PNY Low Profile XLR8 Gaming DDR4
Memory

PNY Announces Low Profile XLR8 Gaming DDR4 Memory

Today, PNY announced the addition of its low-profile series DDR4 ram to the XLR8 Gaming line-up. Three kits are available in 2666 MHz (CAS 16), 3200 MHz (CAS 16), and 3600 MHz with capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB for each set. These low-profile kits measure only 32 mm high and are well suited for all applications including small form factor builds or with large CPU heatsinks with memory clearance issues. Availability will be through Amazon, Best Buy, and PNY.com, though pricing has not been released. Below is PNY’s press release. Read More

Memory

CORSAIR Launches New VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL Memory

Corsair just announced the launch of the Vengeance RGB PRO SL line of memory kits. Initial availability will be for frequencies up to 3600Mhz with capacities of up to 128GB (4x32GB). What sets these apart from the existing Vengeance RGB Pro line, is the height. The SL versions will measure 44 mm tall as opposed to 51 mm and should allow for more compatibility with CPU coolers. Available in black or white, the Vengeance RGB PRO SL also features 10 addressable RGB modules. At the time of this writing, pricing was only available for the 3200Mhz 2x8GB kit, it has been set at $104.99. Read More

Cooling

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

Reviews

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

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Cooling

be quiet! Shadow Rock TopFlow Review

If you haven’t heard of be quiet!, it’s a German, award-winning manufacturer that specializes in power supplies, CPU coolers, and fans. be quiet! will be making its way into the US market soon, and with that expansion comes product reviews to inform US consumers of their products and those products’ performance. First up is the Shadow Rock TopFlow, which is a top-down style CPU heatsink for all current sockets. Read More

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Memory

Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 Review

New memory kits from Crucial rarely have premieres but they are always something different than we are used to seeing from other brands. Lately more computer enthusiasts are looking for fast, high density, and low profile memory. Why not to combine all these features in one memory kit that will also work at low voltage ? Crucial Ballistix LP is probably the only series on the market that includes all above features in one product. In this review I will focus on the Ballistix Tactical LP 2x8GB DDR3-1600 Kit. Read More