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Here is a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Casing: be quiet! Dark Base 701 White PC Case Review, Thermaltake CTE C700 TG Mid Tower Case Review
Computers: ECSIPC LIVA Z5 PLUS Mini PC Review
Cooling: Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360 ARGB CPU cooler, Scythe Mugen 6 and Mugen 6 Black Edition Review: Quiet cooling at a reasonable price
Headphones: final ZE8000 MK2 True Wireless ANC Earphones Review
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 (Non-RGB) DDR5-8200 48GB Memory Kit Review, Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM Memory Kit Review
Networking: EnGenius ECP106 Switchable Smart PDU
Power: XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W PSU Review
Storage: MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2 TB PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD Review – 14 GB/s+, Noiseless, Big Cooling, MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2TB PCIe Gen5 M.2 NVMe SSD Review, MSI Spatium M580 Frozr 4 TB Review - 14 GB/s Passively Cooled, MSI Spatium M580 FROZR 4TB SSD Review - Nice and cool at 14,000 MB/s, MSI SPATIUM M580 Frozr PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD review: Fanless to the top? PCIe 5.0 (almost) at the limit, QNAP TBS-h574TX Thunderbolt 4 NAS Review





Casing:

EnosTech.com: be quiet! Dark Base 701 White PC Case Review

Introduction I am taking a look at the be quiet! Dark Base 701 White edition. This case was released along with the flagship Dark Base 901 in black colors but after CES 2024, be quiet! hinted at more white color components coming and both high-end PC Cases got a white touch along with 2x fans.

be quiet! Dark Base 701 White PC Case Review - EnosTech.com

PC Perspective: Thermaltake CTE C700 TG Mid Tower Case Review

Thermaltake CTE C700 TG Mid Tower Case Review Thermaltake and I have a long history, and I’ve been a bit rough on many of the review samples I’ve received.

Thermaltake CTE C700 TG Mid Tower Case Review - PC Perspective

Computers:

PC Perspective: ECSIPC LIVA Z5 PLUS Mini PC Review

ECSIPC LIVA Z5 PLUS Mini PC Review It has been nearly ten years since I first went hands on with one of the LIVA mini PCs from ECS, with that original LIVA in

ECSIPC LIVA Z5 PLUS Mini PC Review - PC Perspective

Cooling:

The Guru of 3D: Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360 ARGB CPU cooler

We review the 360 mm variant of the Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360 ARGB. Some major changes were applied (which we’ll cover right below), and the performance should be improved. Let's check that out shall we?

Review: Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360 ARGB CPU cooler

Tom's Hardware: Scythe Mugen 6 and Mugen 6 Black Edition Review: Quiet cooling at a reasonable price

Performance comparable to other high-end quiet coolers, at a much lower price.

Scythe Mugen 6 and Mugen 6 Black Edition Review: Quiet cooling at a reasonable price

Headphones:

TechPowerUp: final ZE8000 MK2 True Wireless ANC Earphones Review

The final Audio ZE8000 MK2 is a flagship set of true wireless earphones which does a lot different from the norm and yet in a mostly logical manner. It goes for a large, in-house developed dynamic driver paired with a dedicated DSP engine and Class-AB amplifier in a novel form factor to try and deliver high resolution sound without the wires.

final ZE8000 MK2 True Wireless ANC Earphones Review

Memory:

Funky Kit: Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 (Non-RGB) DDR5-8200 48GB Memory Kit Review

Today, we'll be taking a look at the Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 Non-RGB DDR5-8200 48GB Memory Kit. They're rated to run at an impressive speed of DDR5-8200

Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 (Non-RGB) DDR5-8200 48GB Memory Kit Review

Mad Shrimps: Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

By installing the Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM memory kit, the bottleneck regarding capacity has disappeared and because of this we have also noted a small bump in performance in most benchmarks. Since the disk swapping when running games disappeared due to enough memory quantity,...

[M] [M] Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR5 4800MHz CL40 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Networking:

LanOC Reviews: EnGenius ECP106 Switchable Smart PDU

Over the last few years, I have been slowly upgrading our network. Some of it was just to clean things up but I have also been addressing issues that I have run into here and there as well. Most of that has been running smoothly but it seems like on the rare situations where I go on vacation or on a trip, that is when an issue will pop up and it always seems to require something to be restarted in person. That can be a little hard when you are 2000+ miles away. How do we address that? Well a Smart PDU can help, and EnGenius now has them. They sent over the ECP106, their 6-plug Switchable Smart PDU, and today I’m going to see what it is all about so let’s dig in!

EnGenius ECP106 Switchable Smart PDU - LanOC Reviews

Power:

Hardware Busters: XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W PSU Review

The XPG Core Reactor II VE line consists of more affordable version of the Core Reactor II units, using the same CWT platform.

XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W PSU Review - Hardware Busters

Storage:

Wccftech: MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2 TB PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD Review – 14 GB/s+, Noiseless, Big Cooling

MSI's Spatium M580 Frozr SSD is a brutally fast and noiseless SSD which offers supreme cooling performance with its passive heatsink.

MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2 TB PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD Review – 14 GB/s+, Noiseless, Big Cooling

The FPS Review: MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2TB PCIe Gen5 M.2 NVMe SSD Review

The MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2TB PCIe Gen5 M.2 NVMe SSD is darn fast, 14GB/s read, 12GB/s write, and it also dominates real-world performance, read on.

MSI SPATIUM M580 FROZR 2TB PCIe Gen5 M.2 NVMe SSD Review

TechPowerUp: MSI Spatium M580 Frozr 4 TB Review - 14 GB/s Passively Cooled

The MSI Spatium M580 is the company's first 14 GB/s PCI-Express Gen 5 SSD, and it's available in a 4 TB version. Unlike many competitors, MSI has chosen a passive heatsink, which ensures there's no additional fan noise. Testing in our review confirms that there's no thermal throttling either.

MSI Spatium M580 Frozr 4 TB Review - 14 GB/s Passively Cooled

TweakTown: MSI Spatium M580 FROZR 4TB SSD Review - Nice and cool at 14,000 MB/s

MSI's PCIe Gen5 Spatium SSDs have reached their peak performance, with its M580 FROZR series eclipsing 14,000 MB/s throughput while maintaining cool temps.

MSI Spatium M580 FROZR 4TB SSD Review - Nice and cool at 14,000 MB/s

IgorsLAB: MSI SPATIUM M580 Frozr PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD review: Fanless to the top? PCIe 5.0 (almost) at the limit

With the MSI SPATIUM M580 Frozr, the Taiwanese manufacturer has gone one better and launched a second fanless NVMe SSD with PCIe 5.0 standard, which is supposed

MSI SPATIUM M580 Frozr PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 SSD review: Fanless to the top? PCIe 5.0 (almost) at the limit

StorageReview: QNAP TBS-h574TX Thunderbolt 4 NAS Review

The QNAP TBS-h574TX is a small portable NAS that is the first we've seen that supports E1.S SSDs, alternatively it can us M.2 SSDs as well.

QNAP TBS-h574TX Thunderbolt 4 NAS Review