Azultec Announces Powerful Cloud Rendering Station at CES 2019

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Completely Liquid Cooled

Heat is an important factor for rendering or mining stations. When you stick 8 graphics cards in a single system, you’re going to generate a lot of heat. Azultec is developing a product that should be huge for rendering, mining, or lovers of high end liquid cooled systems.  The Cube 300 has 8x GTX 1070s and a custom water cooling loop made from Alphacool Components. Needless to say, Azultec has found a great way to handle heat on 8 higher end graphics cards in a way custom PC builders like myself can really appreciate. Continue reading “Azultec Announces Powerful Cloud Rendering Station at CES 2019”

iStorage-UK diskAshur 2 1TB Encrypted Solid State Drive Review

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External Meets Encryption, SSD style…

When looking into the storage world, you’ll soon realize that SSDs will eventually take over as the default storage medium; it makes complete sense that we also have external SSDs that are becoming the norm. With that in mind, iStorage-UK is bringing us a super secure, encrypted SSD (solid state drive) that is targeted at the pros on the move with sensitive data that needs to be accessed rapidly; meet the diskAshur 2…

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Ryzen 5 3600X Will Rule Gaming PCs

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If the Rumors are True

Leaks are coming around about AMD’s 3rd gen of Ryzen CPUs. If the specs are accurate on the 3600X, I see Ryzen 5 being the ultimate processor for gaming systems. Here’s what we know for sure right now. Not only is AMD going to be using the 7nm manufacturing process, but this is a true architectural update. The Ryzen 2000 series was just a refresh of the first release. With the 3000 series, we’ll actually see what is likely to be a whole new Ryzen. Continue reading “Ryzen 5 3600X Will Rule Gaming PCs”

Azza Cube 802 PC Case Review

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Azza, or the Borg?

Who designed their Cube better? The Borg had an impressive space ship that was easily blown up in First Contact. Azza has RGB. Clearly, the Cube 802 is the winner since RGB would likely have given the Borg victory over Starfleet. Also, the Borg is fictional, but the Cube 802 is an excellent looking case from Azza. We’ll have to see if the rest of the design lives up to the impressive looks. Let’s take a quick look at a statement from the company, then dive right in. Continue reading “Azza Cube 802 PC Case Review”

iStorage-UK diskAshur 2 1TB Encrypted Hard Drive Review

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Securing Your External Data…

Keeping your data safe from the outside world can sometimes be of critical priority. The price of it can often make people wonder if it is worth it. Now you no longer have to have such fears, as encrypted storage is getting more and more affordable as time goes on. We are looking at another of iStorage-UK’s devices which comes in the flavor of a diskAshur 2 with a 1TB hard drive enclosed.

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Ultimate Case Design, Cooling and Display

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Building the Ultimate Case

I love Crossfire and SLI. I understand it’s not the most practical thing in the world, but having two graphics cards in my system just looks right. The problem comes when I need to cool things down. As you can imagine, a Crossfire system can get heated up pretty fast. I’ve used many a chassis, but I’ve yet to find the ultimate case for cooling and seeing my build. Continue reading “Ultimate Case Design, Cooling and Display”

Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW Lighting

What is the Best Closed Loop Cooler?

A CPU cooler has to balance several things. Builders naturally look at cooling performance as a main requirement. However, noise levels are also important. After that, a lot of builders want a cooler to look nice. On top of that, being able to perform some level of maintenance can be helpful too. Raijintek has been innovating their CPU coolers for a while now, with the latest addition being the Orcus 280 RBW. My impression is that this cooler is the best balance of all categories in the CLC market. We have to review it to see if I’m right, after a word from the company. Continue reading “Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW CPU Cooler Review”