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EVGA X299 DARK Motherboard Review

With thanks going to EVGA, I have the X299 Dark motherboard on the test bench today. This is the only X299 motherboard I am aware of that incorporates active cooling on the VRM section, PCH, and M.2 slots. Read More

Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review

Noctua is famous for its tandem twin-tower heatsinks, starting with the NH-D14 and proceeding to the wider NH-D15. But now Noctua has brought a single-tower heatsink, the NH-U14S, to the 140 mm market. It keeps the fans clear of installed random access memory. Can a single-tower heatsink compare with the big dual-tower offerings? Let’s put the NH-U14S to the test and see how it measures up. Read on. Read More

Alphacool Eiswand 360 Watercooling Kit Review

Today from Alphacool we get the chance to look at a very new product to the market, the Eiswand. This is a standalone watercooling kit with everything you need to get started! This kit is even friendly to those with small factor cases, as the radiator/pump/reservoir are all external and contained in one housing. Enough banter, let’s dig in and take a look at this kit! Read More

Silent Wings 3 Case Fan Review

Today we’re having a look at the be quiet! Silent Wings 3 case fans that came with the recently reviewed Dark Base Pro 900. These fans are available in 120/140mm sizes at two different speeds of 1000 RPM and 1650 RPM as PWM or DC and are available at many retail outlets. With such a variety of PC fans on the market these days a manufacturer really needs something that makes their product stand out. Basic considerations when choosing a case fan are appearance, cost, noise level and performance which depending on your needs will carry different weights in your decision. With that in mind let’s see how the Silent 3 case fans measure up and if they might be a product you would consider. Read More

Toshiba OCZ TR200 480 GB SSD Review

Up today is Toshiba’s OCZ TR200 480 GB SSD, a 2.5″ 3D TLC NAND drive featuring Toshiba’s 64 layer BiCS3 technology. What does all that mean you ask? I’ll touch on this a bit later but for now, it allows Toshiba to produce lower cost, higher density SSDs. Improving the cost/GB and opening the door to the entry-level consumer market by offering an affordable, high-performance alternative to traditional hard disc drives. Read More

Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro Case Review

Be quiet! have introduced a flagship case designed to hold any system, be it air-cooled or water-cooled. The Pro version is the new launch. It has a piece of tempered glass in place of a standard side panel. It also contains LED strips to light up your system. It has highlight stripes in four colors – Black, Silver, Orange, and White. This is a big complex case. Is it all worth it? Let’s dig in and see! Read More

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