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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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Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual Liquid CPU Cooler Review Zalman’s Reserator 3 Max Dual is undoubtedly the most unique CLC we have seen to date, utilizing a quad radial radiator design that will remind many of their CNPS series of coolers. With this design, the Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual actually breaks each of its …

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BitFenix Ronin Midtower Case Review

BitFenix Ronin Midtower Case Review The Ronin comes with a nice magnetic dust filter for the bottom that covers both the PSU and the additional fan position, making cleaning simple, at least for that part. The filters for the front intake fans (one comes pre-installed and the other is included) are screwed down to the …

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Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X Video Card Review

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X Video Card Review I tested the Sapphire Vapor-X 290X under multiple different scenarios, inside a case with low air flow, inside a case with acceptable air flow and on a test bench. Ambient temperatures room ranged from 74F to 79F and I was unable to raise the temperature of the GPU …

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Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review The design on the R1 Ultimate is very straightforward, dual tower with some interesting features that never fall into gimmicks and make perfect sense from a cooling standpoint. The Convex Align heatpipe layout allows Cryorig to squeeze a seventh 6mm heatpipe onto the contact block, which is obviously a …

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Tt eSPORTS Poseidon (Brown) Keyboard Review

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon (Brown) Keyboard Review The Tt eSPORTS Poseidon keyboard is a fully back-lit mechanical keyboard. The design of the keyboard generally focuses around the basics. The Poseidon uses Cherry MX Brown switches that have a balance of tactile feedback and actuation pressure ideal for gaming. In addition to the tried and tested Cherry …

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Tt eSports Level 10 M Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review

Tt eSports Level 10 M Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review The Thermaltake TTeSports Level 10 M Hybrid gaming mouse is the answer. The Level 10 M Hybrid is a combination wired and wireless mouse (hence the hybrid) that uses a 5.8G USB dongle for the wireless transmission. Thermaltake has built the Level 10 M Hybrid for …

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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini APU Review

AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini APU Review What the AM1 platform really has to offer is the ability to put a low cost and low power system just about anywhere. The ability to build the a small form factor system for use as an HTPC or as a NAS unit is certainly a possibility, or maybe …

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Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5″ Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5″ Hard Drive Enclosure Review The Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5” SSD hard drive enclosure is the perfect middle ground. The NexStar (M/N: NST-266S3) by Vantec allows users to put in whichever size SSD fits their own needs best, and supports USB 3.0 speeds of 6GB/s using the latest UASP protocols for Windows …

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GAMDIAS HEPHAESTUS 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headphones Review

GAMDIAS HEPHAESTUS 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headphones Review The GAMDIAS Hephaestus 7.1 simulated surround sound headphones are one of GAMDIAS top entries into the gaming audio bracket. The Hephaestus by GAMDIAS sports large comfortable over the ear cups that have aluminum heat sinks built in to dissipate heat from your head. The cable is …

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XSPC RX360 V3 Radiator Review

XSPC RX360 V3 Radiator Review XSPC’s latest revision of their thicker radiator, the RX360 V3, is designed to bring enthusiast level performance with even the lowest of fans speeds. Using a 13 fpi structure with copper/brass core, the low air resistance and excellent dissipation of the XSPC RX360 V3 offers far more cooling power at …

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