REVIEWS

June 6th, 2011

ASUS Sabertooth P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

With most of the focus of the last month or so on the Z68 launch, P67 chipset may have taken a back seat but the motherboards based around it are still highly appealing.  The ASUS Sabertooth in particular is a unique P67  board which sports a great price along with high end features.


May 31st, 2011

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ Motherboard Review

With Zambezi CPUs right around the corner, AMD is gearing up for their big launch with a “new” chipset dubbed the 990FX.  Motherboards based around the newest FX-series will have support for the upcoming AM3+ processors as well as backwards compatibility with current AM3 CPUs.  ASUS will have a full range of 990FX products but [...]


May 30th, 2011

MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition (XE) 3GB Review

With the MSI GTX Lightning freshly launched, many were surprised to hear that a brand new Lightning -dubbed the Xtreme Edition- would soon be launching.  Everyone’s been waiting for a 3GB GTX 580 so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this new 3GB behemoth and put it through its paces.


May 25th, 2011

Dell UltraSharp U2410 24” IPS Monitor Review

Monitors with a 23″ to 24″ size currently represent a sweet spot for many potential buyers since they usually offer great overall value along with a suitably large screen size.  Dell has attacked the higher end of this range with their highly popular UltraSharp U2410.  It may not be cheap, but this monitor features a [...]


May 24th, 2011

Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock Review

With the GTX 580 cards maturing in the marketplace, board partners have begun to release pre-overclocked versions of NVIDIA’s current single GPU flagship.  A short time ago we looked at MSI’s Lightning and came away impressed.  Today, Gigabyte’s GTX 580 Super Overclock steps up to the plate and it too looks very, very impressive.


May 17th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Review (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte)

With the GTX 460 gradually making its way into the $175 market and the HD 6870 hitting the $199 price point, NVIDIA needed a card that retailed for less than the GTX 560 Ti but offered much improved performance over GF104-based cards.  To accomplish this, they took the GF114 core found in the GTX 560 [...]


May 15th, 2011

SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full Size Headset Review

Gaming headsets may be a dime a dozen and most either have glaring issues or are priced far above most people’s budgets.  SteelSeries thinks they have a product which bucks this trend by redesigning and old classic: the Siberia V2.  This headset is supposed to offer high fidelity sound along with a unique retractable microphone [...]


May 10th, 2011

Intel Z68 Review – The Sandy Bridge Platform Expands

With Intel’s Z68 platform finally here, there is a long list of new features like Intel’s Smart Response Technology and Lucid’s Virtu that need to be put under the microscope.  In this article we do just that in order to gauge whether the this new chipset is really worth more to the end user than [...]


May 10th, 2011

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

Intel has officially launched their highly anticipated Z68 chipset. It has all of the overclocking powers of P67 while adding in features like GPU switching through Lucid’s Virtu software and Intel’s own Smart Response Technology which allows SSD caching for dramatic load time improvements.   In this review we take a look at ASUS’ P8Z68-V [...]


May 3rd, 2011

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has consistently been at the forefront of the SSD market but their competitors are rapidly catching up.  In order to head off up and coming products, OCZ has released a new flagship drive called the Vertex 3.  Alongside a new Sandforce controller and high-end Micron 25nm NAND, this brand new drive also sports a [...]