Reviews

ECS has been known to have some rather crazy board names in the past, but none are as crazy as the ECS Z170-LIGHTSABER! With a name like that, you can only naturally expect one thing: a bunch of lights, right? Or will it lean toward the dark side?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.0
Here's another $400 option for ultra-small PCs, this time based on Intel's 35W Skylake CPU, the Core i3-6100T. The ECS LIVA One ups the performance a notch compared to past LIVA units, but the ECS LIVA One also ups the size a fair bit.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Other
Score:8.8
MSI's GTX 1070 Gaming Z is the bigger brother of the Gaming X, with a higher GPU overclock and a memory OC. The backplate has also been pimped, featuring an RGB-illuminated MSI logo. Thermal performance is identical, which means the card is whisper-quiet and runs low temperatures - all at the same time.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.8
Fnatic is well known for being one of the leading eSports teams in Europe, and now, they have released their own peripheral range. The Fnatic Gear Flick is hoping to go head to head with the wide range of currently available gaming mice. With the input of professional gamers readily available, we will hopefully to see some exceptional products from Fnatic Gear.
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Author:davido_labido
In:Mice
Score:9.0
The Rosewill Cullinan utilizes glass panels on three sides of the chassis. It looks sleek and clean and comes with four LED-equipped fans, but also offers a long set of functional and design-specific features. We light it up and take a closer look behind its tinted glass panels.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.4
Cooler Master is back with a new range of keyboards aptly named "MasterKeys". I got to grips with their latest TKL board, the MasterKeys PRO S RGB and put it through its paces.
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Author:davido_labido
In:Keyboards
Score:8.9
OCZ's new VX500 SSD is built around a Toshiba controller paired with Toshiba 15 nanometer MLC flash chips. The drive offers excellent performance at even better pricing, making it a great candidate if you want to stay away from TLC drives, but don't want to break the bank.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
Score:9.4
Thermalright's Le Grand Macho RT is massive in size, weighing in at 1060g with the fan. Capable of being used passively, it offers users a near-silent operation and top-tier performance when paired with the TY-147B fan. The competition should take note as Thermalright looks to steal the air-cooling crown.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.7
The ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC is the fastest GTX 1060 we have tested so far thanks to a large GPU and memory overclock out of the box. You will also find plenty of features, like RGB lighting, idle-fan-off, and the recently introduced ASUS fan headers. Thermal performance is good too: the card uses the GTX 1080 STRIX cooler.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
MSI's GTX 1060 Gaming X 3 GB might come with half the memory amount only, but still brings the big guns in form of the large dual-fan TwinFrozr cooler. Our review will test whether 3 GB is a viable alternative to 6 GB if you are trying to save some money.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
The TVS-682T is an incredibly high-end QNAP NAS with a fast Skylake Intel CPU and 8 GB of RAM. Its two Thunderbolt ports and two 10GBase-T ports even allow it to offer blazing fast network transfer speeds, which makes smooth 4K video transfers are a definite reality.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.5
MSI has gone and smashed overclocking and gaming into a single motherboard! The MSI Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM has a huge list of abilities to go along with its huge name! Fitted with an aesthetic unmatched by anything else on the market today, MSI's Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is truly a board built to be tougher than steel!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.8
Silverstone has taken the RAVEN Z RVZ02 and toned it down a bit for the more traditional PC user. The result is a clean and slim chassis with mass-market appeal and that same great feature set gamers want. Add the handle and you are presented with the ability to build a compact, ultra portable, briefcase-like system that can deliver all the computing power - even for high-end scenarios.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.6
Kennerton Audio's newest mid-end offering, the Laguz, is put to the test. Priced at $110, it will face fierce competition from the Brainwavz S5 and HiFiMAN RE-400. The Laguz is absolutely tiny and features a rugged aluminum design that is pretty unique.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.0
Cooler Master looks to redefine all-in-one liquid coolers with the MasterLiquid Maker 92. Offering a completely unique design that has more in common with a traditional tower cooler than a liquid cooler, it manages to stand out in a crowded market. However, the question is whether it can keep your CPU cool?
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.0
Shuttle's new SZ170R8 XPC Cub combines a potent CPU and a capable GPU - you won't need more for a nice gaming system or a VR setup. Not only is its mainboard rife with features, but the SZ170R8 also looks elegant and is incredibly small.
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Author:crmaris
In:Media Players
Score:8.6
Deus Ex Mankind Divided has just been released today. We bring you a performance analysis using the most popular graphics cards, at four resolutions, including 4K, at both Ultra and High settings. We also took a closer look at VRAM usage.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
MSI looks to dominate the notebook market with the GE72VR Apache Pro. Offering an Intel i7 6700HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, it offers some serious gaming performance for the price. Oh, and it includes an SSD and IPS screen, which are certainly appealing.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:Notebooks
Score:8.3
MSI's GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GT is a cost-optimized custom-design variant of the GTX 1060 that still comes with 6 GB VRAM and an overclock out of the box. In our testing, we didn't see much of a difference to more expensive custom boards.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
The Cougar LX600 is a budget-centric PSU with some interesting features, including a fully modular cabling design, compact dimensions, and a HDB fan that promises to last for a very long time.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:7.7
MSI delivered us a new X99 motherboard, the X99A-GAMING PRO CARBON, a stealthy all-black motherboard with some RGB Mystic Light goodness. Designed for those new multiple GPUs you just bought, the MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is ready to take your VGAs, your memory and your new Broadwell-E CPU to the limits to then stay there!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
The Deepcool Gamer Storm Genome is a gaming chassis with an embedded Captain 360 cooling solution and cool double-helix reservoir. Many have tried offering a case and liquid-cooling combo in the past, but this seems to be one of the first cases out there that does not only seem to look good but also ends up being functional - but only a closer examination of its genes will tell.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.5
AZiO have been around for some time, making some great keyboards for those who want premium features at an affordable price. They have now released the MGK L80 range, which, as their motto suggests, look "Elegantly Fierce." This range has three keyboards - a red, blue or RGB version is available.
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Author:davido_labido
In:Keyboards
Score:8.7
Zotac's GTX 1080 AMP! Edition is one of the more affordable custom designs, retailing $30 cheaper than the Founders Edition. The dual-slot, dual-fan card is still overclocked out of the box and comes with a good cooler that uses lots of metal, delivering excellent noise levels.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.8
Top-flow cooler designs tend to come across as a little stale these days, but be quiet! must have missed the memo with the Dark Rock TF. Rather than boring and bland, this new sleek, dark nickel-plated offering also looks aggressive. Offering ultra-low noise levels and a surprising level of performance, it might just be what you are looking for.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.5