The Arc Reactor Water Block
I kept seeing this stellar looking CPU block at CES. The trouble was, nobody knew where it came from. Didn’t matter who I asked, everyone kept scratching their heads at this crazy looking water block that looked like an Arc Reactor. Iron Man, eat your heart out! This one has RGB!!! However, I’ve finally found the company behind the water block, as well as listings on Amazon. Continue reading “I FINALLY FOUND IT!!! Barrow Arc Reactor Like CPU Water Block”
Tempered Glass with Silver Trims Everywhere…
You’ve got that right. The SilverStone LD01 chassis, part of their Lucid Series of cases, comes with three sides of tempered glass. On top of that, it also has a very stylish silver trim that yearns to be in your living room. It will serve as a modern and very sleek looking power house. Whether it be used as a gaming chassis or as a HTPC that just wants to look beautiful, this is one you may wish to consider. It looks to set the stage for a more modern and sophisticated look rather than your normal steel and plastic counterparts.
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Optimizing Case Airflow
A long time ago, I set out to change how airflow works on the PC. In short it was successful, but not nearly enough to make any important difference. However, SilverStone cued me in on the fact that focused airflow fans can perform better for cases. The design is called a vortex, which the AP181 fans use in a large 180mm diameter for optimal case airflow. They asked me if I would like to test the fans in my own AFX (Airflow Extreme) case I recently built. Continue reading “SilverStone AP181 180mm Fans Review – Vortex Airflow”
The Good – Radeon VII Gets Big Things Right
It’s time for some serious analysis here. When Radeon VII was announced, everyone was taken a bit by surprise. Not only was the news hidden exceptionally well, but AMD wasn’t expected to bring competitive graphics cards to the market for a while still. Before we start celebrating though, we need to look thoroughly at what we’ve learned so far. The reviews for the Radeon VII have been released, and there’s some cons mixed in with the pros of this release. I do see a brighter future for graphics cards though. Continue reading “Radeon VII – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
The RBT Rebel Real
I’ve been a huge fan of the RBT Rebel. Even though the unorthodox design has brought me a fair share of criticism, I have yet to change my opinion. The RBT (pronounced “Rabbit”) came into existence because the creator, Qeric, was trying to make a clicker that you could slide your fingers in. This would allow the user to click up and down. However, this was probably even more painful in gaming and a different use was discovered on accident. Continue reading “Best Gaming Mouse (IMHHO) is Having a Giveaway!”
Got a need for speed?
Whether you’re planning on it or not, external storage is often a key feature to many. We’ve recently been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to look at various options from iStorage-UK; and we thought it would be a good idea to share our thoughts with you. Should you consider spending the extra cash on faster, more reliable storage? Let’s explore this a little further…
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What’s Cooler than Cool?
If someone comes up with the right answer in the comments, I’ll explode with joy. But I digress. Swiftech has updated their Boreas liquid cooling kit with new components from their product lineup. Not only do we have updates to the block, fans and RGB lighting, but the fluid and radiator seem to have some redesigns as well. This isn’t just an aesthetic overhaul, so let’s detail out some “cool” things Swiftech is doing here. Continue reading “Swiftech Releases Next Gen Boreas Liquid Cooling Kits”
It’s For Real!
I know. We’re used to Noctua announcing new CPU coolers or fans. Even the announcement of new Thermal Paste is not surprising. However, the NA-SCW1 cleaning wipes are somewhat amusing. Possibly even head-scratching. Those of us who’ve used the good ol’ paper towel and rubbing alcohol method might think of this as absurd. On the other hand, Noctua is picking up on something many veterans forget to realize. At some point, all of us had the question of how to remove old thermal paste from a CPU. Continue reading “Noctua Just Announced Thermal Paste… Wipes? NA-SCW1”
What a Huge Surprise!
AMD ended up being my last appointment for CES 2019. Even though I wasn’t slated for my visit till Thursday evening, I was fortunate enough to join in at a press event the night before. Due to the crazy CES schedule I had, that was the first time I heard anything about Radeon VII. At first, I wasn’t impressed. My initial though was that it would be another workstation graphics card. After talking to the AMD reps though, I realized they sneaked a high end gaming graphics card release into CES without even a leak! I was shocked, dazed, and excited all at the same time. Continue reading “Radeon VII Fixes AMD GPU Clock Speed Problems, CES 2019”
Still One of My Favorites
I’ve seen a lot of great improvements to closed-loop coolers (CLC) in recent years. In spite of all the options, the DeepCool Captain series is one of the best looking designs in my opinion. Not only does the Captain Pro improve on the design with a unique feature, but the redesigned RGB lighting looks phenomenal. The Castle gets a 360 update as well, but the circular pump/block looks unchanged. Continue reading “DeepCool Captain Pro and Castle 360 CPU Coolers Look Amazing! CES 2019”