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.

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

Fast gaming CPU! AMD introduced the new Zen 3 processor architecture a few months ago, which is manufactured in a 7 nm process like Zen 2. Today on OCinside.de we present a comprehensive AMD Ryzen 5000 review. Of course, we also take a look at the included Wraith Stealth cooler and explain the new features of the AMD Ryzen 5000 series. In addition, we test how the Ryzen 5 5600X compares to a Ryzen 7 2700X and how well the … Continue reading AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

Arctic Freezer 50 Review

We have long awaited the Freezer 50 A-RGB in the OCinside.de editorial office! After the powerful Freezer 50 TR has been available for building AMD Threadripper systems for some time, Arctic has now adapted their most powerful air cooler for the mainstream desktop sockets from AMD and Intel. Everything you could want in an air cooler, Arctic has included into a bundle at a competitive price. Whether the best ingredients are enough to build perhaps the best air cooler on … Continue reading Arctic Freezer 50 Review

ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition AMD Motherboard Review

Today we are testing the ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition, a powerful ATX motherboard for current AMD Ryzen 3000 Matisse, 4000 Renoir and 5000 Vermeer processors. We have overclocked the AMD Ryzen motherboard extensively in the test. In the following motherboard review we will show the features and in an additional video the extensive aRGB effects of the ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition and will see how it compares to the previous AMD motherboards.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 Review

Compact and affordable! Today on OCinside.de we are testing the brand new Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 cooler, which is designed for AMD Socket AM4, Intel LGA 1200 and many more sockets. Among others, we test the latest Hyper 212 Evo with an Intel Core i5-10500 CPU on the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend motherboard and show thermal images, 360 degree view and of course all results in the following review.

Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Review

Today we test on OCinside.de the elegant Arctic Freezer 34 eSports cooler in grey/white, which is designed for current AMD AM4, as well as for current Intel 1200 and Intel 2066 sockets and can also be used for some older sockets. We have tested the grey/white version with 120mm BioniX P-Series PWM fan on a current ASRock Steel Legend LGA 1200 motherboard and show all results in the following review including 360 degree view and interesting thermal images.

Arctic Freezer 7 X Review

Today we test on OCinside.de the new Arctic Freezer 7 X cooler, which is very compact and designed for AMD as well as for current Intel sockets. Of course you can’t expect miracles from a 92mm fan on such a small heatsink and although it is multi-compatible, there may be space problems on some motherboards. How we solved this on the brand new Intel LGA1200 ASRock Steel Legend motherboards and if the extremely affordable Freezer 7 X cooler from Arctic … Continue reading Arctic Freezer 7 X Review

Arctic Freezer 13 X Review

Shortly after the launch, we are today testing the Arctic Freezer 13 X, a very compact tower cooler from Arctic, which would like to offer an inexpensive alternative to the boxed cooler. To be more precise, we take a look at the Arctic Freezer A13 X, where the A stands for the AMD variant and there is also an Intel counterpart with the Arctic Freezer i13 X. We also show a 360 degree view and of course the cooling results.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L V2 RGB Review

There is an update for the Cooler Master MasterLiquid AIO L-Series with RGB illumination. Reason enough for us to check again if it’s worth buying. In the following review, after the previous Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L V2 RGB review we now look at the model with 240mm radiator. We also made a video of the great RGB light effects again, which can be found on our OCinside YouTube channel. And with a little luck you can win a Cooler Master … Continue reading Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L V2 RGB Review