Reviews

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
The HP P700 is the fastest portable SSD we've ever tested. Under the hood, the P700 uses an SMI SM2263 controller, Micron 3D TLC, and DRAM cache, which is rare on portable SSDs. With $175 for the reviewed 1 TB version, pricing is reasonable, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Portable Storage
EK looks to continue the onslaught against their competitors with the EK-AIO 240 D-RGB. Offering performance similar to its larger 360 mm sibling, it proves to be a better value for mainstream systems without sacrificing performance or looks.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
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
MSI has packed a lot of power into a small package with the MSI MEG Z490I Unify. Featuring a stealthy black aesthetic and a VRM config with 90 A power stages, the MSI MEG Z490I Unify could be a top choice for overclockers. Just how much can MSI stuff into a Mini-ITX footprint?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
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 with 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
EK looks to pummel their competition in the liquid cooler market with the EK-AIO 360 D-RGB. It features a pump based on their SPC series, which means it isn't just another Asetek design, but genuinely new from the ground up. However, does new in this case truly mean better?
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The XPG Precog is an innovative gaming headset with a combination of dynamic and electrostatic speaker drivers, two in-line remote controllers, a detachable microphone, user-selectable sound profiles, and other interesting features. It's the most ambitious gaming headset XPG has produced to date.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
AMD's new Ryzen 3 3100 is the new budget king. At just $99, it offers four cores and eight threads, obsoleting most of Intel's lineup. Results in our Ryzen 3 3100 review show that it punches well above its weight, competing even with Core i5 and Ryzen 5. Overclocking worked great, too; we achieved 4.35 GHz on all cores.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X crams all its cores into a single CCX. We tested the CCX impact in our review with impressive results, especially in games, where the new CPU design achieves great numbers that are close enough to more expensive Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 models, especially if you consider the cost savings.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
The NZXT H1 aims to offer excellent performance, ease of assembly, and great compatibility with a clean and compact look. Having been in the works for quite some time, take a look at what can be achieved if you are able to combine a case, PSU, and AIO into a single ITX platform.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Aerocool Duke AeroSuede is a very affordable gaming chair that supports large (and heavy) users. Its upholstery comes in four dark colors and has carbon-like patterns as visual highlights. With a price tag of only $199, it look like a real bargain, but is that truly the case?
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Author:erasmia394
In:Gaming Chairs
The ASUS RX 5500 XT STRIX OC is their most premium entry-level Navi design. The large triple-slot, dual-fan cooler achieves outstanding temperatures and is whisper quiet at the same time. Fan stop is included too, and the VRM design is overbuilt, which could explain the good OC results we're seeing.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Crucial's new Ballistix Gaming Memory has something for everyone. With options for both RGB and heat-spreader color, along with a wide range of specifications, the Crucial Ballistix Gaming Memory could be a classic in the making. Only time and our benchmarking suite will tell!
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Author:Nate
In:Memory
Zalman looks to KO the juggernauts of the air-cooling world with their CNPS 20X. Using a fancy 4D stereoscopic corrugated fin design along with their unique dual-blade spider ARGB fans, they are not only looking to deliver on performance but visual style as well.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
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 looking 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
Lexar's NM610 is built using a Silicon Motion SM2263XT controller, paired with Intel 3D TLC flash. The pseudo-SLC cache is rather large at 128 GB, which ensures big write bursts get handled at full speed. Pricing at $155 for a DRAM-less SSD seems a bit high, though.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
The Cooler Master MH630 is a no-nonsense $59 analog gaming headset. The MH630 should be at the top of the list for anyone who is after a brand-name gaming headset that doesn't break the bank and has a good price-performance ratio.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones