Reviews

Today we are going to test Lepa's new 1600W beast, the GA1600-MA, which is based on the Enermax Platimax platform. It is 80 PLUS Gold certified and with its huge power it can easily feed every PC system out there. It not only offers outstanding power, but also comes at very attractive pricing, cheaper than many competing products in this category.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.1
Corsair has successfully entered the gaming arena with their Vengeance brand, be it memory or gaming gear. Their first case offering geared towards this market goes by the name Vengeance C70 and is available in three colors right out of the gate: black, white or military green. Did Corsair manage to throw a grenade into the fray or will it turn out to be nothing but a dud?
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.8
MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition comes with a large overclock out of the box, which enables the card to provide GTX 680 performance out of the box at much lower pricing. Thanks to the large Twin Frozr IV cooler the card keeps its cool, overclocking works well, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
QNAP's TS-669 Pro NAS boasts six drive bays, which lets you create RAID arrays of up to 24 TB. Thanks to its Atom dual-core processor and dual Gigabit Ethernet, the device was responsive throughout all our testing. If you need more than the included 1 GB RAM, the system can be easily upgraded to 3 GB.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.2
With the launch of Intel's latest Z77 Express platform, Biostar steps up to the plate with a new game in mind, ready to hit a homerun. Featuring a new aesthetic design, and a new more efficient VRM design, the Biostar TZ77XE4 is ready to knock one clear out of the park.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.5
BitFenix's latest case offering, by the name "Prodigy", has already turned many heads at Computex. It combines the best of many worlds, with its included handles, ability to hold full size components to be used on an ITX board and the choice between potent air or liquid cooling. Is it really the wonder child we have been waiting for, or just a cheap imposter?
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.5
Today AMD launches the HD 7970 GHz Edition, in a move to take away the performance crown from NVIDIA. The new card boasts clock speeds of 1050 MHz GPU and 1500 MHz memory. Price-wise the card is on the same level as the GTX 680, but is that enough to defeat NVIDIA's single GPU flagship?
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
FSP is one of the key players on the PSU market, so every new product they release is of great interest. Their most recent PSU releases are the two fanless Aurum Xilense units, which come in 400W and 500W versions with modular or non-modular cabling design.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.7
MSI's GTX 680 Lightning combines the outstanding performance of the GTX 680 with the unique heritage of MSI's Lightning series. The card brings many features geared toward overclockers and advanced users, but even for gamers it's a good choice thanks to the overclock out of the box.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Cooler Master has had quite the success with the CM Storm Trooper chassis. The new Stryker utilizes the same shape, design and chassis, but offers different side panels and that important white and black look.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Rosewill's attempt at a mechanical gaming keyboard could be a big success. At $79.99 and featuring user selectable Cherry MX switches it is sure to shake things up. We take the RK-9000 with Cherry MX Red switches aboard for a spin to see how it compares.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Keyboards
Silverstone is known for pushing the envelope with unique internal layouts. The Kublai KL04 series does just that within the bounds of a mid-tower. We take a closer look at the case to see, if Silverstone has done it again, or if they have not managed to reinvent the wheel this time around.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene, based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset is here at TPU, ready to overclock the snot out of your new Ivy Bridge CPU. Built for performance first, the ASUS Maximus V Gene is ready for small-sized high-end gaming, or, if freezing things below zero is what you like, it's ready for that too.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Lian Li is well known for their Mini-ITX cases. Today we are looking at one of their high-end models, which looks much like a small suitcase, is more compact than the PC-Q08, but still offers nearly the same space within. We stuff the belly of the little PC-TU200 full of hardware and step back to see if it will burst or manage to swallow everything whole.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Computex Taiwan is one of the leading computer tradeshows in the year. Thanks to its asian location the booths are full of hot show girls in short skirts. TechPowerUp brings you the complete collection with over 130 girls - including high-res images.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Booth Babes
In today's review we are going to test one of the latest Xigmatek Centauro PSUs. More specific the strongest Centauro with 1000W capacity will be our test subject and on the test bench it will prove if it is worthy of the mythical name it carries.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Today we will be taking a hard look at the revamped CM Storm Sentinel Advance II which features the newest sensor technology from Avago which provides up to 8200 DPI native resolution. The design is the same, which turned heads back when it was launched.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Mice
Score:8.5
GIGABYTE's overclocked GTX 670 Windforce OC comes with a large and silent triple fan cooler and a full GTX 680 reference design PCB. This helps the card deliver out of the box performance comparable to the GTX 680, at a much lower price. Actually GIGABYTE is charging no price premium for their improvements, the card comes at reference design pricing of $399.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.8
Among their many PSU offerings Thermaltake includes the SMART series which includes PSUs that are intended for those who just want a power supply that will get the work done without carrying any extra bells and whistles that increase its price.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
A rare Golden weapon, forged to defeat one of the twin dragons, AMD and Intel, has emerged! The ECS Golden Board Z77H2-AX is a limited edition, highly rare sample sent to us directly from ECS, the first in a series that showcases the potential and new outlook ECS has adopted for 2012, and the future. And like any other rare weapon, the damage it inflicts is immense!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.5
Cooler Master is breaking the 100 Euro barrier with their latest silent chassis. Going by the name Silencio 650, it aims to please the high-end gamer and quiet computing enthusiast. But is it worth the price premium over the 550D? Read on to find out!
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.1
The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi is a full ATX product straight out of Gigabyte's enthusiast-class of board products, featuring not only a new AMI UEFI BIOS implementation, but also an add-in Bluetooth and WiFi card, and is sure to meet the needs of nearly any user.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Sapphire's HD 7770 Vapor-X uses the company's exclusive cooling solution paired with a large overclock out of the box. As result the card is whisper quiet in both idle and load, yet temperatures are comfortably low too. The card also comes at reasonable pricing of $150, an HDMI cable is included, too.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.1
Be Quiet's Dark Power Pro 10 550 W is built on a completely new platform from FSP. It promises low noise, 80PLUS Gold efficiency and high build quality. A unique feature is an overclocking mode which lets users combine all 12V rails into a single more powerful one.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
PowerColor's HD 7850 PCS+ is the highest clocked HD 7850 card you can buy at this time. Thanks to its GPU clock speed of 1 GHz it provides excellent performance and the PCS+ cooler keeps everything cool and quiet. With just $20 over the AMD reference design, the price increase is also reasonable.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:8.9