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Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz DDR4 64GB Memory Review

Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz DDR4 64GB Memory Review If I break it down, you get a set of modules that have been through an extensive binning process that hand selects the memory ICs being used on these modules. There is a custom designed, cooling optimized PCB that those memory IC’s are mounted to so that …

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Gigabyte X99-Designare-EX Motherboard Review

Gigabyte X99-Designare-EX Motherboard Review My Core i7 6950X is a 4.3GHz chip day in and day out. The X99 Designare-EX was able to deliver that clock speed from the start. I was hoping that the board would give me just a little bit more, but playing the OC game with a 10 core chip creates …

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Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 4GB Video Card Review

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 4GB Video Card Review As AMD’s largest AIB partner, Sapphire has been making custom cards for quite some time now. There is not a lot left to innovate in this space anymore, so just about anything can be a point of difference. As a factory overclocked card, the Nitro+ RX 480 …

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MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Graphics Card Review

MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Graphics Card Review As you might expect, the MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G is going to outperform a card that comes with lower baseline core clock speeds, even if they are at the top end of the Gaming App range of speeds by default. In just about every …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Video Card Review When looking at the noise profile and cooling performance of the GTX 1060 Founders Edition, NVIDIA went with a design that is 50% larger than the one used on the GTX 960. This increase in size helps keep the temperatures to a reasonable level on the …

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Synology Diskstation DS416j NAS Review

Synology Diskstation DS416j NAS Review While not as high-end as the DS716+ and the DS1515+ that we previously reviewed, at a price of under $300 dollars for a quad-bay NAS, the DS416j is a bargain. What you do get is a very reliable four-bay NAS that supports up to 8TB drives with a maximum volume …

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MSI Gaming 3 and 4-way SLI Bridge Connector Review

MSI Gaming 3 and 4-way SLI Bridge Connector Review The add-on fan is a great idea that takes the often used trick of mounting a fan over your card(s) to cool multiple GPUs and makes it a part that is incorporated seamlessly into the package. I found that at stock speeds the benefit of this …

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AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review

AMD Athlon X4 845 CPU Review So, this review was a bit of an odd one for me. I normally don’t look at $60 CPUs or motherboard as options when building machines for personal use, however I have to admit my eyes were opened a bit by this one. Not only does the new Excavator …

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Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Review

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD Review Sporting 8TB of space in a 3.5-inch form-factor, Seagate’s 8TB Enterprise capacity drive is far from short of capacity or performance. Designed for use over the long haul in data intensive applications, you get a drive that delivers excellent comparative performance. It was easily able to meet its design …

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Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E CPU Review

Intel Core I7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E CPU Review While you have a bit of financial pain moving to the latest and greatest Extreme Edition processors, you are guaranteed a specific performance window for doing so. In my testing, I found there were very few scenarios where the Core i7 6950X did not exceed the …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Video Card Review The best possible core clock speed/memory speed I was able to wring from this GPU was a solid 2050MHz to 2063MHz under load at the maximum reported temperatures. If I could keep the core temperature another 10 °C cooler, the card will run at 2126MHz all day long. …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Video Card Review What we see with the GTX 1070 Founders Edition is that NVIDIA’s tried and true method of scaling the architecture up and down to meet performance targets is once again working quite nicely. The introduction of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture built on a 16nm FinFET process has …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Video Card Review Looking at the performance delivered by NVIDIA’s latest GPU architecture, it’s hard not to like what I see during my performance testing. There is not a single test where the results over previous generations are not significant. And significant is not an exaggeration at this point …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Video Card Review The best combination of results that I was able to run all of the game tests with came in at a GPU Boost 3.0 clock speed of 2050MHz on the Pascal core. In some game tests 2076MHz to 2088MHz was perfectly stable, but not in all games. This …

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RIOTORO Prism CR1280 PC Case Review

RIOTORO Prism CR1280 PC Case Review I’ll start with what I like about the CR1280. The style – while it doesn’t break the standard mold for tower cases, it does have a fresh, clean look, and the large side window does it for me. The layout of the top I/O panel is nice too, with …

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Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Gaming Mouse & MM300 Extended Mouse Pad Review

Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Gaming Mouse & MM300 Extended Mouse Pad Review Of all of the mice I have used, this one had to be the best for accuracy, the 12,000 DPI setting along with the “Sniper” button allowed me to have the freedom of movement in battle, but tone it down to a …

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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review The NH-C14S takes the already great design of the NH-C14 and refines it to a new level. What does the NH-C14S bring to the table? It gets the job done with a single, more powerful fan, and the new offset of the fin stack provides clearance for the first PCIe …

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XFX R9 Fury Triple Dissipation Video Card Review

XFX R9 Fury Triple Dissipation Video Card Review Earlier reviews of the R9 Fury pointed out a lack of overclocking capability, especially when talking about the High Bandwidth Memory. I found that I was able to squeeze some additional clock speed headroom out of both the Fiji core and the HBM. In my testing I …

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ROCCAT KIRO Gaming Mouse Review

ROCCAT KIRO Gaming Mouse Review In the end, the mouse is a great ambidextrous mouse! However, I don’t know many people who swap between left and right handed to play or work. If you do, great, this mouse is truly for you. For the rest of us, unfortunately, you’re going to be left with extra …

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Ashes of the Singularity Game Review

Ashes of the Singularity Game Review Now is the time to consider if it is worth joining the Post Human Coalition, or perhaps look to a different future. Honestly, it is hard for me to decide. Ashes of the Singularity is definitely fun, but it does have some issues that can take too much time …

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Hitman Game Review

Hitman Game Review Now for the question; is it worth stepping into Agent 47’s shoes? I have been enjoying the game thus far and am comfortable recommending it to those that enjoy this style of action game. Whether someone should purchase it now or wait until more or all of the missions are available, I …

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Synology DiskStation DS716+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS716+ NAS Review Just as with the bigger brother, the Synology DiskStation DS716+ is an amazing NAS unit, especially for the price. With the exception of the additional bays, it offers the same performance and versatility we come to expect from Synology NAS units. I was quite pleased with the overall performance of …

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Vertagear S-Line SL5000 Gaming Chair Review

Vertagear S-Line SL5000 Gaming Chair Review After finding the most comfortable position for me I was able to fully enjoy the SL5000 from Vertagear. The faux leather covering held up well during my testing and the foam never got out of shape. Typically in a leather or PVC covered chairs I will sweat as the …

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Far Cry Primal Game Review

Far Cry Primal Game Review Is it worth entering the land of Oros and fighting for the survival of the Wenja? I believe it is. Far Cry Primal is a good game, with some weaknesses and good strengths. One thing I want to say is that it feels more like Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon …

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Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 and Mobile Wireless Pro 64GB Storage Device Review

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 and Mobile Wireless Pro 64GB Storage Device Review Well, I can honestly say that after reviewing the MobileLite Wireless G3 and Pro from Kingston I am sold on them. I really ended up utilizing the devices with my phone and tablets a lot more than I expected, and the Pro has …

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