Reviews

The Cooler Master Masterbox MB311L ARGB is a compact mATX chassis for the enthusiast crowd that retains all the compatibility and material features required of modern enclosures. Priced at just $60, the MB311L ARGB jumps right into the fray, and offers good quality.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
PowerColor's Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX is the most compact RX 5600 XT on the market, optimized for small-form-factor cases. Despite its small size it runs very quietly, almost inaudibly, during heavy gaming. Temperatures are fine, too, and it has idle-fan-stop.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
I'm impressed! The ambidextrous LIX Plus is SPC Gear's first foray into the world of gaming mice. A weight of just 59 g, PixArt's PMW3360, Omron switches for the main buttons, and a paracord-like cable surely are a great way to start things off.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Intel's new Core i5-10400F offers a large performance jump over the previous generation Core i5-9400F because of its six-core/twelve-thread design. In this Core i5-10400F review we also test the feasibility of overclocking through BCLK, or by relaxing the PL1 and PL2 Turbo Limits.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Godlike from MSI is back, and for Z490 it is more feature packed than ever. With top of the line VRM, cooling, and storage, along a host of extras, the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike promises to do it all. Just how far can you get with a US$750 motherboard?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Core i5-10600K is Intel's biggest upgrade in the mid-range for years. Driven by strong competition from AMD, Intel is now giving us a 6c/12t CPU with 125 W TDP and the full compliment of 12 MB cache. Our Core i5-10600K benchmarks show it to be a formidable performer, especially in gaming.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The Chieftronic PowerPlay 1050 W uses a semi-digital CWT platform that features good build quality and offers high performance. It is sold at a fair price, so you will save some money over other popular choices in this wattage category; however, most of those choices are also covered by a longer warranty.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Intel's Core i9-10900K achieves highly impressive gaming performance thanks to its 10-core/20-thread design with up to 5.3 GHz. We compare three configurations in our 10900K review: all stock, boost limits removed, and a manual 5.1 GHz all-core overclock.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Mistel introduces its largest entry to the Barocco split keyboard series in the form of the MD770. Adopting a 75% form factor, the MD770 comes in different versions of color, backlighting, connectivity, and switches to offer a more user-friendly, ergonomic keyboard with extensive onboard controls.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Montech Fighter 400 pushes the envelope in price by being a glass-equipped ATX chassis for less than $50 retail. That in itself already sounds interesting if looking for a solid budget choice, but we take a closer look to see if the details of the chassis are up to the challenge as well.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The GateKeeper Halberd is a portable, wireless security token that works for end users just as much as enterprises. When you're nearby, your PC is unlocked—just walk away to secure your workstation. The Halberd can also keep track of login credentials and all your passwords, both on and offline!
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Author:VSG
In:Other
ASRock's award winning Taichi line is back, and aiming for the top of ASRock's Z490 stack. The cog and gear theme returns, along with a new VRM thermal solution that features a finned heat sink and active cooling. What other new tricks has ASRock included in the ASRock Z490 Taichi?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Focused on VRM power and thermals, as well as a sleek and stealthy aesthetic, the MSI MEG Z490 Unify is shaping up to be a serious contender for the best value enthusiast board. With sixteen 90 A power stages from Intersil and active VRM cooling, no CPU is too power hungry for the Unify.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Our first look at ASUS's Z490 lineup, the ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E Gaming features a powerful VRM, optional active VRM cooling, lots of connectivity, and of course some killer good looks. If you are searching for a board that can do it all, the ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E Gaming is a good place to start.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The ASRock Z490 PG Velocita is ready for Comet Lake with Socket LGA 1200. "Velocita" is ASRock's latest addition to the award-winning Phantom Gaming motherboard line and features 2.5 Gb/s LAN, PCIe 4.0 readiness, and an uncompromising VRM thermal solution with three fans.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
MSI has stuffed a lot of power into a small package with the MSI MEG Z490I Unify. Featuring a stealthy black aesthetic and a VRM configuration with 90 A power stages, the MSI MEG Z490I Unify could be a top choice for overclockers. Just how much can MSI pack into the Mini-ITX footprint?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Sharkoon joins the lightweight gaming mouse trend with the Light² 200. Weighing in at just 62 g, the right-handed ergonomic Light² 200 also brings PixArt's PMW3389 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, high quality mouse feet, and a flexible cable to the table, all while keeping the price wallet-friendly.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Priced at just $132 for 1 TB, the Silicon Power P34A80 SSD is one of the most affordable high-performance TLC drives on the market. It uses the fast Silicon Motion SM2262 controller, paired with 3D TLC flash from Intel/Micron.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Synology DS220j is the ideal NAS for newcomers in this market segment. It has a high performance-per-dollar ratio and packs lots of features thanks to the DiskStation Manager software.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
A brand new line of performance memory from none other than HP. Featuring a black and brushed silver heat spreader, wide range of specifications, and trusted brand name, the HP V6 could be the perfect foothold for the company's move into the DIY market.
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 is the least expensive gaming headset in the entire Arctis lineup. Even though it doesn't quite match the quality of its brethren in some aspects, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck at $50.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
The CUK Stratos Mini ITX ships with a 650W PSU and 240 mm AIO liquid cooling unit, alongside a whole bunch of extras, like an ARGB/fan controller, remote, and four ARGB fans. Where compact ITX cases usually demand a higher price, the Stratos Mini ITX is absolutely affordable, making it an excellent entry option into the SFF segment.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Kain 200 is ROCCAT's wireless addition to the Kain line-up. Much like the Kain 100 and 120, the Kain 200 has a highly sophisticated button mechanism, premium materials, and a fairly unique right-handed ergonomic shape. The biggest difference is the sensor: PixArt's flagship model for wireless applications, the PAW3335.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
PowerColor's Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Dragon is a factory-overclocked custom-design with 14 Gbps memory that is among the fastest 5600 XTs out there. Its dual-fan, dual-slot cooler works well: temperatures are good, noise levels are impressive, and idle-fan stop is included, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Chieftec Polaris 750 W has excellent ripple suppression and is tolerant to increased operating temperatures. However, is that enough to compete with units like the Corsair RM750x and Seasonic Focus Plus Gold?
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies