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Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler Review


Be Quiet! has been one of Germany’s best kept secrets for almost half a decade now, winning multiple awards as an exceptional manufacturer as voted on by critics and users alike. Making a name in the hustle and bustle of the large North American market however is the next challenge they are currently undertaking. With a very populated market, getting noticed is difficul […] Continue Reading


Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review



Introduction:

Small form factor (SFF) cases are growing in popularity mainly because advancements in case design allows even the smallest cases to accommodate a closed-loop water cooler, large graphics cards and multiple storage options. Additionally, as Intel and AMD continuously shrink the die size of their processors less power is needed to run them, so even high-end processors such as the […] Continue Reading


Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash Drive Review


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As of today I am officially declaring the DVD drive dead, I know many of you protest this idea and may think my postmortem is premature, but with all my DVD drives sitting on a shelf collecting dust for the last three years, it to me is a long time coming. The last time I can remember using a DVD drive was a few years ago when I was installing Windows Vista on my PC, which was a slow […] Continue Reading


AZiO Levetron GH808 Gaming Headset Review


Introduction

AZiO is an up and coming company that manufactures computer peripherals that has produced products such as the Mech 5 gaming keyboard and Levetron GM2000 gaming mouse. The Levetron series doesn’t just stop at your fingertips though, as AZiO has also added a gaming headset to the mix.

The AZiO Levetron GH808 USB Gaming Headset is the lat […] Continue Reading


NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Case Review


While all the other websites are looking at the AMD refreshed graphics cards we here at Hardware 360 say forget that noise, because we have something entirely new to look at from NZXT.

The new chassis is the Source 530 and it is what you could call a hybrid between the top of the line cases and the more a affordable chassis. Essentially, what NZXT did was take the features of their high end Switch s […] Continue Reading


Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile 2133MHz Memory Review



In a list of crimes committed against children during Halloween, euphemistically named “fun”-sized candy ranks up there beside razor-laden apples and healthy snack alternatives. There is nothing fun about getting 1/3 the size of a regular chocolate bar, just ask Saddam Hussein who during his last days of freedom was found surviving on these diminutive snacks while livin […] Continue Reading


NZXT Kraken G10 Liquid Cooled GPU Mounting Bracket Review



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Today’s high-end graphics processors can consume up to 250 watts of total board power under peak load, and while not all of the power is dedicated to the GPU the majority of it is. This creates an issue where the GPU has to dissipate over 200W of power (heat) in order to not over heat. The standard method to cool graphics processors is a metal heatsink – some […] Continue Reading


GELID IcyPad Review


 

While cooling might not be in the forefront of your mind during winter season, your components would beg to differ. Sure they are not sentient but if they could speak they would let you know that cooling is always important no matter what season. CPUs and video cards get the bulk of the attention when it comes to prioritizing system cooling and even laptops get their own cushy platforms now but what […] Continue Reading


Intel Core i7 4960X (Ivy Bridge-E) Review


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Intel has not released an enthusiast processor for the last two years (Ivy Bridge-E), but in the meantime they have launched not one, but two new mainstream architectures. Ivy Bridge-E changes this, but as a drop in upgrade for the x79 platform, there are no major changes besides a die shrink and better power consumption. Of course this Isn’t what most enthusiasts wanted, but at the end of the […] Continue Reading