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    Seasonic PRIME 650 Platinum Review

    By Paul Johnson   September 19, 2017

    This time we review a small Seasonic rated at 650 watts, but this one is part of its flagship Prime series with Platinum rated efficiency. That means, less heat, less noise, and a lower cost of operation over time. So, is the PRIME 650 Platinum PSU worthy of Seasonic's flagship status? We will surely find out.


    GIGABYTE AX370 Gaming K7 AM4 Motherboard Review

    By Daniel Dobrowolski   September 18, 2017

    GIGABYTE’s AX370 Gaming K7 is in many ways the motherboard the AX370 Gaming 5 should have been. GIGABYTE has a habit of creating multiple SKUs with differences that are so minor that one can’t help but wonder why two separate models exist when they are almost indistinguishable from one another.

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    be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   September 14, 2017

    It's quiet! It's dark! It's a power pro turned up to eleven! What more is there to say? Actually, this time around there are quite a few good things to say about be quiet. Not so much about the marketing though...


    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Installation Redux

    By Kyle Bennett   September 11, 2017

    We have been seeing reports of folks having issues with AMD Ryzen Threadripper installs. And by that we mean getting the processor itself actually installed down on the motherboard. We give you some quick tips on making this process seamless.

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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Waterblock Comparison #1

    By Kyle Bennett   September 08, 2017

    We have been waiting for AMD Threadripper CPU custom cooling parts to make their way to us. We have our first two purpose-built Threadripper waterblocks from XSPC and Bykski. We put both these coolers to the test with our 4GHz overclocked Threadripper in hour long stress tests to see how our temperatures fare.


    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 versus Radeon R9 Fury X

    By Brent Justice   September 05, 2017

    We take the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, AMD’s previously fastest GPU for high-end gaming and find out if the new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 provides an upgrade path for those on the previous video card. We find out how much faster it is and if it can provide better performance for less money.

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    MSI X299 SLI Plus LGA 2066 Motherboard Review

    By Daniel Dobrowolski   September 05, 2017

    Intel’s latest chipset launch requires new motherboards. Everyone has entirely new product lines to look at so we kick things off with MSI’s X299 SLI Plus. This is a basic offering which we have tested with the Intel Core i9-7900X and Intel Core i7-7740X. Again MSI shows us how less is sometimes more.


    AMD Threadripper Gooseberry HEDT World Record

    By Kyle Bennett   September 03, 2017

    This was a Blender benchmark that I was not familiar with till yesterday, but after running it a few times and looking around the Net, I came away very impressed with our rendering time with Threadripper overclocked to 4GHz across all 16 cores.


    AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper 1900X

    By Kyle Bennett   August 31, 2017

    Today AMD rolls out what is not a very well kept secret, the Ryzen Threadripper model 1900X CPU. There is no doubt that Threadripper has already been a success for AMD, but how exactly does does an 8-core Threadripper fit into High End Desktop (HEDT) world of processors and platforms? The user profile is fairly skinny.

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    Thermaltake View 27 Snow Gull-Wing Window Case Review

    By Mike Hermon   August 29, 2017

    The Thermaltake View 27 Snow conjures up images of exotic cars with its gullwing window.There is no doubt that this is a good looking computer case. Does adding some nice LED fans and a slick white paint job result in a finely tuned machine or does it fall short?


    AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 versus AMD Radeon R9 Fury

    By Brent Justice   August 25, 2017

    Do you have an AMD Radeon R9 Fury based video card and want to know if AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 at a lesser price is a performance upgrade? Do you want to know if architecturally AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is faster than AMD Radeon R9 Fury? This follow-up performance review should answer those questions.

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    Seasonic PRIME 1000W Gold Power Supply Review

    By Paul Johnson   August 23, 2017

    Seems like yesterday that we would never need a 1000 watt power supply again, but maybe Seasonic knew something we did not. This 1000W monster has some new tricks up its sleeve internally, but let's see if this all makes for a better, more efficient high end computer PSU. Spoiler: This is "the best" 1000w PSU we have ever reviewed.