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MSI Z170A MPOWER Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review

MSI Z170A MPOWER Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review Once in a while you come across the sight of something that leaves you at a loss for words (in a good way). Even if it is something you see a lot of, it has a je ne sais quoi so tangible you could almost touch it. That …

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Gigabyte Z170X-Designare Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z170X-Designare Motherboard Review The majority of mainstream motherboards are priced under $200. When it comes to describing one situated north of this border, “practical” is not exactly the first word that comes to mind. For the budgetary pragmatic, this is indulgence territory and for the most part that is a correct assessment. But as …

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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review At CES 2016, we visited the AMD booth and got a peek at AMD’s next generation GPU running on what they called “beta silicon” with an official name of Polairs. Fast forward to Computex a few months later, AMD announced the new card was ready and showed …

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SilverStone PM01 Gaming PC Case Review

SilverStone PM01 Gaming PC Case Review Primera Series is the latest series by SilverStone which is oriented towards custom rig builders and modders. The word Primera means “First class” in Spanish so any computer cases that are released under this line up should be taken as unique and feature rich products. PM01 is the first …

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Lian Li Ebonsteel PC K6 PC Case Review

Lian Li Ebonsteel PC K6 PC Case Review In the PC case arena, Lian Li is known as one of the premier case makers for aluminum cases. As long as I can remember they were the leader and the one I personally hoped to own some day. Their fairly simple but well thought out designs …

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Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 PC Case Review

Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 PC Case Review Cooler Master has been a staple in the computer and modding industry since 1992, and since that time they have learned a trick or two. Their “make it yours” campaign which began in 2015, introduced the “Master” line of products, which covers power supplies, cooling solutions, peripherals …

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SilverStone RL 05 Gaming PC Case Review

SilverStone RL 05 Gaming PC Case Review With recent release of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive many computer enthusiasts are either building up or making scratch builds to support the wonderful world of Virtual Reality. It sure is cool to be able to immerse yourself in to the made up world. Most of the VR …

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Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review A motherboard’s identity is partly defined by marketing and partly defined by user judgment. For the Z170X-Ultra Gaming, being born as part of Gigabyte’s G1 line carries a certain expectation to live up to, particularly one bent toward gaming (as if the name is not enough of a clue). This …

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 240 CPU Cooler Review Like a patient’s lineup at therapist’s office the main principle behind Cooler Master’s latest MasterLiquid dual-chamber pump block design works by having effective partitioning of treated subjects and keeping the flow going rather than having everyone mired in the same waiting room. Hour-long therapy sessions are actually …

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MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z Graphics Card Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Z Graphics Card Review “Z” as in the last letter of the alphabet. Does the Z in MSI’s GTX 1070 Gaming line up mean that it’s the last card in their line up and the last series you’ll need to buy? MSI thinks so. There are 2 letter designations in …

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Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review Having a large surface area to transfer heat into is an easy solution when creating a CPU air cooler. There has been a lot of demand for smarter designs over the past few years however, incorporating creative solutions that squeezes cooling efficiency further on smaller space to create greater …

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Cooler Master MasterBox 5 PC Case Review

Cooler Master MasterBox 5 PC Case Review The Canadian model for the MasterBox 5 was released initially several weeks ago (and was previously reviewed here at Modders-Inc) but the US version has finally arrived starting with two options for Americans to choose from: one black version and one white… at Modders-Inc Related Items: Cooler Master MasterBox …

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Reeven Six Eyes II Fan Controller Review

Reeven Six Eyes II Fan Controller Review Fan control is a feature integrated in some PC cases but that is not quite an accurate word to use considering these are mostly two or three-step voltage presets with fan hubs. Control should only apply if there is nuance present and a certain level of accuracy can …

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review On the heels of the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 releases, Nvidia drops the GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 is marketed as a mainstream card and the reference card is targeting the $250 range while partner boards tend to be slightly higher. For this review we …

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming Graphics Card Review

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming Graphics Card Review It is that time again where the GPU wars are heating up. Nvidia recently released Pascal upon the world and with the reference cards in the wild, it is time for the board partners to release their cards. Gigabyte makes a few models of the GTX …

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EVGA X99 FTW K Motherboard Review

EVGA X99 FTW K Motherboard Review Most of EGVA’s products are no frill, hell on wheels, performance yielding beasts. What I mean by that, is rarely do you see EVGA products with extra “features”. EVGA tends to spend more time developing how to get more performance out of their products. At Computex 2016, EVGA introduced… …

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Tesoro GRAM Spectrum RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Tesoro GRAM Spectrum RGB Gaming Keyboard Review Mechanical keyboards have been around longer than most people think and they are in fact quite common in vintage PCs. They have become less popular through the years as mass production favored low-cost membrane keyboards but mechanical keyboards have regained popularity once again when gamers and typing enthusiasts …

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Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Fuma CPU Cooler Review Heatsink designs are driven by the fundamental principle that a larger surface area equates to better heat dissipation than a smaller area. Factoring in componential consent, modern aftermarket CPU tower heatsinks had to get creative to compensate and dial-in the efficiency needed, hence the rise of dual-tower cooler designs… at Modders-Inc …

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Silverstone TD03-SLIM CPU Cooler Review

Silverstone TD03-SLIM CPU Cooler Review One of the good things about AIO CPU coolers is that you do not have to worry about component clearance for the most part on your motherboard. Since memory manufacturers have all but given up making sensibly sized RAM heatspreaders the standard, AIO’s have become the cooler of choice for …

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Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review

Cryorig H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review It was accepted for many years that Large CPU coolers were something you simply had to compromise with in terms of clearance, versatility and difficulty of installation. Thankfully, CRYORIG thinks it’s a matter of perspective and disagrees, offering a wide range of CPU coolers of varying sizes that are …

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Gigabyte X99 Phoenix SLI Motherboard Review

Gigabyte X99 Phoenix SLI Motherboard Review With the release of Intel’s Broadwell-E CPU, motherboard manufactures are starting to release their refreshed X99 motherboards. Gigabyte’s G1 motherboards are geared towards gamers, and the latest addition to their stable is the X99 Phoenix SLI motherboard. This motherboard adds RGB LED lighting, U.2, dual Intel LAN adapters and …

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Drobo 5N Storage Device Review

Drobo 5N Storage Device Review There are three types of NAS devices that are being manufactured, Computer Based Appliances, Embedded System Appliances and ASIC based Appliances. Computer Based Appliances are usually the best you can buy for the home use as they offer numerous features and performance of a small media PC. Embedded System Appliances …

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Thermaltake CORE P5 Open Air Mid Tower Case Review

Thermaltake CORE P5 Open Air Mid Tower Case Review Every once in awhile something new comes out that changes how the PC world looks at things. Thermaltake has put a new spin on computer cases with the CORE P5 an open air mid tower case that has normal PC enthusiasts excited about making their computer …

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XSOUL XM8 Predator Gaming Mouse Review

XSOUL XM8 Predator Gaming Mouse Review Gaming peripherals such as mice, keyboards and headsets have certainly come a long way. Once a simple tool to enhance you comfort during those long gaming sessions, have become weapons of the cyber athlete. Every player has their preferred brand, and every year those brands evolve to suit the …

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Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review When it comes down to mechanical keyboards, there are a lot of options to choose from. Keyboards range from a plain mechanical-only keyboard all the way to keyboards with RGB LED lighting, multiple macro keys, USB ports, and audio ports. Switch options vary as well. Most mechanical …

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