REVIEWS

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.


February 4th, 2013

GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H LGA1155 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s new Z77X-UD4H is among a new breed of motherboards which combine high end feature sets with an affordable price.  Boasting great overclocking abilities and dual card Crossfire / SLI compatibility, it seems to have everything a budget-conscious enthusiast could possibly want.


February 2nd, 2013

AMD’s Never Settle Game Bundle; Reloaded & Updated

AMD has updated their Never Settle game bundle.  Gone are the previous titles and in their place is a quartet of new games. BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider and Devil May Cry have been added to new bundles but there is also one major surprise: Crysis 3 is now under the auspices of AMD’s Gaming Evolved [...]


January 29th, 2013

Corsair H80i & H100i Review

In an effort to take their all in one water coolers to the next level, Corsair has completely revised two of their most popular designs.  Called the H100i and H80i, these new units boast improved thermal performance, incorporated LINK controllers for fully software-based control and Corsair’s new SP120L fans for an extremely quiet gaming experience.


January 28th, 2013

Intel DC S3700 SSD Review; Home User Edition

Intel’s new DC S3700 SSD series is absolutely perfect for a datacenter environment but it relatively low cost virtually guarantees that home users will take these drive seriously as well.   But how do they actually perform against some of today’s most popular enthusiast level SSDs?


January 23rd, 2013

Intel DC S3700 200GB & 800GB, Enterprise SSD Review

Intel’s DC S3700 series is the pinnacle of modern datacenter SSD design.  It incorporates  advanced data protection features, an adaptable design, great performance and a surprisingly affordable pricing structure.  This is also the first look we’re getting at Intel’s third generation X25 controller.


January 22nd, 2013

Antec One Case Review

Antec’s One may only cost $60 but it boasts a great feature set, plenty of fan options and the exterior design isn’t particularly offensive like some competing cases.  However, with Corsair’s 200R and several other cases breathing down their necks, Antec has a lot to prove with this one.


January 21st, 2013

HIS HD 7970 IceQ X² & HD 7950 IceQ X² Review

HIS’s IceQ X² heatsink design is billed as one of the best around and it has now been paired up with AMD’s HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost.  They’ve done this without adding a huge premium onto these cards which results in an excellent price / performance ratio, particularly when overclocking is involved.