Silverstone 120 mm PWM Fans Review

Silverstone 120mm fans

We have arrived at the second part of the Silverstone fan review (part 1 was the review of 140 mm Silverstone fans). 120 mm fans can be used as case fans, heatsink fans and radiator fans. These are all PWM fans so they can be used in all three applications. Because they can be used in all three, we test them in the three kinds of situations. If it sounds like a lot of testing, it was. But now we know where these Silverstone fans fit into the 120 mm universe. So let’s get out our telescopes and start looking. Read More

Gigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Video Card Review

Today we get to take another look at a GTX 1060. This time it is from our friends at Gigabyte. This go around they have sent us their top of the line 1060 in the Xtreme Gaming 6G. If you remember our review of the GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming, the card was certainly a beast. Being a little down the pecking order, I am not sure what this Xtreme version will deliver, but if its anything like previous versions, it should be worth it for a lot of users. Let’s take a look and see what features were brought forward and how it performs! Read More

Case Fan Roundup: Twenty Three 120 mm Case Fans Tested

Case fans

Case fans are supposed to cool your case. As use in this review, a case fan is a fixed-voltage fan. Today we might want to call them non-PWM fans. These fans are “set ‘em and forget ‘em” fans. Except that some of you insist on using fan controllers to vary the speeds of your fans. Imagine that! Well, in any case (in any case – get it?) we’re going to look at more than twenty case fans. I say “more than twenty’’ because I can’t count. We have more than 30 fans and settings that we will be looking at today. If you are interested in counting actual fans, be my guest. Read More

ADATA XPG Dazzle 16 GB DDR4-2800 Memory Review

Hello, Overclockers! Today’s catch for the chopping block is a new set of DDR4 from ADATA. Coming in at 16GB (2x8GB) and DDR4-2800 this kit should be no slouch. Icing on the cake, these RAM modules have bling in the form of red LEDs across the top to light up your rig. Continue on with me as we delve in to the ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4 memory kit. Read More

SilverStone Redline RL05 Case Review

This week we get to check out the SilverStone Redline RL05. This case was a joy to build in and was one of the smoothest builds I’ve ever had. It’s stylishly simplistic, available in red or black trim options, and has a price tag small enough to keep any builder happy. Read More

Patriot Viper V760 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

Patriot is well known for performance memory, but how about their peripherals. In July we reviewed Patriot’s V560 Viper gaming mouse and we were very impressed. Today we will look at the V760 Viper gaming mechanical keyboard. With this being Patriot’s first keyboard in a saturated market, many decisions had to be made to ensure success. If the V760 gaming keyboard is anything like the V560 gaming mouse it is sure to be a home run for Patriot’s first at bat. Read More

Silverstone FQ141 & FW141 140 mm Fans Review

Silverstone makes a number of fans. They have done so for years, and their designs are always interesting. Silverstone sent a number of fans for review. Today we will look at the 140 mm fans. One is voltage controlled. The others are PWM, with great flexibility. How well do these three models do their jobs? Let’s see. Read More

How to Configure Dell PowerConnect Switch

I recently purchased a Dell PowerConnect 5424 for my home networking needs and had a few issues getting it set up initially.
This post will guide you through how to connect to, configure, and access your PowerConnect from factory defaults. Read More

PWM Fan Roundup: Twenty-Four 120 mm Case Fans Tested

PWM fans

PWM fans are used for lots of things now. A PWM fan can be used as a case fan, as a heatsink fan, or as a rad fan. AIO coolers simply expand the playing field for PWM fans. So I have collected twenty-four fans here for review in our 2016 case fan roundup. Read More

MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review

Today we are going to dig in and look at a Z170-based motherboard from our friends at MSI. They have been pretty creative with their lineup and themes. From Gaming boards to the more budget conscious Krait line, there is something for everyone. MSI has taken the venerable MPower and XPower lines and added a titanium silver color theme, and a few feature updates on top of typically great overclocking abilities. Welcome to MSI’s stable and to our test bench, the MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium. Not only does it have the standout looks, the MPower and XPower lines are known to overclock pretty well. Let’s see what the added features are and if it still has the gusto to push on your CPU in our performance tests. Read More