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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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AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review Today AMD enters the SSD market with their Radeon R7 SSD, which is built using OCZ technology. Using a Barefoot 3 controller and Toshiba 19 nanometer flash chips, the drive is designed for consumers and gamers alike. AMD has also extended the warranty of their R7 SSD to four …

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Angelbird SSDWRK512 Solid State Drive Review

Angelbird SSDWRK512 Solid State Drive Review Angelbird is a young solid-state drive manufacturer from Austria. Their new SSD wrk is built on the Silicon Motion SM2246 controller, which delivers good real-life performance in our testing. While a price of $300 for 512 GB won’t shock the market these days, the drive is affordable overall… at techPowerUp! …

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Corsair Carbide Air 240 PC Case Review

Corsair Carbide Air 240 PC Case Review Corsair has steered clear of the tiny cube chassis, while other companies like BitFenix, Xigmatek, or Aerocool have been duking it out, trying to get the attention of gamers who want a compact chassis with the ability to hold potent hardware. Well, the Carbide Air 240 is about …

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Cooler Master V750 Semi-Modular 750W Power Supply Review

Cooler Master V750 Semi-Modular 750W Power Supply Review The newest addition to the VSM series is a 750 W model with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, a semi-modular cabling design, and nothing but Japanese capacitors for increased reliability. This unit’s other specifications include its compact dimensions and compatibility with EU’s new No 617/2013 regulation, which is …

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Toshiba THNSNJ HG6 256GB SSD Review

Toshiba THNSNJ HG6 256GB SSD Review Toshiba’s new HG6 Series is an incremental update over the HG5d Series and claims the performance throne in our new real-life SSD benchmarking suite. Toshiba’s latest model is also cheaper than the predecessor, which makes it an excellent choice for value oriented buyers, too… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Toshiba …

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Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2GB Video Card Review

Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2GB Video Card Review Palit’s GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX is the first completely fanless NVIDIA graphics card in a long time which offers performance that doesn’t suck. Thanks to its fanless design there is no noise coming from the card, which is important for media PC systems or quiet …

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review Biostar is back with a great board for modest overclocking, packed with their Hi-Fi technology that focuses on delivering superb audio across all platforms, which sets the status quo for those other brands with a hefty toll on your wallet. Today, we will look at the Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE, one …

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Streacom NC1-GK NUC Chassis Review

Streacom NC1-GK NUC Chassis Review The Streacom NC1 is one of the more intricate NUC enclosures available since it offers a modular approach, allowing for easy installation and upgradablilty. The NC1 is also an excellent compact alternative to Intel’s retail NUC chassis… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Computer Chassis Review Streacom F1CWS …

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X 4GB Video Card Review

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X 4GB Video Card Review Sapphire’s R9 290 Vapor-X comes highly overclocked out of the box, matching R9 290X in performance. The card’s triple fan, triple slot cooler manages temperatures very well and offers a unique feature: you decide whether the card idles with one or three fans running, letting you …

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Rosewill Capstone Modular 1000W Power Supply Review

Rosewill Capstone Modular 1000W Power Supply Review Rosewill built up a solid reputation over the last few years, especially for PSUs, where things are tough because of the strong competition. In this review, we will evaluate the Capstone series’ flagship model. It features 1 kW capacity, a semi-modular design, and a nice price tag. Our …

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