Hardware Reviews

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

ASRock Z270 Killer SLI Intel LGA 1151 Motherboard Review

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Today, we test the new ASRock Z270 Killer SLI motherboard at OCinside.de, which is designed for the 7th generation of Intel Core processors. Just in time for CPU Intel Kaby Lake we had already published an unboxing video of the ASRock Z270 motherboard and today the ASRock Z270 Killer SLI is extensively tested and overclocked. In this motherboard review, we install the latest Intel Core i5 7600K Kaby Lake CPU and compare the Intel 7600K Kabylake vs Intel 6600K Skylake … Continue reading ASRock Z270 Killer SLI Intel LGA 1151 Motherboard Review

Vernee Apollo Lite Reader Review

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Today, a new reader review has been published on OCinside.de. Jamaicaman is testing the Vernee Apollo Lite smartphone in his first reader review. Vernee first appeared since February 2016. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer offers in its portfolio well equipped smartphones at surprisingly low prices. The models include Vernee Thor, Mars and Vernee Apollo Lite, which we evaluate in this review. Lite? The hardware equipment can not suspect that, however Apollo is ready to launch and can be booked in advance … Continue reading Vernee Apollo Lite Reader Review

ASRock Z270 Killer SLI Motherboard Unboxing Video

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Today, on OCinside.de we have published a new unboxing video in German with English subtitles of the today announced ASRock Z270 Killer SLI Intel LGA 1151 motherboard, which we’ve tested with the latest Intel Core-i5 7600K Kaby Lake and compared with the previous Intel Core-i5 6600K Skylake CPU. The full written review of both ASRock Z270 Killer SLI motherboard with Intel Intel Z270 Chipset is coming soon as well.

Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1 TB M.2 NVMe Review

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The Samsung 960 Pro 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD can convince all along the line and received our OC Dream Award ! The SSD is incredibly fast, but does not reach the limit of our ASRock test system thanks to 32Gb/s Ultra M.2 slot. Let us begin now with the delivery, price, specifications, firmware update and some SSD tips, before the fast NVMe M.2 SSD has to compete against many SSDs and SSD RAID array on following pages.

ASRock G10 Gaming Router Review

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Recently, the so-called router requirement is cancelled. This means that no one is forced to use equipment from his Internet service provider. So the next test candidate is us just in time. Today, we test the ASRock G10 gaming router through its paces. But why gaming router? What makes playing games different to normal Web browsing, or watching videos in our YouTube channel? We will explain this and much more in this review on OCinside.de.

AeroCool Project7 P7-C1 Tempered Glass Edition Review

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Today we are reviewing the new AeroCool Project7 P7-C1 Tempered Glass Edition case on OCinside.de, convincing not only with LED effects, but also with many little gimmicks. Following this review is with a little luck this AeroCool Project7 P7-C1 or an AeroCool DS-230 chassis free of charge for a reader review !

ASRock X99 Professional Gaming i7 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review

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Today, we test a new X99 motherboard on OCinside. This time we overclock and test the ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboard, which offers similar features like the recently tested excellent ASRock X99 Taichi motherboard. But in addition it offers some special gaming features. The ASRock X99 Gaming i7 has 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, two Gigabit LAN ports with teaming support, an USB 3.1 type-C and an USB 3.1 type-A 10 Gb/s port, two ultra M.2 … Continue reading ASRock X99 Professional Gaming i7 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review

Sudio Vasa Bla Review

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Sudio is a relatively young company from Sweden. They want to combine high quality in-ear and earbud earphones with elegant design. We got our hands on the model Vasa Bla (the a is pronounced similar to the o in or), which are Bluetooth in-ear earphones with an integrated microphone. You can choose between 4 fashionable colors combinations, black, white, blue or pink. First two got rose gold and the latter two golden highlights.

Aerocool XPredator II Review

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The well-known manufacturer Aerocool released a real beast with their new Xpredator II case. With this case they are going big, not only in terms of size. With its aggressive design and the window it addresses mainly gamer and modder who want to show which hardware they have inside. Its predecessor has been available in many different color designs while the Xpredator II is only available in the classic colors white with blue fans and black with red fans as … Continue reading Aerocool XPredator II Review

Scythe Kabuto 3 Review

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This time we got our hands on the Scythe Kabuto 3, the revised version of Scythes 120mm top blow CPU cooler. The cooling concept stayed mostly the same, but design and the heatpipe construction have been reworked radically. Four of the overall six 6mm heatpipes have been replaced by three 8mm heatpipes, reducing the total number of heatpipes to five. On the next pages we show you how the new Scythe Kabuto 3 performs.

ASRock X99 Taichi Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review

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ASRock once again offers some brand new LGA 2011-3 motherboards. Today on OCinside.de we will look at the latest ASRock X99 Taichi motherboard. ASRock called the X99 Taichi a stylish all-round motherboard – we find it is much more! Of course we have again overclocked the board up to the limits, this time with the latest Intel Core i7-6900K Broadwell-E CPU. But first let us start with the very impressive basic equipment.

Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD Review

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Today, we test the Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD on OCinside.de. With the MX300 SSD not just Micron 3D NAND is used for the first time in Crucial SSDs, but there are also new sizes at Crucial with 275 GB, 525 GB, 750 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. In the following review we will take a look at the features of the new Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD and compare benchmark results with many other SSDs from ADATA, Crucial, … Continue reading Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD Review

Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station Review

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If you are looking for a good soldering station for beginners or semi-professionals, you often get mentioned brands like Weller, Ersa, JBC or Metcal. A brand which is, however, mentioned in the very same breath is Hakko, headquartered in Japan. Since OCinside has always also covered the area of electronics and delight our IR receiver and IR repeater manuals great popularity, we are happy to present you today the Hakko FX-888D soldering station. Whether this soldering station is only for … Continue reading Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station Review

Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128 GB Review

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Today we have once again something special with strong performance for the smaller purse – the Samsung SSD 850 Pro with 128 GB capacity. Nowadays many select a larger SSD to get the larger capacity and faster performance, so it is not surprising that we are testing mainly 512 GB or 1 TB SSDs. Our first test of Samsung is now more than 5 years and our last SSD test with only 128 GB is also a few years ago. … Continue reading Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128 GB Review

Cryorig C7 Review

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How about a little less? You hardly hear this question when it comes to PC hardware, especially coolers. But with cramped conditions you need to adapt sometimes. Cryorig produces a cooler with the minimalistic name C7 for these situations. Cryorig is a relatively new company which has the mission to bring in some fresh air into the cooling segment with small, but unorthodox innovations. You can check some of their products out in our previous Cryorig reviews. In this test … Continue reading Cryorig C7 Review