Sport AT for TUF Gaming I may be an RGB-oholic, but I appreciate companies showing love to those who aren’t. Ballistix added the Sport AT model to their lineup. While it takes some rugged design notes from the Tactical Tracer RGB series, it forgoes the fancy lighting for a more mature design. (I know, I admit to my immaturity!) In particular the yellow highlights on the heat spreaders match particularly well with the Asus TUF branding of motherboards.
NZXT Launches E Series Remember when NZXT was just a case and cooler company? Pepperidge Farm remembers. The company has upped their game in some incredible ways. First they introduced a motherboard, and now they have PSUs. Okay, they’ve had PSUs, but these ones are special. The E Series gives builders a choice between a 500W, 650W and 850W model. All three are rated with an 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, which quite frankly is more than enough for normal use. You might think NZXT is just jumping on a bandwagon, but that’s seriously not the case here.
Introduction Is Virtual Reality supposed to be the gold standard of immersion? VR is nice, but the reality for most of us is that we depend on a monitor for our computing experience above anything else. The good news is that panel technology is improving immensely, on top of being more affordable. The ViewSonic XG2701 gives gaming a huge improvement with a 144 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync technology. On the other hand, we still have to put up with a TN panel. The real question is how well ViewSonic does with the other feature to help offset the aging panel technology on this model. We’ll address that soon, right after a statement from the company.
Micron does an amazing job with their latest memory in the Ballistix lineup. Not only does the Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 kit look great, it has excellent build quality and the overclocking was excellent. The MOD software needs a little work and the price is a bit high, but still a very worthy kit.
RGB cable combs won't be for everyone, but iBuyPower gives PC builders who love tons of colorful lighting options a great addition to their computers. The product is well designed and the pricing is very reasonable considering who the market is. Give those cables some bling!
Enermax delivers a great RGB filled liquid cooler with the LIQFusion 240. While the lighting is fantastic, the unit doesn't sacrifice cooling performance for aesthetic flair. RGB may not be for everyone, but if you want addressable control, the LIQFusion should be at the top of your list.
It's addressable!!! I also keep emphasizing that Raijintek is a company you should keep an eye on. There isn't much we can add to on the CWB-RGB CPU Block cooling without testing, but the light ring around the edge, as well as the light rings around the ports, looks fantastic.
My quest for the perfect price/features monitor isn't over yet, but I found another intriguing entry that's worth taking a look at. A Japan based company named iiyama has a 32" curved monitor that also has a VA panel, and a 144 Hz, FreeSync refresh range. The listed price is only $377, which is fantastic!
The Panzer Evo RGB makes a statement that says it's trying to lead the case market, rather than merely joining it. Cougar has an excellent looking design with tons of features, including tons of building space and great RGB lighting. The price seems excellent for the amount of features.
Adata is about to shake up memory cooling with their latest design in the Spectrix D80. These RAM kits come with a sealed liquid that boils at low temperatures, helping cool the modules more efficiently in theory than a typical heat spreader. Overclock away!
I could tell you about the 3000 MHz speed, or the 15-17-17-15(?) timings, or the XMP 2.0 profile, but there's only one thing that really matters here. Glowing Snake Eyes!!! That's right, the eyes on the Viper logos actually glow on this DDR4 RAM! You have to admit that's pretty awesome right?
Team Group not only released Delta RGB SSDs, but the advertising adequately clarifies between addressable and simple lighting. There's choices between white and black shrouds, as well as some really solid looking performance numbers.
This guide will hopefully help you find the perfect gaming monitor. Size, refresh range, adaptive sync, price, and features like HDR are all part of a great viewing experience. The perfect monitor doesn't exist yet, but MSI, Samsung, ViewSonic, Asus and Sceptre have some close ones. Maybe a perfect one will exist soon!
Patriot is giving the world what they desperately need with the Trinity 3-in-1 USB Drive. With a variety of capacities, you can use this with standard USB ports, Type C ports, and even micro USB ports. This is a lifesaver for people who need a versatile storage device.
Using the new Sterrox material, Noctua is designing one fan to rule every application. The NF-A12x25 series is supposed to have the static pressure of radiator fans, but airflow of case fans. It's a great cooling combination and the NA-SFMA1 Adapter Frame allows for installation on 140mm spaces as well.