Reviews

Colorful is one of the leading graphics card vendors in Asia. Their iGame GTX 980 Ti is overclocked out of the box using a triple-fan, dual-slot cooler. In idle and light gaming, the card will turn off its fans completely for a noise-free experience.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.5
The Fractal Design NODE 202 can be purchased bare or with a 450W SFX PSU. Its aim is to deliver all the space you need for a compact but potent gaming rig, while also sporting the looks to go right next to your TV or even gaming console. We fill the chassis and fire it up to see if it can hold its ground in both usage scenarios.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.8
UE's highly anticipated follow up to the original BOOM has finally arrived. MEGABOOM is the grand name of this new product that is just, as the name suggests, a MEGA-version of the original design. We put it through its paces to see if it is a worthy successor!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Speakers
Score:9.0
We've seen a GAMING board, but what about those of us who want the best while making use of all the features provided by a platform? With support for NMVe devices right in the box, the ASUS Z170-DELUXE hits the ground running. Mixed with great audio and one of the most extensive BIOSes ever, the ASUS Z170-DELUXE is exactly that - deluxe.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
The MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming comes with the company's famous TwinFrozr dual-fan cooling solution that provides quieter than whisper-quiet noise levels in gaming and completely turns its fans off in idle. The card is also rather affordable with just a $10 price premium.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.4
The N5810 Pro by Thecus is an enthusiast-grade NAS that not only includes the usual features we expect to find in a product of its category as it also comes with its very own mini-UPS device as a precursory measure against data losses caused by power cuts.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:8.9
In our latest entry to the Builder's Digest series, we put together something that can game at $800, complete with a monitor and peripherals.
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Author:btarunr
In:System Building Guides
EVGA's GTX 950 SSC features the company's signature ACX 2.0 cooler for very low noise levels during gaming, or none at all since the fans will stop in idle and light gaming. The SSC is also overclocked out of the box, which provides an 8% performance boost.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.4
The Gigabyte GTX 950 is an affordable custom-design variant of the GTX 950. It comes with an overclock out of the box and the board is relatively compact. Thanks to NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, its power draw is refreshingly low, with less than 100 W during typical gaming.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.1
The ASUS GTX 950 STRIX comes overclocked out of the box and features an extremely quiet dual-fan cooling solution that makes the card quieter than whisper-quiet during heavy gaming. In idle or light gaming, the fans will stop completely for a perfect noise-free experience.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.4
ZOTAC's GTX 950 AMP! Edition is the only GTX 950 with a backplate. It is cooled by a full-metal thermal solution that gives the product a high-quality look and feel. The card is also the fastest in our tests thanks to a large overclock on both the GPU and memory.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.3
Cooler Master spent considerable time and effort on presenting the Mastercase series to journalists and the media at Computex 2015. As the product is at the core of their brand refresh and new alignment, it aims to be the driving factor to regaining some lost ground in this competitive market by offering a fresh new approach to differentiate it from the competition.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.7
With Mini-ITX becoming ever more popular, the demand for low-profile heatsinks has exploded. Enter be quiet!'s Shadow Rock LP with a maximum height of just 75.4 mm. Its low-profile design allows it to fit where traditional tower coolers cannot.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.3
EVGA's SuperNOVA 650 GS unit is made by Seasonic and features 80 PLUS Gold efficiency and a fully modular cabling design. This model looks to be ideal for anyone who wants a well-performing mid-capacity PSU.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.4
The Toshiba HK3R2 is an entry-level enterprise SSD that has been built around Toshiba's own controller and NAND chips. With its 960 GB capacity, it offers plenty of storage for all business applications, and our MySQL database testing reveals excellent performance in read-heavy scenarios.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
Score:8.8
The Jonsbo RM1 powered by Cooltek turns some serious heads by being extremely compact and lightweight, but with the ability to swallow a fully sized ATX board. On top of that, it comes with a 5.25" drive bay and small fan controller. All this while using an all-aluminum construction.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.9
Sapphire's R9 Fury comes with a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that delivers fantastic noise levels during gaming, and in idle it will turn off the fans completely for the perfect noise-free experience. The card also comes overclocked out of the box, and the dual-BIOS lets you switch to one with an increased power limit.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.4
Today's the day Intel's latest launches, and here is MSI's Z170A GAMING M7 to help us take a look at what the new platform offers. Taken from the upper echelon of MSI's current GAMING motherboard line-up, the MSI Z170A GAMING M7 is an enthusiast-oriented GAMING product with a host of built-in features for today's gamer.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.9
With the FI-REEX Deluxe, ID-Cooling is a new contender in the CPU-cooler market. This heavy weight monster combines vapor chamber and vapor pipe technology with traditional heatpipes and soldered fins. New and unique, it might be what you are looking for if you can stomach the price.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.4
The anidees AI7m offers full mATX compatibility in a cube chassis, while retaining the ability to equip your system with a large CPU cooler. Having reviewed anidees cases in the past, it'll be interesting to see what the new line of enclosures brings to the table. Those interested in the AI7m can go for a solid or windowed version, and it comes in black or white.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.2
Crucial's latest has spent some time being punished in my memory testing rig, stretched to the limits and back again. Before giving it a chance to rest, I put Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 through the paces. With a big black heatsink, this kit not only looks mean; Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 packs a good punch, too!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
Palit's triple-slot GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream is the quietest GTX 980 Ti we tested so far, it's actually quieter than the watercooled AMD Radeon Fury X. Thanks to the overclock out of the box, the card is 9% faster than the much more expensive GTX Titan X.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
We are testing software-based voltage control on AMD's Radeon Fury X, at up to 1.37V, in order to investigate what overclocking gains can be expected. We also measure the real-life performance effect and how voltage changes power consumption.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
The new ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX delivers the highest performance of all GTX 980 Ti cards we have tested so far, thanks to a large overclock and increased Boost Clock range. The DirectCU III triple-slot cooler turns off its fans in idle, media playback, and light gaming. Price-wise, the card clocks in at $670, which is similar to other custom GTX 980 Ti cards.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.6
Things may have been a bit quiet on the case front with Zalman, but they still offer a wide range of products, including the Z11 NEO, which surprises. The Z11 NEO looks bulky and comes with a great feature set on paper and a small price tag. Having reviewed Zalman cases quite some time ago, it is now time to figure out what the Z11 NEO brings to the table.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.5