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ECS Z170-LIGHTSABER Motherboard Review

ECS Z170-LIGHTSABER Motherboard Review ECS has been known to have some rather crazy board names in the past, but none are as crazy as the ECS Z170-LIGHTSABER! With a name like that, you can only naturally expect one thing: a bunch of lights, right? Or will it lean toward the dark side? … at techPowerUp! Related …

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ECS LIVA One Mini-PC Review

ECS LIVA One Mini-PC Review Here’s another $400 option for ultra-small PCs, this time based on Intel’s 35W Skylake CPU, the Core i3-6100T. The ECS LIVA One ups the performance a notch compared to past LIVA units, but the ECS LIVA One also ups the size a fair bit… at techPowerUp! Related Items: ECS LIVA Mini …

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MSI GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8GB Graphics Cards Review

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8GB Graphics Cards Review MSI’s GTX 1070 Gaming Z is the bigger brother of the Gaming X, with higher GPU overclock and a memory OC, too. The backplate has also been pimped, featuring an RGB-illuminated MSI logo. Thermal performance is identical, which means the card is whisper-quiet and running low …

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Fnatic Gear Flick Mouse Review

Fnatic Gear Flick Mouse Review Fnatic is well known for being one of the leading eSports teams in Europe, and now, they have released their own peripheral range. The Fnatic Gear Flick is hoping to go head to head with the wide range of currently available gaming mice. With the input of professional gamers readily …

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Rosewill Cullinan PC Case Review

Rosewill Cullinan PC Case Review The Rosewill Cullinan utilizes glass panels on three sides of the chassis. It looks sleek and clean and comes with four LED-equipped fans, but also offers a long set of functional and design-specific features. We light it up and take a closer look behind its tinted glass panels… at techPowerUp! Related …

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Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S RGB Keyboard Review

Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S RGB Keyboard Review There are very few brands that have such a grasp on the market as Cooler Master, and there isn’t really much point in me giving an introduction – they produce everything from mice to cases and headsets to thermal paste, and you will no doubt have heard …

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OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review OCZ’s new VX500 SSD is built around a Toshiba controller paired with Toshiba 15 nanometer MLC flash chips. The drive offers excellent performance at even better pricing, making it a great candidate if you want to stay away from TLC drives but don’t want to break the bank… at techPowerUp! Related …

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Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT CPU Cooler Review

Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT CPU Cooler Review Thermalright’s Le Grand Macho RT is massive in size, weighing in at 1060g with the fan. Capable of being used passively, it offers users a near-silent operation and top-tier performance when paired with the TY-147B fan. The competition should take note as Thermalright looks to steal the …

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ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC 6GB Video Card Review

ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC 6GB Video Card Review The ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC is the fastest GTX 1060 we tested so far thanks to a large GPU and memory overclock out of the box. You will also find plenty of features like RGB lighting, idle-fan-off, and the recently introduced ASUS fan headers. Thermal …

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MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB Graphics Card Review

MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB Graphics Card Review MSI’s GTX 1060 Gaming X 3 GB might come with half the memory amount only, but still brings the big guns in form of the large dual-fan TwinFrozr cooler. Our review will test whether 3 GB is a viable alternative to 6 GB if you are …

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QNAP TVS-682T 6-Bay Thunderbolt NAS Review

QNAP TVS-682T 6-Bay Thunderbolt NAS Review The TVS-682T is an incredibly high-end QNAP NAS with a fast Skylake Intel CPU and 8 GB of RAM. Its two Thunderbolt ports and two 10GBase-T ports even allow it to offer blazing fast network transfer speeds, which makes smooth 4K video transfers are a definite reality… at techPowerUp! Related …

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MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Motherboard Review

MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Motherboard Review MSI has gone and smashed overclocking and gaming into a single motherboard! The MSI Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM has a huge list of abilities to go along with its huge name! Fitted with an aesthetic unmatched by anything else on the market today, MSI’s Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM …

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Silverstone Milo ML08 PC Case Review

Silverstone Milo ML08 PC Case Review Silverstone has taken the RAVEN Z RVZ02 and toned it down a bit for the more traditional PC user. The result is a clean and slim chassis with mass-market appeal and that same great feature set gamers want. Add the handle and you are presented with the ability to …

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Kennerton Audio Laguz In-ears Headphones Review

Kennerton Audio Laguz In-ears Headphones Review Kennerton Audio’s newest mid-end offering, the Laguz, is put to the test. Priced at $110, it will face fierce competition from the Brainwavz S5 and HiFiMAN RE-400. The Laguz is absolutely tiny and features a rugged aluminum design that is pretty unique… at techPowerUp! Related Items: MP4Nation Brainwavz S1 In-Ears …

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Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 CPU Cooler Review Cooler Master looks to redefine all-in-one liquid coolers with the MasterLiquid Maker 92. Offering a completely unique design that has more in common with a traditional tower cooler than liquid cooler. It managed to stand out in a crowded market. The question however remains can it keep …

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Shuttle XPC Cube SZ170R8 w/ i5-6600K Media Player Review

Shuttle XPC Cube SZ170R8 w/ i5-6600K Media Player Review Shuttle’s new SZ170R8 XPC Cub combines a potent CPU and a capable GPU – you won’t need more for a nice gaming system or a VR setup. Not only is its mainboard rife with features, but the SZ170R8 also looks elegant and is incredibly small… at techPowerUp! …

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB Graphics Card Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB Graphics Card Review When NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 1060, the company allowed its add-in card (AIC) partners to launch their custom-design cards right away. The company set the MSRP of this SKU at US$249 and is selling its reference-design “Founders Edition” SKU at $299, a $50 premium. This …

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Cougar LX Series 600W Power Supply Review

Cougar LX Series 600W Power Supply Review Cougar’s LX line thus far includes two members with capacities of 500 W and 600 W. These units are only 80 PLUS Bronze certified since they mostly address budget-oriented users and definitely not enthusiasts. Their features are pretty interesting despite their low efficiency since the platform includes two …

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MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON Motherboard Review

MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON Motherboard Review MSI delivered us a new X99 motherboard, the X99A-GAMING PRO CARBON, a stealthy all-black motherboard with some RGB Mystic Light goodness. Designed for those new multiple GPUs you just bought, the MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is ready to take your VGAs, your memory and your new Broadwell-E …

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Deepcool Genome PC Case Review

Deepcool Genome PC Case Review The Deepcool Gamer Storm Genome is a gaming chassis with an embedded Captain 360 cooling solution and cool double-helix reservoir. Many have tried offering a case and liquid-cooling combo in the past, but this seems to be one of the first cases out there that does not only seem to …

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AZiO MGK L80 Red, Blue and RGB Keyboard Review

AZiO MGK L80 Red, Blue and RGB Keyboard Review AZiO have been around for some time, making some great keyboards for those who want premium features at an affordable price. They have now released the MGK L80 range, which, as their motto suggests, look “Elegantly Fierce.” This range has three keyboards – a red, blue …

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Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Edition 8GB Video Card Review

Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Edition 8GB Video Card Review Zotac’s GTX 1080 AMP! Edition is one of the more affordable custom designs, retailing $30 cheaper than the Founders Edition. The dual-slot, dual-fan card is still overclocked out of the box and comes with a good cooler that uses lots of metal, delivering excellent noise levels… …

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be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler Review Top-flow cooler designs tend to come across as a little stale these days, but be quiet! must have missed the memo with the Dark Rock TF. Rather than boring and bland, this new sleek, dark nickel-plated offering also looks aggressive. Offering ultra-low noise levels and a surprising …

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ASUS Radeon RX 460 STRIX OC 4GB Video Card Review

ASUS Radeon RX 460 STRIX OC 4GB Video Card Review AMD’s Radeon RX 460 promises entry-level gaming for the masses, with pricing starting at $109. We are reviewing the ASUS RX 460 STRIX OC, which comes with 4 GB instead of 2 GB and an additional 6-pin power connector, at at $140 price point… at techPowerUp! …

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Dream Machines DM1 Pro Mouse Review

Dream Machines DM1 Pro Mouse Review You probably haven’t heard of Dream Machines, a new company planning on taking the peripheral market by storm. One of their first mice, the DM1 Pro, is here, and it looks as though it will be going head to head with products from such brands as Zowie and SteelSeries… …

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