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T-Force Cardea Liquid M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Review

When it comes to modern NVMe drives, heat actually becomes a real concern. Often times M.2 drives are buried under hot graphics cards, which tends to exacerbate the heat problem. To combat this growing concern for NVMe temperatures, and to stop the drives from thermal throttling, companies like Team Group are taking things to the next level. Their latest NVMe SSD release, the T-Force Cardea Liquid, features a liquid cooled heat sink. How can such a small device be liquid cooled? Follow along as we investigate this new drive and run it through a gambit of benchmark tests. Read More

SilverStone SETA A1 Mid-Tower Case Review

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Today we take an in-depth look at Silverstone’s SETA A1 Mid-tower case. The SETA A1 is advertised as a premium quality case with impressive lighting and substantial airflow. It features a steel chasis, brushed aluminum front panel, and a tempered glass side panel. It certainly has the look and feel of a quality case without being overly gaudy. Read More

Team Group T-Force Delta MAX RGB SSD Review

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Today we are reviewing a newly launched RGB solid state drive from Team Group. Announced in September, the newly redesigned T-Force Delta MAX is one of the most original creations we’ve ever seen in the hard drive market. It has addressable RGB LED’s and implements a mirror-type light diffuser. Team Group delivers a piece of RGB artwork that’s sure to an eye-catching element of any high-end computer build. Read More

Mushkin Redline Frostbyte DDR4 Review

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Up on the test bench today is a DDR4 offering from Mushkin Enhanced. Their Redline Frostbyte features speedy XMP profiles and aggressive styling, but will it be compatible with AMD’s newest generation of motherboards? Memory compatibility on AMD’s X570 series platform is still problematic at best. Many of the memory kits on the market today were designed with Intel platforms in mind. Choosing a kit of memory at random and expecting it to work flawlessly on AMD platforms could end in a comparability nightmare. We’d like to explore this memory further and put it to the test on our AMD X570 based test bench. Read More

Sapphire Pulse RX 5500 XT Review: Is 4 GB VRAM Enough?

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We’ll be taking a slight detour in our testing today to help shed some light on this. Instead of comparing similar cards performance which we typically do. We’ll be testing a Sapphire Pulse 4 GB and comparing it to a Gigabyte Gaming OC 8 GB RX 5500 XT to see what impact, if any, having only 4 GB of VRAM may have on gaming. Since these cards are physically wired at PCIe x8 We’ll also testing PCIe 4.0 against PCIe 3.0 performance to see if opening up the PCIe bandwidth has any impact on the results. Read More

Scythe Mugen 5 ARGB Plus Heatsink Review

Scythe comes in bringing yet another revision of its acclaimed Mugen 5 heatsink, the Mugen 5 ARGB Plus. This time the changes are mostly cosmetic in the form of an ARGB top cover and two ARGB Kaze Flex fans. However, this revision does use two fans instead of one, and the ARGB fans have a higher speed rating. So, there is potential for increased performance as well. Read More

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review: Ultimate 1080p Gaming

AMD made a few exciting announcements in Las Vegas at CES 2020 this year. Among them was the announcement of a new mid-range GPU, the RX 5600 XT, which AMD touts as being the ultimate 1080p gaming card. This wasn’t too much of a surprise since leaks and rumors told us it was coming and what to expect. We just needed to test one and judge the performance for ourselves. Read More

Silverstone PF360 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Silverstone has been around since 2003 and have a sizable stake in the PC chassis, power supply, CPU cooler, fans, and accessory markets. Personally, I was first introduced to them as a top tier PC case manufacturer, and I still have and use some of their older cases such as the PS07, TJ08-E, and the TJ07. However, we have one of their all-in-one liquid CPU coolers up for testing, the PF360. The PF360 is a large 3×120 mm CPU cooler featuring addressable RGB on both the fans and pump/block housing. Read More

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Antec P120 Crystal Mid Tower Case Review

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Antec has released a brand new Mid-Tower case in the P120 Crystal. This new chassis may be one of the cleanest and most elegant cases Antec has produced. The P120 Crystal hails from the Antec Performance series of cases and includes full tempered glass front and side panels as well as the ability to mount a pair of 360mm radiators internally which is but one of many features. Read More

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