Hardware Roundup: Thursday Edition

Nemo - August 4, 2011 05:16AM in Affiliate News

Patriot pulled the wraps off its Pyro 120GB solid state drive yesterday, and we picked up another pair of reviews on the SandForce SF-2281-based drive in our roundup today. Not everyone can upgrade their motherboard in order to take advantage of new technologies like USB 3.0; fortunately there are alternatives such as the SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 PCIe add-on card. If you're looking for a decent budget-priced home for your rig, you should check out the Bitfenix Shinobi mid-tower case. Today's roundup also has reviews covering a Zalman VGA cooler, the ASUS Rampage III Black Edition motherboard, a wireless N router from TP-LINK and more.

Cases
BitFenix Shinobi Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews

Cooling
Zalman VF3000F Dual Turbine VGA Cooler @ TweakTown

Motherboards
ASUS Rampage III Black Edition Motherboard @ [H]ardOCP

Networking
TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router @ ThinkComputers

Storage/Hard Drives
Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD @ Neoseeker
Patriot Pyro 120GB SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Drive @ TweakTown

Video
MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition Review: What a GTX 580 Should Be @ PC Perspective

Miscellany
SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 PCIe Card @ XSReviews
Technology way out in the wild @ Tech Report