REVIEWS

August 28th, 2012

Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Force GS 240GB may be one of the best SSDs we’ve reviewed over the past year.  While it may use a slightly older SF2281 controller, the use advanced NAND allows for killer performance at an unbelievably low price.  This drive really does have it all.


August 23rd, 2012

Acer B243PWL 24” Professional IPS Monitor Review

With an IPS panel, low power consumption and a sub-$300 price point, Acer’s new 24″  B243PWL monitor seems to have what it takes for success.  However, in a field that’s saturated with competitors, does it have the necessary combination of features and quality to stand out?


August 20th, 2012

PowerColor HD 7950 3GB Boost State Review

AMD’s Boost BIOS for the HD 7950 was launched amid a fair amount of controversy but retail cards are now available and in this review, we take PowerColor’s HD 7950 Boost State out for a spin.  Does it have what it takes to compete against what NVIDIA has to offer?  More importantly, is this new [...]


August 19th, 2012

BitFenix Shinobi XL Full Tower Case Review

BitFenix’s new Shinobi XL takes the design of the original, highly acclaimed Shinobi case and supersizes it.  The result is a full tower case that incorporates plenty of cooling options, a soft-touch rubberized exterior, ton of interior space  and many other features for gamers and enthusiasts alike.


August 16th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Review

The wait for an affordable Kepler-based graphics card is finally over.  The GTX 660 Ti is here and with it, NVIDIA’s current generation has finally hit the all-important $299 mark.  But this new card won’t have an easy time of since it is competing in a market that’s straddled by AMD’s HD 7950 and HD [...]


August 5th, 2012

MSI GTX 680 Lightning Review

MSI’s GTX 680 Lightning is one expensive card.  However, $599 buys one of the most overclocker-friendly graphics cards currently available, a quiet cooling solution that performs admirable and a long list of other upgrades over a reference card.  But are these features really worthwhile for the average gamer?  In this review, we find out.


July 31st, 2012

Corsair Obsidian 550D Case Review

With excellent build quality, enthusiast-focused features and plenty of expansion options, Corsair’s new 550D chassis personifies everything the Obsidian series is known for.  But beneath its plain exterior lies one major departure from other products in the Obsidian lineup:  this case is designed to provide the quietest possible computing experience.


July 29th, 2012

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD Review

We’ve seen ultra expensive high performance SSDs and lower end ones which typically can”t keep pace with expectations but OCZ’s Vertex 4 128GB is setting out to change things.  Unlike many of its competitors, the Vertex 4 128GB  combines class leading benchmark numbers with a sub-$150 price point.


July 26th, 2012

NZXT Switch 810 Special Edition Review

NZXT continues to evolve their popular Switch 810 full tower case in  a number of ways.  This time, they’re giving it a Special Edition moniker that’s headlined by matte back paint job -hiding the cheap looking piano back finish of the original version- while updating a few other items.


July 25th, 2012

ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card Review

The ASUS RoG Xonar Phoebus has everything a gamer could possibly want in a sound card:  high end specs, some impressive features, a handy break-out box and an impressive pedigree.  However, in an audio market that’s littered with lower-priced competitors can this supposedly “gaming-grade” product stand out?