REVIEWS

April 23rd, 2012

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review

The Cooler Master HAF series has arguably been one of the most successful case lineups in recent memory and the new HAF XM is hoping to continue that tradition.  It is nearly as large as a full tower and packs an impressive list of features but it is priced closer to many mid tower chassis. [...]


April 23rd, 2012

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge CPU Review

Today, Intel is officially unveiling Ivy Bridge, and it is a significant launch.  Not only is Ivy Bridge manufactured on the brand new 22nm manufacturing process but it also features some worthwhile microarchitectural changes.   The 3770K is currently the pinnacle of the Ivy Bridge desktop lineup and looks like a perfect successor to the [...]


April 23rd, 2012

Intel Core i7-3720QM Review; Ivy Bridge Goes Mobile

With such a big deal being made about the introduction of Intel’s Ivy Bridge lineup on the desktop side, their new mobile chips deserve a chance in the spotlight as well.  In this review, we take a closer look at the new i7-3720QM notebook processor which promises to be a significant step forward for the mobile [...]


April 19th, 2012

Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review

With AMD dropping the price of their HD 7900-series, the HD 7950 has come down to a very affordable $399 price point.  In this review we take a look at two competing cards from MSI and Gigabyte which incorporate higher clock speeds and custom cooling solutions but neither asks for a huge premium over a [...]


April 16th, 2012

Dell Professional P2412H 24” Monitor Review

Monitors which are geared towards a professional clientele may not be appealing to gamers and home users but Dell’s P2412H is looking for everyone’s attention.  Not only does it have a relatively low price but it also boasts wide viewing angles and a power sipping LED backlight.


April 16th, 2012

Intel 330 SSD; A New Budget Friendly Drive

Intel is known for their high end SSDs that throw caution and price points into the wind but their new 330 SSD family (with capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 160GB) is all about combining price and performance.  By following in the footsteps of the highly regarded 320-series, it looks to appeal to anyone who hasn’t [...]


April 11th, 2012

MSI HD 7970 3GB Lightning Review

The HD 7970 may not be too high on enthusiasts’ radars these days but MSI is hoping the newest member of their  Lightning series will stand out from all of the other cards on the market.  It may have a steep price of $600 but its features are unique and the clock speeds are high [...]


April 11th, 2012

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 4 may have the first drive we reviewed with the new Everest 2 controller but not that long ago, another Everest-equipped lineup was introduced:  the Octane series.  In this review, we take a closer look at the affordable Octane 512GB to see where it stands now that the Vertex 4 has smashed its [...]


April 10th, 2012

ViewSonic V3D231 3D Monitor Review

By now, we’ve all heard about the benefits of active 3D technology with its shutter glasses, high refresh rate monitors and expensive technology.  However Passive 3D has been making a resurgence since it offers stereoscopic images at a fraction of the price  but there are still hurdles to overcome.  ViewSonic’s new V3D231 hopes to abolish the [...]


April 9th, 2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC+ 2GB Review

EVGA’s new GTX 680 SC+ is looking to capitalize upon the popularity of NVIDIA’s latest creation and with a custom backplate alongside higher than reference clock speeds, it has a serious chance to capture a good portion of the high end market.  However, is a $30 premium for this card money well spent?