Reviews

350W? 10 Litres? What sort of power can you get inside that space? MSI's Nightblade MI2 answers both those questions in a very surprising way. Packing a GTX970, Skylake CPU, DDR4, M.2 SSD, and a built-in optical drive, the MSI Nightblade MI2 is a fully 1080p-capable GAMING PC you can lug around under your arm.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Other
Score:9.3
The anidees AI7 is exactly the same size as the AI7m, but allows for a full ATX board instead of maxing out at an mATX variant. This is achieved by offering a completely different interior layout. Let's see what this same-looking but different chassis has under the hood!
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.4
Today, we will evaluate a high-end switch from Netgear. The XS728T offers 10GbE transfer speeds through copper cables and is also equipped with four SFP+ ports for fiber optic cables.
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Author:crmaris
In:Networking
Score:9.0
The Fractal Design Core 500 is the company's first mainstream SFF chassis. Clocking in at around 60 USD, it aims to offer the perfect balance between size, price, and quality. We take the unit for a spin to see whether it holds up in these areas.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.5
FSP recently released a new line dubbed Hydro G for gamers and modders who are after a nice-looking PSU. The features of this line include a fully modular design, semi-passive operation, and a set of exchangeable side stickers.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.8
Reeven has a solid contender on their hands with the Ouranos CPU cooler. Offering an offset design for better memory compatibility, it makes a compelling case for itself. Granted, it doesn't hurt that it performs well and is nearly completely silent in most situations.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.9
Cooler Master added three low-capacity members featuring a fully modular cabling design and Silencio fan to their V series. Today, we will take a look at the smallest V model with 550 W capacity, which is among the most efficient PSUs at light loads.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.5
The AS3102T is an affordable NAS by Asustor, capable of 4K-multimedia playback. On top of that, it is equipped with an HDMI port and features hardware encryption, which allows it to provide good speeds with encrypted file transfers.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:8.6
The Cooltek Skall aims to deliver a long list of functional features at an affordable price while offering a clean and timeless design and potent liquid-cooling compatibility. Available with LED fans in three different colors, you will also have an element of choice.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.1
Creative's newest portable speaker, dubbed Roar 2, gets put to the test. This new device with an MSRP of $170 aims to take on the big guys in the portable-speaker market by including a wealth of features. The new Roar 2 is 20% smaller than the original Roar it obsoletes.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Speakers
Score:8.1
After skipping Intel's X99 Express platform, ECS is back to enthusiast-focused board products using Intel's Z170. The ECS Z170-CLAYMORE is a weapon built for today's gamer arsenal, carrying Realtek's latest "Dragon" LAN controller not seen on these pages before.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.6
CRYORIG looks to shake things up in the entry level CPU cooler market with the M9 series. It is available for Intel as the M9i and AMD as the M9a. Don't let its tiny size fool you as it is as good as it gets and then some.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard, which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing, the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's not as expensive as the MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning either.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
The Synology DS715 is a quad-core CPU NAS with two Ethernet ports. Having two drive bays it is ideal to meet the demands of enthusiast home users and small business environments, but can also expanded to support a total of seven drives.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.1
Today, AMD released this year's major update to their Radeon drivers. The new package is called Radeon Software Crimson and features an updated control panel, many new features, and performance improvements in lots of games.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
CRYORIG offers something unique with the C7. It features a fit-anywhere compact design that should be right at home in many a small form-factor system. The only real question is if it's too niche to be noticed.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.6
We all know who Fatal1ty is. If you don't, what rock have you been under? The original pro gamer's take on Intel's Z170 chipset is provided by none other than ASRock, known for crazy things like motherboards that support 22 hard drives. What happens when the two meet and take gaming needs, not your budget, to the limit?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
Today, AMD launches their Radeon R9 380X, which is built on the company's fully unlocked Tonga silicon with 2048 shaders. In terms of price and performance, the card sits right in the middle of the GTX 960 and GTX 970, where it is supposed to capture market share from the green team.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.1
We have the pleasure of reviewing the anidees AI4 today, which pretty much looks like a shrunken AI6 chassis. Unlike some other cases from the brand, the AI4 is only available in black, yet anidees has, on the other hand, done a great job in keeping the exterior look and feel while also making sure to include a good set of features.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.2
Corsair adds to its portfolio with yet another PSU line, the RMx series - the RMi line without the digital interface or an FDB fan in order to reduce cost. Today, we will test and compare the RM1000x to the competition in its category.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.4
Zotac's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Extreme is one of the fastest custom-design GTX 980 Ti cards out there, yet comes at a relatively affordable price increase - unlike such competitors as the MSI Lightning or ASUS Matrix.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
CM Storm's newest in-ear is a refined version of the original Pitch they launched a while ago. The bundle has been updated, and the price has stayed the same. We take it for a spin to see how it compares to other budget friendly offerings.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.7
The TS-451 was released last year, and it was a milestone for QNAP since it featured a new external design. Today, we will evaluate its successor, the TS-451+ with an upgraded CPU and the ability to take up to 8 GB of RAM.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.4
Silverstone looks to one up the competition with a more affordable 240 mm all-in-one liquid cooler, the Tundra TD02-LITE. What it lacks in visual appeal it more than makes up for with its lower cost of entry and solid performance.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.8
The latest installment of the Anno series sends you to the moon to harvest precious minerals. We tested the game using 11 of the latest graphics cards, at four resolutions each, to determine what kind of hardware is required to play Anno 2205 at its highest settings.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing