REVIEWS

November 25th, 2008

Gigabyte EP45-DS3R P45 Motherboard Review

With the release of the Intel P45 chipset, there has been a massive influx of new budget-oriented motherboards flooding the market. We have seen the high-end Gigabyte P45 motherboards so now it is time to look at one which is more reasonably priced: the EP45-DS3. If this board is able to carry on where Gigabyte’s [...]


November 21st, 2008

Far Cry 2 Hardware Performance Review

Even though Far Cry 2 has been out for a little while, it is still an extremely popular game and it boasts some of the best visuals available on the PC today. All of this eye candy leads to some unique system requirements and downright interesting benchmark numbers. Come check out how some of today’s [...]


November 17th, 2008

BFG GTX 260 OCX MAXCORE (216SP) Video Card Review

BFG has entered the 216 shader processor arena with a number of new GTX 260 MAXCORE models. Today we will be looking at their OCX version which is the highest-clocked of the bunch with a price that is in-line with what the standard GTX 260 card were selling for a few short months ago. Let’s [...]


November 13th, 2008

OCZ Gladiator MAX CPU Cooler Review

It seems like lately OCZ has their hands in nearly every facet of the PC hardware market. When they started releasing coolers, many people shook their heads and said OCZ would never compete with the big boys but they are now one of the leading CPU cooler manufacturers and the Gladiator MAX is their new [...]


November 12th, 2008

Exclusive: ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sneak Peak

ASUS will soon be launching their new Essence STX soundcard which is geared toward headphone and audio enthusiasts in general. We have received an exclusive sneak peak and hands-on session with the card. We are giving you this pre-review heads up so you know what is right around the corner. Trust us: this is one [...]


November 9th, 2008

EVGA 9800 GTX+ 512MB Video Card Review

It has been a long time coming but HWC has finally posted our review of the 9800 GTX+. This review is being done with the latest drivers from both ATI and Nvidia so it will give you an excellent idea of just how well the 9800 GTX+ performs if you would buy it today or [...]


November 6th, 2008

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case Review

Cooler Master has a long history of building some of the best enclosures on the market and they are looking to continue that tradition with the new HAF 932 full tower case. Not only does this product promise to rewrite all the rules concerning what people expect in an enclosure but also has a great [...]


November 3rd, 2008

Intel Core i7 “Nehalem” 920, 940 & 965 XE Processor Review

It is rare that we get to take a look at a brand new architecture but today we take out first in-depth look at Intel’s new i7 series of CPUs. This will be the first in a series of reviews but before we go on to other articles, we have to tackle the basics of [...]


October 30th, 2008

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard Review

The P45 is possibly the most popular chipset on the market and Gigabyte has been using it on an amazing number of boards as of late. The EP45-UD3P is their latest board which features the all-new Ultra Durable 3 technology along with 2 ounces of copper built right into the PCB. Let’s see how this [...]


October 23rd, 2008

Antec Veris MicroFusion Remote 350 HTPC Case Review

The HTPC market has been growing like wildfire over the last year or so and companies are scrambling to release new products. Naturally, Antec is at the forefront of the development of HTPC enclosures and the product we are reviewing today is one of the byproducts of that development: the MicroFusion Remote 350.