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AORUS Radeon RX 580 XTR 8G Graphic Card Review

AORUS Radeon RX 580 XTR 8G Graphic Card Review The AORUS Radeon RX 580 XTR 8G is a non-reference variant with its 1439 MHz base close clock in its gaming profile. The notable features are the dual 100mm fans and four copper heatpipes with direct contact with the core. Though officially DVI-D is not mentioned …

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ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition Graphic Card Review

ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition Graphic Card Review The difference in clock speed is a bit more than 11% in base and boost clock. You are getting a good factory overclocked option. As boost clock depends on a lot on the cooling ability of the graphic card, it is easy to assume a …

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Gamdias Zeus P1 RGB Mouse Review

Gamdias Zeus P1 RGB Mouse Review The Gamdias Zeus P1 RGB uses the Pixart PMW 3336 sensor capable of providing 12,000 DPI. This mouse weighs 125 gms. In comparison, CM Storm Mizar, a rubber side gripped laser mouse weighs 122 gms. Its shell design is smaller, while the Zeus P1 is noticeably larger. Based on …

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MSI B250M Mortar Motherboard Review

MSI B250M Mortar Motherboard Review Its been a very long time since I’ve reviewed an mATX form factor motherboard. Apart from a lesser PCIe slot count, it shouldn’t be different from the standard ATX. The purpose is obvious- provide a slimmer form factor than standard ATX but have more function than a mini ITX. mini …

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Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review The product name ‘Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard’ is wider than the keyboard itself. As you can summarize from its name, it is aimed towards First Person Shooting? You would speculate that Kingston would eventually have MMORPG/MOBA keyboard with on-the-fly macro keys. Kingston isn’t very shy …

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MSI Z270 Krait Gaming Motherboard Review

MSI Z270 Krait Gaming Motherboard Review You can call the MSI Z270 Krait Gaming as a ‘gaming motherboard’. The function of the component needs to suit for many types of uses and have a durability irrespective of its targetted audience by the marketing team. When reviews are done, it needs to cover that part. Many …

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Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming XTC700 CPU Air Cooler Review

Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming XTC700 CPU Air Cooler Review The XTC700 CPU cooler isn’t the first for Gigabyte. A quick google check reveals G-Power II Pro. So its safe to assume Gigabyte has a good deal of expertise to make a good CPU cooler. This is a 120mm CPU tower then pre-installed dual ball bearing fans …

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Gigabyte X99-Designare EX Motherboard Review

Gigabyte X99-Designare EX Motherboard Review The main selling point of the Gigabyte X99-Designare EX is the Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C to provide a theoretical bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s, twice than Thunderbolt 2. To take advantage of this, Gigabyte provided a DisplayPort-In so that you can daisy-chain six Thunderbolt devices and drive a …

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WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS Review

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS Review The WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra’s packaging is no different from the EX2. This variant has two WD 4TB WDEFRX Red drives preinstalled. The foam on the NAS should be adequate to protect from any potential damage during transit. WD provides few packaging materials, a power socket with …

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ADATA SP550 240GB M.2 2280 SSD Review

ADATA SP550 240GB M.2 2280 SSD Review The ADATA SP550 240GB M.2 drive that I have for review is in M.2 2280 form factor. It runs on SATA 6Gbps interface. So these are M.2 drives are entry-level M.2. Many NUCs, ultrabooks and desktop units have at least one M.2 interface. So this would be a …

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MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Motherboard Review

MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Motherboard Review MSI Z270 Gaming M5 seems to be taking advantage of its native features as much as possible. It also provides two M.2 mounts (With RAID) which share lanes with some of the SATA 6Gbs as many mainstream motherboard users will be aware from their past experiences. One of its …

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ZOTAC Sonix PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 480 GB SSD Review

ZOTAC Sonix PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 480GB SSD Review ZOTAC Sonix PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 480 GB SSD comes in a time when many SATA-Based SATA III drives have hit the wall due to its transfer limitation. The SATA III interface offers 600 MB/s theoretical bandwidth, while PCIe 3.0 x4 offers up to 3.94 GB/s …

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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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