REVIEWS

May 12th, 2007

Silverstone Olympia OP650

We have reviewed quite a few power supplies up to this point and we will now be looking at the newly-released Olympia 650W units which promise big-league performance in a compact, quiet package. This power supply also comes with something we have yet to see here at Hardwarecanucks: an 8-pin PCI-E connector used to power [...]


May 10th, 2007

Hitachi 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive

Hitachi is best known for their consumer electronics but it is their computer storage division that has developed something exciting; the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000, the world’s first 1TB desktop storage drive. With this massive amount of space on-hand, some sacrifices may have been made to performance. Or have they?


May 8th, 2007

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

GDI, Nod and the new alien Scrin, battle across a ragged Earth for the hearts and minds of an embattled people. And there’s lots of ‘splosions too! Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars brings the lightening fast game play and fun campy story you would expect from the 12 year old dynasty.


April 24th, 2007

Mushkin XP-650AP

The XP-650 lineup was first released without Active PFC but Mushkin soon decided to refresh this particular power supply by adding Active PCF. This is the unit we will be reviewing today. Mushkin is one of the few companies which has released only modular power supplies and this unit follows that trend and it looks [...]


April 24th, 2007

2GB Flash Drive Roundup

This review will focus on four 2GB flash drives from Corsair, OCZ, Patriot and Kingston. While 2GB may not be the largest capacity available, it does represent a happy medium of price and storage capacity which is quickly making it the new norm in flash drive capacity. Some of these competitors promise speedy units which [...]


April 24th, 2007

CPU Water Block Round Up APOGEE GT/GTX vs. STORM vs. FuZion vs. APOGEE

Today we’ll be looking at CPU blocks from a number of manufacturers; they include Swiftech’s new and older products as well as D-TEK’s new FuZion. In this round-up, there are some surprises in store, old favorites will be dethroned and when the dust settles there will only be one winner!


April 24th, 2007

Asrock S775 4CoreDual-VSTA

Not quite what you were expecting? Don’t let the subtitle throw you off, I just wanted to set the ground rules right off of the bat. This is not intended as a standard review for one of Asrock’s latest S775 motherboards.


April 19th, 2007

Core 2 Duo e4300 vs. e6400: performance on Air and Water Cooling

The primary goal of this review is to investigate both the stock and overclocking performance of the e4300. For comparison, the e4300 will be tested against an e6400 CPU under three different cooling solutions: stock air, aftermarket air, and water cooling. There are also a few more tests, but you will have to read on [...]


April 13th, 2007

Apex 460W & 600W Power Supply Review

Another week and another power supply review here on Hardwarecanucks. This week we will be looking at a pair of Solytech units which promise a great price-performance ratio in a pretty cool-looking package. We have seen great promises die horrible deaths and completely unknown power supplies rip through our tests but these two PSUs have [...]


April 4th, 2007

Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570

Gigabyte is pitching this case at enthusiasts who want everything possible in one product with the possibility of expandability in the future….at a reasonable price too. On the surface, this case seems to be the Holy Grail of cases. Let’s see if this case holds up to some serious scrutiny….