REVIEWS

November 18th, 2012

ASUS PB278Q 27” PLS Monitor Review

PLS panel technology hasn’t been around for all that long but it has already made a lasting mark upon the display market.  ASUS’ new PB278Q puts this technology to good use in a 27″ 2560 x 1440 WQHD monitor that is targeted towards gamers and professionals alike.


November 14th, 2012

ASUS HD 7970 3GB Matrix Platinum Edition Review

ASUS’ Matrix Platinum series typically comes to the graphics card party a bit late but these cards know how to make an grand entry.  This time around AMD’s HD 7970 gets some special treatment with overclocker-friendly components, some unique features, high clock speeds  and an iconic DirectCU II heatsink.


November 12th, 2012

Cooler Master HAF XB Review

It may be dubbed a LAN Box but Cooler Master’s new HAF XB can still be considered a fully functioning ATX sized enclosure.  It uses a number of innovative design features in order to cram an impressive amount of hardware into a constrained space while still having room for water cooling options.


November 8th, 2012

Corsair Neutron 240GB & Neutron GTX 240GB SSDs Review

The current SSD market is loaded with nearly identical drives from every manufacturer but Corsair’s new Neutron series does things differently.  Both the standard and high end GTX models use Link A Media’s new and unique Amber controller and their performance numbers are impressive to say the least.


November 7th, 2012

BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX Case Review

BitFenix’s Prodigy may only be large enough to fit an ITX motherboard but it targets the enthusiast community by offering enough internal space for multiple water cooling radiators and high end graphics cards.   This is a unique case but is there enough to make it appealing for gamers and overclockers alike?


November 6th, 2012

OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD Review

OCZ’s new Agility 4 SSD is meant to combine a high performance Everest 2 controller with mid-tier NAND to create a drive that competes against some of the best around without costing a fortune.  However, at $180, the Agility 4 has been parachuted into a very cluttered market segment which holds several alternatives.


October 31st, 2012

Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Mouse & Mouse Pad Review

Gigabyte’s new Krypton mouse may be slightly expensive at $80 but  it can be used by left or right handed gamers and includes an envious feature set.  This goes hand in hand with the double sided Krypton gaming mouse pad that goes for $40 while providing a huge surface for enthusiasts.


October 30th, 2012

AMD Vishera FX-6300 & FX-4300 Review

While the FX-8350 may have hogged the lion’s share of AMD’s Vishera launch coverage, a number of more affordable processors were introduced alongside it.   The six core FX-6300 and quad core FX-4300 are both priced under $140 and should provide some real competition for Intel’s i3 series Ivy Bridge CPUs.


October 29th, 2012

AMD’s Radeon ExtravaLANza Event Coverage

Last weekend AMD held the inaugural Radeon ExtravaLANza event out of their Markham, Ontario headquarters. It brought together gamers of all ages and walks of life into one area for some friendly competition and Hardware Canucks was there to cover it.


October 25th, 2012

ASUS VG278HE 27” 144Hz Gaming Monitor Review

The new VG278HE is supposed to be a gaming monitor like no other.  It boasts a sky high 144Hz refresh rate, 27″ of viewable space, great viewing angles and some of the best out-of-box colors we’ve ever seen from a TN panel.  What it doesn’t have is an included NVIDIA 3D Vision kit so pricing is [...]