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QNAP HS-251 Fanless NAS Review

QNAP HS-251 Fanless NAS Review There are only a few passive NAS servers, and QNAP, wisely enough, thought to release one with a rich feature set. Its design has nothing in common with other QNAP NAS boxes, and one could easily mistake it for a Blu-ray player. The HS-251’s polished finish also looks really cool, …

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Takstar HD5500 Headphones Review

Takstar HD5500 Headphones Review Takstar is well-known for their bang-for-the-buck headphones, and today, we take a look at their HD5500s. Priced at $74.50, these headphones are for mobile users who want a solid and well-sounding pair of headphones. We take the HD5500s for a spin to see if they can live up to such expectations… …

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be quiet! Straight Power 10 CM 800W Power Supply Review

be quiet! Straight Power 10 CM 800W Power Supply Review Be quiet! is well known for their low-noise products. Today we will test a member of their fresh Straight Power 10 series. It is nearly inaudible thanks to its SilentWings fan, can deliver up to 800 W of power, and features a semi-modular cabling design …

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FSP Aurum PT Series 1200W Power Supply Review

FSP Aurum PT Series 1200W Power Supply Review FSP recently launched the Aurum PT series, which currently only consists of a 1200 W member with the Platinum efficiency certification. The PT-1200FM uses only Japanese caps and exploits a fully modular cabling design. FSP also says the unit to be for hardcore overclockers and gamers with …

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Cooltek UMX2 Mid-Tower Case Review

Cooltek UMX2 Mid-Tower Case Review The Cooltek UMX2 is a compact full ATX case with a designer body. Constructed of solid aluminum and utilizing an interesting approach to the interior layout, it does not only look good, but sounds intriguing as well. But is it all superficial beauty or does it also have what counts …

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4GB Video Card Review

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4GB Video Card Review MSI’s latest flagship is the GTX 980 Gaming. It delivers a super quiet gaming experience thanks to a powerful thermal solution and a well-crafted fan profile. In idle and light gaming, the fans will even stop completely. MSI has also overclocked their card out of the …

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Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Cooler Review

Enermax ETS-N30 CPU Cooler Review The ETS-N30 from Enermax might not blow you away with top-tier performance, but its affordable price will certainly be easy on your wallet. It even offers up lower noise levels and better performance compared to the stock heatsink bundled with today’s processors. If you want lower noise levels with a …

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NZXT Phantom 240 PC Case Review

NZXT Phantom 240 PC Case Review The NZXT Phantom 240 is the Phantom series’ entry level gaming chassis. With the looks of the chassis mimicking that of its larger brothers, will this compact case be the menacing Phantom or just a little blimp on our radar? … at techPowerUp! Related Items: NZXT Phantom 240 Mid-Tower Case …

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Enermax Liqtech 240 CPU Cooler Review

Enermax Liqtech 240 CPU Cooler Review I will be looking at Enermax’s Liqtech 240. Using a unique radiator design that has more in common with traditional heatsinks than radiators, I am excited to figure out how it performs. They also included APS control on both twister-bearing fans. This allows users to set maximum fan speed …

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Xigmatek Aquila PC Case Review

Xigmatek Aquila PC Case Review The Xigmatek Aquila is one of many cube cases on the market with the ability to hold a mATX board and fully sized components in as little room as possible. While it may not be the smallest chassis out there, its look is truly timeless as other manufacturers, like Aerocool …

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BitFenix Pandora PC Case Review

BitFenix Pandora PC Case Review BitFenix is looking to step things up in terms of the material mix with the Pandora. While plastic and steel have dominated their cases until now, the Pandora utilizes aluminium side panels and a bolder design. Will the Pandora bridge the gap between function and design or will it remain …

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SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Pure Black PC Case Review

SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Pure Black PC Case Review A chassis with the ability to hold some serious liquid cooling within its belly, six USB ports, and with enough to still satisfy air cooling fans – at less than 100 USD? It seems as though such is possible with the Aquarius X90 Pure Black – but …

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Palit GTX 970 JetStream 4GB Video Card Review

Palit GTX 970 JetStream 4GB Video Card Review The GeForce GTX 970 is carved out of the 28 nm GM204 silicon on which the GTX 980 is based, by disabling three of sixteen streaming multiprocessors with, each, 128 CUDA cores. The resulting shader count is 1,664. Texture memory units are, proportionately, down to 104, as …

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Attitude One Rapira Elite Gaming Mouse Review

Attitude One Rapira Elite Gaming Mouse Review Attitude One’s newest gaming mouse is dubbed the Rapira Elite and features the Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor we all know from heaps of other gaming mice. The ADNS-9800 is probably the best laser sensor available right now, and despite minor positive acceleration issues, it usually provides a very …

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MP4Nation Brainwavz Delta In-ears Headphones Review

MP4Nation Brainwavz Delta In-ears Headphones Review MP4Nation’s newest budget-minded in-ears get put to the test. The $22.50 Brainwavz Delta in-ears feature a metal enclosure and four sets of well-performing tips, including a set of Comply foam tips. A 8 mm Ø driver allows for a very slim enclosure, which makes achieving a good and comfortable …

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QNAP TS-451 NAS Review

QNAP TS-451 NAS Review QNAP released the TS-x51 series, which, although classified lower than the TS-x70 line, is comprised of high-performance members that feature the brand-new Intel Bay Trail SoC. Today, we will take a look at the TS-451. It not only features good performance but also looks great because of its white finish… at techPowerUp! …

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Corsair Graphite 780T Full-Tower Case Review

Corsair Graphite 780T Full-Tower Case Review The Corsair Graphite 780T is the successor to the 760T, a chassis that has been on the market for quite some time. It features the same new bold design we have seen on the 380T, but allows you to install a fully sized ATX board and features a lot …

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DeepCool Steam Castle PC Cube Case Review

DeepCool Steam Castle PC Cube Case Review The DeepCool Steam Castle aims to take steampunk to the main stream. Available in four different colors with elaborate looks, will it manage to deliver hip looks right out of the box while remaining functional at a competitive price point, or is it a hip shell with a …

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Corsair HXi Series 1000W Power Supply Review

Corsair HXi Series 1000W Power Supply Review The HX1000i, the second-strongest of the line since the user’s manual says there to be a 1.2 kW HXi PSU at the very top. This PSU is for those enthusiast users who need top-notch performance and all the bells and whistles digital monitoring offers without breaking the bank …

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Aerocool DS Cube PC Case Review

Aerocool DS Cube PC Case Review Aerocool’s Dead Silence series of cases aims to be quiet, but flashy, thanks to its various bright color choices. With the DS Cube, the company is offering a compact mATX chassis having the ability to hold potent components, which allows you to build a hip gaming rig… at techPowerUp! Related …

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Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC 2GB Video Card Review

Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC 2GB Video Card Review The card we’re specifically reviewing today is Sapphire Radeon R9 285 Dual-X OC, a factory-overclocked implementation by AMD’s leading AIB partner, which offers overclocked speeds of 965 MHz core, and 5.60 GHz memory. Its most striking feature is the Dual-X cooling solution, which may not win …

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MSI X99S GAMING 7 Motherboard Review

MSI X99S GAMING 7 Motherboard Review Another new Intel debut is upon us, and you just can’t miss it if you use multiple monitors and videocards. Today, we take our first look at Intel’s X99 Express platform with MSI’s X99S GAMING 7 to show us what’s in store. Including SATA Express, M.2, DDR4, and support …

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Corsair RM Series 1000W Power Supply Review

Corsair RM Series 1000W Power Supply Review Most users nowadays look for good performance along with a very silent operation, which is a really hard find in, especially, high-capacity PSUs. Corsair’s response to the scarcity of silent units was the RM series which currently includes six members with capacities ranging from 450 W to 1000 …

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ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Sound Card Review

ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Sound Card Review ASUS marked their entry into the high-end sound card market with the Xonar Essence ST some years ago. Today, we will take a good look at the new STX II. The STX II brings new op-amps and a more precise clock generator to the table; the …

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Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual CPU Cooler Review

Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual CPU Cooler Review When it comes to all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, the Reserator 3 Max Dual sets itself apart. If you want unique looks, solid performance, and have a love for blue LEDs, Zalman has you covered. There is nothing quite like the Reserator 3 Max Dual with its unique …

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