The be quiet! Pure Base 600 is aimed at the purists out there. There are no colored elements or a front door, just a clean and understated design. However, do not let that fool you as the chassis offers excellent liquid-cooling capability and a great amount of storage flexibility, all while being quiet, especially thanks to the built-in fan controller.
Intel mainstream CPUs have had a bottleneck in cooling due to poor heat transfer from the CPU die to the integrated heat spreader. Thanks to new de-lidding friendly tools released recently, it is now easier than ever before to handle this yourself and get a cooler running CPU. We examine two such solutions from Rockit Cool and Aqua Computer today, both of which promise fool-proof de-lidding and re-lidding.
The MK Retro is AZIO's take on the humble typewriter modernized to the mechanical keyboard experience. Featuring unique aesthetics, pillar-style feet, and two color options to choose from, it aims to introduce some much needed style to the sub-$100 keyboard market.
FSP looks to break into the cooling market with their brand-new Windale 6 CPU cooler. Featuring a 240 W TDP rating, this sleek black tower cooler certainly looks the part. The question is whether it can stand out in an increasingly crowded market.
The N2810 Pro from Thecus uses an Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core CPU, which offers sufficient computing power for entry level users who are on a tight budget. It also supports high-speed transfers using two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and comes with HDMI as well as DisplayPort connectivity.
Palit's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium is the company's latest flagship card. It introduces a new fan design in which two stacks of two fans each operate in a counter-rotating fashion. Also, the card comes with a dual BIOS and a large overclock out of the box.
The MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus is built around the updated GTX 1080 NVIDIA announced recently. It comes with faster 11 Gbps memory chips and a decent GPU overclock, which results in a significant performance improvement. The cooler is also extremely quiet and runs very cool.
iFi Audio's nano iDSD LE is a little DAC/amp with big ambitions. It packs all the knowledge from the bigger DAC/amps in iFi's huge portofolio of products into a small package. Despite being small, it still features RCA line-outs, a very respectable headphone amplification circuit, and a 1000 mAh battery.
The Glacier GTX 1080 waterblock is among Phanteks' first ever offerings to the DIY watercooling market. It features integrated RGB lighting, an acrylic top with aluminum side covers, nickel-plated copper cold plate, and a split central flow design scheme for low coolant flow restriction.
Pulse is a new graphics card series by Sapphire, which does away with some rarely needed features in order to achieve better pricing. The Radeon RX 570 Pulse we review today is only $10 more expensive than the RX 570 base price and still comes with a backplate and an overclock out of the box.
The Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition is a highly overclocked custom variant of the just-launched AMD Radeon RX 580. Performance now beats the NVIDIA GTX 1060, and in the box, Sapphire has bundled two user-replaceable semi-transparent fans with blue LEDs, if you want a little bit more bling.
MSI looks to offer something new with the GS73 Stealth Pro 009 with its unique 120Hz 1080p display paired with high-end components. This sleek and powerful unit seeks to stealthily dispatch its opponents. The question is does it succeed?
A good chair is the ideal piece of equipment for every hardcore gamer or users who spends lots of hours in front of their PC. The noblechairs EPIC series looks quite interesting for the money it asks, offering good quality and great comfort.
Bitspower has not enjoyed much success in the sector of CPU waterblocks, owing to average performance and high product cost with limited customization. They aim to change this in 2017 with the new Summit EF that promises to run at up to 6°C less than before; it will also come with top options in acrylic, nickel-plated copper, and a special gold-plated copper edition.
The Ryzen 5 1600X is AMD's flagship Ryzen 5 processor model. It comes at an affordable $250, with a base clock of 3.6 GHz. Thanks to AMD XFR, it will boost up to 4.1 GHz, which helps gain single-threaded performance over Intel's offerings. It looks like Core i5-7600K is in trouble.
Today, AMD launched their Ryzen 5 processors. We review the $190 Ryzen 5 1500X, which promises to be a cost-effective alternative to sub-$200 Intel models. Thanks to integrated SMT-multithreading and various Boost technologies, overall performance is quite good.
With AMD's new processors out now, ASRock has taken their Taichi design and applied it to AMD's X370 chipset. Ready for SLI and dual M.2 drives along with a huge list of other features, ASRock's X370 Taichi motherboard is definitely ready to bring a calming moment to your AMD Ryzen experience.
The X2 i5 is a compact chassis with a nice white paint job, while advertising liquid-cooling compatibility for up to 280 mm radiators alongside a metal shroud to hide your PSU. We will take a closer look to see how a case with such an affordable price point delivers on all these promises.
The Suora FX is Roccat's answer to those who said their Ryos series was too big and "gamery". It features a minimal bezel, metal housing, new TTC mechanical switches, and full 16.8M RGB backlighting. Roccat has also added in support with their software driver Swarm and is aiming to take on the larger gaming keyboard brands with it.
The Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with the largest out-of-the-box overclock we've seen so far. At 33 dBA, it's also running much quieter than the Founders Edition and includes the highly popular idle-fan-stop feature. Pricing is very reasonable too, with a pre-order price of $750.
The Scream One is the first mouse by FinalMouse to sport the PixArt 3360 sensor. It is a lightweight mouse meant for the E-Sports enthusiast who doesn't care about software settings, RGB lights, or weight-tuning systems. The Scream One prides itself with great performance and response times at a relatively hefty price tag of $80.
MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X comes with a decent overclock out of the box and uses the company's signature TwinFrozr thermal solution which promises good temperatures and low noise at the same time. It's also priced significantly lower than the competing card from ASUS.
We take a close look at memory performance on AMD Ryzen, using G.SKILL's Flare X modules which are optimized for the new platform. Our testing includes memory frequencies ranging from 2133 MHz all the way to 3200 MHz, with timings from CL14 to CL18. All games are tested at their highest settings in realistic resolutions used by gamers today: 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.
Kolink is Caseking's house brand and offers a variety of budget-oriented products. Its flagship PSU model is the Continuum 1200 W. This unit is based on an older Sirfa platform that is, however, capable of performing quite well, especially considering the attractive pricing.
The CODE keyboard is a collaboration between a keyboard manufacturing company and a famous software developer, making it designed with one thing in mind - lots of typing. Offering rare Cherry MX Green and MX Clear switches, and dip switches to toggle between pre-programmed keyboard layouts, the CODE is built to last and built to code on.