Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU Waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction A little over an year ago, I was talking about how Alphacool’s CPU waterblock range was quite dated and performance, flow, aesthetics all lacking a lot. Since then Alphacool has revamped nearly everything in their product line, and finally now we have…


Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTR 480 Radiator

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Liquid Flow Restriction Air Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction It was over an year ago that I got my hands on a prototype radiator from Hardware Labs, then named the Black Ice Nemesis GTR. Fast forward almost 16 months, and we are here with the actual release of said…


A4Tech Bloody B720 Keyboard

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Disassembly Software Conclusion Introduction I first heard of “Bloody” from some tech media coverage of Computex 2 years ago, wherein they demonstrated optical switches using an IR light source that when interrupted helped register a keystroke. It sounded amazing in that there was a big reduction in the number of…


Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 140 CPU Cooler

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Installation Individual Component Testing Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction Somewhere some Cooler Master executives are second guessing this whole “Master” branding scheme, what with product names getting longer and longer. But there is no denying that this has led to new products out of Cooler Master, some of which have been…


Alphacool Eispumpe VPP755 Pump

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Pump Control Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction We’ve seen our fair share of the Laing DDC form factor pumps here- EK SPC-60, and the Topsflo TDC come to mind- and we have also seen some other pumps that cater to their own form factor including the XSPC X2O 420 in…


be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140 mm High-Speed fan

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction This will be the fourth, and final, article covering the new be quiet! Silent Wings 3 fans with the 120 mm, 140 mm and 120 mm High-Speed fans previously covered. This is a higher speed rated version of the “standard” 140 mm Silent Wings 3 fans…


Aquacomputer cuplex kryos NEXT CPU Waterblock

Navigate to: Unboxing, Overview and Disassembly Installation Liquid Flow Restriction Thermal Performance Conclusion Introduction Aquacomputer is not a new company to the PC DIY watercooling market, and in fact their first CPU block (cuplex 1.0) was launched all the way back in 2001 when most other companies you see today were not even an entity. Their cuplex…


be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120 mm High-Speed fan

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction The be quiet! Silent Wings 3 series of fans have been mostly impressive, with the standard speed 120 and 140 mm variants already reviewed here before. Along with these, I was fortunate enough to also receive the high-speed versions of both which are, as logic would…


Silverstone ST1200-PT PSU

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Inside the ST1200-PT Performance Testing Conclusion Introduction This is a follow up on the Silverstone Strider 80+ Platinum series of PSUs, with the ST85F-PT tested earlier. As usual, this is an overview of the PSU, it’s build quality and finally a test of the fan noise and airflow as a…


Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Keyboard

Navigate to: Unboxing and Overview Disassembly Software Conclusion Introduction Corsair, known first for their memory kits, have since diversified into nearly everything needed for a PC tower now- cases, cooling, PSUs, memory, storage and even graphics cards as a result of a partnership with MSI. With CPUs and motherboards out of the picture (at least…