Patriot has been making memory for quite some time and their Viper series has been around for a while. Now on its third revision the Viper 3 Series offers dual and quad channel kits in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB capacities with speeds ranging from 1600 MHz all the way up to 2400 MHz. All of these kits are tested to work with both AMD and Intel systems and are ready to handle what you can throw at them. Today we will be taking a look at the PV38G240C0K kit, which is a 8 GB (2x4GB) kit that has a speed of 2400 MHz with timings of 10-12-12-30 at 1.65v. With its sleek heatspreaders and high speeds will the Patriot Viper 3 kit make it into your next build? Read on as we take a look…
You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, ram overclocking, and watercooling! There comes a point in every water coolers journey that they suddenly feel the need to put a waterblock on every surface that creates heat. You can literally slap a waterblock on anything from HDD’s to fan controllers if you feel the need. Certainly then, one thing that can be water cooled is the memory (ram). Until recently which ram you could easily water cool was pretty much limited to Corsair Dominators. Fortunately for those with the itch, XSPC is here to help! With their Memory WaterBlock + Side Plate Set, you can get almost any ram on the planet wet. Follow along as we install and test just what this set can do for you!
be quiet! is known mainly for their power supplies and cooling fans. They have some of the top products around in those categories, but if you didn’t know they also make CPU coolers. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of their latest CPU Coolers the Shadow Rock 2, which is the successor to the original Shadow Rock Pro cooler. The Shadow Rock 2 features an aluminum heatsink design with a copper base and four 8 mm copper heatpipes. To aid in cooling you also have a 120 mm SilentWings fan, which only runs at 1600 RPM so it should be pretty quiet. Will this cooler help keep your CPU and system nice and cool? Read on as we find out!
It is almost a tragedy when our mobile device’s battery dies. What are we to do? How are our friends, colleagues, and family going to get a hold of us? What’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine? You’re completely in the dark when your phone is dead. Fear no longer. Get yourself the Luxa2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger to always have a backup power source. While 7000mAh might seem like a lot of power, how much is it really? Can it keep your favorite devices powered while you’re on the go? Continue reading to find out.
When it comes to cases there is only so much you can fit inside and that sort of limits what type of system you can build. Well Enermax wants to break that barrier with their Fulmo GT Full Tower case. This is not just any full tower case, this is one of the biggest cases I’ve ever had in to review! The case not only supports ATX and XL-ATX motherboards, but even larger form factors like E-ATX and HPTX! On top of that there is room for 10 hard drives, 4 optical drives and 15 fans! (5 are pre-installed). Not only that there are 10 expansion slots so you could put together one beefy workstation or ultimate gaming machine. Having all of this space is great, but has Enermax put all of the other finishing touches on this case to make it a contender against the likes of NZXT, Cooler Master and Fractal Design? Read on as we take a look…
When it comes to power supplies we know that the 80 PLUS certifications are very important. The certification lets consumers know how efficient the power supply they are purchasing is. Currently the highest certification in the US is 80 PLUS Platinum, which offers 92% efficiency at 50% load and 89% efficiency at 100% load. Today we will be taking a look at one such 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supply in Rosewill’s Tachyon 750W unit. This power supply features a single 12V rail design, semi-modular cables, and a silent 140mm fan. Let’s take a look!
The gaming industry has always been a big market and headphones are one of the biggest sellers. They have many different features that appeal to different markets of gamers just like mice and keyboards. Audio devices are one of the big things that people really like to have some of the best quality products in as they are great for either listening to music, watching movies or telling if your enemy is trying to sneak up close behind you. Now with the gaming market how it is, you have so many different choices, USB, 5.1, 7.1 and also options of different lighting effects. Well today we are going to take a look at one of the many different choices in the market of gaming accessories. Cooler Master was nice to send us over the CM Storm Pulse-R Gaming Headset.
Crucial has recently added a new line to their Ballistix Series of enthusiast memory. The Ballistix Sport XT is part of Ballistix Sport series and Crucial has aimed this kits specifically at gamers. Crucial has improved the heat spreader by making it larger, which gives it more surface area for better heat dissipation. Sport XT modules run at speeds all the way up to 1866 MHz and are available in 4GB and 8GB densities. Today we are going to be taking a look at the BLS4K4G3D18ADS3 kit, which is a 16 GB (4×4 GB) kit that runs at 1866 MHz with timings of 10-10-10-30 at 1.5v. Let’s put this memory to the test and see it is worth getting for your next build!
When I think of Noctua I am reminded of their very large and powerful CPU coolers. These cooler have rivaled even some liquid cooling systems. Noctua knows cooling but these larger CPU coolers do not fit in all systems. That is why they have come up with the NH-U12S and NH-U14S which are guaranteed to fit in your system even if you have memory with larger heatspreaders. Today we are taking a look at Noctua’s NH-U12S. This cooler features a tower design with aluminum fins and a copper base and heatpipes. There is a single 120 mm Noctua NF-F12 PWM fan and the cooler uses Noctua’s SecurFirm2 mounting system for easy installation. Will this smaller cooler still provide the excellent cooling that we know Noctua for? Read on as we find out.
While we’re certainly no stranger here at Thinkcomputers.org to XSPC’s watercooling products, what were about to take a look at is something we’ve never seen before. Also a first for XSPC is their big entry into the wildly popular tube reservoir market with the Photon 270. Unlike traditional tube reservoirs the Photon 270 has one big twist, a light tube down the center of the reservoir. Follow along as we check it out and see if this should be the next big upgrade for your loop!
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