REVIEWS

May 27th, 2010

Intel Core i5-655K & Core i7-875K Unlocked Processors Review

Enthusiasts and gamers alike are aware that AMD has long been catering to the overclockers among us with their unlocked yet affordable Black Edition processors.  Meanwhile, Intel’s “unlocked” products have largely been reserved for their ultra high-end Extreme Edition products but that is all about to change with the introduction of the K-series of i7 [...]


May 27th, 2010

Cooler Master HAF-X Full Tower Case Video Review

Cooler Master has a longstanding tradition of bringing some of the most forward-thinking cases to the marketplace.  There is no denying that their original HAF 932 combined a long list of features into a package that was both unique and infinitely adaptable.  To follow this up, Cooler Master is now releasing the HAF-X which takes [...]


May 25th, 2010

HWC 800D Case Mod By MNPCTECH.com Unveiled

This has been a long time coming: the Hardware Canucks custom case is finally ready for its unveiling! By using a stock Corsair Obsidian 800D as a starting point, MNPCTECH.com  has put together a unique mod that not only shows their skill but also gives us something to lust over.


May 25th, 2010

ASUS HD 5870 2GB RoG Matrix Platinum Edition Review

With Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire all releasing high-end, pre-overclocked  HD 5870 cards, it was only a matter of time until ASUS joined in on the party.  Released under the Republic of Gamers series, their HD 5870 Matrix comes in two flavors:  a base model with a boatload of features and a Platinum Edition that adds [...]


May 18th, 2010

Corsair Obsidian 700D Full Tower Case Video Review

With Corsair’s 800D being such a great success, it was only natural that a follow-up product was quickly approaching.  The aptly-named 700D isn’t much of a departure from the original but it does come with a lower price while eliminating some features which were deemed unnecessary by Corsair.  In this video review we see if [...]


May 17th, 2010

Corsair Flash Voyager GTR 32GB Flash Drive Review

Flash drives may not be the marquee products like graphics cards and processors are, they do have their place in the PC market.  In the last few years, both speed and capacity have increased exponentially while we are now seeing the dawn of the USB 3.0 age with its potential for absolutely blistering performance.  Corsair [...]


May 12th, 2010

Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler Review

There was a time when Thermalright was the undisputed champion in the CPU cooling market.  In the last two years their lead has been gradually chipped away by the competition to the point where their once-leading TRUE is playing second fiddle to the likes of Prolimatech, Noctua and even Zalman.  Their answer is called the [...]


May 10th, 2010

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 1GB V2 Review

When we originally previewed the ASUS HD 5870 V2, there was a lot of interest since it was supposed to bring something unique to the graphics card market:  a custom card that was supposed to completely replace the reference model with the ASUS lineup.  With the “V2″ finally making its rounds at retailers throughout North [...]


May 5th, 2010

GIGABYTE 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 Motherboard Review

The current motherboard market is full of feature rich high end products but finding a capable mid-range board can be a lesson in frustration for many users.  AMD’s new 890GX looks to be an answer for many consumers who are looking for the perfect mix of performance and features while retailing for less that $150. [...]


May 3rd, 2010

Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale LGA1156 Processor Review

When Intel’s Clarkdale processors were first released, they opened up the 1156 platform to a whole new market of budget conscious buyers.  A low-cost, 32nm processor like the i3 540 may not be immediately interesting to the vast majority of enthusiasts but considering this efficient chip sports four threads and a core speed slightly above [...]