Motherboards

Biostar Announces Two New B560 mATX Motherboards

Today, Biostar announced a pair of B560 mATX motherboards for Intel’s 10th/11th Gen processors, the B560MX-E PRO and B560MH-E PRO. These business-to-casual use motherboards have remarkably similar features including connectors for two M.2 4.0, four SATA III (6GBs), two PCIe 4.0, as well as WiFi 6. The main difference between the two is the lack of a DVI-D port on the B560MH-E PRO motherboard. Pricing and availability have not been disclosed at the time of this writing so if you’re interested in a light use or business class motherboard, follow the links at the bottom of this press release. Read More

Cooling

Alphacool Announces Two Eiswolf 2 GPU AIOs

Alphacool announced the new Eiswolf 2 GPU AIO for AMD’s RX 6900/6800/6800XT and Nvidia’s RTX 3090/3080 reference design GPU’s. These new AIOs sport a massive 360 mm radiator and a trio of Alphacool’s Aurora Rise 120mm fans. The AIOs use a nickel-plated copper cold plate, copper radiator, and DC-LT 2 pumps. While sold as a complete AIO kit, they are also customizable allowing for expansion with other water cooling products. Both models are currently available through the Alphacool store and the price for either model is set at $297. Here is Alphacool’s press release. Read More

News

Gigabyte Announces Aorus 4k Gaming Monitors, Console Ready

Gigabyte has recently announced the Aorus 4k Gaming Monitor that’s console ready. While the press release is geared towards console gamers, there is no reason PC enthusiasts can’t take advantage of a great display. The Gigabyte 4K ranges from 32″ up to 48″ and features up to 144Hz refresh rate and 0.5ms response time, they also take full advantage of the HDMI 2.1 connector’s bandwidth. Pricing and availability are not yet known, though they claim it is currently available. For more information please read Gigabyte’s press release below. Read More

News

Roccat Announces Kone Pro Series Gaming Mice

Roccat has just announced its Kone Pro Series gaming mice. The Kone Pro is a hard-wired mouse and is incredibly lightweight, weighing only 66 grams. The Kone Pro Air utilizes Stellar Wireless and Bluetooth technologies for its wireless connection. Both models feature Titan optical switches, PhantomFlex cables, heat-treated PTFE glides, and Roccat’s Owl-Eye 19K DPI optical sensor. The Kone pro is priced at $80 and the Kone Pro Air is $130 and is currently available only as pre-order (see links). Below is Roccat’s press release. Read More

Team Group T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB Review
Memory

Team Group T-Force XTREEM ARGB 32GB Review

Last December we reviewed G.Skill’s acclaimed Samsung B-Die-based dual-rank performance memory kit. Today, it remains one of the best performing kits on the market, but there’s a new challenger to the dual-rank 2 x 16 GB throne. Team Group quietly released their own ultra-performance Samsung B-Die-based dual-rank kit. The Team Group T-Force XTREEM ARGB is rated for 3600 MHz at shockingly low primary timings of CL14-15-15. Read More

News

Fractal Design Releases ION Gold Series Power Supplies

Yesterday, Fractal Design announced the release of its latest PSU series, the ION Gold. This fully modular series includes four models to fit your needs offering 550W, 650W, 750W, and 850W SKUs. Marketed as high-quality power supplies with competitive prices, the 550W ION Gold is only $80 and comes with a full seven-year warranty. Here is the press release from Fractal Design. Read More

Memory

G.Skill Announces Trident Z Royal Elite Series DDR4 Memory

G.Skill announced the all-new Trident Z Royal Elite Series DDR4 ram. Continuing the legacy of the Trident Z Royal family, the Royal Elite Series will feature the same crystalline light bar with 8 RGB zones, but will now sport a matching crystalline-shaped gold or silver heat spreader. The Royal Elite isn’t just a cosmetic upgrade. As the new premium DDR4 memory, the Royal Elite Series boasts speeds from 3600 MHz all the way up to 5333 Mhz. Availability is slated for May of 2021 but pricing is not listed at this time. Here is the official press release from G.Skill. Read More

News

Patriot Announces VP4300 Series NVMe M.2 Solid State Drives

Fresh off the press is Patriot Memory’s Viper Gaming VP4300 series NVMe M.2 solid-state drives. These newly announced drives will be available in 1 TB and 2 TB models and features an Innogrit IG5236 Gen4 x 4 controller and DDR4 DRAM cache. According to Patriot, the drives have a rated sequential read speed of up to 7,400 MB/s and sequential writes of up to 6,800 MB/s. Additionally, each drive includes two heat spreaders, a thin graphene heatshield for laptop applications, and a thicker aluminum heat sink for desktop installations. Pricing is listed at $254.99 for the 1TB model and $499.99 for the 2TB model. Continue reading for more information from the Patriot Memory website. Read More

Reviews

XPG Defender Pro Mid-Tower Case Review

The XPG Defender Pro is a Mid-Tower chassis that offers enthusiast-grade performance with exceptional airflow and functionality. Designed to accommodate E-ATX motherboards, large graphics cards, custom water cooling, and plenty of RGB lighting, the Defender Pro is a gamer’s dream chassis. Positioned between XPG’s flagship chassis, the Battlecruiser, and its first offering, the Invader, the Defender Pro, provides all the premium features with a reasonable price tag. Read More