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.
When the Ryzen 3000 series was launched with the X570 platform chipset, one of the biggest new features was the addition of generation 4 NVMe solid state drive (SSD) technology. Team Group recently introduced the Cardea Zero Z440 M.2 PCIe SSD. This drive makes use of the new generation 4 technology that has been built into AMD X570 motherboards. They sent us a sample of their new drive to test out. If you'd like to learn more about this new technology, and see how it compares to other hard drive technologies, please follow along.