REVIEWS

July 31st, 2008

Thermalright TRUE Black 120 CPU Cooler Review

While we have reviewed many CPU coolers here at Hardware Canucks, there has always been one that people ask us to look at: The Thermalright Ultra eXtreme 120. In this review we take it step further with a complete review of the latest incarnation of the TRUE: the Black 120 Edition.


July 28th, 2008

ASUS P5Q PRO P45 Motherboard Review

Without a doubt, ASUS is the best known motherboard manufacturer in North America and they have recently released their lineup of new P45-based products. The P5Q PRO we are reviewing here today is one of the most popular boards on the market right now. Let’s see if it can perform up to our expectations.


July 27th, 2008

BFG GTX 260 896MB Video Card Review

With the recent release of the ATI HD4800-series, Nvidia has been in a tough situation while trying to compete against a less expensive product. However, with the recent price cuts to the GTX 260 it seems that they are bringing all guns to bear on the competition. Let’s take a look at how the GTX [...]


July 22nd, 2008

Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler Review

Noctua has been releasing quite a few interesting CPU cooling solutions as of late and today we bring you a review of their first downdraft cooler: the NH-C12P. Considering the performance we have seen in the past from their products, we have some high expectations for this heatsink.


July 20th, 2008

Hiper Osiris Mid-Tower Case Review

The last time we saw a Hiper case it was their vaunted Anubis which was up for testing and we were more than impressed with it. The Osiris is Hiper’s new enclosure which is priced a bit less than the Anubis but looks to continue the winning tradition put forth by its sibling. In this [...]


July 17th, 2008

Mushkin Ascent 2x2GB PC3-12800 Review

It has been a while since we last saw a Mushkin product here at Hardware Canucks but today they return with a bang. Their new Ascent 2x2GB PC3-12800 DDR3 kit has graced our test bench and we put it through its paces and then some. Let’s check out how this new kit performs!


July 16th, 2008

Age of Conan Hardware Performance Review

An MMORPG set to rival the graphical requirements of Crysis, Age of Conan is setting a new precedent for visual quality in the online realms. We take a look at common hardware upgrades that will allow gamers to experience the mesmerizing scenery and help them find out what is best in life.


July 15th, 2008

OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler Review

OCZ is known mostly for their memory products but they have also been making some serious inroads with their CPU coolers as of late. In this review we take a look at the successor to their original Vendetta heatsink: the aptly-named Vendetta 2. Can this product match blows with some of the best the industry [...]


July 13th, 2008

Ineo NA307 & NA302Ue Hard Drive Enclosures Review

Ineo is not a name that is very well known around these parts but they are looking to change that with a pair of new hard drive enclosures. While neither offers particularly unique ideas, the NA307 and NA302Ue come in at very good prices and seem to offer good performance.


July 9th, 2008

BFG 8800GT OCX & 9600GT OCX Video Card Review

The OCX series of video cards from BFG have always been among the best of the best in the industry. BFG has now fused their OCX lineup with the superior cooling offered by their new Thermointelligence heatsinks and look to have hit the nail on the head once again. In this review we take a [...]