Month: January 2015

Asus GeForce GTX 960 Strix OC Edition

Nvidia’s GTX 960 finally brings their new GPU architecture to the masses at the $200 level. The Asus Strix OC Edition takes advantage of its low power draw to create a formidable yet supremely quiet and compact graphics card.

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Phanteks PH-TC14S & Cryorig C1 CPU Coolers

For their modest size, the Phanteks PH-TC14S and Cryorig C1 both perform well despite using different orientations. The PH-TC14S is a split tower heatsink while the C1 is a short top-down cooler.

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Quiet Liquid Cooled Gaming PC Build Guide

Our seventh article in this season’s new quiet gaming PC build guide series is our first complete discrete liquid cooled system, featuring the VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 Limited Edition Graphics Card. This 450W beast gets tamed to a cool, soft purr. POSTCRIPTS added on pump acoustics — 15th and 27th of Jan.

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Asus Maximus VII Gene vs. Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5

The Asus Maximus VII Gene and Gigaybte Z97MX-Gaming 5 are a pair of very different microATX LGA1150 motherboards that succeed at appealing to each of their target audiences.

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Samsung Wireless & Seagate Backup Plus External HDDs

The Samsung Wireless Mobile Media Streaming Device offers truly portable storage accessible by a variety of WiFi devices, while the Seagate Backup Plus drives delivers a more traditional wired experience.

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New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua

A new heatsink from Noctua is always worth more than a cursory glance, as this Austrian brand has become one of the most consistent producers of high performance CPU coolers in the past decade. The latest is a trio of tower models featuring a new 92mm fan, models obviously meant to replace the previous NH-U9B

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