REVIEWS

November 19th, 2013

ViewSonic VX2252 22” Monitor Review

ViewSonic’s VX2252 costs just $150.  Normally, monitors in this price range represent the bottom of the barrel…but not this time around.


November 18th, 2013

Cooler Master HAF Stacker Review

Cooler Master’s new HAF Stacker isn’t so much as an enclosure as it is a system.  By utilizing modular components, it may be single-handedly revolutionizing the case market.


November 17th, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s Z87X-UD4H represents an excellent combination of great features and a fair price but in such a competitive market, it needs to be a cut above to make the grade.


November 16th, 2013

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB Review

Combining the performance of an SSD with the capacity of a traditional hard drive may be nothing new but Seagate’s SSHD 2TB is the first to bring this combination to the desktop market.


November 14th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow E50 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new SSDNow E50 is one of the few drives available that narrowly targets read-centric environments.  Because of this, it works perfectly for file servers and virtual machines, it doesn’t get any better.


November 12th, 2013

AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB Review

At just $179, the R9 270 makes no qualms about its intended target:  the GTX 660.  The only potential roadblock to this card’s greatness is AMD’s own R9 270X.


November 11th, 2013

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vector 150 aims to capitalize upon the successes of its predecessor by creating a new niche that effectively combines the best of enthusiast-level performance with workstation longevity.


November 7th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Performance Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 780 Ti is quite simply the fastest graphics card available and at $699 it is also one of the most expensive.  But for that price, you get TITAN-demolishing performance for hundreds less.


November 4th, 2013

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review

The R9 290 is a rare card; it competes well against higher-priced NVIDIA and AMD offerings (including the mighty R9 290X) while selling for just $399.  Does that sound like a near-perfect approach?  You bet!


October 27th, 2013

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional Review

ASRock has been making some waves in the enthusiast motherboard segment and the Fatal1ty Z87 Professional one of their latest endeavors for Haswell processors.