I’ve been in the market for a new computer case for quite some time. My little Antec Aria has served me well, but I’ve been experiencing a growing need for something with more flexibility. I’ve actually been on the search for the right case for over a year now, but the need hasn’t been pressing enough to rush me. Thus, I’ve been able to take my time and select one that fits all of my needs. These needs are, in no particular order: mATX, full-size PSU, lots of ventilation, small footprint, many cooling options, easy to work in, super stylish, and reasonably priced. When the NZXT Vulcan was offered up for review, after looking over specs and photos for a few days, I realized this may be just what I’d been looking for.
It’s that time again! On August 7, I, along with several other members of the overclockers.com community, will be returning to Los Angeles to compete in the North American finals of Gigabyte’s annual overclocking competition, GO OC 2010. MIAHALLEN came in first place last year, and I took the second place position. We both went on to compete at the finals in Taipei, Taiwan. This year we’ll be seeing some familiar faces, as well as some new ones. See the official press release below for event details including prizes, hardware info, and a chance to win some nice prizes! Stay tuned for a complete list of overclockers who will be competing this year.
After all the overclocking triumphs with the Core line of processors, it is hard to believe that the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs from Intel will be more difficult to overclock. Bit-Tech.net is reporting that Intel has “designed the CPUs to deliberately limit overclocking” according to slides prepared by Intel.
Today I will be reviewing the “Dragon Slayer” case, provided to me by the manufacturer, In-Win Development Inc. According to their website, In-Win has been in the computer case business since 1985. I personally have been aware of them for more than a decade, and most, if not all of what I’ve heard has been positive. Let’s see how well the “Dragon Slayer” lives up to In-Win’s reputation.