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  • Noctua NH-S12L & NH-L9a-AM4 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

    Are you in the market for a compact yet efficient heatsink for your next HTPC that happens to be Ryzen based? Perhaps the Noctua NH-S12L or NH-L9a-AM4 is for you. Read on for more info...
  • GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync AMD Edition 4x8GB DDR4-3000MHz Memory Review

    GeIL released their AMD specific Super Luce modules and we had our chance to take a look at them in our Ryzen rig. How well do they do? Read on to find out whether or not you should purchase them for yours.
  • Lamptron RGB Lighting, Fan Controllers Review and Giveaway

    Giveaway! It’s time to win something at PureOC! Lamptron has some new products and wanted us to not only review them, but host a giveaway as well. Fan controllers might seem a tad antiquated these days, but what if I told you that you could control RGB lightin...
  • Tunai Drum Earbuds (Quick) Review

    Most of the time, we reviewers here at Pure Overclock take our time doing a nice long review. On the other hand, we don’t always get an engineering sample of a piece of audio equipment either. Tunai recently launched a Kickstarter for their Drum Earbuds which a...
Latest News & Reviews

NZXT Introduces the H Series Cases

NZXT hasn’t released a new case in a while, but that changed last week with the new H series. While we’re pretty pro NZXT here, you will probably see a bit of familiarity here on this release. While this may not be the completely never-before-seen design we were hoping for, there are some nice sounding tweaks to the design and integrated digital fan/RGB control. Check out the full press release below for more info and links! Los Angeles, CA – October 17th, 2017 – Today NZXT is announcing the all-new H Series PC cases showcasing its vision for modern PC building. The H700i, H400i, and H200i include the newly-developed, fully-integrated Smart Device controller providing the same capabilities as NZXT’s highly-acclaimed GRID+ and HUE+ products. Each case comes build-ready with pre-installed RGB lighting and pre-wired Aer F fans*, saving the cost and hassle of adding RGB and fan controllers. Introducing the All-New H-Series The Smart Device also adds an audio sensor to measure fan noise, enabling a new feature called “Adaptive Noise Reduction.” This intelligent, cloud-based algorithm leverages the power of shared data and machine learning to develop fan curves that can reduce system noise by up to 40%. A patent-pending cable management system makes it easy to keep your system neat and tidy, without wasting time on your wiring. And finally, all H Series cases feature a tempered glass side panel so you can show off the stunning results of your buil...


GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync AMD Edition 4x8GB DDR4-3000MHz Memory Review


GeIL released their AMD specific Super Luce modules and we had our chance to take a look at them in our Ryzen rig. How well do they do? Read on to find out whether or not you should purchase them for yours.


 

Noctua Introduces Chromax Line Fans, Cables and Heatsink Covers

Noctua has always been known for a professional look and a brown/beige color scheme. Rather than jump on the garish RGB LED craze, they decided to sharpen there aesthetic design by a more elegant color scheme on accessories. The expansion of Chromax on cables and heatsink covers is a fantastic idea that will certainly help builders beautify their builds in new ways. Check out the full press release below! Vienna, October 16th 2017 – Noctua today introduced the long-awaited chromax editions of its most renowned 120mm and 140mm fan models as well as chromax line cables and heatsink covers for its award-winning NH-U12S and NH-D15 series CPU coolers. All the new chromax line products allow users to colour-customise their Noctua cooling systems in order to match popular build colour schemes. “Noctua is an engineering-driven company: we pride ourselves on relentlessly tuning our products for maximum performance and quality rather than putting form before function, but of course we understand that many customers put an emphasis on build aesthetics these days,” explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With the new chromax line fans, cables and heatsink covers, we now offer a range of products that’s ideal for those who care about looks just as much as about quality and performance.” Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites and magazines, the NF-A15, NF-A14, NF-F12 and NF-S12A are among Noctua’s most renowned 140mm ...


BIOSTAR Launches Flagship RACING Z370GT7 for Intel’s 8th Gen Core Desktop Processors

Computer hardware life is looking much brighter now that AMD has forced Intel’s hand. The new 6 core, 12 thread, 8th Gen, mainstream chip is the kind of processor Intel should’ve released 5 years ago. On the plus side, Biostar keeps shelling out some surprisingly nice looking boards to handle each new iteration. Check out the latest in the Racing lineup with the Z370GT7 and stay posted for more news and reviews! October 16th, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR introduces its flagship Intel Z370 motherboard under the third generation RACING series, the BIOSTAR RACING Z370GT7. This motherboard supports the latest 8th generation Intel Core processors also known as Coffee Lake. The RACING Z370GT7 sports premium features that gamers, overclockers, professional content creators, and modders demand. It has a luxurious golden black color theme and advanced RBG lighting customizations with Advanced VIVID LED DJ. New and improved features: the smart A.I FAN and reinforced PCI-E slots to handle heavier graphics cards make the new-gen RACING Series much more robust. Push performance and harness the power of the new Intel Core i7-8700K 6-core, 12-thread processor along with dual Intel Optane-ready M.2 slots for the fastest PCIe NVMe drives available today. BIOSTAR’s 3rd Gen RACING Design BIOSTAR revamps the RACING series motherboards with a much more flashy and high-end design with a golden black color theme. Gold I/O Armor – Gold I/O Armor strongly protects I/O int...


Glow With The Flow – CORSAIR Launches Stunning New LL Series RGB fans

Many of you have certainly been “stunned” by all of the new RGB effects on computer hardware these days. By stunned I mean, blinded by dazzling rainbow lights to the point that you vision blacks out and your body freezes in place from the shock. As for me, well, I enjoy being stunned by a vibrant array of LED colors. Corsair has taken the next step by adding an internal ring of RGB glow to the LL series of fans. Sure, some people think the RGB is a bit much, but as always, I’m super excited by the effect the lighting has on the blades. When will someone get a full spectrum wave RGB LED 200mm fan? Fremont, CA – October 12th, 2017 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming and PC components hardware today announced a new addition to its acclaimed range of RGB cooling fans, the LL Series. 16 Brilliant independent RGB LEDs encircle each LL series fan and its central hub (12 LEDs in the outer loop and four in the inner), all controllable using CORSAIR LINK software to create a stunning symphony of color. Choose from a huge variety of stunning customizable lighting effects and patterns using CORSAIR LINK software to make your PC standout like never before, or synchronize fan lighting to system temperatures for at-a-glance information. Designed to run as quiet as their colors are bright, each LL Series fan utilizes precise PWM control and low-RPM operation, so they’ll be seen, but not heard. Combining class-leading R...


Patriot launches Viper series LED Gaming Mouse Pad

Hahahahahaha! This pad is lit!!! I understand what Patriot means, but I also live in Colorado so I can’t help but see the double entendre there. On the plus side, it certainly is lit with a gorgeous RGB ring around the edges and since I love all things RGB, I can’t help but appreciate the new Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. Take a look at the full press release below and stay tuned for more news and reviews! Illuminate Your Way to Victory Patriot launches Viper series LED Gaming Mouse Pad Fremont, California – October 9th, 2017: Patriot, a global leading brand in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals, and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper series, the Viper LED Gaming Mouse Pad. The Viper Series Gaming LED Mouse Pad offers fantastic decorative LED backlighting with an advanced polymer gaming surface. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad is a perfect match for any high-end gaming mouse and is designed to provide a better gaming experience for the serious gamer. Patriot is committed to creating a better gaming environment for enthusiasts and gamers and is launching the Viper series LED mouse pad right after V570 Blackout edition gaming mouse. Most of the gamers agree that peripherals with fantastic backlighting will stimulate their gaming appetite. The Viper LED gaming mouse pad features six different LED color settings that provide a continuous backlighting effect around and beneath the entire mouse pad. Users may cust...


Lamptron RGB Lighting, Fan Controllers Review and Giveaway


Giveaway! It’s time to win something at PureOC! Lamptron has some new products and wanted us to not only review them, but host a giveaway as well. Fan controllers might seem a tad antiquated these days, but what if I told you that you could control RGB lighting without the need of extra software? Lamptron has done the unimaginable by making the CL420 fan controller that can also control the RGB lighting effects in fans and LED strips. The video explains, as well as shows, that the CL420 does an excellent job of controlling fan speed, while also giving tons of RGB LED lighting controls for both fans and strips. This is such an incredibly unique design that I have to give huge props to Lamptron for introducing it. The CM512 is a pretty standard fan controller, but it offers a solid option for users who want non-obtrusive, hardware based speed control. The biggest issues I see with these products is a slightly limited availability and a fairly steep price of over $60 for the CL420 on Amazon. Overall though, Lamptron really outdid themselves with the CL420! Use the entry form below to add entries into the giveaway and don’t forget to check out the full video for all of the review details. In order to win, you must be 18 years or older and have a valid shipping address in the contiguous 48 states of the US. Don’t forget to join or forums and ask any PC related questions you might have. Finally, we also happily award the Lamptron CL420 and CM512 the Pure Overc...


 

Why the Quadraclicks RBT is the Best Competitive Gaming Mouse

I’ve already done a full review on PureOC about the RBT, but the recent design update made me want to post a quick write up about it. On top of that, I’ve had months to analyze every detail of my previous experience, which has allowed me to give a detailed explanation of exactly what is happening with my hand when I’m using Quadraclick’s design. I know some people will still have a hard time believing it, but I have to call the Quadraclick RBT the best competitive gaming mouse design in existence right now. My video above will give a full detailed explanation, but I want to quickly sum up what is happening. Using the tips of the fingers to make mouse clicks happen can actually cause tension in the hand that pulls your cursor out of place. When accuracy is paramount though, say in editing or competitive gaming, you have to hold an inordinate amount of tension in your hand to counter act those movements. It would explain why certain users suffer from carpal tunnel and why competitive gamers seem to wear down their reaction time so quickly in the eSports scene. Granted, these are just theories on my part since I don’t have the ability to test large focus groups, but I hope it helps in understanding where I’m coming from. When you use the base of the finger to actuate the mouse buttons, it seems to fit more naturally with the ergonomic movement of the hand and also prevents mouse movement during clicks, which is why the RBT feels so great i...


CAM upgrades to 3.5

CAM has a pretty nifty update that showed up on my PC, as well as in a press release. The interface looks great and it seems to run a bit smoother than before. Check out the full details below! CAM upgrades to 3.5 Better readability, lower system load … and more Los Angeles, CA – October 3rd, 2017 – NZXT introduces a new update to CAM, the free PC monitoring software, combining better information readability and new features to optimize your daily PC experience. “We always think of CAM as work in progress, looking for new ways to improve your ability to control and optimize your PC. Thanks to the usage metrics provided by CAM, as well as the feedback directly provided by our users, we are improving CAM to make it even easier to use and understand”, says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder, and CEO. Continuously working to optimize CPU and RAM load, the latest version of CAM now uses less than 1% and 120 MB respectively in most scenarios, so you can get the best gaming experience. With CAM 3.5, the entirety of the UI has been redesigned based on user feedback to increase information clarity and streamline the CAM user experience. Main features of CAM 3.5 available at launch: New UI design makes CAM even easier to use New dashboard highlighting the essential information Updated navigation, each tab is organized by functionality New, easier to read graphs CPU graphs can now show up to 8 cores at a time vs. 4 before, adapting to newer CPUs Smaller footprint interf...


BIOSTAR Teases Upcoming 3rd-Gen RACING Series with Z370 Chipset Motherboards

BIOSTAR Teases Upcoming 3rd-Gen RACING Series with Z370 Chipset Motherboards Maximize Your Full Gaming Potential of the 8th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors September 29, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR RACING series continues to be at the forefront of gaming motherboards and is set to offer the 3rd generation of BIOSTAR RACING series motherboards with Z370 chipset. These motherboards will feature a new gold theme design, strong and powerful hardware design, elevated HiFi sound quality, easy-to-control software control and new advanced VIVID LED DJ for more RGB lighting customization fun. This will be available October 5th for enthusiasts such as gamers, content creators and overclockers who plan to upgrade to the recently announced 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors: Intel Core i7, 6-core Intel Core i5 and 4-core Intel Core i3. Performance and Flexibility Fans will be pleased with BIOSTAR’s 3rd generation motherboards performance and flexibility, thanks to Intel’s performance options with unlocked “K” processors. The brand new BIOS and driver UI design will make this more intuitive and fun. There is also BIOSTAR’s brand new A.I. FAN to fully customize fan modes or auto-detect along with an easy-to-use software interface to monitor the temperature situations. More RGB LED Lighting Control BIOSTAR has a new advanced VIVID LED DJ for more customization of multiple RGB LED lighting zones. This time around, they have included dual RGB LED headers for add...





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