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Raijintek Thetis and Asterion Plus Chassis Review

Introduction How does a company stand out in the PC component market today? The simple fact is there is a ton of products to choose from and it’s getting harder to come up with a unique design that can blow the minds of consumers. Cases are finding an increasingly difficult path to take, but Raijintek hasn’t been afraid to offer a decent number of new chassis designs to challenge contenders. They seem to know how to make something unique in their own way, yet keep the designs familiar to what builders are already accustomed to. We’ll look at two cases today, the Asterion Plus and the Thetis Window, to see how their designs are coming along. First though, let’s take a quick look at info regarding the company values.



Too Many Chipsets? The Differences Between Motherboards

Have you ever tried to figure out the minuscule differences in motherboard chipsets and had a really hard time finding the information you wanted? I believed that when I started this endeavor, I’d be pulling a few articles up, grabbing the info I wanted, and putting it together in my own chart, easy-peasy. Turned out that several hours later, I was still only about 85% certain I had gathered all the correct information. Still, I’ve put all my efforts into a video to share with you below. Not only do we take a look at the various features built in to AMD and Intel chipsets, but we also determine if there’s a good reason to have as many releases as there are. Check out the video below to see charts and explanations of all the info I found. Also, if you just want to see the charts, you can go directly to these timestamps to see some direct comparisons. ~2:05 for category explanations, ~3:03 for AMD chipsets, ~6:25 for Intel Professional chipsets, ~7:45 for Intel Enthusiast chipsets, ~10:00 for full comparison Also, if you want to check out the article on WCCF that explains a Z170 board modified to work with a Coffee Lake CPU, check out the link below. https://wccftech.com/intel-coffee-lake-100-series-motherboard-support/



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

Noctua fans are known for their proven performance and reliability, as well as excellent acoustics and unique color scheme. Are they worth your buck? Find out what we think!



E-Win Champion Series Gaming Chair Review

Introduction I’m a firm believer now that everyone who uses a computer heavily needs to own a good gaming chair for their station. It’s not because gaming chairs are cool, even if they kind of are, but mainly because they all seem to be built with heavy emphasis on ergonomics as well. There’s been little that has affected my lower back issues nearly as much as what having quality seating has done. Unfortunately, there has been numerous competitors cropping up in the market and a buyer can have a really hard time finding the right chair for the right price. At some point, you have to wonder if spending close to $1000 would be worth it, but most of us would be extremely skeptical of that. E-Win has been making some heavy pushes to break into the market and we’re going to look at one of the Champion series chairs to find out how well they do. Let’s take a quick look at the values of the company, then we can dive into the rest of the review. EwinRacing chair was newly founded in 2016 after being a leader OEM office chair manufacturer. With the development in design and research, we strive for a professionalization in gaming chair field. Ever more, in order to bring you a healthier working and relaxing environment, we will continuously pursue humanism in design and manufacturing ergonomic gaming chairs. What’s more our strict quality inspection process and standard ensures you a better chair for better life. https://www.ewinracing.com



E-Win Champion Gaming Chair Office Review

The value of a gaming chair is extremely straight forward. Allow the gamer to sit as comfortably as possible so one can game longer. That said, the descriptor of “gaming” really limits the scope of what these chairs can be used for. The simple fact is most gaming chairs are really ergonomic chairs, but the term gaming mostly applies to the aesthetic over anything else. Also, genuine ergonomic office chairs can be very expensive so thinking of adding a gaming chair to your work space is a brilliant and cost efficient idea. Check out the video below to not only see this idea in action, but to also see that E-Win is a great contender in this market as well! http://www.ewinracing.com https://www.ewinracing.com/champion-series/30-e-win-champion-series-ergonomic-computer-gaming-office-chair-with-pillows-bbf.html?utm_source=EDM&utm_medium=CPCP&utm_campaign=CP-BB3F&utm_content=XMAS If you want an additional 15% off, use promo code “PureOC” at checkout.



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 apocalypse. That said, with all of the RGB LED effects added to everything today, at least humanity will die to a brilliant rainbow of style. Also, Patriot is adding to the foray with a new gaming mouse and mouse pad under their Viper branding. I got to say, the V570 Blackout looks pretty cool, but let’s see if Patriot’s vision has any mention of AI overlords or not. (I’m guessing they won’t) Our Vision Patriot started in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We dedicate ourselves to being the brand of choice for the tech industry with a high commitment to quality and outstanding customer service. Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance memory modules, flash memory, mobile accessories and gaming equipment. Our Products Here at Patriot, we pride ourselves in developing new and innovative products that offer a sleek, modern and functional design. Along with high quality and innovative designs, our products come backed with our industry leading warranty and top of the line customer support. We ensure that every product meets or exceeds our high level of standards. For memory, that process begins with using high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional test...



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 metal parts that hold up to 50 million clicks. Rosewill, ever on the quest for best quality for the lowest price, has attempted the top tier mechanical keyboard feature: fully programmable RGB. Have they succeeded or gone the lackluster way of many budget RGB Mechanical keyboards before it? Time to take it out of the box. In case you know nothing about Rosewill: Rosewill’s mission is to consistently deliver reliable, high quality PC gaming, IT hardware and home products through leading innovation and long-lasting relationships. Rosewill Inc. was established in 2004, founded by manufacturing reliable, high-quality technology products. The first products under the Rosewill brand name included computer components such as computer cases, power supply units, keyboards, mice and cables. Over time, the product line strategically developed and entered new areas of growth, including PC gaming and home products. Under the management of experienced e-retail experts, Rosewill products can be found on all top e-commerce sites, along with product information and reviews. Today, Rosewill currently manufactures and markets an immense catalogue of inventive products among its three product categories. Through innovation and fl...



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 builders and companies alike tend to skimp on this critical element of PC building. Needless to say here at PureOC, we highly recommend finding a good quality PSU unit for your rig. However, performance isn’t the only thing that’s skimped on in this segment. Aesthetics have also been woefully overlooked in power supplies as well. Sure, we have fancy RGB fans on certain units, but when most cases have bottom mounted designs, it kind of defeats the purpose of making the PSU fan look shiny. In fact, the number one thing you’ll see from a PSU in most builds today is the cable connections on the motherboard and graphics cards. If that’s the case, making nicer connection cables would seem like a pretty important feature to have in modern PSUs. Enermax seems to be thinking in these directions so let’s begin looking at the units once we’ve taken a quick look at the company themselves. Lepatek Corporation an ENERMAX Company is an exclusive authorized supplier for ENERMAX and LEPA brand products for both North America and South America. Lepatek Corporation strives to provide only high quality products within the Computer Hardware & Components and Consumer Electronics market. Both m...



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 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...



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 ...



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.



iBuyPower Element PC Review: Intel i7-7900X & Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

Introduction Most of the readers that will frequent a hardware review site will swear by the experience of building their own custom PC. Price, performance and customization are all highlights we love to point out, but sometimes we like to overlook the problems like compatibility, DOAs, and tons of troubleshooting. If you’re a troubleshooter by nature, then building a PC is the perfect way to appeal to that need for figuring out problems. If you aren’t then the idea of building your own gaming PC is probably a nightmare! So what are gamers supposed to do if they want performance on a custom built level, but are afraid to dive into putting their own components together? The answer that you shouldn’t go to is to buy a Dell. Perhaps the real answer is to look at a company like iBuyPower. They have custom built PCs that are pre-assembled and pre-configured so that a buyer has little to worry about on their end. The only question is if the company is offering a worthwhile system to spend your hard-earned cash on. We’ll find out soon how this variant of the iBuyPower Element stacks up, but first let’s look at a statement from the company on their values. iBUYPOWER symbolizes several key beliefs: unity, strength, ambition, and perseverance. These are fundamental attributes of life inside and outside of gaming. You need them all to win. Leading the pack, iBUYPOWER is gaming, defined.Since 1999, iBUYPOWER has been delivering on its promise to build the...



Azza Storm 6000W Chassis Review

Introduction Please give a huge welcome to our new reviewer, Brendan Varik at PureOC! You can welcome him at the forum post for this review. AZZA is a brand that I suspect not too many of you are familiar with. They formed way back in 1996 with three main business philosophies: innovation, performance and growth. When they launched, they were primarily in the motherboard manufacturing business, and was one of the top ten leading suppliers in the 90’s. Today, however, is a slightly different story in the sense that they create mainly gaming cases and are looking to offer you some bang for your buck. In 2009, they were able to restructure and then distribute their products under the AZZA trademark that we see today. They no longer sell motherboards, but instead offer a plethora of computer accessories and components; ranging from cases to monitors, they’ve surely got something for you. Let’s get on with the meat of this review, and discuss what they sent over for us to look at. It is of course, as you probably already guessed by the title of this review, the Storm 6000 gaming chassis. Oh, and it’s the white variant of the two, because (surely) everyone loves the black and white themes that you can create with modern hardware. You can of course opt for the black version instead, which you can tell apart in the naming scheme by it either being the 6000W or 6000B SKU.   Are you looking for a case with eight expansion slots? Perhaps a possibility of vertically mount...






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