Interested in an SSD with amazing read/write speeds and out of this world IOPS? If so, then the new Corsair Force Series™ 3 SSDs are exactly what you are looking for.
There has been quite a bit of anticipation regarding the arrival of the newest generation of SSDs using the SandForce® SF-2281 SSD Processor. Well, the wait is over. The drives are here and the results are spectacular! The complete specifications can be found here.
Corsair Professional Series™ Gold power supplies have set a new standard for performance, quality, reliability, and energy-efficiency in consumer PSUs. One of the best features of the AX series is that it is completely modular. I will be showing you how the AX750, AX850 and AX1200 cables provided with the PSU should be connected to your power supply.
In this video, Jeff Checchi walks through upgrading a Dell Inspiron's stock power supply to an Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 PSU. While he's at it, he upgrades the onboard graphics to an NVIDIA GPU.
We chose a Dell Inspiron for this demo, but the purpose is to show that it's straightforward to replace components in just about any off-the-shelf PC.
While lots of Corsair customers have built their own PCs from the ground up, independently sourcing the case, motherboard, and every other component, Dell and other vendors still sell tons of pre-configured PCs. And, it's a safe assumption that the majority of off-the-shelf PCs like Dell Inspiron models are never upgraded by their owners (similar to the oft-repeated statement that the majority of SUV owners never take them off-road).
Unfortunately, this means that lots of off-the-shelf PCs are simply scrapped if the stock PSU fails. Or, their owners take them to a repair shop and pay more than they might need to, and possibly receive replacement components of questionable quality.
And, that's why we created this video — to show those folks that it's easier than you might think to make basic PC repairs or upgrades.
I recently did some testing with our new Hydro Series™ H60 high performance liquid CPU cooler. The H60 comes with a stock fan rated at 1700 RPM, which is designed to deliver good static pressure against the radiator without excessively high RPMs, and the accompanying noise levels. Of course, like any enthusiast I decided to test the H60's performance.
My current test system consists of an EVGA® 759 Classified motherboard, an Intel® Core™ i7 920 D0 stepping CPU, and Corsair Dominator® GT 2000C7 DDR3 memory. I did a bit of quick tweaking and managed a stable overclock of 189 x 20 on the CPU for a CPU frequency of 3.770GHz. The memory clocked in at 942MHz, 7-8-7-24 1T timings. The actual voltages under load, measured with a DMM, varied a bit from what was set in the BIOS. Measured, the CPU Vcore was 1.33v, Vdimm was 1.65v, and CPU VTT was 1.41v. The CPU did not respond well to voltage increases after this point and this was the maximum stable overclock using Prime95 over 24 hours.
If you have ever looked at the top 3DMark® scores or know a little about extreme overclocking, you've probably seen the name Vince “K|ngP|n” Lucido. Recently Vince teamed up with fellow overclocker and mad scientist Illya “TiN” Tsemenko to break some world records.
Four highly modified NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580 with K|ngP|n cooling Tek 9 LN2 pots installed
The Hydro Series H70 is a popular cooler for today's current CPUs. I was already using a H70 to cool my CPU, and I decided to try to mod one to cool my GPU as well. Mounting the H70 onto my GPU should make it run much cooler. In order to mount the H70 onto my GeForce GTX 480, the stock mounting bracket for the H70 needs to be modified.
To make the modified mount as stock looking as possible, I decided to use 20 gauge steel to make the new piece fit on top of the modified H70 bracket. After measuring the mounting holes on the GTX 480 and the outer diameter of the H70, I created a template I could follow. After the template was transferred to the sheet of steel the center hole was drilled with a 2-7/8" hole saw. The next step was drilling out the mounting holes. After drilling all of the holes I used a dremel to roughly cut around the outside line. I made small cuts with metal shears to give it the final shape. All of the surfaces were then filed and sanded smooth.