Reviews

The Bitfenix Shogun may not look the part when it comes to its naming, but it does offer a nice and mostly functional feature set coupled with great overall build quality. It also sets itself apart by allowing the user to expand the motherboard tray for an E-ATX board.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.2
We take a look at another high-end gaming chair, this time from Vertagear. It promises to take you through comfortable, hour-long gaming sessions and looks nice; however, its price is quite steep.
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Author:erasmia394
In:Other
Score:8.9
Palit's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX is the fastest passively cooled graphics card on the market. It also runs on PCI-Express slot power only; no additional power connector is needed, which makes the card an excellent candidate for a media PC or quiet small-form-factor system.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.3
1MORE is a brand to look out for on the in-ear scene. Their designs look great and have become increasingly ambitious in terms of sound quality. 1MORE prides itself on providing good bang for the buck, and today, we take a look at their Capsule dual driver in-ear, which is priced at just $89. 1MORE's approach to a dual-driver design is the hybrid one where you combine a dynamic and balanced armature driver.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.9
AMD's Ryzen 5 1600, a six-core processor with twelve logical cores, turns out to be a cost-effective alternative to the only marginally faster Ryzen 5 1600X. The Ryzen 5 1600 even offers good overclocking potential, going beyond the clock limits of AMD Precision Boost and XFR.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Score:9.3
Biostar's Z270GT8 is more than just a full-size version of the Z270GT4 we looked at earlier. It includes everything the Z270GT4 board did, but adds in Intel Optane functionality and a few other things. The Biostar Z270GT8 is a big departure from past Biostar products and isn't your everyday entry-level board.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.8
The Scythe Fuma might be quite small for a dual tower design, but should not be looked down upon, offering exceptional performance and little noise. It has all the right attributes to sneak up on and dispatch the competition.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.1
Roccat's Kone Pure Owl-Eye can be considered a revamped Kone Optical or Military, using an updated PixArt 3361 sensor and more compact dimensions. This $70 mouse is also lighter and delivers outstanding precision and tracking performance. The mouse wheel is probably the best we ever used, both for scrolling and clicking.
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Author:Ino.
In:Mice
Score:9.5
The Alloy FPS is the first keyboard to come out of Kingston's gaming brand, HyperX. It has a minimalist bezel design, features a thick steel frame for rigidity, floating keycaps, backlighting, and the use of Cherry MX switches in various layouts for customers around the world. To help sweeten the deal, HyperX includes a travel sleeve, a USB pass-through, and replacement keycaps as well.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Score:9.3
Brainwavz is known for their high quality mid-end in-ears and headphones. Today, we take a look at their most ambitious in-ear to date called the B200. The B200 is a dual balanced armature design that sells for $199 online.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.1
The AMP! Extreme is ZOTAC's flagship GTX 1080 Ti. It comes with a large GPU overclock out of the box; the GDDR5X memory is overclocked, too. Thanks to its large triple-slot, triple-fan thermal solution, temperatures are excellent, and the 16-phase VRM is impressive as well.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.6
The Z-Machine K650WP from Zalman is a membrane keyboard that comes in at a price point where there is really no competition from branded mechanical keyboards. At the same time, it offers a waterproof design, dedicated volume-control buttons, and an internal aluminum plate for structural rigidity, making it great value for the money.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Score:9.5
We test Prey on 14 graphics cards at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K using the highest settings available and also take a look at VRAM usage, which is surprisingly modest. The article also describes how to adjust the field of view (which can't be changed in-game), how to remove the hidden FPS cap, and how to skip the intro.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
Built with thick steel, solid aluminium, and glass, the Raijintek Asterion Classic manages to combine the trifecta of interesting materials, resulting in excellent build quality. On top of clean, understated and, yes, classic looks, it also manages to walk the line between offering a simple yet functional interior with excellent compatibility and easy assembly.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.8
EVGA's GTX 1080 Ti SC2 comes with nine thermal sensors spread around the PCB for a complete overview of the card's thermal state. Also included is an overclock out of the box and a much better cooler than on the Founders Edition, which results in temperatures below 70°C.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.4
It would seem ECS is looking to corner the mini-PC market with their LIVA offerings. The LIVA Z is a continuation of that effort. Utilizing an ultra small form factor at an extremely affordable price, this palm-sized unit delivers more than you might have bargained for.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:Other
Score:8.8
When you want your PC to be fast, ultra fast, you are going to look at very specific products only. One you might not look at is MSI's Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON, a board truly designed to be one of the fastest boards on the market, ready to help you reach the finish line first.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.2
The Roccat Cross is a comfortable and lovely sounding gaming headset with an interesting twist. You can remove its boom microphone and attach a secondary cable equipped with an in-line microphone, plug it into your smartphone, and use it as a mobile headset. It holds its own in both of those scenarios, which fully justifies its $70 price and then some.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
Score:8.9
The be quiet! Pure Base 600 is aimed at the purists out there. There are no colored elements or a front door, just a clean and understated design. However, do not let that fool you as the chassis offers excellent liquid-cooling capability and a great amount of storage flexibility, all while being quiet, especially thanks to the built-in fan controller.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.9
Intel mainstream CPUs have had a bottleneck in cooling due to poor heat transfer from the CPU die to the integrated heat spreader. Thanks to new de-lidding friendly tools released recently, it is now easier than ever before to handle this yourself and get a cooler running CPU. We examine two such solutions from Rockit Cool and Aqua Computer today, both of which promise fool-proof de-lidding and re-lidding.
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Author:VSG
In:Processors
Score:9.8
The MK Retro is AZIO's take on the humble typewriter modernized to the mechanical keyboard experience. Featuring unique aesthetics, pillar-style feet, and two color options to choose from, it aims to introduce some much needed style to the sub-$100 keyboard market.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Score:9.0
FSP looks to break into the cooling market with their brand-new Windale 6 CPU cooler. Featuring a 240 W TDP rating, this sleek black tower cooler certainly looks the part. The question is whether it can stand out in an increasingly crowded market.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
The N2810 Pro from Thecus uses an Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core CPU, which offers sufficient computing power for entry level users who are on a tight budget. It also supports high-speed transfers using two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and comes with HDMI as well as DisplayPort connectivity.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:8.0
Palit's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium is the company's latest flagship card. It introduces a new fan design in which two stacks of two fans each operate in a counter-rotating fashion. Also, the card comes with a dual BIOS and a large overclock out of the box.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.4
The MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus is built around the updated GTX 1080 NVIDIA announced recently. It comes with faster 11 Gbps memory chips and a decent GPU overclock, which results in a significant performance improvement. The cooler is also extremely quiet and runs very cool.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.8