July 28th, 2007

Antec Sonata III

The third phase of the Sonata evolution is upon us with the aptly-named Sonata III. Antec is offering a case that it hopes will appeal to the majority of entry-level consumers by building on the lessons they learned from the Sonata II in order to make a superior value-oriented case. This time they have added [...]

July 25th, 2007

Magicool Copper CPU Block

Magicool is practically unheard of, but we’ve managed to obtain a sample of their current CPU water block. This product has a distinct advantage over many of the other high end blocks available right now since it costs less than $40 Canadian! Can it perform better than its price would have you believe?

July 22nd, 2007

Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 & Turbo Module

In this review we will be looking at the Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 passive cooler which is the smaller sibling of the larger Accelero S1 passive cooler. We will also check out the optional Turbo Module which can be mounted on both the S1 and S2 coolers.

July 20th, 2007

NEXUS NHP-2200 Northbridge Cooler

Based in the Netherlands, and formed in 2002, NEXUS’ link to their homepage at sums up their stated goal without mincing too many words. In a nutshell, their focus is on bringing products to market which will drastically lower sound levels without sacrificing performance. Today we’re going to be looking at one of their [...]

July 18th, 2007

Thermalright V2 VGA Cooler

Thermalright has designed a new cooler with the same legendary cooling properties they are known for, but with a smaller footprint which is perfect for HTPC applications. It is dwarfed by the massive HR-03 but we will see if this relatively small passive cooler is up to the job of cooling some of today’s most [...]

July 16th, 2007

Gigabyte Odin GT 550W

In this review we will be focusing on the Odin GT 550W unit. The pricing may seem a bit high for a 550W power supply but the Odin GT series comes loaded with extras including temperature monitoring and a modular interface. This is one interesting power supply, so let’s see how it does in our [...]

July 14th, 2007

Gigabyte P35-DQ6

Based in Taiwan, Gigabyte has been a major player in the IT sector since 1986. Best known in North America as a manufacturer of motherboards for all platforms, it has in recent years expanded its market to include a full range of consumer products from water cooling to cases and beyond. Today we’re going to [...]

July 12th, 2007


Today we’ll be looking at one of QNAP’s Network Attached Storage (NAS) products, the TS-201. This review will focus on the practical uses of a NAS unit for "Everyday Joe" type people. Rather than go into great detail about the various web hosting, torrent, and automated backup features, we’ll stick with the basic functionality of [...]

July 4th, 2007

8800 GPU block Round Up Swiftech MCW60 vs. Danger Den Full Cover vs. D-TEK FuZion GFX

Today we’ll be looking at graphics card coolers from the 3 heavyweights in the North American water cooling industry: Swiftech, Danger Den, and D-TEK customs. In this round-up we’ll find out which is the most effective for keeping your 8800 video card (or for that matter any other video card) running coolest.

June 28th, 2007

ATI HD2600XT Performance Preview

So, here we have an Engineering sample of the HD2600XT coupled with beta drivers. How in the world are we (or any other review site for that matter) supposed to conduct an accurate review? Well, we can’t and therefore we won’t. Rather, what you will see below is a description of the card in addition [...]