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Lian Li PC-O5SX PC Case Review

Lian Li PC-O5SX PC Case Review The Lian Li PC-O5SX is for those who want to show off their hardware in an elegant way, while using their system for more than just media playback. With an intricate interior that can house powerful enthusiast-grade hardware, a great mixture of materials, and an industrial look, the PC-O5SX …

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MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4GB Video Card Review

MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4GB Video Card Review MSI’s GTX 970 Gaming is probably the best GTX 970 on the market. It comes overclocked out of the box, with an amazing cooler that is noise-free during light gaming, and extremely quiet in even the most demanding titles. Temperatures are great, too, so you should …

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SilverStone Raven RVZ01 PC Case Review

SilverStone Raven RVZ01 PC Case Review Silverstone aims to dominate the Steam-powered HTPC/Gaming arena with the Raven RVZ01 as it may hold a large GPU of up to 330 mm in size – all while aiming for the golden middle between performance, cooling, and expandability. With a sub-100 USD price tag, the chassis may just …

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QPAD MK-70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

QPAD MK-70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review QPAD keyboards have earned a good reputation over the past couple years, and today, we take a look at their brand-new MK-70 offering. The MK-70 fills the gap between the MK-50 and do-it-all MK-85. The MK-70 uses Cherry MX Red switches, which bodes well for its gaming performance… at techPowerUp! …

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Swiftech H240-X CPU Cooler Review

Swiftech H240-X CPU Cooler Review They say bigger is better, and it seems as though Swiftech is following through on that mantra with the H240-X. Similar to its smaller sibling, the H220-X, this new version offers a larger 280 mm radiator. Though is the increase in surface area enough to place this Swiftech cooler firmly …

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Aerocool DS 200 PC Case Review

Aerocool DS 200 PC Case Review The Aerocool DS 200 is the DS Cube’s mid-tower counterpart. With a choice from among seven different colors and a ton of features, it should be an intriguing option for those looking to buy a jam-packed chassis for around 100 bucks. Yet such does beg the question of whether …

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Seasonic X Series XM2 1050W Power Supply Review

Seasonic X Series XM2 1050W Power Supply Review Today, we will take a good look at the smaller model with 1050 W maximum power output, which is more than enough for a pretty demanding system. Like all high-end Seasonic units, the SS-1050XM2 is fully modular and comes equipped with a 120 mm fan of high-quality. …

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Cooltek W2 PC Case Review

Cooltek W2 PC Case Review The Cooltek W2 is a bigger version of the W1, able to hold an XL-ATX motherboard and fully sized components. It comes equipped with three 140 mm fans, the same high-quality aluminum shell, and an excellent mix of drive bays – including an external 5.25″ drive in the rear. Clocking …

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Antec Edge Series 650W Power Supply Review

Antec Edge Series 650W Power Supply Review Antec recently released a fresh mid-capacity series for enthusiast users. The EDGE unit with 650 W will be evaluated today. All EDGE units use a fully modular cabling design and are 80 Plus Gold certified, and Seasonic is their OEM, so we expect great things from them… at techPowerUp! …

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Enermax LIQMAX 120S CPU Cooler Review

Enermax LIQMAX 120S CPU Cooler Review Feature rich, the LIQMAX 120S from Enermax is an AIO CPU cooler ready to rock. Utilizing a 120 mm radiator and single-fan design, it makes up for what it lacks in specs with its features. Offering exceptional mounting pressure, an adjustable PWM RPM range, and removable fan blades for …

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Corsair Obsidian 250D PC Case Review

Corsair Obsidian 250D PC Case Review We have reviewed most Obsidian cases in the past – with a few exceptions. One being the the tiny but capable 250D, the smallest chassis in this family of enclosures. This review of the Corsair Obsidian 250D will show whether Corsair managed to shrink its size to the smallest …

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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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