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Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 w/ NZXT Kraken G12 GPU Cooler Review

CLCs are overwhelming used for CPUs, but what if they are better suited for GPUs? The Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 proves it has excellent ability to keep temperatures low during intensive gaming sessions, at minimal noise as well. What it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for by far in price.



Gamdias Astrape P1 650W PSU Review

The power of the Greek gods not only makes for great performance, but amazing beauty. The Gamdias Astrape P1 PSU is one of the greatest looking power supplies to date. The only thing holding it back is a high price, and hopefully time will improve that to more competitive levels.



Bloody B975 Light Strike Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

The B975 is the keyboard to own if you enjoy competitive online gaming. The Light Strike optical switches give a genuine edge that may not feel like much until the moment relies on it. Bloody also does a great job with competitive quality and features to other mechanical keyboards in it's price range.



SilverStone ML09B Mini-ITX HTPC Case Review and Recording Project

The SIlverStone Milo Series ML09B Mini-ITX HTPC does a great job in the HTPC case market. The layout is functional and the price is excellent. If you're trying to build a specialized system in this chassis, you may have to work around some inconveniences and the built in fan could really use a PWM connection.



Far Cry 5 and Radeon CrossFireX Scaling Review

Multi-GPU is the future and I don't just mean CrossFireX and SLI. We need mGPU on a hardware level to handle where gaming is headed. Ubisoft is helping to pave the way with Far Cry 5 by having excellent multi graphics card support. The R9 290Xs didn't do too bad either!



Raijintek Orcus 240 CPU Cooler Review

Sometimes looks are more important than performance, but Raijintek doesn't force you to make that trade. The Orcus 240 is an excellent CPU cooler, and it brings an innovative design to the CLC market. Unfortunately, it doesn't have individually addressable RGB LEDs yet.



Asrock X370 Taichi Motherboard Review

Finding the best AMD motherboard for Ryzen is tricky right now. Asrock does such an excellent job of having a smooth experience, that combined with good overclocking and features, it is a top pick among X370 motherboards. It's not the best for RAM overclocking, but XMP profiles work great.



Noctua Chromax Show Off – Fans, Extensions, Heat Sink Covers & More

Noctua is long renowned for having silent fans. They also have beige colors. Chromax changes everything to add a much needed stylish flair to their heat sink and fan lineup. You won't find RGB lighting, but the choices of blue, green, red, yellow, black and white accessories adds a lot.



Crucial MX500 SSD Review

The best storage solution for a computer isn't the fastest one. It's the SSD that can balance price, performance and capacity. The Crucial MX500 does this the best and is a must have product for anyone building a computer. It won't compete with NVMe, but it's top tier among SATA performance.



Patriot Viper LED DDR4 3000 MHz Memory Review

Patriot has aggressively styled heat spreaders and LED lighting, making their RAM kits attractive. However, it's the overclocking potential of the Viper LED DDR4 that really shines. They only come in RED or White LED, but we're hoping for RGB in the future.



Aigo Icy K4 RGB CPU Cooler Review

Aigo may be obscure, but their cooling components add a nice variety to the market. The Icy K4 RGB CPU cooler won't win any cooling awards, but the illumination is top notch for such a new company. If you want RGB lighting to sync with your motherboard, this is a great option.



Raijintek Thetis and Asterion Plus Chassis Review

Raijintek only needs a little more polish on the Asterion, but the full tower chassis is still a pleasure to build in. The Thetis however, is a great design that would make a great SFF computer with room to build. Both cases are strong offerings though.



A Noctua Fan Overview – 40mm to 200mm Varieties!

Noctua joins the 200mm arena and as always, they are one of the best when it comes to silence and cooling performance. If you aren't a fan of brown and beige fans with a high price though, they may not be your first choice. The sheer quality of their fans is something that shouldn't be ignored.



E-Win Champion Series Gaming Chair Review

E-Win made a surprisingly great gaming chair with the Champion. Not only does it have features like 4D armrests, but it is one of the best chairs to sit in on the comfort level as well. What really makes it stand out is in being one of the most affordable chairs in it's bracket.



E-Win Champion Gaming Chair Office Review

The obvious application of a gaming chair is for a gaming station. However, does a gaming chair work in an office environment? The reality is that E-Win's Champion Chair is a great ergonomic option for an office setting as well, and it's much more affordable than many ergonomic office chairs.






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