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June 16th, 2013, 8:05 PM

Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce 3X OC Review

Gigabyte’s GTX 780 WindForce OC may be the perfect graphics card.  It boasts extremely quiet fans, low temperatures and GTX TITAN matching performance for less than $700.

June 12th, 2013, 8:16 PM

Noctua NH-U14S & NH-U12S CPU Coolers Review

The new NH-U14S and NH-U12S follow closely in the footsteps of past Noctua products.  Their goal is to deliver excellent performance without the fan noise typically associated with high end cooling solutions but with price points that compete with entry level water coolers, they’re facing an uphill battle.

June 11th, 2013, 10:22 AM

AMD Unleashes 5GHz FX-9590 Processor

AMD’s Piledriver architecture has undergone its next evolutionary step:  a push to the 5GHz Mark with the new FX-9590 processor.  Unveiled at E3 today, the eight core FX-9590 is the first CPU which is clocked at 5GHz (with Turbo Core) and represents the final hurrah of the Piledriver architecture which will soon be phased out [...]

June 11th, 2013, 8:02 AM

Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD Review (Single & RAID)

The new DC S3500 is Intel’s first real effort to offer an enterprise-class SSD at a price point which can displace 15K RPM hard drives.  Unlike its 910 and DC S3700 prdecessors, the DC S3500′s design focuses on optimal read performance -a cornerstone of enterprise storage-, endurance and value alongside the low power signature SSDs [...]

June 10th, 2013, 8:28 PM

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has a long history of providing high performance but with the Vertex 3.20 model, this enthusiast brand is now making its way to lower price points.  By using 22nm NAND, OCZ has been able to achieve a sub-$250 price point while maintaining top-shelf performance.

June 10th, 2013, 1:35 AM

Computex 2013 in Review

Computex 2013 wrapped up this Saturday in Taipei. While many that have attended the show in prior years say that the event feels smaller year-over-year, there was an electric buzz of sorts in the air this year. Perhaps its an uptick in the global economy, or perhaps its a new cycle of innovation emerging; regardless [...]

June 9th, 2013, 2:58 AM

The Best of Computex 2013: inWin, NZXT, Corsair and AMD

Computex is a big expo. It fills up not just one, but three halls — one of which has two floors —  around Taipei. The noise of Computex makes it tough to find companies that truly stand out. There’s just so much show and so many interesting products on display it takes a lot to [...]

June 8th, 2013, 6:34 PM

ASUS Shows Off its PQ321 4K Monitor at Computex

ASUS’ PQ321 4K monitor was on display at the company’s booth at Computex. The 31.5 inch monitor can push 3840×2160 pixels, which is four times the resolution of full HD. It has s a pixel density of 140 PPI. The monitor supports 10-bit RGB colour and has a 8 ms grey-to-grey response time. ASUS is [...]

June 7th, 2013, 8:10 PM

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

Crucial’s M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives.  Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.

June 7th, 2013, 2:53 PM

Corsair Launches New Cases, Memory at Computex 2013

Corsair brought a number of new peripherals to Taipei for Computex to refresh its cases and memory lines. Carbide Series Air 540 Mid-tower PC Case The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a dual chamber mid-tower ATX case designed with keeping high-performance gaming components cool with its unique dual chamber layout. The case’s main chamber houses [...]