Reviews

Alphacool has its eyes set on the ultra-low-profile radiator market, and we examine the NexXxos ST25 360 mm radiator today. It comes in at just 22.5 mm thick, making it extremely compatible with cases that accept AIO coolers while outperforming them courtesy the full copper core.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Microsoft's first-party native support of their Xbox brand has had them bring out relevant hardware and software on Windows as well. The Xbox controller is synonymous with PC gaming today, and we take a look at the Xbox Elite Series 2 to see how it stacks up against the competition.
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Author:VSG
In:Living Room Tech
Ikko impressed us before with the OH10 IEMs, and we take a look at their latest earphones today. The Ikko Gems OH1S uses a brand-new dynamic driver-based hybrid system and comes in two color options, each with a resin layer that adds to the aesthetics of the textured shell.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The latest ITX offering from ASRock’s popular Phantom Gaming line, the Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 is here! Featuring a powerful VRM solution with 10 phases and top of the line power stages, along with the Phantom Gaming ITX’s signature Thunderbolt support, the ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 promises to be a worthy successor, so let’s put it to the test!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Kono Store hedges all its experiences working with keyboard and switch brands in designing its very first mechanical switch. Aptly named the Kono Midnight, this is a highly tactile speed switch with a translucent dark blue polycarbonate housing and a smooth, lubed POM stem.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Akko 3098 Black & Pink ASA has many quality of life improvements over previous Akko keyboards reviewed here, including hot-swappable switch sockets, custom 1st-party switches, noise-dampening foam, and a unique keycap profile—these are the cake layers underneath the icing that is the black and pink keycap set.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Elgato just released the Facecam, a high-end $200 webcam targeting aspiring live streamers and content creators. In our review, we confirm that it really has the best picture quality of all the webcams out there. The Facecam is built around a Sony STARVIS BSI CMOS image sensor with 8-element all-glass optics and offers a ton of unique features.
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Author:Inle
In:Other
With looks fit for a king and performance to match, the Trident Z Royal from G.SKILL is back, this time with the Trident Z Royal Elite featuring an updated look and even more performance. My test kit today is a 2x 8 GB, ticking at 4000 MHz CL14. Stunning looks and blazing performance await, so let’s dive in!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The R1 series of the SilverStone FARA line is the airflow option with two color choices, each with basic as well as ARGB fan-equipped PRO options. With the glass side panel and compact frame, it checks off all the boxes for a mainstream case on paper. Let's see how it fares under the review lights.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The GMMK PRO is a long-awaited keyboard kit that bridges the gap between keyboard enthusiasts and mainstream gamers yearning for customization and quality. Today, we build an all-Glorious keyboard using the black GMMK PRO, Glorious Panda switches, Glorious PBT keycaps, and Glorious coiled cable!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Movo UM700 is a budget USB microphone with three-capsule array, which offers excellent performance. It features four polar patterns, a robust metal stand, pop filter, and onboard dials for microphone gain and headphone monitoring volume.
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Author:Inle
In:Other
With the Clutch GM41 Lightweight, MSI enters the lightweight gaming mouse market: At just 67 g, but without holes, the GM41 is indeed lightweight. PixArt's PMW3389, Omron switches rated for 60 million clicks, and pure PTFE feet round things off.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
The final audio brand has a relished history and reputation, having been associated with highly technical companies, including the Molex company. It puts all this into its first true wireless earphones, the EVA2020 x final which also has a strong collaboration with the Japanese Evangelion franchise.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The Sabrent Rocket Q4 is a PCI-Express 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD that uses QLC NAND flash paired with a Phison E16 controller. Performance, especially in synthetic tests, is good, and the super-large SLC cache is able to soak up even the largest bursts of write activity. A very decent heatsink is included, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Horizon series represents XGIMI's latest foray into the projector space, building on the success of the XGIMI Halo. Retaining the same exterior dimensions, the Horizon and Horizon Pro improve on nearly every aspect of the Halo while still remaining extremely competitive in price.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
This article serves as a continuously updated summary of currently known leaks and official announcements regarding upcoming hardware releases in 2021 and beyond. We cover and keep track of developments for Intel Alder Lake, AMD Zen 4, NVIDIA's future Ampere cards, new AMD Radeons, DDR5 memory, Intel's next Xe GPU, chipsets and more.
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Author:btarunr
In:Other
The latest entry in ASUS's popular TUF Gaming family is the ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi. Featuring a huge VRM heatsink, 16 power stages, and more sensible colors, the ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi promises compelling performance at an attainable price.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Featuring speeds up to 4133 MHz and capacities up to 32 GB per stick, the Silicon Power XPOWER Zenith RGB offers a broad range of performance in a sensible, modern package. The sample specification I have for testing today is a Ryzen-optimized 3600 MHz, so let’s see how it performs!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
The ZOTAC RTX 3090 AMP Extreme Holo is the longest graphics card we ever tested. At more than 350 mm long, this triple-fan, triple-slot monster has enough power to handle all the latest games at 4K resolution. The RTX 3090 GPU is highly overclocked, and the power limits have been raised, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Montech continues to expand the Air line-up with the Air 100 ARGB, a Micro-ATX enclosure with plenty of ARGB, a metal mesh front panel, and clean glass side. It will be interesting to see how well the Air design manages to deliver when shrunk down to this size.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
GAMDIAS returns to TechPowerUp with the colorful HERMES M5. It is a minimalist full-size keyboard featuring GAMDIAS-branded switches, a two-tone keycap set, matching backlighting, and dedicated media play and volume control for a good price.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
With the HERMES E3, GAMDIAS is looking to add a budget-friendly option to the newly popular 60% keyboard market. The HERMES E3 uses Outemu switches with per-key RGB lighting, all onboard controls, and layers for those functions missing from TKL keyboards.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Today, we review the 360x30 mm Bykski Red Copper radiator, which is offered at truly amazing pricing. At only 30 mm thick, this Bykski RC model is fairly compact, yet offers decent thermal performance. What makes it stand out even more is the good build quality and use of a copper core instead of brass.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Audio-Technica is known for a lot of things, but active noise cancellation is not necessarily one of them. With the ATH-ANC300TW, the company aims to change all that by promising excellent noise cancellation, high fidelity audio, and first-party mobile app support for further customization!
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
Corsair is going big with the Hydro Series H170i Elite Capellix. This all-in-one liquid cooler features a massive 420 mm radiator, three 140 mm ML series fans, and all the ARGB you can handle. It also performs exceptionally well, making it a potent offering in a crowded market if your case can fit it.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
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