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XFX RX 460 4GB Slim Single Video Card Review

XFX RX 460 4GB Slim Single Video Card Review The XFX RX 460 4GB Slim Single is a purpose built video card to fill a very specific market. One that needs a slim single slot cooler equipped video card. That being said, it also fits the bill when you just need a fully capable discrete …

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PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 580 8GB Golden Sample Video Card Review

PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 580 8GB Golden Sample Video Card Review Cooling performance is going to be something you do not need to worry about with this new addition to the Red Devil family. A massive five heat pipe cooler easily handles the thermal load from the all-digital VRM, Ellesmere core, and 8GB of …

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Processor Review Here we are at the end of Ryzen Part Deux and I have to say that, for the most part, scaling the architecture down does hit on some performance points. As you might expect, the results to show and prove that dropping the core count by 50% …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti Founders Edition Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti Founders Edition Video Card Review Stock performance metrics show that NVIDIA’s target of a 35% boost in performance over the GTX 1080 was not an idle boast. In every game at every resolution, we see big performance deltas over the GTX 1080 FE. With that kind of FPS performance, you would …

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RAIDMAX Monster II PC Case Review

RAIDMAX Monster II PC Case Review The Monster II has a different look to it. With the deep grooved front fascia and top section, you can’t really confuse it with other cases. That really makes this case stand out. But it is not flashy or over the top either. It just looks good. I do …

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ECS LIVA Z Micro PC Review

ECS LIVA Z Micro PC Review The Celeron itself was mediocre at best from my experience. Two cores weren’t enough to get a responsive feel while browsing the web. It did however load up Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 just fine and was snappy in the interface, but using applications or browsing the web showed …

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Intel 7th Generation Core i3 7350K Processor Review

Intel 7th Generation Core i3 7350K Processor Review As a K-SKU processor, the Core i3 7350K is an overclocking enabled and unlocked processor. The expectation is that it should overclock as well as its full core count siblings, such as the Core i7 7700K. And that it does, with a fairly robust 4.9GHz clock speed …

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 Processor Review

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 Processor Review When it comes to performance, the R7 1800X, R7 1700X, and R7 1700 all deliver exceptional performance. Not only when you compare against AMD’s own FX previous generation CPU’s, but against Intel’s new Kaby Lake Core i7 7700K and Haswell-E 8C/16T Core i7 5960X. In heavy …

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ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Motherboard Review

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Motherboard Review With very few exceptions, the Maximus IX Formula is another step forward in the evolution of ASUS’ ROG brand. The red and black theme never gets old and you can surely stick to it if you want to do so. However, ASUS’ AURA Lighting and AURA SYNC technology …

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Galactic Civilizations III v2.0 Game Review

Galactic Civilizations III v2.0 Game Review Just one more turn. I think that rather familiar phase sums up my feeling on Galactic Civilizations III quite well; I want to play another turn, and another, and another. Typically in 4X games I prefer the civilization development half of the game or the military half of the …

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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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