Reviews

The NightHawk Duo ARGB is the solid version of the AirHawk Duo ARGB utilizing an acrylic front instead of a metal mesh design.With essentially the same styling, it offers a quieter operation at the cost of thermal performance to cater to those who want as much visibility and cool RGB fans but prefer silence above all else.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Tesoro decided the Gram Spectrum series of keyboards from 2016 deserves a TKL version, and the newer Gram Spectrum TKL reaps the benefits of their updated software suite, too. It is a low-profile keyboard employing 3.5 mm travel mechanical switches while offering full 16.8 M per-key RGB backlighting and good build quality for under $100.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Alphacool has been busy making different versions of the base Eisblock XPX CPU water block design originally introduced in 2016. We take a look at the Eisblock XPX Aurora Edge today, which is a higher profile version with integrated d-RGB lighting and a clear plexi top for the bling.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Wolcen, which has been in early access for a long time, has now finally released and brings fresh wind to the action-RPG genre. Graphics and gameplay are topnotch, and the game runs well on modern graphics cards. We tested three resolutions, including 4K Ultra HD, on 26 graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
A close sibling to the recently reviewed Team Group T-Force Dark Z, the T-Force Dark Zα is specifically tailored for AMD system compatibility. Team Group aims to maximize Ryzen performance without the need to max out any credit cards. Let's find out what makes the T-Force Dark Zα different.
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
Alphacool has been busy making different versions of the base Eisblock XPX CPU water block design originally introduced in 2016. We take a look at the Eisblock XPX 1U today, which is a low-profile version with multiple side ports for those wanting liquid cooling in a small form factor chassis/server rack.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
The KnewKey Rocksete aims to impress with both sight and sound alike, combining a typewriter-style keyboard with a JBL surround sound system. Featuring two separate batteries and two different lighting systems, the Rocksete is a fusion of two peripherals for those who are looking for a portable peripheral solution.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
The Scimitar RGB Elite is the newest entry in Corsair's MMO/MOBA gaming mice line. It still features the same patented 12-button key-slider side panel and the same shape and shell, but comes with an upgraded sensor (PMW3391) as well as improved components and materials.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Corsair's A500 dual-fan CPU cooler is a monster in terms of size, with an appealing design and features that set it apart. We found installation to be remarkably easy as well, but performance could be better. The review also goes into detail about why we had to file down the heat pipes on the A500.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Rounding off our trilogy of Bitspower CPU block coverage is the value-oriented Touchaqua Summit MS. This specific version is the Summit MS OLED and includes a coolant temperature sensor, OLED display, and integrated dRGB lighting for a good feature set without breaking the bank.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
The Tt eSPORTS Shock V2, successor to the 2015 Shock, comes with a larger pair of speaker drivers, a new microphone, and a couple of design changes. We tested it as a combination with the Thermaltake E1 RGB Gaming Headset Stand!
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
ASRock's Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming comes at the AMD MSRP of $200, yet features a solid cooler with a metal backplate, idle fan stop, and very low temperatures. 8 GB GDDR6 give the card a performance advantage over the 4 GB version, even at 1080p. Is future-proofing worth it?
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
iBUYPOWER is getting into the case market, and the Snowblind is in the middle of a trio of enclosures featuring a see-through LCD screen. You are free to display all kinds of nifty information or cool animations and have the benefit of building your own system instead of buying a full system straight from iBUYPOWER.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
About ten years after the release of the Sensei (Xai), SteelSeries brings one of their most beloved shapes back with the Sensei Ten. It may look like the original Sensei from the outside, but has the most recent tech under the hood: SteelSeries' newest flagship sensor, the TrueMove Pro, and main button switches rated for 60 million clicks.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
1usmus, creator of the Ryzen Custom Power Plan, describes his experience overclocking AMD's new third-generation HEDT Threadripper platform, and shares a lot of information about cooling, CCX quality, per-CCX overclocking, memory tweaks, VRM options, and BIOS setup tips. Benchmarks are included, too.
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Author:1usmus
In:Processors
We wrap up our coverage of individual entries debuting CORSAIR's Hydro X series with the mainstream XC7 CPU water block. Sharing a lot of DNA with the impressive XC9, this block aims to offer a good balance of cost, aesthetics, and performance while maintaining a low barrier of entry for newcomers to PC watercooling.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
The Addlink X70 RGB SSD lets you control its lighting through motherboard software from all the big vendors, so you can sync it to the rest of your system. Performance is good, too, especially random and sequential writes. The preinstalled heatsink works well, keeping temperatures in check.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
CORSAIR's acquisition of SCUF Gaming meant we got our hands on a custom SCUF controller for the PS4 and PC, so we of course had to take a look at their Xbox controller as well. Today, we check out the SCUF Prestige Xbox/PC controller, which includes the critical accessories while still providing a plethora of customization options!
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Author:VSG
In:Living Room Tech
Thermaltake goes all out with the Floe DX 360 TT Premium Edition. This 360 mm closed loop liquid cooler packs a hefty punch delivering performance you can count on. It even has everyone's favorite feature with the inclusion of software-controlled RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors. With so much to offer, what could go wrong!
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Zhiyun's Weebill-S can handle heavy camera-lens combos despite its small size and low weight. It is also supported by a large number of optional accessories, which greatly enhance its capabilities. It might not make you a good videographer if you lack the talent or the technique, but will surely make your videos look better.
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Author:crmaris
In:Other
The Abkoncore A900 is a medium-sized, ambidextrous mouse with side buttons on the left side only. Despite being priced as a budget mouse, it comes with features one would expect from a premium model: PixArt PMW3389 sensor, Omron switches for the main buttons, and full RGB lighting.
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Author:pzogel
In:Mice
Thermaltake carries their Level 20 branding of thick aluminium panels over to keyboards with the Level 20 GT RGB keyboard. Coming in three switch options, including a Razer Green edition with Razer Synapse support in addition to Tt iTAKE and RGB Plus, it aims to balance hardware and software for an attractive unit.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
ASUS aims to deliver the ultimate flagship Threadripper motherboard with the ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme. Every bit of their design expertise has been condensed into this E-ATX package. Twenty 70 A power stages? Check. Five M.2 slots, including two on a DIMM.2 expansion card? Check. Full color OLED display? Check. Performance? Let's find out!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Aerocool AirHawk Duo ARGB boasts two 200 mm ARGB fans in the front and a third, smaller unit in the rear. Aerocool even ensures you can control the lighting through the chassis and the motherboard of your choice. Add the cool metal mesh front and glass side panel and you have a classic chassis mainstream gamers could totally go for.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
CORSAIR's acquisition of SCUF Gaming meant that we got our hands on a custom SCUF controller, which in turn means we definitely had to review it. Today, we take a look at the SCUF Impact for the PS4 and PC, which is their most successful controller thanks to a ton of configuration options on both looks and function alike!
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Author:VSG
In:Living Room Tech