ZALMAN CNPS11X PERFORMA
When you are building a gaming PC in this
size, you easily get lost in the test results. How much is the score of our top
3DMark? How many frames/sec do we measure in Game XYZ on average? But there is
one other equally important question, if not more: what can prevent our
high-end components from being on fire? If you have not found it, we're talking
about the cooling.
The problem with the proper cooling for the
job is particularly relevant in our case, since Intel announced the Core i7
processor Extreme Edition 3960X, we will provide power process, you provide the
cooling fan. Facing with this, we change our direction to a company which has
produced high-quality cooling devices for years. Zalman has responded to our
call by offering CNPS11X Performa, an impressive CPU cooling fan moving more
air without causing much noise.
The radiator’s center of CNPS11X Performais
is what Zalman called DTH technology (Direct Touch heatpipes). 4-copper heat
pipes insert through two layers of thick aluminum ribs of CNPS11X Performa,
which is more special than the normal conduit. Zalman has machined the heat
pipes so that all of them can have direct exposure to the integrating heatsink
device of the CPU. This method is better the traditional fan model, where the
heat from CPU is transfered to a heat pipe through a thick copper block wedged
into the cooling device of CPU, because the heat pipes of CNPS11X Performa can
take the heat out of CPU faster and more efficiently.
Zalman also paid more attention to the
radiator side of CNPS11X Performa. We often see the cooler with the negligent
assembly of aluminum frames. The Zalman’s cooling fan is arranged in the shape
of V to reduce air resistance from 120mm PWM fan of CNPS11X Permorma. CNPS11X
Permorma can keep Core i7-3960X cool even when we run it hard in the test
application. With Zalman's comprehensive approach to cooling, CNPS11X Permorma
handles its job at maximum 26dBA. It is a great balance between thermal
performance and noise.
CPPS11X Permorma have compatibility with
the latest high-end CPU from Intel and AMD, along with several heritage
processor sockets . It has proved to be capable of handling the fastest desktop
processor on the planet, so it is a great option whether you are planning a new
design or just trying to upgrade the existing fan .
Technical features: compatible socket capability: Intel LAG775/1155/1356/1366/2011,
AMD AM2/2+/3/3+, AMD FM1; material: copper (heat pipe), aluminum (rib); size:
6.1 x 3.1 x 5.3 inch (HxWxD); fan: 1 PWM 120mm; noise: from 17 to 26dBA.
Corsair Vengenance K60
When you started design your “great” gaming
machine, we believed that a few selected components would cost you a lot of
money. Of course, high-end graphics card is required, as well as powerful
processor. However, when your component list increases and increases in bills,
accessories seem to be far away the priority list because you're trying to get
the job done with just a basic keyboard. After all, the keyboard is just a
Wrong! The keyboard is one of the main pipelines
between you and your killer machine, and you are challenging yourself by
spending less money on this key component. When playing game, you need a fast,
accurate and reliable keyboard. You will not see it in a normal keyboard. You
will find it in Corsair Vengeance K60 gaming keyboard.
We have spent many hours with Vengeance K60
and could tell you that it is a good bargain. K60 uses Cherry MX Red mechanical
switches, which is extremely fast, sensitive, and rather quiet. By using these
mechanical switches, K60 always gives you the same action. With practice, you
will become professional mechanical keyboard player, and your opponent will
At this time, many keyboards for
enthusiasts use Cherry MX switches. Corsair's unique label is attached, and this
quality seal proved worthy from the start to finish. This is a delicate
keyboard with design elements that considered by a company care about
customers. The WASD keys and the keys from 1 to 6, the player's best friends,
with coarse and contour texture; the subtle difference is actually more
important than you think when you're using it with a slight heat PvP. Because
of witches in Corsair design department, the K60 individual switches have
dedicated diodes (shadow elimination) and the ability to press 20 keys at the
same time (20-key rollover) of the keyboard overcome most other USB-based models
that can only hit 6 keys simultaneously.
In addition to the extraordinary
performance, you have a so cute keyboard. The dim aluminum frame is very
eye-catching when placed next to the plastic frame of the competition, and the
laser carved keys will exist very long.
In summary, Vengeance K60 is a powerful and
delicate keyboard and it’s foolish if you do not put it near the top wanted
list for your gaming system.
Specifications: Interface: USB; Cherry MX mechanical switches; WASD and 1-6 keys
with rough texture; against the ghost (anti-ghosting) 100%, ability to press
20 keys simultaneously; space for your wrists and secure to work; repulsion
of switch is 45g; 2mm moving distance to stimulate, 4mm to reach the deep;
1ms response time.