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Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kit Review

Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 is an interesting memory and can be recommended to all users, especially gamers. The Viper Gaming series, as its name suggests, is designed for gamers so it’s not a surprise that we will find many features that are important for this specific group of users. The Viper RGB is stable, fast, and offers exceptional looking lighting effects. Pretty much everything that gamers want nowadays. Read More

Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Heatsink Review

Scythe remains a household name in the air cooling segment of PC hardware due to their well-received heatsinks and fans over the years. Today, we have Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 which is a low profile cooler aimed at small form factor (SFF) builds and touts a “zero interference” claim for motherboard and RAM. Let’s see how well it holds up against a test bed full of tower heatsinks and all-in-one liquid coolers. Read More

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC 8G Review

On our test bench today we have the RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC from GIGABYTE. The “Super” line of GPUs was introduced by Nvidia in late June of this year which, coincidently coincided with AMD’s launch of their new Navi-based RX 5700 line of video cards. Speculation at the time was that this move was intended to counter AMD’s perceived price/performance staging of their soon to be launched RX GPUs. AMD’s performance levels were mostly speculation at the time but rumored to be at or near the RTX 2070 levels with a similar price point. Whether or not these rumors were true the RTX Super graphics cards were released intending to slide in between their base model (RTX 2070) and the next tier (RTX 2080). These cards were sporting an increased CUDA core count much like the “Ti” versions of the past but these new Super cards also have increased RT and Tensor core counts. Read More

Bitspower GeForce RTX 20 Series VGA LN2 Container

It’s not often that we see new products developed and marketed exclusively for the subzero extreme overclocking world. There are only a handful of well-established brands that cater to the extreme overclocking community, so the overall market share is quite small. Today. we are excited to evaluate a new retail product from Bitspower, which has been designed to be used exclusively with extreme cooling solutions such as liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Read More

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B Heatsink Review

Scythe’s Mugen 5 Rev. B CPU heatsink sports compatibility with all current CPU sockets from Intel and AMD. The Mugen 5 is a typical single-tower style heatsink with one fin stack, as opposed to their dual tower FUMA heatsink or much larger Ninja 5 heatsink. Read More

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS PRO WiFi Review

Today we’re looking at the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS PRO WiFi with its 6-phase, doubled to 12, 40 A power stages. Is it enough? We’ll run it through our usual battery of testing and see how it holds up to the biggest mainstream CPU currently available. Read More

Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme 280 CPU Cooler Review

Alphacool is an experienced OEM specializing in water cooling components and accessories. They have been around for over a decade and have their hands in designing and manufacturing cooling systems for many different industries. Of course, we’re most interested in their consumer desktop components and the Eisbaer Extreme 280 is Alphacool’s high-end all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. Read More

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU Review

We covered the launch of AMD’s new 7 nm CPUs just a couple of weeks back when we reviewed the 3900X and the 3700X. Today we’re dropping down in core count and price and taking a hard look at the Ryzen 5 3600X. Read More

Team Group T-Force XTREEM 4133 DDR4 Review

Today, we are evaluating Team Group’s T-Force XTREEM 4133 MHz DDR4 memory modules. The XTREEM line of memory from Team Group doesn’t have any flashy RGB or wild color schemes. What it has instead is rock solid performance and legacy of legendary overclocking results. Exceptional build quality, high XMP speeds, and performance are its major hallmarks. Join us as we take a look at these features and investigate the XTREEM memory’s overclocking potential. Read More

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