Today we have been given the opportunity to review an entire "half" a computer package, if you will, courtesy of Cooler Master. This review will incorporate the newly released HAF 700 "Berserker" PC chassis, the XG850 Plus Platinum power supply, and their MasterLiquid PL360 Flux AIO water cooling kit. Cooler Master was founded in 1992, so they're definitely not new to the table when it comes to PC components. They produce computer cases, power supplies, PC cooling for both CPU's and GPU's, laptop cooling pads, and computer peripherals. They've also produced cooling solutions for other major brands in the industry, and they're a major sponsor of eSports competitions. Do these components we have today stand up to the ExtremeHardware standards? Well, let's dive in and see!
Hey what is up guys, Ryan with ExtremeHW here. Today we are going to build a new Intel Alder Lake 12th gen mid range gaming PC. I just wanted to say thank you to our kind friends over at be quiet!, Gigabyte, Intel, Kingston, and SK Hynix, for providing the parts needed for this build. So let’s get into this.
Hey guys, Ryan here with ExtremeHW. Today I am gonna build an Intel PC that's not the most extreme, but still has some decent horsepower. ASRock was kind enough to send over their new H570 Steel Legend motherboard to use for this build, as well as Be Quiet! with their 500DX high airflow, compact ATX case. Be Quiet! also sent over a few new offerings, a new gold rated PSU, the Pure Power 11 FM at 650 watts, and cooling the CPU is going to be Be Quiet's Pure Rock Slim 2, which has a 92mm fan and a high TDP of 130 watts. So why don't we run down the build list?
Corsair is a company that continues to evolve and offers a complete PC ecosystem. While RGB, tempered glass and airflow are all included in their design choices, they offer a wide range of cases. Their products include budget, mid-range, and enthusiast options. Today I will be reviewing a new case, the 5000D airflow, and doing a system build guide. The 5000D is a step up from the previous 4000 series.
As some of you might not know, I have a weakness when it comes to cases. I've owned cases from pretty much every single manufacturer, from small cases like the InWin Chopin up to the biggest case ever made, the CaseLabs TX10. (I had the -V) InWin is one of those manufacturers that go above and beyond to constantly create something different from the rest, constantly innovating and pioneering cases in one way or another. The InWin 309 is one of those examples.
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.