I was looking at 2080Ti cards on Newegg back in August of this year and I had an idea. I saw that the cheapest EVGA 2080Ti was $1090 (XC model) and the Kingpin Edition was considerably more at $1920. I was wondering to myself if there is really a substantial reason to spend an additional $830. I’m not going to delve into the details of each card and the merits of one design or another, the reviewers out there have done that to death. Rather, I wanted to know what the difference is for extreme overclocking. I wondered to myself: Can I take the cheapest EVGA 2080Ti -- and with the help of volt modding -- achieve the same LN2 clocks as the most expensive EVGA 2080Ti?? I had the idea that once I have removed the limits and unlocked all voltage control, it's just going to come down to silicon quality. I was willing to take a $1090 gamble and do extreme modding to the stock 2080Ti to answer this question, follow along to find out what happened.
Corsair recently made updates to their legendary line of hydro series coolers. Today we are reviewing the H115i RGB PRO XT. This latest edition has been optimized for large heat demands while keeping fan noise to a minimum. To accomplish this, Corsair pairs their 240mm radiator with high quality ML series fans, and a newly designed cold plate. Join us as we evaluate this all-in-one cooler and put it to the ultimate test with our HEDT X299 test bench.
A build log featuring the exclusive Asrock X570 Aqua of which only 999 were made. I decided to change things up. I previously had a Threadripper 2990WX paired with an MSI MEG Creation X399 which I was not using to its full potential as a workhorse and found that more over it was being used for a mixed workload and gaming. The latter (Gaming) does not make sense on this type of CPU, and as I was not using the CPU in workload point of view often enough. What an expensive set of gear to have not doing what it is intended for ! So it was time to switch up and move over to Zen 2 with the Asrock Aqua X570 Aqua & AMD Ryzen 9 3950X.
Similar to the launch of Ryzen 3000 series, the newly released Threadripper 3 series introduces greatly enhanced memory overclocking capabilities. To test out thees new overclocking capabilities, Corsair sent us a kit of their popular Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory modules. Using the new Threadripper 3970X CPU, we will evaluate the performance of this memory and investigate its strengths and weaknesses. Originally intended for Intel platforms, the Vengeance LPX will be put to the ultimate compatibility test on the TRX40 platform.
In recent years we have witnessed a renaissance underway in the computer case world. The days of ugly beige steel cases that hide computer components are gone. We have seen case modders and builders actually shape the retail market for cases in the last 10 years. From extravagant water cooling monstrosities, to major advancements in small form factor, off-the-shelf computer cases now come in a myriad of styles.Today we are taking a look at a new case from InWin that's pushing the boundaries even further. The ALICE case from InWin, promises to deliver something different than most users might be expecting.