REVIEWS

July 2nd, 2009

ASUS Maximus II GENE P45 mATX Motherboard Review

Technology in general advances at a breakneck pace and while the old adage of “faster, stronger” is still in full effect, miniaturization is the new flavor that is sweeping the industry.  The ROG Gene motherboards from ASUS take an overclocker’s dream and shrink it down to a more manageable size.  Can they actually fit in [...]


July 1st, 2009

NZXT Panzerbox Mid Tower Case Review

Up until recently, NZXT had been relatively quiet when it came to releasing new products.  While they had a great lineup, they seemed to be sitting on their laurels…but that has all changed with enclosures like the Beta and a few other enclosures.  The Panzerbox is one of these new products that is supposed to [...]


June 17th, 2009

OCZ Blade 3x2GB PC3-16000 CL7 DDR3 Tri Channel Memory Review

Memory manufacturers have always pushed the limits and few have done more pushing than OCZ.  Their new Blade PC3-1600 tri channel kit is made to continue their tradition of offering enthusiasts the best of the best.  They have pushed current DDR3 technology to the max but what happens when we push back with some of [...]


June 16th, 2009

Antec P183 Mid-Tower Case Review

Ever since it was first released, the Antec P-series of enclosures have been at the forefront of the enthusiast mindset.  From the dimunitive P150 to the high end P190, these cases are designed with cooling  performance meshing seamlessly with amazingly good looks.  In this review, we take a look at the new P183; the next [...]


June 15th, 2009

GIGABYTE P55 & Second-Gen X58 Motherboards Revealed

Gigabyte has been releasing new motherboards at a breakneck pace.  But what does the future hold?  In this article we take a look at upcoming P55, X58 and AMD-based Gigabyte products and even take a look at some of their future software.


June 14th, 2009

G.Skill Falcon 128GB SSD Review

While SSDs may be a dime a dozen, there are very few drives out there that could be counted as a viable alternative to the ages-old hard disk drive.  Stutter issues as well as general performance pitfalls have kept these expensive products to niche markets instead of making serious inroads as people’s OS drives.   [...]


June 11th, 2009

Event Report: GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2009

Gigabyte recently held their annual Open Overclocking Championship and Hardware Canucks was invited to cover the event. Join us in watching some of the best overclockers in the world ply their trades in one of the most hard-fought competitions to date.


June 10th, 2009

NZXT Beta Mid Tower Case Video Review

What does $60 get you these days? In the computer world, not that much but believe it or not, NZXT’s new enclosure not only offers a laundry list of features but it is actually priced at less than $60USD.  All in all, the promises this product makes look good on paper yet can it hold [...]


June 9th, 2009

A Summer Road Trip with the Intel Core i7 975 EE

Summer is here and with it comes vacation and the classical road trips people seem to either love or hate. Before your own vacation rears its head, we want to take you on a trip you will not soon forget. One with a canister of liquid nitrogen strapped to our backs while we push the [...]


June 8th, 2009

Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler Review

Lately, the CPU cooler marketplace has become cluttered with countless products that all seem to promise the same things:  performance, silence and value.   Cooler Master has some impressive products under their name but can their new N520 heatsink come close to matching the performance of the best of the best?