REVIEWS

November 7th, 2011

Samsung UN55D7000 55″ LED 3D HDTV Review

$2000 is more money than most people would pay for an HDTV but Samsung’s new UN55D7000 is one of the few products that bridges the gap between lower quality sets and the ultra high end market.  On paper, it doesn’t look like any sacrifices have been made in order to hit a lower price point [...]


November 3rd, 2011

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Dual GPU Review

Dual GPU cards are rarities these days since the amount of time, effort and engineering capital that needs to be dedicated is substantial.  While most board partners usually avoid designing these high end niche products, EVGA has jumped into the pool head first with their new GTX 560 Ti 2Win.  Packing a pair of GF114 cores [...]


October 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed

Platter size may not mean much to everyday consumers but storage enthusiasts know that larger platters are usually a ticket to first class performance.   Previously, large capacity drives used 750GB disks to achieve their required space but Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is the first with three 1TB platters.  Coupled with a very fast controller, this [...]


October 27th, 2011

Lian Li Cowry PC-U6 Special Edition mATX Case Review

Computer cases usually fall into one of two categories: boring and bland or functional and good looking. Lian Li’s new Cowry PC-U6 Special Edition doesn’t fit into any of these preconceived molds but it does blaze a somewhat unique trail in a market niche that hasn’t seen much innovation of late.


October 26th, 2011

The Effect of GPU Memory on Surround & Stereo 3D Performance

While many modern games don’t allow high end graphics cards to really stretch their legs, multi monitor configurations and stereoscopic 3D tend to push even bleeding edge GPUs to their breaking point.  Many have argued that a higher amount of memory bandwidth could unlock additional performance in these situations and we’re about to put this [...]


October 20th, 2011

Lancool PC-K9 B Mid Tower Case Review

LanCool may not yet be a well known name among gamers but their new First Knight PC-K9B case looks like it has just the right mix of features and aggressive pricing to place it amid some heavy competition.


October 19th, 2011

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24” IPS Monitor Review

By offering a reasonably large, high quality 16:10 IPS panel at a price point which is infinitely more palatable than the U27 or U30 series, the U24s have always been considered a great value. The all new U2412M, hopes to continue this enviable tradition by offering exactly what first time professional consumers want, at a [...]


October 18th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce LAN Day 2 & 3 Coverage

While the first day of the GeForce LAN was focused on an opening keynote by DICE’s Johan Andersson, NVIDIA’s Drew Henry and Phil Eisler, day 2 and 3 were all about exhibitor presentations and the Battlefield 3 tournament. In this article we look at the tournament, the players, some cool rigs and the new products [...]


October 17th, 2011

Alienware M14x Gaming Notebook Review

The M14x is regarded by many to be the notebook to get if you are looking for gaming on the go and it actually starts at a reasonable price of around $1100. Naturally, “portable” is a loose term considering this small 14” laptop weighs in at a hefty 6.5 lbs and as with most Alienware [...]


October 15th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce LAN Day 1 Coverage

Earlier in the year NVIDIA announced the latest edition of their GeForce LAN events and PC gamers eagerly grabbed tickets to what promised to be one of North America’s largest LAN parties. Once registration was complete, over 600 people had applied to be part of the 48 hour Bring Your Own Computer LAN.  We’ve got [...]