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Gear reviews for the Enthusiast and Gamer

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Enthusiast Motherboards (45)

High-end motherboards for gaming and overclocking

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Enthusiast CPUs (3)

Yup you guessed it, this is for high-end CPUs

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Enthusiast GPUs (2)

Top of the line gpahics cards for gaming and overclocking

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Enthusiast Audio (10)

Sound cards, Speakers and other items for high-end sound

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Enthusiast Memory (0)

RAM for overclocking and low latency

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21 October 2013
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Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight 802.11n Wireless Router Review Featured

Home networking gear has been making some leaps in speed and sophistication since its introduction. These leaps have made wireless in the home more usable and configurable. Much of the work on this side of the product (making things easier…
21 September 2013
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CMStorm Pulse-R Gaming Headset Review Featured

Personal computing has had its ups and downs of the last 10 years and these have not always been because of consumer reaction. In many cases the manufacturers have failed to meet the expectations of the people they are selling…
15 September 2013
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Synology DS1513+ Review Part II - Performance Featured

Now that we have shown you the tear down of the Synology DS1513+ we have to show you if all of the hard work and attention to detail pay off in the form of performance and ease of use. There…
08 September 2013
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TRENDNet TEW-805UB 802.11ac USB 3.0 Adapter Review Featured

Since its introduction there has been something of an internal battle with wireless. On the one hand it is very convenient; you just connect to an access point and you have freedom as long as you are inside the network…
26 August 2013
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Thermaltake GOrb II Notebook Cooler Review Featured

As we demand more and more from our mobile devices manufacturers are forced to try and stuff higher power CPU and GPUs inside ever-shrinking laptop and tablet shells. This leaves them in tricky position; they have to either put in…
Fourth Generation Core i7 Review, Meet the Intel Core i7 4770k
Published in Enthusiast CPUs
Editor’s Note – We delayed our release of the Haswell review due to some performance issues we saw with some of our tests. We reached out to Intel and all of the companies that provide our testing software to ensure…
When wireless networking was first introduced it was a very cool concept and people bought into it. The problem was that it was also about as slow as dial-up internet was. The good news is that all technologies advance and…
802.11ac wireless was introduced at CES 2012. Unfortunately when the devices were launched there were no adapters to support it. This meant that people were buying expensive wireless products without having any way to support the speeds they were capable…
12 May 2013
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Kingston's HyperX Predator 512GB USB 3.0 Drive Review Featured

Mobile devices are great. All of us use them in the form of phones, MP3/4 players, tablets laptops etc. The problem with a large majority of them is that they never seem to have enough storage to do everything you…
In a market full of look-a-like products or flimsy gimmicks it is hard to find a truly interesting device. However, every now and then someone puts something together that is really out of the ordinary. This is what we found…
When Cooler Master Launched their new QuickFire Line of gaming keyboards with Mechanical switched they were very well received. We have had the chance to test out all of the models even though we have not always been able to…
04 November 2012
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Cooler Master Seidon 120M All-in-One Water Cooler Review Featured

Although all-in-one water cooling systems are nothing new, their rise in popularity is something very recent. We have watched as multiple companies have launched products designed bring “enthusiast” level cooling to the masses. This type of move is also nothing…
19 August 2012
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Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Design And Feature Review Featured

Two years ago Gigabyte announced their G1.Kille series of motherboards with an interesting event featuring camouflage and tons of military imagery. The concept behind it was that the G1.Killer was meant to be a series of “super-soldiers” for gaming. Each…
13 August 2012
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NETGEAR's ReadyNAS Pro 6 Looks Like A PC Inside a NAS' Body... Featured

We have our third victim… um test subject in our continuing Network Attached Storage (NAS) device reviews. This time it is from a company with a fair recognizable name in the industry, NETGEAR. For many the name NETGEAR means low…
In the world of computer enclosures things can get boring pretty fast; after all how much can you do with a box? For too many companies the way to differentiate their products is to put in a window and extra…
Gaming keyboards have become popular over the past couple of years with multiple manufacturers working to outdo the other with their features and of course performance. The market has become big enough that we have even seen the return of…
Water cooling for high-performance cooling has been around for a very long time. It started (as many things do) with super computers and the need to maintain a specific temperature envelope. From there advanced cooling broke into the consumer market…
In the enthusiast world you can never seem to have enough power or enough headroom for your system. Although you might hear rumors of the “post PC” era or that the desktop is dead nothing could be further from the…
A rather long time ago (in computer years) when real audio first came out on the computer the market was pretty bare for not only sound cards, but also for anything to use to listen to them. I can vividly…
05 July 2012
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Asus ROG Rampage IV Gene Performance Review Featured

As we round out our coverage of the Asus Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Gene we are taking a look at both the synthetic and real-world performance of this board. As we have mentioned before the Gene is the gateway…
10 June 2012
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Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Performance Review Featured

In our continuing coverage of the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WB we are moving into the performance side of things. Here is where it becomes difficult to differentiate between companies. The problem is that if you are testing Z77 Express based motherboards…
25 May 2012
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Asus ROG Rampage IV Gene Design and Feature Review Featured

With all of the news about the Z77 Express motherboards and Ivy Bridge we thought we would step back and take a look at our old friend the X79 and the Sandy Bridge-E CPU. This platform still represents the top…
23 May 2012
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Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WB Wifi Design and Feature Review Featured

Moving through some of the more prominent Z77 motherboards that are out right now we come to another one from Gigabyte. Here we have the Z77X-UD5H WiFi Motherboard (Model number GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB). The UD5H is typically their second in line for…
22 May 2012
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Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Performance Review Featured

After what seemed like a long time we are finally getting into the full performance section of our review. The Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe is a board that really has quite a bit going on which makes properly covering everything something…
11 May 2012
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Thermaltake Tt eSports Saphira Gaming Mouse Review Featured

As we expand our coverage from core computer products to peripherals (and in the end everything else) we are moving into gaming first. We have already tested out more than a few mechanical gaming keyboards (and have more to come).…