REVIEWS

March 15th, 2009

OCZ 6GB PC3-12800 Platinum Triple Channel Memory Kit Review

The months since the Intel Core i7 launch have been filled with ups and down in the component industry but one thing has remained a constant: falling DRAM prices. This has lead to triple channel kits becoming more and more affordable. Today we take a look at a sub-$175 tri-channel 1600Mhz kit from none other [...]


March 13th, 2009

DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8 LGA1366 Motherboard Review

DFI has been a staple brand for overclockers all over the world and with the UT X58-T3eH8, they have made their way into the Core i7 world. In this review we take a close look at this flagship board and see if it has the options necessary for DFI to regain the overclocking crown they [...]


March 13th, 2009

Thermaltake Element S Video Showcase

A longstanding name in the realm of computer chassis’s, Thermaltake has taken a bit of a turn from their typical eccentric design and styled the case to focus on its intended purpose – to house computers hardware. The unbiased and adaptable design make it perfect for any enviroment – from gaming, to office workstation and [...]


March 13th, 2009

Patriot Warp v2 128GB SSD Review

Of late, Patriot has been working hard to expand their product lineup which up until a short time ago mostly centered around RAM and memory cards. With the advent of Solid State Drives, Patriot saw an opportunity and they jumped feet first with the release of their original Warp series. In this review we take [...]


March 13th, 2009

Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package Case Review

A short time ago, Thermaltake announced their Spedo full tower case which is supposed to be close to the pinnacle of their lineup. Today we take a look at the upper-end of the Spedo lineup: the Advanced Package. This package is supposed to provide optimal cooling for both the CPU and GPUs. Can this case [...]


March 3rd, 2009

Intel X-25M 80GB SSD Review

It has been a while since we last looked at a Solid State Drive and today we look at another; this time from Intel. Armed with a new set of testing methodologies, we begin a new set of SSD reviews which start with the drive many count as the golden standard of SSDs: the X-25M.


March 1st, 2009

Cooler Master V10 CPU Cooler Review

When we say “V10″, many of you will think of a rip-roaring engine which powers high performance cars like the Audi R8 past the competition. Now the V10 namesake has carried over into the high performance CPU cooler from Cooler Master. Its name sure promises some amazing potential, but can it deliver?


February 26th, 2009

Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate 512MB Passive Video Card Review

We haven’t see much of Sapphire here on HWC but when they came to us offering a new passively cooled HD 4670 card, our interests were piqued. Their Ultimate version combines all of the features one would expect of a great HTPC card along with the potential of some respectable gaming muscle.


February 23rd, 2009

Corsair Dominator-GT 3x2GB PC3-15000 Review

In the battle for memory supremacy, there are those who try and those who succeed. Corsair is one of those companies who succeed in accomplishing the goal of pushing ram speeds to the limit and they has released their new high-end triple channel kits dubbed the Dominator GT. In this review we put one such [...]


February 17th, 2009

Silverstone Raven RV01 Case Video Showcase

The Silverstone Raven is an enclosure that elicits an visceral response in many consumers; either they love the design or they hate it with a passion. No matter which side of the fence you land on, you have to admit that the Raven is one unique case. In our second ever video showcase, we take [...]