With small form factor components becoming increasingly popular for desktop and gaming applications, the demand for cases to house these components is on the rise. It seems almost all case manufacturers now offer Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX cases of one kind or another. Today, we’ll have a look at one of Thermaltake’s newest offerings in this category – the A30i Speed Edition Gaming Cube. With support for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, full size power supplies, and long video cards, it certainly appears to have the features most enthusiasts would look for in a small form factor case. Let’s have a look for ourselves and find out if the A30i Speed Edition Gaming Cube has what it takes to warrant your consideration.
In what will likely be one of the last CES 2014 articles, we will cover what NVIDIA had to say as we sat down with a representative and talked about the exciting technology – G-Sync, for monitors and watched an incredible unreleased racing sim/driving game run on three 4K monitors in Surround. We will also show what PowerColor has to done to their AMD line-up to compete with the big boys as well as look at a couple of beautiful new coolers from Be Quiet! Get comfy because it is picture time.
AMD APUs continue to evolve with better graphics and compute performance with each new release. The Kaveri APUs are no different in this regard and attempt to redefine the landscape for what can be done on a single chip solution. Several new technologies have been introduced since the release of Trinity and Richland APUs, which we’ll explore today. AMD sent along the A10-7850K APU for us to have a look at, which is the flagship model for the Kaveri line. So, let’s dive into this latest APU offering from AMD and see what they have in store for us.
Not to get lost in the CES shuffle, NZXT unveiled the new H440 case as well as the matching Shine 3 mechanical gaming keyboard. In addition to keeping with NZXT’s traditional good looks, the H440 will feature an integrated power supply shroud and four of the new FN V2 fans. The shroud will make cable management a breeze and make for an awesome view from the case’s side window. The H440 should have plenty of room for watercooling and will be available in white/black or black/red.
Always looking to cater to the computer enthusiasts, EVGA showed us a glimpse of what 2014 holds in store for their new product offerings. EVGA will be getting into the gaming mouse business, and will also offer braided cable assemblies and kits for their PSU line. Let’s have a look at what EVGA was showing off at CES 2014!