Reviews

The Corsair Carbide 400 series is a smaller version of the 600 series. On paper, the case still reads like quite the potent enclosure without any real drawbacks in comparison to the Carbide 600 series, which is already extremely promising as it costs a full 50 US dollars less.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.8
The DS216play is a multimedia-oriented NAS despite the fact that it doesn't feature an HDMI port. It supports 4K video transcoding, and its highly efficient SoC is crucial in reducing its overall power consumption.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:8.6
Zalman has been making value-oriented keyboards for some time now. The ZM-K700M is their first attempt at a high-end keyboard. It is completely driverless and manages to offer extensive lighting effects and macro support, but is that enough to justify a $140 price tag?
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Author:buildzoid
In:Keyboards
Score:7.6
OCZ's Trion 150 is one of the most affordable SSDs on the market today, with only 27 cents per gigabyte. Performance has also been improved significantly over the Trion 100, which makes the Trion 150 an excellent candidate for a low-cost system upgrade to boost performance.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
Score:8.9
MP4Nation's HM5 has a tremendous reputation for being one of the best sub-$150 circum-aural headphones around. We put it to the test to see if it is still as relevant today as it was when it first launched.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.6
Crucial's BX200 SSD comes at an incredible price point Micron's new triple-layer-cell (TLC) flash chips make possible. In our testing, the drive delivers decent performance, which, combined with pricing, results in a leading price/performance position for the BX200.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
Score:8.9
Far Cry Primal is a first-person shooter that takes you back to the year 10,000 BC, which means no guns or RPGs. Using primitive tools, you fight wilderness creatures and human enemies. We test the game with 13 graphics cards and their latest drivers, at four resolutions, including Ultra HD 4K.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
The Dark Power Pro 11 line is be quiet!'s high-end PSU line with six Platinum-certified members that offer great, silent performance. Today we will test the second-strongest member of the line with a capacity of 1 kW.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.0
Today, the RTS game Ashes of the Singularity was released in a version that supports mixing GPUs from various vendors, even of different architectures, to provide a performance uplift similar to SLI and CrossFire. We test a selection of NVIDIA and AMD cards to investigate what to expect from the new DirectX 12 feature.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
While Swiftech launched their all-new Prestige AIOs, they have not forgotten the more value-oriented market either. Enter the H220 X2, which offers enthusiast quality water-cooling at a more attractive price. Having exceptional performance and expandability, it is definitely an attractive option.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.9
The Corsair Carbide 600C comes with an inverted motherboard layout and aims to offer a perfect mix for those looking to take advantage of such an interior with a wide body, plenty of liquid-cooling compatibility, a 3-stage fan controller, and great cable management.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.6
The TS-453A is a multimedia-specific NAS server capable of 4K video playback. This unit comes with not only one, but two HDMI ports, which allows it to be connected to two monitors or TVs.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.3
The GTX 980 Ti Matrix is ASUS' flagship card for its current GPU lineup. It is priced at $720 and comes with tons of enthusiast tuning options, a huge triple-slot cooler, and a large overclock. Out of the box, the card is the fastest GTX 980 Ti we have ever tested!
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
A new year, a new custom all-in-one liquid cooler from Swiftech. The H220 X2 Prestige looks to one-up the competition by not only offering exceptional performance but more customization options. The only question is whether you can you overlook its price.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.8
We have on our test bench today EVGA's flagship PSU with an enormous capacity and Titanium efficiency. We expect it to preform incredibly well because it uses Super Flower's high-end Leadex platform and comes with some formidable specs.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.3
The Sentinel III is Cooler Master's latest iteration of the Sentinel mouse. It keeps the shape and ever so useful OLED screen of its predecessor, but also boasts an acceleration-free optical sensor and 16.8 million color RGB lighting.
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Author:buildzoid
In:Mice
Score:8.5
We benchmark Rise of the Tomb Raider on 12 graphics cards, in four resolutions, including SLI. Also included are measurements of VRAM consumption, which is high, but seems extremely well optimized.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
Synology has lots of offerings for enthusiast home users and the DS416 is one of them. It uses an Annapurna Labs Dual-Core SoC that offers enough computing power while consuming very little energy.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.1
"No one ever said a gaming PC cannot be small and pretty." - big words from SilentiumPC when it comes to the tiny Gladius Q50 chassis. We take a really close look to see if it can deliver on this promise.
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Author:Darkaber
In:Cases
Score:8.3
Sapphire's R9 390 Nitro is equipped with a triple-fan cooler that runs very quiet and also delivers good temperatures of only 65°C during heavy gaming. The card, which trades blows with the GTX 970, is also overclocked out of the box and provides a dual-BIOS as an extra safety net.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.2
HiFiMAN is constantly developing their planar technology, and today, we will take a look at their latest state-of-the-art headphone. It is dubbed the HE-1000 and features a nanometer thick diaphragm, leather headband, and milled aluminum. We take HiFiMAN's most audacious and pricey headphone for a ride!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.0
Rantopad is a new player to the PC gaming peripherals market, and the MXX is their first tenkeyless keyboard. It comes with per-key backlighting and several other cool lighting effects. With a price tag of 79.99$, it is also one of the most affordable mechanical keyboards on the market.
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Author:buildzoid
In:Keyboards
Score:8.8
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