REVIEWS

June 21st, 2011

Prolimatech Genesis CPU Cooler Review

While advanced manufacturing technologies are gradually reducing CPU heat output, heatsink manufacturers keep making larger and larger coolers. We now  have Prolimatech coming along to drop yet another huge dual tower heatsink into our laps. Called the Genesis, it dwarfs almost every other competitor on the market while sporting a fundamentally unique design.


June 19th, 2011

Gigabyte A75-UD4H FM1 Llano Motherboard Preview

With AMD’s Llano architecture about to make its way into the desktop market via the Lynx platform and FM1 socket, motherboard manufacturers are ready with supporting A75 and A55 products.  In this article we take a quick tour around Gigabyte’s upcoming A75-UD4H; a fully featured yet well priced FM1 board that supports everything from Crossfire to [...]


June 14th, 2011

GIGABYTE X58A-OC LGA1366 Motherboard Review

Based on the platform that just won’t die, the GIGABYTE X58A-OC is arguably the first motherboard that has been designed from the ground up for the hardcore overclocking community. Featuring the very latest electrical components, some never-before-seen overclocking features, and a stripped out specifications list, can this model differentiate itself from every other X58 LGA1366 motherboard?


June 7th, 2011

Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review

For many budding enthusiasts the thought of spending the money time and money while living with the potential hazard of custom a water cooling setup can prove to be overwhelming.  However, the performance which can be achieved with liquid cooling can’t be denied.  With their H60, Corsair is striving to find the middle ground by [...]


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 [...]