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

Intel Core i9-11900K and Intel Core i5-11600K Review

Intel Core i processors are now in their 11th generation and despite difficulties with 10nm or smaller chip production, Intel still wants to improve performance and sends the Intel Core i5-11600K and the Intel Core i9-11900K from the Intel Rocket Lake-S series into the race today on OCinside.de! As a platform, we have chosen the brand new ASRock Z590 Steel Legend LGA1200 high-end motherboard with Z590 chipset. RAM and NVMe SSD are also pretty fast and come from Crucial, so … Continue reading Intel Core i9-11900K and Intel Core i5-11600K 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

Tribit Stormbox Pro Review

Can not only loud with lots of bass, but also very quiet and plays even after a dive in the sea! Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen and people like to take them with them. We therefore test the Tribit Stormbox Pro speaker today and take a close look at whether this premium Bluetooth speaker can stand out from the crowd.

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

Cooler Master MasterBox 540 Review

New Cooler Master case! On OCinside.de we take a look at the new MasterBox 540 from Cooler Master, which is a special midi tower. Besides a cool look, the manufacturer also promises a lot of space as well as tool-free installation. Whether Cooler Master can keep their promise, we will show in the following review including a video of the outstanding effects and hope you enjoy it.

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 16GB Review

Initially, we wanted to wait a bit with the graphics card review until the prices normalize again, but normal graphics card prices are still out of sight! Therefore, we are testing the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 16GB graphics card on OCinside.de today. After AMD has successfully attacked the nVidia RTX 3000 series with RDNA2, also known as Big Navi, we take a look at the Sapphire RX 6800 Nitro+ today. This is equipped with the currently smallest chip of … Continue reading Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 16GB Review

Thermaltake Argent M5 RGB Review

Stylish mouse that is not just good for gaming! Today we are testing the Argent M5 RGB, a new gaming mouse from Thermaltake, who are well-known among gamers for their extensive product portfolio. Today we take a look at the features of the Argent M5 RGB mouse and test how it performs.

Anycubic i3 Mega S 3D Printer Improvement Guide

3D Printer Optimization! Basically, the Anycubic Mega S already delivers quite good printing results out of the box, but we would highly recommend a few of the upgrades shown below to every Mega S owner. Especially with the cable routing, there is still a strong need for optimization with many 3D printers. An improved cable routing, other motor drivers, electronics, extruder and optimized filament supply we show today on OCinside.de in the 3D printer conversion guide. And those who need … Continue reading Anycubic i3 Mega S 3D Printer Improvement Guide

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