REVIEWS

August 11th, 2009

G.Skill Trident 6GB PC3-16000 CL9 DDR3 Memory Kit Review

As the i7 bandwagon marches on, the motherboards and memory associated with the platform have fallen in price to the point where this once-high end option is looking more and more viable for a great many people.  Today we take a look at a value-oriented yet overclocker friendly memory kit from G.Skill:  the Trident 6GB [...]


August 10th, 2009

DFI Lanparty Blood Iron P45-T2RS Elite Motherboard Review

Even with the the i7 and their accompanying X58 boards being the current most sought-after combination when it comes to CPUs, LGA775 chips continue to sell well.  Because of this, many companies have opted to release additional P45 boards into their lineups.  DFI has done just that with their new $100 Blood Iron P45-T2RS Elite. [...]


August 5th, 2009

Corsair Professional HX850 850W Power Supply Review

In the highly competitive power supply market, cheap products are a dime a dozen.  For the last few years, Corsair has shown us that well-priced power supplies can still perform above and beyond our expectations on a regular basis.  In this review we take a look at their newest foray into the  high wattage segment [...]


August 4th, 2009

Xigmatek S126384 Thor’s Hammer CPU Cooler Review

Xigmatek hasn’t been around for long but in their short time in the highly competitive CPU cooler market, they have already made quite the name for themselves.  In today’s review we take a closer look at their new flagship product:  the massive S126384 Thor’s Hammer.


July 28th, 2009

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM3 Motherboard Review

Continuing our series of AMD-based motherboard reviews, today we have a review of Gigabyte’s budget-oriented GA-MA770-UD3.  This is one of the most popular AM2+ / AM3 compatible motherboards on the market for the simple reason that it offers a seemingly unbeatable price / performance with a rich feature set.


July 27th, 2009

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 Motherboard Review

With AMD’s newest processors making a splash into the CPU market, the demand  for boards based on their chipsets has suddenly expanded by leaps and bounds.  MSI has been leading the rush to cater to the burgeoning AM3 enthusiast market and the new 790FX-GD70 is their new top-end contender.  It makes some lofty promises but [...]


July 22nd, 2009

OCZ Blade 3x2GB PC3-17000 CL8 Tri Channel Memory Review

With the recent spat of memory recalls from certain manufacturers, some enthusiast products have been brought under close scrutiny.  Luckily, OCZ seems to have been sheltered from the issues and their high end memory kits are still going strong.  In this review we take a look at their highest-clocking tri-channel kit: the OCZ Blade PC3-17000. [...]


July 21st, 2009

Corsair TX850 850W Power Supply Review

As power supply reviews continue here at Hardware Canucks, we have come to the point where we needed to take another look at one company that has been leading the field for some time now:  Corsair.  Their TX850 may not be the newest unit on the market but its price point is low enough that [...]


July 16th, 2009

Patriot Torqx 128GB SSD Review

Patriot has been at the forefront of the SSD battle and are quickly advancing their lineup.  Today we take a look at one of their newest products:  the Torqx 128GB which is based off a design we have seen a few times before.  What sets this SSD apart from the competition?  Let’s start with the [...]


July 15th, 2009

Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W Power Supply Review

Power supply reviews are back at HWC!  We start things off with a bang by looking at one of Enermax’s flagship units: the Revolution 85+ 1050W.  The features this power supply comes with reads like a laundry list of exactly what enthusiasts are looking for in a high end unit and because of this our [...]