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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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RIOTORO CR1080 PC Case Review

RIOTORO CR1080 PC Case Review Being the new kid on the block may cause some to lower their expectations, but RIOTORO first had a hit with the CR1280 and it does it again with the CR1080. I was quite surprised that a full-size ATX motherboard can fit in such a small, attractive case. This case …

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Review

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Review I can very easily and comfortably recommend Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to those who understand what they are in for. It is a game that lets you play it according to your style, as you are in control of your character’s progression, how you encounter your enemies, and it …

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Corsair H115i CPU Cooler Review

Corsair H115i CPU Cooler Review Having looked at a pretty broad cross section of Corsair’s Hydro Series line up over the past few years gives me an opportunity to see the growth and changes that Corsair has implemented to its All-in-One cooling solutions. As technology has progressed, so have the pump and control systems used …

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Anonabox Pro TOR VPN Router Review

Anonabox Pro TOR VPN Router Review So what do I think of the Anonabox after the review? I was mixed at first, honestly. The speed was a bit slow, but then if you stop and sit back any security product is going to put a hit on your traffic, especially when it is bounced all …

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PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GB Video Card Review

PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GB Video Card Review Past history has shown that PowerColor’s Devil series cards are pretty capable performers in their segment. For this generation, we see that the apple has not fallen far from the tree when you look at what kind of performance you get in the target resolutions for …

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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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