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Noctua NH-L9i L-Type Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-L9i L-Type Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review If you search the internet looking for information on your next build, maybe some advice and pointers from the experiences of people in your shoes, you’ll probably come away with more questions than answers. Lots of these posts as the same question, “is this ok?” System builders, first …

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Asustor AS3102T 2-Bay Network-Attached Storage Review

Asustor AS3102T 2-Bay Network-Attached Storage Review Network-attached Storage products are everywhere these days. It’s still a relatively new area for the end user market, but NASes have been around for a while. Normally the main market was for the serious networking fan, or your typical AV engineer who needed a lot of network storage without …

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Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Red DDR4 2666Mhz Memory Kit Review

Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Red DDR4 2666Mhz Memory Kit Review We have had a lot of Ballistix’s DDR4 memory in the Hardwareslave offices to review over the years, and we get good performance, speeds, and compatibility. These memory modules have been black, grey or silver, but now we have some nice shiny red DIMMs to …

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Arctic Freezer i32 Semi Passive CPU Cooler Review

Arctic Freezer i32 Semi Passive CPU Cooler Review Our first CPU cooler review of 2017 and it’s the Arctic Freezer i32. The Arctic Freezer i32 is based on the Arctic Freezer i30, but Arctic state the i32 has several feature improvements that boost performance and reduce noise. Arctic have been around the PC and system …

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Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz Memory Kit Review

Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz Memory Kit Review We wrote some time ago when we first started to test DDR4 memory that it wouldn’t be long before DDR4 memory speeds would have a 1:1 speed ratio with the CPU. Well, it didn’t take long at all and we have seen these speeds for the …

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Crucial MX300 1TB SSD Storage Review

Crucial MX300 1TB SSD Storage Review Crucial are releasing a lot of MX300 SSD including the recent 525Gb and 2TB versions. There’s also an M.2 version in the range as previously promised. If you can’t stretch to a 2Tb SSD and want a little more than the 525GB then we also have the 1TB model, …

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Avexir Raiden Green Tesla 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory Review

Avexir Raiden Green Tesla 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory Review Today we review the Avexir Raiden Series Green Tesla 2666MHz DDR4 Memory 16GB Kit. There are a lot of DDR4 kits on the market and they vary greatly in speeds, capacity, and design. If you want something a little visually different, Avexir have their Raiden Series …

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ExpressVPN Virtual Private Network Router Review

ExpressVPN Virtual Private Network Router Review Something a little different for Hardwareslave regulars, the ExpressVPN Virtual Private Network internet router. The idea behind the ExpressVPN Router is to allow users to browse online with any of their devices with privacy and security without worrying about connecting to VPN when they connect… at HardwareSlave Related Items: XFX …

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Inkubus 300µ mITX HTPC Personal Cube Chassis Review

Inkubus 300µ mITX HTPC Personal Cube Chassis Review We have had a couple of unusual components at Hardwareslave but this one takes first place for unique. The Inkubus 300µ, a handmade, wooden mITX chassis designed to be the finishing touch in a high-end AV room, digital living room or even a sleek modern office environment, …

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Lian Li Pitstop PC-T60A Open Air Test Bench Review

Lian Li Pitstop PC-T60A Open Air Test Bench Review We’ve got a few semi-dedicated test systems in the office and a dedicated test bench, the MicroCool Banchetto 101 chassis. So, we swap components a lot if we want to use the Banchetto 101 chassis for any sort of sustained testing, like motherboard reviews… at HardwareSlave Related …

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Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Kabuto 3 CPU Cooler Review Another Scythe CPU cooler on the bench and this time it’s the Scythe Kabuto 3. We are not going to test this one on our usual X99 test bench, it’s not compatible, instead we will be testing it on an Intel 6700K CPU. The Scythe Kabuto 3 is another …

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Lian-Li PC-K5WX Ebonsteel Mid Tower Chassis Review

Lian-Li PC-K5WX Ebonsteel Mid Tower Chassis Review We have a couple of Lian-Li chassis to review over the next week and they are both very different. Coming shortly, we’ll have the PC-T60 Test Bench which is a typical Lian-Li chassis, at least in materials used. In today’s review, we will concentrate on the Lian-Li PC-K5 …

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Phononic HEX 2.0 Thermoelectric CPU Cooler Review

Phononic HEX 2.0 Thermoelectric CPU Cooler Review You have probably seen some of the news around the internet about the Phononic HEX 2.0 CPU cooler. We spotted it a while ago and from a cooler point of view at least, this really did spark our interest. We were lucky enough to catch up with some …

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Lexar Portable SSD 512GB Storage Review

Lexar Portable SSD 512GB Storage Review We reviewed the Lexar Professional Workflow DD512 last year and it got a Recommended award from us. We liked its speed, size and price, and all from a USB external SSD aimed at the professional consumer, hence the name Workflow. Fast forward a few months and Lexar release a …

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Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler Review We have the Scythe Fuma for review today, a CPU cooler Scythe claim to be a smaller CPU cooler without “sacrificing performance”. The Fuma can be traced back to the Scythe Mine 2 CPU Cooler, with development in two main areas, base plate design and fin structures. We know the …

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Aerocool X-Predator II Full Tower Chassis Review

Aerocool X-Predator II Full Tower Chassis Review We haven’t reviewed an Aerocool chassis in some time and we had a favourable experience with their products in the past, so we were happy to receive the Aerocool X-Predator II full tower chassis for review. The Aerocool X-Predator II is a large chassis, it’s also going to …

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Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Review Scythe, most people will know them. In case you don’t, Scythe have been around for years and they have a notable reputation in cooling, that means sites like Hardwareslave, will always take note of their products. We have a couple of coolers coming in the next couple of weeks …

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HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset Review

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Headset Review HTC surprised the market with an announcement that not only would they be releasing a VR headset, but this would be in partnership with Steam, a stroke of genius we think. We have a great deal of admiration for Steam, and they have a lot of our money. Their …

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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 480 8Gb Graphics Card Review

Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 480 8Gb Graphics Card Review We’ve had our sample of the AMD Radeon RX 480 since launch day. With the issues around blowing PCIe ports and the promise of drivers to resolve this, we hung back a little and completed our full suite of benchmarks with the later driver, the Crimson …

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Noctua industrialPPC Fan Series Review

Noctua industrialPPC Fan Series Review You’ll know Noctua they are a world-renowned cooling company. Everyone will know their normal range of cooling fans too, they have a unique colour scheme you can’t forget and cooling performance to match. A little less well-known are the Noctua industrialPPC Fan Series, a product range of fans aimed at …

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Sapphire ITX Compact Radeon R9 380 Graphics Card Review

Sapphire ITX Compact Radeon R9 380 Graphics Card Review With all the fanfare around the AMD Radeon RX 480 release and the driver and power issues, we have put our review on the back burner in anticipation of the new drivers which resolve these issues. They have arrived so we’ll get that posted as soon …

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Reeven Coldwing Series Cooling Fan Review

Reeven Coldwing Series Cooling Fan Review We had the Reeven Euros cooling fan review and we liked it, it’s a good fan and makes a difference to your system’s airflow. Now we have the Reeven Coldwing series, namely the Coldwing 12 and Coldwing 14. Just like the Reeven Euros, there are several models in the …

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Reveen Euros Cooling Fan Review

Reveen Euros Cooling Fan Review There are a lot of components that make up a PC system, some of them are an obvious choice, Graphics cards, CPU etc., and some are not, for example, aftermarket cooling fans. Either for your chassis or if you want to add to your CPU cooler, cooling fans can be …

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Phanteks PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Review

Phanteks PH-TC14S CPU Cooler Review We reviewed the Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler and liked it. It has some good qualities at a good price and will give the owners of small form factor systems another good option for cooling their CPUs. We also received the Phanteks PH-TC14S CPU Cooler at the same time and have …

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Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666Mhz 16Gb Memory Review

Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666Mhz 16Gb Memory Review With the introduction of the Z170 Chipset from Intel, DDR4 memory is now becoming the mainstream memory standard and not only for the X99 Chipset fan club. We know the price will come down, and speeds will go up, and that manufacturers will start to branch out …

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