Reviews

The Lian Li Lancool II is, as the name implies, the second case under the Lancool family. Although a bit on the noisy side, it is a completely different enclosure than the first model, and manages to impress with its intricate design elements while remaining affordably priced and beautifully functional.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Thermaltake Level 20 HT is a massive chassis meant for those who want to install uncompromising custom liquid cooling that can be shown off from all major angles. At above 20 kg, when empty, Thermaltake certainly continues their extreme approach with this chassis.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
In a market saturated with RGB products, Silverstone has actually done more than simply stick increasing amounts of LEDs on another generic liquid cooler. Instead, with their new Permafrost PF240-ARGB, they not only have pretty lights, but also deliver top-tier performance. How's that for a twist!
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD impresses with transfer rates reaching 4 GB/s; random reads go up to 475k IOPS. Under the hood, the drive uses Toshiba 3D TLC flash paired with Hynix DDR4 DRAM. Sustained transfer rates are excellent, even when the large SLC cache is exhausted, and thermals are good, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The NZXT H710i chassis represents an incremental update to the original H700i with an improved Smart Device, different 2.5" HDD cages along with a few subtle internal modifications, and an updated I/O. Even though the frame may have been around for a few years now, it still looks as sleek as ever.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Endgame Gear is a new brand in the gaming peripherals market, but they certainly aren't rookies. Their first gaming mouse, the XM1, has a symmetrical shape and features a PixArt PMW3389 optical sensor, Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, a very lightweight shell, and exceptionally fast click response times.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice
Sapphire's RX 5700 XT Nitro+ Special Edition is the fastest air-cooled Radeon RX 5700 XT on the market. It has what no other card has: overclocked memory. Noise levels and thermals of the adjustable RGB fans are impressive. Does it beat the PowerColor Red Devil?
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Intel fires back with an HEDT refresh that promises higher clocks and significantly lower prices! ASRock is ready with the new ASRock X299 Taichi CLX. The X299 Taichi CLX boasts a powerful VRM, 2.5 Gb/s LAN, and a sleek modern aesthetic! How will it perform when paired with a new Intel i9-10900X?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
You may not have heard of Sharkhan before, but the brand is currently establishing itself in the US market, and we get to put the X500, their first case, through our review process to see how it holds up against the fairly crowded mainstream market.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The RX 5500 Navi is AMD's ambitious attempt to disrupt the sub-$200 graphics card market just as the RX 5700 series did to the sub-$400 market, bringing in much needed competition. It won't be easy as NVIDIA tried to preempt it with the GTX 1650 Super and GTX 1660 Super.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
NVIDIA's new GTX 1650 Super is 40% faster than the GTX 1650, which is a huge improvement. The card is priced competitively, too, obsoleting AMD's Radeon RX 580/590 offerings. MSI's Gaming X variant comes with a large cooler that offers great temperatures, extremely low gaming noise, and idle-fan-stop.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Zotac's GTX 1650 Super Twin Fan is only 16 cm long, which makes it a great choice for an SFF system or media PC. The card still offers plenty of gaming performance, exceeding the Radeon RX 580. Overclocking potential is outstanding; we managed to unlock over 10% in additional real-life performance.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Palit's GTX 1650 Super StormX OC is tiny, and barely longer than your PCIe slot at 16 cm, and has a single-fan heatsink; but looks can be woefully deceiving. This turned out to be the the fastest GTX 1650 Super we tested on launch day, toppling many segment leaders along the way.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Enermax looks to assert dominance in the mid-range CPU air cooling market with the ETS-T50 AXE ARGB. Offering new features such as an "Air Guide" and rotatable grill, alongside its crisp looks and hefty five heat pipes, this single-tower design is not only easy on the eyes, but exceptionally well built too.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
When Thermaltake first launched their open-frame chassis, which was also VESA mountable, it was quite the bold move, but a few revisions later the P5 V2 TG has cemented itself as a pretty cool option if you want to show off all your hardware with the ability to do so in a really unique fashion.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Mechanicalkeyboards.com brings to market a refreshed Typist keyboard in the form of the aptly named MK Night Typist. With three Cherry MX switch options for different typing experiences paired with high build quality, white backlighting, and extensive onboard control over key assignment and layouts, it should interest many a working professional.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Two weeks ago, we released the 1usmus Power Plan for AMD Ryzen processors, which received a ton of attention. Both Microsoft and AMD got involved, releasing fixes on their own. Today, we're taking a look at the improvements these patches bring, and also got a new version of the power plan for you to download.
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Author:1usmus
In:Processors
AMD's Athlon 3000G is the dream of every entry-level system builder. Priced at only $49, it offers four threads, integrated Vega graphics, and an unlocked multiplier. We overclocked it beyond 4 GHz with minimal voltage increases, and memory support has improved, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Antec launches their new Dark Avenger line of cases with the DA601 clearly geared towards gamers and enthusiasts who like flashy designs with RGB elements built right into the body, all without breaking the bank.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Steampunk PS-750SP performs decently overall, despite the strange name. Efficiency is good, and the warranty is generous at seven years. Priced around $90 we take a closer look to see if it can challenge the offerings from EVGA, Seasonic and Corsair.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Finally a new Star Wars game! EA took inspiration from titles like Dark Souls, Sekiro, Uncharted, and Tomb Raider, and the rich Star Wars lore takes it to the next level. Under the hood, Fallen Order uses Unreal Engine 4, delivering good graphics with solid framerates on both AMD and NVIDIA hardware.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
With a polished silver heat spreader and a pastel RGB LED diffuser that is available in seven different colors, the PRISM II RGB kit from V-Color certainly has flair. This premium kit has the perfect sweet spot for Ryzen performance with a 3600 MHz XMP profile and is affordably priced to boot.
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
One fan. 34 addressable RGB LEDs. That alone will be enough for many to decide if the new CORSAIR iCUE QL RGB fan is for you. Coming in both 120 and 140 mm sizes, CORSAIR's latest fans can do double duty and light up your house for the holiday season, in addition to your new PC build.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
The MSI Immerse GH30 is a simple $50 gaming headset with a few aces up its sleeve: it's foldable, comes with a detachable microphone, and sports best-in-class sound quality for headphones in its price range we have had a listen to.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
EVGA's GeForce GTX 1660 Super SC Ultra is priced at NVIDIA MSRP of $230 yet comes with an overclock out of the box. The cooler is also decent, offering temperatures comparable to much more expensive custom designs. Idle-fan-stop and a metal backplate are included, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards