REVIEWS

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 [...]


October 14th, 2011

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit Review

NVIDIA’s 3D Vision was one of the pioneering stereoscopic solutions and was introduced before the term “3D” became so mainstream.  They’re now releasing the second generation -dubbed 3D Vision 2- which combines new monitor technology with revised active shutter glasses.  After a few days of using it, we have found plenty of things to like [...]


October 12th, 2011

Corsair Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

As unlocked, highly overclockable processors have gradually made their way into lower price points, closed loop water coolers have become all the rage.  Several companies have entered the fray but none has been quite repeated Corsair’s success, particularly after teaming up with CoolIT.  Their latest creation -the H100- is the first closed loop liquid cooler [...]


October 11th, 2011

AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor Review

After many, many years of gossip, presentations, leaks, and showcases AMD’s new Bulldozer processors are finally here. This is AMD’s attempt at making an architecture with significant multi-threaded performance but at a price that most people can afford. With 8 cores on tap, we think they have the multi-threaded aspect covered, but the real question [...]


October 9th, 2011

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCI-E SSD Review

With SSD technology progressing at a breakneck pace, some areas of the market have begun to demand drives which could theoretically outstrip the new SATA 6 Gbps standard.  In order to offer the best possible performance without limitations, OCZ has looked to the PCI-E bus for one of their SSDs.  The RevoDrive 3 X2 drives [...]


October 6th, 2011

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review

With Sandy Bridge processors becoming all the rage, motherboard manufacturers have had to step up their game in the face of mounting competition.  Gigabyte may have a horrifyingly confusing lineup which consists of no fewer than 20 different Z68 models but their Z68XP-UD5 seems to have what it takes to stand apart from many other Sandy Bridge [...]


September 29th, 2011

Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

For many, water cooling has always been reserved for enthusiasts who take the time and effort to install expensive custom loop setups but Corsair has been trying hard to bring its enhanced performance to the masses.  By teaming up with the company formerly known as CoolIT, their new Hydro Series  H80 is one of the [...]


September 27th, 2011

ASUS U36SD-A1 Notebook Review; Ultra Portable & Affordable

By now we should all know that when buying an ultra portable notebook, sacrifices almost always have to be made but ith their new U36SD, ASUS is turning these preconceptions onto their heads.  Note only is this new laptop equipped with a standard voltage Sandy Bridge processor and a dedicated NVIDIA graphics processor but it [...]


September 26th, 2011

Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Case Review

With a number of now-legendary cases under their belt, Cooler Master has been known for understanding what gamers and enthusiasts want in their cases.  The  new Storm Trooper is a full tower case that’s poised to continue this tradition and is not only packed with features but it comes in at a very reasonable price as [...]


September 22nd, 2011

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5″ Hard Drive Review

With their competitors leading the way with 1TB notebook hard drives, Western Digital has finally shown their cards by releasing the  Scorpio Blue 1TB.  By combining a pair of 500GB platters, they are hoping this particular HDD can effectively deliver good performance, high capacity and low power consumption to mobile users.  But does this relatively expensive drive have [...]