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Mushkin Blackline Ridgeback DDR4 2400MHz 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction The latest memory kit to arrive for review purposes is part of Muskin’s Blackline Ridgeback range. The sample we received opts for a 16GB capacity, 2400MHz speed and timings of 15-15-15-35. This is achieved with a…

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Roccat Renga PC and PS4 Gaming Headset Review

Introduction Roccat is one of the most popular gaming brands on the market, so we’re very happy to see their latest headset, the Renga, in the eTeknix office today. Having already produced some of our favourite…

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Super Flower Leadex Platinum 550W Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging Super Flower may not be the first name you think of when you think of power supplies, but time and time again they’ve proven they can make some of the best-performing power supplies…

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Performance Analysis

Introduction Rise of the Tomb Raider originally launched on November 10th and received widespread critical acclaim from various press outlets. Unfortunately, the game went under the radar because Fallout 4 released on the same day. This was…

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Razer Orbweaver & Tartarus Chroma Gaming Controllers Review

Introduction Not all gaming keyboards are created equally. Some are full-size, some are TKL and then some are so compact, they’re to be used with just one hand, such as the Razer Orbweaver Chroma and Razer…

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Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 AIO CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Arctic are well-known for their air cooling products, having made many great products over the years, but now they’re moving into new territory with the release of their first water cooler. The Arctic Liquid Freezer…

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MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction MSI has rapidly established itself as one of the most reputable motherboard manufacturers and constantly strives to enhance the user experience through an intuitive BIOS interface and marvellous reliability. Additionally, the company offers a huge…

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Fractal Design Integra M 550W 80Plus Bronze Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging Fractal Design has been making high-end PC components for years, having already made a respectable name for themselves in the chassis market, making good ground in the PSU market and in the last…

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Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Review

Introduction The Cooler Master 212 series has long been regarded as one of the best CPU coolers on the market, making it an extremely popular choice for system builders. Is it the best performing cooler on…

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QNAP SilentNAS HS-251+ 2-Bay Passive-Cooled NAS Review

Introduction The first NAS that I reviewed after I joined eTeknix was QNAP’s amazing HS-251 NAS, so it is a real pleasure today as I have the upgraded model in the testing area. I will take QNAP’s…

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D-Link DXE-820T Dual Port 10Gbase NIC Adapter Review

Introduction Among our recent upgrade to 10 Gbit networking here in the eTeknix review section wasn’t just the awesome 12-port smart switch that we saw a little while ago, D-Link also supplied me with a DXE-820T…

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ASUS B150 PRO GAMING/AURA (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Since the official reveal of Intel’s latest mainstream LGA1151 platform, we’ve analysed the performance numbers of various Z170 motherboards and even taken an analytical look at the non-overclocking H170 offerings. However, there’s another chipset available…

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Mushkin Striker 480GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction It has been a while since we had a closer look at Mushkin’s lineup of solid state drives which makes today’s review a little more interesting than just looking at a great perming drive. On…

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ASUS Cerberus Gaming Peripherals Review – A Full Gaming Setup for Under £100!

Introduction Picking the right gaming peripherals can be a tricky endeavour as there is a huge range of products from an equally large selection of gaming brands out there to choose from. Asus are one of the…

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SuperMicro C7Z170-OCE (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro is one of the most respected names in the server industry and synonymous with unparalleled reliability. Whether you’re after a rackmount, blade server system or workstation motherboard, there’s nothing on the market which manages to…

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SteelSeries Nimbus MFi Wireless iOS Controller Review

Introduction Finding the right gaming controller for your device can be tricky. There are a lot of options on the market and that number is growing every month. There’s the cheap aftermarket options and there are…

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Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Noctua is one of the leading cooling manufacturers in the world. Time and time again they’ve proven that they can deliver the highest quality products, with class leading and award winning cooling and acoustic performance.…

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Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction DDR4 memory kits are steadily superseding DDR3 DIMMs due to competitive pricing and the advent of Intel’s LGA1151 chipset which supports speeds in excess of 3200MHz. Furthermore, DDR4 modules require less voltage to remain stable despite…

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NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Chassis Review

Introduction The NZXT Manta is here at last! Just a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to meet NZXT at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where the company unveiled their latest mini-ITX chassis to the…

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Antec Kuhler H20 H1200 & H600 Pro Water Cooler Review

Introduction Antec is one of the biggest names in the PC component market, with many years of experience in creating chassis, cooler, power supplies and more.  With Antec having created so many products over the years,…

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Inno3D GeForce GTX 980Ti X3 Ultra DHS Graphics Card Review

Introduction NVIDIA’s GTX 980Ti has proved to be a very popular choice among hardware enthusiasts requiring extreme performance at demanding resolutions. Whether you’re opting for a 21:9 3440×1440 60Hz panel, 4K display or high refresh rate…

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Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis Review

Introduction Fractal Design have a long history of creating high-end, very high-quality products, but in recent years they’ve also turned their attention to a more consumer friendly end of the market, with more affordable, yet still…

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MyDigitalSSD BP5e Bullet Proof 5 Eco 240GB SSD Review

Introduction In today’s storage review, I’m taking a closer look at a solid state drive from a company that we don’t test quite as often, but it isn’t the first MyDigitalSSD drive have tested either. The…

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Basic Solid State Drive Features Explained

When we report on storage news as well as in our reviews, we use a lot of terms and features that might not be familiar to everyone. The words and acronyms sound good and you chose…

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Synaptics IronVeil Fingerprint Security Technology Review

Introduction Security and privacy are words were all too familiar with in the digital age. It seems not a day goes by where we don’t hear about some kind of hacking, data theft, unauthorised access and…

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D-Link DIR-890 AC3200 Ultra Triple-Band Wi-Fi Router Review

Introduction When you pick the router you want to own, you can either pick an ordinary router for your setup or a great one if you want just a little more. But there is also a…

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Razer Nabu Smartband Review

Introduction Smart wearables are nothing new, but it’s certainly still a growing market. With that in mind, it makes sense that gaming brands such as Razer would want to get in on the action, they already…