ASRock Z270 Taichi Intel LGA 1151 Motherboard Review

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With the ASRock Z270 Taichi we test another Intel Z270 motherboard for Intel Kaby Lake processors today on OCinside.de. After the unboxing video of the ASRock Z270 Taichi there is now the detailed test report. New for the review are also infrared thermal images of the Z270 motherboard with Intel Core-i5 7600K Kaby Lake CPU. And after this review you can win a 3DMark key and a VRMark key with a little luck!

Crucial MX300 525 GB M.2 SSD Review

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After our test of Crucial MX300 2 TB SSD we take a look at the 2280 M.2 SSD from the MX300 series. We test the Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 SSD and compare the benchmarks with SSDs from Intel, Samsung and other SSDs. Another subject is particularly interesting at M.2 SSDs and that is the temperature of M.2 SSDs. For this reason we have taken pictures with a thermal imaging camera and even published a M.2 thermal video in our OCinside … Continue reading Crucial MX300 525 GB M.2 SSD Review

Arctic Accelero Hybrid AIO Mod Guide

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In the first part of the AIO water cooling mod series, we would like to show you today at OCinside.de how an Arctic Cooling Hybrid II 120 graphics card cooler can be transformed to a CPU cooler and how to refill the AIO water cooling system, renew the tubes and prepare for future extensions like custom loop. We explain how to do that step by step in the following Arctic Accelero Hybrid II All in One liquid cooler mod guide.

Intel LGA1150 CPU OC Guide – Overclock Intel Core i7, i5, i3 and Pentium

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How to overclock an Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Celeron and Pentium processor. The new Intel LGA1151 processors for Z170, H170 and B150 are already announced, therefore today we publish again a comprehensive and most current Intel OC guide for LGA1150 processors from Haswell to Broadwell for Intel Z97, Z87, H97, H87 and other motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. This step by step OC instructions helps OC beginners and gives tips for advanced overclockers on how to increase … Continue reading Intel LGA1150 CPU OC Guide – Overclock Intel Core i7, i5, i3 and Pentium

AMD Socket FM2 CPU Overclocking Guide

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AMD Socket FM2 Processor OC Guide How to overclock an AMD A10-5800K, A10-5700, Athlon II X4 750K, etc. CPU and APU The introduction … If you like to get a faster PC, or like to save some money when you purchase a new PC without renouncing to play current games, or just having fun to overclock, you can overclock your PC with this new AMD overclocking guide. AMD socket FM2 processors are currently not only very popular due to the … Continue reading AMD Socket FM2 CPU Overclocking Guide

Noctua NH-D15GDKT Gourmet Edition Cooking Pot Cooler Review

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The EU saving madness continues! After light bulbs prohibition and 2-slot toaster prohibition now CPU coolers have to be expensively upgraded! On the basis of the latest eco-design-2017/0104/EC all CPU coolers must have a sense starting next year according to the EU Commission. No CPU cooler should fry more useless energy and what is there closer to put a frying pan on the cooler? We have two new Noctua cooler models looked at, the NH D15BP frying pan cooler and … Continue reading Noctua NH-D15GDKT Gourmet Edition Cooking Pot Cooler Review

Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review

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Dedicated sound card or onboard sound chip? Sparkling wine or sparkling water? This question should have been asked by every user from time to time. About 20 years ago this was not an issue. The sound cards of the company Creative Labs were beyond any doubt and no one dared to question their right to exist. Nowadays, the situation is somewhat different. The sound chips that are installed on the motherboards are becoming more powerful and the decision for a … Continue reading Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review

Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.0 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

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Now also with AMD AM4 B350 and X370 motherboards for AMD Ryzen, Intel LGA1151 Z270, H270 and B250 for Kaby Lake, Intel LGA2011-3 X99 for Broadwell-E motherboards and many new CPU coolers ! Since the year 1999 OCinside.de is testing coolers and motherboards and followed the question, which CPU cooler can be used for which motherboard. With this interactive fit for fan guide one can find out exactly this with a few clicks, by moving the desired CPU cooler virtually … Continue reading Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.0 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 Review

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It’s finally there. We are talking about the new Cooler Master Miditower, the MasterCase Pro 3. Although there is limited space inside of the MasterCase Pro 3, it is possible to mount a water cooling system, SLI video cards and even a raid array. A modular design makes it easy to install modern hardware. This is what we test today at OCinside.de !