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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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Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Blue Switch Edition Keyboard Review

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Blue Switch Edition Keyboard Review The Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z keyboard is designed to be a budget friendly mechanical keyboard. The Poseidon Z offering uses Tt eSPORTS certified mechanical switches and is available with blue or brown switches. The switches are rated for 50 million keystrokes and Tt eSPORTS is …

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Luxa2 GroovyT Magic Boom Box Portable Speaker Review

Luxa2 GroovyT Magic Boom Box Portable Speaker Review The audio quality of your phone is pretty awful. I don’t even need to add a “probably”, “likely”, or “may be”, and this is a huge reason that small portable speakers are becoming more popular. Luxa2 has been developing on-the-go audio for some time, and their new …

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Zalman ZM-VE300 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Zalman ZM-VE300 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review The ZM-VE300 is a great tool for having portable data and could save some space by no longer needing disk or disk drives. That being said, it is still something that most PC users would not need or use often, but for those who do need both an …

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review The Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard offers a nice balance of features for the price and is targeted at budget to mainstream users. With the Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard, Biostar has included 100% solid capacitors to help provide a long life to the boards. It comes in a standard ATX format and …

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Thecus N2560 NAS Review

Thecus N2560 NAS Review The Thecus N2560 NAS is an energy efficient networked storage device that would fit nicely into any home or small business network. Simply add one or two hard drives up to 4TB in size to the N2560 NAS and you will be able to access your data anywhere on your network. …

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Mionix Nash 20 Headset Review

Mionix Nash 20 Headset Review You know, I still have no idea what D.A.C.T. drivers are….but I do know that I like them. The Mionix Nash 20 truly came out of left field for me. I just wasn’t expecting anything like what I got, and certainly not anything nearly this good. While they are (sometimes) …

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MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Motherboard Review With the Z97 MPower Max AC, MSI is able to deliver a board squarely aimed at the overclocker that still boasts an incredible array of top tier features and accessories. The first glance at the MSI MPower Max AC shows off an enlarged CPU socket area to aid …

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Mionix NAOS 7000 and NAOS 8200 Mouse Review

Mionix NAOS 7000 and NAOS 8200 Mouse Review The NAOS (NAY-OS) 7000 and NAOS 8200 by Mionix are high quality gaming mice that you will not have any remorse for getting. The NAOS 8200 and NAOS 7000 are physically identical mice that measure 130.84×84.72×38.67 mm / 5.15×3.33×1.52 in, and have 2 meter cables with 18k …

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be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim High Compatibility CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim High Compatibility CPU Cooler Review At first glance, the Shadow Rock Slim simply looks like a really nicely designed and constructed smaller heatsink. It has the nice, brushed aluminum top, well-constructed fin array and well polished nickel plated contact plate. Then you get to looking closer and you notice the …

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EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 Power Supply Review

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 Power Supply Review The EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 1000W power supply is 80 Plus Gold rated, offering up to 90% efficiency of using the power. The SuperNOVA 1000 G1 uses a cooling system with a variable speed 135mm double ball bearing fan to keep fan noise to a minimum, while keeping …

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