The patent-pending Skylake-X Direct Die Frame from overclocking champion der8auer is a veritable masterpiece of German engineering. The black, anodised aluminium CPU mounting frame completely replaces Intel's ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) along with the CPU cooler mounting holes. This inconspicuous component opens a world of possibilities when it comes to CPU performance enhancement, resulting in record breaking overclocks with either standard-
or liquid coolers. Modern Socket 2066 Skylake-X CPUs can now safely be used without the integrated heatspreader.
The der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame is available now at Overclockers!
The new "8Pack Edition" Dark Pro- and Xtreem series from Team Group in cooperation with famous overclocking champion Ian "8Pack" Parry and the graphics card expert Andrew "Gibbo" Gibson represent the cutting edge in high-end memory kits. These memory modules, produced in conjunction with Caseking and Overclockers UK, have been manufactured to the highest standards in terms of quality, performance and compatibility and in the UK are available for purchase exclusively at the Overclockers UK shop.
Get the full break down on AMD Ryzen™ including CPU line-up, prices and technology benefits that come with AMD's new AM4 platform. See why you should get on-board with "Zen"!
After more than four years in development AMD presents the Ryzen™ x86 range of processors for desktop PCs with the advanced "Zen" microarchitecture. With massive improvements in classic single core performance as well as parallel multi-threaded applications, AMD Ryzen™ CPUs combine innovative features like AVX2 with a forward-looking platform.
Air Coolers In-Depth
There are all sorts of options for keeping your processor chilled, but air coolers remain the cheapest and easiest and most versatile option.
You can spend between £10 and £100 on an air cooler, and choose huge heatsinks with multiple fans or fan-free models for pure silence. Vast units are ideal for overclocking, and smaller cooler slot inside small-form-factor systems.
Our guide explains how these important components function – and gives you an overview of the entire market. We've also picked out some of our favourite coolers.