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Custom PC UK

Custom PC UK

September 2021

Custom PC is the UK’s best-selling magazine for PC hardware, overclocking, gaming and modding. Every month, Custom PC is packed with in-depth hardware reviews, step-by-step photo guides and informative features, all with a focus on tinkering with your computer’s insides. Along the way, you’ll also find hard-hitting tech opinion, game reviews and all manner of computer hobbyism goodness, from small Pi projects to extreme PC mods.

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1 min
win corsair hydro x water-cooling gear

To enter your rig for possible inclusion in Readers’ Drives, your build needs to be fully working and, ideally, based in the UK. Simply send us a couple of photos on Twitter (@ CustomPCMag) or Facebook (CPCMagazine), or email low-res ones to ben.hardwidge@raspberrypi.com. Fame isn’t the only prize; you’ll also get your hands on some fabulous prizes, courtesy of Corsair. Corsair Hydro X Series XD3 RGB Pump/Reservoir C The Corsair Hydro X Series XD3 RGB Pump/£151 Reservoir Combo features a high-performance DDC PWM pump, integrated RGB lighting and in-loop temperature sensor to drive even the most compact custom cooling systems. It has a high-performance Xylem DDC PWM pump controlled via PWM to deliver the perfect flow balance for your loop. There are also 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs, which light up the…

3 min
bolt industries pcb rulers

What is a ruler? A piece of plastic, wood or metal you can use to measure lengths and draw straight lines. PCB rulers, though, are different – and not just because they’re almost completely inflexible, being made out of rigid fibreglass and copper. Sure, you can use them to measure lengths or draw straight lines, but they’re designed to act as desk-based reference guides too. Bolt Industries’ Ian Dunn is no stranger to PCB rulers. Now on his third generation of crowdfunded PCB ruler designs, he’s been refining his art – and the latest design packs a wealth of information into a surprisingly small space. The front of Dunn’s latest ruler design carries, as you might expect, length markings in inches and millimetres. These start, pleasingly, right at the edge, so…

2 min
dread xp collection: the hunt/£9.89 inc vat

Over the past couple of years, horror-focused gaming website Dread XP has collaborated with small and solo indie developers to produce eclectic collections of short horror games. Subtitled The Hunt, this latest collection is directed by David Szymanski, developer of the incredible retro-FPS DUSK. Offering seven short games, The Hunt is a great example of the weirder side of indie game development. All seven games are horror experiences that involve hunting in some context, but vary wildly. The two best games are Black Relic and The Fruit. In the former, you play as a medieval monk battling hordes of cultists with a crossbow, as the theft of a dangerous relic turns your peaceful monastery into a fiery hellscape. It’s a tense and gritty survival horror with vivid and crunchy pixel art. The…

2 min
liquidated

How we test When testing CPU coolers, it’s important to examine performance across different sockets, as the mounting mechanisms vary between them. We’ve seen differences here in the past and this month’s Labs test is no different. This month we’re using the latest 8-core CPUs from AMD and Intel – the Core i9-11900K and Ryzen 7 5800X – to see how each of our chosen coolers performs on Socket AM4 and LGA1200 CPUs. With the Intel CPU, we’ve left it at stock speed, but enabled Adaptive Boost technology, which can hit 5.1GHz across all cores and also dish out a lot of heat – a great test for any cooler. Meanwhile, our Ryzen 7 5800X was overclocked to 4.6GHz using a vcore of 1.25V. We used an MSI MEG Z590 Ace motherboard for…

1 min
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1 min
corsair releases 420mm capellix cooler

Corsair has added a colossal AIO cooler to its current Capellix line-up, with a 420mm radiator that comes with three 140mm fans. The Corsair H170i RGB Elite Capellix package includes 140mm Corsair ML RGB fans, featuring eight RGB LEDs per fan, while the waterblock/pump unit features 33 bright Capellix RGB LEDs. Corsair also says that the H170i’s pump can dish out a flow rate of 0.82 litres per minute, while generating under 20dBA of noise. With the radiator’s large surface area, and three 140mm fans aiding cooling, you should be able to cool an overclocked high-end CPU while the cooler makes minimal noise. Corsair’s iCUE accompanying software also includes a zero RPM fan mode for operation at low temperatures, while the fans can spin between 400 and 2,000rpm while they’re running. The…