REVIEWS

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?


June 7th, 2009

Cavalry Storage Pelican 64GB External SSD Review

SSDs seem to be all the rage these days and it seems that every manufacturer wants to get in on the action.  Cavalry Storage joins the likes of OCZ, Patriot and Corsair with their release of a lineup of SSD drives that promise great performance.  Where Cavalry differs from usual SSD mentality is that they [...]


June 3rd, 2009

ATI Radeon HD 4890 Roundup (ASUS, Diamond, HIS, Sapphire, XFX)

The HD 4890 is ATI’s bid to attack the hgh-end single GPU market and from the looks of things, they are succeeding quite well.  With board parters releasing everything from overclocked to custom cooled models, we here at Hardware Canucks thought it was high time we had a good old fashioned roundup.


May 27th, 2009

Mushkin Redline Ascent 3x2GB XP3-12800 C6 Memory Review

Mushkin hasn’t been seen around these parts for quite some time now but they been nonetheless working on some interesting products.  One of those is their new Redline Ascent 3x2GB XP3-12800 C6 kit for Intel’s i7 processors.  In this review we take these modules to the max with not only our usual suite of benchmarks but [...]


May 27th, 2009

Welcome to the New Hardware Canucks!

Extreme Makeover: Website Edition No, we weren’t the unwitting recipient of a Ty Pennington knockoff series (much to the dismay of those who had to code it) , but you are in fact looking at the new face of the Hardware Canucks homepage. We have made some enormous changes in the past few years and [...]


May 25th, 2009

GeForce GTX 275 Roundup (GIGABYTE, EVGA, MSI, Sparkle, BFG)

The GTX 275 was released a short while ago and while it was in short supply, it can now be found everywhere. With sales of these cards happening on a nearly weekly basis, what better time would there be to do a roundup? Today we look a products from EVGA, BFG, Sparkle, Gigabyte and MSI. [...]