REVIEWS

February 16th, 2010

Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

For many people, home theater PCs (HTPCs) are daunting systems where they can easily get caught up in a web of conflicting codecs and some downright expensive hardware costs.  Dedicated media players have been around for quite some time and until recently only allowed users to watch standard definition media files from a separate storage [...]


February 15th, 2010

Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Video Review

Cooler Master has a long history of building quality cases and in this review we take a look at their limited edition HAF 932 AMD Edition enclosure.  This case offers all of the best features from the HAF 932 and adds a bit of ATI colour to spice things up but has Cooler Master added [...]


February 11th, 2010

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB Hard Drive Review

In a computing world that is seeing its storage needs rapidly expand, we have seen a quick surge in the capacities of today’s hard drives. While we all know that the recent SSD revolution has produced some of the fastest consumer-available storage mediums around, these drives lack the capacity to store large amounts of data [...]


February 10th, 2010

G.Skill ECO PC3-12800 CL7 2x2GB Memory Review

In this day and age, it seems like efficiency is becoming more and more important to consumers and manufacturers are scrambling to release products that cater to this expanding market.  In this review we take a look at G.Skill’s ECO series of memory that may not cater to overclockers but they promise to offer class-leading [...]


February 8th, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3 Single & Crossfire Review

With ATI’s assault on the high and mid-range price segments nearly complete, their focus has now shifted to the lower end of the market.  Hot on the heels of their HD 5450 release comes a card with substantially more graphics horsepower but with a sub-$100 price: the HD 5570 1GB.  In this review we take [...]


February 3rd, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 Review

ATI continues their march into all areas of the market and today has released the lowest-end card of the 5000-series:  the HD 5450.  This isn’t a high performance card by any stretch of the imagination but may just offer the perfect mix of low-end gaming performance, excellent HD decoding and efficiency that it will be [...]


February 1st, 2010

Corsair Dominator GTX2 PC3-18000 CL8 Memory Review

In the world of extreme overclocking, the best of the best are always looking for the next big thing which will allow them to push their systems to new heights.  Corsair has recently introduced a new line of modules which are the epitome of their current Dominator series. Dubbed the GTX2, these are geared to [...]


January 31st, 2010

Silverstone Fortress FT02 Mid-Tower Case Review

The mid tower case market is cluttered with products all vying for your attention but Silverstone’s new Fortress FT02 dares to be different by incorporating a new “stack cool” design for component placement.  This innovative layout can either spell disaster for this $200 ATX case or will put it in a league of its own.


January 28th, 2010

Zalman CNPS10X Flex CPU Cooler Review

When we last looked at Zalman’s new CNPS10X family with the Extreme version, there seemed to be a lot to like but there were some shortcomings as well.  Zalman has now launched the Flex Edition which not only  improves upon the mounting setup we saw on previous generations but also comes with the mounting hardware [...]


January 26th, 2010

Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P50 Case Video Review

Lian Li is a case manufacturer that has been long known for their outstanding attention to detail and high end quality of everything from high-end lower-tier chassis.   In this review we take a look at the now-famous  Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P50 which offers the perfect mix of light aluminum construction and structural stability blended into [...]