REVIEWS

March 31st, 2010

Kingston SSDNow V+ (gen.2) 128GB SSD Review

In the highly competitive SSD market, there is no end to the number of companies vying for your hard earned dollars.  From no name brands to the who’s who of the computer hardware industry, there are so many products out there it is getting extreme hard for consumers to choose.  With their SSDNow V+ series, [...]


March 29th, 2010

Lamptron FC5 Fan Controller Review

Fan controllers aren’t exactly the most glamorous items in the tech world nor are they popular these days.  However, companies like Lamptron have continued to innovate these products with upscale LCD displays, numerous readout options and the ability to control multiple high power fans.  Their ideals seem grounded in reality but is the $60 asking [...]


March 28th, 2010

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review

While many may think of P55 motherboards as a less-expensive alternative to an X58-based product, enthusiasts have learned that many LGA 1156 processors can be pushed to obscene speeds when paired up with the right board.  As such, manufacturers have been releasing P55 boards of increasing potential at a feverish rate.  Gigabyte’s P55A-UD7 is meant [...]


March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Review

After nearly a year of waiting, NVIDIA is finally launching their Fermi-based GTX 400 series of DX11 cards today.  With ATI currently dominating the marketplace with their HD 5000-series, NVIDIA needs to offer a near-perfect combination of price and performance to succeed.  Can their flagship GTX 480 accomplish this?


March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 480 is a flagship card which targets the high-end of the GPU market but they are also releasing the GTX 470; a product that is supposed to compete on a price / performance level with ATI’s HD 5850.  That goal is easier said than achieved and in this review we see if this [...]


March 17th, 2010

XFX Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 Review

The HD 5830 was released a few weeks ago and since then we have seen numerous versions from ATI’s board partners.  Prices have also settled somewhat so this card could have the makings of a good value-oriented product.  In this review we take a look at the XFX HD 5830 1GB and see if the [...]


March 15th, 2010

Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler Review

When it comes to CPU coolers, most consumers usually have to choose between a low price or good performance since there are very few products on the market that feature both.  With their Traquillo, Gelid is trying to release a product that incorporates the best of both worlds.  Can they succeed?


March 14th, 2010

ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme LGA1366 Motherboard Preview

The Republic of Gamers series from ASUS has always been known for being among the best in the industry and the Rampage motherboards are at the their forefront.  The new Rampage III Extreme will soon be released and will represent one of the highest-end motherboards on the market.  In this preview we take the board [...]


March 11th, 2010

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 890FX Motherboard Sneak Peak

ASUS hasn’t been making much noise in the high-end AMD market as of late and has instead concentrated their new Republic of Gamers series motherboards towards Intel users.  That is all about to change with the upcoming release of their Crosshair IV Formula which is based off of AMD’s 890FX chipset.  In this sneak peak [...]


March 10th, 2010

Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown Six-Core 32nm Processor Review

It has been a long time coming.  Intel’s six core processors have been talked about since the Nehalem architecture was first introduced and with the Core i7 980X, Gulftown has finally seen the light of day.  Naturally, this new processor is expensive but with six physical cores and 12 threads, can it perform up to [...]