Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Mid-Tower Case Reviews and more
Posted on: 02/23/2018 11:24 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Corsair Obsidian 500D Chassis Review
Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review
Corsair Obsidian 500D Review
Corsair Obsidian 500D Review
Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Mid-Tower Case Review
Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Review
Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Review
Cryorig C7 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review
EVGA Z370 Micro Motherboard Review
HEATKILLER IV Pro Threadripper Water Block Review
Input Club Whitefox 65% Mechanical Keyboard: Good Things Come in Small Packages
Intel SSD 760p 512 GB NVMe Review
Logitech Craft review: This $200 keyboard can do two things its competitors can't
Reeven NAIA 240 CPU Cooler Review
Smach Z handheld PC powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000
Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018

Corsair Obsidian 500D Chassis Review
The first thing we did after unboxing the Corsair Obsidian 500D was to wonder when we last reviewed a Corsair Obsidian case. A quick check of the KitGuru archives told us it was the Obsidian 450D back in February 2014 which is a massive gulf of four years. As we say in our video, the 450D and 500D model codes suggest the new Obsidian may have a certain amount in common with the previous 450D however a lot of water has passed under that particular bridge. Both cases are black in colour and mid-tower ATX in size, and that is pretty much the end of the matter.

The new 500D dispenses with optical drive bays, gains a power supply cover and has a clean, open interior that promises superb air flow, while the outside is finished with a pair of tempered glass doors with aluminium panels. You would need to have a heart of stone to deny the Obsidian 500D is a smart and attractive case, and we have no doubt some Luddites will applaud the absence of RGB lighting. As we say in our headline, this case is intended for adults.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair Obsidian 500D Premium Mid-Tower Case Review
Last year, Corsair gave us a sneak peak at their latest Obsidian case, the Obsidian 500D; originally slated to be released in October, was delayed as they wanted to perfect it. Recently, at CES 2018, they showed off two versions of the 500D. One with a Tempered Glass front panel, and one with a brushed aluminum panel. They sent us an early engineering sample to take a close look at the newly designed Premium Mid-Tower Obsidian 500D. The Obsidian 500D features dual Tempered Glass side panels that swing open, brushed aluminum front and top panels, vertical graphics card compatibility and other features. Corsair is finally lifting the embargo and launching the Obsidian 500D today, February 22nd, 2018 for $149.99 shipped. This is the first new Obsidian series card in four years!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Corsair Obsidian 500D Review
The Obsidian 500D is the latest mid-tower case from Corsair, which offers plenty of interior space in order to build gaming systems. Furthermore there is also enough space for big all-in-one water coolers on the front and on the top. Apart from that, the Obsidian 500D features a rather elegant design. With the 500D, Corsair updates their Obsidian series and so far the 500D is the flagship. At a first glance there also is a clean interior and apparently we're rather curious to find out whether this case is capable of convincing us or not.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Corsair Obsidian 500D Review
The Corsair Obsidian 500D offers sleek looks with a thick slab of Aluminum up top in combination with heavy swing-open glass side panels. But it does not stop there. You will also get USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity, two retail grade 120 mm fans and a few little surprises inside the chassis to make your life a lot easier when assembling your dream system


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Mid-Tower Case Review
Corsair, which needs no introduction in the tech community, has rolled out the latest installment in its Obsidian line of premium computer chassis.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Review
The first new Obsidian Series chassis since 2014. When Corsair announced its arrival in the PC chassis arena, it did so with a bang. Who remembers the epic Obsidian Series 800D? The beautiful Graphite Series 600T? Or the super-sleek Obsidian Series 550D? They were all attractive cases in their own unique ways, but you could argue that Corsair has since struggled to maintain such lofty expectations.

The awkward optical drive positioning on the Obsidian Series 750D and the plasticky nature of the Graphite Series 780T are still fresh in the memory, and even Corsair's most eye-catching chassis to date, the Crystal Series 570X, wasn't without fault. It's time for a another epic, so we've high hopes for the new Obsidian Series 500D.


Read full article @ Hexus

Corsair Obsidian Series 500D Review
Today we'll be taking a break from our typical PC hardware benchmarking sessions to check out a slick new computer case from Corsair. It's been quite a few years since Corsair has refreshed the Obsidian lineup but that changes today with the introduction of its new $150 Obsidian Series 500D.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Cryorig C7 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review
Cryorig has a CPU cooler for all the different Form Factor and TDP requirements out there on the mainstream CPU market today. They need to be considered mainstream themselves too, with big impressions in a short lifespan, and they’re still living up to promises and commitments. It’s fair to say we like them and would recommend any system builder looks at their lineup before making a decision on a CPU Cooler.

Cryorig don’t always cater for the high-end dual fan CPU Cooler mammoths that can take on AIO or some Water Cooling setups. If you want a CPU cooler that will replace the stock OEM cooler, and who wouldn’t, then Cryorig have the C7 in their lineup.

It’s not just a stock OEM replacement, it will cater for the Small Form Factor setups too. In fact, with some typical Cryorig design, it’s probably going to be capable of a little more than a like for like OEM replacement.


Read full article @ Hardware Slave

EVGA Z370 Micro Motherboard Review
Thanks to EVGA, we’ll be taking a quick look at their Z370 Micro ATX Motherboard. A few months ago, we reviewed their X299 Micro motherboard, which proved to be a great all-rounder and a solid performer. The EVGA Z370 Micro should be no different.

The EVGA Z370 Micro is one of the first Z370 motherboards on the market that comes in a micro ATX form factor, and is suitable for all Intel 8th genCore processors (Coffee Lake).


Read full article @ FunkyKit

HEATKILLER IV Pro Threadripper Water Block Review
WaterCool.de does not mess around when it comes to water cooling enthusiasts computers for well over a decade now. Many of us have been waiting with bated breath for Watercool's entry into the Threadripper cooling market, and it finally is with the HEATKILLER IV Pro. We compare it to five other water blocks.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Input Club Whitefox 65% Mechanical Keyboard: Good Things Come in Small Packages
The world of mechanical keyboards goes far deeper than Razer and Corsair. Under the surface, there’s a bustling community and companies large and small building keyboards for every type of user. As gamers, we often get caught up in the hype of RGB lighting and fancily phrased features on the back of glossy boxes. But what’s out there for the gamer who wants quality without the flashing lights and marketing buzzwords?


Read full article @ MMORPG

Intel SSD 760p 512 GB NVMe Review
The world of storage has received a range of major enhancements over the last couple of years. Primary storage systems are constantly moving away from hard drives to solid state drives. SSD solutions used to be expensive in the past if you were going for premium performance, but that has changed over the last 2 or 3 years. Prices of SSDs are constantly falling, bringing the capacity per dollar down to where hard drives used to be a few years ago. Not only that, but SSD solutions now come in various form factors that can be deployed in small form factor solutions without the need to sacrifice on performance.

Intel has been one of the pioneers in bringing about the modern SSD era. Starting in 2008, they have brought a range of solutions. In 2015, they introduced the SSD 750 series which brought the PCIe based SSD solution using their MLC NAND flash and running on the NVMe interface. This was a revolution for the client market and just a year after, Intel introduced the M.2 (NGFF or Next Gen Form Factor) standard for consumers. The consumer aimed SSD 600p series brought affordability back to SSDs at a time when Intel was competing directly with another major SSD manufacturer, Samsung.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Logitech Craft review: This $200 keyboard can do two things its competitors can't
The Logitech Craft keyboard is what happens when a keyboard engineer glimpses Microsoft’s Surface Dial hockey-puck peripheral and decides: We can do that, too. But if you want to spend $200 for just a keyboard, don’t bother: The only way the Craft makes sense is if you see value in its Surface-Dial-like navigation knob that also integrates with Logitech’s PC-spanning Logitech Flow software. Aesthetically, there’s room for improvement. The Craft weighs a ponderous 2.08 pounds, anchored by a broad metal bar that runs across the top of the keyboard and houses the 1,500mAh battery, plus the electronics driving the crown. You can’t adjust the Craft’s slope.


Read full article @ PC World

Reeven NAIA 240 CPU Cooler Review
Knowing Reeven just for their CPU air coolers and fan controllers, it appears that they have been developing other products as well. They have a line of fans, a few cases, some accessories, and along with eight CPU air coolers and a trio of fan controllers, Reeven is now moving into the liquid cooling of a CPU. Reeven could have been like many other companies and either went to Asetek to have a cooler built, or taken the route of an overseas manufacturer to supply the components for the new somewhat sealed loop. We say this because this new liquid cooler is mostly a closed loop system, as in products are not intended to be added into the loop. However, Reeven does offer a way to top off the loop, as well as bending dyes to customize the appearance.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Smach Z handheld PC powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000
It looks likely to employ the V1605B model with 4C/8T and a 1.1GHz GPU with 8 CUs.


Read full article @ Hexus

Windows 10 WSL vs. Linux Performance For Early 2018
Back in December was our most recent round of Windows Subsystem for Linux benchmarking with Windows 10 while since then both Linux and Windows have received new stable updates, most notably for mitigating the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Windows 10 WSL performance against Linux using the latest updates as of this week while also running some comparison tests too against Docker on Windows and Oracle VM VirtualBox.


Read full article @ Phoronix




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