Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW Lighting

What is the Best Closed Loop Cooler?

A CPU cooler has to balance several things. Builders naturally look at cooling performance as a main requirement. However, noise levels are also important. After that, a lot of builders want a cooler to look nice. On top of that, being able to perform some level of maintenance can be helpful too. Raijintek has been innovating their CPU coolers for a while now, with the latest addition being the Orcus 280 RBW. My impression is that this cooler is the best balance of all categories in the CLC market. We have to review it to see if I’m right, after a word from the company. Continue reading “Raijintek Orcus 280 RBW CPU Cooler Review”

SilverStone LSB02 RGB & Fan Controller Review

SilverStone LSBO2 RGB Controller Featured

Lights without Software Please

RGB products should be filling every void in the computer industry. Sadly, there has been one niche that is left dark and colorless: the hardware based RGB controller. Certain builders enjoy fancy lighting, but prefer not to have extra software programs running in the taskbar. SilverStone is thankfully coming to the rescue with the LSB02 RGB and Fan Controller. We’ll see if the lighting control lives up to software based ones, but first a statement from SilverStone. Continue reading “SilverStone LSB02 RGB & Fan Controller Review”

Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Review – Still the Temperature King?

Noctua NH-D15 - Overview

Introduction

Noctua as a brand has become very well-known in the industry, and they are often touted as the best of the best. Their innovation and their quality speaks for itself, and many enthusiasts flock towards their products based on those reasons. Today is the day that we get the chance to look at their newest top-end cooler, one that is an improved version of their already award-winning product, which you may remember as the D14. Instead, we now have the D15 with its improved fins, bigger and better fans, and hopefully a performance improvement to match. That’s what we are aiming to find out…

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Viper RGB DDR4 RAM Review

Viper RGB RAM Review

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”

Enermax LIQTech TR4 II CPU Cooler Review

Enermax LIQTech II TR4 Review

Can We AM4 it?

The Enermax LIQTech TR4 II is meant for AMD’s monster chip. The huge heat spreader on Threadripper can dwarf the contact plate on many CPU coolers. On the other hand, I wonder if the bigger copper block can provide better cooling? There is only one way to find out and it’s going to require some modding. Get ready for a fun ride, but first a statement from Enermax. Continue reading “Enermax LIQTech TR4 II CPU Cooler Review”

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”

Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Mugen 5 Closer Look

What’s a Mugen?

The term Mugen is completely new to me. There could be infinite possibilities for what it means, but you came for a CPU cooler review. While I had at least heard of Scythe, the company is a new experience for me as well. The company as a whole seems to have a positive vibe on the internet. Will the Mugen 5 live up to expectations? We’ll find out pretty soon. Continue reading “Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler Review”

Lamptron CP530 Intelligent Fan Controller Review

Lamptron CP530 Intelligent Fan Controller Thumb

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”