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CeBit Coverage Day Four



These guys had three different sets of DDR3 memory on display, ranging from DDR3-1600 up to DDR3-2000. The DDR3-1600G set was specified at 9-9-9, the DDR3-1600+ at 8-8-8 and the DDR3-2000X set at 9-9-9.







As already covered before, Solid State Drives are getting bigger and better, which makes it no surprise that A-Data was also displaying some. The company focused on 2.5” SSDs, one with 64GB, a 128GB special RAID version and a normal 128GB version.


Ever since I saw the OCC Gold Award on the box of the Abit IP35-Pro, I was on the lookout if any of the manufacturers would be using our awards at their booths. Finally, on my last day at the CeBit I found what I was looking for at the Zerotherm booth. A total of three (!!!) OCC awards were shown, one Editor’s Choice, one Gold and another OCC Recommended.


When looking around the booth, I saw coolers like the HC92 Hurricane, GX700 or CF900 that are already out. The guy at the booth then showed me a new cooler they had on display (I first thought it was the Nirvana 120), which they unfortunately don’t have a name for yet, but he said it would be cheaper than the Nirvana and have the same cooling performance, if not better.



Antec was showing off some power supplies of the Earthwatts, NeoPower and Quattro series. All of these power supplies are certified 80PLUS efficiency.



Antec was also showing some cases, ranging from HTPC cases to full tower cases. It had cases for all price ranges as well, starting with the NSK 6580 and going up to the P190. The P190 did not have the dual power supply system installed, consisting of a 550W and a 650W. Besides the P190, the P182 and P180 were also on display.




The Fortron booth was centered on power supplies, including some new high wattage models from the Everest Pro series. The 1250W version was modular, but stayed very compact when compared to, for example, an Enermax Galaxy 1000W. A 700W version of the Everest (non-pro) series was also shown. The Epsilon 80PLUS series was represented by a 600W model, which has been in stores for a while now.



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