It was almost hard to figure out where the Patriot Signature Premium RAM fits. The Viper brand is killing it with great performance and awesome designs. Releasing a plain looking kit with a simple black heat spreader seems odd, but that is exactly what Patriot is doing. Then I saw the pricing and the new series made a lot more sense. The Signature Premium is supposed to give great performance quality at a great price, but if overclocking is good then value can be through the roof. Continue reading “Holy Crap this RAM is Cheap! Patriot Signature Premium”
Adata has been on fire lately when it comes to RAM. The Spectrix D80 brought a sealed liquid cooled design to the market. If your budget was lower, the Spectrix D41 gave you fantastic looks with a better price. Now, Adata is changing the game of RGB lighting with the Spectrix D60G. The light diffuser goes down both sides of the DIMM. The result? A whole new level of RGB goodness! Continue reading “The RAM of my Dreams has Arrived! Adata XPG Spectrix D60G”
RGB + Samsung B-die A2 = Winning!?
Are you looking for performance? Are you possibly looking for style? Maybe both. GeIL looks to set some of the competition aside with a slightly less traditional look whilst still retaining that performance we all crave. I’ve been informed that there’s an added bonus to these Super Luce modules that’ll help with the performance aspect…
Performance or Looks?
WaterRam screams overclocking. If you heard the news of water cooling coming to DDR4 memory, then you no doubt thought crazy performance was incoming. On a cooling level, the design seems to do a great job. Thermaltake claims that the kit can lower temps by 37% when compared to conventional heat spreader designs. Needless to say, this would give enthusiasts overhead to push frequencies and voltage. The surprise is that the kit is only 3200MHz. However, the real question is whether it’s worth it or not. Continue reading “Thermaltake WaterRam Brings Water Cooling to DDR4, CES 2019”
The Eyes Stare Into Your Soul
Highest speeds in DDR4 RAM does little to impact overall system performance. There are so many kits that perform great, that it can be really hard to make a solid recommendation. My advise is to look for the kit that looks the best to you. Today, we’re going to check out what has looked like an amazing design to me. If the Viper RGB doesn’t attract you immediately, just stare at the glowing eyes for a while! Continue reading “Viper RGB DDR4 RAM Review”
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…
Building yourself a PC is often considered expensive but can you save money with used parts? PCs have a number of components and some of them are safer to buy second-hand, but which ones? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Which PC Parts You Can Safely Buy Used?”
But Why is the RGB Gone?
It seems like the only new RAM is RGB RAM. In the midst of this, Ballistix makes the bold move to release “normal” memory. The new Sport AT modules arrive with a simplistic design, while partnering with Asus TUF branding. In theory, we should be able to expect some impressive performance. We’ll find that out soon, right after a quick word from Ballistix. Continue reading “Ballistix Sport AT RAM Review”
Sport AT for TUF Gaming
I may be an RGB-oholic, but I appreciate companies showing love to those who aren’t. Ballistix added the Sport AT model to their lineup. While it takes some rugged design notes from the Tactical Tracer RGB series, it forgoes the fancy lighting for a more mature design. (I know, I admit to my immaturity!) In particular the yellow highlights on the heat spreaders match particularly well with the Asus TUF branding of motherboards. Continue reading “Ballistix Sport AT Gaming RAM Curbs the RGB Craze”
DDR4 has been around for a long time now. Making a new RAM kit that stands out can be a huge challenge. We already have addressable RGB lighting, tons of performance, and a plethora of options. If a company wants to be serious, it has a difficult, uphill climb when introducing a new memory kit. Ballistix is the gaming division of Micron, and they want to make a splash in the gaming DDR4 pool with the Tactical Tracer RGB kit. The first thing they have going for them is a great, rugged design with the aluminum heat spreader. Looks are an easy thing to point out, but performance and lighting profiles are a matter we have to look into with more detail. Let’s dive in, right after a quick statement from the Ballistix site. Continue reading “Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 RAM Review”