REVIEWS

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 [...]


November 9th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Review

Rumors aplenty have been swirling about AMD’s new HD 5900 series but NVIDIA hasn’t been sitting on their laurels either.  In order to preempt the release of AMD’s upcoming flagship products, a new GeForce branded card is being introduced today.  Dubbed the GTX 580, it uses a newly tweaked GF110 core along with higher clock [...]


November 2nd, 2010

Prolimatech Super Mega CPU Cooler Review

Many believe that many of the higher-end air-based CPU heatsinks have reached a pinnacle in terms of thermal efficiency.  However, companies like Prolimatech seem to keep on improving their products and continue to push the limits of what their coolers can do.  Prolimatech has how released a new take on their best-selling Megahalem dubbed the [...]


October 28th, 2010

HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study

Overclocking has long been used to get the most possible performance out of computer components.  With the release of AMD’s HD 6800-series and NVIDIA’s answering price drops on GTX 460 1GB cards, many people wondered how these competing products lined up against one another when overclocking was taken into account.  In this article we drop [...]