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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

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

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

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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

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