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Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard Review

Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro L Mechanical Keyboard Review The Masterkeys Pro L’s packaging is no different from its much older CM Storm mechanical keyboards. The keyboard layout with its white LED backlit is on the front while showing off its multiple layers at the back. The USB cable is removable so a braided cable is included …

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Galax GTX 1070 EXOC Graphic Card Review

Galax GTX 1070 EXOC Graphic Card Review In any case, even in India its an overcrowded market. The last GPU company to enter in India was Gigabyte VGA. Galax, with a certain exception to a group of enthusiasts, has a lot of catching up to do and it’s going to be difficult. The way I …

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Lenovo Y700-15ISK Gaming Notebook Review

Lenovo Y700-15ISK Gaming Notebook Review The Lenovo Y700 that I am testing is the one is with the GTX 960M so we’ll see how good Lenovo gaming notebooks can be, starting with the Y700. The Y700-15ISK is a 15.6″ display size version. The Lenovo Y700-17ISK is a 17.3″ display size version. Both are full HD display …

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MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G Graphic Card Review

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G Graphic Card Review MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X graphic card is a two- slot- two- fan- two- colour design with two overclocked profiles- gaming and overclock. The OC profile has a 100MHz bump in the memory clock. Both overclock settings are clocked lesser than the Zotac GTX 1070 AMP! …

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 Graphic Card Review

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 Graphic Card Review Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 has two profiles- the by-default enabled gaming profile that provides an additional 86MHz and OC profile with 115MHz bump over the reference’s base clock. The card is a dual slot card with triple fan cooling setup… at HardwareBBQ Related Items: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 …

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Zotac GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme Edition GPU Review

Zotac GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme Edition GPU Review Zotac AMP! Extreme editions are big cards. Big on cooling with factory overclocked preset and possibly some more space for one to manually overclock. If you do overclock, the cooling performance will be the least of your worries. The Zotac GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme shouldn’t be an …

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU Review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 is the second Pascal architecture card that uses the GP104 core. But as you would it expect from a model below a high-end graphic card, it does have some sections disabled. Another factor to consider is that the GeForce GTX 1070 uses the …

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WD Black 5TB WD5001FZWX HDD Review

WD Black 5TB WD5001FZWX HDD Review What keeps WD Black 5TB WD5001FZWX drive apart from other Black 7200 RPM drive is that the 5TB and 6TB variants use a larger 128MB Cache. WD Black series drives are made for a system that requires more performance. While SSDs are getting cheaper, it’s still not “Terrabytes of …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB DDR4 HX426C13SB2K2/16 Memory Kit Review

Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB DDR4 HX426C13SB2K2/16 Memory Kit Review This Kingston HyperX Savage kit can easily camouflage itself in an all-black motherboard layout and make it hard enough to be spotted. Certain users with a certain aesthetic requirement would like a kit like this. But here we’ll take a look at its performance. The HyperX …

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MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review The MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is one of such motherboards. An all black with steel reinforcement (MSI calls it Steel Armor) around the DIMM and PCIe x16 slots gives a cleaner look. This is more subtle compared to many gaming motherboards with bonkers looking MOSFET and …

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Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD Review With a silver casing and its trademark logo on the front, Kingston SSDNow UV400 seems to be an updated variant of the previous version, the SSDNow UV300. It assures the baseline performance (using ATTO) of up to 550MB/s read and 490MB/s write, backed with a three-year warranty support. The …

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CoolerMaster MasterCase Maker 5 PC Case Review

CoolerMaster MasterCase Maker 5 PC Case Review The Mastercase Maker 5 is made of steel with certain modularity options for system builders, gamers and for modders. The idea is to give the ability to expand or limit oneself to what one needs. Hence, the catchphrase “Make it yours”. We reviewed the base model and few …

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Brainwavz XFit XF200 Noise Isolating Sport IEM Earphone Review

Brainwavz XFit XF200 Noise Isolating Sport IEM Earphone Review Brainwavz Audio started a few years ago, primarily making earphones, headphones and DACs. The company mostly competes in the budget space and their earlier offerings I heard were very good and value for money. The earphone reviewed here is the Brainwavz Xfit XF200 which is meant …

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphic Card Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphic Card Review This card also introduces 8K resolution support, Micron GDDR5X memory and the first based on 16nm FinFET process. What really got my attention was the lack of information along with an operating temperature of 67 degrees Celcius on a GTX 1080 which was running at more …

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Coolermaster MasterGel Maker Nano Thermal Compound Review

Coolermaster MasterGel Maker Nano Thermal Compound Review It’s no surprise that Cooler Master is reinvigorating itself by introducing the Maker series. Previously, we reviewed their Master Case 5 which is aimed towards those who would like to expand their needs with the add-ons that they sell separately (and for modding). We have many tried and …

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Lamptron Touch Six-Channel Fan Controller Review

Lamptron Touch Six-Channel Fan Controller Review Fan controllers have been around for a long time and they have pretty good usefulness as newer hardware develops in time. Not much has changed except its aesthetics and functions, so they still do the same job- control and monitor fan speed, along with voltage and temperature monitoring. Lamptron …

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IndustrialPPC NF-F12 and NF-A14 24V PWM Fans Review

IndustrialPPC NF-F12 and NF-A14 24V PWM Fans Review The new IndustrialPPC NF-F12 and NF-A14 fans are 24V DC operated though they can operate at 12v which PC systems typically provide. The tradeoff is that it will operate at reduced RPMs. How could you get a 24v power on a desktop system when typical power supplies …

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Coolermaster Silencio FP 120 PWM Performance Edition Fan Review

Coolermaster Silencio FP 120 PWM Performance Edition Fan Review At first sight, the Coolermaster Silencio FP 120 PWM fan is made for the crowd that doesn’t want bells and whistles followed by LED lighting of any kind. But after using it for a couple of months, that impression has changed a bit. At first glance, …

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Kingston DataTraveler Mini 128GB USB 3.0 Review

Kingston DataTraveler Mini 128GB USB 3.0 Review Kingston DataTraveler Mini provides large storage space in a thin form factor. The DTMini USB 3.0 is a capless flash drive with an aluminium housing with a lanyard/keychain loop on the other end. The drive is with a five-year warranty, which is great considering most cost-effective drives are …

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti SOC GPU Review

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti SOC GPU Review A particular Gigabyte GTX 980 that I reviewed earlier made a good impression. It was a good quality, good packaging and pretty large copper plate for the GPU core and thicker heatpipes. Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti SOC does not disappoint in the same way. This non-reference …

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Gainward Phantom GTX 970 GPU Review

Gainward Phantom GTX 970 GPU Review Gainward Phantom GTX 970 is an interesting card- not an observation based on performance considering at the end of the day it’s a Nvidia GTX 970. But because of a different cooling design which not only works by pulling air through the heatsink and heatpipes array but also allows …

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Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SSD Review

Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SSD Review The solid-state drive business has many competitors. It will be interesting to see what Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SSD stands. Zotac might be a new name in SSDs, but isn’t in the DIY PC market. Zotac enjoys a long-standing reputation with good graphic card series and its well known …

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Kingston SSDNow UV300 240GB SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow UV300 240GB SSD Review The Kingston SSDNow UV300 comes with a Phison controller, and this is the first SSD drive that I am testing with this controller. A 240GB is a fair amount of space for many users, but this should tempt a lot of people picking these up as they cost lesser …

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SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD Review The SanDisk Extreme Pro is isn’t something new, it’s a year-old drive. But due to a gradual decrease in cost, higher capacity SSDs of such kind become a good value for many types of users. SanDisk Ultra II and SanDisk Extreme Pro are two of such SSDs along with …

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SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD Review

SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD Review As per specifications, SanDisk Ultra II SSDs promised to run sequential read up to 550MB/s and Sequential write up to 500 MB/s, irrespective of the storage variant. These drives are with three years warranty period. Very recently, SanDisk SSDs namely the Ultra II were a rage during Black Friday …

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