
XIGMATEK Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler Review @ NikkTech
Computex: ASRock overclocking board designed by Nick Shih @ KitGuru
Steelseries SRW-S1 Racing Wheel @ Rbmods
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Upgrade Kit Review @ DragonSteelMods
Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 16GB DDR3 Review @ Vortez
CM Storm Trooper gets a window! @ OC3D
be quiet! Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review @ TweakTown
BIWIN shows off SSD With New Controller, World First Interview @ TechwareLabs
Be Quiet! Shadow Rock TopFlow CPU Cooler @ KitGuru
ioSafe SoloPRO and Synology DiskStation 212+ - Disaster-proof Networked Storage @ PC Perspective
AVADirect X79 Custom Gaming PC Review @ HotHardware
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU Water Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews
HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition Review @ TestFreaks
Complete AMD 2012 APU Line Up @ Bjorn3D
HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceqX TurboX review @ Guru3D
Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com



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