Bitspower Launches Water Cooling Digital Leak Detector

Bitspower just launched a digital leak tester aimed to assist water cooling aficionados. This new tool features a hand-operated pump and digital display to ensure your new custom water loop can handle the pressure. Pressurizing the system with air before filling it with water eliminates the risk of catastrophic leaks that can destroy your expensive components. Bitspower is selling the new leak tester on its website for $41.92. Considering the current price of GPUs, CPUs, and motherboards, this has the potential to save you thousands. For more information see Bitspower’s press release below.


G.SKILL Announces Trident Z5 DDR5-6000 CL30 64GB Memory Kit

Today, G.Skill announced the Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000 CL30 memory kits will be available in the second quarter of 2022. The kit will be sold as a 64GB set (32GBx2) and feature a low CAS latency of 30. G.Skill’s Trident Z line-up has been a staple in the overclocking and gaming community for years and the DDR5 variant is expected to continue this legacy. Pricing has not been announced as of this writing. For additional information please read G.Skill’s official press release below. 


ADATA XPG ATOM 30 1TB NVMe with SU670 250GB SSD Kit Review

Today, we review XPGs new ATOM 30 Kit. This dual SSD kit includes an XPG ATOM 30 1 TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe M.2 and an ADATA SU670 250 GB SATA SSD. Packaging two drives together, XPG has created this as a dual system upgrade kit for older laptops or aging desktops that just need something a little more. The ATOM 30 is the little brother to the ATOM 50 SSD that we reviewed earlier this year. With the ATOM 30 being a PCIe Gen 3 version we should expect a slower drive than the ATOM 50 and a price tag that is budget-friendly. In this kit you also receive a 250 GB ADATA SU670 SATA drive. While much slower than an NVMe they still pose a great upgrade for a dated mechanical hard drive commonly found in laptops or prebuilt desktops.


Alphacool Announces Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-N RTX 3090TI FE Cooler

On the heels of the 3090 Ti release, Alphacool announced its latest GPU water block, the Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-N RTX 3090TI Founders Edition with an active backplate. Designing a cooler for the world’s most powerful graphics card ever, the Eisblock Aurora utilizes a full cover copper cold plate with clear acrylic and addressable RGB lighting. Also available is an optional backplate with active cooling and an MCX adapter to connect it all together. But wait! That’s not all. A dual-slot mounting plate is included with the water block reducing the overall size of the GPU. Below is Alphacool’s press release with pricing and additional information.


AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 22.3.2 Driver

Yesterday, AMD released its AMD Radeon Adrenalin 22.3.2 driver. This update adds support for Ghostwire: Tokyo, up to a 23 percent performance increase in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and additional Vulkan extensions. This edition also fixes some bugs in Cyberpunk 2077, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Genshin Impact, and more. For compatibility and download links please read AMD’s press release notes below.


Nvidia releases Game Ready Driver 512.15 WHQL Update

Yesterday, Nvidia released its Game Ready Driver version 512.15 WHQL. Included in this update is support for Ghostwire: Tokyo and Evil Dead: The Game. Additionally, DLSS and Ray Tracing are added for Paradise Killer, and Nvidia Image Scaling (NIS) adds spatial upscaling for your whole library. Several bugs from previous drivers are also reported to be fixed. For a complete list and download links, please read Nvidia’s press release below.


Alphacool Announces Apex Aluminum Backplate for LGA1700 Coolers

Today, Alphacool announced the new Apex aluminum backplate designed for its LGA1700 coolers. The new backplate improves the structural rigidity of the motherboard and socket compared to the stock Intel mount while providing “significant improvements in cooling performance”. The backplate is currently available on the Alphacool website for $16.64 plus shipping and any applicable taxes. For compatibility and additional information please read Alphacools press release below.


MSI MEG Z690 ACE Motherboard Review

Today, the MSI MEG Z690 ACE is our test bench’s DDR5 LGA 1700 motherboard. The Z690 ACE is one classy-looking motherboard forgoing any onboard RGB LED and covered in so many heatsinks it has a real heft to it. It feels like MSI has thrown everything into this board, including the kitchen sink.

Silicon Power

Silicon Power Announces UD80 PCIe Gen3 M.2 SSD

Silicon Power has just announced its latest budget-friendly PCIe Gen3 M.2 SSD, the UD80. With sequential read and write speeds of up to 3400 MB/s and 3000 MB/s and capacities ranging from 250 GB up to 2 TB, the UD80 is designed for a variety of gamers. The UD80 also supports NVMe 1.4, low-density parity check, and E2E data protection. Pricing and availability are not available at this time. For more information, check out Silicon Power’s press release below.


Scythe Releases Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler

Today, Scythe released an updated version of its venerable Fuma 2 CPU cooler. The Fuma 2 Rev.B maintains the same dual tower design but now features a pair of Kaze Flex II 120 mm PWM fans. With rotational speeds up to 1500 RPM, an increase of 300 RPM, the new Kaze Flex II fans produce up to 67 CFM for increased cooling capacity. The updated Fuma 2 Rev.B is also now compatible with Intel’s LGA1700 socket, making it ideal for a 12th Generation Core processor. Amazon currently has the new Fuma 2 Rev.B for $65.99. Below is Scythe’s official press release along with a link for more information.