REVIEWS

November 29th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI)

With the NVIDIA launching their new GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores sans reference design, it was expected that their board partners would be competing amongst themselves for your hard earned dollars.  The end result is interesting to say the least.  In this roundup we take a look at boards from EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI [...]


November 28th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

SSDs seem to be all the rage these days but while they offer incredible performance, what they haven’t been able to achieve is acceptable capacity levels at sub-$300 price points.  This is where hybrid drives like Seagate’s new Momentus XT 750GB come into play.  They offer a combination of SSD-like performance in your most-used applications while [...]


November 23rd, 2011

Samsung SyncMaster 27A850D, 27” PLS Monitor Review

Samsung’s new  27A850D is a unique 27″ 2560 x 1440  monitor that bridges the gap between high priced 30″ products and the lower quality, less expensive 1080P panels that have cluttered the market.  They have achieved a balance between price and image quality by using a proprietary PLS panel technology, something we haven’t seen outside of [...]


November 21st, 2011

Antec Eleven Hundred (1100) Case Review

With past foibles behind them, Antec has begun looking back to their roots again by designing subtle and appealing chassis while incorporating new, forward looking features. One of the first examples of this re envisioned mantra is called the Eleven Hundred, a case which is deemed to be a “super mid tower” but is priced [...]


November 20th, 2011

ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Socket 2011 Motherboard Review

With Sandy Bridge E processors finally hitting retailer’s shelves it was high time that we began looking at some X79 motherboards.  The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is currently one of the most expensive Socket 2011 boards around but it holds to the Republic of Gamers  pedigree  by offering a long list of features, some of [...]


November 17th, 2011

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Case Review

In order to keep pace with changing market conditions, the last few case releases from Corsair have been targeted straight towards budget friendly price points and the newest Carbide 500R is no different. Even though it sports a price of under $150, this case boasts an impressive list of features and some great looking design [...]


November 16th, 2011

Usage Based Billing Compromise is Almost a Step in The Right Direction

Earlier this week the CRTC released their landmark decision regarding UBB (Usage Based Billing) for internet access and downloads.  In their document, there seemed to be something for everyone but does it signify a step towards true innovation for the Canadian telecom industry?  We weigh in.


November 15th, 2011

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Super Overclock Review

The GTX 570 may have been introduced over nearly a year ago (yes, it has been that long) but it is still one of the best graphics cards around when it comes to price / performance ratio.  Gigabyte has taken it upon themselves to take this card to the next level by integrating it into [...]


November 14th, 2011

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X CPU Review

Intel’s X58 platform has been around for over three years now (yes, it really has been that long) and for many a changing of the guard in the enthusiast market couldn’t come soon enough.  Replacing the venerable Nehalem microarchitecure is an offshoot of the Sandy Bridge platform which is simply called Sandy Bridge E.  The [...]


November 10th, 2011

Silverstone Sugo SG06 Mini ITX SFF Case Review

There may not be much interest in the SFF niche but Silverstone has dedicated a fair amount of time and resources towards designing cases for it. One of their latest is the Sugo SG06, a mini ITX enclosure that sports enough space for many mid range graphics cards but maintains an emphasis upon small, compact [...]