REVIEWS

November 20th, 2011

ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Socket 2011 Motherboard Review

With Sandy Bridge E processors finally hitting retailer’s shelves it was high time that we began looking at some X79 motherboards.  The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is currently one of the most expensive Socket 2011 boards around but it holds to the Republic of Gamers  pedigree  by offering a long list of features, some of [...]


November 17th, 2011

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Case Review

In order to keep pace with changing market conditions, the last few case releases from Corsair have been targeted straight towards budget friendly price points and the newest Carbide 500R is no different. Even though it sports a price of under $150, this case boasts an impressive list of features and some great looking design [...]


November 16th, 2011

Usage Based Billing Compromise is Almost a Step in The Right Direction

Earlier this week the CRTC released their landmark decision regarding UBB (Usage Based Billing) for internet access and downloads.  In their document, there seemed to be something for everyone but does it signify a step towards true innovation for the Canadian telecom industry?  We weigh in.


November 15th, 2011

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Super Overclock Review

The GTX 570 may have been introduced over nearly a year ago (yes, it has been that long) but it is still one of the best graphics cards around when it comes to price / performance ratio.  Gigabyte has taken it upon themselves to take this card to the next level by integrating it into [...]


November 14th, 2011

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X CPU Review

Intel’s X58 platform has been around for over three years now (yes, it really has been that long) and for many a changing of the guard in the enthusiast market couldn’t come soon enough.  Replacing the venerable Nehalem microarchitecure is an offshoot of the Sandy Bridge platform which is simply called Sandy Bridge E.  The [...]


November 10th, 2011

Silverstone Sugo SG06 Mini ITX SFF Case Review

There may not be much interest in the SFF niche but Silverstone has dedicated a fair amount of time and resources towards designing cases for it. One of their latest is the Sugo SG06, a mini ITX enclosure that sports enough space for many mid range graphics cards but maintains an emphasis upon small, compact [...]


November 9th, 2011

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E SSD Review

Searches for affordable high capacity SSDs usually come up blank so several manufacturers have begun releasing hybrid solutions which combine the performance of an SSD with the storage space of the hard drive.  OCZ’s RevoDrive Hybrid is the latest to take on this challenge by combining a 100GB SSD with a 2.5″ 1TB HDD.  This [...]


November 7th, 2011

Samsung UN55D7000 55″ LED 3D HDTV Review

$2000 is more money than most people would pay for an HDTV but Samsung’s new UN55D7000 is one of the few products that bridges the gap between lower quality sets and the ultra high end market.  On paper, it doesn’t look like any sacrifices have been made in order to hit a lower price point [...]


November 3rd, 2011

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Dual GPU Review

Dual GPU cards are rarities these days since the amount of time, effort and engineering capital that needs to be dedicated is substantial.  While most board partners usually avoid designing these high end niche products, EVGA has jumped into the pool head first with their new GTX 560 Ti 2Win.  Packing a pair of GF114 cores [...]


October 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed

Platter size may not mean much to everyday consumers but storage enthusiasts know that larger platters are usually a ticket to first class performance.   Previously, large capacity drives used 750GB disks to achieve their required space but Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is the first with three 1TB platters.  Coupled with a very fast controller, this [...]