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CM Storm Mizar Gaming Mouse Review

CM Storm Mizar Gaming Mouse Review CM Storm’s newest gaming mouse is put to the test. Like previous high-end models from CM Storm, the Mizar features the 8200 DPI Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor. The Mizar’s design looks to harken back to the IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, which is a good thing. We take it for a …

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ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review What do you do when you want a PC with a small footprint, but a powerful CPU? You buy an mITX motherboard. But what if you want EIGHTEEN CORES and THIRTY-SIX threads? You buy the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac. Doing the unexpected by bringing Intel’s X99 Express to the mITX form-factor, the ASRock …

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Shuttle DS57U Fanless Slim-PC Review

Shuttle DS57U Fanless Slim-PC Review The Shuttle DS57U is a slim barebone PC that only needs RAM and a HDD or, even better, an SSD to boot. It comes with an Intel dual-core Celeron processor (Broadwell) and features lots of I/O ports, which make it suitable for a wide range of applications… at techPowerUp! Related Items: …

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NCASE M1 PC Case Review

NCASE M1 PC Case Review The NCASE M1 is one of the best cases we ever reviewed. It aims to utilize every cubic inch of space within its belly, which makes it of extremely compact size. Able to swallow a 240 mm radiator and long GPU even so, the M1 is a near damn perfect …

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be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review be quiet! looks to take over the entry level cooler market with their new Pure Rock heatsink. Offering the exceptional build quality you know and love and a top-notch silent fan, it has the specifications and features you’d expect. Its relatively tame price just improves its value for …

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Raidmax Hyperion PC Case Review

Raidmax Hyperion PC Case Review Extremely compact, able to use 240 mm radiators and a 5.25″ drive at the same time, all while holding five hard drives, a mATX board, and that high-end GPU: does it sound too good to be true? Well, the Raidmax Hyperion offers all that and can be had in four …

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Super Flower Leadex Platinum 2000W Power Supply Review

Super Flower Leadex Platinum 2000W Power Supply Review Super Flower meant to rock the boat and has without a doubt done so with the Leadex Platinum 2 kW that is only compatible with 230 VAC mains since a normal 115 VAC socket cannot deliver the amperes the unit requires at full load… at techPowerUp! Related Items: …

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Crucial DDR4 2133 MHz 32GB Memory Review

Crucial DDR4 2133 MHz 32GB Memory Review Crucial is a name most of us know well. From memory to SSDs, Crucial has been a major player in the memory market for many years. Now that DDR4 is on the market, we turn to Crucial to get a look at what DDR4 has to offer… at techPowerUp! …

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Gigabyte GTX 960 OC 2GB Video Card Review

Gigabyte GTX 960 OC 2GB Video Card Review Gigabyte’s GTX 960 OC retails at an affordable $199, yet offers the same performance out of the box as the bigger G1 Gaming. Even at its low price, Gigabyte didn’t compromise on important things: OC potential, noise, temperatures, power consumption are all comparable to more expensive custom-design …

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Nox Xtreme lanbx PC Case Review

Nox Xtreme lanbx PC Case Review The Nox Xtreme lanbx aims to combine portability with the ability to pack potent hardware. The result is a small system you can easily take with you. The lanbx looks bulky and quite menacing, like those nuclear launch-suite cases in modern action movies, and we give it a go …

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Fractal Design Define S PC Case Review

Fractal Design Define S PC Case Review The Fractal Design Define S sports the same build quality and look as the Define family of enclosures, which we have come to love, but bears one very big difference: It is geared toward those building a custom liquid-cooling loop. With dedicated mounting possibilities for radiators, pump, and …

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QNAP TVS-463 8G AMD Powered NAS Review

QNAP TVS-463 8G AMD Powered NAS Review QNAP has for the first time used an AMD CPU with one of their NAS offerings. The new series is codenamed TVS-x63, and today, we will evaluate the TVS-463, which, as its model number implies, can take up to four HDDs. It is also 10GbE ready through an …

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Netgear Arlo Security System Review

Netgear Arlo Security System Review Surveillance and security systems are of interest to many users nowadays. Netgear recently introduced the Arlo security system with weatherproof and wireless camera(s) and a dedicated base station. The main advantages of this system are its easy installation and out-of-the-box cloud support… at techPowerUp! Related Items: NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home Security …

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In Win 703 PC Case Review

In Win 703 PC Case Review While making a splash with unique enclosures such as the D-Frame, H-Frame or S-Frame, In Win hasn’t contributed anything to the mainstream chassis market in a while. The 70X series is here to change all that, and the 703, a chassis for an affordable 70 US dollars, nails more …

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Xigmatek Maverick S 500W Power Supply Review

Xigmatek Maverick S 500W Power Supply Review Xigmatek released the Maverick S line consisting of three rather compact, Bronze-certified PSUs a while ago. We will evaluate the line’s 500 W member today; it features a semi-modular design and interesting looks. This unit’s strongest point is its incredibly low price; however, you currently won’t find it …

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CRYORIG H5 Universal CPU Cooler Review

CRYORIG H5 Universal CPU Cooler Review CRYORIG’s H5 Universal is an interesting design as it offers 90% of the R1 Universal’s surface area with a single 140 mm x 13 mm fan. While it may seem a bit silly to pair such a slim fan with a large heatsink, the results don’t lie. The H5 …

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Synology DS1815+ NAS Review

Synology DS1815+ NAS Review Synology definitely put up a strong showing in the SMB category with the DS1815+ that can support up to 18 HDDs if paired with two optional DX513 expansion units. Today, we will put it to the test to figure out how it fares against the competition… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Synology DS214play …

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BitFenix Prodigy M PC Case Review

BitFenix Prodigy M PC Case Review The prodigy M combines the mATX interior of the Phenom M with the portability of the original Prodigy. Doing so is no easy task as gamers would want to take advantage of all the interior features for multi-GPU setups, liquid cooling, or an external drive bay. We take a …

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NVIDIA GeForce Titan X 12GB Video Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce Titan X 12GB Video Card Review Today NVIDIA launches the GeForce Titan X, their fastest single-GPU card yet. It is built on a brand-new fully unlocked GM200 silicon, using 3072 shaders and a massive 12 GB of VRAM. Thanks to the energy efficient Maxwell architecture, this $999 card uses only 225 Watt during …

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Asustor AS7004T NAS Review

Asustor AS7004T NAS Review Asustor recently released their AS7004 and AS7008 NAS servers which address small- and medium-sized business environments with 200 and more users. Today, we will put the AS7004 to the test, which can take up to four HDDs and is based on an Intel i3 processor… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Asustor AS-302T NAS …

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NZXT Source 340 PC Case Review

NZXT Source 340 PC Case Review The NZXT Source 340 aims to draw the masses away from picking elaborate-looking counterparts for 70 USD by showing them how sleek and beautiful a case can look without breaking the bank. Available in black or white, the Source 340 utilizes metal panels all around – a first for …

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Seasonic Snow Silent Series 1050W Power Supply Review

Seasonic Snow Silent Series 1050W Power Supply Review Seasonic released a special version of their Platinum offering with 1050 W capacity; it comes with a while paint job and is equipped with an FDB fan and a relaxed fan profile for less noise output, which will thrill users looking for a quiet high-performance PSU… at techPowerUp! …

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CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review

CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Gaming Keyboard Review CM Storm is debuting its new gaming keyboard dubbed the NovaTouch TKL. The NovaTouch TKL features Topre switches with Cherry MX-type stems, which allows for a lot of accessories to work on these Topre mechanisms. The keyboard is, as the name suggests, a ten-key-less design, which is great …

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Fractal Design Core 2300 PC Case Review

Fractal Design Core 2300 PC Case Review The Fractal Design Core 2300 sits right in-between the Core 1300 and Core 3300 in the family of enclosures. It essentially offers the same layout and feature set as the Core 3300 for 10 Euro less. But will that result in a better price / performance ratio? We …

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Crucial MX200 250GB SSD Review

Crucial MX200 250GB SSD Review Crucial’s new MX200 SSD is able to utilize portions of the flash capacity in super-fast SLC mode, which makes it the fastest SSD we ever tested. Once the disk gets fuller, the drive automagically switches to MLC mode, block-by-block, all in the background, so you can maximize disk space usage… …

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