System & Components

Antec Dark Avenger DA601 Mid-Tower Case Review

Antec is at it once again. This time releasing their latest mid-tower gaming case, the DA601 Dark Avenger. With its futuristic front addressable RGB lighting and room for virtually any high-end PC component, you will be set to “conquer the endless gaming war”. While the timing and naming of the DA601 are impeccably similar to a recent superhero movie release, it will be up to you to conquer the war. Do you have the stones? Read More

Enermax StarryFort SF30 Mid-Tower Case Review

During CES 2019 Enermax released the StarryFort SF30, a mid-tower case with their newest SquA RGB fans. The SF30 is a steel and plastic case that utilizes a tempered glass side, and front panel. Included are four ARGB fans as well as an ARGB strip located below the glass side panel. If that’s not enough they are all addressable for maximum PC dazzle. Let’s take a look at Enermax’s newest model. Read More

ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Omega Motherboard Review: Taming the i9-9980XE

Fast forward to today, Intel has released a new lineup of CPUs, also based on the Skylake-X architecture ranging from the i7-9800X (8c/16t ~$600) all the way up to the flagship i9-9980XE (18c/36t ~$2000). The new processors are all 165W parts, but in testing these have pulled a few hundred watts with ambient cooling during stress testing. Due to increased power use, again we are seeing a couple of board partners releasing new versions of boards with even beefier VRMs and cooling to the new CPUs. ASUS was one of those and have taken high-end motherboard to what initially feels like a whole new level with the new ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Omega. Read More

ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review: Blazing Fast!

Today we are looking at another drive towards the high-end of the performance spectrum in the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro. The SX8200 Pro is updated with the new, faster, Silicon Motion controller allowing for speeds up to 3500 MB/s reads and writes up to 3000 MB/s, SLC caching and DRAM cache buffer, and LDPC ECC technology all backed by a 5-Year warranty. Read More

Silverstone Nightjar 450W Fanless SFX-L PSU Review

Silverstone has been in the fanless PSU market for well over 8 years. So how have things changed since then? Is Silverstone still a worthy option for fanless PSUs? We’ll find out with a detailed look at the Silverstone Nightjar 450 W, which is not only fanless, but also designed for mini ITX cases. Read More

Antec P101 Silent Mid-Tower Case Review

The Antec P101 Silent mid-tower case is designed with a minimalistic elegance and engineered for utter silence. It features sound damping panels and eight removable hard drive bays. It’s safe to say this case is geared towards customers who are serious about their quiet time and maximizing data storage.

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Mushkin Helix-L 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

The Helix-L purports to be a budget offering with good performance (Up to 1700/1500 MB/s R/W) and a solid value per GB. The Helix uses again uses a Silicon Motion controller and runs without a DRAM module (cost savings) but uses HMB (Host Memory Buffer) and system RAM similar to how drives with integrated DRAM work as well. We’ll put the drive through its paces and see how the DRAMless drive performs! Read More

Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 Power Supply Review

The Cooler Master MWE series was announced back in June of this year promising to deliver 80 Plus Gold level efficiency while not breaking the bank. Is the MWE line still a good choice in the low to mid-range segment? We take a closer look below and find out. Read More

SilverStone LD01 Mid Tower Case Review

SilverStone has just introduced the new “Lucid” series of cases, and the LD01 is the first case in this series. The LD01 is a mid-tower case featuring tempered glass panels on three sides with a steel frame chassis. It sports an inverted motherboard layout for improved GPU temperatures. Read More

Tesoro Gram Spectrum TKL Mechanical Keyboard Review

Tesoro has been manufacturing computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, headsets, and chairs for quite some time, but they don’t seem to be mentioned as often as I’d expect during peripheral discussions. However, they seem to offer some fully-featured and innovative products such as the keyboard we have for review today. That keyboard is Tesoro’s Gram Spectrum TKL which is a low-profile, compact (tenkeyless), RGB, mechanical keyboard designed to be portable while still competing with high-end gaming keyboards. Read More

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