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Team HEXUS Products of 2018

by Tarinder Sandhu on 28 December 2018, 10:01

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Part I

As 2018 draws to a close it is worth looking back at the year to pick out some of our favourite hardware. It needn't be the most expensive or best performing. Rather, the following list represents the hardware that we just like and wouldn't at all mind having in our own personal system.

CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Excellent multi-threaded performance at a price point far more amenable than rival Intel, AMD has finally come of CPU age with the latest iteration of Ryzen processors. A solid choice in all respects.

Available to buy here.

Cooling - be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

Cooling performance is excellent on a modern, overclocked chip, the fans are practically silent when idle or barely audible under load, and overall build quality is up to be quiet!'s usual high standard. The size of the heatsink is such that memory compatibility could be an issue, and the small amount of bundled thermal paste feels stingy, but that's about it for our brief list of gripes.

Available to buy here.

Motherboard - Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi

The Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi has plenty to like about it, from heaps of fan headers, good VRM cooling, RGB everywhere (if it's your thing), super-fast Wifi, integrated I/O, solid audio, and dual heatsink-clad M.2. If you are going down the premium AMD Ryzen path, this is the board we would use.

Available to buy here.

Graphics Card - MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke 11G OC

It's not been a stellar year for graphics cards - AMD is not yet back in the high-end game - though MSI has pushed the performance boat out with the Duke. Faster and cooler than the Founders Edition, we would have to plump for this card above all others.

Available to buy here.

Memory - Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro

Corsair markets these are premium DDR4 packs with class-leading RGB support - hardware and software - on top. Bright, bright modules.

Available to buy here.

Storage - WD Black NVMe SSD

A fast, consistent drive that has electric performance - you can't go wrong with the WD Black NVMe.

Available to buy here.