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G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 RGB Gaming Keyboard Review LAST YEAR, I reviewed the Ripjaws KM780R RGB gaming keyboard, G.Skill’s first foray into the keyboard market. The KM780R attempted to capture gamers’ imaginations with aggressive styling, but those touches made the board unnecessarily bulky. I also took issue with the rather gritty feel of the key switches …

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Corsair Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD Review

Corsair Force Series MP500 240GB NVMe SSD Review Howdy, gerbils. It’s been awhile since our last full-fledged SSD review. With the notable exception of Intel’s long-prophesied Optane products, there hasn’t been much new or exciting happening in the storage scene of late. But the market marches on regardless, and many new drives have launched without …

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque Memory Review

Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition Torque Memory Review Although one can now buy peripherals, cases, audio gear, or even an entire PC from Corsair now, the company’s roots are in RAM. We’ve been using the company’s memory in our personal systems and test rigs for nearly as long as TR has existed, so when Corsair …

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Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G Graphics Card Review

Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G Graphics Card Review NVIDIA’S GEFORCE GTX 1080 TI sets a new high-water mark for single-card graphics performance, but the company’s Founders Edition cooler might leave some wanting in the noise, vibration, and harshness department. The centrifugal fan on that relatively compact heatsink sounds nice for a blower, …

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Corsair One Pro Small-form-factor Gaming PC Review

Corsair One Pro Small-form-factor Gaming PC Review Small-form-factor PCs are all the rage these days. It seems like you can hardly open the front page of your favorite hardware news site without seeing another story about a little-bitty PC destined for an entertainment center or in a living-room near you. These systems can offer a …

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HyperX Pulsefire Gaming Mouse Review

HyperX Pulsefire Gaming Mouse Review The mainstream desktop computer mouse has evolved from the roller-ball, single-button affair on the original Macintosh to an entire genus of rodents with and without cables, studded with anywhere between one and a couple dozen buttons, and relying on input from several different varieties of sensors. High-performance hardware maker HyperX …

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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard Review CORSAIR’S K70 keyboard has been reviewed on TR three separate times in three different configurations, and it’s won two TR Editor’s Choice awards. If there’s a TR keyboard all-star list, the K70 is definitely on it. The K70’s bigger brother, the K95, has never starred in a single …

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EpicGear Defiant Modular Gaming Keyboard Review

EpicGear Defiant Modular Gaming Keyboard Review Reviewing keyboards is tricky business. Every time I sit down to review a keyboard, my first impulse is to write “well, it’s a keyboard,” and call it done. Of course, for the very same reason, keyboard manufacturers work hard to make their products stand out from the crowd. Whether …

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EpicGear Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse Review

EpicGear Morpha X Modular Gaming Mouse Review TR gerbils may not have heard of EpicGear, a division of Golden Emperor International Limited (better known as GEiL). On top of its various memory offerings, the company sells a full range of gaming gear under that EpicGear brand, including keyboards, mice, and headsets. I’ve got both a …

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SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review

SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review GAME CONTROLLERS have used rumble motors to provide gamers with physical feedback for decades. This technology has not only persisted over the years, it’s evolved. Haptic feedback is growing in popularity and becoming more fine-tuned and precise than ever before. A number of intriguing products taking advantage of advanced …

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HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review At least one mechanical keyboard seems to exist for every conceivable taste these days. Need a clicky keyboard with key caps that look like old-timey typewriter keys? Pick one from Massdrop. Want something that lights up the room with every color under the rainbow? Dozens of options are …

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Intel Optane DC P4800X SSD Review

Intel Optane DC P4800X SSD Review Intel’s high-performance 3D Xpoint (say crosspoint) memory technology promised far-reaching changes for storage, memory, and computer architecture when the company first took the wraps off the technology in mid-2015. Of course, big promises begot high expectations, and despite a hunger for more information, we’ve heard relatively little about how …

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Synology RT-2600ac Wireless Router Review

Synology RT-2600ac Wireless Router Review A few years back, I moved from a house to an apartment. The Asus RT-N66U wireless router that had served me for a couple years began to suffer. What had once reached with ease from my basement to my second floor now struggled to provide a reliable connection across 20-some …

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Review Sometimes at TR, we do funny things for major product launches. We’ve asked chips to review themselves. We’ve had the NSA monitor our testing labs. With the advent of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia’s fastest consumer graphics card ever, I felt like it was time to …

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MSI Trident 3 Compact Gaming PC Review

MSI Trident 3 Compact Gaming PC Review If you’re reading this site, it’s pretty likely that you either are or once were a PC gamer. If that’s the case, you likely have a gaming PC already, but with the relatively recent release of Intel’s Kaby Lake processors and the forthcoming Ryzen CPUs from AMD, a …

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Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G Graphics Card Review

Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G Graphics Card Review If you’ve followed Intel’s Kaby Lake launch, you’ll already be familiar with Gigabyte’s Aorus sub-brand. Much as Asus’ Republic of Gamers products are meant to put a more gamer-friendly face on products like motherboards, laptops, peripherals, and more, Aorus is where builders will find Gigabyte’s …

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SteelSeries Apex M500 Keyboard Review

SteelSeries Apex M500 Keyboard Review SteelSeries’ Apex M500 keyboard ditches RGB LED backlighting and complicated software for a simple look and feel pinned on the quality typing experience of Cherry MX Red or MX Blue switches. We got in many hours of gaming on this board to see whether it lives up to its $100 …

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Patriot Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Patriot Hellfire 480GB NVMe SSD Review Just a few weeks ago, we were bemoaning the dearth of affordable NVMe drives. For a long time, NVMe products have commanded around double the per-gigabyte cost of more pedestrian AHCI drives. That premium had a lot to do with how few players there were in the market. Since …

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Zotac Zbox Magnus EN1070 mini-PC Review

Zotac Zbox Magnus EN1070 mini-PC Review Zotac’s Zbox Magnus EN1070 mini-PC packs a GeForce GTX 1070 and a quad-core Intel CPU into a footprint not much larger than a bare Mini-ITX motherboard. We put it to the test to see whether it offers monster performance from its minuscule form factor… at TechReport Related Items: Zotac Zbox …

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HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset Review

HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset Review HyperX is making its hit gaming headsets more accessible with the $50 Cloud Stinger, a budget pair of cans that relies on a tried-and-true design and no gimmicks to promise a solid essential gaming experience. We put on the Stinger to see whether it left us buzzing… at TechReport Related Items: …

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Gigabyte P57X v6 Gaming Notebook Review

Gigabyte P57X v6 Gaming Notebook Review Gaming laptops got a shot in the arm this summer when Nvidia announced that its GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs would be going mobile without the “M.” Laptop manufacturers have since been able to slot full-fat versions of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060 graphics processors into …

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Fatal1ty Monster FXM 200 Gaming Headset Review

Fatal1ty Monster FXM 200 Gaming Headset Review THE NAME FATAL1TY may evoke a sense of nostalgia in older gamers, dredging up memories of the arena FPS days, LAN parties, and QuakeCons. While the arena FPS craze and Fatal1ty’s tournament days may be over, his legacy lives on in a wide range of gaming gear and …

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Zalman ZM-K900M RGB LED Gaming Keyboard Review

Zalman ZM-K900M RGB LED Gaming Keyboard Review Mechanical keyboards were, for a while, an exotic talisman for the hardest of hardcore gamers and typists. These days, though, we’re awash in them. It’s hard to tell one from another. Sometimes they stand out with unique styling, while others offer endless customization through software. Multicolored LEDs hidden …

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Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

Rosewill RK-9000V2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review If you’re like me, you spend the majority of every day typing. Serious typists need serious keyboards, and that means mechanical keyswitches are mandatory. One upon a time, we would have been called keyboard snobs. These days, mechanical keyswitches are common enough that a noisy keyboard is almost a …

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Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX Motherboard Review When TR writers build personal systems, we usually try to keep things sensible. Look at the Sweet Spot or Sweeter Spot builds in our System Guides, and you’ve got a decent idea of what sits under our desks. A rare few folk might find the quad-core CPUs and single-graphics-card configs …

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