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Eurocom Monster 4 Notebook Review

Eurocom Monster 4 Notebook Review Eurocom looks to impress with its ultra portable 14 inch Monster 4. Weighing in at just 2kg / 4.4lbs, it is light, but don’t let its small size fool you. It comes configured with an Intel Core i7 6700HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, which gives it quite the punch …

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Antec P380 PC Case Review

Antec P380 PC Case Review The Antec P380 is a full-tower chassis that aims to offer an understated and clean look by employing solid and thick aluminum panels and excellent steel construction. The no-frills interior goes for a useful feature set – all at a price that seems to make sense… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Antec …

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ASUS RX 480 STRIX OC 8GB Video Card Review

ASUS RX 480 STRIX OC 8GB Video Card Review The ASUS RX 480 STRIX OC is the first custom design variant of the RX 480 that we are reviewing. It comes with the same cooler as the STRIX GTX 1080, which ensures excellent temperatures. ASUS has also improved power capability of their card, it’s coming …

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SteelSeries APEX M800 Keyboard Review

SteelSeries APEX M800 Keyboard Review SteelSeries has partnered with professional gamers and mechanical switch experts to come up with a brand new switch type, the QS1. With this switch and a whole host of other features, the SteelSeries APEX M800 promises to be the fastest gaming keyboard available… at techPowerUp! Related Items: SteelSeries Apex M800 Keyboard …

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HiFiMAN Edition X Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

HiFiMAN Edition X Planar Magnetic Headphones Review HiFiMAN’s newest high-end headphone, the Edition X, bears a striking resemblance to their flagship HE-1000. It uses the same driver design without the fancy nano materials found in the $1200 more expensive HE-1000, but is, at $1799, still the second most expensive headphone in HiFiMAN’s line-up… at techPowerUp! Related …

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ECS LIVA Core Mini-PC Review

ECS LIVA Core Mini-PC Review ECS has yet another LIVA iteration in stores now, ready to add basic compute functionality to all those home theatres without “smart” features. The tiny LIVA Core features faster HDD tech to make media playback features better, so it’s not just ready for HT use; it’s capable of more! Presenting …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked Video Card Review

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked Video Card Review EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked comes with the company’s new ACX 3.0 thermal solution, which uses a dual-fan, dual-slot heatsink to keep the card cool no matter what you throw at it. The card is also the quietest GTX 1070 we tested so far – even quieter …

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Asustor AS3202T 2-Bay NAS Review

Asustor AS3202T 2-Bay NAS Review The AS3202T is equipped with a quad-core Intel CPU, which enables it to handle up to 4K resolution multimedia content playback. This means the AS3202T can also play a central role in a multimedia set-up while still acting as a regular NAS with up to 16 TB of storage capacity… …

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Corsair LAPDOG Gaming Control Center Review

Corsair LAPDOG Gaming Control Center Review Trying to game on your PC from a sofa or your bed can be a tricky task, especially when you have no desk to support your favourite peripherals. Corsair has come up with a solution that enables us to unlock the true potential of our living room PCs from …

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Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review We test the Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming with the latest Intel 20-core Broadwell-E processor. This new motherboard comes with both Intel and KillerNIC LAN, U.2 and M.2 drive support, USB 3.1 Type-C, and audio-tailored for gaming. It also supports multiple videocards and to look pretty it provides fantastic LED lighting… at techPowerUp! …

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Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Review Cooler Master is updating the Hyper line of CPU coolers with the Hyper 212X. Featuring a time-tested, single-tower design much like its predecessors, the Hyper 212X looks to build upon their success. Bringing better performance and lower noise levels to the table, this evolution on the 212 EVO …

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BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Review

BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Review The Pandora ATX is, judging by its look, a larger version of the original Pandora, coming with an LCD screen just like the original while featuring different materials and much broader compatibility… at techPowerUp! Related Items: BitFenix Pandora PC Case Review BitFenix Pandora ATX Case Review Bitfenix Pandora ATX Case Review …

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Palit GTX 1080 GameRock Premium 8GB Video Card Review

Palit GTX 1080 GameRock Premium 8GB Video Card Review Palit’s GTX 1080 GameRock uses a mighty triple-slot dual-fan design, which provides excellent temperatures and noise levels better than any GTX 1080 we tested so far. The fans also turn off in idle, and thanks to the large overclock out the box, the card is the …

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Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU Cooler Review

Alphacool Eisbaer 240 CPU Cooler Review Alphacool looks to change the way we think of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with the Eisbaer 240. Offering expandability at closed-loop prices, it takes things a step further with its all copper design. With good specs and extra features, Alphacool may have just what it takes to sink the …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Graphics Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Graphics Card Review Crysis 4K at more than 60 FPS! We take a close look at multi-GPU SLI with two GeForce GTX 1080 cards in 16 games and 4 resolutions. We used an SLI HB bridge for all testing, but also have numbers with the old bridge to find out …

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COUGAR ATTACK X3 Keyboard Review

COUGAR ATTACK X3 Keyboard Review The COUGAR ATTACK X3 is here for gamers who want a keyboard that is feature rich, but priced low. Fully configurable key functions, macro support, and Cherry MX switches all enable COUGAR to compete in a very lucrative market… at techPowerUp! Related Items: COUGAR Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard Announced Cougar 700K …

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ASRock Z170M OC Formula Motherboard Review

ASRock Z170M OC Formula Motherboard Review When you build a high-performance race car, you want a lightweight chassis everything bolts to. So when we build high-performance PCs, how come the same doesn’t apply? Most high-end rigs are stuffed into huge cases with a ton of cooling, but if you want that smaller, light-weight box that …

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ASUS GTX 1080 Strix Gaming 8GB Video Card Review

ASUS GTX 1080 Strix Gaming 8GB Video Card Review The ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 Gaming OC is the highest clocked GTX 1080 variant so far, running almost 2000 MHz actual clock on average, boosting up to 2050 MHz out of the box without any manual overclocking. The new cooler is not only quiet but also …

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MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Video Card Review

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Video Card Review MSI’s GTX 1080 Gaming X is an overclocked, custom-design variant of the GTX 1080, which doesn’t throttle and comes with almost inaudible fans (in heavy gaming), and zero-noise in idle and light gaming, because the fans are switched off while the card is running cool… at techPowerUp! Related …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card Review NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 is nearly twice as fast as GTX 970, easily beats the $1000 Titan X, and GTX 970 SLI, at only $379/$449. It is built on the same platform as the GeForce 1080, using the same GPU and cooler, just GDDR5 memory instead of …

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Angelbird Wings PX1 SSD Adapter Review

Angelbird Wings PX1 SSD Adapter Review Angelbird’s Wings PX1 adapter lets you install M.2 SSDs in the motherboard’s PCI-Express slots. This approach unlocks full bandwidth for older chipsets. The adapter also comes with a nice metal heatsink that prevents thermal throttling on high-performance M.2 SSDs like the Samsung 950 Pro… at techPowerUp! Related Items: be quiet! …

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QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 SSD NAS Review

QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 SSD NAS Review During our last stay at CES, QNAP surprised us with the TBS-453A NAS, an incredibly small NAS since it only takes M.2 SSDs. While not a NAS for the average user, it does have some really cool features we are going to explore in this review… at techPowerUp! Related …

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Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review Noctua is resurrecting the down-draft coolers of old with the new NH-C14S. Featuring an offset design for better PCIe clearance, this cooler also brings extra versatility to the table, including great memory clearance and a low-profile option, which appears to make it an interesting jack of all trades… at techPowerUp! Related …

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Gigabyte XM300 Mouse Review

Gigabyte XM300 Mouse Review The XM300 is Gigabyte’s take on an RGB gaming mouse. It keeps the low price point Gigabyte’s other mice have, but offers very impressive specifications with Omron switches, an optical sensor, and, of course, RGB lighting, a steal for just 40 bucks… at techPowerUp! Related Items: GIGABYTE XM300 Gaming Mouse Introduced GIGABYTE …

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UE BOOM 2 Speaker Review

UE BOOM 2 Speaker Review Ultimate Ears’ line of BOOM speakers recently got updated with the arrival of the BOOM 2 speaker. The BOOM 2 shares the same footprint as the original BOOM, but has been updated with a few nifty features. Among these is wake-by-bluetooth and stop/start/pause slapping capability… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Logitech UE …

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