REVIEWS

July 14th, 2007

Gigabyte P35-DQ6

Based in Taiwan, Gigabyte has been a major player in the IT sector since 1986. Best known in North America as a manufacturer of motherboards for all platforms, it has in recent years expanded its market to include a full range of consumer products from water cooling to cases and beyond. Today we’re going to [...]


July 12th, 2007

QNAP TS-201 NAS

Today we’ll be looking at one of QNAP’s Network Attached Storage (NAS) products, the TS-201. This review will focus on the practical uses of a NAS unit for "Everyday Joe" type people. Rather than go into great detail about the various web hosting, torrent, and automated backup features, we’ll stick with the basic functionality of [...]


July 4th, 2007

8800 GPU block Round Up Swiftech MCW60 vs. Danger Den Full Cover vs. D-TEK FuZion GFX

Today we’ll be looking at graphics card coolers from the 3 heavyweights in the North American water cooling industry: Swiftech, Danger Den, and D-TEK customs. In this round-up we’ll find out which is the most effective for keeping your 8800 video card (or for that matter any other video card) running coolest.


June 28th, 2007

ATI HD2600XT Performance Preview

So, here we have an Engineering sample of the HD2600XT coupled with beta drivers. How in the world are we (or any other review site for that matter) supposed to conduct an accurate review? Well, we can’t and therefore we won’t. Rather, what you will see below is a description of the card in addition [...]


June 25th, 2007

Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler

The Austrian designed Noctua NC-U6 seems to have what it takes to make it in todays overclocking world, with two copper heatpipes and twenty nine aluminum cooling fins, it’s footprint is a mere 85 mm tall and 70mm wide. Lets find out how it stacks up.


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.