REVIEWS

January 24th, 2012

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard Review

In mid November we saw the launch of the enthusiast-based Sandy Bridge Extreme platform along with the X79 (code name Patsburg) chipsets and since then we have brought you reviews of the i7-3960X CPU and the Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. Today we continue our walk down the LGA2011 road and bring you another highly anticipated board from ASUS: [...]


January 23rd, 2012

Seagate Barracuda 3TB in RAID 0: Performance Unleashed

Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is one of the fastest hard drives currently available and it come with plenty of storage space for a reasonable price.   What it can’t do is compete on a level performance footing with SSDs but when two of these drives are paired up, the results speak for themselves.  They may [...]


January 17th, 2012

Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Case Review

Fractal Design’s Arc is billed as a new take on the classic inexpensive mid tower design and from the looks of things, it does differ quite a bit from the competition. With an extra wide body, a massive number of fan mounts and a great looking black / white color scheme, this $109 case is [...]


January 16th, 2012

Galaxy GTX 560 Ti Super OC White Edition Review

“Black editions” are all the rage these days but Galaxy is bucking that trend with their unique White Edition.  Not only does this GTX 560 Ti boast a unique white PCB and chromed heatsink shroud combination but it also sports some of the highest clock speeds we’ve seen on the GF114 core.


January 12th, 2012

Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Performance 3 256GB SSD showed many enthusiasts that an SSD didn’t need to have “SandForce” in the same sentence as “performance” and that the new Marvell controller was a force to be reckoned with. Today we will be putting the Performance 3’s successor –the Performance PRO- under the microscope to see if it can meet our [...]


January 10th, 2012

BitFenix Raider Mid Tower Case Review

BitFenix’s Raider is yet another competitor in the sub-$100 enclosure market but it incorporates many features normally seen on higher end products.  But can it accomplish the impossible by standing out in a highly competitive market against the likes of Corsair and Cooler Master?


January 9th, 2012

CES 2012: MSI’s Z77 Motherboards & Graphics Upgrade System

The show may not have even started yet but CES 2012 is already off to a roaring start and we’re got a few people nosing around. The latest bit of information we’ve received is a quick peak inside of MSI’s suite, a location that held a few surprises including Ivy Bridge motherboards and Thunderbolt-equipped external [...]


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 [...]