December 10th, 2008

The Games of Christmas ’08: GPU Performance Part 1

As Christmas approaches, many of us have the latest games on our wish lists but are unsure which GPUs perform best. In the first part of a two part series, we take a look at high-end GPU performance in some of this holiday season’s most popular games. Which card will come out on top?

December 4th, 2008

Gelid Silent Spirit CPU Cooler Review

Not many of you will be familiar with the name Gelid but they are working hard on trying to make a name for themselves in the air cooling market. The Silent Spirit is their first CPU cooler entry which is billed for doing exactly what its name implies: adequately cooling your processor while keeping noise [...]

December 1st, 2008

SilverStone Fortress FT01 Mid-Tower Case Review

We all know that Silverstone makes some of the cases in the market today but we normally associate their name with the famous TJ07 or TJ10. However, their mid-tower enclosures are gaining quite a following as well. Today we look at their new Fortress FT01 mid-tower case which is set to take a whole new [...]

November 27th, 2008

Samsung LN52A850 52” LCD TV: The Living Review

Samsung is one of the premier manufacturers of HCD HDTVs on the market and today we begin our Living Review of their LN52A850 52″ TV. This unit boasts 1080P resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and you guessed it…an eye-watering price. Let’s check it out.

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 [...]