REVIEWS

January 8th, 2012

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB Dual Fan Review

The HD 7970 may be the graphics card everyone is talking about but it only just became available in somewhat limited quantities and pricing is far beyond the reach of most consumers. But while the Southern Islands-based cards will take over AMD’s flagship range, lower end cards still provide great performance at a fraction of [...]


January 4th, 2012

XFX WarPad Gaming Mousepad Review

Mouse pads aren’t exactly items that steal much of the limelight from the premier products in this industry but they’re still an integral part of anyone’s gaming experience.   XFX has now released their own mouse pad design which is aptly called the WarPad and features a long list of innovations that could make it [...]


January 3rd, 2012

Corsair Vengeance 1300 & 1500 Gaming Headsets Review

Headsets that claim to be made for the gaming market may be a dime a dozen but finding one that performs well and does so at a reasonable price, isn’t all that easy.  Corsair’s new analog Vengeance 1300 and USB-based 1500 on the other hand each offer their own unique spin on the affordable headset genre [...]


January 2nd, 2012

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review

After years of anticipating whether or not Cooler Master would update their legendary Cosmos cases, the wait is finally over.  Their new Cosmos II Ultra Tower is a true successor to the original while packing in a boatload of additional features for good measure.  This is one hell of a case.


January 2nd, 2012

MSI Z68A-GD80 G3 Z68 Motherboard Review

MSI has been fighting an uphill battle against the likes of Gigabyte and ASUS for the last few years but their new Z68A-GD80 G3 looks to even the playing field.  It features a long 5 year warranty, PCI-E 3.0 slots, user friendly auto overclocking options, a great layout and an intuitive BIOS which in many ways [...]


December 30th, 2011

The 2011 PC Market in Review; Hits and Misses

2011 was a busy year in the tech world as a whole but the PC market in particular was moving at a brisk pace.   In this article we’ll take a look over our 150+ reviewed items from this year, pick out the most memorable components and discuss some of the hits and misses from [...]


December 30th, 2011

Dell S2330MX 23″ LED Monitor Review

When it comes to consumer electronics, thin is in and Dell is leading the way with their new svelte S2330MX monitor.  At just 9.9mm thick it will likely be the center of attention but on paper it also boasts some great specifications  as well:  an efficient LED panel, full HD resolution, a great price and [...]


December 28th, 2011

Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Z3R0 G Mouse Review

Cooler Master’s original Storm Sentinel gaming mouse was a popular choice among gamers but some encountered problems with its Twin Eye sensor.   A new mouse has now been released which takes the Sentinel’s body, adds some minor cosmetic changes and supposedly fixes the Twin Eye issues.   Called the Sentinel Z3RO-G, this peripheral is [...]


December 21st, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Review

4.3 billion transistors, a 28nm manufacturing process, 2048 cores, a 384-bit memory bus and 3GB of GDDR5 memory; the new AMD HD 7970 has it all.  Based off of the new Southern Islands architecture it represents a leap forward for AMD’s core engineering and is designed from the ground up for DX11 a compute performance. [...]


December 13th, 2011

MSI Radeon HD 6950 1GB Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC Review

The most recent graphics card in MSI’s quickly expanding stable doesn’t aim for the headlines but continues a longstanding tradition of offering excellent performance at a reasonable cost. Their HD 6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC (yes, it’s a mouthful) only goes for around $260 but should be able to play almost any game on the [...]