FEATURED REVIEWS

August 28th, 2012

Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Force GS 240GB may be one of the best SSDs we’ve reviewed over the past year.  While it may use a slightly older SF2281 controller, the use advanced NAND allows for killer performance at an unbelievably low price.  This drive really does have it all.

July 25th, 2012

ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card Review

The ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus has everything a gamer could possibly want in a sound card:  high end specs, some impressive features, a handy break-out box and an impressive pedigree.  However, in an audio market that’s littered with lower-priced competitors can this supposedly “gaming-grade” product stand out?

July 19th, 2012

Intel 910 Series 800GB PCI-E SSD Review

Intel’s new 910 Series enterprise-class SSDs are meant to dominate an emerging market before their competition can even get off the ground.  Boasting transfer speeds of up to 2GB/s, a PCI-E interface for ultra quick communication, class leading longevity and multiple performance modes, this is very much the storage market’s technological bleeding edge.

July 17th, 2012

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review

HP’s classifies their new $1400 Envy 14 Spectre  as a “premium Ultrabook” but what differentiates it from the host of competitors?  Quite a bit actually.  Its chassis that’s clad in Gorilla Glass, there’s spectacular display, Beat Audio integration boost sound performance…and we’re just scratching the surface.  If there was ever a notebook deserved a “premium” [...]

July 5th, 2012

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCu II TOP Review

ASUS’ new GTX 670 DirectCu II Top is one of the highest clocked GTX 670 cards on the market but there’s much more than just GTX 680-like performance.  It uses an excellent dual slot cooler and boasts upgraded components but with some fierce competition to contend with, is its $30 premium over the reference design [...]

June 29th, 2011

AMD A8-3850 APU Review: Llano Hits the Desktop

We’ve been hearing about it for years but AMD is finally launching their Fusion architecture into the mid-range desktop market with the Lynx platform’s A8 and A6 processors alongside A75 and A55 motherboards.  These accelerated processing units (or APUs) integrate a quad core CPU, 400 shader GPU and fully functional Northbridge onto a single die [...]

June 7th, 2011

Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review

For many budding enthusiasts the thought of spending the money time and money while living with the potential hazard of custom a water cooling setup can prove to be overwhelming.  However, the performance which can be achieved with liquid cooling can’t be denied.  With their H60, Corsair is striving to find the middle ground by [...]

May 31st, 2011

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ Motherboard Review

With Zambezi CPUs right around the corner, AMD is gearing up for their big launch with a “new” chipset dubbed the 990FX.  Motherboards based around the newest FX-series will have support for the upcoming AM3+ processors as well as backwards compatibility with current AM3 CPUs.  ASUS will have a full range of 990FX products but [...]

May 30th, 2011

MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition (XE) 3GB Review

With the MSI GTX Lightning freshly launched, many were surprised to hear that a brand new Lightning -dubbed the Xtreme Edition- would soon be launching.  Everyone’s been waiting for a 3GB GTX 580 so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this new 3GB behemoth and put it through its paces.

May 17th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Review (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte)

With the GTX 460 gradually making its way into the $175 market and the HD 6870 hitting the $199 price point, NVIDIA needed a card that retailed for less than the GTX 560 Ti but offered much improved performance over GF104-based cards.  To accomplish this, they took the GF114 core found in the GTX 560 [...]