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EKWB Predator AIO Now AMD Compatible with new Upgrade Kit

EK Water Blocks Predator AIO is probably one of the best AIO cooling solutions you can get at the moment despite the minor hiccup that resulted in full callback a few months ago. However, so far they…

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MSI Announces Cubi 2 Plus Mini-PC

MSI announced a new addition to their lineup of mini-PCs with the release of the new MSI Cubi 2 Plus. The new Cubi 2 Plus is built on the same principle as other mini-PCs where modern…

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AMD Unifies Desktop Zen CPU and APU Sockets

In the days before AMD launched their APUs, all of their consumer CPUs largely used the socket across their lineup. When AMD launched their Llano series of APUs in 2011, they used the an incompatible FM1 socket…

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be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Revealed

be quiet! are legendary for their extremely quiet coolers, impressive performance and ultra-high build quality. The only problem with be quiet! is that their products can be a little expensive. Of course you do get what…

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ASRock X99 WS LGA2011 Motherboard Revealed

There are just two weeks left until Haswell-E and the Intel X99 chipset becomes available and already there is a nice selection of motherboard products creeping up ready for launch day. One of the latest is…

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Lepa LV12 CPU Cooler Now Available In Europe

LEPA are quickly securing a solid reputation in Europe, as a new brand they’ve already launched an impressive set of high-end power supplies and chassis products to market and their coolers have proven time and time…

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FM2+ Socket Is Here For At Least Another Two Years

It is hardly uncommon knowledge that AMD like to get as much use out of their sockets as possible, and their latest FM2+ socket looks set to stick with us until at least 2016 without any…

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be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler Review

Introduction be quiet! are well-known in the industry for doing one thing incredibly well, making super quiet performance products; their power supplies, fans and CPU coolers have won many awards for their whisper quiet acoustics and…

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Grandis XE1236 Twin-Tower Cooler Announced by SilentiumPC

SilentiumPC has announced a new predecessor to its current Fortis 2 XE1226 cooler, it being in the shape of the high-TDP twin-tower Grandis XE1236 heatsink. It features a twin-tower design with a pair of bundled 120mm…

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NoFan CR-80EH Fanless Copper CPU Cooler Review

Introduction On the cooling test bench today we have something pretty special, the NoFan CR-80EH. The latest cooler from NoFan, a completely passive CPU cooler that obviously promises silent performance for your computer, but it’s also…

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6 New Boards On The Horizon From MSI for Intel’s 5th Gen Chipset

Over the last few weeks we have been hearing some interesting information come to light regarding Intel’s 5th Generation chipset and its Haswell Refresh processors and with a launch date of 11th May only a matter…

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GamerStorm Lucifer CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Deepcool are one of the biggest cooling companies in the world, and while they may not be the leading name here in the UK or America, they are still the largest cooling company in mainland…

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Cooler Master Hyper 103 CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Cooler Master are one of the most established and recognised brands in the PC component industry. They’ve got a wide reach that covers everything from gaming peripherals with their CM Storm range, their chassis products,…

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Win A GIGABYTE GA-Z87-D3HP Socket 1150 Motherboard

We've teamed up with Gigabyte to offer one lucky eTeknix reader the chance to win a Z87-D3HP socket 1150 motherboard.

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Intel Decided To Stick With LGA Platform With Skylake Chips

Intel has updated its longterm roadmap, the roadmap indicated that Intel isn’t pushing the BGA platform into the desktop market and therefore eliminating the upgradability factor in PC Desktop platforms. It also showed that the upgradeable…