REVIEWS

October 10th, 2008

Crysis Warhead Hardware Performance Review

When the first Crysis was released, it was a resource hog like no other and had gamers running around trying to find higher performance video cards. Recently, Crysis Warhead was introduced with revised hardware recommendations and supposedly streamlined performance. In this review, we check out what kind of hardware you will need to play this [...]


October 6th, 2008

Noctua NH-U9B CPU Cooler Review

Noctua has wowed us again and again with their innovative products in the cooling marketplace. From CPU coolers, to thermal compound, to fans; they seem to have it all. Today we look at their new compact CPU cooler: the NH-U9B. While it may be small, this heatsink has the pedigree to follow in the footsteps [...]


October 3rd, 2008

Event Report: GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2008

Gigabyte’s Open Overclocking Championship recently wrapped up in Taiwan and Hardware Canucks was there from start to finish. Join us on a blow-by-blow history of exactly what was accomplished at this event by some of the world’s best overclockers. Records will fall and LN2 will be used in copious amounts.


September 29th, 2008

OCZ Alchemy Elixir Gaming Keyboard Review

OCZ has a long-standing tradition for making high quality yet affordable products. Today we take a look at their Elixir gaming keyboard which promises a feature-packed experience coupled with a downright amazing price. Will OCZ be able to give us a quality product or will it be the victim of cost-cutting? We sure hope so…


September 25th, 2008

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition Video Card Review

With the release of the amazingly popular ATI HD 4870, it was only a matter of time before custom versions started emerging. In this review we look at Palit’s take with their Sonic Dual Edition which is both overclocked and has a completely custom cooler. Let’s take a look if this is enough to take [...]


September 21st, 2008

Silverstone RVM01B RAVEN Gaming Mouse Review

In this first gaming mouse review by Hardware Canucks, we take a look at Silverstone’s brand new Raven. It seems like everywhere we look there are new "innovations" when it comes to peripherals but Silverstone has gone a unique route when it came to designing a mouse. Let’s check it out.


September 16th, 2008

Gigabyte M912V Netbook – Hands On Preview

Netbooks like the Acer Aspire One and the MSI Wind have quickly become extremely popular with everyone from students to professionals. Gigabyte is looking to cash in on this craze with their own Netbook called the M912V which has a unique touchscreen concept. We had a few hours to check out what this product offers.


September 16th, 2008

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition Review

Another day, another new video card review. Today we are looking at a new card from both Nvidia: the GTX 260 with 216 stream processors. This card is meant to compete directly with the HD 4870 while retailing for around $279. In this review we will be looking at an overclocked version from EVGA called [...]


September 10th, 2008

ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 Video Card Review

Flush off their success with the HD 4800-series, ATI is looking to continue capturing hearts and minds with the new HD 4600-series. In this review we will be looking at the card which is supposed to go toe to toe against the recently released 9500 GT from Nvidia: the HD 4670 512MB. How does it [...]


September 8th, 2008

CoolIT Boreas MTEC Chassis Review

In the past we have reviewed several products from CoolIT Systems. Both the Pure and the Elite passed through our lab and both received accolades while never offering the absolute extreme performance we wanted them to. Enter the Boreas which is lovingly installed into a Silverstone TJ07 chassis and is supposed to offer some insane [...]