ASUS Launches B450 II Series Motherboards

No, you did not read that wrong. ASUS announced an updates II Series of B450 motherboards. With the recent launch of B550, this is a tad perplexing, but we’ll see how this works out. The B450 lacks any of the PCIe 4.0 goodness on B550, but the advantages thee at the moment are minimal in real world scenarios for the average user. The real benefit here is budget performance, and the addition of features like BIOS Flashback, Fan Xpert 4 and AI noise cancelling tech. Take a deeper look at ASUS.

9/29/20 Tech News: be quiet! 1500W PSU & More

The Dark Power series of PSU are their enthusiast’s grade high-performance models with normally very high wattage and amperage ratings. These units have some features specific to XOC or extreme enthusiasts, which help it be more flexible and apt for the usage.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W Titanium @ TweakTown


One of the things that I didn’t really expect when testing both the Celsius+ Prisma S24 and S28 models by Fractal Design was the significantly lesser noise levels compared to the S36 (roughly 8.5dBA less for the S24 and 7.5dBA less for the S28) which are also what makes them far more ideal for people who do care about this. Cooling efficiency on the other hand was much closer than expected with the S28 probably delivering the best price/performance ratio of the three (of course the lack of protective plates for the fins still has me puzzled).

Fractal Design Celsius+ S24 & S28 Prisma Pre-Filled CPU Water Cooling Systems @ NikKTech


First introduced at CES 2019, Corsair’s Capellix LEDs have found their way into a few products since then, most notably their Dominator Platinum RGB memory kits. Now we have our hands on the latest Corsair product to feature these RGB LEDs, the iCUE H150i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler.

Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX @ ThinkComputers
Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX @ Bit-Tech


The P550B is part of the P series power supplies that are a new line of power supplies offered by Gigabyte to meet the demands of the user that doesn’t require extreme amounts of wattage. The P series line offers a 450, 550 and a 650 watt. 

GIGABYTE P550B 550W PSU @ FunkyKit


In the spotlight today is the ASUS TUF RTX 3080 OC, a graphics card featuring the very latest GA-102 ampere GPU. The team at ASUS has applied a factory OC , nudging up the frequency of the GPU Boost Clock by 100MHz. This TUF model also arrives with the renowned Max Contact thermal solution and a triple helping of axial-tech cooling fans.

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3080 OC @ Vortez

9/28/20 Tech News: Sabrent Rocket Q4 NVMe 2TB SSD & More

Continuing along, the Rocket Q4 chewed through AS SSD like it was no big deal, and when unleashed on ATTO, the Rocket Q4 served up truly elite performances. Next and probably the most impressive for a QLC SSD, the Rocket Q4 delivered over 800 MB/s when writing 100GB of data. Rounding things out, the Rocket Q4 served up excellent user experience, as demonstrated by our PCMark 1o Quick System Disk test.

Read more @ TweakTown

Additional Reviews for 9/28:

Lexar SL200 Portable Solid State Drive @ ThinkComputers
HP S750 SSD 1TB @ Guru3D
Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 1TB SSD @ [M]adShrimps
Crucial P5 1TB & 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD  @ NikKTech
TerraMaster F2-422 10GbE Cloud Storage NAS Server @ NikKTech
Thermalright TA140 CPU Cooler  @ TweakTown
Corsair CX750F RGB @ Guru3D

Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD – Debut Reviews

The highly-anticipated drive was tucked away in a display case in Samsung’s massive booth on the show floor, but other than the branding, some early expected performance data, and the fact that drive had a native PCIe 4.0 interface, details were scant. All that changes today, though. We’ve gotten our hands on a couple of shiny, new Samsung SSD 980 Pro drives – in 250GB and 1TB flavors – and are finally able to give you the full scoop…

Read more @ Hot Hardware, TweakTown (1TB), Guru3D, TweakTown (250GB), PC Perspective, AnandTech, Tom’s Hardware

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200 C16 4x8GB

Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4-3200 waltzes into a market that’s one of the most competitive playgrounds in the hardware world, with new faces popping up left and right. Corsair, however, remains one of the few veteran players that has maintained its position and has several offerings on our list of top memory kits

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware