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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Casing: Azza Aero 480 Review: Too Much Airflow?
Computers: Serpent Canyon NUC First Look! Hands On The Fastest Mini Intel ARC PC Yet!, Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE Review
Cooling: SilverStone Shark Force 120 ARGB, DeepCool AK500 Big Air CPU Cooler Review
Graphics Cards: Inno3D RTX 4090 X3 OC Review, Nvidia RTX 4090 Founders Edition Review, Palit RTX 4090 GameRock OC Review – Midnight Kaleidoscope
Motherboards: MSI MPG B650 Carbon WiFi Motherboard Review
Power: MSI MEG Ai1000P PCIe5 ATX v3.0 PSU Review





Casing:

Tom's Hardware: Azza Aero 480 Review: Too Much Airflow?

Four ARGB fans and loads of mesh for $110



Azza Aero 480 Review: Too Much Airflow?

Computers:

ETA Prime: Serpent Canyon NUC First Look! Hands On The Fastest Mini Intel ARC PC Yet!

The all-new Intel Serpent Canyon NUC is Amazing! Powered by the Intel® Core i7-12700H 14 Core CPU and Backed by the new Intel Arc A770M dedicated Graphics



Serpent Canyon NUC First Look! Hands On The Fastest Mini Intel ARC PC Yet!

KitGuru: Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE Review

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE laptop has a number of strings to its bow but the big news is the mighty 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12950HX Processor that KitGuru covered in news HERE. This CPU is primarily intended for Mobile Workstations that will be used by engineers and data scientists, however Asus preferred to build a mighty gaming laptop and Holy Moly have they ever succeeded. The Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE kicks down doors, takes names and demands your attention.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE Review | KitGuru

Cooling:

Glob3trotters: SilverStone Shark Force 120 ARGB

This new Shark Force series of high performance fans from SilverStone carry an impressive punch in terms of airflow and static pressure – 100 CFM and 4.66m H₂O respectively. They can be had in either an all black theme or ARGB variant.

SilverStone Shark Force 120 ARGB | Glob3trotters

PC Inqisitor: DeepCool AK500 Big Air CPU Cooler Review

With 20% more heat pipes, twice as much cooling area and nearly three times the price, is DeepCool’s AK500 really all that much cooler than its budget-oriented Gammaxx alternative?

DeepCool AK500 Big Air CPU Cooler Review

Graphics Cards:

KitGuru: Inno3D RTX 4090 X3 OC Review

As this review goes live, RTX 4090 has launched at retail. Yesterday we presented our in-depth review of Nvidia's Founders Edition and today we are getting hands on with our first AIB card. Specifically, we are assessing the Inno3D RTX 4090 X3 OC, packing a triple-slot cooler, vapour chamber, and a small 30MHz factory overclock. How does it compare against Nvidia's design? That's what we find out today.

Inno3D RTX 4090 X3 OC Review | KitGuru

KitGuru: Nvidia RTX 4090 Founders Edition Review

The last two years have felt like an eternity in the graphics card market, with almost the entire GPU generation facing supply shortages, scalper prices and insatiable demand from cryptocurrency miners. Today, however, heralds the start of something new. The next GPU generation is about to kick off, with Nvidia unveiling its Ada Lovelace architecture and RTX 40-series at GTC last month.

Nvidia RTX 4090 Founders Edition Review | KitGuru

KitGuru: Palit RTX 4090 GameRock OC Review – Midnight Kaleidoscope

Today we follow up our initial RTX 4090 coverage with another AIB card review. This time we are assessing the Palit RTX 4090 GameRock OC, dubbed ‘Midnight Kaleidoscope' due to the new design. It's still packing an eye-catching amount of RGB lighting, dual-BIOS and a triple-slot cooler, so let's see what this card can do as we compare it against the Nvidia Founders Edition and Inno3D X3 OC.

Palit RTX 4090 GameRock OC Review – Midnight Kaleidoscope | KitGuru

Motherboards:

KitGuru: MSI MPG B650 Carbon WiFi Motherboard Review

In this review, we are taking our first look at AMD’s new B650 chipset via the MSI B650 Carbon WiFi motherboard. Coming in at £380 in the UK, this certainly is not the value successor to B550 that many users may have expected. With that said, though, there are a host of truly high-end features including a 16+2+1 VRM with 80A power stages, quadruple M.2 slots, and dual high-speed networking connections. So let’s take a closer look at this premium B650 offering.

MSI MPG B650 Carbon WiFi Motherboard Review | KitGuru

Power:

Hardware Busters: MSI MEG Ai1000P PCIe5 ATX v3.0 PSU Review

Contrary to Gigabyte, which has a mediocre presence in the power supply market, to put it mildly, MSI does pretty well, especially if we take into account that it is still new to this market. The MEG Ai1000P PCIe5 is one of the first 1000W units with ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 support, and although the latest NVIDIA 4090 graphics cards don’t require “special” PSUs, it is still way better to use native 12VHPWR connectors instead of adapters. Moreover, the PSU usually outlives several CPU and GPU generations, so it is ideal to be as future-proof as possible.



MSI MEG Ai1000P PCIe5 ATX v3.0 PSU Review - Hardware Busters