Posts Tagged ‘RGB’
Performance or Looks? WaterRam screams overclocking. If you heard the news of water cooling coming to DDR4 memory, then you no doubt thought crazy performance was incoming. On a cooling level, the design seems to do a great job. Thermaltake claims that the kit can lower temps by 37% when compared to conventional heat spreader designs. Needless to say, this would give enthusiasts overhead to push frequencies and voltage. The surprise is that the kit is only 3200MHz. However, the real question is whether it’s worth it or not.
The Eyes Stare Into Your Soul Highest speeds in DDR4 RAM does little to impact overall system performance. There are so many kits that perform great, that it can be really hard to make a solid recommendation. My advise is to look for the kit that looks the best to you. Today, we’re going to check out what has looked like an amazing design to me. If the Viper RGB doesn’t attract you immediately, just stare at the glowing eyes for a while!
RGB Elegance Crazy amounts of colorful lighting can look impressive. It also tends to lend itself to a gaudy appearance. A large reason for this is the lack of precise control of the lighting schemes. NZXT is tackling this problem head on with their latest addition of HUE 2 accessories. The goal is to allow a builder to have a plethora of lighting, while being able to expertly synchronize color schemes as well.
Merging Classic and Modern Lian Li is one of the elegant case manufacturers. They typically use aluminum construction, but certain designs come with some hefty price tags. The other issue buyers can have with aluminum designs is that they can feel like the case is a bit boring. What’s a company to do? If you’re Lian Li, you make an amazing, innovative design. The Lancool One mixes the best of classic aluminum, and the best of modern beauty.
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?
The Tactical Tracer RGB RAM kits have an awesome heat spreader design. As good as that is, it looks like Ballistix has brought the memory's lighting control to a new level as well. The utility has a lot of features and users can custom 3D print their own light bars!
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.
Will there ever be too much RGB? Probably, but I love the new iBuyPower RGB Cable combs. They targeted what could be considered the most boring part of a custom PC build, and turned it into rock concert levels of awesome! At $30, the price is pretty decent too.
The latest from FSP looks like a great case. The CMT520 has a lot of building room and some solid tempered glass features. While the RGB lighting looks nice, it's a bit misleading. This chassis only seems to support one RGB color at a time, rather than addressable RGB lighting.
The Super Luce Memory Kits from GeIL with RGB Sync now support Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI motherboard software. It may seem like their RAM is a step behind the curve, but GeIL offers exceptional value when you consider how many features are included at some of the best prices for RGB RAM.
Abko Ncore is an overseas company that might be bringing more products to the US. The Aura is an interesting PC case that not only has RGB lighting, but tons of radiator and fan support. It could also have a huge benefit in providing exception graphics card cooling. No official news on the US market yet.
Are optical switches the next big thing? Maybe more so for competitive gaming than daily use, but the Gamdias Hermes P2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has a great feel for typing with the blue switches. The quality is certainly mythic level and any gamer should consider them as an option.
G.Skill Released the fastest Trident Z RGB Memory kit at 4700 MHz. Considering the integrated lighting effects, that's a pretty incredible feat. While world's fastest is a bit cliche, we can't resist news about a new bar being set.
MSI is releasing two new Optix monitors with 144 Hz refresh rate, VA panels and FreeSync technology. They also come with RGB aesthetic lighting and a crazy 1ms MPRT response time. Motion Picture Response Time is supposed to be a better way to measure the delay in image changes.
NZXT introduces their first 360mm CLC which will certainly add more performance, but at the expense of more noise. The Kraken X72 is likely in response to consumer demand, but the M22 cooler is probably another request for a unit that is more affordable, yet still has great RGB lighting.