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Phanteks PH-TC12LS CPU Cooler Review: Low-Profile, High Value

Phanteks PH-TC12LS

Placed in confined spaces, a compact cooler has to rise to the occasion. Although hopefully not too much as height restrictions also apply. This is why the C-type heatpipe design is popularly used for CPU coolers destined for small-form factor enclosures. This type of cooler has its own set of design issues it must overcome to be a viable solution, ...

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EVGA Torq X5 Mouse Review: Ambidextrous Design Done Right


EVGA is in the business of providing gaming solutions in the form of video cards and motherboards so it should not come as a surprise when they decided to branch out to offering gaming peripherals. They are also prone to marching to the beat of their own drum so expectations are high whenever they make a product announcement as they ...

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Tesoro Offers New Excalibur RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard


High-end gaming peripheral brand Tesoro is adding a new fully backlit mechanical keyboard to their line dubbed the Excalibur RGB. Aside from expected gaming features such as Full N-Key Rollover (NKRO) over USB, macro keys and profile management, the Excalibur RGB offers four levels of LED backlighting with 16.8 million color options. The lack of Cherry MX mention in the ...

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Moneual, the Parent Company of PC Cooling Zalman, Part of Export Fraud


Moneual executives are arrested in export fraud worth 3 Billion USD. According to the Korea Joongang Daily  the national customs authority announced that Moneual CEO Park Hong-seok and two other executives at the company were arrested on the suspicion of submitting false export documents for home appliances worth more than 3.2 trillion won ($3 billion) from early 2009 through July this year. “CEO ...

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Cooler Master Expands Silencio Line with Two New Cases


Cooler Master expands their Silencio chassis offering with two new additions also equipped with their new Silencio FP 120 fans. The Silencio 652S is a mid-tower ATX offering supporting 240mm radiators, graphics cards up to 16 inches long and supports up to 10 SSDs or 9 HDDs for storage. The Silencio 352 on the other hand is a micro-ATX case ...

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ASUS Introduces Z97-Pro Gamer Motherboard


ASUS is introducing a new Z97 gaming motherboard that is designed to offer excellent gaming performance at a price that is much more affordable than its Republic of Gamers line. The Z97-Pro boasts M.2 and SATA Express connectivity as is typical with ASUS’ Z97 segment offerings but also provides Supereme FX audio and Intel Gigabit Ethernet, complete with ASUS exclusive ...

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CPU Magazine Vol. 14 November Issue Now Available

CPU Magazine November 2014

Computer Power User magazine’s November issue has hit the shelves in both print and digital versions, covering Intel Extreme Masters tournament and featuring Bill Owen’s H.R. Giger “Biomechanical” Tribute Casemod. Other modding related articles in this month’s issue include water-cooling guide from EK, various LAN events and cable management covered in the Hard Hat Area segment. To subscribe to Computer ...

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Patriot Supersonic Bolt XT Secure USB 3.0 Drive Announced

Patriot Bolt XT

For sensitive information such as corporate data, Patriot has a new line of Supersonic flash memory drives which deliver high performance and data encryption together in a small package. The new Supersonic Bolt XT offers sequential read performance up to 150MB/s and sequential writes up to 30MB/s and boasts 256-bit AES hardware encryption. The secure USB drive is also complimented ...

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