In the course of MSI's "Review It – Keep it" campaign, I was lucky that the nice PCHMG community chose me in the final vote. The big bundle includes: an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, an MSI MEG X570 ACE, an SMSI Optix MAG272CQR and finally the MSI MPG Sekira 500G, with which I will start here [...]
PC Cases & Modding
Small cattle also makes crap. And sometimes it's crap. The housing itself was cheap and not even so bad…
I am continuing my little retrospective today and we see once again that everything can still be increased!
The Start is the Chieftec FI-01W ("Flyer"), into which I installed a rather fast HTPC in 2012.
The part has already irritated me, if only because of the size, which should have been called small. Well, the Corsair One is completely custom loop, but here I don't have the Frickelei with the watered graphics card. On a footprint of just under 19 x 19 cm and a height of just under 39 cm, the [...]
Since a lot is currently in a state of upheaval, the logistics with the planned samples for the planned tests has unfortunately made a dent in my bill and I am therefore working in parallel on several extensive projects, which also want to be realized, but cost a lot of time, I do it like the [...]
Yes, it's just so winter and Corona has the outside life under control. Samples become scarce and stop, how warm is it actually outside? Admittedly, summer is still a long way off, but it gets warmer every day. For a PC owner or self-builder, the topics of waste heat, cooling and ambient [...]
So if you really believe that everything used to be cheaper, you're wrong. Just put salary and prices in relation! Luxury goods computer. And gold-plated accessories are as old as the PC surcharge list…
Who measures a lot measures crap. This rule applies as long as one does not actively deal with the circumstances and requirements and is not prepared to invest a lot – mostly private – time in its exploration. I started working more intensively on the power consumption of graphics cards [...]
Logitech G's design and engineering expertise in gaming, combined with Herman Miller's experience over 100 years of research, should result in high-quality and convenient seating solutions for gamers. The first products are still planned for 2020.
FSP has announced its latest creation: the "T-WINGS" (CMT710) case includes two systems in E-ATX and Mini-ITX format, uses aluminium and glass as a high-quality material for cladding and integrates AnRGB LED lighting, following the trend.
Since I'd like to go to the factories of the contract manufacturers and always try to take a look behind the Kullissen, but just the cute little Corona virus lurks grinning behind every Far Eastern corner and i'm hämisch with a hearty "You come here net in the pure", it must [...]
They're spinning, the Japanese… At least that's what you might think when you visit the website of the Japanese startup "Bauhütte". The "Ü" on the homepage and press release, which is deprived of both points, is just a question of the right (or wrong) keyboard, as [...]
PC-Cooling, the German distributor with its own online shop, has retreated from the sales business. With the closure of the company, brands such as Nanoxia will also be abandoned or outsourced to potential interested parties. Thermalright products are also affected, the availability of which has [...]
RGB is everywhere today – fans, components, input devices, even toilet lids (no joke!) are already available with RGB lighting. In some respects, I can even understand the trend: the play of colours is usually pretty to look at and individually adaptable to your own preferences. Unfortunately [...]
NZXT today unveiled the H1 - a mini-ITX package with pre-installed SFX-L 650 Watt power supply, 140 millimeter AIO water cooling and a PCIe riser cable. The H1 is a sleek, small, vertically aligned case that fits into many interiors with its elegant design. Despite the manageable volume of space [...]
With the most extensive design improvement to date, the Define 7 and Define 7 XL offer a new body while remaining true to the roots of the Define series as a platform for silent PC builds. Thanks to its customizable dual-layout interior, the Define 7 can easily accommodate motherboards up to E-ATX [...]
Apple has finally launched the Mac Pro after a far-flinimist announcement, providing some laughs, some head shakes and some creative thoughts. In addition, some wondered how to release a Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics card exclusively for the Mac and ignore the open Windows market. But creative [...]
Today I just grab my Fractal shelf and build with Dirty an AMD gaming PC with the ryzen 7 3700X and a Sapphire Notro RX 5700XT Nitro+ on an MSI MEG X570 ACE. All this is cooled and supplied with components from Fractal – if so, then we do it as always also varietal. In addition, there are [...]
Raijintek has unveiled the NYX PRO, an enthusiast case focused on DIY water cooling. The manufacturer promises particularly high compatibility with high-end hardware, including particularly long graphics cards, and also offers a variety of fan slots.
InWin presented the ALICE housing at Computex 2019. Almost exactly half a year later, this is available on the market. The frame is made of shatterproof plastic, the side walls are covered with airy fabric. But after installing a system, I have a mixed impression of ALICE. Details in the video!
MSI's product portfolio includes not only graphics cards and motherboards, but also covers enclosures and peripherals, including headsets, mice, and keyboards. The Sekira 500X is currently the largest enclosure in MSI and can accommodate e-ATX motherboards and oversized GPUs. I've looked at [...]
When I saw the Azza Pyramid on last year's Computex, I was quite sceptical on the one hand whether the limited space in the interior, which is available due to the design or is not present, restricts the creative user too much. On the other hand, the Pyramid is also an absolutely eye-catching [...]
PHANTEKS is using this year's CES to introduce the Eclipse P300A, an Airflow version of the Eclipse P300 entry-level MidiTower and the Glacier D120 Distro Plate. With the Evolv Sound Mini, the manufacturer adds a stereo speaker to its portfolio that fully follows the RGB trend.
Almost 9 years ago, EuP and ErP were on everyone's doorstep, also in terms of power consumption in stand-by mode. That is why, as "Hilmar Brenninger", I had more or less investigatively thrown myself into the turmoil and checked whether the current directives had actually arrived in [...]
Of course, this assembly is purely exemplary and you can also install an NVMe instead of the SATA-SSD, save 30 euros on the power supply and invest in various light RAM… The Sharkoon TG6 is a good P/L offer as a housing with 4 pre-installed, quite quiet aRGB fans and if you don't trust [...]