TheOverclocker Presents - Intel Core i9 9900KS

TheOverclocker Presents – Intel Core i9 10980XE

WEB: INTEL Price: ZAR 20,199| U$D 829.23  AUTHOR: TheOverclocker

Intel is back again, this time with their most powerful HEDT CPU yet, the Core i9 10980XE. 18 cores running at up to 4.8GHz. Intel is leveraging it’s improved 14nm manufacturing process and extracting as much as possible from it to good measure. The 10980XE may not be the best CPU at any single task, but it does well enough in them all that it makes a great case for itself. With a variety of configuration options, this is easily the most flexible CPU Intel has to offer. Find out more in TheOverclocker Presents – Intel Core i9 10980XE

Corsair A500 CPU Cooler review

WEB: CORSAIR MSRP: USD 99 | ZAR 1755 | AUTHOR: Neo


A500

For the longest time, AIO units were the only cooling solutions Corsair was known for. With the success of the hydro series however, Corsair has branched out into custom loops and now in 2020 high performance air coolers in the form of the A500.

Cooler Master Introduces the MH600 Headset Series

VENDOR: Cooler Master WEB: www.coolermaster.com

MH600

Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 Feb 2020 – Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative gaming peripherals and PC components, has unveiled its latest lineup of headsets for gamers of all types: the MH600 Series.

ASRock B450M Steel Legend Review

WEB: ASRock MSRP: US $99.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

It’s been a long time since I’ve had this board in my test rig and even longer since the B450 chipset debuted. As a budget and alternative chipset to X470, it is understandable that many may shy away from it particularly those who are looking at the upper echelon of gaming motherboards from ASRock. Afterall, quite literally my favourite board to date for the X570 chipset is the ASRock X570 Taichi, par none. However, not all of us are fortunate enough to have the means for such a board and the B series is where we must find our motherboard solutions. Fortunately, this isn’t just any B450 motherboard, it’s the ASRock B450M Steel Legend and legendary it very much is.

Life with the Intel Core i9 10980XE

 WEB: INTEL MSRP: USD $999.99 | ZAR  18,999 | AUTHOR: Neo

Life with the Intel Core i9 10980XE. Way after the reviews have landed, there’s the everyday experience with the CPU. Something that benchmarks can’t really tell you. This video is just some of my insights on the CPU and using it everyday. Despite the criticism leveled at the CPU, I like this one. If the older 7980XE was justifiable at nearly $2,000 / R36,000 or so, surely the 10980XE at $999/ R19,000 makes even better sense.

Either way, make of it what you will. Until next time. 😉


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Cooler Master Launches MasterAir G200P Low-Profile CPU Cooler

VENDOR: Cooler Master WEB: www.CoolerMaster.com

Cooler Master G200P

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., JAN. 27, 2020 – Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative computer components introduces the MasterAir G200P CPU Cooler. The G200P is a low-profile CPU cooler designed for small-form-factor cases and features a powerful, squared PWM fan, providing maximum airflow and heat dissipation.

ASRock B450M Steel Legend Quick Impressions Video

WEB: ASRock PRICE: USD 106.90 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

In the video above, I detail my initial impressions on the ASRock B450M Steel Legend motherboard. A more flashed out review will follow soon, but thus far this is one of the best if not the best value for money motherboard I have ever come across.

Cougar Aqua 280 AIO Review

 WEB: COUGAR MSRP: USD $89.99 | AUTHOR: Neo

Cougar Aqua 280

Cougar is back and this time it’s with their Aqua 280 AIO unit. Part of a brand-new family of Aqua cooling solutions that span the full gamut from 120 to 360mm Radiator solutions. The 280 and 360mm units tailored for high performance and overclocked systems naturally.

In a market filled with cooling solutions though it remains to be seen how well the Aqua 280 can hold its own. With an aggressive MSRP of $89.99 there aren’t many quality AIOs at this price, let alone 280mm units. So just by virtue of pricing alone Cougar already delivers where its competitors may struggle.

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

WEB: CORSAIR MSRP: US $199.99 | ZAR TBD AUTHOR: Neo

K95 RGB Platinum XT

It may be hard to imagine, but prior to the K95 RGB Platinum XT, it had been five years since Corsair last updated their flagship K95 keyboard. In that time, we’ve seen several excellent offerings from Corsair specifically the MK.2 versions of the K70 RGB and the Strafe. These, proved just as capable and in many ways, more stylish than their premium K95 counterpart.

Now in 2020, Corsair has finally seen it fit to update the K95 and have done so in the most understated way possible. Yet despite these minor changes, they’ve all come together to make an even better keyboard. One that once again can claim to be the best gaming keyboard from Corsair.

Cougar Surpassion RX Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: COUGAR MSRP: US $59 AUTHOR: Neo

Surpassion RX

Here we again with another Cougar gaming peripheral, specifically the Surpassion RX, following the awesome 700K Evo gaming keyboard we reviewed just a few weeks ago. Much like that keyboard, the Surpassion RX surprises in more ways than one, and makes for one compelling keyboard at an awesome price.