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EVGA SuperNova 1600 P2 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review

EVGA SuperNova 1600 P2 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review With their largest power output unit to date, EVGA has also reached 80PLUS Platinum certification with their SuperNova 1600 P2. The SuperNova 1600 P2 is the current flagship in EVGA’s outstanding new lineup, and one glance shows many common traits with the balance of the …

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Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review

Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review The Fractal Design Core 3300 is a wide bodied mid-tower case and has excellent support for water cooling. Specifically, the Core 3300 includes support for 30mm thick 240mm/280mm radiators in the top and front and 120mm/140mm radiators in the rear fan slot. Stock cooling includes a 140mm …

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Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W Power Supply Review

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W Power Supply Review The Gold rated Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 850W Power supply, earns its gold rating by reaching the same high standards as an Olympic athlete with up to 91% efficiency. It features a fully modular flat cable design, offering the benefits of expandability, and easy cable routing, without …

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Deep Cool Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Deep Cool Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review Deep Cool has done this with their first liquid CPU cooler, the Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 AIO Liquid Cooling. Do we see the force of a Maelstrom being represented? You be the judge. They use a unique pump with closed impeller to offer more power, …

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Swiftech H240-X Open Loop 280mm CPU Cooler Review

Swiftech H240-X Open Loop 280mm CPU Cooler Review The individual components of the H240-X look far more like a shopping list for a high quality small~mid-size loop than something one would pull already assembled out of a box. It begins with Swiftech’s flagship Apogee XL CPU block, which is among the finest available on the …

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Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review Silicon Power brings you a ruggedized portable hard drive with the Armor A60 drive. The Armor A60 is available in various capacities up to 2TB in size and is tested to the MIL-STD 810G (122cm) standard for the common issue of dropping the drive. The way …

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Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid CPU Cooler Review From the Eisberg to the Glacer to the Seidon, Cooler Master has been probably the most interesting entrant in the AiO cooling market. They have not pigeonholed themselves in the ways others have and have had a great diversity of offerings, both open and closed loop. Some …

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OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review OCZ returning to the mainstream segment is an interesting development, to say the least, and its importance should not be underestimated. One needs to keep in mind that OCZ did not drop out of the this particular segment due to their products lacking performance… at HiTechLegion Related Items: OCZ Vertex …

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Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review The Aorus Thunder K7 Mechanical Keyboard plus Macro keypad surely helps us to achieve the best possible computing experience. If you are looking to enter the winners circle, the Aorus K7 can help you get there. With 100 programmable macro keys, six different on the fly selectable profiles, …

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Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Graphics Card Review

Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC Graphics Card Review The Sapphire Radeon R9 285 ITX Compact OC card is one of the few higher end offerings available for compact systems. Coming in at only 171mm means that it will fit in almost any system the only thing that I find interesting is that all …

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AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370e Processor Review

AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370e Processor Review The AMD FX 8370 and 8370e both processors utilize “Piledriver” cores but improve the power efficiency of the processors. The FX 8370 offers a 125W TDP with a base clock of 4GHz and turbo speed of 4.3GHz. While, the 8370e offers a more efficient design at 95W TDP with …

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MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Graphics Card Review

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Graphics Card Review The MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G graphics card features hybrid cooling, the cooler has two 10CM fans that work independently. The MSI GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr V design also has what MSI refers to as Zero Frozr technology, when the GPU is under 50C the fans …

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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm Liquid CPU Cooler Review With the new Water 3.0 Ultimate, Thermaltake is making the biggest performance change we have seen under the current circumstance. While the design of the radiator still fits in the 27mm thick, 24 fpi aluminum CLC mold we are accustomed to, Thermaltake enlarges the Water 3.0 …

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Scythe Mugen Max CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Mugen Max CPU Cooler Review The Scythe Mugen Max CPU Cooler is definitely impressive in its size, just the heat sink, not including the 140mm GlideStream PWM fan, which can move up to 97CFM, stands 161mm tall, 145mm wide, and 86mm thick. It includes the Hyper Precision Mounting System and is compatible with both …

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ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MARK1 Motherboard Review

ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MARK1 Motherboard Review The Sabertooth started out as a server board and has always been a niche component. Features were rather spartan, but there were distinct elements that made the Sabertooth very desirable. From the start, they have been built for longevity and stability, and with that came thermal features and controls …

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Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review

Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review The Corsair HX750i 750W power supply is 80 Plus Platinum rated, which means it is offering up to a 92% efficient use of power. Corsair has built the HX750i with all Japanese capacitors and a cooling system that features a fluid dynamic bearing. The fan on the HX750i PSU is …

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Icy Dock ICYCube 4-Bay External Enclosure Review

Icy Dock ICYCube 4-Bay External Enclosure Review The Icy Dock ICYCube is a 4-bay enclosure that has support for both 2.5” and 3.5” drives, so you can mix different drive sizes. The ICYCube uses high quality aluminum for housing the drive and has a variable speed 80mm fan on the rear of the casing. The …

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Sapphire Radeon R7 260X CrossFire Video Card Review

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X CrossFire Video Card Review The Sapphire Radeon R7 260X GPU comes with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit bus that is clocked at an effective 5000 MHz. The R7 260X has support for up to three monitors through the use of AMD Eyefinity and the HDMI, DVI-I, and DisplayPort connections …

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Be Quiet! Power Zone 750W Power Supply Review

Be Quiet! Power Zone 750W Power Supply Review The goal of be quiet! with the Power Zone 750 is simple; solid power delivery with the most sought after top tier features and no fluff at a reasonable price point. In terms of features, the be quiet! Power Zone 750W accomplishes this with a fully modular …

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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK Motherboard Review The Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming G1 Black Edition motherboard supports 4th and 5th generation Intel Processors, ultra durable components, and undergoes an incredible 168 hour durability test before they are certified to be shipped to customers. The Gigabyte Gaming G1 has numerous audio features, starting at gold plated ports, all …

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BitFenix Recon 5-Channel Touchscreen Fan Controller Review

BitFenix Recon 5-Channel Touchscreen Fan Controller Review The BitFenix Recon 5-Channel Fan Controller offers incredible flexibility and functionality to add to your build’s cooling system. With five 10 watt channels, the BitFenix Recon can easily power most fans and use a dedicated thermal probe to automatically control each. The included thermal probes can be placed …

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Swiftech Komodo NV-LE GPU Block Review

Swiftech Komodo NV-LE GPU Block Review Most people like surprises, but when reviewing components I typically don’t. The reason for that is the fact that the surprises I typically encounter involve underperformance, impossible mounting systems, leaks, crossthreading, etc. In the case of the Komodo NV-LE, I was definitely hit with a slew of surprises, but …

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Swiftech Apogee XL CPU Block Review

Swiftech Apogee XL CPU Block Review With the Apogee XL CPU Block, Swiftech is looking to cover all of the angles consumers are looking for in a new liquid cooling component. While Swiftech has historically used rather subdued styling, the Apogee XL features a unique design implementing an LED logo and design with four included …

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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mother Board is equipped with options, options found on more expensive motherboards . The Gaming 9 MSI Z97 Motherboard comes complete with extra features one of which can downclock a CPU during common and non-demanding task, like simple web browsing. The new …

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Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Keyboard Review

Tesoro Lobera Supreme Mechanical Keyboard Review The Tesoro Lobera Supreme mechanical keyboard features a customizable RGB backlighting and five custom profiles. The Tesoro Lobera Supreme comes with switches from Kailh that are rated for 50 million key actuations. Along with the option for blue, brown, red, or even black switches, there are plenty of choices …

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