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Silicon Power S80 240GB SATA SSD Review: Bang-for-Buck Option

Silicon Power S80 240GB SSD

With the next installment of the Fast and the Furious movie franchise right around the corner, everybody is feeling the need for speed once again and your computer should not feel left out. Since you cannot feed it Nitrous oxide, you can do the next best thing and that is to strap some SSDs in there and watch it go ...

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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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Bitspower THOR EIX99 Full Cover Water Block for EVGA X99 Classified/FTW

Bitspower THOR EIX99

Water cooling is a great way to remove heat from PC components. There are various types of water or liquid cooling solutions available such as the popular All-in-One (AIO or Closed loop) units, DIY liquid cooling kits, as well as fully customizable water cooling loops. As the name implies, a custom loop option is highly configurable and allows users to ...

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MSI 970 GAMING Motherboard Review

MSI 970 GAMING

Trying to play catch up with the latest and greatest will cost you a pretty penny. The average enthusiast tries to acquire the best technologies for cheap; the same goes for gamers since most everyone wants to save money. If your budget is a little over $200 USD for a motherboard and CPU, finding the right combination could be a challenge ...

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EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review Featuring Kingston Hyper-X Fury DDR4 2400MHz

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In the latter part of 2014 and with great fanfare, Intel launched their new i7 Extreme line of CPUs. Along with the new CPUs came a new socket and a long awaited chipset: the X99. EVGA has long been associated with manufacturing some of the best and fastest GPUs around and their reputation for creating a quality product follows along ...

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Raijintek Triton Review: A Bold Alternative

Raijintek Triton

Raijintek might sound like a new player in the cooling game but from what they have shown so far, they are far from amateurs. With German design and Taiwanese production behind them, Raijintek offers a new balance of affordability and performance that rivals much larger and established companies. Seeing an opportunity in the enthusiast cooling segment, Raijintek aims to leave ...

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Cooler Master Nepton 240M Review: The Power of Silence

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Initially conceived of as a convenient and more affordable alternative to building a custom liquid-cooling loop, the first generation self-contained all-in-one CPU cooler units did not succeed in their attempt; performing poorly, costing a lot and if you were one of the unlucky ones, damaged your entire system after it started leaking. It took a while but manufacturers have successfully ...

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Cougar 600K Gaming Keyboard Review

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Everyone wants performance from their peripherals. I beat on my tools daily as I want to squeeze every bit of performance out of them. What concerns me the most is the longevity of a tool, as I do not have time to deal with replacements or try to fix them. This applies to pretty much everything I use for work ...

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Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI Review: A Force to Reckoned With

Gigabyte Water Force

There comes a time when you have to do something outrageous in order to advance yourself. The companies that are always in the forefront are continuously on this edge, pushing and striving for better products. As a consumer we might ask: Why in the world would they make this and who will buy it? Gigabyte has the answer to both of ...

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