Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 TH Thunderbolt Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum

The GA-Z87X-UD5 TH tries to bridge the gap between a mainstream motherboard and benchtop overclocker by making full use of the chipset and adding in some higher cost options, like Thunderbolt and WiFi.

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Swiftech H220 CPU Cooler Review

Swiftech has been a major player in the water-cooling industry since 2001, but up to this point it they had not created a self-contained AiO unit. The H220 changes this though, as it is the first unit designed by Swiftech, but it is no simple cooler that would be comparable to the CoolIT and Aestek coolers. Instead, the Swiftech H220 is a custom made cooler that is design […] Continue Reading

NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case Review

The first NZXT case I used was way back in 2006 when I built an AMD based PC using the fastest chip available on the market – the AMD Athlon X2 4800+. 8 years ago that was a dream machine and the chassis I used to house the most expensive computer I ever bought was the NZXT Lexa. To me it stood out as one of the sexiest looking cases on the market and I was damn proud to […] Continue Reading

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Chris Ledenican: Editor-in-Chief:


I have been an avid technology enthusiast my entire life and built my first computer back in 2005 with an AMD Athlon X2 4800+, 1GB of m […] Continue Reading

Sapphire Radeon Dual-X 280 3GB Review

The majority of AMD’s “Volcanic Islands” graphics cards have been comprised of rebadged hardware from the previous generation, sans only the R9 290 and R9 290x. Essentially, the graphics cards in the series just got a new name and in some cases a speed bump. The latest graphics card to receive the rebadging treatment is the Radeon R9 280, which other than an 8 MHz h […] Continue Reading

ADATA XPG V2 8GB 1600MHZ Memory Review

The ADATA XPG V2 series is the companies flagship memory product and for good reason. The lineup comes with speeds of up to 3100 MHz, with timings of CL 12-14-14-36 at 1.65V (XMP Profile 1). Speed alone doesn’t make memory great though, greatness lies within the ICs, heatspreader, performance and of course overclocking. On all of these fronts the XPG V2 memory should ki […] Continue Reading

EVGA Z87 Stinger Motherboard Review


It can be said that as a company, EVGA has a way of marching to the beat of their own drums. Even though they are not the largest nor the best selling motherboard manufacturer, they have engendered deep loyalty among enthusiasts and within overclocking circles over the years through their overclocking-centric video cards and mainboards. EVGA is also largely cons […] Continue Reading

AMD Unveils FreeSync – Nvidia G-Sync without the Added Cost

NVIDIA has been pushing their G-Sync technology hard at CES, but not to be out done AMD is showing off their own frame sync technology, “FreeSync”.

Unlike G-Sync, AMD’s FreeSync is not an add-on that increases the cost of a monitor, instead AMD’s tech can be used without an modifications via an already established VESA standard for controlling VBLANK intervals that allows the GPU to synchron […] Continue Reading

CM Storm Quick Fire Ultimate Keyboard Review

Language is important as it allows us to communicate with one another and express complex ideas. In front of the desktop, this expression is often made with a keyboard and typed out, whether in the form of words or whether you want to tap “S” repeatedly to teabag your opponent after you have fragged him to show disdain for this play-style.

For regular keyboard us […] Continue Reading

Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

There is no other component in a computer that both manages to fascinate yet bore me at the same time as the CPU cooling system. They may seem like simple devices but the amount of engineering that goes on to crafting one is a lot more complex than normally thought of. A well-crafted heat sink not only performs well but often looks good when mounted. Even the fans that come […] Continue Reading