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Morry's Picks

Swiftech Apogee SKF Heirloom Series CPU Waterblock: $94.95 @

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Courtesy of Swiftech

The foundation of any good DIY water cooling system is the CPU water block. With their latest block, Swiftech has introduced a stunningly customizable unit in the Apogee AKF Heirloom edition. Constructed of nickel-plate copper with an integrated acrylic window on top, the block is built to perform well and look good doing it. It that's not enough, the block offers five different top plate colors with six insert colors and eight logo colors, offering enough customization for anyone. The block is fully compatible with all current CPUs and motherboards as well. It's price may seem a bit daunting, but is equal to many of the other high end all metal water blocks on the market. Keep posted to PC Perspective for our review on this block in the near future. Detailed specs on the block can be found at Swiftech's product site.

XSPC Razor Neo GTX 1080 / 1080 Ti GPU Waterblock: $129.99 @

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The next step in building a DIY loop is getting that perfect block for your prized video card. Look no further than XSPC if you happen to have a reference-compatible GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti video card. Their Razor Neo GPU water block features an all metal construction (nickel-plated copper) with a tempered glass window to show of the block's innards. Further, XSPC bundles it with RGB LEDs and a controller to match your case aesthetics perfectly. The micro-finned section sitting over the GPU promises unparalleled performance, while its full cover-nature gives active cooling to all the hot spots on the card (read memory and VRMs). For detailed specs on the Razor Neo, please visit XSPC's product page.

PrimoChill Vue Coolant: $24.95 @

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Courtesy of PrimoChill

The pièce de résistance for your DIY loop is in your choice of coolant. Do you want to go clear to show of the sparkling interiors of your blocks, or do you have something flashier in mind with some colored coolant variant? If you in the mind of colored coolant, look no further than PrimoChill and their newest entry – Vue. PrimoChill Vue coolant looks like a solid color at rest, but contains non-clogging particulates that create fractal patterns when in motion. According the PrimoChill, the particulates used will not settle out of solution nor clog your you pump or the microfins in your blocks over time. Further, Primochill offers 19 different colored variants of Vue at present (with more colors being added regularly). I'm thinking of trying out the Steel Blue color in my next build. While it is a new product and does not have much longevity studies/reviews out on it, the Vue coolant does look very neat when in motion and will make for an eye-catching delight in any DIY loop.

Jeremy's Picks (Canadian Pricing)

Roku Premiere 4K Streaming Media Player: $69.55 @ Amazon

The Roku is a great device to pick up for yourself or anyone who has become hooked on YouTube, Netflix or other streaming services.  It is inexpensive and requires almost no configuration whatsoever, which is good when you are buying a gift for a less technically inclined relation.  The new models feature upgraded hardware with full support for 4K resolutions.

Logitech Webcam HD Pro C920: $69.31 @ Amazon

This camera, and the previous C910 model, are the reason you have to look at us on the podcast.  They have been going strong for years and offer great video, decent controls and a distinct lack of silly add-ons to make our faces look any odder than they already are.  The microphones on the C920 are decent enough for casual usage in gaming and chatting, which can be quite convenient.

Parrot Mambo FPV: $149.99 @ Parrot

You can't spend your entire life sitting inside staring at a screen, but that doesn't mean you can't bring a screen with you outside.  Parrot's Mambo FPV kit contains the drone, controller and a VR headset so you can head outside to have some fun flying your drone in first person.  The 720p video camera will give you some very interesting views as you fly, or you can control it via your smartphone if you so prefer.

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