Reeven Ouranos CPU Cooler Review

Reeven Ouranos Closer Look

About That Yellow Though

There is so much going on in the CPU cooler world. Many companies are doing everything they can to stand out, which leads to questionable decisions. In the case of the Reeven Ouranos, the yellow fan definitely adds a unique element to the design. On the other hand, is yellow going to do enough to attract buyers? We’ll see if this cooler has a solid place in the PC building world, but first a statement from the company. Continue reading “Reeven Ouranos CPU Cooler Review”

The Best Gaming Mouse Ever, RBT Rebel

RBT Rebel Gaming Mouse

Wait, Really!?!

Yes! Really!!! The RBT (pronounced “rabbit”) Rebel is, imho, the absolute best mouse you could ever use. In fact, the only mouse style I think the RBT can’t officially compete with is the one with a full number pad on the side for the thumb. MMO mice are a very niche product though. The RBT design does take a bit of relearning at first, but the ease of use is phenomenal. The biggest selling point is the ease of wrist pain. Continue reading “The Best Gaming Mouse Ever, RBT Rebel”

Lamptron CP530 Intelligent Fan Controller Review

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The Smart One!

We all hated that smart kid in the class who always had the answers! (Truth be told, I was kinda that kid.) Well, I’m sure all the other Lamptron products are sick of how smart the CP530 is. Intelligent fan control sounds intriguing, but what makes this product unique is that it is purely hardware based. We’ll check it out soon, but first let’s look at a statement again from Lamptron. Continue reading “Lamptron CP530 Intelligent Fan Controller Review”

Lamptron CE420 Fan & RGB Controller Review

Lamptron CE420 Controller Lighting

No Software Here

Addressable RGB is taking the world by storm. As a result, many companies have come up with complete systems for lighting customization. Motherboards have software, but products have to support motherboard sync or the 3/4 pin headers. Other companies use external controllers, but those also tend to be proprietary with said company’s products. Lamptron might be the only one providing hardware based lighting control. The CE420 is one of the latest in RGB and fan control, so let’s find out how well it does. Continue reading “Lamptron CE420 Fan & RGB Controller Review”

Gigabyte RGB Fusion Software Needs Work!

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Software Should Be Better

If software was as good as the hardware it controls, I probably wouldn’t be here. Motherboards are somewhat notorious for having terrible software. This is sad because in several cases, the boards are fantastic on a hardware level. My favorite motherboard company of late has been Gigabyte. The Aorus branding has delivered some excellent products and I’ve had a great experience overall with the X470 Gaming 7. However, the RGB Fusion program could use some bug fixes. Continue reading “Gigabyte RGB Fusion Software Needs Work!”

Optimize Graphics Card Performance in Two Simple Ways

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You just bought a new graphics card. You get it installed, set up your new drivers, and you’re ready to go. You start playing a game, but problems arise with freezing or crashing. Perhaps your game doesn’t crash, but you keep getting strange frame drops, artifacts, or stuttering. You test your CPU, your memory, your GPU and everything seems stable. What’s going on? You might only need to optimize a couple of simple things to run smoothly. Continue reading “Optimize Graphics Card Performance in Two Simple Ways”

Patriot Trinity USB Flash Drive Review

Patriot Trinity USB Drive Review

Not the Tomb Raider One

You might have been thinking of the evil corporation in conflict with the Crofts. While we’re not talking about that Trinity, the device is far more versatile than the initial appearance would suggest. Patriot introduced a USB flash drive that can handle multiple ports, but we also want to see how well it performs. First, let’s look at a brief statement from the company. Continue reading “Patriot Trinity USB Flash Drive Review”

AMD Ryzen 2000 Series Memory Stability Issues? Try This!

AMD has been well-known for its memory stability issues with Ryzen, especially when it first launched. Since then,  however, the AGESA updates have allowed myriads of different memory combinations to finally become usable. I changed my R7 1700 for an R7 2700X on launch, and even went so far as to pre-order the CPU. I was that stoked for it… but I was never able to fully stabilize the memory, even though it was as solid as could be on the R7 1700 I had previously. So, how did I solve the issue? I guess… I’ll tell you a ‘little’ story…

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