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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review The Z170X-SOC Force is one of the most advanced motherboards which have passed through our labs and is packed with a ton of features, hardware and software wise. Besides the 4-way SLI, the three M.2 32Gb/s slots, a beefy VRM, USB 3.1 support via Intel controller we do also …

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BIOSTAR J3160MD Motherboard Review

BIOSTAR J3160MD Motherboard Review The new Braswell stepping comes with a tad higher CPU Burst frequency, the same amount of cache and HD 400 graphics from Intel; in the performed results, we can see it trading punches with the Celeron N3150 and the performance gain is quite minimal. With the J3160MD board, the manufacturer proposes …

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Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review The Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router looks massive when compared to regular home routers and via its eight high-power Wi-Fi antennas it can deliver up to 5.3Gbps speeds on a tri-band configuration (1000 + 2167 + 2167 Mbps). The LAN ports are also a total …

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Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review For the Neutron XTi, Corsair has picked up a controller we have seen with other low-cost TLC SSDs manufactured by PHISON, paired it with quite a bit of DDR3 RAM cache (1GB) and has also used Toshiba 15nm MLC NAND Flash in order to obtain sustained performance, no matter …

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TP-LINK Neffos C5 Max Smartphone Review

TP-LINK Neffos C5 Max Smartphone Review C5 Max smartphone from TP-LINK is meant to complete the C5 series which has been recently launched and includes the most powerful hardware from all three models. Despite of being a 5.5’’ screen variant, the design with the rounded edges make it easy to hold inside the pocket, while …

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TP-LINK AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router Review

TP-LINK AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router Review The AC3200 router from TP-LINK is another high-end offering which does use Tri-Band technology to run no less than three separate Wi-Fi channels at once. The second added 5GHz band makes sure that more devices can connect to the router, without a decrease in performance; also, thanks to …

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Razer ManO’War Wireless PC Gaming Headset Review

Razer ManO’War Wireless PC Gaming Headset Review The ManO’War headset is also marketed as a 7.1 virtual surround sound solution and thanks to the Synapse software, it can deliver good precision on the battlefield if we calibrate it to match our preferences; also, thanks to the 50mm drivers we will get powerful bass which immerses …

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Silicon Power S55 TLC 120GB and 240GB SSD Review

Silicon Power S55 TLC 120GB and 240GB SSD Review The S55 TLC series of SSDs from Silicon Power are offering quite a bit of storage space at acceptable performance levels unless the buffer gets filled; if we are used to transferring frequently large batches of files to the drive, the speed will decrease to a …

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AVEXIR Raiden 32GB 2666MHz C15 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

AVEXIR Raiden 32GB 2666MHz C15 DDR4 Memory Kit Review After quite a lengthy development process, the Raiden series from AVEXIR has been launched, a product which reminds us of the Raiden character of Mortal Kombat which was able to shoot lightning out its hands in order to electrocute its opponents. These modules are a bit …

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Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset Review

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset Review Despite the fact that we are dealing with a steel reinforced headband, brushed aluminum and large cups which do hold 50mm drivers that should add some weight, the Sound BlasterX H7 headset remains quite light, having about 364g. By including a 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Creative is basically offering …

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Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB 2666 DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB 2666 DDR4 Memory Kit Review The Ballistix Elite RAM kit is featuring very sturdy, rugged heatsinks and seem to drive up the module weight quite a bit. Unlike some other manufacturers, Crucial likes to equip some of their RAM series with extra sensors, in this case for tracking temperature per each …

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Synology DS416slim 4-bay NAS Review

Synology DS416slim 4-bay NAS Review DS416slim NAS from Synology or the baby-NAS as we’d like to call it is incredibly compact for a 4-bay unit (even if we are discussing about 2.5’’ drives), is incorporating an active cooling system, while the back trays can be installed or removed in a snap. The fan can be …

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Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review The great K70 RGB has been reincarnated with the RAPIDFIRE version and sports the brand-new MX Speed switches from Cherry. These are the first switches to provide a very fast 1.2mm mechanical actuation distance so gaming enthusiasts will get a significant boost from it. Casual gamers along …

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Linksys EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

Linksys EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review The EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO router from Linksys impressed us positively regarding the overall system stability, performance and ease of use thanks to the well-elaborated graphical user interface. Right from the start, the router proposes us to use the Smart Wi-Fi setup which also gives GUI access from the …

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QNAP TS-531P Quad-core Business-class NAS Review

QNAP TS-531P Quad-core Business-class NAS Review Despite the fact that we are dealing with a NAS server designed for low-power consumption, it is able to deliver good performances in both regular and encrypted volume scenarios, comes with memory upgrade possibilities up to 16GB, 10GbE expansion slot, can scale up to 21 drives with QNAP UX-800P …

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TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review

TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review The Neffos C5 mainstream smartphone from TP-LINK is correctly placed on the market by including a more powerful SoC than its low-end C5L brother, double the RAM and double the internal memory. While it was not designed to break any records, the 5.0’’ HD display should be enough for most …

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TP-LINK Neffos C5L Smartphone Review

TP-LINK Neffos C5L Smartphone Review Neffos C5L was mainly designed for people which do not want to spend a lot when purchasing a smartphone and its dimensions are ideal in a market which is flooded with phablets. The back shooter can produce good quality photos to be used online and the interface has been simplified …

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Shuttle XPC Cube Barebone SZ170R8 PC Review

Shuttle XPC Cube Barebone SZ170R8 PC Review With the SZ170R8, Shuttle has eliminated some of the compatibility with somewhat unused hardware nowadays like optical drives and made some serious space for installing no less than four 3.5’’ drives inside the 14.2 litre chassis. A fan was also added in front in order to cool these …

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Thecus 2-bay N2810 4K NAS Review

Thecus 2-bay N2810 4K NAS Review The N2810 SMB Tower NAS from Thecus packs the low-power Intel Celeron N3050 Dual Core CPU at its heart and is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Two LAN ports are available for failover or LAG configurations while the HDMI interface can display up to 4K output (30Hz) on …

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Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 Motherboard Review

Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Z170 LGA1151 Motherboard Review After accumulating a ton of experience in the server board area, Supermicro is now also active in the gaming motherboards area, by providing a catchy look theme, a clean motherboard layout but also server-grade components in order to supply to the end-user a durable product. The integrated Avago PEX8747 …

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Battleborn Game Review

Battleborn Game Review Battleborn is another impressive release developed by Gearbox which made itself available for the PC platform via Steam (but also for PS4 and Xbox One via the respective online services). Besides single player campaign, we are able to game in PvE, PvP, play against bots, in order to unlock a ton of …

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TP-LINK RE450 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

TP-LINK RE450 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender Review If placed in the right position, RE450 Range Extender from TP-LINK can help you cover dead Wi-Fi spots inside your office or apartment by retransmitting the received signal via wired connection but can also create additional networks so the laptop/desktop/smartphone or other devices you are using will get …

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Fnatic Gear Rush G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Fnatic Gear Rush G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review The Rush G1 keyboard has a simple and well-thought hardware design, incorporating the extra function keys in the standard layout and featuring Cherry MX switches with LED backlight. The included wrist rest can be installed optionally and adds extra value to the product; however….the current version of …

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Noctua NF-A14 IndustrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM Fans Review

Noctua NF-A14 IndustrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM Fans Review The NF-A4 industrialPPC 140mm fans are very well built and can be used for both industrial and PC chassis applications; the 24V versions are ideal as case fans because they produce little to no noise at half the voltage they receive inside a computer chassis, but if you …

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InFocus M560 Smartphone Review

InFocus M560 Smartphone Review By featuring the low-powered MT6753 octa-core mainstream SoC, InFocus M560 can deliver enough performance for most applications, while maintaining a very good battery life. Unlike other smartphones in the same segment, the M560 model is equipped with a high-quality FHD screen, a gorgeous unibody back chassis, one 13MP camera which is …

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