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  • Patriot Viper V570 Blackout RGB Gaming Mouse and Pad Review

    Introduction It’s only a matter of time before mice evolve into sentience and begin taking over the world. I’m not talking about the rodents! There are just SO many gaming mice out there, that I’m fairly confident they’ll bring on the robot ap...
  • Rosewill Neon K85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

    Introduction Many a tech website will say, “once you go mechanical, you never go…back-chanical,” or something similar to that. Don’t quote me. There is, however, something to be said about moving up from brittle hinges on chicklet keys to meta...
  • Enermax MaxTytan 800W, RevoBron 700W Power Supply Review

    Introduction Power Supplies are one of the most critical components in computer systems, which is why it’s so sad that they’re also one of the most easily overlooked components. Stable and clean power should be a top priority for any high end system, yet ...
  • 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...
Latest News & Reviews

GIGABYTE Introduces Z370 AORUS Motherboards

Supercharge your gaming experience with these powerful motherboards City of Industry, California, September 25th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled the new Z370 AORUS motherboards based on the Intel® Z370 chipset. These supercharged motherboards are equipped with a server-grade digital power design which fully support 8th generation Intel Core™ processors. Performance tuned, the Z370 AORUS Motherboards are compatible with memory modules rated for 4400MHz. With unique features like an ESS Sabre DAC, Smart Fan 5 and RGB Fusion, there’s no doubt why gamers turn to AORUS for the ultimate gaming motherboard. “Following Intel‘s release of the Z370 chipset platform, GIGABYTE has designed a new, groundbreaking motherboard,” said Vincent Liu, Senior Associate Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS motherboards are designed for gamers who value powerful, yet highly durable motherboards. With our new digital power design, not only will Z370 AORUS motherboards unleash the power of the 8th generation Intel Core processors’ they will easily fulfill gamers’ demands.” Designed with 14nm technology, the 8th gen Intel Core processors range from 4-Cores and 4 threads to 6-Cores and 12 threads each performing better than its predecessor. Z370 AORUS Motherboards deliver the highest video quality, 4K UHD, and uninterrupted streaming to users through the use ...


HyperX Now Shipping Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

With Gaming Industry’s First Dual Chamber Technology Cloud Alpha DNA Features HyperX Signature Comfort, Enhanced Audio Design and Unique Look Fountain Valley, CA – Sept. 25, 2017– HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., is now shipping its next generation gaming headset – the HyperXTM Cloud Alpha – to casual gamers and pro teams around the world. Building on the comfort and sound DNA of previous award-winning headsets, Cloud Alpha offers a range of new and enhanced features, including HyperX Dual Chamber technology for better sound and less distortion. With 50mm drivers, the dual chamber design allows HyperX to tune the bass frequencies separate from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes gaming, music and movies more realistic and immersive. “Cloud Alpha is the first gaming headset to integrate HyperX dual chamber technology to deliver an unrivaled sound experience,” said Tyler Needles, global audio business manager, HyperX. “Designed and tested in the HyperX labs, Cloud Alpha delivers the best possible audio performance, comfort and build quality for the ultimate competitive advantage for top eSports pros and casual gamers around the world.” Cloud Alpha is designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay with premium HyperX signature memory foam, pliable leatherette and an expanded headband to fit a wider range of gamers. Its durable, lightweight aluminum frame features a unique accen...


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 already eclipsed their goal of $15,000. I was optimistic about the chances that their audio set would work well, but now that I’ve had the chance to officially test them, I can fully recommend what Tunai is doing. For starters, the claim to higher levels of bass and the comparison to other products seems to be as accurate as any promotional graph I’ve ever seen. While I haven’t specifically listened to some of the other products mentioned, I could easily tell the Drum had superior bass for earbuds, with the higher frequency ranges not being quite as strong as other devices I’ve used in the past. That said, high range tones like clicking or clacking in gaming came through pretty well, where some bass heavy audio devices can make it very hard to hear those kind of sounds at all. A minor adjustment from software equalizers will likely make up the difference for most listening scenarios. The other aspect I really liked about the Drum was how comfortable they were, which is a HUGE plus for me. Unless I use the smallest of small ear tips on these kind of devices, they inevitably cause pain after wearing them for several minutes. The engineering sample didn’t give me the option of smaller ...


Deepcool launches Captain RGB CPU Liquid Cooler White Version

Captain 240 EX RGB WHITE August 2017 – Deepcool Deepcool is a company that was built with the vision of providing the finest PC DIY solution for worldwide customers by constantly seeking innovative breakthroughs. Building on the successful achievements in its previous Aio liquid coolers, today Deepcool launches a new white version in the Captain EX RGB lineup, featuring synchronized RGB lighting system – Captain 240 EX RGB WHITE Overview Captain 240 EX RGB WHITE retains all the key features of the Captain EX RGB Series, which integrates the latest RGB variable lighting system which incorporates waterblock and LED strip for a more excellent visual experience. Moreover, elegant white version offering an awesome sensation not only to your CPU cooling but also your aesthetic demands. Fabulous Synchronized RGB Lighting System With the RGB waterblock and an attached RGB LED strip, the aesthetics of your whole rig can be easily enhanced in a flash. All you need to do is customize the LED lighting to match your system with the included wired controller. Software Control If you have motherboard supporting RGB lighting, then software control is accessible for you by simply plugging the RGB connector included into the RGB Header on your motherboard. Effects After Being Installed Available in September, 2017 MSRP: Captain 240EX RGB WHITE– 129.99 USD Follow us @DEEPCOOL on Facebook.


CORSAIR Launches VENGEANCE RGB White DDR4

White Hot Looks, White Hot Performance – CORSAIR Launches VENGEANCE RGB White DDR4 FREMONT, CA September 26th, 2017 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC components, high-performance gaming hardware and enthusiast memory, today announced a new addition to its line-up of performance RGB-lit DDR4 memory, VENGEANCE RGB White. Clad in a sleek new white heat spreader, VENGEANCE RGB White’s RGB LED-lit lightbar appears brighter than ever, bringing a vivid burst of customizable color and a distinctive new look. Available in a wide range of speeds and capacities to suit any system and compatible with all current Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboard platforms, VENGEANCE RGB White brings an instant performance and visual upgrade to any PC. With a legacy of memory performance stretching back more than 20 years, CORSAIR continues to give PC enthusiasts the room to push their systems to the limit, and VENGEANCE RGB White is no exception. The new white headspreader works to actively cool each memory module, maintaining performance and stability even at the highest frequencies. A custom performance PCB and specially designed lighting circuitry ensure there’s zero performance impact when comparing VENGEANCE RGB White to similarly clocked DDR4 kits, while XMP 2.0 support on every kit makes sure running your memory at its rated speed is just a single setting away. Connecting to your PC via standard DDR4 DIMM slots, VENGEANCE RGB doesn’t require any additional cables or connectors to provid...


Raijintek Paean Bench Chassis Review


Introduction Should I be ashamed of myself as a reviewer? In a general sense, I get pretty excited about most of the new computer component releases I see. In comparison to my levels of excitement though, I tend to get more excited about the companies with smaller brand recognition than I do about the really big names. Sure, I should probably live for nothing else than to get my hands on Volta or Vega, but right now I can’t help being really excited about what I’m seeing from Raijintek. They have multiple cooling and chassis components being released that are looking absolutely phenomenal! Today however, we will need to take a look at just one of their newer designs in the Paean Bench Chassis. The name is actually a word that defines a song of triumph or praise, but the pronunciation may seem a bit….different, for American vernacular. (I’ll let you look it up.) Raijintek is offering something rather unique here, since the design has all the earmarks of a good bench case, but all of the class of a quality open frame case. Whether it stands out as a successful design is yet to be seen, but we can take a quick look at who Raijintek is and what motivates their designs.


 

Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse

Patriot is an extremely common name to most of us. While some think of national pride and others think of Tom Brady, no doubt most of you think about memory. While the mainstay of Patriot’s products have been RAM and storage, they’ve recently taken some dives in gaming peripherals. A couple of days ago, they announced the Viper V570 Gaming mouse. The design has MMO and FPS gaming in mind with a button scheme that can add quite a bit of customization to gameplay. It looks like a fun unit that has some pretty great options for personalized use as well. Check out the full press release below! Patriot Launches Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse Xtreme precision laser sensor. Up to 12,000 DPI Multi-zone customizable RGB LED management Advance MMO+FPS all-in-one ergonomics Fremont, California – October 3rd, 2017: Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced a new addition to its Viper V570 gaming mouse line, Viper V570 RGB Blackout Edition Laser Gaming Mouse. The V570 RGB Blackout Edition’s innovative MMO+FPS hybrid design and its rich feature set offer high performance, versatility, and customization for the most serious gamers. “We are excited to announce the launch of the new addition to our innovative and bestselling Viper V570 RGB laser gaming mouse series. “said Roger Shinmoto, Patriot’s Vice President of Product Development. “The unique FPS and MMO hybrid ...


GeIL Announced World’s First Fully RGB DDR4 Memory with ASUS ROG Certification

GeIL EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory Supports ASUS AURA Lighting Automatic Performance Boost Enabled Taipei, Taiwan — Sept. 22nd, 2017 — GeIL – Golden Emperor International Ltd. – one of the world’s leading PC components & peripheral manufacturers announced EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory. As world’s first fully RGB illuminated DDR4 memory module with an ASUS ROG certification, EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory combines a significant performance boost with RGB lighting effects to give enthusiasts an excellent overclocking and gaming experience. Pairing with ASUS ROG motherboards –Extraordinary performance boost ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) is recognized as the leader in PC gaming and overclocking performance with a record for delivering the most innovative hardcore hardware for gamers and enthusiasts. GeIL is proud to work with ASUS ROG to provide gamers the most innovative gaming memory, GeIL EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory. When paired with certain ASUS ROG motherboards, an automatic performance boost will be enabled for a better overclocking experience. Supports ASUS AURA for seamlessly synchronized RGB LED illumination GeIL EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory perfectly supports ASUS AURA lighting control app, simply by connecting it to the 4-pin RGB header on ASUS ROG motherboards. The fully customizable RGB lighting module found on the GeIL EVO X ROG-certified RGB Gaming Memory will synchronize with ASUS ROG motherbo...


Swiftech has Blocks for Ryzen and Vega

Some news just can’t be covered because the real-life schedule won’t allow it. Other news is so important that it just gets delayed for a while. Swiftech ended up in the delayed boat not because I wanted them to, but because life just caught up with me for the last few weeks. On the flip side, they have some great looking blocks coming down the pipes for all of the AMD releases. Check out the full PRs for AM4 and Vega and stay posted for more news and reviews! Swiftech Introduces New Apogee SKF-TR4 Heirloom Series PICO RIVERA, CA, August 31, 2017 – Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech® (OTC Pink Current: RCHN), today announced the release of their Apogee SKF-TR4 Heirloom Series. Swiftech is proud to announce that they’ve just finished a Threadripper customized Apogee SKF that features a larger cooling engine (with 30% more surface area) that is optimized for the multi-dies design of the new Ryzen Threadripper CPU’s. With a larger copper base plate, the entire surface is covered on the HIS. The Swiftech Apogee™ SKF-TR4 is a highly innovative CPU waterblock featuring a revolutionary cooling engine and customization options that allows users to go beyond their limits. The Apogee SKF-TR4 features an entirely new cooling engine made of 125 micron (< 5 thousandth’s of an inch!) thick slotted fins. This new technology is at the very least one generation ahead of the competition and will be the foundation of Swiftech’s next generation CPU waterblocks. ...





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