Miscellaneous Com­po­nents

HWM (Malaysia) - - LAB TEST -

To en­sure enough cur­rent is sup­plied to our test­bed, we use one of the best PSUs (Power Sup­ply Units) on the mar­ket to­day. This PSU is none other than the Cooler Mas­ter Silent Pro Gold 1200W which is semi-mod­u­lar, and has enough power to meet the de­mands of even a multi-graph­ics card rig.

Com­po­nents test­ing such as graph­ics cards and RAMs are done on an In­tel DX79SI, which fea­tures six SATA 6Gb/s ports and four USB3 ports. These ports al­low us to test both SATA 6 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s prod­ucts, as well as any USB3 de­vices.

When it comes to RAM needs, we use a Kingston HyperX 16GB kit (KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX). It has been tested to run at 1600MHz, and has a low la­tency of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V. There is a sin­gle XMP that au­to­mat­i­cally boosts the mod­ules to run at 1600MHz.

Graph­ics ren­der­ing is han­dled by some of the most pow­er­ful graph­ics cards on the mar­ket to date. When we test com­po­nents, we use a refence NVIDIA GeForce GTX TI­TAN, while moth­er­boards are tested us­ing a Sap­phire HD 7970 (AMD Radeon HD 7970)

Stor­age is han­dled by a Western Dig­i­tal Ve­loci­rap­tor 1TB Hard Disk Drive, as well as a Sea­gate Mo­men­tus XT Hy­brid drive. The WD Ve­loci­rap­tor is used on our com­po­nents test­bed, while the Sea­gate Mo­men­tus XT is used when test­ing moth­er­boards.

Our test­bed is pro­tected by Belkin’s SurgeMaster Pro­tec­tor. Not only do they pro­vide mul­ti­ple power sock­ets to con­nect mul­ti­ple pe­riph­er­als, they en­sure a steady sup­ply of cur­rent to our test­bed, pre­vent­ing any over­load­ing.

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