XSR Test Rig: Specs & Components

At XSReviews, our testing is all hand-made by skilled artisans. Here’s a peak behind the curtain, as we take a look at the specs, components and peripherals of the latest XSR Test Rig, codenamed MANTAMACHINE.

For each component, you’ll find its name, any relevant extra information, and links to check the price on Amazon. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch!

Type Name Details Link
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X    Check on Amazon >
Cooler NZXT Kraken X72 360mm  Check on Amazon >
Motherboard Aorus X570 Master    Check on Amazon >
GPU MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio Swapped from EVGA GTX 1080  Check on Amazon >
Memory 2x 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 3200  Check on Amazon >
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD  Check on Amazon >
Storage  Seagate Barracuda 8TB 7200RPM HDD  Check on Amazon >
Backup Seagate 8TB USB 3.0 HDD    Check on Amazon >
Case NZXT H710i    Check on Newegg >
PSU EVGA SuperNova G3 650W 80+ Gold Modular   Check on Amazon >
Fans 2x NZXT Aer RGB 140    Check on Amazon >
Lighting NZXT Hue+ 2x RGB strips  Check on Amazon >




This build was originally based around the NZXT Manta Mini ITX case, hence the name, but has since moved to the new X570 platform and a full-fat tower. There’s a chunky RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio graphics card by MSI, a roof-mounted 360mm radiator for liquid cooling and five 140mm case fans (two Aer RGB up front, three on top of the radiator and one at the back).

If you have any questions about the build, let me know and I’ll answer if I can!

Thanks to NZXT for providing the H710i case, Kraken X72 cooler, Aer RGB fans and Hue+ case lighting. Thanks to Crucial and StormForce for providing the Ballistix Sport RAM. If you’d like to contribute components to the rig, get in touch!


Of course, you might also want to know what’s plugged into our test rig. This changes a little more frequently, but here are the important bits as of November 2019.

Type Name Details Link
Monitor Acer Nitro XV273K 4K 144Hz IPS   Check on Amazon >
Keyboard SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Compact layout, OLED display and volume controls  Check on Amazon >
Mouse Razer Viper Wireless  Optical, set to 400DPI  Check on Amazon >
Headphones Sennheiser HD 598    Check on Amazon >
Microphone Blue Yeti X w/ Blue Compass mount  Check on Blue >
Speakers Audio Engine A5+  2.0 speakers  Check on Amazon >
Mouse pad Xtrfy GP2 XXL 120 x 60cm  Check on Xtrfy >
Mouse bungee Speedlink Adjix (when testing wired mice)  Check on Amazon >
Number pad Qisan Mechanical Cherry MX Brown   Check on Amazon >
Card reader Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader   Check on Amazon >
Camera Fujifilm X-T2 18-55 kit lens, 35 F2  Check on Amazon >

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