Reviews

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Kingston Savage 8GB 2133MHz Memory Kit Review

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Memory is by far the single most produced hardware component (Power Supply Units come in at a very close second) that goes into your computer in the PC industry to date. It’s no wonder that when it comes to choosing a good set of memory for your first rig, that things can quickly get overwhelming. Does this scenario sound familiar? ... Read More »

Deepcool GamerStorm Captain 360 AIO: Does Size Matter?

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Revolution is an interesting word. On one hand it can mean a sweeping change and a dramatic break from a pattern but it can also mean a circular loop trapped in an orbit; traveling far but returning to where it started only to repeat the voyage once again. With every exciting new product announcement, an enthusiast expects it to be ... Read More »

QNAP TS-451 Network Attached Storage Review

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Network storage used to be a thing only found in business class networks. However, with the increase in popularity of home networking and the ability to easily share large amounts of data between PCs attached to the home network, network attach storage is quickly becoming an integral part of the modern home network.  Family members are no longer confined to ... Read More »

DimasTech Mini V1 Test Bench Review: Purpose Driven

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Test benches are unassuming pieces of hardware; their function is straightforward and their purpose is apparent. Because of their simplicity however, it is easy to overlook the value of how well one is designed. It is easy to think that all test benches are the same but just like enclosures, an organized work area is essential and flexibility is important. ... Read More »

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Micro-Tower PC Chassis Review

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The way we look at PC cases is forever changed thanks to the modders and the modding community. When people started to mod their beige PC cases, manufacturers took notice and changed. They changed what their cases looked like, they changed the materials used in the manufacturing process and most importantly, they changed the options available. In today’s market, there ... Read More »

Cougar 700K Keyboard: The Audacity of Functional Design

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A product’s function is not solely reliant on the designer but also shaped by the intended audience. Problem arises when there is a disconnect between intention, marketing and reception; the result being a product that is supposed to perform well at the intended task but comes up short due to false assumptions on what the intended audience needs. I say ... Read More »

AzzA Z Mini-ITX Gaming Case Review

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The micro and mini motherboard systems are getting more popular as manufacturers are finally putting powerful hardware on smaller motherboards. If you are going to be purchasing one of these smaller motherboards you will probably be looking for a new case to that best fits your needs. AzzATech has brought to the market a mini-itx case that they call Z. ... Read More »

Noctua NF-A4, A8 and A9 Fans: Mighty Whispers

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Ever notice how smaller breed of dogs are usually meaner such as the Chihuahua? It is usually because they are over compensating for their size compared to larger dogs which generally have a more docile temperament. This applies to cooling fans as well with larger fans generally running much quieter and getting increasingly loud as they move to lower sizes. ... Read More »