REVIEWS

September 23rd, 2009

EVGA X58 SLI Micro LGA1366 mATX Motherboard Review

The mATX form factor has really made a name for itself over the last few years and that has carried forward to the X58 chipset with fully featured monster boards packed into a small mATX form factor. The EVGA X58 SLI Micro continues that tradition by offering pretty much everything its full ATX X58 counterparts [...]


September 22nd, 2009

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Review

It isn’t every day that a new version of DirectX is released but with the approaching availability of Windows 7, we will get a taste of the new DX11 API.  Accordingly, ATI is the first to market with their own DX11-compliant hardware in the form of the Evergreen family of GPUs.  In this review we [...]


September 17th, 2009

Gigabyte GTX 260 896MB Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte is well known for their motherboards but their pre-overclocked graphics cards have been few and far between.  Now, things are a-changin’ with them as they try to take on the likes of EVGA’s FTW, BFG’s OCX and ASUS’ Ultimate series with their Super Overclock edition of cards.  In this review we take a look [...]


September 15th, 2009

OCZ Summit 120GB SSD Review

When it comes to SSDs, the competition is fierce and relentless and companies have to stay ahead of the curve or they risk falling far behind the leaders.  OCZ has drives in every price category but with their new Samsung-based Summit series, they are looking to strike the perfect balance between price and performance.  In [...]


September 14th, 2009

EVGA P55 Classified 200 LGA1156 Motherboard Preview

Even though the Lynnfield processor lineup is still in its infancy, we have seen a massive number of motherboards become available for it in a very short time.  These P55-based boards run the gamut of both pricing and features but none have excited us more than the one we will be previewing for you today:  [...]


September 13th, 2009

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

Ever since it’s release, ATI’s HD 4890 has been going strong and companies have been quick to add their own custom flavors to the pot.  In this review, we take a look at Sapphire’s custom HD 4890 that packs a whooping 2GB of GDDR5 and their proprietary Vapor-X cooler along with a hefty price premium [...]


September 8th, 2009

Corsair Obsidian 800D Video Review

Corsair is well known as being a company that gets things right when they release new products, so naturally their announcement of a case into their lineup got people excited.  Its name?  The Obsidian 800D.


September 7th, 2009

Intel Lynnfield Core i5-750 & Core i7-870 Processor Review

After countless previews, leaked benchmarks and general, all-round excitement, Lynnfield processors are finally here and will be launched to the public.  Naturally, with widespead availability comes reviews and today we will be looking at two of Intel’s new “mainstream” processors: the i5 750 and the i7 870.  As you will soon come to see, neither [...]


September 3rd, 2009

ASUS RoG Maximus III Formula Lynnfield Motherboard Preview

It seems everywhere we turn these days there is a new P55, Lynnfield-supporting motherboard coming out of the woodwork.  Today we take a quick look at the board that ASUS hopes will head up every enthusiast’s shopping list when the new i5 / i7 processors are released:  the Maximus III Formula.  This Republic of Gamers [...]


September 2nd, 2009

XFX Black Edition 850W Power Supply Preview

These days, power supplies seem to be a dime a dozen but when big-name manufacturers enter the market with their own units, people stand up and take notice.  That is why when we received XFX’s brand new Black Edition 850W, we just had to share with you our first impressions.  In advance of our full [...]