Reviews

CRYORIG looks to shake things up in the entry level CPU cooler market with the M9 series. It is available for Intel as the M9i and AMD as the M9a. Don't let its tiny size fool you as it is as good as it gets and then some.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:9.0
Gigabyte's GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming comes with a watercooling solution onboard, which provides excellent temperatures and low noise. In our testing, the card turns out to be the fastest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested, and with $720, it's not as expensive as the MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning either.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
The Synology DS715 is a quad-core CPU NAS with two Ethernet ports. Having two drive bays it is ideal to meet the demands of enthusiast home users and small business environments, but can also expanded to support a total of seven drives.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.1
Today, AMD released this year's major update to their Radeon drivers. The new package is called Radeon Software Crimson and features an updated control panel, many new features, and performance improvements in lots of games.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
CRYORIG offers something unique with the C7. It features a fit-anywhere compact design that should be right at home in many a small form-factor system. The only real question is if it's too niche to be noticed.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.6
We all know who Fatal1ty is. If you don't, what rock have you been under? The original pro gamer's take on Intel's Z170 chipset is provided by none other than ASRock, known for crazy things like motherboards that support 22 hard drives. What happens when the two meet and take gaming needs, not your budget, to the limit?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
Today, AMD launches their Radeon R9 380X, which is built on the company's fully unlocked Tonga silicon with 2048 shaders. In terms of price and performance, the card sits right in the middle of the GTX 960 and GTX 970, where it is supposed to capture market share from the green team.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.1
We have the pleasure of reviewing the anidees AI4 today, which pretty much looks like a shrunken AI6 chassis. Unlike some other cases from the brand, the AI4 is only available in black, yet anidees has, on the other hand, done a great job in keeping the exterior look and feel while also making sure to include a good set of features.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.2
Corsair adds to its portfolio with yet another PSU line, the RMx series - the RMi line without the digital interface or an FDB fan in order to reduce cost. Today, we will test and compare the RM1000x to the competition in its category.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:9.4
Zotac's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Extreme is one of the fastest custom-design GTX 980 Ti cards out there, yet comes at a relatively affordable price increase - unlike such competitors as the MSI Lightning or ASUS Matrix.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.7
CM Storm's newest in-ear is a refined version of the original Pitch they launched a while ago. The bundle has been updated, and the price has stayed the same. We take it for a spin to see how it compares to other budget friendly offerings.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.7
The TS-451 was released last year, and it was a milestone for QNAP since it featured a new external design. Today, we will evaluate its successor, the TS-451+ with an upgraded CPU and the ability to take up to 8 GB of RAM.
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Author:crmaris
In:NAS
Score:9.4
Silverstone looks to one up the competition with a more affordable 240 mm all-in-one liquid cooler, the Tundra TD02-LITE. What it lacks in visual appeal it more than makes up for with its lower cost of entry and solid performance.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.8
The latest installment of the Anno series sends you to the moon to harvest precious minerals. We tested the game using 11 of the latest graphics cards, at four resolutions each, to determine what kind of hardware is required to play Anno 2205 at its highest settings.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Other
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Rev. B is a much-needed update of the popular original silent chassis, with a great price-to-performance ratio and excellent build quality. We take a close look at the updated version to see if its new features are actually worth the refresh.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.4
In this article, we investigate how performance of AMD's Radeon Fury X is affected when running on constrained PCI-Express bus widths such as x8 or x4. We also test all PCIe speed settings, 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0. One additional test checks how much performance is lost when using the chipset's PCIe x4 slot.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
What sort of hardware can you get for a few more dollars than the cost of a retail copy of Windows 8.1? ECS has the answer with the ECS LIVA X2. Based on Intel's NUC platform featuring a Braswell SoC, the ECS LIVA X2 is a full PC that includes a full version of Windows 8.1. Hardware for pennies? Yes, please!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Other
Score:9.2
HiFiMAN's latest value-oriented headphone is dubbed the HE-400S. Like other headphones in the 400-range, it features a planar magnetic driver and HiFiMAN's newest headband solution. The driver has been tweaked to a point where just about any source out there will power these just fine!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.5
MSI's new GTX 980 Ti Lightning is amazing. It's the fastest, quietest, and coolest GTX 980 Ti we ever tested. All at the same time! What a fantastic product; if only the price were lower. Clocking in at $780, it's over $150 more expensive than the cheapest GTX 980 Ti variants.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.8
In Win has been known to apply interesting materials to its high-end enclosures. The company was one of the first to utilize glass and has now brought the feature to the main stream with the 503. We received the black and red variant for review.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.3
Gaming at a refresh rate of 120 Hz can be as much of a revelation as 60 Hz is, to people moving from 24-30 Hz consoles. We will piece together a kickass 120 Hz, 1440p gaming desktop with adaptive-sync technology.
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Author:btarunr
In:System Building Guides
The anidees AI6v2 is not simply an update to the original as the name suggests. It is actually a more feature-packed variant, with its predecessor still available for purchase. We take a really close look to figure out whether the additions warrant the price premium.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:8.8
Zalman just released a new PSU series with 80 PLUS Gold certified models. The ZM1000-EBT we test today is based on a Sirfa platform and promises good performance, along with reliable operation.
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Author:crmaris
In:Power Supplies
Score:8.8
Castor is the newest IR LED gaming mouse in Mionix's line-up. It uses the same sensor as on the Avior and Naos 7000, but it has been upgraded to support 10000 DPI. The ergonomics are brand-new for this mouse as it is a medium-sized, right-handed-only model.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Mice
Score:8.6
MSI listens to all you gamers out there who want Intel LAN instead of KIllerNIC, and who are tired of all the dragons. The MSI Z170A GAMING PRO is the board that rids itself of the things many users complain about, adding in a new twist instead. Pro gaming for the MSI Z170A GAMING PRO?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.3