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Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, 31 October 2019

When AMD first released Ryzen, choosing memory for your new system wasn’t that easy as the list of compatible memory was quite small. Fast forward two generations with AMD’s new 3000 series of processors, it has gotten much better, but you still have to keep a close eye to make sure your chosen memory works well with Ryzen. GeIL has taken the guesswork out of it with its new EVO X II AMD Edition ram. Not only is the EVO X II AMD Edition ram guaranteed to be compliable, it is also available at various speeds from 2400 to 4000MHz, has an RGB LED light bar, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Let’s head to the test bench to see how well the EVO II X performs.

Last updated on Thursday, 31 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition CPU

Intel’s Core i9-9900K was the first high volume consumer CPU to hit 5 GHz out of the box as well as their first mainstream 8-core CPU. This potent combination has allowed the 9900K to be billed as the ‘Worlds Best Gaming Processor’ by Intel and has allowed it to retain that title for just over a year, even against stiff competition. While we wait for the next generation, Intel has cherry-picked the very best silicon from the best wafers to provide the basis for today’s launch, the Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition. This limited-edition CPU boasts an increased base clock over the i9-9900K as well as the out-of-the-box ability to Boost all 8 cores to 5.0GHz at the same time. The world's best gaming processor just got better!

Last updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Monday, 28 October 2019
Zhiyun Smooth-Q2

In today’s age of content creation and capturing precious moments, we are seeing the traditional camera take a back seat to the new photo king: the mobile phone. Cameras in phones have come a long way in the past 5 years with them only getting better as time goes on. One of the caveats to recording video on your phone is it’s quite hard to get handheld stable video. This has been improved with software but still doesn’t beat a traditional tripod. That’s where Zhiyun’s Smooth-Q2 comes in, with its pocket-sized dimensions and ease of use: it can be brought/used anywhere. Even with its compact size it has an impressive maximum load of 260g which is well above weight of most smartphones. In addition to its strong motors, it features 5 different shooting modes, 13-17 hour battery life, solid aluminum body, and only comes in at an MSRP of $139.

Last updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, 24 October 2019
Thermaltake Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad

When building your ultimate gaming PC, you carefully plan out each piece of hardware to be able to perform at your best. One of the often-overlooked elements of your gaming build is a quality mouse pad. A quality mouse pad can be the difference between that perfect headshot or missing that clutch flick. Thermaltake’s Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse Pad hopes to be your secret weapon with special optimized surface providing superb accuracy, special non-slip rubber base to ensure the Level 20 RGB mouse pad will never slip and add a little pop to your desk with an illuminated border. Since the Level 20 RGB mouse pad lands itself in the premium category, it’s a little pricier than your everyday mouse pad with an MSRP around $55.

Last updated on Thursday, 24 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Gaming Headset

There is no shortage of wireless headsets on the market and even Corsair has several models available. What there is, is a shortage of wireless bandwidth to provide the bandwidth (read: quality) that wired headsets enjoy. While several wireless models can also work wired as well, they don’t ramp up the quality to match the wired bandwidth. The next caveat is that if you generally don’t have the bandwidth for quality audio, there is little sense in putting quality audio components in the headset. Corsair’s Virtuoso Wireless headset has some secrets under the hood. While in wireless mode, you get a respectable 16bit/48kHz and up to 20 hours of freedom from cords over Corsair’s Hyper-fast Slipstream Wireless. If you aren’t planning on running around the house, you can connect the included USB cable and unlock the real enthusiast-grade magic inside. With the increased bandwidth that USB provides, the Virtuoso will ramp up to near to true enthusiast-grade 24bit/96kHz audio. Throw in a removable broadcast-grade omnidirectional microphone and you have the makings of the best wireless gaming headset on the market. Let’s see how it does!

Last updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, 21 October 2019
Autonomous Kinn Chair

We spend a lot of time covering computer components and peripherals here at Pro Clockers to help you get the most out of your machine, much of the modern world revolves around them. Whether you are working, playing, paying bills or going to school, you probably spend a fair amount of your time seated at a computer. Ergonomics is something all of us have heard about, but not enough people actually practice. When you think about ergonomics at the computer, some of those crazy shaped keyboards probably come to mind, but ergonomics should apply to more than just your hands and Autonomous has the answer for the rest of your body. Today we are happy to Introduce the new Kinn Chair from Autonomous! The Kinn Chair uses nature-inspired technology to bring you the perfect blend of long-lasting ergonomics and comfort. Whether you are grinding through long hours to the finish line on a big work project or sitting in the middle of a marathon gaming session, the Kinn Chair is always supportive. Let’s check it out! 

Last updated on Monday, 21 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by ProClockers Hardware Reviews
on Thursday, 17 October 2019

In 2019, content creation has never been so easy. This holds true for even the least knowledgeable when it comes to skills such as filming and editing. Thanks to sites such as YouTube and Facebook, anyone can upload anything be it home movies, independent journalism or cat videos. One of the key factors that sets good videos apart from the bad is obviously video quality. However, this goes beyond resolution and the f-stop of your lens. You can have beautiful 4k video, shot on a Zeiss cinema lens. But if your footage is shaky, no one will watch it.

Last updated on Thursday, 17 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, 14 October 2019
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 ARGB 750W Power Supply

Thermaltake’s RGB enabled power supplies have been a favorite with gamers for a couple of years now for their ‘bling factor’ and reliable power. While nearly everything related to computers has gone RGB these days, the latest update to the aesthetics is complete control of every single LED, or ‘Addressable RGB’ of every device. What’s the fun of an RGB power supply if you have complete control of every other light in your system, but only get a handful of colors or effects on one device? How annoying is it to have to adjust every device independently? Thermaltake solves this problem with the Toughpower GF1 ARGB family of power supplies. Featuring addressable RGB lighting that can connect to your favorite motherboard and perfectly sync up with the rest of your system, as well as an 80 plus gold rated efficiency and a 10-year warranty gives any gamer everything they need in a power supply.

Last updated on Monday, 14 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Mike Holsapple
on Friday, 11 October 2019
Corsair HS60 Pro Surround

Remember back to building your first PC. After doing all the research needed, you head to your local electronics store or you end up doing your shopping online. All your parts show up, you build your system and you want to play your favorite game with your friends, only to find out that you didn’t buy a pair of headphones to hear your gameplay or talk to your friends. This can be a scary situation. You’ve already spent all your money on the high-end graphics card of the year but you have to be able to hear what do you do? You run to the store again and see the nice yellow and black box of the new Corsair HS60 Pro Surround headset.

Last updated on Friday, 11 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 ARGB 850W Power Supply

Thermaltake was one of the first manufacturers on the market to combine LED fans and power supplies. While everything on the market has gone RGB already, Thermaltake has again upped the ante with a digital RGB power supply that not only glows in millions of colors but offers addressable RGB so you can fine-tune every inch to match your own aesthetic needs. Did we mention that it can also be controlled by your favorite RGB control platform? ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion and more are all compatible. If that wasn’t enough, they did it right over the top of a fully modular 80 PLUS Platinum rated power supply. The Toughpower PF1 ARGB comes in three flavors from 850W to 1200W for even the biggest systems. If your proverbial cake still isn’t sweet enough, the new digital platform offers class-leading 2% voltage regulation and sub 30mV ripple at all load levels for maximum performance out of your system. Let’s give this monster a closer look!

Last updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

What happens when you combine the latest revision of a very popular case with a powerful gaming brand? You get the Phantom Gaming Edition of Cooler Master’s H500P Mesh. Featuring the same great mid-tower ATX case with support for massive 200mm cooling fans updated with ASRock’s Phantom Gaming aesthetics. From the hints of red and grey on the edges to the perfect paint job on the back panel as well as the dark tinted tempered glass door, the H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming is ready to build a system that is FAST/MYSTERIOUS/UNBEATABLE. Let’s take a closer look! 

Last updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by Kristin Bailey
on Monday, 07 October 2019
beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller wireless bluetooth Headphones

Let’s talk about being in a loud area struggling to hear your favorite song or that important conference call that happens in between flights in a busy airport.   What about being sat next to the loudest person during a LAN party trying to play your favorite game.  Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller is a multipurpose headset that packs a punch in sound and simplicity.  The Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller is the easiest headset to set up and also connects you to an app to help personalize sound unique to you.   With controls on the headset itself, Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC takes handsfree to a new level allowing users to only look at the screen if they absolutely need to.  As well as being hands-free the Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller does come with an audio cable for 3.5mm mini-jacks that doesn’t diminish the sound quality.   Complete with a hard case for travel and a USB Type-C charger, the Lagoon ANC headset is hard to leave at home. The Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller is extremely comfortable making long time wear easy. Let’s see how it does!

Last updated on Monday, 07 October 2019 | Read More >>>
Posted by James Keir
on Friday, 04 October 2019
Thermaltake Level 20 RGB Extended Mouse Pad

When building a Gaming PC, your peripherals are just as important as the hardware in your PC. If you want to be gaming at your best, quality accessories will help you achieve that. One commonly overlooked peripheral when choosing your components is a mouse pad. A well-designed mouse pad can make the difference between a perfectly executed headshot and a near miss due to running out of room on your small mouse pad. With Thermaltake’s new Level 20 RGB Extended Mouse Pad, that won’t be an issue with it s large 900mm x 400mm surface area. In addition to its size, it is also made up of a smooth semi-course textured surface, 4mm thickness for maximum comfort and even an RGB border to add some pop to your desk all for an affordable MSRP of $49.99.

Last updated on Friday, 04 October 2019 | Read More >>>