Hardware Reviews

Here you’ll see tests and overclocking suitability of the following hardware components …

Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.1 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

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Now with Intel Skylake-X X299 LGA2066 motherboards, AMD Ryzen B350 and X370 Socket AM4 motherboards, Intel LGA1151 Z270, H270 and B250 Kaby Lake motherboards, Intel X99 LGA2011-3 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 … Continue reading Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.1 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

ASRock X370 Taichi AMD AM4 Motherboard Review

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Today we have reviewed another AMD Ryzen motherboard on OCinside. The ASRock X370 Taichi high-end AM4 motherboard is overclocked in the OC review with an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU and could surpass the high results of the previous motherboard review. In the following review we will also explain the AMD chipset differences between X370, B350 and A320, which are important for your AMD Ryzen PC purchase.

Enermax Platimax D.F. 600W Power Supply Review

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Only power helps in the long run! A sentence, which should be known in the car tuning scene, can also be used in the hardware area. It is true that manufacturers have been struggling to reduce the energy consumption of their products steadily for some years, but someone who has high performance gaming hardware, should know power consumption around 500 watts. More than a small plug-in power supply is necessary to guide our heroes in a safe and secure manner … Continue reading Enermax Platimax D.F. 600W Power Supply Review

APC Back-UPS Pro 900 UPS Review

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The energy transition is coming. No matter whether our electricity comes from wind farms, solar parks or hamster wheels in the future … it should be uninterrupted! Exactly that could be a problem. Due to the environmental conditions, it is not always possible to ensure the same energy generation over a certain amount of time. For such cases, companies like Schneider Electric have been manufacturing uninterruptible power supplies under the brand APC for many years. After all we are pleased … Continue reading APC Back-UPS Pro 900 UPS Review

Logitech MX Master Review

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There are many users who can live without cables. For this group, Logitech has just the right thing in the portfolio, the wireless MX Master mouse. There are so many cordless mice like sand at the beach. Nevertheless, we would like to take a look at this model today and perhaps we will discover some points, which differentiates the Logitech MX Master from other mice.

ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 AMD AM4 Motherboard Review

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AMD Ryzen had an amazing launch, because the new AMD processors promises a very good price / performance ratio. Right there, also ASRock would apply with this inexpensive Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, which we are testing on OCinside.de, today. In this ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 AMD AM4 review we will test and overclock the motherboard both with an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, as well with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU. We will also give a few AMD … Continue reading ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 AMD AM4 Motherboard Review

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

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

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 !