REVIEWS

January 4th, 2010

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Review

Noctua has always been at the forefront of CPU cooling technology and have brought some unique and high performing solutions to the market over the last few years.  With the release of their NF-P14 140mm fan it was only a matter of time before an accompanying cooler was released.  Today we are looking at exactly [...]


January 3rd, 2010

Intel Westmere 32nm Launch & Clarkdale Core i5 661 CPU Review

In recent years, Intel used Nehalem architecture to push both a high end platform with their Bloomfield-based CPUs and their newly released Lynnfield generation of LGA1156 chips.  Today they reveal their more moderately-priced Westmere series with the introduction of the Clarkdale desktop and Arrandale mobile CPUs.  In this review we will be looking at the [...]


December 28th, 2009

EVGA P55 Classified 200 LGA1156 Motherboard Review

What is black and red and full of sexy all over? Well we can’t tell you because it is Classified. That’s right, this is another installment of the EVGA Classified show. Our guest star is of the P55 variety sporting the latest mainstream LGA1156 socket from Intel.  The term mainstream, which is what the Intel [...]


December 23rd, 2009

9-Way 850W Power Supply Roundup

As prices for quality power supplies fall, products that were once out of reach are now accessible to consumers who are on a budget.  With the ever-increasing power demands of the most modern components, 850W PSUs have become one of the “sweet spots” for the current market.  Today we look at nine such units; some [...]


December 20th, 2009

Gigabyte P55-UD6 LGA1156 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte has a long-standing tradition of manufacturing some of the most reliable motherboards on the market but reliability is just one of many necessities when competing in the P55 market.   Their new P55-UD6 board has something for everyone in terms of features but can it match or surpass the performance of similarly-priced boards from [...]


December 17th, 2009

Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB SSD Review

It seems like everywhere we look, SSDs are increasing in capacity while very little downwards movement has been made when it comes to pricing.  Kingston on the other hand is now offering their new Intel-based SSDNow V-Series 40GB units at a bargain price for people who are looking to add some performance to their systems. [...]


December 9th, 2009

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO & M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 Motherboards Review

There is no hiding the fact that while AMD can’t compete in the high end portion of the CPU market just yet, they have some amazing budget-minded processors that will appeal to a broad market.  However, these processors would be nothing if they couldn’t be paired up with well priced yet fully featured motherboards such [...]


December 2nd, 2009

Titan Fenrir & Skalli CPU Coolers Review

Even though the high and mid ranges of the CPU cooler market may seem to be cluttered with products, there is always room for more competition.  Competition is just what Titan is hoping to offer with two of their newest CPU coolers:  the Fenrir and the Skalli.  While they may be targeted at different price [...]


November 30th, 2009

EVGA P55 FTW LGA1156 Motherboard Review

EVGA hasn’t always been known for their motherboards.  Rather, their NVIDIA GPUs have always been the bread and butter of the company but that has changed in the last few years.  With the advent of their FTW and Classified series of boards, EVGA has taken the reins at the forefront of the enthusiast segment.  In [...]


November 25th, 2009

OCZ Agility EX 60GB SSD Review

SSDs are gaining popularity at a staggering pace and OCZ has been leading the charge into this lucrative field.  With their new EX series, they are pushing the performance envelope once again.  While the price may be high, this drive is capable of beating the best that the competition has to offer even though it [...]