REVIEWS

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?


July 24th, 2012

Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review

The new Vengeance C70 case moves away from Corsair’s typical understated chassis design and supplants it with a militaristic look that may only appeal to a select few.  However, with a great looking feature list, plenty of interior space and a relatively inexpensive price, some may be willing to overlook the rudimentary exterior.


July 19th, 2012

Intel 910 Series 800GB PCI-E SSD Review

Intel’s new 910 Series enterprise-class SSDs are meant to dominate an emerging market before their competition can even get off the ground.  Boasting transfer speeds of up to 2GB/s, a PCI-E interface for ultra quick communication, class leading longevity and multiple performance modes, this is very much the storage market’s technological bleeding edge.


July 17th, 2012

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review

HP’s classifies their new $1400 Envy 14 Spectre  as a “premium Ultrabook” but what differentiates it from the host of competitors?  Quite a bit actually.  Its chassis that’s clad in Gorilla Glass, there’s spectacular display, Beat Audio integration boost sound performance…and we’re just scratching the surface.  If there was ever a notebook deserved a “premium” [...]


July 5th, 2012

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCu II TOP Review

ASUS’ new GTX 670 DirectCu II Top is one of the highest clocked GTX 670 cards on the market but there’s much more than just GTX 680-like performance.  It uses an excellent dual slot cooler and boasts upgraded components but with some fierce competition to contend with, is its $30 premium over the reference design [...]


June 28th, 2012

Cooler Master Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard Review

Cooler Master launched their Storm Trigger into a cluttered peripheral market.  However, with Cherry MX Brown switches, an adjustable backlight, intuitive software and a relatively inexpensive price, they may just have what it takes to capture the hearts of gaming enthusiasts.


June 27th, 2012

ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Review

The new ASUS GTX 680 DirectCu II TOP Edition is one of the most sought-after graphics cards on the market and with good reason.  It incorporates a top shelf cooling solution, high clock speeds, the potential for incredible overclocking limits  and a great software stack.  There really isn’t anything more we could ask of in [...]


June 25th, 2012

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

Dell’s XPS 13 is what we would call the quintessential Ultrabook.  It has one of the slimmest chassis we have seen, uses top shelf materials and incorporates a very quick SSD which makes up for a lack of processor speed.  It is nearly perfect for on-the-go users looking for an ultra portable notebook with long [...]


June 21st, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition Review

Not willing to be outdone by NVIDIA, AMD is upping the ante with their new HD 7970 GHz Edition, a graphics card that’s supposed to regain the performance crown and ultimately beat the GTX 680 clean.  That’s a tall order to accomplish but with a 1GHz clock speed, a Boost feature and 6GHz memory modules, [...]