AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU Review

While AMD’s 8-core Ryzen 7 CPUs are certainly worth considering if you need the multi-threaded grunt provided by eight CPU cores, most of us don’t need all that parallel power. For the same...

4_5 stars

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU Review

You’d expect the Ryzen 7 1700X to sit firmly in the sweet spot of AMD’s 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 range, given that it’s around $130 cheaper than the flagship Ryzen 1800X, yet lacks little in...

4 stars

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Review

The comparatively cheap Ryzen 7 1700 has slower stock frequencies than the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, and the lack of an ‘X’ in its name signifies that it’s been less favorably binned in terms of...

4_5 stars

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review

The Ryzen 7 line-up’s core and thread counts and cache amounts are identical between the chips, and all Ryzen CPUs are overclockable, so choosing one can be tricky. To complicate matters further,...

4 stars

Edifier R2000DB Bookshelf Speakers Review

Edifier makes a whole range of premium stereo PC speakers, with the R2000DB sitting roughly in the middle when it comes to price. These speakers offer great design and build quality, along with beefy...

5 stars

Creative Kratos S3 2.1 Speaker System Review

The Kratos S3 is Creative’s very latest set of 2.1 speakers specifically targeted at gamers. What makes them gaming speakers? Apart from being able to get quite loud and having red Xs on them, not...

3_5 stars

Logitech Z533 2.1 Speaker System Review

The Logitech Z533 makes for a good stereo vs 2.1 comparison when lined up against the Creative T20. Priced at roughly the same level, the Z533 also represents a step two up from entry-level speaker...

4 stars

Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II 2.0 Speaker System Review

Creative’s T20s have been a stalwart of the PC speaker market ever since they arrived nearly ten years ago. Only revised once since then, they remain one of the best speaker sets you can buy for...

4 stars

Acoustic Energy Aego³ Review

The Acoustic Energy Aego M has been one of our top speaker sets for years, but they’ve now been discontinued and replaced by the Aego³. The formula remains the same though. A premium option, the...

4 stars

Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB DDR4 3000 Desktop Memory Review

If you’re gunning for maximum visual pizzazz then Corsair’s new Vengeance LED kits are as swanky as you can get. They sport a glowing, pulsating light bar at either end that looks great, although...

4_5 stars