Reviews

The XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Merc 308 is a custom-design card that can impress with its ultra-quiet operation. It's pretty much inaudible even when fully loaded, making it the quietest RX 6600 XT we have tested. The card is also of standard-slot height, so it should fit all cases easily.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X is MSI's dual-fan, triple-slot flagship for AMD's new Full HD gaming champ. The card comes with an overclock out of the box and runs at great temperatures, while operating very quietly.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Etymotic is synonymous with its probing acoustic chamber, single-driver tuning with a neutral and accurate response. This changes with the new Etymotic EVO that adopts an ergonomic design and the company's first multi-driver setup in an attempt to be more accurate while also increasing soundstage and presence.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The ASUS Radeon RX 6600 XT STRIX OC is a custom design variant with a triple-slot, dual-fan cooler. The card achieves excellent performance in Full HD, giving you 60 FPS or higher in every single game we tested. Temperatures are very low, and overclocking potential is good, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Top-tier VRM design, Thunderbolt, 10G LAN, and even a massive monoblock—the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial leaves nothing in reserve. ASUS also includes everything but the kitchen sink in the box. This motherboard is the pinnacle of ASUS motherboard design, so let's see just how far it can go!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Icy Dock EZ-Adapter MB031U-1SMB combines both M.2 SATA and 2.5" SATA connectivity via a USB 3.1 interface to access those types of drives quickly externally. With its compact size and detachable cable, it can be quite the little helper if dealing with these SATA drives on an ongoing basis.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
We look at two new keyboards from Epomaker today which follow a "red wine" color scheme. The SK61 is a 60% keyboard designed purely for typing with layers in mind, and the SK21 is an add-on numpad for when you need to do some number crunching.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
FiiO is a brand synonymous with good quality, high value portable audio, especially music players, DACs, and amps. A pairing for these is the brand's extensive IEM lineup, which gets a new addition with the new FH5s hybrid earphones featuring four driver units and a plethora of customization options!
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
The Synology DS1520+ is ideal for small offices or enthusiast users in need of more storage space. Should your storage requirements dramatically increase, it also provides huge expandability options. We also took a look at the new DSM 7.0 operating system and were seriously impressed.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
The TDBT HybridHub-S very much looks like most other USB-C hubs out there, with its ports and metal housing. However, the ability to install an M.2 SATA SSD within its core sets it apart from the crowd.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Other
At €125, the Chieftec Polaris 1050 is a good deal, offering high efficiency levels and decent performance. For those in need of a strong PSU, there aren't many options in this price range. If you don't mind the short warranty of only two years, you should consider this product.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Hexgears collaborated with enthusiast-minded Input Club to bring out the Gemini Dusk and Gemini Dawn twin keyboards. Today, we examine the former, which comes in black and uses a clean, industrial design paired with vibrant side lighting on top of per-key backlighting and open-source firmware compatibility!
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
WiFi 6 is finally gaining ground, and we begin our coverage with NETGEAR's prosumer-oriented Orbi Pro SXK80 WiFi systems. With a mesh network using a router and satellite, it aims to offer excellent wireless performance and business-class support and features!
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Author:VSG
In:Networking
ThieAudio makes a return with our first-ever Tribrid IEM review. The $729 ThieAudio Monarch uses a combination of dynamic, balanced armature, and electrostatic tweeter drivers paired with a deliberate reference tuning and unique abalone shell-based aesthetic to set a new high standard.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
be quiet!'s Shadow Rock Slim 2 takes the mantle from its predecessor and carries it to new heights. What at first appears as just another tower cooler soon proves to be a top-tier low-noise performer that lacks only ARGB lighting, which will be a huge plus for many RGB haters.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
With the Ryzen 7 5700G, AMD is finally bringing their most powerful APU to the retail DIY channel. With 512 graphics cores based on the Vega architecture, the IGP is over twice as fast as Intel's Rocket Lake graphics. Thanks to the Zen 3 architecture, the eight CPU cores are blazing fast, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The MSI Spatium M480 is a flagship SSD based on the Phison E18 controller, featuring support for the fast PCI-Express 4.0 interface. Inside the box, you'll find a heatsink that looks fantastic and very sleek to provide cooling for this 7 GB/s monster.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
With the Spatium Series, MSI is entering the highly competitive SSD market. The Spatium M470 uses a Phison E16 controller paired with 96-layer TLC flash from Toshiba, which makes it one of the fastest drives we ever tested, also thanks to support for the PCI-Express 4.0 interface.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
G.Skill's entry into the ITX chassis market looks rather unique with the tapered front. While not the first to offer bent glass, the Z5i sports quite the tight bending radius with its panels being the core design element. Read on to find out how the G.Skill Z5i enclosure fares against all the established brands out there.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Featuring Thunderbolt 4, dual 2.5 Gbps LAN, and a formidable VRM design, the ASUS ProArt B550-CREATOR targets productivity and power users. With a sleek and modern black and gold theme and no built in RGB, the B550-CREATOR focuses on superior performance and connectivity in a no-nonsense package.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
With the Storm Pro, Redragon releases another iteration of the M711 FPS and M808 Storm shape, but this time around, it's wireless. Equipped with PixArt's PAW3335 and weighing 96 g, the M808 Storm Pro is offered for just $36.99.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
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 latest Xbox wireless controller to compare to previous-generation controllers and the competition.
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Author:VSG
In:Living Room Tech
Watercool introduces its brand-new GPU block series with the Heatkiller V featuring aesthetic updates, including a bolder design language and optional ARGB lighting, as well as a new cooling engine altogether. We examine the RTX 3080 version and take a look at both its function and form.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
The TinHiFi brand came out of years of OEM experience and expertise, and an emphasis on deliberate designs runs through their T (consumer) and P (prosumer/professional) series of wired IEMs. Today, we take a look at the TinHiFi T5, the newly released T-series flagship.
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Author:VSG
In:Headphones
What if I told you you could buy a portable UPS that offers pure sine wave AC output and can give you over an hour of juice for your gaming PC? This is just one of the many features aboard the BLUETTI AC200P portable power station, which crams in multiple charging inputs and outputs to interest many a home owner too.
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Author:VSG
In:Other