Articles By: Daniël Pielage

Noctua NS-S12A 120mm Fans Overview

Noctua NS-S12A 120mm Fans Overview

Featuring a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame, the NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8%.

Noctua NF-A15 and NF-A14 Cooling Fan Review

Noctua NF-A15 and NF-A14 Cooling Fan Review

A few years ago, 120mm fans were used to get the lowest noise with the highest airflow, and thus better-performing PCs. Now many cases are coming with 140mm mounts as the only way to improve on this is to go bigger.

Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink Review

When I got the box I was once again reminded how small this cooler is. A total height of ONLY 37mm (1,46 inches) and a total footprint of 95mm by 95mm, which complieswith Intel’s LGA115x “keep out zone”. You shouldn’t have any issues with fitting tall RAM modules with large heatsinks.

Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage

Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage

On one stage there were DJs playing and the other side were professional Starcraft players winning roughly $38,000 cash prizes! There were also tons of giveaways and raffles, and not to mention a classic PONG competition played on a classic Atari 2600. I tell you it was quite fun to see the younger players struggling with the seemingly simple controls.

Dreamhack Blog: One More Day of Waiting…

Dreamhack Blog: One More Day of Waiting…

Tomorrow morning a total of 78 people will come together and get on the bus that will drive us all the way to Sweden. The trip will start around noon and will take a total of 19 hours, to arrive at the venue just before it opens at 8am the next morning

eSATA Drive Enclosure Power Switch Mod

eSATA Drive Enclosure Power Switch Mod

Today we mod a cheap eSATA hard drive enclosure found on eBay to upgrade our existing drives and provide a 500% performance boost.

Packing for Dreamhack Winter 2012!

Packing for Dreamhack Winter 2012!

Dreamhack Winter 2012 is coming up, and OCmodshop is going to be there! I will try and give you a quick look into “the” world’s BIGGEST LAN-Party.

How to Etch a Printed Circuit Board

How to Etch a Printed Circuit Board

The first question that I can hear u thinking is what’;s a PCB? PCB stands for Printed Circuit Board, for example your motherboard is one big PCB (just multilayered) obviously a motherboard is way out of our league, however with some household equipment and some chemicals we can make ourselves some great casemodding PCB’;s. Just […]

Razer Carcharias Headset Review

Razer Carcharias Headset Review

Today we`ll be looking at the Razer Carcharias, a self-proclaimed “Professional Gaming Headset”. We all know Razer for their gaming mice, but recently they have also began making audio related products, of which the humble gaming headset can’t be left out. The box claims that these headsets deliver ”True-to-Life Gaming Audio, Superior clarity and deep, thumping […]

Noctua NH-C12P CPU Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-C12P CPU Heatsink Review

We here at OCMS have reviewed several products from our European pals at Noctua and I was very pleased to hear they contacted me again for some new products up for review this time is the “Noctua NH-C12P” CPU cooler. Ding dong! Oh, Jolly! The frigging mail dude arrived with a nice big package that […]

Flipping mess

Bork finally got to it and reinstalled my windows, im afraid the old install of 3years has reached a point where even my sound was gone and i coulnt get it back, so yea on with vista. And cleaned up my room cuz it was a flipping mess, cucked out 50 dvds and cds that […]

Coolink GFXChilla VGA Heatsink Review

Coolink GFXChilla VGA Heatsink Review

I’m always looking for the right balance between proper cooling and noise output.  Remember the old cases and cpu coolers you used to get that where so loud it was plain stupid, luckily things have gone a long way and we have abandoned 40/60mm screamer fans (remember the old Deltas? ) but today still I have […]

Lamptron Case Handles Review

Lamptron Case Handles Review

My personal opinion on casemodding is not so much that is has died, more that it has slowed down. This could be that the older kinds of modders (me included) didn’t have all the luxurious items that are available today.  We used to make our own LED-fans and CCFLs.  We bought those things at specialty electronics stores; back in […]

QPAD CT Gaming Surface Review

QPAD CT Gaming Surface Review

Anyone living in Europe and is into gaming will most likely have heard of QPAD (especially if you live in cold-ass Sweden).  I first came in contact with QPAD products on the local lanparties when I had a nice talk with them at Dreamhack 2007 Winter edition.  I figured it would be nice to get some extra information to […]

How to Upgrade CPU and Memory

How to Upgrade CPU and Memory

Ever since computers have invaded all of our homes the one thing that might have always daunted the normal user is “I want to upgrade my processor but I don’t know how.” Many people’s initial reaction is to call a friend or run it past the local computer store (and might lose it for a few […]

Danger Den MC-TDX 775 Watercooler Block Review

Danger Den MC-TDX 775 Watercooler Block Review

With all the new dual core and quad core processors in the market now a days using more and more power and producing more and more heat, many people need to upgrade their cooling, as well.  For many, stock coolers work just fine, but what if you have a water-cooling system? I`ve been running the […]

Why the Wii Zapper Sucks

Why the Wii Zapper Sucks

Yes I proclaim that the Wii Zapper sucks.  Why, one might ask?  Well, I bought one hoping that somehow it would be like the old NES Zapper that came with the old gaming console (bundled together with Super Mario and Duck Hunt), or just slightly like the bazooka you got with the SNES console, but I’m afraid […]

Gigabyte 3d Galaxy 2 Liquid Cooling System

Gigabyte 3d Galaxy 2 Liquid Cooling System

I’ve reviewed a number of watercooling kits and blocks and handled even more, but this would be the first time to review / install a full watercooling set, with all from the same brand. When we were contacted by Gigabyte to review one of their kits I was thinking “Oh, hell here comes another  bogged-up low-quality kit”, […]

Sennheiser CX300 Studio Headphones

Sennheiser CX300 Studio Headphones

I love music, ever since I was little. If I don’t have mp3s paying on my pc, then the radio is on all day. I drive alot in my daily work, so music in my car is very important, too. There is another thing that I value above the music and that sound quality. I […]

Nyko Gameface Custom Faceplate for Xbox 360

Nyko Gameface Custom Faceplate for Xbox 360

Since the dawning of man there where computers, and people who modded those ugly grey boxes. Since then was the birth of the Xbox 360, but you where delivered in the hands of the heathen gods that brought premade faceplates with lame designs. Now is the time to rise up and fight back with those […]