Reviews

NZXT has taken the body of the Phantom 530 and fused it with the more affordable Source line. With the same model number, the Source 530 aims to give the user all the functionality of the Phantom at a cheaper price point.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.9
Cambridge Audio is a well-known brand in the world of HiFi. Today, we take a look at the newest addition to their extensive line-up of DACs and amplifiers. The new DacMagic XS is a matchbox-sized DAC/amp with plenty of power for normal headphones. We take it for a spin with several headphones to see how it performs.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.5
be quiet! has gained a good reputation among noise-sensitive users who also treasure reliability and high performance. We will review the Power Zone 850 W: It is the second strongest of its line, offers a fully modular design, and sports Bronze efficiency. This PSU is also equipped with a high quality SilentWings fan.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.8
SilentiumPC looks to shock and awe with the affordable Fera 2 HE1224 CPU cooler. Do not let its generic appearance fool you - it has much to offer. Featuring exceptional memory clearance and amazing performance, it sets the bar for what budget coolers should offer.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.8
The In Win 904 is aiming to accomplish one thing: to make computers beautiful. And it does, strutting its mixture of thick aluminium and tempered glass around perfectly. Consider it the McLaren of cases: too tight for that family of four, senselessly expensive to most, but put it into a row with all the cases out there and people will look at it in awe.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.2
Antec, a major player when it comes to PSUs, recently reinforced its flagship High Current Pro series with a new unit, the HCP-1300. The Bitcoin mining craze probably contributed to the release of this 1300 W PSU that is Platinum certified, fully modular, and backed by a seven year warranty.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.5
The newest addition to Shuttle’s NAS portfolio, the KD22 is a 2-bay NAS for home and small office users. It packs some incredibly interesting features, like a built-in Wi Fi card that transforms this unit into a hot-spot, and looks incredible because of its nice black aluminum casing.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:8.4
PowerColor's R9 290X PCS+ uses a large triple-fan, triple-slot cooler, which promises improved temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design. The card is also overclocked out of the box by +50 MHz GPU and +100 MHz memory, making it the highest-clocked R9 290X available today.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.4
G.Skill sent me a fancy new memory kit with huge capabilities, both in size and for overclocking! Clocking in at a normal 1600 MHz, but with CAS 7, the G.Skill F3-1600C7Q-32GTX's sticks aren't average, and their red and black tridents are nearly the perfect match for any watercooled and overclocked build.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.7
Enermax seeks to ruffle the feathers of their competitors with the ETS-T40 Black Twister. They do so by combining solid performance with low noise output; all without compromising on quality and style.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.9
Super Flower is hammering the PSU market with incredibly interesting products, and they have now sent us a mid-capacity unit based on the excellent Leadex platform. The Leadex Gold 750 W unit features Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling design with the crystal-cube connectors particular to the series, and the option for a semi-passive operation.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.3
Take the Prodigy and the original Colossus chassis by BitFenix, combine them, and out comes the Colossus Mini-ITX chassis. The love child of these two product lines sports the compatibility of the highly successful Prodigy and the coolness of the very first BitFenix chassis, the Colossus.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.7
MSI's Radeon R9 290X Gaming comes with the company's well-known TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler, which should improve temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design significantly. The card is also overclocked out of the box for some extra performance.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.3
Unlike most other GTX 750 Tis, ASUS has placed an additional 6-pin power connector on their GTX 750 Ti OC, which promises improved overclocking potential and may even improve out-of-the-box performance due to GPU Boost. The card is also extremely quiet thanks to its dual-fan thermal solution.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
It has taken Xigmatek some time to release their fresh Vector P line, having two members with Platinum efficiency. Today, we will take a look at the P700: It features a semi-modular cabling design, promises ultra-silent operation, and exploits the Reverse Thrust Fan technology to avoid internal dust build up.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.6
Today, NVIDIA also launched the GeForce GTX 750, which is similar to the GTX 750 Ti, just with fewer shaders and lower clocks. The ASUS GTX 750 OC is overclocked out of the box to provide some extra performance while still being power efficient, cool, and quiet.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.5
MSI's GTX 750 Ti Gaming is the quietest GTX 750 Ti we reviewed today. It is whisper quiet in both idle and during gaming, even with the included overclock out of the box. Thanks to NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, the card also runs incredibly cool and consumes very little power.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
Palit's new GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual comes with the fantastic power consumption improvements of the Maxwell architecture, but also includes a large overclock out of the box. Additional overclocking potential is also excellent, making this the card you want if you are after maximized performance.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.3
Today, NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 750 Ti, which is based on the new GM107 graphics processor introducing NVIDIA's Maxwell graphics architecture. Power consumption of the new card is at a record low, which means temperature and noise levels are impressive as well.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
The intended base of any EVGA Hadron build, the Z87 Stinger is EVGA's answer to a high-end mITX OC solution. Built with a focus on features and overclocking, as with EVGA's high-end videocards and PSUs, the EVGA Z87 Stinger makes its mark, but does it sting like a bee, or is it only as annoying as a fly?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.5
BitFenix has taken the original genes of the Prodigy and fused them with the exterior of the newer Phenom line. The outcome is a small and compact chassis with all the major functional benefits of the highly successful Prodigy in a cleaner, sleeker package - perfect for that HTPC or Steam Box.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.9
AMD today released their Radeon R7 265 in a preemptive strike to cover their bases against NVIDIA's upcoming GTX 750 Ti. While the card is based on the aging HD 7850, it still offers good gaming performance and comes with an excellent price/performance ratio.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.4
The Katana 4 from Scythe is a cooler that changes what one can expect in terms of performance at such a small size. It proves itself by offering good cooling at low noise levels and an affordable price, but can it cut through the competition like the sword it is named after?
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.4
ASUS ROG is back at it again, tossing another bone our way - the RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION. Harkening back to the much older RAMPAGE III BLACK EDITION, this new board seeks to do the same with its ultimately-optimized ROG design and feature focus, but for Intel's X79 Express platform.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.6
Today we are taking a look at Antec's TruePower Classic 750 W unit. The strongest of the series, its efficiency is Gold-certified. It also utilizes a non-modular cabling design to be as affordable as possible.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.6