REVIEWS

June 10th, 2013

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 7th, 2013

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 5th, 2013

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?


June 1st, 2013

Intel Haswell i7-4770K & i5-4670K Review

After more than two years of speculation Intel’s Haswell is finally here.  This new architecture incorporates several new and potentially game-changing features into a 22nm die that consumes substantially less power than Ivy Bridge.  In this review we take a look at two processors:  the i7 4770K and the i5 4670K.


May 30th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Review

Fresh off their launch of the GTX 780, NVIDIA is launching yet another new graphics card.  The GTX 770 is meant to replace the GTX 670 but can easily outperform the GTX 680 but its most interesting feature is its cost.  At just $399 this may be one of the best values currently available.


May 23rd, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review

With the GTX 600-series slightly more than a year old, NVIDIA is now ready to start refreshing their GeForce lineup once again.  The first card out of the gate is their GTX 780, a $649 GK110-based flagship which boasts performance that’s within spitting distance of the ultra expensive GTX TITAN.


May 20th, 2013

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate has begun a complete top to bottom refresh of their hard drive lineup and the Desktop HDD.15 4TB is their latest addition.  This HDD houses impressive amounts of storage space and even though its 5900RPM speed may be slow by today’s standards, performance is actually quite surprising.


May 11th, 2013

Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Review

mSATA SSD drives are all the rage these days and Intel is now jumping head first into the market with their new 525 Series.  In this review, we take a look at the 120GB and 180GB versions, two drives which are striving to dominate this segment.


May 11th, 2013

Cougar Spike Mini Tower Review

Have you heard of the Cougar Spike? Likely not but despite its ridiculously low price of just $35, this is a fully featured case.  It may not offer any unique features but the Spike somehow makes things work quite well and becomes a front runner in the budget enclosure market.


May 2nd, 2013

Seagate SSHD Thin 500GB Review

Seagate’s so-called “hybrid” solutions have been around for a while, successfully combining the capacity of a hard drive with the speed of an SSD.  Their new SSHD series takes this mantra to the next level by increasing efficiency while also incorporating a number of significant upgrades.