Hardware Review Roundup – 4/20/21

CPUs: Intel Core i5-11600K @ PCTestBench, Intel Core i9-11900K @ PCTestBench, Intel Core i9-11900K @ ThinkComputers,  Intel Core i5-11400F @ Guru3D, Intel Core i5-11600K @ Hexus

GPUs: XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Speedster MERC 319 Black @ TweakTown, PowerColor Red Devil Ultimate Radeon RX 6900 XT @ HotHardware, Gigabyte Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC @ Guru3D, Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V @ HotHardware, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Roundup @ TweakTown, ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT @ TweakTown, GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING OC @ The PFS Review

Memory: Team Group Xtreem ARGB White DDR4 @ PCTestBench, Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 3600 MHz 32GB @ Guru3D, Neo Forza MARS RGB 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 @ [M]adShrimps, Neo Forza FAYE 64GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Kit @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper Steel 64GB DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Kit @ NikKTech, Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB DDR-3600 MHz CL18 @ TechPowerUp, XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4-3600 @ APH Networks

Storage: Samsung 980 500GB NVMe SSD @ TweakTown, Sabrent Rocket Pro 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech, Lexar NM620 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ NikKTech, Patriot Memory Viper VP4100 PCI-E m.2 Gen 4×4 1TB SSD @ [M]adShrimps, Lexar NM620 1 TB @ TechPowerUp, Team Group T-Create Expert 2 TB @ TechPowerUp

KBM: Corsair K70 RGB TKL @ Guru3D, Corsair Sabre RGB Pro FPS/MOBA @ [M]adShrimps, Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series @ TweakTown, Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT @ [M]adShrimps,Corsair K55 RGB PRO XT @ Guru3D, G.SKILL KM360 @ TechPowerUp

Audio: HyperX Cloud II Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset @ TweakTown, Patriot Memory Viper V380 Gaming Headset @ [M]adShrimps, MSI Immerse GH61 Gaming Headset @ TweakTown

Cooling: Enermax Aquafusion 360 LCS @ Guru3D, be quiet! Silent Loop 2 @ Guru3D

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

be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 12 1500W

A Phoenix arrises as we the review power supply from beastly grounds, the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12. Initially releases in as 1200W and 1500W model we’ll check out the latter one. The series has been upgraded being all-digital, it has a few new tweaks, features and be quiet! was able to push the PSU towards 80 Plus Titanium certification. And yet, it remains silent I tell you.

Read more @ Guru3D