Overclockers Tech http://www.overclockerstech.com For Overclockers, By Overclockers Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:50:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SuperMicro in the Gaming and Overclocking Market? http://www.overclockerstech.com/supermicro-gaming-overclocking-market/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:50:37 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=14212 The SuperMicro C7Z170-OCE motherboard aims to be ‘green’ in more than just the aesthetics. Supermicro’s value add to the community, and the part that they aim to be the differentiating factor, is their long standing role in the server space. They want to use this reputation to promote their use of server grade components on consumer platforms. This will come through in their regular consumer motherboard segments (such as the C7H170-M which we’ve nearly finished testing) and their gaming motherboard line, which now has a name: SuperO.

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The C7Z170-OCE is aimed squarely at the three-GPU user on Skylake. The PLX8747 chip splits the PCIe lanes into x16/0/x16 or x16/x8/x8, leaving the chipset enough space to add in an M.2 slot for up to PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth and plenty of space on the bottom to make sure all the headers can still be used when dual slot cards are in play. We have tested the PLX8747 before, and found that the chip does not noticeably (sub-1%) reduce performance when in use. As SuperMicro is still feeling its way around the consumer motherboard space, we are seeing features that enthusiasts are used to being promoted as positive points. So for example this board also gets some buttons for pre-overclock modes in the top right, and promotes features such as ‘SuperFlash’ which other motherboards have had for almost half a decade.


Audio is provided by a Realtek ALC1150, and networking via Intel I219-V and Intel I210-AT controllers. Due to the use of dual Intel controllers, Supermicro lists teaming, fail over and load balancing as features of this combination. USB 3.1 is given on the rear in a Type-C configuration through the ASMedia ASM1142 controller, although it seems a little odd that only one port of this controller is being used. There is another ASM1142 onboard near the bottom, which is connected to a USB 3.0 header – the motherboard is advertised as having a USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) header, but this standard isn’t finalized so we are looking into whether Supermicro is actually validating this header at double the data rate than normal. (It turns out this header will support two USB 3.0 or one USB 3.1, but it requires the right connectors/ports which will not be included in the bundle.)


Details are a little sketchy at the moment; more on this as we find out additional information.


New Lamptron Fan Controller Surfaces http://www.overclockerstech.com/lamptron-fan-controller-surfaces/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:06:48 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=14201 5.25 inch bay devices are becoming increasingly irrelevant, but one company that seems determined to keep this format alive is Lamptron.  Known for producing some great fan controllers and other products- it has been a long time since Lamptron has produced anything of note.

Enter the new CM430 which comes in Blue/Black and RED/black flavours, details are scant at this moment in time but here is a WORLD EXCLUSIVE on the images we have obtained thus far.


With many people now using the fan controller as standard on the motherboard, it will be interested indeed to see what Lamptron have come up with in order to differentiate themselves.

Biostar Racing Motherboards are OUT http://www.overclockerstech.com/biostar-racing-motherboards/ Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:27:30 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=14199 BIOSTAR is proud to introduce the next-level of performance motherboards: the BIOSTAR RACING Series. Featuring an all-new design, the BIOSTAR RACING series ushers in the future of performance with all new cutting-edge features and a new racing design for a stylish and powerful build.


Featuring the latest in gaming hardware from BIOSTAR, the all-new RACING Series is built with powerful hardware design based around the Intel 100-series chipset. Super Durable Ferrite chokes for high-quality power delivery to vital components, Super Durable Solid Caps for longer-lasting performance, low-latency Intel LAN. Storage via super-fast SATA Express and PCI-e M.2 slot allow rapid access to the latest generation of storage devices. DUAL BIOS guarantees resilient motherboard operation whenever BIOS fails.

Super 5 Design

Biostar has built the Racing series motherboard from the ground up, taking into consideration the ever-changing needs of gamers and enthusiasts. The new BIOSTAR Racing Series is proud to introduce the Super 5 Design Concept:

  • Super Face – all new racing design theme for visual appeal
  • Super Power – powerful hardware design
  • Super Sound – signature BIOSTAR HI-FI audio experience
  • Super Easy – User-friendly design and accessible touch control
  • Super Fun – unique DIY concept for enthusiasts and modders

All this new features are reflected in the Racing series which are intended to give the best experience for all users.

image003 The new BIOSTAR Racing Series features the all-new Racing I/O Armor which protects the I/O panel and components from dust and static.
image005 Design your own LED effect with BIOSTAR Vivid LED DJ. Control your motherboard LED light via VIVID LED DJ utility including special effects like music-reactive LED animation.
image007 Expand your chassis looks by connecting 5050 header-equipped LED strips directly on the motherboard and control it via the VIVID LED DJ. Perfect for DIY fans and modders.
image009 GT Touch features one-touch mode selection: Sports mode for a performance boost and Eco mode for optimized energy consumption.Designate onboard LED configuration for each profile individually VIVID LED DJ software.
image011 BIOSTAR motherboard protection via DUAL BIOS technology ensures recovery during failed main BIOS removing the need for factory repair when corruption or BIOS failure occurs.


  Z170GT7 B150GT5 H170GT3
CPU LGA 1151 Processor LGA 1151 Processor LGA 1151 Processor
Power 9phase 7phase 7phase
Chipset Z170 Z170 / B150 Z170 / B150
Solid cap 100% Solid 100% Solid 100% Solid
Memory 4xDIMM, support DDR4-3200 4xDIMM, support DDR4-2133 4xDIMM, support DDR4-2133
Expansion Slot

4 x PCI-E x16 3.03 x PCI-E x1  3.0

1 x M.2 32Gb/s (42/60/80mm)

2 x PCI-E x16 3.01 x PCI-E x1  3.0

3 x PCI

2 x PCI-E x16 3.02 x PCI-E x1  3.0

1 x M.2 32Gb/s (42/60/80mm)

Audio 7.1ch Blu-ray Audio w/ Double Hi-Fi 7.1ch Blu-ray Audio w/ Double Hi-Fi 7.1ch Blu-ray Audio w/ Hi-Fi
LAN Intel i219V Intel i219V Intel i219V
Storage 3 x SATA Express  16Gb/s 4 x SATA 6Gb/s1 x SATA Express  16Gb/s 2x SATA 6Gb/s1 x SATA Express  16Gb/s
USB 3.1 / 3.0 / 2.0

1USB 3.1 (TYPE C )8USB3.0  (2+5)

4USB 2.0 (4+0)

6USB3.0  (2+4)6USB 2.0 (4+2) 8USB3.0  (4+4)4USB 2.0 (2+2)
Feature Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear/BIO-Remote2 / BIOS Online Update Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear/
BIO-Remote2 / BIOS Online Update
Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear /BIO-Remote2 / BIOS Online Update
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BIOSTAR 6+ Experience

The new BIOSTAR Racing Series will carry on the exclusive BIOSTAR 6+ Experience feature set which delivers the best BIOSTAR has to offer:

Speed+, Audio+, Video+, Durable+, Protection+ and DIY+.

Expect a review soon!

Raijintek AIDOS MITX Cooler Review http://www.overclockerstech.com/raijintek-aidos-mitx-cooler-review/ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:52:30 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=14183

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A good quality air cooler that can be installed within a Mini ITX chassis and yet is capable of cooling powerful processors are a rare breed and being able to perform this function and yet still leave room for a half way decent graphics card, then we have an even more scarce of an item.  Most people either make do with the standard air cooler, attempt a small water cooling system or lastly make do with a low-form factor solution that will indeed perform well but even for mild overclocking this is a impossibility. One company that has chosen to look into providing a solution to this issue is Raijintek

Company Background

  • With the aim of designing high-end products for Lifestyle , Computer and Day-to-Day usage, RAIJINTEK was established in 2013 to accomplish the future of IT and Lifestyle products.
  • This task and aim lead us grow and toward a global brand. Not only highly recommended IT products but we also provide Gaming Gear such as Chassis, PSU’s and Lifestyle products for Smartphones and all your tablet PC’s.
  • Fully dedicated to develope best Products for global users, RAIJINTEK’s R&D team never forget the aim to provide a friendly and performing product . Decades experience in industry, RAIJINTEK management would never give up service and product quality to value customers.

(http://www.raijintek.com/en/raijintek_about-us.php last accessed 22/01/2016)

]]> LIAN LI Release the Fanless PCQ-04 Fanless chassis http://www.overclockerstech.com/lian-li-release-fanless-pcq04-fanless-chassis/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:22:53 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=14105 q04-002

November 18, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q04 Mini Tower Chassis for Mini-ITX systems. While not the smallest chassis Lian Li offers, this case gives builders a bit more breathing room without compromising its compact size. The enhanced vents are designed to mitigate any vibration or noise from case fans and maximize the cooling performance of the internal components themselves. The PC-Q04 employs both its floor and roof space for drive mounting, doing away with externally facing bays for improved airflow.

Vents Not Fans

One of the biggest features of the PC-Q04 is its vents – they are the only things that could be described as “big” on this case. The large side vent lets the PSU draw and vent out its own air to work as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, the bottom left and right vents as well as the entire floor panel allow the GPU to take in air as needed while giving the CPU enough room to breath. The rear panel is another large vent to let warm air escape. Tall rubber feet prevent vibrations and suspend the case to let air flow readily through the bottom vent.


Construction and Layout

The PC-Q04 uses a familiar Lian Li vertical-mounted Mini ITX system layout. A full ATX size PSU of up to 160mm is mounted opposite the CPU, giving a full 70mm clearance for coolers. Video cards can be up to 190mm long; the case has two expansion slots with an extra margin for especially thick cards. There are two locations to mount hard drives: one 3.5” or 2.5” drive on the floor panel and two more drives, one 2.5” and one 2.5 or 3.5”, on a removable tray at the top. The floor can instead be used for a 120/140mm fan if necessary. There is only the power button, two USB 3.0 ports, and HD audio ports on the front panel. On the back panel are the usual two expansion slots, PSU and motherboard cut outs, and the large vent. No fans at all.


Efficiency Of Dimensions

Compared with other Q series cases, the PC-Q04 adds extra volume near the top and bottom panels, instead employing spacious vents to preclude the need for cooling fans. The PSU cycles its own airflow without affecting other components. The GPU similarly can pull air directly from the bottom and side intakes and vent directly from its fan. The CPU is more sheltered and requires a smaller cooler. It vents through the oversized back panel as air will naturally flow that way.

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Price and Availability

The PC-Q04 will be available in early December at Overclockers UK for £44.90.

At least it will be fanless until the modders get their hands on it.

LATEST NEWS: Lian Li Launches ROG Certified PC-Q17 Chassis http://www.overclockerstech.com/latest-news-lian-li-launches-rog-certified-pcq17-chassis/ Thu, 24 Sep 2015 03:23:30 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=14076 Lian Li Launches ROG Certified PC-Q17 Chassis In The UK

Mini-ITX Case Fits ATX-size PSU, GPU, and CPU Cooler in an Attractive Package


September 23, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q17 Mini-PC chassis. This new Q-series case features a large acrylic window: perfect for showing off the high-performance hardware and cooling systems this conveniently sized chassis can accommodate. ROG Certified colors and subtle branding enhance the look of this chassis. ROG certification assures that the PC-Q17 works perfectly with hardware from the Republic of Gamers (ROG).

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Fitting More in Less

The Lian Li PC-Q17 is very compact – weighing only 2.3kg and measuring 207mm x 277mm x 335mm. Despite the small size, its clever layout offers enough space for a 270mm VGA card, a CPU cooler up to 140mm tall, and a PSU up to 150mm long.

Expandability Without Compromise

The PC-Q17 can contain up to two 3.5” drives or three 2.5” drives. It supports a standard ATX power supply for builders who do not want to sacrifice high-performance components for a small form factor. Two expansion slots provide enough room for full-sized video cards. The unique front panel houses a versatile bay for an extra drive, a slot-load ODD, a fan, or anything else you may want hidden.

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Myriad Cooling Options

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With space for a 240mm radiator on the top panel, 120mm on the back panel, and up to a 140mm CPU cooler – this little case gives builders enough flexibility to install almost any kind of water or air cooling setup.

Hmmm this products is certainly very distinctive if anything and will be sure to attract attention.

HAVIT® HV-N601 HD 1280 x 720p Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera http://www.overclockerstech.com/havit-hvn601-hd-1280-720p-pro-wifi-wireless-video-monitoring-camera/ Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:57:49 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=13965



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Havit have released their Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera-namely the HV-N601, although currently the N601 is only available in America. However Havit still wanted to ship a sample over to our reviewing team here in the UK to show that Havit will go the extra mile ( 4242 miles so maybe a lot more than 1 mile ) to make sure their product’s are seen, reviewed and tested.

The HV-N601 is not just any monitoring camera as the Havit HV-N601 has some pretty nifty features like; the built-in mic, speaker, magnetic with a metal mounting disk and simple to use software ( My SmartCam ) which can be used anywhere-along with the option of up to five people able to access and view the live camera.

“What is HAVIT Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
 The HAVIT Wireless Video Monitoring Camera, is a device that lets you manage and connect with your home in an entirely new way. It’s the perfect balance of security, video monitoring, and automation­ that will make life safer and more convenient for you and your family.All-In-One System

A smart monitor equipped with a microphone, piercing siren, and battery backup for your peace of mind and constant protection. It can serve as a baby monitor, pet monitor, nanny cam, home security system, small business security system and more.

See Your Home in HD

Full 720p camera provides a clear HD video. Wide 120 degree viewing angle ensures you can see the entire room. Fully automatic infrared night vision maintains clear videos in low light settings.

Worry-free Security

Easily connects to your smartphone, can enjoy peace of mind when you’re out.

Video Conferencing

The built in microphone allows for complete live face to face video conferencing with both video and audio.

Alert Notifications

Set up instant alert notifications to be sent directly to your mobile phone. Find out instantly when something is happening and if you need to alert the proper authorities.

Watch On Your Phone

Download and install “My SmartCam app” from Google Play or Apple Appstore to record and watch videos on your phone”

Company Background 


After being liberated from the shackles of machines by advancing technology, weary people finally get time to pursue their ideal life – this is what Thoreau said in his masterpiece Walden.

In the field of PC and mobile internet, HAVIT has a more interesting way for everyone to communicate with others as well as himself. Hats off to the brilliant creators in HAVIT who integrate technology with art and intelligence through global cooperation, for ensuring exceptional visual, listening and touch experience been achieved to make our life more free

Now the enterprise has numerous loyal users in more than 160 countries. Having its trademark registered in over 60 nations, HAVIT has become a world-known brand in fashion and techniques. With various platforms such as China Import and Export Fair, GITEX Dubai, CeBIT Germany, CES/ASD America and UK’s NEC Display,the company has been making achievements in its global business and received good reputation among customers. It is attempting to fulfil each client’s ideal of perfection with unremitting effort.

HAVIT, taking ENJOY WHAT I HAVE as its motto, is seeking after a wealthy future and enjoying today with contented mind. We, at HAVIT, are looking forward to sharing the insight with colleagues and friends all over the world.

Welcome to the future of electronics- a future not being made in a factory, but within the ambitions of people just like you, for you.

www.prohavit.com/our-company last accessed 17/07/2015 )

Utechsmart Mars Gaming Mouse Review http://www.overclockerstech.com/utechsmart-mars-gaming-mouse-review/ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:49:49 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=13881


Mice are almost ‘ten a penny’ these days and competition is fierce and demanding, which in turn forces other companies to innovate. A single mouse can range from a cost effective solution that just about does the job for a ‘point and click’ use to those that are highly engineered and attractive products indeed. The former can start as little as around £4.00 pounds sterling to that of gaming mice where £50-£70 is the norm and even £100 for a mouse is not unheard of.  But this leaves the ground open between the two extremes and the battles on this ‘no-mans land’ are cut throat and deadly.

Enter the UtechSmart with their low-cost gaming Mouse, The Mars edition.


Company Background

At UtechSmart, we make people-inspired products and solutions. For all these years it has been our passion and mission to keep challenging ourselves create products that make people’s lives better, easier and more fulfilling by day to day. UtechSmart products enhance the technology that connects us to the people, activities and experiences we love….

(Last accessed 01/06/2015)


Press Release Lian Li PC-08 Dual Compartment Chassis http://www.overclockerstech.com/press-release-lian-li-pc08-dual-compartment-chassis/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:58:52 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=13915  

Lian Li Launches PC-O8 Dual-Compartment Chassis

Tempered Glass Panels and RGB Lighting Put the Spotlight on Hardware

June 11, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today launches the PC-O8 dual-compartment chassis. Comprised of aluminium and tempered glass, the PC-O8 allows DIY builders to show off their high-end, intricate setups, while hiding cables and less eye catching components in the large compartment behind the motherboard tray.



Lian Li Launches PC-O8 Dual-Compartment Chassis

Tempered Glass Panels and RGB Lighting Put the Spotlight on Hardware

June 11, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today launches the PC-O8 dual-compartment chassis. Comprised of aluminium and tempered glass, the PC-O8 allows DIY builders to show off their high-end, intricate setups, while hiding cables and less eye catching components in the large compartment behind the motherboard tray.
lian li pc08 front

Two Compartments

Through the front glass panel, the PC-O8 is divided into two zones. Zone 1 allows DIY enthusiasts to show off their motherboard and graphics cards through the edge-to-edge side panel windows. On the other side of the motherboard tray, Zone 2 gives plenty of room for cables and less eye-catching components such as hard drives and the power supply.


Adjustable RGB Interior Lighting

DIY enthusiasts can adjust the interior lighting through the included RGB lighting kit complete with LED strips, cord clip, dimmer and controller. The back mounted controller allows instant analogue colour selection.


Tremendous Water Cooling Support

With plenty of room to work with, installing elaborate water cooling setups is simplified in the PC-O8. In Zone 1 the top panel can support a 240mm radiator, while in Zone 2 the front intake can house a 360mm radiator in a push/pull configuration.


Modular Hard Drive Cage

The PC-O8 chassis supports up to six 3.5″ drives and two 2.5″ drives in the removable drive cage in Zone 2. This HDD cage is actively cooled via two mounted 120mm fans.

Tool-Less Installations and Features

The PC-O8 has many tool-less features allowing for simple setups and installations. This aluminium and tempered glass chassis features easily-removable panels, tool-less mounting for hard drives as well as slide-in dust filters.


Versatile Cable Management Design

Clamps on the reverse side of the motherboard tray can be adjusted and positioned for optimal cable management setups.

Hardware Capability

The PC-O8 does not restrict hardware capability. Graphics cards up to 370mm (14.5”) and CPU coolers up to 170mm (6.7”) are supported. Additionally, PSUs of all sizes are supported with clearance of 298mm (11.7”).



The top I/O panel includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.

Price and Availability

The PC-O8 will be available in early August at Overclockers.uk for the suggested retail price of GBP 339.90.

Learn more about the PC-O8 here:


Video Overview of the PC-O8:


About Lian Li

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale chassis as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a 2 year guarantee*; your satisfaction is guaranteed (*conditions apply). To learn more about Lian Li, please visit their websites at www.Lian-Li.com

Raijintek Triton AIO Water Cooling Kit Review http://www.overclockerstech.com/raijintek-triton-aio-water-cooling-kit-review/ Tue, 26 May 2015 12:21:20 +0000 http://www.overclockerstech.com/?p=13645


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Computer water cooling has been all the range in the last decade and more so within the last three years. Cashing in on this industry are a myriad of differing manufacturers, providing a whole plethora of solutions that is catered for the end-user. One of these are closed-loop liquid cooling systems-offering  great ‘bang-for-buck’ prices, however in reality these early solutions performed only on a par with high end air cooling solutions and were a disappointment in general. In recent years that has changed a great deal, with many products easily overpowering that of a large heatsink/fan and whilst not approaching the power and performance of a custom water cooling solution, they ‘All In Ones’ do have sit between both extremes and as such they have their own place on the market today.

One such company that wishes to provide a solution for this segment of the market is the Raijintek Triton.

Company Background

Company Background

About us:

  • With the aim of designing high-end products for Lifestyle , Computer and Day-to-Day usage, RAIJINTEK was established in 2013 to accomplishes the future of IT and Lifestyle products.
  • This task and aim lead us grow and toward a global brand. Not only highly recommended IT products but we also provide Gaming Gear such as Chassis, PSU’s and Lifestyle products for Smartphones and all your tablet PC’s.
  • Fully dedicated to develop best Products for global users, RAIJINTEK’s R&D team never forget the aim to provide a friendly and performing product . Decades experience in industry, RAIJINTEK management would never give up service and product quality to value customers.

(http://www.raijintek.com/en/raijintek_about-us.php last accessed 13/04/2015)