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SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review With the launch of the Arctis 7 Gaming Headset, SteelSeries goes one step further and integrates wireless connectivity, long-lasting autonomy from a single charge but also a more advanced USB transmitter for connecting 3rd party sound sources or playback to other stereo devices. By manually adjusting the provided …

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Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M402 MicroSDXC Card Review

Toshiba EXCERIA PRO M402 MicroSDXC Card Review The new EXCERIAL PRO M402 series offers enough performance for 4K video shooting when installed in devices such as action cameras, drones, camcorders, but can also supply extra storage for tablets, laptops or even productivity PCs. In order to offer optimal data integrity, the M402 series was engineered …

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ICY DOCK FlexiDOCK MB522SP-B Storage Device Review

ICY DOCK FlexiDOCK MB522SP-B Storage Device Review flexiDOCK MB522SP-B is a well-built case upgrade device that allows 2x 2.5’’ HDD/SSD installations with variable heights and for additional durability, the outer enclosure is made of metal. This type of product is a very good time saver in applications where drive swapping occurs regularly such as data …

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Gigabyte Z270X AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z270X AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review The AORUS brand name is a premium gaming brand stemmed from inside the Gigabyte company; look at it in the same way ASUS had started off with the Republic of Gamers brand. Made by Gamers for Gamers would be the easiest way of explaining things. The AORUS brand …

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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor Review Ryzen 5 1400 SKU is the least expensive processor from the series you can get right now, which does come with half of the L3 cache, a base clock of 3.2GHz, an all-core clock of the same 3.2GHz, a 2-core boost of 3.4GHz while the single-core boost does add …

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor Review The Ryzen 5 1600 CPU does arrive with notably lower core clocks and 30W lower TDP versus its 1600X brother, all other technical specifications remaining the same. While we can see a small performance drop with the Ryzen 5 1600, both CPUs seem to share similar overclock margins on …

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Corsair GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Corsair GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse Review cGlaive RGB from Corsair Gaming does employ a complete redesign from the previous models and for additional customization, we get to choose from three different thumb grips in order to fit our gaming style. The mouse does weight 122 grams and is available in two different variants (with aluminum …

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review Crosshair VI Hero is one of the high-end boards for the AM4 platform we have very much enjoyed thanks to the multitude of available interfaces, good quality components, beefy VRM but also a fully-featured and easy to use UEFI interface. This board does impress by having a …

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SteelSeries Arctis 5 USB Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Arctis 5 USB Gaming Headset Review Arctis 5 takes part of the latest SteelSeries series of gaming headsets and incorporates 7.1 surround sound thanks to the DTX Headphone:X technology. The unit is available in both black and white colors, does pack configurable RGB lighting out the outside cup area and also adds a new …

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QNAP TS-453Bmini Vertical NAS Review

QNAP TS-453Bmini Vertical NAS Review Despite the fact that we are dealing with a small footprint, compact NAS, the TS-453Bmini is quite a capable piece of hardware for use at home and offices. The included quad-core Intel Celeron J3455 1.5GHz SoC does feature a boost up to 2.3GHz and thanks to its low power consumption …

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BIOSTAR RACING X370GT7 AM4 Motherboard Review

BIOSTAR RACING X370GT7 AM4 Motherboard Review The RACING X370GT7 AM4 board from BIOSTAR does perform well and at the same time is being able to hold some decent system overclocks. The product does pack one of the latest Realtek (Dragon) Gigabit LAN controllers, which is accompanied by a software for optimizing traffic in games. The …

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Creative Sound BlasterX Siege M04 Gaming Mouse Review

Creative Sound BlasterX Siege M04 Gaming Mouse Review The Siege M04 mouse from Creative takes part of the Sound BlasterX product family and incorporates one of the best sensors on the market: PixArt PMW3360, which we have also found with the Rival 700 by SteelSeries. The product does feature RGB lighting near its base which …

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review With the BlackWidow Chroma V2 keyboard, Razer is incorporating its own technologies inside the mechanical switches, which are RGB enabled and have the advantage of the Chroma LED lighting system. The Chroma Configurator section is very easy to use compared to other brands and the effects are …

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MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AM4 Motherboard Review

MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AM4 Motherboard Review X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AM4 is a very capable motherboard from MSI, which can handle the latest Ryzen 7 CPUs overclocking with ease, while packing a ton of other features. The board comes with a unique white PCB which is covered with a metallic paint coating (hence …

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Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review Besides the Cherry MX RGB Speed switches, the K95 RGB Platinum keyboard does also feature 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover. These two combined do make the product ideal for professional, competitive gamers that need the smallest reaction time when pressing multiple keys at once, while the …

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Corsair Hydro Series H110i 280mm Liquid Cooler Review

Corsair Hydro Series H110i 280mm Liquid Cooler Review Even when dealing with an overclocked octa-core Ryzen 7 1700 CPU at 3.9GHz, the Corsair Hydro Series H110i could handle its task with ease, so we have got a maximum of 50 degrees Celsius while running an instance of Prime95 in the Quiet Profile. The noise levels …

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Deepcool Captain 240 EX White Liquid Cooler Review

Deepcool Captain 240 EX White Liquid Cooler Review The mounting kits and compatible coolers have just started to appear on the market for the highly praised AM4 AMD platform. The Captain 240 EX White not only looks very cool, but is also able to perform very well while keeping the noise levels to a minimum. …

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Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming LGA1151 Motherboard Review The GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming board comes with quite a bit of features also found on the high-end offerings of Gigabyte with the same chipset such as: UEFI DualBIOS, support for Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 interface, Smart Fan 5 with Hybrid Fan Headers, the Swappable LED Overlay for more customization, RGB Fusion, …

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Ballistix Sport LT Red 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Ballistix Sport LT Red 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review The Sport LT 2666 32GB DDR4 kit from Ballistix can be easily overclocked in order to squeeze even more performance out of the system. With this particular model, while working a bit with the timings and voltage, we were able to reach even 3200MHz, which …

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Silicon Power S56 240GB TLC SSD Review

Silicon Power S56 240GB TLC SSD Review The entry-grade Silicon Power S56 SSD is packing a Phison controller, is available with capacities up to 960GB and sports decent performances level for a TLC drive. This type of product is generally recommended for upgrading mainstream machines that do still feature in some cases slow 5400 RPM …

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor Review Ryzen 7 1700X is meant to fill in the gap between the 1800X flagship and the 65W-rated Ryzen 7 1700, at an affordable price point of just $399. This SKU borrows all the features from the more expensive variant, including the 100MHz XFR, but is clocked lower by default …

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IQI i3 Android Smartwatch Review

IQI i3 Android Smartwatch Review cThe quality of the Chinese standalone smartwatches has increased quite a bit and we are quite pleased with the appearance, build quality and features of the IQI i3 model. The integrated 380mAh battery can only supply enough power for a day or a day and a half (depending on the …

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Razer Ornata Chroma Mechanical Membrane Gaming Keyboard Review

Razer Ornata Chroma Mechanical Membrane Gaming Keyboard Review The Ornata Chroma keyboard implementation is unique: a combination between membrane rubber domes and the regular mechanical switches in order to have best of both worlds. These are integrated along with a medium-height keycap design for an even faster access to the keys. Besides the ability to …

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor Review Ryzen 7 1700 is the lowest priced octa-core AMD processor for the AM4 platform and features 3GHz base clock, with a Precision Boost + XFR to a total of 3750MHz. While at stock speeds Ryzen 7 1700 does clearly perform under the flagship, we have had a nice surprise …

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QNAP TVS-673 High-Performance Business NAS Review

QNAP TVS-673 High-Performance Business NAS Review TVS-673 Turbo vNAS from QNAP is a very complex product for handling various tasks, while its hardware based on AMD is upgradeable in terms of RAM and expansion cards. While the model we have tested runs with 8GB of RAM, there are also two other models available, one with …

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