REVIEWS

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, [...]


June 17th, 2012

Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Hard Drive Review

Traditional hard drives may not have the bragging rights of modern SSDs but Western Digital is betting that their new VelociRaptor 1TB will cause buyers to seriously consider stepping back onto the spindle-based bandwagon.  Unlike past VelociRaptors, it boasts capacity to match its high performance envelope and comes in at a price that shames most SSDs.


June 14th, 2012

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Review

Mobile computing is quickly evolving with thinner, more versatile designs and no product better defines this focus than ASUS’ new Zenbook series of Ultrabooks.  The UX31 has been around for a while but it still represents the pinnacle of industrial design with a sleek body and even better looking specifications.  But in an environment that’s [...]


June 13th, 2012

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new HyperX 3K 240GB has been fighting an uphill battle from the day it was first introduced.  Drives sporting its integral SandForce SF 2281 have been on the market for the better part of a year and many are well established while retaining lower price points.  But Kingston does have some tricks up their [...]


June 12th, 2012

Gigabyte GTX 670 WindForce OC Review

Gigabyte’s GTX 670 WindForce OC is one of the few graphics cards that does things a bit differently.  In a market that’s loaded with plain reference versions and overpriced custom cards that don’t provide much in the way of additional performance, this particular GTX 670 provides near-GTX 680 performance alongside a price that puts many [...]


May 16th, 2012

Corsair Accelerator 60GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Corsair’s aptly named Accelerator series is aimed at breathing new life into older HDD-based systems by caching your most-used information so it can be quickly accessed.  But in a market that’s filled with similar solutions that perform the same basic functions, has Corsair been able to differentiate their offering?