MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X Review: Turing Without Ray Tracing and Tensor Cores

NVIDIA’s Turing architecture found in the 2xxx series video cards came onto the scene nearly six months ago releasing the high-end first in the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Time went on and the mid-range tier hit the scene with the RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 coming out a bit later filling out the full RTX lineup but leaving plenty of space in the market for a less expensive, more budget-friendly solution. In comes the GTX 1660 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

ASRock Z390 Extreme 4 Motherboard Review: Price/Performance King Again?

Today we will be looking at another motherboard in the Z390 series, this time from ASRock. The last time we connected with them was in January where the X399 Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard for Threadripper was reviewed, and positively. This time around, we have something from the mainstream platform and likely a fairly familiar name if you have been reading our forums over the past few years in the Z390 Extreme 4. The Extreme 4 was typically highly regarded as one of the best ‘bang for your buck’ type motherboards with a solid feature set as well as capable power delivery for overclocking the CPU. We will break it down in this review and see if it is still able to maintain that crown of being one of the better Z390 boards without paying a premium. 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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 Review (w/ BF V Ray Tracing Results)

Better late than never is a popular phrase coined by Geoffery Chaucer way back in the day that is perfectly applicable now, and for this review. As most know by now, both of NVIDIA’s mid-range cards have been released in the RTX 2060 FE and RTX 2070 FE. The latter being released in 10/2018 while the RTX 2060 was released January 7th – our first day of CES. Read More

AMD Radeon VII Video Card Review Roundup

Today is the day AMD is set to release a new GPU into the market with its Radeon VII video card. Early rumors and ramblings from the AMD camp has this card pegged as a $700 (MSRP) card which is said to compete with NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 on the performance front, gaming at least. The card should do well in compute as the silicon it is cut from, the professional MI50/60 cards, are professional/server type of cards. 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

Mushkin Redline Ridgeback DDR4 3466 Memory Review

Mushkin might not be the first name you think of when you are looking for super performance, overclockable memory, but we are reviewing something today that just might change your mind about that. With an emphasis on high-quality IC’s and XMP 2.0 compliance, Mushkin offers a high-performance product without being overtly flashy about the design. We are going to put this memory through a gamut of overclocking and benchmarking tests to find out how well this memory performs and whether or not its suitable for computer enthusiasts. Read More