REVIEWS

February 24th, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 1GB Review

Presently, there is a substantial price and performance gap between ATI’s HD 5850 and HD 5770 which was filled for a short time by the HD 4890.  ATI has now decided to release a card that effectively bridges the space between these two cards with the aptly-named HD 5830 1GB.  In this review we look [...]


February 23rd, 2010

ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA1156 Motherboard Review

With P55 boards making inroads into nearly every price segment, there doesn’t seem to be too much place in the market for boards based on Intel’s lower-end chipsets.  However, ASUS has released what some would call the King of H57 boards with their new P7H57D-V EVO.  Not only does it come with SATA 6Gbps and [...]


February 21st, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB Toxic Review

ATI has been gaining steam with numerous releases over the last few months but none have come close to the price / performance ratio of the HD 5850.  In this review we take a look at Sapphire’s Toxic Edition which features high overclocks while packing  a Vapor-X cooler and custom PCB.  To whet your appetite [...]


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 [...]