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SilverStone LD01 Mid Tower Case Review

SilverStone has just introduced the new “Lucid” series of cases, and the LD01 is the first case in this series. The LD01 is a mid-tower case featuring tempered glass panels on three sides with a steel frame chassis. It sports an inverted motherboard layout for improved GPU temperatures. Read More

Tesoro Gram Spectrum TKL Mechanical Keyboard Review

Tesoro has been manufacturing computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, headsets, and chairs for quite some time, but they don’t seem to be mentioned as often as I’d expect during peripheral discussions. However, they seem to offer some fully-featured and innovative products such as the keyboard we have for review today. That keyboard is Tesoro’s Gram Spectrum TKL which is a low-profile, compact (tenkeyless), RGB, mechanical keyboard designed to be portable while still competing with high-end gaming keyboards. Read More

ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard Review

Today we have ASRock’s latest addition to their Threadripper line, the X399 Phantom Gaming 6. This motherboard appears to offer most everything that the other boards do but comes in at the lowest price on the market. Let’s take a closer look at ASRock’s budget X399 motherboard and see how it handles itself. Read More

G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4 4000 Memory Review

The Trident Z Royal is G.SKILL’s attempt at a high-end, premium RGB memory that is guaranteed to add a luxury element to your next build. There are several different XMP’s available and two different color options, but today we are looking a the DDR4 4000 CL17 kit in silver. Read More

Scythe FUMA Rev. B Heatsink Review

Scythe has been around since 2002 manufacturing cooling parts such as heatsinks, fans, and accessories. So, they should be a familiar name to anyone that’s been building PCs in the last decade and a half. Today, we have Scythe’s FUMA Rev. B heatsink, a relatively small dual tower cooler that strives to increase compatibility over the larger, more traditional dual tower offering out there. The major change in this new revision of Scythe’s FUMA heatsink is that it now supports current CPU sockets from both Intel and AMD. Read More

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Master Motherboard Review

For our next motherboard review, we will be looking at an offering from AORUS, GIGABYTE’s gaming, and high-performance lineup. There are several (seven to be exact) Z390 AORUS SKUs which span all sorts of uses and price points. Today, we will cover the Z390 AORUS Master which sits towards the top of the AORUS lineup. Read More

Cooler Master SL600M Mid Tower Case Review

Today we review the Cooler Master Mastercase SL600M. Advertised as a premier aluminum mid-tower case the SL600M replaces the H500 series as their new flagship in the mid tower line of cases. Equipped with new features and a sleek new look this case is sure to turn heads. Read More

AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme Video Card Review

Under the microscope today is the AORUS RTX 2080 Xtreme. It not only sports a custom PCB and beefy power delivery but also includes one of the coolest RGB LED implementations we’ve seen. The Xtreme uses the Windforce 3 Stack cooling including three fans with each fan integrating a single RGB LED on one fan blade. This location for the LED with the fan spinning makes it look like a continuous circle of light around each of the fans and is highly customizable. We’ll dig down and see how it performs as well as look at the lighting and its seemingly endless options for tweaking. Read More

Supermicro C9Z390-PGW Motherboard Review: Enterprise Grade. For Gamers

Today on the test bench we have our first Z390 based motherboard for review. As you know from the title, this isn’t a board from “the big four” as I like to call them, but from Supermicro, a company much better known in the enterprise and server space than for the consumer side and gaming. The C9Z390-PGW we will be looking at isn’t their first foray into this arena however, as they have had consumer level motherboards since the Z170 days. Read More

Raijintek Ophion Evo Case Review

Raijintek was founded in 2013 “with the aim of designing high-end products for lifestyle, computer, and day-to-day usage.” Their computer products consist of cases, heatsinks, AIO water cooling units, custom water loop parts, and fans. Today, we have a new entry into their case lineup, the Ophion Evo. The Ophion Evo is a small form factor (SFF) case with a popular internal design that intends not to sacrifice much on the compatibility side. Read More

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