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!

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3700X  Check on Amazon >
CoolerNZXT Kraken X72360mm Check on Amazon >
MotherboardAorus X570 Master  Check on Amazon >
GPUMSI RTX 2080 Gaming X TrioSwapped from EVGA GTX 1080 Check on Amazon >
Memory2x 16GB Crucial Ballistix SportDDR4 3200 Check on Amazon >
StorageSamsung 960 Evo 1TBNVMe M.2 SSD Check on Amazon >
Storage Seagate Barracuda 8TB7200RPM HDD Check on Amazon >
BackupSeagate 8TB USB 3.0 HDD  Check on Amazon >
CaseNZXT H710i  Check on Newegg >
PSUEVGA SuperNova G3 650W80+ Gold Modular  Check on Amazon >
Fans2x NZXT Aer RGB 140  Check on Amazon >
LightingNZXT 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.

MonitorAcer Nitro XV273K4K 144Hz IPS  Check on Amazon >
KeyboardSteelSeries Apex Pro TKLCompact layout, OLED display and volume controls Check on Amazon >
MouseRazer Viper Wireless Optical, set to 400DPI Check on Amazon >
HeadphonesSennheiser HD 598  Check on Amazon >
MicrophoneBlue Yeti Xw/ Blue Compass mount Check on Blue >
SpeakersAudio Engine A5+ 2.0 speakers Check on Amazon >
Mouse padXtrfy GP2 XXL120 x 60cm Check on Xtrfy >
Mouse bungeeSpeedlink Adjix(when testing wired mice) Check on Amazon >
Number padQisan MechanicalCherry MX Brown  Check on Amazon >
Card readerKingston USB 3.0Media Reader  Check on Amazon >
CameraFujifilm X-T218-55 kit lens, 35 F2 Check on Amazon >

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