REVIEWS

August 21st, 2011

Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

With every other manufacturer well into their enthusiast SATA 6Gbps releases, it was only a matter of time until Kingston joined the fray.  Their new HyperX series uses long-life, high performance Intel NAND with a SandForce SF2281 controller which makes it one of the best possible combinations available for enthusiasts.


August 11th, 2011

Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD Review

Before getting the Wildfire, we had seen our fair share of the Sandforce invasion that is currently running amok in the SSD market.  Expecting yet another rebrand of the same tried, tested and  boring design, we didn’t really expect much from Patriot’s latest flagship drive.  But instead of the same old story, we’ve found an SSD [...]


August 8th, 2011

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Case Review

With a full stable of cases, Corsair has been well placed in the enthusiast enclosure market but they didn’t have anything to compete with the more budget friendly Cooler Master 690II and Thermaltake Elements of this world. Now things are about to change since the $99 400R is about to be introduced. This promises to [...]


August 7th, 2011

Corsair Performance 3 256GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Performance 3 SSDs were all the rage at this year’s CES but after a short time, they were almost forgotten in favor of newer SandForce-based drives.  Now, months after launch we’re taking a look at the Performance 3 in its 256GB form and have come to realize that its Marvell controller has some unique [...]


August 4th, 2011

Cyberlink YouCam 5 Webcam Software Review

Cyberlink’s new YouCam 5 may not be the most interesting piece of software every created nor is it particularly useful for those of you who only want the standard features built into most online video chatting applications. However, it does deliver a broad range of add-ons that will likely take your chat sessions to the [...]


August 3rd, 2011

Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD Review

Patriot has always been known for their well priced yet highly competitive products and their newest SSD series contiues this tradition.  The SandForce-based Pyro drives will be parachuted into a market segment that’s loaded with similar SSDs so does the Pyro 120GB have what it takes to run with the likes of Corsair and OCZ?


August 2nd, 2011

AMD A6-3650 Llano APU Review

When AMD’s Llano desktop architecture was introduced, the A8-3850 was the only APU available but another, more budget-friendly version soon followed.   The  A6-3650 retains all of the features which made its bigger brother so successful but core speeds and the onboard graphics processor have been cut down to  a slightly lower level.  The result [...]


July 31st, 2011

Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review

Less than a week ago, we looked at Corsair’s flagship SSD with the Force GT but while cutting edge technology is great to drool over, there’s a huge market out there for a more affordable high performance solution.  This is where the Force 3 series comes in since it can be found for less than [...]


July 27th, 2011

EVGA P67 FTW Motherboard Review

With the release of Intel’s Z68, the P67 chipset may have become yesterday’s news but no one seems to have told EVGA since they have recently introduced their flagship P67 FTW.  This motherboard has some big shoes to fill considering its predecessor –the P55 FTW- was a genre defining product.  But with a long list [...]


July 26th, 2011

Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Review

With a review repertoire that has been highly focused upon high performance 240GB drives, we thought it was high time to begin looking at the more affordable 120GB side of the spectrum.  The new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD fit the bill perfectly; it is supposed to offer enthusiast-level benchmark numbers while retailing for a fraction of [...]