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!
|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.
|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 >|