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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review The transformation of the NH-C14 to the NH-C14S was a very slight one. The tower simply needed to be shifted slight over, and at first glance the differences are nearly imperceptible. Thankfully the performance differences are imperceptible, as well, leaving you with simply a more compatible NH-C14. That said, the …

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be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Review So the Apple watch has finally hit the streets, along with the Motorola, Samsung and LG. While they are not quite the wrist worn micro computers we have seen in sci-fi films, we are definitely getting closer. On the PC front, the Raspberry Pi has led …

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Intel Broadwell Core i7 5775C CPU Review

Intel Broadwell Core i7 5775C CPU Review The Intel Broadwell processor has a 14nm die, some microcode and memory controller changes as well as the addition of an L4 cache and the new Iris graphics processor. With a base frequency of 3.3 GHz we can’t consider it a speed bump since the Haswell 4770K has …

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DXRacer OH/IS166/NB Iron Series Gaming Chair Review

DXRacer OH/IS166/NB Iron Series Gaming Chair Review How many hours a day do you spend sitting on a desk chair in front of your computer? If you’re spending more than 4 hours a day it’s possible that you are constantly changing positions or even getting up more frequently as time progresses. Most home computer users …

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Noctua NH-D15S High Compatibility Enthusiast Class CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-D15S High Compatibility Enthusiast Class CPU Cooler Review So, you come out with the best air cooler on the market as a follow up to what was the reigning king of air cooling for many, many years, what could you possibly do next? Well, make it more compatible with the trend of SFF and …

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be quiet! Dark Rock TF Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Dark Rock TF Low Profile CPU Cooler Review Be quiet! has grown in leaps and bounds in the cooling field over the last couple of years, and the Dark Rock TF may be their crowning achievement at the moment. Following the rather awkward and disappointing Shadow Rock TF, my expectations weren’t all that …

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Video Card Review

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Video Card Review It’s common that something that is more recognizable will sell more product when on a shelf next to even a better product that is less recognized. It’s just human nature. There is a video card manufacturer who has put a lot of work into the …

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming Geforce GTX 980 Ti Video Card Review

Gigabyte G1 Gaming Geforce GTX 980 Ti Video Card Review With a lesser degree of separation between the different graphics board manufacturers, consumers are having a rougher time making a decision on which to choose. It has really come down to preference on the brand. Gone are the days when one stood out from the …

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ASUS ROG G751JY-DB72 w/G-Sync Gaming Notebook Review

ASUS ROG G751JY-DB72 w/G-Sync Gaming Notebook Review My needs are, at least 1 to 2GB of storage and an SSD, 16GB of memory, a Core i7 Quad core processor, 17” monitor, full backlit keyboard, 4 to 6 USB 3.0 ports, good speakers, wireless AC, HDMI, Display Port or Thunderbolt to hook up to my 4K …

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Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition Mid Tower Case Review

Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition Mid Tower Case Review The limits on how loud a server can be are changing and newer equipment tends to have fans that throttle down to a more reasonable noise level. Some of these quieter designs, though, have to come from the chassis, and regardless of whether you are someone …

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ASUS X99 Sabertooth Motherboard Review

ASUS X99 Sabertooth Motherboard Review The focus of this review will be the ASUS X99 Sabertooth Motherboard, quite honestly there is no other consumer level motherboard out there that can compare or compete with it on a head to head level. The Sabertooth Series is so different from gaming boards or the mainstreams it is …

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NZXT Kraken X41 Liquid Cooler and Grid+ Fan Controller Review

NZXT Kraken X41 Liquid Cooler and Grid+ Fan Controller Review Thankfully, for those of us with less modding skill and time on our hands, we can still put water cooling into a system. There are many choices to make, though the choices usually come in the form of a closed loop water cooling system. One …

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ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD Review

ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD Review The ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD is an affordable high capacity alternative when looking for a mainstream drive. The 7mm shell encases a four channel controller by Silicon Motion (SM2246EN). Yes, a four channel controller, other popular brands use twice that. Should this be a problem? … at HiTechLegion Related …

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OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review While most of the recent focus has been on new M.2 form factor drives, OCZ is still serving the 2.5” Enthusiast Class with the new Vector 180 SSD in 120, 240, 480 and 960GB varieties. While the shift from the Vector to the Vector 150 was almost purely a …

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Bitfenix Aegis Mid-tower Case Review

Bitfenix Aegis Mid-tower Case Review omputer modders can be equally impressive in what they manage to cram into certain chassis. Not all of us have the talent to mod a case to our desire, so we look for stock cases that have some flashiness and the features we need. Like with cars, you don’t always …

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Phanteks EVOLV ATX Aluminum Case Review

Phanteks EVOLV ATX Aluminum Case Review There is no question that the EVOLV ATX is a worthy addition to what is arguably the best mainstream case lineup on the market. With minimalist styling, aluminum panels and a huge side window, the EVOLV ATX is incredibly sleek looking, while allowing for all types of dressing and …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti Video Card Review I would have to say that price is probably the most important feature when you consider the GeForce GTX 980Ti, UHD and Ultra-Wide gaming are becoming increasingly popular up until now that required a minimum of two video cards… at HiTechLegion Related Items: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780Ti Video Card …

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VisionTek 120GB Pocket SSD Review

VisionTek 120GB Pocket SSD Review The VisonTek 120GB Pocket SSD, though, is a bit more than a generic flash storage device, for the simple fact that it is basically an SSD in a USB thumb drive form factor. It includes a full featured SandForce memory controller to keep the speeds high and to handle wear …

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Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review

Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review The Func MS-2 gaming mouse was definitely something that I was able to use for long periods of gaming. I did not have any issues with how it fit my hand and the shape of the palm section contoured nicely to my hand. Ideally, this would be used by someone …

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be quiet! Silent Base 800 Case Review

be quiet! Silent Base 800 Case Review I am sure you have all heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but the fact of the matter is that it’s human nature. We see certain things that attract us to something, sometimes this works out and other times it certainly fails. I had …

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Intel NUC5i7RYH with i7-5557U Mini PC Review

Intel NUC5i7RYH with i7-5557U Mini PC Review The NUC is an extremely small device to house an entire computer, with that said expandability is limited to some degree. This particular model has slots for you to install one 2.5” drive and one M.2 drive. Thankfully I think we all realize that we don’t need tons …

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NZXT DOKO Streaming Device Review

NZXT DOKO Streaming Device Review The bottom line for the DOKO is that it is a very small easy to hide device that has a lot of potential but in my opinion is not quite ready for the mainstream crowd yet. To summarize the DOKO succeeds at streaming your one powerful PC to the biggest …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Review

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Review The Kingston HyperX Savage SSD will replace the HyperX 3K. The Savage SSD is powered by the Phison PS3110-S10 quad core, eight channel controller. It is manufactured to fill the mid-range line between the high end Predator and the entry level Fury. The HyperX Savage comes in …

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ASUS X99-A Motherboard Review

ASUS X99-A Motherboard Review ASUS has presented an excellent X99 based motherboard with the X99-A model, of course it is designed for high end machines since it uses the LGA 2011-3 socket. You also have to consider what you are getting with a Haswell-E chip is pure CPU processing power and for graphics processing you …

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Noctua NH-U9S and NH-D9L Rack Mount Compatible CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U9S and NH-D9L Rack Mount Compatible CPU Cooler Review While Noctua’s new NH-U9S and NH-D9L were designed to comply with rack mount system standards, their low profile and horizontal airflow make them a natural choice for SFF and HTPC systems where CPU cooler space is limited. The Noctua NH-U9S meets 4U standards at 125mm …

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