Case Fan Roundup: Twenty Three 120 mm Case Fans Tested

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Case fans are supposed to cool your case. As use in this review, a case fan is a fixed-voltage fan. Today we might want to call them non-PWM fans. These fans are “set ‘em and forget ‘em” fans. Except that some of you insist on using fan controllers to vary the speeds of your fans. Imagine that! Well, in any case (in any case – get it?) we’re going to look at more than twenty case fans. I say “more than twenty’’ because I can’t count. We have more than 30 fans and settings that we will be looking at today. If you are interested in counting actual fans, be my guest. Read More

ADATA XPG Dazzle 16 GB DDR4-2800 Memory Review

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Hello, Overclockers! Today's catch for the chopping block is a new set of DDR4 from ADATA. Coming in at 16GB (2x8GB) and DDR4-2800 this kit should be no slouch. Icing on the cake, these RAM modules have bling in the form of red LEDs across the top to light up your rig. Continue on with me as we delve in to the ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4 memory kit. Read More

SilverStone Redline RL05 Case Review

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This week we get to check out the SilverStone Redline RL05. This case was a joy to build in and was one of the smoothest builds I've ever had. It's stylishly simplistic, available in red or black trim options, and has a price tag small enough to keep any builder happy. Read More

Patriot Viper V760 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Patriot is well known for performance memory, but how about their peripherals. In July we reviewed Patriot's V560 Viper gaming mouse and we were very impressed. Today we will look at the V760 Viper gaming mechanical keyboard. With this being Patriot's first keyboard in a saturated market, many decisions had to be made to ensure success. If the V760 gaming keyboard is anything like the V560 gaming mouse it is sure to be a home run for Patriot's first at bat. Read More

Silverstone FQ141 & FW141 140 mm Fans Review

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Silverstone makes a number of fans. They have done so for years, and their designs are always interesting. Silverstone sent a number of fans for review. Today we will look at the 140 mm fans. One is voltage controlled. The others are PWM, with great flexibility. How well do these three models do their jobs? Let’s see. Read More

How to Configure Dell PowerConnect Switch

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I recently purchased a Dell PowerConnect 5424 for my home networking needs and had a few issues getting it set up initially. This post will guide you through how to connect to, configure, and access your PowerConnect from factory defaults. Read More

MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review

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Today we are going to dig in and look at a Z170-based motherboard from our friends at MSI. They have been pretty creative with their lineup and themes. From Gaming boards to the more budget conscious Krait line, there is something for everyone. MSI has taken the venerable MPower and XPower lines and added a titanium silver color theme, and a few feature updates on top of typically great overclocking abilities. Welcome to MSI's stable and to our test bench, the MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium. Not only does it have the standout looks, the MPower and XPower lines are known to overclock pretty well. Let's see what the added features are and if it still has the gusto to push on your CPU in our performance tests. Read More

ASUS X99-A II Motherboard Review

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ASUS has released a new motherboard based on the LGA 2011v3 platform as a little brother to the recently reviewed X99 Deluxe II. This newest board is the X99-A II. While the specification and feature lists aren't as long as the Deluxe II, like its big brother the X99-A II features extensive RGB LED control, a VRM which is more than adequate, and much more. Grab a drink, pull up a seat, and we'll get going! Read More

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review

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Today, we get to take a look at the Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset. Not only is it visually stunning, but it boasts some serious studio quality promises. With all of the compatibility this headset has to offer across different platforms, you'll likely never need another one. Read More

ASUS X99 Deluxe II Motherboard Review

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With all the refreshed X99 based motherboards releasing due to the Broadwell-E launch we see a new contender from ASUS, their X99 Deluxe II. The original X99 Deluxe, then X99 Deluxe/U3.1, were range-topping motherboards for the ASUS Signature series and the new board is as well. Let's take a look at all the features, both new and old, of the X99 Deluxe II before checking out the performance! Read More

MSI RX 480 GAMING X 8G Video Card Review

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MSI has kindly shared their take on the AMD RX 480 with the MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G. As we know from previous Gaming versions with MSI, the card will have a more robust power delivery area and custom PCB, superior cooling in their use of the new TwinFrozr VI, and of course higher clock speeds out of the box. Get comfortable as we put the card through our test suite and see how it performs in the ever competitive mainstream segment! Read More

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