Thursday, November 26, 2015

Put A Riing On It Says Think Computers - An RGB Riing For That Special System In Your Life!

"Another important characteristic of fans is how quiet they are. The hydraulic bearing on these fans self-lubricates with a high quality, friction-reducing substance which lowers operating noise and improves efficiency. The fans also have anti-vibration rubber pads on each corner. Remember you can turn the fans down too the low noise level which is 29% quieter.

Of course the big selling point for these fans is the RGB LED ring that sits on the inside of each fan. These add a cool feature to your build and when running do look pretty awesome. The LED ring is RGB so you can select between 256 different colors. The included controller makes this possible, you can select red, blue, white, and green pre-programmed colors or you can go into 256 color mode which cycles through all 256 colors. While in 256 color mode you can hit the pause button on the controller to lock in that color. You also have the ability to turn the LED ring off if you want."

Bob Buskirk - Think Computers.

Thermaltake Riing RGB fans reviewed by Think Computers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

eTeknix Gets A Crush On Tt Core X9 Chassis... Pete Reports Its Too Bonkers Not To Want One!

"I’m seriously in love with the Thermaltake Core X9, it’s just too bonkers not to want one... Build quality is rock solid throughout, everything is reinforced and durable, while also being amazingly easy to work with. Every major component is fitted with easily accessible thumb screws, allowing you to remove side panels, hard drive trays, cooling brackets, the motherboard tray and more. This means you can install your hardware onto the brackets, then re-insert the bracket, making it very easy to work with such a big chassis. Cable management is everywhere you would need it and there’s a good amount of hiding space for extra cables too."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

Thermaltake Core X9 chassis review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Chassis Review On Think Computers

"Another Thermaltake Suppressor case has come under our microscope and we really couldn’t find anything wrong with it and hell they even made adjustments since the F51! Right now you can pick up this case for $99 at our favorite online retailer, which is a great price given all of its features! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake Suppressor F31 case a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!"

Bob Buskirk - ThinkComputers.

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 chassis review by ThinkComputers - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Noctua NH-D9L CPU Cooler Is 100 Percent Kickass - 3DGameman

Noctua NH-D9L CPU cooler review by 3DGameman.

Chad From TweakTown Writes Tt Suppressor F31 Chassis Is A Brick Outhouse...

"What we have found out about this Suppressor F31 is that externally you are given a brick outhouse of a chassis. Short of an earthquake leveling the house, or a toss out of a moving vehicle, this chassis is designed to be much stronger than it needs to be, and we would have no issues standing on this chassis, even at double our current weight. The design is simple yet elegant, and in every aspect possible, every attempt is made to kill any noise that starts life inside of this case. The front, the sides, optional fan locations, this is all covered. On top of that, the art of redirection works just about as well for cases as it does for magicians, simply changing the way you perceive it makes all the difference in the world."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 chassis review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

The MX780 Is As Good As It Gets - eTeknix Wowed By G.Skill RGB Mouse!

"The build quality on the MX780 is as good as it gets, with a mixture of grippy plastics coating the nicely finished aluminium chassis. The switches are sublime to use, and the sensor is honestly as good as you could ever hope for. The addition being able to customise the mouse is also very welcome, such as being able to raise the rear section of the mouse to better suit your hand size and grip type, the addition of the 2 x 4.5g weights and the magnetic locking side-panels to change the grips and even switch the mouse between left and right-handed configurations; it’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into the design."

Peter Donnell - eTeknix.

G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 mouse review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Legit Reviews Examine The G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 Mouse

"G.SKILL got creative with its first computer mouse. Though the ideas as features are not unique on their own – there are gaming mice out there with modular pieces, adjustable height, RGB light strips, and metal construction – the RIPJAWS MX780 brings a lot of them together. It’s a busy looking mouse, yet its aggressive appearance has class."

David Yee - Legit Reviews.

G.Skill MX780 mouse review by Legit Reviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

ASUS Maximus VIII Impact Motherboard Reviewed By TweakTown

"The Maximus VIII Impact is a mini-ITX motherboard, and most people don't associate the two with extreme overclocking. However, since the board only has two DIMMs, prior experience would indicate much higher memory overclocking margins than four DIMM motherboards. ASUS backs this with 4133MHz memory support, and my testing seems to confirm easy XMP with higher frequency DDR4 kits. Moving the VRM to a daughterboard also allows for a much higher performance VRM, and the Maximus VIII Impact's VRM rivals that of many Z170 motherboards. BIOS support for extreme overclocking is also present, and all the OC features you need are pretty much present."

Steven Bassiri - TweakTown.

ASUS Maximus VIII Impact review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PC Perspective Check Out The Deepcool Gabriel Low Profile CPU Cooler

"The DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Gabriel is a compact cooler with an attractive aesthetic, good build quality, and premium feel that belies its $34.99 retail price (when purchased). In testing it proved to be a solid performer, handling even a modest overclock without coming close to the thermal limits of the test system's Core i5 processor. And while the low-profile design is the primary selling point, the Gabriel also offers a high quality 120 mm fan which is very quiet under normal loads."

Sebastian Peak - PC Perspective.

Deepcool Gamer Storm Gabriel low profile CPU cooler review by PC Perspective - Introduction & Conclusion.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

3DGameman Says Noctua NH-L9x65 Cooler Is Kickass

Noctua NH-L9x65 lower profile CPU cooler review by 3DGameman.

eTeknix Review ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING Motherboard - Its The Best!

"In conclusion, the motherboard’s fantastic layout helps with cable management, and embeds a wonderful specification for the money. While it’s not perfect, ASUS have produced a marvelous, feature-rich motherboard which is accessible to the majority of PC gamers. This is certainly the best ITX package I’ve seen so far and deserves our Editor’s Choice for that reason alone."

John Williamson - eTeknix.

ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING motherboard review by eTeknix - Introduction & Conclusion.

DeepCool GamerStorm Assassin II CPU Cooler On NikkTech

"The moment we received the DeepCool GamerStorm Assassin II a while back we had but one question, how would it compare to the Noctua NH-D15S which we also got roughly at the same time (would be nice to see how it compares to the original Assassin but we never got one to test). Now it may not be exactly a “fair” comparison since the NH-D15S features a single 140mm PWM fan but its build quality is better than that of the Assassin II so it’s still good to see that both coolers have similar performance both in terms of cooling efficiency and noise levels."


Deepcool Assassin II CPU cooler review by NikkTech - Introduction & Conclusion.

Friday, November 13, 2015

G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GTZB Impresses @ TweakTown

"Super sleek and attractive design, a color combination that is hard to beat, and super solid performance! On top of that, they have more to give for the tinkerers out there. G.SKILL has completely impressed us with their Trident Z DDR4 dual-channel memory."

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GTZB review by TweakTown - Full review.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

OverclockersClub Report It Gets No Better Than An ASUS Maximus VIII Gene Motherboard

"the ASUS Maximus VIII Gene is a motherboard that should be on your shopping list. It offers great performance out of the box with a tremendously effective software suite of tools. For an M-ATX motherboard, it does not get any better when you look at the performance it delivers when paired with Intel's latest Skylake processors."

ccokeman - OverclockersClub.

ASUS MAXIMUS VIII GENE motherboard review by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard Is A Stunner... TweakTown Gets Smitten!

"Overall the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme is a stunner. It's a motherboard fully capable of extreme overclocking, loaded with bleeding edge consumer technology, all residing on a high quality backbone."

Steven Bassiri - TweakTown.

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

Techspot Say Thermaltake Core P5 Open Frame Chassis Is Totally Off The Wall... Or On It... Brilliant!

"Having the ability to wall mount the Core P5 is what makes this case special, though it also looks great standing on the supplied feet or lying flat on the rubber standoffs. The modular design of the Core P5 is great and we appreciate the added flexibility to change the orientation of the expansion cards... For the price, the case's build quality is excellent. Its design is solid for the most part and we thoroughly enjoyed building a few systems in the Core P5. It's easy to create a clean build."

Steven Walton - Techspot.

Thermaltake Core P5 open frame chassis review by Techspot - Introduction & Conclusion.

G.Skill RIPJAWS SR910 7.1 USB Headset Kicks Ass Reports Guru3D

"for movies it kicks the proverbial ass as the headset really excels there thanks to near LFE like subwoofer experiences. We have to acknowledge the fact that this is a true gaming headset, and there it works really well. The audio envelope is sharp enough, once tweaked it can thump in explosions and offers plenty of bass. Obviously with 7.1 audio channels you will have an advantage over the competitor in your FPS game, as you can really hear people moving behind you or sneak up on you. Increasing the volume of say the rear and side noises can make you very aware of the enemy closing in on you (but also can deafen you when a grenade explodes in close proximity hehe)."

Hilbert Hagedoorn - Guru3D.

G.Skill RIPJAWS SR910 7.1 USB headset review by Guru3D - Introduction & Conclusion.

Monday, November 9, 2015

PC Perspective Write Thrustmaster T150 Wheels Are A Gateway Drug To The Digital Racing World

"Thrustmaster set out to redefine the entry level enthusiast wheel, and I think they did a very good job overall... It offers a lot of really good features at a competitive price ($200 US), and it spends its money wisely in areas that would see the most utility... If a user is exploring the idea of becoming more serious about their racing games, then I highly suggest taking a look at the Thrustmaster T150."

Josh Walrath - PC Perspective.

Thrustmaster T150 racing wheel review by PC Perspective - Introduction & Conclusion.

BenchmarkReviews Examine The SilverStone Tundra Series TD02-SLIM LCS

"I would recommend the SilverStone Tundra TD02 Slim to anyone who is looking for a good AIO liquid cooler with a case that requires it. There are plenty of options on the market for AIO liquid coolers, but the TD02 has a special niche that just might be the ticket for your needs."

Jason Maxfield - BenchmarkReviews.

SilverStone Tundra TD02 Slim liquid cooling loop on BenchmarkReviews - Introduction & Conclusion.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

TweakTown Report On G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Keyboard - The Most Feature Rich Offering Ever Tested!

"They offer you a solid product, they fill the box with all kinds of extra goodies, and as a whole, the G.SKILL KM780 RGB is the most feature rich offering we have ever tested, and with lesser boards that cost more, doing the math is pretty easy to see the massive value in this keyboard"

Chad Sebring - TweakTown.

G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 RGB keyboard review by TweakTown - Introduction & Conclusion.

3DGameman Video Review - SilverStone 750w Strider ST75F-PT PSU

SilverStone 750w Strider ST75F-PT PSU review by 3DGameman.

Joanne Tech Lover Updates An ASUS Motherboard BIOS

Updating your BIOS is something all enthusiasts will need to do from time to time, whether to fix issues or access new software features and this video gives a good indication as to what is involved with updating an ASUS motherboard BIOS.

APH Networks Writes GSkill F4-3000C15D-16GVRB Is The Chosen One...

"If you were to buy RAM today for your new build today, in my personal opinion, it all boils down to one rather trivial question: Which heatspreader do you like more? If you like a more traditional and visually complex design, the Ripjaws V is for you. If you want a cleaner, more modern design, the Trident Z is where the money is. You cannot go wrong with any one of these high bandwidth, big capacity, and low latency memory kits either way -- so evaluate at your priorities, no matter how trivial, and choose accordingly."

Jonathan Kwan - APH Networks.

G.Skill F4-3000C15D-16GVRB DDR4-3000 memory kit review by APH Networks - Introduction & Conclusion.

The Sound Blaster X7 Is An Amplifier That Has It All - TweakTown

"The Sound Blaster X7 is an amplifier that has it all. With a plethora of in and out connections, control available through smartphones or computers, an easy-to-understand layout, fail-safe equalizer pre-sets for the newbies, and the addition of Bluetooth/NFC means, I can highly recommend this product to anyone entering the audiophile game."

Chris Smith - TweakTown.

Creative X7 external DAC review by TweakTown - Full article.

Thermaltake Suppressor F51 Chassis Delivers Knock-Out Punch Writes OverclockersClub

"The Suppressor F51 is just a great case and I couldn't find anything that I did not like... You can certainly find less expensive cases, but try and find one that has all the sound deadening, all the fan and water cooling support, and all the style and quality, and you'll come up short. So yet again, Thermaltake delivers a knock-out punch."

red454 - OverclockersClub.

Thermaltake Suppressor F51 chassis review by OverclockersClub - Introduction & Conclusion.