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Sunday , 20 September 2020

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Enermax D.F. Pressure

Introduction Enermax has a long history in the PC hardware industry dating back to 1990. Throughout its history, it has strived to innovate and push boundaries; today that boundary is the new D.F. Pressure fans. Fans are something we generally don’t pay much attention to when it comes to building …

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Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 (250W TDP)

Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Modern computers need active cooling on the CPU and there’s to mainstream methods of cooling, Air and Water Cooling. Generally we prefer water cooling but at times a CPU air cooler of magnanimous proportions hits the market and we have to take a look at …

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Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad

INTRODUCTION RGB. It’s an acronym you just can’t escape these days in the PC component world. Just about every component you can think of now offers at least some form of RGB lighting. Motherboards have backlighting, glowing logos and even add-in card clips. Cases can be lit up to match …

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MasterKeys Lite L Combo with RGB

MasterKeys Lite L Combo with RGB Cooler Master has a long dedicated tradition of producing great quality gaming peripherals at an affordable price. In this case the MasterKeys Lite L Combo with RGB, a RBG Keyboard and Mouse combo with a MSRP of $59. For your $59 dollars you get a …

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PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB Review

PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 4GB Landing on the test bench today we are lucky enough to test the PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 470 4GB GDDR5 video card with it’s Polaris 10 based 14nm FinFET design. This Polaris 10 variant Ellesmere PRO is a change up in strategy for AMD. …

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Tesoro Gram Spectrum with Red Agile Switches

Gamers swear by their mechanical keyboards, as they give gamers the tactile feedback that is needed for quick firing in games. Each gamer has his/her own preferred switch depending on the type of the games, and it is hard to say that one switch that works for one gamer would …

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Razer Naga Hex V2

Razer Naga Hex V2 Razer has released a new version of the Naga Hex, aptly named the Naga Hex V2 and added the Chroma feature to its bag of tricks. This version strangely has seven buttons in the “Hex” pad, defying the definition of hex, but it’s definitely from the …

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Cooler Master NOTEPAL ERGOSTAND LITE

Cooler Master NOTEPAL ERGOSTAND LITE When you have that laptop sitting on your lap and things start to heat up it can become uncomfortable. Laptops seem to go from warm to hot, and sitting on your lap can produce a red area that isn’t healthy. It’s not only unpleasant at …

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Blue Mo-Fi Audiophile Headphones

INTRODUCTION Blue Microphones, or Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, was founded in 1995. They’re best known for their high-end studio microphones and recording equipment. The Mo-Fi is their first attempt to enter the world of headphones, which historically has been dominated by more popular and recognized brands. Since Blue Microphones is …

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In Win 303

INTRODUCTION In a world of nearly unlimited choices when it comes to PC cases, manufacturers are always looking to find the “next big thing” that consumers want. These features seem to come in waves, and once unique features like LED lighting, fan filters, and tool-less designs are now almost a …

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ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style!

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING: GTX 1070, Strix Style! We are always excited to see a new ROG product, and even more excited to see a ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070. As with previous generations, there’s a “top dog” video card, the GTX 1080 in this case, then the next step down …

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MSI ThunderStorm

INTRODUCTION MSI will be celebrating their 30th year in business this August. MSI’s original focus was the development and manufacturing of motherboards and graphics cards, but over the years has pushed out a quality array of products from their highly-rated laptops to multimedia peripherals such as the Thunderstorm. The MSI …

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OCZ RD400 (512GB) PCIe MVM2 M.2 SSD

Introduction Back when the SATA based SSD was in its infancy, OCZ’s RevoDrive was one of the drives that plugs into a PC’s PCI Express slot, as it is designed to offer higher performance for those who demand the best performance. The original RevoDrive from OCZ was no more than a …

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Sound Blaster ZxR Studio-Grade Sound Card, Hear The Blaster Roar!

Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Card Sound Blaster has been around since the inception of sound card technology. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, there was “The Adlib Multimedia PC Upgrade Kit” and the “Sound Blaster Multimedia Upgrade Kit”. It consisted of a sound card, a CD-ROM drive and a small …

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Avegant Glyph – the Mobile Personal Theater

You have to feel sorry for the people behind the AVEGANT Glyph headset. After successfully getting it funded on Kickstarter back in 2014 , which is where we got ours, it has been a long road for them to finally bring the Glyph to not only the backers but to the market. …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 (08G-P4-6286) It’s been a couple of weeks since the release of Nvidia’s Founders Edition GTX 1080 and we’ve eagerly been waiting for the custom cards to hit the bench. Luckily the first one to hit our bench is the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW …

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Razer Hammerhead Pro V2

Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 Razer’s long tradition of top-end gaming gear has branched out to other areas of computing including audio. Today we take a look at the Hammerhead Pro V2 in-ear headphones, and having reviewed the Razer Moray and still using them six years later, we hold the Hammerhead to …

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Samsung Portable SSD T3 (1TB)

Introduction The Samsung Portable SSD T1 released last year at CES is essentially the 850 EVO drive housed inside an external enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. The T1 delivers 1TB of external storage at very high transfer speeds thanks to the solid state storage, as opposed to the spinning …

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EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 (incl QDC) (EAN: 3831109863350)

EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 With processors running faster, and overclocking an everyday event for a lot of enthusiasts, the use of watercooling to cool processors is becoming a more common method than ever before. EKWB builds some of the best kits and AIO watercoolers in the business. While other manufacturers …

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Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Gaming Keyboard (RZ03-01760100-R3U1)

Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Has Razer got another gaming hit on their hands with the new BlackWidow X Chroma which features all Razer Green Mechanical switches, Chroma LED back lighting with 16.8 million colors, and is a slightly cut down model of the BlackWidow Chroma? The BlackWidow Chroma comes with …

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Papago! GoSafe S30 Dashcam

For a great number of years we have been entertained on TV by dashcam footage on shows like the world’s wildest police chases, cop shows and so many others. Dashcams have also been an integral part of our police forces as a method to record and provide evidence, and recently, …

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Corsair MM300 Extended Edition Mouse Mat

INTRODUCTION When was the last time you thought about your mouse pad? Was it when someone commented on how dirty it was, or when you realized you could no longer stand the frayed edge behind your mouse? Like many, a mouse pad is often an after thought in the overall …

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Patriot Viper Elite 3000 MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit

Introduction Even though DDR4 kits are nothing new, with kits having been in use for over a year, progress in the memory industry does not stop with a technology like as DDR4 when dealing with Intel X99 and Z170-series chips. No, the wheel keeps on turning as companies like Patriot …

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Corsair Strafe RGB Silent

Introduction Corsair had its humble beginnings producing computer memory and evolved to become a leader in high performance memory products. Then, in 2009, Corsair decided to break away from its mold and enhance its product offerings with other components; the first foray into components shocked the industry with its 800D …

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Corsair M65 PRO RGB

INTRODUCTION In this current period of what feels like a calm before a storm of new GPUs and CPUs, the peripheral market has been churning out devices left and right, and Corsair is right in the mix. Their newest revision of the popular M65 mouse series, the M65 PRO RGB, …

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Corsair SABRE RGB

Introduction Corsair had its humble beginnings producing computer memory and evolved to become a leader in high performance memory products. Then, in 2009, Corsair decided to break away from its mold and enhance its product offerings with other components; the first foray into components shocked the industry with its 800D …

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IOGEAR Chimera M2 Gaming Mouse

IOGEAR Chimera M2 Gaming Mouse In the beginning of computer gaming you had your 400 – 800 DPI mouse and with limited 640 x 480 CGA that was enough. Today’s gaming is light years ahead of stone age gaming with gaming peripherals exploding to stellar heights. We cane across IOGEAR …

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NZXT Manta

Long gone are the days when cases were ugly, beige and just plain boring. These days it takes a lot more to get the attention of computer users. Some cases focus on looks, other on silent performance and so on. The NZXT Manta is a case that not only looks …

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Corsair VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming Headset

INTRODUCTION Let’s face it, not everyone is “just a PC gamer”, or “just a console gamer”. Many of us have both a PC and a console or two, and let’s not forget to throw in a smartphone. Inter-connectivity between all of these devices can be hard to find, and usually …

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Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

Logitech and more specifically their Gaming or G line has been constantly evolving over the years to follow the latest in technology when it comes to keyboards, mice, headsets and other peripherals. Only a few weeks ago we had the honor to review the G910 Orion Spark keyboard and today …

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IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming IKON Gaming Keyboard (GKB703L)

IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming IKON Gaming Keyboard Far to often the least consideration given to a killer computer is the gaming accessories. Face it by the time you get the core parts built you have an empty wallet and whatever you can afford often ends up being your keyboard. Your old …

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CM STORM QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

If you are currently in the market for a new keyboard we have a treat for you from the engineers of CMStorm. The QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is our specimen of review today and we are pleased to have it in the lab as we can feel it most …

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OCZ Trion 150 (480GB)

OCZ Trion 150 Still thinking that SSDs are too expensive? While the price of the SSDs will probably never reach to the level of the mechanical drive, the price has been dropping steadily over the last couple of years. Thanks to the migration to triple-level-cell (TLC NAND) NAND and 3D NAND …

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Anidees AI7 Case

introduction Back in March of 2016, we took reviewed our first piece of hardware from Anidees, the AI8. That case proved to be a great contender for users requiring a large case, and had a great price point as well. Well, we are back today with another case from Anidees, …

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Go Puck 5x

Introduction Go Puck is a relatively new company that was founded back in 2013 with the mission to create a durable and rugged power bank for adventure seekers who demand a battery that can withstand shock and abuse. The company founder originally developed the technology that would go into the …

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Western Digital Red 6TB

Introduction Western Digital is a company with deep roots in the storage industry, with products that span virtually every customer and business need. Western Digital is also considered one of the most trustworthy brands that users look to when purchasing a new drive or drives, thanks to their reputation and …

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