Hardware Reviews

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

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

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 !

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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Today, with the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD, we test the so far largest capacity SSD on OCinside.de. Recently we have already tested the smaller MX300 750 GB limited edition and now Micron has released with the Crucial MX300 2050 GB an interesting SSD, where many users do not have to think about additional hard disks in their PC or Mac. We will see how the MX300 with 2 TB Micron 3D NAND compares against other SSDs from ADATA, Crucial, Intel, … Continue reading Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500 GB M.2 NVMe Review

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After testing the Samsung 960 Pro SSD we evaluate the cheaper Samsung 960 Evo SSD today at OCinside.de. The Samsung 960 Evo 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD comes contrary to the Samsung 960 Pro not with 2-bit MLC, but only with 3-bit MLC, so-called TLC NAND. With an 32 GB/s Ultra M.2 slot we have tested, if the Samsung 960 EVO is nevertheless unbelievable fast and we have compared it with the Samsung 960 Pro, as well as other current … Continue reading Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500 GB M.2 NVMe Review

Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Review

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Brand new from Cooler Master! Today, we test the recently announced Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro USB headset with virtual 7.1 and bass FX in our OCinside.de test laboratory. The multi-channel design is positioning the MasterPulse Pro already in the gaming area. In ego shooters, but also in other games, it is very important to know exactly where the opponent is located. Just this advantage can make the difference between victory or defeat. Another feature is the bass FX feature that … Continue reading Cooler Master MasterPulse Pro Review

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 Review

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We do not need to introduce the company Cooler Master. No matter whether cases, power supplies or peripheral, the manufacturer from Taiwan is at the top of many categories. Today with the MasterLiquid Pro 240 we introduce the latest compact water cooling from Cooler Master. Enjoy reading the review and exploring the new features.