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Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Reviews & Articles

Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System

Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System Cooler Master was founded in 1992 by one man working out of a rented apartment with his staff being nothing more than a secretary who handled the admin part of the business. Roger (the founder) worked at innovating, inventing building and marketing …

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EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0, GTX 950 goes Super SuperClocked!

EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0 EVGA serves up a beautiful GTX 950 Super SuperClock ACX 2.0 sporting 768 Shader units 32 ROPs, 2940 million transistors with 2 GB od high-speed GDDR5 running across a 128-bit bus. The EVGA GTX 950 SSC ACX 2.0 gets a factory overclock to 1190 …

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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII GENE

Introduction ASUS was founded back in 1989 and has a long history in the computer hardware industry and their product line virtually encompasses all aspects of the computer hardware industry. Their product lines cover motherboards, graphics cards, headsets, mice, keyboards, networking, drives, tablets, notebooks, desktops, monitors and I am sure …

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ASUS Z170 ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Review! Asus Drops The Bomb!

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME Every generation of chip-sets manufacturers carefully design and implement their Flagship offering and we wait with bated breath to see whats been put on the offering plate. The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME is the top dog Flagship simply crammed with every feature a person can think of …

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EVGA Z170 FTW Review

Hello hardware enthusiast. Today we take a look at EVGA’s Z170 FTW. One of three motherboards available from EVGA for the new Z170 platform along with the flagship Classified board, and the M-ATX Stinger. Available now on featuring a new BIOS GUI interface, a highly efficient VRM, a CPU socket that has 1.5X …

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Razer Mamba, Wired & Wireless (Chroma) Mouse Review

Razer Mamba Intro & Unboxing Razer has a long tradition of revamping their products to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s gamers and the Razer Mamba is no exception to that rule. Razer actually went a little modest in naming this mouse just the “Razer Mamba” , it’s more the …

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OCZ Trion 100 (480GB)

INTRODUCTION Traditionally, OCZ has offered two lines of SSDs: the Vector for the high-end and enthusiasts users, and the ARC for the mainstream and budget market. As you may recall, OCZ was purchased by Toshiba back in 2014 and today, the release of the Trion 100 marks the first new …

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Raijintek TRITON AIO Water Cooling Kit

INTRODUCTION Raijintek may be a name you have never heard. Don’t feel alone though, as we had not heard about this company until earlier this summer when we started to notice reviews for their products popping up here and there. Founded in 2013, Raijintek is a Taiwanese company that utilizes …

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Zotac MAGNUS EN970 Gaming mini-pc

Mini-PC’s usually come with a lot of compromises due to their small size. They for example rarely are fit for any serious gaming. The Zotac Magnus EN970 though is different. It still is a small mini-PC, although not as small as some of the other Zotac mini-PC’s we have reviewed, …

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ASUSTOR AS6202T NAS

INTRODUCTION Breaking into the network attached storage (NAS) industry is no easy task these days, as competition for users’ data storage is fierce. Thankfully for ASUSTOR, they entered the industry in 2011. With the NAS industry growing by leaps and bounds, the products that a company must offer to potential …

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ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC, Strix Goes Mainstream!

ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC ASUS released the Strix GTX 950 DC2OC at an Entry / Mainstream price of $159.99 and previous to the GTX 950 NVIDIA was stuck at the $200 price point with the GTX 960. The GTX 960 $200 price point left them vulnerable to sub $200 AMD video cards covering that …

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Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD (MKNSSDAV250GB-D8)

Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 2280 SSD The ever-growing need for hard drive speed is being met in a variety of ways, while E-Sata is taking the rear of the pack on development and Sata 6G has reached its bandwidth limit HD pioneers like Mushkin are pressing on to the …

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Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD Review, Mush On! (MKNSSDST480GB)

Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD, Mush On! Mushkin has been around since 1994 and become an industry leader and recognized for its high quality performance products and their design philosophy of continual innovation and delivering product “Wow” through quality products and unparalleled customer service. In their continual drive to innovate Mushkin …

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Thecus W2000+ NAS

INTRODUCTION Outside of typical PC components like CPUs, motherboards, and video cards, it seems like the fastest growing segment of PC-related consumer electronics is the network attached storage (NAS) field. NAS units are often found performing the duty of their namesake; storing files that are accessible via either a LAN …

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Edition is a mechanical keyboard featuring Razers proprietary award-winning mechanical keys.  Razers put a lot of engineering into their key setup to have a tactile response on actuation and a short reset return. Normal keys take a 2.2mm ± 0.6mm …

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Sound Blaster E5

Introduction I am sure when most users hear the name Creative Sound Blaster, they think it synonymous with computer audio perfection, because many of the top gaming boards feature Sound Blaster audio. Today we will be looking at the new Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC & headphone amplifier with Bluetooth. …

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Master Windows 10 Updates (How To)

Master the Windows 10 Updates Windows 10 brings a host of new changes and among them is the fact that Windows Updates now are mandatory, you cannot turn them off, and that it can take advantage of Peer To Peer functionality. Both these features does have some good thinking behind …

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Gigabyte Brix S GB-BXi5H-5200

Introduction Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is an initiative that Intel started in 2012 aimed to bring the powerful computing experience in a system that fit into the size of your palm. Typical NUC system takes the footprint that is no bigger than a few CD jewel case stacks …

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Cooler Master V750W 80+ Gold PSU

Cooler Master V750 Fully Modulated 80+ Gold PSU When building a PC some will debate the PSU (Power supply) as the most essential component, warranting a thorough analysis of the available choices. Choosing a well built PSU with a high efficiency rating, good solid construction / internals, and enough power …

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EVGA GTX 950 FTW

EVGA GTX 950 FTW Recently Nvidia released the GTX 950, a GPU featuring the power and efficiency of the Maxwell architecture, Direct X 12 support, and solid FPS capability @1080p, without the heavy drain on your wallet. Today we are taking a look at the EVGA GTX 950 FTW, which is …

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LUXA2 Groovy Duo

Introduction These days mobile accessories are all the rage with the growing influence of our mobile devices on our daily lives and as such the product that enable us to connect with our devices are what is hip and hot right now! The LUXA2 Groovy Duo fits into this by …

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CoolerMaster V850 80+ Gold Review

CoolerMaster V850 Computer enthusiast insiders know that the choice of your power supply is paramount in system design but POS (Point of Sale) computer buyers usually just take the included PSU without thinking about upgrading later on. Off the shelf computers often use under powered power supply and chances are you …

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CoolerMaster GeminII S524 Ver.2

Today we are taking a look at another product from CoolerMaster, the GeminII S524 Ver.2 CPU cooler. Available now on  the GeminII S524 Ver.2 offers flagship level design and construction at a good value. Designed to accommodate newer generation RAM we see generous clearance. The top-down, X-Vents and Air-Guide design promotes cooling of your RAM and …

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E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

E-Blue is company that might be as well know as Razer or Logitech but sells a lot of gaming peripherals like gaming mice, keyboards and even gaming chairs. We got the opportunity to test on of their small mechanical gaming keyboards; the E-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard. This is a small compact …

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CoolerMaster Ergostand III

CoolerMaster ErgoStand III Today we have a look at the CoolerMaster Ergostand III, the latest revision of the Ergostand series. CoolerMaster, one of the world’s top providers in PC cooling technology, is known for being a rule maker when it comes to innovative design.  Sporting new styling and functionality the Ergostand …

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Sound Blaster Jam

  The names Creative and Sound Blaster have become synonymous over the years for their audio products and just hearing the name Sound Blaster garners about the same respect as the name Porsche! Which is where we get to the Sound Blaster Jam Bluetooth Headphones that will be featured in …

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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

GIGABYTE Z170X Gaming 7 We just had the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 flagship board on our test bench and the Gigabyte GA-Z170-Gaming 7 definitely shows it’s relationship with the Flagship Board. From a first glance it looks like the Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 didn’t get a PLX chip so graphics are going …

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Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti Review

Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti The Asus Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti is a Hybrid cooling GPU that features a Direct CU H20 water Cooling under a huge dual fan air cooling system. The same GPU core that drives the Titan X is featured on the Poseidon Platinum GTX …

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Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition Review

Razer Mamba Chroma Tournement Edition Razer has gone whole hog on the Chroma gaming devices and this month they sent us a Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament edition with a 5G 16000DPI Laser Sensor. Capable of moving an amazing 210 inches per second at 50G with up to 1000MHz ultra polling …

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Corsair H110i GTX Extreme Performance CPU Water Cooler Review

Corsair H110i GTX Extreme Performance CPU Water Cooler We’ve been testing water cooling solutions for today’s hotter-running, higher OCing CPUs, and today we have the Corsair H110i GTX from Corsair’s “Hydro” series. The Corsair H110i GTX is one of the most critically acclaimed coolers in the AIO (All In One) …

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Asus Maximus VIII Hero, Z170, Skylakes Hero!

Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170 Chipset) The Asus Z107 Hero VIII was the initial launch board we received to review the Intel Core i7 6700 and we would like to thank our partners at Asus for the Hero VIII and their support during the Skylake 6700K Launch. Without their guidance …

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Razer DeathStalker Chroma

Razer DeathStalker Chroma – DeathStalker goes disco The Razer Deathstalker is the latest member of the 16.8 million color Chroma family. Razer has fully embraced the Chroma line of products allowing gamers to customize the look of nearly every component of their battle station in one simple to use software, …

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SilverStone Strider ST55F-G PSU and PP05-E Kit

SilverStone recently sent us their SG12 small form-factor case for review, and along with it came a power supply from their Strider series, as well as a power supply cabling kit. The ST55F-G PSU resides in the Strider Gold S series of power supplies, and provides 550 watts in a …

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Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 Review (Z170 Skylake Chipset), Game with Kings!

Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 Review, Game With Kings! It seldom happens that you come across a motherboard that covers every feature on your Motherboard Bucket list but Gigabyte has successfully fielded the GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 their flagship Z170 Skylake LGA 1151 board which comes close. Opening the box and just glancing at …

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