ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 SSD Review

ADATA launched the XPG SX8200 in late March this year. It’s built around their second generation 64 layer 3D NAND Flash and it’s their fastest consumer SSD to date. I just happen to have one of these drives here today and we’ll see just how fast it is using our usual array of testing. Read More

G.Skill Sniper X 2x8GB DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory Kit Review

G.Skill has recently released Sniper X DDR4 memory series. As with any new memory kit, we are interested to test it and see how it performs. G.Skill sent us a 16GB dual channel kit specified to run at DDR4-3600. It’s also the highest current speed of the Sniper X memory kits. The Sniper X is designed for gamers and computer enthusiasts so DDR4-3600 speed lands in the higher end of the sweetspot. Let’s take a look at specifications, features, and performance of the tested kit. Read More

Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE Heatsink Review

Arctic has released the newest iteration of the high-performance inexpensive heatsink, the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE. This is a direct contact (more on that term) 120 mm heatsink with four 6 mm heatpipes. You would expect that such a heatsink would fall far behind the six-heatpipe 140 mm expensive monsters you will find for sale from other OEM’s. But that expectation is incorrect. Let us explore the surprising world of the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE. Read More

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Case Review

Cooler Master is well known in the PC community. Whether you are a budget builder, avid gamer, or an elite overclocker you have undoubtedly purchased some of their products. That’s because Cooler Master has had their hands in nearly every aspect of computer hardware for more than 25 years. For this review they have provided us with the improved mesh variant of the Mastercase H500P, an enthusiast level, mid-tower case with style and tidiness in mind. I will turn the proverbial screws to find out where they have hit their mark and where they have missed. Read More

AMD Ryzen 2700X and 2600X Sneak Peek

I have the AMD Ryzen+ review kit here and will give a quick rundown of its contents and some of the specifications and features of the upcoming Ryzen+ and the all-new X470 motherboard which has been included in the kit. Read More

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