Reviews

8.5
Date: Jul 2nd 2015
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Netgear ReadyNAS 202

Today, we get to look at and test a NAS from Netgear for the very first time. The ReadyNAS 202 is powered by a Cortex A15 CPU and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster network speeds. Its key feature is that it uses the BTRFS file system instead of the far more common EXT4 file system.

8.0
Date: Jul 1st 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
PowerColor Radeon R9 390 PCS+ 8 GB

PowerColor introduces a new triple-fan, triple-slot, full-metal cooler with their R9 390 PCS+. The card comes overclocked out of the box, and PowerColor is asking a small $10 premium over reference-design pricing. Like all R9 390 cards, it features 8 GB of VRAM, which is twice that of the R9 290.

9.5
Date: Jun 29th 2015
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws4 F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB

If you're into the latest tech, DDR4 is in your sights, and G.Skill is here on these pages yet again with another Ripjaws4 kit, its timings 15-16-16-35 at a blazing 3000 MHz. Great-looking, the F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB quad-channel kit is affordable, fast, and clad in blue.

9.4
Date: Jun 26th 2015
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT

Corsair revamped the Hydro Series of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers once again with the H80i GT. This new design takes the thick 120 mm radiator design a step further with an ultra-thick radiator. Add in a new look, full Corsair Link support, and exceptional performance, and it is another top AIO from Corsair.

9.2
Date: Jun 24th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4 GB

AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X is released today, introducing HBM memory for graphics cards. The new card is built around a watercooled Fiji GPU, which enabled AMD to design a very compact card that will fit into many small-form-factor cases. Gaming performance at 4K is good and roughly matches the GTX 980 Ti.

9.6
Date: Jun 22nd 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ 6 GB

The EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ comes overclocked out of the box, using the company's ACX dual-fan cooling solution. It features low noise in gaming, and the fans will turn off completely in idle for that perfect noise-free experience. Performance levels exceed those of the much more expensive GTX Titan X.

9.5
Date: Jun 22nd 2015
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair RMi Series 1000 W

Corsair introduced the RMi series at Computex 2015, and it offers some major upgrades compared to the previous RM line. Today, we will evaluate the strongest RMi unit with 1 kW capacity in order to figure out how it does against its predecessor and all other competing offers in its category.

8.0
Date: Jun 19th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
MSI R9 390X Gaming 8 GB

MSI's Radeon R9 390X GAMING comes with a massive triple-slot, dual-fan cooler that turns its fans off completely when the card idles. Thanks to the overclock out of the box, the card matches GTX 980 performance at 1440p and beyond. Like all R9 390X cards, the MSI R9 390X GAMING is equipped with 8 GB of video memory.

8.5
Date: Jun 18th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Nox Xtreme Coolbay CX

The NOX Xtreme Coolbay CX joins the fray of sub 70 euro mATX cube cases - a hard fought-over case segment. It aims to catch your eye with its ability to hold a 280 mm radiator and its built-in card reader. But will that be enough to take away from more specialized or more colorful mATX cases?

9.5
Date: Jun 15th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6 GB

Gigabyte's GTX 980 G1 Gaming comes with a large overclock out of the box, which lets the card surpass the GeForce GTX Titan X in performance, at a much lower price. The cooler is also better than the reference heatsink and avoids the 84°C thermal limit at all times - it also turns off its fans in idle and light gaming.

9.3
Date: Jun 11th 2015
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Thermalright Macho Rev.B

Thermalright looks to improve upon the ever-popular Macho series with the new Macho Revision B. This revision offers an offset design for better memory compatibility while sticking with a massive single tower. Offering fantastic performance for the price when compared to ultra high end solutions, it could very well be just what you are looking for.

9.2
Date: Jun 8th 2015
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Synology DS1515+ & DX513 Expansion Unit

Synology's DS1515+ mostly addresses SMB environments since it can combine with two DX513 expansion units to support up to 15 HDDs. Today, we have the opportunity to evaluate a DS1515+ along with one of Synology's expansion units, which make for a great opportunity to figure out how this combination performs in various usage scenarios.

9.2
Date: Jun 3rd 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win 707

The In Win 707 is the In Win 703's bigger brother, offering the full-tower experience with the same clean and asymmetrical design, but the ability to install potent water cooling and a very modular HDD cage. While the chassis is of high quality and offers the look, we cannot shake the feeling of having seen this all before.

9.8
Date: Jun 1st 2015
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
CRYORIG H7 Universal

CRYORIG continues to push ever forward with, this time, the H7 Universal. Poised to take the entry level market by storm with an affordable price and exceptional features, this smaller sibling to the H5 Universal proves more than a match for the competition, its performance packing a serious punch considering its size.

9.1
Date: May 31st 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Graphics Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB

Today, NVIDIA releases the GeForce GTX 980 Ti based on the same GPU as the Titan X, with same clocks but fewer shaders. This card is designed as preemptive strike against AMD's upcoming Fiji cards. In our testing, the $650 GTX 980 Ti can almost match the performance of the $1k Titan X.

8.7
Date: May 28th 2015
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
LEPA MaxPlatinum Series 1700 W

Today, we will evaluate LEPA's flagship PSU with a capacity of 1.7 kW and efficiency levels that its official specs say to surpass 80 PLUS Platinum requirements. This unit is only compatible with 230 VAC mains, so you won't find it in the United States.

9.2
Date: May 26th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Deepcool Tristellar

In 100 years, we will look back at our meager existence and when someone quietly asks the question, "How did Skynet get started?", the answer could very well be, "Once, there was this chassis, the Tristellar...". Deepcool created a crazy looking chassis that weighs more empty than most ITX systems do as a whole - all to be a simultaneous showcase of design and function.

8.5
Date: May 25th 2015
Author: Frederik S
In: Other
HiFiMAN EF100 Headphone Amplifier & DAC

HiFiMAN has a reputation for producing great headphone amplifiers. Today, we take a look at their newest do-it-all headphone amplifier & DAC combo with an on-board T-amp. This all-encompassing device features a class A/B headphone amplifier with a tube input stage. Despite all its features, it sells for $499, which is quite impressive.

Date: May 20th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: Other
The Witcher 3: Performance Analysis

In this article, we put the GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960, and R9 285 through the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 4K to assess what hardware you need to play this recently released top-title.

7.8
Date: May 19th 2015
Author: Frederik S
In: Mice
CM Storm Mizar Gaming Mouse

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 spin to see how it compares to recent high-end gaming mice.

8.4
Date: May 18th 2015
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Kingston HyperX Savage 240 GB

Kingston's new HyperX Savage 240 GB is built around a Phison controller using 19 nanometer flash chips. With a price of only $120 for the 240 GB version, it sits right on the magic $0.50-per-GB mark.

9.7
Date: May 15th 2015
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac (Intel SKT 2011-3)

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 X99E-ITX/ac can push those 18-core Xeon chips and has an X-OC socket to push Intel's standard unlocked chips to the limit. And USB 3.1. And a CPU cooler is in the box.

8.9
Date: May 13th 2015
Author: crmaris
In: Media Players
Shuttle Fanless Slim-PC DS57U

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.

9.9
Date: May 11th 2015
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NCASE M1

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 implementation of a shoebox-sized gaming rig.

8.4
Date: May 7th 2015
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
be quiet! Pure Rock

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 those looking for good, quiet, and affordable cooling.