Thermal Paste Roundup

Thermal paste comparison! Today we test a rather inconspicuous component on OCinside.de, without which an adequate cooling would not be possible. Various thermal pastes are tested today and we will find out if it is worth investing in them or if the supplementary paste of the newly purchased cooler is actually sufficient. We tested the Arctic MX-4, Cooler Master Cryofuze, Noctua NH-H1, Noctua NH-H2, Endorfy Pactum PT-4, Streacom TX13, Thermal Grizzly Aeronaut, Hydronaut and Kryonaut extreme as well as the … Continue reading Thermal Paste Roundup

Thermaltake Toughair 510 Review

Slim tower cooler with two 120 fans and thermal compound dispensing tool! Today, we at OCinside.de take a look at the compact Toughair 510 tower cooler from Thermaltake. Whether it can convince and which features it offers, we will show in the following review.

AMD and Intel LGA CPU Installation Guide

No more bent pins in the LGA socket with Intel or AMD! With the new ASRock Z790 Steel Legend motherboard we have published today in advance a written and video tutorial for Intel LGA1700 CPU installation. Since we receive again and again inquiries due to bent pins in the Intel LGA socket and bent pins in AMD AM5 socket are only a matter of time, we have created in our OCinside YouTube Channel a video for AMD or Intel CPU … Continue reading AMD and Intel LGA CPU Installation Guide

Arctic Liquid Freezer II Service Kit Installation Guide

Mistakes can happen! It is important that they are detected and fixed in time. Unfortunately, a certain batch of Liquid Freezer II water coolers from Arctic had faulty gaskets installed under the cold plates. Water leakage in the PC would of course be the last thing you want when running a water cooling system, as this may cause damage to the PC. Today we show on OCinside.de how to replace the gasket under the cold plate of the AIO water … Continue reading Arctic Liquid Freezer II Service Kit Installation Guide

SilentiumPC Fera 5 Dual Fan Review

Affordable air cooler without bling-bling! SilentiumPC / Endorfy has released the Fera 5 Dual Fan CPU cooler, a quiet and powerful tower cooler with a heat management of max. 220W TDP, compact design and two 120mm PWM High Performance Fluctus fans. The Fera 5 has to hold its own against strong competition and in the review on OCinside.de we show whether it succeeds.

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB Review

At the release of the first water cooler with RGB lighting, Arctic only offered models with 12cm fans. In the meantime, Arctic has expanded its range and offers the full spectrum of CPU water coolers with two or three 12 or 14cm, RGB or A-RGB illuminated fans. Arctic is now also including an LGA 1700 mounting kit for the latest 12th generation Intel Core CPUs with all Liquid Freezer II series coolers. Time for us to run the more powerful … Continue reading Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB Review

Sapphire Nitro+ S360-A Review

The first AIO water cooling from Sapphire! We are testing the Nitro+ S360-A, the very first all in one water cooling from Sapphire introduced today. A standout feature is the aRGB illuminated pump head, which is made in the style of the Nitro+ series. Sapphire calls it the Organic Spider Pump Cap design. In the review, we’ll see how good the cooling performance is on an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X system and show a video of the fancy aRGB effects … Continue reading Sapphire Nitro+ S360-A Review

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 A-RGB Review

Today we are testing the first AIO water cooler with A-RGB lighting from Arctic! At the same time, the cooler specialists from Switzerland have also launched a variant with RGB, which is identical to the A-RGB version we tested except for the lighting. Both variants are available as 240mm version with two 120mm fans and as 360mm edition with three 120mm fans. Thus, they cover the most commonly installed sizes with both lighting options. There are also updates to the … Continue reading Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 A-RGB Review

CPU Cooler Comparison 2021

Large CPU cooler comparison with buying advice! At OCinside.de we have tested over 200 CPU coolers in the last 21 years, ranging from air coolers, custom water coolers or AIO to compressor coolers. Today we would like to present a CPU cooler overview with selected coolers from Alphacool, Arctic, Asus, Cooler Master, Deepcool, Enermax, NZXT, Noctua, PCCooler, Scythe, SilentiumPC and SilverStone in the current CPU cooler chart 2021. So you can quickly find a suitable air cooling or AIO water … Continue reading CPU Cooler Comparison 2021

DIY Nickel Plating Guide

This is how to nickel plate. Nickel-plated surfaces are frequently encountered in everyday life. Furniture fittings, tools and even CPU coolers are often coated with a thin layer of nickel. It protects objects from corrosion and makes them resistant to environmental influences. In the computer area, high-performance CPU coolers are often nickel-plated, as bare copper would otherwise oxidize quickly. In the following nickel plating tutorial on OCinside.de we nickel plate a coldplate and test the nickel plated AIO with liquid … Continue reading DIY Nickel Plating Guide

PCCooler GI-CX240 ARGB Review

Today we are testing the new 240mm AIO watercooler from PCCooler, a newcomer that is rather unknown in our areas so far, who promises us interesting features and a fancy ARGB lighting. We take a closer look at the AIO in the following review on OCinside.de. In addition, we offer new videos of the RGB effects on our OCinside YouTube channel, as well as the pump noise and fan sound in the review. And with a little luck, you can … Continue reading PCCooler GI-CX240 ARGB Review

ASRock Z590 Extreme Motherboard Review

Extreme good LGA 1200 motherboard! Today we test the brand new ASRock Z590 Extreme motherboard on OCinside.de for Intel LGA1200 processors of the 11th and 10th generation. Besides Hyper M.2 and Ultra M.2 slots it offers 2.5 Gigabit LAN and 1 Gigabit LAN, USB 3.2 Gen2, ALC1220 audio codec and 14 phases for latest Intel processors. How the motherboard compares to previous Z490, H470 and B460 motherboards and if it can convince, we will now show in the following review.