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”

NZXT HUE 2 Strives for RGB Perfection

NZXT HUE 2 Thumb

RGB Elegance

Crazy amounts of colorful lighting can look impressive. It also tends to lend itself to a gaudy appearance. A large reason for this is the lack of precise control of the lighting schemes. NZXT is tackling this problem head on with their latest addition of HUE 2 accessories. The goal is to allow a builder to have a plethora of lighting, while being able to expertly synchronize color schemes as well. Continue reading “NZXT HUE 2 Strives for RGB Perfection”

Lian Li Launches Lancool One Case

Lian Li Lancool One Case news

Merging Classic and Modern

Lian Li is one of the elegant case manufacturers. They typically use aluminum construction, but certain designs come with some hefty price tags. The other issue buyers can have with aluminum designs is that they can feel like the case is a bit boring. What’s a company to do? If you’re Lian Li, you make an amazing, innovative design. The Lancool One mixes the best of classic aluminum, and the best of modern beauty. Continue reading “Lian Li Launches Lancool One Case”

Swiftech Intros Drive X3 AIO CPU Coolers

Swiftech Drive X3 CPU Cooler News

The Best AIO Just Got Better!

I had the opportunity to test out the Drive X2 all-in-one CPU cooler from Swiftech. It was easily one of the best liquid coolers I’d ever seen! Essentially, Swiftech created a pre-assembled custom loop. CLCs pail in comparison to what their units can offer. As expected, the company has improved the design yet again and the Drive X3 was released about a week ago. There looks to be some serious improvements on the design that will likely increase performance, but definitely increases the aesthetic quality. Continue reading “Swiftech Intros Drive X3 AIO CPU Coolers”

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 8200, ProRender Updates

The Battle of the GPUs

In the war between Nvidia and AMD, the green side appears to be the clear winner. AMD fans are longing for a card that can compete with 1080 Ti levels of performance, but the upcoming release of the Turing architecture will broaden the average FPS gap even more. With all the focus on gaming, many PC users can miss the fact that AMD is much more competitive in the professional arena. You won’t find many workstation focused reviews. However, Techgage has a really good write up that showcases the strengths of the two companies. As you would expect, AMD fairs much better in certain software suites. Continue reading “AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 8200, ProRender Updates”

This Affordable 1TB NVMe Drive is from… Eluktronics?

Eluktronics Eluktro Pro-X G2 NVMe News

Who is Eluktronics?

You would be forgiven if you asked who Eluktronics is. To be fair, I was actually looking for a completely different NVMe drive when I stumbled across them. On the other hand, I’m glad I did. The company looks like it became an official business in 2011. All considering, that’s incredibly young even for a tech biz. The large portion of their products seems to come from laptops. If you’ve ever wanted a BYO option for a gaming laptop, this is the company to check out. I might address that more later, but let’s get back to the NVMe drive. Continue reading “This Affordable 1TB NVMe Drive is from… Eluktronics?”

Arctic Cooling Serving North America, Opens in Florence SC

Arctic US Warehouse News

More Arctic in the US

If you don’t know Arctic Cooling, now is a great time to get acquainted. The company has some impressive CPU cooling designs that focus on performance. They may not be the company for flashy RGB right now. On the other hand, it’s one of the great things about them. In fact, the Liquid Freezer line of CLCs has great performance at a great price as well. The opening of a warehouse in Florence, SC should help with better product availability in North America. Continue reading “Arctic Cooling Serving North America, Opens in Florence SC”

Gigabyte X399 Aorus Motherboard, Definition of Xtreme

Gigabyte Aorus X399 Xtreme News

The Mother of All Boards

I’m a huge fan of Gigabyte’s Aorus branding. The latest addition to their lineup is the X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard. Since Threadripper Gen 2 is about to release, it makes sense that we’ll see some board refreshes. It looks like the Xtreme pulls out all the stops. The design continues what the X470 Gaming 7 introduced in fins on the heat sinks, RGB covers and addressable lighting. That said, there is a large gamut of solid performance features as well. Continue reading “Gigabyte X399 Aorus Motherboard, Definition of Xtreme”

Enermax LIQTech TR4 II for Threadripper Cooling

Enermax LIQTech TR4 II News

Intro to LIQTech TR4 II

With Threadripper Gen 2 on the horizon, CPU cooling is becoming a subject of importance. Enermax introduced the LIQTech TR4 as a solution for the large IHS on the chip. Now, AMD isn’t the only company with a redesign. The LIQTech TR4 II can support 500W+ TDP of cooling, which should help with overclocking as well. The pump has a 450 l/h flow rate, a huge amount for a CLC unit.  All around, the features are great for Threadripper, but I theorize that these same features could improve cooling performance for all CLCs. Continue reading “Enermax LIQTech TR4 II for Threadripper Cooling”

Specs Leak on AMD Threadripper 2990WX is Just Insane

AMD Threadripper

Update: Pre-Orders Available, Official Name

AMD just announced that the 2nd gen Threadripper series is available for pre-order. We also have an official name for the flagship chip, the 2990WX. I am not gonna lie here. I don’t understand the addition of the “W” there. Still, the important news is that crazy Cinebench score. According to the press release, the flagship CPU scored 7618 when overclocked to 5.1 GHz. This isn’t the chip for everyone’s gaming PC, but it’s  great for professionals. Deep down inside, we all probably want one though. Continue reading “Specs Leak on AMD Threadripper 2990WX is Just Insane”