Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor Revealed at CES 2019

Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor News

Two Amazing Features for the Raptor

Razer really went all out with their Raptor Gaming Monitor. Even though they could have sold the product on branding alone, they decided to put some features that are excellent choices for any panel. The first one is the clean cable extensions routed nicely in the stand. Not only does this make the cable clutter look great, but makes plugging cables in that much easier too. Of course, the Raptor doesn’t actually need extensions to make connections easier. Continue reading “Razer Raptor Gaming Monitor Revealed at CES 2019”

Alphacool Shows Eisbaer, Eisblock, Eisball at CES 2019

Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme AIO News

Eisbaer for High End AIO CPU Cooling

CES 2019 was a great time, but nothing says custom PCs like liquid cooling. We got the chance to see what Alphcool was announcing. For starters, we have the Eisbaer Extreme AIO. The big thing that separates this cooler from the rest is the solid copper radiator. Even if a cooler bypasses aluminum for the rad, a mix of copper and brass is often used to help reduce costs. Continue reading “Alphacool Shows Eisbaer, Eisblock, Eisball at CES 2019”

Azultec Announces Powerful Cloud Rendering Station at CES 2019

azultec Cube

Completely Liquid Cooled

Heat is an important factor for rendering or mining stations. When you stick 8 graphics cards in a single system, you’re going to generate a lot of heat. Azultec is developing a product that should be huge for rendering, mining, or lovers of high end liquid cooled systems.  The Cube 300 has 8x GTX 1070s and a custom water cooling loop made from Alphacool Components. Needless to say, Azultec has found a great way to handle heat on 8 higher end graphics cards in a way custom PC builders like myself can really appreciate. Continue reading “Azultec Announces Powerful Cloud Rendering Station at CES 2019”

Ryzen 5 3600X Will Rule Gaming PCs

AMD Ryzen Featured

If the Rumors are True

Leaks are coming around about AMD’s 3rd gen of Ryzen CPUs. If the specs are accurate on the 3600X, I see Ryzen 5 being the ultimate processor for gaming systems. Here’s what we know for sure right now. Not only is AMD going to be using the 7nm manufacturing process, but this is a true architectural update. The Ryzen 2000 series was just a refresh of the first release. With the 3000 series, we’ll actually see what is likely to be a whole new Ryzen. Continue reading “Ryzen 5 3600X Will Rule Gaming PCs”

Azza Cube 802 PC Case Review

Azza Cube 802 Case Review Featured

Azza, or the Borg?

Who designed their Cube better? The Borg had an impressive space ship that was easily blown up in First Contact. Azza has RGB. Clearly, the Cube 802 is the winner since RGB would likely have given the Borg victory over Starfleet. Also, the Borg is fictional, but the Cube 802 is an excellent looking case from Azza. We’ll have to see if the rest of the design lives up to the impressive looks. Let’s take a quick look at a statement from the company, then dive right in. Continue reading “Azza Cube 802 PC Case Review”

Ultimate Case Design, Cooling and Display

Ultimate PC Case Featured

Building the Ultimate Case

I love Crossfire and SLI. I understand it’s not the most practical thing in the world, but having two graphics cards in my system just looks right. The problem comes when I need to cool things down. As you can imagine, a Crossfire system can get heated up pretty fast. I’ve used many a chassis, but I’ve yet to find the ultimate case for cooling and seeing my build. Continue reading “Ultimate Case Design, Cooling and Display”

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”