Wait! Are they brown and beige?
Absolutely not! The Asus Ryujin 240 and 360 CPU coolers talked Noctua into using black fans!!! I don’t know how they managed to do it, but they also understood something very important about CLCs. The best way to boost cooling performance is through airflow. In all fairness the fans are the IndustrialPPCs, which Noctua introduced quite some time ago. What Asus tackled head on was getting the best airflow at the lowest noise possible. However, they didn’t stop at just having a Noctua fan to increase airflow. Continue reading “ASUS Ryujin CPU Cooler Uses Noctua Fans”
What’s a QVO?
We need to discuss how to pronounce QVO first. The Evo series appeared to be short for “evolution,” so I can only imagine what the 860 QVO series is going for. If we go with a long E, then we might have something like “Queevo.” Of course a short E might be more appropriate to the phonics of the letter Q. Quevvo? Continue reading “Samsung Offers Affordable Multi-TB SSDs, 860 QVO Series”
Done with fake Graphics Cards
Most updates from AIDA64 involve supporting new hardware and fixing bugs. Honestly, that’s exactly what we expect from the program, but AIDA doesn’t forget to add the occasional new feature as well. I imagine many of you will find it interesting that AIDA64 v5.99 has fake Nvidia graphics card detection. This seemed like more of a problem during the crypto craze, but being able to verify a GPU is genuinely what you purchased is a great thing. Just make sure you purchase a card from a retailer that will guarantee the sale like Ebay. Continue reading “AIDA64 v5.99, Fake Graphics Card Detection”
AMD Releases RX 590
You ever find yourself just wanting to know what Graphics Cards core clocks ended up being? I do, and I was surprised at how difficult it was to not only find some detailed info, but also trying to find homepages for the differing RX 590s. That said, with a little digging I was able to not only uncover the information I wanted, but also find each homepage of the variants of the RX 590. Continue reading “AMD Radeon RX 590 Release and Comparison”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”