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ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphic Card Review

ZOTAC GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Graphic Card Review This is the Zotac GTX 1050 Ti OC edition- a graphic card with a much smaller footprint and a couple of more tricks up its sleeve. What I like in low-cost solutions is that I get to know what a company can provide with a particular …

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MSI GTX 1050 OC 2G Graphic Card Review

MSI GTX 1050 OC 2G Graphic Card Review This is the MSI GTX 1050 OC 2G graphic, Nvidia’s low(est?) current generation graphic card you can get your hands on. Most of these graphic cards have limited performance compared to the GTX 1070, RX 480 and even the GTX 1060. Typical with the GeForce xx50 labeled …

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1050 Ti 4G Graphic Card Review

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1050 Ti 4G Graphic Card Review I have the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1050 Ti and MSI GTX 1050 OC graphic card. These variants do not have a Founders edition available in retail. The reference specs are nothing more than a minimum paper specification. Nvidia’s AIB partners will have its own …

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Supermicro C7X99-OCE Motherboard Review

Supermicro C7X99-OCE Motherboard Review Supermicro is a known name within the server business, but it also has some consumer-class motherboards. One of them is the C7X99-OCE, an ATX motherboard for the LGA 2011-3 processors Haswell-E and Broadwell-E(?) SKUs. While these aren’t the new motherboard variants, it reminds me of the Gigabyte X99-UD4– a good X99 …

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Brainwavz S0 IEM Earphones Review

Brainwavz S0 IEM Earphones Review The earphone on review today is the Brainwavz S0 which is one of their newer IEMs. I say newer because some IEMs in their lineup have been there for many years like the M2 which has been around for almost 6 years now. Unlike the Brainwavz Xfit 200 that we …

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ADATA XPG Dazzle 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review

ADATA XPG Dazzle 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review This is the ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4 memory kit. What would separate this from the standard-looking memory kits is the RGB LED bling. Keeping the bling aside, this memory kit uses black and red colour combination which seem to be a very common yet preferred by …

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Gigabyte RX 480 G1 Gaming 8G Graphic Card Review

Gigabyte RX 480 G1 Gaming 8G Graphic Card Review The Gigabyte RX 480 G1 Gaming uses a WindForce 2x cooling system with three copper heatpipes directly touching the core. The extra power draw is via its eight-pin PCIe power port. While the reference edition does not have the DVI-D (strange) by default, there is a …

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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: Gigabyte RX 480 G1 …

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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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