Reviews

In this Review, we will test two Radeon R9 Nanos in a CrossFire setup, and we also include data for a R9 Nano paired with a Fury X, a combination that's possible on AMD because both cards use the same GPU.
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Author:btarunr
In:Graphics Cards
The Radeon R9 Nano is AMD's solution for all small-form-factor system builders that want to create a 4K-capable gaming PC in a tiny volume. Thanks to a new approach to power management, the card stays below 200 W at all times, while still delivering excellent framerates.
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Author:W1zzard
In:Graphics Cards
Score:9.0
Today, we take a look at the fresh GSS116E switch from Netgear, which manages to put 16-ports inside a very compact enclosure. The same switch also features a mounting mechanism that allows for its vertical and horizontal installation.
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Author:crmaris
In:Networking
Score:8.2
The Cougar QBX costs a mere 50 euro, but offers everything you could be looking for in a compact Mini-ITX gaming rig. It sounds nearly unreal, but we take a closer look to see what you get for such little money and do not find the chassis lacking - on the contrary.
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Author:Darksaber
In:Cases
Score:9.8
The Silverstone Tundra series has a new addition with the TD03-LITE. This new standard 120 mm all-in-one liquid CPU cooler packs a pretty good punch, which is in part to its solid performance and affordable price. It has some serious potential.
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Author:crazyeyesreaper
In:CPU Coolers
Score:8.2
Intel's new Skylake platform comes with DDR4 at increased memory speeds, and the first to help us investigate the benefits of high-performance DDR4 is G.Skill's latest design, the Ripjaws V. Wrapped in a new look, these ultra-fast 3600 MHz modules push the limits of your Skylake CPU.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Memory
Score:9.8
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