REVIEWS

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 [...]


May 2nd, 2011

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor Review

Back in January, we were absolutely convinced that we had seen the last hurrah for the venerable quad-core 45nm ‘Deneb’ die when we reviewed the Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition processor. However, apparently we were wrong as AMD is now releasing the X4 980 Black Edition; a processor sporting an impressive 3.7Ghz core speed. [...]


May 1st, 2011

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review

MSI’s Lightning series of graphics cards has quickly become known as one of the most highest respected product ranges available and they are now ready to carry this branding over to the fastest single GPU card on the planet:  the GTX 580.  Naturally, expectations are high but will this new GTX 580 Lightning deliver the [...]


April 25th, 2011

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard Review

“Gaming” motherboards seem to be a dime a dozen these days but it’s rare to see a product that’s built from the ground up to cater to the unique needs of the gaming community.  This is exactly what Gigabyte is looking to accomplish with the G1 Killer series; particularly with the flagship G1.Assassin.  Packing a [...]


April 24th, 2011

HD 6870 Roundup: Diamond, PowerColor, MSI, Sapphire & XFX

With high end and lower tiered cards being released to complete AMD’s full 6000-series lineup, many forget that the most popular market segment lies within the $175 and $225 price brackets.  Here, cards like the GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 1GB reign supreme but the HD 6870 with its long list of pre overclocked [...]


April 19th, 2011

ASUS ML248H 24” Monitor Review

ASUS has a wide range of monitors which run the gamut from ultra high end professional products to more reasonably priced units.  While the ML248H lies closer to the bottom of their product stack in terms of overall price, it definitely doesn’t skimp on features and is supposed to offer some reasonable image quality as [...]


April 19th, 2011

Valve Portal 2 Game Review

One of the most iconic games from the recesses of the Valve studios returns for its sequel. Portal 2 follows up the incredible success of the original that saw gamers embrace a challenge of puzzles, logic and general good fun, all without any, well, traditional, bloodshed. This latest robotic adventure brings new faces, returns old [...]