Scythe comes in bringing yet another revision of its acclaimed Mugen 5 heatsink, the Mugen 5 ARGB Plus. This time the changes are mostly cosmetic in the form of an ARGB top cover and two ARGB Kaze Flex fans. However, this revision does use two fans instead of one, and the ARGB fans have a higher speed rating. So, there is potential for increased performance as well.
Silverstone has been around since 2003 and have a sizable stake in the PC chassis, power supply, CPU cooler, fans, and accessory markets. Personally, I was first introduced to them as a top tier PC case manufacturer, and I still have and use some of their older cases such as the PS07, TJ08-E, and the TJ07. However, we have one of their all-in-one liquid CPU coolers up for testing, the PF360. The PF360 is a large 3×120 mm CPU cooler featuring addressable RGB on both the fans and pump/block housing.
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.
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.
EVGA has a strong foothold in the custom PC market with products ranging from hardware to accessories. They are a well-known, respected, and trusted manufacturer that any enthusiast should be familiar with. EVGA has been kind enough to allow us to test their top RTX 2060 offering, the XC Ultra Gaming.
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.
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.
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.