NZXT Announces All-White Coolers and Fans

(Photo Credit: NZXT) NZXT has decided that white is the new black, and is releasing all-white versions of the Kraken X and Z AIOs. To compliment the this, NZXT is also adding all-white versions of the AER RGB 2 Fans. The fans,  as the name implies, include addressable RGB lighting. You can see the press release HERE. It should be noted that the actual cooling fins still appear to be black based on the announcement photos. I did locate a single picture on the NZXT website where the fins appeared white, but I think it’s an outlier. Pricing appears to …

Steam Deck Gets EAC and BattleEye Support

One of the chief concerns about Valve’s Steam Deck was that Steam OS didn’t support several major anti-cheat programs. This would render several games unplayable. Thankfully, it seems at least Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye will be joining the Steam Deck party. These announcements will ease the worries of many gamers, while also opening the door to increased Linux support for games. BattlEye announced the information via a tweet…HERE Epic provided a press release…HERE For those that do not know, the Steam Deck is a fully fledged Linux based computer running Valve’s Steam OS. It’s based on a AMD APU, …

Resizable BAR at PCIe 3.0 With a Mid-Range GPU Benchmark

  Today we’re going to look at the effects of Resizable BAR, but with a twist. For those that don’t know, Resizable BAR is a feature that has recently been activated on Nvidia 3000 series and AMD 6000 series GPUs. It allows your CPU to access more than just 256MB of memory at a time. As we now have GPUs in the consumer space with 24GB of memory, this can be a good benefit. Just a heads up but you may hear AMD call this Smart Access Memory. It is Resizable BAR though. There are four catches though. The first …

Ryzen 7 5800X On Sale For $368 at New Egg

  If you’ve been eyeing the Ryzen 5000 series there is a good deal right now at New Egg. The 8 Core / 16 thread 5800x is going for just $368 after entering the coupon code SLKDLS5625, for the next 11 hours. This is a good CPU for those looking to push the limit of SFF sandwich-style air-cooled cases. Additionally, you can use it to upgrade your B450 series boards to a modern CPU. Earlier this year, I upgrade my Ghost S1 system from a Ryzen 2600 to a 5600X, and saw massive improvement in performance. This was done on …


  News…NOW!   Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor of Sinclair computers, has passed away at the age of 81. The Sinclair ZX line of computers were popular machines particularly in the UK. The ZX Spectrum is still a popular retro machine to this day, and technically small form factor. Rest in peace… Story Link – The Virge Intel had a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Arizona fab. It should be fully operational in 2023, and will likely be working on Intel 5 and Intel 3 process nodes. Story Link – Hexus.Net Intel has sent out Arc Alchemist GPU reference designs …

Review Roundup: Corsair MP600 Pro XT SSD

Reviews for Corsair’s newest flagship SSD have dropped and they are quite positive. The Phison E18 powered drive sports up to 7,100 MB/s writes and 6,800 MB/s reads. That’s actually faster than single-channel DDR2-800 RAM that was the foundation of many computers in the Core 2 and Core 2 Quad days. One thing you may notice on the drive is the thick matte black heatsink covering the PCB. This heatsink provides additional cooling above and beyond case airflow but does limit the drive’s placement in certain systems. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the PS5. Click on the links for …

Optimum Tech Reviews Cooler Master NR200P Max

Ali Sayed of Optimum Tech has reviewed the Cooler Master NR200P MAX. This is a version of the case that includes an 280mm AIO and  850 watt power supply with the case. Aside from his usual incredible camera work, he does a full build and provides temperature comparisons between the tempered glass and ventilated sides. He even includes testing with a RTX 3090 Founders Edition.