REVIEWS

February 27th, 2013

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD.  It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215.  But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market.


February 26th, 2013

Cooler Master Seidon 240M CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master’s Seidon 240M is a  closed loop water cooler which uses a dual 120mm design and is supposed to compete against the likes of Corsair’s Hydro series and NZXT’s new Kraken units.  It does so by using a custom design and a price that significantly undercuts similar products.


February 25th, 2013

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Review

Many cases claim to offer a combination of style, substance, size and price but Fractal Design’s new Define XL R2 is one of the few to actually deliver on its promises.  It uses a full tower form factor that offers plenty of interior space and advanced features wrapped into a neutral but striking exterior design.


February 24th, 2013

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Review

With the release of Windows 8, Dell has quickly followed up with their XPS 12, a notebook which can also moonlight as a 12″ tablet by way of an innovative flip mechanism.  However, is Dell trying to cover too many bases at once?  Can the XPS 12 offer the best of both worlds or is [...]


February 21st, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Performance Review

NVIDIA’s new GK110-based GeForce GTX TITAN has taken the PC gaming world by storm but actual benchmarks of its performance against the competition remained elusive.  Now, we’re finally able to publish our full review and take the lid off of this incredible graphics card’s prowess.


February 19th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN; GK110’s Opening Act

NVIDIA’s GK110 has finally made its way into the GeForce lineup with a graphics card aptly named “TITAN”.  In this first look, we delve into the TITAN’s  architecture, features and specification to set the stage for our upcoming review of NVIDIA’s new $1000 monster.


February 10th, 2013

NZXT Kraken X40 & X60 Water Coolers Review

NZXT’s Kraken X40 and X60 all in one water coolers are meant to go head to head against some of the best offered by Corsair, Thermaltake and Cooler Master.  In order to accomplish this, NZXT has avoided using typical 120mm and 240mm form factors and instead upsized their new X40 and X60 to 140mm and [...]


February 7th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

The value-oriented SSD market is currently filled with similar drives but Kingston’s new SSDNow V300 dares to be a bit different.  It may use the same SF2281 as many of its competitors but it runs a custom firmware and ONFI NAND which allows for excellent performance despite its relatively low price.


February 6th, 2013

Fractal Design Arc Mini Review

Fractal Design’s lineup of cases runs the gamut from the large to miniscule and their Arc Mini strides within the space between these two extremes. Retailing for just $105, this enclosure combines a compact stature with high quality construction and an attention to detail that puts other manufacturers to shame.


February 5th, 2013

EUROCOM Monster Gaming Notebook Review

Gaming notebooks are everywhere these days but EUROCOM’s Monster is certainly unique.  It boasts netbook-like dimensions yet utilizes high end hardware, allowing for high end gaming results from a system that weighs less than 4 lbs.