Hardware Reviews

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

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

GHT PW-S7403H USB HDMI 4 Port KVM Switch Review

Affordable 4 port keyboard, mouse, monitor switch and well usable with the tips! Today we test on OCinside.de the inexpensive GHT PW-S7403H 4-port KVM switch with HDMI and USB as well as two USB 2.0 connection for shared USB stick or USB printer use. All in all, this USB/HDMI KVM switch can be used to connect up to four PCs to one monitor and switch between them using direct buttons or the keyboard. Whether this works in practice as well … Continue reading GHT PW-S7403H USB HDMI 4 Port KVM Switch Review

Vivify Aceso W10 and Vivify Arquus W73 Review

Finest RGB cables! 6 products are currently in the range of the Taiwanese manufacturer Vivify, but these are unique products. It sounds all the more surprising when you hear that these are cables. We have tested two HDMI cables and the USB-A to USB-C cable from them. What is special about these cables and whether it is worth buying them is revealed in our following review here on OCinside.de

Thermaltake The Tower 100 Review

More than mini! Today on OCinside.de we are taking a look at a fancy ITX case from Thermaltake, The Tower 100, which claims to be a full featured mini ITX gaming case. What it can and cannot do, we show in the following Thermaltake Tower 100 review including a small ITX PC building guide. We hope you enjoy it.

Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.2 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

Now with Intel Z590, H570, B560 LGA1200 motherboards, AMD X570, B550, W480 Socket AM4 Ryzen motherboards as well as many more motherboards and many new coolers! Also new is the integrated share button! Since 1999 we have been testing coolers and motherboards on OCinside.de and check which CPU cooler can be used for which motherboard. With the interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.3 you can find out with a few clicks by trying the desired CPU cooler virtually on the … Continue reading Interactive Fit for Fan guide v3.2 – will the cooler fit on the motherboard?

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.

Arctic P12 Slim PWM PST Review

Flat problem solver! Today on OCinside.de we are testing the new, extra slim Arctic P12 Slim PWM PST fans. The Arctic fans are only 15mm thin and can therefore be real problem solvers. Because often it is very tight especially when installing a water cooling or AIO in the PC case near the motherboard, but also in ITX and server area flat fans can be very helpful. Among other things, we will test how the 15mm fans compare to the … Continue reading Arctic P12 Slim PWM PST Review

Build Compressor Cooling DIY Tutorial

A new reader test or rather reader project has just been published on OCinside.de. We have already tested several PC compressor coolers, but have not yet built a compressor cooler ourselves. Today Thomas aka tjh has created a worklog in our PC forum and shows step by step how he built his own compressor cooler.

Icy Dock MB861U31-1M2B ICYNano Review

Fast installation and high performance! From Icy Dock, we are looking at an external USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gb/s enclosure for PCIe SSDs today on OCinside. In the new Icy Dock MB861U31-1M2B, you can install a M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD in the format from 2230 to 22110 and connect it to USB Type-C or USB Type-A at up to 10Gb/s via USB 3.2 Gen 2. Whether on a notebook, tablet, smartphone or PC, the new ICYNano enclosure can be used … Continue reading Icy Dock MB861U31-1M2B ICYNano Review