MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Video Card Review

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Today I bring you the latest, custom GPU from MSI, based on the newly released NVIDIA GTX 1060, the MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G! There have been a number of improvements made by MSI to this model of 1060 including, but not limited to, a custom PCB, a dual-fan heatsink, and an 8-pin power connection (in lieu of a 6-pin)! The TwinFrozr heatsink and ZeroFrozr technology should help keep this bad boy both cool and quiet no matter what you’re using it for. Before I get to rambling, let’s take a deeper dive into the card! Read More

Thermalright TY-14x SQ Fans Review

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Thermalright has finally put their PWM fans in square frames. Long known for their excellent 140 mm PWM heatsink fans, Thermalright finally have those fans ready for radiators. Enthusiasts have admired those blade shapes for years, but they never fit cases or rads, only heatsinks. The TY series has now expanded to include square frames, so they can be placed on 140 mm radiators. With PWM control, they can plug into PWM splitters where they get their power directly from PSU’s to avoid overburdening the motherboard, and still letting you control your fans without needing a separate fan controller. Thermalright sent pairs of these to review, so let’s look at these fans. Read More

AMD FX Processors and DirectX 12

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Today we’re going to have a look at the benefits of DirectX 12 and system performance when using an AMD FX processor. To best explain why Windows 10 and DirectX 12 will have such an impact on multi-core CPUs we need to take a closer look at what it’s doing behind the scenes.
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ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10 Motherboard Review

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Today we have an opportunity to review another new X99 board from the ASUS camp. This time it is their flagship board, the ROG Rampage V Edition 10. The “10” in Edition represents the companies 10th anniversary for the ROG lineup. It adds several new features over the Rampage V Extreme, which we will get into later. Frankly it is tough to believe there can be any more features added to this monster of a board, but ASUS has managed to improve upon its great pedigree with some added features! This board feels like it was forged from ‘unobtanium’ it’s so heavy and robust. Grab your favorite drink, take a seat, and let’s dig in to see what the RVE10 has to offer! Read More

NZXT FX140 V2 and FZ140 Fans Review

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NZXT seems to be on a roll recently. They have cases which are whimsical and stolid, take your pick. They have a variety of accessories. They have a line of AIO coolers (one was reviewed on our frontpage). Additionally they have put out a number of fascinating fans. We will review two kinds of fan here – PWM (for rads) and case fans. What we find out should be interesting. Read More

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1060

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Today I come bearing the news of imminent arrival of the GTX 1060. NVIDIA has announced this GPU will be available on July 19th, starting at an MSRP of $249 (Founders Edition $299). Performance is being compared to the GTX 980 which, at the price and power (120 W), is quite a solid graphics card! Read More

Patriot V560 Laser Gaming Mouse Review

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Most of us know Patriot for their gamer series memory kits. Well, maybe we should be talking more about their peripherals. In 2015 the big wigs at Patriot Memory LLC decided it was time to venture into the peripherals market and developed the V760 keyboard, V360 headset, and the V560 gaming mouse. When Patriot asked if Overclockers.com would be interested in reviewing the V560 and V760 naturally we obliged. You’ll have to wait for the V760 keyboard in a later review because today we look at the V560 laser gaming mouse. Read More

ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gaming Motherboard Review

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Next up in our line of updated/new X99 boards is the ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gaming motherboard. The Strix nomenclature is new to the ASUS motherboard lineup, but we are certainly familiar with it in the video card world. This board, like its GPU counterparts, appears to combine the power and overclocking capabilities of the ROG line of boards, along with some features that also make it a solid gaming board as well from the Intel NIC to the (not really a gaming feature) RGB lighting on the PCIe slot locks and heatsink. Keep on reading for all the details and the results of our overclocking and performance testing! Read More

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard Review

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With all manufacturers releasing refreshed boards due to Broadwell-E launching we see a new contender from Gigabyte, their X99 Designare EX. Like me, I’m sure the first new feature you’ll notice about the Designare is the RGB lighting, but they have added plenty more than just lights. DIMM shielding, a PLX chip, and a few other features also add performance benefits. Pull up a seat, don your reading glasses, and we’ll dive in to this board! Read More