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be quiet! Silent Base 800 PC Case Review

be quiet! Silent Base 800 PC Case Review The Silent Base 800 is be quiet!’s long awaited entry into the case market. Rumors were confirmed at Computex 2014 with the case making its first official appearance, and after more than 12 months in development, it is finally available. The resulting Silent Base 800 may just …

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Deepcool Gamer Storm Maelstrom 120 CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool Gamer Storm Maelstrom 120 CPU Cooler Review Deepcool looks to grab a share of the all-in-one liquid CPU cooler market with the affordable Maelstrom 120. It features a red and black theme, a single fluid dynamic bearing 120 mm fan, and solid performance. So if looks, memory clearance, or space are an issue, the …

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Silicon Power Thunder T11 120GB External HDD Review

Silicon Power Thunder T11 120GB External HDD Review Thunderbolt may not be a very wide-spread interface in the Windows domain, but nearly every modern Apple notebook or desktop features such a connector. Silicon Power aims to leverage this high-speed interface with the Thunder T11 series, offering 120 GB or 240 GB capacities for less than …

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Corsair HXi Series 750W Power Supply Review

Corsair HXi Series 750W Power Supply Review After the flagship HX1000i unit, the time has now come to evaluate the smaller member of this series, the HX750i. Like its big brother, this one is fully modular and 80 Plus Platinum certified. It is also fully compatible with the Corsair Link system because of the digital …

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Antec P100 PC Case Review

Antec P100 PC Case Review The Antec P100 is the compact mid-tower version of the P280, following the same interpretation of a high quality enthusiast chassis. We take the chassis for a spin to see whether it revs up just as nicely as its big brother or ends up being short on horse power… at techPowerUp! …

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Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W Power Supply Review

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W Power Supply Review Thermaltake delves even deeper into the digital PSU era with the fresh DPS G lineup. Today, we will test the flagship of the series, which not only features software monitoring and 1050 W of power, but also comes with a fully modular cabling design and a unique …

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MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 In-Ear Headphones Review

MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 In-Ear Headphones Review MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 – the name of the company’s newest high-end in-ear model priced at just $99.50. The S5s use a single 10mm driver in a very small housing. They also feature a full bundle and even include a set of Comply foam tips… at techPowerUp! Related Items: MP4Nation Brainwavz …

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Reveen Okeanos CPU Cooler Review

Reveen Okeanos CPU Cooler Review Reveen might be a relatively unknown manufacturer, but their Okeanos has proven to be a true contender. Offering bold looks and exceptional performance, it rivals some of the best high-end air coolers on the market today. Then again, such is not surprising considering it features dual-cooling towers, two fans, and …

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Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid-Tower Case Review

Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid-Tower Case Review The Core X3 series, Fractal Design’s entry level line of cases, now includes the Core 3300 looking to deliver what the enthusiast on a budget is gunning for. Throwing itself into the hardest-fought-over case segment, it’ll be interesting to see whether it manages to deliver on the core …

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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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