REVIEWS

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.


May 22nd, 2007

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl is one of those rare games that comes along and defies genre classification. It is far more ambitious and complex than a standard first person shooter, but not quite as complex and mired in stats as your typical role playing game. You play the part of the Marked One, a Stalker [...]


May 21st, 2007

Ultra V-Series 400W & 500W

In this review we will be taking a closer look at Ultra’s budget-minded V-Series power supplies in 400W and 500W flavors which seem to hit a very interesting price-point while retaining Ultra’s Lifetime Warranty. It should be very interesting to see how they perform.


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.