Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review: A New Low-Profile King

Noctua NH-L9x65

Certain limitations are obvious for vertically-challenged heatsinks such as limited thermal management capability but their small size allows for a more flexible compatibility when it comes to fitting in tight spaces. This is why the stock Intel CPU cooler is the default go-to cooler in a DIY SFF/HTPC with its 45mm height. Unfortunately, it is generally louder and not particularly ...

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PowerColor R9 285 2GB Turbo Duo Review: It Takes Two to Tonga

PowerColor R9 285 TurboDuo

The battle for video card supremacy is an ongoing conflict that rages all year. Prices change constantly, affected by several factors including even non-gaming related activities (such as crypto-currency mining). Performance updates are constant as well, not just in terms of seasonal hardware changes but driver efficiencies for the same video card provides framerate increase and additional features once in ...

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PDXLAN 25 Casemod Winners


PDXLAN, the largest LAN party in the Northwest just wrapped up and with it, is their case mod contest graced by such notables as Ron Lee Christianson and Brian Carter who took 2nd and 1st place prizes respectively. Brian “Boddaker” Carter is known for his TRON cycle build and Battlestar Galactica case, updated his American Hotrod inspired Cosmos Cruizer (based on ...

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Acer XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync Delivers Smoother Gaming Experience


Monitors supporting AMD’s FreeSync technology continue to increase with the release of Acer’s latest gaming monitor: The XG270HU. The 27-inch monitor comes with a 2560×1440 resolution at 144Hz and sexy slim frame design. Connectivity includes HDMI 2.0, dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 and a pair of 2W speakers built-in. More photos and information from the press release below:   Acer XG270HU Monitor ...

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Patriot Receives “Reader’s Choice” Award From PC Magazine Russian Edition by its Readers


It is one thing to get recognition from critics but it is even better when regular users themselves echo the sentiment. That was exactly the case with Patriot Memory receiving a “reader’s choice” recommendation from the Russian edition of PC Magazine via an annual survey. The survey includes categories involving product quality, support and user recommendation. For more information, check out ...

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Fractal Design- Silent Series R3 Fan Series Announced

Fractal Silent Series R3 Fan-2

Fractal Design announces the Silent Series R3 fan series, an upgraded fan construction revamping the current Silent Series fan lineup, delivering a balanced, sturdy design. The new  Dynamic Series of fans bring forth a custom designed and engineered fan, with bold aerodynamic features that allow it to stand out from the crowd. Silent Series R3 Fans Fractal Design Silent Series R3 ...

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Aerocool GT-RS ATX Cube Chassis Announced

Aerocool GT-RS ATX Cube Chassis

Aerocool announces a brand new cube chassis with ATX form factor support and compact dimensions. The GT-RS comes with a unique interior design where mainboard with the form factors ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ATX are mounted upside-down on the left side of the chassis. The mounting locations of hard drives and optical drives have been moved to a separate chamber, in ...

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