ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi Review

With the launch of the second generation Ryzen CPUs, AMD also released an updated chipset. ASUS has supplied us with the ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi and we'll be putting it through our usual set of testing and benchmarks to see how it measures up to the competition. Read More

Six GIGABYTE B450 Motherboards Announced

With the official release of the B450 chipset still a couple weeks away, we won't have any performance numbers for you today but GIGABYTE has sent out information on their B450 motherboard line-up. It looks like we'll see three ATX and three SFF (small form factor) one of which is mini-ITX. Read More

21 Deals for Amazon Prime Day 2018

Now that Amazon Prime Day 2018 is live, we put together a list of the top computer hardware deals, including cases, power supplies, motherboards and more. Although Prime Day technically goes through tomorrow, deals are selling out quickly, so do not delay. Read More

Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro Heatsink Review

Riing Silent 12 Pro

Marking the debut of their 120 mm fan, Thermaltake released the Riing Silent 12 Pro. This cooler has been out for a few years but we're getting the opportunity to test it here today to see how well it stacks up. Coolers based on a 120 mm design typically need faster fans to improve their cooling capacity which in turn creates more noise. We'll put this cooler to the test here and see if there's a trade-off between cooling performance and audible noise and if that "Silent" in Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro is justified. Read More

Noctua NF-P12 redux Fan Review

Today we have an opportunity to look at one of Noctua's fans that made the jump from their premium line down to the redux line in the NF-P12 redux. The redux line of fans is intended to have the same performance as the premium line, but sold in an OEM manner (without accessories) to keep costs down. The NF-P12 redux line will include four SKUs - two DC controlled fans at 900 at 1300 RPM and two PWM fans at 1300 and 1700 RPM. The big difference between them is in the price with the redux saving 33% over the fully accessorized NF-P12. The P12 sold well enough to remain a premium fan all these years and sells well enough to be made into four redux fans. How do the fans function in various environments? We will examine the performance of all four fans and see how it adds up. Read More

Noctua NF-A12x25 Fan Review

Today we examine Noctua’s new fan, the NF-A12-25. After more than 4.5 years of development and seeing prototypes throughout that time, the new fan has finally been released. The NF-A12-25 uses different build materials to increase rigidity which allows for tighter tolerances, specifically in regards to the distance between the blade and the frame. Noctua says this design is said to help with increased static pressure and airflow which makes this fan a good candidate for mounting to a radiator. We put the fan to the test against our test suite to gauge performance and see how the new fan fared against other similarly sized fans. Read More

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