REVIEWS

August 23rd, 2010

Mafia II: Perfection for NVIDIA’s Graphics Plus Technologies?

Mafia II is the latest blockbuster from 2K Games which has incorporated a number of features which bring a more interactive experience to gamers.  In this article, we see if these “Graphics Plus” technologies are able to deliver on their promises or fall flat like we have seen so many times before.


August 17th, 2010

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte’s Super Overclock series has always been known as being cutting edge in terms of features and clock speeds and it has now made the jump into a lower-end price segment.  The HD 5770 already combines excellent performance with a killer price but how will this translate into a supposedly flagship brand?


August 15th, 2010

Corsair Hydro H70 CPU Cooler Review

Closed system water cooling units have been gaining popularity over the last two years or so and it is only natural that we have seen a gradual evolution in their designs.  Corsair is now taking the next step in the evolutionary process with their release of the H70; a water cooling unit which could out [...]


August 12th, 2010

Prolimatech Samuel 17 Small Form Factor CPU Cooler Review

CPU coolers specifically designed for small form factor applications are few and far between but Prolimatech has now thrown their hats into this ring with the new Samuel 17.  Able to mount a 120mm fan, this low-slung cooler is looking to bring some high performance to HTPC and SFF users.


August 11th, 2010

XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Single Slot Review

There are countless HD 5770 cards on the market these days but there has been very little to distinguish one from another.  XFX has decided to break with the pack and has released a single slot HD 5770 which should appeal to people looking for compact, well-heeled performance.  In this review, we see if it [...]


August 9th, 2010

Samsung LN55C650 120Hz LCD HDTV Review

Spending less than $2000 on a HDTV may cause some aficionados to look the other way but with their LN55C650, Samsung is hoping to introduce high end features and picture quality into the mid-range market.  It’s a tall order but if any company can succeed, it’s Samsung.


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.