Category: Computer Components

Cryorig C7 inside CG7 Cravo – a Thermal investigation

Disclaimer: The Cryorig C7 cooler was sent by the Cryorig team by request. The Noctua fans and coolers mentioned in this review were also sent by Noctua per our request. The Noctua NH-L9i cooler performance in this case will be reviewed in a few weeks. In this review I’ll be using the Cryorig C7 CPU…

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Noctua NH-L12S Compact Cooler Review

NOCTUA NH-L12S ​ Noctua recently released an updated version of the NH-L12, replacing the dual fans (92x25mm + 120x25mm) with a single 120x15mm fan. Other changes include an increase in height of the heatsink up to 70mm (was 66mm) to allow fan clearance above standard height RAM. I ordered one for 2 reasons, firstly to…

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DC-DC Panels Now Available for the LZ7

  Lazer3D is pleased to announce a range of new LZ7 case panels enabling DC-DC power supply compatibility, available to order now at Overclockers UK.     WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  In simple terms it means increased system wide cooling potential. The LZ7 is already a very capable case with excellent cooling potential for its size, but if…

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What is the Best CPU Cooler for the LZ7?

INTRODUCTION You may be planning to build a new system inside the LZ7 and wondering which CPU cooler to pick, if you are looking for the best balance between low temperature and low noise then hopefully this article will help. The LZ7 is capable of running cool and quiet when paired with a 65W TDP…

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LZ7 Reviewed by Tek Everything

Thank you to Jay from Tek Everything for this fantastic video review of the Lazer3D LZ7 SFF Gaming PC Case: As always Tek Everything have put together a great in depth video, the quality of the camera work is exceptional and the case looks great.  I think Jay really hit the nail on the head…

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LZ7 i7-7700 Silent SFF Gaming Build

  In this article, I wanted to look into what the LZ7 is capable of when running a maxed out system based on its recommended components.  Although some people have built great LZ7 systems with 95w TDP overclocked CPU’s, if you value silence (as I do) then I would recommend sticking to a 65w CPU. AMD’s new 65w…

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Fan Performance Testing (Part 1)

This is the first of a 2 part article investigating fan performance and how it is affected by case design.  The research is being used to improve and develop current and future Lazer3D cases. INTRODUCTION I think most people are aware that fan performance is affected by vent design and close proximity to flat surfaces, but…

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How Low Can You Go? Budget Gaming PC Test

I've wanted to play Battlefield 1 and Fallout 4 since they came out but I've just been too busy. With the Christmas holidays upon on us it was the ideal opportunity for some well earned gaming time! Unfortunately I've not got access to my main gaming system (LZ7 with i5 and GTX 1070), however I do…

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GTX 1060 Tested with i7-6700

I've had the opportunity to get my hands on some different components to test inside the LZ7, here is the specification of the test system: - LZ7 v0.1 Prototype Case - Gigabyte Z170N WiFi - Intel i7-6700 - Noctua NH-L9i - EVGA GTX 1070 SC 6Gb ITX - 16Gb DDR4 2400MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX -…

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Portable PC Gaming Case?

Small cases make great LAN party rigs and over the past few months I've received quite a bit of interest around how durable the case will be for transporting around.  So for the past week I've been lugging the case around with me like an extra child, but one that makes less noise and listens…

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