REVIEWS

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 [...]


September 3rd, 2008

ASUS Rampage Extreme X48 Motherboard Review

The ASUS Rampage Extreme has been setting overclocking world records from the day it was put into the hands of enthusiasts. In this review we take a look at not only the board but how far we can push it under some of the most extreme cooling situations. LN2 here we come!!


September 2nd, 2008

GeForce 9800 GT Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, ASUS & Palit)

The 9800 era is finally fully upon us with the release of the 9800 GT. Since this card was silently launched some time ago, we figured we would give you a good old-fashioned roundup to put it into perspective for you. We amassed a collection of cards from the likes of EVGA, ASUS, Gigabyte and [...]


August 31st, 2008

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 P45 Motherboard Review

The new P45 chipset has hit the market by storm and is taking over quite nicely from the outgoing P35. Gigabyte is one of the companies which has released numerous boards with this chipset and today we will be looking at their GA-EP45-DQ6. This is their highest-end P45-based board to date so it will be [...]


August 26th, 2008

AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad Core CPU Review

Back in the K8 days, AMD was on the top of the world since their processors were doing extremely well against the somewhat lackluster competition from Intel. Fast forward to today and AMD is fighting for their life with their hope resting with their Phenom Quad Cores. In this review we will be looking at [...]


August 20th, 2008

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME Motherboard Review

This is the first time in a long while that we review a Gigabyte product here on Hardware Canucks and today we have something special for you: the GA-EP45T-EXTREME. This DDR3 board rests near the pinnacle of Gigabyte’s P45 lineup while offering more features than you can shake a stick at. It should be interesting [...]


August 17th, 2008

BFG GTX 280 OCX 1GB Video Card Review

It has been a while since the GTX 280 cards were first released onto the market and today we have a review of one of the higher clocked ones: the BFG GTX 280 OCX. While the GTX 280 is already a very fast product, BFG is bringing it to the next level by pre-overclocking it [...]


August 11th, 2008

Palit Radeon HD4870 X2 2GB (R700) VIdeo Card Review

ATI is finally ready to take another stab at the performance crown and this time they have come to the table with some serious firepower. Their HD4870 X2 2GB card is now set to deliver a broadside to the competition. Can it perform up to expectations or will its dual GPU nature drag it down. [...]


August 7th, 2008

ATI HD4870 & HD4850 Crossfire Performance Review

With so many people buying Crossfire compatible motherboards coupled with the fact that the new ATI HD4800-series is one of the best selling ATI products in the last decade, we thought it was high time to tackle a Crossfire review. So, here we are running head first into dual card performance of the HD4870 and [...]


August 5th, 2008

ASRock P45R2000-WiFi (P45) Motherboard Review

ASRock has long been known to produce some of the least expensive motherboards in the industry while offering end users an open door to upgrades in the future. However, with their new crop of boards they are breaking from their mold by offering products which cater to enthusiasts as well as first-timers. In this review [...]