NEWS

February 3rd, 2015, 6:52 PM

ASUS X99-PRO Haswell-E Motherboard Review

The X99-PRO seems to combine most of the X99-Deluxe’s features and overclocking potential into a package that’s more affordable.  However, that lower price does hide several areas that have been cut back.

February 2nd, 2015, 3:32 PM

Site Downtime; Moving To New Host

In the next 24 to 48 hours, expect some service interruptions on HWC as we move our hosting services to the “cloud”. The total outage time should not be more than a few hours at most. This is the first phase as we move towards what should be a more stable (Linux) back-end, an upgraded [...]

February 1st, 2015, 6:22 PM

Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 16GB Review

Corsair’s Vengeance LPX series is supposed to combine oveclocking potential, performance and pricing into a perfect option for Haswell-E DDR4 users.

January 27th, 2015, 6:41 PM

The GTX 970′s Memory Explained & Tested

There has been plenty of controversy about NVIDIA’s GTX 970 and the way the core addresses its associated memory.  In this article we explain the limitations and test whether or not they have a negative effect on performance.

January 22nd, 2015, 5:56 AM

The NVIDIA GTX 960 Performance Review

At just $199 NVIDIA’s new GTX 960 is looking to provide a perfect combination of performance, efficiency and value for a highly competitive market segment.  Its benchmark numbers are good, but are they enough?

January 14th, 2015, 6:50 PM

BenQ XL2420G G-SYNC Monitor Review

G-SYNC has been a defining technology since it was introduced and BenQ’s XL2420G combines it, 3D Vision, a 144Hz refresh rate  and a fairly reasonable price into one good looking gaming monitor.

January 13th, 2015, 7:08 PM

DeepCool Maelstrom 120 Water Cooler Review

DeepCool has some crazy plans for their Maelstrom 120; at $75 it’s supposed to go head to head against the likes of NZXT’s X31 and Corsair’s H60.  They’ll need more than luck to pull that one off.

January 12th, 2015, 6:31 PM

Crucial DDR4-2133 32GB Memory Kit Review

Crucial’s entry level 2133MHz kit may not have a cool heatsink design or extreme clock speeds but it is one of the lowest priced 32GB DDR4 kits available and it overclocks just as well as higher-end offerings

January 8th, 2015, 6:42 PM

ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Formula Motherboard Review

The ASUS Z97 lineup has a ton of models in it but the Maximus VII Formula arguably has the best combination of gaming features and price.

January 7th, 2015, 6:47 PM

G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCI-E SSD Review

With read and write speeds of 2000MbpsG.Skill’s Phoenix Blade is truly a next generation storage device but there are some sacrifices if you want ultra fast performance.