Thermalright TY-143 and TY-147A 140 mm Fan Review

Today we will be looking at two of Thermalright’s 140 mm PWM fans, the TY-143 and the TY-147A. If you have been following 140 mm fans at all, you know that Thermalright’s TY series of PWM fans are said to be among the best. Are They? Thermalright has sent us a pair of each to evaluate. Let us see. Read More

Gigabyte GTX 970 Extreme Video Card Review

Over the years, Gigabyte has released many products that are good, and many other products that are good AND focused on overclocking (think their SOC Force motherboards). One thing we haven’t seen on from them, on that front, is within their GPU lineup. Sure, the Windforce line is more than solid with the cooler, but their new “Extreme” line should take their video cards to another level. Gigabyte promises a better overclocking GPU with their sorting technology, dubbed Gauntlet sorting, high factory overclocks, good cooling, durability, protection, and being Xtreme friendly. Let’s take a look and see what they did on the GTX 970 Extreme we have to review! Read More

be quiet! Silent Base 600 Case Review

We have been looking at be quiet! heatsinks (the Pure Rock and the Dark Rock). We saw the Silent Base 800. Now we are reviewing the Silent Base 600. The Silent Base 600 is a mid-tower being sold as a premium case. Is this a premium case? Let’s look. Read More

Reeven Ouranos Heatsink Review

Reeven seems to be making quite a splash. They are offering arrange of fans, a range of heatsinks and a range of cases to us enthusiasts. In this review we will look at Reeven’s Ouranos, which is Greek for ‘the heavens’ or ‘celestial.’ Does this heatsink provide ‘celestial’ cooling? Let us investigate. Read More

AMD Launches Radeon R9 380X Graphics Cards

Mainstream gamers rejoice, AMD just launched the Radeon R9 380X graphics card. This card should settle in nicely to the $229-$249 price range, making it affordable while still offering solid performance for the latest titles. Read More

Patriot Releases Viper Elite DDR4 Memory

Patriot released their latest line of DDR4 memory called Viper Elite. These kits can deliver up to 3200 MHz and are provide a more affordable option than some of the ultra high performance DDR4 kits available. Read More

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard Review

Oh boy, where to start with this one folks? I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited to get my hands on ASUS’ flagship Z170 board, the Maximus VIII Extreme (M8E as I will call it moving forward), to test it out to see what it will do. As is the case with past versions of this board, it comes chock-full of all the features the latest chipset offers including USB3.1 Gen2 (inc. Type-C), M.2 slot, DDR4 support and a slew of others you will see and we will discuss just a few flicks of the webwheel down the article. The M8E promises to provide both the extreme overclocker and the enthusiast gamer with everything they need to beat world records under sub-ambient cooling, or game with the best of them. It is now time to get comfy in your favorite chair and see what this board can do. Read More

EK Predator 240 AIO Cooler Review

EK bills this as “Pre-filled CPU Xpandable Liquid Cooling.” You can add an additional water block (EK suggests a GPU) and a reservoir. You could turn into a real water head. Today we have the 240 mm version in front of us. Does it live up to its heritage? Let’s see. Read More