The DS1819+ offers huge storage capacity potential, which can be further expanded upon with the addition of two Synology DX517 units. The big question, however, is whether it's worth the stiff price as there may be better options out there that are more affordable.
Priced at the MSRP of $220, Colorful's iGame GTX 1660 Ultra gives you a lot of graphics card for the money. It comes with a large dual-slot, triple-fan cooler with excellent temperatures and features a backplate and dual BIOS. An out of the box overclock to 1860 MHz Boost is included, too, which is higher than on most other GTX 1660 graphics cards.
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST is the newest addition to their expanding smart speaker line-up. Like the BLAST, the new MEGA-version packs a well-performing voice-pickup system and is hooked up via WiFi to Alexa. Besides the smart speaker features, the MEGABLAST is still a very competent Bluetooth portable speaker. We take it for a spin and see how it performs!
Cooler Master revealed the MM830 about a year ago at CES 2018, and it just became available for purchase. It features a top-of-the-line optical sensor, PBT main buttons, an OLED display, a unique D-pad, and many more interesting features—and it of course has RGB lighting as well.
The ASUS GTX 1660 Ti STRIX OC is the company's flagship GTX 1660 Ti variant. It comes with a large triple-fan, triple-slot thermal solution that delivers better temperature and noise levels than any other GTX 1660 Ti we have tested so far. Also included is a backplate, RGB illumination, dual BIOS, and fan headers that synchronize with the GPU's fan speed.
ASRock has recently created the Phantom Gaming Alliance brand as a way to help various manufacturers fine tune their products. By doing so, they can guarantee compatibility, reliability, and performance. This should allow them to better deliver a top of the line gaming experience to all users, and in this regard, I can say they exceeded my expectations considering the system's more entry-level focus.
Aukey effectively replaces their excellent value for money KM-G8 keyboard with the new KM-G6. It keeps the same Outemu Blue mechanical switches and doubleshot-injected keycaps, while adding multi-color backlighting with many lighting effects and onboard controls at that same attractive price point.
The Cooler Master Masterbox NR400 is the smaller of the two enclosures from the recently launched family. It aims to offer an efficient, cost-effective mass-market appeal while retaining a useful feature set at the same time.
The Cooler Master NR series aims to combine form and function in a streamlined look with a good material mix. It actually achieves this balance quite well considering its affordable price tag, sturdy build quality, and simple but useful feature set.
Memory overclocking has a significant impact on performance of AMD Ryzen-powered machines, but the alleged complexity of memory tweaking on this platform, largely fueled by misinformation and lack of documentation, has kept some enthusiasts away from it. We want to change this.
Today, Eidos released their long awaited RTX and DLSS patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Raytracing in the game helps improve the quality and realism of shadows. We took a close look at image quality and measure the performance impact using the complete GeForce RTX lineup.
Zowie is often considered one of the best peripheral makers across the globe. They certainly know how to create fantastic shapes, so pretty much everyone can find a comfortable Zowie mouse. The Divina S series mice feature a symmetrical design, PMW3360 top optical sensor, and a lightweight shell optimized for eSports-level performance.
ID-Cooling seeks to dominate the competition with their latest and greatest all-in-one liquid cooler, the Auraflow X 240. This RGB LED-equipped offering not only delivers solid performance, but also manages to deliver best in class value when looking at RGB-equipped liquid coolers.
The chromax series from Noctua is their answer to the many requests from customers wanting more color options beyond tan and brown, while retaining all the new technology from their R&D department. The NF-F12 PWM chromax is an all-black version of their NF-F12 fan thus, with six color options to choose from for corner pads and compatibility with other chromax accessories as well.
MSI's GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X is the company's top GTX 1660 offering, and it has certain high-end segment-first features that include the back-plate, idle fan-stop, and the company's highest factory overclock. In our testing, we also saw amazing noise levels, better than any other GTX 1660.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Ultra is the company's premium GTX 1660 offering that includes idle fan-stop and an excellent cooler that delivers impressive temperatures. Performance of the GTX 1660 beats the Radeon RX 590 with ease.
Palit's GeForce GTX 1660 StormX is a minimalist and compact graphics card designed to get you on the road to Full HD e-Sports. The Palit GTX 1660 StormX launches at NVIDIA's baseline price of $220, includes a factory-overclock, and is out to change the sub-$250 segment.
The most affordable Turing graphics card is also NVIDIA's most important thus far, as it replaces the GTX 1060 6 GB which sold in mountains. Zotac's cost-effective implementation of the new GeForce GTX 1660 gives you more: a twin-fan cooler at NVIDIA's baseline price.
It has top build quality, nice looks, and the ability to support heavy and large users. All above sound nice, but is the noblechairs Hero Real Leather gaming chair worthy of its intimidating $720 price tag?
We take a detailed look at the performance cost of the Denuvo copy protection system and how it impacts FPS. We tested over 70 scenarios: varying game resolution, varying CPU frequency, different CPU core and thread counts, and graphics hardware from AMD vs. NVIDIA.
The Corsair Crystal 680X is the grown-up version of their 280X chassis. This bigger variant can not only hold a full-size system, but also offers better liquid-cooling support, comes with four fans, and plenty of additional storage. It looks like Corsair has taken their trusted and true approach and applied it to the Crystal series to give those who want a flashy cube chassis an extremely viable option.
The Corsair Carbide 678C is meant to refresh the silent line of cases of the brand with a new, modern take using updated internals. With plenty of liquid-cooling capabilities, a fan controller, and wide body, it checks off a lot of points for enthusiasts, which may end up taking away from its intended target audience: the silent type.
The Gladius is back, and this time, it doesn't need a wire! ASUS joined the ultra-low latency wireless game, and they certainly don't just play around. The Gladius II Wireless features a PMW3389 top-of-the-line optical sensor, the ROG-exclusive socket-switch system, a 800 mAH battery, and, of course, a ton of RGB features, including Aura Sync lighting.
RGB mouse pads are a thing, but have you seen one with a built-in Qi charger for your phone? The ASUS ROG Balteus Qi is certainly not your usual mouse surface. With its portrait-oriented, micro-textured plastic surface, 15-zone RGB lighting and built-in USB port, it's definitely a groundbreaking mouse pad, and it's a very expensive one at that.
Devil May Cry 5 is one of the most anticipated titles this season. The third-person hack-and-slash action adventure comes with outstanding graphics thanks to DirectX 12 support and incredibly detailed character models and textures. Optimization is excellent, too, especially for AMD Radeon cards.