CategoryReviews


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.

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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


Raijintek THEMIS Evo CPU Cooler Review


A new player in the busy cooling market, Raijintek has solidly gained attention in the European sector and are now setting their sights across the pond towards North America. They have eight CPU coolers of different shapes and sizes on their current stable with plans for expansion to the PSU and chassis market very soon as indicated on their website. Raijintek’s coolers […] Continue Reading


The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Reveal Trailer


 

Telltale Games release of The Walking Dead video game received rave reviews and sold well across the globe. The story ended with a cliffhanger though, and anyone that played it knew the story was not over. As of today, Telltale games released a video of the upcoming season, showing one of the main characters lost and alone in a world full of zombies.

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Mushkin Ventura Pro 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review


If comedy is tragedy plus time, then looking at the history of portable storage is certainly laughable. Before the advent of USB flash drives, the primary mode for read/write storage portability was the floppy disk which was low-capacity, slow and notoriously unreliable. The early flash drives themselves were barely any better and pricey but after a decade, a 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive can now be had for as […] Continue Reading


Deepcool Gamer Storm Gabriel CPU Cooler Review



Having a small form factor system presents several advantages compared to a standard tower system. One of which is of course the fact that it takes up less space and is much more discrete. There are some requirements to consider however whenever planning to build a system that is smaller than standard.

Thankfully manufacturers have been receptive to the idea of mini- […] Continue Reading