Stock coolers are great options for CPU cooling considering that they come out of the box, but at times you don’t get one and need to get one separately. Plus third-party options are better than the standard coolers that you get out of the box, at least in most cases. If you did not get a cooler out of the box then chances are that you got a high-end CPU that needs special cooling. Here we are going to look into the best AIO liquid coolers that you can buy. Air coolers can be great but they are not as good as liquid coolers. Liquid coolers require custom tubing and adding CPU blocks and what not. That is where AIO liquid cooling solutions come in. They have everything that you need out of the box and offer liquid cooling performance which is much better than air coolers, especially the ones that you get with your CPU. Best AIO Liquid Coolers Of All Sizes Here we are going to look into the different AIO liquid cooling solutions that are available on the market and the ones … [Read more...] about Best AIO Liquid Coolers For Keeping Temps In Check
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The Complete Guide to PC GamingPC Gamer is going back to the basics with a series of guides, how-tos, and deep dives into PC gaming's core concepts that we're calling The Complete Guide to PC Gaming. There's much more to come, and it's all being made possible by Razer, which stepped up to support this months-long project. Thanks, Razer!Computer components can get pretty hot during normal usage. Under heavy loads, any part, from your CPU to your SSD, can experience thermal throttling to shed extra heat, and in doing so, sacrifice a significant chunk of performance. But in most cases, air cooling is all you need to keep your system cool. Even for gaming, a decent air cooler and case fans will keep your components operating well below their throttling points. However, if you plan on doing any significant overclocking, or you want a silent system without sacrificing performance, you’ll need to step up to something a bit more serious. Water cooling systems have advanced … [Read more...] about Is liquid cooling really a hassle?
NZXT has revisited its popular H-series PC cases, adding one more mid-tower to the lineup: the NZXT H500. As yet another stylish compact case, the H500 ditches the smart tech from its predecessors – that we weren’t all that fussed on – but retains the smart design and high-quality machining that we’ve come to expect from NZXT. The H500’s design is about as clean-cut as you’ll find in the case market today, save for maybe a few very high-end cases. The style-centric design and seamless functionality is evident in almost every nook and cranny of the case. Just take one look at that tempered glass side panel that has been sunken into the chassis. The case’s orderly form allows the thick pane of glass to rest securely in place with only a single thumb screw around the back and out of sight. The front intake too is hidden away towards the side panel of the case. This allows the front and side panel of the case to be almost entirely void of any … [Read more...] about NZXT H500 review: a hassle-free and stylish compact tower PC case
Corsair has expanded its Hydro Pro Series closed-loop CPU coolers with the H100i Pro, the smallest and least expensive version yet. It features a 240mm radiator with a pair of 120mm magnetic levitation bearing fans, versus three of the same fans on the H150i Pro (360mm radiator) and two 140mm fans on the H115i Pro (280mm radiator).As the smallest cooler of the bunch, the H100i Pro is an option for users with cramped builds. We haven't had a chance to test out this new model yet, but the reviews so far are promising, with the H100i Pro comparing favorably with its two bigger siblings. TomsHardware even saw better temps on the H100i Pro than the H150i Pro, albeit at the expense of some noise, while Guru3D noted only slightly higher temps.We're anxious to see how it performs in our own labs. In the meantime, we can share some other specs. The cooler sports a redesigned cold-plate and low-noise pump, capped with aluminum trim and RGB lighting. The lighting is only on the pump and not the … [Read more...] about Corsair’s latest AIO liquid cooler promises to quietly chill your CPU for $120
1080p isn't enough for you. 60 fps? Eh, that's a baseline. High settings? Hell no. Ultra all the way. If those are your demands for PC gaming, you need a high-end gaming PC: a system built for 1440p at ultra settings. A system that can hit 144 fps in competitive games. A system that doesn't break the bank, but still completely dwarfs the performance of the PS4 or the Xbox One. PC build guidesThe best cheap gaming PC (<$500/£500) - Our alternative to buying a console.The best budget gaming PC (~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.The best gaming PC (~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended midrange build for most gamers.The best high-end gaming PC (~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.The best extreme gaming PC (>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the lotto and are going all-in on gaming.PC Gamer’s high-end PC build guide is aimed at a price tier of around $2,000 / £2,000, but we're not afraid to go a bit higher if we feel it's justified. … [Read more...] about Build guide: The best high-end gaming PC