Reviews

iKBC brings out their first wireless keyboard with the budget-friendly CD108 BT that supports Bluetooth in addition to wired operation. Add-on features include removable batteries, PBT keycaps, and extensive on-board functionality, that makes this a modern option for a wireless keyboard in 2018.
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Author:VSG
In:Keyboards
Etymotic's ER3-series in-ears aim to bring their ER4 design into a lower price category. Priced at $179, the ER3s are nearly half the price of the ER4-series in-ears, and their specification sheets show that they are not far off. We take a good look at the new in-ears to see how they fare against their bigger brethren.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is AMD's new flagship 16-core processor. Precision Boost Overclock works wonders to further increase its performance while always being stable. Our review of the 2950X presents four data sets: stock, manual OC, PBO enabled and PBO with Local Memory Access mode.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Processors
Monster Hunter: World brings the epic fight against huge enemies to the PC platform. The port is well done and runs well, especially on AMD graphics cards. Our performance review looks at this in detail, using 15 graphics cards. We also investigate VRAM usage and CPU-core scaling.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
The QNAP TS-473 is a four-bay NAS with high performance and an affordable price for its specifications. It uses an AMD R-Series CPU, and its capabilities can be further expanded thanks to its two PCIe slots, which let you add 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi or an M.2 SSD.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
MMORPG, RTS, and MOBA players often struggle to find a mouse with enough buttons, which can be crucial in these genres. Tt eSPORTS has come up with an affordable answer: the Nemesis Switch Optical RGB. It features a top-of-the-line optical sensor, 12 customizable buttons, and RGB lighting with 9 effect options.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice
Today, we have for review the new MSI Radeon RX 580 Mech 2, which is an overclocked custom design variant of the RX 580. It comes with a dual-slot cooler and delivers excellent noise levels that match the quietest RX 580 cards. Overclocking is great, too; we reached 1540 MHz.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
ID-Cooling offers a true feast for the eyes with the Dashflow 360. Fully decked out in RGB LEDs on both the fans and pump, this design will definitely turn a few heads. Looks are not all it has on its side either; with standard G1/4" fittings, the unit is also fully expandable and serviceable.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
NETGEAR has launched a new Nighthawk Pro Gaming lineup of networking products, beginning with the XR500 router. With DumaOS powering it as a firmware with gaming-centric features, including geo-filtering, and a strong suite of other features accompanying it (VPN, media server, remote access), the Nighthawk XR500 is a gaming product that does live up to the moniker.
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Author:VSG
In:Networking
Yakuza 0 finally lets PC gamers in on the Japanese mafia action that console gamers have enjoyed for years. The game has an entertaining storyline that will make you laugh and shudder at the subtleties of Japanese nightlife. We test the game on 15 graphics cards, take a look at VRAM usage, and check CPU core scaling.
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Author:W1zzard
In:PC Port Testing
A-DATA's latest memory from their XPG line is the SPECTRIX D41, a high-clocked kit of RGB-capable DDR4 with software support for all major RGB-control technologies, which completely removes the need to buy a specific motherboard; and yes, they work on Ryzen, too.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
ASRock has applied the Fatal1ty treatment to AMD's B450 chipset, and in a way only ASRock can; using the Mini-ITX format. It's not often that we get such a truly gaming-oriented mITX product that can also handle some overclocking while supporting 3466 MHz memory speeds.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
The AMD B450 series chipset is here, with the full-size ATX MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC. MSI is walking the tightrope of a budget board that still offers a premium experience, for example it has two M.2 slots, full RGB support and WiFi.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
The Fractal Design Focus G Mini is the smaller of two cases within the Focus family. They are both geared towards system integrators and DIY builders who want an affordable case with the quality and feature set that Fractal Design is known for.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Open-back gaming headsets are few and far between, but Sennheiser didn't forget about users who prefer them over their closed-back brethren. Let's find out if the Sennheiser GSP 500 offers enough to justify its hefty $230/€229 price tag and if it's a worthy replacement for the company's excellent Game One gaming headset.
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Author:Inle
In:Headphones
Sweaty palms while gaming? Then the Tt eSPORTS Ventus with its ventilation hole design might be the solution. The Ventus X Optical RGB also features a top optical sensor, high quality Omron micro switches, and customizable lighting with 16.8 million colors—all at a pretty friendly price tag.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice
The Arozzi Colonna is a vintage-looking USB microphone with a fair price tag and satisfactory performance. For the moment, it doesn't seem to be available in the US, though, while going for 100 euros in the EU.
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Author:crmaris
In:Other
Noctua's long awaited NF-A12x25 fan hits the market with a bang in more ways than one. With more features than I can count with my fingers, all of which have been used to optimize performance and acoustics, it is a fan that makes no excuses about the lack of RGB lighting as it puts up a great showing against the competition.
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Author:VSG
In:Watercooling
Corsair is expanding their latest Hydro Series lineup with the H100i PRO. Geared towards a quiet operation, this latest revision replaces the ever-popular H100i V2. Packing magnetic levitation fans, RGB LEDs, and a boatload of features, this latest generation looks to go head to head with the best the competition can offer.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
The Toshiba OCZ RC100 is one of the most affordable M.2 NVMe drives on the market. It comes in a super compact form factor barely half as long as normal M.2 drives. The RC100 is also highly integrated, using a single IC that combines SSD controller and NAND flash, but lacks DRAM.
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Author:W1zzard
In:SSD
Looking for that specially designed memory kit for your motherboard? Got one of those new ASUS TUF motherboards? We've got another option for you here from Team Group, with their no-LED Vulcan series for ASUS TUF motherboards running at 3200 MHz DDR4.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
The Corsair Carbide 275R is not meant to turn heads, that is the job of the Obsidian series. Instead, it offers an extremely solid, functional, and inclusive feature set to cater to a broad audience with the understated looks to match. Couple that with a fair price tag and you have yourself an easy choice when going for a solid, functional, and useful system.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
The Deepcool Gamer Storm Quadstellar is one massive chassis, looking like alien tech that has crashed on earth, ready to take over the planet. But the interior is surprisingly versatile and functional as well, making this not just one of the sexiest cases out there, but also quite a useful one.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Do you need the latest and greatest X470 motherboard to seize the performance potential of the newly refreshed AMD Ryzen processor line? ASRock doesn't think so and is out to prove it with this exceptionally inexpensive B350 Micro ATX board.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
Minimalistic, low-profile, ambidextrous, and with a lightweight design and good sensor—a lot of FPS gamers crave a mouse with these specifications. SteelSeries has done it before, and they did it rather well, but it needed some tweaking. The Rival 110 has brought some anticipated upgrades to the renowned Rival 100, making it an eSports-ready, yet inexpensive choice of weapon, and of course it has RGB too.
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Author:Vanir
In:Mice