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  1. ChironX

    User Review ASUS GTX980Ti STRIX OC Review : Titan X for cheap

    The GPU market has seen the same transition for the last couple of years like the CPU market. Nvidia and AMD fighting for the graphics supremacy has more often than not been a very even battle, with both companies releasing products steadily at a less than a year cadence to outrun each other...
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    User Review Intel Skylake review Part 1 : feat. Core i7-6700K & ASUS Z170-A

    Adapting to Moore’s Law isn’t easy. Intel has been officially on their ‘tick-tock’ program since 2007 with a Tick being the advancement for manufacturing technology in accordance with Moore’s Law, while a Tock a new microarchitecture using the previous ‘tick’ cycle. Their release cadence in...
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    User Review ASUS GTX970 STRIX OC Review: Strix on Maxwell v2

    ASUS GTX970 STRIX OC Review: Strix on Maxwell v2 The second generation of Maxwell has been a big market disruptor. While the bigger, faster GTX980 set the bar for how flagship graphics cards should perform, the second in line, GTX970 brought R9 290X level performances in sub 30K price point and...
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    User Review ASUS Sabertooth X99 Review

    ASUS Sabertooth X99 Review: Putting TUF in Haswell-E I remember when the first Sabertooth boards hit the market. The X58 Sabertooth was a unique product, mixing performance and niche looks in a package that looked rugged and built for toughness. Unsurprisingly, ASUS’ keyword for Sabertooth has...
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    User Review ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review

    In my previous X99 motherboard review, I pondered upon the slow but steady distinction that Intel introduced between its consumer and enthusiast platforms – the gap being most evident in their recent generation of processors. No matter how you look at it, investing in a platform such as...
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    ASUS Introduces USB3.1 Solutions for Intel Motherboards

    USB3.1 has been introduced already and it's creating quite a stir in the enthusiast market already with its bumped up specs and ASUS, like other motherboard manufacturers have introduced USB3.1 solutions for their existing lineup of motherboards. This works in two ways: 1. There are add in...
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    User Review ASUS Maximus VII Impact Review: Mini ITX Rocket

    Even five years back, the term mini-ITX was generally paired with HTPCs or small-scale, low-power servers. It was not a wrong mindset at that time, since most of the mini-ITX boards came with limited feature sets. From the manufacturer’s point of view it was a safer route since most of the...
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    User Review ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Review : looking TUF in arctic camo

    When we first saw the glimpse of the Sabertooth Z97 Mark S in Computex, many of us were left with an excitement. A motherboard with a white PCB is something of a modder’s dream, white being one of those rare colors to be found in computer components which are directly visible through a cabinet...
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    User Review ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Preview : Sabranco arrives

    Sabertooth range has been one of ASUS’ most distinguishable SKUs, with the TUF thermal armor covering the PCB creating separate heat zones, and covers for pretty much every slot/port. The military themed design has caught quite a drift amongst system builders and ASUS has continued expanding the...
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    User Review ASUS Maximus VII Impact Unboxing/Preview

    Mini-ITX and ROG – this is what the Impact SKU stands for. One of the newest entrants to the game, this little board aims high: how much can a user get in a mini-ITX board? The Maximus VII Impact is based on Intel’s Devil’s Canyon platform which is essentially a refresh for Haswell. The...
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    User Review ASUS GTX980 STRIX OC 4 GB Review

    We had an initial look at ASUS' GTX980 STRIX OC in my previous article here. Now let's see if it has a performance to match its looks. Test Setup: Intel Core i7-3930K running at stock 3.2 GHz, cooled by SVGTech HOC40 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard, BIOS 4403 GSKILL RipjawsZ 16 GB DDR3...
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    User Review ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC 4GB : Preview

    Maxwell has been quite a success story for NVidia. Built on TSMC’s 28nm process, the first generation iteration gave us GM107 in the form of GTX 750Ti, a powerful mid-range card with abysmally low power consumption and increased performance compared to its predecessor. But GM107 was clearly a...
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    User Review Asus GTX780 STRIX OC 6 GB Review

    Released more than year ago, NVidia’s GTX 780 has continued to dominate the mainstream high end gaming segment, until the R9 290 from AMD emerged. Yet, in the first few months AMD’s card was plagued with crypto-mining debacle, with prices shooting up as ridiculous as $700 in a couple of...
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    User Review Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Review

    Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Review Sandy Bridge E remains an interesting topic of discussion. Introduced in Q4 2011, this was camp blue’s enthusiast platform, offering the crème-de-la-crème for the crowd who didn’t mind paying a premium. Now, in 2014, when the mainstream segments have...
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    PC Peripherals The best Mid tower case???

    Hello guys, I currently use a Cooler Master CM690 II Plus Case, and while it is good, I feel that cable routing options are not too good in it. I have a mid range system (See signature) and hence going to a full tower is a waste for me since I do not wish to upgrade the hardware soon. So, what...
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    OC & Modding Where to get a plexiglass/acrylic side panel for CM690 II?

    Guys, I'm trying to mod my CM690 II here. Was looking for an overhaul by buying a white Corsair Graphite 600T, but since was advised by the forum members that it won't be a substantial upgrade to my current case, decided to mod this one. Have a couple of queries to the experienced modders: 1...
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    PC Peripherals Corsair Graphite 600T White edition

    Hey guys, I'm planning to buy the Corsair Graphite 600T White Edition for my PC. Have a couple of questions though : 1. I am currently using Cooler Master CM 690 II Plus edition. No extra fans have been installed and it's basically running on the default setup. So will the Graphite provide a...
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    Nokia n9 -- Worth it?

    Hey guys, Was planning to buy a phone soon and after surfing through copious options of various OS, came to Nokia n9. The phones I considered were HTC Rezound:ohyeah:, LG Nitro HD LTE, Samsung Galaxy S2/ Nexus etc. Does anyone from TE forums have the Nokia n9 or had a chance to use it? If yes...
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    Tegra 2 HD Video Playback issues : Any possible fix?

    I saw some visible stutter while trying to play even 720p videos using Moboplayer in my Photon 4G, which has Tegra 2. Installing a hardware accelerated player (Diceplayer Lite) removed that issue to quite a bit. But I am wondering if it can play 1080p videos? I tried one from youtube, and sound...
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    PC Peripherals Best Investment -- Help please

    Hi Guys, I am trying to put together a budget for of around 50-60k to buy a good LED TV / Monitor next year. I am a bit confused on these, I will hook them up with my PC ( for HD gaming/movies), and have a thing or two to ask: Which one makes more sense? A 30 inch top of the line IPS monitor...

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