REVIEWS

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 [...]


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 [...]