REVIEWS

December 6th, 2010

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Six-Core Processor Review

AMD’s Phenom II X6 series has proven to be exceptionally popular since its launch in April, and much of this can be attributed to the simple fact that it offers the only six-core processors that are within the reach of the average consumer. Today, AMD is launching a slight refresh to this series, with their [...]


December 2nd, 2010

Mionix NAOS 3200 High Performance Gaming Mouse Review

Mionix is far from a household name in the peripheral market but they have introduced a long list of mice, gaming surfaces and headphones which have targeted gamers.  Their range of high performance gaming mice have recently become available in North America and in this review we take a look at their mid-range NAOS 3200.


November 29th, 2010

ASUS Xonar Xense 7.1 Premium Gaming Audio Set Review

ASUS hasn’t been in the PC audio market for all that long but in a short amount of time, they have gained the respect of many hard to please audio aficionados.  Their latest creation is the Xense 7.1; an all-in-one solution that incorporates a sound card and a set of specially modified Sennheiser headphones.  The [...]


November 28th, 2010

G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB & 120GB Solid State Drives Review

As SSDs grow in popularity, prices are gradually dropping for higher-end drives.  It is now possible to buy one of these cutting edge 120GB storage devices for well under $250.  One of the companies leading this charge towards increasing value for money is G.Skill and their newest Phoenix Pro series is looking to make a [...]


November 25th, 2010

Samsung UN55C6500 120Hz LED HDTV Review

With the Christmas season upon us, consumer electronics manufacturers are betting this year will see a record number of people upgrading to current generation HDTVs.  Samsung has one of the most complete lineups of HDTVs which run the gamut in terms of pricing and features so they are well positioned to take charge of the [...]


November 21st, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB Review

Last week, we saw one of the first NVIDIA launches pass us by with barely a whisper of warning.  The oddly named “GTX 460 SE” showed up on board partners’ websites and the market was left wondering how this new card performed.  In this review we take the Gigabyte version out for a spin in [...]


November 16th, 2010

CoolIT Vantage A.L.C Review

Integrated water cooling systems are nothing new in the custom built PC scene but over the last two years they have gradually evolved from poor performing wannabes to bona-fide CPU cooling solutions.  In this review, we take a look at the latest addition to CoolIT’s stable of products:  the Vantage ALC.  This product is supposed [...]


November 15th, 2010

Overclocking the ASUS GTX 580 Voltage Tweak Edition

In our original review of the GTX 580, we found it to be a ready and willing overclocker which we could push quite far above its reference clock speeds.   To explore the limits of these cards a bit further, in this article we take the ASUS Voltage Tweak Edition out for a run around [...]


November 14th, 2010

ASUS P67 ‘Sandy Bridge’ Motherboards Preview

Many have heard rumors of Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge architecture and the motherboards which are sure to accompany any upcoming products.  Naturally, motherboard manufacturers are well on their way towards releasing supporting designs and in this article we take a quick look at some of ASUS’ offerings.


November 10th, 2010

OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 8GB CL10 Memory Review

As memory prices have been falling, manufacturers have jumped on the “more is better” bandwagon and are releasing kits with absolutely massive capacities.  In this review we take a look at OCZ’s new Flex EX series which features the best of both worlds:  two 4GB modules and a speed rating of PC3-17000 or DDR3-2133 in [...]