REVIEWS

August 5th, 2010

Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Case Review

Normally, we don’t have very high expectations for enclosures that have sub-$100 prices but Cooler Master’s new Elite 430 seems to have most higher-end cases from a features and design perspective.  Let’s hope it can follow through because the potential is definitely there.


August 3rd, 2010

CoolIT ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler Review

For many people, water cooling their CPU is very much a bridge too far.  However, CoolIT’s ECO is looking to fly in the face of preconceptions by bringing high performance water cooling to the masses by featuring easy installation coupled with a sub-$100 price.  Hopefully, it will live up to our expectations.


August 2nd, 2010

Cyborg Gaming R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse Review

The peripheral marketplace isn’t something that has seen much innovation over the years but Cyborg Gaming is looking to change that with their R.A.T series of gaming mice.  They are adjustable beyond our wildest dreams but does this feature alone make the R.A.T 7 stand apart from the pack?  One thing is for certain: this [...]


July 29th, 2010

Kingston Factory Tour (Hsinchu, Taiwan)

Kingston is one of the largest and best known memory manufacturers in the world but their production facilities are usually hidden from prying eyes.  In this article, we take you deep within Kingson’s factory in Taiwan in order to see the birth of the products we all buy.


July 28th, 2010

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 768MB OC Review

Another day, another GTX 460 review.  This time we take a look at MSI’s overclocked, custom cooled Cyclone OC edition.  Not only does this GTX 460 have one of the largest heatsinks we have seen in a while but it also retails for a mere $10 more than the reference version.  Could this be a [...]


July 26th, 2010

Corsair Force 120GB Solid State Drive Review

In the competitive world of SSDs, there are two things that consumers usually look for:  price and performance.  Usually, these two don’t go hand in hand but Corsair is seeking to rewrite the book when it comes to these two factors.  They are trying to do this with the brand new F120 drive and they [...]


July 25th, 2010

ASUS RoG ARES 4GB Review

When we think of high end graphics cards, prices floating around the $600 or $700 mark usually pop up but a number of manufacturers are now trying to push the boundaries of pricing and performance even further.  ASUS has now entered the bleeding edge market with what they are calling the ARES; a dual HD [...]


July 22nd, 2010

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Having cut their teeth with the Apple crowd, OWC isn’t a company that is well known to most PC users.  However, with the Mercury Extreme Pro series of SandForce-based SSDs, they’re trying to break into the enthusiast PC market in a big way.  In this review we look at the 120GB version to see if [...]


July 21st, 2010

EVGA GTX 460 1GB Superclocked EE (External Exhaust) Review

The GTX 460 has only been on the scene for a few weeks and there are already a huge number of pre-overclocked cards being offered.  One of these is the 1GB Superclocked model from EVGA which comes with an external exhaust system that is supposed to decrease overall case temperature.  In this exclusive review we [...]


July 19th, 2010

Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler Review

Thermaltake was one of the first companies to release a high-end CPU cooler but in recent years they have struggled to find their stride.  The Frio is their latest foray into the heatsink market which retails for under $60 but is supposed to bring Thermaltake’s name into line with other industry luminaries like Thermalright and [...]