Noctua NH-D15S Heatsink Review

Noctua has released its NH-D15S to stand alongside its NH-D15. The NH-D15 is a huge heatsink, a full 15cm wide. The NH-D15S looks like the D15’s twin, also 15cm wide. Where do the two differ? The NH-D15S is moved over to make more room for the first PCIe slot, and it comes with one fan, not two – this keeps the price down. Read More

Kingwin Power Dock USB 3.0 Clone Docking Station Review

Portable storage devices have become very popular over the years, especially for people on the go or in charge of maintaining numerous PCs. The Kingwin Power Dock Clone Docking Station has the ability to easily add external storage via its USB 3.0 interface and can also clone hard drives without being connected to a PC. These features should make it an enticing option for IT professional and home users alike. Read More

ASUS Z170-A Motherboard Review

ASUS passed along one of their new Z170 chipset motherboards for us to take a look at today. The ASUS Z170-A is basically an economically priced version of the Z170-Deluxe we reviewed recently. While it may be slimmed down a bit, it still offers a lot of features and full support for the new Skylake processors. If you’re looking to get into the Skylake/Z170 platform and not break the bank while doing so, ASUS thinks they have just what you need in the Z170-A. Let’s go check it out! Read More

Inateck HB4009 4-port USB 3.0 Hub With KM Switch

Ever wondered how you could use one mouse and keyboard with multiple devices, especially if one device is Android? Do you ever wish you could easily transfer between systems directly instead of having to use other media? Inateck comes to us today with the HB4009 which is a 4-port USB 3.0 hub with the capability to share USB devices between different systems. Read More

HyperX Releases FURY DDR4 Kits For Intel Skylake Platform

We’ve reviewed a couple HyperX memory kits over the past year, and we found them to be great performers that overclock extremely well. HyperX has readied their DDR4 Fury memory in kits of two modules for use with the new Skylake/Z170 platform. The kits come in varying capacities and are available is speeds ranging from DDR4-2133 MHz up to DDR4-2666 MHz. Here is the press release they forwarded to us. Read More

GIGABYTE Launches New 100 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE plans a full on Z170 chipset assault with the announcement of their new 100 series motherboards. It looks like offerings will include products in the G1 Gaming, UD, and SOC families. Here is the press release we received. Read More

GIGABYTE GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming Graphics Card Review

The NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti graphics cards recently hit the market with a lot of fanfare, and early returns show great performance, excellent power efficiency, and a good deal of overclocking potential. Today, we’ll have a look at the GIGABYTE GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming, which comes factory overclocked and topped off with their Windforce 3X 600W cooling solution. Sitting at the top of GIBABYTE’s GTX 980 Ti offerings, we should see excellent performance out of this graphics card, so let’s go find out! Read More

G.Skill Ripjaws V 2X4GB DDR4-3600MHz Memory Kit Review

As you’re probably aware from reading our recent news release, G.Skill has announced two new lines of memory designed to work seamlessly with the new 6th Generation Intel Core (Skylake) processors. New for the Skylake platform are the DDR4 Ripjaws V and Trident Z series, with a kit from the Ripjaws V family on tap for review today. The kit we have is rated for 3600 MHz, which is a pretty impressive out-of-box speed. G.Skill has been well known for their high-quality and enthusiast-driven memory products for quite some time now, so let’s go see if this kit can hold up that tradition. Read More

Intel Skylake i7 6700K CPU Review

Just barely a month ago, Intel’s “Tick” release of Broadwell desktop processors hit the scene. The dust has barely settled from that release, and a “Tock” release is upon us. As is usually the case, an Intel “Tock” release generally means a new microarchitecture. This can typically include improved energy efficiency, better performance, and improvements in video transcoding and encryption/decryption. As is the case with the i7 6700K we’ll be looking at today (and most “Tock” releases for that matter), a CPU socket and motherboard chipset change comes along with the release of Skylake processors. Read More