REVIEWS

June 24th, 2007

Thermaltake Soprano DX

Thermaltake has developed a case which they hope gamers, and everyone in between can enjoy. It’s the Soprano DX! This case combines both elegant visual effects, and sophistication while not shouting its presence from the rooftops. Whether you’re a hardcore enthusiast or a businessman, this mid-tower case is supposed to satisfy all your needs…or will [...]


June 23rd, 2007

Ultra X-Pro 600W EE

Ultra has not been known for their quality power supplies but they are trying something different here. This time Ultra is shooting for the stars by targeting a higher-end market with their X-Pro 600W EE power supply (the "EE" is for "Energy Efficient") which is priced at or around $170 CAD.


June 19th, 2007

BFG 8600GTS OC & BFG 8600GT OC

Without a doubt, the Nvidia 8-series GPUs have been one of the most eagerly-anticipated GPUs in recent memory. Not only are they compatible with upcoming DirectX 10 games but they also promise blistering performance in current generation games. Will they deliver? Nvidia sure hopes so…


June 11th, 2007

DFI Infinity P965-S Dark

In the past, DFI’s Lanparty series was instrumental in bringing loads of enthusiast features to the hungry masses. Today we’re going to be looking at the Infinity P965-S Dark which is their offering to the current mid price range S775 motherboard market.


June 6th, 2007

Silverstone Decathlon DA650

In this review we will be looking a closer at the Silverstone Decathlon 650W (DA650) unit which is the lowest-wattage Decathlon available on the market. Silverstone has definitely answered the challenge of its competitors with all guns blazing by virtually saturating the enthusiast market with power supplies of varying features and power output numbers.


June 6th, 2007

Danger Den Torture Rack Fast-Access

Danger Den is on the leading edge of liquid cooling and case modding. Besides catering to the DIY community, Danger Den has also been a leader in producing solutions to help mainstream users overcome their anxiety about water cooling and case modding, such as kits that can be installed in any chassis, and computer cases [...]


June 3rd, 2007

Buffalo Firestix PC2-6400 vs. Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000

In this review, we will be comparing the performance of a 2X1GB kit of Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1000 with EPP to a 2X1GB kit of Buffalo Firestix DDR2 800. Despite their different frequency ratings, these two kits both contain Micron D9GMH memory chips and should be expected to perform somewhat similarly.


May 25th, 2007

Highspeed PC Tech Station

Targeted at the frequent hardware swapper, today we’ll be looking at the E-ATX version of Highspeed PC’s Original Tech Station Computer Case. The Tech Station allows hardware changes to be made to a system safely and efficiently. It looks like a brilliant concept in principle so we how it is practical as well.


May 23rd, 2007

Noctua NF-S12

Noctua seems to make some pretty bold claims regarding their product when they talk about nearly unheard-of noise reduction while moving a respectable amount of air. This fan may be on the expensive side compared to its closest competitors but if its performance is all it is promised to be, this may be something you [...]


May 22nd, 2007

nMedia HTPC 400BA

What nMedia is trying to achieve with this case is full ATX motherboard compliance while saving as much space as possible. This is so you can use this case to fit in as nicely as possible next to your other AV equipment. Just remember: real life experiences usually differ from the bold claims of manufacturers.