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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From OCC!

Another year is nearly over, but before it does, all of us here at OverclockersClub would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our readers and members are who we do it all for, bringing you big reviews, news, contests, and more. You're what makes OCC special and we couldn't do it without the support of everyone. As we loo...

Comments (0) | January 15, 2018 06:33AM PST | bp9801

Monday is upon us, with a few items to start the week off or continue the last bit of the weekend if you happen to have the day off for Martin Luther King, Jr. There's a look at the ECS Z370-LIGHTSABER motherboard, which has better overclocking support and a retooled design to really help set your system up for success. We have a look at all the...

Comments (2) | January 12, 2018 04:10PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Do you remember Circuit City? It used to be the top big-box tech chain, but fell from that height. There was an attempt to bring it back as an online-only sister site to Systemax's TigerDirect, but that failed too. At CES 2018 though, Ronny Shmoel, the Circuit City CEO who bought the band back from Systemax in 2015, announced Circuit City is bei...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2018 04:09PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Cougar Announces Phontum Gaming Headset

Gaming headsets are a fairly common piece of equipment for many gamers today, as they can provide clear sound and a microphone to communicate with your allies, and taunt your enemies. For long gaming sessions though, the headset needs to be comfortable, and finding a headset that is not too expensive but you can wear for hours can be difficult. ...

Comments (0) | January 12, 2018 06:33AM PST | bp9801

January is rolling right along, with another week drawing to a close. We do have a couple items for you today, starting with a look at the Corsair Hydro H150i Pro RGB CPU Cooler. This liquid cooler features a large 360mm radiator, a first for Corsair, and a redesigned pump that should both work to keep your CPU cool when shooting for that high o...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2018 10:54AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As graphics and other workloads move more and more to using large amounts of data, the need for faster memory and more efficient will grow. This is why new memory technologies have been and continue to be developed, such as High Bandwidth Memory, HBM, with HBM2 being used in some devices today. Samsung is among the companies developing and produ...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2018 10:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A great deal of the information we consume and produce every day goes over wireless networks, especially Wi-Fi, which makes securing these transmissions of constant importance. To that end, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced some of the new capabilities that will emerge this year as part of WPA3.

While WPA2 has been widely successful, is still be...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2018 10:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Retro FPS DUSK Arrives on Early Access

While I did not play them much, I do have fond memories of some of the FPS games from the nineties. I am not unique in having such memories, and developer New Blood Interactive is creating DUSK, a Quake-inspired game featuring a soundtrack by Andrew Hulshult, who also did the soundtrack for Rise of the Triad. With that music supporting you, you ...

Comments (0) | January 11, 2018 08:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Dark Souls Remastered Coming May 25

Since its release, Dark Souls has received a lot of praise and built a following amongst its fans, helping to lead to the success of its sequels. The PC version is not so well respected, but the community has crafted a number of mods to improve the experience. Come May 25 though, Dark Souls: Remastered will be released, and it will bring support...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2018 01:37PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are looking to put together a new build, or transplant an old one to a new case, Deepcool has a couple cases to consider. First up is the QUADSTELLAR with its interesting four-compartment design. This allows components to be separated, preventing heat dissipation interference. It is also a smart PC case, allowing its RGB lighting and heat...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2018 12:45PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Mushkin has announced a number of products at CES 2018, so it is probably best to just jump right into them.

Three new M.2 2280 SSDs are coming from Mushkin: the Pilot; Pilot-E; and Helix-L. The Pilot has capacities ranging from 120 GB and 2 TB with max sequential read of 3.2 GB/s and sequential write of 1.9 GB/s. The Pilot-E SSDs cover from 25...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2018 11:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
The Red Strings Club Launching January 22 on Steam

Taking a break from all of the CES 2018 news, later this month a new game from developer Deconstructeam, published by Devolver Digital, will be launching. The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience concerning fate and happiness that uses pottery, bartending, and impersonating people over the phone to collapse a corporate conspiracy...

Comments (0) | January 10, 2018 06:49AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week is upon us, with a few items along the way. We have a look at the Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega case, a uniquely styled model capable of holding a 360mm radiator inside to help keep your components cool. Speaking of keeping things cool, there's a review on the Corsair H150i Pro Liquid CPU Cooler, which sports Corsair's first ...

Comments (0) | January 9, 2018 12:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

MSI is at CES 2018 as well and brought a number of products with it, including two new Optix gaming monitors. These are the Optix MPG27C and MPG27CQ, with the difference being the 27C is 1080p while the 27CQ is 1440p. What they have in common though is an 1800R curved VA panel with a 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate. These are the firs...

Comments (0) | January 9, 2018 11:38AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
PowerColor Reveals Gaming Station External Graphics Card Chassis

Back in 2016 the PowerColor Devil Box was released, an external graphics card chassis to bring the power of discrete GPUs to smaller computers and laptops with Thunderbolt 3. Now the company has announced a new version called the Gaming Station. This new eGPU chassis uses AMD XConnect Technology to connect a GPU to a system over Thunderbolt 3. I...

Comments (0) | January 9, 2018 11:18AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
HTC Announces Vive Pro VR Headset and Vive Wireless Adapter

For some time the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift were the two VR headsets you could get for PCs, but the landscape is changing now with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, like the Lenovo Explorer, now available. Undoubtedly to move the technology forward and to better compete, HTC has developed the Vive Pro and shown it off at CES 2018. The Vive Pro brin...

Comments (0) | January 9, 2018 09:04AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Depending on the system you are running, you might not get the Windows patches to protect against Meltdown and Spectre. According to Microsoft, some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation the company has, and this has led to conflicts leaving the AMD devices in an unbootable state. If your system has one of the impacted AMD processors,...

Comments (0) | January 9, 2018 08:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At CES 2018, Lenovo has announced several new products, including additions to its ThinkPad X1 series, including the world's first laptops with Dolby Vision HDR support. These laptops are the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga and their screens also achieve up to 500 NITS peak brightness to compliment the 100% Adobe RGB gamut coverage. This is the sixth gene...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 06:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Announces Multiple Wireless Peripherals

Today Corsair announced more than a new PSU, CPU coolers, and cases but also a selection of wireless peripherals using of the company's UNPLUG and PLAY technology. The K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard, Dark Core RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse, and MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad have also been revealed today, but t...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 04:29PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Are you considering a monster computer that needs a lot of power to feed everything? If you are, Corsair has announced a new power supply you might want to consider as it can provide 1600 W and does so with better-than 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. The AX1600i achieves while being just 200 mm long, thanks to a move to Gallium Nitride (GaN) transi...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 04:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In addition to the new coolers, power supplies, and peripherals, Cooler Master also announced a number of new cases at CES 2018. These include additions to its MasterCase and MasterBox series, as well as refreshes of its Trooper SE and Stryker SE cases.

The MasterCase H500M has two front panels, so the user can select between a mesh front with ...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 03:59PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Cooler Master has announced a slew of new products for our computers at CES 2018 today, so time to dive in. First up are the new CPU coolers the company announced, including various liquid coolers and new air coolers. The standout liquid cooler is the MasterLiquid ML2400 SMART that features addressable RGB lighting that will work with ASUS, Giga...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 02:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Intel Launches Core Processor with Radeon Vega GPU for Mobile and NUC

It was back in November when both AMD and Intel revealed a partnership bringing Radeon graphics to Intel CPUs in a single package, probably few expected. Now the combined unit has been launched offering an 8th Gen Intel Core process with Radeon RX Vega M GL or GH graphics. The version with the Vega M GL graphics sports 65 W of total package powe...

Comments (1) | January 8, 2018 01:32PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week two CPU vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, were revealed to the public. Both exploit a long-used performance optimization technique, which makes them very significant because they can impact a great many processors across many years and even decades. The news of these vulnerabilities has hit Intel particularly hard though, as the M...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 01:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: GPUs

Now that the CPU and APU news from AMD has been covered, we can move on to the GPU news, which includes two product announcements.

The Vega GPU architecture is already in discrete packages for consumer desktops in the form of the RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards, but announced at CES 2018 is Radeon Vega Mobile. The Vega Mobile discrete GPU...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 12:50PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: APUs

With the pre-CES 2018 Ryzen CPUs announcements and reveals from AMD already covered, time to look at the APU news.

These APUs combine the Zen CPU and Vega GPU architectures into a single package with Infinity Fabric uniting it all, providing a single control and data interface for the entire SOC. The Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mobile proce...

Comments (2) | January 8, 2018 12:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
AMD Reveals and Announces New Products Before CES 2018: CPUs

Before CES 2018 started, AMD held an event and showed off a lot of what is coming. To hopefully keep it all easier to read, I am breaking it apart into three news items, with this first one focusing on the CPU announcements. The other two will focus on the APU and GPU announcements.

First up, there have been rumors for a bit now that the Ryzen ...

Comments (0) | January 8, 2018 06:49AM PST | bp9801

Monday is upon us, with the full week bringing plenty to check out. There's a look at the new Intel Kaby Lake-G CPU, which packs an AMD Vega M graphics chip on its die for something not usually seen. We have a host of AMD news from CES, including information on Ryzen 2, price drops, and more. If you're curious what your performance is going to b...

Comments (0) | January 7, 2018 10:54PM PST | bp9801
NVIDIA Rolls Out Big Format Gaming Displays, GeForce NOW, and More at CES 2018

CES is kicking off this week, with plenty of big news on the horizon from just about every company you can think of. One of those companies is NVIDIA, and tonight it revealed several somethings for us to sink our teeth into and look forward to on the horizon. For starters, NVIDIA is rolling out what it calls Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD), wh...

Comments (0) | January 5, 2018 01:16PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Along with the various features the new Adrenalin drivers AMD released last month came at least one serious bug that would cause some DirectX 9 games to crash. After this was discovered there was some miscommunication from AMD about if it would be fixed, but thankfully that was cleared up a shortly after with the company investigating it and the...

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