Hardware Reviews

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

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

Arctic BioniX P120 ARGB Unboxing Video

Arctic shows modular color! We have published an unboxing video of the brand new Arctic BioniX P120 ARGB fans on OCinside.de in German with English subs. We tested them immediately, of course, and also show a little lifehack on how to easily mount them on coolers like the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports. The detailed review of the modular Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB fans will follow soon.

ASRock Taichi Razer Edition motherboard Razer Synapse 3 video

Today on OCinside.de we are testing a special RGB software that can be installed with the brand new ASRock Taichi Razer Edition motherboard. Currently available are the ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition and the ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition motherboards. With this we tested the extensive Razer Synapse 3 tool including Razer Chroma Studio and explained it step by step in this video tutorial. German with English subs. In addition, there will soon be another video with the RGB effects … Continue reading ASRock Taichi Razer Edition motherboard Razer Synapse 3 video

Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini Review

Small and really fine! Today we are testing the Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini on OCinside.de. The case tries to convince with small dimensions, great modularity and a lot of space inside. We will see if it succeeds in our new review.

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.

ASRock W480 Creator Intel LGA1200 Motherboard Review

After we already reviewed the motherboards of the Steel Legend series and B460, H470 and Z490 chipsets on OCinside.de, today we take a look at a motherboard for Content Creator with W480 chipset, the ASRock W480 Creator. This is mainly aimed at professional PC application areas and offers special support for Xeon processors, like the recently tested Intel Xeon W-1290. What other features it has to offer, we show in the following review.

Thermaltake ToughFan 12 Review

Today on OCinside we have tested the new Thermaltake ToughFan 12 High Static Pressure Radiator Fan. The ToughFan 12 are 120mm fans from Thermaltake that generate high static pressure while still remaining pleasantly quiet. The Thermaltake ToughFan fan series can be used for water cooling, as well as for air coolers or as a case fan and we will see in the test how silent and good they really are.

AOC U32U1 Monitor Review

Today on OCinside.de we are testing the new premium monitor from AOC. Its design comes from the Studio F. A. Porsche and with the 4K HDR600 display they try to serve professional as well as private users with the highest aesthetic and visual demands of the same dimensions. Our in-depth review reveals whether the monitor is an eye-catcher in every respect.

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 Liquid Freezer II 420 Rev. 3 Review

Just in time for today’s launch of the new Arctic CPU water cooler, we took a close look at the 420mm AIO at OCinside.de! But not only the large radiator with three 140mm fans is new, also the mounting for AMD systems has been revised. What has been improved in detail on the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 Rev. 3 water cooler and of course a performance check including overclocking is presented in the following review.