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Anonabox FAWKES Tor Router Review

Anonabox FAWKES Tor Router Review As we saw with the Pro, the TOR performance is meager, but this is the design of TOR. TOR hops around the world to “wrap” your data in, hence the name The Onion Router. Because your hops and exit nodes are spread all over the world, your traffic is bouncing …

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MSI Z270 SLI PLUS Motherboard Review

MSI Z270 SLI PLUS

MSI Z270 SLI PLUS Motherboard Review Out of the box, when paired with a set of 3600MHz memory, the Z270 SLI PLUS delivers excellent performance. Although, in many cases the performance curve of the Z270 MSI SLI PLUS is roughly the same as I see when running the Core i7 7700K in a Z170-based board …

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NEST Protect Smoke Detector and NEST Learning Thermostat Review

NEST Protect Smoke Detector and NEST Learning Thermostat Review Now for the NEST Protect. This is another tool in the wireless home automation tool box. The NEST Protect is a smoke detector and CO (carbon monoxide) detector. It communicates with the NEST thermostat and if there is a smoke or CO event, the Protect can …

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Shadow Warrior 2 Game Review

Shadow Warrior 2 Game Review In the end what we have in Shadow Warrior 2 is a mix of good things and things that could be better. Fortunately the gameplay is where you can find a lot of the good, and for this game, that is where it needs to be. This is not a …

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PowerColor Devil Box Redux Video Card Review

PowerColor Devil Box Redux Video Card Review My initial reactions to how the Devil Box improved gaming performance have not changed much after the change in baseline hardware. I found that even with a device such as Intel’s high performance NUC as the backbone of your system, you still can really game at almost full …

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XFX RX 480 XXX GTR Video Card Review

XFX RX 480 XXX GTR Video Card Review From a performance standpoint, the XFX RX 480 XXX GTR performs where its clock speeds dictate when comparing to the other Polaris GPUs I have tested. That puts the performance window right around the R9 390 and in some cases besting the GTX 1060. So what does …

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MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Video Card Review

MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Video Card Review When you look at the work MSI has done over the past several years to put the MSI Gaming brand out into the market, it is interesting to see that work bare fruit. Looking at the performance curve of the RX 480 Gaming X 8G, I …

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Cooler Master MasterBox 5t PC Case Review

Cooler Master MasterBox 5t PC Case Review The MasterBox 5t is an attention getter – just walk by a row of cases at your local electronics store and you will definitely notice the red and black two-tone theme. It is not overwhelming, but you can’t miss it. The red LED bar is another cool feature …

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Seagate Skyhawk 10TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate Skyhawk 10TB Hard Drive Review You’ll now probably be asking… what’s all this cost me? Amazingly, this 10 TB monster of a drive will set you back just barely over four cents per GB stored! That’s right, for essentially $400, you can have 10 TB of reasonably fast and reliable storage for your DVR, …

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro 280 CPU Cooler Review Cooler Master listened to customer feedback and incorporated some attractive braided sheathing to the cooling lines (and pump power cable). The MasterFan Pro 140 Air Balance fans can really move the air and they do so without sounding like a jet engine. Plus you get the ability …

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XFX Hard Swap Quick Change Fan Review

XFX Hard Swap Quick Change Fan Review fter having a chance to play with these fans, I found that they are both silent and effective at cooling the XFX RX 480 8GB GTR video card. Using load sensing technology, the Hard Swap fans sit at a dead stop until a 3D load is applied. Even …

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Hitman First Season Game Review

Hitman First Season Game Review Now that I have covered all of the episodes briefly, I think it makes sense to rank them based on how I liked them. The top two are Episode 2 – Sapienza and Episode 6 – Hokkaido. Episode 2 features a wonderful map with plenty of options for one to …

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be quiet! Silent Base 600 PC Case Review

be quiet! Silent Base 600 PC Case Review My experience with be quiet! has been with its air coolers, so I am familiar with be quiet!’s reputation for quality and innovation. Now be quiet! has branched out and offers a couple lines of cases. After reviewing this case, it is clear to me that be …

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Galax GTX 1070 EXOC Sniper Video Card Review

Galax GTX 1070 EXOC Sniper Video Card Review The bottom line here is that if you are not one to tune your card for higher performance through overclocking, then you have no reason to worry, as the card performs admirably throughout my testing. During my testing, I found that the noise levels generated by the …

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Tobii Tracker 4C Peripheral Review

Tobii Tracker 4C Peripheral Review Without a doubt, the Tracker 4C is currently a niche product, because while it can add a lot, eye tracking in games is still a new concept, but it is gaining momentum. Currently there are over 40 games that support Tobii eye trackers, but the company expects there to be …

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PowerColor Devil Box Video Card Review

PowerColor Devil Box Video Card Review If you are using a laptop, you get single connection to everything you need via Thunderbolt 3. External storage, connecting USB peripherals, Gigabit LAN connectivity, display output, and charging all through one cable. Pricing will come in at $375 US for just the Devil Box enclosure and included Thunderbolt …

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MSI GTX 1050 Gaming X 2G Video Card Review

MSI GTX 1050 Gaming X 2G Video Card Review What I found while overclocking the GTX 1050 Gaming X 2G from MSI is that it is one hell of an overclocker, delivering solid overclocking with very little work involved to reach my final results. Finding the maximum overclock on the GP107 core was as simple …

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MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8G Video Card Review

MSI RX 470 Gaming X 8G Video Card Review Where you can add FPS performance without compromising the settings you use in-game is by overclocking. MSI builds some headroom into its Gaming series cards and this one is no different. I was able to run the boost clock speed all the way up to 1410MHz …

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PNY CS 1311 240GB SSD Review

PNY CS 1311 240GB SSD Review As far as disk performance goes, the PNY, with its Phison Controller and TLC NAND, allow this drive to hit most of the performance points listed in the specifications. Sequential read performance ratings of 550MB/s and sequential write performance ratings of 520MB/s for this 240GB variant were easily met …

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be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler Review Now for the performance – this is a small cooler made to fit in small spaces. So it is not reasonable to expect the performance to be on par with coolers that are twice the size, let alone the ones that are so big they have their …

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ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L CPU Cooler Review

ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L CPU Cooler Review ID-Cooling is sort of the new kid on the block, having been around only since 2013. The parent company has been around much longer, supplying coolers to some of the world’s top information companies. But make no mistake, ID-Cooling brings some impressive components to the table. Today we have …

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G.SKILL Trident Z 3200MHz DDR4 Review

G.SKILL Trident Z 3200MHz DDR4 Review Looking at the performance delivered by this set of G.SKILL Trident Z modules, it’s clear that the modules do stand up well with the tighter timings. However, the secondary timings were loose enough that comparative performance took a hit when you look at the performance delivered by a similar …

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Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz 32GB DDR4 Review

Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz 32GB DDR4 Review Right out of the box, this set of modules delivered excellent performance across each of the tests I ran. From synthetic to real world and finally in the gaming test, these modules delivered better performance overall than even the Dominator platinum modules I just looked at. The tighter …

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Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Review

Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Review Overall, I’m quite impressed with the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset. A mouth full just to say that – but after disliking the HyperX Cloud Revolver as much as I did – I’m actually quite happy with this drop in price and slight redesign. With closed ear cups …

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Zalman Z9 & Z11 NEO PC Case Review

Zalman Z9 & Z11 NEO PC Case Review Reviewing both cases at the same time makes it interesting. You get to directly compare them with each other. Both of these cases are similar in size, and the feature sets are also fairly close. Neither case stood out much from the other – I like the …

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